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Living Well

  • newFresenius set to walk away from Danone unit - sources
    LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Fresenius is considering pulling out of the bidding for French food group Danone's medical nutrition unit because of frustration with the slow progress of the process, two sources familiar with the situation said. A thir…
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  • newChina drafts policy on emergency Ebola diagnosis, approves products
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has drafted a policy on the emergency use of diagnostic products for the Ebola virus disease and clinical trials, the country's drug regulator said on Friday, as the number of people affected globally by the epidemic nears…
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  • newNepal devotees sacrifice thousands of animals in Hindu ritual
    By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Sword-wielding Hindu devotees in Nepal began slaughtering thousands of animals and birds in a ritual sacrifice on Friday, ignoring calls by animal rights activists to halt what they described as the world's larg…
    - 18 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 9:27am -
  • Most chickens sold in UK stores have traces of food bug - watchdog
    LONDON (Reuters) - Almost three-quarters of fresh chickens sold by British retailers were found to have traces of a potentially fatal food-poisoning bug, a food watchdog warned on Thursday and said major grocers were not doing enough to tackle the pr…
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  • Overweight 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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  • US 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…
    - 8 days ago 20 Nov 14, 3:09pm -
  • Without CEO, Sanofi touts new drugs in its pipeline
    PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi set out its strategy for bringing several new drugs to the market on Thursday, in a bid to win over investors alarmed by the sudden ouster of its chief executive and problems in the field of diabetes. Sanofi said it could la…
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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.
    - 10 days ago 18 Nov 14, 4:10pm -
  • Study lifts cloud over heart drugs Zetia, Vytorin
    CHICAGO (AP) — A major study lifts a cloud around Zetia and Vytorin, blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol. The study found that these pills modestly lower the risk of heart attacks and other problems in people at high risk for them — evide…
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Education & Learning

  • newGovernment publishes British Values
    Schools in England must ensure pupils have respect and tolerance for all faiths, races and cultures, says new government guidance on British values.
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  • newSchool criticised for poor diversity
    A Lincolnshire school is told it cannot be rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted because pupils need more awareness of other British cultures.
    - 17 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 9:59am -
  • newFree school breakfasts 'must change'
    A third of Welsh children are not receiving free breakfasts in school and changes are needed, the Conservatives say.
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  • newAdoption row council 'was biased'
    A couple say a local authority set out to adopt their grandson despite the fact they wanted to care for him and his elder brother.
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  • newCofE schools chief's terror law fear
    Plans that require schools to help prevent pupils becoming radicalised place too much of a burden on education regulator Ofsted, the chief Church of England education officer says.
    - 24 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 3:07am -

BBC Earth Videos

Tiny Giants Trailer - BBC
Tiny Giants Trailer - BBCComing to a museum near you, go to http://www.bbcearth.com/tinygiants to find out more. In an adventure of giant proportions, Tiny Giants 3D reveals the astonishing lives of the smallest of...From:BBC EarthVi…
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Baby Meets Wild Desert Elephant - Vet Safari - BBC
Baby Meets Wild Desert Elephant - Vet Safari - BBCThe team have tranquilized a wild desert elephant in order to put a tracking collar on him, and they're taking the opportunity to take all the readings and measurements they can. Subscribe...…
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Buffalo Bull is Safely Tranquilised - Vet Safari - BBC
Buffalo Bull is Safely Tranquilised - Vet Safari - BBCShaun has managed to dart a humongous buffalo bull in order to relocate him to another park of the park. But first they need to get the big boy onto a truck....From:BBC EarthViews…
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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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Astrology.com Daily Horoscope

  • Libra Daily Horoscope for November 28, 2014
    New ideas and ways of thinking come naturally to you today -- creative energy is yours for the taking! It's easy to shift gears and head out in new directions, too, so make the most of this freedom.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveSco…
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Aquarius Daily Horoscope for November 28, 2014
    You should find yourself at least one step closer to your next big thing. It's easier than ever for you to express your ambition and to find new ways to get ahead. Bring a friend -- it's more fun that way!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's…
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Taurus Daily Horoscope for November 28, 2014
    Things are getting pretty weird today -- but you don't have to go along with it all. Just take a deep breath and patiently explain why you're not going to deal with their whimsy just now.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Sagittarius Daily Horoscope for November 28, 2014
    A creative idea bursts into your brain and helps you to see how things really are -- and it might even lead to a whole new way of approaching your life. However it pans out, you should be energized.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveSco…
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Gemini Daily Horoscope for November 28, 2014
    Your personal energy is resonating with some foreign location -- it may be time to plan a trip! If you're actually away from home now, you should be having the time of your life. Work it!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Aries Daily Horoscope for November 28, 2014
    You're at your best when you're at the vanguard of a new project or movement -- so today should be just about perfect! Your leadership makes all the difference when people need direction.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Cancer Daily Horoscope for November 28, 2014
    You're sure to deal with some strange issues today -- so make sure that you're using that left brain to handle your replies. Others are hyper-logical and may not respond well to appeals to emotion.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScop…
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  • Scorpio Daily Horoscope for November 28, 2014
    A radical idea pops into your head early today and might shake things up in a big way. You need to make sure that you're pushing it as far as it will go, or the opportunity could be wasted.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dail…
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Leo Daily Horoscope for November 28, 2014
    You're about to learn a valuable lesson -- but it's not that much fun. Your energy is in place to move beyond an important attachment, and you should feel much better once this is all behind you.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes…
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Capricorn Daily Horoscope for November 28, 2014
    A carefully crafted plan doesn't quite come off perfectly today -- but that's mostly thanks to wild, unpredictable factors you couldn't possibly have accounted for. Just roll with it and do your best.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveS…
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Virgo Daily Horoscope for November 28, 2014
    You've got to experiment a little if you want to learn anything new today -- and that's easy! Everyone seems to be doing it, in fact, so you may find it's a good idea to jump on the bandwagon for once.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's Love…
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Pisces Daily Horoscope for November 28, 2014
    You're feeling even wiser than usual -- even though you're also feeling quite confused. Holding on to those two at the same time brings a calm and depth of understanding you haven't experienced before.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's Love…
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:00am -

