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    Technology is supposed to make our lives easier, allowing us to do things more quickly and efficiently. But too often it seems to make things harder, leaving us with fifty-button remote controls, digital cameras with hundreds of mysterious features and book-length manuals, and cars with dashboard systems worthy of the space shuttle. — James Surowiecki



Living Well

  • newMost 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…
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  • Without CEO, Sanofi touts new drugs in its pipeline
    PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi set out its strategy for bringing several new drugs to the market on Thursday, in a bid to win over investors alarmed by the sudden ouster of its chief executive and problems in the field of diabetes. Sanofi said it could la…
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  • Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits
    CHICAGO (AP) — Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study finds. Doctors say it's the first evidence that early u…
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  • UN warns over threat of AIDS rebound
    South African actress Charlize Theron threw her weight Tuesday behind an urgent new UN campaign to end AIDS as a global health threat by 2030.
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  • U.S.-born rabbis slain in Israel praised; protesters at U.N. Palestinian mission
    By Sascha Brodsky NEW YORK (Reuters) - Family and friends remembered three U.S.-born rabbis slain in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesday, praising one as the scion of his Boston family's rabbinical dynasty and another as "one of the kindest souls" in hi…
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  • Britain confirms bird flu on northern England farm is H5N8 strain
    By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Bird flu on a duck farm in northern England is the highly contagious H5N8 strain, the same form of the virus already discovered in Germany and the Netherlands, Britain's farm ministry confirmed on Tuesday. The Depa…
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  • Bats may hold henipavirus threat for W Africa: study
    A family of lethal viruses that has leapt from bats to humans in Australia and Asia may also pose a threat in West Africa, where bats are butchered for meat, scientists reported Tuesday.
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  • Study lifts cloud over heart drugs Zetia, Vytorin
    CHICAGO (AP) — A major study lifts a cloud around Zetia and Vytorin, blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol. The study found that these pills modestly lower the risk of heart attacks and other problems in people at high risk for them — evide…
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  • FDA approves Lemtrada for multiple sclerosis
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved Lemtrada, a treatment for relapsing multiple sclerosis made by the drugmaker Genzyme.
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  • Fast food targeting black kids in US
    Fast-food restaurants in the United States are "disproportionately" targeting black children and kids in middle-income and rural areas, according to a newly published study.
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  • UN, aid groups step up pressure on G20 over Ebola
    The United Nations Saturday called on G20 leaders to intensify their response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa, warning of a major food crisis if they fail to act.
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Education & Learning

  • newTeacher who banned banter leaves job
    A teacher who banned the word banter in classes leaves his job after saying "speaking up" came with a "hefty cost".
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  • newInspections prompt RE review call
    Ministers are urged to review religious education in England's primaries amid claims some faith schools are not teaching pupils about a broad range of faiths.
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  • newWeak academies under 'close watch'
    Schools minister David Laws says academies need better supervision and calls for an end to "open warfare" between politicians and teachers.
    - 13 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 2:33am -
  • newChild sex abuse care place shortage
    A report reveals councils are having to phone around England to find places to accommodate children at risk of sexual exploitation.
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  • new'Fewer adults in higher education'
    The number of adults in further education in England fell after some were required to borrow to pay for their courses, official data suggests.
    - 21 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 6:31pm -

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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Polar Bear Fight - Nature's Great Events - BBC
Polar Bear Fight - Nature's Great Events - BBCWith the summer Arctic melt forcing the normally solitary bears into close quarters, the biggest brutes square off for a spot of sparring. Subscribe to BBC E...From:BBC EarthViews:9581…
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Life and Death with David Attenborough - Life Story - BBC
Life and Death with David Attenborough - Life Story - BBCWatch the full episode now on Google Play: http://goo.gl/GZlMA5 Sir David Attenborough comments on the extraordinary events some baby animals need to go thro...From:BBC EarthVi…
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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 26, 2014
    You'd almost forgotten about an old issue that rears its head early today. It may not be pleasant, but at least you know how to handle it. Take care of this before it affects anyone else!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
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  • Aquarius Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    You've got to clamp down on your own tendency toward distraction. Figure out a way to do it -- shut your door, turn off your Internet connection or just find some new method to filter it all out.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Taurus Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    Go ahead and make plans today -- you can be confident that they'll come to pass pretty much just as you want them to. Your energy is in sync with the universe, so as long as you don't get too ambitious, you're fine.More horoscopes! Check your Daily…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Sagittarius Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    A financial obsession is making you a little crazy today -- so see if you can get your family to help you get past it. Things should start to loosen up once you make a concerted effort.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Co…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Gemini Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    Almost nothing is what it appears to be -- but the differences are subtle. Try not to worry too much when you're surprised, but do schedule a little extra time to cope with these challenges.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dai…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Aries Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    You're driven toward career success -- or maybe your work is just a little too demanding. In either case, you ought to make sure that you're focused on what's most important for the time being.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Cancer Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    You need to deal with a social problem that demands more of you than you think you can give. The good news is that there's someone nearby who can help you out in a big way. Just ask!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Coupl…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Scorpio Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    One moment of self-control is all you need to make the day yours. Things should start to get really weird and cool after that, unless you forget yourself and give in to your base impulses.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Leo Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    Your self-respect is heightened today, so it may be a good time to tell someone no. Jump into the next big thing and see if you can get your friends on board with your exciting new plans.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Capricorn Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    You've been trying to get folks to notice your hard work, or maybe just an accomplishment that somehow has managed to fly under the radar. Today brings you all you're looking for.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Virgo Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    You should find that you blow past that new milestone while picking up momentum -- your hard work is really paying off! Reward those who helped along the way, and don't forget to keep pushing!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, D…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Pisces Daily Horoscope for November 26, 2014
    Something big and scary turns out to be pretty easy to handle -- but don't let your guard down just yet! You need to make sure that you're ready for the next round of insanity.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's Lo…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -

Flying Cars

  • Futuristic flying cars with a vintage classic twist - Creative Boom
    Creative BoomFuturistic flying cars with a vintage classic twistCreative BoomThe future has arrived, and it comes in the form of nine visionary images of 'flying' cars from the series Air Drive by French photographer Renaud Marion. Taking cues f…
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:03am -
  • The Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally Arrived - Business Insider
    New York Daily NewsThe Era Of The Flying Car Has Finally ArrivedBusiness InsiderCritics say flying cars are unlikely to be both great airplanes and great automobiles. But that misses the point, says Dietrich, who explains the Transition is inten…
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  • The Flying Car Is (Almost) For Real - Bloomberg
    BloombergThe Flying Car Is (Almost) For RealBloombergThe first time Carl Dietrich brought his flying-car concept to the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual AirVenture gathering in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, he had only a video to show the aviati…
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:20pm -
  • The race is on for flying car start-ups - KPRC Houston
    KPRC HoustonThe race is on for flying car start-upsKPRC HoustonNot since the Wright brothers flew the first powered aircraft near Kitty Hawk in 1903 has the competition been so intense. The technology that can give us the world's first affordabl…
    - 12 days ago 15 Nov 14, 1:48pm -
  • Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying cars, solar paint and a needle-free vaccine - Engadget
    Inhabitat's Week in Green: flying cars, solar paint and a needle-free vaccineEngadgetFlying cars have long been a staple of science fiction movies and books, but are they finally getting closer to becoming a reality? AeroMobil recently unveiled…
    - 18 days ago 9 Nov 14, 5:06pm -
  • Meet the AeroMobil 3.0, a crazy beautiful flying car - CNET
    CNETMeet the AeroMobil 3.0, a crazy beautiful flying carCNETThe flying car, which was built in only ten months, made its world debut at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna on October 29. The company that produced it, AeroMobil, is based in Slovakia…
    - 21 days ago 6 Nov 14, 6:28pm -
  • This Flying Car Is Making the Future a Reality - Mic
    MicThis Flying Car Is Making the Future a RealityMicEver since The Jetsons teased us with flying cars, we've been awaiting their arrival. Finally, a Slovakian firm has answered our childhood fantasies with a plane-car hybrid that could revolutio…
    - 23 days ago 4 Nov 14, 3:02pm -
  • Enough with the flying cars already - The Verge
    Enough with the flying cars alreadyThe VergeI might even call the AeroMobil beautiful, in its own strange way. But the problem is that these aircraft don't solve any problems for normal human beings, nor do they even gesture toward a meaningful…
    - 24 days ago 3 Nov 14, 6:16pm -
  • Flying car prototype unveiled at Vienna technology show – video - The Guardian
    The GuardianFlying car prototype unveiled at Vienna technology show – videoThe GuardianA prototype of a fully-functional flying car is shown for the first time at a technology festival in Vienna on Wednesday. The six-metre-long AeroMobil 3.0 i…
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  • Flying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiled - The Guardian
    The GuardianFlying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiledThe GuardianSpeaking at Pioneers festival, a two-day entrepreneurship and digital technology conference in Vienna, AeroMobil's chief designer, Stefan Klein, and…
    - 29 days ago 29 Oct 14, 10:06am -

Music

  • newGarth 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…
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  • 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…
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  • 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:48pm -
  • 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.
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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.
    - 3 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.
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 11:18am -
  • Jennifer Lopez proves she's still got it at the American Music Awards
    If you missed her explosive performance, then look no further – we’ve rounded up the best of the best pics from the closing show.
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  • Boy bands top American Music Awards, ladies lead performances
    By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Boy bands bested pop's leading women in the top award categories at the American Music Awards on Sunday, but the ladies delivered the most high-octane performances including a derriere-flaunting number by Je…
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:40am -
  • Factbox - List of winners at the American Music Awards
    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The American Music Awards were given out on Sunday in Los Angeles, with One Direction and 5 Seconds of Summer taking the top accolades. Following is a list of winners grouped by musical genre. ...
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  • 1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards
    American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.
    - 3 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.
    - 6 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.
    - 6 days ago 21 Nov 14, 10:37am -
  • U.S. politics takes centre stage at Latin Grammys
    By Mike Blake LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Enrique Iglesias and Uruguayan singer Jorge Drexler were the big winners at the annual Latin Grammys on Thursday in a ceremony where U.S. immigration politics played a prominent role. Iglesias won three Latin Gram…
    - 6 days ago 21 Nov 14, 5:41am -
  • Motown Singer Jimmy Ruffin Dies Aged 78
    Jimmy Ruffin, the Motown singer whose hits included What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted, has died.
    - 7 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.
    - 7 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 8 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.
    - 9 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.
    - 9 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.
    - 10 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…
    - 10 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.
    - 10 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.
    - 10 days ago 17 Nov 14, 6:40pm -
  • Tempah: Hope my music helps fans
    Tinie Tempah has said how proud he feels when fans tell him his music has helped them through difficult times.
    - 10 days ago 17 Nov 14, 10:33am -

