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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:30:07 +0100

Fillon refuses to quit French election despite investigation
The French centre-right presidential candidate is accused of fraud - but will not quit.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:12:12 GMT

Syria conflict: All parties committed war crimes in Aleppo - UN
Investigators say government forces used chlorine bombs and rebels shelled civilians indiscriminately.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:04:00 GMT

Trump speech to Congress promises 'renewal of American spirit'
The president promises a "new chapter of American greatness" in his first speech to Congress.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:41:41 GMT

Which city has the worst traffic?
Commuters tell us in one word why their city has the worst traffic in the world.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:40:23 GMT

Dishwasher becomes part-owner of top restaurant Noma
Ali Sonko, a dishwasher from The Gambia, is a long-time team member at Noma in Copenhagen.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 13:23:56 GMT


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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:28:27 +0100

Two British medics killed working for IS
The two were from a group of students who left studies in Sudan to join so-called Islamic State.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:00:03 GMT

New drivers caught using phones to lose licence
One text at the wheel could see a driver forced to retake both their practical and theory tests.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:27:17 GMT

Abuse inquiry: Australian orphanage was 'feast of kids'
A former child migrant, who was sexually abused, says it was run like a "legal paedophile ring".
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:18:44 GMT

Government facing Brexit defeat in Lords over EU nationals
EU residents cannot put their lives "on hold", ministers are told, as they face possible defeat in the Lords.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:02:56 GMT

TV licence fee to rise to £147 in April, government announces
UK's annual television licence fee to rise to £147 from £145.50 on 1 April, the first increase since 2010.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:54:56 GMT



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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:56:46 +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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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:29:24 +0100

Turkish town of Karamursel hails its 'Superman' mayor
The mayor of Karamursel in Turkey is lauded for rescuing a diver in difficulties.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:06:00 GMT

Thailand's Phuket relaxes ban on beach sun loungers
Beach chairs return to the sands in Phuket ending a ban imposed by the army.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:05:10 GMT

Orkney primary school goldfish get flaming Viking burial boat send off
Two goldfish are given a flaming Viking burial boat send off by Orkney primary schoolchildren.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:27:24 GMT

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:24:01 EST

Bee species with little known nesting-behavior observed to use plastic instead of leaves
Little is known about the nesting activities of some lineages of megachiline bees. Two scientists made use of their earlier observations, gathered during a survey in the United Arab Emirates, to fill some gaps in the knowledge of three species from such lineages. A curious instance of a bee attempting to build brood cells using green pieces of plastic is among their findings.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:55:12 EST

Jackfruit seeds could help ease looming cocoa bean shortage
Chocolate lovers could soon have a harder time satisfying their sweet tooth. Worldwide demand for this mouth-watering treat is outstripping the production of cocoa beans, its primary ingredient. But in a new study, scientists report that compounds found in jackfruit seeds produce many of the same aromas as processed cocoa beans and are a potentially cheap, abundant substitute for use in chocolate manufacturing.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:54:46 EST

Fine-tuned microscopy technique offers breakthrough imaging of melanoma
Researchers have recently refined a classic Raman-based technique and succeeded in imaging the two dominant melanin molecules -- a breakthrough that could lead to new understandings and, critically, early detection of melanoma, say investigators.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 10:54:29 EST

Improving the biodiversity of green roofs
Using living organisms such as bacteria or fungi, as an alternative to chemical fertilizers, can improve the soil biodiversity of green roofs, according to new research.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:52:55 EST

Overweight mothers underestimate their children's weight
Mothers who are overweight or obese tend to underestimate the weights of their obese children, according to a new study that surveyed 230 overweight or obese mothers in St. Louis who had a preschool-aged child.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:50:44 EST

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0100

Yellowstone National Park Established (1872)

Before Ferdinand Hayden's extensive geological exploration of the Yellowstone area in 1871, many doubted the stories of prior European explorers describing a remarkable landscape dotted with geysers and boiling springs. Paintings and photographs from Hayden's expedition helped convince Congress to make Yellowstone the US's first national park, and it now draws millions of visitors each year. Why do park officials refrain from extinguishing wildfires that pose no immediate threat to human life? Discuss

