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World Landmarks Go Dark For Earth Hour

Hundreds of landmarks from Paris' Eiffel Tower to the Seattle Space Needle will dim their lights on Saturday, as people around the world go briefly off-grid to mark Earth Hour with candlelight and barbecues. Th…

  • NASA One Year in Space Mission: In Pictures
    NASA One Year in Space Mission: In Pictures Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Due to launch on 27 March 2015, American Astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian Cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko will spend a year aboard the International Space Station, which is twice the usual length of missions on the ISS. The aim is to study medical, psychological and biomedical challenges faced by astronauts during long-duration spaceflight, paving the way for any future trips to Mars. Scott Kelly's … More »

  • Pictures of the Week: Birds, Bombs & Obama
    Pictures of the Week: Birds, Bombs & Obama Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    Here's our selection of the best pictures of the week. … More »

  • Iconic Cities From Around The World Turned Into Tiny Planets
    Iconic Cities From Around The World Turned Into Tiny Planets Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    Some of the world's most iconic cities have been photographed as you have never seen them before, in the shape of tiny round planets. Through a pioneering method of aerial photography, each location can now be seen at a full 360-degree angle.

    After some skillful manipulation in Photoshop known technically as stereographic projection, each sweeping panorama is turned into a small circular image. … More »

  • Deadly Germanwings Airbus A320 crash In the French Alps
    Deadly Germanwings Airbus A320 crash In the French Alps Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    An Airbus 320 operated by Lufthansa's Germanwings budget airline has reportedly crashed in southern France with 142 passengers, two pilots and four cabin crew aboard. (Yahoo News)
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  • 25 Years On: Poll Tax Riots of March 30, 1990
    25 Years On: Poll Tax Riots of March 30, 1990 13 hours ago

    This Monday marks the 25-year anniversary of the Poll Tax Riots in London. On March 30, 1990, almost 250,000 people gathered in Kennington Park for a march to protest a proposed tax change that would see everyone in England and Wales over the age of 18 pay a "community charge". The protestors marched towards Trafalgar Square, which filled up so quickly police blocked off the march in Whitehall. … More »

  • USS Theodore Roosevelt: Giant US Aircraft Carrier Anchors Off South Coast
    USS Theodore Roosevelt: Giant US Aircraft Carrier Anchors Off South Coast Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    A giant US aircraft carrier has anchored off the Hampshire coast ahead of a five-day visit to the UK.

    The 100,000-tonne USS Theodore Roosevelt is positioned off Stokes Bay, Gosport, with hundreds of people lining the coast to catch a glimpse of the vessel.

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  • HTC One M9: In Pictures
    HTC One M9: In Pictures Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    The HTC One M9 is the maker's brand new flagship handset and goes head to head with the iPhone 6 and the Samsung Galaxy S6. The new smartphone combines the best design elements from its two predecessors and also packs a 20MP rear camera and Dolby speakers. Check out our HTC One M9 reviewMore »

  • Richard III Reburial: Thousands Visit King's Final Resting Place In Leicester Cathedral
    Richard III Reburial: Thousands Visit King's Final Resting Place In Leicester Cathedral Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    Sunday marked the start of a week of events leading to the reinterment of King Richard III's body. His remains are being taken on a tour around Leicestershire, including a visit to Bosworth Battlefield, where he was killed, before moving on to Leicester Cathedral, where he will lie in state until later this week.

    Tens of thousands lined the streets on Sunday to see the coffin of England's Richard

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  • Lee Kuan Yew - the diplomat
    Lee Kuan Yew - the diplomat Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Lee Kuan Yew governed Singapore for three decades after the country gained its independence and has always been the young nation's best diplomatic force. It was once remarked by Richard Nixon that if Lee had lived in another time and place, he would have attained the world stature of a Churchill, a Disraeli or a Gladstone. Here, a look back at Lee and his fellow world leaders. … More »

  • Lee Kuan Yew in quotes: wise words of Singapore's founding father
    Lee Kuan Yew in quotes: wise words of Singapore's founding father Sun, Mar 22, 2015

    Singapore's first prime minister Lee Kuan Yew, one of the towering figures of post-colonial Asian politics, died Monday in hospital, the government said. Lee was prime minister from 1959, when colonial ruler Britain granted Singapore self-rule, to 1990. He led Singapore to independence in 1965 after a brief and stormy union with Malaysia. Eugene Tan, associate professor of law at the SingaporeMore »