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Living Well

  • newAviva says will compensate customers sold wrong annuities
    LONDON (Reuters) - British insurer Aviva plc said on Saturday it would compensate around 250 annuity customers who had been short-changed because of an error in its sales process. The Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday that Aviva had discovered…
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  • Sanofi 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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  • Nearly 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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  • Report: 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.
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 8:30pm -
  • 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…
    - 2 days 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…
    - 3 days 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…
    - 3 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.
    - 4 days ago 19 Nov 14, 12:56am -
  • 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…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 11:33pm -
  • 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…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 5:25pm -
  • 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.
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 4:10pm -
  • 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.
    - 7 days ago 15 Nov 14, 9:00pm -
  • 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.
    - 8 days ago 15 Nov 14, 2:54am -
  • 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.
    - 10 days ago 12 Nov 14, 10:31pm -
  • 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.
    - 11 days ago 11 Nov 14, 11:02pm -
  • 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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Education & Learning

  • '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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  • VIDEO: '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.
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 7:29pm -
  • Chinese maths teachers help English pupils make the grade
    Chinese maths teachers brought into English primaries
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  • VIDEO: Dyson: 'Keep engineers in Britain'
    James Dyson tells the BBC it is important to keep engineers in Britain to produce hi-tech exports, as he announces a £1bn investment in research and development.
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 5:06pm -
  • Embrace 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.
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 12:00pm -

BBC Earth Videos

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:9676…
- 20 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 1:55am -
Vsauce - This Is Your Life On Earth
Vsauce - This Is Your Life On EarthClick here for YOUR life on Earth: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141016-your-life-on-earth Our planet has been around for 4.5 billion years. But how has i...From:BBC EarthViews:12004346rati…
- 23 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 10:51pm -
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…
- 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 9:07pm -

Astrology.com Daily Horoscope

  • newLibra Daily Horoscope for November 22, 2014
    It's inventory time! You may just need to go through your closets to figure out what to sell or get rid of, but it could be time for you to take a thorough accounting of everything you've got.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, D…
    - 22 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newAquarius Daily Horoscope for November 22, 2014
    You're seeking out an audience with someone new and kind of important to you -- so make sure that you're ready for whatever is to come! It's sure to go well for you in the long run.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple…
    - 22 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newTaurus Daily Horoscope for November 22, 2014
    Though you can tell that your energy is powerful, your mood may not be all that great today. If anything, you may snap at folks who want to help you, so do your best to rein in your emotions.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Da…
    - 22 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newSagittarius Daily Horoscope for November 22, 2014
    You're a bit more reclusive than usual today, and that's making life a little weird -- but not in a bad way. You've got to spend some time on your own, maybe lost in thought, and you should come to interesting conclusions.More horoscopes! Check you…
    - 22 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newGemini Daily Horoscope for November 22, 2014
    It's time for you to draw on your deep well of insight -- regular linear thought just can't cut it right now. Things are sure to make more sense once you draw on a few roundabout connections.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Da…
    - 22 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newAries Daily Horoscope for November 22, 2014
    You may find your Fountain of Youth today -- or something like it. You definitely feel a sense of renewal and should be able to find a way to recover some lost sense of purpose.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's L…
    - 22 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newCancer Daily Horoscope for November 22, 2014
    Just because you're indecisive, that doesn't mean you don't care. Sometimes -- like right now -- it just means that you see all sides of every situation. It can be overwhelming, but it's still good for you.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's…
    - 22 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newScorpio Daily Horoscope for November 22, 2014
    Your inner vision is showing you the right way to go today -- so pay careful attention and cultivate your focus. You should find that your certainty on this new issue is a good sign, so go for it!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScope…
    - 22 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newLeo Daily Horoscope for November 22, 2014
    Your family needs you today. That could mean anything from a sick parent to a kid's homework to a distant cousin moving to town, but your connections are definitely what's grounding you.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily C…
    - 22 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newCapricorn Daily Horoscope for November 22, 2014
    Your eye for detail is sharper and more acute than ever before, so make the most of it. Dive deep into that contract or spreadsheet until you've figured out every last piece of the puzzle.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
    - 22 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newVirgo Daily Horoscope for November 22, 2014
    Your emotional side is driving your thinking today -- and that's a good thing! You almost certainly need to explain yourself, but you can take your time and make it sound perfectly logical.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dail…
    - 22 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newPisces Daily Horoscope for November 22, 2014
    Work meetings are tougher to handle than usual, and you may want to try something a little simpler and more basic. If you're not working in some way, then your day is actually pretty sweet.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dail…
    - 22 hours ago 22 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…
    - 4 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:29pm -
  • Slovakia's AeroMobil Introduces the Flying Car - Inforocked
    KPRC HoustonSlovakia'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 co…
    - 7 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…
    - 13 days ago 9 Nov 14, 5:06pm -
  • 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…
    - 18 days ago 4 Nov 14, 3:02pm -
  • 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…
    - 19 days ago 3 Nov 14, 6:16pm -

