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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:25:20 +0100

Kim Jong-nam killing: Suspect 'was paid $90 for baby oil prank'
Indonesian woman Siti Aisyah interviewed over death of North Korean leader's half-brother.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:47:43 GMT

White House briefing bar: Media groups condemn exclusion
White House correspondents' body "protests strongly" as BBC, CNN and others excluded.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:06:07 GMT

Olathe shooting: India shocked after national killed in US
The killing of an Indian man is dominating news in his home country, amid reports it was a race crime.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:41:59 GMT

Trying to make it in the real La La Land
What's it like for aspiring performers in the real La La Land?
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 09:49:38 GMT

Jodie Foster and Michael J Fox lead anti-Trump protest
"It's time to show up", Hollywood star says at impassioned pre-Oscars rally in LA.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:36:34 GMT


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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:15:24 +0100

David Miliband 'deeply concerned' for Labour's future
The former foreign secretary says the party is 'further from power' than at any time in the last 50 years.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 08:15:38 GMT

Car buyers should have 'long, hard think' about diesel
The transport secretary suggests drivers should try to buy the least polluting vehicles possible.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:35:04 GMT

Disability benefit changes criticised by Labour
More than 160,000 people will lose out from changes to PIP payment rules, Labour says.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:55:35 GMT

London teens due to appear in court on terror offences
The teenagers, aged between 15 and 19, face charges including preparation of terrorist acts.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:16:34 GMT

Three on slavery charges after nuclear bunker cannabis find
Three men are to appear in court later following nuclear bunker cannabis discovery.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:33:02 GMT



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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:42:03 +0100

EgyptAir hijack: Man jumps from plane cockpit window
A man was filmed jumping from a hijacked EgyptAir plane cockpit window shortly before the hijacker surrendered.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 11:46:23 GMT

EgyptAir hijack: Cyprus president laughs off hijacking
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said that the hijacking of the plane that landed at Larnaca was not linked to terrorism.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 10:42:10 GMT

Armed man shot by police at US Capitol building
Police shot an armed man as he tried to enter the Capitol building visitor centre in Washington DC.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 01:29:40 GMT

How did FBI unlock dead gunman's iPhone?
The FBI has managed to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman without Apple's help, ending a court case, the US justice department says.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 06:22:51 GMT

Library cuts: How flagship building made savings
Birmingham's new £189m library had to shed staff and reduce hours within two years of opening.
Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:00:16 GMT


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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:31:18 +0100

Grey 'blob' takes seat in Ukraine parliament
MP brings mini copy of Dutch sculpture to parliament to shame absent colleagues.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:51:53 GMT

German council asks veggie event to serve sausages
Councillors unhappy about absence of sausage stalls at German Earth Day festival.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:21:03 GMT

Hairdryers used to strike blow against speeders in Hopeman
Villagers dressed in fluorescent jackets point hairdryers at cars to mimic police using speed cameras to deter fast drivers.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:20:29 GMT

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:24:01 EST

New structural studies reveal workings of a molecular pump that ejects cancer drugs
Sometimes cells spit out things we don't want them to -- like medications. Researchers have determined the three-dimensional structure of a tiny pump that expels, among other things, chemotherapy agents. This new knowledge could lead to the design of more effective drugs.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:06:29 EST

New software allows for 'decoding digital brain data'
New software allows for 'decoding digital brain data' to reveal how neural activity gives rise to learning, memory and other cognitive functions. The software can be used in real time during an fMRI brain scan.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:39:23 EST

New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half
Successful results have utilized nanotechnology to improve drug therapies for HIV patients.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:17:56 EST

Ancient humans arrived in South America in multiple waves
Paleoamericans share a last common ancestor with modern native South Americans outside, rather than inside, the Americas and new findings underscore the importance of looking at both genetic and morphological evidence, each revealing different aspects of the human story, to help unravel our species' history.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 12:17:48 EST

