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Living Well

  • newOverweight linked to 500,000 cancer cases per year
    Overweight and obesity is now causing nearly half a million new cancer cases in adults every year, roughly 3.6 percent of the world's total, a study said Wednesday.
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  • newUS orders calorie labeling for chain restaurants
    The United States on Tuesday announced sweeping new rules forcing chain restaurants and pizza parlors to publish calorie counts on menus in an attempt to combat the nation's obesity epidemic.
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  • Elderly should take cholesterol-lowering statins: US study
    Nearly everyone aged 66 to 75 should consider taking cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins to reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke, new guidelines say.
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  • Bayer explores possible sale of diabetes device unit - Bloomberg
    (Reuters) - Germany-based drugmaker Bayer AG is considering the sale of its diabetes device business, Bloomberg reported, citing sources. The unit, thought to be worth 1 billion to 2 billion euros (790 million to 1.6 billion pounds), might attract b…
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  • Aviva says will compensate customers sold wrong annuities
    LONDON (Reuters) - British insurer Aviva plc said on Saturday it would compensate around 250 annuity customers who had been short-changed because of an error in its sales process. The Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday that Aviva had discovere…
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  • Sanofi touts new drugs but diabetes outlook disappoints
    By Natalie Huet PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi , which sacked its chief executive three weeks ago, gave a weak sales outlook for its diabetes drugs on Thursday, overshadowing plans to reap more than 30 billion euros (23.97 billion pounds) from new medicin…
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  • Nearly 30% of world population is overweight
    More than 2.1 billion people globally -- or nearly 30 percent of the world's population -- are now overweight or obese, with the figure set to rise further by 2030, according to a study published Thursday.
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  • Report: Global obesity costs hits $2 trillion
    LONDON (AP) — The global cost of obesity has risen to $2 trillion annually — nearly as much as smoking or the combined impact of armed violence, war and terrorism, according to a new report released Thursday.
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  • U.S. court denies Ranbaxy's bid to block launch of rival generics
    (Reuters) - A U.S. court has denied a request by Indian drugmaker Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd to stop competitors from launching copies of AstraZeneca Plc's heartburn pill Nexium and Roche's antiviral , a court filing showed. Ranbaxy had filed a lawsuit…
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  • Without CEO, Sanofi touts new drugs in its pipeline
    PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi set out its strategy for bringing several new drugs to the market on Thursday, in a bid to win over investors alarmed by the sudden ouster of its chief executive and problems in the field of diabetes. Sanofi said it could la…
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  • Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits
    CHICAGO (AP) — Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. Doctors say it's the first evidence that early u…
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  • UN warns over threat of AIDS rebound
    South African actress Charlize Theron threw her weight Tuesday behind an urgent new UN campaign to end AIDS as a global health threat by 2030.
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  • U.S.-born rabbis slain in Israel praised; protesters at U.N. Palestinian mission
    By Sascha Brodsky NEW YORK (Reuters) - Family and friends remembered three U.S.-born rabbis slain in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, praising one as the scion of his Boston family's rabbinical dynasty and another as "one of the kindest souls" in hi…
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  • Britain confirms bird flu on northern England farm is H5N8 strain
    By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Bird flu on a duck farm in northern England is the highly contagious H5N8 strain, the same form of the virus already discovered in Germany and the Netherlands, Britain's farm ministry confirmed on Tuesday. The Depa…
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  • Bats may hold henipavirus threat for W Africa: study
    A family of lethal viruses that has leapt from bats to humans in Australia and Asia may also pose a threat in West Africa, where bats are butchered for meat, scientists reported Tuesday.
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  • Study lifts cloud over heart drugs Zetia, Vytorin
    CHICAGO (AP) — A major study lifts a cloud around Zetia and Vytorin, blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol. The study found that these pills modestly lower the risk of heart attacks and other problems in people at high risk for them — evide…
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  • FDA approves Lemtrada for multiple sclerosis
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Lemtrada, a treatment for relapsing multiple sclerosis made by the drugmaker Genzyme.
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  • Fast food targeting black kids in US
    Fast-food restaurants in the United States are "disproportionately" targeting black children and kids in middle-income and rural areas, according to a newly published study.
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  • UN, aid groups step up pressure on G20 over Ebola
    The United Nations Saturday called on G20 leaders to intensify their response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa, warning of a major food crisis if they fail to act.
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  • Obesity costs more than $8 bn in lost US productivity
    Obesity among workers in the United States is costing the nation $8.65 billion a year in lost productivity, according to a study released Friday.
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Education & Learning


BBC Earth Videos

Great White Shark Encounter - Ultimate Killers - BBC
Great White Shark Encounter - Ultimate Killers - BBCSteve believes that great white sharks have been given an unfairly bad rap, and that the real man-eaters are in fact the bull sharks. So he goes off in search of one. Subscribe to BBC Earth…
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Wildebeest Calf Born - Nature's Great Events - BBC
Wildebeest Calf Born - Nature's Great Events - BBCAs part of their great migration, the wildebeest have come to a fertile plane in the shadow of a volcano in order to give birth. But the young calves prove t...From:BBC EarthViews:44…
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Vsauce - This Is Your Life On Earth
Vsauce - This Is Your Life On EarthClick here for YOUR life on Earth: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20141016-your-life-on-earth Our planet has been around for 4.5 billion years. But how has i...From:BBC EarthViews:12247349rati…
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Fox Feasts on Baby Guillemots - Nature's Great Events - BBC
Fox Feasts on Baby Guillemots - Nature's Great Events - BBCGuillemot chicks take their first heart-stopping flights from their precipitous sea cliff nests to the sea. But not all of them make it to water on their fir...From:BBC Earth…
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Astrology.com Daily Horoscope

  • Libra Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    A new limit pops up and takes you by surprise -- so do your best to accept it and move on. Sometimes constraints can boost creativity, and this may very well be one of those times.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple'…
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  • Aquarius Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    It's one of those days that requires an open mind -- and fortunately, you're in possession of one of the best! It's still hard to handle all the weirdness as it goes down, but you should manage.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Taurus Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    Your energy is terrific -- but not excessive. If you can just engage in low-key fun with friends and family, that's all you really need. If you have to work hard, try to keep it brief.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Cou…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Sagittarius Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    Artistic matters are quite appealing, and you should find that things start to make more sense as you read the world like a poem or start swaying to your own internal beat. Enjoy!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Gemini Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    You may get taken by surprise when a friend or family member suddenly starts bossing you around. There may not be much you can do about it for now, but try to regain your position soon.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Co…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Aries Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    You're using people to your advantage today -- but you're not hurting them, so your karmic debt stays the same. If anything, you may be able to use this energy to help others!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's Lov…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Cancer Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    Your energy is definitely at one pole or another -- so expect a day full of extremes! That may start to feel exhausting after a bit, so try to get some down time later in the day or maybe tomorrow.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScop…
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  • Scorpio Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    You need to make some smart financial deals today -- and you've got the right kind of mental energy to do just that. Things may start to get a little sweeter as you pass through this phase.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dail…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Leo Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    You know what you need -- and while it may not be all that easy to get, you should still be able to make some progress if you get going today. Let your ambition guide the way to success.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily C…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Capricorn Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    Good news pops into your inbox today -- possibly rather late. Your great energy helps you capitalize on this and make a big push toward something new and wonderful. Enjoy the vibe!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple'…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Virgo Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    Your day is more fun than usual, thanks to an influx of positive energy that starts to really flow by midafternoon. You may be surprised by someone who makes a romantic gesture later on.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily C…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Pisces Daily Horoscope for November 25, 2014
    You've got to help out around the house, the workplace or anywhere else you find yourself -- but it adds to your energy instead of wearing you down. Keep at it until everything is in its place.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:00am -

Flying Cars

  • newFuturistic flying cars with a vintage classic twist - Creative Boom
    Creative BoomFuturistic flying cars with a vintage classic twistCreative BoomThe future has arrived, and it comes in the form of nine visionary images of 'flying' cars from the series Air Drive by French photographer Renaud Marion. Taking cues f…
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  • The Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally Arrived - Business Insider
    Business InsiderThe Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally ArrivedBusiness InsiderCritics say flying cars are unlikely to be both great airplanes and great automobiles. But that misses the point, says Dietrich, who explains the Transition is intended…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:28pm -
  • The Flying Car Is (Almost) For Real - Bloomberg
    BloombergThe Flying Car Is (Almost) For RealBloombergThe first time Carl Dietrich brought his flying-car concept to the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture gathering in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, he had only a video to show the aviati…
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  • The race is on for flying car start-ups - KPRC Houston
    KPRC HoustonThe race is on for flying car start-upsKPRC HoustonNot since the Wright brothers flew the first powered aircraft near Kitty Hawk in 1903 has the competition been so intense. The technology that can give us the world's first affordabl…
    - 11 days ago 15 Nov 14, 1:48pm -
  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying cars, solar paint and a needle-free vaccine - Engadget
    Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying cars, solar paint and a needle-free vaccineEngadgetFlying cars have long been a staple of science fiction movies and books, but are they finally getting closer to becoming a reality? AeroMobil recently unveiled…
    - 17 days ago 9 Nov 14, 5:06pm -
  • Meet the AeroMobil 3.0, a crazy beautiful flying car - CNET
    CNETMeet the AeroMobil 3.0, a crazy beautiful flying carCNETThe flying car, which was built in only ten months, made its world debut at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna on October 29. The company that produced it, AeroMobil, is based in Slovakia…
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  • Enough with the flying cars already - The Verge
    Enough with the flying cars alreadyThe VergeI might even call the AeroMobil beautiful, in its own strange way. But the problem is that these aircraft don't solve any problems for normal human beings, nor do they even gesture toward a meaningful…
    - 23 days ago 3 Nov 14, 6:16pm -
  • Flying car prototype unveiled in Vienna - CityMetric
    CityMetricFlying car prototype unveiled in ViennaCityMetricSelf-driving cars are all very well and good, if you ignore the fact that they can't spot potholes or drive in the rain. Today, though, an even more satisfyingly futuristic prototype was…
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  • Flying car prototype unveiled at Vienna technology show – video - The Guardian
    The GuardianFlying car prototype unveiled at Vienna technology show – videoThe GuardianA prototype of a fully-functional flying car is shown for the first time at a technology festival in Vienna on Wednesday. The six-metre-long AeroMobil 3.0 i…
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  • Flying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiled - The Guardian
    The GuardianFlying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiledThe GuardianSpeaking at Pioneers festival, a two-day entrepreneurship and digital technology conference in Vienna, AeroMobil's chief designer, Stefan Klein, and…
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Music

