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Living Well

  • 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 4 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.
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 15, 6:53am -
  • California congressman wants hearing on superbug outbreak
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Congress should launch an investigation into what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is doing to prevent additional superbug infections after a deadly outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital linked to tainted medical scopes, a lawm…
    - 7 days ago 24 Feb 15, 12:31am -
  • U.N. experts warn of 'critical knowledge gaps' on Saudi MERS virus

    U.N. experts warn of 'critical knowledge gaps' on Saudi MERS virus

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has not done enough to investigate and control a deadly new MERS virus that has killed hundreds of people there and remains in many ways a mystery, United Nations health experts said on Monday. Cases o…
    - 7 days ago 23 Feb 15, 1:13pm -
  • Burkina Faso: Food aid shortage threatens HIV patients
    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso could soon face cuts in food assistance because of a funding shortage, the World Food Program has warned.
    - 9 days ago 21 Feb 15, 12:23pm -
  • Dietary guidelines panel suggests tax on sugary foods
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A tax on sugary drinks and snacks is one way a government panel of nutrition experts thinks Americans can be coaxed into eating better. Some members of Congress are already pushing back on the idea, saying the panel has oversteppe…
    - 10 days ago 20 Feb 15, 10:28pm -
  • Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care

    Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care

    HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — That phone app keeping track of your exercise and meals might keep you out of the hospital one day.
    - 10 days ago 20 Feb 15, 6:30pm -
  • Sanofi challenges will test likely new boss's pedigree
    By Andrew Callus PARIS (Reuters) - Olivier Brandicourt, the Paris-educated doctor and head of Bayer AG's healthcare arm who is widely tipped as the new boss of Sanofi , comes with the right scientific and cultural pedigree but faces some daunting cor…
    - 11 days ago 19 Feb 15, 10:43pm -
  • Nestle USA strips artificial bits from chocolate candy

    Nestle USA strips artificial bits from chocolate candy

    No more artificial flavors and colors in Butterfinger, Babe Ruth or any Nestle chocolate candies in the United States, because Americans want them gone, the Swiss food giant said Tuesday.
    - 13 days ago 17 Feb 15, 11:55pm -
  • Australians get hepatitis A from Chinese berries

    Australians get hepatitis A from Chinese berries

    Nine Australians have contracted hepatitis A linked with eating contaminated berries from China, with the importer apologising Tuesday as the food scare spreads.
    - 14 days ago 17 Feb 15, 12:43am -
  • Lab progress towards drug for auto-immune disease

    Lab progress towards drug for auto-immune disease

    Researchers said Monday they had pinpointed two compounds -- one naturally derived from fasting and intensive exercise -- that show promise for combatting arthritis, multiple sclerosis, gout and other auto-immune diseases.
    - 14 days ago 16 Feb 15, 6:20pm -
  • UK may look into welfare cuts for addicts, overweight

    UK may look into welfare cuts for addicts, overweight

    Britain might reduce welfare benefits for people who refuse treatment for obesity or drug and alcohol problems, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Saturday. He said that if his Conservative Party wins national elections in May, he would set up a r…
    - 16 days ago 14 Feb 15, 9:48am -
  • Lifestyle puts 1 in 4 Saudis at heart attack risk, study says

    Lifestyle puts 1 in 4 Saudis at heart attack risk, study says

    Social media are turning Saudis into "electronic potatoes" and contributing to unhealthy lifestyles which leave one in four at risk of suffering a heart attack over the next decade, experts said Friday.
    - 17 days ago 13 Feb 15, 7:48am -
  • Factbox - Profiles of three Muslim students shot in North Carolina
    (Reuters) - The following is a glimpse at the lives of three Muslim students who were shot dead near the University of North Carolina campus in Chapel Hill on Tuesday after a dispute over parking, an incident that police are investigating as a possib…
    - 19 days ago 11 Feb 15, 10:55pm -
  • Widest gene study shows complex scale of obesity

    Widest gene study shows complex scale of obesity

    The largest-ever DNA probe into obesity has thrown up scores of clues for the inherited factors behind a worsening health problem, researchers said on Wednesday.
    - 19 days ago 11 Feb 15, 7:37pm -
  • New digital maps speed up aid response after earthquakes
    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new digital mapping system will help aid groups respond more quickly when earthquakes strike, a U.N. official said on Wednesday. The Automatic Disaster Analysis and Mapping system (ADAM) pulls…
    - 19 days ago 11 Feb 15, 5:07pm -
  • News guide: Eating right still at core of dietary guidelines

    News guide: Eating right still at core of dietary guidelines

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dietary advice can be confusing. Is it OK to eat meat and eggs? Is fat in or out? What about grains? How much salt?
    - 19 days ago 11 Feb 15, 8:32am -
  • Mississippi, West Virginia toughest on school immunizations

    Mississippi, West Virginia toughest on school immunizations

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — With rampant diabetes and obesity, Mississippi and West Virginia have struggled with health crises. Yet when it comes to getting children vaccinated, these states don't mess around.
    - 20 days ago 11 Feb 15, 1:27am -
  • News guide: Dietary guidelines evolve, stay the same

    News guide: Dietary guidelines evolve, stay the same

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dietary advice can be confusing. Is it OK to eat meat and eggs? Is fat in or out? What about grains? How much salt?
    - 20 days ago 11 Feb 15, 12:57am -


Education & Learning


BBC Earth Videos

Leaving the Nursery - Born To Be Wild: Black Bear Rescue with Amanda Burton - BBC
Leaving the Nursery - Born To Be Wild: Black Bear Rescue with Amanda Burton - BBCAmanda Burton helps two bears into their new enclosure before they are ready to be returned to the wild. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subsc...…
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Cute Baby Twin Ring Tailed Lemurs - Madagascar w/ David Attenborough - BBC
Cute Baby Twin Ring Tailed Lemurs - Madagascar w/ David Attenborough - BBCUp in the mountains of Madagascar, a troupe of ring-tailed lemurs go about their day. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_...Fro…
- 17 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 9:38pm -
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..…
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Leaf Geckos: Awesome Stealth Hunting - Madagascar w/ David Attenborough - BBC
Leaf Geckos: Awesome Stealth Hunting - Madagascar w/ David Attenborough - BBCBy day they camouflage themselves to hide from predators, but by night, the Madagascan leaf gecko turns hunter and goes on a stealth mission of its own. Subs...…
- 18 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 8:48pm -

Business

  • newTwitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats

    Twitter, law enforcement investigate alleged Islamic State threats

    Twitter Inc and law enforcement authorities are investigating alleged threats made by Islamic State militants against the social media network's co-founder and other employees, the company said in reaction to media reports. "Our security team is inv…
    - 14 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 2:09pm -
  • newTop UK economic forecaster says sharp inflation rise a risk - Reuters poll

    Top UK economic forecaster says sharp inflation rise a risk - Reuters poll

    (Reuters) - British inflation may rebound more sharply than many people think if economic growth picks up, according to the most accurate forecaster in Reuters Polls on 2014 UK economic data. If that were to happen, the Bank of England may raise int…
    - 18 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 2:05pm -
  • newHP to buy Wi-Fi gear maker Aruba Networks for $2.7 billion

    HP to buy Wi-Fi gear maker Aruba Networks for $2.7 billion

    (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co said it would buy Wi-Fi network gear maker Aruba Networks Inc for about $2.7 billion (1.7 billion pounds) in cash. The offer of $24.67 per share is a premium of 34.4 percent to Aruba's close on Feb. 24. A possible deal…
    - 21 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 2:02pm -
  • newGreece has alternative ways to cover March funding needs - source

    Greece has alternative ways to cover March funding needs - source

    Shut out of debt markets and faced with a steep fall in tax revenues, Athens is expected to run out of cash by the middle or end of March. "We have alternatives to address the liquidity issues in March," said the official, who spoke on condition of…
    - 22 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 2:01pm -
  • newCameron seeks young vote with pledge of more cheap starter homes

    Cameron seeks young vote with pledge of more cheap starter homes

    By Kylie MacLellan LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Conservatives would double the planned number of cut-price new homes available to first-time buyers if re-elected, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday in a bid to woo voters ahead of a close na…
    - 24 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:59pm -
  • newBuffett says 'no jockeying' between Jain, Abel for top post - CNBC

    Buffett says 'no jockeying' between Jain, Abel for top post - CNBC

    By Sam Forgione NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway , told CNBC on Monday that Berkshire executives Ajit Jain and Greg Abel were not angling for the top Berkshire job. In Be…
    - 26 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:57pm -
  • newConsumer spending drops 0.2 percent in January

    Consumer spending drops 0.2 percent in January

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer spending fell for a second consecutive month in January, weakness that was expected to be temporary. Income grew, reflecting strong job gains during the month.
    - 30 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:53pm -
  • newEurozone gets double dose of mildly positive economic news

    Eurozone gets double dose of mildly positive economic news

    LONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone got a double dose of mildly positive economic news Monday that will likely be met with relief by the European Central Bank's policymakers as they prepare to hold their next meeting on the Mediterranean island…
    - 34 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:49pm -
  • newTexas oil company: Sahara offshore test well not commercial
    RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Dallas-based Kosmos Energy said Monday its exploration well off the coast of the disputed Western Sahara territory has not yielded a commercial find and will be plugged, though the search would continue.
    - 37 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:46pm -
  • newKerry says he pressed Russia's Lavrov on Ukraine ceasefire deal
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he told Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday that Moscow and pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine must implement a ceasefire or face consequences that could hit Russia's economy. Kerry told a news con…
    - 39 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:44pm -
  • newKerry says 'long way to go' to reach Iran nuclear deal
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday there had been some progress in talks with Iran on its nuclear programme but there was "a long way to go and the clock is ticking". He also voiced concern about the possibility of selective leaks abou…
    - 41 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:42pm -
  • newBill Gates repeats at top of Forbes' list of billionaires
    The world's richest person got even richer this year. Forbes says that Bill Gates's net worth rose to $79.2 billion in 2015 from $76 billion last year. That put him at the top of the magazine's list of ...
    - 41 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:42pm -
  • newConsumer spending drops 0.2 percent in January, second monthly decline, while income up
    Consumer spending drops 0.2 percent in January, second monthly decline, while income up.
    - 44 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:39pm -
  • newCostco strikes credit card deal with Citi, Visa
    NEW YORK (AP) — Costco says it struck a deal for Citi to be the exclusive issuer of its co-branded credit cards, with Visa replacing American Express as the card network.
    - 47 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:36pm -
  • newKerry says Putin 'misinterprets' U.S. efforts in Ukraine
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin misinterpreted a lot of what Washington was doing and trying to do in Ukraine. "We are trying to uphold international law with respect to the sovereignty and inte…
    - 55 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:28pm -
  • newGermany's RWE completes oil and gas sale to Russian investor

