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  • UK class, entitlement unleash violence in film 'The Riot Club'

    TORONTO (Reuters) - British class and privilege are seldom associated with hooliganism and uncontrolled violence, but Danish director Lone Scherfig pairs the two in a new film about the debauched excesses of an exclusive Oxford University dining club....
  • UK class, entitlement unleash violence in film "The Riot Club"

    By Solarina Ho TORONTO, Sept 8 (Reuters) - British class and privilege are seldom associated with hooliganism and uncontrolled violence, but Danish director Lone Scherfig pairs the two in a new film about the debauched excesses of an exclusive Oxford...
  • Bullying from brothers and sisters may be harmful

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bullying has been linked to worse health later in life, and new findings from the UK suggest that's also true when the bullies are a child's brothers or sisters. In a study of about 7,000 people, those bullied by brothers...
  • UK's Prince William and wife Kate thrilled at second baby news

    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William said on Monday he and wife Kate were thrilled to be expecting their second baby, after news of the pregnancy was released early because the Duchess had been suffering from morning sickness. The baby will be...
  • Ebola map shows people in more African regions at risk of animal infection

    LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - Scientists have created the newest map of places most at risk of an Ebola outbreak and say regions likely to be home to animals harboring the virus are more widespread than previously feared, particularly in West Africa....
  • Depression more common for cancer patients, but rarely treated

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Three new studies by researchers at the Universities of Oxford and Edinburgh in the U.K. reveal that three-quarters of depressed cancer patients are not receiving treatment for depression. The researchers also found...
  • Ebola vaccine to be tested on human volunteers, starting in September

     Ebola vaccine to be tested on human volunteers, starting in September
    GlaxoSmithKline announced Thursday, Aug. 28, that it will begin testing its Ebola vaccination as early as mid-September in human volunteers    With the help of the National Institutes of Health’s Vaccine Research Center, GSK will start...
  • Wanted: 60 volunteers to test Ebola vaccine in middle England

    LONDON (Reuters) - Fancy testing an Ebola vaccine? It may sound scary but the scientist behind the British trial of a shot that has so far only been given to monkeys sees little risk and is optimistic he will drum up enough volunteers. Adrian Hill,...
  • PASSINGS: George Barrett, Enrique Zileri, Valeri Petrov, Steven R. Nagel

     George Barrett Tennessee lawyer fought for civil rights  George Barrett, 86, a Tennessee lawyer who represented civil rights plaintiffs for more than 50 years and helped end segregation of the state's universities, died Tuesday at a hospital in...
  • Artificial intelligence may doom humanity

     Artificial intelligence may doom humanity
    When I hear the term "artificial intelligence," I generally think of a self-righteous celebrity's Twitter feed, or Texas Gov. Rick Perry putting on glasses. Turns out it's a bit more involved than that and, disappointingly, might lead to the eventual...
  • Rabindranath Tagore documentary doesn't do him justice

    Rabindranath Tagore documentary doesn't do him justice
    Nobel laureate, knight and all-around Renaissance man Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) composed, wrote, painted, earned raves from William Butler Yeats, hobnobbed with Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein, gave the Hibbert Lectures at University of Oxford...