Music

  • Taylor 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.
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 1:44pm -
  • Stars 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.
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 10:37am -
  • U.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…
    - 2 days 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.
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:10pm -
  • 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.
    - 3 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:37am -
  • 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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.
    - 4 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.
    - 5 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.
    - 5 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…
    - 5 days ago 17 Nov 14, 11:11pm -
  • 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.
    - 5 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.
    - 5 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.
    - 5 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-…
    - 6 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.
    - 7 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, "…
    - 7 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.
    - 9 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.
    - 9 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…
    - 10 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.
    - 10 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.
    - 10 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.
    - 10 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 10 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.
    - 10 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.
    - 10 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.
    - 10 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.
    - 10 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…
    - 11 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…
    - 11 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.
    - 11 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…
    - 11 days ago 11 Nov 14, 6:43pm -
  • Review: Foo Fighters latest is a worthwhile trip
    Foo Fighters, "Sonic Highways" (Roswell/RCA Records)
    - 12 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)
    - 12 days ago 10 Nov 14, 5:08pm -
  • Music Review: Garth Brooks returns after 13 years
    Garth Brooks, "Man Against Machine" (RCA Nashville)
    - 12 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.
    - 13 days ago 10 Nov 14, 7:38am -

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Culture

  • newAdams, Sellars bring 'Passion' into present in opera's first full staging
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - American composer John Adams likes nothing better than to see well-known stories in a new light, and his version of the Passion of Christ is told through the eyes of the women who were with Jesus in his final hours…
    - 5 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 5:43pm -
  • newJohn Stamos lights up Elvis Presley's Graceland
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Sporting Elvis Presley-like sideburns, actor John Stamos helped flip the switch Friday on the colorful display of holiday lights adorning Graceland, Presley's home-turned-museum in Memphis.
    - 20 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 2:27am -
  • newMexicans turning to humor in mansion scandal
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Brad Pitt and George Clooney are intercepted by Mexico's border patrol. Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, is ready to audition for a soap opera.
    - 23 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:08pm -
  • newBilly Joel to set Madison Square Garden record
    NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel will set a record for the most performances by any artist at Madison Square Garden with his upcoming 65th show scheduled for this summer.
    - 23 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:07pm -
  • Presentan ópera en español en Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — El mundo hispano de la ópera está de manteles largos. El sábado, una obra del fallecido compositor mexicano Daniel Catán se presentará por segunda vez en Los Angeles, con cinco estrellas iberoamericanas cantando en su idiom…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 9:06pm -
  • Why Is the Smithsonian Standing Behind Bill Cosby?
    Bill Cosby did not want to talk about rape with the Associated Press. That much he made clear in an interview with AP arts reporter Brett Zongker, who interviewed Cosby and his wife, Camille, upon the opening of an exhibit of their collection of Afr…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 4:29pm -
  • German art collector's cousin claims inheritance
    BERLIN (AP) — A cousin of the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt is laying claim to his priceless art trove, raising the possibility of a legal battle as a Swiss museum that Gurlitt named as his heir prepares to announce whether it will accept…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 3:14pm -
  • Hitler'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.
    - 2 days ago 21 Nov 14, 9:14am -
  • Met 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.
    - 2 days ago 21 Nov 14, 3:16am -
  • Swiss 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.
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:45pm -
  • Modern, 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:10pm -
  • Director 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:45pm -
  • Cosby: 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 5:59pm -
  • O'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.
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:31pm -
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  • NYC show focuses on portraits of Madame Cezanne
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  • Public borrowing at £7.7bn in October
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  • VIDEO: Commercialising farming in Ethiopia
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  • Dyson: 'Keep engineers in Britain'
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  • Treasury revises debt recovery plans
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  • Malaysia to end fuel subsidies
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  • Delta swaps Boeings for Airbus jets
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  • Sotheby's chief executive steps down
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  • UK retail sales rise 0.8% in October
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  • RBS fined £56m over computer failure
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  • How much is everything in the UK worth?
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  • Gender pay gap shrinks to record low
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  • Manchester United sees revenues fall
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  • newEuropean Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution
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  • European space plane set for February launch: firm
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  • Soitec, a back-up bet if Moore's Law progression takes a detour
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  • Airlines eye tech partners to tap customer data
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  • U.S. Congress urged to consider sanctions on Chinese cyber-spies
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  • Asteroid Impact Threat: Experts Report on Early-Warning Strategies
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  • Ineos in $1bn bid to become UK's biggest fracking firm
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  • RBS vows no repeat of system meltdown after 56 million pound fine
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  • Hon Hai, Innolux to invest $2.8 billion in Taiwan flat-panel plant
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  • Jack Ma says Alibaba will set up international version of Taobao marketplace
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  • Banking culture breeds dishonesty, scientific study finds
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  • Utah lawmaker questions city water going to NSA
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  • Yahoo CEO says Firefox deal will boost search market share
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  • Brazil carbon emissions rise for first time in decade
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  • US military looks for the elusive mothership
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  • Uber, Nevada taxi legal battle gets complicated
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    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…
    - 5 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…
    - 5 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:09pm -