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Culture

  • newA 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…
    - 18 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 9:35pm -
  • newLatin 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…
    - 22 hours 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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.
    - 1 day 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.
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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.
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:29pm -
  • One Direction, Iggy Azalea shine at 2014 AMAs
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    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 1:17pm -
  • Hieronymus Bosch, the Trendiest Apocalyptic Medieval Painter of 2014
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  • 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.
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 10:16am -
  • Boy bands top American Music Awards, ladies lead performances
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    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:40am -
  • 1D, Katy Perry win big at American Music Awards
    American girls love British boys: One Direction won artist of the year at the American Music Awards, taking home three honors and was the night's big winner next to Katy Perry, who didn't attend the show.
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:19am -
  • One Direction wins artist of the year at AMAs
    One Direction has won the American Music Award for artist of the year.
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 3:58am -
  • Adams, Sellars bring 'Passion' into present in opera's first full staging
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - American composer John Adams likes nothing better than to see well-known stories in a new light, and his version of the Passion of Christ is told through the eyes of the women who were with Jesus in his final hours…
    - 5 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.
    - 6 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.
    - 6 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.
    - 6 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…
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  • Why Is the Smithsonian Standing Behind Bill Cosby?
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    - 6 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…
    - 6 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.
    - 6 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.
    - 7 days ago 21 Nov 14, 3:16am -
  • Swiss museum to decide future of Gurlitt art trove
    BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss museum and German officials plan to announce Monday what will happen to a priceless collection of long-hidden art bequeathed to the museum by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt.
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:45pm -
  • Modern, surrealist art auction aims to fetch $100M
    LONDON (AP) — Two dozen modern and surrealist art works amassed by a private collector, including important paintings by Joan Miro and Rene Magritte, are expected to fetch at least 64 million pounds ($100 million) when they go on auction in London…
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 7:10pm -
  • Director Peter Sellars - shocking again in new Adams opera
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Peter Sellars's new opera opens with a drug addict banging her head against the bars of a prison cell in what the American director says conceptualises a woman's version of the Passion. To be seen at the first ful…
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 6:45pm -
  • Cosby: Reporters Asking About Assault Allegations Lack 'Integrity'
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    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 5:59pm -
  • O'Keeffe painting sells for record $44.4M in NYC
    NEW YORK (AP) — A Georgia O'Keeffe painting of a simple white flower has sold for $44.4 million, more than triple the previous auction record for a work by a female artist.
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:31pm -
  • Irish abstract artist Scully paints for big walls in China
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    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 4:26pm -
  • Minecraft video game to get Tate art 'worlds'
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - Fans of the hugely successful Minecraft video game will be able to play inside worlds envisioned in art from the collection of the Tate museums in Britain with free-download releases of two 3-D "Tate Worlds" start…
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:41pm -
  • 'Tom of Finland' gay images set for bedroom and bath
    HELSINKI (Reuters) - A Finnish textile company hopes to cash in on the popularity of artist Touko Laaksonen's homoerotic images among the gay community with a "Tom of Finland" branded range of towels, bed linens and other products. Tom of Finland is…
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 11:04am -
  • Teen found competent for trial in artist's death
    DETROIT (AP) — A teenager accused of helping rob and kill a French street artist outside an abandoned Detroit housing project has been found competent to stand trial on first-degree murder and other charges.
    - 8 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:08am -
  • Winter Wonderland 2013 review: Festive fun for all the family
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Business & Finance

  • newScotland 'should set income tax'
    The Scottish Parliament should have the power to set income tax rates and bands, the body on strengthening devolution recommends.
    - 20 mins ago 27 Nov 14, 3:03pm -
  • newEast Coast rail winner announced
    A joint venture between Stagecoach and Virgin wins the franchise to run the East Coast mainline rail route, which has been in public hands since 2009.
    - 1 hour ago 27 Nov 14, 2:06pm -
  • newFood 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 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:53pm -
  • newEnergy shares weigh on FTSE 100
    The FTSE 100 struggles to make headway as energy shares fall after oil prices hit a four-year low.
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:45pm -
  • newEuropean 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.
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:15pm -
  • newPoundland reports 12% rise in profits
    Budget retailer Poundland reports a 12% rise in half-year profits to £9.3m.
    - 4 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 11:51am -
  • newCrude oil prices down as Opec meets
    Crude oil prices slip to a four-year low as Opec nations meet in Vienna to discuss production levels.
    - 4 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 11:51am -
  • newVinyl 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.
    - 7 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 7:55am -
  • newPhilippines economy slows sharply
    Growth in the Philippine economy slowed sharply in the third quarter due to weaker growth in all sectors, the government announces.
    - 10 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 5:21am -
  • newFlood victims' insurance bills soar
    Last year's flood victims struggle with soaring insurance bills
    - 12 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 3:28am -
  • newWhatever happened to the Brics?
    Whatever happened to the Brics economies?
    - 13 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 2:28am -
  • newVIDEO: Oil market braces for Opec decision
    Leading oil exporting countries are meeting on Thursday to decide whether to cut production - a decision that generally has a big impact on the oil prices in Asian giants like India.
    - 13 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 2:10am -
  • newRussian oil industry facing deep freeze
    Oil production in Russia is hard and getting harder
    - 13 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:56am -
  • newCandy Crush maker chairman resigns
    The chairman of King Digital, the maker of the popular mobile game Candy Crush, Melvyn Morris, has resigned and is taking a break from the UK firm.
    - 14 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:13am -
  • newVIDEO: 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.
    - 15 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:21am -
  • newRussia sanctions hitting UK firms
    How sanctions against Russia are hitting UK businesses
    - 15 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:19am -
  • newVIDEO: Robot: 'The transit van of the sea'
    The chief executive of a specialist engineering firm explains what the underwater robots it builds are capable of.
    - 15 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:19am -
  • newTransylvania's castle owners bite back
    Transylvania's castle owners sink their teeth into business
    - 15 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:16am -
  • newBlack Friday: Boxing Day sales come early?
    Boxing Day sales come early to the UK?
    - 15 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:14am -
  • newPower 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.
    - 15 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • newVIDEO: Thai FM: Elections 'later than expected'
    Six months after the military ousted the government of Yingluck Shinawatra, Thailand's economy has stagnated, but Finance Minister Sommai Phasee says that he is confident that a transition back to a democratically elected government can be achieved.
    - 16 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 11:03pm -
  • newVIDEO: Ebola vaccine trial 'encouraging'
    A trial looking at the safety of an Ebola vaccine has had encouraging results, says the chief executive of GSK.
    - 17 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 10:03pm -
  • newGSK hails Ebola vaccine breakthrough
    Sir Andrew Witty says "tantalising" prospect of viable vaccine becoming available next year
    - 17 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 10:00pm -
  • newVIDEO: Should payday loan ads air before 9pm?
    Payday loan advertising could be banned before the 9pm watershed after the government is asked to review the timings of the adverts.
    - 19 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 8:37pm -
  • newCan Barbie conquer China?
    Can the doll make it in China at the second attempt?
    - 19 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 8:22pm -
  • newThai elections 'could be delayed'
    In an exclusive BBC interview, Thai Finance Minister Sommai Phasee says that democratic elections could be delayed by another 18 months.
    - 22 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 5:37pm -
  • newMeters overcharge 1.5m gas customers
    About 1.5 million gas customers with pre-payment meters have been overcharged because their meters are faulty, the industry has admitted.
    - 23 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 4:32pm -
  • newVIDEO: Unsafe Christmas toys seized at Dover
    Thousands of dangerous and counterfeit goods have been prevented from entering the UK after they were seized by Kent County Council Trading Standards from a huge consignment entering Dover Docks.
    - 23 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:55pm -
  • newJuncker reveals giant EU jobs plan
    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker gives details of a €315bn (£250bn; $393bn) investment plan to kick-start Europe's economy.
    - 24 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 3:33pm -
  • VIDEO: Royal Mail universal service at risk
    Royal Mail boss Moya Greene has told MPs that there is a genuine threat to the continuation of the firm's "universal service" and has accused her company's competitors of "cherry picking" the most profitable business
    - 1 day ago 26 Nov 14, 2:21pm -
  • Germany backs female directors quota
    Top German companies are told to ensure that 30% of supervisory board positions are held by women from 2016 under a law agreed late on Tuesday.
    - 1 day ago 26 Nov 14, 1:10pm -
  • Kim Dotcom declares he is 'broke'
    The founder of the seized file-sharing site Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, says he is out of funds after spending $10m on a legal battle.
    - 1 day ago 26 Nov 14, 12:53pm -
  • UK business spending in surprise fall
    Business investment in the UK fell unexpectedly in the third quarter of the year, official figures show, although consumer spending remained strong.
    - 1 day ago 26 Nov 14, 11:01am -
  • Thomas Cook chief in shock departure
    Thomas Cook chief executive Harriet Green has resigned, saying her work at the travel firm "is complete".
    - 1 day ago 26 Nov 14, 9:20am -
  • Hearts could exit Tynecastle - Budge
    Owner Ann Budge says leaving Tynecastle Stadium could be the most cost-effective long-term solution for Hearts.
    - 1 day 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.
    - 2 days ago 26 Nov 14, 12:00am -
  • Will Opec cut oil production?
    Should Opec cut production to boost prices?
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 11:57pm -
  • 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.
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 5:08pm -
  • US economy grows faster than forecast
    The US economy grew much faster in the third quarter than first reported, official figures have shown.
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 3:11pm -
  • 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.
    - 2 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.
    - 3 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:02am -
  • Young and workers at risk of poverty
    The elderly and the unemployed used to be most at risk of poverty, but a new report claims it is now the young and those in work who are most vulnerable.
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 11:58am -
  • RBS sorry for 'incorrect' evidence
    Royal Bank of Scotland apologised for giving incorrect evidence to a parliamentary hearing, letters released by the Treasury Committee reveal.
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 1:07am -
  • 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.
    - 4 days ago 24 Nov 14, 12:14am -
  • How McDonald's conquered India
    How McDonald's, a beefburger company, penetrated and grew a business across India.
    - 8 days ago 19 Nov 14, 7:51pm -

