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Living Well

  • newNearly 30% of world population is overweight
    More than 2.1 billion people globally -- or nearly 30 percent of the world's population -- are now overweight or obese, with the figure set to rise further by 2030, according to a study published Thursday.
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  • newReport: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion
    LONDON (AP) — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday.
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  • newU.S. court denies Ranbaxy's bid to block launch of rival generics
    (Reuters) - A U.S. court has denied a request by Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd to stop competitors from launching copies of AstraZeneca Plc's heartburn pill Nexium and Roche's antiviral , a court filing showed. Ranbaxy had filed a lawsuit…
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  • newSanofi eyes more than $38 billion from new drugs after CEO exit
    By Natalie Huet PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi, which sacked its chief executive three weeks ago, hopes to launch up to 18 new drugs by the end of 2020, with the potential to reap more than 30 billion euros (24.29 billion pounds) within the first five yea…
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  • newWithout CEO, Sanofi touts new drugs in its pipeline
    PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi set out its strategy for bringing several new drugs to the market on Thursday, in a bid to win over investors alarmed by the sudden ouster of its chief executive and problems in the field of diabetes. Sanofi said it could la…
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  • newEarly statin use may give long-term heart benefits
    CHICAGO (AP) — Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. Doctors say it's the first evidence that early u…
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  • UN warns over threat of AIDS rebound
    South African actress Charlize Theron threw her weight Tuesday behind an urgent new UN campaign to end AIDS as a global health threat by 2030.
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  • U.S.-born rabbis slain in Israel praised; protesters at U.N. Palestinian mission
    By Sascha Brodsky NEW YORK (Reuters) - Family and friends remembered three U.S.-born rabbis slain in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, praising one as the scion of his Boston family's rabbinical dynasty and another as "one of the kindest souls" in hi…
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  • Britain confirms bird flu on northern England farm is H5N8 strain
    By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Bird flu on a duck farm in northern England is the highly contagious H5N8 strain, the same form of the virus already discovered in Germany and the Netherlands, Britain's farm ministry confirmed on Tuesday. The Depa…
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  • Bats may hold henipavirus threat for W Africa: study
    A family of lethal viruses that has leapt from bats to humans in Australia and Asia may also pose a threat in West Africa, where bats are butchered for meat, scientists reported Tuesday.
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  • Study lifts cloud over heart drugs Zetia, Vytorin
    CHICAGO (AP) — A major study lifts a cloud around Zetia and Vytorin, blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol. The study found that these pills modestly lower the risk of heart attacks and other problems in people at high risk for them — evide…
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  • FDA approves Lemtrada for multiple sclerosis
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Lemtrada, a treatment for relapsing multiple sclerosis made by the drugmaker Genzyme.
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  • Fast food targeting black kids in US
    Fast-food restaurants in the United States are "disproportionately" targeting black children and kids in middle-income and rural areas, according to a newly published study.
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  • UN, aid groups step up pressure on G20 over Ebola
    The United Nations Saturday called on G20 leaders to intensify their response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa, warning of a major food crisis if they fail to act.
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  • Obesity costs more than $8 bn in lost US productivity
    Obesity among workers in the United States is costing the nation $8.65 billion a year in lost productivity, according to a study released Friday.
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  • Gene study boosts interest in heart drug Zetia
    Scientists have discovered gene mutations that give people naturally lower cholesterol levels and cut their risk of heart disease in half.
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  • Algae virus may affect mental abilities
    People with an algae virus in their throats had more difficulty completing a mental exercise than healthy people, and more research is needed to understand why, US scientists say.
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  • Minimalist running shoes tread lightly, more naturally, experts say
    By Dorene Intenicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Enthusiasm for minimalist running shoes may have waned since the barefoot running craze that sparked them but fitness experts say the idea of minimalism has left a lighter, flatter, more natural footprint on…
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  • The slow decline of fast food in America
    The hospitals of the Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Missouri no longer serve fast food in their cafeterias, after ending a contract with McDonald's in 2012 -- two years ahead of schedule.
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  • Wal-Mart to focus on food safety in China - Asia chief
    By Matthew Miller BEIJING (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is focusing on food safety as the world's largest retailer aims to boost profitability of its more than 400 stores in China, Wal-Mart Asia chief executive Scott Price told Reuters. Food safety…
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Education & Learning

  • new'Poorest of poor' test talking tech
    A charity is to give away 2,000 Talking Book audio computers to some of Ghana's poorest communities after securing funds from Unicef and ARM.
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  • newSchool textbooks renaissance urged
    Textbooks should be upgraded and returned to their rightful place in the English classroom, says education minister Nick Gibb.
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  • newUniversity pension dispute on hold
    The threat of industrial action by lecturers over changes to university staff pensions is suspended.
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  • newHunt attacks 'confusing' exam change
    The changes to A-levels and AS-levels in England are so confusing that the government should write to every school to explain them, says Labour's Tristram Hunt.
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  • newChurch school fails on Islamic group
    A Church of England school in east London is expected to be put into special measures, following concerns about a sixth-form Islamic Society.
    - 21 hours ago 19 Nov 14, 10:08pm -

BBC Earth Videos

Lions Battle to Survive - David Attenborough - Nature's Great Events - BBC
Lions Battle to Survive - David Attenborough - Nature's Great Events - BBCA pride of lions is off in search of fresh hunting grounds, but the undernourished cubs are struggling to keep up, and its not long till one of them falls behind. Subs…
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Black Marlin: The Fastest Fish on the Planet - Ultimate Killers - BBC
Black Marlin: The Fastest Fish on the Planet - Ultimate Killers - BBCIn terms of outright top speed, the black marlin is the fastest fish in the ocean capable of accelerating to an unbelievable 129km/h (80mph). Steve Leonard j...From:B…
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Deadly Killer Bee Attack - Ultimate Killers - BBC
Deadly Killer Bee Attack - Ultimate Killers - BBCSteve joins the Texas Vector Control Unit on a killer bee search and destroy mission. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_...From:BBC EarthViews:540…
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Unusual Grizzly Bear Hunting Technique - Nature's Great Events w/ David Attenborough - BBC
Unusual Grizzly Bear Hunting Technique - Nature's Great Events w/ David Attenborough - BBCDead salmon are easy pickings for hungry bears, but how can they reach them without getting their ears wet? Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.…
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Astrology.com Daily Horoscope

  • newLibra Daily Horoscope for November 20, 2014
    A big change is going on today -- right under your nose! The good part is that you need to make an adjustment anyway, and this is just the excuse you need. Things should start to click shortly.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
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  • newAquarius Daily Horoscope for November 20, 2014
    You want to get ahead -- but you're not sure you want to do it the traditional way. Now is a good time to think outside the box and get yourself on track with something that's better suited to you.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScop…
    - 19 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newTaurus Daily Horoscope for November 20, 2014
    Your renewed passion is making life a lot more interesting -- so get to it! Today is perfect for jumping back into a project or relationship that you were iffy on until you woke up this morning.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 19 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newSagittarius Daily Horoscope for November 20, 2014
    You've got to figure out what's really going on today -- so get down to business and make sure that you're keeping your eyes open. Things are likely to feel calmer by this time tomorrow.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily C…
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  • newGemini Daily Horoscope for November 20, 2014
    A wave of emotion passes over you and may lead to something new and weird -- but let it! Things don't have to get scary, and you should enjoy the results tremendously. It takes time!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Coupl…
    - 19 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newAries Daily Horoscope for November 20, 2014
    Life is slow for you today -- which may get frustrating or even frightening after a while! Don't despair, though. Things are sure to pick up after this short phase is over and you'll forget it ever happened.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single'…
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  • newCancer Daily Horoscope for November 20, 2014
    You need to take greater care with details and legal agreements -- anything that requires heightened scrutiny. You may find that your energy isn't quite up for it, so enlist some support.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
    - 19 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newScorpio Daily Horoscope for November 20, 2014
    People are drawn close to you today -- so make the most of this great energy and show them what needs to be done. Your leadership qualities are definitely highlighted. Shake things up!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Cou…
    - 19 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newLeo Daily Horoscope for November 20, 2014
    If you're not careful, folks might get the best of you today -- but only if you're daydreaming. If you don't have to worry about competition then you're golden, but if you do, watch your back!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, D…
    - 19 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newCapricorn Daily Horoscope for November 20, 2014
    Now is a great time to cut through all the opinions and try to get to the core of truth. It's pretty hard, but it's definitely worthwhile -- and your mind is more than up to the task.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Coup…
    - 19 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newVirgo Daily Horoscope for November 20, 2014
    It's hard for others to convince you of much today -- but that doesn't mean they're wrong! Try to keep an open mind, but don't expect that things are going to go smoothly today.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's L…
    - 19 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newPisces Daily Horoscope for November 20, 2014
    It feels as if you're in over your head -- but those around you are in even worse shape than you are! It's a good time for you to show them what's what, or even to make up reassuring words.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dail…
    - 19 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -

Flying Cars

  • Aeromobil's Flying Car Is a Sci-fi Dream Getting Closer to Reality - Singularity Hub
    Customs Today NewspaperAeromobil's Flying Car Is a Sci-fi Dream Getting Closer to RealitySingularity HubSince the invention of the automobile and powered flight in the early 1900s, the idea of a flying car has inspired dreams in tech enthusiasts…
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  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying cars, solar paint and a needle-free vaccine - Engadget
    Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying cars, solar paint and a needle-free vaccineEngadgetFlying cars have long been a staple of science fiction movies and books, but are they finally getting closer to becoming a reality? AeroMobil recently unveiled…
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  • Meet the AeroMobil 3.0, a crazy beautiful flying car - CNET
    CNETMeet the AeroMobil 3.0, a crazy beautiful flying carCNETThe flying car, which was built in only ten months, made its world debut at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna on October 29. The company that produced it, AeroMobil, is based in Slovakia…
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  • This Flying Car Is Making the Future a Reality - Mic
    MicThis Flying Car Is Making the Future a RealityMicEver since The Jetsons teased us with flying cars, we've been awaiting their arrival. Finally, a Slovakian firm has answered our childhood fantasies with a plane-car hybrid that could revolutio…
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  • Enough with the flying cars already - The Verge
    Enough with the flying cars alreadyThe VergeI might even call the AeroMobil beautiful, in its own strange way. But the problem is that these aircraft don't solve any problems for normal human beings, nor do they even gesture toward a meaningful…
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Music

