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From 140 to 10,000 characters, Twitter likely to expand size limit for tweets

Twitterappears ready to loosen its decade-old restriction on the length of messages in a bid to make its service more appealing to a wider audience accustomed to the greater freedom offered by Facebook and other forums.<p>Cheif Executive and co-founder Jack Dorsey telegraphed Twitter's intentions in a …

The new Zoolander 2 posters are selfie-tastic

Ben Stiller’s been promising a sequel to <i>Zoolander</i> for nearly a decade and a half. This Feb. 12, he will finally bring back blue-steeling male model …

Oil Seesaws; Struggles to Extend Rally After U.S. Crude Build

Oil prices seesawed in volatile trading on Wednesday, barely hanging onto a third day of gains after government data showing a large U.S. crude inventory build surprised traders the morning after an industry group had reported a draw.<p>The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said domestic …

Banksy's Dismaland to be turned into migrant shelters - CNN Style

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Record half-a-million refugees reach Europe this year

A record number of refugees have crossed the Mediterranean into Europe this year, breaching the half-a-million mark for the past nine months, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).<p>As of Tuesday, the group said 522,124 people had travelled by sea to reach the …

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Stargazers around the world admire blood-red 'supermoon' eclipse

Millions of professional and amateur stargazers were awed and delighted late Sunday by a double astronomical phenomenon, as a lunar eclipse coincided with a so-called "supermoon."<p>It was the first time the events have made a twin appearance since 1982, and it won't happen again until 2033.<p>According …

Pope delivers political message on immigration, tolerance to Congress

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Pope Francis challenged America Thursday to embrace millions of undocumented immigrants and join a global campaign against climate change and poverty, wading undaunted into the nation's volatile politics in a historic address to Congress.<p>Francis also called for a fairer world …


Hackers stole 5.6 million government fingerprints - more than estimated

It's becoming painfully clear that the massive theft of federal personnel records is worse than previously thought.<p>On Wednesday, the Office of Personnel Management said hackers stole 5.6 million fingerprints it had on file. That's significantly higher than the agency's original estimate of 1.1 …

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The Funniest Ted Talk Ever To Teach You How To Sound Smart

Learn how to sound smart in any given situation without being too scientific and knowledgable in anything or talented at speaking.

Facebook revokes internship after student points out privacy flaw

A Harvard student who built an app mapping Facebook users' whereabouts to less than a metre, has had his Facebook internship offer revoked.<p>Aran …