Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90

By Marc Frank and Nelson Acosta for Reuters | HAVANA | Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary leader who built a communist state on the doorstep of the United States and for five decades defied U.S. efforts to topple him, died on Friday. He was 90. A towering figure of the second half of the 20th …

Who is Melania Trump, America’s First Lady?

BYANN GRIPPERCHRISTOPHER BUCKTIN for The Mirror — Donald Trump has become the 45th President of the United States and his wife Melania , the Yugoslav-born model, has become now the first First Lady to be born abroad. She appeared to follow current First Lady Michelle Obama a little too literally at the Republican Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, when …

Smoking ’causes hundreds of DNA changes’

By Fergus Walsh Medical correspondent for BBC —  Image copyrightPA   Smoking leaves an “archaeological record” of the hundreds of DNA mutations it causes, scientists have discovered. Having sequenced thousands of tumour genomes, they found a 20-a-day smoker would rack up an average of 150 mutations in every lung cell each year. The changes are permanent, and …

Arts Transcend the Borders: the Unveiling of the First Russian Film Festival in Lebanon

The Levant News – Beirut – In recognition of the importance of strengthening the ties between Russia and Lebanon, while believing in arts and culture as a bridge between nations, well-known production company Buta Films (Russia) will hold a press conference on October 11 at Phoenicia Hotel-Beirut to officially announce the launch of the first Russian …

Scientists Name Aboriginal Australians Oldest Civilization on Earth

According to a recent study, the oldest continuous human civilization up to the present era is currently in Australia. By VLADIMIR ASTAPKOVICH — Huge Meteor? Alien Attack? Hundreds Report Bang, Flash in Sky Over Australia According to a recent DNA study performed by Australian scientists, the ancestry of indigenous Australians stretches back roughly 75,000 years. …