  • newMotown Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dies Aged 78
    Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits included What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted, has died.
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  • newMotown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at age 78
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold on to My Love," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78.
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  • newBillboard to include music streams, digital sales in chart
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Billboard's weekly compilation of the 200 top-selling albums in the United States will incorporate streaming music and digital sales, the publication and music tracker said on Wednesday, in a move to reflect modern music consu…
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  • newApple to offer Beats music service in iPhone, iPad - FT
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc will bundle the subscription music service it bought from Beats into its iOS operating system early next year, the Financial Times reported. The inclusion of the paid-for Beats service in an iOS software update, which would ins…
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  • newArtists Must Be Delusional
    The story told in Gruff Rhys’s American Interior—a vast, interdisciplinary epic by the lead singer of acclaimed rock band Super Furry Animals—sounds outlandish, but is as true as life. The project chronicles the travels of John Evans, an 18th-c…
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  • Producer moves to dismiss part of Kesha lawsuit
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hit-making music producer has asked a judge to dismiss allegations that he sexually abused pop singer Kesha from a civil lawsuit, court filings show.
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  • Take That to record first show without Jason Orange
    Take That are recording an intimate BBC gig, their first since saying goodbye to Jason Orange.
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:22am -
  • Kesha mentor tries to bar sex claim
    A hit-making music producer has asked a judge to drop claims that he sexually abused pop singer Kesha from a civil lawsuit.
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 2:33am -
  • Wendy Williams 'proud' of 'Aaliyah' TV movie
    NEW YORK (AP) — Though the Lifetime movie "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B" drew criticism from fans upset with casting and the way it depicts Aaliyah's life, executive producer Wendy Williams says she wouldn't do anything differently if she had it t…
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  • Intimate BBC show for Take That
    Take That are to perform an intimate gig for the BBC, thought to be their first since Jason Orange quit the group.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:39pm -
  • Band Aid 30 Ebola Charity Single Goes On Sale
    A reworked version of the Band Aid charity single featuring stars including One Direction, U2's Bono and Ellie Goulding is now on sale.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 6:40pm -
  • Tempah: Hope my music helps fans
    Tinie Tempah has said how proud he feels when fans tell him his music has helped them through difficult times.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 10:33am -
  • Pop idol's funeral draws biggest crowds in Iran since 2009 unrest
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The funeral of Iranian pop idol Morteza Pashaie on Sunday drew the biggest crowds seen in Iran since mass protests in 2009 rocked the Islamic Republic. Pashaie, who died on Friday of pancreatic cancer at the age of 30, was a singer-…
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 14, 3:45pm -
  • Lyrics Changed As Band Aid 30 Song Recorded
    One Direction, U2's Bono, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Paloma Faith and Ellie Goulding are among the music stars who have been recording the Band Aid 30 single today.
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 14, 4:18pm -
  • British stars gather to record Band Aid single for Ebola
    LONDON (Reuters) - Boy band One Direction and U2 lead singer Bono joined some of the biggest names in British pop and rock music on Saturday to record a new version of the Band Aid charity song to raise money to combat Ebola in Africa. The single, "…
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  • Rihanna teases new music at Virginia military base
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Rihanna won't say when she plans to release new music but she is confident about what it sounds like.
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  • Bono's Plane Loses Hatch Before Berlin Landing
    U2 frontman Bono has been involved in a mid-flight drama after his private plane lost a hatch as it came in to land at Berlin airport.
    - 7 days ago 13 Nov 14, 11:55am -
  • China's Tencent, Warner Music partner for music streaming
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese fans of Linkin Park and Jason Mraz will be able to stream licensed music from Tencent Holding Ltd after the internet firm said on Thursday it had signed a distribution deal with Warner Music Group (WMG). In a statement, t…
    - 7 days ago 13 Nov 14, 9:01am -
  • YouTube adds subscription service to music mix
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is remixing the music on its YouTube video site with the addition of ad-free subscription service "Music Key" and a new format designed to make it easier to find millions of songs that can still be played for free.
    - 8 days ago 13 Nov 14, 12:18am -
  • "Rebel Music" de MTV presenta a indígenas de EEUU
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cuando "Rebel Music" de MTV se estrenó el año pasado, la serie documental presentaba a jóvenes artistas buscando el cambio en países en ebullición como Egipto y Afganistán.
    - 8 days ago 12 Nov 14, 11:45pm -
  • MTV's 'Rebel Music' highlights Native Americans
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When MTV's "Rebel Music" debuted last year, the globe-trotting documentary series searched out passionate young artists driving change in hotspots including Egypt and Afghanistan.
    - 8 days ago 12 Nov 14, 8:15pm -
  • Live Nation, Vice to launch digital platform for live music
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Concert promoter Live Nation Entertainment and youth media company Vice have formed a joint venture to launch a digital platform that delivers live music to online and mobile audiences, the companies said on Wednesday. The pla…
    - 8 days ago 12 Nov 14, 7:23pm -
  • YouTube launches paid music subscription service
    (Reuters) - Google Inc's YouTube is rolling out the long-awaited paid monthly subscription service called YouTube Music Key. The subscription for the ad-free service will start at $7.99 per month and will allow users to watch videos offline and list…
    - 8 days ago 12 Nov 14, 6:46pm -
  • Me Against the Music: How Should Fans Behave in the Digital Age?
    Earlier this year, the fans at Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina started getting drunk and chatty—as fans at music festivals tend to do. Sun Kil Moon's Mark Kozelek didn't take it lightly. Instead, the indie-folk act frontman ref…
    - 8 days ago 12 Nov 14, 5:20pm -
  • A Minute With: Gugu Mbatha-Raw on women in music, facade of fame
    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After playing a mixed-race slave in this year's period film "Belle," British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw found herself stepping outside of her comfort zone entering the glitz and glamour of the contemporary pop…
    - 8 days ago 12 Nov 14, 4:06pm -
  • Sam Smith: Talk about my music, not my sexuality
    Sam Smith said he wants people to talk about his music, not his sexuality, as he posed for OUT magazine.
    - 8 days ago 12 Nov 14, 2:59pm -
  • Sam Smith: Talk about my music
    Sam Smith has said he doesn't want his sexuality to be a talking point.
    - 8 days ago 12 Nov 14, 12:30pm -
  • Rihanna Shares White House Tour Photos
    Pop star Rihanna may not be in line for the role of Barack Obama's spokesperson, but she looks quite at home behind the briefing room podium.
    - 8 days ago 12 Nov 14, 11:54am -
  • Jennifer Lopez shows off her abs
    Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez has showed off her shape in a campaign for women’s health and fitness brand BodyLab.
    - 8 days ago 12 Nov 14, 11:53am -
  • Veterans, soldiers enjoy massive DC concert
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Military veterans and active-duty service members were among the swarm of music fans who packed the National Mall on Tuesday for a free Veterans Day concert, bouncing to Rihanna, head-banging to Metallica and cheering protest ant…
    - 9 days ago 12 Nov 14, 5:46am -
  • Ceremonies, concerts mark Veterans Day in U.S. capital
    By Ian Simpson ARLINGTON Va. (Reuters) - The U.S. capital marked Veterans Day on Tuesday with ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery where Vice President Joe Biden said the 23 million U.S. veterans were the backbone of the nation. The commemorati…
    - 9 days ago 11 Nov 14, 8:12pm -
  • Made in America music fest may cost public $170K
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles taxpayers may be on the hook for $170,000 in expenses from the Made in America music festival, which expanded to the West Coast for the first time this summer.
    - 9 days ago 11 Nov 14, 7:07pm -
  • Spotify says fights piracy, has paid $2 billion to artists, industry
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - The music streaming portal Spotify made an impassioned defence of its business model on Monday, saying it fights music piracy and had paid out $2 billion (1.26 billion pounds) to the industry and artists since its…
    - 9 days ago 11 Nov 14, 6:43pm -
  • Review: Foo Fighters latest is a worthwhile trip
    Foo Fighters, "Sonic Highways" (Roswell/RCA Records)
    - 10 days ago 10 Nov 14, 5:28pm -
  • Music Review: Lost Dylan lyrics brought to life
    Various Artists, "Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes" (Electromagnetic Recordings/Harvest Records)
    - 10 days ago 10 Nov 14, 5:08pm -
  • Music Review: Garth Brooks returns after 13 years
    Garth Brooks, "Man Against Machine" (RCA Nashville)
    - 10 days ago 10 Nov 14, 4:04pm -
  • See Ariana Grande flying high at the MTV EMAs
    The 21-year-old singer-songer scooped two awards at the MTV Europe Music Awards.
    - 10 days ago 10 Nov 14, 7:38am -
  • Radio 1 video channel on iPlayer
    Singer Taylor Swift and a host of YouTube stars will help BBC Radio 1 capture youngsters' eyes as well as their ears as it launches its own on-demand video channel on the broadcaster's iPlayer.
    - 11 days ago 10 Nov 14, 6:55am -
  • One Direction don't show despite big win at MTV's top European awards
    GLASGOW Scotland (Reuters) - Boy-band sensation One Direction were among the big winners that failed to turn up to collect their prizes at one of Europe's top music events on Sunday, after they scooped three MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow. Justi…
    - 11 days ago 9 Nov 14, 11:36pm -
  • U2 rock the MTV EMAs
    It seems not everyone hates U2.
    - 11 days ago 9 Nov 14, 10:21pm -

