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Living Well

  • newFDA warning: men's testosterone drugs overused

    FDA warning: men's testosterone drugs overused

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors against over-prescribing testosterone-boosting drugs for men, saying the popular treatments have not been established as safe or effective for common age-related issues like low…
    - 18 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 7:51pm -
  • New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges

    New FDA official inherits raft of projects, challenges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the nation's leading medical researchers joined the Food and Drug Administration on Monday, taking on the agency's No. 2 leadership job at a critical juncture for prescription drugs, medical devices and tobacco products.
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 10:28pm -
  • Firm agrees to refund to settle suit over weight-loss pills
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Salt Lake City-based company has agreed to pay refunds to consumers who purchased its weight-loss tablets to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed its advertising slogan, "Eat All You Want & Still Lose Weight," was dece…
    - 4 days ago 28 Feb 15, 11:28pm -
  • First lady: US experiencing food 'culture change'

    First lady: US experiencing food 'culture change'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Thursday that the U.S. has undergone a "culture change" in the five years since she started raising awareness about childhood obesity. But as she celebrated achievements on multiple fronts, the first lady also…
    - 6 days ago 26 Feb 15, 11:43pm -
  • Australia to tighten food labelling laws after China scare

    Australia to tighten food labelling laws after China scare

    Australia is set to strengthen food labelling laws after a series of hepatitis A infections were linked to frozen berries from China, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Thursday.
    - 6 days ago 26 Feb 15, 6:53am -
  • California congressman wants hearing on superbug outbreak
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Congress should launch an investigation into what the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is doing to prevent additional superbug infections after a deadly outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital linked to tainted medical scopes, a lawm…
    - 9 days ago 24 Feb 15, 12:31am -
  • U.N. experts warn of 'critical knowledge gaps' on Saudi MERS virus

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

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

    Doctors say fitness trackers, health apps can boost care

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

    Nestle USA strips artificial bits from chocolate candy

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

    Australians get hepatitis A from Chinese berries

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

    Lab progress towards drug for auto-immune disease

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

    UK may look into welfare cuts for addicts, overweight

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

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

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

    Widest gene study shows complex scale of obesity

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

    News guide: Eating right still at core of dietary guidelines

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


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BBC Earth Videos

Underwater Mating - Battle of the Sexes in the Animal World - BBC Earth - BBC
Underwater Mating - Battle of the Sexes in the Animal World - BBC Earth - BBCDiscover the ways in which the male spotted boxfish and the blue headed wrasse mate. From Battle of the Sexes in the Animal World. Subscribe to BBC Earth: ...Fr…
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Live Fast, Die Young: Labord's Chameleon - Madagascar - BBC
Live Fast, Die Young: Labord's Chameleon - Madagascar - BBCThe Labord's chameleons lives are only as long as the rainy season. This means there's always competition for the females. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www...From:BBC Earth…
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Leaf Geckos: Awesome Stealth Hunting - Madagascar w/ David Attenborough - BBC
Leaf Geckos: Awesome Stealth Hunting - Madagascar w/ David Attenborough - BBCBy day they camouflage themselves to hide from predators, but by night, the Madagascan leaf gecko turns hunter and goes on a stealth mission of its own. Subs...…
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Male Birds of Paradise: Colourful sperm Banks - Battle of the Sexes in the Animal World - BBC
Male Birds of Paradise: Colourful sperm Banks - Battle of the Sexes in the Animal World - BBCThe males of the Raggiana bird-of-paradise have to out perform each other for the attention of the females. Subscribe to BBC Earth: http://www.youtu…
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Business

  • newGlobal stocks mixed as investors eye European, US data

    Global stocks mixed as investors eye European, US data

    BEIJING (AP) — European stocks mostly gained while Asian markets faltered Wednesday as investors monitored upbeat eurozone economic data and looked ahead to U.S. indicators.
    - 28 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 1:12pm -
  • newDay after Netanyahu warning, U.S. and Iran make 'some progress' on nuclear talks

    Day after Netanyahu warning, U.S. and Iran make 'some progress' on nuclear talks

    By Arshad Mohammed MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - The U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers wrapped up three days of talks over Iran's nuclear programme on Wednesday, a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the deal being negotiat…
    - 33 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 1:07pm -
  • newWomen Retire With Half The Pension Pot Men Get

    Women Retire With Half The Pension Pot Men Get

    A new report has revealed the scope of the gender disparity in pension savings and income. Funding retirement remains a significant challenge for many women. According to the annual State of Retirement report by LV=, women who have occupational or p…
    - 35 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 1:05pm -
  • newNAB Woos Investors For Yorkshire Bank Float

    NAB Woos Investors For Yorkshire Bank Float

    National Australia Bank (NAB) is beginning to court investors ahead of a possible flotation of its UK operations, intensifying competition for capital amid a slew of listings of British lenders. Sky News understands that NAB has organised a series o…
    - 36 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 1:04pm -
  • newAreva nuclear group announces 4.8 bn euro loss

    Areva nuclear group announces 4.8 bn euro loss

    French nuclear group Areva confirmed record net losses in 2014 of 4.8 billion euros ($5.3 billion) after it was forced to absorb costs linked to project delays
    - 36 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 1:04pm -
  • newCanadians Asked To Stop 'Spocking' Bank Notes

    Canadians Asked To Stop 'Spocking' Bank Notes

    Canadians have been asked to stop drawing Leonard Nimoy-inspired Mr Spock pictures on their $5 bank notes. Fans of the famous Star Trek character have for years been marking up the face of former PM Wilfrid Laurier - Canada's first Francophone prime…
    - 41 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 12:59pm -
  • newRevised EU banker bonus rules turns up heat on Britain
    By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - Britain could face legal action if it fails to implement the European Union's new rules on capping banker bonuses as set out in new draft guidelines published on Wednesday. The European Banking Authority (EBA), the blo…
    - 42 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 12:58pm -
  • newZarif cites progress in Iran nuclear talks but 'a lot of work remains'
    MONTREUX, Switzerland (Reuters) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Wednesday that progress had been made in talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, but that much work remained. Zarif, walking along Lake Geneva in the Swiss…
    - 50 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 12:50pm -
  • newAP survey: Why the outlook for global economy has brightened

    AP survey: Why the outlook for global economy has brightened

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates.
    - 58 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 12:42pm -
  • newU.S.-Iran talks make some progress, challenges remain - U.S. official
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry finished a round of nuclear talks with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday and are likely to meet for a further round on March 15, probably in Geneva, a senior U.S. official said.
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:38pm -
  • newIBM buys AlchemyAPI to boost Watson computing unit
    International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it had acquired AlchemyAPI, a fast-growing startup selling software that collects and analyses unstructured text and data in ways big enterprises, website publishers and advertisers find useful.…
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:38pm -
  • newStocks pull back further from record highs

    Stocks pull back further from record highs

    By Lionel Laurent LONDON (Reuters) - Global equities pulled back from recent record highs on Wednesday, with investors turning cautious after underwhelming European PMI data and ahead of central bank meetings. U.S. jobs data due on Friday was also o…
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:35pm -
  • newRBS transforms Goodwin's old office into hub for new businesses
    Royal Bank of Scotland has transformed the executive wing of its headquarters near Edinburgh, synonymous with the excesses of former CEO Fred Goodwin, into a hub for start-up businesses, as part of the bailed-out bank's bid to revive its reputation.…
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:34pm -
  • newOil above $60 as Saudi Arabia sees steady market

    Oil above $60 as Saudi Arabia sees steady market

    By David Sheppard LONDON (Reuters) - Brent crude oil steadied above $60 a barrel on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia's oil minister said he expected the oil market to balance itself. Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said he hoped and expected the oil market to…
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:30pm -
  • newAnalysis - For first time in years, euro economy starts surprising on upside

    Analysis - For first time in years, euro economy starts surprising on upside

    By Ross Finley LONDON (Reuters) - The euro zone economy is sprouting more green shoots than anticipated just as the European Central Bank fires up a money printing programme worth more than 1 trillion euros. An analysis of Reuters polls shows more t…
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:29pm -
  • newBritish government sells Eurostar interest for $1.1 billion

    British government sells Eurostar interest for $1.1 billion

    LONDON (AP) — The British government has agreed to sell its stake in Eurostar, the high-speed rail service that connects London with Paris and Brussels through a tunnel under the English Channel, for 757 million pounds ($1.1 billion), a move that'…
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:28pm -
  • newEnda Kenny was enjoying LogMeIn’s big job news today

    Enda Kenny was enjoying LogMeIn’s big job news today

    The cloud firm are to hire 90 more people over the next three years.
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:26pm -
  • newReady, Set… Five start-ups A DAY are being created in Ireland

    Ready, Set… Five start-ups A DAY are being created in Ireland

    It’s been the best January and February for start-ups since 2007.
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:26pm -
  • new5 cars getting attention at the Geneva auto show

    5 cars getting attention at the Geneva auto show

    GENEVA (AP) — Volkswagen's functional Passat family car may have taken top honors as car of the year at the annual Geneva motor show, but there is no doubt what visitors come to see at this glitzy gathering: high-end supercars.
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:20pm -
  • newInsight - M&S breaks with tradition to get more agile on style

    Insight - M&S breaks with tradition to get more agile on style

    By James Davey and Emma Thomasson LONDON (Reuters) - Shoppers usually blame dowdy clothes and tired stores for the painful decline of Britain's former retail powerhouse Marks & Spencer . After hiring new designers, overhauling its online offering an…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 12:08pm -
  • newBritain discussed RWE-Fridman deal at National Security Council - source

    Britain discussed RWE-Fridman deal at National Security Council - source

    The British government discussed the sale of German utility RWE's oil and gas production unit to Russian tycoon Mikhail Fridman at its National Security Council in recent weeks, a government source said on Wednesday. Prime Minister David Cameron's s…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 12:00pm -
  • newHoney, we shrank the SUV _ and Europe loves it

