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Why is Friday the 13th unlucky? A look back at the history of this ominous date

Today is Friday the 13th and we all know that means bad luck.<p>The superstition surrounding the date is thought to originate with the Last Supper, …

Ancient History

Rivers of Blood contributor demands to be removed from BBC show as backlash intensifies

A controversial BBC broadcast of Enoch Powell's notorious Rivers of Blood speech has been abandoned by its contributors amid a growing backlash.<p>The 50th anniversary broadcast, due to be read by actor Ian McDiarmid on Saturday, will mark the first time in British radio history that the infamous 45 …

United Kingdom

Early Facebook and Google Employees Form Coalition to Fight What They Built

SAN FRANCISCO — A group of Silicon Valley technologists who were early employees at Facebook and Google, alarmed over the ill effects of social networks and smartphones, are banding together to challenge the companies they helped build.<p>The cohort is creating a union of concerned experts called the …

Silicon Valley

France's Macron vows to combat fake news on the internet

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron came out strongly Wednesday in support of press freedom and announced a bill to combat the spread of fake news during election campaigns.<p>In a speech to journalists at the Elysee Palace in Paris that laid out his agenda for 2018, Macron said that press …

FBI has been investigating the Clinton Foundation for months

The FBI has been investigating the Clinton Foundation for months, reviving a probe that was dialed back during the 2016 campaign amid tensions between Justice Department prosecutors and FBI agents about the politically charged case, according to people familiar with the matter.<p>The inquiry resumed …

Clinton Foundation

Russia Confirms Syria Attack But Denies Seven Aircraft Got Destroyed As Photos Emerge

Key questions about the incident are still unanswered and no group has claimed responsibility.<p>Roman Saponkov via VKontakte<p>The Russian Ministry of …

Middle East

My brother was held as a slave for 26 years

Alan drifted away from home in his 20s and, for 26 years, we didn’t even know if he was alive. Then we discovered the awful truth – for that whole time, he had been kept in modern-day slavery<p>I was at work when I got the call from the human trafficking unit. I work for the health service and …

Sociology

Fourteen Security Council Members Denounce U.S. Stance on Jerusalem

UNITED NATIONS—Fourteen of the 15 members of United Nations Security Council on Friday condemned President Donald Trump’s decision this week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, saying it was in violation of U.N. resolutions and international law.<p>The Council held an emergency meeting on …

Israel

Kano Computer Kit Complete Review

Kano’s clever coding games will enthrall curious kids.<p>Today’s kids have access to free software that teaches coding through blocks that are pieced …

Raspberry Pi

Putin Crowns Himself OPEC King

For more than half a century, Saudi Arabia’s oil minister could move markets with a few choice words about what OPEC may decide at its next meeting, …

Oil

Iran's supreme leader 'the new Hitler', says Saudi crown prince

<b>Saudi Arabia's crown prince has called Iran's supreme leader "the new Hitler of the Middle East", amid heightened tensions between the two countries.</b><p>Alluding to Iran's growing regional power, Mohammed bin Salman said it was important to avoid a repeat "of what happened in Europe in the Middle East".<p>…

South Asia

Woman raises £200,000 for homeless man who rescued her with his last £15

A New Jersey woman has helped raise more than $290,000 (£210,000) for a homeless man who spent his last $20 (£15) to help her get home when she became stranded.<p>Kate McClure was driving to Philadelphia in October when she ran out of fuel and decided to leave her vehicle to walk to the nearest petrol …

Sugar and cancer: A surprise connection or 50-year cover-up?

Can sugar cause cancer? It seems that evidence pointing this way was discovered in a study funded by the sugar industry nearly 50 years ago — but the …

World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

OMG!! Man’s Head Cut Off In World’s First Successful Head Transplant Operation

A mission for journalism in a time of crisis

In a turbulent era, the media must define its values and principles, writes Guardian editor-in-chief Katharine Viner<p>‘No former period, in the history of our Country, has been marked by the agitation of questions of a more important character than those which are now claiming the attention of the …

Journalism

Russia's Military Has New Robot Tank It Says Fights Better Than Human Soldiers

Is Moscow building a robot army?<p>Russia's military has a new armed robot tank that outperformed manned vehicles in recent exercises, Colonel Oleg …

Russia has serious ambitions for military robotics

In its mission to modernize its military, the Russian government has made no secret about its plans to have unmanned vehicles and robots be a large part of its forces in the future.<p>With a number of ambitious projects in development, Russia intends to make everything from unmanned vehicles to fully …

Military

Satellite Images Spy China's First Overseas Military Base

The base is strategically located near China's oil and shipping routes.<p>A commercial imagery satellite shows China's first overseas military base in modern times, located in the tiny African nation of Djibouti. The base lies astride important shipping routes that fuel the Chinese economy and gives …

The U.S. Military’s 5 Biggest Victories (And 5 Most Stunning Defeats)

<i>American military failures have undoubtedly had an impact on the country’s strategic position, but have yet to fundamentally undercut national power.</i> …

War

LG V30+ Headed To T-Mobile November 17th

We just heard that the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is coming to T-Mobile this month. The carrier has now announced another handset, the LG V30+. The LG …

Sky could sacrifice Sky News to ensure Fox merger

While the UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) investigates the potential merger with Fox, Sky has warned that it may be forced to close down <i>Sky News</i> if it obstructs the approval of the deal. In a submission to the CMA last month, which was released this week, Sky told the regulator that it …

Sean Hannity
Middle East

Quark fusion makes ten times as much energy as nuclear fusion

Scientists have overcome huge barriers in the past year to get us even closer to nuclear fusion, and with it a near-limitless supply of clean energy. But, what if there's something far more powerful out there? According to researchers at Tel Aviv University and the University of Chicago, there is, …

Star teen snake wrangler fighting for life after bite from 'world's deadliest snake'

A famous 19-year-old snake wrangler from Australia is fighting for his life after being bitten by his pet snake, one that is regarded as the world's most venomous.<p>Nathan Chetcuti, from Brisbane, Australia, was attempting to put his pet inland taipan back into its enclosure on Sunday when the snake …

Zoology

26 teenage girls were found dead at sea. Italian officials wonder if they were killed.

The gruesome discovery Sunday of the bodies of more than two dozen migrant girls in the Mediterranean Sea has left Italian officials wondering whether the girls were purposely killed, and why all who died were female.<p>Lorena Ciccotti, police chief in the southern Italian port city of Salerno, told …

Africa

Cheat sheet: How to become a data scientist

If you are interested in pursuing a career in data science, this primer is a good reference for information about salary, hottest job markets, …

People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Exhausted at a Cellular Level, Study Shows

Yet more evidence for this disease.<p>If you're one of the millions of people worldwide who deals with the symptoms of CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome, …

The richest man in the Middle East has been released from house arrest in Saudi Arabia — see the luxurious Ritz Carlton where he was held captive for months

<b>• Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered at least 11 princes — along with numerous ministers — to be arrested in November.</b><p><b>• Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal, the richest man in the Middle East, according to Forbes, was among them.</b><p><b>• The prisoners are currently being held in the</b> …

Ritz-Carlton

Saudi Arabia Has Shaken Up The Middle East — This Is How

Tensions mounted in the region following the abrupt resignation of Lebanon’s prime minister Saad Hariri and an extraordinary purge of royal family members, including a billionaire prince, in Saudi Arabia.<p>BEIRUT — A leading Saudi royal was killed in a plane crash on Sunday, a day after the …

Middle East