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  • newEU 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.…
    - 37 mins ago 27 Nov 14, 2:46pm -
  • newUS 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…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 10:27pm -
  • newUS 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.
    - 19 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 8:27pm -
  • newNet-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…
    - 22 hours 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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.
    - 1 day 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 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.
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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.
    - 4 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.
    - 5 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.
    - 6 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 6 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.
    - 6 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 7 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…
    - 7 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.
    - 7 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
    - 7 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…
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:29pm -
  • RBS vows no repeat of system meltdown after 56 million pound fine
    By Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland vowed there would be no repeat of a system crash two years ago that left millions of customers unable to make or receive payments, after it was fined 56 million pounds ($88 million) by Briti…
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 12:04pm -
  • Hon Hai, Innolux to invest $2.8 billion in Taiwan flat-panel plant
    By Michael Gold TAIPEI (Reuters) - Hon Hai Precision Industry Co Ltd, the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, will partner with flat-panel maker Innolux Corp in investing T$86.8 billion (2 billion pounds) in a panel-producing plant in…
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:48am -
  • Jack Ma says Alibaba will set up international version of Taobao marketplace
    WUZHEN China (Reuters) - Jack Ma, the founder of China's Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, said on Thursday the firm will set up an international version of its e-commerce marketplace Taobao to serve shoppers worldwide in multiple languages, including Engl…
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 10:37am -
  • Banking culture breeds dishonesty, scientific study finds
    LONDON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - A banking culture that implicitly puts financial gain above all else fuels greed and dishonesty and makes bankers more likely to cheat, according to the findings of a scientific study. Researchers in Switzerland studied ba…
    - 7 days ago 20 Nov 14, 9:09am -
  • Billboard ranking to include streams, track sales
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billboard's chart is getting a makeover.
    - 8 days ago 20 Nov 14, 2:44am -

Technology

  • newSamsung 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…
    - 15 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:12am -
  • newUS 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…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 10:27pm -
  • newU.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…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 9:55pm -
  • newReading 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.
    - 18 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 9:42pm -
  • newOnline 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…
    - 18 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 9:13pm -
  • newUber 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…
    - 19 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 8:06pm -
  • newAT&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…
    - 22 hours 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 ...
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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 ...
    - 1 day 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 7:57pm -
  • Thanksgiving travel woes? There's an app for that
    Traveling by plane, train or automobile can be a headache. Mixing in Thanksgiving can make it a throbbing migraine. Technology provides some pain relief in the form of apps to let you know which roads are clogged, what gate your flight leaves from a…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 7:30pm -
  • Telecom Italia buy of Metroweb would face conditions - AGCM
    ROME (Reuters) - Telecom Italia's planned acquisition of fibre-optic network operator Metroweb would be possible under very stringent conditions, Italy's competition watchdog AGCM said on Tuesday. The former phone monopoly, which owns Italy's larges…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 6:28pm -
  • Sony Pictures computer system down after reported hack
    (Reuters) - Sony Pictures Entertainment said its computer system was down for a second day on Tuesday, following media reports of a major hacking attack aimed at the film and television studio. Before Sony Pictures' computers went dark on Monday, th…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 5:57pm -
  • Google's latest: A spoon that steadies tremors
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 4:49pm -

