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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:24:15 +0200


'Repeat attack' at Jerusalem Gay Pride
Police arrest an ultra-Orthodox Jew after six people are stabbed at the Gay Pride march in Jerusalem - the same man reportedly attacked marchers in 2005.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:10:50 GMT

Plane debris being sent to France
Debris found on an Indian Ocean island is being taken to France to determine if it is from the missing airliner MH370, Malaysia's PM says.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:42:40 GMT

Taliban pick Mullah Omar's successor
The Taliban appoint a successor to Mullah Omar and confirm that the veteran leader has died, as reported earlier by the Afghan government.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:53:54 GMT

Rebel flags found at US black church
Police say two white males were behind the placing of four Confederate flags outside a church near the Martin Luther King Jr Center in Atlanta.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:28:33 GMT

US agency 'can't reach lion killer'
Investigators in the US say they have been unable to contact the American dentist at the centre of outrage over the killing of a lion in Zimbabwe.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:10:24 GMT

 
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:06:40 +0200


Cameron in warning to Calais migrants
The UK will not become a "safe haven" for migrants in Calais, David Cameron warns, after hundreds continued attempts to reach the country overnight.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:14:55 GMT

Teen guilty of mass murder bomb plot
A 19-year-old is found guilty of plotting mass murder at a Newcastle college using pipe bombs and a Glock handgun.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:59:14 GMT

Kids Company charity in police probe
An investigation into a number of allegations of crime involving children's charity Kids Company has been launched by police, the BBC has learned.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:14:32 GMT

Top Gear: Ex-hosts sign Amazon deal
Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sign up to present a new show on Amazon's streaming service.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:49:06 GMT

No issue with Farah - UK Athletics

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:23:38 GMT


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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:27:13 +0200


VIDEO: One night by the Calais security fence
The BBC's Paul Adams spends one night with some of the migrants trying to gain access to the rail tracks that run through the Channel Tunnel.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:28:17 GMT

VIDEO: Liam Lyburd guilty of murder plot
Liam Lyburd, 19, has been found guilty of plotting mass murder at his former college.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:55:01 GMT

VIDEO: Leap into the dark: Perils of 'tombstoning'
There are fresh warnings about the dangers of so-called "tombstoning" - an activity which involves jumping off cliffs, piers, or harbour walls into water for fun.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:58:44 GMT

VIDEO: Experts investigate MH370 wreckage
Sixteen months after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, a piece of an aircraft has been found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:00:31 GMT

VIDEO: 'Killer brew' addicts lose alcohol and privates
Illegal alcohol known an 'killer brew' is devastating communities in Kenya - and driving wives to take desperate measures.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 23:20:09 GMT


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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:36:22 +0200


No pets or picnics on Vietnam street
Ho Chi Minh City's first pedestrian street now has a host of restrictions, including a ban on all pets.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:22:41 GMT

Serbia debates huge steel cross plan
The Orthodox Church is building a 33m-tall cross atop a mountain in central Serbia.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:20:53 GMT

Free anti-racism tattoos in Austria
A tattoo artist in Graz offers free body art, as long as the designs promote tolerance.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:08:48 GMT


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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:24:01 EDT


Pharmacists help patients with hypertension
Patients with hypertension benefit from interacting with a medical team that includes a pharmacist. Two studies showed pharmacist-included care teams delivered more hands-on and tailored medication regimens to patients, which yielded more effective blood-pressure control results than for those patients who did not have a pharmacist on hand.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:10:41 EDT

Studying killer whales with an unmanned aerial vehicle
Last year, for the first time, scientists used an unmanned aerial vehicle to photograph killer whales from above, giving scientists a new way to monitor killer whale health while giving us all a stunning new view of the species. In a recent article, scientists explain how they configured the UAV into a precision scientific instrument.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:10:32 EDT

The bold and the shy one: Could woodlice have personalities?
Put before a predator, one of the defensive behavior terrestrial crustaceans like the Common rough woodlouse can exercise is feigning death. Personality is argued to influence the duration and repetitiveness of the reaction. This is why a team of researchers observed three types of external impact and the variables in the individual woodlouses' responses. Their findings showed there is in fact a significant individual pattern.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:46:06 EDT

Every country in the world can afford to support its smokers to stop
A major new review examined a wide range of measures that healthcare systems in different countries can adopt to help smokers to stop, determining that in fact, all countries can afford to support smoking cessation.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:45:15 EDT

