• Mysterious plane wreckage sparks MH370 speculation

    A mysterious piece of plane debris washed up on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion on Wednesday, prompting speculation it could be part of the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370. French air transport officials have opened a probe into where the wreckage came from and Australian investigators are also reportedly working with manufacturer Boeing to identify if it is from MH370. "We've received some pictures of the item and we are having them assessed by the manufacturers as to what they may be," a spokesman for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau told the AAP news agency.

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    Download America’s best-rated dinner recipes for free at HomeChef.com

  • Justin Bieber Makes HUGE Life-Changing Announcement

    Stop what you’re doing, we have some BIG news.Yes, so big that we used caps AND a bold font!Justin Bieber has made an announcement that will change the world as we know it for good.And we’re SO EXCITED.Taking to all his social media profiles at once,

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  • Szczesny leaves Gunners for Roma on loan

    Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny still has a future at Arsenal despite being sent on loan to Serie A side AS Roma on Wednesday, according to Gunners manager Arsene Wenger. The 25-year-old Polish international -- who has signed with the Italian club for a season -- looked likely to be frozen out for the upcoming campaign with Arsenal having signed Czech stopper Petr Cech from Chelsea. The Gunners also have Colombian David Ospina, who replaced Szczesny as first choice in the Premier League matches last season, at their disposal.

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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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  • 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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  • Philippine military seeks almost triple defence spending amid China dispute

    Philippine generals on Wednesday asked Congress to almost triple annual defence spending over the next five years to upgrade equipment amid an escalating marine dispute with giant neighbour China. The Philippines currently is in the middle of a 998 billion pesos ($21.95 billion) 15-year plan to modernize its armed forces in the face of rising tensions in the South China Sea. "The gaps between our needed defence articles and the levels of our current inventory are too wide to ignore," Brigadier-General Guillermo Molina told a national defence panel hearing at the House of Representatives.

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  • Liam Neeson’s Frail Frame Makes Him Almost Unrecognisable

    The 63-year old, Irish actor, Liam Neeson, has caused much concern amongst fans after being photographed looking quite frail on the streets of New York last week. It’s difficult to establish whether this new look is a result of natural aging or whether he is/has been unwell or if he has adopted it for a role in a new film, we hope it’s the latter.

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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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  • Apple, Samsung lose ground in shrinking tablet market

    Tablet computer sales fell in the second quarter of 2015, with market leaders Apple and Samsung losing ground to other vendors, a survey showed Wednesday. Apple remained the top vendor with 10.9 million iPads sold in the past quarter, for a market share of 24.5 percent. Samsung was number two with 7.6 million tablets sold, for a 17 percent market share.

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  • Affleck Denies Nanny Relationship

    Ben Affleck has denied a report claiming he's in a romantic relationship with his and Jennifer Garner's onetime nanny, Christine Ouzounian. "The story is complete garbage and full of lies," a rep for the 42-year-old "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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  • FIBA bans Russian basketball teams - Federation

    Russia on Wednesday said its national basketball teams have been banned from all competitions by the sports ruling body FIBA. "The Russian basketball federation received a letter from FIBA, which said that all Russian national teams have been banned," Sergei Chernov, honourary president of the Russian basketball federation, told the TASS news agency. "For the moment Russia's FIBA membership was also temporarily suspended.

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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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  • 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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  • Cathay Pacific departs Aleutians after emergency landing

    A Cathay Pacific flight from Hong Kong to Los Angeles departed from a remote U.S. air base in the Aleutian Islands late Wednesday morning, hours after making an emergency landing because smoke was detected on board. Flight 884 landed early Wednesday at Eareckson Air Station in Shemya Island, Alaska, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. Air Force Capt. Anastasia Wasem said the Boeing 777-300ER left the treeless, tundra-covered island at 11:15 a.m. to fly to Anchorage, 1,500 miles away.

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  • Street gangs kill bus driver in El Salvador

    Street gangs in El Salvador killed a seventh bus driver Wednesday for defying their campaign to shut down public transport and force the government to recognize the feared urban posses. The gangs called for the boycott on Monday, ordering bus drivers to stay off the roads. Wednesday's victim was a driver who was buying fuel on the outskirts of the capital San Salvador.

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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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  • Sleeping with smartphones, and other vices

    Consumers around the world admit it: they sleep with their smartphone, take it in the shower, and would rescue the device from a fire before saving the family cat. Sixty percent of those surveyed said they slept holding their handsets -- with the highest percentages in India (74 percent) and China (70 percent). One in six smartphone users said they used their phones while showering, and more than half -- 54 percent -- said they would reach for the smartphone before saving their cat in the event of a fire.

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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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  • US agency says it is 'deeply concerned' about lion kill

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is ready to assist Zimbabwe in its investigation of an American dentist's killing of a protected African lion and will conduct its own probe. Laury Parramore of the Fish and Wildlife Service on Wednesday declined to say what the agency might do once it has more information. Walter Palmer of suburban Minneapolis killed the lion named Cecil on a big-game hunting trip earlier this month.

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  • Despite 1MDB woes, pundits say Najib now unassailable after Cabinet purge

    KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 ― With the strategic removal of potential challengers from within his Cabinet, Datuk Seri Najib Razak is likely to remain prime minister until the next election despite his troubles with debt-riddled 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), political observers said. With a specific reference to his deputy in government as well as in Umno, Tan Sri Muhyiddin, the analysts said the prime minister has effectively neutralised dissent within his party at the risk of enlarging the rift between the camps of both leaders. “Najib will stay as PM, what he has done is standard textbook on political survival, a carrot-and-stick approach where you get rid of your detractors and reward your loyalists,” Universiti Malaysia Sarawak political scientist Dr Faisal Hazis told Malay Mail Online when contacted yesterday.

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