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Source: ABC News

Florida shooting raises awareness of stigma attached to mental illness

Sunday 14:30 GMT

"Although it is not uncommon that the perpetrator of a mass shooting has a mental illness, it is uncommon for persons with a mental illness to engage in violent behaviors,” Dr. Jeffrey Metzner, clinical professor of psychiatry at University of Colorado School of Medicine and court-appointed forensic psychiatrist in the Aurora theater shooting case, told ABC News. "Further studies are not needed -– adequate funding is needed."

Source: Reuters

UK blames Russia for cyber attack, says won't tolerate disruption

Friday 08:07 GMT

Britain blamed Russia on Thursday for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which disrupted companies across Europe including UK-based Reckitt Benckiser (RB.L).

“The decision to publicly attribute this incident underlines the fact that the UK and its allies will not tolerate malicious cyber activity,” the ministry said in a statement. Britain’s foreign ministry said the attack originated from the Russian military.

Source: Fox News

Court determines military burn pits caused lung disease in service members

Friday 08:07 GMT

 The thousands of U.S. military personnel and private contractors whose health was compromised by the dense black smoke of burn pits - and who were then denied proper treatment - may finally be vindicated by a recent court ruling.

“I believe this is a case of common sense and victory for military contractors and we can only hope that the same common sense is applied to our military war heroes and their widows,” Rosie Torres, founder of Burn Pits 360, an advocacy group for service members who have fallen ill, told FoxNews.com.

Source: Washington Post

Get ready for emergency repairs on the Green Line

Friday 01:34 GMT

Green Line trains will be single-tracking from U Street station to Georgia Ave.-Petworth station during the Friday morning commute, which will result in less frequent service all along the line, Metro said.

The transit agency is advising riders who usually travel toward downtown D.C. from the northern end of the Green Line to consider using the bus, or changing to the Red Line at Fort Totten to complete their journey.

Source: The Week

California is long overdue for a major earthquake

Sunday 10:50 GMT

The magnitude 7.9 earthquake that struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island on Jan. 23, 2018 was just the latest reminder of major seismic activity along the Pacific Rim.. Tragic quakes that occurred in 2017 near the Iran-Iraq border and in central Mexico, with magnitudes of 7.3 and 7.1, respectively, are well within the range of earthquake sizes that have a high likelihood of occurring in highly populated parts of California during the next few decades.

Source: DW

Powerful earthquake leaves Mexico reeling

Sunday 01:31 GMT

A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit southern Mexico on Friday, causing minor building damage and panic in the capital, just five months after an earthquake killed hundreds of people.

This was away from major urban centers, but it was powerful enough to leave tall buildings swaying for more than a minute in Mexico City, more than 400 kilometers (250 miles) away. Local media published images and videos showing bricks and rubble that had fallen from buildings, and products falling off shelves in a supermarket.

Source: The Guradian

French serial killer confesses to murder of British student

Saturday 22:45 GMT

A French serial killer has confessed to the murder of British language student Joanna Parrish in France nearly three decades ago, the family lawyer told AFP on Friday.

He was interviewed last week by two instructing magistrates in Paris and, according to lawyer Didier Seban, admitted murdering 20-year-old Parrish, a student at Leeds University, and French teenager Marie-Angele Domece. Jailed for life in 2008 for killing seven girls and young women, Michel Fourniret was dubbed the Ogre of the Ardennes.

Source: DW

EU's new defense union must not undermine NATO, warns Stoltenberg

Wednesday 17:20 GMT

The US fears the EU could undermine NATO if it uses its military cooperation pact to protect the bloc's defense industry.

Read more: Twenty-five EU states sign PECSO defense pact. The European Union's "permanent structured cooperation on defense agreement" (PESCO) has recently come under fire from US officials who fear it could divert resources away from NATO and undermine the alliance. Launched in December as a way for EU member states expand collaboration post-Brexit, the framework aims to spend military funds more efficiently.

Source: The Guradian

America lost a cyberwar to Russia in 2016. When will we have truth?

Tuesday 10:51 GMT

Trump’s fantasy of a military parade and Trump’s choice to release or block congressional memos about the Russia probe, were the two big stories of last week.

No amount of presidential or congressional posturing can substitute for an independent investigation of what are, in the end, our own weaknesses and flaws.

Source: NBC News

Connecting mental illness with mass shootings misses the point: experts

Sunday 20:55 GMT

In the wake of the tragedy in Parkland, Florida, where a gunman killed 17 students and staff, the Trump administration and many Republicans have said that the best way to end the seemingly constant stream of mass shootings is by combating mental illness.

Broward County Mayor Beam Furr told NPR that Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz had shown signs of mental illness — as many mass shooters have — and "had been a client at some mental health facilities." In response to the shooting, President Donald Trump said he would help the nation with "the difficult issue of mental health."

Source: BBC

Pain stopped by cold open water plunge

Wednesday 21:52 GMT

There is a risk from the body's acute cold shock response, which may affect the arm muscles while swimming and can lead to incapacitation and potential drowning within minutes if unsupervised.

The man's case has been reviewed by doctors who suggest a short, sharp cold water swim may offer an alternative to strong painkillers and physiotherapy. The 28-year-old man who suffered from post-operative pain found it disappeared totally after doing an open water swim.

Source: DW

Stockholm truck attack suspect pleads guilty to terrorism at trial

Wednesday 07:01 GMT

An Uzbek asylum seeker has pleaded guilty to charges of terrorism for a truck attack that killed five people in Stockholm last year.

As the trial of the attack's only suspect opened, defense lawyer Johan Eriksson told the court the motive of the attack "was to instigate fear and to get Sweden to end its participation in the coalition against the Islamic State (IS)." Deputy Chief Prosecutor Hans Ihrman told the Stockholm District Court that many of the victims sustained permanent injuries such as brain damage and hearing impairments, and spoke of legs being amputated.

Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Saturday 16:21 GMT
Source: New York Times

In Colombia Border Town, Desperate Venezuelans Sell Hair to Survive

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: BBC

What to expect at the 2018 Bafta Awards

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Saakashvili supporters march in Kiev calling for president to quit

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Bundesliga LIVE: VfL Wolfsburg vs. Bayern Munich

Saturday 15:26 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Hanif Kureishi: my beautiful box-set binge

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Homeland: Claire Danes sulks her way through more relentless catastrophising

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: NBC News

Connecting mental illness with mass shootings misses the point: experts

Sunday 20:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Jokhang temple: fire engulfs ancient 'heart' of Tibetan Buddhism

Today 03:19 GMT
Source: Fox News

Police arrest 5 in killing of endangered orangutan shot 130 times

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Thousands of Berlin residents without internet after attempted bank robbery

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: Washington Post

State elections officials fret over cybersecurity threats

Sunday 22:44 GMT
Source: Washington Post

NBC’s Mike Milbury calls domestic violence charge ‘unfortunate incident,’ incurs wrath

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Fox News

Russia church shooting leaves 5 dead after gunman opens fire on people leaving service

Today 17:17 GMT

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