Ants in the lead: How ants cooperate in steering food to their nest
A physics-based model can explain how ants cooperate in steering food to their nest. To lug a large object, a number of ants surround it -- the back ones lift, those on the leading edge pull. How do they stay on track, instead of simply pulling all around in a sort of tug-of-war? Scientists used video analysis to track the individual movements of ants in a group that was carrying a large food item toward their nest.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:45:12 EDT


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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:29:54 +0200


Drama Helps Lebanese Bridge Tripoli's Divides
Young people from two warring districts in the Lebanese city of Tripoli are taking to the stage in a comedy inspired by their own lives, trying to turn their backs on old rivalries inflamed by Syria's civil war. "Love and War on the Rooftops" played to a full house in the capital Beirut on Tuesday, a rollicking play within a play about a Sunni Muslim and an Alawite district in the coastal city of Tripoli. Some locals have welcomed the project but others have accused...
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:10:55 -0400

Analysts: Islamic State's Explicit Media Gore May Backfire
Most major media houses have policies on how much carnage they will display in videos or pictures. When it comes to gruesome Islamic State videos, they generally draw the line before a murder occurs.   Many analysts say that line should be moved way back. Others say IS media saturation has reached a tipping point, and the bloody videos are starting to backfire, harming the group they are meant to bolster.   “Every targeted country that the Islamic State brags about becomes more...
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:48:12 -0400

Mugabe Threatens to Expel US, British Diplomats
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has threatened to expel the ambassadors from the United States and Britain, accusing them of fomenting anarchy in his country. Late Wednesday, Mugabe said vendors were resisting calls by authorities to leave streets and settle at designated sights. He said the U.S. and British embassies in Zimbabwe were paying vendors to cause chaos in the country. "These are ambassadors of countries that imposed sanctions on us, so we have said we will kick...
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:30:33 -0400

Jihadists Seize US-trained Syrian Fighters
An al-Qaida affiliate abducted an American-trained rebel commander and seven of his fighters in northern Syria just days after they deployed in the war-torn country. The mid-week kidnapping is seen by analysts as a setback to Washington’s effort to shape an insurgent force able to combat Islamic State extremists, and it is likely to complicate plans for a safe zone in northern Syria currently under discussion between U.S. and Turkish officials. According to a monitoring group, fighters...
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:24:33 -0400

New Film Highlights Struggles of Gay Palestinians in Israel
During last summer's Gaza war, Khader Abu Seif was living with his then Israeli boyfriend in Tel Aviv, wondering whether Hamas rockets could reach them from the coastal strip.   He thought yet again of the dichotomy of his life as a gay Arab Israeli citizen considered an outcast by the Palestinian society for his sexuality and viewed with unease by some Israelis for his brand of nationality.   The rockets were not the only thing that made him feel unsafe.   Outside,...
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:13:55 -0400


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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:00:00 +0200

The First Defenestration of Prague (1419)

In 1419, a mob of Czech Hussites stormed the town hall of Prague and killed several members of the town council by throwing them out of a window—an act known as "defenestration." Spurred by discontent at the inequality between the peasants and the Church and nobility, the First Defenestration of Prague led to the prolonged Hussite Wars, which broke out shortly afterward and continued until 1436. What was the Second Defenestration of Prague? Discuss

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT


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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:30:55 +0200


INTERVIEW: "Every conflict has an end, and this conflict... has to come to an end after five years" - UN envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura
The Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria, Staffan de Mistura, has been tasked with reinvigorating an inclusive political process towards ending the crisis in the country, based on the aims set out in the 2012 Geneva Communiqué, which was adopted by the first international conference on the issue and has been endorsed by the UN security Council.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:00:41 EST

On World Day, UN urges action to combat human trafficking, give victims ‘hope and justice’
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged every country to join the fight against human trafficking as United Nations agencies and their partners vowed to work together to support and protect victims of this transnational crime, while pursuing and prosecuting criminals and their networks.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:46:43 EST

Small islands need partnerships to overcome ‘unique vulnerabilities,’ Security Council told
The global challenges facing the small island developing States (SIDS) are the international community’s collective responsibility, today stated the top United Nations official at the Security Council.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST

Yemen: UN begins food aid distribution in war-torn districts of Aden
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distribution of food to around 340,000 people in eight of the worst-affected areas of the southern Yemeni port city of Aden.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:00:00 EST

Bahrain: UN chief condemns bomb attack in southern village
United Nations Secretary-General has condemned the bomb attack yesterday in the village of Sitra, Bahrain, which reportedly killed two policemen and injured several others.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:38:53 EST