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Culture

  • newDirector Peter Sellars - shocking again in new Adams opera
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Peter Sellars's new opera opens with a drug addict banging her head against the bars of a prison cell in what the American director says conceptualises a woman's version of the Passion. To be seen at the first ful…
    - 29 mins ago 20 Nov 14, 6:45pm -
  • newCosby: Reporters Asking About Assault Allegations Lack 'Integrity'
    On November 6, the Associated Press interviewed Bill Cosby and his wife Camille. The occasion was a show at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, which (currently) features an exhibition displaying Cosby's collection of African American a…
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 14, 5:59pm -
  • newSwiss museum to decide future of Gurlitt art trove
    BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum and German officials plan to announce Monday what will happen to a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to the museum by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt.
    - 3 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 4:40pm -
  • newO'Keeffe painting sells for record $44.4M in NYC
    NEW YORK (AP) — A Georgia O'Keeffe painting of a simple white flower has sold for $44.4 million, more than triple the previous auction record for a work by a female artist.
    - 3 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 4:31pm -
  • newIrish abstract artist Scully paints for big walls in China
    By Michael Roddy LONDON xx (Reuters) - Irish-American abstract artist Sean Scully counts Irish rocker Bono among his pals and collectors. He wouldn't be unhappy if some of China's 1.4 billion people also took a shine to his art being displayed at a…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 4:26pm -
  • newMinecraft video game to get Tate art 'worlds'
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Fans of the hugely successful Minecraft video game will be able to play inside worlds envisioned in art from the collection of the Tate museums in Britain with free-download releases of two 3-D "Tate Worlds" start…
    - 5 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 2:41pm -
  • new'Tom of Finland' gay images set for bedroom and bath
    HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish textile company hopes to cash in on the popularity of artist Touko Laaksonen's homoerotic images among the gay community with a "Tom of Finland" branded range of towels, bed linens and other products. Tom of Finland is…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 11:04am -
  • newTeen found competent for trial in artist's death
    DETROIT (AP) — A teenager accused of helping rob and kill a French street artist outside an abandoned Detroit housing project has been found competent to stand trial on first-degree murder and other charges.
    - 17 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 2:08am -
  • Adrien Brody fashion forward for Pirelli calendar
    MILAN (AP) — Adrien Brody has long had a flair for fashion, but don't mistake the beard the actor is currently sporting as a bow to trend. It's for his latest movie role as Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in "Emperor."
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 2:09pm -
  • German auction house says putting Hitler watercolour on market
    By Frank Simons NUREMBERG, Germany, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A 1914 watercolour by Adolf Hitler to be auctioned on Saturday could fetch up to 50,000 euros (40,051 pounds) given strong global interest, a German auction house chief said on Tuesday. Auctione…
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 14, 5:36pm -
  • Queen star 'nicked Freddie Mercury statue' from theatre
    Ben Elton has claimed Roger Taylor “nicked” a Freddie Mercury statue from the We Will Rock You theatre, annoying bandmate Brian May.
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 14, 8:44am -
  • Fashion chains chase faster supplies to counter volatile weather
    By Emma Thomasson BERLIN (Reuters) - Increasingly erratic weather is driving European clothing retailers to buy goods more often and closer to home, rather than relying on seasonal collections sourced months in advance. Global fashion chains such as…
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 14, 8:19am -
  • Man who damaged Banksy art in Utah gets probation
    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — A California man who pleaded guilty to defacing two murals believed to have been created by the mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy was sentenced to five years' probation Monday.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 11:12pm -
  • Departing Smithsonian head says museums more vital
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Wayne Clough prepares to leave the Smithsonian Institution after six years at the helm, the retiring engineer wanted to know a few more things about the 138 million objects at the world's largest museum complex.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 10:42pm -
  • Shop top finalists for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund
    NEW YORK (AP) — Luxury shoe designer Paul Andrew walked away the winner Nov. 4 for the Council of Fashion Designers of America/Vogue Fashion Fund Award, but there were 10 top finalists spanning many areas of the industry.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 10:07pm -
  • Soap opera actor charged with DUI after Ohio crash
    JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) — Soap opera actor Freddie Smith has been charged with felony vehicular assault and misdemeanor driving under the influence after a single-vehicle crash that injured his girlfriend in northeast Ohio.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 8:41pm -
  • NYC show focuses on portraits of Madame Cezanne
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art is opening an exhibition that focuses on the portraits Paul Cezanne made of his most frequent model — his wife.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 7:30pm -
  • Hugh Jackman makes triumphant return to Broadway in 'The River'
    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hugh Jackman made a stunning return to Broadway with a mesmerizing performance in award-winning playwright Jez Butterworth's new drama 'The River.' Set in a remote cabin, the three-person play that opened at t…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 5:30pm -
  • TV anchor's fashion sense gets attention, finally
    SYDNEY (AP) — The male co-host of an Australian TV program is finally getting some attention for his fashion sense. And that's his point.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 5:10pm -
  • Media mogul, fashion designer to fund NY pier park
    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City riverfront park and open-air performance space is being planned with funding from media mogul Barry Diller and his wife, fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 3:54pm -
  • Pink Floyd top British album charts for first time since 1995
    LONDON (Reuters) - British progressive rock group Pink Floyd topped the album charts for the first time in nearly 20 years on Sunday with "The Endless River", the Official Charts Company said. The newly-released album, which the band says will be th…
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 14, 7:02pm -
  • Lawsuit fights George Lucas' lakefront museum plan
    CHICAGO (AP) — Opponents of George Lucas' plan to build a museum along Chicago's lakefront filed a lawsuit Thursday to try to kill the project, calling it an "assault on the shores of Lake Michigan" and urging the "Star Wars" creator to pick a dif…
    - 7 days ago 13 Nov 14, 9:04pm -
  • Patrol: Soap star drank alcohol before Ohio crash
    ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a soap opera actor's blood-alcohol level was over the legal limit when he crashed his vehicle in northeast Ohio last month.
    - 7 days ago 13 Nov 14, 7:04pm -
  • ITV confident on profits as it sees full-year ad revenue up 5 pct
    LONDON (Reuters) - British broadcaster ITV said it was confident of delivering double-digit profit growth this year, reflecting a 5 percent rise in ad revenue, significantly ahead of the market. The maker of soap opera Coronation Street said its exte…
    - 7 days ago 13 Nov 14, 7:30am -
  • Warhol, de Kooning highlight New York art auction
    NEW YORK (AP) — Extremely rare portraits by Andy Warhol of Hollywood superstars Elvis Presley and Marlon Brando were among the highlights at a record-breaking auction of postwar and contemporary art on Wednesday.
    - 8 days ago 13 Nov 14, 5:03am -
  • Brazil football star Pele to leave hospital soon, aide says
    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian football legend Pele is doing "fine" and will be discharged from a Sao Paulo hospital early on Thursday after he was admitted for stomach pains, one of his aides told Reuters. The 74-year-old football great had to canc…
    - 8 days ago 13 Nov 14, 2:07am -
  • UPDATE 1-Brazil soccer star Pele to leave hospital soon, aide says
    (Updates with comments from Pele's aide) BRASILIA, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Brazilian soccer legend Pele is doing "fine" and will be discharged from a Sao Paulo hospital early on Thursday after he was admitted for stomach pains, one of his aides told Reute…
    - 8 days ago 13 Nov 14, 1:42am -
  • Rothko, Jasper Johns star at NYC art auction
    NEW YORK (AP) — A radiant painting by Mark Rothko and one of Jasper Johns' iconic flag paintings were among the stars at the second day of New York's dazzling post-war and contemporary art auctions.
    - 9 days ago 12 Nov 14, 5:06am -
  • Jon Stewart sorprende con "Rosewater"
    NUEVA YORK (AP) — Un soñoliento Jon Stewart se sienta afuera de su oficina para reflexionar sobre su ópera prima, "Rosewater", un drama acerca del encarcelamiento injusto del periodista Maziar Bahari en Irán, protagonizado por el actor mexicano…
    - 9 days ago 11 Nov 14, 8:28pm -
  • Cara Delevingne launches art campaign to raise awareness of animal cruelty
    Supermodel joins forces with animal charity to encourage responsible pet ownership.
    - 9 days ago 11 Nov 14, 6:47pm -
  • UK fashion firm New Look stays cautious despite sales rise
    LONDON (Reuters) - British fashion retailer New Look posted a rise in first-half sales and profits on Tuesday but stayed cautious on its full-year outlook, saying the warm autumn weather had made the market trickier. The privately owned chain, which…
    - 9 days ago 11 Nov 14, 8:00am -
  • NY Deaf Theatre brings duality of "Jekyll and Hyde" to stage
    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - Instead of applauding, a sea of waving hands rose up from the audience to show their approval as the cast returned to the stage to bow at the end of "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," the newest pro…
    - 10 days ago 10 Nov 14, 8:01pm -
  • Iranians scream into pots at new contemporary art centre
    By Michelle Moghtader DUBAI (Reuters) - A contemporary art gallery in central Tehran is giving Iranians a chance to let out their frustrations by screaming into clay pots sculpted by a Vancouver-based artist, exhibiting in the country of his ancesto…
    - 10 days ago 10 Nov 14, 5:40pm -
  • Cheryl reaches singles landmark
    The song title may imply a certain nonchalance but Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will be cracking open the champagne after becoming the first British female solo artist to have five number one singles.
    - 11 days ago 9 Nov 14, 7:15pm -
  • Cheryl claims record-breaking fifth UK chart number one
    LONDON (Reuters) - British singer Cheryl claimed number one spot in the singles chart on Sunday, setting a record for the number of chart-topping songs by a solo female artist, the Official Charts Company said. "I don't care" became Cheryl's fifth n…
    - 11 days ago 9 Nov 14, 7:14pm -
  • After 12 years, damaged statue restored to view
    NEW YORK (AP) — A 15th-century statue that shattered into pieces when it fell from its pedestal at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is going back on display after a 12-year repair job that museum officials said broke new ground in how such conservati…
    - 11 days ago 9 Nov 14, 5:07pm -
  • Page Eight : A Brilliant Bill Nighy Spy Movie You've Probably Never Seen
    In 2011, the BBC premiered Page Eight, broadcasting it on television a few months before it was aired to America audiences under the mantle of Masterpiece Contemporary. Written and directed by playwright David Hare, the film flew under the radar in…
    - 12 days ago 8 Nov 14, 5:11pm -
  • Cosby's art paired with African art at Smithsonian
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Everybody knows Bill Cosby's humor, but the comedian has kept his artistic tastes close at home. Now the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby is opening to the public for the first time Sunday at the Smithsonian Ins…
    - 12 days ago 8 Nov 14, 2:41pm -
  • London exhibition celebrates female empowerment through fashion
    By Li-mei Hoang LONDON (Reuters) - From a jade green wool dress suit worn by former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher to the suffragettes' lace blouses, clothes have been a defining feature of women's empowerment, according to a new exhibitio…
    - 13 days ago 7 Nov 14, 4:35pm -
  • Winter Wonderland 2013 review: Festive fun for all the family
    A perfect way to enjoy a Christmas evening.
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Business & Finance

