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  • newInsight - KFC faces pressure after McDonald's says no antibiotics in chicken

    Insight - KFC faces pressure after McDonald's says no antibiotics in chicken

    By Lisa Baertlein and P.J. Huffstutter LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO (Reuters) - KFC, the world's largest chain of fried chicken restaurants, may face pressure from consumer and environmental groups to change how its poultry are raised after McDonald's Corp s…
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  • South Africa crime in focus after television reporter mugged on camera
    Two men, one armed with a gun, were caught on camera late on Tuesday mugging a South African journalist in Johannesburg as he prepared for a live television report on Zambian President Edgar Lungu's hospital treatment. The incident is just one of sco…
    - 1 day ago 11 Mar 15, 1:53pm -
  • Burger King cuts soft drinks from kids' meals

    Burger King cuts soft drinks from kids' meals

    US fast-food chain Burger King said Tuesday it was cutting soft drinks from its children's meals amid mounting pressure to reduce the amount of sweet sodas that kids drink.
    - 2 days ago 10 Mar 15, 10:48pm -
  • Sugar industry influenced US cavity research

    Sugar industry influenced US cavity research

    The sugar industry convinced US government scientists decades ago to research ways of preventing cavities that did not involve eliminating sweets from the diet, a study said Tuesday.
    - 2 days ago 10 Mar 15, 9:54pm -
  • Zambia president says going to South Africa for more medical tests

    Zambia president says going to South Africa for more medical tests

    Newly elected Zambian president Edgar Lungu said on Tuesday he will travel to South Africa for further medical tests after a suspected narrowing of the food pipe caused him to fall ill over the weekend. Lungu, 58, was discharged from the hospital on…
    - 2 days ago 10 Mar 15, 9:26am -
  • Got diabetes? There's an app for that

    Got diabetes? There's an app for that

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. health researchers said on Monday they are targeting millions of smartphone users with Apple Inc's new software tool, hoping to collect an unprecedented amount of data on major diseases by tracking their…
    - 3 days ago 9 Mar 15, 10:41pm -
  • China on brink of heart disease 'epidemic'

    China on brink of heart disease 'epidemic'

    Unhealthy eating, smoking and obesity are threatening a heart disease epidemic in China, where three out of four people are in poor cardiovascular shape, said a study on Monday.
    - 3 days ago 9 Mar 15, 10:38pm -
  • Apple's ResearchKit to give scientists ready access to study subjects

    Apple's ResearchKit to give scientists ready access to study subjects

    By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) - Apple Inc on Monday released ResearchKit, an open-source software tool designed to give scientists a new way to gather information on patients by using their iPhones. Several top research institutions have al…
    - 3 days ago 9 Mar 15, 6:58pm -
  • Childhood diabetes on the rise in England and Wales

    Childhood diabetes on the rise in England and Wales

    A growing number of children in England and Wales are being diagnosed with diabetes, with many showing signs of potentially serious health problems, auditors revealed Monday.
    - 3 days ago 9 Mar 15, 12:12pm -
  • Ailing Zambian president to seek treatment abroad

    Ailing Zambian president to seek treatment abroad

    Newly-elected Zambian president Edgar Lungu has been advised by doctors to undergo specialist treatment abroad to correct a narrowing of the food pipe which caused him to fall ill over the weekend, the presidency said. Lungu, 58, had to leave an Int…
    - 3 days ago 9 Mar 15, 11:25am -
  • FDA study finds little evidence of antibiotics in milk

    FDA study finds little evidence of antibiotics in milk

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In an encouraging development for consumers worried about antibiotics in their milk, a new Food and Drug Administration study showed little evidence of drug contamination after surveying almost 2,000 dairy farms.
    - 7 days ago 5 Mar 15, 10:46pm -
  • McDonald's antibiotic-free move could prompt U.S. chicken squeeze
    A plan by McDonald's Corp to phase out chicken raised with certain kinds of antibiotics at its 14,000 U.S. restaurants will put additional pressure on an already-stressed supply chain. Antibiotic-free chicken currently accounts for a tiny portion of…
    - 7 days ago 5 Mar 15, 11:37am -
  • McDonald's USA to phase out human antibiotics from chicken supply

    McDonald's USA to phase out human antibiotics from chicken supply

    By Lisa Baertlein and P.J. Huffstutter LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp's U.S. restaurants will gradually stop buying chicken raised with antibiotics vital to fighting human infections, the most aggressive step by a major food company…
    - 8 days ago 4 Mar 15, 11:19pm -
  • McDonald's to cut back on chicken fed with antibiotics

    McDonald's to cut back on chicken fed with antibiotics

    Fast-food giant McDonald's announced Wednesday it would stop serving chicken raised with antibiotics that are important to human health, as worries grow over resistance to crucial drugs.
    - 8 days ago 4 Mar 15, 9:46pm -
  • WHO declares war on hidden sugars in fight against obesity

    WHO declares war on hidden sugars in fight against obesity

    The World Health Organization on Wednesday urged the recommended daily intake of hidden sugar be halved, as it steps up the fight against obesity.
    - 8 days ago 4 Mar 15, 5:34pm -
  • FDA warning: men's testosterone drugs overused

    FDA warning: men's testosterone drugs overused

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low…
    - 9 days ago 3 Mar 15, 7:51pm -
  • New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges

    New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation's leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products.
    - 10 days ago 2 Mar 15, 10:28pm -
  • Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, "Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight," was dece…
    - 12 days ago 28 Feb 15, 11:28pm -
  • First lady: US experiencing food 'culture change'

    First lady: US experiencing food 'culture change'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a "culture change" in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. But as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts, the first lady also…
    - 14 days ago 26 Feb 15, 11:43pm -
  • Australia to tighten food labelling laws after China scare

    Australia to tighten food labelling laws after China scare

    Australia is set to strengthen food labelling laws after a series of hepatitis A infections were linked to frozen berries from China, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday.
    - 14 days ago 26 Feb 15, 6:53am -


Education & Learning


BBC Earth Videos

Explosive Sex of the African Bullfrog - Battle of the Sexes in the Animal World - BBC Earth - BBC
Explosive Sex of the African Bullfrog - Battle of the Sexes in the Animal World - BBC Earth - BBCThe African Bullfrog compete for the attraction of the females but when the exhausted females leave they have a different role to play. From Bat…
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Kob Mating Ritual - The Great Rift: Africa's Wild Heart - BBC
Kob Mating Ritual - The Great Rift: Africa's Wild Heart - BBCIn the rain shadow of the Rift's great volcanoes, kob antelope perform a surprisingly intricate mating ritual in the short grass plains. Subscribe to BBC Ear...From:BBC Earth…
- 17 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 10:42pm -
Silverback Chest Beating - Mountain Gorilla - BBC
Silverback Chest Beating - Mountain Gorilla - BBCMartha has caught up with one of her study groups. But it would seem the chest beating of another troupe is tempting the females away. Subscribe to BBC Earth...From:BBC EarthViews:126…
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How to Attract a Bird! - Battle of the Sexes in the Animal World - BBC Earth - BBC
How to Attract a Bird! - Battle of the Sexes in the Animal World - BBC Earth - BBCThe Bowerbirds have to use their creativity to gain the attraction of the females. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_use..…
- 20 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 7:39pm -

Business

  • newPolice seize Rome restaurants seen as tasty investment for mafia
    By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - Police sequestered two restaurants in Rome's historic centre on Thursday on suspicion they were owned by the mafia, which has increasingly used the city's prime locations to invest money from drug trafficking and oth…
    - 37 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:15pm -
  • newSocGen seen as frontrunner to buy Polish Alior - sources

    SocGen seen as frontrunner to buy Polish Alior - sources

    By Marcin Goclowski and Adrian Krajewski WARSAW (Reuters) - France's second-largest bank Societe Generale is the frontrunner in the race to buy the largest single stake in Polish medium-sized lender Alior-Bank, two sources familiar with the transact…
    - 39 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:13pm -
  • newEuro lurches closer to dollar parity

    Euro lurches closer to dollar parity

    The euro dropped to $1.0495 -- the lowest level for more than 12 years, and later stood at $1.0618, up from $1.0548 late on Wednesday in New York
    - 39 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:13pm -
  • newUS stocks lifted by financials as dollar dips

    US stocks lifted by financials as dollar dips

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 0.67 percent at 17,754.13 in early trade on March 12, 2015
    - 40 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:12pm -
  • newVW workers in Germany get $6,250 profit sharing checks

    VW workers in Germany get $6,250 profit sharing checks

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen AG says its workers based in Germany are getting 5,900 euros ($6,250) each in profit-sharing bonuses that reflect the company's strong 2014.
    - 44 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:08pm -
  • newExclusive: Former risk chief warned Deutsche Bank on stress test, emails show

    Exclusive: Former risk chief warned Deutsche Bank on stress test, emails show

    By Charles Levinson NEW YORK (Reuters) - In the weeks leading up to the U.S. Federal Reserve's annual stress test of major banks, a former risk executive of Deutsche Bank AG repeatedly warned senior managers of the German bank's U.S. unit that they…
    - 45 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:07pm -
  • newFake IRS agents target more than 366,000 in huge tax scam
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail as part of a huge nationwide tax scam that has cost taxpayers $15.5 million.
    - 48 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:04pm -
  • newAndorra: Board of bank accused of money laundering ousted

    Andorra: Board of bank accused of money laundering ousted

    MADRID (AP) — The leader of the tiny European country of Andorra announced Thursday that his government has ousted the board of a bank accused by the U.S. of money laundering for clients from China, Russia and Venezuela.
    - 48 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:04pm -
  • newRisks to Ukraine turnaround 'exceptionally high', IMF says

