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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:20:05 +0200


UN confirms Palmyra temple destroyed
Satellite analysis confirms the destruction of the ancient Syrian Temple of Bel in Palmyra, the United Nations says.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:19:07 GMT

Hundreds of migrants arrive in Vienna
Hundreds of migrants reach Vienna after being held at the Hungarian border, as Austria introduces extra checks amid an unprecedented influx.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:57:03 GMT

Netflix dropping thousands of titles
Streaming service pins future on exclusives and originals as it lets deal with movie distributor lapse, meaning the removal of thousands of titles.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:29:12 GMT

Deadly protests after Ukraine vote
One national guard member dies and about 100 others are wounded outside Ukraine's parliament, after MPs backed greater autonomy in the rebel-held east.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:05:18 GMT

UK journalists arrested in Turkey
Two British Vice News reporters and a translator are arrested in Turkey, accused of helping an illegal armed group.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:37:09 GMT

 
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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 03:01:04 +0200


Faslane deals spark Trident renewal row
Chancellor George Osborne is accused of "arrogance" after announcing more than £500m of contracts for the Royal Navy's submarine base at Faslane.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:13:36 GMT

UK journalists arrested in Turkey
Two British Vice News reporters and a translator are arrested in Turkey, accused of helping an illegal armed group.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:37:09 GMT

De Gea's £29m Real move collapses
David De Gea's £29m move from Man Utd to Real Madrid collapses after it fails to beat the Spanish transfer deadline.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:30:06 GMT

Contactless card limit rises to £30
UK shoppers will now be able to spend up to £30 using contactless cards after the limit was increased from £20, amid a surge in people using them.
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:41:11 GMT

Woman raped in John Lewis car park
A woman was dragged from her car and raped in the car park of a John Lewis store, police say.
Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:57:42 GMT


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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 01:14:41 +0200


VIDEO: Migrants breach razor wire fence in Hungary
The BBC's Damian Grammaticas reports from Hungary, where thousands of people have crossed the border in recent weeks, despite the construction of a 100-mile razor wire fence.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:05:06 GMT

VIDEO: Kanye: 'I'm going to run for president'
Kanye West has announced that he wants to run for the US presidency in 2020, in a speech at the MTV Video Music Awards.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:16:58 GMT

VIDEO: Hipsters flock to treehouse office
BBC News looks at an eco-friendly treehouse office that has opened in Hoxton, east London, designed for freelance workers.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:11:42 GMT

VIDEO: Russian zoo bears stranded by flood
A flood in a zoo in Russia's far eastern city of Ussuriysk has left 14 brown bears waiting for rescue in their half-submerged cages.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:08:22 GMT

VIDEO: Changing times in Somalia's 'pirate village'
There are warnings about a new outbreak of piracy off Somalia's coast in spite of an international naval taskforce and UK backed efforts to build stability onshore in the Horn of Africa.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:35:54 GMT


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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:20:47 +0200


Russians get bullets to ward off bears
Residents of a remote Siberian region in Russia get rubber bullets to help them ward off polar bears.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:07:10 GMT

Tajik man breaks birthday party ban
Tajikistan's law prohibits celebrating birthdays in public.
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 11:40:32 GMT

'SpongeBob' castle raises eyebrows
A newly restored castle in Turkey has been mocked by social users who say it looks like the cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:09:38 GMT


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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:42:01 EDT


With tobacco, what you don't know can kill you sooner
The public shows “considerable lack of knowledge” about the risk associated with different types of tobacco products, researchers say. What people can benefit from is knowing the varying levels of risk associated with different tobacco products, according to public health researchers, who found that a large number of people aren’t aware of the differences.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:29:22 EDT

Brush-off: Researchers devise a hairbrush that's easy to clean
A researcher is working to make everyday objects easier to maintain so they last longer and don’t end up in a landfill. His first such creation is an easy-to-clean hairbrush.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:29:20 EDT

New approach to modeling Amazon seasonal cycles developed
Engineers have developed a new approach, opposite to climate models, to correct inaccuracies using a high-resolution atmospheric model that more precisely resolves clouds and convection and parameterizes the feedback between convection and atmospheric circulation. The new simulation strategy paves the way for better understanding of the water and carbon cycles in the Amazon, enabling researchers to learn more about the role of deforestation and climate change on the forest, authors say.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:29:16 EDT

Men who buy sex have much in common with sexually coercive men
Men who buy sex have less empathy for women in prostitution than men who don't buy sex and are more likely to report having committed rape and other acts of sexual aggression, according to a new study. The study of 101 men in the Boston area who buy sex and 101 men who do not -- all of whom were promised confidentiality -- indicates that the perspective of sex buyers has similarities to that of sexual aggressors.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:38:47 EDT

