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Human Rights Watch has found an increase in the number of reports of torture and death of individuals detained by police. But Vietnam has rejected the report that accuses Vietnamese police of abusing detainees. More
Western countries have differing policies over making ransom payments to win the release of hostages. In the past month, the Islamic State group has killed two Americans and one Briton. Both countries refuse to pay ransom money to hostage-takers. More
Researchers have mapped the genes of a coffee plant. They may be able to use the information to create a plant without caffeine, improving the taste of the drink for people who now drink the decaffeinated version, which some say does not taste as good. | As It Is More
The Islamic State militant group gets money to finance its fighters and operations in a number of ways. Observers say some of the money comes from kidnapping and human trafficking. | In The News More
Many Indonesians are talking about a bill under consideration in parliament. If approved, the measure would end direct elections for local mayors and governors in the country More
Researchers saw immediate changes in brains of people when they were told hard work is more important than their genes | Science in the News More
President Abraham Lincoln asked the states for 75,000 soldiers to stop the South's rebellion. But border states -- those between the North and South -- refused to send any troops. And some prepared to leave the Union and join the Confederacy. More
These days, we all know that exercise is good for our health. But did you know that something as common as sitting too much could be bad for our health? Read on to find out more about the importance of moving. | HEALTH More
The new report says the Earth’s ozone layer is showing signs of recovery. Ozone is a form of oxygen. It is found in the air we breathe and in Earth's atmosphere. More
Top health experts explain the seriousness of the Ebola outbreak. One expert warns that the chance for containing the virus is closing -- quickly. | HEALTH REPORT More