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Caster Semenya appeals to European Court of Human Rights over ‘discriminatory’ testosterone limit

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Caster Semenya, the South African Olympic champion runner, has appealed to the European Court of Human Rights to end "discriminatory" testosterone limits imposed on female athletes. Semenya is hyperandrogenous -- me...

Human remains found inside crocodile, amid hunt for missing fisherman

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Authorities investigating the disappearance of a fisherman in Queensland, Australia, have found human remains inside a crocodile. Andrew Heard, 69, set out to fish near Hinchinbrook Island on Thursday but didn't ret...

Neanderthal genes can change clusters of human brain tissue, scientists find

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Brains are not preserved in the fossil record, making it impossible to know how modern human brains differ from our long-extinct ancestors, the Neanderthals. From fossilized skulls we know that their brains were bi...

Story of human evolution gets another rewrite with DNA analysis of Chinese teeth

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Experts hailed the discovery in 2015 as "stunning" -- 47 teeth found in a cave in southern China dated back to 80,0000 to 120,000 years ago, challenging widely accepted ideas about human evolution. It suggested tha...

Biden administration will reengage with UN Human Rights Council

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Washington The Biden administration will reengage with the United Nations Human Rights Council, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Monday -- its latest bid to reverse the policies of the Trump administration...

Thumbs gave human ancestors a ‘formidable’ advantage

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Whether we're texting or using tools, our hands -- perhaps more than any other body part -- are what equip us for modern life. The killer app in the evolution of our hands was our opposable thumbs, which allow human...

Neither human rights concerns nor US disapproval could stop the EU-China trade deal

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Hong Kong In a year that has seen global perceptions of China plunge, Beijing scored a major diplomatic victory Wednesday with the finalizing of a trade deal with the European Union -- in spite of criticism from the ...

Pakistani human rights activist found dead in Canada

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A Pakistani human rights activist living in Canada who went missing over the weekend has been found dead, Toronto Police said on Tuesday, adding they believed her death to be a non-criminal matter. Karima Mehrab, a ...

Dogs can be trained to detect Covid-19 by sniffing human sweat, study suggests

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Dogs can be trained to detect Covid-19 by sniffing human sweat, according to a proof-of-concept study published on Thursday. Detection dogs are already a common sight in airports and some other public places -- usu...

How Neanderthal DNA affects human health — including the risk of getting Covid-19

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Early modern humans originated in Africa and started spreading around the world about 80,000 years ago. As they traveled, they came across other ancient humans, including Neanderthals, who had already populated Euro...

Biden expected to nominate Xavier Becerra to lead Health and Human Services

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President-elect Joe Biden is poised to nominate California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, a Biden transition official tells CNN. Becerra, a former member of Cong...

Houston police rescue at least 30 people in alleged human smuggling ring

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Houston police say they rescued about 30 people in a Houston home after responding to a report of a man running down the street in his underwear. Police held three people in what they called a human smuggling operat...

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra emerges as contender to lead Health and Human Services

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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has emerged as a key contender to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, two people familiar with the matter say, as President-elect Joe Biden weighs who to tap ...

The USWNT wore ‘Black Lives Matter’ on uniforms in a statement to ‘affirm human decency’

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As the United States women's national soccer team (USWNT) geared up to face the Netherlands in a friendly on Friday, their anthem jackets were emboldened with a message: Black Lives Matter. "We wear Black Lives Matt...

Colorado man arrested after human remains found

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A man sought by Colorado authorities after the discovery of human remains in a rural southern part of the state was arrested in New Mexico, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation said. Adre Baroz, 26, from Sanford, C...

Egypt arrests leading human rights group’s employees

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Egypt has arrested three employees of a leading domestic human rights group, the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). The crackdown came after EIPR staff met with Western ambassadors in Cairo, the rights ...

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