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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 06:03:09 +0200


UK Tory frontrunner gains more support
Theresa May's bid to become Conservative leader has won the backing of two more cabinet ministers and the Daily Mail.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:57:26 GMT

'Healing' detected in Antarctic ozone hole
Researchers say they have found the first clear evidence that the thinning in the ozone layer above Antarctica is starting to heal.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:23:20 GMT

EU Trade Commissioner: No trade talks until full Brexit
The top European Union trade official says the UK cannot begin negotiating terms for doing business with the bloc until after it has left it.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:23:25 GMT

Battle of the Somme: Queen leads centenary remembrance events
The Queen has led events to mark 100 years since the Battle of the Somme as overnight vigils begin on the eve of the anniversary.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 03:03:43 GMT

Tourist dies in Machu Picchu taking photo
The body of a tourist is recovered from a ravine in the Peruvian Andes after he fell while taking pictures of himself near the Machu Pichu site.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:24:06 GMT

 
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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:23:24 +0200


Tory leadership: Theresa May backed by more cabinet ministers
Theresa May's bid to become Conservative leader has won the backing of two more cabinet ministers and the Daily Mail.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:57:26 GMT

Battle of the Somme: Queen leads centenary remembrance events
The Queen leads events to mark 100 years since the Battle of the Somme as overnight vigils begin on the eve of the anniversary.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 03:03:43 GMT

Soliciting by sex workers should not be a crime, MPs say
Prostitution laws should be urgently rewritten so sex workers are no longer criminalised for soliciting, a new Commons report says.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 02:25:37 GMT

Labour's John McDonnell to give response to Brexit vote
Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is to set out Labour's response to the EU referendum in a speech in London.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:39:37 GMT

Channel Tunnel train breaks down stranding hundreds
Hundreds of Eurotunnel passengers are stuck inside the Channel Tunnel when a train travelling from Calais to Folkestone breaks down.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:56:05 GMT


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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 04:03:23 +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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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:17:58 +0200


Malawi president under fire for mice-eating 'joke'
Malawi's president sparks anger by saying people should eat mice during nationwide food crisis.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:41:56 GMT

Vienna carriage horses given time off during heatwaves
New rules mean horses will not have to work if temperatures reach 35C.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:21:25 GMT

Japan uses anime to target young voters
Officials are hoping anime and manga will persuade newly enfranchised 18- and 19-year-olds to vote.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:18:11 GMT


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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:18:01 EDT


Grade-school students teach a robot to help themselves learn geometry
Researchers create rTAG, a tangible learning environment that utilizes teachable agent framing, together with a physical robotic agent to get students away from the traditional computer monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:45:09 EDT

Air pollution linked to increased rates of kidney disease
While air pollution is known to cause respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, a new study indicates that it also likely causes damage to the kidneys.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:45:05 EDT

Artificial pancreas likely to be available by 2018
The artificial pancreas -- a device which monitors blood glucose in patients with type 1 diabetes and then automatically adjusts levels of insulin entering the body -- is likely to be available by 2018, conclude authors of a new paper.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:45:03 EDT

Tracking brain atrophy in MS could become routine, thanks to new software
The loss of brain tissue, called brain atrophy, is a normal part of aging, but multiple sclerosis (MS) accelerates the process. Such atrophy is a critical indicator of physical and cognitive decline in MS, yet because measuring brain atrophy is expensive and complicated, it’s done primarily in research settings. That may be changing, say scientists.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:37:56 EDT

Telomere length is indicator of blood count recovery in treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia
The chemotherapy treatments necessary to treat Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) in children can be grueling on the body, and can cause health-related complications during therapy, as well as long down the road after remission. Children receiving chemotherapy for AML receive 4 to 5 intensive chemotherapy courses, and while some children recover quickly from each course, others may take several months or more, which increases their risk for life-threatening infections.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:53:56 EDT


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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:25:34 +0200