  • newMusic streamer Spotify says sales and losses grew in 2013
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Online music streaming service Spotify's revenues rose 74 percent but operating loss widened last year due to expansion costs, its holding company reported. Stockholm-based Spotify, which provides free on-demand music or ad-fre…
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  • new1D Win Top Award At American Music Awards
    One Direction have won three honours at the American Music Awards, including the coveted artist of the year prize.
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  • newAuthorised documentary on Nirvana's Kurt Cobain to air on HBO
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The first documentary made with the cooperation of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain's family will be released in 2015, U.S. premium cable network HBO said on Tuesday. "Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck" will be directed by Brett Morgen,…
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  • How the Internet (and Volkswagen) Made a Dead Folksinger Into a Star
    In the summer of 1970, a young American musician named Brian Cullman was invited to play at Les Cousins, a legendary folk club in London’s Soho district. His own performance was forgettable, he later admitted. But he never forgot the strange set N…
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  • Artists weigh in on music streaming services
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — While music fans largely embrace free streaming music services such as Spotify, musicians and artists from pop to country have expressed reservations about the impact on the financial and creative value of music. Here are so…
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  • In wake of Spotify pullout, music industry debates streaming
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — From board rooms in Japan to songwriter's rooms in Nashville, a debate is brewing in music industry circles about the financial and creative value of streaming music, even as its popularity and impact skyrocket.
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  • Iglesias triunfa en los American Music Awards
    Apenas tres días después de haber arrasado en los Latin Grammy, Enrique Iglesias triunfó también en los American Music Awards.
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  • One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs
    One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.
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  • One Direction win artist of the year at American Music Awards
    The boy band took a trio of awards at the AMAs.
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  • Selena Gomez had Taylor Swift in tears at the American Music Awards
    No, they haven’t had a bust up.
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  • Jennifer Lopez proves she's still got it at the American Music Awards
    If you missed her explosive performance, then look no further – we’ve rounded up the best of the best pics from the closing show.
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  • Boy bands top American Music Awards, ladies lead performances
    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Boy bands bested pop's leading women in the top award categories at the American Music Awards on Sunday, but the ladies delivered the most high-octane performances including a derriere-flaunting number by Je…
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:40am -
  • Factbox - List of winners at the American Music Awards
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The American Music Awards were given out on Sunday in Los Angeles, with One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer taking the top accolades. Following is a list of winners grouped by musical genre. ...
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  • 1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards
    American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.
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  • List of winners of the American Music Awards
    Winners of the 2014 American Music Awards, presented Sunday at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles:
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  • Taylor Swift makes US chart history
    Taylor Swift has made US chart history after becoming the first female singer to succeed herself at the top of the Billboard Hot 100.
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 1:44pm -
  • Stars join Unicef's Imagine project
    Idris Elba, Katy Perry, Craig David, Hugh Jackman and Suki Waterhouse are among the stars who have joined Unicef’s Imagine campaign.
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  • U.S. politics takes centre stage at Latin Grammys
    By Mike Blake LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Enrique Iglesias and Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler were the big winners at the annual Latin Grammys on Thursday in a ceremony where U.S. immigration politics played a prominent role. Iglesias won three Latin Gram…
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  • Motown Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dies Aged 78
    Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits included What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted, has died.
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  • Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at age 78
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold on to My Love," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78.
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:37am -
  • Billboard to include music streams, digital sales in chart
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Billboard's weekly compilation of the 200 top-selling albums in the United States will incorporate streaming music and digital sales, the publication and music tracker said on Wednesday, in a move to reflect modern music consu…
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:43am -
  • Apple to offer Beats music service in iPhone, iPad - FT
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc will bundle the subscription music service it bought from Beats into its iOS operating system early next year, the Financial Times reported. The inclusion of the paid-for Beats service in an iOS software update, which would ins…
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 8:12pm -
  • Artists Must Be Delusional
    The story told in Gruff Rhys’s American Interior—a vast, interdisciplinary epic by the lead singer of acclaimed rock band Super Furry Animals—sounds outlandish, but is as true as life. The project chronicles the travels of John Evans, an 18th-c…
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 7:56pm -
  • Producer moves to dismiss part of Kesha lawsuit
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A hit-making music producer has asked a judge to dismiss allegations that he sexually abused pop singer Kesha from a civil lawsuit, court filings show.
    - 8 days ago 18 Nov 14, 12:54pm -
  • Take That to record first show without Jason Orange
    Take That are recording an intimate BBC gig, their first since saying goodbye to Jason Orange.
    - 8 days ago 18 Nov 14, 9:22am -
  • Kesha mentor tries to bar sex claim
    A hit-making music producer has asked a judge to drop claims that he sexually abused pop singer Kesha from a civil lawsuit.
    - 9 days ago 18 Nov 14, 2:33am -
  • Wendy Williams 'proud' of 'Aaliyah' TV movie
    NEW YORK (AP) — Though the Lifetime movie "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B" drew criticism from fans upset with casting and the way it depicts Aaliyah's life, executive producer Wendy Williams says she wouldn't do anything differently if she had it t…
    - 9 days ago 17 Nov 14, 11:11pm -
  • Intimate BBC show for Take That
    Take That are to perform an intimate gig for the BBC, thought to be their first since Jason Orange quit the group.
    - 9 days ago 17 Nov 14, 9:39pm -
  • Band Aid 30 Ebola Charity Single Goes On Sale
    A reworked version of the Band Aid charity single featuring stars including One Direction, U2's Bono and Ellie Goulding is now on sale.
    - 9 days ago 17 Nov 14, 6:40pm -
  • Tempah: Hope my music helps fans
    Tinie Tempah has said how proud he feels when fans tell him his music has helped them through difficult times.
    - 9 days ago 17 Nov 14, 10:33am -
  • Pop idol's funeral draws biggest crowds in Iran since 2009 unrest
    DUBAI (Reuters) - The funeral of Iranian pop idol Morteza Pashaie on Sunday drew the biggest crowds seen in Iran since mass protests in 2009 rocked the Islamic Republic. Pashaie, who died on Friday of pancreatic cancer at the age of 30, was a singer-…
    - 10 days ago 16 Nov 14, 3:45pm -
  • Lyrics Changed As Band Aid 30 Song Recorded
    One Direction, U2's Bono, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Paloma Faith and Ellie Goulding are among the music stars who have been recording the Band Aid 30 single today.
    - 11 days ago 15 Nov 14, 4:18pm -
  • British stars gather to record Band Aid single for Ebola
    LONDON (Reuters) - Boy band One Direction and U2 lead singer Bono joined some of the biggest names in British pop and rock music on Saturday to record a new version of the Band Aid charity song to raise money to combat Ebola in Africa. The single, "…
    - 11 days ago 15 Nov 14, 12:53pm -
  • Rihanna teases new music at Virginia military base
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Rihanna won't say when she plans to release new music but she is confident about what it sounds like.
    - 13 days ago 13 Nov 14, 4:41pm -
  • Bono's Plane Loses Hatch Before Berlin Landing
    U2 frontman Bono has been involved in a mid-flight drama after his private plane lost a hatch as it came in to land at Berlin airport.
    - 13 days ago 13 Nov 14, 11:55am -

