• US warship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons

    The Navy aircraft carrier, USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off the country to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels. Navy officials said Monday that the Roosevelt was moving through the Arabian Sea. The Navy has been beefing up its presence in the Gulf of Aden and the southern Arabian Sea in response to reports that a convoy of about eight Iranian ships is heading toward Yemen and possibly carrying arms for the Houthis.

    Associated Press
  • Balotelli barred from Liverpool Player of the Year vote after prank

    Liverpool temporarily removed Mario Balotelli from the club's Player of the Year website vote after a prank from rival fans saw the Italian streaking away with the award. Supporters of Manchester United and Arsenal gleefully hijacked the public poll intended to honour the Reds' star performer, creating the Twitter hashtag #VoteBalotelli to encourage others on social media to follow their example. As a result, the mercurial 24-year-old was removed from the running while youngsters Jordan Rossiter, Jordan Williams, Jon Flanagan and Danny Ward remained on the list - though he has since been reinstated.

  • IBM: We are KILLING it in our hottest, most important markets

    IBM has historically lumped a lot of other stuff into “cloud” when it reports that number, including “private cloud” — that’s when businesses still buy their own software and servers to run in their own data center, but with special software that lets them run more efficiently. Because that involves buying expensive equipment, lumping “private cloud” sales into an overall cloud business can vastly bump up the revenue figures. Analytics is the hot thing these days because mobile devices, big data, and cloud computing have made it easier for any size company to capture data and analyze it.

    Business Insider
  • Aussie PM downs beer in a few seconds, sparking debate

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was caught on video downing a beer in a few seconds at a Sydney pub, prompting comparisons to another drink-chugging former leader and sparking a debate on social media. The video, reportedly recorded on Saturday night, showed the leader knocking back a glass of Australia's Victoria Bitter in about six seconds as a large crowd surrounding him yelled "scull" repeatedly. Abbott was "proud as punch" when he grabbed a beer and "drank from head-to-toe the entire schooner (glass), dribbling little bits on his shirt", Simon Carrodus, an Australian Football Rules coach for the University of Technology, Sydney told the Australian Women's Weekly magazine.

    AFP News
  • Charlize Theron: Motherhood gave me new outlook

    Charlize Theron thinks becoming a mother has given her "perspective".The 39-year-old actress adopted son Jackson in 2012 and is very rarely spotted out and about without the adorable tot.Before taking on the role of a parent to the little boy, who is

    Cover Media
  • Mata thanks Chelsea fans… & congratulates them on title early!

    Juan Mata has thanked Chelsea for his reception during Manchester United's 1-0 loss on Sunday and congratulated them on their imminent Premier League title win. The Spaniard was named club player of the year two years in a row before but was sold to United after being demoted to a bit-part role under Jose Mourinho. Eden Hazard was the difference on Sunday, settling a tense game with the only goal as Chelsea opened up a 10-point lead at the top of the table and Mata wrote of frustrations but an overriding sense of pride.

  • China: Bamboo bicycle workshop puts new spin on Beijing's traditional cycling culture

    Not more than a decade ago, the streets of Beijing were clogged by traffic from millions of bicycles, and few cars could be seen on the roads. Today, the opposite is true and China's capital city has practically become a graveyard for rusty bicycles. The bicycles still in use must now compete for space alongside the thousands of electric bikes and cars that also use the city's famous cycle lanes that line both sides of most roads.

    IB Times
  • 3 New Chilling Posters for 'Jurassic World'!

    These three new posters for Colin Trevorrow's Jurassic World are simply mind-blowing! Think the great white shark is your biggest nightmare? Wait till you meet the monstrous Mosasaurus! We're nearing blockbuster season with a slate of big movie titles

  • Sony Leak: 28 Lies Hollywood Agents Tell Studio Executives About Their Actor Clients

    Ever wonder what Hollywood studio executives think of talent agents? The contents of Wikileaks’ archive of hacked Sony emails continues to provide fodder for Hollywood, and one email thread is especially revealing – and hilarious – on the subject of agents. “Chris Andrews told me that an actor was still reading the script every week for 7 weeks.

    The Wrap
  • Shanghai auto show bans skimpily clad female models

    The Shanghai Auto Show banned female models and automakers responded with dancers and fresh-faced young women holding tablet computers. Organizers of China's biggest auto show announced in February that models in slinky dresses who usually adorn the stands of some auto brands would be banned. The use of female models at Chinese auto shows already had dwindled as automakers tried to set themselves apart.