Technology

  • Video streaming service Aereo files for bankruptcy
    By Tanya Agrawal and Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - Aereo Inc, the online video streaming company backed by media mogul Barry Diller, has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Chapter 11 filing on Thursday night came five months after the U.S.…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 7:28pm -
  • Thales to name dual successors to CEO Levy - source
    By Cyril Altmeyer PARIS (Reuters) - Departing Thales Chief Executive Jean-Bernard Levy will be replaced by a non-executive chairman from outside Europe's largest defence electronics company and a CEO chosen from within the group, a source close to t…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 7:04pm -
  • TV-over-Internet service Aereo seeks Chapter 11
    NEW YORK (AP) — Aereo, an online startup that tried to offer a cheaper alternative to cable TV, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection less than five months after an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 6:05pm -
  • Aereo files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
    NEW YORK (AP) — Online streaming service Aereo says that it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying an unfavorable ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was too difficult to overcome.
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 5:33pm -
  • Amazon plans ad-supported video streaming service - New York Post
    (Reuters) - Online retailer Amazon.com Inc will release a new ad-supported video streaming service early next year, the New York Post reported, citing sources. The service will be separate from the company's $99-a-year Prime membership, which includ…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 3:53pm -
  • Gift 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.
    - 2 days ago 21 Nov 14, 8:07am -
  • Next 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 11:52pm -
  • U.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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37pm -
  • Telecom 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 8:48pm -
  • Gift 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 ...
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:47pm -
  • Obama 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:55pm -
  • Intel 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:25pm -
  • Swisscom 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:10pm -
  • GoDaddy 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 days ago 20 Nov 14, 5:21pm -
  • AP 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:26pm -
  • Car Ownership Ditched as Flexible Travel Tech Upstarts like Uber and Blacklane Reshape the Industry
    Jens Wohltorf is co-Founder and CEO of
    - 2 days 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…
    - 2 days 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…
    - 2 days 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.
    - 2 days 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37am -

Reviews

  • newThe ‘Freemium’ Model Is Brilliant, But It’s Ruining My Life
    Electronic Arts I have a confession to make: I have an embarrassing addiction to a freemium game. Three years ago, I downloaded “The Simpsons: Tapped Out.” One of my favorite shows of all time is “The Simpsons,” and as a proud owner of a new…
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 7:44pm -
  • newAmericans Support Legal Rights, But Not PDA, for Gay Couples
    Many Americans support legal rights for gay and lesbian couples but still don't think those couples should kiss in public, a new study suggests. Over the past two decades, same-sex couples have made great progress in terms of legal rights in the Unit…
    - 8 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 2:13pm -
  • newAereo loses battle, cord-cutters may win war
    Aereo, the company that tried to bring over-the-air TV to the Internet, has filed for bankruptcy, but now the companies that fought it are bringing their shows to the Internet.
    - 19 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 3:39am -
  • newStewart Butterfield Says His Insanely Popular App Slack Is ‘Terrible’ Today
    Flickr/kk Slack Founder Stewart Butterfield Slack an app that lets coworkers chat with one another has been taking the enterprise world by storm. Launched to the public in February, Slack has nabbed more 300,000 people as users, 73,000 of them paid…
    - 22 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 12:19am -
  • newEuropean Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution
    By Alexei Oreskovic, Julia Fioretti and Alastair Macdonald (Reuters) - The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possibl…
    - 23 hours ago 21 Nov 14, 11:28pm -

