10 miscarriages in 10 years: One couple’s heartbreak – BBC News

June 25, 2017

… couple’s devastating losses, how attending a memorial service for one of their lost babies helped them grieve and why they are not giving hope just yet. Image copyright Jen Bickel Image caption The couple met on a school trip when they were teenagers That feeling of lying on the bed waiting for the scan with Andrew sat next to me holding my hand, I’m just watching the faces of the hospital staff for any signs. It’s a feeling of “here we go again”. …


Cumulative extremism: Why terror is like a ‘perverted comic book’

June 23, 2017

… to get rid of what it called the “gray zone,” an area occupied by Muslims who aren’t pro-ISIS and live side-by-side with others (which are far and away the vast majority of the world’s Muslims.) Their hope is to turn the world into a black-and-white place: you’re either with ISIS or you’re an infidel, regardless of religion, and there’s no in-between. “ISIS wants to eliminate coexistence between religions and to create a response from the West …


After the game, can the good feelings last?

June 16, 2017

… of that labor.” King was an exception. But the idea that a single violent incident, like Wednesday’s, could change the political climate has been expressed after tragedies before — and been shown to be empty hope. Things didn’t change after Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in 2011 at a political event in Tucson — though many people expressed hopes that they would. Back then, Obama delivered a heart searing eulogy to a little girl, Christina-Taylor …


House, Senate investigators seek Trump tapes, Comey memos

June 10, 2017

… investigation himself for interfering in the FBI’s work. Under oath Thursday, Comey repeatedly called Trump a liar — Trump responded Friday by saying Comey was a liar. Asked if he had taped their conversations, as he implied in a threatening tweet shortly after he fired Comey, Trump said he would reveal that answer soon. “Lordy, I hope there are tapes,” Comey said during his testimony Thursday. During a news conference Friday, Trump said he’d have more information …


Drug shrinks ovarian tumours in early trial – BBC News

June 3, 2017

… infections, diarrhoea, nerve damage and hair loss. Once locked on to a cancer cell, the drug disrupts its chemistry by blocking the action of a key molecule, causing widespread DNA damage and cell death. The researchers, who hope to carry out bigger clinical trials as soon as possible, have also developed a test that can detect which women are most likely to benefit from the treatment. …


Falklands War: Experts bid to identify Argentine dead – BBC News

June 2, 2017

The committee has been interviewing Argentine families since 2012 and about 100 have agreed to have DNA testing. Forensic scientists Laurent Corbaz, head of the ICRC Humanitarian Project Plan, said: “I hope we will succeed in matching some of the graves. “The plaque on the graves should not remain ‘Argentine soldier known only by God’.” The UK and Argentina signed an agreement in December to try to identify the soldiers, and will share the cost of the project. …


Can Donald Trump solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?

(CNN)Jerusalem: US President Donald Trump arrives in Israel Monday in search of what he has called “the ultimate deal”. But like so many US presidents who have believed it their duty to bring peace to the region, Trump will face a series of challenges, which have grown increasingly insurmountable. Seven years on since Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last held talks, the same issues remain — disagreements over borders, security, Jerusalem, a right of return …

May 23, 2017

‘Major’ rail disruption over Bedfordshire signal fault – BBC News

Roger Perkins from Thameslink said that while the problem, which started just before 02:00 BST, has been mended, disruption will continue. “Network Rail have now got the signalling up and running again and we will soon, we hope, be able to start running our trains again, but they really are very much backed up and completely in the wrong place. “It’s such a busy service it takes a really long time to get everything back and running on the normal timetable so there will be …

May 20, 2017

Now it’s up to the special counsel

Washington (CNN)A bad day for the White House could turn out to be a good day for justice and democratic accountability and institutions. Robert Mueller’s appointment Wednesday as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and any collusion by Trump campaign aides elevates the investigation clear of partisanship and the threat of White House interference. It therefore may offer the best chance for a politically bulletproof accounting of the guilt or innocence of members of the …

May 18, 2017