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Music

  • Brazen, beloved Lebanese singer Sabah dies at 87
    BEIRUT (AP) — Beloved for her powerful voice and brazen in the conservative Arab world for her multiple marriages, Lebanese singer, actress and entertainer Sabah never seemed far from the limelight during her six-decade career.
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  • Garth Brooks cancels TV appearances amid Ferguson unrest
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country music star Garth Brooks cancelled scheduled media appearances this week, saying it would be in poor taste to promote his comeback album during national protests after a grand jury did not indict a white policeman in t…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 8:32pm -
  • Children's' music star Laurie Berkner new plan
    NEW YORK (AP) — This fall, Laurie Berkner has been on a mission that likely will make children and parents happy: making more Laurie Berkners.
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  • Sia lights up Australian music industry awards
    SYDNEY (AP) — Sia and her "Chandelier" lit up Australia's Aria music awards, even without appearing on stage.
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  • Prince vanishes from social media
    Purple Rain singer Prince has deleted his social media accounts, leaving fans confused.
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  • Hamilton hails Scherzinger support
    Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has said it was "special" to have his pop star girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger cheering him on to victory.
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  • Music 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…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 7:51am -
  • 1D 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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  • Authorised 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…
    - 4 days ago 25 Nov 14, 1:01pm -
  • 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.
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:28pm -
  • 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.
    - 5 days ago 24 Nov 14, 2:17pm -
  • 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.
    - 5 days ago 24 Nov 14, 1:17pm -
  • One Direction win artist of the year at American Music Awards
    The boy band took a trio of awards at the AMAs.
    - 5 days ago 24 Nov 14, 12:52pm -
  • 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.
    - 5 days ago 24 Nov 14, 10:34am -
  • 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…
    - 5 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.
    - 5 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:19am -
  • 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.
    - 8 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.
    - 9 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:10pm -
  • Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin dies at age 78
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits include "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" and "Hold on to My Love," died Monday in a Las Vegas hospital. He was 78.
    - 9 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 9 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.
    - 11 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.
    - 11 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.
    - 11 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…
    - 11 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.
    - 11 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.
    - 11 days ago 17 Nov 14, 6:40pm -

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Culture

  • newBarenboim leaving La Scala after 9 years
    MILAN (AP) — One of Daniel Barenboim's focuses after leaving the role of music director for Milanese opera house La Scala next month will be opening an academy for the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra of Israeli and Palestinian musicians in Berlin.
    - 6 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 9:31pm -
  • newShia LaBeouf: I was raped during art show
    Former Transformers star Shia LaBeouf has claimed he was raped during an art show in Los Angeles.
    - 13 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 1:46pm -
  • newLaBeouf claims art show 'rape'
    Shia LaBeouf has claimed he was raped during the performance of his one-man art show #IAMSORRY.
    - 15 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 12:19pm -
  • newKeating: Theatre Debut Makes Me Feel 'Exposed'
    Ronan Keating has told Sky News performing on the West End stage in musical Once left him feeling "exposed"
    - 15 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:54am -
  • newMore art in German trove identified as looted
    BERLIN (AP) — The Jewish Claims Conference said Friday it has already identified a painting stolen by the Nazis among a newly published inventory of hundreds of works that belonged to late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt, and pushed for more ti…
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  • newPreserving the memory of Ukraine's uprising
    Remnants of deadly demonstrations to be displayed in a new museum, a year after protests pushed president out of power.
    - 19 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 8:33am -
  • Swiss museum publishes list of Nazi loot art trove
    ZURICH (Reuters) - A Swiss museum published a list on Thursday of all the art found in the possession of Cornelius Gurlitt, a German recluse whose secret collection included masterpieces looted from their Jewish owners by the Nazis. The Bern Art Mus…
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  • Frida Kahlo's garden to be reimagined in New York
    NEW YORK (AP) — Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's native garden and studio will be reimagined at the New York Botanical Garden in the spring.
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 3:52pm -
  • Swiss museum publishes list of Gurlitt works
    BERLIN (AP) — The Swiss museum that inherited a trove of long-hidden art from late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt has published a preliminary list of his collection.
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 3:23pm -
  • A Brief History of Catholic Claims to Shakespeare
    On Tuesday, word spread about the discovery of a "first folio" of the works of William Shakespeare, an artifact that news outlet placed somewhere between the holy grail and a black rhinoceros on the scale of metaphorical rarity. It was uncovered by…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 9:35pm -
  • Latin American art auctions set record-high sales for 31 artists
    By Walker Simon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Blistering sales this week of Latin American art set auction records for 31 artists spanning three centuries, ranging from creators in the Spanish colonial period to living artists like Colombia's Fernando Botero…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 5:26pm -
  • Lebanese 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…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 10:29am -
  • Turner 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…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 10:02am -
  • 1D 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.
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 6:49am -
  • Met 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.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 10:27pm -
  • France'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…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 7:47pm -
  • Latin 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.
    - 3 days 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.
    - 4 days 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…
    - 4 days 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…
    - 4 days 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.
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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.
    - 4 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.
    - 5 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…
    - 5 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.
    - 5 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…
    - 5 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.
    - 5 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.
    - 5 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…
    - 6 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.
    - 7 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.
    - 7 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.
    - 7 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 7 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.
    - 8 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.
    - 8 days ago 21 Nov 14, 3:16am -
  • Winter Wonderland 2013 review: Festive fun for all the family
    A perfect way to enjoy a Christmas evening.
    - 22 Nov 13, 10:49am -

