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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 18:10:16 +0200


Syria conflict: 'Families leave' besieged Aleppo
Dozens of families have left besieged areas of the city of Aleppo along a humanitarian corridor, Syrian state media says.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:39:22 GMT

France church attack: Kermiche friend 'detained before assault'
The friend of a man who killed a priest in France, who had tried to travel with him to Syria, was detained days before the attack, reports say.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 13:45:09 GMT

Texas hot air balloon crash: 'No survivors' among 16 on board
A hot air balloon catches fire and crashes in the US state of Texas, killing all 16 people on board, local media say.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 16:09:33 GMT

Turkey-PKK conflict: Dozens killed in south-east clashes
The Turkish military kills 35 Kurdish militants who tried to storm an army base in the south-east, officials say.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:32:24 GMT

Russia cyber attack: Large hack 'hits government'
A "professional" cyber attack hits Russian government bodies, the country's intelligence service says.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:12:12 GMT

 
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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:24:46 +0200


May had objections to Hinkley Point, says Cable
Theresa May had "objections" to a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point during the days of the coalition, says the then Business Secretary Sir Vince Cable.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:58:32 GMT

Plastic bag use plummets in England since 5p charge
Shoppers in England are on target to use six billion fewer plastic bags in the first year since a 5p charge for them was introduced, government data suggests.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:41:43 GMT

Former Devon Royal Marine Duncan Potts dies in Alps fall
A recently engaged ex-Royal Marine described as "a fine young man" is killed in a climbing accident in the French Alps.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:19:54 GMT

1966 World Cup: Special event marks 50 years since England's football win
Thousands of people are attending a special Wembley event exactly 50 years since England's football team won the World Cup.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 14:52:16 GMT

RBS performs poorly in stress tests
Tests to see how the biggest European banks would cope with a major economic crisis find that RBS Group would perform comparatively poorly.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:18:06 GMT


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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:44:39 +0200


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, 30 Jul 2016 18:03:39 +0200


Bikini-clad Swedish policewoman 'stops thief'
A bikini-clad Swedish police officer wins praise for tackling a suspected thief while she was off-duty sunbathing with friends in Stockholm.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 12:21:01 GMT

Dusseldorf residents told to pay for Nazi-era road
Court rules that homeowners must foot the bill for suburban Dusseldorf street first built in 1937.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 11:49:24 GMT

Russians to vote on covering up Michelangelo's David
A woman complains that the copy of the artist's David harms children's minds.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 11:22:43 GMT


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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 12:06:01 EDT


Quantum theory and Einstein's special relativity applied to plasma physics issues
Among the intriguing issues in plasma physics are those surrounding X-ray pulsars -- collapsed stars that orbit around a cosmic companion and beam light at regular intervals, like lighthouses in the sky. Physicists want to know the strength of the magnetic field and density of the plasma that surrounds these pulsars, which can be millions of times greater than the density of plasma in stars like the sun. Researchers have developed a theory of plasma waves that can infer these properties in greater detail than in standard approaches.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:01:49 EDT

Something deep within: Nanocrystals grown in nanowires
Scientists have tailored extremely small wires that carry light and electrons. These new structures could open up a potential path to smaller, lighter, or more efficient devices, they say.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:32:08 EDT

Electric grid vulnerabilities in extreme weather areas
Climate and energy scientists have developed a new method to pinpoint which electrical service areas will be most vulnerable as populations grow and temperatures rise.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:30:38 EDT

Replication project investigates self-control as limited resource
A new research replication project, involving 24 labs and over 2,100 participants, failed to reproduce findings from a previous study that suggested that self-control is a depletable resource.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:30:34 EDT

Scientists identify immunological profiles of people who make powerful HIV antibodies
People living with HIV who naturally produce broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) that may help suppress the virus have different immunological profiles than people who do not, researchers report. While bNAbs cannot completely clear HIV infections in people who already acquired the virus, scientists believe a successful preventive HIV vaccine must induce bNAbs. Defining how to safely replicate these attributes in HIV-uninfected vaccine recipients may lead to better designed experimental vaccines to protect against HIV.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:30:30 EDT


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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 18:14:04 +0200


Hong Kong Bars Pro-independence Politician From Upcoming Poll
A top pro-independence politician in Hong Kong has been barred from running in the territory's September legislative elections. Andy Chan, the founder of the Hong Kong National Party, was one of at least 13 pro-democracy candidates who refused to sign a new required pledge stating that Hong Kong is an inalienable part of China. The city government announced Saturday that he has been disqualified from running.   Chan's party, which backs independence for the city-state,...
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:35:36 -0400

