WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An all-female freshwater fish species called the Amazon molly that inhabits rivers and creeks along the Texas-Mexico border is living proof that sexual reproduction may be vastly over-rated. Scientists said on Monday they have deciphered the genome of the Amazon molly, one of the few vertebrate species to rely upon asexual reproduction,
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(Reuters) – Maria Sharapova looked out of sorts after surrendering an early advantage as she was stunned 4-6 6-4 6-3 by Romanian qualifier Monica Niculescu in the Qatar Open first round on Monday. Wild card Sharapova, playing in Doha for the first time since 2013, looked on course for victory after taking the first set
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LONDON (Reuters) – British charity Oxfam needs to rebuild the public’s trust after apologizing for the “appalling” behavior of its staff in Haiti in 2011, foreign aid minister Penny Mordaunt said on Monday. “Oxfam made a full and unqualified apology – to me, and to the people of Britain and Haiti – for the appalling
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Barack Obama joked about his ears and gray hair and praised his wife Michelle Obama’s “hotness” at the unveiling of the couple’s official portraits at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery on Monday. The Obamas tapped artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald for the paintings, which will be added to
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(Reuters) – Technology and financial shares led Wall Street’s three main indexes more than 1 percent higher on Monday, attempting a recovery from their worst week in two years. Nine of the 11 major S&P sectors were higher, with only the interest-rate sensitive utilities .SPLRCU and real estate .SPLRCR indexes in the red. All 30
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PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) – U.S. Olympic hockey goaltender Ryan Zapolski is used to being somebody that no one knows. “It’s been that was my whole life, my whole career,” Zapolski told Reuters on Monday following a team news conference. “Nobody knows who I am wherever I go.” Of course, being the probable starting netminder for
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MANILA (Reuters) – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday ordered an urgent cleanup of the country’s most famous tourist hotspot, Boracay, calling it a “sewer pool” that he would not hesitate to shut down completely. The firebrand leader said he has given Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu six months to fix up the mess on Boracay
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The executive director of Oxfam International said on Sunday she was heartbroken by a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti involving aid workers that prompted Britain’s government to threaten to cut off aid funding to charities. Oxfam, one of Britain’s biggest charities, has condemned the behavior of some former staff in Haiti
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