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  • Hamilton retires after missing out on Scotland squad 10 hours ago

    Scotland and Saracens lock Jim Hamilton is giving up international rugby after missing out on his country's World Cup squad, he announced on Wednesday. Hamilton, who has 63 test caps, and appeared at two previous World Cups, used his twitter account to make his decision public. "Never in a million Saturday afternoons did I think I would have represented this beautiful country of Scotland 63 times on the rugby field. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Wednesday 10 hours ago

    Here are the shows that will be on your Twitter timeline tonight. More »

  • Kermit Denies Brunette Pig Is His New Flame
    Kermit Denies Brunette Pig Is His New Flame 11 hours ago

    Kermit the Frog has taken to Twitter to deny rumours that he has a new girlfriend called Denise. More »

  • JK Rowling Tweets Harry Potter Plot Update
    JK Rowling Tweets Harry Potter Plot Update 13 hours ago

    JK Rowling has given a surprise update on the progress of Harry Potter's oldest son - sparking a frenzy among her millions of Twitter followers. On Tuesday - the 24th anniversary of Harry's first departure to the magic school that was Hogwarts - Rowling sent out a tweet via her Twitter account . "Could somebody at King's Cross wish James S. Potter good luck for me?" she tweeted. More »

  • Hundreds of Eurostar passengers stranded by migrants trying to get through  … 19 hours ago

    By John Pullman CALAIS, France (Reuters) - Hundreds of passengers were stranded for hours on five Eurostar high-speed trains after reports that migrants were blocking the tracks leading to the tunnel under the English Channel and were attempting to climb aboard. According to the Eurostar Twitter feed, three of the trains then went on to London early on Wednesday, while two others returned to their original departure stations in London and Paris. Eurostar had announced on Twitter late on Tuesday that it was holding its trains "whilst authorities deal with trespassers" and then said the trespassers had been spotted on the tracks at the station in Calais. More »

  • West Brom's Berahino angry as dream move joins failed deals
    West Brom's Berahino angry as dream move joins failed deals Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion's Saido Berahino has suggested he will never play for the club again after failing to secure a last-minute transfer to Tottenham Hotspur as several players did not get the moves they wanted on a frenetic deadline day. England under-21 striker Berahino was the subject of four failed bids from the London club and reacted angrily on Twitter, saying he would not play for the Midlands outfit again under chairman Jeremy Peace. "Sad how I can't say exactly how the club has treated me, but I can officially say I will never play (for) Jeremy Peace," he said. More »

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks Tue, Sep 1, 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 Friday Aug 21, to Thursday, Aug. 27, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. More »

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks Tue, Sep 1, 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 Friday Aug. 21 to Thursday, Aug. 27 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. More »

  • Minecraft's Markus Persson Moans About Wealth
    Minecraft's Markus Persson Moans About Wealth Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    The creator of Minecraft has raised eyebrows by complaining about being rich, saying it has left him lonely and lacking in motivation. Billionaire Markus Persson has posted a series of messages on Twitter that appear to confirm the old mantra that money does not buy you happiness. Mr Persson also complained about waiting for his friends to finish work, saying he sat around "watching my reflection in the monitor". More »

  • Hackers Claim Revenge Attack On NCA Website
    Hackers Claim Revenge Attack On NCA Website Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Hackers claim they have attacked the National Crime Agency website in revenge for authorities arresting people for previous internet attacks. At about 9am the hacking group Lizard Squad tweeted a message reading: "Stressed out? It was accompanied by a picture of a lizard in a top hat and monocle - the Lizard Squad's Twitter picture with the National Crime Agency's official logo both superimposed over it. More »

  • What to watch tonight: Tuesday
    What to watch tonight: Tuesday Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Here are the shows that will be on your Twitter timeline tonight. More »

  • Lizard Squad takes down National Crime Agency website following Operation V …
    Lizard Squad takes down National Crime Agency website following Operation V … Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Notorious hacking collective Lizard Squad has claimed that the take down of the National Crime Agency (NCA) website was carried out by its members. The tweet was accompanied by a picture of the group's Twitter picture of a Lizard in a top hat with a pipe in its mouth. Lizard Squad has previously gained attention for attacks on various companies, organisations and networks. More »

  • Amitabh Bachchan fights back after Twitter account is hacked
    Amitabh Bachchan fights back after Twitter account is hacked Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan was in a state of shock when he learned that his Twitter account was hacked and it appeared that the superstar was following porn sites. Bachchan then tweeted, "WHOA !..My Twitter handle hacked ! Sex sites planted as 'following' ! Whoever did this, try someone else, buddy, I don't need this !". With 16.6 million followers, The Great Gatsby star holds the top position among Indian celebrities on Twitter. More »