    Honey, we shrank the SUV _ and Europe loves it

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrinking Utility Vehicle.
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:53am -
  • newBetter-off Britons drive record profit at Greggs
    By James Davey LONDON (Reuters) - Britons have stopped scrimping and are treating themselves to pasties, sausage rolls and sticky buns, helping food-on-the-go retailer Greggs make record profits. "Consumers' disposable incomes are rising and that’s…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:47am -
  • newRussia's Putin calls Nemtsov's murder political

    Russia's Putin calls Nemtsov's murder political

    By Denis Pinchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov was a shameful tragedy that carried a political subtext. Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister, was shot dead as…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:39am -
  • newEurozone showing signs of economic momentum
    LONDON (AP) — The 19-country eurozone's economy is kicking into a higher gear thanks to falling oil prices and the lower euro, but the recovery is still far short of that experienced by the U.S.
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:33am -
  • newCourt upholds British challenge to ECB policy on clearing houses
    By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union's second-highest court has ruled the European Central Bank (ECB) was wrong to insist that euro clearing houses should be based in the single currency area, a policy Britain had challenged to defend i…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:33am -
  • newBusiness activity lifted in February as central banks loosen up
    By Jonathan Cable LONDON (Reuters) - Global business activity picked up last month just as many central banks around the world loosen monetary policy further to try and drive up stubbornly low inflation and revive moribund economies. Growth in China'…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:29am -
  • newOfgem imposes selling ban on ScottishPower
    ScottishPower, one of Britain's "big six" energy suppliers, has been given a temporary selling ban for failing to clear a backlog of customer issues within a timeframe set by the regulator. Iberdrola-owned Scottish Power is barred from proactive sell…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:26am -
  • newScottishPower Sales Ban For Complaint Failure
    ScottishPower has been handed a 12-day sales ban for failing to meet targets on handling customer complaints. Ofgem found the supplier had failed to remove a backlog of outstanding Energy Ombudsman decisions by a November deadline. It said: "Customer…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:23am -
  • newUK living standards lag 2010 levels as election nears - think tank
    By David Milliken LONDON (Reuters) - British living standards remain below those before the last national election in 2010, a leading think tank said on Wednesday, putting Prime Minister David Cameron's economic record back in the spotlight ahead of…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:17am -
  • newNew Malaysia Airlines CEO a "battle hardened" veteran
    HONG KONG (AP) — When the owners of embattled Malaysia Airlines went looking for a new CEO to lead its restructuring, they chose a German turnaround specialist known as "The Terminator" to take on what's been dubbed the toughest job in aviation.
    - 3 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:02am -
  • newStanChart rules out share sale as profit plunges 25 percent
    The Asia-focused bank said on Wednesday it was eschewing "knee-jerk actions" and vowed to cut costs and shrink its loan book in an effort to quell concerns about its capital strength, throwing down the gauntlet to incoming chief Bill Winters. The ban…
    - 3 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 10:57am -
  • newEgypt's cabinet approves long-awaited investment law - PM
    Egypt's cabinet approved a long-awaited draft law on investment on Wednesday, the prime minister said, aimed at making deals less vulnerable to legal disputes or changes in government, and reducing stifling bureaucracy. The government is seeking to a…
    - 3 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 10:43am -
  • newLegal & General eyes company deals as individual annuities wither
    By Carolyn Cohn LONDON (Reuters) - Legal & General Plc on Wednesday became the latest insurer to report a drop in demand for personal annuities and growing reliance on sales to companies, as full-year profits just lagged forecasts to send its shares…
    - 3 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 10:42am -
  • newAmazon 'Free Trial' Advert Banned By Watchdog
    A regulator has banned a direct mailing advert offering a "free trial" of Amazon's Prime delivery service, ruling it misled consumers on subscription fees. The decision by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) followed complaints a card offering…
    - 3 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 10:40am -
  • newEgyptians race to expand Suez Canal, hoping for trade surge
    ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — Bulldozers push earth and dredgers spit mud round the clock at Egypt's Suez Canal in a race to quickly expand the strategic waterway for two-way traffic, a project trumpeted by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to revive both t…
    - 3 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 10:34am -
  • newTesco says former BP executive to join board as non-executive
    Tesco , Britain's biggest retailer, has beefed-up its board with the appointment of Byron Grote, a former BP chief finance officer, as a non-executive director from May 1. The firm also said on Wednesday that non-executive director Gareth Bullock wou…
    - 3 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 10:33am -
  • newBritish services growth eases but hiring booms in February - PMI
    Growth in Britain's dominant services sector eased back in February but firms hired staff at the second-fastest rate on record, wages rose and new orders increased, a further sign that the economy has got off to a strong start in 2015.The Markit/CIPS…
    - 3 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 10:23am -
  • newStanChart CEO says has no plans for a rights issue
    LONDON (Reuters) - Standard Chartered's outgoing Chief Executive Peter Sands said the Asia-focused bank had no plans to launch a rights issue and capital strength will be improved this year by cutting costs and reducing its loan book. "We have no pla…
    - 3 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 10:21am -
  • newGerman energy cooperative plans legal action over UK nuclear plan
    A German energy cooperative will take legal action against the European Commission for approving state aid for a 16 billion pound nuclear power plant in Britain, it said on Wednesday, arguing it threatens to distort competition. The project, to be bu…
    - 4 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 10:07am -