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Business & Finance

  • newPolice called to Black Friday sales
    Police are called to supermarkets across the UK amid crowd surges as people hunt for "Black Friday" offers.
    - 9 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 6:33pm -
  • newOil price plunge hits energy shares
    Shares in energy stocks fall further as investors continue to react to the sharp fall in oil prices following Thursday's Opec meeting.
    - 10 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 5:17pm -
  • newIndian economic growth slows to 5.3%
    India's economy grew by 5.3% in the July-to-September period from a year earlier, down from a rate of 5.7% in the previous quarter.
    - 12 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 2:40pm -
  • newVIDEO: Reintegrating Tunisia's fighters
    There are calls on the government to do more to help the return of Tunisians who travelled to Iraq and Syria to fight with extremist groups.
    - 12 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 2:39pm -
  • newVIDEO: Oil price slump: Good for Africa?
    The BBC's Matthew Davies takes a look at the winners and the losers in this low-price environment.
    - 13 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 1:49pm -
  • newVIDEO: Benin's address-less city
    Residents of Cotonou - the economic capital of Benin - are hoping the addition of street names and house numbers will help improve the economy.
    - 13 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 1:47pm -
  • newHouse price growth lowest since 2013
    The UK housing market is continuing to slow, Nationwide says, with annual house price inflation falling to 8.5% in November.
    - 16 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:58am -
  • newEurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3%
    The eurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3%, suggesting that deflation remains a threat for the 18-nation bloc.
    - 16 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:56am -
  • newWeak yen and oil price lifts Nikkei
    Japan's Nikkei closes at its highest level for two weeks, with exporters boosted by a weaker yen and airline shares helped by falling oil prices.
    - 18 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 9:35am -
  • newEnergy firms hit with £39m penalty
    Regulator Ofgem imposes record £28m penalty on power generator Drax, while InterGen faces an £11m payout, for missing energy saving obligations
    - 19 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 8:16am -
  • newVIDEO: Will reforms boost India's economy?
    India's third quarter GDP figures are due out on Friday - and could indicate whether the prime minister's recent reforms are bearing fruit.
    - 22 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 5:20am -
  • VIDEO: Opec keeps oil output at current rate
    Oil exporting nations agreed to keep pumping oil at its current levels - a move that sparked new falls in the price of oil. What will be the effect in Asia?
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:56am -
  • VIDEO: Malaysia Airlines delayed results due
    Malaysia Airlines' third quarter earnings are due later on Friday - the last before it is taken over by a state investment fund.
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:51am -
  • Finding long lost treasures of the deep
    Finding bounty in the depths of Davy Jones's locker
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:16am -
  • Wal-Mart challenged on Black Friday
    Wal-Mart workers revolt against US shopping day
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:13am -
  • The seven best metaphors for the economy
    The seven best metaphors for the economy
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:10am -
  • VIDEO: How to avoid out-of-battery rage
    New ways to stop your smartphone running out of battery
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:07am -
  • Social media told to simplify terms
    A report from the UK parliament says Facebook, Twitter and other social networking firms need to make their terms and conditions clearer.
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 12:04am -
  • Suspended Tesco exec leaves company
    The BBC has learned one of the Tesco executives suspended by the company over the £260m profit misstatement has left the company.
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 8:55pm -
  • Woman wins £337m in divorce case
    The American wife of London financier Sir Chris Hohn, Jamie Cooper-Hohn, is awarded £337m by a High Court judge in a divorce case.
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 5:11pm -
  • UK swells list of banned websites
    The High Court bans a further 53 piracy sites, more than doubling the number that the UK's leading net providers must block.
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 5:10pm -
  • VIDEO: What is Opec? In 60 seconds
    BBC News looks at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) and its challenges, amid a slump in global crude oil prices.
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 5:07pm -
  • Scotland 'should set income tax'
    The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the body on strengthening devolution recommends.
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 5:00pm -
  • German jobless rate hits record low
    Germany's unemployment rate has hit a record low of 6.6%, but falling inflation has raised eurozone deflation fears.
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 4:23pm -
  • Food bug affects 70% of shop chickens
    More than 70% of fresh chickens being sold in the UK are contaminated with the Campylobacter bug, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) reveals.
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:53pm -
  • European MPs want Google break-up
    A landmark vote at the European Parliament has called for Google's search business to be separated from its other businesses.
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:15pm -
  • Vinyl record sales hit 18-year high
    More than one million vinyl records have been sold in the UK so far this year - the first time the milestone has been achieved since 1996.
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 7:55am -
  • Philippines economy slows sharply
    Growth in the Philippine economy slowed sharply in the third quarter due to weaker growth in all sectors, the government announces.
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 5:21am -
  • Flood victims' insurance bills soar
    Last year's flood victims struggle with soaring insurance bills
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 3:28am -
  • Whatever happened to the Brics?
    Whatever happened to the Brics economies?
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 2:28am -
  • Russia sanctions hitting UK firms
    How sanctions against Russia are hitting UK businesses
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:19am -
  • Transylvania's castle owners bite back
    After regaining control of their family castles, which had been confiscated by the communists, many Romanian castle owners are now running them as small businesses.
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:16am -
  • Black Friday: Boxing Day sales come early?
    Boxing Day sales come early to the UK?
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:14am -
  • Power blackouts 'threat to economy'
    The UK would face "severe economic consequences" if there was a significant disruption to the supply of electricity, says the Royal Academy of Engineering.
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Meters 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.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 4:32pm -
  • Hearts could exit Tynecastle - Budge
    Owner Ann Budge says leaving Tynecastle Stadium could be the most cost-effective long-term solution for Hearts.
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 6:24am -
  • Javid 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.
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Sport 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.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 5:08pm -
  • 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.
    - 4 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:09pm -
  • 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.
    - 4 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:02am -
  • The couple who changed the way we shop
    Edwina Dunn looks back on how she and her husband helped Tesco launch its Clubcard, and change how many of us do our shopping.
    - 5 days ago 24 Nov 14, 12:14am -

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  • newBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Thinner crowds, protests, beer
    NEW YORK (AP) — Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators.
    - 2 hours ago 29 Nov 14, 12:53am -
  • newEurope's space-based, laser-powered data highway passes early test
    By Maria Sheahan FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A European satellite beamed images to earth using new laser-based communications technology on Friday, opening the way for uninterrupted and near instantaneous viewing of natural disasters being sent to governme…
    - 11 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 3:59pm -
  • newCanadian startups woo Silicon Valley expats for top jobs
    By Sayantani Ghosh TORONTO (Reuters) - Technology startups in Canada are seeking to lure back expatriates from Silicon Valley with the promise of executive roles, generous stakes and the chance to stamp their mark on a nascent industry. Michael Katch…
    - 11 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 3:42pm -
  • newOnline shopping spree could create delivery problems
    By Esha Vaish and Aastha Agnihotri (Reuters) - Britons are being warned to place online holiday-season gift orders much earlier this year to avoid disappointment, as doubts emerge about the ability of delivery companies to handle an expected surge i…
    - 15 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 12:05pm -
  • EU lawmakers urge regulators to break up Google
    By Foo Yun Chee and Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google , the latest setback for the world's most popular Internet search engine.…
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 8:06pm -
  • Lawmakers may decide Uber's place in Nevada market
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Uber Technologies' legal battle with Nevada's highly regulated taxi industry over Internet ride-sharing may be headed back to the political arena now that a judge has at least temporarily banned Uber's unlicensed operations statew…
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 7:35pm -
  • US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign pr…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 10:27pm -
  • US proposes stricter ozone limits
    The US Environmental Protection Agency announced plans Wednesday to strengthen emission regulations for ozone, a smog-causing pollutant blamed for respiratory ailments affecting millions of Americans.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 8:27pm -
  • Net-a-porter founder could bag more than 100 million euros in 2015
    By Astrid Wendlandt PARIS (Reuters) - Net-a-porter founder Natalie Massenet stands to make more than 100 million euros (79 million pounds) next year under a deal with the online fashion retailer's owner Richemont, according to calculations based on…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 5:39pm -
  • China 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…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:38pm -
  • Baghdad 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…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:35pm -
  • Fee 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…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 11:09am -
  • Sao 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.
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 6:31am -
  • U.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…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:38am -
  • HP 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.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 11:41pm -
  • US 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.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 11:08pm -
  • Conservationists 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.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 10:05pm -
  • In 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.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 8:44pm -
  • How 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…
    - 3 days 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…
    - 4 days 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.
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 5 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.
    - 6 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…
    - 6 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.
    - 6 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.
    - 7 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.
    - 7 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 7 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.
    - 7 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 8 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.
    - 8 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
    - 8 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…
    - 9 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:29pm -