  • newGoogle, Rockstar settle patent suit
    Google and patent consortium Rockstar - which includes Apple as an investor - agree to settle a patent litigation suit.
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  • newUS Senate grills banks on commodities
    Executives from three US banks are being questioned by senators over accusations the banks engaged in unfair trading practices relating to several commodities.
    - 27 mins ago 20 Nov 14, 6:47pm -
  • newCommerzbank to charge big depositors
    Germany's Commerzbank is to charge its biggest corporate clients for leaving 'substantial' deposits at the bank.
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 14, 6:09pm -
  • newWonga boss quits after five months
    The acting chief executive of troubled payday lender Wonga - appointed to bring stability to the troubled firm - has stood down after just five months.
    - 2 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 4:53pm -
  • newApple to push Beats to all iPhones
    Apple plans to push the Beats music streaming service to every iPhone in the new year, according to a report in the Financial Times newspaper.
    - 3 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 3:45pm -

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Top News

  • newWigan's Whelan in anti-Semitism row
    Wigan owner Dave Whelan is accused of anti-Semitism over comments to a national newspaper in defence of new boss Malky Mackay.
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  • newVIDEO: Can Candy Crush strike lucky twice?
    The creators of the wildly successful mobile game Candy Crush release its follow-up: Candy Crush Soda Saga.
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  • newUS Senate grills banks on commodities
    Executives from three US banks are being questioned by senators over accusations the banks engaged in unfair trading practices relating to several commodities.
    - 27 mins ago 20 Nov 14, 6:47pm -
  • newStriker Falcao suffers new injury
    Manchester United striker Radamel Falcao dismisses questions over his fitness after suffering a new injury.
    - 42 mins ago 20 Nov 14, 6:32pm -
  • newEgypt 'considers Al-Jazeera pardons'
    Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi says the possibility of granting pardons to two of the three jailed Al-Jazeera journalists is being considered.
    - 42 mins ago 20 Nov 14, 6:32pm -
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Industry News

  • newHon Hai, Innolux to invest $2.8 billion in Taiwan flat-panel plant
    By Michael Gold TAIPEI (Reuters) - Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, will partner with flat-panel maker Innolux Corp in investing T$86.8 billion (2 billion pounds) in a panel-producing plant in…
    - 8 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 10:48am -
  • newJack Ma says Alibaba will set up international version of Taobao marketplace
    WUZHEN China (Reuters) - Jack Ma, the founder of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said on Thursday the firm will set up an international version of its e-commerce marketplace Taobao to serve shoppers worldwide in multiple languages, including Engl…
    - 9 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37am -
  • newBanking culture breeds dishonesty, scientific study finds
    LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - A banking culture that implicitly puts financial gain above all else fuels greed and dishonesty and makes bankers more likely to cheat, according to the findings of a scientific study. Researchers in Switzerland studied ba…
    - 10 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 9:09am -
  • newBillboard ranking to include streams, track sales
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billboard's chart is getting a makeover.
    - 16 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 2:44am -
  • newUtah lawmaker questions city water going to NSA
    A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside Salt Lake ...
    - 17 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 1:50am -
  • newYahoo CEO says Firefox deal will boost search market share
    Yahoo Inc struck a deal with Firefox maker Mozilla Corp to replace Google Inc as the default search engine on the Firefox Web browser
    - 19 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 12:21am -
  • newUber investigating if exec broke 'God' app rules
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating whether one of its general managers violated the popular car-booking service's privacy policies by snooping on a reporter's ride.
    - 20 hours ago 19 Nov 14, 11:14pm -
  • newBrazil carbon emissions rise for first time in decade
    Brazil's carbon dioxide emissions have risen for the first time in a decade, mainly due to increased deforestation, the Climate Observatory said Wednesday.
    - 20 hours ago 19 Nov 14, 11:09pm -
  • City OKs plan for gas-pump climate change labels
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Some of the country's first gas-pump warning labels about climate change are coming to Berkeley, a city with a long history of green and clean policies.
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 6:54pm -
  • Royal Bank of Scotland set to be fined by regulator for 2012 system crash
    LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland is expected to be fined by Britain's financial regulator on Thursday for a system crash in 2012 that left millions of customers unable to make or receive payments, according to industry sources. The penalty…
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 5:27pm -
  • Hackers to probe cyber crime defences at British banks
    By Steve Slater and Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - In the next few months hackers will try to penetrate the cyber defences of Britain's major banks and steal information about millions of customers. But for once they'll be welcome. Banks are on re…
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 2:59pm -
  • California cities consider gas-pump warning labels
    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Known for its liberal politics, Berkeley has racked up a long line of firsts over the years, from taxing sugary drinks to ditching Styrofoam takeout containers.
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 14, 10:37pm -
  • 'Greenest Automaker' Gets $100 Million Federal Fine (Op-Ed)
    Seth Shulman is a senior staff writer at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a veteran science journalist and author of six books. Columns, can be found on the UCS website. Hyundai and Kia, it turns out, submitted data to the U.S. Environmental Protec…
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:04pm -
  • Top German spy says Berlin under cyber attack from other states
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German government and business computers are coming under increasing cyber attack every day from other states' spy agencies, especially those of Russia and China, Germany's domestic intelligence (BfV) chief said on Tuesday. Addres…
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 14, 6:58pm -
  • 'Vape' Is Oxford Dictionaries' Word of 2014
    Vape was added to Oxford's online dictionary in August 2014, and the word is now being considered for admission into the more prestigious Oxford English Dictionary. Oxford Dictionaries pointed out that an article called "Why Do People Smoke?" that w…
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 14, 6:45pm -
  • EU leans towards broader net neutrality rules
    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments are considering less stringent rules on how internet service providers manage traffic on their networks, according to a draft seen by Reuters, a move that could be welcomed by Europe'…
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 14, 6:39pm -
  • Repsol starts search for oil in Spain's Canary Islands
    Spanish energy firm Repsol began searching for oil Tuesday in the waters off the Canary Islands, a top holiday destination, despite objections from environmentalists and the local government.
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 14, 6:10pm -
  • Jack Ma, social media firm Tencent raise stakes in Huayi Bros
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - A firm controlled by Alibaba founder Jack Ma and social media firm Tencent are set to invest a combined 2.8 billion yuan (0.29 billion pounds) to raise their stakes in Huayi Brothers Media Corp, as China's tech giants push into…
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 14, 3:13pm -
  • AstraZeneca trumpets solo strength in cancer drugs, snubbing Pfizer
    By Ben Hirschler and Simon Jessop LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca touted an "industry-leading" line-up of hot new cancer drugs on Tuesday, aiming to show investors it has a strong independent future just days before takeover rules would allow Pfizer…
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 14, 2:41pm -
  • China blocks websites ahead of high-profile Internet forum-group
    By Gerry Shih BEIJING (Reuters) - The Chinese government has blocked access to a swathe of websites in what an internet monitoring group said on Tuesday was a blunt censorship campaign days before the country plays host to a major internet industry c…
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 14, 7:51am -
  • Japan cuts Antarctic whale quota after UN court ruling
    Japan said on Tuesday it has cut its Antarctic whale-catch quota by two-thirds in a move it hopes will convince international opponents it is conducting real science, not hiding a commercial hunt behind a veneer of research.
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 14, 7:30am -
  • US military looks for the elusive mothership
    It's a Hollywood sci-fi fantasy that has long eluded the Pentagon: a flying "mothership" that launches smaller aircraft.
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 3:48am -
  • Uber, Nevada taxi legal battle gets complicated
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A legal battle between Nevada's highly regulated taxi industry and ride-sharing company Uber has gotten complicated as two state judges laid claim to hearing the same case.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 11:43pm -
  • Starbucks says wrongly accused of fighting Vermont GMO labelling law
    By Lisa Baertlein (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp said on Monday it has been wrongly accused in online petitions of supporting a Grocery Manufacturers Association lawsuit to block Vermont's GMO labelling law. Petitions posted to websites such as Sumofus.…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 10:47pm -
  • Early tests don't find tainted water from oil boom
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Random testing of shallow groundwater in the Northern Plains oil patch found no early evidence of contamination from an energy boom that's already seen more than 8,500 wells drilled, federal scientists said Monday.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 10:17pm -
  • Indian retailers hobble online as e-commerce firms race ahead
    By Nivedita Bhattacharjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - The head of Future Group, one of India's largest and most established retailers, admits he can't keep up with web sites like Snapdeal and Flipkart when it comes to spending money to entice shoppers to buy…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:55pm -
  • China's internet TV sites in $1 billion battle for foreign shows
    By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - China's big internet-TV companies are spending hundreds of millions of dollars on foreign TV shows and films in a battle to attract users and advertisers, but risk bumping up against regulators protecting the domes…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:09pm -
  • Steven Cohen's ex-wife can ask him about insider trading - judge
    By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Billionaire Steven A. Cohen can face questions about insider trading at his hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors from lawyers representing his ex-wife in a civil lawsuit against him, a U.S. judge said on Monday. U.S. Dis…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 7:06pm -
  • World's top drugmaker Novartis takes aim at tech
    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Talent spotters from Novartis AG, charged with bringing new ideas into the organisation, are casting their net beyond biotech into the wider pool of wearable, or even edible, technology. It's not that the world's…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 7:01pm -
  • Activist investor Elliott takes stake in Swiss firm BB Biotech
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Activist investor Elliott Management Corp has become the second largest shareholder in Switzerland's BB Biotech , an investment firm with holdings in about 30 biotech companies. A Luxembourg-based subsidiary of the U.S. hedge fund,…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 2:29pm -
  • Japan CO2 emissions hit record yearly high: official
    Japan's carbon dioxide emissions hit a record high in the year to March due to the nation's reliance on fossil fuels following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, an official said Monday.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 1:05pm -
  • Innovative 'Starshade' Tech Could Illuminate Rocky Alien Planets
    A starshade, also dubbed an external occulter, is a precisely shaped screen that flies in far-away formation with a space telescope. "What we're trying to do here is look at a lighthouse from a mile away and spot a firefly that's just a half inch aw…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 12:43pm -
  • Mediterranean Diet Better Than Counting Calories to Lose Weight
    Doctors have recommended the Mediterranean diet, rather than counting calories, for sustainable weight loss and therefore tackling the obesity epidemic.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 8:32am -
  • Little-known Taiwanese chip designer spawns low-priced smartphone boom
    By Michael Gold TAIPEI (Reuters) - Chips from Taiwan's MediaTek Inc were mostly passed over by the big phone brands a decade ago, with the likes of Nokia and Motorola commanding legions of in-house engineers who could advise on electronics and circui…
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 14, 9:02pm -
  • Chinese policymakers eye e-commerce as linchpin of growth
    By Gerry Shih BEIJING (Reuters) - China should support its e-commerce industry with preferential policies, given the role it plays in stimulating domestic consumption and economic growth, China's State Council said in a paper released on Sunday. The…
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 14, 1:53pm -

