North america

Europe

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Pop star Cliff Richard wins privacy case against BBC

Veteran British pop star Cliff Richard won a long-running case against the BBC Wednesday after it broadcast live on TV ...

Russia extends house arrest of theatre director Serebrennikov

A Moscow court Wednesday extended the house arrest of renowned Russian theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov over a controversial ...

Tony Blair calls for second vote to fix Brexit ‘mess’

“It’s a total and complete mess”: Former prime minister Tony Blair does not hold back when asked in an interview ...

Millions in UK face water restrictions amid hot, dry weather

Millions of people in northern England are facing a ban on using garden hoses or sprinklers amid one of the ...



AUSTRALIA & NZ

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staffJuly 18, 2018

Anger at plan to curb surfing on Sydney’s iconic Bondi beach

A proposal to ban surfing on most of Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach has triggered anger among the local boardriding community. ...

NSW MP under pressure to quit politics

The NSW opposition has called on a state MP to resign from politics altogether after secret recordings of him discussing ...

staffJuly 13, 2018

Men arrested over alleged weed truck in Melbourne

Two men have allegedly been found with a commercial quantity of cannabis and hydroponic equipment in a truck in Melbourne. ...

staffJuly 13, 2018

ASIA

Proportion
staffJuly 18, 2018

Soviet-era fighter jet crashes in India; pilot missing

An Indian air force MiG-21 fighter jet has crashed in a village field in northern India and its pilot is ...

Over 100 die in Pakistan rally blasts

A suicide bomber has killed at least 128 people at a campaign rally in south-western Pakistan – the deadliest attack ...

staffJuly 13, 2018

Ex-Pakistan PM returns to face “jail cell”

Ousted Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif is returning to Pakistan despite facing a 10-year jail sentence for corruption. Sharif and his ...

staffJuly 12, 2018

AFRICA

Proportion
staffJuly 18, 2018

South Africa commemorates Mandela centennial with charity

South Africans along with former U.S. President Barack Obama were marking the centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth on Wednesday with ...

Egypt targets social media with new law

Egypt’s parliament has passed a law giving the state powers to block social media accounts and penalize journalists held to ...

staffJuly 17, 2018

2 blasts, gunfire heard near Somalia’s presidential palace

Two large explosions followed by gunfire have been heard near the presidential palace in Somalia’s capital. The blasts come a ...

staffJuly 14, 2018

Entertainment

Weird News

Technology

EU set to fine Google billions over Android

The EU is set to fine U.S. internet giant Google several billion euros this week for freezing out rivals of ...

staffJuly 17, 2018

Gmail messages ‘read by human third parties’

Google has confirmed that private emails sent and received by Gmail users can sometimes be read by third-party app developers, ...

staffJuly 3, 2018
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Business

Amazon employees strike in Spain and Germany

Thousands of Amazon workers went on strike in Spain and Germany on Tuesday in protest at their working conditions as ...

staffJuly 17, 2018

Papa John’s pulling founder’s image from marketing after racial slur

Papa John’s, which has featured founder John Schnatter as the face of the company in logos and TV ads, is ...

staffJuly 13, 2018

Ex-Apple worker charged with stealing self-driving car trade secrets

U.S. authorities charged a former Apple Inc. employee with stealing trade secrets Monday, accusing him of downloading a blueprint related ...

staffJuly 11, 2018
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SCIENCE

Scientists discover oldest evidence of bread

Scientists have discovered the earliest known evidence of bread-making, from a 14,000-year-old dig site. The bake would have looked like ...

staffJuly 17, 2018

How might dark matter interact with ordinary matter?

An international team of scientists that includes University of California, Riverside, physicist Hai-Bo Yu has imposed conditions on how dark ...

staffJuly 13, 2018
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Food

Facts and Origins of the Potato

The potato, from the perennial Solanum tuberosum, is the world’s fourth largest food crop, following rice, wheat, and maize. The ...

staffJune 22, 2018

Folded Ham and Cheddar Omelette recipe

This simple folded omelet filled with ham and cheese is a satisfying and super-easy breakfast option — it’s ready to ...

staffMay 12, 2018

Banana Cream Pie Lush

This lush is bananas! Sugar cookie crust gets topped with a sweet vanilla creamy layer, sliced bananas, pudding and whipped ...

staffApril 29, 2018
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HEALTH

WHO recognizes ‘compulsive sexual behavior’ as mental disorder

The World Health Organization has recognized “compulsive sexual behavior” as a mental disorder, but said Saturday it remained unclear if ...

staffJuly 14, 2018

Obesity: Heavy but Healthy?

Researchers at York University’s Faculty of Health have found that patients who have metabolic healthy obesity, but no other metabolic ...

staffJuly 13, 2018
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Sport

Ronaldo greets Juve fans, sparks Champions League dreams

Juventus fans gave Cristiano Ronaldo a rousing welcome on Monday as the club prepared to unveil the superstar summer signing ...

staffJuly 16, 2018

France beat Croatia in World Cup final

France won the Fifa World Cup for the second time by overcoming Croatia’s bold challenge in a thrilling final in ...

staffJuly 15, 2018

Kerber beats Williams 6-3, 6-3 to win 1st Wimbledon title

Angelique Kerber won her first Wimbledon championship by stopping Serena Williams’ bid for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title. Kerber ...

staffJuly 14, 2018
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In pictures

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Don’t be fooled! Soaps that look good enough to eat

Don’t be fooled! Soaps that look good enough to eat

Don’t be fooled! These soaps might make you think twice before biting into a sushi roll!

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Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Four-month-old roe deer Daisy has no idea she’s not a dog!