Technology

  • Update - Products Revealed: Argos Black Friday Deals TVs, Cameras, Consoles, Smartphones and Toys
    UPDATE 8am 28.11.14: The Argos website is currently down due to a "very high volume of visitors". However, the holding page automatically refreshes every minute so advice is to just keep trying until it lets you in.
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 1:55pm -
  • Telekom Austria eyes 400 million euro Internet infrastructure spending
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Telekom Austria will invest up to 400 million euros (317 million pounds) in broadband Internet infrastructure in Austria over the next three years should the state go through with a plan to match such investment with public spendi…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:25pm -
  • Ridesharing firm Uber suspends operations in Nevada
    (Reuters) - Ridesharing company Uber suspended its operations in the U.S. state of Nevada late on Wednesday in a setback that it said would cost nearly 1,000 jobs. Companies such as Uber allow passengers to summon cars using apps on their smartphone…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:05pm -
  • Internet-connected device sector deals accelerating, report finds
    By Eric Auchard FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Investment in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices gathered pace this year and is set to attract more top U.S. technology and telecoms buyers of firms active in the market, a report from a merg…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 11:21am -
  • Samsung Electronics shares up sharply on $2 billion share buyback plan
    SEOUL (Reuters) - Shares of South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd opened sharply higher on Thursday on the news that it will buy back $2 billion (1.27 billion pounds) of its own stock. Samsung shares were up 5.8 percent as of 0002 GMT a…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:12am -
  • US tightens smog limits in bid to protect health
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh confrontation with Republicans, the Obama administration on Wednesday proposed stricter emissions limits on smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness. The move fulfilled a long-delayed campaign pr…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 10:27pm -
  • U.S. court rejects Motorola Mobility price-fixing appeal
    By Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - A federal appeals court rejected Motorola Mobility LLC's bid to sue several Asian suppliers under U.S. antitrust law for fixing prices of mobile phone displays sold to its foreign units. Wednesday's decision by the 7t…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 9:55pm -
  • Reading Harry Potter gives clues to brain activity
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Reading about Harry Potter's adventures learning to fly his broomstick activates some of the same regions in the brain we use to perceive real people's actions and intentions.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 9:42pm -
  • Online grocers come up trumps in India's e-commerce boom
    By Nivedita Bhattacharjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - Put off by snarled city traffic and a shortage of parking, more Indians are shopping for groceries online, helping e-tailers like Bigbasket.com and Localbanya.com turn in profits while supermarkets are st…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 9:13pm -
  • Uber CEO must turn over emails in gratuity lawsuit, U.S. judge rules
    By Dan Levine OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick must disclose some of his emails to plaintiff lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the car service of misleading customers about how it shares gratuities with drivers, a U.S. ju…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 8:06pm -
  • AT&T says fiber spending pause affects only new commitments
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc sought to clarify to U.S. regulators its plans to pause investments in high-speed Internet connections until "net neutrality" rules are settled, saying in a letter on Wednesday that the plans related to new and not ex…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 5:32pm -
  • Review: 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 days ago 26 Nov 14, 2:12pm -
  • Baghdad 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…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:35pm -
  • Bitcoin 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…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 9:56am -
  • AP 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 ...
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 8:14am -
  • U.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…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:38am -
  • HP 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.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 11:41pm -
  • HP 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…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 11:31pm -
  • Twitter 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…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 10:48pm -
  • How 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…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 7:57pm -

Reviews

  • newThe Most Popular Man In Every State, According To Scores Of Women Who Rated Them Anonymously
    OnLulu.com Alexandra Chong, CEO of Lulu Who are … Continued The post The Most Popular Man In Every State, According To Scores Of Women Who Rated Them Anonymously appeared first on Business Insider.
    - 13 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 2:01pm -
  • newHow to make the most of bringing the iPad to work
    Whether a company supplied iPad or you're bringing your own to work, here's how to do it right.
    - 15 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 12:10pm -
  • newEU wants to divide and conquer Google
    The European Parliament on Thursday voted to break up Google, Reuters reports. The motion against Google, which already has its fair share of legal troubles in the EU, was “overwhelmingly backed” — 384 votes for and 174 against — although it…
    - 15 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:50am -
  • newSteve Jobs Has Won 141 Patents Since His Death
    Sean Gallup/Getty Images Steve Jobs has continued to … Continued The post Steve Jobs Has Won 141 Patents Since His Death appeared first on Business Insider.
    - 16 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:18am -
  • newLG G Watch discounted for Black Friday/Cyber Monday via Google Play
    As the holiday shopping season moves into full swing, the tech giant offers a sweet deal on a premium Android Wear device, along with incentives on many more.>
    - 17 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 9:50am -
  • new[Review] Lumia 830 And The Low-Down On Windows Phones
    Touted as the the world’s first “affordable flagship” phone, the Lumia 830 appears to be looking for the sweet spot in the mid-range market, Since its release in September, has it lived up to that claim? The Vulcan Post team were kindly supp…
    - 23 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 4:00am -
  • We should be able to see George Brandis' metadata
    There is a major difference between law-enforcement agencies and media accessing metadata, but arguably that changes when it comes to politicians using taxpayer-funded phones.
    - 1 day ago 28 Nov 14, 1:13am -
  • Ubisoft is working hard to take EA’s crown as the world’s most hated gaming publisher
    For a long time, we didn’t think any company could ever rouse the gaming community’s ire as much as EA does on a regular basis. That said, Ubisoft has made a number of blunders recently that show it has definite ambitions for taking EA’s crown…
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • EU lawmakers urge regulators to break up Google
    By Foo Yun Chee and Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a motion on Thursday urging anti-trust regulators to break up Google, the latest setback for the world's most popular Internet search engine. G…
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 8:07pm -
  • RANKED: The Best Tablets In The World
    AP If you’re shopping for a new tablet, … Continued The post RANKED: The Best Tablets In The World appeared first on Business Insider.
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 4:32pm -
  • Google Only Has Itself To Blame If Europe Succeeds In Breaking Up The Company
    Getty Images/Justin Sullivan Google founder Larry Page. If … Continued The post Google Only Has Itself To Blame If Europe Succeeds In Breaking Up The Company appeared first on Business Insider.
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 3:39pm -
  • The 6 best movies to see in theaters Thanksgiving weekend
    There's a good chance you're headed to the movies this weekend. Thanksgiving and the days following it are supposed to be among the busiest each year for theaters, with plenty of families heading out to spend some time together. The good news this y…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • How and why to move your media to Google Drive
    Did you know that moving videos and images to Google Drive not only improves access to the files but also reduces your on-site storage needs? Andy Wolber explains.
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 1:03pm -
  • Ridesharing firm Uber suspends operations in Nevada
    (Reuters) - Ridesharing company Uber suspended its operations in the U.S. state of Nevada late on Wednesday in a setback that it said would cost nearly 1,000 jobs. Companies such as Uber allow passengers to summon cars using apps on their smartphone…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:07pm -
  • AT&T's fiber Internet rollout will continue, kinda
    The company tells the FCC that it will go forward with its current GigaPower fiber network plans but that it's still waiting to hear what happens with Net neutrality in Washington.>
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 9:41am -
  • Prime Minister Tony Abbott announces cyber security review, the first of its kind in six years
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced a review into cyber security to better protect the Government and businesses from online attacks.
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 4:26am -
  • Uber CEO must turn over emails in gratuity lawsuit, U.S. judge rules
    By Dan Levine OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick must disclose some of his emails to plaintiff lawyers in a lawsuit accusing the car service of misleading customers about how it shares gratuities with drivers, a U.S. jud…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 8:37pm -
  • WinZip 19 review
    Zip and unzip files, protect them by encryption, connect to cloud services, and back up your data
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 8:36pm -
  • US proposes stricter ozone limits
    The US Environmental Protection Agency announced plans Wednesday to strengthen emission regulations for ozone, a smog-causing pollutant blamed for respiratory ailments affecting millions of Americans.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 8:27pm -
  • Amazon sale offers unlocked Fire Phone for $199
    As part of its holiday promotions, Amazon knocks $250 off the price of the unlocked version of its Fire Phone.>
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 7:35pm -
  • Give thanks they haven't forced net neutrality yet
    Worse than a solution looking for a problem, the campaign to regulate ISPs aggressively is based on lies. Netflix and one transit ISP were the source of performance problems earlier this year.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 6:16pm -
  • 5 awesome Android Lollipop features you’ve probably never heard of
    By now we’re all very familiar with the big features Google added to Android with its Lollipop release, highlighted by the addition of its gorgeous Material Design user interface. Droid Life, however, has dug below the surface and has unearthed so…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 5:30pm -
  • Highly leveraged Tibco loan succumbs to investor demands
    By Jonathan Schwarzberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - A high-profile $2.02 billion (1.27 billion pound) leveraged loan for Tibco Software is the latest US buyout deal that has been forced to add expensive perks to attract buyers as risk-averse investors hold…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 5:25pm -
  • Colligo Engage challenges the mobile collaboration market
    Colligo builds on their mobile collaboration app experience with the launch of Colligo Engage.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 4:40pm -
  • The 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…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 3:53pm -
  • How 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…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 2:40pm -
  • CuBox 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…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 2:34pm -
  • Review: 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 days ago 26 Nov 14, 2:12pm -
  • Here’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 days ago 26 Nov 14, 2:11pm -
  • Senator Tom Coburn agrees that Bitcoin is not legal currency
    Senator Tom Coburn's office finally got around to answering my letter concerning the illegality of Bitcoin. I'm happy to report that he agrees with me that Bitcoin is illegal in the United States.
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • Review: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 Pro
    It's hard to fit this giant Android tablet into a conventional slot. The pico projector is a first for an Android tablet and very cool, if a bit difficult to use.
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:42pm -
  • Xiaomi slows expansion to focus on India and Indonesia
    The Chinese smartphone maker is scaling back its launch ambitions to focus "a ton of effort in India and Indonesia," where growth is robust.>
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:40pm -
  • NASA 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…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:21pm -
  • EE owners confirm takeover talks with BT
    LONDON (Reuters) - EE's German and French owners confirmed on Wednesday they were in talks to sell Britain's biggest mobile network operator to BT as part of a wider review of its options. Fixed-line operator BT said on Monday it was in talks with b…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 9:42am -
  • Problem gamblers share similar characteristics to people with personality disorders
    Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): A new research has revealed that problem gambling and personality disorders often go hand in hand.
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 9:42am -

