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Comcast to provide free Xfinity Flex TV device for internet customers

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As federal health officials investigate a mysterious surge of severe breathing illnesses linked to vaping nationally, New York on Tuesday became the first state to ban the sale of flavored e-cigarettes. The vote by the state Public Health and Health Planning Council means the prohibition, which cove The decision by OxyContin makerPurdue Pharma and its Read More

Girl, 10, dies from brain-eating amoeba she caught while swimming

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By Emily Mee, news reporter A 10-year-old girl has died after being infected with a brain-eating amoeba while swimming in a river. Lily Mae Avant, from Texas, started suffering from a headache and fever after swimming in the Brazos River and Lake Whitney. She died in hospital following a week-long battle with the rare amoeba. Read More

‘German money kills Jews’: Far-right activist defaces EU office in Israel

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Anti-migrant activists have defaced office of the EU’s delegation in Israel, dousing its lobby in red paint and scribbling offensive remarks. The incident drew ire of European officials, as well as domestic condemnation. The attack on the EU’s mission occurred late on Sunday, when a group of activists vandalized its entrance. They’ve spray painted “EU Read More

Dreamhouse for free? These 5 destinations offer free homes, but there’s a catch

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Many places worldwide offer newcomers insanely cheap real estate or even cash in an effort to tackle problems like urbanization, bad demographic situations, or lack of workforce. However, they all come with strings attached. 1. Molise region, southern Italy A region in southern Italy has recently announced it will pay newcomers €700 ($780) a month for Read More

New Delhi to slash use of cars in November to cut pollution: chief minister

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s capital New Delhi will enforce strict restrictions on use of private cars from Nov. 4-15 to curb pollution, its chief minister said on Friday, in an effort to help improve air quality that tends to deteriorate sharply in winter months. FILE PHOTO: Vehicles drive through the smog in New Delhi, Read More

With glue and fake blood, climate protesters target London Fashion Week

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LONDON (Reuters) – Climate activists glued themselves to a door and poured a “bleeding” red carpet ahead of the opening of London Fashion Week on Friday, seeking to draw attention to the apparel industry’s impact on the environment. Extinction Rebellion climate change activist looks on a police officer as she protests during London Fashion Week Read More

New Bond film gives ancient Italian town £10m boost

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By Andy Hayes, news reporter An ancient Italian town is set to receive a £10m boost after James Bond’s vintage Aston Martin screeched around its narrow alleys for the next 007 movie. Matera, which was first settled in the 10th millennium BC, hosted Bond’s trademark silver DB5 as it took tight corners and careered down Read More

US won’t ‘automatically’ play defender role for Europe anymore – Merkel

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Europe and the US have been sharing common values for decades, but the former shouldn’t count on American military assistance any longer and should look towards other power centers, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has argued. It is 30 years since the end of the Cold War revealed “a new narrative of global power distribution,” Merkel Read More

Schumacher receiving secret treatment in Paris – reports

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Michael Schumacher is receiving “secret treatment” at a hospital in Paris, according to French media. Le Parisien newspaper reported on Monday that the former Formula One world champion is believed to be receiving a stem cell transfusion from French surgeon Philippe Menasche. The former racing driver, who turned 50 in January, was spotted arriving at Read More