  • Kemen swaps Newcastle for Lyon after signing four-year deal Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    (Reuters) - Newcastle United midfielder Olivier Kemen has joined Ligue 1 side Olympique Lyonnais on a four-year contract, according to a statement on the French club's website. Newcastle are entitled to a percentage of any fee if the French club sell Kemen on in the future. "Officially a Lyon player, really very happy to sign for this great club," Kemen said on Twitter on Monday night. More »

  • Song returns to West Ham on loan from Barcelona
    Song returns to West Ham on loan from Barcelona Tue, Sep 1, 2015

    (Reuters) - Barcelona midfielder Alex Song has rejoined West Ham United on a season-long loan, the Premier League club's chairman said on his official Twitter account. The 27-year-old Cameroonian spent last season on loan at the Hammers as well, after failing to nail down a regular starting spot with the Spanish champions, who he joined from Arsenal for a reported 15 million pounds in 2012. Alex Song has signed a season long loan deal to join West Ham. More »

  • West Ham sign former Arsenal star Alex Song on loan deal
    West Ham sign former Arsenal star Alex Song on loan deal Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Alex Song has sealed a move from Barcelona to West Ham, with the former Arsenal star set to make a return to England on a loan spell despite initial interest from Chelsea. David Sullivan confirmed the deal on Twitter, telling fans that it will last for a season with the option to go for another if he fits in well at the Boleyn, exciting fans of the London club with news of a possible two or three more additions in the next 24 hours afterwards. Song was touted as a possible addition for Chelsea as he was left out of favour at Barcelona, with the 27 year old keen to get more game time and looking to join his former Arsenal teammate Cesc Fabregas at the side. More »

  • Saudi Arabian champions Al Nassr sign Maiga from West Ham
    Saudi Arabian champions Al Nassr sign Maiga from West Ham Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    LONDON (Reuters) - West Ham United forward Modibo Maiga has joined Al Nassr, the Saudi Arabian champions said on Monday. "#ALNASSR signed a 2 year contract with former @whufc-official's forward, Modibo Maiga. Congratulations," Al Nassr said on Twitter. The Premier League club have not confirmed the deal. The Mali international joined West Ham for 4.7 million pounds ($7.22 million) from Sochaux three years ago but never established himself in the first team and has had loan spells at Queens Park Rangers and Metz. ... More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Monday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Monday Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Here are the shows that will be on your Twitter timeline tonight. More »

  • Germany says migrants arriving in Hungary must register there Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    The German government denied on Monday that there were "special trains" carrying migrants to Germany from Hungary and said that under European law asylum seekers arriving in Hungary must be registered there first. "No, there are no special trains," Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a post on Twitter. "People who come to Hungary must register and seek asylum there." Earlier, a Reuters reporter in Budapest witnessed migrants there who have gathered by the thousands in railway stations, being allowed onto trains bound for Austria and Germany. More »

  • What Bad Blood? Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj team up at the VMAs
    What Bad Blood? Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj team up at the VMAs Mon, Aug 31, 2015

    Pair team up on stage to show they have put their Twitter row behind them. More »

  • Why is Uber hiring hackers? Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Uber has hired a pair of hackers to work on vehicle security. Starting next week, Charlie Miller, former security researcher for Twitter, and Chris Valasek, who worked at security firm IOActive, will join the ride-hailing company’s research team for self-driving technology and robotics, Reuters reported Friday. The decision highlights growing concerns among security experts over wireless security, as cars become increasingly connected and move toward driverless technology. More »

  • Darran O’Sullivan takes a horse for a dip in his jocks – It’s the sporting tweets …
    Darran O’Sullivan takes a horse for a dip in his jocks – It’s the sporting tweets … Sun, Aug 30, 2015

    Our favourite things on Twitter from the past seven days. More »

  • Belgian Boeckmans in coma after Vuelta crash
    Belgian Boeckmans in coma after Vuelta crash Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Belgian Kris Boeckmans is in an induced coma after crashing on the eighth stage of the Tour of Spain on Saturday, a 182.5-km ride from Puebla de Don Fadrique to Murcia. "Kris Boeckmans has a severe facial trauma with several fractures and will probably need surgery," his Belgian team Lotto-Soudal said on their Twitter feed. More »

  • British government launches anti-Isis Twitter account Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    The British government are turning to social media in the fight against Islamic State. A Twitter feed dedicated to propagating the efforts of the British government to defeat the terror group was unveiled this week. The account was launched with its first tweets on 28 August, which read: "Want to know more about what the UK government is doing to combat ISIL? More »