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World News

  • newMagicians stage effort to restore Houdini's grave
    NEW YORK (AP) — Nestled next to the late Lewins, Blums and Levys in a spooky old cemetery in New York City lies the final resting place of America's most legendary magician, interred under a granite monument that bears his stage name in bold lette…
    - 15 mins ago 29 Nov 14, 2:51am -
  • newVenezuela to slash budget after OPEC steadies output
    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ordered his government to slash the budget of his oil-dependent and economically-weak nation, as crude prices plunge after OPEC held output steady.
    - 22 mins ago 29 Nov 14, 2:44am -
  • newSyria says U.S.-led strikes have not weakened Islamic State
    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's foreign minister said U.S.-led air strikes had failed to weaken Islamic State it in Syria and the jihadist group would not be tackled unless Turkey was forced to tighten border controls. A U.S.-led alliance started attacki…
    - 27 mins ago 29 Nov 14, 2:39am -
  • newAt least 120 dead in Nigeria mosque suicide attack
    At least 120 people were killed and 270 others wounded when two suicide bombers blew themselves up and gunmen opened fire during weekly prayers at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders.
    - 33 mins ago 29 Nov 14, 2:33am -
  • newPolice: Blasts at mosque in Nigeria kill 35 people
    KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Multiple explosions tore through the central mosque in Nigeria's second-largest city on Friday, killing 35 people, police said.
    - 40 mins ago 29 Nov 14, 2:26am -
  • newPope heads to Istanbul in symbolic visit
    Pope Francis on Saturday heads to Istanbul for the second leg of his first trip to Turkey, in a richly-symbolic visit set to include a tour of a mosque and a meeting with the Orthodox ecumenical patriarch.
    - 47 mins ago 29 Nov 14, 2:19am -
  • newProtests temporarily close malls, shut down trains
    Demonstrators temporarily shut down three large malls in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest shopping days of the year Friday, as other rallies were held nationwide to protest a grand jury's recent ...
    - 51 mins ago 29 Nov 14, 2:15am -
  • newBlack Friday demonstrations hit Walmart
    Hundreds protest outside US outlets of retail giant on the same day Americans traditionally start holiday shopping.
    - 56 mins ago 29 Nov 14, 2:10am -
  • newStreet protesters in Togo demand term limits
    Demonstrators want constitution changed to impose presidential term limits that would bar president from running again.
    - 2 hours ago 29 Nov 14, 1:16am -
  • newSt. Louis-area mall closes on Black Friday as Ferguson protests spread
    By Daniel Wallis and Edward McAllister FERGUSON, Mo. (Reuters) - Demonstrators shut down a shopping mall near Ferguson, Missouri, at the start of the holiday shopping season on Friday as protests over the killing of an unarmed black teen by a white…
    - 2 hours ago 29 Nov 14, 1:13am -
  • newBLACK FRIDAY LIVE: Thinner crowds, protests, beer
    Black Friday shoppers are starting to look like procrastinators. The traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season didn't seem as frenzied as in past years after many die-hard shoppers swarmed stores ...
    - 2 hours ago 29 Nov 14, 12:53am -
  • newArgentina IDs accounts in alleged tax evasion
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's top cable TV operator, a former professional soccer player and a lawmaker are among the holders of some 4,000 secret Swiss bank accounts used to evade taxes, the Argentine tax agency said Friday.
    - 2 hours ago 29 Nov 14, 12:51am -
  • newDeath toll in Venezuelan prison overdose up to 35
    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Pressure is building on Venezuela's government to fully investigate a rising number of deaths at an overcrowded prison, with human rights activists questioning authorities' claim of a mass drug overdose by dozens of inmat…
    - 2 hours ago 29 Nov 14, 12:45am -
  • newAngry protests in Haiti over election delays
    Thousands of angry protesters took to the streets of Haiti Friday to demand the resignation of President Michel Martelly, in the latest public outcry over long-delayed elections in the troubled Caribbean nation.
    - 3 hours ago 29 Nov 14, 12:13am -
  • newThree dead in attack and Islamist protests in Egypt
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Three people including an army general were killed and at least 28 wounded on Friday in militant attacks, some claimed by a group loyal to Islamic State, and clashes at Islamist protests around Egypt, security sources and health of…
    - 3 hours ago 29 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newChristie vetoes politically charged pig crate bill
    Republican Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a politically charged bill that would have banned the use of certain pig cages in his state, a move many observers see as aimed at appeasing Iowa voters ahead ...
    - 3 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:48pm -
  • newUS police: More than 100 rounds fired
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A gunman attempted to set the Mexican Consulate in Austin ablaze and fired more than 100 rounds at downtown buildings early Friday before he died, authorities said.
    - 3 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:39pm -
  • newDeath toll soars in Venezuela prison poisoning: lawmaker
    The death toll from the mass poisoning this week of inmates at a Venezuelan jail has risen to 35, a lawmaker said Friday, though prison officials insisted the tally was far lower.
    - 3 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:39pm -
  • newUS protesters force closure of mall near Ferguson
    US protesters forced a crowded St Louis mall to close for around two hours on Friday, demanding a boycott to post-Thanksgiving shopping and justice for an unarmed black teenager killed by police.
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:28pm -
  • newPolice: Man held after choking neighbor's loud dog
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire police say a man who broke into his neighbor's apartment to silence a barking dog ended up getting bitten and arrested.
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:28pm -
  • newMexico leader's security fix draws skepticism
    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's plan to crack down on gang-linked police is drawing scorn among critics who say he recycled old ideas to address protests over corruption and impunity.
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:27pm -
  • newDruglord Pablo Escobar's hippos sterilized in Colombia
    Two hippos that escaped from notorious drug kingpin Pablo Escobar's former estate have been sterilised to prevent them from overwhelming the Colombian countryside with their offspring, authorities said Friday.
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:13pm -
  • newIn Wisconsin, Black Friday shoppers come for beer
    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Some people wait for hours in the cold to buy cheap televisions or video games. People in Wisconsin do it for beer.
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:57pm -
  • newLibya strongman vows to 'take Tripoli' from Islamists
    An anti-Islamist former Libyan general, Khalifa Haftar, said Friday he has given himself two weeks to take Benghazi and three months to recapture the capital Tripoli.
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:50pm -
  • newSwiss to vote on massive gold-buying plan
    In Switzerland, a campaign is on to protect the country's wealth by investing in gold — a lot of gold. In a test of their sense of financial security, the Swiss are being asked to vote on a proposal to ...
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:47pm -
  • newIsrael should pay Arabs to leave: Lieberman
    Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman suggested Friday that Israel should offer "economic incentives" to encourage Arab Israelis to leave the country and relocate to a future Palestinian state.
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:43pm -
  • newAlberta premier says budget surplus forecasts will be reduced
    By Scott Haggett and Nia Williams CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - At current crude prices, Alberta will have a "tight, balanced budget" for the 2014/15 fiscal year, Premier Jim Prentice said on Friday as he scaled back oil price forecasts and signaled…
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:40pm -
  • newOil plunge is threat and boon to global economies
    A renewed plunge in oil prices is a worrying sign of weakness in the global economy that could shake governments dependent on oil revenues. Yet it is also a bonus for consumers as prices fall at the pump, ...
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:39pm -
  • newFerguson protest closes huge St. Louis-area mall
    Demonstrators temporarily shut down a large shopping mall in suburban St. Louis on one of the busiest days of the year during Friday during one of several organized rallies to protest a grand jury's recent ...
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:35pm -
  • newTwo dead as Islamists and police clash in Cairo
    Two people were killed Friday as Islamist protesters and police clashed in Cairo just hours after attackers shot dead two soldiers, including a senior officer, in the Egyptian capital.
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:35pm -
  • newBombs, gunfire kill 81 at crowded mosque in Nigeria's Kano
    By Nnekule Ikemfuna KANO, Nigeria (Reuters) - Gunmen set off three bombs and opened fire on worshippers at the main mosque in north Nigeria's biggest city Kano on Friday, killing at least 81 people, witnesses and officials said, in an attack that bo…
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:31pm -
  • newLiberia's Supreme Court suspends election campaign over Ebola
    MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia's Supreme Court suspended campaigning for next month's senate election on Friday while it considers a petition warning that electioneering risks spreading the Ebola outbreak, the information minister said. A group includ…
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:29pm -
  • newLeftist Vazquez poised for Uruguay presidential repeat
    Tabare Vazquez, Uruguay's first leftist president, is favored to reclaim the post in a run-off election Sunday, playing political leapfrog with his rabble-rousing, marijuana-legalizing successor, Jose Mujica.
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:29pm -
  • newCut-off pensioners slowly starving in rebel-held Ukraine
    Nina Nikiforovna, a pensioner in the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, took up begging recently.
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:25pm -
  • newBlack Friday Hit By Protests But Frenzy Goes On
    Protests have disrupted Black Friday shopping in the US amid continued anger over a grand jury's decision not to indict the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. The rallies began on Thanksgiving night ...
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:23pm -
  • newVerdict due in murder retrial of Egypt's Mubarak
    An Egyptian court is to deliver Saturday its verdict in the murder retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak, almost four years after he was overthrown in a popular uprising.
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:08pm -
  • newEU executive draws up a new budget
    European Commissioner then-nominee for budget and resources Kristalina Georgieva, seen in Brussels, October 2, 2014
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 9:57pm -
  • newStrop uninjured after crash in Dominican Republic
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Chicago Cubs pitcher Pedro Strop was involved in a car crash in his native Dominican Republic but was not injured, officials said Friday.
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 9:49pm -
  • newBrazil exits recession with Q3 growth of 0.1%
    A man works on the assembly line of the new 208 model at Peugeot's factory in Porto Real, 140kms south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on January 30, 2013
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 9:47pm -
  • newOn Erdogan and Muslim mothers
    Are Erdogan's remarks on women's nature and role as mothers reflected in Islamic scriptures?
    - 6 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 9:27pm -