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World News

  • newSyria rebel defeat deals blow to US hopes against IS
    The apparent disintegration of a key Syrian rebel group has dealt a major blow to US efforts to build up a force of moderate fighters to take on the Islamic State group.
    - 14 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 1:26pm -
  • newQatar eyes 7% growth in 2015 despite oil price slump
    Image shows cyclists riding past a Qatar refinery in 2011. The country's economy is predicted to grow by seven percent in 2015 despite slump in oil prices
    - 21 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 1:19pm -
  • newGermany says third Greek aid package not on Eurogroup agenda
    Euro zone finance ministers have no plans to discuss a possible third rescue package for Greece when they meet on Monday, a German finance ministry spokesman said on Wednesday after a Spanish minister revived the possibility of more aid for Athens.…
    - 25 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 1:15pm -
  • newEU chief says Spain has not exited economic crisis
    Spain was plunged into a double-dip recession in 2008 when a decade-long property bubble burst, wiping out millions of jobs
    - 30 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 1:10pm -
  • newWomen Retire With Half The Pension Pot Men Get
    A new report has revealed the scope of the gender disparity in pension savings and income. Funding retirement remains a significant challenge for many women. According to the annual State of Retirement report by LV=, women who have occupational or p…
    - 35 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 1:05pm -
  • newIraq forces working to encircle ISIL in Tikrit
    Forces still moving in from three directions, despite being slowed by suicide bombers, sniper fire and booby traps.
    - 39 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 1:01pm -
  • newIraq forces look to tighten noose around Tikrit
    The Iraqi army said Wednesday that its strategy for retaking the jihadist stronghold of Tikrit is to surround the city before launching an assault.
    - 40 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 1:00pm -
  • newCanadians Asked To Stop 'Spocking' Bank Notes
    Canadians have been asked to stop drawing Leonard Nimoy-inspired Mr Spock pictures on their $5 bank notes. Fans of the famous Star Trek character have for years been marking up the face of former PM Wilfrid Laurier - Canada's first Francophone prime…
    - 41 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 12:59pm -
  • newFrance gets rap on knuckles over smacking children
    A top rights body said Wednesday that France was in violation of a European treaty because it did not fully ban the smacking of children, reigniting debate over the divisive issue.
    - 43 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 12:57pm -
  • newCoal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens
    An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner and trapping more than 30 others underground, rebel and government officials said. ...
    - 44 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 12:56pm -
  • newKerry, Iran FM in new nuclear talks
    The US and Iran ignored a passionate plea from the Israeli prime minister to ditch their nuclear negotiations and held a third straight day of talks Wednesday seeking a framework deal in a few weeks.
    - 45 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 12:55pm -
  • newFxxk Air Pollution: China's artists and fashion designers respond to Beijing smog
    Over the past seven years, levels of particulate matter in Beijing's air averaged nearly five times the recommended daily level set by the World Health Organisation, according to data from a monitoring station at the US embassy. A study by Greenpeac…
    - 46 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 12:54pm -
  • newWildfire in South Africa continues for a 4th day
    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Firefighters in Cape Town said the wildfire raging around Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain is still not under control after four days fighting the blaze.
    - 48 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 12:52pm -
  • newSoaked in oil: The cost of war in South Sudan
    Derelict oilfield caught in a war zone contaminating drinking water and threatening tens of thousands of civilian lives.
    - 49 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 12:51pm -
  • newEuropean stocks mostly fall on eve of ECB meeting
    Europe's stock markets are mainly down, mirroring a downbeat session in Asia
    - 51 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 12:49pm -
  • newEgypt upholds police sentence over death that stirred Mubarak revolt
    An Egyptian court upheld a 10-year prison sentence on Wednesday imposed on two policemen for torturing an activist to death in 2010, judicial sources said, an incident that helped trigger the uprising that toppled veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak. Wit…
    - 56 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 12:44pm -
  • new'The elderly are not aliens': Pope
    Pope Francis urged his followers at his weekly prayer on Wednesday to show affection and respect for the elderly, saying they must not be treated as "aliens".
    - 58 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 12:42pm -
  • newAP survey: Why the outlook for global economy has brightened
    From the United States to Asia to Europe, a global economy that many had feared was faltering appears poised for a resurgence on the strength of cheap oil and falling interest rates. That's the strikingly ...
    - 58 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 12:42pm -
  • newAt least 10 dead as migrant boat capsizes off Sicily
    A boat capsized off Sicily when the migrants aboard rushed to meet rescuers, killing at least 10 people, the Italian coastguard said Wednesday.
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:39pm -
  • newMigrants die after boat capsizes off Sicily
    About 121 were rescued but 10 died as migrants attempted to sneak into Europe, says Italian coast guard
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:35pm -
  • newLok Sabha passes insurance bill
    NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill to increase foreign investment limit in local insurers to 49 percent from 26 percent. The passage of the bill in both the houses of parliament ...
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:34pm -
  • newPutin says Nemtsov assassination a 'disgrace'
    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday described the killing of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov as a tragedy that had brought disgrace on Russia, and warned against a rise in "extremist crime".
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:34pm -
  • newOil above $60 as Saudi Arabia sees steady market
    Brent crude oil steadied above $60 a barrel on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia's oil minister said he expected the oil market to balance itself. Oil Minister Ali al-Naimi said he hoped and expected the oil market to balance and prices, which hit a near…
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:30pm -
  • newIn New Orleans, training a lost generation while feeding the next
    By Jonathan Kaminsky NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - At age 17, Akira Holmes dropped out of high school and had a baby. Last week, the 18-year-old stood in a crisp white chef's jacket at a cafe in New Orleans, on the cusp of completing a training program sh…
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:29pm -
  • newDeal with 72 Asiana passengers leaves many cases unresolved
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first set of lawsuits stemming from the crash of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco two years ago have been settled, but dozens of additional cases remain after the accident that killed three Chinese teenagers and…
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:26pm -
  • newAs Delhi chokes, pressure grows for Indian climate action
    Torrents of thick black smoke billow up toward the smoggy skies as Kunti Desai feeds a coal-fired furnace to make tar for a Delhi road.
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:25pm -
  • newPutin calls opposition politician's slaying a 'disgrace'
    MOSCOW (AP) — The killing of a key opposition figure is a "disgrace" to Russia, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday.
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:21pm -
  • newBitter end for Kazakhstan's sugar czar
    The ignominious end of Rakhat Aliyev, Kazakhstan's most feared man, heir apparent, sugar czar, fugitive.
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:16pm -
  • newDozens of miners missing feared dead in rebel east Ukraine
    By Maria Tsvetkova DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Dozens of miners were trapped underground and feared dead after a blast on Wednesday at a coal mine in the eastern Ukrainian rebel stronghold of Donetsk, with rescuers saying the chance of finding many…
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:13pm -
  • newU.S. says 'seriously concerned' about North Korea's nuclear work
    (Reuters) - The United States remain seriously concerned about North Korea's nuclear work which it said breached international agreements, it said on Wednesday, a day after the isolated Asian country said it had the power to deter a U.S. "nuclear th…
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  • new5 cars to see at the Geneva car show
    Volkswagen's functional Passat family car may have taken top honors as car of the year at the annual Geneva motor show, but there is no doubt what the visitors come to see at this glitzy gathering: high-end ...
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  • newFrench police continue hunt for mystery Paris drones
    Government official seeks "new legal tools" to stop illegal use of drones in sensitive areas after multiple incidents.
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  • newTen migrants die in Mediterranean, hundreds rescued
    By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - At least 10 North African migrants died when their rubber boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean while hundreds more from that vessel and another were rescued, Italian and Tunisian authorities said on Wedne…
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  • newSixteen injured in fire at Cairo convention hall
    At least 16 people were injured on Wednesday when a large fire broke out at a convention hall in a northeastern Cairo neighborhood, medical and security sources said. The cause of the fire was not immediately clear, and the security sources said fir…
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  • newHoney, we shrank the SUV _ and Europe loves it
    In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrinking Utility Vehicle. An array of small sport utility vehicles is going on display this week at the Geneva International Motor Show. Automakers are piling into the segment ...
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  • newBali Nine: Australian drug smugglers moved to Indonesian island execution site
    A family member of an Australian convict on death row was denied a visit before he was moved from a prison in Bali on 3 March to be taken to an Indonesian island where the firing squad execution will take place. The planned executions of Myuran Suku…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:53am -
  • newStanChart rules out share sale as profit plunges 25 pct
    The Asia-focused bank said on Wednesday it was eschewing "knee-jerk actions" and vowed to cut costs and shrink its loan book in an effort to quell concerns about its capital strength, throwing down the gauntlet to incoming chief Bill Winters. The ba…
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  • newNetanyahu rejects Obama criticism of Iran speech
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday brushed aside criticism from US President Barack Obama of his speech to Congress, in which he warned Washington was paving the way to a nuclear-armed Iran.
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  • newLesotho election results reveal no outright winner
    Incumbent PM's party wins 40 constituencies, falling short of the 60 plus one needed for forming independent government.
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  • newBurkina passes corruption law required for World Bank support
    Burkina Faso's interim parliament has approved an anti-corruption law, one of two pieces of legislation required by the World Bank before it will release $100 million in budget support. The National Transitional Council (CNT), which was established…
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Biography of famous human scientists


Astrology Daily Horoscope

  • Libra Daily Horoscope for March 03, 2015
    You are newly hopeful about something small that had seemed out of reach just a few weeks ago. Keep moving toward it as if you had never given up on it and things should get back in sync soon.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, D…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Aquarius Daily Horoscope for March 03, 2015
    Don't be too surprised if you stumble into a power struggle today -- even somewhere that seems immune to them. You don't have to participate, but you are sure to have feelings about the results.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Taurus Daily Horoscope for March 03, 2015
    This isn't a good time to climb up on soapboxes. People are watching out for any signs of pomposity, and may have even brought some rotten tomatoes to hurl at unsuspecting pedagogues.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Coup…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Sagittarius Daily Horoscope for March 03, 2015
    A minor upgrade brings a big smile to your face early today -- and could signify greater things ahead! Just keep on moving and make sure that you're open to change. It keeps getting better.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Dail…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Gemini Daily Horoscope for March 03, 2015
    You're full of spunky energy and ready for little arguments all day long -- so get out there and mix it up! You may find yourself moving seamlessly between fighting and flirting.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily Couple's…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Aries Daily Horoscope for March 03, 2015
    A burst of creative energy sweeps you up and carries you away. It's all good fun, and you should find that you end up somewhere weird and cool and awesome. Get busy and make something beautiful!More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Cancer Daily Horoscope for March 03, 2015
    Listen to your instincts today -- you need to be ready to act on a moment's notice when things start to click. It may look impulsive from the outside, but you're just in tune with the universe.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Scorpio Daily Horoscope for March 03, 2015
    Your boss (or teacher, maybe) is a real pain today -- so much so that you could find it easier to just skip! The good news is that this is a short-lived phase, but it is going to pop up again if you don't handle it.More horoscopes! Check your Daily…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Leo Daily Horoscope for March 03, 2015
    You either have a run-in with a celebrity or get recognized by someone you don't know -- your great energy is mixed up with the world in a new way that's creating ripples of social sweetness.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Da…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Capricorn Daily Horoscope for March 03, 2015
    Work and business are harder to handle than usual -- so you should probably focus on other, softer aspects of life. If you can make art or just let yourself drift, that would be perfect.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, Daily C…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Virgo Daily Horoscope for March 03, 2015
    You may feel that too much is going on today -- and you're half right. It's certainly a busy day, but part of the problem is that your energy is just not up to multitasking for the time being.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes, D…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 12:00am -
  • Pisces Daily Horoscope for March 03, 2015
    It's not the best time for you to try to influence your peers -- they're all lost in their own worlds. It may be a good time for you to hunker down and handle your own issues first and foremost.More horoscopes! Check your Daily Single's LoveScopes,…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 12:00am -

Business & Finance

  • newIncomes 'back to pre-crisis level'
    Average household incomes are back to where they were before the financial crisis, according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
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  • newPound hit by UK services survey
    Sterling pulls back from a near seven-year euro high after a survey indicates that growth in the UK's service sector slowed last month.
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  • newSellafield clean-up costs now £53bn
    The cost of cleaning up the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria has increased by £5bn to £53bn, says the National Audit Office.
    - 48 mins ago 4 Mar 15, 12:52pm -
  • newRetail sales boost for eurozone
    Eurozone retail sales rose for a fourth consecutive month in January, official figures show, indicating the zone's economy may be picking up.
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  • newScottish Power hit with sales ban
    Energy supplier Scottish Power accepts a 12-day sales ban after failing to meet Ofgem's customer service targets, the watchdog says.
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Famous mathematicians

Blaise Pascal | Carl Friedrich Gauss | David Hilbert | Georg Cantor | Gottfried Leibniz | Isaac Newton