Human body has gone through four stages of evolution
Research into 430,000-year-old fossils collected in northern Spain found that the evolution of the human body's size and shape has gone through four main stages.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:38:41 EDT


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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:48:50 +0200


Survivor Video Testimonies Recount Horrors of Guatemalan Genocide
Next year marks the 20th anniversary of the end of the civil war in Guatemala. During the conflict that spanned more than 3 decades, tens of thousands of indigenous Mayans were killed in what is known as the "Guatemalan Genocide." Researchers are now collecting video testimonies of the survivors to preserve their memories of what happened. Elizabeth Lee reports from Los Angeles.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:53:00 -0400

Tuesday Marks 11th Anniversary of School Attack in Russia
Tuesday will mark the 11th anniversary of an attack by Islamic militants on a school in Russia's North Caucasus region that killed more than 340 hostages, including 186 children. The three-day siege and massacre that started on September 1, 2004, at School Number One in Beslan, a town in the republic of North Ossetia, is one of the bloodiest terrorist acts ever in Russia. The attack began on the first day of the school year.  About 30 mostly Chechen and Ingush Islamic...
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:28:19 -0400

Syrian Court Acquits Free-speech Campaigner
A Syrian court on Monday acquitted a prominent free-speech campaigner who was released from jail three weeks ago after being held for three-and-a-half years awaiting trial under anti-terrorism laws, his wife said. Mazen Darwish was arrested in February 2012, nearly one year into the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. "Today, the court has added his case to a presidential pardon issued last year. They said it is included in the pardon so all charges have been...
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:21:13 -0400

LAPD Issues Body Cameras to Patrol Division
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) handed out body cameras to its first patrol division on Monday, putting hundreds of the devices on the streets of the nation's second-largest city in a roll-out of technology seen by proponents as key to building public trust in law enforcement. The move by the LAPD, following smaller pilot programs in New York City and Chicago, came a day after the mayor of Milwaukee proposed spending $880,000 to equip his city's entire force of 1,200...
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:17:58 -0400

US Military Deploys Drones to Latvia on Training Mission
The U.S. military has deployed two MQ-1 Predator reconnaissance drones and 70 airmen to Latvia on a training mission as part of U.S. efforts to reassure European allies the United States is committed to their security, the Pentagon said on Monday. The deployment of the MQ-1 Predators to Lielvarde Air Base in Latvia over the weekend was the first time the U.S. military has sent a detachment of drones to Latvia to participate in partner training, said Navy Captain Jeff Davis, a Pentagon...
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:02:56 -0400


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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:00:00 +0200

Iroquois Confederacy Is Formed (1142)

The Iroquois Confederacy is a North American confederation of indigenous peoples, initially comprising the Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, and Seneca. A sixth tribe, the Tuscarora, joined later. The league was formed for both defense purposes and to prevent intertribal conflict. Although frequently referred to as the Iroquois, the nations refer to themselves collectively as Haudenosaunee, which means "people of the longhouse." The league's formation is said to have coincided with what event? Discuss

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT


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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:49:47 +0200


Ban mourns death of force commander of UN Haiti mission
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that he was saddened by the news of the sudden death of the Force Commander of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH).
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:26:09 EST

Yemen: ‘worrying outbreak’ of dengue fever prompts UN health agency appeal for safe humanitarian corridor
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing for a safe corridor to reach more than 3 million people in war-torn Yemen’s most populated governorate, Taiz, where “an extreme spike” in cases of dengue fever has been recorded over the past two weeks.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:31:43 EST

Civil society must be ‘equal partners’ in implementing UN sustainability agenda, Ban tells parliamentarians
With speakers of parliament meeting at United Nations Headquarters at a moment when the world is gripped by multiple crises – displacement has soared to all-time highs and the threat of climate change grows by the day – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the legislators to help drive forward the new UN sustainable development agenda and ensure that civil society are equal partners in “building the future we want.”
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 13:25:35 EST

Land, resource rights key to Sami people’s self-determination, says UN expert
Securing rights over their land and natural resources is fundamental to the Sami people’s self-determination and a prerequisite for them to be able to continue to exist as a distinct people, an independent United Nations human rights expert said after a visit to the Nordic region.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:26:38 EST

More than 850,000 people face acute food insecurity in Somalia, UN food assessment shows
Somalia’s humanitarian situation remains “alarming” four years after a devastating famine with the number of people requiring emergency aid rising 17 per cent to more than 850,000 and those in “food-stressed” situations still at 2.3 million, according to the latest United Nations-managed food assessment study released today.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:21:38 EST



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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:05:58 GMT


CEDA calls for retirement policy overhaul
NATIONAL think tank CEDA has called for a rethink on retirement policy, including allowing people to tap into their superannuation to help buy a home.










Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:01:19 GMT

Qld flu season 'worst on record'
QUEENSLAND is in the grip of its worst flu season on record with more than 15,000 cases reported, up 5000 on the same time last year.










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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:00:00 +0200

Caligula (12 CE)

Caligula was a Roman emperor who began his reign upon the death of the extremely unpopular Tiberius. His reign was initially welcomed, but, shortly after assuming power, he suffered a severe illness that is widely believed to have rendered him insane. He earned a reputation for cruel autocracy, torture, and execution and was finally assassinated by a tribune of the Praetorian Guard. Caligula's real name was Caius Caesar Germanicus. Why was he nicknamed Caligula as a child? Discuss

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:41:32 +0200


Meet Giancarlo Esposito’s Jorge in a New Scorch Trials Clip

The sequel hits the big screen September 18

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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 00:36:29 +0000

Enter Arkham Asylum in a New Gotham Season Two Clip

Watch as Barbara Kean meets potential Joker Jerome Valeska

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:51:27 +0000

Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick Teased on New Poster

"Get Up to Speed"

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 22:35:43 +0000

Nathalie Emmanuel Movies and TV Spotlight

Your guide to the filmography of Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials' new Glader

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:49:31 +0000

Andrew Niccol on the Drone Pilot Thriller, Good Kill

Ethan Hawke stars in the thriller available on DVD & Blu-Ray Sept. 1

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:30:59 +0000

Tony Todd to Voice The Flash’s Arch-Foe

A very different Zoom is racing his way to season two of the hit CW series

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:18:29 +0000

Nuketown Returns for Call of Duty: Black Ops III

Available free of charge to all that pre-order the game

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:58:05 +0000

Nicholas Hoult to Play Author JD Salinger in Rebel in the Rye

Danny Strong, creator of FOX's "Empire," will write and direct the biopic

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:19:29 +0000

Watch TNT’s The Librarians Season Two Trailer

Plus, premiere dates for Legends, Major Crimes and the new series, Agent X

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:14:17 +0000

First Lucy Lane Photo from Supergirl, General Sam Lane Teased

The CBS series premieres Monday, October 26

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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:49:51 +0000


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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:35:42 +0200


Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82
British neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:42:42 GMT

Hynde under fire for rape remarks
Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde comes under fire for comments in an interview suggesting it can be a woman's fault if she is raped.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:52:29 GMT

Frederick Forsyth reveals spy past
Day of the Jackal author Frederick Forsyth reveals he was working for MI6 for more than 20 years.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:34:36 GMT

Les Mis Broadway star dies in fall
The first African-American and youngest person ever to play the lead role in Les Miserables on Broadway, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, dies in a fall.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:48:55 GMT

X Factor launch in ratings slump
The number of viewers watching the opening episode of this year's X Factor series has fallen by well over one million, in comparison to last year.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:20:10 GMT

Foals on 'amazing' secret Reading set
Foals hail the "amazing" crowd during their surprise set at Reading Festival.
Sat, 29 Aug 2015 22:27:49 GMT

Jess Glynne tops UK album chart
Jess Glynne tops the UK album chart with debut I Cry When I Laugh while Rachel Platten's Fight Song is the UK's number one single.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:03:42 GMT

Top Gear boss 'excited' about future
BBC Two controller Kim Shillinglaw is "excited" and "terrified" about Top Gear's future, as Chris Evans replaces former host Jeremy Clarkson.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 11:49:02 GMT

Bollywood film 'endangers MSF staff'
Medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres (MSF) says it is taking legal action over a Bollywood film it claims could endanger its staff in conflict zones.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:56:59 GMT

3D cameras 'to save' IS-threat artefacts
Cameras capable of taking 3D images are to be distributed by archaeologists in a bid to preserve ancient sites from destruction by the Islamic State group.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:52:22 GMT


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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:00:00 +0200

Arlo Guthrie

Arlo Guthrie, American folk singer and son of Woody Guthrie, is perhaps best known for his talking blues song “Alice's Restaurant.” The song's original recording lasts 18 minutes and 20 seconds, though Arlo has been know to lengthen the song to 45 minutes in concert. Based on an actual incident, the song was a scathing indictment of the Vietnam War draft. Arlo also appeared at the 1969 Woodstock Festival in Bethel, New York. What movie launched his acting career? Discuss

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT

André the Giant

André “the Giant” René Roussimoff was born in France and rose to fame as a pro wrestler. His stature was the result of pituitary gigantism, a hormonal disease. Conflicting reports exist as to his actual height; estimates range from 6 ft 10 in (208 cm) to 7ft 5 in (226 cm). His weight, also under dispute, has been billed as lying anywhere between 380 lb (172 kg) and 540 lb (245 kg). André played Fezzik in the movie The Princess Bride and later inspired Billy Crystal to write what film?

