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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:50:58 +0200


Alps co-pilot 'had suicide treatment'
Co-pilot of crashed Germanwings jet, Andreas Lubitz, had treatment for suicidal tendencies before he gained his licence, investigators say.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:37:22 GMT

Nigeria vote 'too close to call'
Initial results from Nigeria's election show little separating the two main candidates for the presidency, with full results due on Tuesday.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:01:24 GMT

One dead after shooting at NSA
Two people are being treated for injuries after an incident at the headquarters of the NSA outside of Washington.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:30:05 GMT

Dozens dead near Yemen refugee camp
At least 40 people have died in a blast near a refugee camp in western Yemen, aid workers say, but officials deny Saudi air strikes were the cause.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:47:55 GMT

African comedian replaces Jon Stewart
Comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, it is announced.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:33:24 GMT

 
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:21:28 +0200


Cameron launches election campaign
David Cameron says he wants to complete the job of "turning the country around" as the election officially gets under way and other leaders hit the campaign trail.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:53:36 GMT

UK couple found shot dead in Spain
British couple Peter and Jean Tarsey, both aged 77, have been found dead with bullet wounds in a village near Benidorm, Spanish police say.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:03:57 GMT

Police get £10.7m Hillsborough costs
South Yorkshire Police is awarded £10.7m of government funding to cover legal fees and other costs incurred from the new Hillsborough inquests.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:28:11 GMT

Family of four dead in Gibraltar flat
Four people including a British man and two children have been found dead in a flat in Gibraltar, police in the British territory have said.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:14:54 GMT

Briton guilty plea in US terror trial
British terror suspect Haroon Aswat pleads guilty in New York to charges of plotting to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:14:10 GMT


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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:04:40 +0200


VIDEO: 148mph M11 biker caught on camera
A motorcyclist carrying a pillion passenger at 148mph along the M11, believed to be the highest ever recorded in the UK, has been banned from driving for 15 months.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:35:47 GMT

VIDEO: MH17 probe's plea for missile witness
An international team investigating the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine in July 2014 has urged witnesses to come forward who saw a Buk missile launcher in the area.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:19:24 GMT

VIDEO: Day one election campaign highlights
In the run-up to the general election on 7 May, we'll bring you a daily guide to the key stories from the campaign trail.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:06:54 GMT

VIDEO: On board Tory election 'battle bus'
The BBC's Carole Walker took a look inside the Conservative Party's campaign bus, as it headed off to its first election rally.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:54:20 GMT

VIDEO: The battle for votes by the seaside
The final outcome of the 2015 general election will be shaped by the results in dozens of marginal seats, where relatively modest shifts in voting patterns will be enough to change the result.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:01:49 GMT


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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:53:36 +0200


Porpoises use 'sound searchlights'
Porpoises finely adjust the size of the beams of sound they use to hunt - using sound like a searchlight to trap their prey, a study finds.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:12:58 GMT

Medieval eye remedy 'kills MRSA'
A 1,000-year-old treatment for eye infections could hold the key to killing antibiotic-resistant superbugs, scientists say.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:14:38 GMT

VIDEO: Farmers test out 'flying sheepdog'
Paul Brennan talks to the BBC about sending a drone up to herd his sheep.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:33:56 GMT


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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:48:02 EDT


Climate-related disruptions of marine ecosystems: Decades to destroy, millennia to recover
A new study reports that marine ecosystems can take thousands, rather than hundreds, of years to recover from climate-related upheavals. The study's authors analyzed thousands of invertebrate fossils to show that ecosystem recovery from climate change and seawater deoxygenation might take place on a millennial scale.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:33:47 EDT

Fasting and less-toxic cancer drug may work as well as chemotherapy
Fasting in combination with chemotherapy has already been shown to kill cancer cells, but a pair of new studies in mice suggests that a less-toxic class of drugs combined with fasting may kill breast, colorectal and lung cancer cells equally well.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:19:27 EDT

Mechanisms that link compulsive binge eating with hypertension identified
An estimated eight million adults in the U.S. suffer from binge eating disorder. Now, researchers have shown that compulsive binging on foods that are high in fat and sugar can trigger specific molecular changes that can lead to high blood pressure (hypertension). While others have studied the effects of binge eating on the brain, this study is the first to look at its molecular effects on the expression of certain proteins in the body.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:13:56 EDT

Rate of opioid misuse is around 25 percent, addiction rate 10 percent, reports study
New estimates suggest that 20 to 30 percent of opioid analgesic drugs prescribed for chronic pain are misused, while the rate of opioid addiction is approximately 10 percent. "On average, misuse was documented in approximately one out of four or five patients and addiction in approximately one out of ten or eleven patients," who were prescribed opioids as part of their treatment for chronic pain, write researchers. They note extremely wide variation in reported rates of misuse, abuse, and addiction and raise questions about the benefits of widespread opioid use for chronic pain, given the harmful consequences.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:13:54 EDT