    Germany's RWE completes oil and gas sale to Russian investor

    BERLIN (AP) — German energy company RWE says it has completed the 5.1 billion euro ($5.7 billion) sale of its oil and gas exploration and production division to a Russian-linked investment company.
    - 57 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:26pm -
  • newRussia, Ukraine hold emergency gas talks as cutoff looms
    BRUSSELS (AP) — Russia and Ukraine's energy ministers are holding emergency talks in Brussels as Russian gas giant Gazprom threatens to cut off deliveries to Ukraine for lack of payment.
    - 59 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:24pm -
  • newNext Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle

    Next Google Maps adventure: Soaring through Amazon jungle

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For its next technological trick, Google will show you what it's like to zip through trees in the Amazon jungle.
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 1:16pm -
  • newEU's Juncker - investment plan doesn't preclude need for budget consolidation

    EU's Juncker - investment plan doesn't preclude need for budget consolidation

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday that the European Union's investment programme did not preclude the need for budget consolidation. Speaking at a conference of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in Berlin, Juncker sai…
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 1:11pm -
  • newGovernment resists widening scope of banker bonus curbs
    Rules to prevent bonuses from encouraging excessive risk taking at banks should not be extended to junior staff and put Britain out on a regulatory limb, a British government minister said on Monday. European Union rules on banker pay that are applie…
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 1:07pm -
  • newBuffett says US economy continues growing at moderate rate
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says the U.S. economy continues to improve steadily, and he doesn't think investors should be disappointed with 2 percent growth each year.
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 1:02pm -
  • newEuropean shares dip from seven-year highs, China rate cut lifts Asia

    European shares dip from seven-year highs, China rate cut lifts Asia

    By Nigel Stephenson LONDON (Reuters) - European shares slipped from seven-year highs on Monday, weighed down by merger activity in the telecoms sector, while Asian stocks edged up after China cut interest rates at the weekend. The dollar hit an 11-y…
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 1:01pm -
  • newWorld market momentum over Chinese rate cut fades

    World market momentum over Chinese rate cut fades

    LONDON (AP) — World stock markets edged lower in European trading on Monday as investor optimism faded over a weekend interest rate cut by the Chinese central bank.
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:49pm -
  • newFTSE drops away after touching new record high

    FTSE drops away after touching new record high

    By Alistair Smout LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top equity index briefly touched a new record high on Monday before turning negative as commodity stocks weakened. The blue-chip FTSE 100 equity index rose as much as 0.3 percent to a record intraday hi…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:42pm -
  • newOil falls towards $61 on dollar, supply concerns

    Oil falls towards $61 on dollar, supply concerns

    By Christopher Johnson LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil fell almost 2 percent towards $61 (39 pounds) a barrel on Monday after Iran said a deal on its nuclear programme could be agreed this week if the West lifted sanctions, which could boost the…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:37pm -
  • newKerry rebukes U.N. Rights Council as 'obsessed' with Israel

    Kerry rebukes U.N. Rights Council as 'obsessed' with Israel

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry accused the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday of being obsessed by allegations of Israeli abuses and said the United States would defend Israel against efforts to isolate it. In a speech to the Council in Geneva,…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:36pm -
  • newIran says nuclear deal hinges on U.S. will to lift sanctions
    A deal on Iran's nuclear programme could be concluded this week if the United States and other Western countries have sufficient political will and agree to remove sanctions on Tehran, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday. "Ou…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:31pm -
  • newFunds seek compliance health-check as regulators turn up heat
    By Simon Jessop and Sinead Cruise LONDON (Reuters) - After watching a crack-down on bankers for bad behaviour, British fund managers are calling in lawyers to help to spring clean their businesses as the regulatory spotlight turns towards their indus…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:28pm -
  • newChinese shoppers latest target of Hong Kong protest anger

    Chinese shoppers latest target of Hong Kong protest anger

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police said Monday they arrested more than three dozen people involved in scuffles that broke out at a weekend protest against the growing influx of mainland Chinese shoppers.
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:28pm -
  • newSurvey shows China manufacturing improving
    BEIJING (AP) — China's manufacturing activity improved in February for the first time in four months but export demand weakened, a survey released Monday showed.
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:27pm -
  • newRebekah Brooks in talks to return to News Corp - source

    Rebekah Brooks in talks to return to News Corp - source

    By Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Rebekah Brooks, the former Rupert Murdoch protegee cleared last year of running an illegal campaign to hack into phones for tabloid scoops, is in talks to return to the media conglomerate, a source said on Monday. A…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:20pm -
  • newApple, Google workers head to court on $415 million poaching settlement

    Apple, Google workers head to court on $415 million poaching settlement

    By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Workers accusing Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley companies of conspiring to hold down salaries will try on Monday to win approval of a $415 million (270 million pounds) settlement from a U.S. judge…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:05pm -
  • newBuffett praises IBM, ExxonMobil even after selling oil firm
    Investor Warren Buffett is praising both IBM and ExxonMobil even though the computing business has struggled and Berkshire Hathaway sold its 41 million shares in the oil producer. Buffett appeared on CNBC ...
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:03pm -
  • newUnilever to buy REN Skincare
    LONDON (Reuters) - Unilever has agreed to buy Britain's REN Skincare brand, it said on Monday, as the company expands its personal care business. Financial terms of the deal, expected to close in May, were not disclosed. (Reporting by Martinne Geller…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:53am -
  • newGovernment and FCA launch pensions fees study

    Government and FCA launch pensions fees study

    Britain's Financial Conduct Authority and the Department for Work and Pensions have called on members of the country's investment industry to help fashion new rules on how workplace pension scheme costs should be reported to savers. From April this…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:51am -
  • newEuro zone February prices fall less than expected, unemployment down

    Euro zone February prices fall less than expected, unemployment down

    By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone consumer prices fell by less than expected in February while unemployment eased in January for the third month in a row, offering signs that the risks of economic stagnation and deflation in the blo…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:48am -
  • newBuffett declines to clarify plan to eventually replace him
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett won't end speculation about his eventual successor, but he reiterated that Berkshire Hathaway's board has a plan in place.
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:30am -
  • newNetflix eyes entering tricky China market on its own

    Netflix eyes entering tricky China market on its own

    U.S. video service provider Netflix Inc is likely to enter the Chinese market without a local partner, which could make it harder to do business in the world's biggest internet market widely known for censorship and strict regulation. The firm, know…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:23am -
  • newECB uncomfortable with leading role in Greek funding drama

    ECB uncomfortable with leading role in Greek funding drama

    By Paul Carrel and John O'Donnell FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank policymakers decamp to Cyprus on Wednesday wrestling with the uncomfortable fact that they may hold the keys to Greece's continued membership of the euro. With no politica…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:18am -
  • newDot-com deja vu: Nasdaq closes in on its record high

    Dot-com deja vu: Nasdaq closes in on its record high

    NEW YORK (AP) — The last time the Nasdaq was this high, Bill Clinton was president, Microsoft dominated the tech world and the iPod, iPhone and iPad didn't exist.
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:14am -

The Daily Mash

List of engineers, inventors & inventions


World News

  • newTunisia tax suspension, teacher strike test reform agenda
    By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia canceled a new tax on Monday imposed on travelers crossing Libya’s border after the measure triggered rioting, highlighting the problems facing the government as it seeks to bolster shaky state accounts. Th…
    - 23 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 2:00pm -
  • newBuffett says 'no jockeying' between Jain, Abel for top post - CNBC
    Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa.N), told CNBC on Monday that Berkshire executives Ajit Jain and Greg Abel were not angling for the top Berkshire job. In Berkshire's annual report to sh…
    - 26 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:57pm -
  • newOne dead in bomb blast near Egypt supreme court
    A bomb blast near Egypt's supreme court in downtown Cairo on Monday killed one person and wounded seven others, including three policemen, police and state media said.
    - 28 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:55pm -
  • newLibya's Haftar appointed army chief for recognised government
    Former Libyan general Khalifa Haftar was appointed as army commander for the country's internationally recognised government on Monday in a decision that may complicate U.N. talks to end fighting in Libya. Four years after Muammar Gaddafi's demise,…
    - 29 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:54pm -
  • newLibya's Haftar appointed army chief for recognized government
    Former Libyan general Khalifa Haftar was appointed as army commander for the country's internationally recognized government on Monday in a decision that may complicate U.N. talks to end fighting in Libya. Four years after Muammar Gaddafi's demise,…
    - 29 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:54pm -
  • newOil market recoils on oversupply
    European benchmark Brent North Sea crude for April delivery dropped $1.26 to $61.32 a barrel in London early afternoon deals
    - 30 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:53pm -
  • newCasualties reported in blast in central Cairo
    Policemen wounded in deadly blast near Egyptian top court building which houses public prosecutor's office, sources say.
    - 34 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:49pm -
  • newIraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State
    BAGHDAD (AP) — Backed by allied Shiite, Sunni and Iranian fighters, Iraqi security forces launched a large-scale military operation Monday to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, a major step in a campaign to…
    - 35 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:48pm -
  • newRBI revises priority sector lending norms
    "The target for lending to the redefined priority sector is retained uniformly at 40 percent of adjusted net bank credit (ANBC) or credit equivalent of off-balance sheet exposure, whichever is higher, for all scheduled commercial banks," the RBI sai…
    - 38 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:45pm -
  • newUS ambassador to Yemen meets country's embattled president
    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Yemen visited the country's embattled president Monday in the southern port city of Aden, where Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has set up base after fleeing house arrest at the hands of Shiite rebels in the capi…
    - 45 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:38pm -
  • newKerry warns Israel PM against revealing details of Iran nuclear deal
    US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday warned Israel's prime minister against revealing details at his upcoming speech to US Congress of an Iran nuclear deal that world powers are in the process of negotiating.
    - 53 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:30pm -
  • newFidel Castro finally meets the Cuban Five, spies turned heroes
    By Daniel Trotta HAVANA (Reuters) - Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, finally met with all five of the Cuban spies who returned home as heroes after serving long prison terms in the United States, 73 days after the last of them were freed in…
    - 54 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:29pm -
  • newImage of Asia: Student march thwarted outside Yangon
    In this photo by Gemunu Amarasinghe, a student protester lies on the floor of a monastery in Letpadan, Myanmar, after police stopped protesters from continuing their march toward Yangon, the country's largest city. The students have been rallying fo…
    - 54 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:29pm -
  • newIraq's Tikrit: From Saddam to the Islamic State group
    Executed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein's hometown and last bastion, Tikrit has become one of the Islamic State group's main strongholds.
    - 55 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:28pm -
  • newKerry warns against revealing details of Iran nuke talks
    GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is warning that public discussion of details of the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran will make it more difficult to reach a deal that prevents the country from developing atomic weapons.
    - 59 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:24pm -
  • newDemocratic Sen. Mikulski set to announce future plans
    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving woman in the history of Congress, is making an announcement about her plans for the future.
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 1:22pm -
  • newMerkel says Greece must be more specific about its reform plans
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Greece needs to give more details on the reforms it promised euro zone peers in return for the extension of its aid programme. "Now it's about specifying these reform proposals," Merkel said in a s…
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 1:22pm -
  • newIraqi Forces Launch Operation To Recapture Tikrit
    Iraqi security forces have launched a major military operation to take back the town of Tikrit from Islamic State militants. The hometown of Saddam Hussein, it fell under the control of the group last summer along with Iraq's second-largest city of…
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 1:20pm -
  • newKerry defends Israel before UN rights panel
    GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday delivered a vigorous defense of Israel before the U.N. Human Rights Council, urging its members to end what the United States says is its unfair and biased focus on the Jewish State that c…
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 1:08pm -
  • newAirAsia Flight QZ8501: Bleached bones found in recovered fuselage wreckage
    AirAsia flight QZ8501's fuselage has been retrieved from the seabed and sent to to experts in Jakarta for analysis. The Singapore-bound flight crashed 40 minutes after take off from the country's second largest city, Surabaya, killing all 162 passen…
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 1:01pm -
  • newEx-Libyan general Haftar appointed army chief: lawmakers
    BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Former Libyan general Khalifa Haftar was confirmed on Monday as army commander of the country's internationally recognised government, according to two lawmakers. The confirmation of Haftar, a former ally of Muammar Gadda…
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 1:01pm -
  • newEurozone prices, jobs firm but deflation threat remains
    Prices in the 19-nation eurozone were down 0.3 percent in February, much less than the drop of 0.6 percent in January when tumbling energy costs slashed the cost of living, the EU statistics agency Eurostat ...
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 12:59pm -
  • newIran blames West for rise of Islamic State group
    BERLIN (AP) — Iran's foreign minister has accused the West of fueling Islamic extremism by failing to protect the rights of Muslim immigrants.
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 12:54pm -
  • newOutgoing Namibian president wins $5 million Africa leadership prize
    By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) - Namibia's outgoing president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's $5 million African leadership prize, an award meant to recognize good governance that had only been presented only three time…
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 12:54pm -
  • newOutgoing Namibian president wins $5 mln Africa leadership prize
    By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) - Namibia's outgoing president, Hifikepunye Pohamba, has won the Mo Ibrahim Foundation's $5 million African leadership prize, an award meant to recognise good governance that had only been presented only three time…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:49pm -
  • newMyanmar prevents students from marching against academic law
    LETPADAN, Myanmar (AP) — Truckloads of police on Monday prevented hundreds of students from continuing their march to Myanmar's biggest city to protest a new law that they say curbs academic freedom.
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  • newRouhani's career in the balance over nuclear deal
    Iranian president's election linked to his success at talks so, if they fail, he may find himself in jeopardy.
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  • newFTSE drops away after touching new record high
    Britain's top equity index briefly touched a new record high on Monday before turning negative as commodity stocks weakened. The blue-chip FTSE 100 equity index rose as much as 0.3 percent to a record intraday high of 6,974.26 points. The miners tra…
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  • new'Jihadi John' was hardworking student, says former principal
    LONDON (AP) — The man who became the Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John" was a relatively hardworking student who showed no signs of being radicalized, his former school principal said Monday.
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  • newKerry, Russian FM meet in Geneva as Ukraine tensions simmer
    GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Monday with his Russian counterpart in what appeared to be less than amicable talks amid continuing tensions over Ukraine and American calls for a full probe into the murder of a prominent oppos…
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  • newDramatic Rescue As Skydiver Suffers Seizure
    The man, known only as Christopher, posted a video on YouTube calling it "possibly the scariest moment of my life". He said he suffered the seizure at around 9,000ft (2,743m) while attempting a left-hand turn during a training course, before spendi…
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  • newVideo reports conflict in probe of Putin critic's slaying
    MOSCOW (AP) — The investigation into the killing of Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin who was gunned down not far from the Kremlin, faced conflicting reports Monday about possible surveillance footage of his slayin…
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  • newArgentina: Cleared of cover-up charges, Cristina Fernandez comes out swinging
    Argentina's scandal-hit president came out swinging with a fiery speech about justice on 1 March, retaking the initiative three days after being cleared of allegations that she tried to derail an investigation into a deadly 1994 bombing in Buenos Ai…
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  • newObama-Netanyahu relations never promised happily-ever-after
    WASHINGTON (AP) — This was never happily-ever-after waiting to happen.
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  • newThree questions for Marwan Bishara
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Astrology Daily Horoscope

