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Living Well

  • newSanofi touts new drugs but diabetes outlook disappoints
    By Natalie Huet PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi , which sacked its chief executive three weeks ago, gave a weak sales outlook for its diabetes drugs on Thursday, overshadowing plans to reap more than 30 billion euros (23.97 billion pounds) from new medicin…
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  • 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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  • U.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…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 3:09pm -
  • Without 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…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 6:28am -
  • Early 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…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 8:20pm -
  • 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…
    - 4 days ago 17 Nov 14, 5:01pm -
  • 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

  • newVIDEO: 'Extremist risk at Muslim schools'
    Ofsted's chief inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has warned that pupils at six private Muslim schools in London may be "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation".
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  • new'Extremist risk' at Muslim schools
    Pupils at six east London schools are "vulnerable to extremist influences and radicalisation", Ofsted's Sir Michael Wilshaw says after snap inspections.
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  • newEmbrace the arts, engineers told
    Engineering needs to emphasise its creative side to encourage more young people to take it up as a career, says a leading member of the profession.
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  • newVIDEO: Learning maths the Chinese way
    Around 60 Chinese maths teachers come to Britain, to try to pass on some of the techniques which have helped Chinese pupils come top of global league tables.
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  • newAUDIO: School fails inspection on Islamic society
    A Church of England school previously graded outstanding is expected to be put into special measures over concerns about a sixth-form Islamic society.
    - 4 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:45am -

BBC Earth Videos

Life and Death with David Attenborough - Life Story - BBC
Life and Death with David Attenborough - Life Story - BBCWatch the full episode now on Google Play: http://goo.gl/GZlMA5 Sir David Attenborough comments on the extraordinary events some baby animals need to go through in order to survive. Su…
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Buffalo Bull is Safely Tranquilised - Vet Safari - BBC
Buffalo Bull is Safely Tranquilised - Vet Safari - BBCShaun has managed to dart a humongous buffalo bull in order to relocate him to another park of the park. But first they need to get the big boy onto a truck. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http:…
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Scary Man-eating Lions - Ultimate Killers - BBC
Scary Man-eating Lions - Ultimate Killers - BBCSteve faces off with a known maneating lion. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBCEarth BBC Earth YouTube Channel: ...From:BBC EarthViews:9275…
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Kicked in the Neck Whilst Tranquilising Blessbok - Vet Safari - BBC
Kicked in the Neck Whilst Tranquilising Blessbok - Vet Safari - BBCThe team are aiming to relocate the males in a herd of blessbok, but with all the animals having gone into the holding pen, it becomes a rush to separate the...From:BBC…
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Astrology.com Daily Horoscope

  • Libra 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,…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Aquarius 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Taurus 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,…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Sagittarius 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Gemini 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Aries 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'…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Cancer 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Scorpio 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Leo 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Capricorn 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Virgo 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Pisces 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…
    - 2 days 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…
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:29pm -
  • Slovakia's AeroMobil Introduces the Flying Car - Inforocked
    Slovakia's AeroMobil Introduces the Flying CarInforockedOver a century after the Wright brothers completed their first successful flight and Henry Ford introduced the world's first mass market automobile, the two technologies have come together…
    - 6 days ago 15 Nov 14, 9:46pm -
  • 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…
    - 12 days ago 9 Nov 14, 5:06pm -
  • 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…
    - 15 days ago 6 Nov 14, 6:28pm -
  • 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…
    - 17 days ago 4 Nov 14, 3:02pm -

Music

  • newTaylor Swift makes US chart history
    Taylor Swift has made US chart history after becoming the first female singer to succeed herself at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
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  • newStars join Unicef's Imagine project
    Idris Elba, Katy Perry, Craig David, Hugh Jackman and Suki Waterhouse are among the stars who have joined Unicef’s Imagine campaign.
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  • newU.S. politics takes centre stage at Latin Grammys
    By Mike Blake LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Enrique Iglesias and Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler were the big winners at the annual Latin Grammys on Thursday in a ceremony where U.S. immigration politics played a prominent role. Iglesias won three Latin Gram…
    - 10 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 5:41am -
  • Motown 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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  • Motown 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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  • Billboard 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:43am -
  • Apple 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…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 8:12pm -
  • Artists 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…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 7:56pm -
  • 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.