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World News

  • newBomb blast near Egypt train station
    A bomb went off near a train station in southern Egypt Saturday night, as police found three other explosive devices planted on railway tracks in the region, the government said.
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  • newSomalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle.
    - 42 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:35pm -
  • newJapan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries
    TOKYO (AP) — A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials said.
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  • newNew bird flu case in Germany
    A worrying new strain of bird flu has been observed for the first time in a wild bird in northern Germany, the agriculture ministry said Saturday.
    - 46 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:31pm -
  • newBahrain election overshadowed by opposition boycott
    Bahrain voted Saturday in its first legislative election since security forces crushed a pro-democracy uprising in 2011, with the opposition boycotting the poll they see as a farce.
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  • newAlbania opens secret bunker built by communists
    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A gigantic, secret bunker that Albania's communist regime built underground decades ago to survive a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union or the United States has been opened to the public for the first time.
    - 53 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:24pm -
  • newBurkina waiting on new government announcement
    The expected announcement of Burkina Faso's government was delayed Saturday, leaving the country waiting to see the extent of military influence under civilian President Michel Kafando.
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 9:15pm -
  • newIran nuclear talks may be extended as U.S. sees 'big gaps'
    By John Irish and Fredrik Dahl VIENNA (Reuters) - World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome the differences preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 9:04pm -
  • newSearch continues at ancient Greek burial mound
    AMPHIPOLIS, Greece (AP) — Scientists have opened the second phase of their excavation of the vast 4th-century BC burial mound in Amphipolis town in search of more tombs and bodies.
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 8:54pm -
  • newFerguson on edge ahead of grand jury decision
    The father of a black teenager killed by police in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson sought to ease tensions Saturday ahead of a grand jury decision on whether to indict the white officer responsible.
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 8:50pm -
  • newAP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say.
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 8:49pm -
  • newWest not expected to demand Iran atom bomb 'mea culpa' in deal
    By Fredrik Dahl and Louis Charbonneau VIENNA (Reuters) - World powers are pressing Iran to stop stonewalling a U.N. atomic bomb investigation as part of a wider nuclear accord, but look likely to stop short of demanding full disclosure of any secret…
    - 2 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 8:41pm -
  • newAnti-foreigner protesters rally in German capital
    About 500 protesters, among them neo-Nazis and angry local residents, protested in the German capital on Saturday against the construction of a centre for refugees seeking political asylum.
    - 2 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 8:38pm -
  • newUkraine crisis: Are there any winners?
    Thousands mark the one year anniversary of protests that toppled Ukraine's pro-Russian president.
    - 2 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 8:30pm -
  • newArmed Islamist on video grew up in small French village: mayor
    One of three Kalashnikov-wielding Islamists seen burning their French passports on a propaganda video this week grew up in a small French village in southern France, the mayor said Saturday.
    - 2 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 8:28pm -
  • newIraq air strikes blamed for civilian deaths
    Women and children killed in military action and bodies of suspected ISIL shootings discovered, all in Anbar province.
    - 2 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 8:24pm -
  • newObama approves fresh guidelines for U.S. military in Afghanistan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has approved plans giving U.S. military commanders broader authority in helping Afghanistan forces repel Taliban fighters after U.S. and NATO combat operations formally end in December, a senior administ…
    - 2 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 8:09pm -
  • newU.S. plans to arm Iraq's Sunni tribesmen with AK-47s, RPGs, mortars
    By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States plans to buy arms for Sunni tribesmen in Iraq including AK-47s, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds to help bolster the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province, accord…
    - 2 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 8:05pm -
  • newBoko Haram suspected in deadly Nigeria raid
    At least 50 people, mostly farmers, killed in village in Borno state, sources say, in latest in a long line of attacks.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 7:34pm -
  • newLebanese form giant 'U' for unity in time of crisis
    Nearly 2,000 Lebanese gathered in Beirut Saturday to form a giant letter "U" -- standing for unity -- as the country struggles to contain the fallout from neighbour Syria's civil war.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 7:32pm -
  • new6.2 quake hits central Japan, flattens houses
    A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Japan late Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, causing houses to collapse and injuring at least 20 people, three seriously.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 7:16pm -
  • newPortuguese ex-PM Socrates arrested in corruption probe
    By Andrei Khalip LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese police have arrested former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates and three other people in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering, the Prosecutor General's office sai…
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 7:16pm -
  • newWinners and losers under Obama's immigration plan
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — President Barack Obama unveiled one of the most sweeping changes to the U.S. immigration system in decades, shielding millions from deportation.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 7:14pm -
  • newIran media weighs in on nuclear deal options
    Iran's press has highlighted the high stakes and potential benefits of Tehran striking a deal with world powers over its nuclear programme, as talks remain deadlocked ahead of Monday's deadline.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 7:06pm -
  • newBiden, Erdogan seek to find common ground on Syria crisis
    US Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday met Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul in a bid to ease strains over the Syria crisis and persuade Turkey to step up its support for the coalition against Islamic State (IS) jihadists.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 6:58pm -
  • newHungary teachers protest against cuts, reforms
    Thousands of Hungarian teachers demonstrated in Budapest on Saturday against Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government, demanding a stop to funding cuts and dialogue over controversial education reforms.
    - 3 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 6:52pm -
  • newAl-Qaeda in Yemen claims 'Houthi killings'
    Shia fighters reject AQAP attack claim even as they surround governor's home in predominantly Sunni province of Maarib.
    - 4 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 6:41pm -
  • newBahrain holds elections as Shi'ite opposition boycotts vote
    By Farishta Saeed MANAMA (Reuters) - Bahrainis voted on Saturday in the first parliamentary elections since 2011 when mostly Shi'ite protesters took to the streets demanding more democracy. The elections were boycotted by the Shi'ite Muslim oppositi…
    - 4 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 6:30pm -
  • newBahrain votes amid Shia boycott calls
    Opposition group vows to boycott first election since 2011 uprising as voting time is extended due to "high turnout".
    - 4 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 5:54pm -
  • newU.S. and Turkey discuss transition away from Assad in Syria
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said he and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan he had discussed a transition of power in Syria away from President Bashar al-Assad during a four-hour meeting in Istanbul on Saturday. Turkey has been a…
    - 5 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 5:38pm -
  • newAnti-government protest in Albania's capital
    Tens of thousands of Albanians protested on Saturday against their government's economic policies, including tax and energy price increases. The demonstration on the main boulevard of Tirana, the capital, ...
    - 5 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 5:01pm -
  • newFARC to free Colombian general, others next week
    FARC guerrillas who captured a Colombian general and four others will release them next week, president Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday, paving the way for a return to peace talks.
    - 5 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 4:57pm -
  • newCalifornia Indian casinos embroiled in turmoil
    When it comes to controlling California's flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain ...
    - 6 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 4:45pm -
  • newColombia's Santos says FARC release of hostages will be next week
    BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said he hoped next week to secure the release of five captives, including an army general, held by Marxist FARC rebels, a move that will allow stalled peace talks to continue. In a message fr…
    - 6 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 4:42pm -
  • newPetrobras scandal undermining Brazil's Rousseff: analysts
    A month after winning re-election, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is battling the toughest of starts to her second term with a huge corruption scandal at state-owned oil giant Petrobras threatening to engulf her government.
    - 6 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 4:39pm -