  • Libra Daily Horoscope for March 01, 2015
    Things get off to a weird start today as a minor interruption turns into a day-long ordeal. The good news is that you can adapt to this as easily as anything else once you see it for what it really is.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's Love…
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  • Aquarius Daily Horoscope for March 01, 2015
    Your emotions are bigger and louder than ever -- is it time for you to go into seclusion? You may need to find a way to just ease into this new situation, or at least get a friend to support you.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Taurus Daily Horoscope for March 01, 2015
    It's time for you to speak from the heart -- you're grounded and ready for this, and you should be able to get most of your people to understand where you're coming from. Be brave!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple'…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Sagittarius Daily Horoscope for March 01, 2015
    You aren't quite feeling the same kind of connection you usually do with a friend, colleague or family member. It's nothing personal -- it's just the way your energies are out of sync. Wait a few days.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's Love…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Gemini Daily Horoscope for March 01, 2015
    Finances are a big problem for you today -- but it's mostly in your head! You need to shake it off and get some assistance from someone who's calm and knows what they're talking about.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Cou…
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  • Aries Daily Horoscope for March 01, 2015
    You're feeling pretty stretched out today -- so much so that you could find it easier to just hunker down and deal with your own stuff than to reach out to friends or customers. Chill out!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Cancer Daily Horoscope for March 01, 2015
    Your energy seems to have doubled overnight, and you may need to work some of it off at the gym or the dance floor. Whatever you do, you're sure to have a good time with it all.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's L…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Scorpio Daily Horoscope for March 01, 2015
    Your energy is terrific! It's a great day to ask big questions and go for big goals -- you are much more likely to get what you want. Things are looking up for sure, so get ready for something really big!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's L…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Leo Daily Horoscope for March 01, 2015
    Everything is under control -- or at least you are, even if the rest of the world is losing its composure. You may be able to profit by your calmness, but don't bite off more than you can chew.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Capricorn Daily Horoscope for March 01, 2015
    Things are pretty much cut and dried today -- there isn't much mystery to deal with. That doesn't mean life isn't fun, just that you need to make sure that you're dealing with what you see in front of you.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Virgo Daily Horoscope for March 01, 2015
    Get organized! Your great mental energy helps you to discover new tricks to keep your mind and papers in order. Life should get even better once you've implemented these techniques.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Pisces Daily Horoscope for March 01, 2015
    How's your love life? You may hear that question a lot today (or read it into other questions), because your heart and your head are working in perfect sync. It's time to step up your love game!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 2 days ago 1 Mar 15, 12:00am -

Business & Finance

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Top News

  • newRobbie Williams street signs unveiled
    Signs for streets named after Robbie Williams hits are unveiled in his hometown of Stoke-on-Trent.
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  • newBondage prompts This Morning probe
    Media watchdog Ofcom investigates ITV's daytime show This Morning over complaints about a bondage discussion.
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  • newNew department names are announced
    Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson formally announces the names of the nine new Stormont departments that will replace the current 12 in 2016.
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  • newKerry: US 'hope' for Ukraine truce
    US Secretary of State John Kerry says the US hopes the Ukraine ceasefire deal will be implemented within "hours".
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  • new'Revenge' bleach attacker sentenced
    An 18-year-old woman who threw bleach into the face of an aspiring teenage model is sentenced to 27 months in a young offenders' institution.
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  • newIraq moves against IS in Tikrit
    Iraq launches a military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State.
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  • new10 charged over child abuse claims
    Ten men are charged by police investigating child sexual exploitation in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
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  • newDrug drivers targeted by new rules
    New regulations aimed at stamping out drug driving, including the first legal limits on cannabis and cocaine, come into force in England and Wales.
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  • newS Sudan 'acts on boys' abductions'
    South Sudan's army says it has summoned for questioning a militia leader accused of abducting hundreds of boys from school.
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  • newTories promise 200,000 starter homes
    Some 200,000 "starter homes" will be built for first-time buyers in England by 2020 if the Tories win May's general election, the PM says.
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  • newBritain's greatest female cyclist?
    How a housewife who worked on a rhubarb farm broke a men's world record during a staggering 25-year cycling career.
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  • newAl-Qaeda in Yemen frees Saudi envoy
    A Saudi diplomat held hostage in Yemen for almost three years by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has been released, officials say.
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  • newQueen's new coin portrait unveiled
    A new coinage portrait of the Queen is unveiled, but the image will only appear on coins later this year.
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  • newSix arrested in child abuse probe
    Six people are arrested during an investigation into allegations of sexual and physical child abuse at a Carmarthenshire school and care home.
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  • newMore time to question Becky suspects
    Police are granted more time to question two people arrested in the investigation into a girl missing for more than a week.
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  • newIkea debuts phone-charging furniture
    Furniture giant Ikea has unveiled a range of furniture fitted with wireless charging spots for mobile devices.
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  • newBangladesh arrest over writer murder
    Police in Bangladesh arrest a radical Islamist for alleged involvement in the hacking to death of atheist writer Avijit Roy.
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  • newUK house prices fall in February
    UK house prices dropped in February for the first time in five months, according to Nationwide.
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  • newPrince William meets China president
    The Duke of Cambridge meets Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the prince begins the highest-profile UK royal visit to China in nearly 30 years.
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  • newArmed jewellery thief 'hijacks taxi'
    An armed thief is thought to have hijacked a taxi following a gunpoint robbery at an Edinburgh city centre jewellers.
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  • newDakota Johnson's IS skit criticised
    A spoof advert for IS starring Fifty Shades of Grey actress Dakota Johnson is broadcast on Saturday Night Live, causing a furore on Twitter.
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  • newPolice question Nemtsov girlfriend
    Russian police are still questioning the Ukrainian girlfriend of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was with him when he was shot dead in Moscow.
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  • newTerry rules out an England return
    Chelsea skipper John Terry hails the atmosphere at Wembley but rules out a return to the England team.
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  • newTributes to boy killed in car crash
    A boy who was killed when he was hit by a car in the Riverside area of Cardiff is named as 12-year-old Hamid Ali Khan.
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  • newBrooks to join Murdoch-owned Storyful
    Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, is to be re-hired by Rupert Murdoch.
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  • newLeonard Nimoy's funeral held in LA
    Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy is buried in Los Angeles, as fans and friends pay tribute.
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  • newUK cuts 'concern' head of US Army
    The US Army's most senior general says he is "very concerned" about the impact spending cuts will have on the strength of the UK's armed forces.
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  • newCadbury and M&S lose top brand ranks
    Marks and Spencer and Cadbury have both fallen out of an annual survey ranking the top 20 consumer brands in the UK.
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  • newVIDEO: National pride in Ukraine school
    The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes visits a high school in Mariupol where students are taking lessons in Ukrainian patriotism.
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  • newUruguay leaders' love of old cars
    Newly inaugurated Uruguayan president Tabare Vazquez continues his predecessor Jose Mujica's tradition of using vintage cars for official engagements.
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  • new'All schools need careers teachers'
    All schools in England should have a teacher trained to give high-quality careers advice, particularly to poorer pupils, says a charity.
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  • newNamibia president wins $5m award
    Outgoing Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba wins the world's most valuable individual award, the Mo Ibrahim prize for African leadership.
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:11am -
  • newVIDEO: New Queen coin portrait unveiled
    The portrait of the Queen on the nation's coins has altered for the first time in 17 years - with a new picture of her Majesty unveiled on Monday morning, the BBC's Victoria Fritz reports.
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  • newUS police shoot homeless man dead
    A video captures the moment three US police officers shoot dead a homeless man during a scuffle in the Skid Row area of central Los Angeles.
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 10:55am -
  • newSigns of spring 'shifting' in trees
    Scientists say climate change will lead to a shift in the timing of when trees come into leaf in British woodlands.
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  • newReduced BBC 'will be bad for UK'
    A BBC "reduced in impact and reach" will leave Britain "diminished", the corporation's director general Tony Hall warns in a speech.
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  • newUkraine MPs in vote to avert meltdown
    Ukraine's MPs are due to vote on reforms that need to be passed before the IMF will unlock desperately-needed assistance, reports the BBC's David Stern.
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  • newKing says return to roads was scary
    Olympic champion Dani King admits it was "scary" to cycle on the road three months after a training accident.
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  • newEmwazi 'not huge concern' at school
    Islamic State militant Mohammed Emwazi was never suspected of being radicalised during his school days, his former head teacher says.
    - 4 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 10:23am -
  • newBrown: 'State could own oil fields'
    Former prime minister and Scottish MP Gordon Brown believes under threat North Sea oil fields could be part owned by the UK government.
    - 4 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 10:16am -
  • newImages of bus sex attacks suspect
    Police release CCTV images of a man they want to trace in relation to a series of sex attacks on Glasgow buses.
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  • newVIDEO: Baby orangutans need new mum
    Staff are hoping two Sumatran orangutans will find new mothers at Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre in Dorset.
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  • newPietersen to work on England return
    Kevin Pietersen says he will try to secure a return to the England side after ECB chairman Colin Graves' encouraging words.
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  • newSamsung tries to get an edge on its rivals
    Samsung's good looking new smartphone should restore some of its lost confidence.
    - 5 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 9:37am -
  • newNursery child 'left in woodland'
    A young child was left behind in woodland by nursery school staff at the end of a walk, the BBC understands.
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  • newLib Dems want extra £1bn bank levy
    Lib Dem Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander is calling for an extra £1bn tax on Britain's banks to help pay off the deficit.
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  • newGP shortages put pressure on doctors
    Where have all the GPs gone?
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  • newJeremy Guscott's Six Nations review
    Jeremy Guscott on Ireland's tactics, Wales' title hopes and England's indiscipline, plus his try, player and team of the week.
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  • newVIDEO: How tidal lagoon power plants work
    The BBC's Roger Harrabin has been to the site of one of six tidal lagoons planned in the UK to see how it would work.
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  • newWhat next for the grammar school?
    How Kent is finding itself the focus of the debate on grammar schools.
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  • newVIDEO: Prince William welcomed in China
    The Duke of Cambridge has met Chinese President Xi Jinping, as the prince begins the highest-profile UK royal visit to China in nearly 30 years.
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  • newVIDEO: Changing role of GPs over 30 years
    BBC Inside Out looks at how the lives of GPs have changed over the last 35 years by comparing life in a doctors' practice in Yorkshire in 1979 and today.
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  • new'No naming after terrorists' law bid
    Ulster Unionist MLA Tom Elliott plans to introduce legislation to prevent public facilities being named after people convicted of terror offences.
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  • newN Korea opens fire as drills start
    North Korea fires two short-range missiles into the sea as annual US-South Korea military exercises get under way, officials in Seoul say.
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  • newChild health 'an election issue'
    Measures to protect children's health should be put at the forefront of the general election, say doctors.
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Space Exploration