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 12:54pm -
  • 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.
    - 3 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.
    - 4 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.
    - 4 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.
    - 4 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.
    - 4 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-…
    - 5 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.
    - 6 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, "…
    - 6 days ago 15 Nov 14, 12:53pm -
  • 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.
    - 8 days ago 13 Nov 14, 4:41pm -
  • 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.
    - 8 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…
    - 8 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.
    - 9 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.
    - 9 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.
    - 9 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 9 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.
    - 9 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.
    - 9 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.
    - 9 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.
    - 9 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…
    - 10 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.
    - 10 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…
    - 10 days ago 11 Nov 14, 6:43pm -
  • Review: Foo Fighters latest is a worthwhile trip
    Foo Fighters, "Sonic Highways" (Roswell/RCA Records)
    - 11 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)
    - 11 days ago 10 Nov 14, 5:08pm -
  • Music Review: Garth Brooks returns after 13 years
    Garth Brooks, "Man Against Machine" (RCA Nashville)
    - 11 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.
    - 11 days ago 10 Nov 14, 7:38am -

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Culture

  • newSwiss museum urged to accept Gurlitt collection
    BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum is being urged to accept a German collector's huge art trove by the descendants of a Paris art dealer who've been determined the rightful owners of one of the pieces.
    - 3 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 12:26pm -
  • newHitler's art: Painting by future Fuehrer for sale
    BERLIN (AP) — A 100-year-old watercolor of Munich's old city hall is expected to fetch at least 50,000 euros ($60,000) at auction this weekend, not so much for its artistic value as for the signature in the bottom left corner: A. Hitler.
    - 6 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 9:14am -
  • newMet Opera ends season with $22 million deficit
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera says it has ended its 2014 fiscal year with a $22 million shortfall in its budget.
    - 12 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 3:16am -
  • 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.
    - 20 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 7:45pm -
  • newModern, surrealist art auction aims to fetch $100M
    LONDON (AP) — Two dozen modern and surrealist art works amassed by a private collector, including important paintings by Joan Miro and Rene Magritte, are expected to fetch at least 64 million pounds ($100 million) when they go on auction in London…
    - 20 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 7:10pm -
  • 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…
    - 21 hours 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…
    - 21 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 5:59pm -
  • 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.
    - 23 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…
    - 23 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 4:26pm -
  • Minecraft 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…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 2:41pm -
  • '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…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 11:04am -
  • Teen 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.
    - 2 days 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."
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 2:09pm -
  • German auction house says putting Hitler watercolour on market
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  • Departing Smithsonian head says museums more vital
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  • Soap opera actor charged with DUI after Ohio crash
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  • NYC show focuses on portraits of Madame Cezanne
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  • Pink Floyd top British album charts for first time since 1995
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  • newMore IT glitches for RBS customers
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  • newHoly trademark! Batman v Valencia
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  • newChina rate cut lifts mining shares
    News of an interest rate cut in China sends shares in mining companies higher, boosting the FTSE 100.
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  • newChina cuts rates to revive growth
    The People's Bank of China is cutting its one year deposit rate by 0.25% to try to revive the flagging economy
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  • newPublic borrowing at £7.7bn in October
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  • newIran urged to agree nuclear deal
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  • newVIDEO: Games tech boost for movie planning
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  • newUganda uproar over toddler's death
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  • newPM 'determined' to win back Rochester
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  • newTan says Wigan's Whelan is a racist
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  • new'Extremist risk' at Muslim schools
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  • newMiliband: Flags tweet disrespectful
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  • newWork dries up for Salmond lookalike
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  • newHow a single tweet led to resignation
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  • newAre all bets off after fresh UKIP win?
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  • newPFA hopes Evans gets new club offer
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  • newNew pro-independence paper to launch
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  • newEx-boxer jailed over one punch death
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  • newVIDEO: Thornberry: 'I got it wrong over tweet'
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  • newFarage predicts more UKIP victories
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  • newVIDEO: India's online shopping revolution
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  • newObama enforces immigration overhaul
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  • newDeadly stadium stampede in Zimbabwe
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  • newPolice make computer hijack arrests
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  • newTreasury revises debt recovery plans
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  • newAirbus in £100m investment pledge
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  • newEmbrace the arts, engineers told
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  • newA blacker fiscal hole?