    Risks to Ukraine turnaround 'exceptionally high', IMF says

    By Chris Vellacott LONDON (Reuters) - Efforts to restore financial stability in Ukraine face "exceptionally high" risks from further conflict and disgruntled creditors, the International Monetary Fund said on Thursday. In a report by IMF staff relea…
    - 51 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:01pm -
  • newTwo police officers shot in Ferguson, Missouri, ambush

    Two police officers shot in Ferguson, Missouri, ambush

    By Kate Munsch FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, were shot early on Thursday in what officials called an ambush following months of acute tensions over relations between police and minority groups in the St. Louis…
    - 52 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:00pm -
  • newEU watchdog sees mandatory rate swaps clearing later in 2015
    By Carolyn Cohn and Huw Jones EDINBURGH/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union is expected to make clearing of interest rate swaps mandatory from later this year, its securities market watchdog said on Thursday. The 28-country bloc is rolling out rule…
    - 56 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 2:56pm -
  • newAverage US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.86 percent

    Average US rate on 30-year mortgage rises to 3.86 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week yet remained near historic lows reached in May 2013.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:49pm -
  • newSterling strength could keep UK inflation low - Carney

    Sterling strength could keep UK inflation low - Carney

    By Andy Bruce and William Schomberg LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney signalled on Thursday he was in no rush to raise interest rates, saying the impact of sterling's rise and low global inflation could last for some time. Carn…
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:46pm -
  • newComey warns of Islamic State recruits, lone wolf attacks

    Comey warns of Islamic State recruits, lone wolf attacks

    The radicalisation of Americans by Islamic State and other groups, particularly through sophisticated use of social media, is a top concern for the FBI as it grapples with evolving terrorism threats, Director James Comey said on Thursday. Like other…
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:44pm -
  • newBrent rises on weak dollar, WTI falls on estimated stock build

    Brent rises on weak dollar, WTI falls on estimated stock build

    By Himanshu Ojha LONDON (Reuters) - Crude oil futures diverged on Thursday with Brent rising towards $58 (38 pounds) a barrel on Thursday as the dollar weakened, while U.S crude futures fell below $48 a barrel after industry monitors estimated anoth…
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:43pm -
  • newLumber Liquidators to pay for safety testing of flooring
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Retailer Lumber Liquidators says it stands by its products and will pay for the safety testing of laminate floors for qualifying customers.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:40pm -
  • newRivals call for BT break-up in review of UK telecoms sector
    By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - Broadband providers Sky and TalkTalk have called on Britain's telecoms regulator to break up BT , the market leader whose network they rely on, in the biggest review of the sector for a decade. BT's rivals have stepp…
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:35pm -
  • newEx-Thomas Cook Boss Snubs New Owner’s BhS Job

    Ex-Thomas Cook Boss Snubs New Owner’s BhS Job

    The former chief executive of Thomas Cook has turned down the chance to take the helm of high street chain BhS following a deal which removed the chain from the ownership of one of Britain's richest tycoons. Harriet Green, who stepped down from the…
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:34pm -
  • newABC, Yahoo expand partnership
    NEW YORK (AP) — ABC and Yahoo announced an expansion Thursday of their working relationship beyond their news divisions to include content from ABC entertainment programming.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:30pm -
  • newDollar rally stalls, euro climbs from fresh 12-year low

    Dollar rally stalls, euro climbs from fresh 12-year low

    This is in contrast to stronger U.S. economic growth and expectations the Federal Reserve will start raising interest rates later this year, attracting cash seeking higher returns. "I think we're finally seeing some early signs of fatigue in the dol…
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:23pm -
  • newHonda running ad campaign to boost recall repairs
    DETROIT (AP) — Honda is launching an unprecedented U.S. ad campaign urging owners to get vehicles repaired if they have been recalled to fix defective air bags.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:21pm -
  • newU.N. rights investigator denounces abuses in Iran
    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - A U.N. human rights investigator called on Iran on Thursday to revoke laws restricting freedoms of the press and expression, free some 30 detained journalists and bloggers and halt satellite jamming and blockin…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:18pm -
  • newUS business stockpiles frozen in January
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses did not add to their stockpiles for a second straight month in January as total business sales fell by the largest amount in nearly six years.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:18pm -
  • newHammond seeks India assurance after $1.6 billion Cairn tax bill

    Hammond seeks India assurance after $1.6 billion Cairn tax bill

    By Tommy Wilkes NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Philip Hammond raised concerns in India on Thursday about a $1.6 billion (1 billion pounds) retrospective tax bill charged to oil explorer Cairn Energy, and had been reassured there are no other such cases. Cair…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:13pm -
  • newUS stocks open higher, led by gains for financial companies

    US stocks open higher, led by gains for financial companies

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, led by gains in financial stocks after a number of banks got approval from the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates and buy back stock.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:09pm -
  • newFCA wants to ease bank account switching

    FCA wants to ease bank account switching

    By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Allowing customers to take their bank account number with them would encourage more Britons to switch to a rival lender, Britain's financial regulator said on Thursday. Such flexibility has long been a feature of the…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:03pm -
  • newWeidmann rejects Greek criticism of ECB, puts onus on governments to help Athens

    Weidmann rejects Greek criticism of ECB, puts onus on governments to help Athens

    By Paul Carrel and Maria Sheahan FRANKFURT (Reuters) - ECB policymaker Jens Weidmann put the onus squarely on governments on Thursday to decide whether they wanted to cover Greece's funding needs, saying this was "less than ever" a task for the euro…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:53pm -
  • newWeidmann rejects Greek criticism of ECB policy towards Athens
    European Central Bank policymaker Jens Weidmann rejected Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis's characterisation on Thursday of ECB policy towards Athens as "asphyxiating toward our government." "You have to separate cause and effect," Weidmann, w…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:53pm -
  • newSnapdeal drums up custom in Slumdog's Dharavi

    Snapdeal drums up custom in Slumdog's Dharavi

    By Nivedita Bhattacharjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - For viewers of Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire", Mumbai's vast Dharavi slum is a byword for poverty, but to online retailer Snapdeal.com it is a battleground for new customers and, it hopes, a sou…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:42pm -
  • newBoko Haram targets Arabs in reprisal for Chad offensive

    Boko Haram targets Arabs in reprisal for Chad offensive

    By Beau-Bernard Fonka Mutta FOTOKOL, Cameroon (Reuters) - Boko Haram is carrying out ethnic reprisals against Arabic speakers in northern Nigeria, accusing them of aiding Chad's army fighting against the Islamist group, military officers and residen…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:41pm -
  • newBanks lead early gains in US trading; Dollar General up
    NEW YORK (AP) — Financial stocks are leading an early gain in U.S. trading a day after a number of banks announced dividend increases and stock buybacks.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:41pm -
  • newIreland plans to cut deficit below 2 percent next year - finance minister
    The Irish government is planning to cut the country's deficit below 2 percent next year, finance minister Michael Noonan said on Thursday. The government has said it is planning to eliminate the budget deficit by 2018, but it has not said how quickly…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:40pm -
  • newIntel cuts first-quarter revenue forecast by nearly $1 billion

    Intel cuts first-quarter revenue forecast by nearly $1 billion

    (Reuters) - Intel Corp slashed its revenue forecast for the first quarter by nearly $1 billion (668 million pounds), citing lower-than-expected demand for business PCs and lower inventory levels across the PC supply chain. Intel said it expects firs…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:39pm -
  • newChinese smartphone firm Xiaomi to set up production in India
    By Aditi Shah and Aman Shah NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc said on Thursday it would invest further and begin local production within 12 to 18 months in India, one of the world's fastest-growing markets and currently…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:35pm -
  • newSpain's Sabadell approaches TSB in $2.6 billion bid

    Spain's Sabadell approaches TSB in $2.6 billion bid

    By Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - British challenger bank TSB has received a takeover approach from Banco Sabadell , valuing the business at about $2.6 billion (1.7 billion pounds) and sending its shares soaring by nearly a quarter. TSB said such…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:35pm -
  • newUEFA concerned about players' behaviour, triple punishment

    UEFA concerned about players' behaviour, triple punishment

    By Brian Homewood LONDON (Reuters) - European football’s governing body UEFA are increasingly concerned about players' behaviour and have reiterated their dissatisfaction with the so-called triple punishment rule following Wednesday’s Champions…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:33pm -
  • newIntel cuts 1Q revenue forecast, cites desktop PC demand
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Intel is lowering its first-quarter revenue forecast, partly because of softer-than-expected demand for business desktop PCs.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:28pm -
  • newApplications for US unemployment benefits fall sharply

    Applications for US unemployment benefits fall sharply

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell sharply last week, a sign that strong hiring will likely continue.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:26pm -
  • newIrish economy hits post-crisis high with 4.8 percent annual growth

    Irish economy hits post-crisis high with 4.8 percent annual growth

    By Conor Humphries and Padraic Halpin DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's economic growth rate surged to a post-crisis high of 4.8 percent last year, the fastest rate in the European Union, as data confirmed a stunning recovery from a devastating 2008 prop…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:23pm -
  • newGerman retailer REWE steels for Amazon move into food
    By Matthias Inverardi and Nikola Rotscheroth COLOGNE, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's second-biggest supermarket group REWE is investing heavily in grocery ecommerce even though it does not expect to turn a profit soon, as it braces for Amazon to expan…
    - 3 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:18pm -