  • newDirt-Watching NASA Satellite Deploys Giant Space Antenna (Video)
    A recently launched NASA satellite has just deployed a giant antenna in space. The huge tool will help scientists collect unprecedented data that could help craft better weather forecasts around the world. The space agency's Soil Moisture Active Pas…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:26pm -
  • newNASA spacecraft nearing its second stop _ dwarf planet Ceres
    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft is preparing to rendezvous with the largest object in the asteroid belt located between Mars and Jupiter.
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  • newAstronauts Add Antennas, Cables to Space Station in 3rd Spacewalk
    The International Space Station is now three steps – or rather spacewalks – closer to being ready for the arrival of new U.S. commercial crewed spacecraft with the successful completion of a two-astronaut outing on Sunday morning (March 1). NASA…
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  • newRare 'Missing Link' Black Hole Apparently Found
    A newfound cosmic object may be a long-sought missing link that could help flesh out the black hole family tree. The black holes are therefore intermediate in size between stellar-mass black holes and the behemoths that lurk at the hearts of galaxie…
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  • newNASA Probe Bound for Pluto Carries Piece of Pioneering SpaceShipOne
    A small piece of spaceflight history will zoom through the Pluto system this July aboard NASA's New Horizons probe. Inside New Horizons is a piece of SpaceShipOne, the first privately owned and operated manned spacecraft to reach space — which beg…
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  • newSpacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA.
    - 19 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 7:11pm -
  • newUS astronauts speed through spacewalk at orbiting lab
    Two US astronauts on Sunday made speedy work of their third spacewalk to get the International Space Station ready for the arrival of more commercial spacecraft in the coming years.
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  • newArtist's 'Apollo 18' Moon Mission Launching Onto Times Square Billboards
    The countdown is on to the launch of Apollo 18 and you're invited to witness it from New York City's Times Square. "Apollo XVIII," created by artist Marco Brambilla, weaves archival footage from real NASA missions with computer-generated imagery to…
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  • NASA Spacecraft Arrives at Dwarf Planet Ceres This Week
    NASA's Dawn spacecraft will begin orbiting the mysterious dwarf planet Ceres this week, ending a deep-space chase that lasted 2 1/2 years. "We've been using the ion propulsion system for a long time gradually to reshape Dawn's orbit around the sun s…
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  • NASA Satellite Captures Amazing 3D Videos of Rain, Snow
    Mesmerizing and swirling animations of rain and snow dance across a map of the Earth, shown in a video released yesterday (Feb. 26) by NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission. The NASA video captures worldwide precipitation from April…
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  • Leonard Nimoy, Spock on 'Star Trek,' Dies at 83
    Actor Leonard Nimoy, who portrayed the iconic logical Vulcan Spock on TV's "Star Trek" and in feature films, has died. Nimoy's career spanned TV, feature films, art and photography, but he was perhaps best known for playing Spock, the logical Vulcan…
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 7:12pm -
  • NASA approves Sunday spacewalk despite water leak in helmet
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — American astronauts will venture back out for a spacewalk this weekend, despite a helmet water leak on their previous trip outside the International Space Station.
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 5:42pm -
  • Sky-scanning instrument finds new galaxies: astronomers
    A new instrument on Europe's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has produced the most detailed 3-D view yet of the deep Universe, discovering 26 distant galaxies in just 27 hours of scanning, its operators said Friday.
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 4:08pm -
  • US Needs a Mars Colony, Buzz Aldrin Tells Senators
    The United States must do more than just plant a flag on Mars if it wants to continue as a leader in the field of space exploration, Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin told senators this week. "In my opinion, there is no more convincing way to demonst…
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 1:02pm -
  • New Space Telescope Tech Could Be 1,000 Times Sharper Than Hubble
    A new type of orbiting telescope could take images more than 1,000 times sharper than those snapped by NASA's famous Hubble Space Telescope, the technology's developers say. Researchers have dubbed their concept the "Aragoscope," after French scient…
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 1:02pm -
  • Curiosity Rover Drills into Mars Mountain Again (Photo)
    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has bored into rocks at the base of the towering Mount Sharp for the third time. The car-size Curiosity rover drilled into a rock called Telegraph Peak on Tuesday (Feb. 24), collecting sample powder for analysis by its on…
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 1:02pm -
  • Stars found forming at Milky Way's outer edge
    Brazilian astronomers said Friday they had found two star clusters forming in a remote part of our Milky Way galaxy where such a thing was previously thought impossible.
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  • Bright lights on dwarf planet perplex NASA as probe nears
    The discovery of another bright light on the dwarf planet Ceres has NASA scientists perplexed as the US Dawn probe prepares to enter the orbit of the largest object in the asteroid belt and possibly resolve the mystery.
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 3:53am -
  • Best 3D View of Deep Universe Reveals Astonishing Details (Video)
    The amazing new photo, released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) today (Feb. 26) reveals never-before-seen cosmic objects in a relatively small patch of sky. The MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile spent 27 hours staring…
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 15, 4:45pm -
  • Monster Black Hole Is the Largest and Brightest Ever Found
    Astronomers have discovered the largest and most luminous black hole ever seen — an ancient monster with a mass about 12 billion times that of the sun — that dates back to when the universe was less than 1 billion years old. Supermassive black h…
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 15, 1:18pm -
  • Mystery Spot on Dwarf Planet Ceres Has Mysterious Partner (Photos)
    The intrigue surrounding Ceres continues to deepen as a NASA probe gets closer to the dwarf planet. The new photos of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which is scheduled to arrive in orbit around Ceres on the night of March 5, reveal that a puzzli…
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 15, 1:18pm -
  • NASA Celebrates Crawler-Transporters' 1st 50 Years with Test Drive
    With an eye towards the future, NASA commemorated the first 50 years of its two rocket-carrying crawler-transporters on Monday (Feb. 23) by taking one of the newly-upgraded massive machines out for a test drive to the launch pad. Crawler-transporter…
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 15, 1:18pm -
  • Cosmonaut Alexei Gubarev, Led 1st Multi-National Space Crew, Dies at 83
    Alexei Gubarev, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who trained to fly to the moon but instead commanded the first multi-national space station crew, died Saturday (Feb. 21). Alexei Gubarev's death was reported by the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star Ci…
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 15, 1:18pm -
  • Confirmed: Space Rock Created Swedish Lake
    After two centuries of arguing about its origin, scientists have finally confirmed that Hummeln Lake in southern Sweden is an impact crater. Hummeln Lake's rounded shoreline first drew interest from scientists as far back as the 1820s, but it wasn't…
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 15, 12:49pm -
  • Spacewalking astronaut safe after water leaks into helmet
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station.
    - 5 days ago 26 Feb 15, 1:28am -
  • Astronaut Reports Minor Water Leak in Spacesuit Helmet After Spacewalk
    An American astronaut found water inside his spacesuit helmet at the end of an otherwise flawless spacewalk outside the International Space Station today (Feb. 25), but he was never in any danger, NASA officials say. NASA astronaut Terry Virts and h…
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 10:24pm -
  • Massive black hole challenges theories
    Astronomers said Wednesday they had detected an "impossibly large" and ancient black hole that challenges theories about how these phenomena grew in the early Universe.
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 9:43pm -
  • NASA investigating helmet water leak after spacewalk
    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - Two U.S. astronauts finished a 6-1/2-hour spacewalk on Wednesday to prepare parking spots for new commercial space taxis then discovered water had leaked into a spacesuit helmet, a problem that led to t…
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 8:40pm -
  • Water pools in US astronaut's helmet after spacewalk
    An American astronaut found water pooling inside his helmet after he finished a six-plus hour spacewalk on Wednesday, raising new concerns about the safety of NASA's spacesuits.
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 8:28pm -
  • Russia to use International Space Station till 2024
    Russia will continue using the International Space Station in partnership with NASA until 2024, its space agency said, after Moscow had threatened to pull out and stop financing it by 2020.
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 8:21pm -
  • Pink cloud visible in Arizona after New Mexico rocket launch
    PHOENIX (AP) — Early risers across much of Arizona were treated to a colorful sight — a pink cloud from a NASA research rocket that was launched Wednesday from a U.S. Army installation in New Mexico.
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 7:18pm -
  • After 2nd spacewalk, astronaut reports water in helmet
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts breezed through a lube and cable job outside the International Space Station. But afterward, one of the men reported water in his helmet, scarily reminiscent of a near-drowning in orbit two years…
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 7:09pm -
  • Case of the Missing 'Failed Star' Has Scientists Stumped (Video)
    A new alien planet-hunting tool has found no trace of a brown dwarf more than 100 light-years from Earth, despite evidence that the misfit failed star is eclipsing its partner, a team of puzzled astronomers says. European Southern Observatory's (ESO…
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 5:44pm -
  • The Far Side of the Moon Has Phases and Now You Can See 'Em (Video)
    A new video from a NASA satellite orbiting the moon brings the phases of the far side of the lunar body into the light. The phases of the moon — full moon, new moon, crescent and everything in between — also occur on the side facing away from Ea…
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 5:44pm -
  • Mars Rover Curiosity Snaps Amazing Selfie at Latest Drilling Site (Photo)
    A new selfie taken by NASA's Mars rover Curiosity shows just where the six-wheeled robot has been working for the last five months. Curiosity's latest Mars photo, which was released today (Feb. 24), is a composite of dozens of images taken in late J…
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  • Moon Space Law: Legal Debate Swirls Around Private Lunar Ventures
    A recent action by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is stirring up some moon dust in a legal debate about private companies setting up shop on the moon. In late 2014, the FAA's Office of the Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Trans…
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 5:44pm -
  • Fighter Jets May Launch Small Satellites to Space
    Small satellites could hitch rides to space on an F-15 fighter jet by next year, according to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the agency responsible for developing new technologies for the U.S. military. DARPA's so-called Airb…
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 1:52pm -
  • Astronauts Taking Spacewalk Outside Space Station Today: Watch Live
    Two NASA astronauts are now performing a spacewalk outside the International Space Station, and people on Earth can watch the spacewalk live online. Astronauts Barry Wilmore, commander of Expedition 42, and flight engineer Terry Virts ventured out i…
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 12:49pm -
  • Fireball seen in night sky in U.S. West was likely Chinese rocket
    By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho (Reuters) - A fireball spotted streaking across the night sky late on Monday in the western United States was almost certainly the body of a rocket used by China in December to launch a satellite, an astronomer said T…
    - 6 days ago 25 Feb 15, 1:51am -
  • What Would It Be Like to Live on the Moon?
    Lunar days stretch for about 14 Earth days with average temperatures of 253 degrees Fahrenheit (123 degrees Celsius), while lunar nights also last 14 Earth days (due to the moon's rotation) and maintain a frigid cold of minus 387 degrees Fahrenheit…
    - 6 days ago 24 Feb 15, 9:57pm -