Top News

  • newVictim's partner begged for help
    The jury in a murder trial has been played a 999 call of the victim's partner begging for help after a masked man shot her boyfriend.
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  • newMagic 'metamaterials' storm physics
    The hot topic at a major US conference is materials that can be designed with surprising properties, from programmable rubber to springy ceramics.
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  • newLovers convicted of killing girl
    A woman and her sadistic lover who created a cyber fantasy world are convicted of killing her young daughter, who suffered 50 injuries.
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  • newPutin urges end to political murders
    Russian President Vladimir Putin demands an end to "shameful" political killings in Russia, after the murder of opposition politician Boris Nemtsov.
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  • newIraq forces 'encircle IS in Tikrit'
    Iraqi soldiers and Shia militiamen are seeking to surround Islamic State fighters in Tikrit, on the third day of an operation to retake the city.
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  • new200 protest over hospital changes
    Up to 200 people are protesting outside the Senedd in Cardiff over changes to services at Withybush Hospital.
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  • newDelay school start and 'miss a year'
    Parents of summer-born children are being told they could miss a year of secondary school if they delay their start at primary, MPs are told.
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  • newIndia vows rapist interview inquiry
    India's home minister promises an inquiry into how a TV crew was allowed to interview a death-row prisoner convicted over the Delhi 2012 gang rape and murder.
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  • newSotherton's stolen gold medal found
    A Commonwealth Games gold medal stolen from the home of former heptathlete Kelly Sotherton is found.
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  • newIncomes 'back to pre-crisis level'
    Average household incomes are back to where they were before the financial crisis, according to research by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).
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  • newSchools 'could see 1,500 jobs lost'
    Education Minister John O'Dowd says schools are likely to see 500 job losses for teachers and 1,000 for non-teaching staff due to £28m cuts to his budget.
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  • newBecky murder suspects still quizzed
    Police have until Wednesday afternoon to question two people suspected of murdering Bristol teenager Becky Watts.
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  • new'Blame fans' Hillsborough police told
    Police officers were told to put the blame for Hillsborough on the "drunken, ticketless Liverpool supporters", the inquest into the disaster hears.
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  • newSellafield clean-up costs now £53bn
    The cost of cleaning up the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria has increased by £5bn to £53bn, says the National Audit Office.
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  • newVIDEO: China's military compared - 60 secs
    China's defence budget is set to rise by about 10% in 2015 - here's a quick look at where that places it in the ranks of the world's biggest military spenders.
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  • newExplicit art shown through peephole
    A controversial pornographic artwork on display in London can only be viewed through a peephole, to prevent it being seen by minors.
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  • newDay in pictures: 4 March 2015
    Images from around the world: 4 March
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  • newCrossing the Forth without the Forth Bridge
    How the Forth was crossed before the famous bridge
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  • newVIDEO: Treasury Committee
    MPs take evidence on the Bank of England Foreign Exchange Market Investigation.
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  • newScottish Power hit with sales ban
    Energy supplier Scottish Power accepts a 12-day sales ban after failing to meet Ofgem's customer service targets, the watchdog says.
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:59am -
  • new'Plebgate' PC gets £80k libel payout
    The police officer at the centre of the "plebgate" row has accepted £80,000 in damages from Conservative MP Andrew Mitchell.
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  • newIs another NHS scandal brewing?
    The Morecambe Bay inquiry has chilling echoes of one into Stafford Hospital. So could there be another scandal happening elsewhere?
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  • newUkraine coal mine blast 'kills 33'
    A suspected gas blast at a coal mine in a rebel-held region of eastern Ukraine is thought to have killed 33 people and trapped about 30.
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  • newUK government sells Eurostar stake
    The UK government says it is selling its 40% stake in the cross-Channel train operator Eurostar to an Anglo-Canadian consortium for £757.1m.
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  • newAlabama halts gay wedding licences
    Alabama's Supreme Court orders its judges to stop issuing same-sex marriage licenses despite a federal ruling saying a ban is unconstitutional.
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:43am -
  • newSouth Sudan hits out at UN sanctions
    South Sudan's foreign minister warns that the imposition of any US-backed sanctions would be counter-productive to the peace process.
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  • newVIDEO: Prince's warning about ivory trade
    The Duke of Cambridge gives a speech warning over the risks to elephants from poaching and illegal trade.
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:30am -
  • newPhelps may be reinstated for Worlds
    Michael Phelps may be allowed to compete at swimming's World Championships in Russia after originally being banned.
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  • newEconomy grows despite oil price drop
    The Scottish economy will continue to pick up pace, despite the impact for the oil and gas industry of the lower oil price.
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  • newClegg in drug law election pledge
    The Lib Dem election manifesto will include a pledge to hand drugs policy from the Home Office to the Department of Health, Nick Clegg is to say.
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  • newCyclist escorted off M1 motorway
    A cyclist is escorted off the M1 in Hertfordshire and given "words of advice" by police.
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  • newMan proposes with 8-tonne digger
    A romantic road worker uses an eight-tonne digger to pop the question by painting his proposal using the heavy metal grab to hold the brush.
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  • newFarage: Get migration back to normal
    UKIP will not adopt "arbitrary" immigration targets, Nigel Farage says, but adds net migration should return to "normality" of 20,000-50,000 a year.
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  • newPrince condemns illegal ivory trade
    Prince William condemns illegal wildlife trading and calls for more international help in a speech on the final day of his tour of China.
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  • newMilitants 'seize Libyan oil fields'
    Islamist militants have seized two oil fields in central Libya, officials say, as rival factions reportedly carry out air strikes.
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  • newAustralia hit World Cup record score
    Australia record the highest Cricket World Cup score in history, posting 417-6 against Afghanistan to beat India's 413-5.
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  • newCourt backs UK in euro trading case
    The UK has won a court ruling against the European Central Bank which could have forced British firms handling large euro transactions to be based in the eurozone.
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  • newBoston Marathon bomb trial to begin
    The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, accused of the Boston Marathon bombing two years ago, opens in the city shortly after exhaustive jury selection.
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  • newColombia stops Chinese arms ship
    The Colombian authorities arrest the captain of a Chinese ship on its way to Cuba after finding undeclared gunpowder and cannon shells aboard.
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  • newVIDEO: Plane left nose-down on Nepal runway
    A group of airline passengers in Nepal had a lucky escape after their plane skidded off a runway in dense fog.
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  • newFrance 'breaks Europe smacking pact'
    Europe's top human rights watchdog criticises France for failing to explicitly ban smacking children, saying its laws are "not sufficiently clear".
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  • newVIDEO: MPs' warning over Kew Gardens cuts
    The government's financial management of London's Kew Gardens is "a recipe for failure", MPs warn.
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  • newYour pictures: Adventure
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  • newWelsh voters 'prefer Cameron as PM'
    More Welsh voters think David Cameron would be a better prime minister than Ed Miliband, according to a new poll for BBC Wales.
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  • newTop earning uni boss paid £623,000
    The highest paid university chief in the UK received a £623,000 salary and benefits package, new figures reveal.
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  • newNew wave of Paris drone alerts
    Ten more drones are spotted flying over Paris and reports say police are searching for four men after a chase in the east of the city.
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  • newWW2 'Japan battleship wreck found'
    US billionaire Paul Allen announces he has discovered the famous WW2 Japanese battleship, Musashi, more than 70 years after it was sunk.
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  • newVIDEO: 'No regret' from Delhi rapist
    Film maker Leslee Udwin tells a news conference that one of the Delhi gang rapists, Mukesh Singh, showed ''no regret, for one second'' for his actions.
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  • newObama dismisses Netanyahu speech
    US President Barack Obama reacts scathingly to a speech by Israel's prime minister, saying it offers no viable alternative to his Iran policy.
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  • newPoyet's 'difficult day' over Johnson
    Sunderland boss Gus Poyet describes the day in which his player Adam Johnson was arrested as one of his toughest.
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  • newBBC spends 29% less on star pay
    The BBC has spent 29% less on stars earning more than £100,000 a year over the past five years, an independent review reveals.
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  • newAustralian pair moved for execution
    Two members of the Bali Nine Australian drug smuggling ring are moved to the Indonesian island where they and other foreigners face execution.
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  • newThe number of old people in the UK killing themselves has fallen. Why?
    The number of old people killing themselves has fallen. Why?
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  • newBroad admits to injury 'nightmares'
    England's Stuart Broad says he is yet to get over the mental scars of being hit in the face by a bouncer last year.
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  • newVIDEO: Becky Watts' parents 'devastated'
    Police have until this afternoon to question two people suspected of murdering missing teenager Becky Watts.
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Space Exploration

