Officials in Portland, Ore., are flushing 38 million gallons of public drinking water after a 19-year-old was caught on camera urinating into an open reservoir on Wednesday (April 16). As expected, the sample came back clean, Jaymee Cuti, a spokeswoman for the Portland Water Bureau, told Live Science. Officials acknowledged there was little public health risk from a small amount of urine in an open reservoir that is presumably exposed to the droppings of wild animals all the time. Bureau officials say they won't stand for serving their customers "purposely tainted drinking water." [Pee a Rainbow: What Urine Color Says About Health] More »Why Portland Reservoir Was Flushed After Teen Peed in It
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By David Rohde and Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON AND NEW YORK (Reuters) - In September 2001, as the U.S. reeled from the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, Vladimir Putin supported Washington's imminent invasion of Afghanistan in ways that would have been inconceivable during the Cold War. He agreed that U.S. planes carrying humanitarian aid could fly through Russian air space. He said the U.S. military could use airbases in former Soviet republics in Central Asia. And he ordered his generals to brief their U.S. counterparts on their own ill-fated 1980s occupation of Afghanistan. More »Special Report - How the U.S. made its Putin problem worse
Astronomers announced today (April 17) that they have found the first "Earth cousin" — a rocky world roughtly the size of Earth called Kepler-186f that may be capable of supporting life as we know it. The discovery further bolsters the emerging view that Earth is not such a unique place, and that habitable environments may be widespread throughout the galaxy, experts said. "This discovery establishes that Earth-size planets can and do exist in the habitable zones of other stars," Douglas Hudgins, exoplanet exploration program scientist at NASA's Astrophysics Division, told reporters today. Kepler-186f is an Earth cousin rather than an Earth twin because it orbits a red dwarf (also known as an M dwarf), a type of star much smaller and dimmer than Earth's own sun. More »'Earth Cousin' Discovery a Milestone in Search for Alien Life
Researchers from University College London, Cambridge and Durham universities found the majority of the 80,000 foreign doctors registered in the UK, out of a total of 260,000, would fail exams set at the British standard. The report has opened up the debate about the reliance of the Health Service on foreigners, with nearly two in every five staff born abroad, a figure that continues to grow. Around 1,300 foreign doctors are licensed each year by the General Medical Council after passing exams which test their clinical and language skills. Chris McManus, professor of psychology and medical education at UCL, said: "There is no real mechanism for checking that doctors coming from outside Britain have been trained to the same level as British doctors. More »Half Of Foreign Doctors 'Not Trained Enough'
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The man credited with masterminding Barack Obama's back-to-back presidential victories will play a key role in Ed Miliband's General Election campaign. David Axelrod's appointment has been described by the Labour party as "seriously bad news for the Conservatives". Mr Miliband said: "It's excellent news that David has agreed to help One Nation Labour win the next election and build our campaign to change Britain so hard-working people are better off. Following the announcement, Mr Axelrod said: "I've had several conversations with Ed Miliband over the course of the last year in which I have been struck by the power of his ideas, the strength of his vision and the focus he brings to solving the fundamental challenge facing Britain. More »Axelrod Role Is 'Seriously Bad News For Tories'
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Poles are more worried about their national independence than at any time since at least 1991, soon after the collapse of communism in the region, and 80 percent name Russia as the main threat, a survey shows. Most of those surveyed would like NATO to increase its military presence in Poland, according to the CBOS poll, quoted by local media. The survey showed 47 percent saw a risk to national independence - the highest level in the poll's history dating back to 1991 - as a result of the Ukraine crisis. In December last year, before tensions in Ukraine escalated, the survey showed one in seven Poles saw a risk to independence. More »Poles most worried about their independence in at least 23 years - poll
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken to the beaches of Sydney - but kept their shoes on. Accompanied by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, William and Kate watched a surf life-saving demonstration and met with some of the lifeguards taking part. The Duchess seemed at ease on the sand despite wearing wedges as she started a race between eight youngsters. Earlier the Duchess delivered her first and only speech during this tour as she and the Duke visited the Bear Cottage children's hospice, which is forging links with the East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), a UK charity of which she is patron. More »Kate And William: Royals Visit Aussie Beach
The sudden sinking of a ferry carrying 475 passengers off South Korea's southern coast brings up the question: How can a large, modern passenger ship just sink? But from the sinking of the South Korean ferry to the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia to the Titanic, disasters do occur. What caused the Sewol, the ill-fated ferry sailing from Incheon, in northwestern South Korea, to the island of Jeju to tilt steeply to one side and fill with water Tuesday morning (April 15) is not yet known. "We obviously don't know a whole lot yet," said Rick Comeau, a vice president at the Maritime Simulation Institute in Newport, R.I. "However, it certainly sounds from the outset like the ship struck something." More »South Korea Ferry: How Can a Huge Ship Sink?
Russia said its military is massed on Ukraine's doorstep and warned against further US sanctions as a deal struck with Washington appeared to stall because of intransigence by Moscow-backed rebels in the former Soviet republic. More »Russia warns US against further sanctions as Ukraine deal stalls
A transcript of communications between the stricken Sewol ferry and the coastguard has lifted the lid on the final minutes before the order was given to abandon ship. More »Korea Ferry: Transcript Of Last Communications
At least 12 Sherpa guides have been killed after an avalanche swept down the slopes of Mount Everest. Ang Tshering, of the Nepal Mountaineering Association , said the area where the avalanche occurred is known as the "popcorn field". More »Mount Everest's 'Deadliest Avalanche' Kills 12
Older people are far more positive towards the role of religion in society. More »Does religion play a negative role in our society? 36% of Irish people think so
The chief rabbi in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk has told Sky News of his distress at the distribution of a leaflet suggesting Jewish people must "register" with the government. The leaflet, written in Russian, was apparently signed by Denis Pushilin, a leader of Donetsk People's Republic, but he has denied his organisation is behind it. US Secretary Of State John Kerry branded the leaflet as "grotesque". Rabbi Pinkhas Vishedksi told Sky News he was given the leaflets to distribute earlier this week. More »Ukraine Jews Told To 'Register' In Mystery Flyer