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Space Exploration

  • newGemini Spacecraft Lands at Auction, Escapes Parking Ticket
    The 9.5-foot-tall (3-meter) Gemini spacecraft, which was part of RR Auction's week-long space sale that ended on Thursday (Nov. 20), narrowly escaped officers giving it a ticket when it was parked in a loading zone outside the Boston auction house's…
    - 7 hours ago 22 Nov 14, 2:51pm -
  • Planet Hunting to Sky Surveys, Astronomy and Statistics Realign (Op-Ed)
    G. Jogesh Babu is director of the Center for Astrostatistics at Penn State, and Eric Feigelson is the center's associate director and professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State. After a century hiatus, astronomy and statistics recently re…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 9:07pm -
  • International Ebola fight helping but more work needed - U.N. chief
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International efforts to fight Ebola are helping to slow the rate of new infections in some areas but increased infections in others and fears of further contagion in Mali indicate much work is still to be done, United Nations…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 8:09pm -
  • Space station rarity: 2 women on long-term crew
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored.
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 7:50pm -
  • European space plane set for February launch: firm
    Europe's first-ever "space plane" will be launched on February 11 next year, rocket firm Arianespace said Friday after a three-month delay to fine-tune the mission flight plan.
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 6:46pm -
  • Antarctica'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…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 1:28pm -
  • Small 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…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 1:24pm -
  • Milky 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…
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 12:31pm -
  • Curiosity 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:29pm -
  • Unlocking 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…
    - 2 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:15pm -
  • Andromeda 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…
    - 2 days 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.…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 days ago 19 Nov 14, 10:02pm -
  • Mission Moon: Millions may help lunar landing
    LONDON (AP) — It's the moon mission for the masses.
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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,…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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'…
    - 4 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.
    - 5 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 5 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:40pm -
  • Savvy media use turned comet mission into space saga
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    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…
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  • Indonesia hikes fuel prices, saving government 5 billion pounds next year
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    - 5 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…
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Bestsellers in Books

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    The Pointless Book Alfie Deyes (Author) 100 days in the top 100 (459)Buy new: £8.99 £3.85 46 used & new from £2.96(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
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Entertainment