  • Disney's 'Miles from Tomorrowland': A Space Romp for Kids with Real Science
    A new animated TV show from Disney Junior is letting the imaginations of young space fans of tomorrow run wild through the universe, and it's even trying to teach them a little space science along the way. "As a young, impressionable person, stories…
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  • Dwarf Planet Ceres to Be Revealed in 'Stunning Detail' by NASA Probe
    A NASA probe will arrive at Ceres Friday morning to begin unraveling the many mysteries of the dwarf planet — including the puzzling bright spots that blaze on its cratered surface. NASA's Dawn spacecraft is scheduled to slip into orbit around C…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 10:39pm -
  • U.S. science probe nears unexplored dwarf planet Ceres
    By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A NASA science satellite on Friday will wrap up a 7-1/2-year journey to Ceres, an unexplored dwarf planet in the main asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, scientists said on Monday. Ceres, namesake o…
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  • 4 NASA Satellites to Seek Energy Eruptions in Earth's Magnetic Field
    NASA is gearing up to launch a quartet of new satellites this month, to study a driving force behind solar storms that threaten Earth's satellites and power grids. The satellites, which make up NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale mission (or MMS), will…
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  • Catching a Fireball in the Cold
    His images recently illustrated the book "The Secret Galaxy" by Fran Hodgkins (Tilbury House Publishers, 2014). In Maine, the temperature was a bone-chilling zero degrees on the night of Feb. 16, and getting colder with a slight wind chill. Since la…
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  • Aided by Art, Theory of Life's Extra-Solar Origin Gets Boost
    Edward Belbruno is a mathematician and an artist. His paintings are in major collections and exhibited throughout the United States, and he regularly consults with NASA from his position as a cosmology researcher at Princeton University. He is also…
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  • Ancient galaxy sheds light on dust as starmaker
    One of the oldest galaxies ever observed has revealed that dust played a vital role in the infancy of the Universe, astronomers reported on Monday.
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  • What Would It Be Like to Live on Mars?
    The idea of living on Mars has been a staple of science fiction since the 19th century, when American astronomer Percival Lowell speculated that the channels on the Red Planet were really ancient canals built by intelligent extraterrestrials. In 196…
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  • SpaceX Rocket Launches 2 Communications Satellites Into Orbit (Video)
    The private spaceflight company SpaceX launched a pair of communications satellites to space Sunday (March 1), and you can see amazing videos and photos of the liftoff. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Flor…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 7:28pm -
  • Dirt-Watching NASA Satellite Deploys Giant Space Antenna (Video)
    A recently launched NASA satellite has just deployed a giant antenna in space. The huge tool will help scientists collect unprecedented data that could help craft better weather forecasts around the world. The space agency's Soil Moisture Active Pas…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 12:26pm -
  • Astronauts Add Antennas, Cables to Space Station in 3rd Spacewalk
    The International Space Station is now three steps – or rather spacewalks – closer to being ready for the arrival of new U.S. commercial crewed spacecraft with the successful completion of a two-astronaut outing on Sunday morning (March 1). NASA…
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  • Rare 'Missing Link' Black Hole Apparently Found
    A newfound cosmic object may be a long-sought missing link that could help flesh out the black hole family tree. The black holes are therefore intermediate in size between stellar-mass black holes and the behemoths that lurk at the hearts of galaxie…
    - 3 days ago 1 Mar 15, 9:05pm -
  • NASA Probe Bound for Pluto Carries Piece of Pioneering SpaceShipOne
    A small piece of spaceflight history will zoom through the Pluto system this July aboard NASA's New Horizons probe. Inside New Horizons is a piece of SpaceShipOne, the first privately owned and operated manned spacecraft to reach space — which beg…
    - 3 days ago 1 Mar 15, 9:05pm -
  • Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA.
    - 3 days ago 1 Mar 15, 7:11pm -
  • US astronauts speed through spacewalk at orbiting lab
    Two US astronauts on Sunday made speedy work of their third spacewalk to get the International Space Station ready for the arrival of more commercial spacecraft in the coming years.
    - 3 days ago 1 Mar 15, 6:29pm -
  • Artist's 'Apollo 18' Moon Mission Launching Onto Times Square Billboards
    The countdown is on to the launch of Apollo 18 and you're invited to witness it from New York City's Times Square. "Apollo XVIII," created by artist Marco Brambilla, weaves archival footage from real NASA missions with computer-generated imagery to…
    - 3 days ago 1 Mar 15, 4:33pm -
  • NASA Spacecraft Arrives at Dwarf Planet Ceres This Week
    NASA's Dawn spacecraft will begin orbiting the mysterious dwarf planet Ceres this week, ending a deep-space chase that lasted 2 1/2 years. "We've been using the ion propulsion system for a long time gradually to reshape Dawn's orbit around the sun s…
    - 3 days ago 1 Mar 15, 12:44pm -
  • NASA Satellite Captures Amazing 3D Videos of Rain, Snow
    Mesmerizing and swirling animations of rain and snow dance across a map of the Earth, shown in a video released yesterday (Feb. 26) by NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) mission. The NASA video captures worldwide precipitation from April…
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  • Leonard Nimoy, Spock on 'Star Trek,' Dies at 83
    Actor Leonard Nimoy, who portrayed the iconic logical Vulcan Spock on TV's "Star Trek" and in feature films, has died. Nimoy's career spanned TV, feature films, art and photography, but he was perhaps best known for playing Spock, the logical Vulcan…
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  • NASA approves Sunday spacewalk despite water leak in helmet
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — American astronauts will venture back out for a spacewalk this weekend, despite a helmet water leak on their previous trip outside the International Space Station.
    - 5 days ago 27 Feb 15, 5:42pm -
  • Sky-scanning instrument finds new galaxies: astronomers
    A new instrument on Europe's Very Large Telescope (VLT) has produced the most detailed 3-D view yet of the deep Universe, discovering 26 distant galaxies in just 27 hours of scanning, its operators said Friday.
    - 5 days ago 27 Feb 15, 4:08pm -
  • US Needs a Mars Colony, Buzz Aldrin Tells Senators
    The United States must do more than just plant a flag on Mars if it wants to continue as a leader in the field of space exploration, Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin told senators this week. "In my opinion, there is no more convincing way to demonst…
    - 5 days ago 27 Feb 15, 1:02pm -
  • New Space Telescope Tech Could Be 1,000 Times Sharper Than Hubble
    A new type of orbiting telescope could take images more than 1,000 times sharper than those snapped by NASA's famous Hubble Space Telescope, the technology's developers say. Researchers have dubbed their concept the "Aragoscope," after French scient…
    - 5 days ago 27 Feb 15, 1:02pm -
  • Curiosity Rover Drills into Mars Mountain Again (Photo)
    NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has bored into rocks at the base of the towering Mount Sharp for the third time. The car-size Curiosity rover drilled into a rock called Telegraph Peak on Tuesday (Feb. 24), collecting sample powder for analysis by its on…
    - 5 days ago 27 Feb 15, 1:02pm -
  • Stars found forming at Milky Way's outer edge
    Brazilian astronomers said Friday they had found two star clusters forming in a remote part of our Milky Way galaxy where such a thing was previously thought impossible.
    - 5 days ago 27 Feb 15, 8:33am -
  • Bright lights on dwarf planet perplex NASA as probe nears
    The discovery of another bright light on the dwarf planet Ceres has NASA scientists perplexed as the US Dawn probe prepares to enter the orbit of the largest object in the asteroid belt and possibly resolve the mystery.
    - 5 days ago 27 Feb 15, 3:53am -
  • Best 3D View of Deep Universe Reveals Astonishing Details (Video)
    The amazing new photo, released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) today (Feb. 26) reveals never-before-seen cosmic objects in a relatively small patch of sky. The MUSE instrument on ESO's Very Large Telescope in Chile spent 27 hours staring…
    - 6 days ago 26 Feb 15, 4:45pm -
  • Monster Black Hole Is the Largest and Brightest Ever Found
    Astronomers have discovered the largest and most luminous black hole ever seen — an ancient monster with a mass about 12 billion times that of the sun — that dates back to when the universe was less than 1 billion years old. Supermassive black h…
    - 6 days ago 26 Feb 15, 1:18pm -
  • Mystery Spot on Dwarf Planet Ceres Has Mysterious Partner (Photos)
    The intrigue surrounding Ceres continues to deepen as a NASA probe gets closer to the dwarf planet. The new photos of Ceres from NASA's Dawn spacecraft, which is scheduled to arrive in orbit around Ceres on the night of March 5, reveal that a puzzli…
    - 6 days ago 26 Feb 15, 1:18pm -
  • NASA Celebrates Crawler-Transporters' 1st 50 Years with Test Drive
    With an eye towards the future, NASA commemorated the first 50 years of its two rocket-carrying crawler-transporters on Monday (Feb. 23) by taking one of the newly-upgraded massive machines out for a test drive to the launch pad. Crawler-transporter…
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  • Cosmonaut Alexei Gubarev, Led 1st Multi-National Space Crew, Dies at 83
    Alexei Gubarev, a Soviet-era cosmonaut who trained to fly to the moon but instead commanded the first multi-national space station crew, died Saturday (Feb. 21). Alexei Gubarev's death was reported by the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star Ci…
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  • Confirmed: Space Rock Created Swedish Lake
    After two centuries of arguing about its origin, scientists have finally confirmed that Hummeln Lake in southern Sweden is an impact crater. Hummeln Lake's rounded shoreline first drew interest from scientists as far back as the 1820s, but it wasn't…
    - 6 days ago 26 Feb 15, 12:49pm -
  • Spacewalking astronaut safe after water leaks into helmet
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A spacewalking astronaut ended up with unwanted water in his helmet Wednesday after breezing through a cable and lube job outside the International Space Station.
    - 7 days ago 26 Feb 15, 1:28am -
  • Astronaut Reports Minor Water Leak in Spacesuit Helmet After Spacewalk
    An American astronaut found water inside his spacesuit helmet at the end of an otherwise flawless spacewalk outside the International Space Station today (Feb. 25), but he was never in any danger, NASA officials say. NASA astronaut Terry Virts and h…
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  • Massive black hole challenges theories
    Astronomers said Wednesday they had detected an "impossibly large" and ancient black hole that challenges theories about how these phenomena grew in the early Universe.
    - 7 days ago 25 Feb 15, 9:43pm -

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    Deliciously Ella: Awesome Ingredients, Incredible Food That You and Your Body Will Love Ella Woodward (Author) 70 days in the top 100 (333)Buy new: £20.00 £7.99 31 used & new from £7.61(Visit the Bestsellers in Books list for authoritative in…
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History Videos

Flying Cars

  • (Tempo) Christian Youth Theater puts on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang March 26
    Tucson) Everyone’s favorite flying car comes to life as Christian Youth Theater presents a musical adaptation of the beloved family film “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” March 26 – 29 at the Pima Community College Center for the Arts Proscenium…
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  • What Cars Have Been Built By Non-Carmakers?
    With rumors swirling about the newest flying car, I mean self-driving car, I mean Apple car , I'm forced to wonder how many times a very much non-automotive company has sold an automobile? Read more...
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  • Subaru says to keep flying car parts to U.S. amid port delays
    Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd , the maker of Subaru cars, said it would continue flying car parts to its U.S. factory beyond an initial arrangement through the end of February, as a labour dispute at U.S. ...
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  • Original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Warbirds & Wheels Wanaka
    Warbirds & Wheels attraction at Wanaka Airport is flying high today (February 3 2015) with the exciting news it will have the original car from the 1968 movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang exclusively on loan from owner Sir Peter Jackson.
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  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang comes to Warbirds & Wheels Wanaka
    Warbirds & Wheels attraction at Wanaka Airport is flying high today (February 3 2015) with the exciting news it will have the original car from the 1968 movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang exclusively on loan from owner Sir Peter Jackson.
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Music