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World News

  • new200 witchdoctors arrested in Tanzania crackdown
    Over 200 people have been arrested in Tanzania as part of a nationwide crackdown on witchdoctors linked to a wave of albino attacks and murders, police said Thursday.
    - 39 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:13pm -
  • newSocGen seen as frontrunner to buy Polish Alior - sources
    France's second-largest bank Societe Generale is the frontrunner in the race to buy the largest single stake in Polish medium-sized lender Alior-Bank, two sources familiar with the transaction said. Carlo Tassara, the holding company for French fina…
    - 39 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:13pm -
  • newPolice Call Ferguson Shooting An 'Ambush'
    The St Louis County police chief says the shooting of two officers in Ferguson was an "ambush". The two officers were shot during a protest outside the Ferguson, Missouri police headquarters on Wednesday night. "We're lucky by God's grace we didn't…
    - 40 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:12pm -
  • newGreece allows lenders back into Athens
    Greece's government, preparing to kick off talks with creditors, argues the austerity programme has plunged thousands of families into poverty and should be relaxed, a demand opposed by Germany and other ...
    - 42 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:10pm -
  • newFerguson shootings were 'ambush', say police
    Two police officers shot overnight in the troubled Missouri city of Ferguson -- which for months has battled racial tensions -- were victims of an "ambush," police said Thursday.
    - 43 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:09pm -
  • newVW workers in Germany get $6,250 profit sharing checks
    Volkswagen AG says its workers based in Germany are getting 5,900 euros ($6,250) each in profit-sharing bonuses that reflect the company's strong 2014. The company's personnel chief, Horst Neumann, said ...
    - 44 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:08pm -
  • newEbola could cost West Africa $15 billion over three years
    By Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - West Africa may lose up to $15 billion over the next three years due to the impact of the Ebola outbreak on trade, investment and tourism, according to a report by the United Nations. The world's…
    - 44 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:08pm -
  • newSomalia's Shebab stages suicide attack in key central town
    Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab militants on Thursday attacked a fortified area in the central town of Baidoa, home to a key regional government headquarters, United Nations compound and airport, security officials said.
    - 45 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:07pm -
  • newGerman FM hits out at Republicans over Iran letter
    German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday criticized Republican senators for sending a letter to Iran over the nuclear talks, fearing that the political stunt could undermine Tehran's confidence in the ongoing negotiations.
    - 47 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:05pm -
  • newGerman foreign minister says senators' letter unhelpful
    WASHINGTON (AP) — German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier criticized on Thursday a letter sent earlier this week by Senate Republicans to Iran's leaders, telling them that any nuclear deal may not survive the Obama administration.
    - 47 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:05pm -
  • newProtesting airport guards stop Libyan PM boarding plane
    By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Airport guards stopped Libya's Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thinni from getting on a plane to Tunis in protest against his choice of interior minister, officials said, in a stark demonstration of the co…
    - 48 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:04pm -
  • newExiled Tibet leader compares China to N.Korea, apartheid S.Africa
    The leader of Tibet's exiled government on Thursday compared China to the regimes of North Korea and apartheid South Africa when it came to Beijing's iron-fisted control over Tibetans.
    - 53 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 2:59pm -
  • newLeft alone against Syrian army, U.S-trained rebels cannot beat Islamic State: opposition
    U.S.-trained rebels due to fight Islamic State will fail if they are not also protected from the Syrian army, the main Western-backed political opposition said on Thursday, after Washington said it might lack the legal authority to defend them from…
    - 60 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 2:52pm -
  • newThis Easter, master perfectly creamy scalloped potatoes
    With Easter on its way, my mind has turned to scalloped potatoes, always a big hit at a holiday feast. And really, what's not to love? We're talking about sliced potatoes baked in a cream sauce, then topped with cheese or crumbs or both! Still, it t…
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:51pm -
  • newZambia hopes to resolve mine royalty row this month: presidency
    LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia's newly-elected President Edgar Lungu has appointed a committee to end an impasse with mining firms over higher mineral royalties, his spokesman Amos Chanda said on Thursday. "Mining companies are making recommendations whi…
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:47pm -
  • newUS man testifies victim strangled him, threatened baby
    BALI, Indonesia (AP) — An American man charged with murdering his girlfriend's mother told an Indonesian court Thursday he was angry after the victim threatened to kill his unborn baby and strangled him hard for about half a minute.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:47pm -
  • newArchaeologists unearth centuries-old pretzels in Bavaria
    BERLIN (AP) — Archaeologists say two pretzels unearthed during a dig on the banks of the Danube in the German city of Regensburg could be more than 300 years old — and are little different to the doughy product available in the state's famous be…
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:44pm -
  • newAlbanian opposition demands Parliament speaker quit
    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Several thousand Albanian opposition supporters have demonstrated peacefully in central Tirana to demand the resignation of the Parliament speaker, following accusations that he hired an assassin to kill two lawmakers.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:44pm -
  • newBrent rises on weak dollar, WTI falls on estimated stock build
    Crude oil futures diverged on Thursday with Brent rising towards $58 (38 pounds) a barrel on Thursday as the dollar weakened, while U.S crude futures fell below $48 a barrel after industry monitors estimated another big stock build at the Cushing, O…
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:43pm -
  • newPutin to attend genocide centenary in Armenia
    Russian President Vladimir Putin will attend ceremonies marking 100 years since the mass killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire in April, the Kremlin said on Thursday.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:43pm -
  • newEbola could cost West Africa $15 billion over three years - TRFN
    By Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - West Africa may lose up to $15 billion over the next three years due to the impact of the Ebola outbreak on trade, investment and tourism, according to a report by the United Nations. The world's…
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:41pm -
  • newIran will not be duped in nuclear deal: Khamenei
    The Iranian negotiating team will not allow Tehran to be duped in any nuclear deal with world powers, the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Thursday.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:37pm -
  • newFormer Gov. O'Malley declines judgment on Clinton email
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley says he's not worried about any presumption that Hillary Rodham Clinton is the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:33pm -
  • newBleisure travel: Rabat, Morocco, puts mark on cultural map
    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — With its imposing mountains, peerless beaches and medieval cities, Morocco has been a key tourist attraction for centuries, though few take the time to visit its tidy little capital Rabat unless on business.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:32pm -
  • newIraqi troops clash with IS group in Iraq's Tikrit
    TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) — Rockets and mortars echoed across Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit on Thursday as Iraqi security forces clashed with Islamic State militants a day after sweeping into the Sunni city north of Baghdad.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:25pm -
  • newEuro MPs call on Venezuela to release detainees
    The European Parliament called on Venezuela Thursday to release students and opposition figures "arbitrarily detained" during protests against left-wing President Nicolas Maduro.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:22pm -
  • newBrazil, world's shower champ, grapples with drought
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — During Rio de Janeiro's long summers of sticky tropical heat, Viviane Vargas says she needs not one, not two, but three showers a day to feel clean.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:21pm -
  • newUS stocks open higher, led by gains for financial companies
    U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday, led by gains in financial stocks after a number of banks got approval from the Federal Reserve to raise dividends and buy back shares. Stocks were also higher as ...
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:17pm -
  • newSix Somali policemen killed in Islamist attack on central city: police
    Six Somali policemen were killed on Thursday when al Shabaab Islamist militants detonated a car bomb outside a regional government headquarters in the central city of Baidoa and then stormed into the compound, police said. Fighting was still going o…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:11pm -
  • newDeaths in Russian shopping centre fire
    Five people confirmed dead and 25 others missing after blaze causes centre's collapse in Kazan.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:09pm -
  • newTwo Police Officers Shot In Ferguson Protest
    Two officers have been shot during a protest outside the police headquarters in Ferguson, Missouri that turned violent. Officers, many in riot gear, formed a guard around the police headquarters and witnesses have told how they heard four shots and…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:08pm -
  • newIslamic State militants claim bomb attack in Libyan capital
    Islamic State militants claimed responsibility for a bomb attack on a police station in the Libyan capital on Thursday in a statement posted on Twitter along with photographs of the scene. A bomb placed under a police car close to the Foreign Minist…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:07pm -
  • newChina's biggest public political event _ is it relevant?
    BEIJING (AP) — It's China's biggest public political event of the year, but with little in the way of debate to report, local media have resorted to issuing photo galleries of attractive journalists or delegates who dance ballet to relieve their f…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:01pm -
  • newAid Agencies Accuse UN Of Failing Syrians
    The UN Security Council has failed to alleviate the suffering of Syrian civilians, according to a report by international aid agencies. More than 20 groups said the UN had not implemented three resolutions passed last year that were aimed at increas…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:58pm -
  • newNigeria drafts in foreign mercenaries to take on Boko Haram
    By Ed Cropley and David Lewis JOHANNESBURG/DAKAR (Reuters) - Nigeria has brought in hundreds of mercenaries from South Africa and the former Soviet Union to give its offensive against Boko Haram a shot in the arm before a March 28 election, accordin…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:54pm -
  • newFrance opens probe into IS execution featuring French speaker
    French officials Thursday launched a formal investigation into a video released by the Islamic State group purporting to show the execution of an Arab Israeli, which featured a French-speaking man.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:49pm -
  • newVolkswagen says cost-cutting to start bearing fruit
    VW has embarked on a drive to cut costs by 5.0 billion euros ($5.3 billion)
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:47pm -
  • newSouth Africa mine union may seek to double wages for lowest paid members
    South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) may seek pay hikes of up to 100 percent for its lowest paid members in upcoming wage talks in the gold, coal and diamond sectors, its General Secretary said on Thursday. "The minimum levels may sugg…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:47pm -
  • newMalaysia vows action if controller slept when MH370 vanished
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's transport minister on Thursday vowed to take stern action against an air traffic control supervisor if it is confirmed that he was asleep on the job when Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared a year ago.…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:42pm -
  • newIntel cuts first-quarter revenue forecast by nearly $1 billion
    Intel said it expects first-quarter revenue of $12.8 billion, plus or minus $300 million. It had earlier forecast $13.7 billion, plus or minus $500 million. Analysts on average were expecting revenue of $13.70 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:39pm -