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  • newAUDIO: School fails inspection on Islamic society
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  • newBiden in Ukraine as tensions rise
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  • newVIDEO: YouTube studios for internet stars
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  • newLadybird drops 'boys and girls' books
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  • newAUDIO: Mark Thomas on 'police snooping'
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  • newIsrael 'foils plot to kill minister'
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  • newThai martial law to be 'indefinite'
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  • newAndy Coulson freed from prison
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  • newDelta swaps Boeings for Airbus jets
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  • newO'Keeffe work sets female art record
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    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has launched a review to speed the path to market for new drugs and medical devices in an attempt to improve patient care and make the country a more attractive place for investment in life sciences. British…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 12:29pm -
  • RBS vows no repeat of system meltdown after 56 million pound fine
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    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 12:04pm -
  • Hon 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…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 10:48am -
  • Jack Ma says Alibaba will set up international version of Taobao marketplace
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    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37am -
  • Banking culture breeds dishonesty, scientific study finds
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  • Billboard ranking to include streams, track sales
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  • Brazil carbon emissions rise for first time in decade
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    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 6:54pm -
  • Royal Bank of Scotland set to be fined by regulator for 2012 system crash
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  • Hackers to probe cyber crime defences at British banks
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  • California cities consider gas-pump warning labels
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    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 10:37pm -
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    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.
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  • 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…
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  • 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,…
    - 4 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.
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  • 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…
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  • 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.
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Technology

  • newGift Guide: 3 ways to watch streaming video on TV
    NEW YORK (AP) — Even casual viewers of online video will appreciate the ability to watch it on a big-screen TV.
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  • newNext Year, One Billion Works Will Be Free to Use Online
    Sometime in 2015, the number of works licensed under Creative Commons agreements will surpass the 1-billion mark, the organization which stewards the licenses announced Thursday.The prediction came in a “State of the Commons” report, the first i…
    - 16 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 11:52pm -
  • 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…
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  • newTelecom Italia boss to push for Oi tie-up - sources
    By Sophie Sassard and Danilo Masoni LONDON/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Telecom Italia Chief Executive Marco Patuano is expected to propose at a Friday board meeting that the best option for the company's Brazilian mobile business is to pursue an acquisiti…
    - 19 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 8:48pm -
  • newGift Guide: Help your selfie with some add-on gear
    Not all selfies are created equal. Some are blurry, are poorly framed or miss the action entirely because you might be scrubbing your thumb fishing for a virtual shutter button as the moment passes you ...
    - 20 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 7:47pm -
  • 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…
    - 21 hours 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…
    - 21 hours 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…
    - 21 hours 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…
    - 22 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…
    - 23 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
    - 23 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 4:21pm -
  • Minecraft 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…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 2:41pm -
  • China 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…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 12:34pm -
  • Tate Minecraft 3D painting scheme targets young
    Fans of online game Minecraft are to be able to enter three-dimensional versions of some of the artworks at Tate Britain.
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 12:19pm -
  • Jack 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…
    - 1 day ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37am -
  • Taiwan 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…
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  • Billboard ranking to include streams, track sales
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billboard's chart is getting a makeover.
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:44am -
  • EBay 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:30am -
  • Utah 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 ...
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 1:50am -
  • The 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.
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:37pm -
  • Google 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…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 10:19pm -
  • U.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…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 8:27pm -
  • Apple 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…
    - 2 days 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…
    - 2 days 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…
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  • newIslamic State targeted in 30 air strikes by U.S., allies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies have staged 30 air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq since Wednesday, the U.S. Central Command said on Friday. The 23 strikes in Iraq included six near Baiji that hit Islamic S…
    - 22 mins ago 21 Nov 14, 3:07pm -
  • newU.S. House will fight Obama's immigration action: Boehner
    By Amanda Becker (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner said on Friday that President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration has sabotaged chances for bipartisan legislation. Boehner said House Republicans intend to fight the president'…
    - 29 mins ago 21 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • newGiraffes on a plane? Most Wanted list released
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Have you seen a man who loaded live giraffes into a Tanzanian military plane for delivery to Qatar? If so Interpol would like to speak with you.