Bestsellers in Books

  • new#7: The Buried Giant
    The Buried Giant Kazuo Ishiguro (Author) 11 days in the top 100 Release Date: 3 Mar. 2015Buy new: £20.00 £9.00 (Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
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  • new#1: Deliciously Ella: Awesome Ingredients, Incredible Food That You and Your Body Will Love
    Deliciously Ella: Awesome Ingredients, Incredible Food That You and Your Body Will Love Ella Woodward (Author) 68 days in the top 100 (316)Buy new: £20.00 £7.99 38 used & new from £7.73(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative in…
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    The Girl on the Train Paula Hawkins (Author) 52 days in the top 100 (1162)Buy new: £12.99 £6.49 51 used & new from £5.72(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
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  • new#9: The Queen's Orang-Utan (Comic Relief)
    The Queen's Orang-Utan (Comic Relief) David Walliams (Author), Tony Ross (Illustrator) 40 days in the top 100 (10)Buy new: £4.99 6 used & new from £4.31(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative information on this product's curren…
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  • new#3: Mary Berry's Absolute Favourites
    Mary Berry's Absolute Favourites Mary Berry (Author) 13 days in the top 100 (9)Buy new: £25.00 £12.00 29 used & new from £10.99(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
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  • new#6: Elizabeth is Missing
    Elizabeth is Missing Emma Healey (Author) 62 days in the top 100 (939)Buy new: £7.99 £3.85 46 used & new from £1.89(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
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  • new#4: LEGO® Play Book
    LEGO® Play Book Tim Goddard (Contributor), Peter Reid (Contributor), Tim Johnson (Contributor), Barney Main (Contributor), Rod Gillies (Contributor), Yvonne Doyle (Contributor), Stephen Berry (Contributor), Andrew Walker (Contributor) 10 days in…
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  • new#8: The Art of Eating Well
    The Art of Eating Well Jasmine Hemsley (Author), Melissa Hemsley (Author) 251 days in the top 100 (295)Buy new: £25.00 £11.75 38 used & new from £8.70(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative information on this product's current…
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    Millie Marotta's Animal Kingdom - A Colouring Book Adventure Millie Marotta (Author) 61 days in the top 100 (140)Buy new: £9.99 £3.99 30 used & new from £3.56(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative information on this product's…
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    The Miniaturist Jessie Burton (Author) 67 days in the top 100 (1054)Buy new: £7.99 £3.85 38 used & new from £2.79(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
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History Videos

Flying Cars

  • (Tempo) Christian Youth Theater puts on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang March 26
    Tucson) Everyone’s favorite flying car comes to life as Christian Youth Theater presents a musical adaptation of the beloved family film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” March 26 – 29 at the Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium…
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 15, 7:17am -
  • Motorist flung into dense scrub in Ashburton car crash
    A man disappeared into thick scrub after flying out of his vehicle during a car accident near Ashburton last night.
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  • Future vehicles: virtual testing to replace prototypes
    John Hopton for redOrbit.com - @Johnfinitum Sweden is leading the way in testing cars and trucks in a virtual environment during the early stages of development, long before a prototype is even made. The complexity of hardware and software combinatio…
    - 2 days ago 28 Feb 15, 6:09pm -
  • Dear Car Companies: Fire Everyone And Hire These Amazing Kids Instead
    Bored with your cushy, overpowered luxury sedan? Do modern "dynamic" designs fail to live up to your expectations of dynamism? Have you grown weary of the endless hordes of dull, anonymous, unoriginal cars you see everywhere? That's because the wrong…
    - 6 days ago 24 Feb 15, 10:39pm -
  • SkyCruiser: A car, a plane & a copter
    A US-based start-up is developing a five-passenger “flying car” type vehicle that requires no runway to take off.
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  • What Cars Have Been Built By Non-Carmakers?
    With rumors swirling about the newest flying car, I mean self-driving car, I mean Apple car , I'm forced to wonder how many times a very much non-automotive company has sold an automobile? Read more...
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  • Subaru says to keep flying car parts to U.S. amid port delays
    Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd , the maker of Subaru cars, said it would continue flying car parts to its U.S. factory beyond an initial arrangement through the end of February, as a labour dispute at U.S. ...
    - 14 days ago 16 Feb 15, 3:47am -
  • It's Flying Car Season Again
    Every six months, websites proclaim that the flying car is just over the horizon! And as if on schedule, the Daily Mail has a new article about how Terrafugia's Transition is coming soon! The only problem? We've been hearing that since 2008 . Read mo…
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  • Original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Warbirds & Wheels Wanaka
    Warbirds & Wheels attraction at Wanaka Airport is flying high today (February 3 2015) with the exciting news it will have the original car from the 1968 movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang exclusively on loan from owner Sir Peter Jackson.
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  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang comes to Warbirds & Wheels Wanaka
    Warbirds & Wheels attraction at Wanaka Airport is flying high today (February 3 2015) with the exciting news it will have the original car from the 1968 movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang exclusively on loan from owner Sir Peter Jackson.
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Music

