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With WikiLeaks, Julian Assange did what all journalists should aspire to do

I was in Kabul in 2010 when Julian Assange and WikiLeaks first released a vast archive of classified US government documents, revealing what Washington really knew about what was happening in the world. I was particularly interested in one of these disclosures, which came in the shape of a video that the Pentagon had refused to release despite a Freedom of Information Act request. When WikiLeaks did release the video, it was obvious why the US ... Full story

Portugal MPs in move to legalise euthanasia

Image caption Opponents protested outside parliament - the banner reads: "Euthanasia? Don't kill, cure!". Portugal has taken a big step towards legalising euthanasia by approving proposals from the ruling Socialist Party and some other politicians. Five bills got majority backing from MPs, and now a special committee is to consolidate them into one bill. The country's president can still veto it. The Catholic Church and opposition parties ... Full story

Sisters, 98 and 101, reunited after 47 years

Image caption Bun Sen, left, and Bun Chea last saw each other in 1973. Two Cambodian sisters - aged 98 and 101 - have been reunited for the first time in 47 years after each thinking the other had died during the Khmer Rouge's 1970s reign of terror. Bun Sen, 98, was also reunited with her 92-year-old brother, who she thought had passed away, a local NGO said. The two sisters last saw each other in 1973, two years before the Pol Pot-led ... Full story

Romulus mystery: Experts divided on 'tomb of Rome's founding father'

Image caption An ancient tomb that has been linked to Rome's legendary founder, Romulus. A sarcophagus discovered in the remains of an ancient temple in Rome is causing a stir among historians who cannot agree if it belongs to the Italian city's legendary founder, Romulus. The stone tomb, along with circular altar, dates from the 6th Century BC. According to legend, Romulus founded the city on Palatine Hill in 753 BC after killing his twin ... Full story

China's Hubei province revises February 19 new cases tally to 775, from 349 previously

A resident collects vegetables purchased through group orders at the entrance of a residential compound in Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, Hubei province, China February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Stringer CHINA OUT. SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China’s Hubei province, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, on Friday revised the number of new cases it reported on Feb. 19 to 775, from 349 previously. Earlier in the day, provincial ... Full story

Scientists discover powerful antibiotic using AI

In a world first, scientists have discovered a new type of antibiotic using artificial intelligence (AI). It has been heralded by experts as a major breakthrough in the fight against the growing problem of drug resistance. A powerful algorithm was used to analyse more than one hundred million chemical compounds in a matter of days. The newly discovered compound was able to kill 35 types of potentially deadly bacteria, said researchers. ... Full story

Mosque stabbing victim says he forgives attacker

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption Raafat Maglad was stabbed inside London Central Mosque. A man who was stabbed inside London Central Mosque during afternoon prayers has said he forgives his attacker. Raafat Maglad, who is in his 70s, was treated in hospital for stab wounds to his neck after the attack on Thursday . Returning to the mosque near Regent's Park for Friday prayers, he said he did not hate his attacker and ... Full story

World must act fast to contain coronavirus, says WHO's Tedros

FILE PHOTO: Director-General of the WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, attends a news conference on the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in Geneva, Switzerland February 11, 2020. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse. GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The window of opportunity to contain wider international spread of the epidemic of the new coronavirus disease is closing, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday, after cases were reported in Iran and Lebanon. ... Full story

Presidential pardon power is in the Constitution. Can it be abused?

Only a few presidential powers are very clearly outlined in the U.S. Constitution. One of those is the president’s power to pardon. We’ve seen President Trump exercise his pardon power at several moments during his tenure in office - sometimes to much controversy. Tuesday, the president continued this trend. He pardoned or commuted the sentences of several convicted white-collar criminals at the center of federal anti-corruption and tax fraud ... Full story

Billie Eilish lands number one with James Bond theme News

No Time To Die by Billie Eilish has become only the second-ever James Bond theme song to reach the top of the UK singles chart. Sam Smith had the only other 007 chart success, when Writing's On The Wall from Spectre went top in 2015. Eilish, who turned 18 in December, is the youngest artist ever to record a track for the Bond franchise. The star performed No Time to Die live for the first time this week, at the Brit Awards in London. She also ... Full story