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Culture

  • newLebanese singer Sabah dies at 87
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese singer Sabah, one of the leading Arab performers of her generation, has died at the age of 87, her family said on Wednesday. Born Jeanette Feghali and known to her fans as the "singing bird", Sabah recorded at least 4,000…
    - 7 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 10:29am -
  • newTurner film, exhibition reveal British master to a new generation
    By Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - With an epic sweep worthy of a J.M.W. Turner masterpiece, a new portrayal of one of Britain's greatest painters is winning the Romantic artist a new generation of admirers. Joseph Mallord William Turner overturned 1…
    - 7 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 10:02am -
  • new1D Win Top Award At American Music Awards
    One Direction have won three honours at the American Music Awards, including the coveted artist of the year prize.
    - 10 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 6:49am -
  • newMet Museum gets major gift of African-American art
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art has received a major gift of works by contemporary African-American artists from the South.
    - 19 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 10:27pm -
  • newFrance's Pompidou opens Jeff Koons retrospective
    PARIS (AP) — Paris' Pompidou Center inaugurated a major retrospective Tuesday of U.S. artist Jeff Koons, the polemical 59-year-old master of kitsch, whose huge, stainless-steel balloon dog broke records last year, selling at auction for $58.4 mill…
    - 21 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 7:47pm -
  • newLatin American art auctions set artist records
    NEW YORK (AP) — A bronze sculpture by Fernando Botero has set a new auction record for the Colombian artist.
    - 22 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 7:07pm -
  • British art festival head to lead NYC art center
    NEW YORK (AP) — The head of a British art festival has been named to lead The Culture Shed, a performing arts center planned for Manhattan's Far West Side.
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 1:37pm -
  • JD Sports to sell loss-making fashion business
    LONDON (Reuters) - Retailer JD Sports plans to dispose of its loss-making fashion division to restructuring specialist Hilco Capital, the company said on Tuesday. The group gave no indication on a price for its Bank division, which posted an 8.2 mill…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 11:51am -
  • Art vs politics at London auctions of Russian paintings
    By Anastasia Gorelova LONDON (Reuters) - Paintings vied with politics in London this week as two of the biggest auction houses, Christie's and Sotheby's, competed with each other to cater to the hard-to-predict market for Russian art masterpieces. Ar…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 11:26am -
  • Kerouac letter discovery shows poet didn't toss it
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a letter credited with inspiring Jack Kerouac to create a new literary genre suddenly surfaced, no one was happier than an 86-year-old poet and playwright from New Jersey.
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 1:07am -
  • Swiss museum to accept part of Nazi loot art trove
    By Erik Kirschbaum and Michael Nienaber BERLIN (Reuters) - A Swiss museum has reluctantly agreed to accept part of a billion-euro art bequest from the late Cornelius Gurlitt, a German recluse whose secret collection included masterpieces looted from…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 8:40pm -
  • Swiss museum gets huge, priceless art trove
    BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum accepted a massive, priceless trove of long-hidden art from the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt on Monday, promising to work with Germany to make sure that any Nazi-looted pieces in it are returned to Jewish he…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:35pm -
  • Unseen Arthur Miller drama to premiere in Britain
    LONDON (AP) — A previously unstaged Arthur Miller drama set in the brutal world of the Brooklyn docks will have its world premiere at a British theater next year, the centenary of the playwright's birth.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:29pm -
  • One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs
    One Direction won three honors at the American Music Awards, including artist of the year over powerhouse acts like Beyonce and Luke Bryan, while breakthrough newcomer Iggy Azalea beat out heavyweights Eminem and Drake in the rap categories.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 1:17pm -
  • Hieronymus Bosch, the Trendiest Apocalyptic Medieval Painter of 2014
    The paintings of fanatical late medieval artist Hieronymus Bosch were popular for their little nightmare details: a man playing a flute made out of his own nose, or a bird-monster devouring sinners and pooping them into the gaping maw of a pit. King…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 12:43pm -
  • Swiss museum says it will accept trove of priceless art bequeathed to it by German collector
    BERLIN (AP) — Swiss museum says it will accept trove of priceless art bequeathed to it by German collector.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 10:16am -
  • Boy bands top American Music Awards, ladies lead performances
    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Boy bands bested pop's leading women in the top award categories at the American Music Awards on Sunday, but the ladies delivered the most high-octane performances including a derriere-flaunting number by Je…
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:40am -
  • 1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards
    American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:19am -
  • One Direction wins artist of the year at AMAs
    One Direction has won the American Music Award for artist of the year.
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 3:58am -
  • Adams, Sellars bring 'Passion' into present in opera's first full staging
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - American composer John Adams likes nothing better than to see well-known stories in a new light, and his version of the Passion of Christ is told through the eyes of the women who were with Jesus in his final hours…
    - 4 days ago 22 Nov 14, 5:43pm -
  • John Stamos lights up Elvis Presley's Graceland
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Sporting Elvis Presley-like sideburns, actor John Stamos helped flip the switch Friday on the colorful display of holiday lights adorning Graceland, Presley's home-turned-museum in Memphis.
    - 5 days ago 22 Nov 14, 2:27am -
  • Mexicans turning to humor in mansion scandal
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Brad Pitt and George Clooney are intercepted by Mexico's border patrol. Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, is ready to audition for a soap opera.
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 11:08pm -
  • Billy Joel to set Madison Square Garden record
    NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Joel will set a record for the most performances by any artist at Madison Square Garden with his upcoming 65th show scheduled for this summer.
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 11:07pm -
  • Presentan ópera en español en Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — El mundo hispano de la ópera está de manteles largos. El sábado, una obra del fallecido compositor mexicano Daniel Catán se presentará por segunda vez en Los Angeles, con cinco estrellas iberoamericanas cantando en su idiom…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 9:06pm -
  • Why Is the Smithsonian Standing Behind Bill Cosby?
    Bill Cosby did not want to talk about rape with the Associated Press. That much he made clear in an interview with AP arts reporter Brett Zongker, who interviewed Cosby and his wife, Camille, upon the opening of an exhibit of their collection of Afr…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 4:29pm -
  • German art collector's cousin claims inheritance
    BERLIN (AP) — A cousin of the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt is laying claim to his priceless art trove, raising the possibility of a legal battle as a Swiss museum that Gurlitt named as his heir prepares to announce whether it will accept…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 3:14pm -
  • Hitler's art: Painting by future Fuehrer for sale
    BERLIN (AP) — A 100-year-old watercolor of Munich's old city hall is expected to fetch at least 50,000 euros ($60,000) at auction this weekend, not so much for its artistic value as for the signature in the bottom left corner: A. Hitler.
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 9:14am -
  • Met Opera ends season with $22 million deficit
    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera says it has ended its 2014 fiscal year with a $22 million shortfall in its budget.
    - 6 days ago 21 Nov 14, 3:16am -
  • Swiss museum to decide future of Gurlitt art trove
    BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum and German officials plan to announce Monday what will happen to a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to the museum by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt.
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:45pm -
  • Modern, surrealist art auction aims to fetch $100M
    LONDON (AP) — Two dozen modern and surrealist art works amassed by a private collector, including important paintings by Joan Miro and Rene Magritte, are expected to fetch at least 64 million pounds ($100 million) when they go on auction in London…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:10pm -
  • Director Peter Sellars - shocking again in new Adams opera
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Peter Sellars's new opera opens with a drug addict banging her head against the bars of a prison cell in what the American director says conceptualises a woman's version of the Passion. To be seen at the first ful…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:45pm -
  • Cosby: Reporters Asking About Assault Allegations Lack 'Integrity'
    On November 6, the Associated Press interviewed Bill Cosby and his wife Camille. The occasion was a show at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art, which (currently) features an exhibition displaying Cosby's collection of African American a…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 5:59pm -
  • O'Keeffe painting sells for record $44.4M in NYC
    NEW YORK (AP) — A Georgia O'Keeffe painting of a simple white flower has sold for $44.4 million, more than triple the previous auction record for a work by a female artist.
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:31pm -
  • Irish abstract artist Scully paints for big walls in China
    By Michael Roddy LONDON xx (Reuters) - Irish-American abstract artist Sean Scully counts Irish rocker Bono among his pals and collectors. He wouldn't be unhappy if some of China's 1.4 billion people also took a shine to his art being displayed at a…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:26pm -
  • Minecraft video game to get Tate art 'worlds'
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Fans of the hugely successful Minecraft video game will be able to play inside worlds envisioned in art from the collection of the Tate museums in Britain with free-download releases of two 3-D "Tate Worlds" start…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:41pm -
  • 'Tom of Finland' gay images set for bedroom and bath
    HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish textile company hopes to cash in on the popularity of artist Touko Laaksonen's homoerotic images among the gay community with a "Tom of Finland" branded range of towels, bed linens and other products. Tom of Finland is…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 11:04am -
  • Teen found competent for trial in artist's death
    DETROIT (AP) — A teenager accused of helping rob and kill a French street artist outside an abandoned Detroit housing project has been found competent to stand trial on first-degree murder and other charges.
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:08am -
  • Adrien Brody fashion forward for Pirelli calendar
    MILAN (AP) — Adrien Brody has long had a flair for fashion, but don't mistake the beard the actor is currently sporting as a bow to trend. It's for his latest movie role as Holy Roman Emperor Charles V in "Emperor."
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 2:09pm -
  • German auction house says putting Hitler watercolour on market
    By Frank Simons NUREMBERG, Germany, Nov 18 (Reuters) - A 1914 watercolour by Adolf Hitler to be auctioned on Saturday could fetch up to 50,000 euros (40,051 pounds) given strong global interest, a German auction house chief said on Tuesday. Auctione…
    - 8 days ago 18 Nov 14, 5:36pm -
  • Winter Wonderland 2013 review: Festive fun for all the family
    A perfect way to enjoy a Christmas evening.
    - 22 Nov 13, 10:49am -