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Astrology Daily Horoscope

  • newLibra Daily Overview for March 12, 2015
    You need to express yourself more clearly today -- so it's a good thing you've got that influx of social energy coming your way! Don't worry about who understands what, just get your message out there.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's Love…
    - 9 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • newAquarius Daily Overview for March 12, 2015
    Your social energy helps you make the most of new opportunities -- so open that door and march on through! It's easier than ever for you to create new possibilities out of thin air.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple…
    - 9 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • newTaurus Daily Overview for March 12, 2015
    Your finances need some tweaking -- so get busy as soon as you can! There's a silver lining in there somewhere, but it may take some effort for you to see it. Make sure your family takes part!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, D…
    - 9 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • newSagittarius Daily Overview for March 12, 2015
    Your friendly energy is making life a lot sweeter for your people today -- so make sure that you're interacting with the right folks. Focus on those who really deserve you this time!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Coupl…
    - 9 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • newGemini Daily Overview for March 12, 2015
    You need to make sure that you're on the same page as your partner -- whatever that word means to you. It could be at work or at home, but someone close is drifting just a tiny bit. Bring them back!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveSco…
    - 9 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • newAries Daily Overview for March 12, 2015
    You need to exercise your mind today -- a little independent thinking is sure to shake things up for the better! You may find that someone at work or school shares your new mindset.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple…
    - 9 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • newCancer Daily Overview for March 12, 2015
    You have got to deal with a service-related issue that seems bigger and weirder than you had first anticipated. The good news is that your amazing energy is just right for this kind of thing.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Da…
    - 9 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • newScorpio Daily Overview for March 12, 2015
    Try not to get too wrapped up in today's big issue -- in fact, the more removed you are, the more likely you are to avoid making impulsive decisions that cost you in the long run.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's…
    - 9 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • newLeo Daily Overview for March 12, 2015
    Romance is everywhere -- and you're in the middle of it! Even if you're going through a bad breakup your amazing energy still helps lift your heart and gets you the right kind of attention.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dail…
    - 9 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • newCapricorn Daily Overview for March 12, 2015
    You can't quite figure out how you're moving so quickly through your work today -- but you're glad that you are! Things should start to feel a lot simpler in the very near future.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's…
    - 9 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • newVirgo Daily Overview for March 12, 2015
    You desperately want to rush ahead of the game -- but you can't quite find a way to do it. Things are tough, but you are sure to find that you can cope with them all if you just tough today out.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 9 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 7:00am -
  • newPisces Daily Overview for March 12, 2015
    You feel a little more sure of yourself -- and considerably more fired up! It's a great day to show the world what you really think, even if your energy may tend to burn itself out a bit too quickly.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveSc…
    - 9 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 7:00am -

Business & Finance

  • newSupermarket price war hits Waitrose
    Waitrose has posted a drop in profit for 2014 as competition for market share in the UK grocery market continues to hit supermarkets' bottom lines.
    - 43 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:09pm -
  • newYoplait exposes French yogurt cartel
    French authorities fine 11 of the country's top yogurt makers for engaging in a price-fixing cartel, which was revealed by Yoplait.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:37pm -
  • newPeople 'unaware' of bank switching
    Consumers are unaware - and lack confidence - in the seven-day service for switching bank accounts, the regulator has found
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:35pm -
  • newPhilip Green sells BHS chain 'for £1'
    Sir Philip Green is has sold the department store chain BHS to investment vehicle Retail Acquisitions Ltd - for £1, the BBC understands.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:16pm -
  • newUS stocks higher on dollar fall
    US shares open higher, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumping by more than 100 points, as the dollar weakens slightly.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:50pm -
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Top News

  • newFerguson police shot during protest
    Two police officers are shot in Ferguson, a US town hit by riots over the killing of a black teenager, shortly after the police chief resigns.
    - 37 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:15pm -
  • newFantasy author Pratchett dies aged 66
    UK fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, his publisher says
    - 42 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:10pm -
  • newColombia explosion injures police
    An explosive device injures five police officers and two other people in the Colombian capital Bogota in the early hours.
    - 45 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:07pm -
  • newCaravan park murder inquiry launched
    A murder investigation is under way after 18-year-old Connor Marshall died following an attack at a south Wales caravan park.
    - 47 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:05pm -
  • newReal chief backs Bale and Ancelotti
    Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has backed Gareth Bale and denied that coach Carlo Ancelotti is facing the sack.
    - 48 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:04pm -
  • newWoman falls under a Tube train
    A woman is rescued after falling under a Tube train at a south London station during the morning rush hour.
    - 49 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:03pm -
  • newUN powers 'failing' Syrian victims
    The United Nations and a global coalition of aid agencies accuse international powers of failing to help the victims of the Syrian conflict.
    - 52 mins ago 12 Mar 15, 3:00pm -
  • newPM rejects Russian parade invitation
    David Cameron will not attend Russia's World War Two commemorations in May if he remains as prime minister, due to the country's actions in Ukraine.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:51pm -
  • newTerry defends Chelsea team-mates
    John Terry defends his Chelsea team-mates after PSG forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic called them "babies" in Champions League.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:47pm -
  • newMan held 'for helping UK Syria trio'
    A man has been arrested for allegedly helping three British schoolgirls cross into Syria, Turkey's foreign minister says.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:45pm -
  • newBritish Ebola patient in UK hospital
    A British military healthcare worker infected with Ebola has been admitted to the Royal Free Hospital in London.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:42pm -
  • new'Superman' ecstasy supplier jailed
    A man who supplied "Superman" ecstasy pills linked to two deaths over Christmas in Ipswich is jailed for more than five years.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:38pm -
  • newS Pacific volcano forms new island
    A volcanic eruption in Tonga in January leads to the creation of a new island in the Pacific, some 500m across and 250m high.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:35pm -
  • newUK surveillance 'lacks transparency'
    The legal framework surrounding surveillance by MI5, MI6 and GCHQ is "unnecessarily complicated" and "lacks transparency", MPs say.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:31pm -
  • newHow do toy banknotes get past cashiers?
    How easy is it to be fooled by a toy banknote?
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:22pm -
  • newTop teachers could get 2% pay rise
    Schools in England and Wales will be given the power to hand top performing teachers a pay rise of up to 2% from September.
    - 1 hour ago 12 Mar 15, 2:22pm -
  • newUndercover police inquiry to be held
    An inquiry into undercover policing and the operation of the Metropolitan Police's Special Demonstration Squad is being established by the home secretary.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:20pm -
  • newPhilip Green sells BHS chain 'for £1'
    Sir Philip Green is has sold the department store chain BHS to investment vehicle Retail Acquisitions Ltd - for £1, the BBC understands.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:16pm -
  • newVIDEO: Two police officers shot in Ferguson
    Two police officers have been shot in the US city of Ferguson, where tensions have been running high since the killing of an unarmed black teenager in 2014.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:04pm -
  • new'Dozens die' in Syria village battle
    At least 50 government soldiers and rebels have died in a battle for control of a strategic mountain village in north-west Syria, activists say.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:03pm -
  • newVIDEO: The Duchess goes to Downton
    The Duchess of Cambridge is making one of her final public appearances before she gives birth to her second child.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:01pm -
  • newSpandau stars carry Strange coffin
    Boy George and Spandau Ballet brothers Martin and Gary Kemp carry the coffin of Visage singer Steve Strange at his funeral in Porthcawl.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:58pm -
  • newWoman accused of school assaults
    A 26-year-old woman is accused of assaulting young children at a private school in Aberdeen.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:49pm -
  • newMass albino-trade witchdoctor arrests
    More than 200 traditional healers and witchdoctors are arrested in Tanzania in a crackdown on the murder of albino people for their body parts.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:48pm -
  • newVIDEO: Syrian refugees continue to struggle
    The BBC's Jim Muir speaks to Syrian refugees in Lebanon about their struggle to survive, as reports to mark the fourth anniversary of the conflict say civilians have been failed by the UN.
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:29pm -
  • newHorse & jockey: It's truly special
    The bond between a horse and its jockey is a relationship like no other, says BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce.
    - 3 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:14pm -
  • newVilliers to meet leaders on crisis
    Northern Ireland Secretary Theresa Villiers hopes to meet party leaders later to discuss the crisis over welfare reform.
    - 3 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:11pm -
  • new'Blue Lives Matter' trends after officers shot
    Thousands rally behind shot Ferguson police
    - 3 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:07pm -
  • newChief says 'mistakes caused disaster'
    The police match commander at Hillsborough agrees he was "incompetent" and his "mistakes" and "oversight" caused the deaths of 96 fans.
    - 3 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:06pm -
  • newFrance 'wins Waterloo coin battle'
    Belgium withdraws a design for a €2 coin commemorating the Battle of Waterloo, heading off a potential spat with its French neighbour, reports say.
    - 3 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:05pm -
  • newUniversity broke rules, say students
    Angry students say their university has broken its own complaints handling rules in its response to a row over an "unfair" economics exam.
    - 3 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 12:36pm -
  • newHamilton: 'I don’t want £1m a week'
    Why the British F1 star doesn't want £1m a week
    - 3 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 12:34pm -
  • newCaption Challenge: Royal appointment
    It's the Caption Challenge. Oh yes it is.
    - 3 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 12:33pm -
  • newWoRMS catalogue downsizes ocean life
    A mammoth effort to list all known marine life shows many species had duplicate entries in previous databases.
    - 3 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 12:30pm -
  • newFarage: I'd axe 'much of' race laws
    Nigel Farage says UKIP would scrap many laws designed to prevent racial discrimination - but says his comments have been "wilfully misrepresented".
    - 4 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 12:21pm -
  • newEU plans to target cyber-terrorism
    Plans for a new Europol unit to deal with jihadist content online are being presented to European ministers on Thursday.
    - 4 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 12:11pm -
  • newScotland change five to face England
    Scotland recall Finn Russell, Matt Scott, Dougie Fife, Dave Denton and Jim Hamilton for Saturday's Six Nations match against England.
    - 4 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 12:09pm -
  • newGolf champ jailed for benefit fraud
    A champion golfer who claimed £26,000 in benefits saying he was too ill to walk but played the sport regularly is jailed for six months.
    - 4 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 12:09pm -
  • newMadonna criticises Radio 1 'ban'
    Pop star Madonna calls Radio 1 "discriminatory and unfair" after it failed to playlist her latest single, Living For Love.
    - 4 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 12:06pm -
  • newSpanish bank in TSB takeover bid
    TSB - the bank formerly owned by Lloyds - has confirmed it has received a £1.7bn takeover approach from Spanish bank Sabadell.
    - 4 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 12:05pm -
  • newIraqi forces 'push into Tikrit'
    Iraqi government forces are pushing into Tikrit on several fronts, forcing Islamic State militants to fall back to the city centre, officials say.
    - 4 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 12:03pm -
  • newVIDEO: European Scrutiny Committee
    MPs take evidence from the BBC on the media and European scrutiny.
    - 4 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 12:01pm -
  • newWhat are the UK's new trains like?
    What are the UK's new high-speed trains like?
    - 4 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 11:40am -
  • newBBC in school computer giveaway
    The BBC has launched its Make it Digital initiative with new hardware for schools and a raft of coding-based content.
    - 4 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 11:27am -
  • newLib Dem quits amid donation claims
    A former head of fundraising for the Lib Dems says he will step down as a party candidate after a newspaper claimed he accepted a "potentially illegal donation".
    - 5 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 11:21am -
  • newVIDEO: In hiding because of a costume
    An Afghan artist has been forced into hiding after receiving death threats for dressing in a metal suit showing the female form.
    - 5 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 11:06am -
  • new'Giant lobster' ate like a whale
    A new fossil discovery shows that a giant ancestor of modern lobsters used spiny 'limbs' on its head to sift food from the ocean.
    - 5 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 10:55am -
  • newZimbabwe expelled from 2018 World Cup
    Zimbabwe are expelled from 2018 World Cup qualifying for failing to pay national team coach Jose Claudinei Georgini.
    - 5 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 10:49am -
  • newFatal fire in Russian shopping centre
    Five people have died and up to 25 people are feared trapped in rubble after a fire at a shopping centre in the Russian city of Kazan.
    - 5 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 10:43am -
  • newLosing to Afghanistan 'unimaginable'
    England must avoid a "horrendous" loss to Afghanistan in their final World Cup match, says assistant coach Paul Farbrace.
    - 5 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 10:24am -
  • newUK trade deficit narrows sharply
    The UK trade deficit narrowed to £616m in January from a five-year high of £2.1bn in December, latest figures reveal, as imports shrink substantially.
    - 6 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 10:13am -
  • newVIDEO: Are Christians having to hide their religion?
    The Equality and Human Rights Commission has published a report that highlights the widespread confusion and misunderstanding about the laws protecting freedom of religion or belief.
    - 6 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 9:56am -
  • newStill Alice film-maker dies aged 63
    The co-author and director of Still Alice - for which Julianne Moore won an Oscar last month - has died following a four-year struggle with motor neurone disease.
    - 6 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 9:54am -
  • newIndia refuses to lift rape film ban
    A court in India refuses to lift a ban on screening a controversial BBC documentary about the 2012 Delhi gang rape.
    - 6 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 9:43am -
  • newRight policies with wrong figures?
    Can politicians take the right decisions based on the wrong figures?
    - 7 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 9:19am -
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Space Exploration