  • Cosby carries on with one-man show
    US entertainer Bill Cosby presses on with a series of comic engagements despite mounting allegations that he sexually assaulted a number of women.
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  • Idris Elba planning Luther album
    The 42-year-old Luther star is planning to release an album of music inspired by his BBC detective character.
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  • Winkleman to return to Strictly
    Claudia Winkleman makes her return to Strictly Come Dancing this weekend after her eight-year-old daughter suffered burns at Halloween.
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  • VIDEO: Meet the Author: Gerard Russell
    In This week's Meet the Author the BBC's Nick Higham meets Gerard Russell
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  • Iglesias wins trio of Latin Grammys
    Enrique Iglesias picks up a trio of awards at the Latin Grammy awards, including song of the year for his platinum hit Bailando.
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  • Green Cross Code Man back on screen
    Darth Vader actor David Prowse is reviving his role as the Green Cross Code Man 40 years after he first declared: "Stop, look and listen".
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  • Please clamber around the exhibit
    The Tate Gallery goes 3D with Minecraft
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 12:18pm -
  • Cruz to star in Zoolander sequel
    Oscar winner Penelope Cruz is set to star in the sequel to Ben Stiller's cult comedy about a hapless male supermodel.
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  • Monty Python tune tops funeral songs
    Monty Python's Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life has become the most popular tune to play a UK funeral.
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  • VIDEO: YouTube studios for internet stars
    YouTube is investing millions of dollars to set up professional studios which are free to use for anyone who has at least five thousand subscribers.
    - 1 day ago 21 Nov 14, 11:27am -
  • Ladybird drops 'boys and girls' books
    One of the leading children's publishers, famed for its classic Peter and Jane reading scheme, is to drop gender branding from its books.
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  • VIDEO: Addy on BBC1 domination
    Mark Addy talks about his roles in current BBC1 dramas 'Atlantis' and 'Remember Me', and working alongside Michael Palin
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  • O'Keeffe work sets female art record
    A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.
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  • Cher cancels remaining tour dates
    The 68-year-old singer cancels the remainder of her Dressed to Kill tour after doctors advised she needs more time to recover from an ongoing viral infection.
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  • Bassey rues Goldfinger 'wrong notes'
    Dame Shirley Bassey re-records her hit Goldfinger after 50 years, admitting there were "two wrong notes" in the original James Bond theme.
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  • VIDEO: Patricia Cornwell on Kay Scarpetta
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  • VIDEO: Exclusive look at 'Other Mary' opera
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  • Odeon cinemas charging an extra £1
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  • Feltz inducted into Hall of Fame
    BBC London 94.9's Vanessa Feltz is to be inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame.
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  • In pictures: Mike Nichols films
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  • Graduate director Mike Nichols dies
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  • BBC presenter caught speeding on bike
    BBC presenter Jeremy Vine receives a ticking off from police for speeding on his bicycle in Hyde Park.
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  • Detective 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.
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  • Greengrass 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.
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  • Taylor Swift scores US chart first
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  • VIDEO: Jagger on Brown and losing L'Wren
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  • Craig quits jungle after brother's death
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  • Joel's songwriting career honoured
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  • Hockney 'working harder than ever'
    Artist David Hockney says that he "works all the time" and is "still discovering things" at the age of 77.
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  • Motown 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.
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  • Bono bike accident details revealed
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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.
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  • Jobs saved at Rome's opera house
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  • Brian Cox creates pioneering 3D show
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Sports

