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  • Miliband Adviser Makes 'Slip Of The Tongue'
    Miliband Adviser Makes 'Slip Of The Tongue' 6 hours ago

    Ed Miliband claims his campaign adviser made a "slip of the tongue" when she suggested the Labour leader may break the promises he had carved into an 8ft stone. Eyebrows were raised when Mr Miliband unveiled a limestone slab inscribed with six pledges and claimed it could be installed in the Downing Street garden. The #EdStone hashtag trended on Twitter. The vice-chair of Labour's campaign went on to say Mr Miliband "stands by his promises". More »

  • Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks 8 hours ago

    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 27, to Sunday, May 3, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. More »

  • Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks 8 hours ago

    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 28 to Sunday, May 3 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday 9 hours ago

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

  • Joss Whedon leaves Twitter over Avengers criticism
    Joss Whedon leaves Twitter over Avengers criticism 10 hours ago

    The director has shut down his Twitter account, after a backlash at his portrayal of female characters. More »

  • Avengers director quits Twitter
    Avengers director quits Twitter 11 hours ago

    Avengers: Age Of Ultron director Joss Whedon has logged off Twitter following criticism over his latest film. More »

  • China says Indian prime minister to visit next week
    China says Indian prime minister to visit next week 22 hours ago

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit China next week, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, his first trip to India's northern neighbour since being elected last year. Modi will be in China from May 14-16, the ministry said in a brief statement. China and India have growing commercial links and deep historical ties, but their recent history has been overshadowed by suspicion and the two have yet to sort out a festering border dispute. Underscoring the lack of trust, Modi's official account on Weibo, China's version of Twitter, which was set up on Monday, attracted many comments from Chinese users about a disputed part of Tibet belonging to China. More »

  • Suicide blast strikes north Damascus: security official
    Suicide blast strikes north Damascus: security official Mon, May 4, 2015

    Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate Al-Nusra Front claimed responsibility on Monday for a suicide attack hours earlier on a regime-controlled neighbourhood in Damascus, the group said via Twitter. More »

  • Two Shot Dead At Anti-Muslim Cartoon Contest
    Two Shot Dead At Anti-Muslim Cartoon Contest Mon, May 4, 2015

    Federal agents are searching a Phoenix apartment after two gunmen were shot dead in Texas at a contest to draw cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. The contest, at the Curtis Culwell Center, was organised by the New York-based American Freedom Defense Initiative, which aimed to award $10,000 for the cartoon judged the best. The SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors terror groups, reported that an Islamic State (IS) fighter claimed on Twitter that the shooting was carried out by two pro-IS individuals. A White House official said President Barack Obama was briefed on the situation. More »

  • Bono told Tony Fenton just how much he was loved in the DJ’s last ever inte …
    Bono told Tony Fenton just how much he was loved in the DJ’s last ever inte … Mon, May 4, 2015

    And people are feeling very emotional on Twitter. More »

  • Comedian's endorsement is valuable pre-election surprise for Miliband
    Comedian's endorsement is valuable pre-election surprise for Miliband Mon, May 4, 2015

    By Andrew Osborn LONDON (Reuters) - Three days before the closest election in memory, Britain's opposition Labour Party leader won the coveted endorsement of a popular comedian who had previously told his 9.6 million Twitter followers not to vote. The U-turn by comic Russell Brand is a rare surprise in an election that has seen Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron and opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband running neck and neck, with neither forecast to win an outright majority of seats, and little change in opinion polls despite intense campaigning. The deadline for voters to register has already passed, but the endorsement could help Labour tap into what is seen as a sizeable youth vote alienated from major parties. More »

  • Whoever triumphs in UK election, it won't be the press 'wot won it& … Mon, May 4, 2015

    By Paul Sandle and Kate Holton LONDON (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's British tabloid famously crowed "It was the Sun wot won it" in 1992, claiming its support had swayed 10 million readers to back John Major's Conservatives to an unexpected election victory. In the three elections that followed, the rightwing paper backed the other side, helping to deliver victories for Tony Blair's newly pro-business Labour Party. In a move that would have been unheard of a few years ago, opposition Labour leader Ed Miliband gave an interview to Russell Brand, a comedian with 9.6 million Twitter followers and his own YouTube channel. Miliband even tweaked Murdoch during the interview, saying the Australian-born magnate no longer had the power he once had: "The British people have a lot more sense than some of these papers give them credit for." Comparing Brand to Murdoch, Charlie Beckett, media professor at the London School of Economics, said Miliband's move made sense: "Russell may get better cut through than Rupert." ERA HAS GONE David Yelland, a former editor of the Sun and deputy editor of Murdoch's New York Post, acknowledged that press barons hold less sway than they once did. More »

  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their new baby girl Charlotte Elizabeth …
    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have named their new baby girl Charlotte Elizabeth … Mon, May 4, 2015

