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Bodies of 29 illegal miners pulled from shaft

Most of the dead are from neighboring countries, including Mozambique and Zimbabwe

Mysterious puzzle

The unmasking of the true identity of Italian novelist Elena Ferrante has caused anger among her fans - why are they so upset, asks Lucy Alexander. Source: BBC

Research provides understanding about expansion and contraction of the tropical rain belt

New research looks at the monsoon rains that fell in northern Australia over the past 3,000 years. The scientists explored the rainfall amounts by looking at the isotopes of oxygen in stalagmites.

Innate immunity: To operate, insert dimers

The presence of DNA in mammalian cell cytoplasm triggers an immune response by binding to a dimeric enzyme, which inserts between DNA double helices to form the “rungs” of a ladder-like structure, as an LMU team has now shown.

How Russia hacked the election

In an uncommon move, U.S. intelligence services released analysis of what they believe is the malicious Russian cyber activity that allegedly influenced the 2016 election. CBS News Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent Jeff Pegues spoke to CBSN.

Better bacteria-busting techniques could make oil extraction greener, cheaper

Simple tweaks to oilfield practice could provide the offshore industry with a more sustainable, money-saving solution to health and safety, environmental and commercial threats posed by harmful bacteria in subsea oil deposits.

Marine incentives programs may replace ‘doom and gloom’ with hope

Incentives that are designed to enable smarter use of the ocean while also protecting marine ecosystems can and do work, and offer significant hope to help address the multiple environmental threats facing the world’s oceans, researchers conclude in a new analysis.

Saving Singapore street food

Singapore is known for its incredible cuisine and although the ultra-modern city has high-end options, it is most famous for its street food. For generations, thousands of so-called "hawkers" have been offering savory dishes from their small stalls, but now it is under threat. Christina Ruffini reports.

AP probe hints at Julian Assange’s budding ties with Russia

Documents leaked to AP suggest WikiLeaks founder sought Russian visa right after publishing trove of U.S. diplomatic cables

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A guide to some of the most recommended cards and the online comparison tools to help you choose.

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Aurora shooting: Five dead in Illinois workplace attack

The gunman was also killed and five police officers were struck by gunfire, police say. Source: BBC

Is there a suicide crisis for British veterans?

Military charities say they are not coping with the increased demand for mental health support. Source: BBC

Dos tercios de personas no querían que Trump declarara una emergencia nacional

Solo 3 de cada 10 estadounidenses dijeron que el presidente Donald Trump debería declarar una emergencia nacional para construir un muro a lo largo de la frontera con México, según una encuesta de la CNN realizada por SSRS a principios de febrero. Fuente: Cnnenespanol.com