Trump: I'd beat Clinton to White House
Republican Donald Trump says he would easily beat Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in a presidential contest for the White House after a convincing win in New Hampshire. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:47:08 GMT
New Hampshire winners and losers
Ten candidates chugged in to New Hampshire after the Iowa caucuses with hopes of success. But now that the primary results are in, who has a ticket on the presidential train as it rolls down the coast, to South Carolina and beyond? Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:40:59 GMT
Turkey denounces US support for Kurds
Turkey's president lashed out at the US over its support for Syrian Kurdish groups, accusing it of creating a "sea of blood". Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:23:04 GMT
Parents urged to boycott VTech toys
A range of cybersecurity experts warn parents to beware of buying VTech's electronic toys following its handling of a recent hack attack. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:51:29 GMT
Judge to review child abuse inquiries
A former High Court judge is to review the Metropolitan Police's handling of cases involving allegations of historical child abuse by public figures. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:16:07 GMT
Footballer admits child sex charge
Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson pleads guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:20:15 GMT
Time 'running out' for doctors deal
Time is running out to agree a deal with junior doctors in the long-running dispute, a key government negotiator is warning, as doctors in England take part in their second 24-hour strike. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 15:54:23 GMT
Murder charge over body in boot
A woman is charged with murdering a music shop owner who was found in the boot of his car in Birmingham. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:05:48 GMT
Milly Dowler torment revealed by family
Details of Milly Dowler's final hours as she was raped and murdered by the serial killer Levi Bellfield are revealed by her family. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:58:10 GMT
VIDEO: Apprenticeships boost the workforce
Germany has Europe's lowest rates of youth unemployment, partly because of its traditional apprenticeship system, which allows young Germans who don't go to university to train and qualify in companies. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:54:39 GMT
Horses can read human emotions
For the first time horses have been shown to be able to distinguish between angry and happy human facial expressions. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:11:58 EST
Native grass could be key to super-thin condoms
Working in partnership with Aboriginal traditional owners of the Camooweal region in north-west Queensland, the Indjalandji-Dhidhanu People, researchers have developed a method of extracting nanocellulose -- which can be used as an additive in latex production -- from the grass. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:11:51 EST
Alcohol offender program associated with drop in deaths, study finds
A widely copied alcohol offender program that has been shown to reduce DUIs and domestic violence has how been linked to a cut in deaths. The 24/7 Sobriety Program in South Dakota was associated with a 4 percent drop in deaths in counties that adopted the strategy, a finding that suggests that criminal justice interventions that reduce heavy alcohol consumption also may cut mortality. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:11:45 EST
Jumping Donkey Leaps to Fame in Egyptian Village
A donkey has leapt to fame in a small Egyptian village by defying her species' well-known stubbornness and jumping hurdles on command.
Ahmed Ayman, a 14-year-old farmer living in the Nile Delta north of Cairo, discovered his donkey's natural talent when she leapt over an irrigation canal one day, and decided to train her. "We got a very small barrier, and then would make it higher and higher each day," he said.
Now the two perform in front of crowds of gleeful... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:21:27 -0500
S. African Farmer Goes From 'Voice in the Wilderness' to Sought-After Expert
On Margaret Roberts' farm, ears fill with the sounds of singing birds and buzzing cicadas, eyes are assailed with a kaleidoscope of color, from blood red roses to snow white lilies… noses tingle with aromas of herbs and fruits.
Roberts is a stylish, refined lady in her mid-70s. She started her farm here, at De Wildt in South Africa's North West Province, 31 years ago.
"It was the only land I could afford, because it was just raw mountainside and a few derelict... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:17:51 -0500
Twitter Tweaks Timeline, Lets Hot Tweets Rise
Social media site Twitter is changing the way it displays messages.
The microblogging service will now let popular tweets related to people you follow show up first in your timeline, followed by the real-time feed most people on Twitter are used to.
