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Living Well

  • newSouth Africa's Zuma says in 'perfect' health after post-election fatigue
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said he was in "perfect" condition after recovering from a bout of fatigue that left him hospitalised in June, playing down reports of health problems. Zuma, 72, has noticeably lost weight…
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  • newBritain lifts bird flu restrictions on duck farm
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Sunday lifted restrictions on the movement of poultry in a six-mile (9.7-km) zone around a duck farm in northern England where the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu strain was found last month. The Department for Environm…
    - 16 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 9:45am -
  • Unilever drops mayonnaise suit against Just Mayo maker
    (Reuters) - Unilever Plc's U.S. division said it has withdrawn its lawsuit against food startup Hampton Creek over false advertising and unfair competition related to its Just Mayo product. Unilever, famous for its mayonnaise brand Hellmann's, had fi…
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 1:37am -
  • European court rules obesity can be a disability
    LONDON (AP) — Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight staff.
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  • EU court says obesity can be disability
    The European Union's highest court ruled Thursday that obesity can be considered a "disability" if it hinders an overweight person's performance at work.
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  • Armed groups recruit 10,000 child soldiers in Central African Republic – NGO
    DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Up to 10,000 children have been recruited by armed groups during the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) despite a U.N.-backed peacekeeping presence, the number rising sharply in the past two years, Sa…
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 2:53pm -
  • Instant noodles recalled as Taiwan food scare widens
    Taiwanese authorities on Thursday ordered a leading food company to recall two flavours of instant noodles over fears they contain a banned dye as the island's latest food scandal deepened.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:16pm -
  • Shire considering bid for NPS Pharmaceuticals - Bloomberg
    (Reuters) - Dublin-based Shire Plc , whose proposed sale to AbbVie Inc fell apart in October, is considering an offer for U.S-based drug developer NPS Pharmaceuticals Inc , Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. NPS's shares ros…
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 5:10pm -
  • Alcohol calorie counts to be on menus by next year
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Don't want to be confronted with the number of calories in that margarita or craft beer? Then avoid the menu and order at the bar.
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  • U.N. warns 1 million people could be hungry by March due to Ebola
    By Chris Arsenault ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Half a million people in three West African nations rocked by Ebola are going hungry and that number could double by March if food supplies do not improve, two United Nations agencies warned on W…
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 3:49pm -
  • Japan confirms bird flu case, culls 4,000 chickens
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Agricultural Ministry on Tuesday confirmed a case of a highly pathogenic H5 strain of avian influenza at a poultry farm in Miyazaki prefecture in southwestern Japan. Three chickens tested positive at the farm and all of the…
    - 6 days ago 16 Dec 14, 7:55am -
  • Ex-Google employees launch app to make you smarter about health, fitness
    By Christina Farr SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A group of former Google employees are betting they can boost the world's medical knowledge with a mobile IQ test. Hi.Q, a free app for the Apple Inc iPhone and iPad launching on Monday, includes 10,000 que…
    - 6 days ago 15 Dec 14, 7:33pm -
  • EU food labels to help allergy sufferers
    New EU labelling rules taking effect Saturday require restaurants and other businesses to tell customers if their food could trigger allergies or raise other health concerns.
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  • No more drunken sailors: Canadian Navy bans drinking at sea
    By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Royal Canadian Navy on Friday imposed an almost total ban on sailors drinking at sea, after a warship had to be recalled from an international exercise because inebriated crew members got into trouble. Sailor…
    - 9 days ago 13 Dec 14, 1:31am -
  • 'Creeping humanitarian crisis' in drought-hit Central America: UN
    A drawn-out drought in Central America has pushed some 2.5 million people in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador into food insecurity, the UN warned Friday.
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  • Teen girl still hooked to machines 1 year later
    A year ago, 13-year-old Jahi McMath underwent a tonsillectomy and tissue removal at Children's Hospital in Oakland, California, to treat sleep apnea. The girl suffered massive bleeding, had a heart attack and was declared brain-dead Dec. 12.
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  • Award-winning Washington Post photographer dies of heart attack in Liberia
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post photographer Michel du Cille died of an apparent heart attack on Thursday in Liberia where he was on assignment covering the Ebola outbreak, the newspaper said. The Post said du Cille, 58…
    - 10 days ago 12 Dec 14, 1:41am -
  • Food insecurity rising despite record cereal output
    World cereal output is expected to hit record highs this year but food insecurity is worsening across the globe thanks to Ebola and civil conflicts, the UN's food agency said Thursday.
    - 10 days ago 11 Dec 14, 11:07pm -
  • Avian flu spreading in southwest British Columbia
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The avian influenza outbreak in southwest British Columbia has spread to seven farms, and 155,000 birds have died of the virus or will be euthanized, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said.
    - 10 days ago 11 Dec 14, 9:35pm -
  • Danone's medical nutrition unit on board agenda Thursday - source
    PARIS (Reuters) - French food group Danone will hold a board meeting on Thursday to discuss whether to keep or sell its medical nutrition business, a person familiar with the matter said. Bloomberg earlier on Wednesday said that Danone's board would…
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Education & Learning

  • Record 500,000 started university
    Record numbers of students entered university this year, but the gender gap has never been wider, according to annual admission figures.
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  • Minister 'tackling' poor pupil funds
    The government is "working on a solution" to avoid a drop in school funding for the poorest pupils because all England's infants now get free meals.
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  • Statistics watchdog ticks off Morgan
    Education Secretary Nicky Morgan is criticised by the UK Statistics Authority over her use of statistics.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 9:33am -
  • Primary school pupils 'still hungry'
    Half of younger primary school children in Wales are still hungry some or all of the time after eating their school meal, the children's commissioner says
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 8:27am -
  • Minister in maternity leave first
    Scotland's children's minister becomes the first member of the Holyrood government to take maternity leave.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 6:13am -

BBC Earth Videos

Cute Jumping Indri Lemurs - Madagascar - BBC
Cute Jumping Indri Lemurs - Madagascar - BBCLemurs are native only to Madagascar, and the indri is the biggest of them all. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBC .…
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Angry Hippos Fight for Mate - Nature's Great Events - BBC
Angry Hippos Fight for Mate - Nature's Great Events - BBCWhen the dominant male hippo faces a contender to his crown, there is only one option left....fight! Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=BBCEart…
- 17 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 8:18am -
Choosing Exciting Characters - Tiny Giants 3D
Choosing Exciting Characters - Tiny Giants 3DYou may think you are familiar with the chipmunks and mice seen in Tiny Giants 3D, but they are far from the ordinary creatures you may think they are. Micha...From:BBC EarthViews:3074…
- 23 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:30am -
The Tiny Scorpion Slayer - Tiny Giants 3D
The Tiny Scorpion Slayer - Tiny Giants 3DAre you a man or a mouse? Michael Gunton, writer and producer of Tiny Giants 3D, tells us about our little hero the grasshopper mouse (commonly known as the scorpion mouse) and its remarkable...Fr…
- 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 9:44pm -

Astrology.com Daily Horoscope

  • Libra Daily Horoscope for December 21, 2014
    You're in the middle of some great new intellectual conversations -- and you may find yourself straying from a dogma you'd never really thought about before. Let yourself go!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's Love…
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Aquarius Daily Horoscope for December 21, 2014
    A new person joins your group and helps you to see that things can change for the better. It could be a colleague, a new friend or even a new family member, but the new perspective is what's most important.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's…
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Taurus Daily Horoscope for December 21, 2014
    Subconscious messages are leaking in today -- you should do your best to decode them and then act on their advice. Life is just about to curve in an unexpected direction, so brace yourself!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dail…
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Sagittarius Daily Horoscope for December 21, 2014
    A good friend brightens your day early on -- and makes sure that you are right where you need to be all day long. Keep reminding yourself how good you've got it and how lucky you are to have them.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScope…
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Gemini Daily Horoscope for December 21, 2014
    You can't let yourself be too dogmatic today -- easy answers are all in question. Once you know what's really going on, you should be able to adapt your thinking in the right direction.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Co…
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Aries Daily Horoscope for December 21, 2014
    Your cultural leanings are made a little stronger today by an infusion of amazing energy. Try to take your life to a new limit or find a new way to show off to the world as a whole.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple…
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Cancer Daily Horoscope for December 21, 2014
    You have to deal with something that's bigger than your immediate circle of friends and family -- in fact, you may find that it's past time for you to take a stand on that social issue you care so much about.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single…
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Scorpio Daily Horoscope for December 21, 2014
    Skepticism is more important than ever today -- so collect your wits and make sure that you're not just taking everyone's word for it that things are fine. You can judge that for yourself.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily…
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Leo Daily Horoscope for December 21, 2014
    Your generosity is legendary, and you should be able to bring smiles to people's faces without any strenuous effort. Your great energy should earn you all kinds of karma and keep you happy all day.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScop…
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Capricorn Daily Horoscope for December 21, 2014
    You need to really communicate with the people in your life -- it's too easy to slide into a trance today! That may actually be okay, as you are sure to make all kinds of progress no matter what you say.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's Lo…
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Virgo Daily Horoscope for December 21, 2014
    This is not a good time to struggle against the flow of life -- it's got your number! The good news is that you're actually moving in a positive direction, even if you can't quite see that just yet.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveSco…
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • Pisces Daily Horoscope for December 21, 2014
    Think before speaking today -- things are already a bit odd, and if you say something out of turn, you could sway people's minds in exactly the wrong direction. Sometimes silence really is golden!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScope…
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 12:00am -

Flying Cars

  • Hot Wheels Street Hawk Remote Control Flying Car
    The Hot Wheels Street Hawk Remote Control Flying Car by Mattel brings the wonder of flight to the younger set and does so effortlessly.
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  • Flying car nears mass production liftoff
    The 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 aviation geeks who wandered by his modest stall. The following…
    - 21 days ago 1 Dec 14, 5:55am -
  • Mass produced flying cars are real … and closer than you might think
    As the announcer who introduced the Terrafugia Transition put it: 'Ladies and gentlemen, this is one of the most incredible things we've seen, ever, here at Oshkosh'
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  • The Flying Car Is (Almost) For Real
    Nov. 24 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg “Money Clip” Host Olivia Sterns reports on Terrafugia’s flying car. (Source: Bloomberg)
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  • The Flying Car Nears Liftoff, Finally
    The 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 aviation geeks ...
    - 28 days ago 24 Nov 14, 5:00am -

