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  • Pakistan paceman Rahat ruled out of Bangladesh tests
    Pakistan paceman Rahat ruled out of Bangladesh tests 6 hours ago

    (Reuters) - Fast bowler Rahat Ali has joined the long list of Pakistan's injured players in being ruled out of the two-test series in Bangladesh, the country's cricket board (PCB) said on Saturday. "Rahat Ali out of test series against Bangladesh due to hamstring injury. Replacement, if any, will be announced in due course," the PCB said on Twitter. The 26-year-old left-armer joins batsman Sohaib Maqsood, fast bowling colleagues Sohail Khan and Ehsan Adil and leg-spinner Yasir Shah, who have all been ruled out with injuries. More »

  • Man charged with making threats in Islamic State group case 17 hours ago

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota (AP) — A Minneapolis man was charged Friday with threatening law enforcement officials and writing on Twitter that a "massacre" would happen if authorities did not free six men who were arrested earlier this week and accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. More »

  • 33 ways Twitter reacted during the MasterChef final
    33 ways Twitter reacted during the MasterChef final 18 hours ago

    Crowned the winner took a back seat as Twitter got animated about the judges, the music and something called “lime air”. More »

  • Woods commits to next month's Players Championship
    Woods commits to next month's Players Championship Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    (Reuters) - Tiger Woods will make his next competitive start at next month's Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the former world number one said on Friday. For Woods, who returned to competitive golf earlier this month at the Masters after taking two months off to retool his game, it marks a return to a TPC Sawgrass course where he has won twice before, most recently in 2013. "Looking forward to going back to THE PLAYERS this year, hoping for a repeat of 2013," Woods said on Twitter. The Players Championship, which is the PGA Tour's flagship event and widely regarded as golf's unofficial fifth major, will be played May 7-10. More »

  • IS jihadists 'down regime aircraft in south Syria'
    IS jihadists 'down regime aircraft in south Syria' Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The Islamic State shot down a regime aircraft near a key military airport in southern Syria Friday, with pro-IS Twitter accounts saying the jihadist group had captured the pilot, a monitor said. More »

  • Depp Gets 'Mojo Back' In New Mafia Boss Film
    Depp Gets 'Mojo Back' In New Mafia Boss Film Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Fans are hoping Johnny Depp has returned to his acting best after the release of the trailer of Whitey Bulger biopic Black Mass. Cumberbatch plays William 'Billy' Bulger, Whitey's brother who was also a Democratic Party state senator for Massachusetts. Executive editor of Movies Jim Vejvoda wrote on Twitter: "Black Mass looks creepy good. Editor of slashfilm.com Peter Scireeta said: "Black Mass promises a scary interesting performance by Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger. More »

  • Women have responded to Jamelia’s body shaming comments with empowering sel …
    Women have responded to Jamelia’s body shaming comments with empowering sel … Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    #WeAreTheThey has gone down a storm on Twitter. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Friday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Friday Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • Euro zone concerned about 'slow progress' with Greece - EU's Do … Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    RIGA (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers expressed concern on Friday about the slowness of talks with Greece and called for them to accelerate, European Commission Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis said as a meeting in the Latvian capital ended. "Concerns in Eurogroup Riga about limited progress in talks with Greece," Dombrovskis said on his Twitter account. "Urgent need to speed up negotiations." (Reporting by Robin Emmott and Jan Strupczewski) More »

  • Everybody Loves Raymond star Sawyer Sweeten dies aged 19
    Everybody Loves Raymond star Sawyer Sweeten dies aged 19 Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    Tributes have flooded in on Twitter for the 19-year-old actor after his family confirmed he “took his own life”. More »

  • So, William Shatner apparently watches TV3 weather forecasts in his spare t …
    So, William Shatner apparently watches TV3 weather forecasts in his spare t … Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    The actor reached out to TV3 weatherman Deric Hartigan on Twitter last night. More »