Reviews

  • newEU lawmakers urge regulators to break up Google
    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.
    - 36 mins ago 27 Nov 14, 2:47pm -
  • newThe 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…
    - 1 hour ago 27 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • newHow 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 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:03pm -
  • newRidesharing 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…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:07pm -
  • newAT&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.>
    - 6 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 9:41am -

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World News

  • newCBI says girls found hanging from tree in Badaun killed themselves
    By Nita Bhalla NEW DELHI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Two teenage girls found hanged in May took their own lives and were not raped or murdered, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigators told media on Thursday, fuelling further criticism…
    - 41 mins ago 27 Nov 14, 2:42pm -
  • newIran supreme leader backs nuclear talks extension
    Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei said Thursday he supported the decision to extend talks with world powers in search of a nuclear agreement, after a missed deadline for a deal.
    - 49 mins ago 27 Nov 14, 2:34pm -
  • newIndia: Girls died by suicide, not slain by rapists
    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top investigative agency said Thursday that two teenage girls believed to have been raped and hanged by attackers in a north Indian village actually committed suicide because of shame over a relationship with a boyfriend.…
    - 50 mins ago 27 Nov 14, 2:33pm -
  • newArchbishop of Constantinople keeps Byzantium alive in Turkey
    Down a narrow side street, in a district of Istanbul on the Golden Horn well off the beaten tourist track, sit the relatively modest headquarters of the "first among equals" of the world's estimated 300 million Orthodox Christian believers.
    - 51 mins ago 27 Nov 14, 2:32pm -
  • newEurozone loan demand slowly stabilising: ECB
    Loans to the private sector in the euro area, a gauge of economic health, fell year-on-year in October, but by slightly less than in September, figures show
    - 52 mins ago 27 Nov 14, 2:31pm -
  • new'Hugo Chavez studies': Venezuela's latest academic trend
    By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Students rise to their feet as a uniformed Venezuelan brigadier-general enters a large classroom at a Caracas military institute and proclaims: "Chavez lives!" In unison, they reply: "The fight goes on!" befor…
    - 53 mins ago 27 Nov 14, 2:30pm -
  • newEuropean ministers meet to tackle migration
    EU meeting on migration comes as a smuggling ship carrying more than 700 men, women and children is towed to Crete.
    - 55 mins ago 27 Nov 14, 2:28pm -
  • newPutin's Former 'Banker' Sought By Police
    Interpol has called for the arrest of a former Russian billionaire and Kremlin insider-turned Putin critic who is accused of stealing state money.
    - 60 mins ago 27 Nov 14, 2:23pm -
  • newIsrael thwarts attack on Jerusalem stadium: Shin Bet
    Israel has thwarted a planned attack by the Palestinian group Hamas on Jerusalem's biggest football stadium, arresting 30 suspected militants commanded from Turkey, security services said Thursday.
    - 1 hour ago 27 Nov 14, 2:18pm -
  • newHIV infections double in Russia, ex-Soviet states
    HIV infections have doubled in ten years in Russia and former Soviet states, due mainly to unprotected sex and injecting drugs, a report said Thursday.
    - 1 hour ago 27 Nov 14, 2:16pm -
  • newHundreds of striking lawyers rally in Serbia
    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian lawyers said Thursday they have asked for European Union help to resolve a more than two-month old dispute with the government that has practically paralyzed the judiciary in the country, which is seeking to join th…
    - 1 hour ago 27 Nov 14, 2:15pm -
  • newGulf states seek to block OPEC oil output cut
    By Shadia Nasralla and David Sheppard VIENNA (Reuters) - Gulf oil producers led by Saudi Arabia looked set on Thursday to block any cut in OPEC output, ignoring calls from poorer members of the exporters' ...
    - 1 hour ago 27 Nov 14, 2:07pm -
  • newThanksgiving menu: Turkey, parades, shopping deals
    Turkey, stuffing and a helium-filled Thomas the Tank Engine were on the menu as friends and families gathered across the United States to celebrate Thanksgiving. Here's a look at how Americans prepared ...
    - 1 hour ago 27 Nov 14, 2:01pm -
  • newSouthern Democrats trying to recover lost ground
    ATLANTA (AP) — To rebuild in the conservative South, Democratic leaders say their party must become more aggressive advocates for the middle class in an effort to energize African-Americans and attract whites.
    - 1 hour ago 27 Nov 14, 2:00pm -
  • newTurkey's Babacan wants private sector return after election - paper
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, who has steered economic policy for the last 12 years, aims to return to the private sector after parliamentary elections next summer, he ...
    - 1 hour ago 27 Nov 14, 1:59pm -
  • newOil falls $2 to four-year low on OPEC output cut doubts
    By Ahmed Aboulenein and Jack Stubbs LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil fell $2 to a 50-month low under $76 a barrel on Thursday as oil producers in OPEC looked set to keep output unchanged despite a huge ...
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:51pm -
  • newIran Supreme Leader says not opposed to extension of nuclear talks
    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader made clear on Thursday he backed extended nuclear talks with world powers, shoring up Tehran's negotiating team against attacks by his hardline acolytes for failing to secure a deal that could have meant major…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:44pm -
  • newFerguson Unrest: Protests Grow Calmer
    A few dozen protesters have gathered overnight in Ferguson, after a group of demonstrators stormed into the City Hall in St Louis.
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:44pm -
  • newMillions expected to shop on Thanksgiving
    Millions of Americans are expected to head to the stores for holiday gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. Just a few years ago when a few stores started opened ...
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:40pm -
  • newEU's Juncker survives no-confidence vote over tax deals
    By Philip Blenkinsop BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission's new president, Jean-Claude Juncker, comfortably survived a no-confidence vote on Thursday brought over news that Luxembourg had lured multinational businesses with super low tax rat…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:32pm -
  • newGerman inflation hits five-year low in November: data
    Employees put out produce at the fruits section of a Metro supermarket in Cologne, Germany
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:30pm -
  • newMajority of Russians believe their troops are not fighting in Ukraine - poll
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - A majority of Russians believe their country's troops are not fighting in eastern Ukraine but nearly half would be glad if it turned out they were, an opinion poll showed on Thursday. The poll by the independent Levada research gr…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:25pm -
  • newDamascus, Moscow back UN 'freeze' plan: minister
    The Syrian regime and key ally Russia have agreed to support a UN proposal to suspend fighting in the battered northern city of Aleppo, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said.
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:22pm -
  • newWho's behind Christmas tree at Paris' Notre Dame?
    PARIS (AP) — Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has a Christmas tree this year thanks to an unusual patron: the Russian government.
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:20pm -
  • newSouth Asian leaders reach last-minute energy deal
    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — South Asian heads of state attending their first summit in three years reached a deal on energy sharing Thursday, but failed on two other economic agreements during a retreat where Indian and Pakistan leaders shook hands.
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:17pm -
  • newChina says in talks with Russia over 2015 military drills
    China's defence ministry said Thursday that it was in talks with Russian counterparts about joint military exercises next year, after Moscow announced drills were planned for the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean.
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:17pm -
  • newFor 700 migrants, harrowing sail ends in Greece
    IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) — More than 700 people, most fleeing Syria, were disembarking Thursday on the Greek island of Crete after a harrowing journey on a smuggling ship that which broke down in gale-force winds while trying to reach Europe.
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:16pm -
  • newIn Peru, whip-cracking vigilantes serve up justice
    CAJAMARCA, Peru (AP) — The vigilantes collared the short, pot-bellied man at Cajamarca's teeming outdoor market and marched him to their storefront. He was a serial pickpocket, they said.
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:15pm -
  • newNew breed of French protester: sheep
    PARIS (AP) — Disgruntled farmers have brought their sheep to the Eiffel Tower to protest wolf attacks, and what they call the government's anti-farmer environmental policies.
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:14pm -
  • newUkraine's parliament elects Yatseniuk for a new term as PM
    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's new parliament elected Arseny Yatseniuk for a new term as prime minister at its opening session on Thursday, after President Petro Poroshenko and a newly-formed coalition in the assembly supported his appointment. A total…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:11pm -
  • newColombia could fail thousands in land return - Amnesty
    By Luis Jaime Acosta and Julia Symmes Cobb BOGOTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of people displaced from their land during five decades of war could lose out unless Colombia returns the property fairly and jails those responsible for driving fam…
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:05pm -
  • newEU piling pressure on Google to change ways
    European Union institutions are piling pressure on Google to change the way it operates its business and applies EU rules. The European parliament on Thursday approved a non-binding resolution that calls ...
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:02pm -
  • newGerman bonds hit record, stocks gain on eurozone stimulus signs
    German government bonds leap to record peaks on the prospect of quantitative easing in the struggling eurozone, while stocks also push higher
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 1:02pm -
  • newStocks edge up, oil drops as OPEC eyed
    Share prices drifted higher on Thursday, with trading subdued due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S. The price of oil slumped, however, on expectations that OPEC would not cut production to support ...
    - 2 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:56pm -
  • newSpanish PM pushes for new laws after graft scandal
    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday pushed for the rapid adoption of new laws aimed at tightening political party accounting rules, after his health minister resigned in the latest in a string of corruption scandals.
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:41pm -