Music

  • newElton John marries partner under new law
    LONDON (Reuters) - British musician Elton John on Sunday married his long-term partner David Furnish, converting their civil partnership after laws allowing gay marriage in Britain came into force this year. John, one of Britain's most prominent mus…
    - 7 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:06pm -
  • Rihanna is mobbed by fans in France
    Rihanna gave her French supporters a day to remember when she spent some time with them in Paris.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 1:23pm -
  • Rihanna mobbed by fans in France
    Rihanna found herself surrounded by fans as she had a shoot in Paris.
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  • Beyonce And Jay Z Outbid On Beverly Hills Pad
    The billionaire creator of the computer game Minecraft has reportedly won a bidding war for a Beverly Hills mansion which Beyonce and Jay Z had their eyes on.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 11:24am -
  • NYC event marks winter solstice with music parades
    NEW YORK (AP) — Walking? Check. In a winter wonderland? Well, it marks the beginning of the season. Bells ringing? Sure, along with trumpets and some fiddles.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 7:23am -
  • Madonna hits out at music leak
    Madonna has hit out at the leak of some of her new music - calling it a "form of terrorism".
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 10:00am -
  • How Bad Music Became a British Christmas Tradition
    In 1993, when I was 10 years old, one of the biggest stars in my native Britain was a Pepto Bismol-pink leviathan with yellow spots, a jaunty bow tie, and manic green eyes that shook from side to side like Cookie Monster on a HFCS binge. The creatur…
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 1:22pm -
  • Green Day, Reed, Starr into rock hall
    NEW YORK (AP) — The punk trio Green Day, poet of the New York underground Lou Reed and "Lean on Me" singer Bill Withers will lead a new class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year.
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 8:54pm -
  • Starr, Reed among 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, the late rocker Lou Reed, punk group Green Day and singer Bill Withers are among the 2015 inductees named on Tuesday to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, rockers…
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  • Ex-Eurythmics' singer wants video at gothic jail
    DERIDDER, La. (AP) — Local officials in west Louisiana say former Eurythmics singer and guitarist Dave Stewart plans to film a new music video early next year in their century-old Gothic Revival jail.
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 7:20pm -
  • Apple wins digital music U.S. antitrust trial
    By Dan Levine OAKLAND, Calif. (Reuters) - Apple Inc won an antitrust trial on Tuesday when a U.S. jury decided the company did not act improperly when it restricted music purchases for iPod users to Apple's iTunes digital store. The verdict was read…
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 7:11pm -
  • Buku 2015 music fest lineup released
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Urban radio hit-maker A$AP Rocky and national electronic music stars Passion Pit, Bassnectar and Porter Robinson are scheduled to take the stage in New Orleans for the fourth annual Buku music festival in March.
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 4:58pm -
  • Songwriter Van Etten digs herself out of the dark with music
    By Julien Pretot PARIS (Reuters) - Even when things don't go her way -- from on-stage technical glitches to complicated relationships -- American singer Sharon Van Etten remains cheerful. You might not guess that by listening to "I Love You But I'm L…
    - 6 days ago 16 Dec 14, 12:30pm -
  • Tencent, Sony strike China music distribution deal
    By Paul Carsten BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has struck the latest in a string of music distribution deals, this time with Sony Music Entertainment, as it teams up with labels to try to develop China's paid-for mus…
    - 6 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:04am -
  • Celeb birthdays for the week of Dec. 21-27
    Dec. 21: Country singer Freddie Hart is 88. Talk-show host Phil Donahue is 79. Actress Jane Fonda is 77. Singer Carla Thomas is 72. Guitarist Albert Lee is 71. Actor Samuel L. Jackson is 66. Singer Betty Wright is 61. Actress Jane Kaczmarek ("Malcolm…
    - 6 days ago 15 Dec 14, 4:25pm -
  • Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars grab top spot in British music charts
    LONDON (Reuters) - English DJ Mark Ronson grabbed the top spot in the British singles chart on Sunday with his new track "Uptown Funk" featuring U.S. singer Bruno Mars, the Official Charts Company said. The track was made for Ronson's fourth studio a…
    - 7 days ago 14 Dec 14, 7:41pm -
  • J. Cole: Still a Classic Album Away From Greatness
    While an impressive rapper and storyteller, J. Cole doesn’t quite fit the labels given to other hip-hop artists—the poignant and introspective, R&B-influenced Drake; the confident and aggressive street persona of Jay Z. In a genre littered with…
    - 7 days ago 14 Dec 14, 5:40pm -
  • Ciao! Stand-in mentor Tulisa can't stop Andrea Faustini getting the X Factor final chop
    With Mel B missing through illness, the Italian singer lost the first public vote of the two-day series finale.
    - 8 days ago 13 Dec 14, 11:46pm -
  • Elton John opens stand in his honour at Watford
    LONDON (Reuters) - Pop music great Elton John opened a new stand named after him at English Championship club Watford's Vicarage Road ground on Saturday, describing it as "one of the greatest days of my life". The 67-year-old singer-songwriter, who…
    - 8 days ago 13 Dec 14, 5:17pm -
  • Soccer-Elton John opens stand in his honour at Watford
    LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Pop music great Elton John opened a new stand named after him at English Championship club Watford's Vicarage Road ground on Saturday, describing it as "one of the greatest days of my life". The 67-year-old singer-songwrite…
    - 8 days ago 13 Dec 14, 5:11pm -
  • New Ailey dance pays tribute to civil rights icon
    NEW YORK (AP) — It would seem the timing could hardly be more apt for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's new civil rights-themed piece, "Odetta," a tribute to the late folk singer often referred to as the voice of the civil rights movement.
    - 9 days ago 12 Dec 14, 11:41pm -
  • 4m watch inaugural BBC Music Awards
    Nearly four million people watched the inaugural BBC Music Awards last night to see Ed Sheeran and Pharrell Williams take the top honours.
    - 9 days ago 12 Dec 14, 3:16pm -
  • Who won what at the BBC Music Awards?
    Pharrell, Ed Sheeran and Catfish and the Bottlemen all walked away with golden gongs.
    - 9 days ago 12 Dec 14, 2:59pm -
  • A Vibrant American Musical Career, far From America's Cultural Capitals
    In the early 1970s, a young singer-songwriter named Larry Groce was launching his career in the music business. He had grown up in Texas, moved to Los Angeles, started recording albums, and in 1976 had a Top Ten hit with the novelty song "Junk Food…
    - 9 days ago 12 Dec 14, 2:15pm -
  • Music producer Dupri's mansion in foreclosure
    ATLANTA (AP) — According to foreclosure documents, music producer Jermaine Dupri is losing his multimillion dollar Atlanta mansion.
    - 10 days ago 11 Dec 14, 9:35pm -
  • Guilty plea in NY music festival drug death
    NEW YORK (AP) — A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Thursday to a narcotics charge in a prosecution that arose after an overdose death at a New York City music festival.
    - 10 days ago 11 Dec 14, 9:18pm -
  • See the celebs that scrubbed up well at the BBC Music Awards
    They really were dressed to impress.
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  • Hozier's 'Take Me to Church' is Spotify's most viral 2014 single
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - The breakout hit "Take Me to Church" by the young Irish singer Hozier, which has been adopted as a protest song against anti-gay discrimination in Russia, was the most viral single on Spotify in 2014, the online mu…
    - 10 days ago 11 Dec 14, 6:05pm -
  • It's Too Hard to Manage Music Now: Why It's Okay to Miss the Old iPod
    Recently I had a fairly pedestrian thought, a thought I've been having on and off for 10 years: "I want to put some music onto my portable music listening device." This used to be a relative cinch: I'd put the music on iTunes, plug in my iPod, and d…
    - 11 days ago 11 Dec 14, 12:31pm -
  • Dr Dre Revealed As World's Top Earning Musician
    US rap producer and Beats headphones co-founder Dr Dre was the highest earning musician of 2014, according to Forbes.
    - 11 days ago 10 Dec 14, 6:33pm -
  • Sam Smith tops MTV's 2014 best artist list
    NEW YORK (AP) — This year's breakthrough new singer, Sam Smith, went from an artist to watch to MTV's best artist of 2014 and beat out megastars like Beyonce and Taylor Swift.
    - 11 days ago 10 Dec 14, 1:40pm -
  • Hozier's 'Take Me to Church' is top Spotify 2014 single
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - The breakout hit "Take Me to Church" by the young Irish singer Hozier that has been adopted as a protest song against gay discrimination in Russia was the most streamed single on Spotify in 2014, the online music s…
    - 12 days ago 10 Dec 14, 12:21pm -
  • Cowell not biased, says Haenow
    X Factor hunk Ben Haenow has insisted Simon Cowell does not have a "favourite" on the show as they visited the singer's home town to drum up support ahead of this weekend's eagerly anticipated final.
    - 12 days ago 10 Dec 14, 9:12am -
  • 10 reasons we all love Katy Perry's Dark Horse video
    The singer’s music video has emerged the most popular YouTube video of 2014 and here’s why…
    - 12 days ago 9 Dec 14, 10:01pm -
  • Katy Perry, spider-dog top popular online videos
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Katy Perry and a dog dressed like a spider are among 2014's top online video subjects.
    - 12 days ago 9 Dec 14, 6:02pm -
  • Is Lindsay Lohan looking to get her music career back on track?
    Lindsay Lohan and her sister Aliana has been in the recording studio with English rockers Duran Duran.
    - 12 days ago 9 Dec 14, 2:50pm -
  • Robbie Williams wants a new job
    Rock DJ singer Robbie Williams has hinted he could give up music and is looking for a career change.
    - 12 days ago 9 Dec 14, 2:12pm -
  • Will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones join Music Awards bill
    The Voice coaches will perform at the event at London’s Earls Court.
    - 13 days ago 9 Dec 14, 12:30pm -
  • Jay Z, Beyonce meet Kate and Wills
    Jay Z and Beyonce have rubbed shoulders with royalty when they met t he Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a New York basketball match.
    - 13 days ago 9 Dec 14, 10:18am -
  • Voice coaches on Music Awards bill
    The Voice stars Will.i.am and Sir Tom Jones have both been added to the bill of pop spectacular the BBC Music Awards later this week.
    - 13 days ago 9 Dec 14, 10:18am -