Russia Says Malware Found in 20 of Country’s Computer Networks
Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said that the computer networks of about 20 Russian organizations, government agencies and defense contractors have been infected with malware designed for cyber espionage. The virus and the way the networks were infected bear similar characteristics to the software used in high-profile cyber espionage cases in Russia and worldwide, the FSB said in a statement on its website Saturday. "The analysis found that spyware affected the...
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 10:45:35 -0400

Armenian Protesters Clash With Riot Police Amid Hostage Crisis
A tense standoff between riot police and armed supporters of an imprisoned politician continued Saturday in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. Three gunmen, who have barricaded themselves inside a police station for about two weeks, were wounded Friday in an exchange of gunfire with police. Authorities said that the gunmen shot first and the wounded inside the station were being treated by three members of an ambulance crew who were being held hostage. Riot police used truncheons, stun...
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:40:48 -0400

Brazilian Drug Lord Found Serving Time in Paraguay Prison ‘VIP’ Suite
Authorities in Paraguay raided the jail cell of a Brazilian drug lord and found instead a three-room luxury suite. The "VIP cell," as it was known to prisoners, had a library, kitchen, conference room and even a plasma television. Jarvis Chimenes Pavao, considered one of the most dangerous drug traffickers in South America, was being held at Tacumbu Penitentiary after receiving an eight-year sentence for money laundering. Reports say Pavao was scheduled to be released in a...
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:22:09 -0400

Kurdistan's Forbidden Fruit: Homemade Wine
Nabaz* carefully poured the red wine into one glass, then another, set the bottle down gently and smiled.   He looked around the small living room with the wide glass windows overlooking the city, and at the small group of guests he had never met, and offered them his wine.   It was the first time Nabaz had personally introduced his homemade production.   “I was a little anxious to see the reaction,” he said later. “Obviously, this to me is a work of art, and art all...
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 08:30:42 -0400


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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:00:00 +0200

WWI: Black Tom Explosion (1916)

In the midst of WWI, German saboteurs demolished a US munitions stockpile in the Black Tom section of Jersey City, New Jersey. The series of massive explosions killed a few, injured hundreds, damaged all sorts of structures, including the Statue of Liberty, and was heard hundreds of miles away. Sued by the US government in 1922 but vindicated in 1930 by an international claims commission, the German government was ultimately ordered to pay $50 million in damages. When was the final payment made? Discuss

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT


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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 18:14:05 +0200


On Friendship Day, Ban says lives can be enriched, future enhanced through unity and camaraderie
Marking the International Day of Friendship, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged everyone to unite in a shared spirit of human solidarity to overcome the crises confronting the global society.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EST

Security Council approves 228-strong UN police contingent for Burundi
The Security Council this evening requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to establish a United Nations police officers component in Burundi for an initial period of one year to monitor the security situation and to support the Office of the UN High Commissioner of Human Rights (OHCHR) in monitoring rights violations and abuses in the crisis-gripped country.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:34:41 EST

South Sudan: Security Council approves two-week extension of UN Mission
The Security Council today extended for two weeks the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), allowing time for its membership to consider options on adapting the operation’s mandate amid renewed violence in the world’s youngest country.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 19:05:02 EST

DR Congo: six years on, UN envoy calls for action in Walikale mass rape
Ahead of the six-year remembrance of a mass rape of more than 300 civilians residents of the Walikale region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) by armed groups, the United Nations envoy on sexual violence in conflict has called on the international community to be relentless in seeking accountability for the crimes.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:16:27 EST

UN envoy cites urgent need to establish 48 hour pause for humanitarian access to Aleppo
As the humanitarian crisis reaches distressing levels in Syria, particularly in and around battle-torn Aleppo, the United Nations envoy for the country welcomed today initiatives aimed at assisting the civilian population trapped amid the fighting and, “under the right circumstances,” the implementation of humanitarian corridors.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:08:01 EST



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SA woman charged after corruption probe
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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:00:00 +0200

Emily Brontë (1818)

Sister of writers Charlotte and Anne Brontë, Emily Brontë was an English author who is most famous for her novel Wuthering Heights, a highly imaginative story of passion and hatred set on the Yorkshire moors. Emily's unusual character and intellect seem to have been unrecognized by her family until quite late in her short life—she died at 30 of tuberculosis—but Charlotte was astonished by her poetry and regarded her work as unparalleled. Emily originally published under what pen name? Discuss