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Space Exploration

  • newEurope's space-based, laser-powered data highway passes early test
    By Maria Sheahan FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A European satellite beamed images to earth using new laser-based communications technology on Friday, opening the way for uninterrupted and near instantaneous viewing of natural disasters being sent to governme…
    - 11 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 3:59pm -
  • newMass Extinctions: What Humans Can Learn from the Past
    From the space rock that killed the dinosaurs to the supervolcanoes that wiped out nearly 90 percent of the world's species, mass extinctions have occurred a handful of times throughout Earth's history. "It's the ultimate destiny of every species to…
    - 12 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 3:24pm -
  • newBad weather delays Japan asteroid probe lift off
    Bad weather will delay the launch of a Japanese space probe on a six-year mission to mine a distant asteroid, just weeks after a European spacecraft's historic landing on a comet captivated the world.
    - 17 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:31am -
  • Space Rock Sheds Light on Mysterious Mineral on Earth
    A rock from space is giving scientists the first glimpse of a mineral long thought to be the most abundant mineral on Earth, but which researchers lacked a natural sample of until now. This discovery could shed light on the structure and dynamics of…
    - 1 day ago 27 Nov 14, 7:15pm -
  • Sesame Street Muppets Counting Down to NASA Orion Launch
    Elmo, Cookie Monster and the other popular muppets from "Sesame Street" have joined forces with NASA to count down to the launch of the first Orion spacecraft, scheduled for Dec. 4. Beginning Tuesday (Nov. 25) and over the next ten days, NASA and "S…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:09pm -
  • Astronauts Celebrate Thanksgiving in Space (Video)
    This Thursday (Nov. 27) will be full of feast, family and friends as people celebrate Thanksgiving — both on Earth and on the International Space Station (ISS). The orbiting lab's American astronauts — commander Barry "Butch" Wilmore and flight…
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 12:08pm -
  • DNA may survive trip to suborbital space and back
    DNA molecules attached to the outside of a rocket may be able survive a trip to suborbital space and back into the Earth's atmosphere at extremely high temperatures, according to a study.
    - 2 days ago 27 Nov 14, 2:13am -
  • Welcoming the Era of In-Space Manufacturing
    Mike Snyder, lead engineer for the company Made In Space, which designed and built the 3D printer currently aboard the International Space Station, contributed this article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. At this moment, if the space…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 10:01pm -
  • Thanksgiving Nor'easter Seen from Space (Photos, Video)
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's weather satellites captured the beginning of the nor'easter that is expected to wreak havoc for Thanksgiving travelers today (Nov. 26) with rain and snow. The video shows another group of clouds…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 8:29pm -
  • Spaceflight Surprise! DNA Survives Short Trip on Outside of Rocket
    Samples of DNA squirted onto the exterior of a TEXUS-49 sounding rocket remained functional following a 13-minute low-orbit flight to space, the study's scientists report. "We were totally surprised…We never expected to recover so many intact and…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 7:06pm -
  • Supermassive Black Holes Even Heavier Than Thought
    The enormous black holes that lurk at the hearts of all galaxies are significantly bigger than astronomers had imagined, a new study suggests. Researchers have used a new method to measure the distance to the active spiral galaxy NGC 4151 — whose…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 6:09pm -
  • Find Uranus, Neptune in the Night Sky Now
    On clear nights, skywatchers should also be able to spot another distant planet, Neptune. If you want to see Uranus, study a good star map of where the planet is positioned first. Neptune is much too faint to be viewed with the unaided eye, and it i…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 5:48pm -
  • NASA 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…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:21pm -
  • Monster 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…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:21pm -
  • Thanksgiving 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…
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:19pm -
  • Space 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.
    - 3 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:32am -
  • How 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…
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 8:53pm -
  • Space 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.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 8:53pm -
  • 90,000 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.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 7:05pm -
  • Saudi, 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…
    - 3 days 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…
    - 3 days 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.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 4:11pm -
  • 'Interstellar' Science: Is Wormhole Travel Possible?
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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.…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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.
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  • 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 7 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
    - 7 days ago 21 Nov 14, 6:46pm -
  • Antarctica's Mysterious Mountains Preserved By Ice
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Entertainment

  • newLenny Henry to guest edit R4's Today
    Comedian Lenny Henry and former Everything But The Girl singer Tracey Thorn are among those chosen to guest edit BBC Radio 4's Today programme over the festive period.
    - 2 hours ago 29 Nov 14, 1:26am -
  • newMickey Rourke wins boxing match
    Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke wins an exhibition boxing match in Moscow after returning to the ring for the first time in 20 years.
    - 7 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 7:38pm -
  • newStar Wars teaser trailer premieres
    The first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens is unveiled online and in US cinemas
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  • newRussia scraps foreign film cap
    Proposed plans to cut the number of foreign films shown in Russian cinemas by 50% are shelved by Russia's parliament.
    - 11 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 3:43pm -
  • newVIDEO: Anti-gay Russian gangs film wins award
    As part of the Rory Peck Awards, the 2014 special Sony Impact Prize went to Ben Steele for his documentary which investigates the Russian vigilantes intimidating the country's gay community.
    - 14 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 12:38pm -