    - 32 mins ago 21 Nov 14, 2:57pm -
  • newWhite House: Immigration steps would boost wages
    President Barack Obama's moves on immigration would expand the labor force and increase worker productivity, according to a White House report Friday that estimates average wages would rise over a 10-year ...
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  • newUS stocks at new records after China rate cut
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on November 18, 2014
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  • newBahrain opposition urges end to power 'monopoly'
    Bahrain's Shiite opposition warned Friday ahead of elections that failure by the kingdom's Sunni rulers to loosen their grip on power could trigger a surge in violence.
    - 38 mins ago 21 Nov 14, 2:51pm -
  • newBiden urges Russia to uphold east Ukraine truce
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden criticized Russia on Friday for its role in eastern Ukraine, urging Moscow to uphold a cease-fire in the war-torn region as he visited Kiev on the anniversary of the country's anti-government prot…
    - 40 mins ago 21 Nov 14, 2:49pm -
  • newBird flu found on three more Dutch farms
    Dutch officials have detected bird flu on three more farms, but cannot yet say if the strains are a highly contagious variety discovered earlier this week, officials said Friday.
    - 42 mins ago 21 Nov 14, 2:47pm -
  • newEleven die in Zimbabwe church stampede
    At least 11 people died and many were injured in a stampede at a stadium in Zimbabwe as thousands attending a church service tried to leave through the only open exit, police said Friday.
    - 50 mins ago 21 Nov 14, 2:39pm -
  • newSri Lankan minister quits, to challenge Rajapaksa for presidency
    COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lankan Health Minister Mithripala Sirisena resigned on Friday and said he would run as an opposition candidate against President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a snap election in January. The challenge from within his own ranks will be…
    - 51 mins ago 21 Nov 14, 2:38pm -
  • newBoehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration
    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama is "damaging the presidency itself" with his unilateral action on immigration and says the House will not stand idle and let it happen.
    - 58 mins ago 21 Nov 14, 2:31pm -
  • newImage of Asia: Indonesian leader's personal trip
    In this photo by Wong Maye-E, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly known as "Jokowi," and his wife Iriana congratulate their son Kaesang Pangarep, who received an international baccalaureate diploma at the Anglo Chinese School (International)…
    - 58 mins ago 21 Nov 14, 2:31pm -
  • newWoman with handgun arrested at White House: Secret Service
    A 23-year-old woman armed with a handgun was arrested outside the White House late Thursday, US Secret Service officials said.
    - 59 mins ago 21 Nov 14, 2:30pm -
  • newToyota recalls nearly 423K Lexuses for fuel leaks
    Toyota is recalling nearly 423,000 Lexus luxury brand cars in the U.S. to fix fuel leaks that can cause fires. The recalls affect the 2006 to 2011 GS, 2007 to 2010 LS and the 2006 to 2011 IS models. Toyota ...
    - 60 mins ago 21 Nov 14, 2:29pm -
  • newGunwoman Held At White House Refuses To Speak
    A woman carrying a pistol was arrested outside the White House just after President Barack Obama had completed a primetime speech on immigration.
    - 60 mins ago 21 Nov 14, 2:29pm -
  • newPolice search Indian guru's ashram after arrest
    NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police on Friday searched the sprawling ashram of a guru who was arrested on suspicion of murder and criminal conspiracy after a deadly siege at his fortress-like compound.
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 2:28pm -
  • newMan Trapped By Snow Is Freed After Four Days
    A man who said he was trapped in his home for four days amid record snowfall in Buffalo, New York, has been rescued by the National Guard.
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 2:27pm -
  • newNarco culture surrounded slain Miss Honduras
    SANTA BARBARA, Honduras (AP) — Maria Jose Alvarado expected some difficult questions about her country at the Miss World pageant in London, so the 19-year-old beauty queen enlisted a teacher to help her prepare.