Culture

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

  • newAs Delhi chokes, pressure grows for Indian climate action
    Torrents of thick black smoke billow up toward the smoggy skies as Kunti Desai feeds a coal-fired furnace to make tar for a Delhi road.
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:25pm -
  • newAlibaba buys $383 million stake in TV programme producer Beijing Enlight
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has invested 2.4 billion yuan ($382.67 million) in TV programme producer Beijing Enlight Media Co Ltd, Beijing Enlight said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday. The move follows…
    - 5 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 8:36am -
  • newAlibaba opens first U.S. cloud centre, enters hotly contested market
    By John Ruwitch and Paul Carsten HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a cloud computing hub in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant's first outside of China, underscoring its global ambitions in the face of…
    - 13 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 1:03am -
  • newVisa, MasterCard moving into mobile pay in Africa
    NEW YORK (AP) — Americans may just be getting used to mobile pay, but consumers in many African countries have been paying with their phones for years. Now payment processors Visa and MasterCard want to get a slice of that market, and are launching…
    - 16 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 9:50pm -
  • newItaly approves plan to boost broadband networks
    The Italian government approved a plan on Tuesday to bring its high-speed broadband network into line with European Union targets, but it held back from forcing operators to replace their copper-wire networks with fibre-optic cable. Italy faces growi…
    - 16 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 9:36pm -
  • newFCC head defends Internet neutrality rules on the road
    NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is taking the defense of new Internet regulations on the road.
    - 17 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 8:55pm -
  • newWIRELESS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: Eyes on Apple, BlackBerry
    NEW YORK (AP) — As a major wireless show continues this week in Barcelona, Spain, Apple is highlighting the capabilities of its iPhone cameras with a gallery of photos taken by its users around the world.
    - 17 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 8:51pm -
  • newLooted and leaking, South Sudan's oil wells pose health risk
    Thick black puddles and a looted, leaking ruin are all that remain of the Thar Jath oil treatment facility, once a crucial part of South Sudan's mainstay industry.
    - 18 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 8:06pm -
  • newU.S. FCC Chairman defends net neutrality rules
    The top watchdog of the U.S. telecommunications market defended new rules that will tighten regulation over the country's broadband providers as necessary to defend consumers' interests and openness on the Internet. Speaking at Mobile World Congress…
    - 20 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 6:01pm -
  • newGame Developers Conference offers creators a sporting chance
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With tens of millions of gamers now regularly spectating video games online and in real-world arenas, game developers looking to create the next "StarCraft" or "League of Legends" might learn a few lessons at this year's Game…
    - 21 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 4:16pm -
  • newGM's Opel to offer cars with free Wi-Fi for one year
    By Edward Taylor FRANKFURT (Reuters) - General Motors is launching its digital Onstar connection service in Europe this year, offering Opel and Vauxhall buyers free car connectivity for the first year after purchase. Cars are equipped with their own…
    - 23 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 2:57pm -
  • EU bets on 5G to catch up in mobile technology race
    By Julia Fioretti and Leila Abboud BRUSSELS/BARCELONA (Reuters) - The European Union is looking to sign agreements with China and Japan and the United States to cooperate on developing the next generation of mobile broadband as it seeks to help its…
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 15, 12:25pm -
  • Exclusive - Obama sharply criticizes China's plans for new technology rules
    By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Monday sharply criticized China's plans for new rules on U.S. tech companies, urging Beijing to change the policy if it wants to do business with the United States and saying he had rais…
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 15, 7:46am -
  • Facebook's Zuckerberg seeks peace with telcos on Web-for-all push
    By Eric Auchard BARCELONA (Reuters) - Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg was on hostile turf on Monday as spoke to executives at the world's biggest annual gathering of the mobile industry, renewing attempts to win their backing to help reach bill…
    - 2 days ago 3 Mar 15, 1:23am -
  • Europe still off mark on sustainability goals: report
    Europe could miss several key targets for safeguarding its species, water, air and land, said a study Tuesday that warned economic recovery would add to the pressure on natural resources.
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 11:34pm -
  • HP's big deal: Tech giant buys Aruba Networks for $2.7B
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, in what amounts to HP's first major acquisition since its disastrous purchase of a British software company in 2011.
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 10:11pm -
  • Against the Science, Meat Pushes Back into U.S. Diet (Op-Ed)
    Dr. Michael Greger is the director of Public Health and Animal Agriculture at the Humane Society of the United States. Every five years, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issue the "D…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 9:50pm -
  • Plant Plastics Seed New Tech, from Miatas to Tea Bags
    Jacqueline Conciatore is a science writer for the U.S. National Science Foundation. Every year in the United States, more governments enact such restrictions, which are part of a larger shift away from petroleum-based plastic. Bioplastics are made w…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 6:07pm -
  • These 5 Supplements Do Nothing for Alzheimer's, Despite Claims (Op-Ed)
    She has published widely on the dietary supplement controversy. On Feb. 3, the New York State attorney general's office demanded that four major retailers — GNC, Target, Walmart and Walgreens — remove certain store-brand herbal supplements from t…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 4:34pm -
  • Surgeon's Helper: 3D Printing Is Revolutionizing Health Care (Op-Ed)
    Scott Dunham is a senior analyst for SmarTech Markets Publishing, which focuses exclusively on additive manufacturing and 3D printing. Dunham is a regularly featured speaker at 3D printing industry events worldwide, and he will be presenting at the…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 4:34pm -
  • 4 Misconceptions About 'Big Data' You Can Stop Believing (Op-Ed)
    Dan Hogan is founder, president and CEO of Nashville, Tennessee-based Medalogix, a health care technology company that provides analytics and workflows to home health providers. There are many approaches to big data, but most center around the techno…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 4:33pm -
  • Fidelity cuts Google stake by nearly a third amid shift to cheaper searches
    (Reuters) - One of Google Inc's largest investors has cut its exposure to the company by nearly a third over the past several months amid worries about a shift to cheaper searches on mobile phones. The $107 billion (69 billion pounds) Fidelity Contr…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 3:56pm -
  • Smog film goes viral in China with 155 mn views
    An online documentary on China's notorious smog has become a viral sensation with more than 155 million views just one day after it was released, state media said Monday.
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 3:53pm -
  • Solar plane passes new test ahead of planned world tour
    A solar-powered plane made a third successful test flight in the United Arab Emirates on Monday ahead of a planned round-the-world tour to promote alternative energy.
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 2:22pm -
  • Netflix eyes entering tricky China market on its own
    U.S. video service provider Netflix Inc is likely to enter the Chinese market without a local partner, which could make it harder to do business in the world's biggest internet market widely known for censorship and strict regulation. The firm, know…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 11:23am -
  • Ikea's Furniture Wirelessly Charges Your Phone
    Ikea is launching wired-up desks, tables and lamps which can wirelessly charge your phone. The company is releasing a new collection which will use Qi wireless technology to charge devices that are placed on the new furniture. The Home Spot range wi…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 10:26am -
  • India's online cab service Ola buys rival TaxiForSure for $200 million
    (Reuters) - App-based cab service Ola has bought rival TaxiForSure for $200 million (130 million pounds) as it eyes a bigger share in India's fast-growing online taxi services industry, where it competes with local players as well as Uber, the U.S.-b…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 8:59am -
  • AT&T to hook up its automated home and connected car services
    By Malathi Nayak NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc will link its connected car and smart home technologies to bolster its foothold in the fast-growing market for Internet-connected devices, a new battleground for the company and rivals ranging from Veri…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 8:43am -
  • Qualcomm seeks to pave road to marriage of cars and smartphones
    By Paul Lienert DETROIT (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc, a maker of smartphone chips and software, unveiled on Monday fourth-generation LTE modems that will enable cars to stay better-connected wirelessly to cloud-based services via the Web. Qualcomm's Sna…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 8:32am -
  • NXP to buy Freescale Semiconductor to create $40 billion co
    By Nadia Damouni and Suzanne Barlyn NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chip maker NXP Semiconductors NV has agreed to buy smaller peer Freescale Semiconductor Ltd and merge operations in a deal valuing the combined company at over $40 billion (26 billion pounds)…
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 8:17am -
  • Dutch chipmaker NXP to buy Freescale Semiconductor for $12B
    Dutch chipmaker NXP Semiconductors N.V. said Sunday it had agreed to buy its smaller rival Freescale Semiconductor Ltd. for $11.8 billion in a deal that will make it the biggest supplier of microchips to the automotive industry.
    - 2 days ago 2 Mar 15, 1:58am -
  • Mobile industry tiptoes towards 5G
    By Eric Auchard BARCELONA (Reuters) - Running short of dramatically new phone designs, leaders of the world's wireless industry agree their next big idea is 5G, shorthand for the fifth generation of networks they expect to have up and running by 2020…
    - 3 days ago 1 Mar 15, 11:09pm -
  • NASA Probe Bound for Pluto Carries Piece of Pioneering SpaceShipOne
    A small piece of spaceflight history will zoom through the Pluto system this July aboard NASA's New Horizons probe. Inside New Horizons is a piece of SpaceShipOne, the first privately owned and operated manned spacecraft to reach space — which beg…
    - 3 days ago 1 Mar 15, 9:05pm -
  • Apple car rumours fuel Geneva debate about car of future
    By Edward Taylor and Jan Schwartz GENEVA (Reuters) - The main talking point at this week's Geneva car show is likely to be a vehicle that may never be built: the Apple car. The world's automakers will gather in the Swiss city to tout their latest mi…
    - 3 days ago 1 Mar 15, 5:30pm -
  • Samsung Galaxy S6: Five things you need to know
    Samsung's iPhone 6 rival unveiled at MWC 2015, plus Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with curved screen
    - 3 days ago 1 Mar 15, 5:27pm -
  • No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Flight 370
    The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, ...
    - 3 days ago 1 Mar 15, 4:39pm -
  • Small SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much — thanks to cheaper gas and lim…
    - 3 days ago 1 Mar 15, 3:18pm -
  • New Internet rules set up industry's next battle
    Telecom companies such as AT&T and Vodafone have convinced U.S. and European regulators, finalising so-called "net neutrality" rules, to allow them to dedicate network capacity to services such as providing connectivity to driverless cars and facili…
    - 3 days ago 1 Mar 15, 2:45pm -
  • Myanmar captures rare white elephant in western jungles
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said Sunday.
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  • Crop herbicides play a role in shrinking monarch population
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A butterfly being considered for federal protection is emblematic of the plight that pollinating insects face in part because farmers, enticed by ethanol mandates, are growing more herbicide-resistant crops, which has strip…
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Technology