Culture

  • newMiro at play with women, birds and stars in Istanbul show
    By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL (Reuters) - It's not every artist who could see a woman's hat in a red farmyard faucet, but works on view in Istanbul show the 20th century Catalan painter and sculptor Joan Miro in a playful mood in later life. "The sho…
    - 33 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:50pm -
  • newPrince William tours China's Forbidden City
    The Duke of Cambridge Prince William had a brief tour of the Forbidden City in China on 2 March as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades. William and his entourage were seen entering…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:24pm -
  • newBrit awards shake up British album chart, boost Sam Smith
    Fallout from the Brit awards shook up the music charts on Sunday, knocking U.S. rock band Imagine Dragons off the top spot in favour of English singer/songwriter Sam Smith, data from the Official Charts company showed. Smith won the British BreakThr…
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  • newWill Smith's 'Focus' opens with $19.1 million to win U.S. box office
    Will Smith's new action drama "Focus" booted the kinky sex tale "Fifty Shades of Grey" for its perch atop U.S. and Canadian weekend box office charts, racking up $19.1 million (12.3 million pounds) in ticket sales. Smith, in his first leading role s…
    - 20 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 6:02pm -
  • new15 artworks stolen from Chinese museum south of Paris
    PARIS (AP) — French cultural officials say 15 pieces of art have been stolen from a Chinese museum south of Paris, including a replica crown of the King of Siam given to France's emperor in the mid-19th century.
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  • newRare objects stolen from Fontainebleau palace's Chinese museum
    About 15 rare pieces of art were stolen on Sunday morning in the Chinese Museum of the Chateau de Fontainebleau, southeast of Paris, the French culture ministry said. These included a crown of the King of Siam, given to Emperor Napoleon III during th…
    - 22 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 4:48pm -
  • Femininity gets a rethink during Milan Fashion Week
    MILAN (AP) — Femininity is getting a rethink in Milan.
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  • King Kong and Red Carpet Fashion: The Week in Pop-Culture Writing
    The Scarred Skyline Keith Phipps | The Dissolve "When Kong gazes at Manhattan in the Dino De Laurentiis-produced 1976 remake of King Kong, he latches onto the image of the World Trade Center’s twin towers, illuminated on the evening of his New Yor…
    - 2 days ago 28 Feb 15, 2:00pm -
  • Spanish police arrest 9 on suspicion of selling fake art
    MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have broken up a gang that allegedly created and then sold fake works of art purporting to be by renowned artists including Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Joan Miro.
    - 2 days ago 28 Feb 15, 1:50pm -
  • Osbourne exiting 'Fashion Police' after Zendaya hair flap
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kelly Osbourne is exiting "Fashion Police," days after complaining about co-host Giuliana Rancic's comments on Zendaya's dreadlocks.
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 15, 12:17am -
  • Black Madam: Amber Rose hired me to plump her posterior
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday, saying one of the celebrities who sought her out became "a walking billboard" f…
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 10:28pm -
  • Fashion publishing legend John B. Fairchild dead at 87
    NEW YORK (AP) — John B. Fairchild, who took Women's Wear Daily from dry fashion trade publication to an international industry force, died Friday at his Manhattan home after a long illness, the magazine confirmed. He was 87.
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 8:30pm -
  • Mysterious graffiti artist Banksy illustrates Gaza debris
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The work of mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has made an appearance in the Gaza Strip.
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 6:03pm -
  • How the Internet Made Modest Fashion Cool
    Historically, modest clothing has often been at odds with what's considered "cool," especially in the classic American sense.
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 1:00pm -
  • Quarter-century after $500 million art heist, Boston mystery endures
    By Elizabeth Barber BOSTON (Reuters) - A 122-year old Venetian-style palazzo tucked into Boston's marshy Fens section stands as one of the city's more popular tourist attractions and the site of one of its longest-unsolved crimes. It has been almost…
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 12:46pm -
  • Film producer betting musical of 'Finding Neverland' will fly on Broadway
    By Patricia Reaney NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Finding Neverland," Hollywood film producer Harvey Weinstein's first hands-on foray into musical theatre and which follows the British family that inspired Scottish playwright J.M. Barrie's classic children t…
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 15, 11:24pm -
  • Coca-Cola bottle as art? Atlanta's High Museum takes a look
    ATLANTA (AP) — The curvy Coca-Cola bottle is celebrating its 100th birthday, and an art museum is exploring the origins and influence of a bottle design that's so recognizable, you'd know the brand if you held it in the dark.
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 15, 7:24pm -
  • With sledgehammer, Islamic State smashes Iraqi history
    By Isabel Coles and Saif Hameed ARBIL/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Ultra-radical Islamist militants in northern Iraq have destroyed a priceless collection of statues and sculptures from the ancient Assyrian era, inflicting what an archaeologist described as i…
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 15, 6:15pm -
  • Britain's Banksy takes aim at Gaza's privations in mini-video
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - The eminent but anonymous British street artist known as Banksy has posted a mini-documentary on his banksy.co.uk site showing squalid conditions in Gaza six months after the end of the war between the enclave's Is…
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 15, 5:29pm -
  • The Designer Who Humanized Corporate America
    “Visual communications of any kind … from billboards to birth announcements, should be seen as the embodiment of form and function: the integration of the beautiful and the useful,” wrote Paul Rand (1914-1996) in 1947's Thoughts on Design. Now…
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 15, 4:00pm -
  • Cole joins fair trade fashion event
    Model Lily Cole injected a bit of glamour into politics by taking part in a debate about fashion and fair trade.
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 15, 1:55pm -
  • Banksy Goes Undercover To Make Gaza Film
    Banksy has released a video of a satirical travel advert for Gaza after travelling to the area undercover. The film, posted on the elusive artist's website, appears to show him entering through one of the underground tunnels carrying cans of spray…
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 15, 12:53pm -
  • Brits fashion goes back to black
    The Brit Awards may be synonymous with pop music but stars appeared to channel their inner rockers with black the central theme of the red carpet catwalk.
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 15, 7:39am -
  • Ed Sheeran wins best British record at top UK music awards
    By Liisa Tuhkanen LONDON (Reuters) - Singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran took home the coveted best album prize at Britain's top music honours on Wednesday for "X" at a star-studded Brit Awards show in London. "I didn't expect it... It's been a very good y…
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 10:34pm -
  • Review: Smith, Robbie pour on the charm in sharp 'Focus'
    If the mark of a good con artist is that he or she makes you think you know exactly what's going on — when of course you haven't a clue — that's also the mark of a good con-artist movie, isn't it? To make you feel like you totally get what's abo…
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 10:19pm -
  • A Minute With: Margot Robbie on feisty females and 'Focus'
    By Alicia Avila LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After making her film breakout as the no-holds-barred wife of Leonardo DiCaprio's Jordan Belfort in 2013's "The Wolf of Wall Street," Margot Robbie is taking on Will Smith for a tango of twists and turns in th…
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 7:55pm -
  • Connecticut town pursues museum honoring Maurice Sendak
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Three years after Maurice Sendak's death, his western Connecticut hometown of Ridgefield is pursuing a museum honoring the author of "Where the Wild Things Are."
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 7:37pm -
  • Alessandro Michele makes Gucci debut at Milan Fashion Week
    MILAN (AP) — Alessandro Michele strove for discontinuity in his Gucci debut, relaunching the brand with romantic flourishes against a hardened, urban background.
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 4:40pm -
  • Correction: Oscars-Enigma Machines story
    NATICK, Mass. (AP) — In a story Feb. 20 about the Museum of World War II, The Associated Press, relying on information from the museum's founder, erroneously reported that it is the only one in the country where patrons can use Nazi-era Enigma cod…
    - 5 days ago 25 Feb 15, 1:54pm -
  • Review: 'The Nether' is a complex cyber-detective story
    NEW YORK (AP) — In a dystopian near-future — is there any other kind predicted, lately? — playwright Jennifer Haley has created a sophisticated detective story set in the world of virtual reality.
    - 6 days ago 25 Feb 15, 1:34am -
  • Chris Brown's Canada concerts cancelled after singer denied entry
    (Reuters) - R&B singer Chris Brown, whose California probation stemming from a 2009 plea to assaulting singer Rihanna was revoked last month, said on Tuesday he was denied entry into Canada for concerts in Montreal and Toronto. Concert promoter Live…
    - 6 days ago 24 Feb 15, 11:38pm -
  • The Fine Art of Ambiguous Writing
    By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. Reif Larsen’s new novel, I am Radar, is influenced by quantum mechanics—a field of science that highlights how nothing in the universe is cert…
    - 6 days ago 24 Feb 15, 6:58pm -
  • Who's the most successful pop star in the world?
    Taylor Swift has been crowned the world’s most successful artist of 2014.
    - 6 days ago 24 Feb 15, 6:12pm -
  • North Korean 'Snow White' takes to stage in London, Paris
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - The tunes were familiar but the words were not as a troupe of deaf and blind North Koreans performed "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" and songs from "The Phantom of the Opera" in Britain and France over the past w…
    - 6 days ago 24 Feb 15, 5:46pm -
  • Opera offers new feature for free access to mobile Web apps
    Norway's Opera, whose browser software has helped mobile operators sign up millions of users for free or low-cost Internet access, said on Tuesday it was introducing features that let operators offer subscribers free access to selected apps. Opera br…
    - 6 days ago 24 Feb 15, 3:42pm -
  • Kinks frontman Ray Davies is planning an opera
    Ray Davies of The Kinks has plans to write an opera.
    - 6 days ago 24 Feb 15, 3:20pm -
  • Kinks frontman Davies plans opera
    A musical about The Kinks is cur rently a West End hit - and now the band's frontman Ray Davies wants to go one better and write an opera.
    - 6 days ago 24 Feb 15, 3:05pm -
  • German police find Stasi chief's stolen phone in Berlin flat
    German police have found East German secret police chief Erich Mielke's office telephone and several other objects stolen from the former Stasi headquarters, now a museum, in a flat in the Neukoelln district of Berlin. The objects, including spy came…
    - 6 days ago 24 Feb 15, 2:31pm -
  • Soprano taking her Bruennhilde on the road
    Like a Valkyrie swooping down from her mountaintop, soprano Christine Goerke is poised to descend on America's opera houses — but instead of wearing a set of wings on her shoulders, she's carrying the role of a lifetime.
    - 6 days ago 24 Feb 15, 2:08pm -
  • Winter Wonderland 2013 review: Festive fun for all the family
    A perfect way to enjoy a Christmas evening.
    - 22 Nov 13, 10:49am -