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Culture

  • newThe top films at the North American box office
    LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Following are the top 10 movies at North American box offices for the three days starting Dec. 19, led by "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," according to studio estimates compiled by Reuters. 1 (*) The Hobbi…
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  • Auschwitz victim suitcases get high-tech storage
    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz museum says some of the victims' 3,800 suitcases have been put into a state-of-the-art protective storage room partly funded by the European Union.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 3:36pm -
  • Rebel Wilson: I channelled Matt Lucas's accent
    Rebel Wilson took inspiration from Little Britain’s Matt Lucas for her accent in Night At The Museum: The Secret of the Tomb.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 2:11pm -
  • Rebel: I channelled Lucas' accent
    Rebel Wilson has revealed how Matt Lucas inspired her British accent in Night Of The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 10:08am -
  • New York Fashion Week booted out of Lincoln Center
    NEW YORK (AP) — C'est la vie, fashionistas. The city of New York and Lincoln Center are evicting the invitation-only, twice-yearly Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in a court spat over destroyed trees and displaced park benches.
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 11:04pm -
  • The Innovative Art of the Book-Preserving Underground
    Finely produced limited-edition books have long attracted niche followings among those who savor the look and feel of volumes in slipcases, but few are more devoted than the devotees of The Folio Society. For the estimated 100,000 members of the pub…
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 4:00pm -
  • Freud's goal: Keep Chicago's Lyric Opera relevant
    CHICAGO (AP) — When Anthony Freud was 14, his favorite pastime was going to the opera in London and then, on the train ride home to Wimbledon where he lived with his parents, "dreaming about how I could do it better when I ran a company of my own…
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 3:36pm -
  • Katniss Everdeen has arrived... at Madame Tussauds in London
    New waxwork figure of the Hunger Games character has been unveiled at the museum.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:52pm -
  • $10 million in stolen Los Angeles art recovered
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have recovered $10 million worth of art — including paintings by Chagall and Diego Rivera — that were stolen in one of Los Angeles' largest art heists.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 1:53am -
  • Singer J. Cole ousts Taylor Swift from top of Billboard 200
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - American hip hop artist J. Cole bumped pop singer Taylor Swift from the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 on Wednesday, pushing her into second place. Cole's "2014 Forest Hill Drive" album sold 354,000 full copies, 109,000 songs and…
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:51pm -
  • Third 'Night at the Museum' film marks Robin Williams' final appearance
    By Chris Michaud NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the third installment of the lucrative "Night at the Museum" series, the filmmakers wanted to make a film about saying goodbye. As fate would have it, the sequel, entitled "Night at the Museum: Secret of the…
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:38pm -
  • Verona's Arena to get $17.5 million restoration
    MILAN (AP) — Verona's famed Roman amphitheater, home to one of the world's premier opera festivals, will be the first large beneficiary of a new Italian government initiative to encourage private donations to protect cultural treasures.
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 7:59pm -
  • 'Shimmering' Cezanne to heat up art auction, Christie's says
    By Michael Roddy LONDON (Reuters) - A "shimmering" Paul Cezanne painting of the Mediterranean with a castle in the background is expected to attract the big-money buyers at a February auction that includes works by Modigliani, Giacometti and Picasso…
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 6:52pm -
  • Arena de Verona será restaurada
    MILAN (AP) — La famosa Arena de Verona, un anfiteatro de los tiempos de los romanos y sede de uno de los festivales de ópera más famosos del mundo, recibirá el apoyo de una nueva iniciativa del gobierno italiano que da incentivos a los donadore…
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 4:45pm -
  • U.S. judge OKs Seattle artist's 'Angry Birds' lawsuit
    By Eric M. Johnson SEATTLE (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has allowed a Seattle artist's intellectual property lawsuit to go forward over her claims she was cheated out of possibly millions of dollars from the sale of "Angry Birds" pet toys she designed,…
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 2:28am -
  • Sweet 'Night at the Museum' bids farewell to Robin Williams
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  • Artist's 'Angry Birds' lawsuit goes forward
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  • Seven Critics' Circle nods for Turner biopic
    Mike Leigh’s biopic about British artist JMW Turner is up for seven gongs at the London Critics’ Circle Awards.
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  • German foundation seeks ruling on Jewish art claim
    BERLIN (AP) — A German foundation has asked an expert panel to rule whether its painting by Spanish artist Juan Gris was looted by the Nazis.
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 5:03pm -
  • Night At The Museum stars salute Robin Williams
    The stars of Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb, paid tribute to their late co-star Robin Williams.
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  • Night At The Museum Pays Tribute To Williams
    Stars of the latest film in the Night At The Museum series have paid tribute to "kind and warm" Robin Williams, who makes one of his final appearances in the film.
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  • Museum stars salute Robin Williams
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  • Dan Stevens felt weighed down by his Night At The Museum role
    Dan Stevens got a bad back playing Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb.
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  • Pre-Fall: Fashion's Lucrative, Imaginary Season
    This time of year, the old song, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” plays in my head, but I’ve changed the word “Christmas” to “pre-fall.” It’s the only way I can remember what season designers are showing now. It’s o…
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  • Heavyweight role for actor Stevens
    Dan Stevens has revealed the biggest challenge of filming his role as Lancelot in Night At The Museum: Secret Of The Tomb - the heavy armour gave him a bad back.
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  • Damon Albarn has postponed his Sydney concert
    Damon Albarn has postponed a gig at the Sydney Opera House in Australia over security fears.
    - 6 days ago 15 Dec 14, 2:03pm -
  • Museum displays rare portrait by Winslow Homer
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. (AP) — A rare oil painting by the American artist Winslow Homer has been given as a gift to a Massachusetts museum.
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  • "Visitantes" explora el terror de lo conocido
    MEXICO (AP) — "Visitantes", la ópera prima del director mexicano Acán Coen, retrata el terror que puede producir lo que aparentemente es más familiar.
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  • Art with a bang - Portugal's VHILS blasts through barriers
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  • Sheeran and Pharrell win BBC gongs
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  • World Trade Center tower boasts large-scale art
    NEW YORK (AP) — The new 1 World Trade Center opened to great fanfare last month as the first tenants moved into the 1,776-foot tower through a vast lobby dominated by a monumental abstract mural. The color-splashed, 90-by-15-foot painting is among…
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  • American Museum of Natural History plans addition
    NEW YORK (AP) — The American Museum of Natural History has announced plans to build an addition to house a new science and education center.
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  • Sam Smith is MTV's best artist of 2014
    Sam Smith has been rated ahead of global superstars as MTV US’s best artist of 2014.
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  • Baritone gets crash course for Wagner role
    NEW YORK (AP) — In a bare rehearsal room three floors underground at the Metropolitan Opera, Michael Volle was learning how to move around on a set that wasn't there.
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  • The Comic-Book Guys Quivering in Fear of Cosplay
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  • Art transforms armory into reflective pool
    NEW YORK (AP) — A light, music and performance installation will transform a New York City armory into a reflective pool.
    - 11 days ago 10 Dec 14, 6:12pm -
  • Soap star pleads guilty in northeast Ohio crash
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  • Sam Smith tops MTV's 2014 best artist list
    NEW YORK (AP) — This year's breakthrough new singer, Sam Smith, went from an artist to watch to MTV's best artist of 2014 and beat out megastars like Beyonce and Taylor Swift.
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  • Royal couple pays respects at New York's Sept. 11 Memorial
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  • Winter Wonderland 2013 review: Festive fun for all the family
    A perfect way to enjoy a Christmas evening.
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Famous historical figures