Famous historical figures

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Business & Finance

  • newMeters overcharge 1.5m gas customers
    About 1.5 million gas customers with pre-payment meters have been overcharged because their meters are faulty, the industry has admitted.
    - 29 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:32pm -
  • newOil price falls ahead of Opec meeting
    The price of oil has fallen as Opec oil producers prepare for their meeting on Thursday and data shows crude stocks rose last week.
    - 35 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:26pm -
  • newRoyal Mail 'scaremongering' on post
    The boss of Royal Mail is accused of "scaremongering" by the business secretary, after telling MPs that there is a threat to the universal service.
    - 43 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:18pm -
  • newVIDEO: Unsafe Christmas toys seized at Dover
    Thousands of dangerous and counterfeit goods have been prevented from entering the UK after they were seized by Kent County Council Trading Standards from a huge consignment entering Dover Docks.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:55pm -
  • newJuncker reveals giant EU jobs plan
    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives details of a €315bn (£250bn; $393bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:33pm -
  • newVIDEO: Royal Mail universal service at risk
    Royal Mail boss Moya Greene has told MPs that there is a genuine threat to the continuation of the firm's "universal service" and has accused her company's competitors of "cherry picking" the most profitable business
    - 3 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 2:21pm -
  • newCome clean on ads, vloggers told
    Video bloggers are being told they need to be completely clear about when they are being paid to promote products.
    - 4 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 1:28pm -
  • newGermany backs female directors quota
    Top German companies are told to ensure that 30% of supervisory board positions are held by women from 2016 under a law agreed late on Tuesday.
    - 4 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 1:10pm -
  • newKim Dotcom declares he is 'broke'
    The founder of the seized file-sharing site Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, says he is out of funds after spending $10m on a legal battle.
    - 4 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:53pm -
  • newBT shares rise as EE confirms talks
    The FTSE 100 rises, with BT shares higher after the owners of the EE mobile phone network confirm they are in talks over selling the business to the UK firm.
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:29pm -
  • newBanks sued in metal price-fixing case
    Goldman Sachs and HSBC are amongst four platinum and palladium dealers to be sued in New York for allegedly fixing the price of the metals.
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:22pm -
  • newUK business spending in surprise fall
    Business investment in the UK fell unexpectedly in the third quarter of the year, official figures show, although consumer spending remained strong.
    - 6 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 11:01am -
  • newFrom city life to country life
    Why young professionals in Taiwan are getting out of the city
    - 6 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 10:56am -
  • newVIDEO: Vlogger Chyaz on new ad rules
    Video bloggers or 'vloggers', as they're called, are being issued with new guidance by the Advertising Standards Authority, which says they have to make it clear if they are promoting products for money.
    - 6 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 10:52am -
  • newThomas Cook chief in shock departure
    Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green has resigned, saying her work at the travel firm "is complete".
    - 8 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 9:20am -
  • newIoD attacks 'excessive' BG pay deal
    A proposed £25m pay package for the new head of oil and gas giant BG Group is branded "excessive" and "inflammatory" by the Institute of Directors.
    - 8 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 9:14am -
  • newHearts could exit Tynecastle - Budge
    Owner Ann Budge says leaving Tynecastle Stadium could be the most cost-effective long-term solution for Hearts.
    - 11 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 6:24am -
  • newDegree apprenticeships launched
    Young people will be able to gain a full honours degree while earning a wage and paying no fees, under a scheme backed by government and industry.
    - 14 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:11am -
  • newVIDEO: Taiwan's city dwellers go to farming
    Taiwan's focus on developing high-tech and manufacturing industries saw many people migrate from its farms to its cities. Now, there is a reversal.
    - 15 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 2:22am -
  • newVIDEO: Sony cyber attack leaves questions
    Sony Pictures, the movie distribution arm of the Japanese consumer electronics giant, has been the target of a cyber attack. But there are few details.
    - 15 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 2:10am -
  • newHP revenues fails to impress markets
    Technology giant Hewlett-Packard's fourth quarter earnings failed to impress investors ahead of its big business split next year.
    - 16 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 1:05am -
  • newA 'generation to change bank culture'
    A "toxic" and "aggressive" culture inside British banks will take a generation to change, according to a report from Cass Business School and New City Agenda.
    - 17 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:08am -
  • newHi-tech rescue for an ancient language
    Can schools with iPads protect the future of a language?
    - 17 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:05am -
  • newThe rise of new economies
    The new ways of running companies and doing business
    - 17 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:02am -
  • newJavid wants Fifa to publish report
    The government calls on Fifa to publish in full the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process.
    - 17 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newWill Opec cut oil production?
    Should Opec cut production to boost prices?
    - 17 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 11:57pm -
  • newVIDEO: Is a 'click and collect' Christmas ahead?
    Click and collect services, where customers can pick up their online shopping from a range of destinations, are rapidly growing in popularity.
    - 18 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 11:20pm -
  • newDairy industry in 'desperate state'
    The dairy industry is in a desperate state, a government committee hears.
    - 22 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 7:26pm -
  • newAUDIO: Tesco writes apology poem to students
    Two students who wrote a poem complaining to Tesco say they were "very impressed" to receive a reply - in verse.
    - 23 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 6:30pm -
  • newNigeria devalues currency on low oil
    Nigeria has devalued the naira, saying a drop in oil prices has been making it hard to defend its currency.
    - 24 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 5:28pm -
  • newSport events 'give no economic boost'
    A report examining the "evidence base" for policymaking suggests big sporting events have little or no direct economic benefit - and challenges other assumptions about teaching and police.
    - 24 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 5:08pm -
  • US economy grows faster than forecast
    The US economy grew much faster in the third quarter than first reported, official figures have shown.
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 3:11pm -
  • Eurozone 'persistent stagnation' risk
    The eurozone may be stuck in an enduring period of no growth, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 2:11pm -
  • Steve Jobs biopic moves to Universal
    Universal Pictures take on a movie based on the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs following Sony Pictures' departure from the project.
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 12:53pm -
  • Mortgage approvals fall by 16%
    The number of mortgages being granted by Britain's banks falls by 16% over the last year, according to banking industry body, the BBA.
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 12:09pm -
  • VIDEO: Tackling Asia's ageing population
    Asia's population is rapidly ageing, but many countries in the region are ill-equipped to deal with the older generation.
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 3:11am -
  • Does immigration help the US economy?
    Will immigration reform boost the US economy?
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 1:18am -
  • Tech sector leading Ukraine's revival
    How Ukraine's tech sector is looking to Europe
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:19am -
  • Tips from banker turned shoemaker
    An entrepreneur who turned his back on banking to set up a shoemaking company shares his tips for success as part of the African Dream series.
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:02am -
  • Indians lose billions to bogus investments
    The Indians losing everything to bogus investment
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 8:08pm -
  • Young and workers at risk of poverty
    The elderly and the unemployed used to be most at risk of poverty, but a new report claims it is now the young and those in work who are most vulnerable.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 11:58am -
  • RBS sorry for 'incorrect' evidence
    Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, letters released by the Treasury Committee reveal.
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 1:07am -
  • The couple who changed the way we shop
    The couple who changed the way we shop
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 12:14am -
  • European Tour 2015 adds six events
    The European Tour releases its 2015 schedule - with new events in Thailand, India, China, Scotland, Germany & Mauritius.
    - 3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 8:57pm -
  • UAE's female fashion designers
    As more Emirati women enter the private sector, a growing number are going into fashion design, reports Verity Ratcliffe from Dubai.
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:10am -
  • How McDonald's conquered India
    How McDonald's, a beefburger company, penetrated and grew a business across India.
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 7:51pm -

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Top News

  • newCare home owners charged with neglect
    The owners of a care home in Lancashire are charged with mistreating vulnerable residents.
    - 20 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:41pm -
  • newMeters overcharge 1.5m gas customers
    About 1.5 million gas customers with pre-payment meters have been overcharged because their meters are faulty, the industry has admitted.
    - 29 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:32pm -
  • new'Radical' Scottish land reform plan
    Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announces plans to take action against landowners who pose a "barrier" to development.
    - 31 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:30pm -
  • newConcerns over terror exclusion plans
    The UK's reviewer of terrorism laws raises concerns about plans to exclude people from the UK if they go abroad to fight with extremist groups, as a new counter-terror bill is published
    - 34 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:27pm -
  • newSnow snarls up Thanksgiving getaway
    Harsh weather along the US east coast has disrupted one of the busiest travel days ahead of the country's Thanksgiving holiday.
    - 39 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:22pm -

Industry News

  • newObama administration sets stricter smog standard
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while settin…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:08pm -
  • newChina to push growth of outsourcing industry
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China will develop international outsourcing of high-value-added services to create new advantages in foreign trade, its cabinet said on Wednesday, according to the official government website. The State Council will reduce corpor…
    - 4 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:38pm -
  • newBaghdad red tape puts Iraq Internet under Kurdish control
    By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Iraq's reliance on Kurdistan for Internet connectivity due to Baghdad bureaucracy has put the northern autonomous region in control of three-quarters of Iraqi networks. This runs contrary to what Baghdad had sought fr…
    - 4 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:35pm -
  • newFee overhaul needed to spur competition in Brazil card sector
    By Guillermo Parra-Bernal and Aluísio Alves SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Efforts by Brazil's central bank to foster competition among card payment processors may fall short unless the industry's fee structure and practice of allowing card holders to pay in…
    - 6 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 11:09am -
  • newSao Paulo drought issue for global concern
    He cast his rod happily here for 30 years -- but where a river once teemed with fish, Brazilian fisherman Ernane da Silva these days stares out over a valley of weeds and bone dry, sun-parched land.
    - 11 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 6:31am -
  • newU.N. committee spotlights 'highly intrusive' digital spying
    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A United Nations General Assembly committee on Tuesday expressed concern at digital spying and said unlawful or arbitrary mass surveillance, interception and collection of online data are "highly intrus…
    - 16 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:38am -
  • newHP earnings show continued struggle
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead.
    - 17 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 11:41pm -
  • newUS top court to review power plant emissions rules
    The US Supreme Court said on Tuesday it will review national environmental standards requiring power plants to reduce emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants.
    - 18 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 11:08pm -
  • newConservationists sue over federal coal program
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Conservation groups sued the government Tuesday to force officials to undertake their first broad review of the federal coal-leasing program in decades and consider how burning the fuel contributes to climate change.
    - 19 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 10:05pm -
  • newIn first, Ontario may regulate bee-killing pesticides
    Canada's Ontario province announced Tuesday plans to restrict the use of controversial pesticides believed to be responsible for mass deaths of bees, in order to safeguard crops.
    - 20 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 8:44pm -
  • newHow much do you know about how the Internet works?
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential, accordi…
    - 21 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 7:57pm -
  • At China online coming-out party, Beijing spells out Internet control ambition
    By Paul Carsten WUZHEN, China (Reuters) - China showed governments and the planet's biggest tech firms last week its vision for global Internet governance - clean, controlled and choreographed. Public officials and firms worth $2.5 trillion (1.6 tri…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 10:04am -
  • Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 7:12pm -
  • ASML sees sales at 10 billion euros in 2020 if Moore's Law slows
    By Thomas Escritt and Eric Auchard AMSTERDAM/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - ASML, the world's second largest maker of semiconductor production equipment, said on Monday it could nearly double annual sales to 10 billion euros (7.92 billion pounds) by 2018 -- o…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 6:28pm -
  • BT lines up O2 and EE in quest for British telecoms supremacy
    By Paul Sandle and Julien Toyer LONDON/MADRID (Reuters) - Britain's BT Group has been approached by O2 owner Telefonica and the parents of O2's bigger rival EE to discuss competing multibillion-pound deals to create a powerhouse in fixed-line broadb…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:38pm -
  • Electric Vehicle Fleet Gives California Green Energy Boost
    The crowded highways of Los Angeles just got a little greener, thanks to a new electric-vehicle program sponsored by the U.S. Air Force. The fleet of 42 electrically powered sedans, trucks and vans was recently unveiled at Los Angeles Air Force Base…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 2:05pm -
  • Does bad behavior really hurt business?
    NEW YORK (AP) — Silicon Valley seems to have more than its share of companies behaving badly. Among up-and-comers in the tech world, privacy abuses and executive gaffes have become viral sensations. But is all that bad behavior actually bad for bu…
    - 3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 7:04pm -
  • After nuclear phase-out, Germany debates scrapping coal
    After deciding to scrap nuclear power, Germany is pondering saying goodbye to coal, its biggest energy source but also its top polluter and main threat to ambitious climate goals.
    - 3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 6:16am -
  • New Mexico spaceport sets sights on new customers
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The scramble to get everything ready for the launch of the world's first commercial flights from Spaceport America came to a screeching halt nearly a month ago when Virgin Galactic's spaceship broke up over the California…
    - 3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 5:42am -
  • Seychelles poachers go nutty for erotic shaped seed
    Under cover of darkness in the steamy jungles of the Seychelles thieves creep out to harvest the sizeable and valuable nuts of the famous coco de mer palm, and their activities are threatening its long-term survival.
    - 3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 5:17am -
  • Hackers Target Medical Records as Electronic Data Becomes Less Lucrative
    Cyber security has recently become a major concern for large companies, governments and individuals in line with the rising number of hacking attacks and the leakage of large amounts of data.
    - 4 days ago 22 Nov 14, 8:04am -
  • Report: Grouse needs 3-mile buffer from drilling
    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A government report with significant implications for the U.S. energy industry says a struggling bird species needs a 3-mile buffer between its breeding grounds and oil and gas drilling, wind farms and solar projects.
    - 5 days ago 22 Nov 14, 12:29am -
  • European Parliament may propose Google break-up in draft resolution
    By Alexei Oreskovic, Julia Fioretti and Alastair Macdonald (Reuters) - The European Parliament is preparing a non-binding resolution that proposes splitting Google Inc's search engine operations in Europe from the rest of its business as one possibl…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • European Parliament proposing Internet search-service unbundling
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The European Parliament is preparing to call for the separation of search engines from other commercial services to ensure a level playing field for the Internet industry, according to a draft motion seen by Reuters on Frida…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 8:12pm -
  • European space plane set for February launch: firm
    Europe's first-ever "space plane" will be launched on February 11 next year, rocket firm Arianespace said Friday after a three-month delay to fine-tune the mission flight plan.
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 6:46pm -
  • Soitec, a back-up bet if Moore's Law progression takes a detour
    By Eric Auchard BARCELONA (Reuters) - A little known French company says it may have an alternative if, as some fear, the technology industry's most important engine of progress - the capacity to multiply computer power while shrinking costs - has be…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 4:30pm -
  • Airlines eye tech partners to tap customer data
    By Victoria Bryan ANTWERP Belgium (Reuters) - Airlines are seeking to work more closely with travel technology companies to mine customer data for ways to generate more revenue beyond ticket sales, emulating other industries already using such method…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 1:57pm -
  • U.S. Congress urged to consider sanctions on Chinese cyber-spies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers should look into options for punishing cyber-spying and the theft of trade secrets from U.S. companies, a congressional advisory committee on China said on Thursday. Congress should ask U.S. trade officials to r…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37pm -
  • Asteroid Impact Threat: Experts Report on Early-Warning Strategies
    The danger of an asteroid smacking into Earth is a clear and present hazard, underscored by the huge fireball and shattering explosion that occurred over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in February 2013. That event served as a global wake-up call — for both…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:29pm -
  • Ineos in $1bn bid to become UK's biggest fracking firm
    Swiss-based petrochemical firm Ineos launched plans Thursday to become the biggest player in Britain's fracking sector with a $1.0-billion investment in the nation's shale gas industry.
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:31pm -
  • Car Ownership Ditched as Flexible Travel Tech Upstarts like Uber and Blacklane Reshape the Industry
    Jens Wohltorf is co-Founder and CEO of
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:21pm -
  • Britain begins review to speed access to new drugs
    LONDON (Reuters) - The British government has launched a review to speed the path to market for new drugs and medical devices in an attempt to improve patient care and make the country a more attractive place for investment in life sciences. British…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:29pm -
  • RBS vows no repeat of system meltdown after 56 million pound fine
    By Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland vowed there would be no repeat of a system crash two years ago that left millions of customers unable to make or receive payments, after it was fined 56 million pounds ($88 million) by Briti…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:04pm -
  • Hon Hai, Innolux to invest $2.8 billion in Taiwan flat-panel plant
    By Michael Gold TAIPEI (Reuters) - Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, will partner with flat-panel maker Innolux Corp in investing T$86.8 billion (2 billion pounds) in a panel-producing plant in…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:48am -
  • Jack Ma says Alibaba will set up international version of Taobao marketplace
    WUZHEN China (Reuters) - Jack Ma, the founder of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said on Thursday the firm will set up an international version of its e-commerce marketplace Taobao to serve shoppers worldwide in multiple languages, including Engl…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37am -
  • Banking culture breeds dishonesty, scientific study finds
    LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - A banking culture that implicitly puts financial gain above all else fuels greed and dishonesty and makes bankers more likely to cheat, according to the findings of a scientific study. Researchers in Switzerland studied ba…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 9:09am -
  • Billboard ranking to include streams, track sales
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billboard's chart is getting a makeover.
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:44am -
  • Utah lawmaker questions city water going to NSA
    A Utah lawmaker concerned about government spying on its citizens is questioning whether city water service should be cut off to a massive National Security Agency data storage facility outside Salt Lake ...
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 1:50am -
  • Yahoo CEO says Firefox deal will boost search market share
    Yahoo Inc struck a deal with Firefox maker Mozilla Corp to replace Google Inc as the default search engine on the Firefox Web browser
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:21am -
  • Uber investigating if exec broke 'God' app rules
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies confirmed Wednesday that it is investigating whether one of its general managers violated the popular car-booking service's privacy policies by snooping on a reporter's ride.
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:14pm -