Industry News

  • newSolar plane passes new test ahead of planned world tour
    A solar-powered plane made a third successful test flight in the United Arab Emirates on Monday ahead of a planned round-the-world tour to promote alternative energy.
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:19pm -
  • newNetflix eyes entering tricky China market on its own
    U.S. video service provider Netflix Inc is likely to enter the Chinese market without a local partner, which could make it harder to do business in the world's biggest internet market widely known for censorship and strict regulation. The firm, know…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:23am -
  • newIkea's Furniture Wirelessly Charges Your Phone
    Ikea is launching wired-up desks, tables and lamps which can wirelessly charge your phone. The company is releasing a new collection which will use Qi wireless technology to charge devices that are placed on the new furniture. The Home Spot range wi…
    - 4 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 10:26am -
  • newIndia's online cab service Ola buys rival TaxiForSure for $200 million
    (Reuters) - App-based cab service Ola has bought rival TaxiForSure for $200 million (130 million pounds) as it eyes a bigger share in India's fast-growing online taxi services industry, where it competes with local players as well as Uber, the U.S.-b…
    - 5 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 8:59am -
  • newAT&T to hook up its automated home and connected car services
    By Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc will link its connected car and smart home technologies to bolster its foothold in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices, a new battleground for the company and rivals ranging from Veri…
    - 6 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 8:43am -
  • newQualcomm seeks to pave road to marriage of cars and smartphones
    By Paul Lienert DETROIT (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc, a maker of smartphone chips and software, unveiled on Monday fourth-generation LTE modems that will enable cars to stay better-connected wirelessly to cloud-based services via the Web. Qualcomm's Sna…
    - 6 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 8:32am -
  • newNXP to buy Freescale Semiconductor to create $40 billion co
    By Nadia Damouni and Suzanne Barlyn NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chip maker NXP Semiconductors NV has agreed to buy smaller peer Freescale Semiconductor Ltd and merge operations in a deal valuing the combined company at over $40 billion (26 billion pounds)…
    - 6 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 8:17am -
  • newDutch chipmaker NXP to buy Freescale Semiconductor for $12B
    Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors N.V. said Sunday it had agreed to buy its smaller rival Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. for $11.8 billion in a deal that will make it the biggest supplier of microchips to the automotive industry.
    - 12 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 1:58am -
  • newMobile industry tiptoes towards 5G
    By Eric Auchard BARCELONA (Reuters) - Running short of dramatically new phone designs, leaders of the world's wireless industry agree their next big idea is 5G, shorthand for the fifth generation of networks they expect to have up and running by 2020…
    - 15 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 11:09pm -
  • newNASA Probe Bound for Pluto Carries Piece of Pioneering SpaceShipOne
    A small piece of spaceflight history will zoom through the Pluto system this July aboard NASA's New Horizons probe. Inside New Horizons is a piece of SpaceShipOne, the first privately owned and operated manned spacecraft to reach space — which beg…
    - 17 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 9:05pm -
  • newApple car rumours fuel Geneva debate about car of future
    By Edward Taylor and Jan Schwartz GENEVA (Reuters) - The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest mi…
    - 21 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 5:30pm -
  • newSamsung Galaxy S6: Five things you need to know
    Samsung's iPhone 6 rival unveiled at MWC 2015, plus Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with curved screen
    - 21 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 5:27pm -
  • newNo plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370
    The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, ...
    - 22 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 4:39pm -
  • newSmall SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much — thanks to cheaper gas and lim…
    - 23 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 3:18pm -
  • newNew Internet rules set up industry's next battle
    Telecom companies such as AT&T and Vodafone have convinced U.S. and European regulators, finalising so-called "net neutrality" rules, to allow them to dedicate network capacity to services such as providing connectivity to driverless cars and facili…
    - 24 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 2:45pm -
  • Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday.
    - 1 day ago 1 Mar 15, 11:45am -
  • Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more herbicide-resistant crops, which has strip…
    - 2 days ago 28 Feb 15, 5:48pm -
  • Reaction to death of 'Star Trek' actor Leonard Nimoy
    (Reuters) - Leonard Nimoy, best known for his portrayal of logic-bound Mr. Spock in the "Star Trek" science fiction television series and movies, died on Friday at age 83 after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The following are re…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 15, 1:43am -
  • Tribes from around US gather to discuss legal marijuana
    TULALIP, Wash. (AP) — The Justice Department's announcement in December that it would allow the nation's Indian tribes to legalize and regulate marijuana on their reservations brought notes of caution — if not silence or opposition — from many…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 15, 1:39am -
  • Google submits plans to expand Silicon Valley headquarters
    Google Inc submitted plans on Friday for a vastly expanded headquarters at the Silicon Valley city where the tech giant is based, presenting a bucolic vision of movable structures to be built under curving and translucent canopies. The submission of…
    - 3 days ago 28 Feb 15, 12:24am -
  • White House releases draft bill to protect consumer data privacy
    By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House released draft legislation on Friday that would give consumers more control over how the trail of data they leave behind them on the internet is used, stored and sold. The 24-page "discussion…
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 11:06pm -
  • Obama pitches privacy bill, Democrats say it falls short
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House on Friday proposed legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information.
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 11:04pm -
  • Factbox - Reaction to death of 'Star Trek' actor Leonard Nimoy
    (Reuters) - Leonard Nimoy, best known for his portrayal of logic-bound Mr. Spock in the "Star Trek" science fiction television series and movies, died on Friday at age 83 after a battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Here are reactions t…
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 9:15pm -
  • White House drafts privacy bill, consumers push for more
    Amid "rapid growth" in the collection of data on Americans, the White House is proposing legislation that calls on businesses to do more to help consumers protect their personal information. ...
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 8:32pm -
  • News Guide: What the FCC's 'net neutrality' vote means
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists scored a major victory after the Federal Communications Commission agreed to rules that would ban service providers from creating Internet fast lanes.
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 7:49pm -
  • Europe's big telecoms roar back to health, worrying rivals
    By Leila Abboud, Harro Ten Wolde and Julia Fioretti PARIS (Reuters) - Europe's big telecom firms are back to rude financial health after years of poor results and regulatory pressure, drawing crowds of new investors and protests from rivals who worr…
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 5:04pm -
  • China ivory carving ban a 'symbolic' move: wildlife group
    Beijing has imposed a one-year ban on imports of ivory carvings as critics say rising Chinese demand threatens African elephants with extinction, but campaigners described the move as "more symbolic than effective" Friday.
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 4:57pm -
  • Lenovo to allay security concerns with free McAfee LiveSafe
    (Reuters) - China's Lenovo Group Ltd on Friday said it will offer free subscriptions to Intel Corp security software to customers who bought laptops that were shipped with a program known as "Superfish," which made PCs vulnerable to cyberattacks. Se…
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 4:51pm -
  • UN free speech expert praises US net neutrality decision
    BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s independent expert on freedom of speech has praised the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for voting to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry.
    - 3 days ago 27 Feb 15, 3:45pm -
  • China draft counterterror law strikes fear in foreign tech firms
    By Michael Martina and Krista Hughes BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China is weighing a far-reaching counterterrorism law that would require technology firms to hand over encryption keys and install security "backdoors", a potential escalation of wha…
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  • Sweden's Ericsson sues Apple in patent dispute
    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Wireless equipment maker Ericsson is suing Apple for alleged patent infringement.
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  • Ericsson sues Apple for telecom patent infringement
    Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson is suing Apple Inc for patent infringement after Apple refused Ericsson's offer to have a court determine fair licensing terms, Ericsson said on Friday. Ericsson said it filed a complaint with the U.S. Inte…
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  • AstraZeneca to carve out antibiotic R&D into separate firm
    By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmaker AstraZeneca has decided to carve out its early-stage antibiotic research by creating a stand-alone subsidiary company, as it sharpens its focus on other therapy areas. Chief Executive Pascal Soriot said…
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  • China drops leading tech brands for certain state purchases
    By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - China has dropped some of the world's leading technology brands from its approved state purchase lists, while approving thousands more locally made products, in what some say is a response to revelations of widesp…
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  • Net Neutrality Rules Approved By US Regulator
    US regulators have approved net neutrality rules banning broadband providers from charging to put online services in a so-called fast lane. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed the much-debated plan on Thursday. Beforehand, FCC chairma…
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  • New York Daily News, tabloid NYC paper, may be up for sale
    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Daily News may be up for sale.
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  • Stock market shrugs off net neutrality vote
    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market largely shrugged off the Federal Communications Commission's vote to impose tougher rules on broadband providers like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T to prevent them from creating paid fast lanes for the Internet and slow…
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  • U.S. Internet providers hit with tougher rules, plan challenges
    By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators on Thursday approved the strictest-ever rules on Internet providers, who in turn pledged to battle the new restrictions in the courts and Congress, saying they would discourage investment and s…
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  • Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizo…
    - 4 days ago 26 Feb 15, 9:58pm -
  • 5 things to know about 'net neutrality'
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Netflix, Twitter and Internet activists have won. Big cable has lost. At least until the federal courts get involved, when everything could change. Five things you need to know about the Federal Communications Commission's vote T…
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Technology