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT

Doughnuts or Donuts?

Regardless of how you spell this sweet, deep-fried treat—doughnut or donut—its origins remain a mystery. Some claim that Dutch settlers brought it to North America. Others maintain that a Danish sea captain impaled a fried cake on a wheel spoke to free his hands during a storm and, thus, invented the doughnut's hole. The two most common types are ring-shaped doughnuts and filled doughnuts, flattened spheres injected with a sweet filling. In what countries can you get a meat-filled doughnut?

Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 GMT


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Tue, 01 Sep 2015 02:52:36 +0200


Be afraid: Some words are more powerful than guns
Gene Sharp, who has spent six decades promoting non-violent struggle, speaks about why Angola is the latest regime to fear his works.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 14:49:00 +0200

Why has the US done so little to stop gun violence?
New research suggests mass shootings are not just due to gun ownership, but gun culture.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 12:03:00 +0200

Elon Musk's Brave New World: It worked for Henry Ford; why not Tesla?
Is Tesla following the strategy of another one-time dominant automaker – the Ford Motor Company – of over 100 years ago?
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 11:17:00 +0200

Oliver Sacks, neurologist and Awakenings author, dies
Sacks, who also wrote The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat, revealed in February that he was in the late stages of terminal cancer.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:40:00 +0200

Porn star to be featured on Taiwan travel cards to 'cheer commuters up'
Protests after Japanese star Yui Hatano’s image is printed on Easycard travel cards which can be used on metro and bus routes.
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Savagery endemic to our times
Syria's ancient city of Palmyra integrated migrants and worshipped many gods. It is being destroyed by the Islamic State's monocultural bigotry.
Sun, 30 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Trump paints China as the enemy
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's flawed economic proposals could lead to a trade war – with signficant global fallout.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Australia faces tyranny of history
The 1992 victory by land rights campaigner Eddie Mabo will be complete when indigenous people are recognised in the nation's founding document.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Deadly US shooting becomes ghoulish Internet hit
After gunning down two TV journalists live on air, the gunman took to Twitter and posted a video of the killing from his perspective.
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:17:00 +0200

How a Chinese slowdown will hit global growth
As China’s markets fall and drag down global equities, the underlying concern is how much their slowdown will affect the rest of the world.
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:14:00 +0200



 


 
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ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The United States has warned the government in Islamabad over recent attacks in Afghanistan by militants based in Pakistan, officials said Monday. The warning from the ...
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The Washington Post reports that the United States is preparing to act against Chinese who steal trade secrets using the Internet. The actions could freeze accounts and block the transfer of money. They would target thieves who use the Internet to steal U.S. trade secrets. The newspaper says the decision on whether to take action is expected in the next two weeks. The decision could take place at the same time the Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives on his first state visit to...
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EU Officials to Hold Talks on Migrant Crisis
After the deaths of 71 migrants in a truck last week, the European Union will meet to discuss what is being called Europe’s worst migrant crisis since World War II. Hundreds of thousands of non-Europeans are taking huge risks to reach the continent. Many of the migrants have been welcomed. But many others face restrictions and even hostility. British, French and German officials have called for urgent action to deal with the issue. The interior ministers of the three countries...
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:01:59 +0000

Los Angeles' Silicon Beach Becoming Like Silicon Valley
  America's high technology industry is centered in northern California. The area, known as Silicon Valley, is a short drive from San Francisco Bay. Silicon Valley is home to Google, Apple and other industry leaders. But smaller tech start-ups can be found further south in and around the city of Los Angeles. Some people are now calling this area "Silicon Beach," a play on the name of the rival Silicon Valley. The company VNTANA is one of the many technology...
Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:00:40 +0000

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  Ice caps, very large sheets of ice, do not only exist at the earth’s poles. There are tropical ice caps in mountain ranges, too. The largest is the Quelccaya Ice Cap, on top of the Andes Mountains in Peru. But the Quelccaya Ice Cap is melting quickly. Experts say it might be gone in the next 20 years. Scientists are taking samples to gather valuable information about climate change stored in Quelccaya’s ice. The Andes Mountains stretch across the nations of Bolivia,...
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Thai officials are seeking two additional people in connection with their investigation of a deadly bombing in Bangkok. Officials released a picture of a woman and a drawing of a man suspected of involvement in the bombing earlier this month. The new information came after police raided an apartment building on Sunday. Monday, national police said they seized fertilizer, explosive devices and digital watches from several rooms they searched. Police also announced Monday that a...
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