Mist-collecting plants may ‘bioinspire’ technology to help alleviate global water shortages
By studying the morphology and physiology of plants with tiny conical "hairs" or microfibers on the surface of their leaves, such as tomatoes, balsam pears and the flowers Berkheya purpea and Lychnis sieboldii, a team of researchers uncovered water collection-and-release secrets that may, in turn, one day soon "bioinspire" a technology to pull fresh water from the air to help alleviate global water shortages.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:13:50 EDT


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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:58:18 +0200


Ebola Vaccine Trials Underway in West Africa
Ebola has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people in West Africa. Since last summer, researchers have rushed to get anti-Ebola vaccines into clinical trials. While it's too early to say that any of the potential vaccines work, some scientists say they are seeing strong results from some of the studies. VOA's Carol Pearson reports.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:47:00 -0400

Pentagon Denies Iran Report that Coalition Airstrikes Killed 2 Iranians
The Pentagon is denying claims by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard that U.S. airstrikes killed two of its guardsmen in the Islamic State-held Iraqi city of Tikrit last week. The Guard says on its news website, sepahnews.ir, that a U.S. strike killed two of its members on March 23 as they were supporting Iraqi forces trying to retake Tikrit. But Pentagon spokeswoman Elissa Smith tells VOA the timing makes that claim impossible. “The coalition initiated airstrikes near Tikrit on March 25,...
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:59:23 -0400

Iran Deal Could Help Regional Security
A State Department spokeswoman says the Arab League decision to create a joint military force that would counter Iranian and Islamic extremist influence in the region is not having a direct impact on Iran nuclear talks.   However, spokeswoman Marie Harf added that a nuclear deal with Iran could help counter Tehran’s “destabilizing action” in the Middle East region.   Harf commented from Lausanne, Switzerland, on Monday, where negotiators for Iran and the five permanent members...
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:51:33 -0400

S. Korean Church Identifies N. Korean Detainee as a Pastor
One of two South Korean men detained in North Korea on charges of espionage is a pastor, a Seoul-based Protestant association said Monday. Last week, the communist country said it is holding two South Korean men it identified as Kim Kuk Gi and Choe Chun Gil on charges of espionage. South Korea’s Unification Ministry confirmed that they are South Korean citizens, but did not provide details. The General Assembly of Presbyterian Church in South Korea said Kim Kuk Gi is a pastor...
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:36:11 -0400

British Man Pleads Guilty to Trying to Set Up US Terror Camp
A British man has pleaded guilty in federal court in New York to charges of trying to set up an al-Qaida terrorist training camp in rural Oregon. Haroon Aswat faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced at a later date. He was arrested in Zambia in 2005 and sent to Britain on a separate arrest warrant. U.S. attorneys said he fought against extradition to the United States for 10 years. U.S. Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin said "[Aswat's]...
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:25:57 -0400


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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:00:00 +0200

US President Ronald Reagan Is Shot (1981)

Just 69 days into his presidency, Ronald Reagan was shot in Washington, DC, along with three others. The would-be assassin, John Hinckley, Jr., was motivated by an obsession with actress Jodie Foster and the film Taxi Driver. Reagan soon recovered, and Hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity and confined to a psychiatric facility. While Reagan was hospitalized, Secretary of State Alexander Haig made a controversial statement about presidential succession. What did he say? Discuss

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT


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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:58:20 +0200


Senior UN officials stress need for employment, decent work to achieve sustainable development
Top United Nations officials today underlined the importance for States to create employment opportunities and decent work for all in order to achieve poverty eradication and sustainable development, and to fulfil the objectives of the new UN development agenda.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:56:39 EST

Cyprus: UN envoy ‘optimistic’ about re-start of structured negotiations
The United Nations Special Adviser for Cyprus, Espen Barth Eide, will return to the Mediterranean island on 6 April 2015 to follow up on the encouraging indications received during his last trip regarding a possible resumption of negotiations.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:51:38 EST

Boko Haram ‘weakened’ but still committing ‘horrendous’ acts, says UN regional envoy
As the Security Council met this morning to discuss threats to international peace and security caused by terrorism, top United Nations officials briefed the 15-member body on the impact of Boko Haram in Nigeria and beyond, warning of the group’s intensified violence and brutality.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:37:18 EST

Deputy UN chief calls for ‘hydro-diplomacy’ as world faces growing water shortages
The international community must gear up for a new era of “hydro-diplomacy” as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunted development, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson told delegates gathered at the General Assembly today.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:44:44 EST

Ahead of pledging conference, senior UN officials urge donors to stand by Syrian people
The crisis in Syria is getting much worse, characterized by shocking “levels of savagery,” the top United Nations relief official has warned, urging countries to pledge as generously as possible ahead of the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference kicking off tomorrow in Kuwait City.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:02:25 EST



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Fresh approach for Gold Coast Games
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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 22:46:07 GMT

Three Vic service stations robbed
POLICE believe the same two men are responsible for three early morning armed robberies in Melbourne's west.