Sports

  • newUPDATE 1-NBA results
    Nov 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NBA games on Friday (home team in CAPS) Chicago 109 BOSTON 102 Golden State 106 CHARLOTTE 101 ATLANTA 100 New Orleans 91 Milwaukee 104 DETROIT 88
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  • newSoccer-Copa Pilsener Serie A results and standings
    Nov 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Copa Pilsener Serie A matches on Friday Friday, November 28Deportivo Cuenca 1 LDU de Loja 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Independiente del Valle 18 12 4 2 35 13 40 -------------------------2…
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  • newUPDATE 1-NHL results
    Nov 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NHL games on Friday (home team in CAPS) NY Rangers 3 PHILADELPHIA 0 Chicago 4 ANAHEIM 1 WASHINGTON 5 NY Islanders 2 BOSTON 2 Winnipeg 1 (OT) BUFFALO 2 Montreal 1 Carolina 4 PITTSBURGH 2 Vancouver 5 COLUMB…
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  • newTime will help cricketers to deal with death of Hughes
    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Cricketers at the elite level will simply need time to process the death of Phillip Hughes before they would be able to play again, according to a psychologist who works with New Zealand's high performance at…
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  • newHogan leads Stanford's 31-10 upset of No. 9 UCLA
    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — When Kevin Hogan led Stanford onto the hallowed Rose Bowl turf for the fourth time in three years, the quarterback realized the stakes were a whole lot higher for No. 9 UCLA, which could clinch the Pac-12 South with a victo…
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  • newSoccer-Argentine championship results and standings
    Nov 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Argentine championship matches on Saturday Friday, November 28Defensa y justicia 0 Velez Sarsfield 2 Gimnasia-La Plata 3 Quilmes 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Racing Club 17 11 2 4 26 16 35…
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  • newNo. 12 Arizona beats No. 13 Arizona State 42-35
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona coach Rich Rodriguez didn't want the score of the UCLA-Stanford game to be displayed inside Arizona Stadium, nor did he want word to leak down to the sideline.
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  • newNo. 17 Missouri beats Arkansas to take SEC East
    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — After three quarters smothered by Arkansas, Missouri found a way out. It's been that way most of the year, simply finding ways to get the job done.
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  • newNBA-National Basketball Association roundup
    Nov 28 (The Sports Xchange) - Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook will return to action and start Friday night against the New York Knicks after missing 14 games with a broken finger. The three-time All-Star broke the index finger on…
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  • newClarke breaks down giving heartfelt Hughes tribute
    By Nick Mulvenney SYDNEY (Reuters) - Captain Michael Clarke gave a graphic illustration of the raw emotions of the Australia team when he broke down repeatedly while paying tribute to former team mate Phillip Hughes on Saturday. Making no mention of…
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  • newNFL-National Football League roundup
    Nov 28 (The Sports Xchange) - Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice is eligible to sign with any team after his indefinite suspension was lifted Friday. Judge Barbara Jones, the arbitrator chosen by the NFL and the NFL Players Association, si…
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  • newMom: Missing Ohio player texted about concussions
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A missing Ohio State University football player told his mother in a text message the day he disappeared that concussions had his head messed up, according to a report filed with police.
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  • newNHL-National Hockey League roundup
    Nov 28 (The Sports Xchange) - The Anaheim Ducks made a trade in an attempt to bolster their defense, acquiring veteran Eric Brewer from the Tampa Bay Lightning for a third-round choice in the 2015 draft. The Ducks have been hit hard by injuries on th…
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  • newRay Rice wins appeal; NFL suspension vacated
    NEW YORK (AP) — An arbitrator Friday threw out Ray Rice's indefinite suspension by the NFL for punching his then-fiancee and now wife in a hotel elevator, freeing him to play again.
    - 3 hours ago 29 Nov 14, 12:30am -
  • newDrogheda appoint Johnny McDonnell-Mark Kinsella management team
    Roy Keane is not the only Ireland player-turned-assistant making the news today.
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  • newRugby-Test Match Wales v South Africa line-ups
    Nov 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Line-ups for the Test Match match between Wales and South Africa on Saturday at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales Wales :1-Gethin Jenkins, 2-Scott Baldwin, 3-Samson Lee, 4-Jake Ball, 5-Alun-Wyn Jones, 6-Danny Lydiate;7…
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  • newSoccer-Chilean championship results and standings
    Nov 29 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Chilean championship matches on Friday Friday, November 28O'Higgins 1 Audax Italiano 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Colo Colo 15 12 2 1 30 8 38 -------------------------2 Universidad de Chile…
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  • newRugby-Test Match England v Australia line-ups
    Nov 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Line-ups for the Test Match match between England and Australia on Friday at Twickenham in London, England England :1-Joe Marler, 2-Dylan Hartley, 3-Dave Wilson, 4-Dave Attwood, 5-Courtney Lawes, 6-Tom Wood;7-Chris Robsha…
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  • newSoccer-Division de Honor results and standings
    Nov 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Division de Honor matches on Friday Friday, November 28Club Rubio Nu 1 3 de Febrero 0 General Diaz 1 Sol de America 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Libertad 20 12 4 4 39 18 40 2 Cerro Porteno…
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  • newSoccer-La Liga top scorers
    Nov 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the La Liga on Friday 20 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 11 Neymar (Barcelona) 10 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 7 Joaquin Larrivey (Celta Vigo) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 6 Leo Baptistao…
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:34pm -
