• Stephen Hawking: this is the most dangerous time in history of humanity

    In a bleak prognosis, Stephen Hawking has warned that we are at the “most dangerous moment in the development of humanity”.

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  • Wow! Nicole Scherzinger makes a statement at the Fashion Awards

    Nicole Scherzinger must have been feeling the cold at the Fashion Awards.

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  • Russian warplane crashes during carrier landing

    A Russian military jet has crashed as its pilot attempted to land on an aircraft carrier near Syria, an official has said. The Su-33 Sukhoi plane was landing on the Admiral Kuznetsov in the Mediterranean, Russian news agencies reported. The defence ministry said the pilot, who was on his way back from a sortie over Syria, ejected from the plane and is safe.

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  • Yahoo UK's eight biggest heroes of 2016

    In a year rife with celebrity deaths, political shocks and endless ‘doom and gloom’, there were still plenty of selfless people (and animals) who put smiles on our faces with their courageous actions and determined deeds. These eight stories summed up the most heroic acts from the last 12 months. Pics: SWNS/Caters/PA

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  • This snake swallowed a doorknob and just could not handle it

    Meet the snake who just could not handle this particularly undigestible meal – a doorknob.

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  • Last Tango In Paris rape scene confession sparks Hollywood backlash

    Hollywood has condemned the director of Last Tango In Paris after he admitted a rape scene detail was added without consent. In a recently resurfaced interview, Bernardo Bertolucci said he conspired with actor Marlon Brando to add an unscripted detail to a graphic rape scene without the actress' consent. In the controversial scene, Brando's character is seen sexually assaulting Maria Schneider's character, using a pack of butter.

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  • Europe suffers Italian blow but bigger tests loom

    By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - The resounding "no" from Italian voters to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's referendum on constitutional reform was not a rejection of the European Union and its single currency, as jubilant populists from across the bloc claimed on Monday. In one fell swoop, it adds another country to the list of EU members that are likely to be pre-occupied by domestic politics in 2017, a year in which the Dutch, French, Germans, and possibly the British, will go to the polls. More immediately, despite the relatively calm reaction of financial markets on Monday, the vote will deepen concerns about Italy's under-funded banking sector and the economic prospects of the euro zone's third biggest member state.

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  • India's filmstar politician dies after prolonged illness

    Jayalalithaa Jayaram, the chief minister of south India's Tamil Nadu state and one of the country's most popular political leaders, has died after a prolonged illness, hospital authorities announced late Monday night.

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  • Swiss restaurant still in world's top 10 despite chef's suicide

    The Swiss restaurant named the best in the world last year remained in the top 10 of the La Liste ranking Monday despite the tragic loss of its star chef who killed himself weeks after lifting the honour.

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  • Rail dispatcher jailed for deadly crash while he played on his phone

    A rail dispatcher has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years behind bars over a train crash that killed 12 people when he was playing a game on his mobile phone. Michael Paul was on duty while playing the game - something which is banned by railway operators. Distracted, he set the wrong signals, putting two passenger trains on a head-on collision course at high speed.

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  • This electric bike wants to power your house in the future

    Bike maker Johammer is working on a version of their electric vehicle that can double as battery storage.

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  • Islamic State urges supporters to stage new wave of attacks

    A newly identified spokesman for Islamic State urged sympathisers around the world to carry out a fresh wave of attacks, singling out Turkish diplomatic, military and financial interests as the Islamists' preferred targets. Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer, whose role as the group's mouthpiece was disclosed for the first time on Monday, also told Islamic State fighters to stand their ground in the town of Tal Afar, where they are threatened by Iraqi forces bearing down on the city of Mosul, the group's last major Iraqi stronghold. In a defiant online message, Muhajer described Islamic State's military losses this year as setbacks and said an array of forces in Iraq and Syria had failed to defeat the jihadists.