  • newNASA Mission to Track Earth's Magnetic Collisions Launching Tonight: Watch Live
    The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, or MMS for short, consists of four satellites that will fly in formation in Earth orbit. The satellites are currently packed atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket that is set to launch at 10:44 p.m. EDT…
    - 3 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:15pm -
  • newCosmic Smashups May Have Rained Metal on Early Earth
    Iron vapor from cosmic impacts during the early days of Earth could have triggered "metal rain" to fall on the newborn planet, researchers say. Cosmic impacts have played a critical role in the evolution of the solar system. The moon was likely born…
    - 3 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:10pm -
  • newNo word yet from dormant Philae probe
    A long-awaited communications window between Earth and robot lab Philae, zipping through space perched on a comet, opened Thursday without immediate signs of life, the European Space Agency (ESA) said.
    - 3 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 12:54pm -
  • newJupiter Is Dazzlingly Bright in the March Night Sky: How to See It
    The brilliant planet Jupiter has been attracting a great deal of skywatching attention lately, even from within brightly lit cities. Presently, Jupiter can be found within the faint stars of Cancer the Crab.
    - 3 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 12:30pm -
  • newJapan space scientists make wireless energy breakthrough
    Japanese scientists have succeeded in transmitting energy wirelessly, in a key step that could one day make solar power generation in space a possibility, an official said Thursday.
    - 6 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 10:19am -
  • newAstronauts return to Earth on Russian Soyuz spaceship
    Two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut on Thursday returned to Earth aboard a Soyuz space capsule after six months at the International Space Station.
    - 7 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 8:52am -
  • new2 Russians, 1 American return from 6 months on space station
    MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz capsule carrying two Russians and an American landed in Kazakhstan on Thursday, ending the astronauts' nearly six months aboard the International Space Station.
    - 11 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 4:22am -
  • newUS-Russian Space Crew Returns to Earth After 167 Days in Orbit
    An American astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts have landed safely on after 167 days in orbit at the International Space Station. "I'm glad to be back," NASA astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore said after being pulled from the Soyuz space capsule along…
    - 12 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 3:52am -
  • newUS-Russian Space Station Crew Headed Back to Earth
    Three International Space Station crewmembers — including one NASA astronaut — are on their way back to Earth today (March 11) after a nearly six-month stint aboard the orbiting outpost. NASA's Barry "Butch" Wilmore and cosmonauts Alexander Samo…
    - 17 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 10:56pm -
  • newSun Unleashes 1st Monster Solar Flare of 2015 (Photos, Video)
    The sun unleashed its first superpowerful flare of the year on Wednesday (March 11), and the intense eruption was aimed directly at Earth, space weather experts say.
    - 18 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 10:00pm -
  • newRocky grains stir theories of life on Saturn moon
    Grains of rock spewed into deep space suggest a small moon of Saturn has hydrothermal vents, boosting theories it may harbour microbial life, scientists said Wednesday.
    - 20 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 7:28pm -
  • newUnderground hot springs on Saturn moon? Study suggests yes
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — New research suggests there are hot springs bubbling beneath the icy surface of a tiny Saturn moon.
    - 21 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 7:08pm -
  • newHot Springs on Saturn's Moon Enceladus Powered by Hydrothermal Vents
    Hot springs on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus suggest that the floor of the satellite's subsurface ocean may be home to near-boiling temperatures, researchers say. This finding is the first evidence of active hydrothermal vents beyond the oceans of Ear…
    - 22 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 6:06pm -
  • newIn 'milestone' toward Mars, NASA test-fires rocket
    The most powerful solid rocket booster ever built was fired up for the first time Wednesday in a test that NASA described as a "significant milestone" toward Mars.
    - 22 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 5:57pm -
  • newWorld's Largest Solid Rocket Booster Fired in Ground Test for NASA
    The world's largest solid rocket motor roared to life in Utah Wednesday (March 11), but instead of lifting off the ground, the massive booster, laying on its side, remained in place as data was collected to qualify its use on NASA's new heavy-l…
    - 23 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 4:40pm -
  • Will Einstein's General Relativity Break Under Extreme Conditions?
    In 1915, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described gravity as a fundamental property of space-time. Now, scientists have the technology to begin looking for evidence that could reveal physics beyond general relativi…
    - 1 day ago 11 Mar 15, 3:22pm -
  • US Weather Blew Hot and Cold in February
    Weather patterns drew a dividing line between the western and eastern United States in February, according to NASA.
    - 1 day ago 11 Mar 15, 3:19pm -
  • NASA Satellite Quartet Aims to Crack Magnetic Mystery Near Earth
    A cosmic phenomenon in Earth's magnetic field that is both dazzling and potentially dangerous for people on the surface is the focus of a new scientific mission, scheduled to launch into orbit on Thursday (March 12). The Magnetsopheric Multiscale mi…
    - 1 day ago 11 Mar 15, 2:36pm -
  • NASA's Big Day Today: Watch a Mega-Rocket Booster Test, Astronaut Landing Live
    Space fans have no shortage of entertainment today (March 11), from morning to night. NASA will test-fire the booster of its Space Launch System (SLS) megarocket today at 11:30 a.m. EDT (1530 GMT), and three astronauts will return to Earth from the…
    - 1 day ago 11 Mar 15, 11:53am -
  • 4 NASA Satellites to Launch on Magnetic Field Mission This Thursday
    NASA is counting down to launch four small satellites into orbit on Thursday (March 12) on a mission to study an explosive cosmic phenomenon happening right on Earth's doorstep. The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission, or MMS for short, is scheduled t…
    - 1 day ago 11 Mar 15, 11:02am -
  • U.S. Air Force leader eyes SpaceX launch certification by June
    The U.S. Air Force hopes to certify privately-held Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, to launch some U.S. military and intelligence satellites into space using its Falcon 9 rocket by June, a top official told Reuters on Tuesday. "I think we'r…
    - 2 days ago 11 Mar 15, 3:20am -
  • On Apollo 9, a Jammed Camera Changed Spacewalking Astronaut's Life (Video)
    A camera glitch gave spacewalking Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart five of the most profound minutes of his life. Schweickart, the lunar module pilot on NASA's Apollo 9 mission to low-Earth orbit in March 1969, had just exited his vehicle when com…
    - 2 days ago 10 Mar 15, 9:21pm -
  • Soprano Sarah Brightman Reveals Mission Patch for Space Station Flight
    British soprano Sarah Brightman will be "chasing dreams" and "shaping futures" when she lifts off on a self-funded trip to the International Space Station in September, the recording artist said as she revealed her personal mission patch at a press…
    - 2 days ago 10 Mar 15, 9:21pm -
  • Space soprano plans first duet from ISS
    British singer Sarah Brightman said Tuesday she was working with ex-husband Andrew Lloyd Webber to perform in space after paying $52-million (48 million euros) to fly to the International Space Station.
    - 2 days ago 10 Mar 15, 9:11pm -
  • Soprano Sarah Brightman works on song to perform from space
    LONDON (AP) — British soprano Sarah Brightman is aiming to perform where no professional singer has ever gone before: the International Space Station.
    - 2 days ago 10 Mar 15, 7:18pm -
  • How Smart Can Robotic Space Explorers Get?
    These were problems puzzling Yogesh Girdhar who, as a part of his doctorate dissertation at McGill University in Montreal, redid the "brains" of an undersea robot called Aqua. An underwater robot is somewhat analogous to a space-bound robot, as both…
    - 2 days ago 10 Mar 15, 3:15pm -
  • Test of World's Largest Solid Rocket Steeped in Space Shuttle History
    The static fire on Wednesday (March 11) at Orbital ATK's facilities in Promontory, Utah, will mark the fifth test of an advanced, five-segment booster and the first of two such firings planned in support of NASA's new heavy-lift rocket, the Space La…
    - 2 days ago 10 Mar 15, 3:14pm -
  • ESA Launches Stargazer Lottie Essay Contest for Young Astronomers
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    Florida, one of the states most susceptible to the effects of climate change and sea-level rise, verbally banned state environmental officials from using the term "climate change," an investigation revealed. North Carolina, Louisiana and Tennessee ha…
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  • Dealing with Asteroid Threats: UN Completes First Planning Phase
    A special United Nations team on hazardous asteroids has been dissolved after completing its task of setting up organizations to deal with planet-threatening space rocks. The UN's Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peacefu…
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  • Fierce 'Superflares' from the Sun Zapped the Infant Earth
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  • Astronauts Filming New IMAX Movie Deliver 'Deluge of Beautiful Images'
    Astronauts on the International Space Station are about a third of the way through filming scenes for a new IMAX documentary to be released next year, the film's director revealed in a new interview. Toni Myers, the filmmaker behind "Hubble 3D" and…
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  • On Mars, Opportunity Rover Spots Weird Rocks Near Marathon Finish Line
    NASA's Opportunity Mars rover is taking a break in the home stretch of its Red Planet marathon to study some rocks the likes of which it's never seen before. The intriguing rocks lie atop a hill overlooking a site dubbed Marathon Valley — so named…
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  • NASA Finds Likely Source of Mars Rover Curiosity's Short Circuit
    The short circuit that has stalled some of the science work by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity apparently originated in the robot's rock-boring drill, mission team members say. Those diagnostic tests have been productive, Curiosity Project Manager Jim E…
    - 3 days ago 9 Mar 15, 12:00pm -
  • What's Next for NASA's Dawn Probe at Dwarf Planet Ceres?
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  • Astronomers view four images of a supernova, in a first
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  • Hello Ceres! NASA spacecraft on first visit to dwarf planet
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — After a nearly eight-year journey, a NASA spacecraft on Friday flawlessly slipped into orbit around Ceres in the first visit to a dwarf planet.
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  • Mysterious dwarf planet Ceres now in the spotlight