  • newClinton ran own computer system for her official emails
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The computer server that transmitted and received Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails — on a private account she used exclusively for official business when she was secretary of state — traced back to an Internet service register…
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  • newIBM buys AlchemyAPI to boost Watson computing unit
    International Business Machines Corp said on Wednesday it had acquired AlchemyAPI, a fast-growing startup selling software that collects and analyses unstructured text and data in ways big enterprises, website publishers and advertisers find useful.…
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  • newChina plays down US concerns over anti-terror legislation
    SHANGHAI (AP) — China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China's $465 billi…
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  • newAlibaba buys $383 million stake in TV programme producer Beijing Enlight
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Chinese e-commerce titan Alibaba Group Holding Ltd has invested 2.4 billion yuan ($382.67 million) in TV programme producer Beijing Enlight Media Co Ltd, Beijing Enlight said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday. The move follows…
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  • newSony plans to launch virtual-reality headset in 2016
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sony plans on putting its virtual-reality headset on consumers' noggins next year.
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  • newComplex logistics await Lippo's e-commerce push in archipelago Indonesia
    By Eveline Danubrata and Charlotte Greenfield JAKARTA (Reuters) - Selling goods online may only rely on a few mouse clicks, but in Indonesia, delivering purchases to dozens of islands via creaky ports and potholed roads is the logistical challenge L…
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  • newAlibaba opens first U.S. cloud centre, enters hotly contested market
    By John Ruwitch and Paul Carsten HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd is launching a cloud computing hub in Silicon Valley on Wednesday, the e-commerce giant's first outside of China, underscoring its global ambitions in the face of…
    - 13 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 1:03am -
  • newApple exploring settlement with electric car battery maker
    Apple Inc is discussing a settlement in a lawsuit brought by electric car battery maker A123 Systems, which accused the iPhone maker of poaching top engineers to build a large-scale battery division. Apple is exploring how to make an electric car an…
    - 14 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 11:57pm -
  • newApple plans fix next week for newly uncovered Freak security bug
    Apple Inc and Google Inc said on Tuesday that they have developed fixes to mitigate the newly uncovered 'Freak' security flaw affecting mobile devices and Mac computers. The vulnerability in web encryption technology could enable attackers to spy on…
    - 15 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 10:13pm -
  • newApple edges out Samsung in global smartphone sales - Gartner
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc sold the most number of smartphones globally in the fourth quarter, overtaking Samsung Electronics Co Ltd for the first time since 2011, according to research firm Gartner. Apple sold 74.83 million smartphones to end users worl…
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  • newFCC head defends Internet neutrality rules on the road
    NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the Federal Communications Commission is taking the defense of new Internet regulations on the road.
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  • newWIRELESS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS: Eyes on Apple, BlackBerry
    NEW YORK (AP) — As a major wireless show continues this week in Barcelona, Spain, Apple is highlighting the capabilities of its iPhone cameras with a gallery of photos taken by its users around the world.
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  • newU.S. FCC Chairman defends net neutrality rules
    The top watchdog of the U.S. telecommunications market defended new rules that will tighten regulation over the country's broadband providers as necessary to defend consumers' interests and openness on the Internet. Speaking at Mobile World Congress…
    - 20 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 6:01pm -
  • newGoogle Street View extends to zip lines through the Amazon rainforest
    Google has teamed up with the Amazonas Sustainable Foundation (FAS) in Brazil to create Amazon Street View so people from around the world can get a close-up view of the Amazon jungle in Brazil. Amazon Street View works the same as Google's Street V…
    - 20 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 5:16pm -
  • newWIRELESS SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: Gadget fans in Barcelona
    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Gadget lovers from around the world are in Barcelona to view the latest in handheld and wireless technology.
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  • newSainsbury's joins click-and-collect shopping revolution
    Sainsbury’s will offer online shoppers the option of picking up orders in store, years after the service was introduced by rivals Tesco and Asda, upping the stakes in Britain's brutally competitive grocery market. Online shopping, as one of the be…
    - 21 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 4:43pm -
  • newGame Developers Conference offers creators a sporting chance
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With tens of millions of gamers now regularly spectating video games online and in real-world arenas, game developers looking to create the next "StarCraft" or "League of Legends" might learn a few lessons at this year's Game…
    - 21 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 4:16pm -
  • newJapan tells Uber to halt free pilot service in Fukuoka - Kyodo
    Uber Technologies Inc has been told to suspend a free ride service in Japan over the possible infringement of unlicensed-taxi restrictions, Kyodo News said on Tuesday, a blow to the company's hopes in a potentially big market. The transport ministry…
    - 22 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 3:21pm -
  • newDiscovery adds online adventure channel to reach Web generation
    By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cable network operator Discovery Communications Inc said it is boosting investment in original Web video with a new channel focused on adventurers, in an effort to reach younger audiences who have grown up wa…
    - 23 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 3:09pm -
  • newGM's Opel to offer cars with free Wi-Fi for one year
    By Edward Taylor FRANKFURT (Reuters) - General Motors is launching its digital Onstar connection service in Europe this year, offering Opel and Vauxhall buyers free car connectivity for the first year after purchase. Cars are equipped with their own…
    - 23 hours ago 3 Mar 15, 2:57pm -
  • BlackBerry offers new phones but turns focus to software
    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — BlackBerry may be launching four new smartphones over the coming year, but the struggling company is staking its future on becoming a giant in software.
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 15, 1:23pm -
  • EU's antitrust chief has met Google's Schmidt
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's antitrust chief has met Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt as she seeks to resolve a four-year investigation into complaints that the Internet search giant abuses its dominance. European Competition Comm…
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 15, 12:36pm -
  • EU bets on 5G to catch up in mobile technology race
    By Julia Fioretti and Leila Abboud BRUSSELS/BARCELONA (Reuters) - The European Union is looking to sign agreements with China and Japan and the United States to cooperate on developing the next generation of mobile broadband as it seeks to help its…
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 15, 12:25pm -
  • Apple and Google poaching settlement headed for approval
    A US judge on 2 March seemed satisfied with a proposed $415m (£267m) settlement that would end a lawsuit in which tech workers accused Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley companies of conspiring to hold down salaries. US District Judge Lucy…
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 15, 12:21pm -
  • Alibaba's Ma says to provide requested documents to Taiwan government
    By Faith Hung TAIPEI (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding will provide Taiwan with the information required about its business, Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Tuesday, after the government ordered the Chinese e-commerce giant to withdraw from the i…
    - 1 day ago 3 Mar 15, 12:19pm -

Reviews

  • newShyp might be about to change the way we shop online
    In theory, shopping online couldn’t be easier. You tap a few buttons, something shows up at your house days later, and you move on with your life. In practice, though, it isn’t always that easy — especially when you’re shopping for clothes.…
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  • newNew data helps astronomers unravel mystery of Dark Matter's nature
    Washington, Mar. 04 (ANI): A study has provided a deeper insight into the nature of the Dark Matter, which amounts to more than 80 percent of the universe, according to the indirect evidence provided by its gravitational effects. In the project by Un…
    - 5 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 9:09am -
  • newVenture capitalist doesn't consider firm to be 'run by men'
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A billionaire investor in a Silicon Valley venture capital firm is set to testify for a second day in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has accused the firm of being an all-boys club where women were denied chances…
    - 5 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 8:16am -
  • newHelldivers review: Galaxy quest
    PlayStation’s Spring Fever event is kicking off this week with Helldivers from Arrowhead Game Studios. Helldivers is a cooperative top-down shooter that revolves around the war of the interstellar soldiers from the planet Super Earth against th…
    - 11 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 2:30am -
  • newVenture capitalist testifies in Silicon Valley sex-bias suit
    A legendary billionaire investor defended his Silicon Valley venture capital firm Tuesday while testifying in a high-profile sex discrimination lawsuit that has accused the firm of being an all-boys club ...
    - 14 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 12:07am -

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Entertainment

  • newCroatia drama wins Blackburn Prize
    A play about four generations of women growing up in Croatia after World War Two wins a prestigious playwriting prize for women.
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  • newIndia vows rapist interview inquiry
    India's home minister promises an inquiry into how a TV crew was allowed to interview a death-row prisoner convicted over the Delhi 2012 gang rape and murder.
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  • newExplicit art shown through peephole
    A controversial pornographic artwork on display in London can only be viewed through a peephole, to prevent it being seen by minors.
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  • newStar line-up at secret Kanye gig
    Skepta, JME, Novelist, Vic Mensa, Raekwon, Meridian Dan and Cyhi all take to the stage.
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  • newBlurred Lines track made $16m profit
    Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams made more than $5m (£3.26m) each from 2013 hit Blurred Lines, according to figures revealed during a copyright trial.
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:28am -