Technology

  • newObama plugs science, math education at ceremony
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that 19 scientists, researchers and innovators who received the country's highest honor for their life-changing work embody the spirit of the nation and its "sense that we push against limits…
    - 19 mins ago 20 Nov 14, 6:55pm -
  • newIntel gives upbeat outlook for 2015 revenue, stock gains
    By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Intel, helped by a stabilizing personal computer market, gave a revenue outlook for 2015 that was above Wall Street's expectations and also raised its dividend, sending its shares higher. In a press releas…
    - 49 mins ago 20 Nov 14, 6:25pm -
  • newSwisscom is "happy owner" of Italy's Fastweb - CEO
    BARCELONA Spain (Reuters) - Swisscom Chief Executive Urs Schaeppi said the group was a happy owner of its Italian broadband unit Fastweb and would continue to invest in the company which sources have said might be up for sale. "It's a constant facto…
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 14, 6:10pm -
  • newGoDaddy aims to list next year, seeks $4.5 billion valuation - New York Post
    (Reuters) - GoDaddy Inc is planning an initial public offering early next year that would value the world's biggest provider of web addresses at roughly $4.5 billion (3 billion pounds), the New York Post said. GoDaddy, backed by KKR & Co and Silver…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 5:21pm -
  • newAP Exclusive: Some in NSA warned of a backlash
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dissenters within the National Security Agency, led by a senior agency executive, warned in 2009 that the program to secretly collect American phone records wasn't providing enough intelligence to justify the backlash it would ca…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 4:26pm -
  • newCar Ownership Ditched as Flexible Travel Tech Upstarts like Uber and Blacklane Reshape the Industry
    Jens Wohltorf is co-Founder and CEO of
    - 3 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 4:21pm -
  • newMinecraft video game to get Tate art 'worlds'
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Fans of the hugely successful Minecraft video game will be able to play inside worlds envisioned in art from the collection of the Tate museums in Britain with free-download releases of two 3-D "Tate Worlds" start…
    - 5 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 2:41pm -
  • newU.S. Congress urged to consider sanctions on Chinese cyber-spies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers should look into options for punishing cyber-spying and the theft of trade secrets from U.S. companies, a congressional advisory committee on China said on Thursday. Congress should ask U.S. trade officials to r…
    - 5 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 2:32pm -
  • newChina Premier says Qualcomm's 'opportunities greater than challenges'
    By Paul Carsten HANGZHOU China (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc's opportunities in China will be far greater than its challenges, Premier Li Keqiang said Thursday as the U.S. mobile chipmaker prepares to face a possible record fine for antitrust violations…
    - 7 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 12:34pm -
  • newJack Ma says Alibaba will set up international version of Taobao marketplace
    WUZHEN China (Reuters) - Jack Ma, the founder of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said on Thursday the firm will set up an international version of its e-commerce marketplace Taobao to serve shoppers worldwide in multiple languages, including Engl…
    - 9 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37am -
  • newTaiwan set for record 2014 export orders on smartphone demand
    By J.R. Wu and Jeanny Kao TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's export orders are set to reach new heights this year, after October orders doubled market expectations as global retailers rushed to meet year-end sales for smartphones. The strong figures come o…
    - 10 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 9:27am -
  • newBillboard ranking to include streams, track sales
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billboard's chart is getting a makeover.
    - 16 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 2:44am -
  • newEBay retools local delivery push in renewed bet on retail
    By Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - EBay Inc is retooling its local delivery programme and extending more logistics options to smaller merchants that make up the bulk of the e-commerce giant's sprawling base of marketplace sellers, an exe…
    - 17 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 2:30am -
  • newUtah lawmaker questions city water going to NSA
    A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside Salt Lake ...
    - 17 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 1:50am -
  • newThe Proton and Neutron Just Got Two New Subatomic Cousins
    Using the same massive particle accelerator that found the elusive Higgs Boson in 2012, physicists at CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) announced that they discovered two new "heavy-weight" subatomic particles on Wednesday.
    - 20 hours ago 19 Nov 14, 11:37pm -
  • newGoogle to launch its app store in China - The Information
    (Reuters) - Google Inc plans to launch Google Play app store in China, The Information news website said, citing several people familiar with the matter. The launch in China will give the company access to about half the users of its Android operati…
    - 21 hours ago 19 Nov 14, 10:19pm -
  • newU.S. entrepreneur considered suing Uber over tracking activities
    By Sarah McBride and Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneur and author whose location in an Uber vehicle was allegedly broadcast to a roomful of party-goers without his permission considered legal action against t…
    - 23 hours ago 19 Nov 14, 8:27pm -
  • newApple to offer Beats music service in iPhone, iPad - FT
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc will bundle the subscription music service it bought from Beats into its iOS operating system early next year, the Financial Times reported. The inclusion of the paid-for Beats service in an iOS software update, which would ins…
    - 23 hours ago 19 Nov 14, 8:12pm -
  • SAP's CEO promises detailed plan for growth in January
    By Eric Auchard BARCELONA (Reuters) - German business software maker SAP will spell out in the new year how it plans to grow each of its major lines of business over the next few years, without making any further big acquisitions, its chief executiv…
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 7:09pm -
  • Qualcomm CEO more cautious on future revenue growth
    By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Wednesday gave a more conservative five-year outlook than in the past as it faces an antitrust probe in China and consumers there and in other developing countries buy lowe…
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 6:40pm -
  • KPN may sell Telefonica Deutschland stake - CEO
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Dutch telecoms group KPN may sell its 20.5 percent stake in German mobile operator Telefonica Deutschland, but it has not yet decided to do so, the group's chief executive told an investor conference on Wednesday. KPN, in which…
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 6:12pm -
  • Vodafone says open to more asset sales
    By Danilo Masoni and Leila Abboud BARCELONA (Reuters) - Vodafone would be open to selling off more non-core assets such as its interests in Australia, Hungary and the Czech Republic if it received the right offer, Chief Executive Vittorio Colao said…
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 6:06pm -
  • Give your pet something unexpected over holidays
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Pet owners looking to launch the next Internet sensation or just longing for a new view of their dog's dashing and digging won't have to shop for long to find the perfect holiday gift. Wrap up a dog harness that holds GoPro's du…
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 5:26pm -
  • Ebay founder Omidyar commits $50 million to combating global slavery
    LONDON (Reuters) - Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar and his wife are to donate an extra $50 million (32 million pounds) to tackling slavery worldwide, the chief executive of their US-based foundation Humanity United said on Wednesday. Almost 36 million p…
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 5:02pm -
  • Gift Guide: Dragons, aliens, heroes for the gamer
    Sony's PlayStation 4 video-game console has built an impressive lead over its competitors. That's good news for holiday shoppers because it has driven Microsoft and Nintendo to offer more budget-friendly holiday deals on their consoles.
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 12:52pm -