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:14:12 +0200


Doctor Strange Hot Toy Figure Debuts

The Marvel movie debuts in theaters November 4, 2016

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 15:14:12 +0000

Meet the Suicide Squad Movie Cast

Get to know who's who in the bad guy ensemble before the film hits the big screen August 5

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:50:34 +0000

Ten Great Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies

Happy 69th birthday to the Hollywood star and former California Governor

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 04:13:23 +0000

Kevin Smith Talks His Buckaroo Banzai Series Director Wishlist

"I wanna get the people who loved it as much as me"

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 02:44:15 +0000

Exclusive: Jai Courtney Talks Doing Mushrooms for Suicide Squad

"I happened at one point to have taken mushrooms, and I was doing a little thinking about my character"

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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:40:54 +0000

Marvel Studios Offers an Avengers: Infinity War Title Update

The first film will be called Infinity War with the second now officially untitled

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:30:57 +0000

Watch Supergirl’s New Superman in Action!

Tyler Hoechlin has been spotted on the show's Vancouver set

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 22:46:42 +0000

Joe Carnahan Will Script the Uncharted Movie

The man behind The Grey, Narc and Smokin' Aces will take on the video game adaptation

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:21:07 +0000

From Dusk Till Dawn Season 3 Trailer

The hit series returns to the El Rey Network Tuesday, September 6

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:49:34 +0000

xXx: Return of Xander Cage Trailer Tops 100 Million Views in One Week

Vin Diesel reprises his iconic role as an extreme athlete-turned-superspy

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Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:39:57 +0000


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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 17:32:43 +0200


Prince death: Judge snubs claims by 29 would-be heirs
A judge in the US state of Minnesota dismisses claims by 29 people who said they were Prince's heirs, including five people who said they were his child.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:15:18 GMT

Entertainment week in pictures
A look at some of the events over the past week, including Michael Keaton receiving a Hollywood star and the stars of Doctor Who taking a selfie.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 23:41:52 GMT

David Bowie honoured at BBC Proms
The life and music of David Bowie are honoured at an eclectic, late-night edition of the BBC Proms.
Sat, 30 Jul 2016 01:11:27 GMT

Justin Bieber pours 'Cold Water' on Drake's chart run
Pop star Justin Bieber ends Drake's 15-week run at number one, with his single Cold Water.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:00:01 GMT

Honeysuckle Weeks: Missing actress found 'safe'
Missing Foyle's War actress Honeysuckle Weeks, 36, is found "safe and well", following a search by Sussex Police
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 22:20:38 GMT

Ken Barrie: Postman Pat voice actor dies
Ken Barrie, the voice of children's TV favourite Postman Pat, dies at the age of 83.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:15:59 GMT

Vivean Gray, Mrs Mangel in Neighbours, dies aged 92
Actress Vivean Gray, best known for playing the gossipy Mrs Mangel in Australian soap opera Neighbours, dies aged 92.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:19:14 GMT

How real-life events can delay films
An attack on the public in France saw a film pulled from cinemas, a situation that TV networks and movie studios have often had to deal with in order to not appear insensitive or distasteful.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:29:13 GMT

Meryl Streep 'set for Mary Poppins role'
Meryl Streep is in talks to reunite with her Devil Wears Prada co-star Emily Blunt on Disney's upcoming Mary Poppins sequel, according to reports.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:58:52 GMT

Stars prepare for 'celebratory' David Bowie Prom
A behind-the-scenes look at rehearsals for the David Bowie Prom, which takes place on Friday night.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 03:50:11 GMT


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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:00:00 +0200

The Pig-Footed Bandicoot

Extinct since the mid 20th century, the pig-footed bandicoot was a small, mostly herbivorous marsupial of the plains of inland Australia. About the size of a kitten, the pig-footed bandicoot had large, pointed ears, a long tail, long, slender limbs, and, as its name suggests, hoof-like nails on its forefeet and hind legs, making it unique among marsupials. Though its decline coincided with the arrival of Europeans, the cause of its extinction remains uncertain. What are some theories? Discuss

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Bacchanalia

Now a term used to describe any drunken revelry, bacchanalia were wild festivals honoring the Greco-Roman god of wine, Bacchus. Introduced around 200 BCE, bacchanalia were originally held in secret 3 times a year and attended only by women. Later, admission was opened to men and celebrations became as frequent as 5 times a month. The notoriety of the festivals led to a Senate decree in 186 BCE prohibiting them except in the event of special approval. What happened to those who defied the decree?

