Permits three-person IVF

The House votes by 280 votes to 48 to approve changes to the law allowing fertility clinics to carry out mitochondrial donation. Babies conceived through this technique would have biological material from three different people – a mother, father and a female donor. Around 100 children each year are affected by genetic defects in the mitochondria and in […]

Court orders compensation

A New York federal court has ordered compensation of $219 million from the PLO and Palestine Authority for victims of attacks to Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and Hamas. Families of the victims demand compensation over shootings and bombings in 2002 to 2004 that had killed 33 people and injured over four hundred. Plaintiffs’ lawyer Nitsana Darshan-Leitner: Now the PLO […]

Kidnaps villagers

ISIS abducts Christians from the villages in north-eastern Syria, along the banks of the Khabur river near the town of Tal Tamr in Hassakeh province where Assyrians inhabit the area. Activist group: During the raids, the militants took between 70 and 100 Assyrians captive. 3,000 people had managed to flee the onslaught and sought refuge […]

56m users drop

56 million people dropped Weibo in the last year, declining from 331 million accounts to 275 million accounts, according to China’s state internet regulator. A study from the University of Hong Kong’s Journalism and Media Studies Center reports ninety-four percent of messages on Weibo are generated by only five percent of its users, and that sixty percent of accounts […]

Season 3 DVD announcement

Home Entertainment releases the complete third season of Longmire on DVD. The DVD contains two discs and a ten episode set. WBHEG: With this release, fans will be able to dive even deeper into the drama of this contemporary Western’s thrilling third season.

Attend Oscars

Teigen and Legend arrive at the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre. Legend will perform Glory, the Oscar-nominated song with Common. Legend: It’s going to be special. We just performed it at the Grammys so we wanted to do something different.