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Space Exploration

  • newSesame 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…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:09pm -
  • newAstronauts 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…
    - 3 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 12:08pm -
  • newDNA 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.
    - 13 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 2:13am -
  • newWelcoming 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…
    - 17 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 10:01pm -
  • newThanksgiving 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…
    - 19 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 8:29pm -
  • newSpaceflight 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…
    - 20 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 7:06pm -
  • newSupermassive 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…
    - 21 hours ago 26 Nov 14, 6:09pm -
  • newFind 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…
    - 22 hours 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 1 day 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.
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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.
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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…
    - 2 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.
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 4:11pm -
  • 'Interstellar' Science: Is Wormhole Travel Possible?
    Wormholes are theoretical tunnels through the fabric of space-time that could potentially allow rapid travel between widely separated points — from one galaxy to another, for example, as depicted in Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," which opened…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 2:46pm -
  • Cosmic Case of Missing Stars Baffles Scientists
    A massive population of stars is missing, and scientists are stumped as to where it could be. New observations from the Hubble Space Telescope challenge a previous theory for the apparent disappearance of a massive number of stars. Because some star…
    - 2 days ago 25 Nov 14, 12:14pm -
  • NASA Unveils Most Amazing View of Jupiter's Moon Europa Ever (Video)
    An incredible, reprocessed picture of Jupiter's moon Europa shows the mysterious natural satellite's amazing colors as they have never been seen before. The original photos of Europa were collected by the Galileo spacecraft, which explored Jupiter a…
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 10:25pm -
  • Life in an 8-Month Mars Sim: A Q+A With the Hi-SEAS Team
    With support from NASA, the Hawai'i Space Exploration Analog and Simulation(HI-SEAS) program launched in 2013 to study how astronauts might interact during long deployments in isolation from the rest of Earth, such as those required for a manned tri…
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 9:55pm -
  • Philae Lander, Like Philae Obelisk, Is a Window to the Past
    Benjamin Altshuler is on the classics faculty at the University of Oxford and is the current Classics Conclave fellow at the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents. Separated by two millennia, the Philae lander and the Philae obelisk illuminate t…
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 9:53pm -
  • Cassini Spacecraft Sees Swirling Clouds on Saturn (Photo)
    NASA's Cassini spacecraft captured this intimate snapshot of Saturn on Aug. 23 while flying about 1.1 million miles (1.7 million kilometers) from the ringed planet, though the space agency unveiled the image on Monday (Nov. 17) as an image feature.…
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 1:19pm -
  • Russian Soyuz Delivers Crew of 3 to International Space Station
    NASA astronaut Terry Virts, European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti and cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov blasted off atop a Russian Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 4:01 p.m. EST (2101 GMT, 3:01 a.m. local time in…
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:42am -
  • Multi-national crew reaches space station
    By Irene Klotz (Reuters) - A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy's first female astronaut. A Soyuz capsule carryi…
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 4:28am -
  • Italy's first female astronaut arrives at space station: NASA
    A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut has safely docked with the International Space Station, NASA said.
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 3:51am -
  • Crew docks at International Space Station
    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts from Russia, the United States and Italy docked Monday with the International Space Station, less than six hours after launching from Russia's manned space facility in Kazakhsta…
    - 3 days ago 24 Nov 14, 3:38am -
  • Multi-national crew blasts off for space station
    By Irene Klotz A Russian Soyuz rocket blasted off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Sunday to deliver three new crew members to the International Space Station, including Italy’s first female astronaut. A Soyuz capsule holding incoming…
    - 4 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 6 days ago 21 Nov 14, 9:07pm -
  • International Ebola fight helping but more work needed - U.N. chief
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - International efforts to fight Ebola are helping to slow the rate of new infections in some areas but increased infections in others and fears of further contagion in Mali indicate much work is still to be done, United Nations…
    - 6 days ago 21 Nov 14, 8:09pm -
  • Space station rarity: 2 women on long-term crew
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For the 21st-century spacewoman, gender is a subject often best ignored.
    - 6 days ago 21 Nov 14, 7:50pm -
  • European space plane set for February launch: firm
    Europe's first-ever "space plane" will be launched on February 11 next year, rocket firm Arianespace said Friday after a three-month delay to fine-tune the mission flight plan.
    - 6 days ago 21 Nov 14, 6:46pm -
  • Antarctica's Mysterious Mountains Preserved By Ice
    Earth's best-kept secret to looking young is buried under Antarctica's deep, old ice. The planet's fountain of youth is frozen water mantling Antarctica's mighty Gamburtsev Mountains, a new study reports. Instead, the Gamburtsevs are as rugged as th…
    - 6 days ago 21 Nov 14, 1:28pm -
  • Small Volcanic Eruptions Slow Global Warming
    Small volcanic eruptions account for part of the global warming slowdown since 2000, a new study suggests. Until now, the climate impacts of small volcanic blasts were overlooked because their planet-cooling particles cluster below the reach of sate…
    - 6 days ago 21 Nov 14, 1:24pm -
  • Milky Way's Monster Black Hole Ignores Its 'Snack,' and Debate Swirls
    Earlier this year, astronomers watched eagerly as a cloud of gas moved dangerously close to the colossal black hole at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy — like a wildebeest wandering toward a lion. The destruction of the gas cloud G2 by the Milky…
