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Iran want life ban for Aussie referee after Asian Cup loss

SYDNEY: A top Iranian official on Sunday called for a life ban for Australian referee Ben Williams after a bungling display in their tempestuous …

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19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

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Food: How spicy flavours trick your tongue

Why does a hot curry burn your mouth? Veronique Greenwood explores why your tongue sometimes tingles in unexpected ways.<p>When you consider the tongue, what leaps to mind are the five canonical tastes – sweet, salt, bitter, sour, and umami. These sensations arise when receptors on the surface of …

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Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?

An asteroid five football fields wide will make a near-Earth flyby on Monday, and you may be able to see it at the witching hour with a pair of strong binoculars.<p>Late Monday -- particularly at midnight -- will be prime time for trying to catch a glimpse of asteroid 2004 BL86, said the<p>Jet Propulsion …

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California Governor Brown Signs Smartphone "Kill Switch" Bill Into Law

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law a bill that will require all smartphones sold in California to come equipped with technology that would render the devices useless if stolen. The “kill switch” measure, proposed by San Francisco Democratic Sen. Mark Leno, applies to all smartphones sold in the …

Barcelona's iconic La Sagrada Familia - Lonely Planet travel videos

The Week in Review: Ferguson Aftermath

Unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a police officer on August 9 in Ferguson, MO. His death transformed the small city into an …

Attorney Chris Darden: Indictment of Officer Wilson is 'very likely'

<b>(CNN)</b> – The grand jury is still hearing testimony on the case of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teenager killed by a white police officer, Darren Wilson, in Ferguson, Missouri, on August 9.<p>And while several experts say it will be an uphill battle to convict Officer Wilson, criminal defense …

Inmates decapitated during Brazil prison riot

A prison riot turned deadly in the southern Brazilian city of Cascavel when rioters killed at least four fellow inmates, according to police in Brazil.<p>Two inmates were decapitated, while two others were thrown off the roof of a cell block, said Maria Carle, spokeswoman for the Justice Secretariat …

Jeremy Renner Hinted That Hawkeye Might Be In ‘Captain America 3’

Despite being one of the many idiots who genuinely loves every second of every Marvel film, even including <i>Thor: The Dark World</i>, which had entirely too much Kat Dennings, I couldn’t help but wonder where the hell Hawkeye was during all of <i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i>. What on Earth was so …

Libya crisis: US 'caught off-guard' by air strikes

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1103000/1103653_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522253572_484f6d7dee88637695dc78248cab385b<p><b>US officials say Egypt and the UAE were behind air strikes in Libya last week that targeted Islamist-linked militia.</b><p>A senior US official told the BBC …

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Former Chelsea star Frank Lampard signs with MLS's NYCFC

Frank Lampard, a 13-year veteran of the Premier League, will play in the MLS in 2015.<p>Buoyed by overwhelming support for the US team during the World …

Report: Xavi Hernandez close to deal with NYCFC

Barcelona newspaper Sport is stating that Xavi Hernandez is days away from signing a contract that will link him with NYCFC for three years starting in 2015.<p>Report: Xavi Hernandez close to deal with NYCFC<p>07/15/2014<p>Barcelona newspaper Sport is stating that Xavi Hernandez is days away from signing a …

Soccer

NYCFC announces signing of David Villa

The Spanish striker is the team's first signee.<p>As had been rumored for the past few days, Spanish striker David Villa will be moving to the United …

Frank Lampard to NYCFC Makes Sense for All Parties

New York City FC unveiled former Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard on Thursday as the newest addition to the Big Apple.<p>The England international signed a two-year designated player contract with NYCFC, per MLSSoccer.com. Lampard is the second big-name acquisition for the club after David Villa …

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Manchester City Hold All the Cards in Alvaro Negredo Rumoured Transfer

According to a report by Stuart Brennan of the <i>Manchester Evening News</i>, Spanish side Valencia are keen on prising Alvaro Negredo away from the Etihad, with club president Amadeo Salvo, backed by owner Peter Lim, reportedly having made contact already.<p>Negredo is currently recovering from a metatarsal …

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Modric: Real Madrid made my dreams come true

Having just committed himself to the Blancos for a further four years, the Croatia international has expressed his gratitude to the club and its president for their faith in him<p>Luka Modric has hailed Real Madrid for making all of his dreams come true after penning a new contract with the club on …

Bayern Munich have hilariously extravagant unveiling for new bus

Apparently buses are worthy of unveilings now.<p>Everything is unveiled nowadays. Players are a gimme, seeing as they help teams win and lose matches. Managers are in the same boat. And even kits are big deals. But buses?<p>Buses now require an unveiling, at least at Bayern Munich, and they're not at all …

US attorney general vows swift investigation into Michael Brown killing

Eric Holder leads federal response as he arrives in Ferguson amid controversy over St Louis County prosecutor<p>Follow all the latest from Ferguson in our live blog<p>The US attorney general, Eric Holder, launched the most concerted federal response yet about the shooting of Michael Brown on Wednesday, …

Rising danger prompted U.S. effort to rescue James Foley, other hostages

The United States sent a team of special operation forces to Syria this summer to try to rescue American journalist<p>James Foleyand other hostages held by Islamic militants, U.S. officials said Wednesday.<p>"The U.S. government had what we believed was sufficient intelligence, and when the opportunity …

Strikes, counterstrikes resume between Israel and Hamas after talks fail

Strikes and counterstrikes between Israel and Hamas resumed as talks aimed at agreeing to a longer-term truce fell apart.<p>Since the temporary ceasefire crumbled Tuesday, at least 137 rockets have been launched from Gaza, the Israeli military said. Of those, 94 hit Israel and 24 were …

Liberia security forces quarantine Monrovia slum in effort to stop Ebola

Security forces deployed Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents.<p>Liberia has the highest death toll of the four West African countries affected by the dreaded disease, and its …

Ukraine conflict: Russia convoy 'in Donetsk border zone'

<b>The Red Cross has given instructions to Russian lorry drivers at a Ukrainian border post so that they can deliver much-needed aid to civilians.</b><p>The Russian emergencies ministry said the drivers were told that the lorries must drive directly to the delivery point without stopping.<p>They are expected to …

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