Technology

  • newObama administration sets stricter smog standard
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign promises while settin…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:08pm -
  • newReview: 4 shopping apps that will save you money
    Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps. Some apps give you coupons you can hand to the cashier to scan, while others let you flip through ...
    - 3 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 2:12pm -
  • newBaghdad red tape puts Iraq Internet under Kurdish control
    By Matt Smith DUBAI (Reuters) - Iraq's reliance on Kurdistan for Internet connectivity due to Baghdad bureaucracy has put the northern autonomous region in control of three-quarters of Iraqi networks. This runs contrary to what Baghdad had sought fr…
    - 4 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:35pm -
  • newBitcoin exchange Kraken to help in Mt. Gox bankruptcy
    By Teppei Kasai TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. bitcoin exchange operator Payward Inc said on Wednesday it will work on retrieving some millions of dollars lost by Tokyo-based Mt. Gox, once the world's largest bitcoin exchange before it collapsed in bankrupt…
    - 7 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 9:56am -
  • newAP sources: Gov't to set a stricter smog standard
    The stricter smog standard proposed by the Obama administration joins a string of historic — and controversial — moves by the administration to improve air quality. People familiar with the proposal tell ...
    - 9 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 8:14am -
  • newU.N. committee spotlights 'highly intrusive' digital spying
    By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A United Nations General Assembly committee on Tuesday expressed concern at digital spying and said unlawful or arbitrary mass surveillance, interception and collection of online data are "highly intrus…
    - 16 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:38am -
  • newHP earnings show continued struggle
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard Co.'s latest earnings report shows that despite three years of efforts to turn its business around, the venerable tech giant still has a lot more work ahead.
    - 17 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 11:41pm -
  • newHP fourth-quarter revenue drops on weak enterprise demand
    By Sarah McBride (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co said its quarterly revenue fell in almost every business segment over the year, highlighting weaknesses ahead of the company's planned 2015 separation of its enterprise services from its traditional co…
    - 18 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 11:31pm -
  • newTwitter in talks to buy Bieber-backed selfie app Shots - CNBC
    (Reuters) - Twitter Inc is in talks to buy Shots, a selfie photo-sharing app, CNBC reported, citing a source close to the Justin Bieber-backed company. The microblogging website is particularly interested in the app's more than 3 million users, near…
    - 18 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 10:48pm -
  • newHow much do you know about how the Internet works?
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people can recognize Microsoft founder Bill Gates and know that hashtags belong in tweets, but are confused about whether having a privacy policy means that a company actually keeps consumer information confidential, accordi…
    - 21 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 7:57pm -
  • newThanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that
    Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from a…
    - 22 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 7:30pm -
  • newTelecom Italia buy of Metroweb would face conditions - AGCM
    ROME (Reuters) - Telecom Italia's planned acquisition of fibre-optic network operator Metroweb would be possible under very stringent conditions, Italy's competition watchdog AGCM said on Tuesday. The former phone monopoly, which owns Italy's larges…
    - 23 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 6:28pm -
  • newSony Pictures computer system down after reported hack
    (Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment said its computer system was down for a second day on Tuesday, following media reports of a major hacking attack aimed at the film and television studio. Before Sony Pictures' computers went dark on Monday, th…
    - 23 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 5:57pm -
  • Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 4:49pm -
  • Gift Guide: Lots of tablet choices, oh my!
    Time for a tablet? People tend to hold onto tablets longer than smartphones, so take time to weigh your options. A major consideration is what phone you or your gift recipient already has. Although it's ...
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 3:17pm -
  • Facebook video draws Thanksgiving ads from Macy's, others
    By Jennifer Saba NEW YORK (Reuters) - Macy's Inc, which traditionally kicks off the U.S. holiday shopping season with a nationally televised parade in Manhattan, also will join a handful of other companies this year parading their ads on Facebook's…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 2:04pm -
  • At China online coming-out party, Beijing spells out Internet control ambition
    By Paul Carsten WUZHEN, China (Reuters) - China showed governments and the planet's biggest tech firms last week its vision for global Internet governance - clean, controlled and choreographed. Public officials and firms worth $2.5 trillion (1.6 tri…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 10:04am -
  • Tencent drives profit increase at South Africa's Naspers
    By Helen Nyambura-Mwaura JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Naspers, Africa's largest company by market value, on Tuesday reported a 22 percent increase in first-half earnings, helped by a strong contribution from Hong Kong-based Internet business Tencent. Na…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 9:13am -
  • The Sound of a Cosmic Touchdown
    If a spacecraft lands on a comet 330 million miles away, and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:03am -
  • Do you need to break the bank to get a good phone?
    NEW YORK (AP) — It might seem as though everyone has an iPhone or Galaxy smartphone. But many customers are eschewing the best cameras and screens — and their top-end price tags — and choosing models that can get the job done at less than a th…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 10:10pm -
  • UK police spied on reporters for years, docs show
    LONDON (AP) — Freelance video journalist Jason Parkinson returned home from vacation this year to find a brown paper envelope in his mailbox. He opened it to find nine years of his life laid out in shocking detail.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 8:04pm -
  • Telekom Austria wraps up cap hike raising 997 million euros
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Telekom Austria has finalised its cash call, reaching 99.7 percent of its target of 1 billion euros (791.95 million pounds) with top shareholders Carlos Slim and Austria's state holding company OIAG making full use of their allotm…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 8:01pm -
  • Automakers aim to drive away car computer hackers
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 7:12pm -
  • Digital tsar urges Europe not to weaken net neutrality rules
    By Julia Fioretti and Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's new digital tsar voiced alarm on Monday at the efforts of some EU governments to water down equal Internet access, just as EU plans for "net neutrality" were being ec…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 6:36pm -
  • Google reaches out-of-court settlement in UK defamation case
    LONDON (Reuters) - Google Inc said on Monday it had reached a settlement with a British businessman over defamatory postings in its search results describing him as a pedophile, a murderer and a money-launderer. Former Morgan Stanley banker Daniel H…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:35pm -

