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  • Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later
    Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair, 50 years later Mon, Apr 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — You can just barely see them through the window of the No. 7 subway as it rattles into the elevated station in Corona, Queens: a gigantic steel sphere, two rocket ships, and towers that appear to be capped by flying saucers. More »

  • Why women love Sheryl Sandberg: ‘She just makes sense’
    Why women love Sheryl Sandberg: ‘She just makes sense’ Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    The billionaire was in town this week and the crowd loved her. But what makes Sheryl Sandberg the rock star of the business world. More »

  • The Cheerleader Murders
    The Cheerleader Murders Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    For five long and very strange years, death haunted tiny Dryden, NY, a town near the Finger Lakes where a plague of car accidents, suicides, and even grisly murders involving two popular cheerleaders just kept mounting up. More »

  • Tube Workers Set To Strike For Five Days
    Tube Workers Set To Strike For Five Days Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    Tube workers in London are to take five days of strike action in the coming weeks over ticket office closures. Members of the RMT union will walk out from 9pm on Monday, April 28 for two days and again from 9pm on Monday, May 5 for three days. London Underground's favourite word at the moment seems to be 'no'. The first two days of action will take place before a May Day event in London in memory of former RMT leader Bob Crow and Labour politician Tony Benn, who died within days of each other last month. More »

  • Tube workers strike for five days
    Tube workers strike for five days Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    London Underground workers are to stage five days of strike action in the coming weeks in the long-running row over Tube ticket office closures. More »

  • Egypt: Court Jails 119 Muslim Brotherhood Followers of Ousted Ex-President  …
    Egypt: Court Jails 119 Muslim Brotherhood Followers of Ousted Ex-President  … Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    An Egyptian court has sentenced 119 Muslim Brotherhood supporters of deposed ex-President Mohamed Morsi to three years each in prison, according to judicial sources. The supporters' imprisonment comes after their alleged involvement in an October demonstration in which 50 people were killed, organised to protest Morsi's ousting. Judge Hazem Hashad acquitted six of the accused Morsi followers, who faced charges of unlawful assembly and thuggery, according to Reuters. The interim military-backed government, headed by Egyptian army chief Field Marshal Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, recently sentenced 529 Muslim Brotherhood to death in the biggest mass capital punishment sentencing in history. More »

  • Pro-Russian gunmen seize Ukrainian carriers
    Pro-Russian gunmen seize Ukrainian carriers Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Pro-Russian armed men reportedly take control of Ukrainian troop carriers in Slovyansk, as soldiers are "taken hostage". More »

  • Pro-Russia vehicles roll through east Ukraine
    Pro-Russia vehicles roll through east Ukraine Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Military-type vehicles carrying dozens of armed men in camouflage seen rolling through Kramatorsk and Slovyansk. More »

  • Ukraine hits rebels amid civil war warnings
    Ukraine hits rebels amid civil war warnings Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Russian president says neighbour is on verge of civil war after Kiev launches operations against separatists in east. More »

  • Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising
    Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist operation" to try to restore authority over the restive region. More »

  • Ukraine: Military secures airport from attack
    Ukraine: Military secures airport from attack Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) — In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces said they repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at a small airport. More »

  • Ukraine deploys troops against separatists
    Ukraine deploys troops against separatists Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    Special forces start "anti-terrorism operation" against pro-Russian armed rebels in two eastern towns. More »

  • Ukraine troops, tanks head to troubled east
    Ukraine troops, tanks head to troubled east Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    IZYUM, Ukraine (AP) — Busloads of Ukrainian troops and a handful of tanks set up Tuesday outside an eastern city controlled by armed pro-Russian militiamen as the country's acting president announced an "anti-terrorist operation" to root out the separatists. More »

  • Insurgents dig in; Ukraine tanks seen in the east
    Insurgents dig in; Ukraine tanks seen in the east Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    IZYUM, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents dug in Tuesday across eastern Ukraine, fortifying positions around seized buildings and erecting new barricades even as Ukrainian troops and tanks set up outside one eastern city now controlled by armed men. More »

  • Insurgents dig in; Ukraine tanks reported on move
    Insurgents dig in; Ukraine tanks reported on move Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents who have seized government buildings across eastern Ukraine dug in on Tuesday, fortifying their positions and erecting fresh barricades as Ukrainian tanks were seen within 70 kms of one city controlled by pro-Moscow gunmen. More »

  • Ukraine leader announces anti-terror move in east
    Ukraine leader announces anti-terror move in east Tue, Apr 15, 2014

    HORLIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents who have seized government buildings across eastern Ukraine dug in on Tuesday, fortifying their positions and erecting fresh barricades as Ukrainian tanks were seen within 70 kms of one city controlled by pro-Moscow gunmen. More »