More virus infection, please
Scientists have generated a new plasmid-based reverse genetics system for rotaviruses.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:18:16 EST

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0100

Samuel Colt Issued Patent for His Revolving Gun (1836)

Colt did not invent the revolver, but his design was the first practical, working version of one, and he developed assembly-line techniques that drove down manufacturing costs. Even so, securing funding for his novel production system proved difficult, and his fledgling company struggled and eventually folded. He then turned to work on underwater mines and telegraph lines. In 1847, Colt reestablished his gun manufacturing business after what famous lawman placed an order for 1,000 revolvers? Discuss

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:33:15 +0100

UNESCO meeting lays groundwork for reviving, protecting Iraq’s cultural heritage
As details on the destruction of and damage to Iraq’s rich and diverse cultural heritage emerge, the United Nations cultural agency has appealed to the international community to help protect and revive the country’s archaeological, religious and cultural sites for future generations.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:54:43 EST

Secretary-General asks Member States to express intention on financing UN plan to tackle cholera in Haiti
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has asked Member States to inform him by 6 March if they intend to make voluntary financial contributions to the implementation of the new UN plan to counter cholera in Haiti, his spokesman said today.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:32:55 EST

UN envoy and Church leaders in DR Congo condemn attacks against Catholic facilities
The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the National Episcopal Conference of Congo, known as CENCO have called for an immediate end to the spate of violent attacks against Catholic facilities in several parts of the country.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:40:14 EST

Donors pledge $670 million at UN-backed conference to support aid operations in Lake Chad region
Giving voice to people affected by conflict and crises in Africa’s Lake Chad Basin, a global United Nations-supported humanitarian conference in Oslo today generated more than $670 million in pledges that will help sustain critical relief operations over the next two years and beyond across four counties where millions are in need of aid.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:21:42 EST

UN reports more than 300 migrant deaths on Mediterranean crossing in first two months of 2017
An estimated 366 migrants died at sea during their Mediterranean journey to Europe in the first 53 days of 2017, down from 425 of the comparable period of last year, the United Nations migration agency said today.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:16:52 EST World
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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:27:05 +0100

NSW RSL council stands aside amid scandal
The RSL's NSW council has agreed to stand aside amid an ongoing expenses scandal.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:33:16 +0100

Two Vic MPs resign over allowances furore
Victoria's parliamentary Speaker and Deputy Speaker have resigned their posts after they were found to have claimed a controversial allowance designed to support country MPs.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:33:16 +0100


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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0100

Robert Larimore "Bobby" Riggs (1918)

Riggs began playing tennis at the age of 11, won Wimbledon when he was 21, and became one of the top-rated male tennis players of the 1940s. He retired in the early 1950s and was largely forgotten until 1973, when he proclaimed men superior to women in athletics and came out of retirement to challenge two of the top female tennis players in the world. After beating Margaret Court, he played Billie Jean King in one of the most famous tennis events of all time, "The Battle of the Sexes." Who won? Discuss

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:34:27 +0100

Disney This Week: Beauty and the Beast Premiere & More!

Featuring Beauty and the Beast premiere photos, The Lion King cast & more!

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 03:20:48 +0000

Interview: Joe Carnahan on The Raid Remake & Bad Boys III

"The approach will not be a frame-for-frame remake of 'The Raid,' which would be a huge mistake"

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 03:09:43 +0000

Get Out’s Daniel Kaluuya Joins Steve McQueen’s Widows

Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez and Cynthia Erivo are also starring in the heist thriller

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:05:12 +0000

‘I’m Done, Too’: Logan is Patrick Stewart’s Last X-Men Movie

The star makes a graceful x-it from the comic book franchise

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:04:35 +0000

The Full 2017 Oscar Presenters List Revealed!