  • newSoccer-Ligue 1 summaries
    Nov 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Ligue 1 matches on Friday Olympique Marseille 2 Florian Thauvin 24, Rod Fanni 39 Nantes 0 Halftime: 2-0; Attendance: 54,103- - -Next Fixtures (GMT): Saturday, November 29 Paris St Germain v Nice (1600)…
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:31pm -
  • newSoccer-Ligue 1 top scorers
    Nov 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the Ligue 1 on Friday 11 Alexandre Lacazette (Olympique Lyon) Andre-Pierre Gignac (Olympique Marseille) 7 Wissam Ben Yedder (Toulouse) 6 Carlos Eduardo (Nice) Nabil Fekir (Olympique Lyon) Edinson Cavani (Pa…
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  • newSoccer-Bundesliga top scorers
    Nov 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the Bundesliga on Friday 7 Mario Goetze (Bayern Munich) Alexander Meier (Eintracht Frankfurt) 6 Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) Thomas Mueller (Bayern Munich) Shinji Okazaki (Mainz) Franco Di Santo (Werd…
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:28pm -
  • newButler, Rose carry Bulls past Celtics 109-102
    BOSTON (AP) — Jimmy Butler hit four free throws late in the game and finished with 22 points, Derrick Rose scored 21 points and the Chicago Bulls pulled out a 109-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Friday.
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:17pm -
  • newWestern Kentucky beats No. 19 Marshall 67-66 in OT
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Western Kentucky coach Jeff Brohm didn't want a crazy game with No. 19 Marshall to go on any longer.
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:13pm -
  • newRoyals trade Crow to Miami, give Frasor $1.8M deal
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former first-round draft pick Aaron Crow was traded from the Kansas City Royals to the Miami Marlins for left-hander Brian Flynn and right-hander Reid Redman.
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:11pm -
  • newColumn: We're all the better for Watson's words
    We need more athletes like Benjamin Watson.
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:10pm -
  • newUPDATE 3-Former Ravens running back Ray Rice wins appeal, is eligible for NFL
    (Adds details from decision, statements from Rice and advocacy group in paragraph 4-7, 12) By Eric M. Johnson and David Bailey Nov 28 (Reuters) - Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice has won an appeal of his indefinite suspension for domesti…
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 11:00pm -
  • newSlow Sales Day For Frankel Foals
    Expected fireworks at Tattersalls in Newmarket on Friday failed to materialise as three Frankel foals met with differing fortunes.
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:59pm -
  • newI don't think it's right to play Brisbane test - Ponting
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former captain Ricky Ponting does not think it would be right for Australia's first test against India in Brisbane next week to go ahead following the death of Phillip Hughes. No decision has yet been made over whether the game at…
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:53pm -
  • newCricket-I don't think it's right to play Brisbane test - Ponting
    SYDNEY, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Former captain Ricky Ponting does not think it would be right for Australia's first test against India in Brisbane next week to go ahead following the death of Phillip Hughes. No decision has yet been made over whether the…
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:49pm -
  • new49ers emotionally reeling after embarrassing loss
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — As if there weren't already enough humiliating elements to San Francisco's lopsided loss to its biggest rival on Thanksgiving night, owner Jed York weighed in on an effort he said "wasn't acceptable."
    - 4 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:38pm -
  • newWe discussed calling off Sharjah test, says NZ coach
    (Reuters) - The New Zealand team struggled to cope with the death of Australia's Phillip Hughes and discussed calling the match off before playing the delayed second day of the third test against Pakistan, said coach Mike Hesson. Both sides took to t…
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:25pm -
  • newSoccer-Portuguese championship results and standings
    Nov 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Portuguese championship matches on Friday Friday, November 28Vitoria Guimaraes 2 Moreirense 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Vitoria Guimaraes 11 8 2 1 22 9 26 2 Benfica 10 8 1 1 23 7 25 ------…
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:25pm -
  • newCricket-We discussed calling off Sharjah test, says NZ coach
    Nov 29 (Reuters) - The New Zealand team struggled to cope with the death of Australia's Phillip Hughes and discussed calling the match off before playing the delayed second day of the third test against Pakistan, said coach Mike Hesson. Both sides to…
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:17pm -
  • newVictory sends Marseille marching four points clear
    PARIS (Reuters) - Olympique de Marseille stretched their Ligue 1 lead to four points after man of the match Florian Thauvin and Rod Fanni clinched a 2-0 home win over Nantes on Friday. Marcelo Bielsa's team now have 34 points from 15 games while cha…
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 10:03pm -
  • newBurgess Debuts As Bath Outgun Quins
    Sam Burgess made his rugby union debut off the bench as Bath outmuscled Harlequins 25-6 at the Recreation Ground to move top of the Aviva Premiership.
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 9:59pm -
  • newSoccer-Victory sends Marseille marching four points clear
    PARIS, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Olympique de Marseille stretched their Ligue 1 lead to four points after man of the match Florian Thauvin and Rod Fanni clinched a 2-0 home win over Nantes on Friday. Marcelo Bielsa's team now have 34 points from 15 games wh…
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 9:57pm -
  • newVela hat-trick earns Moyes his first win with Sociedad
    MADRID (Reuters) - David Moyes notched his maiden victory as coach of Real Sociedad as Carlos Vela scored a classy hat-trick in a morale-boosting 3-0 win at home to Elche in La Liga on Friday. Moyes took over this month with the Basque side down in…
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 9:49pm -
  • newSoccer-Peruvian championship results and standings
    Nov 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Peruvian championship matches on Friday Friday, November 28Real Garcilaso 1 San Martin 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Sporting Cristal 14 10 2 2 34 18 32 -------------------------2 Alianza Li…
    - 5 hours ago 28 Nov 14, 9:49pm -

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