The new "Show me the best tweets first" feature is optional and users can stick with the familiar cascade of chronological tweets if they prefer.
Twitter's existing "while you were away" feature also... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:59:19 -0500
After New Hampshire Win, Sanders, Trump Eye Next Primary
Democratic socialist Bernie Sanders and outspoken Republican billionaire Donald Trump coasted to big victories in their respective party presidential primaries in New Hampshire on Tuesday, but the focus of the U.S. presidential campaign quickly moved to upcoming votes in South Carolina and Nevada.
Sanders, a Vermont senator, routed former secretary of state Hillary Clinton by a 60 - 38 percent margin in neighboring New Hampshire. Trump collected 35 percent of the Republican vote, more... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:31:25 -0500
New US Ambassador to Cambodia Eyes Improved Trade, Relations
The newest U.S. ambassador to Cambodia says he will focus on improving relations and boosting trade between the two countries during his tenure.
In an exclusive interview with VOA Khmer, Ambassador William Heidt said many opportunities now exist for the two countries to build stronger ties.
“I feel very lucky to be here in Cambodia at a time when really there are a lot of interesting possibilities to work together more closely on those issues,” he said. “So I’m excited about making... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:30:05 -0500
This Day in History
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 06:00:00 +0100
The HMS Dreadnought of the Royal Navy was a battleship that revolutionized naval power when it entered service in 1906. Dreadnought represented such a marked advance in naval technology that its name came to be associated with an entire generation of battleships, the "dreadnoughts," as well as the class of ships named for it, while the generation of ships it made obsolete became known as "pre-dreadnoughts." What features made the Dreadnought so advanced? Discuss
Zika: UN agriculture agency provides expertise to help curb spread of virus
Under the lead of the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations system, including the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), is mobilizing a coordinated response to Zika aimed at minimizing the threat in affected countries and reducing the risk of further international spread. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 00:00:00 EST
17 arrested in NSW bikie raids
POLICE have arrested seventeen people, including ten associated with the outlawed Rebels bikie gang, in two days of raids on the NSW Central Coast.
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Boris Pasternak (1890)
Pasternak was a Russian author whose novel Doctor Zhivago, an epic of wandering, spiritual isolation and love amid the harshness of the revolution and its aftermath, became a bestseller in the West but was circulated only in secrecy in the Soviet Union until 1987. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958, but he was forced to decline it because of Soviet opposition to his work. Why was Pasternak's name said to have been crossed off an execution list by Joseph Stalin? Discuss
Hitmaker Max Martin made Polar Laureate
Max Martin - who has written for the likes of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake - and opera singer Cecilia Bartoli are made Polar Prize Laureates. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:25:36 GMT
Disney slides despite Star Wars boost
Disney shares fall in after-hours trading despite rising profit, as the performance of ESPN raises concern about the company's outlook. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 22:28:37 GMT
Paltrow takes stand in stalking trial
Gwyneth Paltrow tells a Los Angeles court she feared for her family's safety after receiving multiple letters from a man accused of stalking her. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:33:14 GMT
Article of the Day
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 06:00:00 +0100
Evidence of Alien Life?
A pulsar is a rapidly spinning neutron star that emits radiation in narrow beams focused by the star's magnetic field. Because the pulsar's magnetic poles do not align with the poles of its rotational axis, the beams sweep around like the beacon of a lighthouse and are thus observed on Earth as short, regular pulses. Some scientists initially suggested that extraterrestrial civilizations were the source of the strange signals and thus dubbed the first pulsar LGM-1, which is an acronym for what? Discuss
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT
These marsupials are generally found in the rainforests and mountainous regions of New Guinea and Queensland. They are related to the kangaroos endemic to Australia, with whom they share many similar features, including their large hind legs and long, narrow feet. In contrast to the kangaroo, however, these macropods live in trees, have the ability to move their hind legs independently of one another, and leap great distances from tree to tree. How far can a tree-kangaroo jump?