Report: US Sailors' Detention by Iranian Forces ‘Wholly Preventable'
A Navy investigation into the detention of 10 U.S. sailors by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps earlier this year has found the incident could have been prevented. Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports on the series of failures by both the Navy and the Iranian military as the crew traveled from Kuwait to Bahrain.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:43:00 -0400

US House to Vote on Gun Legislation, Ryan Says
The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives will vote next week on a bill aimed at keeping guns out of the hands of suspected terrorists. A week after Democrats staged a nearly 26-hour sit-in demanding a vote on gun control measures, Speaker Paul Ryan told fellow Republicans of the vote in a conference call Thursday.   Ryan said the House would vote on a broad bill that will include measures to prevent radicalization and recruitment by extremist groups, as well as a...
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:18:25 -0400

Researchers: Estimate of Americans Identifying as Transgender Doubled
On a day when the Pentagon announced it is lifting its ban on transgender men and women openly serving in the U.S. military, a research institute in California announced findings that the number of men and women identifying as transgender has doubled over the last 10 years. Jody Herman, a public policy scholar at the Williams Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles, told VOA Thursday that the results are from people self-reporting on U.S. government surveys. She said...
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:15:07 -0400

Montreux Jazz Festival Celebrates 50th Edition
The Montreux Jazz Festival kicked off its 50th birthday edition Thursday night, marking its half-century with a nod to its origins. Charles Lloyd, an American saxophonist who performed at the first edition in 1967, opened the celebrations at the Montreux Casino with his New Quartet — accompanied by Jason Moran on piano, Reuben Rogers on bass and Eric Harland on drums. "It's a beautiful thing, 50 years. ... It was just a village when I came here. I was a little boy then,"...
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:58:34 -0400

In Egypt, Sissi's Reputation Fades as Problems Mount
It is a hot afternoon in the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan and the New Cairo clubhouse is empty. Hisham Genena, Egypt's erstwhile corruption tsar, settles in a corner. "It's quiet here," he says. "We can speak freely." It has been a long way down for Genena, a former policeman and judge who was appointed to head Egypt's corruption watchdog in 2012 and is now on trial, accused of defaming the state by exaggerating the scale of public sector...
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:20:57 -0400


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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:00:00 +0200

Charles Julius Guiteau, Assassin of US President James A. Garfield, Hanged (1882)

At the deadlocked 1880 Republican national convention, Garfield was nominated as a compromise candidate for president, with Chester A. Arthur chosen for vice president to appease the "Stalwart" faction of the party. However, after Garfield became president, he passed over the Stalwarts in his appointments, creating a bitter rivalry. Guiteau, who unreasonably expected to be offered a diplomatic post, shot Garfield and said, "I am a Stalwart and Arthur is president now!" When did Garfield die? Discuss

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT


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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:25:21 +0200


UN officials call for global consensus, preventive approach to combat terrorism and violent extremism
The unprecedented levels of terrorism and violent extremism on a global scale requires balanced implementation of commitments made through collective action, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today emphasized, calling on the international community to act with unity and resolve to address “this major scourge of our time.”
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:04:57 EST

UN, global health officials meet in South-east Asia to discuss security preparedness
After recent outbreaks of Ebola, Zika and yellow fever, senior health officials from the United Nations, Governments and other institutions are prioritizing global health security preparedness given ongoing concerns about national health systems that are weak, fragmented and under-funded.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:30:00 EST

UN chief condemns suicide attack in northern Cameroon, urging support to counter Boko Haram
Condemning a deadly terrorist attack in Cameroon’s Far North Region, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today also reiterated his call for international partners to provide support to the countries threatened by Boko Haram.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:54:35 EST

UN rights expert deplores conviction of tax whistleblowers in LuxLeaks trial
A United Nations independent human rights expert today deplored the conviction of two whistleblowers who revealed how tax avoidance and tax evasion occurred in Luxembourg banks in the so-called LuxLeaks scandal.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 17:11:56 EST

UN mission in Afghanistan condemns Taliban attack on national police cadets
The top United Nations official in Afghanistan today condemned a suicide attack targeting national police in the country’s capital, Kabul.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:35:49 EST