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  • newEgypt arrests senior Muslim Brotherhood member
    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt on Thursday arrested a leading Muslim Brotherhood member who played a key role in negotiations between his now-banned group and the government. In Cairo, at least nine people, including five policemen, were hurt in incidents inv…
    - 21 mins ago 20 Nov 14, 6:53pm -
  • newExclusive: U.S. increasing non-lethal military aid to Ukraine, U.S. officials say
    By Warren Strobel and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to increase non-lethal military assistance to Ukraine, including deliveries of the first Humvee vehicles, having decided for now not to provide weapons, U.S. offi…
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  • newBurkina ex-president Compaore in exile in Morocco - Ivory Coast government
    ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's longtime president Blaise Compaore, toppled by a popular uprising last month, has left his temporary refuge of Ivory Coast and headed into exile in Morocco, an Ivorian government spokesman said on Thursday. Hundred…
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  • newSigns N.Korea preparing bomb material amid nuclear test threats
    New satellite imagery suggests North Korea may be firing up a facility for processing weapons-grade plutonium, as Pyongyang Thursday threatened a fresh nuclear test in response to UN condemnation of its rights record.
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  • newTakata Shuns Wider Recall Of Shrapnel Airbags
    A Takata Corp executive has told a Senate hearing there is no need for a nationwide recall of its potentially deadly airbags. The driver-side devices - which can inflate with too much force, shooting out ...
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  • newValeant Pharma says may buy back up to $2 billion worth of securities
    (Reuters) - Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO) (VRX.N) said it may buy back up to $2 billion (1.27 billion pounds) worth of securities, replacing a previous $1.5 billion program ...
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  • newPalestinian confesses to Nov 5 car attack on troops
    A Palestinian has confessed to deliberately running down three soldiers outside a West Bank refugee camp, which he initially claimed was an accident, police said in a statement on Thursday.
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  • newIS claims suicide bombing in Iraq's Arbil
    The Islamic State jihadist group on Thursday claimed a rare suicide car bombing in the usually secure capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region that killed four people.
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  • newGoogle, Rockstar agree to settle patent litigation: filing
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  • newSlain beauty queen, sister buried in Honduras
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  • newGlobal October temperatures record high for month
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  • newUS stocks edge higher in afternoon trading
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  • newRussia: N Korea ready to resume nuclear talks
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  • newFDA approves new, hard-to-abuse hydrocodone pill
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  • newEnel to price Endesa shares at 13.5 euros - sources
    By Maria Pia Quaglia and Paola Arosio MILAN (Reuters) - Italian utility Enel (ENEI.MI) will price the sale of a stake in its Spanish subsidiary Endesa (ELE.MC) at 13.5 euros per share, three sources close ...
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 14, 6:12pm -
  • newIraq, Turkey vow to work together against IS group
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister said on Thursday that his country and neighboring Turkey have agreed on closer security and intelligence cooperation in the face of the threat posed by the Islamic State group.
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 14, 6:11pm -
  • newNearly 30% of world population is overweight
    More than 2.1 billion people globally -- or nearly 30 percent of the world's population -- are now overweight or obese, with the figure set to rise further by 2030, according to a study published Thursday.
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 14, 6:08pm -
  • newWall St inches higher, helped by U.S. economic data
    By Caroline Valetkevitch NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks edged higher at midday on Thursday as data showed further strength in the U.S. economy. Factory activity in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region grew at ...
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 14, 6:07pm -
  • newMore US Snow To Hit After Deadly Storms
    New York state is facing another huge snowstorm, which could leave some areas under more than eight feet (2.5m) of snow by Friday.
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 14, 6:04pm -
  • newRussia warns U.S. against arms to Ukraine as Biden due in Kiev
    By Thomas Grove and Richard Balmforth MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Russia warned the United States on Thursday against supplying arms to Ukrainian forces fighting pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, hours before U.S. Vice-President Joe Biden was…
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 14, 6:03pm -
  • newICC prosecutor mulls war crimes charges against jihadists
    The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said she was weighing bringing war crimes charges against Islamic State jihadist fighters, in an interview published Thursday.
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 14, 6:00pm -
  • newMass marches planned across Mexico
    General strike called as part of drive against violence and corruption amid lack of progress in missing-students case.
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  • newNortheastern US braces for more snow in killer storm
    The northeastern United States braced for another bout of potentially deadly weather Thursday, after a rare, mid-autumn blizzard killed at least eight people.
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 14, 5:51pm -
  • newUN: Deaths keep rising in Ukraine, now over 4,300
    GENEVA (AP) — The fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed nearly 300 people in the past month despite a cease-fire and has violated people's rights so much it could amount to war crimes, U.N. rights investigators said Thursday.
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 14, 5:46pm -
  • newIran talks 'tense', deal 'very difficult': Russia
    Talks on Iran's nuclear programme are being held in a tense atmosphere and getting a deal will be very difficult, Russia's chief negotiator told Russian agency RIA Novosti as a deadline loomed.
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 14, 5:46pm -
  • newCorruption saps enthusiasm for east Ukraine rebels
    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — As battle raged in rebellion-wracked eastern Ukraine, cargo trains piled high with coal thundered along rail tracks to keep heating and power going to households in rebel-held territory.
    - 2 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 5:42pm -
  • newLonger visas for Chinese could spur US tourism
    NEW YORK (AP) — A rule change allowing Chinese visitors to return to the U.S. multiple times over a 10-year period is being hailed as a boon to American tourism, with the federal government predicting the economic impact could be $85 billion by 20…
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  • newUN: Nearly 1,000 deaths since Ukraine truce
    Report says deaths continue at rate of nearly 13 per day, despite supposed ceasefire being in effect since September.
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  • newFord: Lower oil prices unlikely to slow green cars
    The executive chairman of Ford Motor Company said he doesn't think that a drop in oil prices will dissuade people from buying fuel-efficient vehicles. Bill Ford, the great-grandson of company founder Henry ...
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  • newIraq: Ballet school speaks to city's resilience
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Ann Khalid did not feel well but she insisted on dancing a brief scene from Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake with her classmates. The 12-year-old is determined to one day have a career dancing and teaching ballet, not an easy path in a count…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 5:31pm -
  • newEgypt acquits doctor of fatal genital mutilation of girl
    An Egyptian court acquitted a male doctor Thursday of carrying out a female circumcision that killed a teenager, in the first case brought since the procedure was banned in 2008.
    - 2 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 5:26pm -
  • newGunman killed, three students shot in Florida university library
    By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - A gunman wounded three Florida State University students, one critically, early Thursday when he opened fire in a library where hundreds of students were studying for exams, authorities said. Officers c…
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  • newNSA chief warns Chinese cyber attacks could shut U.S. infrastructure
    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China and "probably one or two" other countries have the ability to invade and possibly shut down computer systems of U.S. power utilities, aviation ...
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  • newObama seeks to build Congress support for immigration changes
    By Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Republican leader warned President Barack Obama on Thursday that he will have a fight on his hands if he goes ahead with a sweeping program to ease the threat of deportations for millions of un…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 5:19pm -
  • newIn Jerusalem, common fear grips Israelis and Palestinians
    It's a sunny morning in Jerusalem, the cafes are full and the shops are bustling, as if this week's attack on a synagogue, the deadliest in years, had changed nothing of the city's daily routine. And yet.
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  • newKasparov likens Putin to Hitler, urges West to act
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Russian chess master and political activist Garry Kasparov compared President Vladimir Putin's "one-man dictatorship" to the rule of Adolf Hitler on Thursday, warning that if the West fails to stop him now the price to do so…
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  • newSurge of Russian aircraft seen over Baltic Sea
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  • newFormer JJB Sports Boss Guilty Of £1m Fraud
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  • newAckermann takes helm of Cyprus' biggest bank
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  • newEgypt President May Pardon Jailed Journalists
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  • newPhilae Lander Sniffed Out Organics in Comet's Atmosphere
    Europe's Philae lander found organic molecules in the comet's atmosphere and discovered that the frigid object's surface is as hard as ice. On Nov. 12, the European Space Agency's Philae became the first probe to softly land on the face of a comet.…
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  • newSatellite Photo Shows Frigid Arctic Air Over Eastern US
    A new satellite photo shows the eastern United States locked in a cold front's icy grip. The region appears to be covered by a gray-white blanket in the image, which was captured in infrared light Tuesday morning (Nov. 18) by the National Oceanic an…
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  • newMission Moon: Millions may help lunar landing
    LONDON (AP) — It's the moon mission for the masses.
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  • Private Moon Mission Aims to Drill Into Lunar South Pole by 2024
    If all goes according to plan, the newly announced Lunar Mission One will drill at least 65 feet (20 meters) — and perhaps as much as 330 feet (100 m) — underground at the moon's south pole in 2024, collecting samples that should shed light on t…
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  • Is Russian Mystery Object a Space Weapon?
    The orbital maneuvers of a mysterious object Russia launched earlier this year have raised concerns that the satellite may be a space weapon of some sort. The speculation centers on "Object 2014-28E," which Russia lofted along with three military co…
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  • Spooky Galaxy Web Reveals the Largest Structures in the Universe (Video)
    A spooky new image shows a web of bright galaxies aligned in the largest structures ever discovered in the universe. Scientists working with a telescope in Chile discovered the alignment by studying 93 quasars — objects that shine very brightly an…
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  • This Map of the Huge Asteroid Vesta Is the Best Geologic Look Ever
    High-resolution new maps show the cratered, rocky surface of the huge asteroid Vesta in unprecedented detail, researchers say. Images captured by NASA's Dawn spacecraft were woven together to create geologic maps of the giant asteroid Vesta. The map…
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  • Neuroscience of Taste: Chef's Creations Delight the Senses
    Whether it's a smell that reminds you of your mother's holiday apple pie, or the taste of an oyster that evokes the sights and sounds of the ocean, when chef Bryan Voltaggio cooks for his guests, he aims to transport them to a much-loved place or evo…
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  • Fly us to the moon, UK space mission asks public
    By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - A British space venture is giving ordinary citizens the chance to leave their mark on the moon in a decade's time while helping scientists scout a possible location for a permanent base there. Lunar Mission One laun…
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  • Boeing aims to make missile defence more like space programs
    By Andrea Shalal EL SEGUNDO Calif. (Reuters) - Boeing Co is working with the U.S. Missile Defense Agency to address quality and reliability issues with the sharply criticized $41 billion homeland missile defence system by adopting controls from spac…
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  • The Art of Space, Envisioning the Universe (Op-Ed)
    Ron Miller is an award-winning artist and best-selling author who has written more than 50 books, including the recently published "The Art of Space: The History of Space Art, from the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era." (Zenith Pres…
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  • Israeli XPrize Mission Science Twist: Map Lunar Magnetism (Op-Ed)
    With the goal of landing the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon, nonprofit SpaceIL is competing for the Google Lunar XPrize: a modern race to the moon. First, instead of developing a rover to drive 500 m like most other teams, SpaceIL engineers a…
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  • Small Asteroid Impacts Spark Fireballs in Earth's Sky Every Other Week
    Fireballs caused by disintregrating asteroids streak through Earth's skies at least twice per month on average, scientists say. A new map created by NASA researchers documents 556 fireball events — produced when small asteroids explode in Earth's…
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  • NASA Pluto Probe to Wake From Hibernation Next Month
    NASA's New Horizons probe is about to wake up from a long slumber and get ready for its highly anticipated Pluto flyby next summer. New Horizons is scheduled to emerge from a 99-day hibernation on Dec. 6, then gear up for a six-month Pluto encounter…
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  • Dark Matter Murder Mystery: Is Weird Substance Destroying Neutron Stars?
    The mysterious substance that makes up most of the matter in the universe may be destroying neutron stars by turning them into black holes in the center of the Milky Way, new research suggests. If astronomers successfully detect a neutron star dying…
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  • Pew, Pew, Pew! NASA Space Lasers to Map Earth's Forests in 3D
    A new laser instrument developed for the International Space Station is expected to generate incredible 3D maps of Earth's forests. The instrument called Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) uses lidar, a special kind of laser technology,…
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  • Have Spacecraft, Will Travel? (Op-Ed)
    Christopher Phillips is a professional science communicator, astronomer, author and educator based in the Hawaiian Islands. This is not a new idea —  the concept of space habitats has proven very popular with science fiction authors and academics…
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  • World's First Zero-Gravity 3D Printer Installed on Space Station
    It may not be a "Star Trek" replicator, but the first zero-gravity 3D printer is set up and ready for action on the International Space Station. Station commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore of NASA installed the space 3D printer inside the orbiting lab'…
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 14, 11:20am -
  • China researchers plan Mars mission 'around 2020'
    Chinese scientists are planning to launch a Mars rover "around 2020", state media reported on Tuesday, as the country pours billions into its space programme and works to catch up with the US and Europe.
    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 14, 7:14am -
  • Adventures of European comet lander may not be over
    By Irene Klotz (Reuters) - Gas jets from inside a comet hosting Europe's Philae lander may launch the hibernating probe out of its ditch and back into sunlight for a battery recharge, a former mission manager said on Monday. The European Space Agenc…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 11:18pm -
  • Big Bang's Echo May Reveal Skeleton of the Universe
    Scientists may soon get a look at the universe's skeleton by taking a close look at light left over from the Big Bang, which can be used to reveal the presence of matter like stars, galaxies, black holes and even larger structures in the otherwise e…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:40pm -
  • Why We Love Hubble: Astronauts Discuss Iconic Space Telescope
    Over the last quarter-century, the Hubble Space Telescope's breathtaking images of galaxies, gas clouds and nebulas have captured the public's collective imagination, and vastly increased scientists' understanding of the universe. In April 2015, the…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:40pm -
  • Historic Comet Landing Lands on British Postmark
    The first space probe to land on a comet has earned a stamp of approval in the United Kingdom. Since Friday (Nov. 14), letters delivered by the Royal Mail in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland have been stamped with a special ink postmar…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:40pm -
  • Savvy media use turned comet mission into space saga
    When Rosetta was launched more than a decade ago, it was a dry-as-dust science story -- an unmanned spacecraft and its research payload were being launched to investigate a comet.
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 8:20pm -
  • Philae Comet Lander's Big Bounce Captured in Amazing Photos
    The Philae lander's big bounce off a comet last week was captured by its orbiting mothership in a series of stunning photos. Philae separated from the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft last Wednesday (Nov. 12) and spiraled down to the…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 7:54pm -
  • Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight: Watch It Live
    The annual Leonid meteor shower peaks tonight and you can watch it live online. The Leonid meteor shower has dazzled skywatchers in the past, but even if your view is hampered by bad weather or light pollution, you can still catch the show online vi…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 5:59pm -
  • Indonesia hikes fuel prices, saving government 5 billion pounds next year
    By Michael Taylor and Kanupriya Kapoor JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's new president raised subsidised fuel prices by more than 30 percent on Monday, a move that is expected to save the government of Southeast Asia's biggest economy more than $8 bil…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 5:26pm -
  • Airbus wins contract for U.S. space capsule Orion
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Airbus Group will develop and build a service module for the future American human space capsule, Orion, marking the first time a European firm will provide system-critical elements for a U.S. space project, it said on Monday. Eur…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 3:07pm -
  • Innovative 'Starshade' Tech Could Illuminate Rocky Alien Planets
    A starshade, also dubbed an external occulter, is a precisely shaped screen that flies in far-away formation with a space telescope. "What we're trying to do here is look at a lighthouse from a mile away and spot a firefly that's just a half inch aw…
    - 3 days ago 17 Nov 14, 12:43pm -
  • Comet scientists take break after 4 straight days
    BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency says that its scientists are taking a bit of a break after working for four days around the clock since the pioneering lander Philae touched down on a comet.
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 14, 5:23pm -
  • Alien Life Could Thrive on 'Supercritical' CO2 Instead of Water
    Alien life might flourish on an exotic kind of carbon dioxide, researchers say. This "supercritical" carbon dioxide, which has features of both liquids and gases, could be key to extraterrestrial organisms much as water is to biology on Earth. Most…
    - 4 days ago 16 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • Comet lander shuts down as batteries die after sending data
    By Irene Klotz (Reuters) - A pioneering robotic spacecraft shut down on Saturday after radioing results of its first and probably last batch of scientific experiments from the surface of a comet, scientists said. Batteries aboard the European Space…
    - 5 days ago 16 Nov 14, 6:08am -
  • Space agency: Now-silent lander does main tasks
    BERLIN (AP) — The pioneering lander Philae completed its primary mission of exploring the comet's surface and returned plenty of data before depleted batteries forced it to go silent, the European Space Agency said Saturday.
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 14, 7:15pm -
  • Jupiter and the Moon Share Weekend Rendezvous
    Your clenched fist held out at arm's length covers about 10 degrees of the night sky, so the moon and Jupiter will be separated by roughly one fist. Meanwhile, Jupiter is 483 million miles (776 million km) away — over 1,900 times farther out in sp…
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 14, 4:18pm -
  • Leonid Meteor Shower Peaks Monday: How to See It
    This year, the Leonid meteor shower should treat skywatchers to beween 10 and 15 meteors per hour, NASA meteor expert Bill Cook, head of the Meteoroid Environment Office at the agency's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, told Space…
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 14, 4:17pm -
  • Comet lander shuts down as batteries go flat after sending data
    By Irene Klotz (Reuters) - A pioneering robotic spacecraft shut down on Saturday after radioing results of its first and probably last batch of scientific experiments from the surface of a comet, scientists said. Batteries aboard the European Space…
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 14, 3:24pm -
  • 'Theory of Everything' Film Reveals Stephen Hawking's Personal Life
    Famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking changed cosmology with his ground-breaking work on black holes and the origin of space and time, but his personal life has stayed mostly out of the limelight. The new movie "The Theory of Everything" is based on t…
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 14, 3:17pm -
  • Philae Comet Lander Falls Silent as Batteries Run Out
    The European Space Agency's Philae lander completed its last transmission Friday (Nov. 14) at 7:36 p.m. EST (0036 GMT) before settling into a hibernation state as its batteries ran out. "It has been a huge success, the whole team is delighted," Phil…
    - 5 days ago 15 Nov 14, 3:17pm -
  • Defying odds, comet lander phones home
    By Victoria Bryan BERLIN (Reuters) - The mission of the first robotic probe to land on a comet reached a high point on Friday when the spacecraft radioed back to Earth that it had successfully drilled into the comet's body. Scientists with the Europ…
    - 6 days ago 14 Nov 14, 11:54pm -

