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Medical specialists urge more debate on gene-editing technology

Medical researchers called for detailed, thoughtful debate on future use of new genetic technology that has the potential to create "designer babies".


Facebook to meet German government on Internet hate-mongering

Facebook accepted an invitation from Germany’s justice minister to discuss doing more to purge the social network of racist posts after widespread complaints from users.


From volleys to ventures: Andy Murray dips into crowdfunding

British tennis player Andy Murray has ventured into crowdfunding.


Smile! Emoji is taking over advertising

Everyone speaks emoji, and now advertisers do too.


Donate to charity and skip the wait in restaurants

A new app, available in the US for now, allows diners to skip to the front of the line for immediate seating in exchange for a charitable donation.


'Videogame' violence shows children get little aid in war zones

A fictional video of a young girl being shot by militants and watching the execution of her father before collapsing in shock aims to raise awareness of the small proportion of humanitarian funding spent on protecting children in war zones.


‘Inglourious Basterds’ star slams Facebook anti-migrant tide

Germany’s most popular film star blasted fans who left dozens of anti-immigrant comments on his Facebook page, feeding a feverish national debate on asylum policy.


From Delhi to Port Moresby, cities take baby steps to make women feel safer

Going out for dinner and not sure which area would be safer at night for a woman travelling on her own? Want to track your daughter to ensure she gets back from college safely?


India launches "Lost and Found" website to find missing children

The government has launched a "Lost and Found" website to help families trace the tens of thousands of children in the country who go missing every year – often abducted for forced labour or sexual exploitation – and are never found.


Red Cross, Nepal firm launch emergency texting service

The Red Cross and a Nepalese telecom firm launched an emergency texting service to send out real-time updates on aid distribution and weather warnings across the quake-hit Himalayan nation.