    Kensington Palace made the announcement of Twitter this afternoon. More »

  • Former HP CEO Fiorina announces White House bid
    Former HP CEO Fiorina announces White House bid Mon, May 4, 2015

    Former Hewlett Packard chief executive Carly Fiorina announced Monday she is running for the 2016 Republican nomination, in a statement posted on Twitter. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Monday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Monday Mon, May 4, 2015

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

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Sunday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Sunday Sun, May 3, 2015

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

  • Baltimore mayor announces end of city-wide night curfew Sun, May 3, 2015

    (Reuters) - Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced on Sunday she has ended a city-wide night curfew that she imposed last Tuesday after violence erupted during protests over the death of a black man who suffered fatal injuries while in police custody. "My goal has always been to not have the curfew in place a single day longer than was necessary. I believe we have reached that point today," Rawlings-Blake said on Twitter. (Reporting by Emily Stephenson; Editing by Frances Kerry) More »

  • A week of progress: Nigerian army rescues another 234 women from Boko Haram Sat, May 2, 2015

    The Nigerian military has once again braved Boko Haram territory in the Sambisa Forest. Nigerian ground troops have hit hard in the forest, believed to be one of Boko Haram’s remaining strongholds. With the rescues making the news multiple times in the past week, it raises the question of why the strong push now, and will the military continue until Boko Haram is no longer a threat? The army announced the rescue of the 234 women, which occurred on Thursday, on the official Twitter account of the Nigerian Army this Saturday. More »

  • Britain's royal family welcomes a girl. Where is she in the line of suc … Sat, May 2, 2015

    Kate Middleton, Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge and the wife of Prince William, gave birth to a little girl on Saturday at 8:34 a.m. (3:34 a.m. ET). This is the couple’s second child, turning one-year-old Prince George into a big brother. Both children were born at St. Mary’s Hospital, West London. The Kensington Palace announced the birth of the 8 pounds 3 ounce baby, whose name has not yet been released, on Twitter. Prince William was present for the birth, and the birth was reportedly free of complications. More »

  • Cowboys' Hardy criticized on Twitter over 9/11-related joke
    Cowboys' Hardy criticized on Twitter over 9/11-related joke Sat, May 2, 2015

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive end Greg Hardy, who is facing a 10-game suspension for his role in a domestic violence case, stirred criticism Friday night with a joking reference on Twitter to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. More »

  • World War II Kiss Recreated 70 Years On
    World War II Kiss Recreated 70 Years On Sat, May 2, 2015

    One of the most defining images of the end of World War Two is being recreated ahead of the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day. In the spirit of that celebration the Royal British Legion is asking members of the public to share a photograph of themselves smooching a loved one in the lead up to VE Day on Twitter, with the hashtag #KissforVEDay. Among them are actress Hayley Atwell kissing boyfriend Evan Jones, dancer Darcey Bussell and Afghanistan veteran Ben McBean, actor Tom Hardy and his wife Charlotte. More »

  • Michael Moore Issues Call To 'Disarm Police'
    Michael Moore Issues Call To 'Disarm Police' Fri, May 1, 2015

    Michael Moore, the US documentary maker and activist, has taken to Twitter to issue a call to "disarm the police" and free black inmates jailed "for drug 'crimes' or nonviolent offences". More »

  • LinkedIn follows Twitter, shocks social media investors
    LinkedIn follows Twitter, shocks social media investors Fri, May 1, 2015

    Shares of LinkedIn Corp , operator of the most popular social network for professionals, fell 20 percent in early trading on Friday, wiping out more than $6 billion of market value, after the company slashed its full-year forecast. LinkedIn reported on Thursday its slowest quarterly revenue growth since it went public four years ago. The surprisingly weak results followed Twitter Inc's on Tuesday. Twitter's stock fell by as much as 24 percent, slicing about $6 billion off its market value. More »

  • Beckham Hosting 40th Birthday Bash In Morocco
    Beckham Hosting 40th Birthday Bash In Morocco Fri, May 1, 2015

    Former England captain David Beckham is marking his 40th birthday with a party for friends and family in Morocco. Beckham, fashion designer wife Victoria and their four children are going to the luxury Amanjena Resort near Marrakesh, where the couple renewed their marriage vows in 2004. They are flying out friends including Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise, film director Guy Ritchie, TV chef Gordon Ramsay and football agent Dave Gardner - partner of actress Liv Tyler - to join them in their celebrations, according to sports journalist Matthew Syed. Victoria Beckham has been dropping hints on Twitter in the run-up to the party. More »