  • newRugby-Argentina stun France with four drop goals, three by Sanchez
    PARIS, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Argentina kicked four drop goals, including three by flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez, to upset France 18-13 and close their European tour with two wins in three tests on Saturday. France centre Wesley Fofana scored the only try just…
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  • newSoccer-Uruguayan championship results and standings
    Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Uruguayan championship matches on Saturday Saturday, November 22Danubio 1 El Tanque Sisley 1 Montevideo Wanderers 1 Defensor Sporting 1 Nacional M. 4 Juventud 1 Rentistas 3 Cerro 1 Friday, N…
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  • newPogba scores twice as Juventus romp to another win
    ROME (Reuters) - Paul Pogba scored twice and Carlos Tevez was also on target as Serie A leaders Juventus romped to a 3-0 win at Lazio on Saturday. Pogba, 21, broke the deadlock with a classy finish in the 24th minute when he collected Tevez's chippe…
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  • newSoccer-La Liga top scorers
    Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the La Liga on Saturday 20 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 11 Neymar (Barcelona) 10 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 7 Joaquin Larrivey (Celta Vigo) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 6 Leo Baptista…
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  • newSoccer-Peruvian championship results and standings
    Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Peruvian championship matches on Saturday Saturday, November 22Cienciano 0 Los Caimanes 1 San Simon 2 Real Garcilaso 2 Sport Huancayo 3 Melgar 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Sporting Cristal…
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  • newSoccer-Argentine championship results and standings
    Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Argentine championship matches on Saturday Saturday, November 22Atletico Rafaela 2 San Lorenzo 0 Friday, November 21Banfield 3 Quilmes 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 River Plate 16 9 6 1 30 1…
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  • newSoccer-Pogba scores twice as Juve romp to another win
    ROME, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Paul Pogba scored twice and Carlos Tevez was also on target as Serie A leaders Juventus romped to a 3-0 win at Lazio on Saturday. Pogba, 21, broke the deadlock with a classy finish in the 24th minute when he collected Tevez's…
    - 29 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:48pm -
  • newGranada clings to 1-shot lead at LPGA finale
    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Julieta Granada has a one-shot lead going into the final round of the CME Group Tour Championship. Just as close is a four-player race for $1 million.
    - 32 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:45pm -
  • newNever count out resourceful All Blacks, says Hansen
    By Justin Palmer CARDIFF (Reuters) - Wales defended with such intensity it was inevitable that they wilted late on in falling to a 34-16 defeat by New Zealand on Saturday, All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said. The world champions were matched for 65 mi…
    - 33 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:44pm -
  • newSoccer-Dutch championship results and standings
    Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Dutch championship matches on Saturday Saturday, November 22 Ajax Amsterdam 4 Heerenveen 1 AZ Alkmaar 1 Vitesse Arnhem 0 Feyenoord 2 FC Dordrecht 0 Go Ahead Eagles Deventer 2 NAC Breda 0 Wil…
    - 38 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:39pm -
  • newSoccer-Dutch championship summaries
    Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Dutch championship matches on Saturday Ajax Amsterdam 4 Daley Sinkgraven 66og, Anwar El Ghazi 72, Ricardo Kishna 73, Arkadiusz Milik 84pen Heerenveen 1 Luciano Slagveer 18 Red Card: Luciano Slagveer 43H…
    - 38 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:39pm -
  • newSoccer-Serie A results and standings
    Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Serie A matches on Saturday Saturday, November 22Atalanta Bergamo 1 AS Roma 2 Lazio 0 Juventus 3 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Juventus 12 10 1 1 28 4 31 2 AS Roma 12 9 1 2 21 7 28 -----------…
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  • newSoccer-Serie A summaries
    Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Serie A matches on Saturday Lazio 0 Juventus 3 Paul Pogba 25,64, Carlos Tevez 55 Red Card: Simone Padoin 71Halftime: 0-1; Attendance: 31,000- - -Atalanta Bergamo 1 Maximiliano Moralez 1 Red Card: Richmo…
    - 39 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:38pm -
  • newMarshall's return lifts Buckeyes by Hoosiers 42-27
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Jalin Marshall was the problem last week and the solution on Saturday for No. 7 Ohio State.
    - 40 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:37pm -
  • newChelsea win to maintain EPL lead
    Leaders beat 10-man West Brom; Man Utd beat Arsenal to go fourth while holders Man City down Swansea at home.
    - 42 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:35pm -
  • newSombre Wenger bemoans Arsenal's lack of efficiency
    By Ed Osmond LONDON (Reuters) - A subdued and sombre Arsene Wenger was left to rue Arsenal's lack of efficiency after his team lost 2-1 at home to Manchester United on Saturday in a game they dominated. The hosts took advantage of a makeshift United…
    - 43 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:34pm -
  • newFord to the fore as England beat Samoa 28-9
    By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - Three-try England did enough to beat a physical Samoa 28-9 at Twickenham on Saturday, ending a five-game losing run and giving coach Stuart Lancaster food for thought ahead of next week’s tougher test against A…
    - 45 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:32pm -
  • newFactbox - Messi's next targets after La Liga record
    MADRID (Reuters) - Following is a selection of targets and achievements that still elude Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi. Messi on Saturday set a La Liga scoring record of 253 goals, surpassing the previous record of 251 set by former At…
    - 45 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:32pm -
  • newMessi sets La Liga record of 253 goals
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona forward Lionel Messi set a La Liga scoring record of 253 goals when he grabbed a hat-trick in Saturday's 5-1 win at home to Sevilla. The previous mark has been held by former Athletic Bilbao striker Telmo Zarra since…
    - 45 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:32pm -
  • newFactbox - Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi
    MADRID (Reuters) - Factbox on Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi, who on Saturday set a La Liga scoring record of 253 goals, surpassing the previous record of 251 set by former Athletic Bilbao forward Telmo Zarra six decades ago. Born June…
    - 45 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:32pm -
