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Moyes 'Proud' Of Manchester United Role

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has reacted to his sacking saying he is "proud" to have managed the club. A writ…

  • In India's vote, Hindu holy city is battleground NIRMALA GEORGE - Associated Press - 1 hour 35 minutes ago
    In this Tuesday, April 1, 2014, photo, Indian devotees pray and take dip on the banks of the river Ganges, in Varanasi, India. For tens of millions of people, the city of Varanasi, on the banks of the river Ganges, is a place of pilgrimage, where devout Hindus believe they earn instant salvation. But in recent weeks Varanasi also has become the noisy battleground for India's most-watched contest in its national elections: Two of the country’s most prominent politicians are facing off in a contest for the city’s sole parliamentary seat. (AP Photo /Manish Swarup)

    VARANASI, India (AP) — For tens of millions of Hindus, Varanasi is a place of pilgrimage. Crowded with ancient temples and shrines, its streets jammed with believers and tourists, this city on the banks of the holy Ganges River is where the devout believe they attain instant salvation.

  • Mauritius may need to tighten monetary policy - IMF Jean Paul Arouff - Reuters - 1 hour 38 minutes ago
    Visitors are silhouetted against the logo of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Tokyo

    By Jean Paul Arouff PORT LOUIS (Reuters) - Mauritius will need to tighten monetary policy if inflationary pressures intensify, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Wednesday, and encouraged the country to adopt a formal inflation-targeting framework. The IMF said in a statement - just ahead of the Indian Ocean …

  • Pakistan: Saudi Prince Accused of Killing up to 2000 Endangered Birds Kabita Maharana - IB Times - 2 hours 5 minutes ago
    Pakistan: Saudi Prince Accused of Killing up to 2000 Endangered Birds

    A Saudi Arabian prince has reportedly hunted and killed up to 2000 near-extinct houbara bustard birds in a three-week hunting safari holiday in Pakistan. The news came after a report submitted by a forest officer detailing the Saudi Prince's hunting safari trip from 11 to 31 January 2014. The bustards are internationally …

  • Malaysia Airlines MH370: Reports Speculate that Missing Plane May Have Landed and Not Crashed

    The mystery of the vanished Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 has taken a new twist with the international team probing the incident now considering the possibility that the plane may have landed rather than ended up in the Indian Ocean, according to various media reports. Peter Herzig, Executive Director at Feomar Helmholt …

  • More powerful sonar likely next step in jet search ROD McGUIRK - Associated Press - 3 hours ago
    In this map provided on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, by the Joint Agency Coordination Centre, details are presented in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will likely soon deploy more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper as the current search of the most likely crash site in the Indian Ocean has failed to yield any clues, Australia's defense minister said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Joint Agency Coordination Centre) EDITORIAL USE ONLY

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the lost Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned soon to bring in more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper beneath the Indian Ocean …

  • A generator is seen inside Drax power station in Drax

    British electricity producer Drax said on Wednesday it had commenced legal proceedings against a government decision not to support the conversion of one of its coal units to biomass under a new subsidy scheme. The government's move is a blow to Drax's plans to modernise its polluting coal plant in Yorkshire, northern …

  • The British government on Wednesday awarded investment contracts under a new subsidy regime to eight renewable energy projects, including five offshore wind farms and three biomass plants. The contracts were awarded on Wednesday under Britain's new contracts-for-difference scheme which gives renewable power generators …

  • The logo of Veolia Environnement is seen during the company's 2008 annual results presentation in Paris

    The chairman of the Chinese unit of French utility Veolia Environment has apologised to the public after a cancer-inducing chemical was found in tap water supplied by the company, the Xinhua news agency said. Benzene was found in tap water supplied by the Lanzhou Veolia Water Company in the northwestern city of Lanzhou …

  • Ukraine to Resume 'Anti-Terror' Operation After Discovery of Two Tortured Bodies

    Ukraine's interim President Oleksander Turchinov has called on security personnel to resume the "anti-terror" operation against pro-Russian protesters after finding the bodies of two Kiev officials. The bodies, which were found in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk, were those of local officials. One of the victims …

  • Australia signals deeper search for Malaysian jet ROD McGUIRK - Associated Press - 6 hours ago
    Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 bound for Bangalore turned back towards and parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Monday, April 21, 2014, after its right landing gear malfunctioned upon takeoff. The airline says Flight 192 carrying 166 people landed safely at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport early Monday, four hours after it departed. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned to soon bring in more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper beneath the Indian Oc …

  • The logo of Veolia Environnement is seen during the company's 2008 annual results presentation in Paris

    The chairman of the Chinese unit of French utility Veolia Environment has apologised to the public after a cancer-inducing chemical was found in tap water supplied by the company, the Xinhua news agency said. Benzene was found in tap water supplied by the Lanzhou Veolia Water Company in the northwestern city of Lanzhou …

  • The Phoenix International Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) Artemis is hoisted over the side of Australian Defence vessel "Ocean Shield" in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH 370 in the Indian Ocean, April 17, 2014

    Australia said Wednesday cost was not a concern in the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, after the mini-sub plumbing the depths of the Indian Ocean for wreckage ended its ninth mission empty-handed.

  • Australia flags deeper search for Malaysian jet ROD McGUIRK - Associated Press - 10 hours ago
    Malaysia Airlines flight MH192 bound for Bangalore turned back towards and parked at Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang, Malaysia, Monday, April 21, 2014, after its right landing gear malfunctioned upon takeoff. The airline says Flight 192 carrying 166 people landed safely at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport early Monday, four hours after it departed. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet will likely soon deploy more powerful sonar equipment that can delve deeper as the current search of the most likely crash site in the Indian Ocean has failed to yield any clues, Australia's defense minister said Wednesday.

  • arboreal acrobat by ImAges ImprObables Picture Of The Day - 12 hours ago
    arboreal acrobat by ImAges ImprObables

    This green lizard runs between my legs ... with no other refuge he chooses an oak tree as a temporary escape ... forcing me to do several times around him to finally take its picture ...

  • Mystery of Bizarre Duck-Like Ocean Sound Solved By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer - LiveScience.com - 13 hours ago
    Mystery of Bizarre Duck-Like Ocean Sound Solved

    A mysterious duck-like sound recorded in the ocean around Antarctica has baffled scientists for decades, but the source of the sound has finally been found, researchers say. "In the beginning, no one really knew what it was," said Denise Risch, a marine biologist at NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center in Woods Hole, …