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The Plumed Basilisk

Known in Costa Rica as the "Jesus Christ lizard" for its ability to run short distances across water using both its feet and tail for support, the plumed basilisk is a species of lizard native to Latin America, with a natural habitat that ranges from Mexico to Ecuador. An excellent swimmer, Basiliscus plumifrons can stay under water for up to 30 minutes. Plumed basilisks are omnivorous and eat insects, small mammals and lizards, fruits, and flowers. What predators prey on the lizard?

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 05:00:00 GMT


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Sat, 30 Jul 2016 18:14:10 +0200


Pakistani blogging star’s murder spurs call for 'honour' killings law
Brother's friends told him that her selfies and videos - which helped her support a dozen family members - were dishonouring him, so he strangled her.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Muslims urge US voters to defeat hate and own community to go represent in politics
Community leaders declare war on Islamophobia as Republican Trump ups the ante on xenophobia.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Captivating #ObamaSpeech gives Twitter a reason to believe
US president ignites a spirit of patriotism in his endorsement of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:56:00 +0200

WATCH: Obama slams Trump, calls on US to reject fear and embrace Clinton
​President Barack Obama painted an optimistic picture of America's future and offered full-throated support for Hillary Clinton.
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 08:20:00 +0200

Michelle Obama's elegant takedown of Donald Trump: 'When they go low, we go high'
Read the full transcript of the first lady's speech at the Democratic National Convention, in which she endorsed Hillary Clinton and slammed Trump.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:27:00 +0200

Shock as peaceful Japanese town wakes to 'unthinkable' mass killing horror
Shock and bewilderment gripped neighbours of a disabled centre in a town near Tokyo after a man stabbed and killed 19 residents in their sleep.
Tue, 26 Jul 2016 08:44:00 +0200

Syrian man kills himself, injures 12 others in blast outside German music festival
A 27-year-old Syrian man denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in Bavaria.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:03:00 +0200

Army saved Erdogan after failed coup attempt but he’ll probably clip its wings
'Relations between Erdogan and the Turkish army have often been strained'
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200

Melania at a loss for her own words at the Republican National Committee
The wife of presidential candidate Donald Trump has little in common with fellow US immigrants.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0200

South African women's rights activist Phyllis Ntantala-Jordan dies at 96 in the US
One of South Africa’s great fighters against apartheid and for women’s rights died on Sunday in the US. Phyllis Priscilla Ntantala-Jordan was 96.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:10:00 +0200



 


 
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Texas hot air balloon crashes, 16 feared dead
A hot air balloon with at least 16 people on board has crashed in the area of the central Texas city of Lockhart, TV broadcaster KVUE and others report.
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Belgium charged a man with planning to commit murder in a terrorist attack and released his brother after a series of house searches on Friday evening, federal prosecutors said.
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Convention Speeches of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton
The Republican and Democratic parties both recently held their national conventions. They officially nominated their candidates for the office of President of the United States. Listen as each candidate explains what is important to them and their political parties in this election.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 22:57:00 +0000

Big Bend National Park: A Texas Treasure
  Today on our national parks journey, we head to the far western part of Texas. The landscape here is severe. The Chisos Mountains rise from the desert. The Rio Grande River cuts deep into ancient limestone rock. Cactus plants flower under the intense sun. Welcome to Big Bend National Park. At first sight, Big Bend seems empty of life. But, the park is home to many plants and animals. Over 450 kinds of birds can be found within the park, along with 75 mammal species and...
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:15:28 +0000

New 'Star Trek' Movie Out as Series Celebrates 50 Years
Last week the latest movie in the “Star Trek” series was released. “Star Trek Beyond” made close to $60 million in ticket sales. Although it led movie openings in earning that weekend, it made less than the opening of the last film in the series, “Star Trek Into Darkness.” But critics and movie goers have praised the new movie. Movie business experts expect the film to do well overall. And it does not hurt that the release comes during the 50th anniversary year of the birth of...
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:06:15 +0000

'The Furnished Room,' by O. Henry
We present the short story "The Furnished Room," by O. Henry. The story was originally adapted and recorded by the U.S. Department of State.   Restless, always moving, forever passing like time itself, are most of the people who live in these old red houses. This is on New York’s West Side. The people are homeless, yet they have a hundred homes. They go from furnished room to furnished room. They are transients, transients forever—transients in living place,...
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Australian Team Moves Into Athlete’s Village
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