Tue, 9 Feb 2016 05:00:00 GMT
Gunther von Hagens's Body Worlds, a traveling exhibition of preserved human bodies and body parts, has been the subject of controversy since it opened in Tokyo in 1995. Developers claim that the exhibit uses only specimens from willing donors and is intended to educate laymen about the human body, but some see the project as denigrating the deceased, and religious groups have voiced objections to the public exhibition of human corpses. What technique is used to preserve the human tissue?
Bernie swamps Hillary in NH primary
Concord - In a school gymnasium in Concord, jubilant volunteers for Bernie Sanders could not contain their excitement over his double-digit victory in the New Hampshire primary, and the tough battle ... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:00:44 +1100
Agribusiness giant Monsanto to pay $80 mn penalty
NEW YORK - US multinational agribusiness giant Monsanto Company has been fined $80 million by the Securities and Exchange Commission for violating accounting rules and misstating company earnings ... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:47:18 +1100
Fortis to acquire US power distributor ITC for $11.3 bn
OTTAWA, Canada -- Fortis said on Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire American power distributer ITC in a transaction valued at approximately $11.3 billion to further strengthen ... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:45:34 +1100
Coca-Cola posts 4 pc decline in full-year net revenue
ATLANTA - The Coca-Cola Company Tuesday announced plans to accelerate the pace and scale of its bottler refranchising efforts to achieve 100 percent refranchise of company-owned North America ... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:21:39 +1100
Q4 loss reported by leading US tire maker Goodyear
NEW YORK Top US tire maker Goodyear on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $380 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co reported a ... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 05:28:53 +1100
Trump, Sanders Win New Hampshire
Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders easily won the New Hampshire presidential primary election Tuesday night. Businessman Trump is seeking the Republican Party nomination. Senator Sanders of Vermont wants the Democratic Party nomination.
The results are not a surprise. Public opinion studies had predicted the two men would win.
The real race was who would finish second among Republican candidates. That position went to Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Candidate Hillary... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 04:40:36 +0000
VOA English Newscast: 2200 UTC February, 9 2016
From Washington, this is VOA news…
I'm Dave DeForest reporting
New Hampshire votes:
Residents formed long lines at polling stations to vote in America's first primary election of the 2016 presidential race. Polling stations will be open between now until 0 hour UTC.
The U.S. spy chief told Congress Tuesday that North Korea has restarted a plutonium reactor that could provide fuel for nuclear weapons.
"Pyongyang continues to produce fissile material... Tue, 09 Feb 2016 23:04:03 +0000
Syrian Government Forces Move Northward
Russian airstrikes in Syria have helped Syrian government forces in their offensive against rebels.
Forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad have moved within 25 kilometers of the country’s border with Turkey for the first time since August 2013.
Activists and rebel commanders say the offensive has left moderate rebel groups disorganized and unable to fight effectively. The fighting has also pushed more Syrian civilians toward the border area.
Turkish officials warn... Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:57:57 +0000
Florida Manatees Have Fans on Facebook
This is What’s Trending Today…
A video of hundreds of Florida manatees has gone viral.
Manatees are aquatic mammals. The friendly creatures are sometimes called “sea cows.” But they are actually an aquatic relative of the elephant.
In the winter, the Three Sisters Springs in Crystal River is a warm-water refuge for Florida manatees. The water temperature in the springs stays at about 71 degrees F, or 21 degrees C, year-round. And visitors from around the world come to... Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:48:49 +0000
Saudi Arabian Women's Sports Break Stereotypes
Women athletes in Saudi Arabia say sports are helping to break down traditions that crush the voices of many women.
In the city of Jeddah, a group of basketball players is urging women and girls to get out of their homes and become active in public life. The group’s members say they can do this by connecting sports to health issues.
All of the players are women.
Saudi Arabia is one of the richest countries in the Middle East. In many ways, Saudi Arabia is as modern as any... Tue, 09 Feb 2016 21:10:19 +0000
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