  • Diplomats press on in Vienna for final Iran nuclear deal
    Diplomats press on in Vienna for final Iran nuclear deal Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    By Shadia Nasralla VIENNA (Reuters) - U.S. Under Secretary Wendy Sherman and Tehran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi met in Vienna on Thursday in the latest push to secure a final nuclear deal by a June 30 deadline, Iranian media said. The latest round of nuclear diplomacy, being held in a luxury hotel in Austria's capital, kicked off with a bilateral meeting between Iran and the European Union on Wednesday. Catherine Ray, spokeswoman for European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, said on Twitter that senior foreign policy officials from Iran, six world powers including Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia, and the United States and the EU will meet on Friday. More »

  • 16 questions we were all asking ourselves during Masterchef
    16 questions we were all asking ourselves during Masterchef Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    In the last episode of culinary competition before the final tomorrow, Twitter had a few questions. More »

  • Play Astronaut Scott Kelly's Space Pic Geography Game
    Play Astronaut Scott Kelly's Space Pic Geography Game Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Astronaut Scott Kelly, who recently arrived at the International Space Station for a one-year stay, has kicked off a weekly geography game on Twitter. Each week, the first person to correctly identify the location in the photo via Twitter will win a copy of the picture signed by Kelly. To play, keep an eye on Kelly's Twitter account every Wednesday, and look for the hashtag #SpaceGeo. Kelly will continue the #SpaceGeo game for the entirety of the one-year mission. More »

  • Tidal Music App Crashes Down The Charts
    Tidal Music App Crashes Down The Charts Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    Tidal - the service backed by the likes of Madonna and Kanye West to take on Spotify - appears to have flopped. Last week Kanye West deleted most of his tweets about Tidal, and removed his Tidal Twitter avatar. More »

  • 'Never spoken to Wenger' says Wanyama to scotch rumours
    'Never spoken to Wenger' says Wanyama to scotch rumours Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    SOUTHAMPTON, England (Reuters) - Southampton's Kenyan midfielder Victor Wanyama took to social media on Thursday in a bid to quash rumours he was set to quit the south coast high-fliers for Arsenal. "To cut the story short have never spoken to Wenger," Wanyama wrote on Twitter, prompting an outpouring of praise from Southampton fans, and less enthusiastic responses from Gunners supporters. The Sun tabloid on Thursday linked the 23-year-old with Arsenal, quoting Wanyama as saying Wenger had been discussing him and had "let it be known" he was interested in signing the former Celtic powerhouse. ... More »

  • US astronaut launches geography quiz on Twitter
    US astronaut launches geography quiz on Twitter Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    American astronaut Scott Kelly has launched a geography quiz on Twitter and will post a picture from the International Space Station each week so fans can guess his location. More »

  • Farmer hangs himself at political rally in India's capital
    Farmer hangs himself at political rally in India's capital Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    By Adnan Abidi NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A farmer hanged himself from a tree during a political rally in New Delhi on Wednesday, in what appeared to be a desperate protest against the hardship felt by many people scratching a living in rural India. More than a dozen debt-ridden farmers have committed suicide in India in recent weeks as discontent grows against Prime Minister Narendra Modi who they say has done little to ease the plight of rural communities after crops were damaged by unseasonal rains. "Deeply pained to hear the news of a farmer committing suicide," India's Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Twitter. More »

  • Twittering teenagers swoon over British Labour leader Miliband
    Twittering teenagers swoon over British Labour leader Miliband Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    By William James LONDON (Reuters) - Lampooned by detractors as a socially awkward geek, British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has received a pre-election boost from an unlikely source - hundreds of young, mostly female, Britons who have declared their love for him on Twitter. Miliband, 45, is challenging to become prime minister in an election on May 7 and polls have Labour and the ruling Conservatives running neck-and-neck. The Twitter trend flies in the face of how he is treated by Britain's right-wing press. "It's young people who support the policies of Labour... who are angry that Ed Miliband is distorted so often in the media," said a Twitter user posting under the handle 'Abby', who was credited with starting the craze in an article by BuzzFeed. More »

  • Jamelia says sorry over latest Loose Women comments, but adds: I get paid to …
    Jamelia says sorry over latest Loose Women comments, but adds: I get paid to … Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    The Loose Women panellist said that she had been “hounded on Twitter” after her remarks. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • Stefan Stern: Tory letter U-turn shows Duncan Bannatyne and co must read the …
    Stefan Stern: Tory letter U-turn shows Duncan Bannatyne and co must read the … Wed, Apr 22, 2015