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  • newVIDEO: Cosby's 'no comment' on assault claims
    US comedian Bill Cosby has once again refused to comment when asked about sexual assault allegations that have been made against him.
    - 8 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 11:38am -
  • newDetective Luther to make comeback
    Detective drama Luther is making a comeback for two episodes, as part of a raft of new drama commissions on the BBC.
    - 8 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 11:32am -
  • newAUDIO: David Hockney: 'Bohemia has gone'
    Artist David Hockney, 77, has told BBC Radio 4's Today programme that he is working harder than ever from his home in Los Angeles.
    - 8 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 11:13am -
  • newGreengrass to direct Orwell's 1984
    British director Paul Greengrass, best known for action sequel The Bourne Ultimatum, is to bring George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four to the big screen.
    - 8 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 10:53am -
  • newTaylor Swift scores US chart first
    Taylor Swift becomes the first female singer to succeed herself at the top of the US Billboard Hot 100 song chart.
    - 9 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 10:32am -
  • newVIDEO: Jagger on Brown and losing L'Wren
    Sir Mick Jagger has told the BBC about his new biopic on music legend James Brown, and how going on tour helped the Rolling Stones singer get over the loss of his partner L'Wren Scott.
    - 9 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 10:21am -
  • newCraig quits jungle after brother's death
    I'm A Celebrity's Craig Charles quits the jungle after being told of his brother's death.
    - 10 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 9:25am -
  • newJoel's songwriting career honoured
    Musician Billy Joel receives the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at a gala in Washington DC, honouring his life's work in songwriting.
    - 10 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 9:23am -
  • newHockney 'working harder than ever'
    Artist David Hockney says that he "works all the time" and is "still discovering things" at the age of 77.
    - 12 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 7:03am -
  • newMotown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies
    Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown performer who scored his biggest hit with 1966's What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, dies in Las Vegas at the age of 78.
    - 13 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 6:08am -
  • newVIDEO: West Africa's own Ebola anthem
    West Africa's most famous musicians have joined forces in a hit song responding to the Ebola crisis.
    - 17 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 2:05am -
  • newVIDEO: The man who coined the term genocide
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  • Bono bike accident details revealed
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    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 6:12pm -
  • VIDEO: Carry on at college for Dr Babs
    The much-loved British actress Barbara Windsor will be awarded an honorary doctorate on 20 November by the University of East London.
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  • Cinemas 'should vary ticket prices'
    Cinemas should offer a greater range of ticket prices, according to one of the leading figures in the UK film industry.
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 2:41pm -
  • Jobs saved at Rome's opera house
    Rome's troubled Opera house announces nearly 200 jobs have been saved after it signed a deal with trade unions.
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 2:09pm -
  • BBC host apologises for rape remarks
    A BBC local radio presenter apologises after suggesting live on air that some women were "partially responsible" for being raped.
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 1:50pm -
  • O'Grady agrees hacking settlement
    Television personality Paul O'Grady settles a phone hacking claim against the publishers of News of the World, London's High Court hears.
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 12:39pm -
  • Emma Thompson to receive film honour
    Emma Thompson is to be honoured at the British Independent Film Awards next month for her outstanding contribution to British film by an actor.
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 12:26pm -
  • Cilla Black to receive Legends award
    Singer and TV personality Cilla Black is to receive the inaugural Royal Television Society's Legends Award.
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 11:10am -
  • Swift denies Google music deal
    Taylor Swift denies claims of talks with Google about making her music available on the company's new YouTube Music Key streaming service.
    - 1 day ago 19 Nov 14, 8:52am -
  • Brian Cox creates pioneering 3D show
    TV physicist Brian Cox and the visual effects team behind Gravity are to create a new 3D live show using a cutting-edge augmented reality system.
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 7:03am -
  • Bob Marley cannabis brand launched
    The family of the late Jamaican reggae artist Bob Marley launch what they describe as the world's first global cannabis brand.
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 3:36am -
  • James Brown biopic sings true
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  • Animators face 4K film 'challenge'
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  • VIDEO: The writing class nurturing tomorrow's 'literary greats'
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  • Jolie's 'ay up me duck' greeting
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  • Brain surgery book up for Costa prize
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    - 2 days ago 18 Nov 14, 7:36pm -
  • Band Aid 30 sells 200,000 copies
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  • TV On The Radio: Back and tuned in
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Sports

