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  • ISIS Militants Release New Video, 'Behead Kurdish Man' In Iraq

    ISIS has released a video appearing to show the beheading of a Kurdish man as a warning to forces fighting the group in northern Iraq.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 06:23 PM //

  • An 11-Year-Old Translated 'Infinite Jest' Into Lego

    How do you get an 11-year-old interested in the works of David Foster Wallace? Crack out your copy of Infinite Jest, and recreate it in Lego. That was the project embarked upon back in April by Kevin Griffith and his 11-year-old son Sebastian. They've just finished, and — running to more than 100 sc…

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 06:10 PM //

  • Hollywood's New Hit Factory

    With summer TV ratings falling, the domestic movie box office down sharply, and upfront sales of TV advertising surprisingly weak, a slew of mergers, acquisitions, and investment has shaken the YouTube cosmos. Big media companies, which a few years ago were furiously filing copyright lawsuits agains…

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 06:10 PM //

  • Why Is Angelina Jolie A Movie Star?

    As a movie star — conventionally understood as a person who is famous for starring in movies — Angelina Jolie is one of the most baffling figures in pop-culture history. Look at her filmography: Pushing Tin. The Bone Collector. Salt. Alexander. There is not one movie in there that is both popular an…

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 06:10 PM //

  • Google’s Megan Smith Is The Top Candidate For U.S. Chief Technology Officer

    Smith, 49, is a top candidate for the CTO role, according to people with knowledge of the matter, who asked not to be identified because the matter is private. She would become the third person to fill the job, after Aneesh Chopra and Todd Park, who recently resigned and is returning home to Califor…

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 04:54 PM //

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  • Labor Day: Raising the Minimum Wage Stiffs the Poor

    ThumbnailThere are at least three better ways to help low-income workers — and few ways that are worse

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 07:30 PM //

  • Google Reveals Drone Delivery Plans

    ThumbnailThe company just started conducting tests after two years of work

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 06:38 PM //

  • Hacker Attacks on American Banks Look More Like Fraud Than Russian Cyber War

    ThumbnailThe theft of data from JPMorgan Chase does not fit the established pattern of Russia's political cyber attacks against rival nations

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 05:49 PM //

  • Buffett Heir Buys Rosa Parks Archive

    Thumbnail(DETROIT) — Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks that have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse have been sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday. Howard G. Buffett told The Assoc…

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 05:46 PM //

  • Boston Suspect’s Sister Charged in NY Bomb Threat

    Thumbnail(NEW YORK) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s sister was arrested Wednesday on suspicion she threatened to bomb a woman who previously had a romantic relationship with her boyfriend. Ailina Tsarnaeva, who lives in North Bergen, New Jersey, made the threat against an upper Manhatta…

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 05:41 PM //

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  • No criminal charges in fatal gun range shooting by 9-year-old girl

    WHITE HILLS Ariz. (Reuters) - County law enforcement officials in Arizona said on Thursday no criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi, adding it was being viewed as an industrial accident.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 07:20 PM //

  • U.N. says 43 Golan peacekeepers seized by Syria militants, 81 trapped

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Militants fighting the Syrian army have detained 43 U.N. peacekeepers in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights and trapped another 81 in the region, and the world body is working to secure their release, the United Nations said on Thursday.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 07:06 PM //

  • U.S. banking group says unaware of any 'significant' cyber attack

    BOSTON (Reuters) - An influential U.S. financial services industry group that shares information about cyber threats has said it is unaware of any significant cyber attacks, downplaying concerns about possible breaches at JPMorgan Chase & Co and other banks.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 06:16 PM //

  • Ukraine president accuses Russian soldiers of backing rebel thrust

    KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's president said on Thursday that Russian troops had entered his country in support of pro-Moscow rebels who captured a key coastal town, sharply escalating a separatist war and prompting anger and alarm among Kiev's Western allies.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 06:01 PM //

  • Turkey's Erdogan sworn in as president, consolidates power

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as Turkey's president on Thursday, cementing his position as its most powerful leader of recent times, in a step opponents fear heralds more authoritarian rule and widening religious influence in public life.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 05:21 PM //

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  • Regional body promotes women’s land rights

    In many African countries women are major producers of food and the ones who sustain households and communities – but they remain poor and voiceless, reports PAMENUS TUSO.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 11:00 AM //