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Vic traffic cop on theft charge
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:00:00 +0200

Fatima Jinnah (1893)

Commonly known in Pakistan as Khatoon-e-Pakistan and Madar-e-Millat—Urdu for "Lady of Pakistan" and "Mother of the Nation," respectively—Jinnah was the sister of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, and an active figure in the movement for independence from the British Raj. She remained politically active after her brother's death and even ran for president in 1965, though she lost by a narrow margin. What was Jinnah's occupation before she became involved in politics? Discuss

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:20:36 +0200


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Casts Constance Zimmer for Season 3

Zimmer is set to play the head of a mysterious new government agency

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:16:44 +0000

Black Mass Trailer: Johnny Depp’s Whitey Bulger Terrorizes Boston

Black Mass takes out a hit on theaters September 18

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:15:09 +0000

Diablo Cody Stops by This Week’s Most Craved!

The Academy Award-winning screenwriter chats about her new film, Ricki and the Flash

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:59:31 +0000

Troll: The Rise of Harry Potter, Jr. Animated Film and TV Series on the Way

Patricia Arquette will voice a witch in a spin-off of the movie which came out 11 years before J.K. Rowling's books

The post Troll: The Rise of Harry Potter, Jr. Animated Film and TV Series on the Way appeared first on ComingSoon.net.


Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:42:26 +0000

Room Trailer and Poster: Brie Larson and Child Escape Captivity

Room will be released on October 16 in New York and LA, then nationwide November 6

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:23:46 +0000

Hi-Res Batman v Superman Photos, Wonder Woman and Justice League Start Dates

Wonder Woman and Justice League Part One are hitting theaters in 2017

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:04:20 +0000

Beasts of No Nation Trailer: The Netflix Film Starring Idris Elba

The film will debut on Friday, October 16 in theaters and on Netflix

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:44:18 +0000

New X-Men: Apocalypse Photos Revealed

More pics from the May 27, 2016 release

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:12:56 +0000

Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Review #2

"One of the better entrants into the series"

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:09:59 +0000

Disney’s Feast Director Takes the Battling Boy Movie!

Patrick Osborne will adapt the Paul Pope graphic novel

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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:37:48 +0000


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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:48:35 +0200


Top Gear: Ex-hosts sign Amazon deal
Former Top Gear hosts Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May sign up to present a new show on Amazon's streaming service.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:49:06 GMT

Ai Weiwei denied six-month UK visa
Dissident Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is refused a six-month visa by the British government amid claims he lied on his visa application form.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:26:21 GMT

Zayn Malik signs solo record deal
The former One Direction singer posts a picture of him signing a contract with RCA Records.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:28:13 GMT

Apprentice contestant found dead
Apprentice star Stuart Baggs is found dead at his home in the Isle of Man, police confirm.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:01:34 GMT

Tower poppies tour venues revealed
Thousands of the Tower of London ceramic poppies are set to go on display in northern England this year.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:02:41 GMT

Rolling Stone sued over rape article
University of Virginia fraternity members profiled in a false Rolling Stone piece about campus rape culture file a lawsuit against the magazine.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:28:27 GMT

Gina McKee warns over wasted talent
Actress Gina McKee backs a scheme to give all children in the north-east of England a taste of the arts to make sure young talent does not go untapped.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:17:53 GMT

Thunderbirds 'return' for anniversary
Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds are set to return to the site where they were originally created to mark the show's 50th anniversary.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:01:49 GMT

Yoga show fined over cancer claim
Ofcom fines a digital TV channel £25,000 after Yoga for You viewers are told basil leaves and black pepper can prevent cancer.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:59:43 GMT

Banksy street art up for auction
Murals believed to have been left by elusive street artist Banksy on walls in Detroit and Bethlehem are to be auctioned in Los Angeles in September.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:41:02 GMT


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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 07:00:00 +0200

The Edo Period

Edo, now named Tokyo, was the seat of power during the reign of the Tokugawa shogunate (1603-1867). This period brought much needed stability to Japan. The shogun's national authority, combined with the daimyo's regional authority, permitted the administration of both centralized and decentralized authorities. Literacy spread, farming techniques improved, and interregional trade expanded during this period; nevertheless, the last Tokugawa shogun resigned in 1867 because of what pressures? Discuss

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT

Fenugreek

Fenugreek, known also as Methi, is a crop plant grown as a potherb and for the spice made from its seeds. It grows wild from the eastern Mediterranean area to China and is used in a wide variety of foods there. Fenugreek seeds are widely used as a milk producing agent by nursing mothers and recent experiments indicate it may be a useful tool in the fight against cancer and diabetes. In 2009, fenugreek was discovered to be the source of what kind of smell wafting over New York City?