  • newMessi becomes La Liga's highest scorer
    Barcelona player sets Spanish league record in BArcelona's win; Ronaldo scores a brace in Real Madrid's victory.
    - 46 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:31pm -
  • newFactbox - Lionel Messi's 10 greatest Barcelona goals
    MADRID (Reuters) - Following is a selection of 10 of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi's greatest goals for the Spanish club. Messi on Saturday set a La Liga scoring record of 253 goals, surpassing the previous record of 251 set by former Athletic Bilba…
    - 46 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:31pm -
  • newMessi leaves La Liga greats trailing
    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - If anyone had said when a callow teenager called Lionel Messi netted his debut La Liga goal in May 2005 he would break Telmo Zarra's top-flight scoring record within a decade they would have been dismissed as a lunat…
    - 50 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:27pm -
  • newSoccer-Liga de Futbol Profesional Boliviano results and standings
    Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Liga de Futbol Profesional Boliviano matches on Saturday Saturday, November 22San Jose 6 Real Potosi 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Oriente Petrolero 17 10 3 4 24 13 33 ----------------------…
    - 50 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:27pm -
  • newSoccer-Belgian championship results and standings
    Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Belgian championship matches on Saturday Saturday, November 22Ghent 4 Cercle Bruges 0 Charleroi 3 Anderlecht 1 Club Bruges 4 Waasland-Beveren 2 Lokeren 0 Westerlo 0 Mouscron-Peruwelz 2 Liers…
    - 51 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:26pm -
  • newClassy All Blacks beat Wales at raucous Millennium
    By Justin Palmer CARDIFF (Reuters) - New Zealand marked Richie McCaw's 100th game as captain by rallying to defeat Wales 34-16 in the bearpit atmosphere of the Millennium Stadium on Saturday for a November clean sweep. The world champions capped the…
    - 51 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:26pm -
  • newRonaldo grabs double as Messi breaks goal record
    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as leaders Real Madrid subdued Eibar 4-0 on Saturday while Lionel Messi set a La Liga record of 253 goals with a hat-trick in second-placed Barcelona's 5-1 rout of Sevilla. James Rodri…
    - 52 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:25pm -
  • newUPDATE 2-Soccer-Ronaldo grabs double as Messi breaks goal record
    * Ronaldo strikes twice in 4-0 win * Messi chalks up 253rd league goal (Adds Barcelona win, quotes) By Iain Rogers MADRID, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice as leaders Real Madrid subdued Eibar 4-0 on Saturday while Lionel Messi set a…
    - 56 mins ago 22 Nov 14, 9:21pm -
  • newWilliams scores 22 as Raptors beat Bucks 124-82
    TORONTO (AP) — With a visit to Cleveland to face LeBron James coming up on Saturday, Raptors coach Dwane Casey was worried his team might overlook the Milwaukee Bucks.
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 9:11pm -
  • newSoccer-Sombre Wenger bemoans Arsenal's lack of efficiency
    By Ed Osmond LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - A subdued and sombre Arsene Wenger was left to rue Arsenal's lack of efficiency after his team lost 2-1 at home to Manchester United on Saturday in a game they dominated. The hosts took advantage of a makeshift…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 9:09pm -
  • newUncertain Button determined to enjoy the moment
    By Alan Baldwin ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Jenson Button is determined to enjoy every minute of Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, hoping it will not be his Formula One farewell but knowing it could be. The 2009 world champion is out of contract after the se…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 9:09pm -
  • newSoccer-Czech championship results and standings
    Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Czech championship matches on Saturday Saturday, November 22Banik Ostrava 1 Jablonec 2 Teplice 1 FK Dukla Praha 0 Slovan Liberec 2 Vysocina Jihlava 2 Sparta Prague 4 Ceske Budejovice 0 Brno…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 9:08pm -
  • new‘I never thought we’d pull away at 17 – 0′ — O’Connell pleased with Irish resilience
    The captain did get a sense of satisfaction from Ireland’s second half performance.
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 9:05pm -
  • newRugby-Ford to the fore as England beat Samoa
    By Mitch Phillips LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Three-try England did enough to beat a hugely physical Samoa 28-9 at Twickenham on Saturday, ending their five-game losing run and giving coach Stuart Lancaster food for thought ahead of next week's toughe…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 9:01pm -
  • newSoccer-Hungarian championship results and standings
    Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Hungarian championship matches on Saturday Saturday, November 22Dunaujvaros PASE 1 Paks 0 Papa 1 Honved 1 MTK Hungaria 0 Diosgyor 2 Nyiregyhaza 4 Pecs 0 Puskas Akademia FC 1 Szombathelyi Hal…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 9:01pm -
  • newRugby-Test Match England v Samoa summary
    Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Summary from the Test Match match between England and Samoa on Saturday at Twickenham in London, England England 28 Samoa 9 Half Time: 13-6 Scorers: England : Tries: Jonny May (20, 53),Mike Brown (46)Conversions: George F…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 8:59pm -
  • newSoccer-Chilean championship results and standings
    Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Chilean championship matches on Saturday Saturday, November 22Universidad de Chile 1 Barnechea 1 Friday, November 21 Huachipato 1 Union Espanola 3 Antofagasta 2 Cobreloa 1 Standings P W D L…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 8:59pm -
  • newStill early days for Australia, says new coach Cheika
    By Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) - Disappointed Australia coach Michael Cheika said it was still early days for the side he took over a month ago after they lost for the second week in a row, a narrow 26-23 defeat by Ireland on Saturday. Cheika was…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 8:57pm -
  • newSoccer-Swiss championship results and standings
    Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Swiss championship matches on Saturday Saturday, November 22Sion 1 FC Zurich 3 Grasshoppers 3 Luzern 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 FC Zurich 16 10 3 3 31 17 33 2 Basel 15 10 2 3 32 17 32 ---…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 8:57pm -
  • newSoccer-Ligue 1 results and standings
    Nov 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Ligue 1 matches on Saturday Saturday, November 22Monaco 2 Caen 2 En Avant Guingamp 0 Stade Rennes 1 FC Lorient 1 Racing Lens 0 Nice 0 Stade de Reims 0 Bastia 0 Olympique Lyon 0 Friday, Novem…
    - 1 hour ago 22 Nov 14, 8:56pm -

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