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Business & Finance

  • newVIDEO: Monocle eyes rapid Asian expansion
    Monocle Magazine is a niche product selling just 18,000 copies a year, but it is aiming to rapidly increase sales in Asia with a new audience of high-end readers.
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  • newGadget insurance complaints rise
    The Financial Ombudsman Service says it received 2,200 complaints about gadget warranties last year, double that of the previous year.
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  • newCBI says job creation likely in 2015
    Business lobby group the CBI says half of UK firms plan to expand their workforce next year, with more permanent jobs being created than temporary ones.
    - 2 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 12:01am -
  • newDigging for diversity in Botswana
    Botswana's plans to move away from a reliance on diamonds
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 11:55pm -
  • newVIDEO: Beefing up Botswana's cattle farming
    With some experts forecasting the diminution of diamond reserves in as little as 20 years, Botswana must look to diversify its export industry.
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  • newThe firm that tests the world's ships
    The Norwegian firm that tests the world's ships and oil rigs
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 11:50pm -
  • newRemembering the InterCity 125
    Interactive video remembering the InterCity 125
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  • newOil price fall 'not Opec's fault'
    Oil-rich Gulf states vow not to cut crude production, blaming speculators and producers outside the Opec group for falling prices.
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  • newNorth Sea oil summit announced
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  • newBe honest on cuts, says Mandelson
    Former Business Secretary Lord Mandelson says Labour's shadow cabinet has to "play as a team" and be up front about public spending cuts.
    - 13 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 12:21pm -
  • newTough at the top: 2014's troubled bosses
    The leading bosses who had a rotten 2014
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  • newHow German Christmas markets came to the UK
    How German markets have exploded across the UK
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  • Millions shopping on 'Panic Saturday'
    UK shoppers are expected to spend a record £1.2bn buying Christmas presents and groceries on what researchers are calling "Panic Saturday".
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 5:54pm -
  • Plan to help over-50s get jobs
    Unemployed over-50s will be offered "career reviews" and help using computers as part of plans to get more people in that age group into work.
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 11:44am -
  • How to spot a fake at Christmas
    On the seasonal lookout for counterfeit goods
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  • Crossrail: Tunnelling beneath London
    A rare look into how Crossrail is taking shape below London
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 1:45am -
  • Booking.com fraud network revealed
    Details are revealed of a network which attempted to defraud thousands of customers of the online travel agent Booking.com.
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 12:39am -
  • Blackberry in revenue slide
    Troubled smartphone maker Blackberry reports a larger than expected drop in revenue, as it struggles to convince consumers to buy its phones.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 8:57pm -
  • Hereford Utd wound up over tax debt
    Hereford United is wound up by the High Court over money owed to HM Revenue and Customs.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 7:05pm -
  • Belarus moves to protect currency
    Belarus's central bank moves to protect its currency by imposing a new tax, as it feels the knock-on effects of the fall in the Russian rouble.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 6:03pm -
  • Zimbabwe issues coins for Christmas
    Special coins issued by Zimbabwe's central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 5:54pm -
  • Power firms to get £1bn to stay open
    Power generation firms are to receive close to £1bn to ensure their plants stay open and prevent the lights going out in the coming years.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 5:48pm -
  • Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia
    The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 5:36pm -
  • VIDEO: India's labour reforms anger unions
    Labour law reforms giving small firms more freedom to hire and fire have prompted protests among union members in India.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 2:52pm -
  • VIDEO: Shopping online from a country cottage
    For 2014, there is evidence to suggest more people than ever have shopped online, especially in rural areas where 9 out of 10 people shop online.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 2:07pm -
  • Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story
    Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 2:05pm -
  • Nigeria in new bid to defend naira
    Nigeria's central bank brings in further measures to support its currency, the naira, which fell to record lows this week.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 1:34pm -
  • VIDEO: Arora: 'I took my culture with me'
    Speaking from his shop and studio in Paris, Indian fashion designer Manish Arora talks about his success.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 1:32pm -
  • VIDEO: Botswana's complex ecotourism trade
    While much of the profits made from wildlife tourism in Botswana go to foreign-owned tourist operators, the biggest concern for some locals is poachers.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 1:27pm -
  • Hellmann's drops eggless mayo case
    The company that makes Hellmann's mayonnaise, Unilever, is dropping its planned court case against an American company that makes an eggless variety.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 11:58am -
  • Number in debt to energy firms rises
    About 6% of domestic energy customers were in debt to their supplier in 2013, figures show, but energy firms still owe money to customers too.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 11:10am -
  • Bank fine reduces public borrowing
    A bank fine of £1.1bn for manipulating currency markets has helped government borrowing figures in November, official figures show.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 11:04am -
  • Wonga customer wins fees challenge
    Payday lender Wonga will refund the fees and interest charged to a customer whose outstanding loan has already been written off.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 9:54am -
  • North Sea oil fears 'too dramatic'
    A leading figure in the UK's oil industry, Sir Ian Wood, tells the BBC warnings the industry is close to collapse are overstating the problem.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 9:16am -
  • HK tycoon found guilty of corruption
    Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and a former government official have been found guilty in the city's biggest-ever corruption case.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 8:59am -
  • Disabled 'missing out' on scheme
    Substantial numbers of disabled people are missing out on government support to help them into work, a group of MPs say.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 7:40am -
  • China revises up 2013 economy size
    China revises up the size of its economy in 2013 by 3.4%, which works out to about the size of Malaysia's economic output.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 6:26am -
  • VIDEO: India splashes out on art biennale
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    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 3:52am -
  • How are Venezuelans coping with tumbling oil prices?
    How Venezuelans are affected by falling oil prices
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 1:17am -
  • Global debt: How worried should we be?
    How worried should we be?
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 12:10am -
  • Nick Hewer to leave The Apprentice
    Lord Sugar's adviser on The Apprentice Nick Hewer announces he is to leave the BBC One show after a decade.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 12:04am -
  • Budapest's underground escape craze
    The escape games taking Hungary by storm
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 12:01am -
  • VIDEO: Myanmar turns to pop-up power
    Myanmar, also known as Burma, is trying out fast track power generation, putting gas generators into re-used shipping containers.
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 11:20pm -
  • Putin seeks to ease economic fears
    President Vladimir Putin seeks to ease fears over Russia's economy, insisting that the dramatic fall in the rouble will stabilise.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:32pm -
  • Retail sales boosted by Black Friday
    UK retail sales rose at their fastest annual rate in more than 10 years in November, thanks to the effects of Black Friday.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 11:05am -
  • The people working on Christmas Day
    While most of us will be relaxing on Christmas Day, spare a thought for the many people who will be working.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:33am -
  • SPFL withholds Gers cash over EBTs
    The SPFL is to withhold £250,000 due to Rangers for broadcast fees to cover a fine relating to employee benefit trusts.
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 7:57am -
  • Fifa dismisses Garcia complaint
    Fifa dismisses a complaint from its own World Cup corruption investigator Michael Garcia as well as two whistleblowers.
    - 6 days ago 16 Dec 14, 1:28pm -
  • Unwrapping Africa's red tape
    Malawian business tycoon Mike Mlombwa tells the BBC how to deal with red tape and stay on the right side of the law when doing business.
    - 6 days ago 16 Dec 14, 1:41am -
  • Building the biggest baby food firm
    How Paul Lindley, the boss of Ella's Kitchen, built up the UK's largest baby food business.
    - 7 days ago 15 Dec 14, 12:02am -