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:33:40 +0100

DR Congo security forces committed rights violations against protestors in December 2016 – UN probe
Defence and security forces of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) used excessive, disproportionate and at times lethal force to prevent and contain demonstrations in December 2016, in violation of international human rights law and standards, a UN report has found.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:01:28 EST

'Make some noise' for safe, supportive HIV/AIDS care, says UN on Zero Discrimination Day
The United Nations agency leading the world's HIV/AIDS response is urging everyone to 'make some noise' for zero discrimination in healthcare settings.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:00 EST

UN rights office disappointed with Thai Government’s refusal to criminalize enforced disappearance
The United Nations human rights office today urged the Government of Thailand to criminalize enforced or involuntary disappearance and torture.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 17:35:05 EST

Sustainable Development Goals critical for better future for all – deputy UN chief Amina Mohammed
Delivering her first address as the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed underlined that Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are essential for a safe and secure future that brings prosperity, opportunity and human rights for all.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:26:02 EST

Russia, China block Security Council action on use of chemical weapons in Syria
With ‘no’ votes from permanent members Russia and China, the United Nations Security Council today failed to adopt a resolution that would, according to press reports, have imposed sanctions against parties using chemical weapons in war-torn Syria.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:46:47 EST World
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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:32:55 +0100

Man jailed for party rape of US tourist
A man who blatantly forced himself on a sleeping woman at an impromptu Sydney party has been jailed for at least two years and three months for rape.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:33:40 +0100

Sydney sweats through warmest summer ever
Sydneysiders have sweltered through the hottest summer on record.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:33:40 +0100


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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0100

Alton Glenn Miller (1904)

Miller was an American jazz trombonist and bandleader. He worked as a freelance musician in New York City before forming his own big band in 1938. It soon became one of swing's most popular groups, known for hits such as "In the Mood" and "Moonlight Serenade." During WWII, he joined the military and led the US Air Force band. In 1944, while flying from England to Paris, his plane disappeared under mysterious circumstances, and Miller was never found. What are the theories about what happened? Discuss

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:27:52 +0100

Scarlett Johansson Wakes Up in New Ghost in the Shell Clip

The live-action adaptation opens in theaters on March 31

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:27:52 +0000

Donnie Darko Returns to Theaters

Arrow Films debuts 4K restoration of cult favorite both theatrical and director's cuts

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 16:06:33 +0000

Mindhunter Teaser Trailer: The David Fincher FBI Profiler Series

The David Fincher-directed show will premiere globally on Netflix in October

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:57:15 +0000

Glow Premiere Date & Teaser for the Netflix Ladies Wrestling Series

Alison Brie stars in the '80s-set female wrestling comedy series

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:42:28 +0000

13 Reasons Why Trailer: Netflix’s Teen Mystery Series

The new series, starring Dylan Minnette, premieres March 31

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:28:40 +0000

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 Concept Art Reveals Ghost Sharks

Not to be confused with the Syfy original film of the same name

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:22:19 +0000

The History of Old Man Logan

Read the full history of the Old Man Logan character in Marvel comics

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 15:12:07 +0000

M. Night Shyamalan’s Split Screams Onto Video in April

Hit horror thriller coming to Digital HD and Blu-ray, DVD and On Demand

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:57:23 +0000

Prepare for The Wrath of Savitar in a New The Flash Promo

Plus the Legends are stranded 75 million years ago in new photos...

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:56:43 +0000

Ghost in the Shell IMAX Poster Hits Hard

The live-action adaptation opens in theaters on March 31

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:21:04 +0000

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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 18:04:50 +0100

Ed Sheeran: 'I've got a song that tops Thinking Out Loud'
In an exclusive online interview, Ed Sheeran takes us behind the scenes of his third album, ÷ (Divide).
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 01:12:27 GMT

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? audience asked not to eat
A West End theatre sent the request to those with tickets to see Imelda Staunton in Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:04:08 GMT

Thomas Campbell resigns as director of Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York confirms CEO Thomas Campbell will leave his post this year.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:10:28 GMT

Benedict Cumberbatch set for playboy role in Melrose
The Sherlock star has been wanting to play the "outrageously funny" role for years.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 18:51:39 GMT