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mysterious dwarf planet Ceres is ready for its close-up.
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  • NASA Dawn Probe Enters Orbit Around Dwarf Planet Ceres, a Historic First
    The year of the dwarf planet has begun. NASA's Dawn probe arrived at Ceres today (March 6) at about 7:39 a.m. EST (1239 GMT), becoming the first spacecraft ever to orbit a dwarf planet. Dawn's observations over the next 16 months should lift the ve…
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  • NASA Spacecraft Set for Historic Arrival at Dwarf Planet Ceres Today
    NASA's Dawn probe is just hours away from making spaceflight history. Dawn is scheduled to slip into orbit around Ceres — the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and Ceres — the closest dwarf planet to Earth — at abou…
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  • Frank Sinatra: Celebrating 100 years of an American Icon
    In honour of Frank Sinatra's 100 year legacy, the Grammy Museum at LA LIVE, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and the Sinatra Family, has created an exhibition titled Sinatra: An American Icon.
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  • Selfie stick bans go into effect at French, UK attractions
    PARIS (AP) — "Selfie sticks" have now been banned at a French palace and a British museum, joining a growing list of global tourist attractions to take such measures.
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  • South Africa crime in focus after television reporter mugged on camera
    Two men, one armed with a gun, were caught on camera late on Tuesday mugging a South African journalist in Johannesburg as he prepared for a live television report on Zambian President Edgar Lungu's hospital treatment. The incident is just one of sco…
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  • Kelly Osbourne: Fashion Police was the best 5 years of my life
    The former host has been talking about her feelings since quitting the programme.
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  • London "Mahagonny" sticks to message - man is own worst enemy
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Marxist playwright Bertolt Brecht and composer Kurt Weill, who together created "The Threepenny Opera" and its hit song "Mack the Knife", intended their follow-up, "The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny" to be…
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  • Marvin Gaye's heirs win $7.4 million for 'Blurred Lines' plagiarism
    By Michael Fleeman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Heirs of the late soul singer Marvin Gaye won a $7.4 million (5 million pounds) judgement on Tuesday against recording stars Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams, who a jury found plagiarized the Motown artis…
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  • Detroit exhibit explores art, interplay of Kahlo, Rivera
    DETROIT (AP) — The work of Mexican artists Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo often seems a study in contrasts — he opts for the big and global, she the smaller and personal.
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  • Stiller, Wilson bring Zoolander's 'blue steel' to Paris fashion
    (Reuters) - Paris Fashion Week welcomed two really, really, ridiculously good looking additions on Tuesday, as Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprised their "Zoolander" male model characters to strut the Maison Valentino runway ahead of the hit comedy'…
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  • 'Björk' at MoMA Is a Beautiful, Ill-Conceived Disaster
    A hint at what a show about Björk could be sits right in the lobby of the Museum of Modern Art. This is Björk, larger than life, revealing the kind of lifelong effusiveness that couldn’t be contained in eight albums or 80. Björk, the techno-org…
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  • Beauties in a brasserie for Chanel's Paris fashion show
    By Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) - I'll take a café, a croissant and a black and ivory silk cocktail dress, s'il vous plait. Under the soaring glass ceiling of the Grand Palais, Chanel's Winter 2015 show was staged in an elaborate pop-up restaura…
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  • Paris Fashion Week: Salma Hayek and Jessica Chastain talk breasts
    The rebellious spirit of 80s rock and roll shook the house on 9 March at a star-studded Saint Laurent Paris fashion week show. French designer Hedi Slimane, who took the reins of the fashion house in 2012 and changed the name from its previous Yves…
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  • Apple's watch hasn't impressed the fashion world
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  • Stella flowing and faux-furry at Paris fashion week
    By Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) - Loose but tailored, flowing but structured - Stella McCartney presented a study in contrasts for her Winter 2015 ready-to-wear show on Monday in Paris in a collection both supremely luxurious and as relaxed as sp…
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  • Paris Fashion Week: Game of Thrones' Gwendoline Christie makes debut in unisex Vivienne Westwood show
    "Strap on a corset, boys!" was Vivienne Westwood's cry with her latest catwalk show - a rocking ode to cross-dressing - revealed at Paris Fashion Week on 7 March. A groom in a wedding dress and a bride in a suit jacket closed the show, proving defin…
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  • Harry Potter hoard in Mexico breaks Guinness record for world's biggest
    The world's largest collection of Harry Potter memorabilia has gone on display in Mexico City's Classic Toy Museum, bringing together thousands of pieces from the private collection of a local lawyer who has been collecting Potter paraphernalia for…
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  • High-fashion stylist turns focus to all women with QVC line
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  • An opera 'Alice' in London, worthy of the book's 150th
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - A century and a half after Lewis Carroll published "Alice in Wonderland", one of the greatest children's stories has an opera worthy of the book - even it's not really aimed at children. The Berlin-based South Kore…
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  • The Apple Watch: Is it a gadget or a fashion statement?
    By Nandita Bose and Piya Sinha-Roy CHICAGO/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Apple CEO Tim Cook summed up the problem during a conversation with sales staff at a London Apple Store: "We've never sold anything as a company that people could try on before." Wit…
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  • Cayman officials end sea search for US comic book artist
    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (AP) — Authorities in the Cayman Islands have ended a search for a U.S. comic book artist who went missing while snorkeling with his wife during a vacation.
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  • Vatican receives ransom demand for stolen Michelangelo letters
    The Vatican said on Sunday it had received a ransom demand for the return of two rare documents written by Renaissance master Michelangelo that were stolen from its archives nearly 20 years ago. The theft of the two documents - one a letter including…
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  • Brightman focused on space training
    Opera singer Sarah Brightman has revealed she is training 16 hours a day as part of her mission to perform in space.
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  • Color meets menswear, celebrities at Paris Fashion Week
    PARIS (AP) — It was color-meets-menswear at Paris' celebrity-filled Fashion Week this Saturday, with Solange Knowles chatting to James Bond "Skyfall" star Naomie Harris at Vivienne Westwood before heading on a plane home.
    - 5 days ago 7 Mar 15, 11:14pm -
  • Blurred Lines and the Blue Jays: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing
    How the 'Blurred Lines' Case Could Have a Chilling Effect on Creativity Randall Roberts | The Los Angeles Times "What artist will acknowledge specific inspiration when it could be used as evidence in a copyright infringement suit?"
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  • Islamic State militants bulldoze ancient Nimrud city
    By Dominic Evans and Saif Hameed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world's greatest archaeological and cultural…
    - 6 days ago 6 Mar 15, 10:50pm -
  • Peter Max still living the colorful, pop-art vibe he created
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — If you haven't seen one of Peter Max's paintings or drawings today, chances are you haven't opened your eyes yet.
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  • Lanvin is loved at Paris fashion week
    By Alexandria Sage PARIS (Reuters) - Paris fashion week was a Lanvin love-fest this season as designer Alber Elbaz showcased a tassel-laden collection inspired by Morocco and kicked off a retrospective of France's oldest surviving couture house. Lan…
    - 6 days ago 6 Mar 15, 4:41pm -
  • Is this the most glamorous music festival of them all?
    You don’t have to be old or elitist to enjoy a picnic and an opera at Glyndebourne.
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  • Find out the secret to Poldark star Aidan Turner's rippling muscles
    A make-up artist perfects Aidan Turner’s topless look for Poldark.
    - 6 days ago 6 Mar 15, 7:32am -
  • "Manchurian Candidate" es ahora una ópera
    Tome un pequeño lavado de cerebro, agregue unos cuantos asesinatos políticos e incorpore a una villana lo suficientemente mala como para competir con Lady Macbeth. El resultado es "The Manchurian Candidate", primero una novela, luego dos películas…
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  • Cold War-era thriller premieres as opera
    Take a little brainwashing, add a few political assassinations and stir in a villainess evil enough to rival Lady Macbeth. The enduring result is "The Manchurian Candidate," first as a novel, then two movies and now — an opera.
    - 7 days ago 5 Mar 15, 7:08pm -
  • New fashion museum exhibit documents Lauren Bacall: The Look
    NEW YORK (AP) — On stage, screen and magazine covers, Lauren Bacall was known as "The Look," but in her regular life, the late icon described her style as "studied carelessness."
    - 7 days ago 5 Mar 15, 4:06pm -
  • Fashion on the Ration - dressing up in 1940s Britain
    A display showing the creative styles of 1940s wartime Britain kicked off at the Imperial War Museum on 5 March. The museum describes how the exhibition, Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style, shows how people living during the Second World War…
    - 7 days ago 5 Mar 15, 3:32pm -
  • Wu-Tang Clan and Hip-Hop's Obsession With the Art World
    If the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA gets his way, you’ll probably never hear the rap group’s latest album, Once Upon a Time in Shaolin. The sole extant recording of its 31 tracks sits locked away in a hand-carved nickel and silver container inside a cedar…
    - 7 days ago 5 Mar 15, 1:00pm -
  • Downton Star To Be Beastly With Emma Watson
    Former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens is in talks to play the Beast/Prince opposite Emma Watson's Belle in Disney's new Beauty And The Beast, according to reports. The Hollywood Reporter says the British actor, who is forging a career in Hollywood,…
    - 7 days ago 5 Mar 15, 11:38am -
  • Winter Wonderland 2013 review: Festive fun for all the family
    A perfect way to enjoy a Christmas evening.
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Industry News

