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Feel insulted by Facebook ads? We are | Giles Coren

Facebook’s data leak has exposed the kind of ad targeting that once kept people using its platform and has users increasingly revolting Today marked an end to privacy concerns for Facebook. Photograph: Yann Thaque/EPA…

Polio eradication: Should vaccines be mandatory?

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Polio eradication: Should vaccines be mandatory?

Written by By Cassidy Chock “No vaccine is perfect.” That was the message Carolyn Hopkins, a professor of pediatrics and vice dean for research at the University of Toronto’s SickKids hospital, delivered in a…

Christian couple kidnapped in Sierra Leone 'pay $17m' ransom

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Christian couple kidnapped in Sierra Leone ‘pay $17m’ ransom

Image copyright AFP Image caption Does Cornelius Disant speak American English? Sierra Leonean gang seeking $17m (£12.6m) for the release of two kidnapped American missionaries has threatened to kill them unless their families pay…

MERS virus vaccine approved by US for use in children

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MERS virus vaccine approved by US for use in children

Image copyright Mary-Claire King Image caption Coronavirus survivors believe the vaccine would save them The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared an experimental vaccine for children from the Middle East who have contracted…

Many women fear going out at night: survey

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Many women fear going out at night: survey

Women now feel far more at risk walking home alone at night than they did two decades ago, and more say their neighborhoods are unsafe or hostile than in the 1990s, according to a…

A new bike with a colorful past is in the news

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A new bike with a colorful past is in the news

Written by By Zareh Ghazarian, CNN A tasseled yellow bicycle chain is a familiar sight in Brazil, but in recent weeks there has been debate over what is being worn — and whether that…