  • newState asks work be halted on Olympic golf course
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    - 34 mins ago 20 Nov 14, 6:40pm -
  • newFIFA to review World Cup corruption report
    ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will further review the 2018 and 2022 World Cup corruption investigation, putting the status of hosts Russia and Qatar back in question.
    - 39 mins ago 20 Nov 14, 6:35pm -
  • new‘There’ll be a lot of traffic’: Schmidt outlines the challenges facing Henshaw at 13
    The new 13 faces a real test at the Aviva on Saturday.
    - 41 mins ago 20 Nov 14, 6:33pm -
  • newIniesta back in training before Sevilla clash
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona's Spain midfielder Andres Iniesta was back in training on Thursday as he continues his recovery from a calf strain. Iniesta sustained the injury in last month's 3-1 defeat at Real Madrid in the La Liga 'Clasico' and a…
    - 58 mins ago 20 Nov 14, 6:16pm -
  • newCaptain Creevy returns as Pumas make four changes versus France
    PARIS (Reuters) - Captain Agustin Creevy's return from injury is one of four changes Argentina have made for the final test of their tour against France in Paris on Saturday. Hooker Creevy, injured early in the 41-31 defeat by Scotland two weeks ago…
    - 59 mins ago 20 Nov 14, 6:15pm -
  • newRugby-Captain Creevy returns as Pumas make four changes v France
    PARIS, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Captain Agustin Creevy's return from injury is one of four changes Argentina have made for the final test of their tour against France in Paris on Saturday. Hooker Creevy, injured early in the 41-31 defeat by Scotland two we…
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 14, 5:54pm -
  • newBlind Injury Not As Bad As Feared
    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says Daley Blind's knee injury is not as bad as first feared.
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 14, 5:50pm -
  • newRuling expected Friday on New Jersey sports bets
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey could drop its ban on betting on sports entirely, but it cannot legally set conditions as it ends the prohibition, a lawyer for the NCAA and four major sports leagues told a federal judge Thursday.
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 14, 5:49pm -
  • newNBA trailblazer Collins says he wants to be remembered as good teammate
    By Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Jason Collins said Thursday he would rather be remembered as a good teammate than as the first openly gay player in the four major American sports. Collins, an aggressive, seven-foot center who played…
    - 1 hour ago 20 Nov 14, 5:48pm -
  • newNike nixes tribute shoe plan after Iverson protest
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nike is pulling back on plans for a shoe that sneakily honors Allen Iverson after the former NBA superstar questioned whether the company could use his old number and team colors while he's endorsed by rival Reebok.
    - 2 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 5:39pm -
  • newFormer UNLV coach Tarkanian hospitalized in Vegas
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Naismith Hall of Fame basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian is hospitalized in Las Vegas, where his son says he's being treated for pneumonia.
    - 2 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 5:38pm -
  • newStevens gets his F1 chance with Caterham
    By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI (Reuters) - The last race of the 2014 Formula One season will be a first for Will Stevens but the Briton showed no qualms about being thrown in at the deep, and slow, end with stricken Caterham on Thursday. The 23-year-old'…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 5:37pm -
  • newEbola-ravaged Guinea overcome odds to reach Nations Cup
    By Mark Gleeson JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Ebola-ravaged Guinea overcame considerable odds to book an African Nations Cup finals place, but must still deal with logistical difficulties and prejudice as they look ahead to the tournament in January. Guin…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 5:35pm -
  • newSoccer-Ebola-ravaged Guinea overcome odds to reach Nations Cup
    By Mark Gleeson JOHANNESBURG, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Ebola-ravaged Guinea overcame considerable odds to book an African Nations Cup finals place, but must still deal with logistical difficulties and prejudice as they look ahead to the tournament in Janua…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 5:27pm -
  • newArsenal's Giroud ready to return against United - Wenger
    LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal's France striker Olivier Giroud could return for their Premier League clash with Manchester United on Saturday after recovering from a broken leg nearly a month ahead of schedule. Giroud, 28, broke his left tibia in the cl…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 5:05pm -
  • newSoccer-Arsenal's Giroud ready to return against United - Wenger
    LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Arsenal's France striker Olivier Giroud could return for their Premier League clash with Manchester United on Saturday after recovering from a broken leg nearly a month ahead of schedule. Giroud, 28, broke his left tibia in…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 4:47pm -
  • newUnited midfielder Blind could be out for six months
    LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind could be sidelined for up to six months with a knee injury suffered on international duty with the Netherlands. "Blind is not ready, he has a brace on his knee. He needs 10 days' rest. Then…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 4:39pm -
  • newSoccer-United midfielder Blind could be out for six months
    LONDON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Manchester United midfielder Daley Blind could be sidelined for up to six months with a knee injury suffered on international duty with the Netherlands. "Blind is not ready, he has a brace on his knee. He needs 10 days' res…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 4:36pm -
  • newBrandao's six-month ban confirmed after appeal fails
    PARIS (Reuters) - Bastia striker Brandao's six-month ban for his post-match headbutt on Paris St Germain's Thiago Motta was confirmed on Thursday after the French federation rejected the Brazilian's appeal, the Ligue 1 club said. "The Appeal Commissi…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 4:29pm -
  • newRaikkonen sees fun times ahead with Vettel
    By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Kimi Raikkonen saw fun times ahead after Ferrari ended months of waiting and confirmed that Sebastian Vettel would replace Fernando Alonso at the Formula One team next season. Where Alonso and Raikkonen were seen…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 4:27pm -
  • newSoccer-Brandao's six-month ban confirmed after appeal fails
    PARIS, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Bastia striker Brandao's six-month ban for his post-match headbutt on Paris St Germain's Thiago Motta was confirmed on Thursday after the French federation rejected the Brazilian's appeal, the Ligue 1 club said. "The Appeal…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 4:24pm -
  • newCuomo: 'Impractical' for Bills to play Jets Sunday
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that it would be "impractical" at this time for the Buffalo Bills to host the New York Jets on Sunday because of a lake-effect snowstorm that continues to hit the region.
    - 3 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 4:19pm -
  • newDortmund's Reus fit to face Paderborn, Hummels doubtful
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus could make his Bundesliga return against Paderborn on Saturday after suffering an ankle injury earlier this month, coach Juergen Klopp said on Thursday. "For Marco it is looking problem-free," K…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 3:51pm -
  • newSoccer-Dortmund's Reus fit to face Paderborn, Hummels doubtful
    BERLIN, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund winger Marco Reus could make his Bundesliga return against Paderborn on Saturday after suffering an ankle injury earlier this month, coach Juergen Klopp said on Thursday. "For Marco it is looking problem-f…
    - 3 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 3:45pm -
  • newPressure? No pressure, says Hamilton
    By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton played down the pressure of his Formula One title showdown with Nico Rosberg on Thursday by saying he had years of experience in dealing with it. "I come into the race weekend to try to win... so…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 3:41pm -
  • newWelcome to Rousseff country
    With state aid, cheap homes and doctors, it's easy to see why places like Bonito De Minas back the Brazilian president.
    - 4 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 3:26pm -
  • newBulgaria sack Penev after dismal qualifying run
    SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria have sacked coach Luboslav Penev after a poor start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign, the Balkan country's football union (BFU) announced on Thursday. "We terminated Penev's contract," BFU president Borislav Mihaylov…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 3:23pm -
  • newRoger Federer to face Monfils in Davis Cup final
    LILLE, France (AP) — Saying he has recovered from a back injury, Roger Federer has the chance to finally win one of the only notable titles missing from his collection.
    - 4 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 3:18pm -
  • newSpeight to make Australia debut against Ireland
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Fiji-born winger Henry Speight will make his debut for Australia against Ireland on Saturday after being named in the starting lineup for the third test of the Wallabies' tour of Europe. The tackle-busting winger qualified for Aus…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 3:16pm -
  • newBayern pay off stadium, to post 500 million euros turnover
    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayern Munich have paid off the cost of building the Allianz Arena and are set to top 500 million euros (400 million pounds) in turnover for 2013/14, club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Thursday. He told the…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 3:12pm -
  • newAlonso expressed doubts to Ferrari last year
    By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Fernando Alonso revealed on Thursday that he had doubts about staying at Ferrari even last year and had told former chairman Luca Di Montezemolo months ago that he knew he wanted out. "It was not a special moment…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 2:58pm -
  • newSoccer-Bayern pay off stadium, to post 500 mln euros turnover
    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich have paid off the cost of building the Allianz Arena and are set to top 500 million euros ($628.10 million) in turnover for 2013/14, club CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Thursday. He told…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 2:57pm -
  • newIreland bring back big guns for Wallabies test
    DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland coach Joe Schmidt made two changes from the side that beat South Africa for Saturday's test against Australia as the Six Nations champions eye their first November series sweep in eight years. Ireland followed up their sup…
    - 4 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 2:55pm -
  • newWar on ISIL leaves Iraqi town deserted
    All that is left after battles for control of Rabia are empty shells of bullet-ridden buildings and demolished houses.
    - 4 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 2:46pm -
  • newPrayuth for good fortune in Thailand
    Thailand's prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha consults fortune-tellers. But for most Thais the future remains unclear.
    - 5 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 2:38pm -

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