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THE BUZZ: Autism may be tied to flawed prenatal brain growth

A small study that examined brains from children who died found abnormal patterns of cell growth in autistic children. The research bolsters evidence that something ... Full story

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FRANCE Famed chef Alain Ducasse has concocted a sumptuous meal for the Chinese president as he wraps up his state visit to France in the ... Full story

EGYPT: El-Sissi to run for president 

Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the Egyptian military chief who last summer removed the elected Islamist president, has announced that he will run for president in elections expected ... Full story

DEATH PENALTY | Report: Global executions up 15 percent in 2013 

The number of known executions around the world rose almost 15 percent in 2013, and the United States was among the five countries putting the ... Full story

This Day in History: 1991 - Family anger at Hillsborough verdict

A jury has returned a verdict of accidental death at the end of the inquest into the Hillsborough disaster in which 95 football fans died. ... Full story

Offbeat: New thrill ride to debut at Busch Gardens

Thrill ride developers at Busch Gardens acknowledge that the park’s newest attraction might not be everyone’s idea of a good time. Falcon’s Fury opens on ... Full story

The Buzz: Disaster film about jet crash at sea put on hold 

A disaster movie about a jet that mysteriously crashes into the ocean has been put on hold because of its similarities to the missing Malaysian ... Full story

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INDIAN OCEAN A French satellite scanning the Indian Ocean for remnants of a missing jetliner found a possible plane debris field containing 122 objects, a ... Full story

Googles war: Facebook buying virtual reality company for USD2B

Facebook is buying virtual reality company Oculus, betting USD2 billion that its technology will become a new way for people to communicate, learn or be entertained.“This ... Full story

United Nations report: Growing demand will strain water and energy

Increasing demands for fresh water and energy will strain resources in nearly all regions, especially in developing and emerging countries undergoing rapid economic growth, a ... Full story

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