Month: February 2017

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Male contraceptive gel passes monkey test

Male contraceptive gel passes monkey test An experimental new type of male contraceptive that blocks sperm flow with a gel has been successful in monkey trials. Vasalgel acts as a physical barrier once injected into the tubes that sperm would swim down to the penis. The company behind …

Myanmar monk is arrested over two huge drug hauls

Myanmar monk is arrested over two huge drug hauls A Buddhist monk arrested in Myanmar has been linked to more than four million methamphetamine pills hidden in a monastery, police say. The monk was first stopped in Rakhine state with 400,000 tablets in his car. No value has …

Andrea Giesbrecht guilty of hiding six dead infants in locker

Andrea Giesbrecht guilty of hiding six dead infants in locker A Winnipeg woman has been found guilty of disposing of the remains of six infants in a storage locker. Andrea Giesbrecht had been charged with six counts of concealing the body of a child. Each charge carries a …

Australian biker killer sentenced to death in Thailand

Australian biker killer sentenced to death in Thailand An Australian man has been sentenced to death in Thailand for his role in the murder of a biker. Antonio Bagnato, 28, was found guilty on Tuesday of killing Australian former Hells Angels member Wayne Schneider. Schneider, one of New …

Kyra Poh:The 14-year-old girl who’s the fastest flyer

Kyra Poh:The 14-year-old girl who’s the fastest flyer Fourteen-year-old indoor skydiver Kyra Poh was crowned the “world’s fastest flyer” in one of the sport’s biggest competitions, the Wind Games. She tells the BBC’s Tessa Wong what it takes to soar to the top. Riding winds as fast as …

India activist Kailash Satyarthis Nobel medal stolen from home

India activist Kailash Satyarthi’s Nobel medal stolen from home A replica of the Nobel medal awarded to Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi has been stolen from his home in the capital, Delhi. Mr Satyarthi told the BBC that his Nobel certificate was also missing after the burglary …

Taking on Trump: Is the US facing a constitutional crisis

Taking on Trump: Is the US facing a constitutional crisis Donald Trump says he is defending the United States from terrorism – but a “so-called judge” is “making the job very difficult”. But the judge – in halting the president’s controversial executive order on immigration – said he …

The Indian tribesmen catching giant snakes in Florida

The Indian tribesmen catching giant snakes in Florida Every morning, two Indian tribesmen in T-shirts and long trousers, leave their dwellings in southern Florida and head into the Everglades to hunt for some of the world’s biggest snakes. Masi Sadaiyan and Vadivel Gopal, members of the once-nomadic Irula …

US Justice Department defends lawful Trump travel ban

US Justice Department defends ‘lawful’ Trump travel ban The US Department of Justice has defended President Donald Trump’s travel ban and urged an appeals court to reinstate it in the interests of national security. A 15-page brief argued it was a “lawful exercise of the president’s authority” and …

Cory Bernardi: Australian senator defects to launch right wing party

Cory Bernardi: Australian senator defects to launch right-wing party Australian right-wing Senator Cory Bernardi has defected from the nation’s government to launch his own Australian Conservatives party. Mr Bernardi confirmed his move in Australia’s upper house on Tuesday, ending months of speculation. The outspoken senator has repeatedly criticised …