World-first melanoma blood test detects early stages of deadly skin cancer


Australian scientists say test delivers a more accurate diagnosis than the human eye

Australian scientists have developed the world’s first blood test to detect melanoma in its early stages.

Early trials of the test involving 209 people showed it was capable of picking up early stage melanoma in 81.5% of cases.

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Dozens of fleeing Syrians turned away from Israeli border

No irony here… look the other way?


Civilians seek passage to Golan Heights to escape bombing by pro-Assad forces

Dozens of Syrian civilians approached the border fence with Israel on Tuesday, apparently seeking safe passage to the Golan Heights, but were sent back by an Israeli border guard.

Reuters first reported the pleas of civilians stranded near the border, which was later confirmed by Syrian humanitarian workers in the area of Quneitra.

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Republicans have decided to follow Trump off a cliff of treachery


‘America First’ is now ‘Russia First’; the GOP favors a dictator over a heroic US marine. We are through the looking glass

For more than a generation, conventional wisdom has portrayed Republicans as the sole defenders of the American flag, the great stewards of patriotism, the gun-toting, tough-talking party of law and order. This myth has been pushed relentlessly on talk radio, on Fox News, and through every facet of rightwing media. It has long been presented as fact by the traditional media, putting Democrats on the defensive as they have struggled to shake ingrained perceptions that they are meek and unpatriotic.

Related: Trump beholden to Putin? Summit does nothing to dispel impression

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Parents of MH17 victims lash out at ‘bully’ Trump: ‘You have no idea what love is’


US president condemned for ignoring ‘irrefutable facts’ and refusing to hold Putin to account

The Perth parents of three children who died when Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine have condemned the US president Donald Trump for his refusal to hold the Russian president Vladimir Putin to account over the tragedy.

In a scathing post on his Facebook page on Tuesday, Anthony Maslin challenged Trump on the “irrefutable facts” surrounding the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines plane by a Russian missile in 2014. His partner Rin Norris described both leaders as “bullies”.

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