Find out which stars will be presenting at this Sunday's Academy Awards

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:41:19 +0000

Expanded CW DC Crossover Event Teased for Next Season

Producer Andrew Kreisberg is eyeing "a true four-way crossover"

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:58:01 +0000

Starz App March 2017 Movie and TV Titles Announced

The Starz App offers streaming access to Starz Originals, in addition to movies and TV series

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:12:16 +0000

Cress Williams is The CW’s Black Lightning!

The Code Black and Hart of Dixie star will headline the new DC Comics series

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:14:22 +0000

Exclusive: Simon Kinberg Talks Possibly Directing X-Men: Supernova

The writer/producer also talks what went wrong with X-Men: Apocalypse

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:43:31 +0000

The Belko Experiment Claymation Spot Delivers Violent Animated Fun

The experiment begins in theaters Friday, March 17

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Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:39:59 +0000

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:01:05 +0100

Jodie Foster and Michael J Fox lead anti-Trump protest
"It's time to show up", Hollywood star says at impassioned pre-Oscars rally in LA.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:36:34 GMT

Oscars 2017: Do the best films and performances win?
Lots of factors influence who gets an Oscar - not just the quality of the film or performance.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:07:21 GMT

Beyonce pulls out of headlining Coachella Festival 'on doctor's orders'
The singer will headline next year's festival instead after following advice of doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 06:34:18 GMT

Foo Fighters to headline Glastonbury 2017
The American rock band confirmed their Saturday night slot during a secret gig in Somerset.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:26:14 GMT

Emma Thompson: 'Too soon' to do Love Actually sequel after Alan Rickman's death
The actress speaks for the first time about why she won't appear in Red Nose Day Actually.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:34:31 GMT

Oscars: Hollywood parties and protests as the big night approaches
Hollywood's celebrities are in a final whirl of pre-Oscars parties, awards, dinners - and protests.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:12:27 GMT

Naomie Harris: 'Daniel Craig could be back as Bond'
The Oscar-nominated actress was speaking after she was awarded her OBE by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:47:57 GMT

Is it still a man's world behind the camera?
Oscars season is all about the stars, but for women behind the camera, it takes a lot more to get noticed.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:21:36 GMT

Trump singer Evancho 'disappointed' by transgender policy
Jackie Evancho wants to "enlighten" Donald Trump about problems faced by transgender students.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 23:53:27 GMT

Twelfth Night: Can you recognise this well-known actress in her latest role?
She's been in Green Wing, Episodes and Friday Night Dinner.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:55:42 GMT


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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:00:00 +0100

Mark "Chopper" Read

Read was an Australian criminal and author. He committed numerous crimes, including armed robbery, assault, and kidnapping and spent only 13 months outside of jail between the ages of 20 and 38. He used his criminal and prison exploits as fodder for a bestselling series of true-crime books. In them, he tells of attacking a judge, robbing drug dealers, torturing members of the criminal underworld, and starting a prison war. What children's book written by Read was the target of an attempted ban? Discuss

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT


A combination of the words "smoke" and "fog," smog is a kind of air pollution that plagues cities throughout the world. Smog can form in almost any climate but is worse during periods of warm, sunny weather, when it can build up to dangerous levels and cause a number of health problems. It has even led to acute incidents in which thousands of people in a single metropolitan area have been killed. In what city did the Great Smog of 1952 kill approximately 4,000 people over a four-day period?

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a common health problem, second in prevalence only to the common cold. About 75% of all people have had their first cavity by the age of 5. Decay is caused by 3 factors: plaque bacteria, sugar, and a vulnerable tooth surface. Although several microorganisms can cause tooth decay, the primary disease agent appears to be Streptococcus mutans. If left untreated, decay can lead to tooth loss, infection, and, in severe cases, death. What drugs can lead to rampant tooth decay?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:33:20 +0200