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  • BP's Mad Dog leads the oil pack's return to the Gulf of Mexico

    By Jessica Resnick-Ault NEW YORK (Reuters) - BP Plc's decision to move ahead with a $9 billion (7.10 billion pounds) project to drill in the Gulf of Mexico is the first step toward major oil companies moving forward with U.S. offshore plans postponed during crude's price rout. The project, known as Mad Dog Phase 2, is the first new Gulf platform to be sanctioned in a year and a half, since rival oil major Royal Dutch Shell Plc proceeded with development of its Appatomattox project in July, 2015. BP's decision on the platform and infrastructure, announced on Thursday, came after the oil major managed to cut projected costs for the project by more than 50 percent, BP said.

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  • Ouch! Piers Morgan SLAMS Queen of the Jungle Scarlett Moffatt!

    Scarlett Moffatt beat Adam Thomas and Joel Dommett to win I'm A Celebrity - Get Me out of Here:

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  • Tata close to deal on Port Talbot steel plant, Sky sources say

    International conglomerate Tata Group is close to agreeing a deal which would safeguard the jobs of around 4,500 employees at its steel plant in Port Talbot, Wales, Sky sources say. The plant has been under threat since Tata announced plans to sell off a significant amount of its UK business in March of this year amid falling steel prices. The sale would have put a total of around 11,000 UK jobs at risk.

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  • Kodak's new smartphone launches at pop-up Soho store

    The Ektra has gone on sale aimed at smartphone-using photography enthusiasts.

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  • Stolen Dachau 'Work will set you free' gate found in Norway

    An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free") stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp Dachau in Germany two years ago has been found in Norway, police said Friday.

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  • Russian authorities inspecting crashed spacecraft debris

    Authorities in Russia's Siberian region of Tuva on Monday were examining several pieces of the Progress cargo spaceship found after it crashed last week having failed to reach orbit.

    AFP
  • Air Berlin gets cash boost with Niki sale to Etihad

    Air Berlin received another cash boost from shareholder Etihad, announcing plans to sell its share of Austria-based carrier Niki as part of a wide-ranging restructuring that will see the creation of a new leisure airline. Selling its 49.8 percent indirect stake in Niki will bring loss-making Air Berlin 300 million euros (252.23 million pound) and have a positive effect on its financial results, the German carrier said in a statement on Monday. Etihad bought a 29 percent stake in Air Berlin in early 2012, hoping to use it to boost its European network.

    Reuters
  • Salmon Cross Flooded Road in Washington State

    Why did the salmon cross the road? A number of videos showing salmon crossing this flooded stretch of Skykomish Valley Road went viral last month — and apparently it’s a regular occurrence. Credit: Shannon Adams via Storyful

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  • Hong Kong-Shenzhen trading link off to negative start

    HKEX Chairman CK Chow (2nd L) and Hong Kong's Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying (2nd R) prepare to strike a gong to mark the start of the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Stock Connect, on December 5, 2016

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  • New car sales on course for record year after November rise

    British new car registrations rose by nearly 3 percent last month, an industry body said on Monday, putting the sector on course for record sales in 2016, although demand from retail customers fell for the eighth month in a row. "The overall growth in what is usually a quiet month is extremely positive and annual figures are still projected to reach over 2.67 million of units," said Sue Robinson, the Director of the National Franchised Dealers Association.

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  • Girls turn poo to clean power in Cameroon biogas push

    By Elias Ntungwe Ngalame BUEA, Cameroon (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - An initiative by youth organisations in Cameroon to turn human waste into biogas is reducing pollution and providing cheap, renewable energy to the growing populations of the university towns of Buea and Bamenda. The organisation says its efforts are spurring the use of clean energy in homes and secondary schools where grid electrical power is non-existent or unreliable and alternative sources of energy such as gas cylinders are expensive. “Many have come to discover the cheap energy in their backyard and are not only embracing the technology but are also learning the transformation process,” said Cedrick Kemajou, Bioenergy’s coordinator.

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