Reviews

  • newThe Supreme Court is about to tackle online threats for the first time
    On December 1st, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Elonis v. United States, the first case about online threats to reach the highest level of judicial review. It’s a timely case, coinciding with increased attention around the online ha…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:53pm -
  • newHow Gay Hook-Up App Grindr Is Selling Itself To Major Brand Advertisers
    Grindr Grindr CEO Joel Simkhai. Unless they have used it themselves, many advertisers may not know that gay geo-social networking app Grindr has a burgeoning advertising business and a potentially lucrative future data business. Grindr claims to be…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 2:40pm -
  • newCuBox is a Tiny XBMC Set-Top Box in a 2-inch Cube
    If Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV and the Nexus Player are all simply too dumbed-down/user-friendly for your taste, you could always try the $100 CuBox TV instead. This tiny (2 x 2 x 2 inch) streaming box uses Kodi and XBMC software platforms to give har…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 2:34pm -
  • newReview: 4 shopping apps that will save you money
    Want to save some cash while holiday shopping? The best tool can be a smartphone packed with the right apps. Some apps give you coupons you can hand to the cashier to scan, while others let you flip through ...
    - 3 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 2:12pm -
  • newHere’s Everything We Know About Facebook’s Links To Lee Rigby’s Murder
    PA A report released by the government yesterday accused an unnamed US-based technology company of failing to inform police of a conversation between two extremists that took place in December 2012. The report was into the death of British soldier L…
    - 3 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 2:11pm -

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World News

  • newNATO sees Russia ready for Ukraine incursion
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia still has enough troops along Ukraine's border to mount a major incursion, NATO's top commander said Wednesday, and Moscow is using its military might to affect political developments inside Ukraine.
    - 30 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:31pm -
  • newWall St flat, near records after tepid data
    By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks ticked higher on Wednesday as the market's recent upward bias held ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, even as a round of economic data came in below ...
    - 32 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:29pm -
  • newUS consumer sentiment rises for 4th straight month
    Greater optimism about income growth and future spending pushed U.S. consumer sentiment to a fresh 7-year high in November. The University of Michigan said Wednesday that its index of consumer sentiment ...
    - 37 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:24pm -
  • newUS new home sales rise in October
    A townhouse that has been sold, on June 29, 2014 in Centreville, Virginia
    - 40 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:21pm -
  • newHungary's ruling party down in polls over Web tax, quarrels with West
    BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Public support for Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz party fell sharply in November, a survey showed on Wednesday, hit by a plan to tax Internet use that it later dropped and by disputes with Western powers.…
    - 41 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:20pm -
  • newSaudis suggest no need for OPEC output cut
    Top OPEC producer Saudi Arabia suggested Wednesday there is no need for the cartel to cut its output ceiling despite a plunge in prices that has poorer members of the organization hurting. Saudi Oil Minister ...
    - 47 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:14pm -
  • newChrysler recall delay hikes air bag risk - U.S. regulator
    By Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - Chrysler Group LLC must expand its regional recall of vehicles with Takata Corp (7312.T) air bags and begin notifying customers of the action by Monday, the U.S. National ...
    - 52 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:09pm -
  • newU.S. consumer, business spending data point to slowing growth
    By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending rose modestly in October and a key measure of business spending plans fell for a second straight month, suggesting some slowing in the pace ...
    - 55 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:06pm -
  • newPutin's tiger kills 15 goats in northeast China
    BEIJING (AP) — A rare Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is keeping farmers in northeastern China on edge.
    - 55 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:06pm -
  • newIAEA says needs more money to monitor extended Iran nuclear deal
    VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. atomic agency will need more funds from member states to help pay for its monitoring of an extended interim nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers, it said on Wednesday. Iran and the United States, France, Germany…
    - 56 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:05pm -
  • newUS pending home sales slip in October
    The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes fell slightly in October as tight credit and lagging wages remained financial hurdles for would-be homebuyers. The National Association of Realtors ...
    - 57 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:04pm -
  • newGinsburg gets heart stent to clear artery clog
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had a heart stent implanted Wednesday to clear a blocked coronary artery, court officials said.
    - 57 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:04pm -
  • newLithuania may supply weapons as part of military aid to Ukraine - minister
    VILNIUS (Reuters) - Lithuania may supply weapons to Ukraine as part of military aid it promised to help Kiev fight pro-Russian separatists, the Lithuanian defence minister told Reuters in an interview on Wednesday. NATO countries have so far been re…
    - 59 mins ago 26 Nov 14, 4:02pm -
  • newSaudi, UAE signal no push for OPEC oil cut
    By Alex Lawler, Amena Bakr and Rania El Gamal VIENNA (Reuters) - OPEC leader Saudi Arabia and fellow member the United Arab Emirates signalled on Wednesday they were unlikely to push for a major change ...
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 4:01pm -
  • newFerguson Cop: 'I Have A Clean Conscience'
    Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson says he could not have done anything differently to prevent the fatal shooting of black teenager Michael Brown.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 4:01pm -
  • newHolidays start in August for some small businesses
    Chris Mann learned it's better to hire help for the November and December holidays while people in many parts of the U.S. are still wearing shorts and tank tops. Mann used to wait until the holidays were ...
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 4:00pm -
  • newIsrael revokes residency of Palestinian attacker's widow
    Israel on Wednesday revoked the residency rights of the widow of a Palestinian who carried out a deadly attack on a Jerusalem synagogue, drawing condemnation from human rights groups.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:57pm -
  • newKillings surge in Mexico state at tip of Baja
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The normally bucolic, vacationer-crowded state at the tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula has become a battleground, with dozens of killings in a power struggle following the capture of drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman nearly a ye…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:54pm -
  • newHoliday entertaining? Start with a box of crackers
    Planning for a crowd this holiday season? Grab of box of woven wheats.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:51pm -
  • new10 Things: 10 ideas for easy holiday party snacks
    Nobody is going to blame you if your holiday party spread includes a bowl of mixed nuts, some grapes and a wedge or two of cheese. After all, most people enjoy them and are willing to nibble mindlessly on them. But it is easier than you think to ele…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:49pm -
  • newSyria regime raids on Islamic State 'capital' kill 95
    Syrian regime air strikes on Islamic State group stronghold Raqa killed at least 95 people as a government delegation held talks with key ally Russia Wednesday on relaunching peace negotiations.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:49pm -
  • newEggnog: Once-a-year things must be the very best
    Eggnog is a funny thing. We crave it for one month a year, then never think about it again.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:48pm -
  • newTime running short to rebuild Gaza: EU representative
    By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Time is running out to get post-war reconstruction going in Gaza, which needs not only cement and bricks but also fundamental political change, the EU's representative said during a visit to the enclave on Wedne…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:47pm -
  • newZimbabwe vice president ousted from party post in succession war
    Zimbabwe's vice president has been ousted from the ruling party's leadership after a sustained campaign led by Robert Mugabe's wife Grace, as the battle to succeed the long-serving president heats up.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:44pm -
  • newSee Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity
    PHOENIX (AP) — Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:43pm -
  • newNATO 'very concerned' by Russian military build-up in Crimea
    NATO's top military commander warned Wednesday that Russia's "militarisation" of the annexed Crimea region could be used by Moscow to exert control across the whole Black Sea region.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:39pm -
  • newEgypt temporarily opens Gaza border crossing
    Rafah crossing reopened for two days as Cairo reports another attack on Egyptian troops in border town of El-Arish.
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:38pm -
  • newAckman's Pershing Square sees big payoff from Allergan deal
    By Svea Herbst-Bayliss BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge fund mogul William Ackman told investors they could see a $6 billion (4 billion pound) payday when he closes the chapter on Allergan Inc. (AGN.N), his firm's ...
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:38pm -
  • newIslamic State targeted in 17 air strikes by U.S., allies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States led 17 air strikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria since Monday, the U.S. Central Command said on Wednesday. The strikes, part of Operation Inherent Resolve against the militant Islamic force, incl…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:32pm -
  • newRomania's next president sees power shift within weeks
    By Matthias Williams and Radu-Sorin Marinas BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's new president-elect Klaus Iohannis predicts that enough lawmakers could start abandoning Prime Minister Victor Ponta's ruling coalition in the coming weeks to bring down the…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:30pm -
  • newRussian troops giving 'backbone' to Ukraine rebels: NATO commander
    KIEV (Reuters) - Russian forces are still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the backbone of separatist rebels fighting the Kiev government, NATO's top military commander said on Wednesday after talks with Ukrainian leaders. U.S. Air Force Gene…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:28pm -
  • newTribesmen blow up Yemen's main oil pipeline
    Industry official says flow of oil for pipeline, which links to export terminal on Red Sea, has come to "complete halt".
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:28pm -
  • newActivists raise Raqqa strikes' death toll to 95
    BEIRUT (AP) — The death toll from a series of Syrian government airstrikes on the Islamic State group's stronghold in northeastern Syria has risen to at least 95, making it one of the deadliest attacks on the city of Raqqa in the past three years,…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:27pm -
  • newIndia to raise age for tobacco purchases, ban single sales
    Health campaigners Wednesday welcomed India's unprecedented plans to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 25 and ban unpackaged cigarette sales, calling them a major step towards stopping nearly one million tobacco-related deaths a year.
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:24pm -
  • newU.N. investigators urge Obama to release CIA report
    GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights investigators called on President Barack Obama to live up to principles preached by the United States around the world and release a long completed report on CIA interrogation methods. In an open letter…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:23pm -
  • newAlgeria army kills suspect in Frenchman's beheading: minister
    Algerian Justice Minister Tayeb Louh said on Wednesday that the army last month killed a jihadist suspected of taking part in the beheading of Frenchman Herve Gourdel.
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:21pm -
  • new24 killed in Burkina's anti-Compaore uprising: probe
    Twenty-four people were killed and 625 people were wounded in the popular uprising that toppled longtime president Blaise Compaore in October, a committee appointed by Prime Minister Isaac Zida said Wednesday.
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:20pm -
  • newSyria 'no-fly zone' not being considered: NATO general
    By Jonny Hogg IZMIR, Turkey (Reuters) - NATO is not considering establishing a "no-fly zone" in northern Syria, something Turkey has been calling for to alleviate security and humanitarian pressures on its southeastern borders, one of the alliance's…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:13pm -
  • newPutin says Russia is not a threat to anyone
    SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday Russia would safeguard its own security and that of its allies but posed a threat to no one. "We pose no threat to anyone and do not intend to get involved in any geopolitical game…
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:09pm -
  • newObama administration sets stricter smog standard
    The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to cut levels of smog-forming pollution linked to asthma, lung damage and other health problems, making good on one of President Barack Obama's original campaign ...
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:08pm -