Syrian refugee regrets Merkel selfie
German Syrian sues Facebook for not removing his image from fake ‘terrorism’ news stories.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Swedes reflect on integration after Trump's odd remark
Trump is wrong to stigmatise a population because of its ethnic or religious origin, say critics, because socioeconomic conditions play a bigger role.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Murder of Kim Jong-un's half brother one week on: What we know
It's been a week since news broke that the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had been assassinated.
Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:58:00 +0200

Warning: Canada is not what you think it is, ey
If you assume Canada is a welcoming haven from the bile and divisiveness in the age of Trump, you may be mistaken.
Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:50:00 +0200

India’s in orbit over record launch of 104 satellites
Last June, India set a national record after it successfully launched a rocket carrying 20 satellites, including 13 from the US.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200

White House tries to insulate Trump from Russia scandal
​The White House battled Tuesday to insulate Donald Trump from a scandal over his top aide's contacts with Russia.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 12:29:00 +0200

Kim Jong-un's half-brother assassinated in Malaysia, according to South Korean media
Officials in Seoul and Kuala Lumpur could not confirm the death of Kim Jong-Nam, once seen as heir apparent in the North.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:30:00 +0200

Grammys: Adele wins big, Beyoncé delivers powerful speech and performance
Adele on Sunday triumphed once again at the Grammys with five awards for her latest blockbuster album of ballads.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:12:00 +0200

Sahrawis divided by a mined wall
A dangerous physical barrier stands between people wanting to be reunited with their families.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200

Ever-vigilant Polisario Front is taking no chances
Morocco insists the territory is an integral part of its kingdom but the Algerian-backed Polisario Front demands a referendum on self-determination.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0200


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Reports claim White House asked FBI to discredit media reports on Trump-Russia links

WASHINGTON, U.S. - White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, according to reports, unsuccessfully asked the FBI to discredit media reports that members of Donald Trump's team had regular conta
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Trump wants to increase U.S. nuclear arsenal to be ‘top of the pack’

WASHINGTON, U.S. - President Trump on Thursday said he wanted the United States to be at "top of the pack" in terms of nuclear arsenal.

When asked about a tweet in December in which
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:46:07 +1100

Trump's top advisors hail president's agenda at CPAC

WASHINGTON, U.S. - The annual Conservative Political Action Conference this week saw some big names, but at the same time there was something in short supply – Republican member of Congress.<
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:33:15 +1100

Spicer asserts Justice department to step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana use

WASHINGTON, U.S. - White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday said the Justice department will step up “greater enforcement” of federal laws against recreational marijuana use,
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:01:23 +1100

Sessions reverses Obama’s order to scale back use of private prisons

WASHINGTON, U.S. - Signaling his support for the government's continued use of private prisons, Attorney General Jeff Session on Thursday reversed an Obama administration order to scale back th
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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 12:33:22 +0100

Queensland mayors invited to meet Adani in India
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has invited five regional mayors on her trip to India to meet with the mining giant Adani to discuss the $21 billion Carmichael Coal project.
Sat Feb 25 11:31:17 UTC 2017

Former Wallabies star James O'Connor allegedly arrested attempting to buy cocaine: reports
Reports coming out of France late on Saturday night claim former Queensland Reds and Wallabies back James O'Connor and former All Blacks lock Ali Williams have been placed in custody in Paris following an arrest by plain-clothed police officers who allege the pair were attempting to purchase an illicit substance.
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Melbourne Victory keep up pursuit of Sydney after suriving late Adelaide scare
A marvellous Marco Rojas free kick and a deft Besart Berisha strike, both goals coming in the last 25 minutes of an entertaining contest, was enough for Melbourne Victory to secure a 2-1 win over struggling Adelaide United at AAMI Park and reatin their slim hopes of overhauling Sydney FC in the race for the Premiers Plate.
Sat Feb 25 11:22:34 UTC 2017

Super Rugby talking points: Should James Dargaville have been penalised for mid-air collission with Israel Dagg?
All the talking points from the Brumbies' round-one loss to the Crusaders.
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