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Top News

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  • newReds can make top four - Rodgers
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    - 5 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 8:24pm -
  • newElton John and David Furnish marry
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    - 6 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 7:34pm -
  • newVIDEO: More support for ex-forces prisoners
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    - 6 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 7:28pm -
  • newNorth Sea oil summit announced
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    - 7 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:52pm -
  • newBen Haenow nabs Christmas number one
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  • newVIDEO: Two NY police officers shot dead
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    - 7 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:46pm -
  • newPhotographer Jane Bown dies aged 89
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    - 7 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:40pm -
  • newVilliers' rallying call on NI talks
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  • newAUDIO: Jane Bown on her 'visual' approach
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  • newChurch of Ireland hit by theft spree
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  • newPakistan carries out more executions
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  • newMay targets student visa 'abuse'
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    By Matt Scuffham and Steve Slater LONDON (Reuters) - When Metro Bank prepared to launch in 2010 as the first new bank to appear on British high streets for over a century, its founders broke with convention by outsourcing the construction of its comp…
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  • 8,000-Year-Old Olive Oil Found in Ancient Clay Pots
    Ancient people pressed olive oil as far back as 8,000 years ago in Israel, a new study finds. Researchers found residues of the Mediterranean-diet staple on ancient clay pots dating back to the 6th millennium B.C. "This is the earliest evidence of t…
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 11:28am -
  • EPA coal ash standards a setback for environmental groups
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Six years ago, there was a massive spill of coal ash sludge in Tennessee. Three years later, tons of coal ash swept into Lake Michigan. Last February, there was another spill and gray sludge spewed into the Dan River in Nor…
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 8:13am -
  • AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all
    GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists.
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 5:35am -
  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose"…
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 4:58am -
  • Obama mocks absurd plot twist of cyberattack on Sony
    By Roberta Rampton and Eric Kelsey WASHINGTON/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Faced with the most destructive cyberattack of a company on U.S. soil, President Barack Obama resorted to humour to explain an absurd plot that even Hollywood did not see coming. I…
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 4:04am -
  • Washington is limited in its response to N. Korea over Sony hack
    By Anna Yukhananov and James Pearson WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's threat of a "proportional" response to North Korea's hacking of Sony Pictures shows once more the limits of Washington's options as it seeks to rein in one of…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 11:54pm -
  • Antarctica Tourism Could Be Making Penguins Sick
    Antarctica remained largely untouched until roughly 200 years ago, and now, more than 10,000 people travel there every year. But tourists bring more than cameras. Scientists are warning that pathogens brought by visitors could threaten the continent…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 10:44pm -
  • Risk modellers look to clarify cyber risk costs
    By Luciana Lopez NEW YORK (Reuters) - Even as the Sony Corp cyber attack laid bare the kinds of vulnerabilities that typically drive companies to buy insurance policies, the lack of a risk model for insurers means such protection is not always easy t…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 10:12pm -
  • EPA sets first national standard for coal waste
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 8:57pm -
  • Space Tourism Needs a Reality Check (Op-Ed)
    His latest book, just released, is "New Space Frontiers: Venturing into Earth Orbit and Beyond" (Zenith Press, 2014). In October 2004, Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne rocket plane won the $10 million X Prize by becoming the first privately funded human-ca…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 5:21pm -
  • Amazon staff in Germany extend strike to Christmas Eve
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Amazon staff at three German warehouses will extend their strike until Christmas Eve to increase pressure on the online retailer in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions, labour union Verdi said on Friday. Verdi also f…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 4:51pm -
  • '4D Printing' Makes Shape-Shifting Structures
    Using a new technique known as 4D printing, researchers can print out dynamic 3D structures capable of changing their shapes over time. Today's 3D printing creates items from a wide variety of materials — plastic, ceramic, glass, metal, and even mo…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 3:37pm -
  • BlackBerry closes acquisition of Germany's Secusmart
    TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd said Friday it has completed its acquisition of Secusmart, a privately held firm that specialises in voice and data encryption. Waterloo, Ontario-based BlackBerry agreed to buy the German maker of encryption and an…
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 12:12pm -
  • Sony hack adds to security pressure on companies
    BEIJING (AP) — Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 11:44am -
  • Philips to light up Madrid with thrifty LEDs
    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Philips will supply Madrid with 225,000 new lights, switching to an energy-efficient system that will cut the Spanish capital's lighting bill by more than 40 percent, the company said on Friday. The Dutch lighting and medical e…
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 10:33am -
  • Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony's decision to cancel "The Interview" in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business. It has outraged artists, killing their faith in studios to release edgy content. But it's also insp…
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 6:49am -
  • Uber's fight of California data-sharing rule highlights its bumpy road
    By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber argued Thursday that it should not have to turn over ride data in a California regulatory standoff that shows how the transportation service is falling afoul of officials who could threaten its expansi…
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 1:55am -
  • Exclusive - Google aiming to go straight into car with next Android – sources
    By Alexei Oreskovic and Ben Klayman SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Google Inc is laying the groundwork for a version of Android that would be built directly into cars, sources said, allowing drivers to enjoy all the benefits of the Internet witho…
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 1:09am -
  • Top four U.S. wireless carriers increase control of market, review finds
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top four U.S. mobile carriers expanded their control of the U.S. wireless market last year, a federal government report said on Thursday, once again finding the industry is highly concentrated as a result of continuing cons…
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 12:54am -
  • Group challenges timber producer's 'green' label
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A watchdog group is challenging the environmentally friendly "green lumber" certification for Plum Creek Timberlands, one of the nation's biggest landowners and timber producers.
    - 3 days ago 19 Dec 14, 12:08am -
  • Canada unveils major wireless spectrum plan
    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian government unveiled a major update to its wireless airwave policy on Thursday, as it seeks to lower cellphone bills and bolster its coffers ahead of a federal election next year. The plan for making…
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 9:47pm -
  • A look at North Korea's cyberwar capabilities
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Most North Koreans have never seen the Internet.
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 8:30pm -
  • SpaceX postpones launch after rocket 'issues'
    SpaceX on Thursday postponed the planned launch later this week of its unmanned Dragon cargo ship after unspecified "issues" arose during a launchpad test, the company said in a statement.
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 7:24pm -
  • Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever
    The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may be the most damaging cyberattack ever inflicted on an American business. The fallout from the hack that exposed ...
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 6:46pm -
  • Ancient Farmhouse Found in Israel Reveals Agricultural Secrets
    Over the past few weeks, archaeologists have uncovered the sprawling stone house in Rosh Ha-'Ayin, in central Israel. Archaeologists found the farmhouse during an excavation that the government required be done before construction could begin to enl…
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 3:09pm -
  • EU markets watchdog says crowdfunding needs regulating
    By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - New European Union rules are needed to supervise crowdfunding and protect investors who face significant risks from the evolving sector, the bloc's markets watchdog said on Thursday. Crowdfunding, often hosted on onli…
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 12:53pm -
  • IBM says cloud business enjoying 'breakthrough year'
    (This Dec.17th story has been refiled to correct capitalisation of VMware) LONDON (Reuters) - IBM aims to expand the number of data centres it offers clients around the world by 25 percent to meet fast-rising demand for internet-based services, afte…
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 9:18am -
  • Google looks to head off U.S. antitrust lawsuit over Android
    By Dan Levine SAN JOSE, Calif. (Reuters) - Google will try to persuade a U.S. judge on Thursday to dismiss an antitrust lawsuit over its Android smartphone operating system, as the Internet search company faces increased regulatory pressure from Eur…
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 8:02am -
  • Sony cancels North Korea movie in apparent win for Pyongyang hackers
    By Eric Kelsey, Lisa Richwine and Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Pictures has cancelled the release of a comedy on the fictional assassination of North Korea's leader, in what appears to be an unprecedented victory for Pyongyang and its…
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 7:36am -
  • Amid scrutiny, Uber vows bigger focus on safety
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Uber promises to focus on rider safety amid increasing concerns that its drivers are not adequately screened for past criminal convictions.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 4:28am -
  • Sony cancels 'The Interview' amid terror hack threats
    NEW YORK (AP) — Under the threat of terrorist attacks from hackers and with the nation's largest multiplex chains pulling the film from their screens, Sony Pictures Entertainment took the unprecedented step of canceling the Dec. 25 release of the…
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 2:25am -
  • SpaceX to try to 'precision-land' rocket in ocean
    SpaceX said Wednesday it will for the first time try to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the ocean after launching cargo to the International Space Station.
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:47pm -
  • Leaked Sony emails show Loeb influence on studio execs
    By Ritsuko Ando and Svea Herbst-Bayliss TOKYO/BOSTON (Reuters) - Sony Corp movie executives kept up a dialogue with hedge fund titan Daniel Loeb, even after rebuffing the billionaire investor's proposal to sell up to one-fifth of the studio's entert…
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 8:26pm -
  • Sprint accused of billing for unwanted services
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are accusing Sprint Corp. of illegally billing its wireless customers hundreds of millions of dollars in charges for text message alerts and other services that they didn't order.
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 8:13pm -
  • Amazon workers in Germany extend strike
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Amazon staff at German warehouses extended a strike on Wednesday in a long-running dispute over better pay and conditions, but the online retailer promised it would be able to deliver Christmas orders on time. Labour union Verdi l…
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 2:03pm -
  • Uphill battle to tackle Indonesian shark fishing
    Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists.
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 7:38am -

Technology

  • newU.S. firm finds malware targeting visitors to Afghan govt websites
    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malicious software likely linked to China is being used to infect visitors to a wide range of official Afghan government websites, U.S. cybersecurity researchers say. ThreatConnect, a Virginia-based cybersecur…
    - 26 mins ago 22 Dec 14, 1:09am -
  • newU.S. firm finds malware targeting visitors to Afghan government websites
    By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Malicious software likely linked to China is being used to infect visitors to a wide range of official Afghan government websites, U.S. cybersecurity researchers say. ThreatConnect, a Virginia-based cybersecur…
    - 31 mins ago 22 Dec 14, 1:04am -
  • newUS mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war,…
    - 6 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 7:10pm -
  • newCalifornia puzzles over safety of driverless cars
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's Department of Motor Vehicles will miss a year-end deadline to adopt new rules for cars of the future because regulators first have to figure out how they'll know whether "driverless" vehicles are safe.
    - 7 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:08pm -
  • newDeutsche Telekom eyes sale of online assets to Axel Springer - media
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom is in talks to sell its Internet portal T-Online and online marketer Interactive Media to publisher Axel Springer, German media reported at the weekend. Talks to sell T-Online are at an early stage, and Deutsch…
    - 8 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:00pm -
  • newObama says Sony hack not an act of war
    By Steve Holland and Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiralling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead…
    - 8 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 5:54pm -
  • North Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hacking
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea proposed a joint investigation with the U.S. into the hacking attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment, warning of "serious" consequences if Washington rejects a probe that it believes would prove Pyongyang…
    - 1 day ago 21 Dec 14, 12:40am -
  • North Korea denies hacking Sony, U.S. stands by its assertion
    By Jack Kim and Steve Holland SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday U.S. accusations that it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony Pictures were "groundless slander," and that it wanted a joint investigation into the incident wit…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 11:32pm -
  • Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive email…
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 11:09pm -
  • 'Dragon Age' tops AP critics' best games of 2014
    The top 10 video games of 2014, according to Lou Kesten:
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 8:27pm -
  • Why the Sony hack isn't big news in Japan
    Japan's biggest newspaper, Yomiuri Shimbun, featured a story about Sony Corp. on its website Friday. It wasn't about hacking. It was about the company's struggling tablet business.
    - 1 day ago 20 Dec 14, 4:33pm -
  • Deutsche Telekom in talks to sell T-Online to Axel Springer - magazine
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom is in preliminary talks to sell its Internet portal T-Online to publisher Axel Springer, German weekly Wirtschafts Woche reported on Saturday, citing company sources. That would combine Germany's No.1 and No.3…
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 10:39am -
  • AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens all
    GENEVA (AP) — Brazilian author Paulo Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values: our individual and collective freedom of expression and an unwavering refusal to negotiate with anonymous terrorists.
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 5:35am -
  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose"…
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 4:58am -
  • 2012 movie massacre hung over 'Interview' decision
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a group claiming credit for the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment threated violence against theaters showing "The Interview" earlier this week, the fate of the movie's big-screen life was all but sealed.
    - 2 days ago 20 Dec 14, 12:25am -
  • Obama vows U.S. response to North Korea over Sony cyberattack
    By Steve Holland and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama vowed on Friday to respond to a devastating cyberattack on Sony Pictures that he blamed on North Korea, and scolded the Hollywood studio for caving in to what he desc…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 11:54pm -
  • Antarctica Tourism Could Be Making Penguins Sick
    Antarctica remained largely untouched until roughly 200 years ago, and now, more than 10,000 people travel there every year. But tourists bring more than cameras. Scientists are warning that pathogens brought by visitors could threaten the continent…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 10:44pm -
  • Staples says security breach may have affected 1.16 million cards
    (Reuters) - Office-supply retailer Staples Inc said about 1.16 million payment cards might have been affected by the data breach announced in October. An investigation by external data security experts showed that criminals deployed malware to some…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 10:25pm -
  • BlackBerry works with Boeing on phone that self-destructs
    WATRERLOO, Ontario (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is working with Boeing Co on Boeing's high-security Android-based smartphone, the Canadian mobile technology company's chief executive said on Friday. The Boeing Black phone being developed by the Chicag…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 10:21pm -
  • Kim Jong Un game spoof 'Glorious Leader!' moving forward
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creator of a satirical video game that depicts Kim Jong Un as a gun-toting, unicorn-riding hero has no plans to cancel his zany creation following a cyberattack and threats of violence against Sony Pictures that the FBI has…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 9:50pm -
  • Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form
    NEW YORK (AP) — Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over the studio's "wise" decision to cancel the release of "The Interview" and warning not to distribute the film "in any form."
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 8:48pm -
  • Sponsors pay big bucks to join college bowl games
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ready! Set! Hut, hut: This holiday season's blitz of college football bowl games will feature a reshuffled roster of corporate sponsors spending millions to thrust their names in front of fans watching on TV and in the stands.…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 8:26pm -
  • Guns, drugs, hitmen and child porn: The dark web thrives despite Operation Onymous crackdown
    There is a part of the web that is still hidden from the majority of the internet users, a so-called dark web that cannot be found by conventional search engines or accessed by standard browsers.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 7:03pm -
  • Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans broadly back tight regulations on commercial drone operators, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll, as concerns about privacy and safety override the potential benefits of the heralded drone revolution.
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 5:34pm -
  • Amazon staff in Germany extend strike to Christmas Eve
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Amazon staff at three German warehouses will extend their strike until Christmas Eve to increase pressure on the online retailer in a long-running dispute over pay and conditions, labour union Verdi said on Friday. Verdi also f…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 4:51pm -