  • Give us books, not husbands

    Many cases of early and forced child marriages go unreported because of parental and guardians’ involvement. Such practices rob young women of their future.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 10:00 AM //

  • War vets in court over attempted murder

    Ten war veterans accused of attacking a fellow vet, Mufaro Mukaro, in Masvingo east commercial farming area last month have applied for a discharge after appearing in court.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 09:00 AM //

  • War vets wade into Chisumbanje land dispute

    War veterans here have said they will fight to get back the land that they claim was taken by Billy Rautenbach without compensation.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 08:00 AM //

  • Defaulters’ properties in Chitungwiza at risk

    Residents who have failed to settle outstanding debts to the ailing Chitungwiza Town Council last week had their properties inspected by a debt collector.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 07:30 AM //

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  • Argentina general strike 'success'

    ThumbnailLabour groups opposed to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner stage a second general strike this year and claim success.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 07:13 PM //

  • Ford 'threatened' fellow school coach

    ThumbnailAs a youth football coach, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford allegedly threatened a teacher and made players roll in goose droppings, newly released documents say.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 06:33 PM //

  • Murray breezes into US Open last 32

    ThumbnailAndy Murray makes short work of German qualifier Matthias Bachinger as the Briton advances to the US Open third round.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 06:30 PM //

  • Obama: Russia causing Ukraine crisis

    ThumbnailUS President Barack Obama accuses Russia of being responsible for the violence in eastern Ukraine, as Nato prepares to hold an emergency meeting.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 06:08 PM //

  • Quiz of the week's news

    ThumbnailWhat unusual offence got a Frenchman thrown off a plane?

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 05:36 PM //

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  • VIDEO: Song of a four-storey 'earth harp'
    William Close is the inventor of the 'Earth Harp', a musical instrument which makes use of the architecture around it to create its sound.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 05:31 PM //

  • VIDEO: IS 'kills scores' of Syrian soldiers
    Dozens of Syrian army soldiers appear to have been killed by Jihadist militants from Islamic State (IS), activists say.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 05:29 PM //

  • VIDEO: US blames Russia for Ukraine violence
    The United States and Nato accuse Russia of stoking violence in eastern Ukraine.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 02:38 PM //

  • VIDEO: Nigerian Ebola death outside Lagos
    Nigeria has recorded its first Ebola death outside Lagos after a doctor died of the virus in the oil hub of Port Harcourt.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 12:28 PM //

  • VIDEO: MH370 search to begin in September
    Australia's Deputy Prime Minister says a deep-sea search for the Malaysian airliner that disappeared in March will begin in September.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 08:39 AM //

  • VIDEO: Brad and Angelina marry in France
    Hollywood stars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have married in France, a spokesman confirms.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 07:49 AM //

  • VIDEO: Turkey's Erdogan is inaugurated
    Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in later after winning the country's first ever popular vote for head of state.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 06:26 AM //

  • VIDEO: Close shave for Shaun the sheep
    A sheep called Shaun has been shorn for the first time in his life and his fleece has weighed in at a huge 23 kilograms.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 05:31 AM //

  • VIDEO: Israel tourism feels the strain
    Israeli hoteliers are demanding millions of dollars in compensation from the state over the Gaza conflict, and Palestinian businesses are also suffering.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 04:27 AM //

  • VIDEO: Giant waves sweep California coast
    Southern California has been inundated by a surge of rising seawater brought on by Hurricane Marie, which hit Mexico's Pacific coast.

    Thu, 28 Aug 2014, 03:03 AM //

  • VIDEO: Qantas still facing strong headwinds
    As Qantas announces its biggest ever financial loss for the year ending in June, concern is mounting over whether it will need further foreign investment to keep airborne.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 08:18 PM //

  • VIDEO: TV crew member killed filming robbery
    A member of a television crew filming for reality TV show, Cops, has been accidentally killed in cross fire by police officers who had responded to a robbery in Omaha.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 06:16 PM //

  • VIDEO: Afghan election audit restarts
    An audit of votes from Afghanistan's disputed presidential election restarts, but without observers from the camps of either candidate.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 03:35 PM //

  • VIDEO: US girl shoots gun tutor dead
    CONTAINS DISTURBING IMAGES: A nine-year-old girl in the US has accidentally killed her shooting instructor while being shown how to use a high-powered automatic weapon.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 02:06 PM //

