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Britain accuses Russia of deliberately bombing rescue workers in Syria

Philip Hammond says that Russian jets are "deliberately targeting civilians" and the Kremlin must be held accountable for breaking humanitarian law<p>Russia should be “held to account” for breaking international humanitarian law by “deliberately” bombing schools and hospitals in Syria, Philip Hammond …

E-cigarettes win first approval as a 'medicine' opening way for prescription by the NHS

Medicines regulator approves brand of 'vaping' cigarette but GPs warn it could put pressure on surgeries<p>E-cigarettes have been granted a licence by Britain’s medicines regulator for the first time, opening the door for them to be prescribed on the NHS.<p>The Medicines and Healthcare Products …

Austria’s largest state now gets 100% of its electricity from renewables

The Danube is a mighty river. It flows through Austria’s largest state and with it brings power: so much that the state’s governor says they no longer need to use fossil fuels to generate electricity.<p>The state of Lower Austria, which encircles Vienna, now gets nearly two-thirds of its electricity …

Renewable Energy

Job Centre advisers will be based at food banks, Iain Duncan Smith reveals

The Work and Pensions Secretary has said Job Centre workers could be stationed in food banks to help people claim benefits and find employment<p>Food banks will be staffed with Job Centre advisers to help people back to work if charities agree, Iain Duncan Smith has announced.<p>The Work and Pensions …

So much for ‘The Great Wall of Worry’: Apple’s momentum in China is mind-blowing

Hard to believe that just 24 hours ago, there was some nervousness on Wall Street about how Apple was doing in China.<p>The country’s economy seemed unstable this summer. And despite reassuring words from CEO Tim Cook that all was well, there were still plenty of doubters leading up to Apple’s Q4 …

Tim Cook

This pimp helps his prostitutes pay off student debt

The women who work at Moonlite Bunny Ranch Brothel may have unconventional jobs, but in one sense they're just like the rest of America's young adults: They've got student loans to pay off.<p>Owner Dennis Hof has more than 500 women working for him at his (legal) brothels in Nevada -- Bunny Ranch is …

Theresa May made a huge error about how immigration affects the economy

It also gives us the opportunity to learn that May doesn't know much about economics. She got key bits of evidence from the OECD and her own Ministry flat wrong. Even The Telegraph, normally sympathetic to Conservatives, gave her a bad review: "awful, ugly, misleading, cynical and …

Economics

Volkswagen emissions scandal has 'shattered' trust in car makers, say MPs

MPs due to grill Volkswagen's British boss on the emissions scandal warn over the impact the scandal has had on the auto industry<p>The Volkswagen emissions scandal has “shattered” public trust in the car industry and caused motorists to question car safety standards, according to one of the MPs who …

Soldier Jon Heywood Scoops £13.2 Million From 25p Punt After Online Betting Win

Many of us have placed bets on the off chance of winning a few pounds.<p>But when Jon Heywood, a 27-year-old soldier from Cheshire, decided to place a …

Andreessen Horowitz tried to invest in TransferWise back in 2013 — here's why it didn't happen

But the fund originally wanted to invest in TransferWise back in 2013 during the company's Series A funding round.<p>TransferWise co-founder and CEO Taavet Hinrikus told Business Insider: "We met them, it was pretty much a last-minute thing. At the time, it was widely believed that Andreessen Horowitz …

Labour MP tells Diane Abbott to stop behaving like an 'internet troll'

Shadow minister comes under fire after accusing fellow MPs of wanting to side with David Cameron on bombing Syria<p>Diane Abbott, the shadow international development secretary, has been told by a fellow Labour MP to stop behaving like an “internet troll” after she accused some of her fellow MPs of …

Diane Abbott

Several killed in deadly strike on Yemen wedding party

At least 13 people were killed and 38 others wounded in the bombing of a wedding in a rebel-held Yemeni town, a medical source said Thursday, as witnesses accused the Saudi-led coalition of being behind the attack.<p>The bombing targeted a house hosting a wedding celebration in Sanban, in Dhamar …

