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The UN's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said Friday that three pesticides, including the popular weedkiller Roundup, were "probably" carcinogenic and two others, which have already been outlawed or restricted, were...
Whether labelled "Worcester Woman" or "Aldi Mum", the struggling middle class is at the heart of the campaign for Britain's May elections despite an economic recovery under David Cameron's coalition.   The terms...
Ivory Coast reigns as the world's top cocoa producer but it wants to sell more than the beans, turning them into the even more lucrative chocolate, from breakfast spread to candy bars.   Home to more than 35 percent of the world's...
UN staff were evacuated from Yemen's capital Saturday after a third night of Saudi-led air strikes, as President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi urged his Arab allies to bomb Iranian-backed rebels into submission. The impoverished and deeply tribal...
Retaking the city of Tikrit, where jihadists have rigged streets and buildings with explosives, will require "major sacrifices" on the part of Iraqi forces, a senior intelligence officer said Saturday.   Iraqi forces and allied...
Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate and its allies seized on Saturday the city of Idlib, the second provincial capital to be lost by the government, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.   Al-Nusra Front, the official Syrian affiliate of Al...
At least 54 people have been killed in three days of fighting between Shi'ite rebels and rival militia in Yemen's main southern city Aden, a senior health official said Saturday.   "There are at least 54 people dead and 187 wounded...
Libya, backed by Egypt, had asked for an end to the arms embargo to allow the embattled government to build up its army and take on groups such as Islamic State (IS).   But the resolution drafted by Jordan kept the four-year arms embargo in...
Israel will release to the Palestinian Authority tax funds it collects on its behalf and withheld as punishment for its move to join the International Criminal Court, the premier's office said Friday. "Tax revenues that have been...
The UN Security Council is expected to adopt on Friday a resolution to step up the fight against Islamic extremists in Libya but without lifting the arms embargo. Libya, backed by Egypt, had asked for an end to the arms embargo to allow the...