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT

Giuseppe Mazzini

Mazzini was an Italian patriot, revolutionist, and an outstanding figure of the Risorgimento, the era of nationalism and activism that led to Italy's unification. In his youth, he devoted himself to literary and philosophical studies and later joined the Carbonari, a secret society with political purposes. He was imprisoned, went into exile, and founded Giovine Italia, a secret society that pushed for a united Italian republic. How did Mazzini's contributions factor into the formation of the EU?

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:00:00 GMT


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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 19:36:42 +0200


Investigators scramble to analyse wreckage for MH370 link
Aviation investigators headed to La Reunion to determine whether a piece of plane wreckage is part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:32:00 +0200

Dead or alive? The story of the Taliban's missing leader Mohammed Omar
Omar rose to become head of the Taliban, before his base in Kandahar fell during the US-led invasion. Since then his whereabouts have been a mystery.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:58:00 +0200

France ramps up police presence at Channel Tunnel
France has sent additional police officers to Calais to secure the Eurotunnel terminal after thousands more migrants tried to get to England.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:39:00 +0200

Sexual-assault accuser says Cosby didn't realise she was gay
The woman battling Cosby to make public her complaint against him said she is a lesbian, despite his assertions that their encounter was consensual.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:52:00 +0200

Trading in souls: Inside the world of the people smugglers
Abu Hamada, the kingpin of the Syrian smuggling network in Egypt, earns about $90 000 a week but sees nothing wrong in profiting from migrants.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:13:00 +0200

Laibach to play at Pyongyang's first rock concert
Slovenian band Laibach will play at Pyongyang's Kim Won Gyun musical conservatory to an audience of 1 000 locals and a handful of foreigners.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:32:00 +0200

Beijing scrambles to calm markets as shares slip again
Beijing stock market's wild gyrations have heightened fears about the financial stability of the world's second biggest economy.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:11:00 +0200

Bobbi Kristina Brown autopsy sheds little light on bathtub mystery
An initial autopsy on Bobbi Kristina Brown on Monday found no significant injuries and no obvious underlying cause of death.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:02:00 +0200

Putin: Blatter deserves Nobel prize
Russian President Vladimir Putin believes Sepp Blatter is not only innocent, but deserves a Nobel prize for his stewardship of Fifa.
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 07:52:00 +0200

Bobbi Kristina Brown dies at 22
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of late singer Whitney Houston, died on Sunday some six months after suffering irreversible brain damage.
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:59:00 +0200



 


 
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Wreckage Could Be From Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight
Investigators are trying to find out whether a piece of airplane debris found in the Indian Ocean is part of flight MH370. That is the name of the Malaysia Airlines jet that mysteriously disappeared nearly 16 months ago. The piece is about two meters long. It appears to be a part on the wing known as a flaperon. Workers discovered the piece Wednesday on the French island of Reunion. The island is over 3,500 kilometers from where the Boeing 777 last had communications with air...
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:01:39 +0000

Study Shows How Poverty Could Limit Learning
From VOA Learning English, this is the Education Report. Studies have shown that children from poor families have more difficulty in school than other boys and girls. Children with higher socioeconomic roots seem better prepared and perform better on school tests. Now, American researchers may have found a biological reason for that difference. They found differences in the brains of students who had low standardized test scores. Their brains had less gray matter and their...
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:03:26 +0000

In Myanmar, Replacing Poppy Plants with Coffee
  Large numbers of opium poppy plants grow in the mountains of Myanmar’s Shan State. In fact, Shan State is the second-largest opium-producing area in the world. After a drop in production during the 2000s, the number of poppies has risen in the past eight years. Some experts have linked the increased production to a growing demand for the drug heroin in China. But Myanmar’s poppy farmers are now earning less on their crops. Now, the United Nations is hoping many will...
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 20:00:53 +0000

Afghan Government: Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Died in 2013
Afghan government officials said Wednesday that Taliban chief Mullah Omar is dead. They say he died more than two years ago in Pakistan. A government statement said the findings were based on what it called "credible information." The Taliban earlier this month said Mullah Omar is alive. In Washington, the Obama administration said it could not confirm the report that the Taliban leader is dead. U.S. lawmakers seek details of Iran inspection group U.S....
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