  • VIDEO: Experts identify 173 MH17 victims
    Forensics teams from the Netherlands say they have so far positively identified 173 victims of flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 01:27 PM //

  • VIDEO: Freed journalist 'overwhelmed'
    American journalist Peter Theo Curtis, freed after nearly two years in captivity in Syria, makes a statement to the press.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 08:12 AM //

  • VIDEO: Israel 'considered' Gaza reoccupation
    Israeli minister Yuval Steinitz says the country seriously considered a full military reoccupation of Gaza.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 07:13 AM //

  • VIDEO: Taps run dry amid California drought
    California has been hit by its worst drought in a century and many say the problem is only going to get worse.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 06:14 AM //

  • VIDEO: Scottish firms question 'Yes' vote
    Over 130 business leaders have written a letter in the Scotsman newspaper saying the case for Scottish Independence has not been made.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 05:57 AM //

  • VIDEO: Helicopters buried in fire-drill foam
    A number of Black Hawk helicopters were left covered in foam after a fire drill went wrong at a US military base in Oklahoma.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 04:36 AM //

  • VIDEO: 'Feels like normal life in Gaza'
    The BBC's Quentin Sommerville in Gaza City explains how day-to-day life is beginning to return to some kind of normality following the ceasefire agreed by Hamas and Israel on Tuesday.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 03:08 AM //

  • VIDEO: The trouble with France - in 60 secs
    France's newspaper front pages lament the country's 'crisis in the regime' as prime minister Manuel Valls is expected to form a new government.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 02:12 AM //

  • AUDIO: Refugees build new Sangatte camps
    Migrants from Africa and the deputy mayor of the town on the French coast on what to do with refugees at Sangatte camps in Calais.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 02:07 AM //

  • VIDEO: Phones to come with 'kill switch'
    A new law has been passed meaning that smartphones in California will be required to come with a kill switch to render them useless if lost or stolen.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 01:25 AM //

  • VIDEO: Will China's yoghurt craze pay off?
    With falling milk prices, companies are looking at other ways to make money, and Mengniu Dairy, China's biggest, has recently decided to venture into the yoghurt business.

    Tue, 26 Aug 2014, 11:03 PM //

  • VIDEO: Chinese calligraphy: Thing of the past?
    Many people in China are forgetting how to write their own language.

    Tue, 26 Aug 2014, 05:02 PM //

  • VIDEO: 'No end in sight to Ukraine fighting'
    A group of Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine crossed the border by accident, Russian military sources are quoted as saying.

    Tue, 26 Aug 2014, 03:16 PM //

  • VIDEO: Mexico tries to tame 'Beast' train
    The Mexican government has unveiled new measures to prevent migrants from Central America travelling on the roofs of freight trains heading north towards the US.

    Tue, 26 Aug 2014, 03:07 AM //

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  • Three-quarters of depressed cancer patients do not receive treatment for depression; new approach could transform care

    Three papers reveal that around three-quarters of cancer patients who have major depression are not currently receiving treatment for depression, and that a new integrated treatment program is strikingly more effective at reducing depression and improving quality of life than current care.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 05:36 PM //

  • Inside the Teenage Brain: New Studies Explain Risky Behavior

    ThumbnailIt’s common knowledge that teenage boys seem predisposed to risky behaviors. Now, a series of new studies is shedding light on specific brain mechanisms that help to explain what might be going on inside juvenile male brains.

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 05:35 PM //

  • Why some liquids are 'fragile' and others are 'strong'

    ThumbnailOnly recently has it become possible to accurately 'see' the structure of a liquid. Using X-rays and a high-tech apparatus that holds liquids without a container, a physicist has compared the behavior of glass-forming liquids as they approach the glass transition. The results are the strongest demon…

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 01:34 PM //

  • Social class makes a difference in how children tackle classroom problems

    Social class can account for differences in how parents coach their children to manage classroom challenges, a study shows. Such differences can affect a child's education by reproducing inequalities in the classroom. With the widening gaps in educational outcomes between social classes, the researc…

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 01:34 PM //

  • Nanodiamonds are forever: Did comet collision leave layer of nanodiamonds across Earth?

    ThumbnailA comet collision with Earth caused abrupt environmental stress and degradation that contributed to the extinction of most large animal species then inhabiting the Americas, a group of scientists suggests. The catastrophic impact and the subsequent climate change also led to the disappearance of the…

    Wed, 27 Aug 2014, 01:34 PM //

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