Reviews

  • newUS mulls putting NKorea on terrorism sponsor list
    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States is reviewing whether to put North Korea back on its list of state sponsors of terrorism as Washington decides how to respond to what he calls an "act of cybervandalism," not one of war,…
    - 6 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 7:10pm -
  • newObama: Sony Pictures hack was not an 'act of war'
    President Obama has stopped short of characterizing the Sony Pictures hack as an act of war by North Korea. In an interview with CNN's Candy Crowley that aired early Sunday, the president described the attack as a "very costly, very expensive" act o…
    - 10 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 3:10pm -
  • newWhat It’s Like To Be One Of Amazon’s Top Reviewers: ‘I Get Death Threats’
    Flickr / MalamudAmazon’s top reviewers get tons of free products Being an Amazon top reviewer is highly-competitive and kind of surreal.  “I get hate mail. I’ve had death threats. But then I also have fans who seem to follow everything I do…
    - 11 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 2:42pm -
  • newFear factor fades as global M&A hits seven-year high
    By Pamela Barbaglia and Sophie Sassard LONDON (Reuters) - Chief executives got their deal-making confidence back in 2014, emboldened by a clearer outlook for their businesses to take the global value for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) to their highes…
    - 17 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 8:09am -
  • newHoliday hunting by cyber criminals
    Even the oddest cross section of industries are being attacked by Advanced Persistent Threats.
    - 20 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 6:01am -

The Daily Mash

World News

  • newHow Syria policy stalled under the 'analyst in chief'
    By David Rohde and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - (This version of the story clarifies size of National Security Council staff in paragraph 12 for the record, after story originally published Oct. 9 was updated Oct 28 and refiled Dec 19, foll…
    - 43 mins ago 22 Dec 14, 12:52am -
  • newGlobal warming blamed for Pacific coral bleaching
    The Marshall Islands is experiencing its worst-ever coral bleaching as global warming threatens reefs across the entire northern Pacific, scientists said Monday.
    - 44 mins ago 22 Dec 14, 12:51am -
  • newInterim prime minister named in politically fractious Haiti
    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Health Minister Florence Duperval Guillaume was named as Haiti's interim prime minister on Sunday following the resignation of her predecessor a week ago amid a stalemate over delayed legislative elections.
    - 52 mins ago 22 Dec 14, 12:43am -
  • newPolice officers' slaying raises pressure on New York mayor
    By Laila Kearney and Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faced the biggest crisis of his political career on Sunday after a gunman killed two police officers in an attack intended to avenge recent police killings of…
    - 60 mins ago 22 Dec 14, 12:35am -
  • newAustralian woman charged with murder of 8 children
    CAIRNS, Australia (AP) — A judge on Monday rejected a plea by lawyers for an Australia woman charged with killing eight children to have the next hearing held in a mental health court.
    - 1 hour ago 22 Dec 14, 12:33am -
  • newIMF policies criticised over Ebola outbreak
    International Monetary Fund (IMF) policies left healthcare systems in the African countries worst affected by Ebola underfunded and lacking doctors, and hampered a coordinated response to the outbreak, researchers said Monday.
    - 1 hour ago 22 Dec 14, 12:29am -
  • newDriver mows down pedestrians in France
    Driver deliberately drives into 11 people, hurting two seriously, in a half hour rampage in the city of Dijon.
    - 1 hour ago 22 Dec 14, 12:19am -
  • newLondon City firms' senior workers expecting bigger bonuses - survey
    By Matt Scuffham LONDON (Reuters) - Senior workers in London's financial services sector are expecting on average a 21 percent rise in their bonus payouts for this year, despite pressure from regulators ...
    - 1 hour ago 22 Dec 14, 12:17am -
  • newMexico's church calls for changes in government strategy
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's Roman Catholic Church is calling on the government of President Enrique Pena Nieto to make changes to its strategies for dealing with the crisis of violence and impunity that is shaking the country.
    - 1 hour ago 22 Dec 14, 12:06am -
  • newMan Shouting 'Allahu Akbar' Drives Into Crowd
    A man heard shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") has been arrested in France after ploughing his car into crowds of people.
    - 2 hours ago 22 Dec 14, 12:00am -
  • newIraqi Kurds, Yazidis fight Islamic State for strategic town of Sinjar
    By Isabel Coles MOUNT SINJAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Kurdish and Yazidi fighters battled to take the strategic northern Iraqi town of Sinjar back from Islamic State on Sunday after breaking a months-long siege of the mountain above it. Seizing the town wo…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 11:56pm -
  • newBelarus strongman looks to revive Ukraine peace talks
    The authoritarian leader of Belarus flew into Kiev on Sunday hoping to revive stalled Ukrainian peace talks he has been hosting to calm Europe's volatile eastern edge.
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 11:48pm -
  • new'Dozens of Houthis killed' in central Yemen
    At least 42 Houthis killed in revenge attack, sources say, after kidnapping of 40 rival tribal members in Arhab.
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 11:32pm -
  • newEssebsi declares win in landmark Tunisia vote
    Veteran secular politician Beji Caid Essebsi swiftly claims victory but rival camp says it's still too close to call.
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 11:09pm -
  • newDriver ploughs into pedestrians in France's second 'Allahu Akbar' attack
    A driver shouting "Allahu Akbar" ("God is greatest") ploughed into pedestrians in eastern France on Sunday, injuring 11 of them, just a day after a man yelling the same words was killed in an attack on police officers.
    - 3 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 11:04pm -
  • new20 jihadists killed in failed east Syria airport attack
    At least 20 Islamist State (IS) group members were killed in the second failed jihadist bid in a month to take over an air base in eastern Syria, a monitoring group said Sunday.
    - 3 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 10:42pm -
  • newNigerian Islamic extremists pose regional threat
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of members of Nigeria's home-grown Islamic extremist Boko Haram group strike across the border in Cameroon, with coordinated attacks on border towns, a troop convoy and a major barracks.
    - 3 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 10:37pm -
  • newBasque government proposes plan to aid ETA's disarmament
    The regional Basque government on Sunday unveiled a plan to facilitate ETA's disarmament process, amid frustration over a lack of response from the Spanish government three years after the separatist group ended its campaign of violence.
    - 3 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 10:24pm -
  • newExit poll: Ex-regime official is Tunisia's new president
    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian polling firms have declared Beji Caid Essebsi, an 88-year-old official from previous regimes, as the winner of Sunday's presidential runoff, cementing his dominance over a country where his party already controls Par…
    - 3 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 10:10pm -
  • newEssebsi declares win in Tunisia election, rival contests
    By Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi declared victory in Sunday's presidential run-off vote, seen as the last step in Tunisia's shift to full democracy four years after an uprising ousted autocrat…
    - 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 9:44pm -
  • newProtester takes perch on St. Peter's façade
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — An Italian entrepreneur lowered himself onto a narrow ledge on the facade of St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday, the fifth time he has evaded Vatican security to mount a public protest against government reforms at one of Roman Cat…
    - 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 9:37pm -
  • newShock and anger in NY after two police murdered
    New York was reeling Sunday after the murder of two uniformed cops by a man who said he was seeking revenge for the recent killings of unarmed black men by police.
    - 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 9:20pm -
  • newAnalysis - Young Cuban-American groups emerge as Obama allies
    By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - For a handful of Cuban-Americans, President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy wasn't much of a shocker. For months, they quietly advised the White House in hopes of shaping a new policy towards the communist-run nation.…
    - 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 9:18pm -
  • newItalian protester climbs St Peter's Basilica -- again
    A disgruntled Italian entrepreneur on Sunday climbed the facade of St Peter's Basilica in an anti-EU protest, marking the fifth time the man has scaled the ornate building to highlight his country's economic woes.
    - 4 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 9:05pm -
  • newTunisians vote for post-revolution president
    Tunisians voted in the runoff of the country's first free presidential election on Sunday, after authorities urged a big turnout to consolidate democracy following a chaotic four-year transition.
    - 5 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 9:04pm -
  • newYoung Cuban-American groups emerge as Obama allies
    By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - For a handful of Cuban-Americans, President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy wasn't much of a shocker. For months, they quietly advised the White House in hopes of shaping a new policy towards the communist-run nation.…
    - 5 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 9:04pm -
  • newEgypt's Sisi replaces intelligence chief
    Mohamed Farid El-Tohamy, seen by many as a hardliner in crackdown anti-coup supporters, is forced into retirement.
    - 5 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 8:56pm -
  • newWho's really benefiting from low oil prices?
    OPEC's refusal to lower production seems to be part of a strategy to cut out competitors.
    - 5 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 8:49pm -
  • newObama offers help to NYPD after 2 officers killed
    HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering full support and federal assistance to the New York Police Department in the wake of the killing of two officers.
    - 5 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 8:38pm -
  • newWikiLeaks publishes CIA tips for traveling spies
    WikiLeaks on Sunday released two CIA documents that offered tips to help spies maintain their cover while using false documents as they crossed international borders.
    - 5 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 8:27pm -
  • newIsrael parliament gives $3 mn to settler tourism plan
    The Israeli parliament's finance committee on Sunday voted through $3.3 million (2.7 million euros) to build a tourist centre at a settlement in the occupied West Bank, a statement said.
    - 5 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 8:25pm -
  • newObama says Sony hack was not 'an act of war'
    North Korea's alleged hack of Sony Pictures was not an act of war, President Barack Obama said in an interview aired Sunday, as Pyongyang threatened reprisals if targeted with sanctions.
    - 5 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 8:15pm -
  • newSouth Africa's Zuma says in 'perfect' health after post-election fatigue
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma said he was in "perfect" condition after recovering from a bout of fatigue that left him hospitalised in June, playing down reports of health problems. Zuma, 72, has noticeably lost weight…
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  • newTensions simmer in protest-hit Gabon capital
    Deaths reported as government launches crackdown on protesters demanding resignation of President Ondimba.
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  • newUS companies eager to embrace Cuba face hurdles
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Cargill aims to sell more corn and soybeans. MasterCard covets another site for Americans to swipe credit cards. Marriott sees beachfront property that needs hotels.
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  • newDeadly attack on Yemen tribal chief sparks ambush
    Four bodyguards of a Sunni tribal chief were killed on Sunday near Yemen's capital by Shiite militiamen of the Ansarullah group, a tribal source said, sparking an ambush in reprisal.
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  • newAustrian crooner Udo Juergens, 80, dies in Switzerland
    Austrian crooner Udo Juergens, whose more than 50-year career was studded with hits in languages ranging from German to Japanese, died on Sunday following a heart attack. He was 80.
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  • newPM accuses EU of 'dirty campaign' against Turkey
    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday accused the European Union of starting a "dirty campaign" against Turkey by criticising the arrests of opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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  • newIvory Coast's long-awaited toll bridge opens to traffic
    People stroll along the newly opened Henri Konan Bedie bridge (HKB) in the Ivorian capital Abidjan on December 20, 2014
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  • newIran hails US-Cuba thaw as proof sanctions don't work
    Iran has seized on Washington's historic rapprochement with Cuba after five decades of Cold War standoff as proof that big power sanctions do not work.
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Space Exploration