    Who said the art of letter writing was dead? Without naming or explicitly criticising the Labour opposition, the letter writers suggested the present government deserved another term in office. Another of the business leaders, Duncan Bannatyne, announced on Twitter that he would in fact be voting Labour after hearing the party's plans to end or limit non-dom status for tax affairs. I think Ed Balls, Labour's shadow chancellor, was right to say most business people are not all that bothered about party politics – they would rather just be allowed to get on with the work in hand. More »

  • Why LeBron James is quitting social media Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    With a third NBA championship ring within reach, LeBron James has no room for distractions, so he is going off the grid: no Twitter, no Facebook, no phone. As James heads to the playoffs with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he is going on a temporary social-media lockdown in order to focus on the upcoming games. "I don't have no phones, no social media, I don't have anything," LeBron told the Associated Press. More »

  • Explore Loch Ness Monster’s Home on Google Street View
    Explore Loch Ness Monster’s Home on Google Street View Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Looking for the Loch Ness monster just got easier, thanks to Google Street View. Follow Tanya Lewis on Twitter. More »

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday April 13, to Sunday, April 12, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. More »

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday April 13 to Sunday, April 19 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. More »

  • LeBron James in social media shutdown mode during playoffs
    LeBron James in social media shutdown mode during playoffs Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — No phone. No Twitter. No Instagram. More »

  • Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Wears 'Star Trek' Uniform in Space …
    Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti Wears 'Star Trek' Uniform in Space … Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Star Trek fandom has gone orbital: European astronaut and Trekkie Samantha Cristoforetti, who is currently aboard the International Space Station, tweeted a photo of herself in a uniform from the one of "Star Trek" TV series. "'There's coffee in that nebula' ... ehm, I mean... in that #Dragon," Cristoforetti wrote in a Twitter post last Friday, as she looked out the window of the orbiting outpost at the Dragon space capsule that arrived carrying 4,300 lbs. (1,950 kilograms) of food, scientific experiments and other supplies. Cristoforetti's choice of words has a second meaning, because the Dragon spacecraft, built and operated by SpaceX, delivered a load of cargo to the space station that included the first-ever space espresso machine. More »

  • Twitter cracks down on online abuse
    Twitter cracks down on online abuse Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Twitter has announced an update to its policies to expand the site's powers to deal with abusive behaviour. More »

  • Chelsea face striker crisis ahead of Arsenal showdown
    Chelsea face striker crisis ahead of Arsenal showdown Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Champions-elect Chelsea may have to go into Sunday's top of the table showdown against Arsenal at the Emirates without their three main strikers. Spain striker Diego Costa has only just returned to training after missing two games with a recurring hamstring injury while a calf strain sidelined France forward Loic Remy for last Saturday's 1-0 win over Manchester United. Didier Drogba featured against United but sustained an ankle injury that kept him out of Monday night's 12th Match Against Poverty, a game in St Etienne dedicated to the victims of the Ebola epidemic in Africa. "Disappointed not to be able to play the #MAP2015 because of an ankle injury but still supporting #EbolaResponse," said the 37-year-old Ivory Coast forward on his Twitter account. More »

  • Joan demonstrates she's a one-off
    Joan demonstrates she's a one-off Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Actress Dame Joan Collins has bizarrely gone on Twitter to clarify that she was not arrested during a water charges demonstration in Ireland. More »

  • Twitter's Direct Messages opened up
    Twitter's Direct Messages opened up Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Twitter has opened up its Direct Messages feature so that they can now be passed between users even if they don't follow each other - providing they have approved the new feature. More »

  • Joan Collins arrested? Not me, says the Dynasty star
    Joan Collins arrested? Not me, says the Dynasty star Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    The actress took to Twitter after reports that her namesake had been held during a protest. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Here are the shows that’ll be on your Twitter timeline later. More »

  • Dame Joan clarifies arrest mix-up
    Dame Joan clarifies arrest mix-up Tue, Apr 21, 2015

    Actress Joan Collins has taken to Twitter to clarify that she has not been arrested. More »