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Russia casts second veto to block renewal of Syria gas attacks probe

Russia casts second veto to block renewal of Syria gas attacks probe

Russia cast a second veto at the UN Security Council to block the renewal of a UN-led investigation to identify the perpetrators of chemical weapons attacks in Syria. It was the 11th time that Russia has used its veto power to stop council action targeting its ally Syria.

US military reported 20,348 sexual assaults cases from 2013-2016

US military reported 20,348 sexual assaults cases from 2013-2016

A total of 20,348 sexual assaults were reported in the US military from 2013-2016 at the country's defence installations around the world. The Army had the highest number of cases at 8,284. Number of cases in the Navy stood at 4,788, with 3,876 reports in the Air Force.

Owning a dog linked to lower risk of death

Owning a dog linked to lower risk of death

A new study published by a team of Swedish researchers has revealed that owning a dog is associated with a significantly lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death. Dog ownership was prominent as a protective factor in people living alone.

Scientists find, plants emit 30% more carbon than estimated

Scientists find, plants emit 30% more carbon than estimated

A study has found that carbon released by plant respiration may be around 30 per cent higher than previously predicted. The scientists suggested that as the mean global temperature increases, respiration will also increase significantly.