  • ISS crew gets new ratchet -- over email
    There may be no corner hardware store at the International Space Station, but that doesn't mean the astronauts can't get what they need.
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  • Active Sun Unleashes Massive Solar Flare
    The huge solar flare registered as an X1.8-class event, one of the most powerful types of flares possible, and was captured on camera by NASA's powerful Solar Dynamics Observatory. The flare triggered a strong radio blackout for parts of Earth as it…
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  • SpaceX's Next Launch to Space Station Delayed Until New Year
    The private spaceflight company SpaceX won't be flying its next delivery mission to the International Space Station until early 2015. SpaceX was originally expected to launch its Falcon 9 rocket carrying an uncrewed Dragon cargo ship to the station…
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  • Welcome Home, Orion! NASA Space Capsule Back in Florida After Test Flight
    NASA's first Orion space capsule — which made its spaceflight debut at the beginning of this month — has returned to Florida after more than a week in transit. The capsule, designed to bring humans farther into space than ever before, flew to sp…
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  • NASA Satellite's 1st CO2 Maps of Earth Revealed
    This past summer, NASA launched its first satellite devoted to measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide, a heat-trapping gas that is driving global warming. Today (Dec. 18), scientists with the space agency unveiled the first carbon maps obtained by the…
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  • Private Moon-Drilling Mission Raises Over $1 Million via Crowdfunding
    An ambitious private space exploration project that aims to land a moon-drilling probe on the lunar surface by 2024 now has the money it needs, thanks to a crowdfunding effort that raised more than $1 million for the mission. The novel Lunar Mission…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 7:18pm -
  • Curiosity Rover's Critics are Missing the Point (Op-Ed)
    Marc Kaufman has written about science and international affairs for more than three decades, primarily for The Washington Postand The Philadelphia Inquirer.Kaufman's latest book is "Mars Up Close: Inside the Curiosity Mission" (National Geographic,…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 5:22pm -
  • Space Tourism Needs a Reality Check (Op-Ed)
    His latest book, just released, is "New Space Frontiers: Venturing into Earth Orbit and Beyond" (Zenith Press, 2014). In October 2004, Burt Rutan's SpaceShipOne rocket plane won the $10 million X Prize by becoming the first privately funded human-ca…
    - 2 days ago 19 Dec 14, 5:21pm -
  • America's First One-Year Space Voyage Has Astronaut Excited
    A NASA astronaut is getting ready to be the first American to spend a continuous year in space, and he is excited. NASA's Scott Kelly will perform experiments to help the space agency learn more about how space changes the human body after he launch…
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  • We would only get three days warning of where a big asteroid would hit
    European Space Agency tests predict the effects of an asteroid 120 feet across with the explosive power of a hydrogen bomb.
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  • Politics no problem, say US and Russian spacefarers
    US-Russian ties may have returned to Cold War levels, but an astronaut and a cosmonaut gearing up for the longest flight on the International Space Station said Thursday politics would not disrupt their work of helping a future trip to Mars.
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  • Rosetta comet-landing is Science's 2014 breakthrough
    The top scientific breakthrough of 2014 was the European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft's rendez-vous with a comet, the US journal Science said Thursday.
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  • Daring Philae Comet Landing Named Top Breakthrough of 2014
    The first-ever soft landing of a robotic probe the surface of a comet has just been named the top scientific breakthrough of 2014 by the journal Science. The European Space Agency's comet-studying Rosetta mission is telling scientists more about the…
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  • NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's experimental Orion spacecraft left Florida by rocket and returned by truck.
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  • 2 astronauts will expand envelope with 1-year spaceflight
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow the world to push deeper into space.
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 5:48pm -
  • NASA's Kepler Spacecraft Finds 1st Alien Planet of New Mission
    NASA's Kepler space telescope is discovering alien planets again. "Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Kepler has been reborn and is continuing to make discoveries," study lead author Andrew Vanderburg, of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrop…
    - 3 days ago 18 Dec 14, 4:58pm -
  • SpaceX delays space station delivery until Jan.
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery.
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  • Highlights - Putin says economy to rebound, wants end to Ukraine crisis
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual end-of-year news conference on Thursday. Below are some of his comments. UKRAINE "We think the crisis should be solved, the sooner the better." "It should be solved through political…
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  • Highlights - Putin says Russian economy will rebound, wants political solution in Ukraine
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual end-of-year news conference on Thursday. Below are extracts of the news conference: UKRAINE "We assume the crisis should be solved, the sooner the better." "It should be solved throu…
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  • Arctic Is Heating Up Twice as Quickly as Rest of World
    Bad news for polar bears: The Arctic is still warming at twice the pace of the rest of the planet, according to a new federal report.
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  • German named next head of European Space Agency
    Johann-Dietrich Woerner, head of German aerospace giant DLR, is to succeed Frenchman Jean-Jacques Dordain as next director-general of the European Space Agency, ESA announced on Thursday.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 11:32am -
  • India launches biggest ever rocket into space
    India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket on Thursday, including an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space, as the country ramps up its ambitious space programme.
    - 4 days ago 18 Dec 14, 7:47am -
  • NASA Holds Off on Asteroid-Capture Mission Decision Until Early 2015
    What will NASA's bold plan to capture an asteroid and bring it into orbit around the moon look like? Space agency officials should decide on the final mission plan by early 2015, according to NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot. Space agen…
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:26pm -
  • European Comet Lander May Wake Up from Space Slumber
    Philae, part of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission, went into hibernation in mid-November, a few days after executing a dramatic and historic touchdown on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko — the first-ever soft landing on one…
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:25pm -
  • Eight-year Venus probe ends after it runs out of fuel
    The space probe that spent eight years carrying out a detailed analysis of Venus is out of fuel and will float to a fiery demise in the planet's toxic atmosphere, the European Space Agency has announced.
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 11:00pm -
  • SpaceX to try to 'precision-land' rocket in ocean
    SpaceX said Wednesday it will for the first time try to land its Falcon 9 rocket on a floating platform in the ocean after launching cargo to the International Space Station.
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:47pm -
  • Holiday Lights From Space: Satellite Sees Cities Brighten (Photos)
    City lights across the United States blaze 20 to 50 percent more brightly in December than they do the rest of the year, and some cities in the Middle East brighten by more than 50 percent during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, researchers said. "…
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 5:19pm -
  • Blue Stars Sparkle in Spectacular Deep Space Star Cluster (Video, Photos)
    The blue stars are younger and hotter, while the red stars are cooler. Examining the Messier 47 star cluster using spectroscopy reveals that the red stars have short lives and are further along in their lifespans than the blue stars, which aren't qu…
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 5:19pm -
  • Curiosity Rover Finds Life's Building Blocks on Mars
    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found organic chemicals — the carbon-containing building blocks of life — on the Red Planet. "This is really a great moment for the mission," Curiosity project scientist John Grotzinger, of the California Institu…
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 5:18pm -
  • Europe's Venus probe set for fiery demise
    BERLIN (AP) — An unmanned spacecraft that has been studying the planet Venus for the past eight years is set to come to a fiery end in the coming weeks.
    - 4 days ago 17 Dec 14, 3:13pm -
  • Curiosity Rover Drills Into Mars Rock, Finds Water
    NASA's Curiosity rover is continuing to help scientists piece together the mystery of how Mars lost its surface water over the course of billions of years.
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 12:23pm -
  • How Space Station Tech Is Helping the Fight Against Cancer
    One of the tools used in the fight against cancer is, quite literally, out of this world. When the Soviet Union launched Salyut 1, the first space station, into orbit in the 1970s, humans began spending more and more time in extremely low-gravity en…
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:39am -
  • Voyager 1 Rides 'Tsunami Wave' in Interstellar Space
    It turns out that sailing through interstellar space isn't so peaceful. NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft — the only object made by humans to reach interstellar space — might still be caught what scientists have described as a cosmic "tsunami wave," a…
    - 5 days ago 17 Dec 14, 9:39am -
  • Greenland's Ice-Melt Models May Be Too Sunny
    The vast ice sheet covering Greenland could melt more quickly in the future than existing models predict, new research suggests. Scientists looked at satellite data collected by NASA's ICESat spacecraft and Operation IceBridge and plotted the elevat…
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 10:30pm -
  • Glaciers on Mars Likely Helped Carve Red Planet's 'Grand Canyon'
    Signs of acid-rock interactions in Valles Marineris, the Grand Canyon of Mars, suggest that glaciers in the planet's past may have been responsible for carving at least some of the extensive network when the planet was more severely tipped. While ot…
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:34pm -
  • Want to Name a Crater on Mercury? Now's Your Chance
    A NASA team has invited the public to name five impact craters on the surface of Mercury, but you'll have to win a contest to nab the otherworldly naming rights. The contest, launched by the outreach arm of NASA's MESSENGER mission to Mercury, calls…
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:34pm -
  • California needs 11 trillion gallons of water: NASA
    California needs 11 trillion gallons of water to recover from its three-year drought, the US space agency said Tuesday after studying water resources by using satellite data.
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 9:08pm -
  • Curiosity Rover Finds Methane on Mars: What It Could Mean for Life
    NASA's Curiosity rover has recently made a surprising find on Mars that could help scientists get one step closer to figuring out if the Red Planet has ever supported life. The lack of methane measured earlier by Curiosity was disappointing for many…
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 8:34pm -
  • Curiosity rover detects spikes of methane at Mars
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, has detected spikes of methane in the planet's atmosphere. That suggests something is producing or venting the scientifically tantalizing gas, but no one knows what.
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 8:01pm -
  • NASA Probe Piecing Together How Mars' Atmosphere Escapes to Space
    A NASA spacecraft that recently arrived in orbit around Mars is already helping to solve a Martian mystery. Scientists are using the space agency's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft to gather more data about how Mars' atmosph…
    - 5 days ago 16 Dec 14, 4:27pm -