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  • newChampion Hamilton seeks greater dominance
    Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton is hoping his Mercedes team will be even more dominant this season even if he also wants rivals to give him more of a challenge. "But we want to be better this year, we want to try and dominate even more." M…
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  • newHe’s back but where will Paul Galvin line out for Kerry?
    Will the Kingdom icon move back the pitch?
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  • newSoccer-Sheikh Salman set to win AFC presidency unopposed
    Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain is poised to retain his position as head of Asian football for another four years after no-one decided to oppose him at next month's Asian Football Confederation (AFC) elections. Along with the AFC pres…
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  • newPakistan Get Morale Boost With UAE Victory
    Pakistan coach Waqar Younis is targeting big-hitting South Africa after his side made short work of the United Arab Emirates in the Cricket World Cup. Pakistan won the Pool B game by an emphatic 129 runs to increase their tally to four points in as…
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:39pm -
  • newOpen hosts Royal St George's to allow women members
    Royal St George's, one of three male-only clubs on the British Open rota, has voted to allow women members for the first time, British media reported on Wednesday. "The Royal St George's Golf Club is pleased to announce that, following an extraordina…
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  • newGolf-Open hosts Royal St George's to allow women members
    Royal St George's, one of three male-only clubs on the British Open rota, has voted to allow women members for the first time, British media reported on Wednesday. "The Royal St George's Golf Club is pleased to announce that, following an extraordina…
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:29pm -
  • newSoccer-Asian Champions League group G results and standings
    March 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Asian Champions League Group G matches on Wednesday Wednesday, March 4 Urawa Reds (Japan) 0 Brisbane Roar (Australia) 1 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Beijing Guo'an 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 2 Suwon 1 1…
    - 1 hour ago 4 Mar 15, 12:22pm -
  • newWith McCoy trade, Kelly proves every player expendable
    Chip Kelly's latest bold move is another example of his coaching philosophy: "Culture beats scheme."
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  • newTide turning against Ancelotti at faltering Real
    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - With Real Madrid's attack losing its potency and the team faltering in crunch games the tide has started to turn surprisingly rapidly against coach Carlo Ancelotti. Such is the level of expectation at the Bernabeu…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 12:02pm -
  • newSoccer-Tide turning against Ancelotti at faltering Real
    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA, March 4 (Reuters) - With Real Madrid's attack losing its potency and the team faltering in crunch games the tide has started to turn surprisingly rapidly against coach Carlo Ancelotti. Such is the level of expectation at the…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:58am -
  • newPochettino Wants Kane To Avoid Burnout
    Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has said he is keen to hold talks with the FA to ensure striker Harry Kane does not suffer from burnout. The 21-year-old has become a key player for Spurs over the course of the season and has already scored 29 goa…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:58am -
  • newAston Villa boss Tim Sherwood: Win over West Bromwich Albion 'better than EuroMillions jackpot'
    Tim Sherwood revelled in his first win as Aston Villa's manager after his team beat West Bromwich Albion 2-1. Sherwood celebrated like Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, pumping his fists on the touchline and offering up a prayer before Christian Bentek…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:54am -
  • newPep Happy To Stay At Bayern Despite City Link
    Pep Guardiola says he has no plans to leave Bayern Munich following speculation he could replace Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City. Pellegrini's position has come under scrutiny after a run of results left his side five points behind Premier Leag…
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:13am -
  • new7 athletes who couldn’t stay away from their favourite game
    Can Paul Galvin learn anything from these contemporaries?
    - 2 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:11am -
  • newOpening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial
    BOSTON (AP) — Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial.
    - 3 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 11:10am -
  • newSoccer-Cash-strapped Twente deducted three points
    Twente Enschede were deducted three points by the Dutch football association (KNVB) on Wednesday after failing to put their financial affairs back in order following a brush with bankruptcy. It is the second time they have missed targets set by the K…
    - 3 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 10:51am -
  • newCricket-Let us play at home to improve our game: Waqar
    By Greg Stutchbury NAPIER, March 4 (Reuters) - Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has urged the International Cricket Council and other cricketing countries to return to playing matches in the strife-torn nation. Pakistan have not played a series at home si…
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  • newWarner, Maxwell power Australia to World Cup record total
    By David Gray PERTH (Reuters) - David Warner's career-best 178 and Glenn Maxwell's 88-run blitz powered Australia to a record World Cup total of 417 for six wickets in a Pool A match against lowly Afghanistan at Perth on Wednesday. Warner forged a 2…
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  • newCricket-Warner, Maxwell power Australia to World Cup record total
    By David Gray PERTH, March 4 (Reuters) - David Warner's career-best 178 and Glenn Maxwell's 88-run blitz powered Australia to a record World Cup total of 417 for six wickets in a Pool A match against lowly Afghanistan at Perth on Wednesday. Warner fo…
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  • newWe'll take the win but we need to get better - Waqar
    By Greg Stutchbury NAPIER (Reuters) - Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has seen this trajectory before. Pakistan next face South Africa on Saturday in Auckland before they finish their matches in Pool B with a clash against Ireland in Adelaide.
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  • newCricket-We'll take the win but we need to get better - Waqar
    By Greg Stutchbury NAPIER, March 4 (Reuters) - Pakistan coach Waqar Younis has seen this trajectory before. Pakistan next face South Africa on Saturday in Auckland before they finish their matches in Pool B with a clash against Ireland in Adelaide.
    - 3 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 10:34am -
  • newCricket-World Cup Australia v Afghanistan scoreboard
    March 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Scoreboard in the World Cup match between Australia and Afghanistan on Wednesday in Perth, Australia Australia Innings D. Warner c Nabi b S. Zadran 178 A. Finch c Mangal b D. Zadran 4 S. Smith c N. Zadran b S. Zadran 95…
    - 3 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 10:33am -
  • newShehzad leads Pakistan to morale-boosting win
    By Greg Stutchbury NAPIER (Reuters) - Ahmed Shehzad anchored Pakistan's innings and his bowlers then ensured UAE never seriously challenged it as their World Cup hopes continued for another day after a 129-run victory at McLean Park on Wednesday. Mi…
    - 3 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 10:27am -
  • newCricket-Australia v Afghanistan highlights
    PERTH, March 4 (Reuters) - Latest from the cricket World Cup Pool A match between Australia and Afghanistan at the WACA, Perth on Wednesday. Afghanistan won the toss and elected to field. - - Australia innings 1st over - Dawlat Zadran begins with two…
    - 3 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 10:20am -
  • newPakistan batsmen finally click in win over UAE
    Half-centuries from Shehzad, Sohail and Misbah help former world champions seal second win in the tournament.
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  • newMore than 30 dead in blast at mine in eastern Ukraine
    Dozens more miners missing in explosion at the Zasyadko mine in rebel-held city of Donetsk, officials say.
    - 5 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 9:02am -
  • newCricket-Shehzad leads Pakistan to morale-boosting win
    * Shehzad run out short of century * Pakistan top order contribute * Pakistan bowlers strangle UAE batsmen (updates at end of game) By Greg Stutchbury NAPIER, March 4 (Reuters) - Ahmed Shehzad anchored Pakistan's innings and his bowlers then ensured…
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  • newCricket-World Cup Pakistan v United Arab Emirates scoreboard
    March 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Scoreboard at close of play in the World Cup match between Pakistan and United Arab Emirates on Wednesday in Napier, New Zealand Pakistan Innings N. Jamshed c Khan b Guruge 4 A. Shehzad run out (Anwar, Patil) 93 H. Sohai…
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  • newBamford Stars As Boro Beat Millwall To Go Top
    The triumph nudged Aitor Karanka's men ahead of Derby in the promotion chase, but condemned Ian Holloway's third-bottom side to their fourth defeat in five. Patrick Bamford opened the scoring with his 11th goal of the season after 26 minutes and Kik…
    - 5 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 8:53am -
  • newCricket-UAE v Pakistan highlights
    NAPIER, March 4 (Reuters) - Latest from the cricket World Cup Pool B match between Pakistan and United Arab Emirates at McLean Park in Napier on Wednesday: Pakistan made 339 for six - - UAE innings 6th over - After a torrid opening spell from Mohamma…
    - 5 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 8:47am -
  • newKohli faces media backlash following reporter spat
    Virat Kohli has delighted Indian fans with his exploits in the middle but reports of an ugly spat with a journalist at the World Cup will only enhance his reputation within the press corps of being volatile and tetchy. As the team's media manager mo…
    - 5 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 8:42am -
  • newGolf-Singapore's rising mercury a challenge for Ko's hot streak
    By Patrick Johnston SINGAPORE, March 4 (Reuters) - Singapore's steamy temperatures will be no less a challenge than the star-studded field at the HSBC Women's Champions for teenaged world number one Lydia Ko's bid for her third successive title. "At…
    - 5 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 8:38am -
  • newSoccer-Dutch championship results and standings
    March 4 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Dutch championship matches on Sunday Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 PSV Eindhoven 25 21 1 3 66 22 64 -------------------------2 Ajax Amsterdam 25 16 5 4 55 24 53 -------------------------3 AZ…
    - 5 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 8:37am -
  • newCricket-Kohli faces media backlash following reporter spat
    Virat Kohli has delighted Indian fans with his exploits in the middle but reports of an ugly spat with a journalist at the World Cup will only enhance his reputation within the press corps of being volatile and tetchy. As the team's media manager mov…
    - 5 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 8:25am -
  • newHall-of-Famer Molitor confident in managerial patience
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Two seasons after Hall-of-Famer Paul Molitor played his last game, he became the bench coach for the Minnesota Twins on manager Tom Kelly's staff.
    - 6 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 7:37am -
  • new5 talking points ahead of wednesday’s Premier League action
    Can Rooney deliver, will Burnley upset Liverpool and more issues of contention.
    - 6 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 7:35am -
  • newLEADING OFF: A-Rod, Goldschmidt make spring debuts
    A look at the highlights of what's happening all around spring training today in Florida and Arizona:
    - 6 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 7:34am -
  • newTop-ranked Kentucky makes it 30-0 with tight win at Georgia
    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Kentucky has been in some close games.
    - 6 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 7:33am -
  • newNCAA women's tournament could be missing some familiar names
    Some familiar names could be missing from the field when the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament tips off later this month.
    - 6 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 7:16am -
  • newNBA-Highlights of Tuesday's NBA games
    March 3 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Tuesday's National Basketball Association games: - - - Hawks 104, Rockets 96 Jeff Teague scored eight of his 25 points in the fourth quarter as the Hawks rallied from a 15-point deficit to beat a Houston t…
    - 6 hours ago 4 Mar 15, 7:15am -

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