Beauty and the Beast to feature Disney's first gay character and love scene
The live action remake of Beauty and the Beast will include a male character who has romantic feelings for another man.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 09:50:37 GMT

Casey Affleck responds to Oscars backlash, calls for 'respect in the workplace'
The award-winning Manchester By The Sea actor was accused of sexual harassment by two women in 2010.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:44:46 GMT

Oscars insider on how gaffe unfolded
Oscars stage manager Debbie Williams says the accountants in charge of the Oscar envelopes "need to pay attention" after the best picture mix-up.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 11:59:15 GMT

Logan star Hugh Jackman hopes to return to West End
It's been almost 20 years since the Logan and X-Men star appeared on the London stage.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:47:53 GMT

Actress speaks out against 'casting couch culture'
Tamil star Varalaxmi Sarathkumar opens up about sexual harassment in the Indian film industry.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 02:39:33 GMT

TV licence fee to rise to £147 in April, government announces
UK's annual television licence fee to rise to £147 from £145.50 on 1 April, the first increase since 2010.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 14:54:56 GMT


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Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:00:00 +0100

The Manticore

With the body of a lion, the tail of a scorpion or dragon, the head of a human, and three rows of sharp teeth, the legendary manticore bears several similarities to the Egyptian sphinx. A mythical creature of Persian origin whose name derives from the Persian word for "man-eater," the manticore is rumored to kill its victims instantly with only a single bite or scratch and then fully devour them. The manticore was said to roam the jungles of what country? Discuss

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 05:00:00 GMT


Hussars originated in 15th-century Hungary as a light-horse corps, but the term now applies to members of various light cavalry regiments in European armies, renowned for their elegant dress. The brilliantly colored Hungarian hussar's uniform consisted of a high cylindrical cap, a jacket with heavy braiding, and a loose coat worn hanging from the left shoulder. Several hussar regiments of the British army survive today as armored units. What were the original meanings of the word "hussar"?

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch is an oil painting better known as The Skating Minister. Completed in the 1790s, the work was practically unknown until 1949, but it is now one of Scotland's most famous paintings. Although it is traditionally attributed to Scottish portrait painter Sir Henry Raeburn, some have argued that the painting was actually made by French artist Henri-Pierre Danloux. What evidence do they cite to support these claims?

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:00:00 GMT

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Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:06:23 +0200

Moonlight wins best picture Oscar after stunning error
The mistake – only corrected after the producers of La La Land had come on stage – was a stunning end to the film industry's biggest night.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:48:00 +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


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WASHINGTON, U.S. - According to reports, the FBI had a short-lived agreement to reimburse some of the expenses of former British intelligence operative Christopher Steele, who authored a controvers
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Trump’s proposal to cut State Department budget, increase military spending met with criticism

WASHINGTON, U.S. - To increase military spending, Trump has proposed a cut in foreign aid, in particular a 37 percent cut to the State Department’s budget, a proposal that has met with critic
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WASHINGTON, U.S. - Addressing the joint session of Congress on Tuesday night, .U.S. President Donald Trump said, “The time for trivial fights is behind us”, - a reference to the controv
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Trump breaks from tradition, says country will be protected from ‘radical Islamic terrorism’

WASHINGTON, U.S. - Ignoring national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster's request to leave out the reference to "radical Islamic terrorism" from his speech to U.S. Congress, Trum
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sparks controversy after revealing her ignorance about history of HBCUs

WASHINGTON, U.S. - Revealing her ignorance of the history of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and racial segregation in the United States, new education secretary Betsy DeVos sp
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Both sides committed war crimes in Syria, UN investigators say
The Syrian air force deliberately bombed a United Nations humanitarian aid convoy in September in what appeared to be a "meticulously planned" attack that amounted to a war crime, U.N. investigators said Wednesday in a report detailing a range of war crimes committed by forces on both sides of the conflict.
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Coking coal miners cautious optimists
Bullish and cautious aren't usually words found in the same sentence, but coking coal miners are "excited" about the outlook.
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Donald Trump has Oprah rethinking White House bid
"I thought, oh gee, I don't have the experience, I don't know enough, and now I'm thinking, 'oh'."
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