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 2:26pm -
  • newIn Mali's desert French troops hunt al Qaeda well by well
    By Joe Penney NORTH OF TIMBUKTU Mali (Reuters) - If the French army and its allies are to keep al Qaeda at bay in the desert of northern Mali they must stop them seizing the biggest prizes in the sea of white sand - the wells. So this month a column…
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 2:23pm -
  • newVenice Bans Tourists' Noisy Suitcases
    Venice has banned noisy suitcase wheels from its cobbled streets.
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 2:22pm -
  • newTurkey to open mosques 'in every university'
    Turkey's top religious body said on Friday that there are plans to build a mosque in every state university, adding to concerns over what critics say are creeping efforts to force Islamic values on the society.
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 2:22pm -
  • newRBI cautious on response to gold import surge
    By Suvashree Choudhury and Neha Dasgupta MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Reserve Bank of India, grabbling with a surge in gold imports last month, could support some restrictions for trading houses but two senior ...
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 2:21pm -
  • newMerkel: Palestinian recognition not right path
    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has underlined Germany's opposition to recognizing a Palestinian state after lawmakers elsewhere in Europe backed such a move.
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 2:20pm -
  • newNidaa Tounes takes 86 seats in final Tunisia vote count
    Tunisia's secular Nidaa Tounes party won 86 seats in last month's parliamentary election, knocking moderate Islamists Ennahda into second place with 69 seats, according to definitive official results published Friday.
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 2:18pm -
  • newU.N. nuclear agency says to discuss site access offer with Iran
    By Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear agency said on Friday it would discuss an Iranian offer for access to a region where explosives experiments may have taken place, but that it was not as straightforward as suggested by Tehran. Iran…
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 2:16pm -
  • newPowerless Eurostar Leaves Passengers Stuck
    More than 1,000 Eurostar passengers were stuck on trains for hours on Thursday night because of an overhead cable problem. The failure, at Lille in northern France, affected nearly 700 passengers on the ...
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 2:16pm -
  • newU.S. Vice President Biden denounces Putin's action in Ukraine
    KIEV (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned Russian behaviour in Ukraine as "unacceptable" and urged it to abide by a September peace deal by adhering to a ceasefire and removing military forces from the country. Addressing hi…
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 2:12pm -
  • newZambia ruling party suspends acting president Scott
    Zambia's governing Patriotic Front party on Friday suspended Guy Scott from the party, weeks after he took over as interim president of the country following the death of Michael Sata last month.
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 2:10pm -
  • newECB says banks to return 8.5 billion euros in crisis loans
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Banks will return 8.5 billion euros (7 billion pounds) in crisis loans to the European Central Bank next week after it started offering them new four-year loans at cheap rates. The ...
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 2:08pm -
  • newPistorius spends birthday behind bars
    Oscar Pistorius, serving a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend, turns 28 on Saturday -- his first birthday behind bars, and a world away from his former life as a jet-setting celebrity.
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 2:07pm -
  • newIsraeli forces clash with Hebron protesters
    Police clash with Palestinians in occupied West Bank, as Israel claims discovery of assassination plot against minister.
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 2:01pm -
  • newSEC director with big stock holdings stirs debate
    By Sarah N. Lynch WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Keith Higgins, who runs the office that reviews public companies' books at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, reported stock holdings worth between about ...
    - 1 hour ago 21 Nov 14, 2:01pm -
  • newIslamic State attacks Iraq provincial capital - officials
    By Raheem Salman and Dominic Evans BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters attacked a government complex in the heart of an Iraqi provincial capital on Friday, local officials said, in an apparently coordinated effort to seize full control of the…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:58pm -
  • newJapan PM seeks verdict on 'Abenomics' in snap election
    By Linda Sieg and Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved parliament's lower house on Friday for a snap election on Dec. 14, seeking a fresh mandate for his struggling "Abenomics" revival strategy just two years after he re…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:58pm -
  • new'Bajbouj': Old leader, new Tunisia
    Tunisia's next president will hail from the urban bourgeoisie and he'll have a modernist outlook.
    - 2 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:54pm -
  • newIsrael eases Al-Aqsa restrictions for second week
    Israel eased age restrictions for Friday prayers at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque for a second straight week, allowing tens of thousands to attend despite high tensions following a wave of violence.
