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Washington (AFP) - With fortunes of $43 billion apiece, Charles and David Koch are fourth on the list of wealthiest Americans. But they are unsurpassed in their influence over vast donor sums …

Beijing (AFP) - China's Tu Youyou collects her country's first Nobel Prize for medicine next week for extracting an anti-malarial drug from a herb mentioned in a traditional text, but her award has …

Changing the DNA of unborn children could prevent hereditary diseases but also tempt parents to pay for genetic enhancements like beauty or intelligence.

LONDON (Reuters) - A fall in British shop prices accelerated and was the joint weakest reading on record in November, the British Retail Consortium said on Wednesday, a latest sign that inflation is …

Brasília (AFP) - The US rock band Pearl Jam is donating $100,000 to victims of a toxic mining spill in Brazil that killed at least 13 people and was the country's worst environmental disaster.

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