  • Matisse's colorful cutouts go on show in London
    Matisse's colorful cutouts go on show in London Mon, Apr 14, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — A huge new Henri Matisse show in London is many things — bold, colorful, exuberant. It's also a great advertisement for the creativity of old age. More »

  • At 'Donkey Springs', bombers choke off Iraq oil exports Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    By Ziad al-Sinjary and Ahmed Rasheed MOSUL/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Militants whose bombs have shut Iraq's main northern oil export pipeline for 40 days are preventing repairs, threatening to extend an outage that is already the longest since the days of sanctions in the 1990s. Targeting the Kirkuk-Ceyhan pipeline where it crosses a stretch of desert known as Ain al-Jahash, or Donkey Springs, the saboteurs - described as Islamists by Iraqi officials - have set several more bombs since a first blast halted oil on March 2. Significantly for an Iraqi government hoping for a big rise in exports this year - and long used to brief halts on the route to the Mediterranean - gunmen have also massacred repair crews, prompting oil executives in Mosul to question optimism in Baghdad that the pipeline should be back in action next week. "We have decided to stop all repair operations in Ain al-Jahash until we are sure our crews won't get killed," a senior official of Iraq's North Oil Company told Reuters. More »

  • In Libya, politicians in fear of powerful militias
    In Libya, politicians in fear of powerful militias Thu, Apr 10, 2014

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — In a humiliating video, Libya's top politician — the head of parliament — is seen begging with a militia commander, trying to explain to him why he was caught with two women in his residence and insisting nothing scandalous was going on. More »

  • Lawyers: Man due to be cleared of 1989 NYC murder Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man who has spent almost a quarter-century behind bars for murder is poised to be cleared of a killing that happened when he was 1,100 miles away on a Disney World vacation, his lawyers said Tuesday. More »

  • Pistorius Apologises But Ordeal Has Just Begun
    Pistorius Apologises But Ordeal Has Just Begun Tue, Apr 8, 2014

    And with that, Barry Roux summoned his client to the witness stand and Oscar Pistorius began his very personal fight to stay out of jail. No-one who has sat through the athlete vomiting and sobbing as he heard graphic details of Reeva Steenkamp's injuries can have been surprised that the runner almost immediately began crying on entering the witness box. If June Steenkamp was in any way moved by this, she did not show it. Oscar Pistorius was a flawed human being, a boy born with physical disadvantages which left him vulnerable and scared as an adult. More »

  • Here’s What Happened Today: Monday
    Here’s What Happened Today: Monday Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    Everyone’s been talking about Peaches Geldof, the death of a woman after a Luas crash and the Rwandan genocide commemorations. More »

  • As President Higgins visits the UK, how much has the Government supported emigrants …
    As President Higgins visits the UK, how much has the Government supported emigrants … Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    To the tune of about €86 million over the last decade according to Eamon Gilmore. More »

  • “I can walk out of this studio this minute if you wish”: Duncan Stewart demands …
    “I can walk out of this studio this minute if you wish”: Duncan Stewart demands … Mon, Apr 7, 2014

    “Anyone listening to this please email me. Please email me.” More »

  • Finland's PM Katainen to step down, eyeing EU posts
    Finland's PM Katainen to step down, eyeing EU posts Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    By Jussi Rosendahl HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen announced on Saturday that he was stepping down in June with a view to taking a senior European Union post, a move that could further unsettle a coalition government that last month lost one of its parties. Katainen, who had led a quarrelsome six-party coalition government since 2011, said he would not run again as chairman of his conservative National Coalition party at its congress in June, which means he will then cease to be prime minister. Finnish media have floated the names of Economy Minister Jan Vapaavuori, Municipal Minister Henna Virkkunen, EU Minister Alexander Stubb or Petteri Orpo, who heads the party in parliament. Katainen took the helm of National Coalition in 2004, taking the traditional conservative party in a more liberal direction and leading it to power in 2011 for the first time in 20 years. More »

  • 'We're all paying:' Heroin spreads misery in US
    'We're all paying:' Heroin spreads misery in US Sat, Apr 5, 2014

    On a beautiful Sunday last October, Detective Dan Douglas stood in a suburban Minnesota home and looked down at a lifeless 20-year-old — a needle mark in his arm, a syringe in his pocket. It didn't take long for Douglas to realize that the man, fresh out of treatment, was his second heroin overdose that day. More »

  • Windows Phone 8.1: What’s new?
    Windows Phone 8.1: What’s new? Thu, Apr 3, 2014