  • Arrow season 4 premiere: Producers tease first trailer and claim that it will …
    Arrow season 4 premiere: Producers tease first trailer and claim that it will … Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    After three seasons, lead character Oliver Queen is finally embracing his comic book roots and becoming Green Arrow. While his updated look/costume has already been revealed, it will be interesting to see how actor Stephen Amell plays out his new and slightly different superhero identity. The show's executive producer Wendy Mericle recently teased on Twitter that the Arrow season 4 trailer is going to break the Internet. More »

  • The 100 season 3: Jason Rothenberg teases premiere date; trailer featuring Bellamy, …
    The 100 season 3: Jason Rothenberg teases premiere date; trailer featuring Bellamy, … Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    Executive producer Jason Rothenberg has shared some tid-bits about the show's season 3 premiere date. Replying to a fan query about season 3's return date, Rothenberg teased via Twitter that the post-apocalyptic show will return "mid-season." Filming for the upcoming season has been going on since July, and according to The 100 writer, Jo Garfein, the teaser for season 3 is amazing. Also, since fans have to wait for long till the premiere, maybe a teaser-trailer will keep them hooked to the show. More »

  • Chris Brown missing Rihanna or Karrueche Tran? Loyal singer hopes there was …
    Chris Brown missing Rihanna or Karrueche Tran? Loyal singer hopes there was … Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    American singer Chris Brown has posted a cryptic message on Twitter about his relationship status. The 26-year-old R&B singer hinted that he wishes to reconcile with his former love Rihanna. The Say Goodbye singer had infamously assaulted Barbadian singer/actress Rihanna in 2009. More »

  • HSBC processes '99%' of delayed salary payments
    HSBC processes '99%' of delayed salary payments Sat, Aug 29, 2015

    HSBC said it has processed almost all salary payments affected by an IT issue at the bank, adding that the remaining ones will be processed overnight. Earlier, 275,000 payments at the bank were delayed due to the problem, leaving many people without cash on payday ahead of the bank holiday weekend. The bank apologised to customers for the inconvenience on Twitter, adding that it processed 99% of the payments. More »

  • US: Teenage Isis supporter sentenced to 11 years in prison for promoting terror …
    US: Teenage Isis supporter sentenced to 11 years in prison for promoting terror … Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    A Virginia teenager has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for running a pro Islamic State Twitter account. Ali Shukri Amin, 17, from Woodbridge pleaded guilty to conspiring to provide material support to a terrorist organisation by suggesting ways Isis could use Bitcoin to dodge detection of its ventures and posting thousands of pro-terrorist tweets on Twitter. By the time Amin's Twitter account was shut down, he had tweeted more than 7,000 times and attracted more than 4,000 followers, reports the Washington Post. More »

  • Uber hires two security researchers to improve car technology
    Uber hires two security researchers to improve car technology Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    By Joseph Menn and Heather Somerville SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has hired two top vehicle security researchers, the company said on Friday, high-profile additions that come as the ride-hailing service ramps up its work on technology for self-driving cars. Charlie Miller, who had been working at Twitter Inc , and Chris Valasek, who worked at security firm IOActive, have resigned from their jobs and will join Uber next week. Miller and Valasek won wide attention this month after demonstrating that they could hack into a moving Jeep. More »

  • Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce
    Twitter sets modest goals to diversity its workforce Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter is setting modest goals to diversify its workforce while it fights a proposed class-action lawsuit that says the online messaging service discriminates against its female employees. More »

  • It's war between Farrah and Natasha in the Celebrity Big Brother house
    It's war between Farrah and Natasha in the Celebrity Big Brother house Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    And Twitter is firmly on Natasha’s side. More »

  • Policeman killed by blast in Bahrain village - interior ministry
    Policeman killed by blast in Bahrain village - interior ministry Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    A "terrorist blast" in a Shi'ite village in Bahrain killed a policeman on Friday, the country's interior ministry said. "One policeman killed in the terrorist blast in Karana village," it said on its Twitter account, giving no further details. Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, was swept by unrest during the 2011 "Arab Spring" uprisings when majority Shi'ites, complaining of discrimination, demanded political reforms. More »

  • Virginia Teen Sentenced to Prison for Pro-ISIS Tweets
    Virginia Teen Sentenced to Prison for Pro-ISIS Tweets Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    A teenager in Northern Virginia was sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison on Friday for operating a Twitter account in support of ISIS, better known as the Islamic State, and for helping a friend join the Islamic militants abroad, according to . Ali Amin, 17, tweeted more than 7,000 times from the apparently pro-ISIS account, @AmreekiWitness. More »

  • Twitter feed to document anti-Islamic State fight
    Twitter feed to document anti-Islamic State fight Fri, Aug 28, 2015

    Ministers have deployed a new weapon to combat Islamic State (IS) - a dedicated Twitter feed. More »