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Rats in the ranks, chasing the PM's tail?
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SA woman charged after corruption probe
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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:00:00 +0200

Robert Ballard (1942)

Ballard is an American oceanographer and marine geologist. While working at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Research Institution, he pioneered the use of deep-diving submersibles, took part in the first manned exploration of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and discovered warm water springs and the unusual animal communities that grow up around them in the Galápagos Rift. He is best known for his dramatic discovery of the wreck of the Titanic in 1985. What other notable wrecks has Ballard located? Discuss

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 04:46:37 +0200


The BFG Review

"Steven Spielberg and late screenwriter Melissa Mathison give Roald Dahl's The BFG plenty of whimsy and heart."

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 02:46:37 +0000

Pacific Rim 2 Cast: Is Scott Eastwood Drift Compatible?

The Longest Ride star would join John Boyega in the February 23, 2018 release

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 02:13:35 +0000

Underworld Blood Wars Release Date Moves to 2017

The franchise sequel was originally planned to hit the big screen this October

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 01:14:37 +0000

The New War Dogs Movie Trailer is Here

Jonah Hill and Miles Teller headline the Todd Phillips film

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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 00:15:05 +0000

STARZ SDCC Panels: American Gods, Ash vs Evil Dead and More!

Plus, the upcoming EuropaCorp sci-fi feature film Valerian

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:53:00 +0000

Pacific Rim 2 Release Date Set for 2018

John Boyega stars in the sequel

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:17:53 +0000

Watch the New Bad Moms Movie Trailer

Available in both Green Band and Red Band versions

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:55:12 +0000

The Flash Adds Harry Potter Star Tom Felton as Series Regular

The series returns on October 4

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:29:49 +0000

AMC SDCC Panels Include Preacher, The Walking Dead and More!

Get ready for booth experiences, autograph sessions and a Fear the Walking Dead yacht

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 20:25:36 +0000

First Look at Chris Evans in Marc Webb’s Gifted Revealed

Plus the film's release date has been announced

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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 19:25:36 +0000


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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 04:53:47 +0200


Trumpton creator Gordon Murray dies aged 95
Gordon Murray, creator and puppeteer of the popular BBC children's series Trumpton and Camberwick Green, dies at the age of 95.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:53:32 GMT

Oscars push for more gender and ethnical diversity
Oscar organisers invite a record number of new members to vote in the next Academy Awards, in response to sharp criticism about lack of diversity.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 12:35:58 GMT

Apple patents concert camera blocker
Apple patents for technology that could stop smartphone cameras being used at concerts.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 10:23:04 GMT

National Gallery hopes for 'business as usual' after Brexit vote
The National Gallery, which houses a collection of European art, hopes to continue business as usual following Britain's vote to leave the EU.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 14:48:45 GMT

Absolutely Fabulous gets positive reviews
Absolutely Fabulous premieres in London to good reviews.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 11:13:43 GMT

Banksy's spray painted SWAT Van fetches £218,000 at auction
A SWAT van spray painted by Bristol street artist Banksy fetches more then £218,000 at auction.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 20:04:39 GMT

Judi Dench gets first tattoo for her 81st birthday
Dame Judi Dench reveals she got a tattoo on her wrist for her 81st birthday.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:03:20 GMT

Audrey Hepburn letters sell at auction for £11,000
A collection of letters written by Audrey Hepburn has sold for £11,250 - more than twice its estimate.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:38:10 GMT

Former Tracy Beaker star Dani Harmer gives birth to a daughter
Former Tracy Beaker and Strictly Come Dancing star Dani Harmer has a new baby.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:06:47 GMT

Don Warrington's King Lear to be made available on BBC iPlayer
An "epic" staging of King Lear starring veteran actor Don Warrington is to be made available on the BBC iPlayer.
Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:27:06 GMT


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Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:00:00 +0200