  • Beyond Hashtag Activism
    Beyond Hashtag Activism Fri, May 1, 2015

    If you've heard of Joseph Kent, you probably only learned his name in the last couple of days. Late Tuesday night, a CNN camera caught a spooky video of Kent being arrested in Baltimore: As Kent walked in the street, a humvee drove between him and the camera, just as a line of police lunged at the young man. Talib Kweli tweeted a demand to know where he was, and Kent's name trended on Twitter. It turned out that Kent, a 21-year-old student at Morgan State University in Baltimore, was waiting in a holding cell in the city jail. More »

  • Quotations in the News Fri, May 1, 2015

    "Well I guess it is time to say goodbye." — Twitter post for NASA's spacecraft Messenger, which succumbed to Mercury's gravity and crash-landed on the planet after orbiting it since 2011. More »

  • Islamic State group film shows Yemen killings - SITE Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    A new branch of the Islamic State group in Yemen on Thursday issued a video showing what it said was the beheading of four Yemeni soldiers and the shooting of 10 others, the SITE Intelligence group reported. Islamic State in Yemen has claimed responsibility for attacks before, and has issued an online film showing it conducting training, but Thursday's video, attributed to the group's branch in Shabwa province, is its first to show killings. The film did not say when the killings took place, but before their execution the men spoke to the camera saying they were from the Yemen army's Second Mountaineer Brigade. In a separate statement on a jihadist Twitter account, another Islamic State group in Yemen's Hadramawt region said it had raided an army checkpoint in the town of Tarim, causing the soldiers to flee. More »

  • U.S. senator and Iran foreign minister face off on Twitter
    U.S. senator and Iran foreign minister face off on Twitter Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Amid heated debate over Iran policy in the U.S. Senate, one of the leading congressional critics of the international negotiations with Tehran squared off with the country's foreign minister on Twitter. U.S. Senator Tom Cotton used the social media service to challenge Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif to come to Washington for a debate on Iran's "record of tyranny, treachery and terror" after Zarif mentioned Cotton in remarks at New York University on Wednesday. Zarif said sanctions would be lifted if there is an international agreement on Iran's nuclear programme "whether Sen. Cotton likes it or not." Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, also upped the ante with a jab at the Iranian, saying that Zarif "hid" in the United States during his country's war with Iraq in the 1980s. More »

  • Correction: Twitter-Nasdaq story Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    In a story April 29 about the premature release of Twitter's first-quarter earnings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the research firm Selerity uses computers to search websites for information ... More »

  • Singer Jessie J upsets fans in Twitter cull
    Singer Jessie J upsets fans in Twitter cull Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    British pop singer Jessie J has upset her fans after she "unfollowed" hundreds of people on Twitter. At the start of the month, the "Price Tag" singer was following 885 people on the micro-blogging site, where pop stars often have huge followings. More »

  • Kensington Palace just trolled the entire world about the new royal baby
    Kensington Palace just trolled the entire world about the new royal baby Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    We tip our hats to whoever is running their Twitter account. More »

  • Zimbabwe confirm Pakistan tour next month Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    (Reuters) - International cricket will return to Pakistan next month with a short, limited-overs series against Zimbabwe, ending the Asian nation's agonising six-year wait to host a test team. Pakistan has been forced to play designated 'home' matches primarily in the United Arab Emirates since March 2009 following an attack by militants on a Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore. "I am grateful to my counterpart in Cricket Zimbabwe, Wilson Manase, for acceding to our request of sending a full side on a tour to Pakistan," PCB chairman Shaharyar Khan said in a statement. Pakistan will reciprocate by touring Zimbabwe in August, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) said on their official Twitter feed. More »

  • What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday
    What to watch on TV tonight: Thursday Thu, Apr 30, 2015

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

  • Election 2015: David Cameron labels Russell Brand a 'joke' as Ed Miliband …
    Election 2015: David Cameron labels Russell Brand a 'joke' as Ed Miliband … Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    Britain's opposition Labour party leader, Ed Miliband, has defended his decision to give an interview to Russell Brand, a foul-mouthed comedian who has urged people not to vote, as a way to engage with millions of people who normally shun politics. "I will do anything and engage with anyone to try and persuade people to vote," Miliband told reporters as a video of the interview went online. His encounter with a man who scorns politicians but has 9.6m Twitter followers is a tactical gamble ahead of a 7 May election for which opinion polls show Labour running neck-and-neck with Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives. When news of the interview came out on Tuesday, Cameron dismissed both Brand and Miliband as "a joke" and said "I haven't got time to hang out with Russell Brand". More »

  • Anonymous Messaging App Secret Is Shut Down Thu, Apr 30, 2015

    The once popular anonymous messaging app Secret is shutting down, and will return millions of dollars to its investors. Co-founder David Byttow wrote on Twitter that "with a heavy heart" he is closing the struggling app, and will take steps to "permanently delete all content and data". It raised millions in funding, including from Google Ventures and actor Ashton Kutcher. In a blog post Mr Byttow added: "Unfortunately, Secret does not represent the vision I had when starting the company, so I believe it's the right decision for myself, our investors and our team. More »