  • newInsight - Politics intrude as cybersecurity firms hunt foreign spies
    By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The $71 billion (47.56 billion pounds) cybersecurity industry is fragmenting along geopolitical lines as firms chase after government contracts, share information with spy agencies, and market themselves as p…
    - 11 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 5:07am -
  • newFast broadband lifts revenue growth for Europe's cable operators
    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Investments in high-speed broadband networks helped Europe's cable operators such as Liberty Global and Altice accelerate revenue growth in 2014 to 4.6 percent, industry group Cable Europe said on Wednesday. Ca…
    - 16 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 11:25pm -
  • newCloud storage company Box reports bigger loss, shares fall
    Cloud storage provider Box Inc posted a bigger loss due to higher operating expenses, in its first quarterly report as a public company. Shares of Box, which listed in January, fell about 15 percent in extended trading on Wednesday after reports the…
    - 16 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 11:23pm -
  • newFlying cars, robot petting zoo: It's South by Southwest time
    Flying cars and a robot petting zoo. Mobile wallets and net neutrality. The most outlandish ideas of the future and tech trends shaping the world today will be in focus as the freewheeling South by Southwest Interactive Festival kicks off Friday.
    - 23 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 4:55pm -
  • Solar Impulse 2 sets distance record: organisers
    Solar Impulse 2 has broken a distance record for solar-powered planes as part of its bid to be the first to circumnavigate the globe powered solely by the sun.
    - 1 day ago 11 Mar 15, 3:07pm -
  • Dixons Carphone to benefit as Britons have more to spend
    British electricals and mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone expects to benefit as Britons find they have more spare cash to spend in 2015, its chief executive said on Wednesday. "Some commentators are putting disposable income growth this year at 8…
    - 1 day ago 11 Mar 15, 2:26pm -
  • Swiss makers quietly gear up with smartwatches of their own
    By Martinne Geller and Eric Auchard LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - To observers of the secretive Swiss watch industry, its quiet, seemingly passive response to Apple Inc's plan to attack their centuries-old business could be mistaken for submission be…
    - 1 day ago 11 Mar 15, 10:29am -
  • PayPal sets up Israeli security centre, buys CyActive
    Online payments company PayPal, a unit of eBay, is establishing a cyber security centre in Israel and has bought local start-up CyActive to help launch the development. PayPal, which is slated to split from eBay later this year, did not disclose fin…
    - 1 day ago 11 Mar 15, 10:00am -
  • Norway whale meat dumped in Japan after pesticide finding
    Whale meat imported into Japan from Norway has been dumped after tests found it contained up to twice the permitted level of harmful pesticide, the government said Wednesday.
    - 1 day ago 11 Mar 15, 9:41am -
  • Eighty percent of global merchants fall short on card data security compliance - report
    Four out of five global retailers and other merchants failed interim tests to determine whether they are in compliance with payment card data security standards, putting them at increased risk of cyberattacks, according to a new report by Verizon Com…
    - 1 day ago 11 Mar 15, 5:10am -
  • U.S. Air Force leader eyes SpaceX launch certification by June
    The U.S. Air Force hopes to certify privately-held Space Exploration Technologies, or SpaceX, to launch some U.S. military and intelligence satellites into space using its Falcon 9 rocket by June, a top official told Reuters on Tuesday. "I think we'r…
    - 2 days ago 11 Mar 15, 3:20am -
  • Google CFO retiring, leaves spreadsheets for backpack
    Google Inc's finance chief said on Tuesday that he plans to retire, the latest in a series of changes in the company's upper ranks but a move that some analysts said was unlikely to cause major disruptions. Patrick Pichette is leaving Google to go b…
    - 2 days ago 10 Mar 15, 11:58pm -
  • EU parliament adopts law for safer, greener trucks
    The European parliament on Tuesday adopted a law allowing for longer heavier trucks as long as manufacturers build more aerodynamic, less polluting and less dangerous vehicles.
    - 2 days ago 10 Mar 15, 10:24pm -
  • Obama calls for more rights for struggling student borrowers
    ATLANTA (AP) — Issuing a clarion call to Americans saddled by student debt, President Barack Obama urged student borrowers Tuesday to stand up for their rights, and announced a medley of modest steps to bring some order to a notoriously chaotic sy…
    - 2 days ago 10 Mar 15, 8:51pm -
  • Solar plane completes first sea leg of epic round-the-world bid
    Solar Impulse 2 landed in India late Tuesday, completing the initial sea crossing of its epic bid to become the first plane to fly around the world powered solely by the sun.
    - 2 days ago 10 Mar 15, 7:09pm -
  • Solar plane on first sea leg of epic round-the-world bid
    Solar Impulse 2 headed to India Tuesday on the first major sea leg of its epic bid to become the first plane to fly around the world powered solely by the sun.
    - 2 days ago 10 Mar 15, 3:51pm -
  • Dealing with Asteroid Threats: UN Completes First Planning Phase
    A special United Nations team on hazardous asteroids has been dissolved after completing its task of setting up organizations to deal with planet-threatening space rocks. The UN's Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of the Committee on the Peacefu…
    - 2 days ago 10 Mar 15, 12:29pm -
  • 'Eco-terrorist' threat to poison New Zealand baby formula
    New Zealand has received an "eco-terrorist" threat to poison baby formula, Prime Minister John Key said Tuesday, in a scare that risks further denting the country's "clean, green" reputation.
    - 2 days ago 10 Mar 15, 6:46am -
  • Ethiopia's 'Iron Lion Zion' cats fading fast
    Ethiopia's black-maned lions once represented a former emperor, "Lion of Judah" Haile Selassie, and were immortalised in a song by reggae legend Bob Marley. Today, they struggle for survival.
    - 2 days ago 10 Mar 15, 6:13am -
  • APPLE EVENT LIVE: The watch, a gold MacBook, HBO on iPhone
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Make calls, read email, control music, manage Instagram photos, keep up with your workout, pay for groceries, open your hotel room door. CEO Tim Cook says you can do it all from your wrist with Apple Watch — for 18 hours a d…
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  • APPLE EVENT LIVE: You've seen it. Are you going to buy it?
    Make calls, read email, control music, manage Instagram photos, keep up with your workout, pay for groceries, open your hotel room door. CEO Tim Cook says you can do it all from your wrist with Apple Watch ...
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  • APPLE EVENT LIVE: Watch costs $349 to $10,000 starting 4/10
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  • APPLE EVENT LIVE: Day in the life of Apple Watch
    Make calls, read full emails, control music, manage Instagram photos, keep up with your workout and pay for groceries. CEO Tim Cook says you can do it all from your wrist with Apple Watch. Scheduled to ...
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  • APPLE EVENT LIVE: Cook talks Apple Pay, cuts Apple TV price
    CEO Tim Cook is directing Apple's big event Monday in San Francisco, unveiling a new deal between Apple TV and HBO, touting growth in iPhone sales and Apple Pay adoption and other developing products. ...
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  • APPLE EVENT LIVE: Tim Cook takes stage, cuts Apple TV price
    CEO Tim Cook has taken the stage at Apple's event this morning in San Francisco. Cook is expected to unveil the company's newest device, the smartwatch, and make the case for why it's a must-have gadget. ...
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  • APPLE EVENT LIVE: Tim Cook takes stage, talks Apple TV
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  • APPLE WATCH LIVE: Starting now
    The Apple Watch. CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil the company's newest device and make the case for why it's a must-have gadget at a San Francisco event later Monday. Apple teased the smartwatch in September ...
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    The Apple Watch. CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil the company's newest device and make the case for why it's a must-have gadget at a San Francisco event later Monday. Apple teased the smartwatch in September ...
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  • In Japan, Abe's robot panel aims to give drone industry an edge
    By Teppei Kasai TOKYO (Reuters) - The government of Japan, a country with a proven track record in electronics and robotics, is looking to fast track industry-friendly regulation to give its drone sector an edge over the United States. Companies from…
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  • Apple will attempt to dominate smartwatch sector with Apple Watch
    Apple is set to launch its smartwatch, Apple Watch, on 9 March and the Silicon Valley tech giant is hoping to dominate the sector, but can it convince consumers that the device will be necessary? The Apple Watch, which will let consumers check their…
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  • China must restrict, record e-commerce firms breaking counterfeit rules - regulator
    China must establish a system to record and restrict e-commerce firms that break rules on counterfeit goods, said the chief of the country's commercial regulator on Monday, responding to a question on the sale of fakes on Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's…
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  • Pilots set for first round-the-world solar flight
    The first attempt to fly around the world in a plane using solar energy will be launched Monday in Abu Dhabi, its pilots said, in a landmark journey aimed at promoting green energy.
    - 4 days ago 9 Mar 15, 2:16am -
  • Game of drones - As U.S. dithers, rivals get a head start
    Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are a hot ticket in Silicon Valley, but U.S. government dithering over regulations has given overseas companies a head-start in figuring out how best to exploit them. Last year, more than $100 million flow…
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Technology

