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E-cigarettes contain up to 10 times the amount of cancer-causing agents as regular tobacco, Japanese scientists said Thursday, the latest blow to an invention once heralded as less harmful than smoking. A team of researchers commissioned by Japan...
Public services ground to a halt in Greece on Thursday as unions launched a general strike in protest at more austerity planned in the coming year. The walkout came a day after crucial talks between Greece and its EU-IMF creditors failed to break a...
Unemployment in Germany fell in November as the labour market continues to shrug off weak growth, official data showed on Thursday. The number of people registered as unemployed in Europe's biggest economy fell by a seasonally-adjusted 14,000 in...
France on Wednesday urged Egypt to continue its path towards democracy, as visiting president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi sought to restore his country's reputation with his first European tour after a deadly crackdown on opponents. "We want the...
Twenty-four people were killed and 625 people were wounded in the popular uprising that toppled longtime president Blaise Compaore in October, a committee appointed by Prime Minister Isaac Zida said Wednesday. Among causes of the fatalities were...
An Egyptian court sentenced 78 minors to between two and five years in prison Wednesday for joining demonstrations calling for the return of the ousted Islamist president, judicial sources said. The authorities have engaged in a crackdown on Mohamed...
In a small village in the southeast of Turkey stand two Assyrian churches, one a thousand years old, the other modern, signs of both the region's Christian past and the determination of those who remain to bring it to life again. Seyde Bozdemir...
Mention African style and the fashion crowd thinks Lagos, or Johannesburg. But Uganda's emerging designers -- using a mix of local craft and global savvy -- are hoping to give them a run for their money. Fashion in the east African nation may be...
Health campaigners Wednesday welcomed India's plans to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 25 and ban unpackaged cigarettes, hailing them as a major step towards stopping nearly one million tobacco-related deaths a year. Health Minister J. P...
A doctor who has become the first Italian to contract Ebola arrived in Rome Tuesday from Sierra Leone for specialist treatment in an infectious diseases hospital. The doctor, a 50-year old from Sicily according to Italian media reports, was flown...