    - 6 days ago 21 Nov 14, 12:31pm -
  • Curiosity Rover Recons Rocky Base of Mars Mountain (Photos)
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  • newBrentford nearly men closing on impossible dream
    By Mike Collett LONDON (Reuters) - The spotlight on London football usually shines on glamour clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur or West Ham United but rarely on unfashionable Brentford who last played in the top flight nearly 70 years ago. F…
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  • newSoccer-Brentford nearly men closing on impossible dream
    By Mike Collett LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The spotlight on London soccer usually shines on glamour clubs Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur or West Ham United but rarely on unfashionable Brentford who last played in the top flight nearly 70 years a…
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  • newConnacht reward homegrown ‘heroes’ with two-year contracts
    Pat Lam says that keeping local players involved in Connacht is an inspiration for the next generation.
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  • newArsenal's Wilshere ruled out for three months
    LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere will be out of action for three months after undergoing ankle surgery, the Premier League club said on Thursday. The 22-year-old England international damaged ligaments during the league match agai…
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  • newPoyet hopes Sunderland can be Chelsea party poopers again
    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea old boy Gus Poyet will again look to throw a spanner in the works at his former club when Sunderland host the runaway Premier League leaders on Saturday. Manager Poyet took his bottom of the table team to S…
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  • newSoccer-Poyet hopes Sunderland can be Chelsea party poopers again
    By Tony Jimenez LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Chelsea old boy Gus Poyet will again look to throw a spanner in the works at his former club when Sunderland host the runaway Premier League leaders on Saturday. Manager Poyet took his bottom of the table te…
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  • newPower ranking the 8 teams most likely to win the Champions League
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  • newBrandao sentenced to a month in jail for headbutt
    PARIS (Reuters) - Bastia forward Brandao has been sentenced to one month in prison for headbutting Paris St Germain midfielder Thiago Motta, a French tribunal said on Thursday. The sentence, however, is expected to be turned into community service.…
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  • newAlleged killer of Serbian fan arrested - media
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have arrested the alleged killer of a Serbian basketball fan, stabbed to death in Istanbul last week before the start of the Euroleague match between Galatasaray and Serbia's Red Star Belgrade, media reports said.…
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  • newBasketball-Alleged killer of Serbian fan arrested - media
    ISTANBUL, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Turkish police have arrested the alleged killer of a Serbian basketball fan, stabbed to death in Istanbul last week before the start of the Euroleague match between Galatasaray and Serbia's Red Star Belgrade, media report…
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  • newMadrid cut cross from crest after deal with Abu Dhabi bank
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  • newAvram Grant appointed coach of Ghana
    ACCRA (Reuters) - Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant is the new coach of Ghana after agreeing a 27-month contract, the country's football association announced on Thursday. The 54-year-old Israeli, who missed out on Champions League glory with Chelsea…
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  • newUPDATE 1-Soccer-Avram Grant appointed coach of Ghana
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  • newItaly join the chase for Palermo's Dybala
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  • newPREVIEW-Soccer-Italy join the chase for Palermo's Dybala
    MILAN, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Italy coach Antonio Conte has joined the chase for Palermo's 20-year-old forward Paulo Dybala whose eye-catching performances have lit up a Serie A this season. The Argentine forward has become a talking point in the last tw…
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  • newUnited defender Evans close to return
    LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has played 60 minutes in a reserve match and could return to manager Louis van Gaal's injury-hit back line against Hull City on Saturday. The Northern Ireland international has struggled with…
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  • newSoccer-Avram Grant appointed coach of Ghana
    ACCRA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Former Chelsea boss Avram Grant is the new coach of Ghana after agreeing a 27-month contract, the country's football association announced on Thursday. The 54-year-old Israeli, who missed out on the Champions League with Che…
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  • newSoccer-United defender Evans close to return
    LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Manchester United defender Jonny Evans has played 60 minutes in a reserve match and could return to manager Louis van Gaal's injury-hit back line against Hull City on Saturday. The Northern Ireland international has struggl…
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  • newWerder coach Skripnik agrees three-year deal
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Werder Bremen coach Viktor Skripnik, who took over last month, has signed a three-year deal after making a good start in his bid to haul the club out of trouble. Skripnik, who played for the team from 1996-2004, replaced the sacke…
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  • newA sport left heartbroken by death of Hughes
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - The cricket world was in mourning on Thursday following the death of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes, who died in a Sydney hospital, two days after being hit in the head by a ball. A game that is synonymous with the values of fa…
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  • newFagan turned down better offer from Paul Cook’s Chesterfield to stick with Pat’s
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  • newThe 31 inter-county stars headed off today on the Allstar football trip to Boston
    The game takes place in Canton, Boston on Saturday.
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  • newPhillip Hughes Dies After Severe Head Injury
    Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has died after suffering a severe head injury during a Sydney cricket match.
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  • newNo rest for Rory Best while Olding and Hanrahan named fullbacks for Munster v Ulster
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  • newMayne-Nicholls to decide on FIFA presidency bid in New Year