Solomonic Columns

Characterized by their corkscrew-like shaft, Solomonic columns draw their name from the Biblical description of the two columns that famously flanked the entrance to the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, built in the 10th c BCE. According to tradition, that temple was the source of a set of columns brought to Rome by Constantine the Great in the 4th c CE for the original St. Peter's Basilica, where several of the pillars still remain. These columns are now believed to have originally stood where? Discuss

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT

The Disappearance of the

The world's most famous case of art theft—the removal of the Mona Lisa from the Louvre in 1911—was solved when museum employee Vincenzo Peruggia tried to sell the painting to a gallery in Italy. He had kept the masterpiece in his apartment for two years after having simply walked out of the museum with it hidden under his coat. What famous painter—some of whose own sketches would be stolen more than 50 years later—was questioned before Peruggia was caught?

Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT

Zhou Tong, the Archer

Zhou Tong was the archery teacher of famous Song Dynasty general Yue Fei. Zhou certainly led an impressive life, however, it was the publication of a fictional biography of Yue Fei during the Qing Dynasty that made Zhou into a local hao, or folk hero. Zhou's fictional exploits have since been chronicled in films, comic books, and even his own modern fictional biography. What unorthodox ritual did Yue Fei engage in to mourn his former teacher after Zhou's death in 1121?

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 05:00:00 GMT


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Fri, 01 Jul 2016 05:25:43 +0200


Suspected Islamic State suicide bombers kill 36 at Istanbul airport
Prime minister says Islamic State are the most likely suspects for the attack on Turkey's biggest airport.
Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:10:00 +0200

Brexit fallout: David Cameron leaves a rudderless ship to meet EU leaders in Brussels
David Cameron's trip comes amid deep political uncertainty in Britain after he failed to convince Britons to vote to remain in the EU.
Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:37:00 +0200

Watch Jesse Williams eviscerate racism and whiteness in his BET Awards speech
Greys Anatomy star Jesse Williams stole the show at the 2016 BET Awards with this unforgettable speech about racism and privilege in America.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 08:35:00 +0200

Scotland starts drive to remain in EU
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says country may hold another secession referendum following Britain's vote to leave the intergovernmental bloc.
Sat, 25 Jun 2016 14:13:00 +0200

No sympathy for Brexiters on social media
Netizens around the globe took to social media to express their astonishment with the #Brexit outcome, and they did not disappoint.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:36:00 +0200

​Pravin Gordhan, Presidency move to reassure South Africans over Brexit
With the news that British voters decided to leave the European Union, emerging market currencies – including the Rand – have taken a beating.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:44:00 +0200

British Prime Minister David Cameron resigns following Brexit vote
Cameron has said he will step down by October following the historic referendum on Thursday.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:29:00 +0200

Brexit: 'The biggest shock since the fall of the Berlin wall' as UK votes to leave the EU
Months of debate has finally ended in Britons deciding to end their more than four decade-long stint in the EU.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 07:32:00 +0200

'Watershed' moment for drone regulation
New legislation eases drone use, but unmanned craft cannot hover over groups of bystanders and must remain within clear sight of operator.
Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0200

​Brexit: what does it mean for investors?
The impact on UK-listed stocks has been relatively muted. So what happens when the votes are counted on the 24th?
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:14:00 +0200



 


 
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Federal election 2016: 'I'm very excited': first-time migrant voters embrace the chance to vote
A collective yawn may have met the rallying cries of politicians over the past eight weeks, but Hashmat Najib can't get enough of the protracted election campaign.
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  The new president of the Philippines has promised to be “relentless” in the fight against crime. Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in Thursday. He won the office on his promise to defeat crime and corruption within six months.   Duterte is known for carrying out strong policies to crush crime as mayor of Davao, the country’s second largest city.  During his swearing-in speech in Manila, the leader defended his methods for cutting crime. “I know that there are some...
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  Activists are voicing concerns about a new United States government report on human trafficking. The State Department released its 2016 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Thursday. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to reporters at the department’s headquarters. He said human trafficking remains a major problem in some areas of the world. Human trafficking has been described as organized criminal activity in which human beings are treated as possessions. The new...
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