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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:00:00 +0200

Vincent van Gogh (1853)

Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch postimpressionist artist whose paintings include some of the world's best known, most popular, and most valuable pieces in the world today. Yet, only one of his paintings was sold while he lived. The majority of the works for which he is best known were produced in 29 months of frenzied activity and intermittent bouts with epileptic seizures and profound despair that tragically ended in suicide. What iconic painting did van Gogh complete while in a mental hospital? Discuss

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 23:46:58 +0200


SXSW: Creative Control Writer, Director and Star Benjamin Dickinson

His original science fiction tale examines what happens when technology evolves faster than its users

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:35:34 +0000

A True Story Clip Puts James Franco and Jonah Hill Face to Face

Felicity Jones also stars in the April 17 release

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:30:15 +0000

Jay Basu to Write Metal Gear Solid Movie Script

Jordan Vogt-Roberts is attached to direct

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:54:04 +0000

Walt Disney Pictures Sets Mulan for Live-Action Adaptation!

Newcomers Lauren Hynek and Elizabeth Martin are providing the screenplay

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:33:11 +0000

Newcomer Brianna Hildebrand Joins Deadpool as Negasonic Teenage Warhead

Playing the Grant Morrison created character in the February 2016 release

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:22:15 +0000

The Mortal Instruments Heads to Television as Shadowhunters

The world of Cassandra Clare's bestselling young adult fantasy books is heading to ABC Family

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:04:33 +0000

Interview: Tyrese Gibson on His Fourth Turn as Roman in Furious 7

ComingSoon.net talks to Tyrese, who returns as Roman Pearce in Universal's Furious 7.

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:43:22 +0000

The Walking Dead Season Finale Sets New Ratings Record

It is expected that more than 20 million people tuned in for the season five finale

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:34:17 +0000

New Preview for Episode 17 of The Flash, Titled Tricksters

Featuring the return of Mark Hamill!

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:29:49 +0000

Flashback to the Fall of S.H.I.E.L.D. in a New Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Clip!

Find out where Mockingbird was during the events of Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:52:28 +0000


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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:54:19 +0200


African comedian replaces Jon Stewart
Comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, it is announced.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:33:24 GMT

Stephen Fry 'hounded off' Instagram
Author and broadcaster Stephen Fry swears off Instagram, claiming to have been "hounded off" the photo-sharing service.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:53:13 GMT

Musicians unite behind Jay Z site
Kanye West, Jack White, Rihanna and Coldplay tweet their support for Jay Z's new streaming site, Tidal, ahead of its launch on Monday night.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 09:23:43 GMT

Lil' Chris' 'mental health issues'
A week after the death of singer Lil' Chris, his family said he had "mental health issues" and a "huge personality".
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:06:44 GMT

Interstellar lands Empire treble
Deep space epic Interstellar leaves the competition earthbound at this year's Empire awards, taking off with three prizes including best film.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:05:37 GMT

One Direction 'not breaking up'
After losing one member, the boy band says there are no plans to split up, despite rumours started on social media.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:22:54 GMT

New £5.8m home for National Theatre
The National Theatre of Scotland unveils plans for a new £5.8m headquarters in the Speirs Wharf area of Glasgow.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:03:07 GMT

Export ban on £15m Egyptian statue
A 4,000-year-old Egyptian statue controversially sold by a council for £15.76m cannot leave the country and could be resold.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:18:55 GMT

Jess Glynne scores UK number one
Jess Glynne tops the UK singles chart for the first time as a solo artist with her track Hold My Hand.
Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:03:26 GMT

Police recover 'missing' Picasso
Italian police recover a Picasso painting, which was presumed missing for 36 years.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 11:06:35 GMT


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Mon, 30 Mar 2015 07:00:00 +0200

Model Trains

Model railroading (US) or Railway modeling (UK) is a hobby in which rail transport systems are modeled at a reduced scale. The models include the rail vehicles and the entire infrastructure of railroads as well as the surrounding scenery, called a "layout." Today, model railway engines are generally operated by low-voltage electricity supplied through the tracks; how were early models made before the advent of practical electricity? Discuss

Mon, 30 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT

Flea Markets

Flea markets are gatherings of buyers and vendors in open-market layouts. The vast majority of flea markets in rural areas sell goods that are secondhand, while newer but usually inexpensive items can be found at larger urban markets. The original flea market is likely the extant Marché aux puces in the northern suburbs of Paris, named after the flea-infested clothing and rags originally sold there in the 17th cent. What is a car boot sale?

Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT

Andrew Wyeth

Wyeth is an American painter whose work has been enormously popular and critically acclaimed since his first one-man show in 1937. His principal subjects are the people of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and Cushing, Maine, portrayed in a meticulous naturalistic style. The best-known of Wyeth's paintings, Christina's World (1948), hangs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. What are his "Helga" pictures, and why did they generate a considerable amount of media buzz?

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 05:00:00 GMT


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Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:04:04 +0200


Nuclear deal USA-Iran could usher in a new era
An agreement would also boost the legacies of the presidents of both Iran and the United States.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Bibi can't unsay racist comments
The Joint Arab List, a coalition of Israel's Arab parties that is now the third-largest group in the Knesset, did not accept Netanyahu's apology.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Turkey's democracy in danger
A crisis looms as the prime minister opposes Recep Erdogan's desire to be a superpresident.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Alps crash calls attention to Airbus safety history
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Fri, 27 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200

150 dead in plane crash in French Alps
The cause of the crash remains a mystery but authorities have recovered a black box from the Airbus A320 at the crash site.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:16:00 +0200

Jet crash in French Alps reported to have no survivors
Germanwings airliner 4U9525 carried 148 passengers when it crashed in the region Les-Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:21:00 +0200

New Zealand beats Windies by 143 runs to reach World Cup semis
New Zealand's Martin Guptill became the latest batsman to make Cricket World Cup history with an innings of 237 not out in a total of 393-6.
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:29:00 +0200

Netanyahu backtracks on rejecting two states, but damage is already done
Binyamin Netanyahu’s contradictory statements on whether or not he supports a two-state solution are so at odds that they are hard to reconcile.
Sat, 21 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Bibi, Israel's comeback kid
Smear tactics and appeals to the primal fear of his political base wins Binyamin Netanyahu the votes.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200

Mexico media courts anonymous tip-offs
An alliance of media outlets and civil society groups is courting potential whistle-blowers with a new digital platform that promises anonymity.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0200



 


 
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Land-Use Changes May Increase Risk of Plague
  Efforts to increase food production in Africa may be increasing the risk of plague infection. Plague has been killing people for hundreds of years. A new report looks at efforts to clear land for farming in natural, undeveloped areas of Tanzania. The report links the development of natural lands into croplands to a sharp increase in the number of rats. It warns the animals often carry insects infected with plague. Many people become frightened when they hear the word...
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:01:40 +0000

Ceramic Guitar Proves Good for Rockin'
  Musicians have been using clay, or ceramic, wind and percussion instruments for a long time. But a rock guitarist in Spain is now attracting audiences with not only his music, but his unique ceramic guitar. Luis Martin is the guitarist and lead singer in the Spanish band "Lobos Negros." He says that widespread success does not come easy for rock guitarists. Mr. Martin says guitarists need something to set themselves apart from all others. He says, "I wanted...
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:00:49 +0000

Community Center Helps Women on Skid Row
  Many homeless people live in the “Skid Row” area of Los Angeles, California. These men and women have no permanent place to live. Skid Row is a place where many social service groups can be found. They work to help the homeless find work and a place to live. One such organization works with women. Skid Row is like no other place in Los Angeles. The homeless fill its sidewalks at all time of the day. Yolanda Waters has a job as a barista. She prepares and sells coffee. But...
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 20:00:45 +0000

Difference Remains in Iran's Nuclear Talks
How to dispose of Iran’s nuclear materials remains a barrier as negotiators try to reach an agreement in Switzerland on Monday.  A top U.S. State Department official said that the issue of Iran’s nuclear materials remained undecided. But the officials said that this question was extremely important to ensuring that Iran’s nuclear program is peaceful. Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator said sending material to another country was not an option. A group of six nations including...
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 15:30:29 +0000

Chinese Development Bank Gains Members
Development banking in Asia has been in the news lately. Last year, China proposed creation of a development bank called the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. Chinese officials say the institution would help finance infrastructure projects throughout Asia. The area has a need for better roads and other infrastructure, including ports and power supplies. The Asian Development Bank, another organization, was set up to reduce poverty in Asia and the Pacific. It estimated last May...
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