• US official: Debris in photo belongs to Boeing 777

    Air safety investigators have a "high degree of confidence" that a photo of aircraft debris found in the Indian Ocean is of a wing component unique to the Boeing 777, the same model as the Malaysia Airlines plane that disappeared last year, a U.S. official said Wednesday. Air safety investigators — one of them a Boeing investigator — have identified the component as a "flaperon" from the trailing edge of a 777 wing, the U.S. official said. A French official close to an investigation of the debris confirmed Wednesday that French law enforcement is on site to examine a piece of airplane wing found on the French island of Reunion, in the western Indian Ocean.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Authorities study plane debris found off Africa for links to Flight MH370

    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 Africa but it was too early to say if it came from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, a spokesman said on Wednesday. A source familiar with the matter said the debris was most likely from a Boeing 777 , but that it was not yet established if it was from MH370. A U.S. official said air safety investigators had a "high degree of confidence" the debris was from the same model as MH370, the Associated Press reported.

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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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  • US officer charged with murder after deadly traffic stop

    An Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder Wednesday in what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger. "He wasn't dealing with someone who was wanted for murder -- he was dealing with

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Reuters
  • 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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  • 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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  • New 'Daily Host' host says tenor will change, not targets

    Incoming "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah said politics and the media will remain targets of the program but the perspective will be distinctively his. It's just I'm at the helm taking things in a slightly different direction, but still trying to get to the same end place," Noah said Wednesday during a Q&A session with TV critics. Outgoing host Jon Stewart is a middle-aged Jewish man from New Jersey, Noah said, while he's a 31-year-old half-black, half-white South African man who's spent about five years in America as he's pursued his comedy career.

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

    ANI
  • 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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  • The Prince George Effect Goes Global: The Toddler’s Preppy Style Inspires The Kardashian Kids Collection

    It seems like the Kardashians are fans of Prince George’s preppy style. North West may be a fashion force to be reckoned with and have a wardrobe busting with edgy Balmain blazers and fur coats, but her style could turn a tad more traditional if Prince George has anything to do with it. North West’s edgy style is a far cry from Prince George’s traditional outfits.

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  • Tourism boom drives Japan to convert offices into hotels

    By Junko Fujita TOKYO (Reuters) - Record tourists to Japan are stretching the ability of hotels to accommodate them in a sector constrained by high costs, forcing developers to think out of the box for means to quickly increase lodging options without breaking the bank.  Japan is on target this year to beat the record 13.4 million visitors in 2014, helped by a weak yen and easier visa requirements for some Asian countries. The government is aiming to attract 20 million visitors by 2020, when Tokyo hosts the Olympics, to revitalise the world's third-biggest economy. The rising influx of tourists is already squeezing existing accommodation supply in Tokyo, which has about 100,000 hotel rooms.

    Reuters
  • 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 (

    ANI
  • Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho clash again over summer spending

    Arsene Wenger has rejected claims from Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho that Arsenal have abandoned their cautious transfer approach. Chelsea manager Mourinho has suggested totting up Arsenal’s spending in the last two years leads to a “surprise”, resuming his sparring with Gunners boss Wenger. Mourinho has labelled Arsenal as genuine contenders for this year’s Premier League title, before the two teams clash in the Community Shield on Sunday.

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