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Space Exploration

  • newNASA Clears Orion Spacecraft for 1st Test Flight Next Week
    NASA's newest deep space capsule Orion, is getting ready for its first uncrewed test flight, launching next week. The space agency and Lockheed Martin — the company that manufactured Orion for NASA — have given the "go" to proceed with the capsu…
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:21pm -
  • newMonster Sunspot May Unleash Powerful Solar Flares (Video)
    The largest sunspot to appear on Earth's nearest star in more than two decades is once again pointed at the planet, and it will likely kick-start solar storms, NASA scientists say. The massive sunspot, previously known as Active Region 12192, was tur…
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:21pm -
  • newThanksgiving in Zero-G: Space Station Astronauts Enjoy 'Traditional' Dishes
    Like most Americans back on the ground, astronauts aboard the International Space Station will celebrate Thanksgiving with a feast: NASA food scientists have created zero-g versions of classic Thanksgiving dishes for this week's celebration. The Ame…
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:19pm -
  • newSpace station's 3-D printer pops out 1st creation
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first 3-D printer in space has popped out its first creation.
    - 16 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:32am -
  • newHow 3D Printing Could Aid Space Exploration
    A new era in human spaceflight and exploration has begun, advocates of 3D printing say. The 3D printer aboard the International Space Station produced its first part Monday (Nov. 24), manufacturing a piece of itself called an extruder plate. The h…
    - 20 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 8:53pm -
  • newSpace Station's 3D Printer Makes 1st Part
    The International Space Station's 3D printer has produced its first part, ushering in what proponents hope will be a new age of off-Earth manufacturing.
    - 20 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 8:53pm -
  • new90,000 Messages Will Be Beamed to Mars Friday
    Radio telescopes will beam tens of thousands of messages to Mars this Friday (Nov. 28) to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Red Planet exploration.
    - 22 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 7:05pm -
  • newSaudi, Russia pre-OPEC talks yield no oil output cut
    By Alex Lawler and Rania El Gamal VIENNA (Reuters) - Impromptu talks between Saudi Arabia, fellow OPEC member Venezuela and oil powers Russia and Mexico yielded no agreement on Tuesday on how to address a growing oil glut, ending without any plan to…
    - 23 hours ago 25 Nov 14, 5:54pm -
  • Spot Mars Shining Near Crescent Moon Tonight
    This evening, look low near the west-southwest horizon about an hour after sunset for a slender (14 percent illuminated) crescent moon. The Red Planet is now setting about 3.5 hours after sundown. The Red Planet is still bright enough to stand out p…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 4:52pm -
  • 'Ferrari of space' yields best ever map of ocean currents
    A satellite dubbed the "Ferrari of space" has yielded the most accurate model of ocean circulation yet, boosting understanding of the seas and a key impact of global warming, scientists said Tuesday.
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 4:11pm -
  • 'Interstellar' Science: Is Wormhole Travel Possible?
    Wormholes are theoretical tunnels through the fabric of space-time that could potentially allow rapid travel between widely separated points — from one galaxy to another, for example, as depicted in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," which opened…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 2:46pm -
  • Cosmic Case of Missing Stars Baffles Scientists
    A massive population of stars is missing, and scientists are stumped as to where it could be. New observations from the Hubble Space Telescope challenge a previous theory for the apparent disappearance of a massive number of stars. Because some star…
    - 1 day ago 25 Nov 14, 12:14pm -
  • NASA Unveils Most Amazing View of Jupiter's Moon Europa Ever (Video)
    An incredible, reprocessed picture of Jupiter's moon Europa shows the mysterious natural satellite's amazing colors as they have never been seen before. The original photos of Europa were collected by the Galileo spacecraft, which explored Jupiter a…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 10:25pm -
  • Life in an 8-Month Mars Sim: A Q+A With the Hi-SEAS Team
    With support from NASA, the Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation(HI-SEAS) program launched in 2013 to study how astronauts might interact during long deployments in isolation from the rest of Earth, such as those required for a manned tri…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 9:55pm -
  • Philae Lander, Like Philae Obelisk, Is a Window to the Past
    Benjamin Altshuler is on the classics faculty at the University of Oxford and is the current Classics Conclave fellow at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents. Separated by two millennia, the Philae lander and the Philae obelisk illuminate t…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 9:53pm -
  • Cassini Spacecraft Sees Swirling Clouds on Saturn (Photo)
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this intimate snapshot of Saturn on Aug. 23 while flying about 1.1 million miles (1.7 million kilometers) from the ringed planet, though the space agency unveiled the image on Monday (Nov. 17) as an image feature.…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 1:19pm -
  • Russian Soyuz Delivers Crew of 3 to International Space Station
    NASA astronaut Terry Virts, European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov blasted off atop a Russian Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:01 p.m. EST (2101 GMT, 3:01 a.m. local time in…
    - 2 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:42am -
  • Multi-national crew reaches space station
    By Irene Klotz (Reuters) - A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy's first female astronaut. A Soyuz capsule carryi…
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:28am -
  • Italy's first female astronaut arrives at space station: NASA
    A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut has safely docked with the International Space Station, NASA said.
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 3:51am -
  • Crew docks at International Space Station
    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday with the International Space Station, less than six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhsta…
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 3:38am -
  • Multi-national crew blasts off for space station
    By Irene Klotz A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy’s first female astronaut. A Soyuz capsule holding incoming…
    - 3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 9:42pm -
  • New Space Station Crew Launches Today: Watch Live
    A new three-person crew is launching to the International Space Station atop a Russian rocket today (Nov. 23), and you can watch the liftoff live online. NASA astronaut Terry Virts, European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and cosmonau…
    - 3 days ago 23 Nov 14, 1:33pm -
  • Gemini Spacecraft Lands at Auction, Escapes Parking Ticket
    The 9.5-foot-tall (3-meter) Gemini spacecraft, which was part of RR Auction's week-long space sale that ended on Thursday (Nov. 20), narrowly escaped officers giving it a ticket when it was parked in a loading zone outside the Boston auction house's…
    - 4 days ago 22 Nov 14, 2:51pm -
  • Planet Hunting to Sky Surveys, Astronomy and Statistics Realign (Op-Ed)
    G. Jogesh Babu is director of the Center for Astrostatistics at Penn State, and Eric Feigelson is the center's associate director and professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State. After a century hiatus, astronomy and statistics recently re…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 9:07pm -
  • International Ebola fight helping but more work needed - U.N. chief
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International efforts to fight Ebola are helping to slow the rate of new infections in some areas but increased infections in others and fears of further contagion in Mali indicate much work is still to be done, United Nations…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 8:09pm -
  • Space station rarity: 2 women on long-term crew
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored.
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 7:50pm -
  • European space plane set for February launch: firm
    Europe's first-ever "space plane" will be launched on February 11 next year, rocket firm Arianespace said Friday after a three-month delay to fine-tune the mission flight plan.
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  • Antarctica's Mysterious Mountains Preserved By Ice
    Earth's best-kept secret to looking young is buried under Antarctica's deep, old ice. The planet's fountain of youth is frozen water mantling Antarctica's mighty Gamburtsev Mountains, a new study reports. Instead, the Gamburtsevs are as rugged as th…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 1:28pm -
  • Small Volcanic Eruptions Slow Global Warming
    Small volcanic eruptions account for part of the global warming slowdown since 2000, a new study suggests. Until now, the climate impacts of small volcanic blasts were overlooked because their planet-cooling particles cluster below the reach of sate…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 1:24pm -
  • Milky Way's Monster Black Hole Ignores Its 'Snack,' and Debate Swirls
    Earlier this year, astronomers watched eagerly as a cloud of gas moved dangerously close to the colossal black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy — like a wildebeest wandering toward a lion. The destruction of the gas cloud G2 by the Milky…
    - 5 days ago 21 Nov 14, 12:31pm -
  • Curiosity Rover Recons Rocky Base of Mars Mountain (Photos)
    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is taking a good, long look at the first rocks it encountered at the base of a huge Martian mountain. The car-size Curiosity rover continues to investigate an outcrop at the foot of Mount Sharp that is dubbed Pahrump Hill…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:29pm -
  • Unlocking the Secrets of an Alien World's Magnetic Field
    The strength of an alien world's magnetic field may have been deduced for the first time, by analyzing extraordinarily fast winds slamming against it from the planet's star, researchers say. This research could help gauge the strength of other exopl…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:15pm -
  • Andromeda Galaxy Glitters in Spectacular Photo by Astrophotographer
    André van der Hoeven, a photographer based in the Netherlands, captured the image. It took van der Hoeven about 9.6 hours to complete the new photo of Andromeda, which was reprocessed since it was initially taken in September. Andromeda is located…
    - 6 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:13pm -
  • Philae Lander Sniffed Out Organics in Comet's Atmosphere
    Europe's Philae lander found organic molecules in the comet's atmosphere and discovered that the frigid object's surface is as hard as ice. On Nov. 12, the European Space Agency's Philae became the first probe to softly land on the face of a comet.…
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • Mystery Object in Space: A Rogue Black Hole or Strange Supernova?
    An object previously thought to be a supernova may actually be a black hole ejected from its home galaxy. Further observation should provide a definitive answer, but whatever the outcome, the object is unique: If it is a supernova, it's a new breed t…
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 11:06pm -
  • Satellite Photo Shows Frigid Arctic Air Over Eastern US
    A new satellite photo shows the eastern United States locked in a cold front's icy grip. The region appears to be covered by a gray-white blanket in the image, which was captured in infrared light Tuesday morning (Nov. 18) by the National Oceanic an…
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 10:02pm -
  • Mission Moon: Millions may help lunar landing
    LONDON (AP) — It's the moon mission for the masses.
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 7:19pm -
  • Private Moon Mission Aims to Drill Into Lunar South Pole by 2024
    If all goes according to plan, the newly announced Lunar Mission One will drill at least 65 feet (20 meters) — and perhaps as much as 330 feet (100 m) — underground at the moon's south pole in 2024, collecting samples that should shed light on t…
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 4:19pm -
  • Is Russian Mystery Object a Space Weapon?
    The orbital maneuvers of a mysterious object Russia launched earlier this year have raised concerns that the satellite may be a space weapon of some sort. The speculation centers on "Object 2014-28E," which Russia lofted along with three military co…
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 3:54pm -
  • Spooky Galaxy Web Reveals the Largest Structures in the Universe (Video)
    A spooky new image shows a web of bright galaxies aligned in the largest structures ever discovered in the universe. Scientists working with a telescope in Chile discovered the alignment by studying 93 quasars — objects that shine very brightly an…
    - 7 days ago 19 Nov 14, 3:04pm -

