• Authorities study plane debris found off Madagascar for links to missing MH370

    By Tim Hepher and Lincoln Feast PARIS/SYDNEY (Reuters) - France's air crash investigation agency is studying a piece of plane debris found on Reunion Island off the east coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean for possible links to missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, a spokesman said on Wednesday. A person familiar with the matter told Reuters the part was almost certainly from a Boeing 777 but that it had not yet been established if it came from MH370. Search efforts led by Australia have focussed on a broad expanse of the southern Indian Ocean off Australia.

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  • David Cameron to raise Malaysia corruption claims

    David Cameron will challenge his Malaysian counterpart Najib Razak over allegations of corruption which have triggered a political crisis in the country when the pair meet today. The Prime Minister, who has used his tour of south-east Asia to speak out against the "cancer" of corruption, will press ahead with the visit despite calls from some Malaysian opposition politicians for him to cancel it. Speaking in Singapore on an earlier leg of his regional tour, Mr Cameron insisted that nothing would be off the table in his discussions with Mr Najib and the best approach to tackling corruption was not "turning away" from it.

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  • US with plenty to prove in World Championships pool

    Vulnerable, or perfectly primed to destroy the opposition -- that's the tantalizing question surrounding the US team headed to Russia for the 2015 swimming World Championships. Marquee names including Olympic champions Missy Franklin, Katie Ledecky, Ryan Lochte and Nathan Adrian ought to see the Americans favored for multiple gold in the meeting that will set the tone for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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  • Chicago man cleared after 17 years in prison shot dead

    A Chicago man who served 17 years in prison for murder before being cleared of the crime has been shot and killed almost three years after being released from prison, police said Wednesday. Alprentiss Nash, 40, was fatally shot Tuesday after an argument during "a drug deal gone bad" between Nash and his attacker, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. The Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said Nash died of multiple gunshot wounds.

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  • Helen Mirren and Liam Neeson and 10 other celebrity romances you had forgotten about

    Celebrity couples such as Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux, and Kim Kardashian and Kanye West cannot fail to make headlines. But Dame Helen Mirren’s candid remarks about her ex Liam Neeson made us remember how quickly

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  • Earth Will Only Have 12 Hours To Prepare For Massive Solar Storm

    In a new government document, the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills has laid out its Space Weather Preparedness Strategy, outlining the risks of unsettled space weather as well as what it plans to do about them. The document explains that the worst case scenario is a ‘coronal mass ejection’ - huge eruptions on the sun which cause parts of its corona to detach. The worst case scenario is based on the Carrington event of 1859, which caused solar-flare related x-rays and radiation storms.

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  • Microsoft debuts Windows 10: Why it's being given away free

    Microsoft debuted its new Windows 10 operating system Wednesday, in what the company hopes will be a pivotal moment in its bid regain its sway in a world where the PC is no longer king. Microsoft is counting on tens or even hundreds of millions more to download its latest release for free in coming months. While some new models equipped with Windows 10 are available in stores this week, more will hit the market this fall.

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  • Is this the best buy in Singapore’s car market?

    SINGAPORE — It’s longer than an Audi A8 3.0 TFSI and its engine produces more torque. It even has a quattro system of sorts. It offers more size and power than any car in its price range. The catch? It’s a Nissan pick-up truck.This new NP300 Navara is

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  • Prince Charles Gave Prince George Possibly The Best Present Ever For His Second Birthday

    Charles is said to be completely besotted with his grandson. The Prince of Wales probably made all of George’s dreams come true by turning part of his garden at his private house, Highgrove House, into a playground fit for a toddler-shaped prince. The heir to the throne even had a tree house once made for his own sons, Wills and Harry, updated for George (and Charlotte, eventually) to play in.

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  • 2 houses from 'Breaking Bad' for sale in Albuquerque

    Two houses featured on the hit AMC-TV series "Breaking Bad" are up for sale in Albuquerque. A mother-daughter realty team said this week they are helping sell the home where the fictitious Jesse Pinkman made methamphetamine. The two-story, 3,500-square foot, four-bedroom home in Albuquerque's Country Club area is listed for $1.6 million.

