• Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning

    The magnitude-8.5 offshore quake struck off the Ogasawara islands at a depth of 590 kilometers (370 miles), Japan's Meteorological Agency said. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a magnitude of 7.8 and a depth of 678 kilometers (421 miles). The temblor was powerful enough to rattle most of Japan, from the southern islands of Okinawa to Hokkaido in the north.

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  • Vietnam says reports of China artillery on reclaimed land "bad sign"

    Vietnam's deputy defense minister said on Saturday that reports China had placed mobile artillery weapons on a reclaimed island in the disputed South China Sea were, if true, a very worrying development. "If it has actually happened it is a very bad sign for what is already a very complicated situation in the South China Sea," General Nguyen Chi Vinh told Reuters in an interview on the sidelines of a security forum in Singapore. The United States said on Friday that China had placed mobile artillery weapons on a reclaimed island in the disputed South China Sea.

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  • 5 Times ‘San Andreas’ Made California’s Chief Earthquake Scientist Laugh Out Loud

    While the majority of moviegoeers will be rooting for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as he goes head-to-head with an earthquake in this Friday’s “San Andreas,” there’s a small community whose disbelief will be hard to suspend: scientists. TheWrap spoke with Dr. Thomas Jordan, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center headquartered at USC, for his opinion on the big-screen effort from New Line and Warner Bros. — which invited several leading seismologists to see the film this week. In director Brad Peyton‘s destruction marathon, Johnson stars as a Los Angeles Fire and Rescue captain who sets out to save his daughter from a nearly leveled San Francisco after the dreaded San Andreas fault activates along the California coast.

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  • Khan calls out Mayweather after unanimous decision win

    Britain's Amir Khan took a unanimous decision victory over American Chris Algieri in a welterweight matchup, then called out unbeaten Floyd Mayweather for a world title showdown. Algieri fell to 20-2 with his second defeat in a row, the other coming last November at Macau at the hands of Filipino star Manny Pacquiao -- who lost to treble world champion Mayweather in boxing's richest-ever megafight earlier this month. "Amir Khan wants to fight Floyd Mayweather," Khan screamed in the ring.

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  • Minaj: I demand a climax

    Nicki Minaj thinks women “should demand” the ultimate satisfaction when it comes to sex.The 32-year-old is known for her sharp lyrics and strong sense of style. But in a new interview with the American edition of Cosmopolitan, it seems the Anaconda singer

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  • French soldiers stalked by invisible enemy in Mali

    Based in Mali's inhospitable northern desert, French troops are waging an attritional campaign against a ghost-like, invisible enemy -- a master in the guerrilla art of hit-and-run. More than two years after the French-led Operation Serval routed jihadists advancing on the capital Bamako, armed groups in the area are no longer able to carry out coordinated attacks. "Since Serval they have suffered high attrition rates.

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  • Cousins In Scandalous Relationship Brings Bad Luck To Their Family #ShortFilm

    This article Cousins In Scandalous Relationship Brings Bad Luck To Their Family originally appeared on Viddsee BUZZ. Two cousins, fully grown and consenting adults, become romantically involved. There are bigger secrets than being in an insidious relationship that will break their family apart.

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  • 15 wounded in mosque attack at Philippine police camp

    Fifteen people including 10 police officers were wounded in an attack on a mosque at police camp on a remote Philippine island long plagued by Islamic militancy, officials said on Saturday. Successive blasts targeted the mosque inside Camp Kasim on the island of Jolo early evening Friday -- an initial grenade attack followed by a bomb explosion less than 10 minutes later that was intended to target police who rushed to the scene, local authorities said. "It seems the (first) explosion was set up to draw responders as the target," the provincial police chief Senior Superintendent Abraham Orbita told reporters.

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  • Blatter says he will forgive but won't forget UEFA rebellion

    Emboldened by his fresh mandate to lead world soccer, Sepp Blatter made it clear there may be consequences for European leaders who tried to oust him from FIFA. "I forgive but I don't forget," Blatter said Saturday at FIFA headquarters. The relationship between FIFA and UEFA will be one of the key issues for Blatter as he begins his fifth term as president of the governing body.