    Microsoft made a flurry of announcements during its Build 2014 developer conference in San Francisco, including its new mobile operating system: Windows Phone 8.1. Windows Phone 8 was introduced in October 2011 and, following three updates, the new Windows Phone 8.1 brings the software to near perfection. Here is what's new and what you can expect from Windows Phone 8.1. Perhaps top of the features list is Cortana, which is Microsoft's answer to Siri and Google Now and allows you to control your phone without touching the screen. More »

  • Does Winnie The Pooh Have A B12 Deficiency?
    Does Winnie The Pooh Have A B12 Deficiency? Wed, Apr 2, 2014

    Does Winnie the Pooh have a B12 deficiency? How many lies could Pinocchio tell before it became lethal? Third-year natural science undergraduates at the University of Leicester have wrestled with these bizarre dilemmas and more as part of a project on submitting research to peer-reviewed science journals. Senior personal tutor Dr Cheryl Hurkett said: "It teaches them about academic publishing. More »

  • Lawyers and Probation Staff March on Ministry of Justice in Legal Aid Prote …
    Lawyers and Probation Staff March on Ministry of Justice in Legal Aid Prote … Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Hundreds of lawyers and National Probation Service staff have protested outside the Ministry of Justice against government cuts to legal aid and the privatisation of offender rehabilitation services. The combined demonstration, part of a 48-hour strike which was echoed in other major cities across the country, saw the groups march from the Houses of Parliament to the Ministry of Justice with signs reading "Probation Not For Sale" and "Save UK Justice". Some demonstrators carried an effigy of justice secretary Chris Grayling. Rallies took place in protest at MoJ plans to cut £215m from the £2bn annual cost of legal aid in England and Wales. More »

  • GTA 5: Unlimited Money via Invisible Car Duplication Glitch in 1.11 Patch
    GTA 5: Unlimited Money via Invisible Car Duplication Glitch in 1.11 Patch Tue, Apr 1, 2014

    Discerning GTA 5 gamers have unearthed yet another unlimited money glitch via invisible car duplication bug in 1.11 Patch. Tip #1: Duplicate the most expensive car in your garage as many times as you wish and sell them off one by one at the Los Santos Customs to become a quick billionaire. A Reddit user, WhatsThisButton, has posted the step-by-step guide to duplicate the invisible car in your garage. More »

  • US mediators try to rescue Mideast peace talks
    US mediators try to rescue Mideast peace talks Sun, Mar 30, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — American mediators held urgent contacts with Israeli and Palestinian officials Sunday in hopes of salvaging troubled Mideast peace talks — searching for a formula to bring the sides back together and extend the negotiations beyond a current late-April deadline. More »

  • GAME Offers Disgruntled Man United Fans Chance to Trade Season Ticket for Hit …
    GAME Offers Disgruntled Man United Fans Chance to Trade Season Ticket for Hit … Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    High street retailer GAME is offering saddened football fans the chance to trade in the season tickets they may have wished they never bought for a copy of a hit football video game. Manchester United, West Brom and Cardiff City season ticket holders can trade in their ticket for either FIFA 14, Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 or Football Manager 2014. Valid from 5pm this Saturday (29 March) it offers United fans the chance to get something from David Moyes's disastrous first season in charge of last season's champions. In March United lost 3-0 at home to bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.  More »

  • GAME Offers Disgruntled Man United Fans Chance to Trade Season Ticket for Video …
    GAME Offers Disgruntled Man United Fans Chance to Trade Season Ticket for Video … Thu, Mar 27, 2014

    High street retailer GAME is offering saddened football fans the chance to trade in the season tickets they may have wished they never bought for a copy of a hit football video game. Manchester United, West Brom and Cardiff City season ticket holders can trade in their ticket for either FIFA 14, Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 or Football Manager 2014. Valid from 5pm this Saturday (29 March) it offers United fans the chance to get something from David Moyes's disastrous first season in charge of last season's champions. In March United lost 3-0 at home to bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.  More »

  • I Quit! 10 Ways to Leave Your Job on Good Terms Tue, Mar 25, 2014

    But career expert Alexandra Levit advised keeping your negativity to a minimum in the hours and days leading up to your departure. "When it comes to exit interviews, the general rule is, if you don't have anything nice to say, lie," said Levit, author of "They Don't Teach Corporate In College" (Ed. More »

  • Daithi O’Se and Ray D’Arcy post ‘ready for Coppers’ make-up selfies
    Daithi O’Se and Ray D’Arcy post ‘ready for Coppers’ make-up selfies Mon, Mar 24, 2014

    The lads are happy to rise to the occasion. More »