    Associated Press
  • PSG wouldn't have beaten Barca with Ibrahimovic, Verratti and Thiago Motta around - Blanc

    Laurent Blanc is convinced Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marco Verratti and Thiago Motta could not have helped Paris Saint-Germain defeat Barcelona in their quarter-final first leg. PSG were shorn of ex-Barca star Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marco Verratti in the first game due to suspension, while captain Thiago Silva went off injured early on and Thiago Motta missed out with a thigh complaint.

  • Martin, Paltrow divorce ‘finalised’

    Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow have reportedly finalised the terms of their divorce.The Oscar-winning actress and her Grammy-winning Coldplay frontman ex announced their 'conscious uncoupling' in March last year after ten years of marriage.And according

    Cover Media
  • Powerful quake hits Taiwan and Japan, tsunami warning lifted

    One man died and another was hospitalised Monday after a fire caused by a powerful quake off Taiwan that set buildings shaking in the capital Taipei and sparked a short-lived tsunami warning in far southwestern Japan. Japanese forecasters had warned the 6.6 magnitude earthquake could cause a tsunami as high as one metre (three feet) affecting several islands in the Okinawa chain. No damage was reported in Japan, but a four-storey apartment building in New Taipei City caught fire after an electrical box outside the block exploded in the quake.

    AFP News
  • Child among migrants drowned off Greece in new tragedy

    At least three people, including a child, died when a boat carrying more than 90 migrants sank off the Greek island of Rhodes on Monday, police said. The sailing boat carrying the migrants ran aground on rocks off the Aegean island on a crossing from Turkey, a police spokesman told AFP. Greek authorities said they rescued 93 migrants, 30 of whom were subsequently hospitalised.

    AFP News
  • Reagan shooter finds rejection, indifference in future home

    John Hinckley Jr. lives much of the year like any average Joe: shopping, eating out, watching movies. Hinckley was just 25 when he shot President Ronald Reagan and three others in 1981. For the past year, under a judge's order, Hinckley has spent 17 days a month at his mother's home in Williamsburg, a small southeastern Virginia city.

    Associated Press
  • Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns

    A mother who killed six of her newborn babies and hid their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison Monday at an emotional hearing in which a prosecutor depicted her as an "incredibly indifferent and callous" murderer. The judge imposed a sentence against Megan Huntsman that went beyond what was called for in a plea deal because he was so repelled by the killings. Huntsman, 40, told police she was too addicted to methamphetamine to care for more children during the decade when the babies were killed.

    Associated Press
  • Evra: Ferguson said I'll become a great coach

    Patrice Evra has revealed he is planning to becoming a coach when he retires after being tipped for the top by former Manchester United boss Alex Ferguson. The Juventus defender spent seven seasons plying his trade under Ferguson at Old Trafford before the Scottish manager retired in 2013. "Before he left, Ferguson called me into his office," the Frenchman told Canal Plus.

  • Chinese imperial palace may sue over replica: state media

    The managers of the Old Summer Palace in Beijing, looted by British and French troops in the 19th century, are threatening legal action over a Chinese movie studio's sprawling $5 billion replica, state media said. In 2007, Hengdian World Studios, the world's largest outdoor film studio, announced it planned to build a multi-billion-dollar replica of Beijing's Old Summer Palace at its headquarters some 1,500 kilometres south of the Chinese capital. The 18th-century original in Beijing's northwest served as a retreat for China's emperors, with lavish gardens, fountains and pavilions, but was pillaged by British and French troops in 1860 during the Second Opium War.

    AFP News
  • 5 years after BP spill, drillers push into riskier depths

    Five years after the nation's worst offshore oil spill, the industry is working on drilling even further into the risky depths beneath the Gulf of Mexico to tap massive deposits once thought unreachable. Opening this new frontier, miles below the bottom of the Gulf, requires engineering feats far beyond those used at BP's much shallower Macondo well. Since the Macondo disaster, which sent at least 134 million gallons spewing into the Gulf five years ago Monday, federal agencies have approved about two dozen next-generation, ultra-deep wells.

    Associated Press
  • Clear post-ice Lake Michigan shows off submerged shipwrecks

    The clear blue, post-winter waters of northern Lake Michigan have disclosed some of their hidden history to a U.S. Coast Guard crew, which took a series of photographs of shipwrecks lying on the lake bottom in the waters off the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The Grand Rapids Press (http://bit.ly/1DYlh1Y ) reports that the Traverse City-based helicopter was a on a routine patrol when the crew spotted the wrecks and got pictures of them. The shallow waters of the lake off the Leelanau Peninsula near Leland are the site of many 19th and early 20th century shipwrecks.

    Associated Press