Philippines to offer free contraceptives to poor

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III last month signed the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health Act of 2012.

Nutella maker fights back on palm oil after cancer risk study

Italian confectionery firm Ferrero has taken a public stand in defense of an ingredient that some other food companies in the country are boycotting.

Boris Johnson ‘trying to start new cold war’, Russia says

Russia has launched a fresh attack on Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, accusing him of trying to start a new Cold War by driving a wedge between Russia and America.

Hackers trigger yet another power outage in Ukraine

For the second time in as many years, security researchers have determined that hackers have caused a power outage in Ukraine that left customers without electricity in late December, typically one of the coldest months in that country.

F-35 Could Carry B61 Nuclear Warhead Sooner Than Planned

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is slated to be armed with the B61 nuclear bomb as early as 2020, but could carry the weapon sooner, a general said.

Ex-British spy behind Trump dossier has been identified

The former British spy behind the scandalous dossier filled with allegedly compromising information about Donald Trump was identified on Wednesday, according to a report.

Aboriginal Australians co-existed with the megafauna for at least 17,000 years

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19 anti-doping agencies call for all out Russia ban

Dublin (AFP) - The heads of 19 National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) have called for 2018 World Cup hosts Russia to be banned from all sporting activity until a proper anti-doping system is in place.

Seoul: North Korea has amassed 100 pounds of plutonium

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- North Korea has stockpiled about 110 pounds of plutonium in its arsenal and is making steady progress in the miniaturization of nuclear weapons.

Canada plans to legalize marijuana, nationwide, in 2017

Canada plans to legalize marijuana, nationwide, in 2017

Carter: Guinea Worm disease reported in 3 countries in 2016

Former President Jimmy Carter, who has been working for years to eradicate Guinea worm disease, says there were only 25 human cases of the illness reported worldwide in 2016.

Philippines will offer free birth control to 6 million women

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to ensure free access to contraceptives for 6 million women who cannot obtain them, officials said Wednesday, in a move expected to be opposed by the dominant Roman Catholic church.

Russia says it does not gather dirt on foreign leaders, but history of ‘kompromat’...

MOSCOW — The Kremlin on Wednesday dismissed as “a total fake” allegations that Russian intelligence agencies collected a dossier of compromising information about President-elect Donald Trump — a denial that was echoed by much of Russia’s establishment. 

Russia says it does not gather dirt on foreign leaders, but history of ‘kompromat’...

MOSCOW — The Kremlin on Wednesday dismissed as “a total fake” allegations that Russian intelligence agencies collected a dossier of compromising information about President-elect Donald Trump — a denial that was echoed by much of Russia’s establishment. 

Income, wealth disparity could be biggest global driver over next decade: World Economic Forum

Reforming the very nature of capitalism will be needed to combat the growing appeal of populist political movements around the world, the World Economic Forum said Wednesday.

Fifth activist reported missing in Pakistan, alarming rights groups

    Samar Abbas, president of the Civil Progressive Alliance of Pakistan (CPAP), an anti-extremism activist group, went missing on Saturday, according to Talib Raza, who worked with him at the Karachi-based organization.

Soaring childlessness among southern European women – report – BBC News

Women in Europe are having fewer children, particularly in southern Europe, a French report has found.

Marine Le Pen now leads in French election polls – FrenchElection

Francois Fillon has lost his lead to Marine Le Pen in a few French poll produced by Ifop-Fiducial for Paris Match, iTélé and Sud-Radio. with former Prime Minister and Emmanuel Macron winning against both in head to head match ups.