    - 2 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:52pm -
  • newMerkel aide raps Russia after report on aid to Ukraine rebels
    BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman accused Moscow on Friday of actively stoking the conflict in eastern Ukraine after a senior separatist in the region was quoted as saying the rebels were receiving "a lot" of Russian mon…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:51pm -
  • newWHO confirms DR Congo Ebola-free status
    The World Health Organization confirmed Friday that the Democratic Republic of Congo was Ebola-free, as 42 days had passed since the last case in an outbreak that killed at least 49 people.
    - 2 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:49pm -
  • newIran minister cancels plan to leave nuclear talks for Tehran
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Friday canceled plans to depart from nuclear talks with six world powers in Vienna and return to Tehran for consultations with top officials in Iran four days ahead of a deadline fo…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:48pm -
  • newVoices: Japan's vote is all about political timing
    Why call an election now? Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants a snap election on Dec. 14 to focus on his economic policies. Analysts and the opposition say it's really about political timing, maximizing his chances of getting a fresh mandate bef…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:46pm -

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  • newAntarctica's Mysterious Mountains Preserved By Ice
    Earth's best-kept secret to looking young is buried under Antarctica's deep, old ice. The planet's fountain of youth is frozen water mantling Antarctica's mighty Gamburtsev Mountains, a new study reports. Instead, the Gamburtsevs are as rugged as th…
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  • newSmall Volcanic Eruptions Slow Global Warming
    Small volcanic eruptions account for part of the global warming slowdown since 2000, a new study suggests. Until now, the climate impacts of small volcanic blasts were overlooked because their planet-cooling particles cluster below the reach of sate…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:24pm -
  • newMilky Way's Monster Black Hole Ignores Its 'Snack,' and Debate Swirls
    Earlier this year, astronomers watched eagerly as a cloud of gas moved dangerously close to the colossal black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy — like a wildebeest wandering toward a lion. The destruction of the gas cloud G2 by the Milky…
    - 3 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 12:31pm -
  • newCuriosity Rover Recons Rocky Base of Mars Mountain (Photos)
    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is taking a good, long look at the first rocks it encountered at the base of a huge Martian mountain. The car-size Curiosity rover continues to investigate an outcrop at the foot of Mount Sharp that is dubbed Pahrump Hill…
    - 17 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 10:29pm -
  • newUnlocking the Secrets of an Alien World's Magnetic Field
    The strength of an alien world's magnetic field may have been deduced for the first time, by analyzing extraordinarily fast winds slamming against it from the planet's star, researchers say. This research could help gauge the strength of other exopl…
    - 20 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 7:15pm -
  • newAndromeda Galaxy Glitters in Spectacular Photo by Astrophotographer
    André van der Hoeven, a photographer based in the Netherlands, captured the image. It took van der Hoeven about 9.6 hours to complete the new photo of Andromeda, which was reprocessed since it was initially taken in September. Andromeda is located…
    - 21 hours ago 20 Nov 14, 6:13pm -
  • Philae 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.…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • Mystery Object in Space: A Rogue Black Hole or Strange Supernova?
    An object previously thought to be a supernova may actually be a black hole ejected from its home galaxy. Further observation should provide a definitive answer, but whatever the outcome, the object is unique: If it is a supernova, it's a new breed t…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • Satellite 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…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 10:02pm -
  • Mission Moon: Millions may help lunar landing
    LONDON (AP) — It's the moon mission for the masses.