Daniel Craig: 'I would rather slash my wrists than do another Bond film'

Actor says he is 'over' the 007 franchise after playing James Bond four times<p>Daniel Craig has said he would rather "slash my wrists" than do another James Bond film.<p>The star, who will reprise his role as the British spy for the fourth time in the forthcoming <b>SPECTRE</b> movie, told Time Out magazine he …

Fine-tune Your Flipboard

Your interests and passions are as unique as you are—which is why today’s update gives you greater controls over the content you see in your Cover Stories. Often the first stop for readers, Cover Stories is your Flipboard “home feed,” offering a quick overview of everything you’re following from …

Kim Jong-un insists inherited rule best for a socialist state

Ahead of anniversary celebrations in Pyongyang, Kim insists hereditary leadership 'solves problems of ideology'<p>Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has identified what he believes to be the reason other socialist states failed: they did not transfer power from father to son.<p>The bold claim - which …

North Korea

Michael Madsen joins Powers season 2, synopsis revealed

With Sony kicking off production on the second season of its comic book adaptation <b>Powers</b>, it has been announced that Michael Madsen has joined the …

Director S.J. Clarkson to Helm Marvel's Jessica Jones

After two fantastic teasers for the series (find the firsthere, and the second here), Marvel and Netflix have today announced that film and …

Alison Owen: 'The suffragettes were guerrillas. Their story needed to be told'

Alison Owen, producer of new film Suffragette, talks to Judith Woods about why she had to make the film everyone is talking about and how she thinks everyone should embrace feminism<p>“I have never before made a movie where so many people feel compelled to get in touch to say ‘thank you for making …

Flight of the Conchords the musical is coming, says Jemaine Clement

Movie will be a modern musical like no other, says co-creator, currently starring in People, Places, Things, working on a comedy radio play and flummoxing New Zealand customs<p>The upcoming Flight of the Conchords movie is shaping up to be a musical like no other, one of its co-creators has promised – …

Chrome can now spellcheck multiple languages simultaneously

Polyglots of the world rejoice: Google developer François Beaufort has revealed that the company has added support for simultaneous multilingual spellcheck in its latest experimental Chrome Canary build.<p>So, next time you’re sending a message, email or blog post out into cyberspace in more than one …

5 Topics for…Hurricane Katrina Anniversary

Hurricane Katrina made landfall nearly 10 years ago. The deadly storm killed approximately 1,800 people, displaced more than 400,000 residents and cost billions in property damage. The effects of the natural disaster are still felt in the areas hardest hit, including parts of Florida, Louisiana, …

New Orleans

The Transitional Accessories Guide

We’ve hit a point in the season when wardrobe boredom starts to set in, yet busting out fall stuff seems a bit premature. Here are some easy …

Should Your Face Mask Fizz? 5 Breakthrough Formulas for Next-Level Skin

As a child, there was certain amount of gratification (and perhaps a hint of danger) associated with the candy known as Pop Rocks. Those pebbly sugared treats offered a sensorial experience akin to tiny, innocuous explosions dancing across the tongue. So perhaps this explains the illicit thrill of …

Stop thinking Netflix is a movie service

Netflix says it's giving up its partnership with the cable network Epix. So by the end of this month, if you want to watch "Hunger Games: Catching Fire," you'll have to go to Hulu, Epix's new partner. Netflix is focusing on original content for its 65 million members. Is Hulu's gain Netflix's …

Alternate logos for 2008's Iron Man

Thanks to FilmSketchr, we’ve got a look at some alternative logo designs for 2008’s Iron Man movie, which were produced by artist and VFX supervisor …

A new genetic breakthrough could be key for a potential obesity “cure”

Nearly half of all Europeans are genetically predisposed to obesity. The condition is a worldwide epidemic affecting more than half a billion people and rising every year in most countries.<p>Despite this, we know little about the genetic origin of the condition and have no good medical treatment for …

Genetics