  • newSnapdeal drums up custom in Slumdog's Dharavi
    By Nivedita Bhattacharjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - For viewers of Oscar-winning film "Slumdog Millionaire", Mumbai's vast Dharavi slum is a byword for poverty, but to online retailer Snapdeal.com it is a battleground for new customers and, it hopes, a sou…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:42pm -
  • newIntel cuts first-quarter revenue forecast by nearly $1 billion
    (Reuters) - Intel Corp slashed its revenue forecast for the first quarter by nearly $1 billion (668 million pounds), citing lower-than-expected demand for business PCs and lower inventory levels across the PC supply chain. Intel said it expects firs…
    - 2 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:39pm -
  • newSwatch adds tech features to watches, positive on 2015
    By Tom Miles CORGEMONT, Switzerland (Reuters) - Swatch Group, the world's largest watchmaker, on Thursday said it would compete with Apple Inc's upcoming smartwatch by baking inexpensive chips into existing watch lines to allow consumers to make pay…
    - 3 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 1:02pm -
  • newUK lawmakers: Spies' bulk data snooping not excessive
    LONDON (AP) — U.K. spies intercept Britons' online communications in bulk and keep personal data on large numbers of British citizens — but not enough to amount to blanket surveillance or "reading everyone's emails," lawmakers said Thursday.
    - 4 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 12:11pm -
  • newChinese makers roll out wave of Apple Watch lookalikes
    BEIJING (AP) — A month before Apple Inc.'s smartwatch hits the market, China's thriving copycat manufacturers are selling lookalikes, some openly advertised as Apple copies.
    - 4 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 12:02pm -
  • newAlibaba hiring in Amazon, Microsoft backyard as U.S. cloud unit expands
    By Paul Carsten and John Ruwitch BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the world's largest e-commerce firm, has begun hunting staff in Seattle, home turf of Amazon.com Inc and Microsoft Corp, focusing on savvy cloud computing hires…
    - 6 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 10:10am -
  • new3 things to know about HBO's new streaming service
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In less than a month, people in the U.S. will be able to subscribe to HBO without a cable or satellite TV subscription. The stand-alone HBO Now streaming service unveiled this week will debut in time for the April 12 season pr…
    - 8 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 7:58am -
  • newGoogle's safe browsing system targets 'unwanted software'
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Get ready to see more red warning signs online as Google adds ammunition to its technological artillery for targeting devious schemes lurking on websites.
    - 8 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 7:45am -
  • newAlibaba ploughs $200 million into Snapchat in latest startup deal-source
    Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is investing $200 million in photo-messaging app Snapchat, a source familiar with the deal said, striking its latest Silicon Valley deal as the Chinese ecommerce company builds up mobile services. With Snapchat blocked in C…
    - 9 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 6:41am -
  • newInsight - Politics intrude as cybersecurity firms hunt foreign spies
    By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The $71 billion (47.56 billion pounds) cybersecurity industry is fragmenting along geopolitical lines as firms chase after government contracts, share information with spy agencies, and market themselves as p…
    - 11 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 5:07am -
  • newUber, Lyft rebuffed in bids to deem drivers independent contractors
    By Dan Levine and Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft failed to persuade separate U.S. judges on Wednesday to rule that their drivers are independent contractors instead of employees, in cases that have wide implicat…
    - 12 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 3:43am -
  • newIndian firms could get boost from Google, Alibaba
    Two Indian firms could get a boost from tech majors in what might turn out to be the first direct investment in the country by Google Inc and Alibaba. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in talks with Indian online marketplace Snapdeal over a potent…
    - 13 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:45am -
  • newLG Group plans $6 billion R&D investment in 2015
    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean conglomerate LG Group on Thursday said its companies plan to invest a record 6.3 trillion won ($5.57 billion) in research and development in 2015 to secure future growth. LG Group, which has arms including appliances m…
    - 14 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 2:08am -
  • new5 questions about Silicon Valley gender bias case
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ellen Pao testified for a third day on Wednesday in her lawsuit claiming gender bias kept her from advancing at a major Silicon Valley venture capital firm and that she was fired after she complained.
    - 16 hours ago 12 Mar 15, 12:18am -
  • newFast broadband lifts revenue growth for Europe's cable operators
    By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Investments in high-speed broadband networks helped Europe's cable operators such as Liberty Global and Altice accelerate revenue growth in 2014 to 4.6 percent, industry group Cable Europe said on Wednesday. Ca…
    - 16 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 11:25pm -
  • newApple's iTunes, App Stores back online after unusually long outage
    By Joseph Menn and Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iTunes and App Store came back online on Wednesday afternoon after an unusually long service disruption that the company blamed on an internal technical error. Apple updated its sta…
    - 18 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 10:03pm -
  • newFTC sues DirecTV, alleges hidden fees and deceptive ads
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is taking the nation's biggest satellite TV provider to court, accusing DirecTV of misleading millions of consumers about the cost of its programming.
    - 18 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 9:25pm -
  • newApple reopens iTunes, App stores after lengthy outage
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has restored service to its widely used iTunes and app stores.
    - 19 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 9:11pm -
  • newAP sues State Department, seeking access to Clinton records
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press on Wednesday sued the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
    - 19 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 8:32pm -
  • newFacebook to face U.S. class action over children's online purchases
    A federal judge said Facebook Inc must face a nationwide class-action lawsuit seeking to force the social media company to provide refunds when children spend their parents' money on its website without permission. U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Fr…
    - 20 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 7:51pm -
  • newWoman in gender bias suit faces third day of questioning
    A woman alleging gender bias against a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm testified Wednesday that a partner at the company told her she shouldn't work with a male colleague with whom she ...
    - 20 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 7:31pm -
  • newResearchKit: 5 things to know about Apple's medical apps
    Amid all the talk of Apple Watch, a new MacBook laptop and a partnership with HBO, a set of Apple tools aimed at promoting medical research didn't get much attention. The tools, called ResearchKit, promise ...
    - 20 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 7:25pm -
  • newGoogle change allows company statements to top news searches
    By Tom Bergin LONDON (Reuters) - A little-noticed change in the way Google selects search results has allowed company statements to top the list of news links shown when users search for information on businesses. The measure may cost news publisher…
    - 21 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 6:57pm -
  • newInspector finds State Department lax on preserving emails
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department's internal watchdog has found that many department employees are not preserving emails for the public record as required by the government. That could mean a substantial amount of lost government information.…
    - 21 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 6:53pm -
  • newFast-changing security threats overwhelm IT managers - survey
    By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Security professionals are unable to keep pace with cybersecurity threats against companies as external and internal threats mushroom from both known and emerging technologies, a survey published on Wednesday sh…
    - 21 hours ago 11 Mar 15, 6:29pm -

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