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A representation of the Papilloma Virus(HPV) based on an electronic microscope magnification At 300000X.

Urine Tests Can Diagnose HPV

They're not here yet, but urine tests could be game-changing, a new analysis says, as a possible alternative to pap smears

Ray Rice

Why (Most) Sponsors Aren't Pulling Out of the NFL

Although the NFL has drawn heavy criticism for how it has handled domestic-violence scandals around players Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, few brands besides Radisson have gone as far as canceling their sponsorships. TIME's Charlotte Alter examines why

Mufid Elfgeeh

N.Y. Man Indicted on Charges of Helping ISIS

A 30-year-old man from Rochester has been charged with three counts of attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS, one count of attempted murder of current and former members of the U.S. military, and three counts of weapons-related offenses

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon speaks at a news conference ahead of the 69th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York

U.N. Chief: Ebola Is 'Beyond Health Issues'

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa has “gone beyond health issues” and could even affect the political stability of the region. The virus has killed more than 2,400 people, and there have been nearly 5,000 reported cases

Sony Xperia Z3 shown at the company's showroom in Tokyo, Sept. 9, 2014.

Sony Forecasts $2 Billion Loss as Its Smartphones Lag

Sony expects its annual loss to swell to $2 billion and cited intense competition as a major factor, especially from Chinese rivals; the tech giant has canceled dividends for the first time in more than half a century after writing down the value of its troubled smartphone business

Olympic Games  -  London 2012

Scottish Athletes Face Tough Choice in Secession Vote

Should Scotland opt out of the union, and they go with it, they risk losing out on the benefits of British funding, coaching and facilities. Even if they stay with Team Great Britain, they'll have a harder time earning the love of English and Welsh fans

South Korea Asian Games

American Arrested Trying to Swim Into North Korea

South Korean soldiers arrested a U.S. citizen who attempted to swim across the Han River to North Korea; a Defense Ministry spokesperson told reporters the man detained on Tuesday night claimed to be wanting to "meet with Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un"

A man is silhouetted against a video screen with an Facebook logo as he poses with an Samsung S4 smartphone in this photo illustration taken in the central Bosnian town of Zenica

Report Claims Tech Giants Don't Take Harassment Seriously

The Association for Progressive Communications' Women's Rights Program mapped Twitter, Facebook and YouTube's policies for reporting and resolving instances of harassment or violence against women — and gave each a failing grade

Actor Jack Huston arrives for the premiere of HBO's television series "Boardwalk Empire" Season 4 in New York

Ben-Hur Remake Will Star Jack Huston

The English actor, best known for his role in Boardwalk Empire, will star alongside Morgan Freeman in a remake of the Oscar-winning 1959 movie to be directed by Timur Bekmambetov. The film is scheduled to be released in 2016

China's President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (unseen) at Miraflores Palace in Caracas on July 20, 2014.

Stakes High at China-India Talks

President Xi Jinping arrives in India on Wednesday, making the first visit by a Chinese head of state in eight years, and underscoring the increasingly important ties between the world's two most populous nations. Both will aim to focus on business and avoid tension