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The Week in Review: Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party Victory Ushers in New Era in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party won more than two thirds of the parliamentary seats in Myanmar’s historic election this week, 26 years after Suu Kyi was first placed under house arrest. Although she is not constitutionally allowed to serve as president (because her sons were …

The Morning After the Paris Attacks: Pictures

Krakow

Sony Xperia Z5 Long-Term Review: Sony's Best Smartphone Struggles Against Competition

I’ve been using the Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone for the last month to find out how Sony’s latest iteration on the Android smartphone handles itself in the real world. The Japanese company has been iterating its flagship smartphone over the last few years, and the Z5 is the current end result. Can it …

Phones

The Unkillable Arnold Schwarzenegger

How does an action-hero ex-governor spend his golden years? Loudly<p>Arnold Schwarzenegger boards an elevator beside a mural of Arnold Schwarzenegger, …

Nepal earthquake: How dangerous are aftershocks?

Saturday's earthquake in Nepal has been followed by a series of violent aftershocks. How dangerous are they?<p>The worst earthquake in <b>Nepal</b> for 80 years has devastated swathes of the country – flattening villages, cutting off communities and killing over 3,800 people.<p>But a series of aftershocks is …

Natural Disasters

Fabian Delph elated with FA Cup defeat of Liverpool, hails 'brilliant' Sherwood

Aston Villa matchwinner Fabian Delph was left pinching himself and praising his manager after booking his side's place in the FA Cup final at the …

Soccer

Samsung Will Sell The Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Without Its Logo In Japan

Samsung is dialing back the visibility of its corporate brand in Japan after ditching its name from its newest smartphones there, according to The Korea Herald.<p>The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge go on sale in Japan on April 23, but customers won’t find Samsung’s logo on the devices as usual, instead …

Mobile

Co-op Group: competition means we cannot fully commit to Fairtrade

Board chairman, Allan Leighton, blames financial position and ‘austere market climate’ of other stores, but activist calls for vote against board members<p>The Co-operative Group has told its members that it cannot make an enhanced commitment to stock Fairtrade products because of tough competition …

Fair Trade

Asking prices for homes in England hit new high

House prices have been pushed up by a fall in the number of properties on the market, according to Rightmove<p>Asking prices for homes on sale in England and Wales hit an all-time high in the month to early April, pushed up by a fall in the number of properties on the market, property website …

Housing

Foreign automakers double down on China bets despite slowing growth | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Foreign automakers continue to plough money into factories in China, the world’s largest car market, even as the biggest economic slowdown in a quarter of a century crimps sales growth.<p>Employees work at the third factory of Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile company, after its …

Automotive Industry

Election 2015: SNP prepared to paralyse Armed Forces unless Trident is scrapped

Labour admits it is willing to do a deal with the SNP to get Ed Miliband into No 10 as the SNP threatens to block defence spending unless it gets its way on Trident<p>The SNP is prepared to paralyse Britain's armed forces and shut down government departments if Ed Miliband is Prime Minister, the …

Military Spending

Ringo Starr Inducted, Green Day Shine at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Lou Reed, Joan Jett and Bill Withers also receive special inductions<p>"It's like my record collection is actually sitting in this room," Green Day's …

Europe hunts for people-trafficking gangs behind tide of migrant misery

The gangs behind the trafficking trade often go unidentified and unpunished, despite sending 170,000 people across the Mediterranean last year alone<p>Like any court in <b>Italy's</b> Mafia heartlands, the prosecutors in the Sicilian town of Agrigento are used to dealing with murder, kidnap and other gruesome …

Facebook faces lawsuit over facial recognition software

Facebook is facing a lawsuit over the way it uses data for its facial recognition features.<p>An Illinois man claims Facebook broke state law by …

The Finnish Town That Went on a Diet

In the province of North Karelia, an unorthodox doctor defied conventional public-health wisdom to successfully overhaul regional cuisine and improve heart health.<p>In 1972, an international team of academics identified a new and terrifying public-health crisis. In a far eastern province of …

Chamber of Commerce

Let’s Tanz: Pina Bausch’s dancers on her unearthed 80s creations

Thirty years after they were first staged, two of the great German choreographer’s shows are getting a UK premiere. Expect mud, sweat, tears and giant cactuses<p>“You come on with a certain energy and then as soon as you get on stage it’s like – whoomp! – someone’s kind of holding you down. The …

The Arts

Samsung Denies Paying People To Attend Galaxy S6 Launch Event In China

Samsung has denied a report that it paid people to pose as fans at the launch event for its new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge phones in Shanghai, China.<p>The Paper, a Shanghai-based news company, claimed that up to half of the 1,000 attendees were sourced by a recruiter and paid 30 yuan (US$4.80) for …

Mobile

Plunge in UK shop prices continues

Supermarket price war pushes shop prices down at the steepest rate at least eight years, as meat, milk, cheese and vegetable prices all fall<p>British shop prices fell in March at the steepest rate for at least eight years, marking almost two years of falling prices as cheaper oil and a supermarket …

Oil

Judge orders Prince Andrew sex allegations struck from court record

Virginia Roberts’s accusations about Andrew ordered to be struck from the record as judge denied her attempt to join a lawsuit against Jeffrey Epstein<p>Allegations that a 17-year-old was forced to have sex with Britain’s Prince Andrew, which prompted a crisis at Buckingham Palace earlier this year, …

Corruption

Russian Railways Wants To Build An Insanely Long Train That Runs From Europe To North America

“This is an inter-state, inter-civilization project.” But is it even a good idea?<p>If the head of Russian Railways gets his wish, you might eventually be able to take a train–or drive–from Paris to Los Angeles to New York.<p>As reported in a recent <i>Siberian Times</i> article, Vladamir Yakunin, president of …

Melody on the menu: how a sprinkle of Mozart might give your meal zing

Psychologists have found that colours and certain types of music can enhance the enjoyment of wine and food<p>Professor Charles Spence is trying to come up with a sound for salty.<p>“We are not quite there yet,” says the Oxford academic. “Bitter, sweet, sour – we have those. But salty is the hardest …

Flute

LHC reboot: the world's largest particle accelerator is now active

'What we’ve put together is almost a new machine.'<p>The Large Hadron Collider is reborn — on Easter weekend, of course. After shutting it down for two years in February 2013, the world's biggest and most powerful particle accelerator is up and running again. That doesn't mean that it's going at full …

Physics

Fear of spiders in our DNA, according to new study

Researchers claim our ancestors developed an ability to spot and identify spiders quickly as part of a necessary survival instinct<p>A fear of spiders could be something we are born with rather than something we learn, according to a new scientific study.<p>Research suggests that arachnophobia could be …

Why Babies Love (And Learn From) Magic Tricks

To survive, we humans need to be able to do a handful of things: breathe, of course. And drink and eat. Those are obvious.<p>We're going to focus now on a less obvious — but no less vital — human function: learning. Because new research out today in the journal <i>Science</i> sheds light on the very building …

Johns Hopkins University

In the poor heart of Glasgow, political loyalties melt away

Only months after the referendum, Scotland is now a key battleground in the general election<p>The councillor is making his rounds, quietly soliciting from his neighbours their troubles and concerns. It’s lunchtime in Cranhill Community Centre in the north-east of Glasgow, and he stops beside a …

Poverty Rate