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    The Long Haul (Diary of a Wimpy Kid book 9) Jeff Kinney (Author) 151 days in the top 100 (268)Buy new: £12.99 £5.00 45 used & new from £2.76(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative information on this product's current rank.)
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Sports

  • newSteelers, Packers win, move into playoffs
    The Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers both qualified for the NFL playoffs with wins Sunday. Next week, they will play for division titles at home.
    - 24 mins ago 22 Dec 14, 1:11am -
  • newUPDATE 1-NFL-A look at the playoff picture after Sunday afternoon games
    (Updates after later games) Dec 21 (Reuters) - A look at the NFL playoff picture after the Sunday afternoon games: National Football Conference (NFC) CLINCHED: Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, Seattle Seahawks STIL…
    - 29 mins ago 22 Dec 14, 1:06am -
  • newNFL results
    Dec 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NFL games on Sunday (home team in CAPS) CAROLINA 17 Cleveland 13 Detroit 20 CHICAGO 14 HOUSTON 25 Baltimore 13 MIAMI 37 Minnesota 35 Atlanta 30 NEW ORLEANS 14 New England 17 NY JETS 16 PITTSBURGH 20 Kansa…
    - 34 mins ago 22 Dec 14, 1:01am -
  • newEuropean roundup-City and Barca turn heat up on leaders
    LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City's David Silva struck twice as they beat Crystal Palace 3-0 to join Chelsea at the top of the Premier League this weekend while Lionel Messi's double helped Barcelona to a 5-0 La Liga win over Cordoba. The top two in…
    - 37 mins ago 22 Dec 14, 12:58am -
  • newRaiders knock out Bills with 26-24 win
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — With their playoff hopes at stake, the Buffalo Bills couldn't manage to stop Derek Carr and the lowly Oakland Raiders.
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  • newQB Jameis Winston cleared in conduct hearing
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared Sunday of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago.
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  • newNFL-Defending champions Seahawks secure playoff spot
    Dec 21 (Reuters) - The defending Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks secured their place in this season's playoffs just before taking the field against NFC West rivals the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The Dallas Cowboys' victory over the Indianapol…
    - 58 mins ago 22 Dec 14, 12:37am -
  • newRomo, Cowboys reach playoffs in 42-7 rout of Colts
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — It won't be the same old story for Tony Romo and the Dallas Cowboys.
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  • newNFL-Cowboys roll into playoffs with big win over Colts
    Dec 21 (Reuters) - The Dallas Cowboys made it back to the playoffs for the first time since the 2009 season when they crushed the Indianapolis Colts 42-7 on Sunday to claim the NFC East title. Tony Romo passed for three touchdowns in the first half -…
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  • newNHL-National Hockey League roundup
    Dec 21 (The Sports Xchange) - Detroit Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard did not play Sunday against the Colorado Avalanche because of a lower-body injury sustained in Friday night's 2- 1 loss to the New York Islanders. He is listed as day-to-day. Goalie…
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  • newDolphins rally past Vikings 37-35; Philbin to keep job
    MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross stood on the sideline at the end of Sunday's wild victory sharing a laugh with those around him, his mind made up regarding the direction of the franchise.
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  • newJets players speak out on murdered NYPD officers
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sheldon Richardson was stunned when he heard the news Saturday that two New York City police officers were killed in the line of duty.
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  • newFalcons eliminate Saints 30-14, setting up Panthers showdown
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A tenacious play by two backup defenders on Jimmy Graham's catch at the goal line — and a little help from a disputed ruling — helped save Atlanta's postseason hopes and ultimately sank the Saints.
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  • newNBA-National Basketball Association roundup
    Dec 21 (The Sports Xchange) - Charlotte Hornets guard Lance Stephenson may have already worn out his welcome with his new team. The Boston Globe reported the team is looking to trade Stephenson after signing him to a free agent deal in the offseason.…
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  • newUPDATE 1-NBA results
    Dec 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NBA games on Sunday (home team in CAPS) TORONTO 118 NY Knicks 108 CLEVELAND 105 Memphis 91
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  • newNFL-National Football League roundup
    Dec 21 (The Sports Xchange) - Miami Dolphins head coach Joe Philbin will be back with the team next year, the final season of his contract. "I believe in what we're building, Coach Philbin is coming back next year," Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said i…
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 11:55pm -
  • newFoster, defense lead Texans over Ravens 25-13
    HOUSTON (AP) — A week ago, Case Keenum was perched in a tree with a bow in his hands looking for a white-tailed deer to shoot.
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  • newStafford, Suh lead Lions over Bears 20-14
    CHICAGO (AP) — After benching Jay Cutler, the Chicago Bears nearly hung an embarrassing loss on the playoff-bound Detroit Lions.
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  • newRodgers, Packers clinch playoff spot, 20-3 over Bucs
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nothing Aaron Rodgers does as a quarterback surprises the Packers.
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  • newSoccer-Chilean championship final result
    Dec 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Chilean championship play-offs Final second leg match on Sunday FinalSunday, December 21, second legSantiago Wanderers - Palestino 1-6 (halftime: 1-3) First leg: Palestino - Santiago Wanderers 3-1. Palesti…
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  • newSoccer-Ecuador championship championship play-off result
    Dec 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Ecuador championship play-offs match on Sunday Championship play-offSunday, December 21, second legEmelec - Barcelona 3-0 (halftime: 1-0) First leg: Barcelona - Emelec 1-1. Emelec win 4-1 on aggregate.
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  • newMcCoist Leaves Rangers
    Rangers boss Ally McCoist has left his role as manager and will serve out the remainder of his Ibrox contract on 'gardening leave'.
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  • newPanthers beat Browns 17-13, move into first place
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Cam Newton's teammates have never doubted his toughness.
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 11:24pm -
  • newSoccer-European roundup-City and Barca turn heat up on leaders
    LONDON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Manchester City's David Silva struck twice as they beat Crystal Palace 3-0 to join Chelsea at the top of the Premier League this weekend while Lionel Messi's double helped Barcelona to a 5-0 La Liga win over Cordoba. The to…
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  • newRugby-Smith returns to All Blacks as defence coach
    WELLINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Wayne Smith, who was part of the coaching team that guided New Zealand to their World Cup win in 2011, will return to Steve Hansen's staff next year to help prepare the All Blacks for their title defence in England. Smi…
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  • newSteelers wrap up playoff berth, top Chiefs 20-12
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Steelers spent two years rebuilding themselves on the fly, a necessary process that frequently looked more erratic than inspiring.
    - 2 hours ago 21 Dec 14, 11:10pm -
  • newUPDATE 2-Soccer-Griezmann treble helps Atletico beat Bilbao 4-1
    * Champions move within four points of leaders Real Madrid * Villarreal cruise to 3-0 home win over lowly Deportivo * Malaga come from behind to win 2-1 at bottom side Elche (Adds Simeone quotes) By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Atletico M…
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  • newSoccer-Peruvian championship final result
    Dec 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Result from the Peruvian championship Final match on Sunday Final, replaySunday, December 21Sporting Cristal - Juan Aurich 3-2 (halftime: 1-2, 90 mins: 2-2) AET
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  • newSoccer-Bolivian championship results and standings
    Dec 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Bolivian championship matches on Sunday Sunday, December 21 Blooming 0 Bolivar 3 Jorge Wilstermann 5 Nacional Potosi 2 The Strongest 2 Oriente Petrolero 1 Universitario de Pando 2 Club Petro…
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  • newNo. 13 Duke women top No. 8 Kentucky, 89-68
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — No. 13 Duke finally figured out how to finish off a Top 10 team: Build a big lead, and don't let up.
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  • newPats edge Jets 17-16, clinch 1st-round playoff bye
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Tom Brady and the Patriots will be resting at home for the start of the playoffs.
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  • newUPDATE 1-Soccer-Inter recover to earn 2-2 draw in Lazio thriller
    * Lazio miss chance to claim third after conceding late goals * Sampdoria salvage 2-2 draw at home to mid-table Udinese * Torino's Polish international Glik hands Genoa 2-1 defeat (Updates after Inter v Lazio) By Jacopo Lomonaco ROME, Dec 21 (Reuters…
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  • newFlorida State quarterback Winston cleared in conduct hearing into alleged rape
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