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  • Black Widows' Bad Rap: 4 Misconceptions About the Spider

    One woman's snack break turned sour this week when she reached into a bag of grapes and felt the bite of a venomous black widow spider. Believe it or not, black widow spiders don't want to live inside your bag of grapes. If you happen to find one of these critters in your grocery bag, you can bet the arachnid got there by accident, said Catherine Scott, an arachnologist at Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada.

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  • NBA: Obama offers praise to Curry, James, fired coach

    US President Barack Obama took questions regarding climate change via Twitter on Thursday, but also commented on two hot basketball topics, the NBA Finals and his favorite team, the Chicago Bulls. Taking advantage of the #AskPOTUS opportunity, Obama was asked about the firing just minutes earlier of Tom Thibodeau, coach of the Bulls, after five seasons in the role. Sorry to see him go but expect he will be snatched up soon by another team," Obama tweeted.

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  • 8 Reasons Why You Need To Download Google Inbox Now

    Google Inbox is the productivity app we’ve all been waiting for. It was first introduced in October last year to a select few, and has now been made available to everyone. You might wonder what’s so special about Google Inbox — there are tons of productivity apps out there, after all. After checking it out, what we can safely say is this: Google Inbox has made important To-Dos way easier to resolve, and it’s only getting better with some new tricks up its sleeve.

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  • Alba’s billion dollar company

    Jessica Alba’s business The Honest Company has been valuated at $1 billion. The 34-year-old actress-and-entrepreneur and her partner Chris Gavigan founded the venture in 2012 with the intention of providing toxin-free household goods and baby products. Jessica is the cover girl on the latest issue of Forbes magazine and her face is accompanied by a headline which dubs her as ‘America’s Richest Self-Made Woman’.

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  • What Happens When a Harvard Engineer Gets Robbed?

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  • Michael Jackson's Neverland on sale for $100 million

    Neverland, the sprawling California ranch that was once the location of "King of Pop" Michael Jackson's mind-boggling amusement park, is up for sale for $100 million, realtors said Friday. The late star built up his Neverland Ranch on 2,700 acres outside Santa Barbara to include zoo animals, numerous amusement rides and lavish gardens. It has 22 buildings, according to the Wall Street Journal.

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  • More cancer success with drugs that enlist immune system

    For the first time, a major study shows that a drug targeting the body's disease-fighting immune system may improve survival for the most common form of lung cancer. Studies presented at a conference Friday suggest these "immune therapies" can play a broader role in more common cancers, including lung, liver, colon and head and neck. Immune therapy drugs are aimed at helping the body's immune system recognize and attack cancer.

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  • Woman wins $100 million in transvaginal mesh case

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- A Delaware jury has ordered a medical device manufacturer to pay $100 million to a woman who, despite two surgeries, still has pieces of transvaginal mesh embedded inside her. The News Journal

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  • U.N. warns of coming hunger in North Korea

    By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - A drought in North Korea could lead to huge food shortages this year, the top U.N. official in the country told Reuters in an interview. Rainfall in 2014, the lowest in records going back 30 years, was 40-60 percent below 2013 levels, and reservoirs are very low, said Ghulam Isaczai, the U.N. resident coordinator.

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  • China stocks extend fall, investors jittery after big tumble

    HONG KONG (AP) -- Chinese stocks fell again Friday as investors remained jittery a day after a sharp sell-off. Other major Asian benchmarks climbed. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index in mainland China declined

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  • US spelling bee ends in a tie -- again

    The world's premier spelling bee ended in a tie in the US for a second year in a row after an intense 10-round showdown between two young contestants who tackled some of the English language's most obscure words. Vanya Shivashankar, 13, and Gokul Venkatachalam, 14, together hoisted the gold trophy amid a flurry of confetti after they clinched the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee. Venkatachalam, a basketball fanatic sporting sharp Air Jordans, also tackled such tongue-twisters as poblacion, caudillismo and nixtamal with panache.

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  • Cara and Michelle 'dodge each other at Cannes'

    Cara Delevingne and Michelle Rodriguez reportedly got Cannes organisers working hard to make sure they were nowhere near each other. Cara is now said to be dating musician St. Vincent, real name Anne Clark, but faced an awkward encounter at the Cannes Film festival last week as Michelle was also at an event they attended. Cara and Michelle were thought to have dated for around six months in 2014, with many reporting how intense the relationship was.

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