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  • newSoccer-Mayne-Nicholls to decide on FIFA presidency bid in New Year
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  • newSoccer-Former owner of Rangers held in Mexico
    LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Craig Whyte, the former owner of Rangers, has been detained in Mexico on an arrest warrant relating to his takeover of the Scottish club, Scottish prosecutors said on Thursday. Whyte, 43, took over Rangers, one of the best-…
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  • newAustralian batsman Hughes dies from head injury
    SYDNEY (AP) — Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died Thursday from a "catastrophic" injury to his head, two days after being struck by a delivery during a match.
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  • newCoe announces plans to run for IAAF presidency
    By Ossian Shine LONDON (Reuters) - The man who successfully delivered the London 2012 Olympic Games on Thursday launched his bid for the presidency of world athletics' governing body, one of the most powerful jobs in global sport. Double Olympic gol…
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  • newUPDATE 1-Athletics-Coe announces plans to run for IAAF presidency
    (Adds background, detail) By Ossian Shine LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The man who successfully delivered the London 2012 Olympic Games on Thursday launched his bid for the presidency of world athletics' governing body, one of the most powerful jobs in…
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  • newRodgers hails Liverpool's 'wonderful character'
    LONDON (Reuters) - Beleaguered Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted by his team's resilience following the 2-2 draw with Ludogorets on Wednesday which gave them a good chance of reaching the Champions League last 16. Liverpool need to bea…
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  • newWales make three changes for South Africa test
    LONDON (Reuters) - Wales coach Warren Gatland has made three enforced changes to his starting line-up for Saturday's test against South Africa in Cardiff. Winger Liam Williams replaced the injured George North, prop Gethin Jenkins came in for Paul J…
    - 4 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 11:39am -
  • newICC sanctions Dilshan, Perera for disciplinary breaches
    COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka cricketers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera have been fined and reprimanded for disciplinary breaches during the first one-day international against England, the International Cricket Council said on Thursday. Wh…
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  • newRugby-Wales make three changes for South Africa test
    LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Wales coach Warren Gatland has made three enforced changes to his starting line-up for Saturday's test against South Africa in Cardiff. Winger Liam Williams replaced the injured George North, prop Gethin Jenkins came in for…
    - 4 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 11:30am -
  • newSoccer-Rodgers hails Liverpool's 'wonderful character'
    LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Beleaguered Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted by his team's resilience following the 2-2 draw with Ludogorets on Wednesday which gave them a good chance of reaching the Champions League last 16. Liverpool need…
    - 4 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 11:20am -
  • newCricket-ICC sanctions Dilshan, Perera for disciplinary breaches
    COLOMBO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka cricketers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Thisara Perera have been fined and reprimanded for disciplinary breaches during the first one-day international against England, the International Cricket Council said on Thurs…
    - 4 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 11:02am -
  • newCentre Twelvetrees replaces Farrell for England
    By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - Billy Twelvetrees will start at inside centre for England against Australia on Saturday after coach Stuart Lancaster dropped Owen Farrell and kept faith with George Ford at flyhalf. Ford, 21, made an assured firs…
    - 5 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 10:40am -
  • newFactbox - Deaths caused from on-field incidents
    (Reuters) - Following is a factbox on cricketers and umpires who succumbed to on-field injuries after Australian batsman Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after being struck on the head by a bouncer during a domestic match: * 2014…
    - 5 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 10:28am -
  • newFormer ICC chief wants review of safety standards
    By Sudipto Ganguly MUMBAI (Reuters) - Former International Cricket Council chief Jagmohan Dalmiya has called on the game's administrators to work on upgrading safety standards to ensure that incidents like the shock death of Australian batsman Philli…
    - 5 hours ago 27 Nov 14, 10:27am -

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