  • newFirst Look: Samsung gets a lot right with new S6 phones
    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung's new Galaxy smartphones improve in two major areas: design and picture quality.
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  • newNetflix eyes entering tricky China market on its own
    U.S. video service provider Netflix Inc is likely to enter the Chinese market without a local partner, which could make it harder to do business in the world's biggest internet market widely known for censorship and strict regulation. The firm, know…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:23am -
  • newBradley Horowitz to run Google's Photo and Streams products
    (Reuters) - Google Inc's Bradley Horowitz will run the company's Photo and Streams products, in a move that indicates the company may be reorganizing its Google+ social networking site. Horowitz, vice president of product management since 2008, anno…
    - 4 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 10:45am -
  • newIkea's Furniture Wirelessly Charges Your Phone
    Ikea is launching wired-up desks, tables and lamps which can wirelessly charge your phone. The company is releasing a new collection which will use Qi wireless technology to charge devices that are placed on the new furniture. The Home Spot range wi…
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  • newSamsung unveils sleek new Galaxy phones to battle Apple
    By Se Young Lee and Harro Ten Wolde SEOUL/BARCELONA (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones, featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim the throne of undisputed glo…
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  • newAT&T to hook up its automated home and connected car services
    By Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc will link its connected car and smart home technologies to bolster its foothold in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices, a new battleground for the company and rivals ranging from Veri…
    - 6 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 8:43am -
  • newQualcomm seeks to pave road to marriage of cars and smartphones
    By Paul Lienert DETROIT (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc, a maker of smartphone chips and software, unveiled on Monday fourth-generation LTE modems that will enable cars to stay better-connected wirelessly to cloud-based services via the Web. Qualcomm's Sna…
    - 6 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 8:32am -
  • newTomTom to supply European KIA cars with traffic, weather data
    Dutch navigation systems company TomTom said on Monday it had struck a deal with KIA to provide traffic, weather and other real-time data for the South Korean carmaker's European automobile models. KIA sells about 350,000 cars in Europe annually. Se…
    - 6 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 8:28am -
  • newBlackBerry takes its device management platform to the cloud
    By Euan Rocha TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd said on Monday it plans to offer a cloud-based version of its device management platform BES12, a move that will make the service more accessible to small- and medium-sized businesses that need to sec…
    - 6 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 8:21am -
  • newNokia, NTT DoCoMo prepare for 5G ahead of Tokyo Olympics launch
    By Eric Auchard BARCELONA (Reuters) - Japan's NTT DoCoMo and Finland's Nokia said on Monday they are working together to develop networks running at high frequencies for use in the 5G wireless era - technology expected to be showcased at the 2020 To…
    - 8 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 6:32am -
  • newSony Xperia M4 Aqua: Mid-range waterproof phone with Android Lollipop and two-day battery
    Sony has injected some high-end design and waterproofing into the mid-range smartphone market with the Xperia M4 Aqua, announced at Mobile World Congress. Available in black, white and what Sony is calling bright coral, the M4 Aqua has a 5in screen…
    - 8 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 6:00am -
  • newSamsung ditches plastic design, adds mobile pay in new phone
    NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.
    - 12 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 2:41am -
  • newSamsung unveils sleek new Galaxy phones to take on Apple
    By Se Young Lee and Harro Ten Wolde SEOUL/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its latest Galaxy S smartphones featuring a slim body made from aircraft-grade metal, in a bid to reclaim the throne of undisputed global smartphone…
    - 17 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 9:47pm -
  • newNokia CEO sees 'business as usual'; no change to outlook
    Nokia, the world's third-largest mobile equipment maker, has seen nothing in its business that would lead it to change its financial outlook, its chief executive said on Sunday. It is kind of business as usual," Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri said in respons…
    - 19 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 7:33pm -
  • newQ&A on Samsung's new mobile pay: Here's what's we know
    NEW YORK (AP) — Last fall, Apple launched Apple Pay, bringing mobile-payment technology to the iPhone. Samsung now wants to get that on Android phones — at least the ones it makes.
    - 20 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 6:15pm -
  • newBlackBerry to broaden its cross-platform strategy
    By Euan Rocha TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry announced on Sunday that it plans to expand its cross-platform strategy and deliver its often admired security, productivity and communication tools to any smartphone or tablet device running iOS, Android…
    - 21 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 5:37pm -
  • newNew plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery
    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport min…
    - 21 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 5:34pm -
  • newApple car rumours fuel Geneva debate about car of future
    By Edward Taylor and Jan Schwartz GENEVA (Reuters) - The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest mi…
    - 21 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 5:30pm -
  • newNo plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370
    The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, ...
    - 22 hours ago 1 Mar 15, 4:39pm -
  • newASML says computer systems briefly compromised, no key data accessed
    Dutch semiconductor equipment maker ASML said on Sunday that it was investigating an unauthorised intrusion into its IT systems, but it had found no evidence that valuable files were accessed. ASML, the world's largest maker of tools for etching out…
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  • newLindsey Vonn criticizes FIS after racing in fog in Bulgaria
    BANKSO, Bulgaria (AP) — Lindsey Vonn criticized the International Ski Federation Monday for allowing skiers to race in foggy conditions in Bulgaria.
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  • newBuffett says 'no jockeying' between Jain, Abel for top post - CNBC
    By Sam Forgione NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett, the billionaire chief executive officer and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway , told CNBC on Monday that Berkshire executives Ajit Jain and Greg Abel were not angling for the top Berkshire job. In Be…
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  • newChilton to race at Le Mans after joining Nissan
    The 23-year-old Briton, who spent two years with the Marussia F1 outfit, will make his debut for Nissan at the WEC opener at Silverstone on April 12. "I'm honored to have been asked to join a manufacturer as prestigious as Nissan in a championship t…
    - 28 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:55pm -
  • newReturning Lin chases sixth All-England title
    By Rod Gilmour BIRMINGHAM, England, (Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Lin Dan will launch his bid to become the fourth male singles player to win six All-England badminton titles when the sport's oldest tournament begins on Wednesday. Another triu…
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  • newBadminton-Returning Lin chases sixth All-England title
    By Rod Gilmour BIRMINGHAM, England, March 2 (Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Lin Dan will launch his bid to become the fourth male singles player to win six All-England badminton titles when the sport's oldest tournament begins on Wednesday. Anoth…
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  • newTerry Rules Out Any Return To England
    John Terry has said he no plans to reconsider his international retirement despite his Wembley goalscoring heroics in an emotional Capital One Cup final on Sunday. The 34-year-old scored his first major final goal in the 2-0 win over Tottenham and w…
    - 53 mins ago 2 Mar 15, 1:30pm -
  • newFresh Claims Of Racism Against Chelsea Fans
    An investigation has been launched after reports of racist and abusive behaviour from Chelsea fans on a train to Manchester. British Transport Police said it was called to meet the train, which was travelling from London on Sunday night, as it enter…
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  • newMotor-racing-Chilton to race at Le Mans after joining Nissan
    The 23-year-old Briton, who spent two years with the Marussia F1 outfit, will make his debut for Nissan at the WEC opener at Silverstone on April 12. "I'm honoured to have been asked to join a manufacturer as prestigious as Nissan in a championship t…
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  • newSoccer-Player walks off pitch after racist taunts in Peru
    A Panamanian player has hit out at Peru's soccer authorities for doing nothing to stop racism in the country after he walked off the pitch during a top-flight game after being subjected to abuse which he said was going unpunished. Juan Aurich striker…
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 1:11pm -
  • newOne trophy in the bag, Chelsea continue title pursuit
    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Suggestions that Chelsea effectively bagged two trophies on Sunday were presumptuous but they make the trip across town to West Ham United on Wednesday with a vice-like grip on the Premier League title race. Manch…
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 1:07pm -
  • newChelsea salute rookie Zouma's role in Cup final victory
    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Jose Mourinho clearly saw Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen as Tottenham Hotspur's two chief League Cup final weapons and the way the pair were subdued played a key role in Chelsea's 2-0 Wembley triumph. Chelsea fans…
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 1:07pm -
  • newPREVIEW-Soccer-One trophy in the bag, Chelsea continue title pursuit
    By Martyn Herman LONDON, March 2 (Reuters) - Suggestions that Chelsea effectively bagged two trophies on Sunday were presumptuous but they make the trip across town to West Ham United on Wednesday with a vice-like grip on the Premier League title rac…
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 1:03pm -
  • newSoccer-Chelsea salute rookie Zouma's role in Cup final victory
    By Tony Jimenez LONDON, March 2 (Reuters) - Jose Mourinho clearly saw Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen as Tottenham Hotspur's two chief League Cup final weapons and the way the pair were subdued played a key role in Chelsea's 2-0 Wembley triumph. Che…
    - 1 hour ago 2 Mar 15, 12:57pm -
  • newSchumacher's teenage son Mick moves up to Formula 4
    Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher's teenage son is following in his father's racing footsteps after moving up to Formula 4 from kart this year, his new team said on Monday. Mick Schumacher, whose father -- a seven-time F1 champion -- suf…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:48pm -
  • newIreland has bid to host the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup
    The campaign involves locations in both Dublin and Belfast.
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:46pm -
  • newArsenal manager Arsene Wenger proud of 'mentally united response' of Gunners
    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was proud of his team's "mentally united response" after their Champions League defeat to Monaco, with his team beating Everton 2-0 on 1 March. Olivier Giroud and Tomas Rosicky got the goals to get the Gunners back on t…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:35pm -
  • newLancaster Still Hopeful For Six Nations
    England coach Stuart Lancaster has said he believes England can still win the Six Nations despite losing to Ireland. Fixtures against Scotland and France complete England's Six Nations campaign, and head coach Lancaster insists they are still capabl…
    - 2 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 12:10pm -
  • newSeven non-Irish players have forced their way into The42′s Six Nations Team of the Week
    Most of them were Welsh.
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:49am -
  • newDi Maria will get back to his best at United - Rooney
    Angel Di Maria is a great player and will rediscover his best form for Manchester United after enduring a difficult time of late, captain Wayne Rooney said. The 27-year-old Argentine has done little to justify the British record transfer fee of 59.7…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:40am -
  • newDalmiya returns as Indian cricket board president
    Former ICC chief back in the hot seat after N Srinivasan was barred from holding office by the court.
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:33am -
  • newSoccer-Di Maria will get back to his best at United - Rooney
    Angel Di Maria is a great player and will rediscover his best form for Manchester United after enduring a difficult time of late, captain Wayne Rooney said. The 27-year-old Argentine has done little to justify the British record transfer fee of 59.7…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:33am -
  • newAlpine Skiing-World Cup women's standings
    March 2 (Infostrada Sports) - Standings from the World Cup Women's on Monday Super GPoints 1. Anna Fenninger (Austria) 372 2. Lindsey Vonn (U.S.) 340 3. Tina Maze (Slovenia) 250 4. Lara Gut (Switzerland) 216 5. Cornelia Huetter (Austria) 204 6. Nicol…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:30am -
  • newYellow Submarine need special splash to sink Barca
    By Iain Rogers MADRID (Reuters) - Villarreal have proved they can go toe to toe with Spain's elite this season but the team known as the 'Yellow Submarine' will need something special to get past Barcelona in Wednesday's King's Cup semi-finals. Barc…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:26am -
  • newNishikori breaks into world's top four, Murray out
    Japan's Kei Nishikori broke into the top four of the ATP world rankings on Monday as the Asian trailblazer continued to shake up the top echelon of men's tennis. His run to the final in Acapulco, where he was beaten by Spain's David Ferrer, elevated…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:11am -
  • newPREVIEW-Soccer-Yellow Submarine need special splash to sink Barca
    By Iain Rogers MADRID, March 2 (Reuters) - Villarreal have proved they can go toe to toe with Spain's elite this season but the team known as the 'Yellow Submarine' will need something special to get past Barcelona in Wednesday's King's Cup semi-fina…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:08am -
  • newTennis-Nishikori breaks into world's top four, Murray out
    Japan's Kei Nishikori broke into the top four of the ATP world rankings on Monday as the Asian trailblazer continued to shake up the top echelon of men's tennis. His run to the final in Acapulco, where he was beaten by Spain's David Ferrer, elevated…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:07am -
  • newFormer ICC boss Dalmiya returns as India board chief
    Former International Cricket Council (ICC) chief Jagmohan Dalmiya returned to head the world's most powerful cricket board on Monday following his unopposed election as president of the Indian board. Dalmiya will succeed ICC chairman N Srinivasan wh…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 11:00am -
  • newEngland's Lanka loss worse than Kiwi crushing - Atherton
    England may have been utterly humiliated in their second World Cup pool match against co-hosts New Zealand but Sunday's nine-wicket defeat to Sri Lanka was much more damaging, according to former England captain Mike Atherton. Tim Southee claimed 7-…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 10:59am -
  • newCricket-Former ICC boss Dalmiya returns as India board chief
    Former International Cricket Council (ICC) chief Jagmohan Dalmiya returned to head the world's most powerful cricket board on Monday following his unopposed election as president of the Indian board. Dalmiya will succeed ICC chairman N Srinivasan who…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 10:57am -
  • newMisfiring Man City must change and adapt
    By Michael Hann LONDON (Reuters) - If you were to ask Premier League fans which attacking players they would like their clubs to sign given a limitless budget, the likes of Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko and David Silva would be at the…
    - 3 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 10:54am -
  • newReal's La Liga stumble promises mouthwatering 'Clasico'
    Real Madrid's draw at home to Villarreal in La Liga on Sunday not only cut their lead over second-placed Barcelona to two points but also means the 'Clasico' in three weeks time is likely to have added piquancy. If the gap stays the same, as is like…
    - 4 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 10:16am -
  • newFormer European champion Welp dead at 51
    German center Christian Welp, who won the European championship with Germany and also played in the NBA, has died of heart failure aged 51, the University of Washington said on Monday. He also played for the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spur…
    - 4 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 10:07am -
  • newJose Mourinho: 'Perfect day' for new Chelsea
    Chelsea boss, Jose Mourinho hailed the team's Capital One Cup victory of Tottenham as a "perfect day". John Terry put the Blues ahead just before half time, with an own goal from Spurs' Kyle Walker making it 2-0. You have Petr Cech, John Terry, Didi…
    - 5 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 9:34am -
  • newSetting aside rancour over Hong Kong, China welcomes Prince William
    By Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping gave a warm welcome to Prince William on Monday as he began the first visit to the mainland by a member of the British royal family in almost three decades, setting aside rancour with…
    - 5 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 9:13am -
  • newMourinho Shifts Focus To Premier League
    Jose Mourinho has been quick to turn his attention to Premier League matters after Chelsea's Capital One Cup final victory. Mourinho revealed he banned television from the team's hotel and bus journey to Wembley, with main title rivals Manchester Ci…
    - 5 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 8:54am -
  • newAllen hails ‘next level’ Coutinho
    Joe Allen paid tribute to the talent of Liverpool team-mate Philippe Coutinho after his stunning winner against Manchester City on Sunday.
    - 6 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 8:52am -
  • newJohnson shows he's still the man to beat with Atlanta win
    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — One by one, Jimmie Johnson picked off all the drivers ahead of him.
    - 6 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 8:10am -
  • newPoulter, Casey tied going to Monday sprint at Honda Classic
    PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Ian Poulter twice hit into water on the sixth hole, including his shot from the fifth tee. There was a three-shot swing on one hole, a two-shot swing on another. That was just the final hour of the Honda Classic on…
    - 6 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 8:09am -
  • newDortmund's Subotic turns down Serbia return
    By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic has turned down Serbia coach Radovan Curcic's request to resume his international career ahead of the national team's crunch Euro 2016 qualifiers, the Balkan nation…
    - 6 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 8:05am -
  • newSoccer-Dortmund's Subotic turns down Serbia return
    By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE, March 2 (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic has turned down Serbia coach Radovan Curcic's request to resume his international career ahead of the national team's crunch Euro 2016 qualifiers, the Balka…
    - 7 hours ago 2 Mar 15, 7:50am -

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