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  • newMcCoy Returns From Injury With Winner At Fontwell
    Tony McCoy wasted no time in getting back amongst the winners after a three-week lay-off with victory on Southfield Royale at Fontwell.
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  • newVergne says he's leaving Toro Rosso
    LONDON (Reuters) - The Toro Rosso Formula One team will have an all-new lineup next season after French driver Jean-Eric Vergne confirmed on Wednesday that he was leaving. "Despite a good season and 22 points, I'll not drive anymore for Toro Rosso i…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:50pm -
  • newWilliams have Mercedes in their sights
    By Alan Baldwin LONDON (Reuters) - Williams are back among Formula One's top trio of teams but deputy principal Claire Williams does not hesitate when asked whether she senses a return to the Williams of old. "No, it feels like a new Williams," the…
    - 1 hour ago 26 Nov 14, 3:46pm -
  • newMotor racing-Vergne says he's leaving Toro Rosso
    LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - The Toro Rosso Formula One team will have an all-new lineup next season after French driver Jean-Eric Vergne confirmed on Wednesday that he was leaving. "Despite a good season and 22 points, I'll not drive anymore for Toro…
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  • newSpurs trying to make Pochettino connection, says Eriksen
    LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur have struggled to connect to manager Mauricio Pochettino's philosophy but playmaker Christian Eriksen believes the team are starting to fill the gaps after an inconsistent start to the season. Pochettino, who joi…
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  • newNow among the world’s best, Shane Lowry feels he can go right to the top
    Lowry was speaking on RTÉ Sport about his ascent into the world’s top 50.
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  • newSoccer-Spurs trying to make Pochettino connection, says Eriksen
    LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur have struggled to connect to manager Mauricio Pochettino's philosophy but playmaker Christian Eriksen believes the team are starting to fill the gaps after an inconsistent start to the season. Pochettino,…
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  • newMignolet still a weak link for Liverpool, says Grobbelaar
    (Reuters) - Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet must take some of the blame for their indifferent start to the season, according to Anfield great Bruce Grobbelaar. Last season's Premier League runners-up have since sold top scorer Luis Suarez to Bar…
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  • newCzech coach Vrba says fresh blood key to success
    By Robert Muller PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic's perfect start to Euro 2016 qualifying has been underpinned by previously overlooked domestic league players who are the key to reaching the finals, national team manager Pavel Vrba said on Wed…
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  • newCorrection: Britain-Muhammad Ali Documentary story
    LONDON (AP) — In a story Nov. 25 about a Muhammad Ali documentary, The Associated Press misspelled Veronica Porche's first name. Her name is Veronica, not Veronice. In addition, Maryum Ali's name was misspelled once as Maryam in the story.
    - 2 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 2:53pm -
  • newSoccer-Thais burst through to last four, Singapore hold off Myanmar
    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Tournament favourites Thailand booked a spot in the semi-finals of the AFF Suzuki Cup after edging Malaysia 3-2 following a lengthy weather delay on Wednesday, while co-hosts Singapore kick-started th…
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  • newArgentine coach outwits Moron with shootout keeper switch
    BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The coach of Argentine team Tristan Suarez has successfully copied Dutchman Louis Van Gaal’s World Cup ploy by substituting his goalkeeper at the last minute for a shootout win over Deportivo Moron. The Primera B (third tie…
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  • newCameroon army frees 16 hostages, including Polish priest
    YAOUNDE (Reuters) - A Cameroonian army operation has freed 16 hostages, including Polish Catholic priest Mateusz Dziedzic, who were abducted by rebels from Central African Republic last month, Cameroon's government said on Wednesday. "A special opera…
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  • newSoccer-Argentine coach outwits Moron with shootout keeper switch
    BUENOS AIRES, Nov 26 (Reuters) - The coach of Argentine team Tristan Suarez has successfully copied Dutchman Louis Van Gaal's World Cup ploy by substituting his goalkeeper at the last minute for a shootout win over Deportivo Moron. The Primera B (thi…
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  • newPoland says missionary held in Central African Republic now free
    WARSAW (Reuters) - A Polish Catholic missionary kidnapped in October in the Central African Republic has been freed, a spokesman for Poland's foreign ministry said on Wednesday. Mateusz Dziedzic, a priest, was abducted on the night of Oct. 12 in the…
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  • newCricket-One Day International Sri Lanka v England scoreboard
    Nov 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Scoreboard in the first One Day International between Sri Lanka and England on Wednesday in Colombo, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Innings T. Dilshan c&b Woakes 88 K. Perera run out (Root, Bopara) 59 K. Sangakkara lbw b Ali 2 M. Ja…
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  • newCricket-One Day International Bangladesh v Zimbabwe scoreboard
    Nov 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Scoreboard at close of play in the third One Day International between Bangladesh and Zimbabwe on Wednesday in Mirpur, Bangladesh Bangladesh Innings T. Iqbal run out (Taylor, H. Masakadza) 40 A. Haque c sub b Kamungozi 95…
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  • newSoccer-New Serbia coach keen to tempt Vidic back
    By Zoran Milosavljevic BELGRADE, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Serbia will try to persuade Nemanja Vidic to come out of international retirement in a bid to qualify for Euro 2016, new coach Radovan Curcic said on Wednesday. Former Manchester United defender Vid…
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  • newWenger will turn Arsenal's fortunes around, says Ramsey
    LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is adamant Arsene Wenger is still the right man to lead the club and believes the Frenchman should not be perturbed by criticism from the club's second-largest shareholder Alisher Usmanov. Russian b…
    - 3 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 1:47pm -
  • newSoccer-Wenger will turn Arsenal's fortunes around, says Ramsey
    LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is adamant Arsene Wenger is still the right man to lead the club and believes the Frenchman should not be perturbed by criticism from the club's second-largest shareholder Alisher Usmanov. Ru…
    - 3 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 1:43pm -
  • newPakistan on top as Hafeez nears maiden double ton
    (Reuters) - Mohammad Hafeez continued his rich vein of form and closed in on his maiden double hundred in tests as Pakistan reached 281 for three against New Zealand at the close on the first day of the third and final test on Wednesday. Opener Hafee…
    - 3 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 1:42pm -
  • newUPDATE 2-Cricket-Pakistan on top as Hafeez nears maiden double ton
    * Off-spinner Craig takes two wickets * Vettori picks up Younus on return (Updates at close) Nov 26 (Reuters) - Mohammad Hafeez continued his rich vein of form and closed in on his maiden double hundred in tests as Pakistan reached 281 for three agai…
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  • newSoccer-River Plate hooligans attack rivals, wound three
    BUENOS AIRES, Nov 26 (Reuters) - About 100 hooligans armed with sticks and knives wounded three men and caused mayhem when they charged into the coffee bar at River Plate's Monumental stadium in a frenzied attack on members of a rival gang. Some shou…
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  • newCricket-Test Series Pakistan v New Zealand scoreboard
    Nov 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Scoreboard at stumps on the first day in the third and final Test between Pakistan and New Zealand on Wednesday in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Pakistan 1st innings M. Hafeez not out 178 S. Masood b Craig 12 Az. Ali c Ta…
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  • newSmith to start at QB for Jets vs. Dolphins on MNF
    NEW YORK (AP) — Geno Smith is getting another shot as the New York Jets' starting quarterback.
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  • newToothless Leicester desperately need a fox in the box
    By Justin Palmer LONDON (Reuters) - What Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson would give for a Tony Cottee, Steve Claridge or Emile Heskey right now -- the club's strikers of Premier League yore with a predatory eye for goal. When Leicester put five…
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  • newShamrock Rovers sign two more new players (and two old ones)
    Gavin Brennan and David Webster have both completed moves to Tallaght.
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 12:20pm -
  • newSoccer-Toothless Leicester desperately need a fox in the box
    By Justin Palmer LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - What Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson would give for a Tony Cottee, Steve Claridge or Emile Heskey right now -- the club's strikers of Premier League yore with a predatory eye for goal. When Leicester p…
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  • newPhilip Fenton to fight three-year ban from horse racing for possessing banned steroids
    Fenton had been found guilty on eight charges of possessing banned animal medicines, including anabolic steroids.
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 11:45am -
  • newSmith Facing Four-month Lay-off
    Wales and Ospreys prop Nicky Smith could be out of action for up to four months after suffering a chest injury against New Zealand last week.
    - 5 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 11:45am -
  • newPellegrini revives City's Champions League spirits
    LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, with his flagging side trailing 2-1 to Bayern Munich, gave his players a halftime pep talk that sparked a revival and kept their Champions League hopes alive. After Sergio Aguero had put…
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  • newSoccer-Pellegrini revives City's Champions League spirits
    LONDON, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini, with his flagging side trailing 2-1 to Bayern Munich, gave his players a halftime pep talk that sparked a revival and kept their Champions League hopes alive. After Sergio Aguero h…
    - 6 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 11:29am -
  • newShipping up to Boston? Neil Seery is eyeing an early 2015 return to the Octagon
    The Irish flyweight has designs on the UFC’s shows in Boston and Stockholm this coming January.
    - 6 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 11:27am -
  • newWallabies’ Aviva Stadium dressing-room damaged after defeat to Ireland
    The Aussies took defeat pretty badly.
    - 6 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 11:08am -
  • newConnacht’s fastest player has just got himself a new two-year contract
    Niyi Adeolokun will be staying out west until at least June 2017.
    - 6 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 11:05am -

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