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  • Michael Jordan loses out in a Chinese footwear trademark suit

    Apparently Michael Jordan doesn’t own the right to the basketball airwaves he once called his own. The Basketball Hall of Famer and Charlotte Hornets owner lost a lawsuit against a Chinese footwear maker named Qiaodan Sports Co., following a suit he filed in 2012. “Quiodan” apparently is a rough Mandarin translation of the name “Jordan,” and the brand’s logo just happened to feature a dude jumping through the air while holding a basketball.

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  • Gruesome Find: 100 Bodies Stuffed into Ancient House

    The remains of 97 human bodies have been found stuffed into a small 5,000-year-old house in a prehistoric village in northeast China, researchers report in two separate studies. The bodies of juveniles, young adults and middle-age adults were packed

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  • New ISIS document reveals 'grand plan' to wage war in India, trigger 'Armageddon'

    Geneva, July 29 (ANI): A recruitment document retrieved from Pakistan's lawless tribal lands has revealed the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria's (ISIS) 'grand ambition' to ignite a war in India, build a new terror army in Pakistan and Afghanistan and provoke an Armageddon-like 'end of the world' situation. The 32-page-document, titled 'A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate (ISC),' has been obtained by American Media Institute (AMI), and says that 'The Caliphate, according to the Prophet', seeks to unite various terror factions in Afghanistan and Pakistan into a single army, the USA Today reports.

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  • LeBron James on how long he'd last against Ronda Rousey: 'As long as she wanted me to last'

    When UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey called out Floyd Mayweather in her ESPY acceptance speech, “Rowdy” unquestionably added a few more fans to her corner. [Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football: Sign up and join a league today!] Four-time NBA

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  • Sebastian Stan Talks Ant-Man Post-Credits Scene

    The post-credits scene in ‘Ant-Man’ proved that Bucky Barnes, aka the Winter Soldier, is once again going to feature prominently in Marvel’s future efforts. In ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ Barnes was Steve Rogers’ closest ally. The ‘Ant-Man’ post-credits scene showed the duo together again.

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  • Prosecutors charge teen with murder in death of 8-year-old

    Prosecutors charged a 15-year-old boy with murder, kidnapping and rape Wednesday in the death of an 8-year-old girl in an artists complex in a California beach town. Police say Adrian Jerry Gonzalez lured Madyson Middleton into his family's apartment from a courtyard where she had been riding her scooter over the weekend. Gonzalez remains in custody at the Santa Cruz County juvenile detention center, where he has been held since the girl's body was found in a recycling bin Monday evening.

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  • “Don’t give up”: single mother soldiers on after feeding four children on $70 a day

    Jo (pictured above) managed to increase her income as a part-time cleaner after initially struggling a year ago to feed her four children on a salary of S$70 a day (Photo: Helpling)By: Shane TanJo, 43, a single mother of four, was getting by on S$70 a

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  • Here's what coffee can do to your brain (Update)

    Washington DC, July 29 (ANI): A new study has predicted the association between coffee consumption habits and the incidence of pre-symptoms of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is considered a prodromal stage of Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Researchers at the University of Bari in Italy evaluated 1,445 individuals recruited from 5,632 subjects, aged 65-84 year old, and interesting found that cognitively normal older individuals who modified their habits by increasing with time their amount of coffee consumption ( 1 cup of coffee/day) had about two times higher rate of MCI compared to those with reduced habits (

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  • Strong 7.0 quake jolts east Indonesia, damages buildings

    Melbourne, July 28 (ANI): A powerful earthquake, measuring 7.0 on the Richter scale, has struck remote eastern Indonesia, damaging several buildings and leaving a teenage boy missing, after he fell into a river. According to the U.S. Geological Survey

    ANI
  • Brave Woman Shares Shocking Weight Loss Photo To Silence Haters

    Simone’s spent the best part of a year losing weight. A woman, who’s been documenting her weight loss journey for the best part of the last year, has bravely shared her most intimate series of snapshots yet – to silence any doubts that others have. Simone Anderson, a hair and make-up stylist from New Zealand, has taken to her Instagram to share a set of three images after some of her followers began to doubt that the pics were real.

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