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 7:19pm -
  • 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…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 4:19pm -
  • 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…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 3:54pm -
  • 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…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 3:04pm -
  • 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…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 3:03pm -
  • 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…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 12:32pm -
  • 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…
    - 2 days ago 19 Nov 14, 12:01pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:15pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:08pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:06pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 4:35pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 4:35pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 4:35pm -
  • 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,…
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 4:35pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 days ago 18 Nov 14, 2:17pm -
  • 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'…
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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…
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  • Big Bang's Echo May Reveal Skeleton of the Universe
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  • 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…
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  • Space agency: Now-silent lander does main tasks
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  • newMercedes reject Vettel's 'boring' quip
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  • newSoccer-Milosevic backs Under-21 coach Curcic for Serbia job
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  • newPakistan hold firm to draw second test
    DUBAI (Reuters) - A defiant fifth-wicket stand of 74 between Younus Khan and Asad Shafiq ensured Pakistan secured a draw in the second test against New Zealand on Friday to maintain a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Chasing 261 for victory, Paki…
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  • newComplacency not a factor for Chelsea, says Mourinho
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  • newUPDATE 4-Cricket-Pakistan hold firm to draw second test
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  • newSoccer-Complacency not a factor for Chelsea, says Mourinho
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  • newStenson Leads As McIlroy Slips In Dubai
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  • newSchweinsteiger back in Bayern squad after long injury
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  • newFA investigating Wigan owner Whelan's remarks
    LONDON (Reuters) - The English FA is looking into remarks made by Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan despite his apology for apparently insulting Jewish and Chinese people in a newspaper interview. The FA has also confirmed its inquiry into offensive…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:33pm -
  • new‘I don’t know where it came from’ – POC quashes French move rumour
    The Ireland captain laughed off speculation of a transfer to join James Coughlan and Simon Mannix at Pau.
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    Hooray, it’s back!
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  • newGrosjean handed 20-place grid penalty
    ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Lotus Formula One driver Romain Grosjean could consider himself lucky that only the points will be doubled in this weekend's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix after collecting a 20-place grid penalty on Friday. The Frenchman was handed the…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:06pm -
  • newInspired Smith leads Australia to victory over South Africa
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    - 2 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 1:01pm -
  • newSoccer-English soccer to mark 30th anniversary of Bradford disaster
    LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The 30th anniversary of the fire at Bradford City's soccer ground, which killed 56 people in May 1985 will be commemorated by the Premier League and Football League next year. Although the actual date of the disaster at Bra…
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  • newSoccer-Australian championship results and standings
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  • newMoeen Stars As England Win Tour Opener
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    - 3 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 12:45pm -
  • newSoccer-Victory takes Cruzeiro one win away from league title
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    - 3 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 12:31pm -
  • newDave Kearney and Jordi Murphy return from lengthy injury lay-off to face Treviso
    Luke Fitzgerald has been moved to inside centre for the trip to Italy.
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  • newSoccer-Jewish group criticises Whelan for saying Jews chase money
    LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - A British Jewish group on Friday criticised British soccer boss Dave Whelan for expressing what it said were bigoted and racist comments which insulted Jews. After an extraordinary interview with reporters in which he said…
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  • newSyrian children living in squalor in France
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  • newDonald's swagger returns in Dubai birdie splurge
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  • newShane Lowry just hit his first professional hole-in-one
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  • newUPDATE 1-Cricket-Australia beat South Africa by three wickets
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  • newCricket-One Day International Australia v South Africa scoreboard
    Nov 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Scoreboard at close of play in the fourth One Day International between Australia and South Africa on Friday in Melbourne, Australia South Africa Innings Q. de Kock c&b Maxwell 17 H. Amla c Cummins b Coulter-Nile 18 F. du…
    - 4 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:53am -
  • new'Woeful' Hull must make amends against Spurs, says Bruce
    By Michael Hann LONDON (Reuters) - Hull City must set the record straight against an out-of-sorts Tottenham Hotspur after producing a woeful performance in their last Premier League outing against Burnley, manager Steve Bruce said on Friday. Hull ha…
    - 4 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:48am -
  • newThe Latest Headlines From Sky Sports News
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  • newQatar should stage World Cup only if exploitation stops - Champagne
    By Brian Homewood ZURICH (Reuters) - The 2022 World Cup should be held in Qatar only if the exploitation of migrant workers stops, FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne told Reuters in an interview The Frenchman said that FIFA's capability to…
    - 4 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:42am -
  • newFA To Investigate Whelan Comments
    The Football Association has confirmed it will investigate comments made by Wigan chairman Dave Whelan.
    - 4 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:39am -
  • newSoccer-'Woeful' Hull must make amends against Spurs, says Bruce
    By Michael Hann LONDON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Hull City must set the record straight against an out-of-sorts Tottenham Hotspur after producing a woeful performance in their last Premier League outing against Burnley, manager Steve Bruce said on Friday.…
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