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Genetics of white tigers pinpointed

Genetics of white tigers pinpointed

Chinese scientists have acquired new insights into how white tigers get their colouration. The researchers have traced the cause to a single change in a gene known to drive pigmentation in a host of animals, including humans. White  tigers are a rare variant of the customary orange Bengal sub-species. Today, they are found exclusively in [&hellip

US road bridge falls into river

US road bridge falls into river

Part of a road bridge has collapsed into the Skagit River in the US state of Washington. Vehicles and people were thrown into the water after a section of the Interstate 5 highway collapsed at about 19:00 local time (02:00 GMT). State officials said three people were rescued and there were no fatalities. The four-lane [&hellip

Ferdinand signs new deal at Old Trafford

Ferdinand signs new deal at Old Trafford

Veteran defender Rio Ferdinand has signed a one-year extension to his contract at Manchester United. The deal – approved by incoming manager David Moyes ends any doubts over the 34-year-old’s future at the club. He announced his  retirement from international football  last week, a move which he hopes will allow him to prolong his career [&hellip

UN chief arrives in flashpoint DRC city

UN chief arrives in flashpoint DRC city

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon greets children as he visits the Heal Africa hospital in Goma, eastern Congo, May 23, 2013. Since early May 2012, nearly 3 million people have fled their homes in the eastern Congo. About 2.5 million have resettled in Congo, but more than 460,000 have crossed into neighboring Rwanda and Uganda. [&hellip

5 die in Venezuela helicopter crash

5 die in Venezuela helicopter crash

A Venezuelan police helicopter has crashed outside the capital, Caracas, killing all five people aboard the aircraft, police officials say. The fatal incident happened on Thursday in a forested area east of Caracas when the National Bolivarian Police helicopter was chasing a car in a kidnapping case. Police on the ground managed to free the [&hellip

US man hunted over Czech family murders

US man hunted over Czech family murders

Czech police released this image from Kevin Dahlgren’s Facebook page Police in the Czech Republic are searching for a California man suspected of killing four members of a family in the southern city of Brno. Police officials said on Thursday that the suspect, named as Kevin Dahlgren, may be armed and dangerous, Reuters reported. “(The [&hellip

Ford plans to close Australia plants

Ford plans to close Australia plants

Ford Motor Company has announced a plan to close all its Australian manufacturing plants by 2016 which means 1200 jobs will be lost. The US auto giant said in an announcement on Thursday that its engine plant in the port city of Geelong in the state of Victoria located some 75 kilometers south-west of the [&hellip

Lawyers push for end to Gitmo detention

Lawyers push for end to Gitmo detention

Civilian and military attorneys for captives at the notorious US Guantanamo military detention camp have called on the Obama administration to improve conditions there as a hunger strike by inmates enters its 108th day. The move comes amid reports of continuing abuse of long-held prisoners by military guards, including the painful forced feeding procedures administered [&hellip

Britain approves military-style schools

Britain approves military-style schools

The British government has approved plans for opening controversial military-style state schools as a likely new method to lure British children into the armed forces. The UK Education Secretary, Michael Gove is proposing a system of a chain of state-funded “free schools” that impose an influential Armed Forces culture at the same time that the [&hellip

Car bombings in Niger injure several

Car bombings in Niger injure several

The uranium processing plant owned by French nuclear giant Areva in the industrial town of Arlit, Niger Two car bomb attacks have been carried out in a uranium processing plant owned by French nuclear giant Areva and a military base in northern Niger, injuring over a dozen people. An explosive-laden car was detonated at the [&hellip