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- E-cigarettes contain 10 times amount of carcinogens: Japan research (Agence France-Presse, MSN News) A new research report finds that ENDS (Electronic Nicotine Delivery System) may be far more hazardous to your health than traditional tobacco cigarettes. Only one brand was tested but all e-cigarettes will probably be in the lab very soon.
- OPEC Leaves Output Ceiling Unchanged (Wael Mahdi, Maher Chmaytelli and Laura Hurst, Bloomberg) Oil plummeted in price following OPEC’s decision to leave oil production limits unchanged. Brent crude, which is traded in London, dropped by as much as 8% to prices below $75. (This is not shown in the graph below.) At 4 pm the price for Brent in London was $72.94. U.S. oil (WTI, West Texas Intermediate benchmark) dropped below $70, last reported at $69 in New York. See also articles ‘behind the wall’ (premium content for subscribers).
- NASA builds a time-machine telescope 100 times as powerful as the Hubble (Eric Niiler, The Washington Post, MSN News) Astronomy as archaeology: Scientists hope this new telescope will detect light that is 13.5 billion years old when the first galaxies were born. The latest estimate of the birth of the universe is 13.7 billion ago, perhaps coming from the “other side” of a black hole?
- Articles about events, conflicts and disease around the world
Sierra Leone to Eclipse Liberia in Ebola Cases (The New York Times)
Rescuers in Yemen Sought American, Officials Say (The New York Times)
Iran, Saudi Arabia find common ground in Yemen (Al-Monitor)
British brothers sentenced for Syria training (Al Jazeera)
Conflicting Policies on Syria and Islamic State Erode U.S. Standing in Mideast (The New York Times)
ISIS fails to take Iraq’s oil-rich Kirkuk (Al Arabiya)
Iran’s Supreme Leader Says He Doesn’t Disagree With Nuclear Talks Extension (The New York Times)
Christian village welcomes fleeing Tatar Muslims (Al Jazeera)
Sanctions, Oil Could Weaken Russia’s Rule in the North Caucasus (GeoPoltitical Monitor)
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