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Floods and famines may have helped spark belief in gods, study suggests

Plagues, floods and famines often play a central role in religious stories. Research suggests they may have also helped start the belief in some gods in the first place.<p>A study of 583 religious societies around the world has concluded that humans are more likely to believe in powerful and …

Gael Monfils Stuns French Open Crowd with Incredible Dance Moves

Adverse weather conditions may have disrupted play on Day 2 of this year’s French Open, but that didn’t prevent Gael Monfils from wowing the Roland Garros crowd.<p>As per Stuart Fraser of the <i>Daily Mail</i>, Frenchman Monfils “is renowned as one of the biggest entertainers on the tour," and he certainly …

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Tories offer Scots control over income tax if they vote No

The Telegraph can disclose that the Conservatives are to offer to give the Scottish Parliament responsibility for raising around 40 per cent of its spending.<p>David Cameron is expected to offer Scots the power to raise all income tax north of the Border if they reject independence at the ballot box, …

Criminals selling dumps of stolen Steam passwords for less than £10

The Steam gaming platform is having to cope with frequent and varied attacks, with reams of user data posted online by malicious hackers, security experts have warned.<p>Online cyber criminal forums are littered with Steam credentials harvested by botnets - networks of infected PCs controlled by …

The 5 Fish That Are Most Contaminated—And 5 You Should Eat Instead

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Brunei: When Sharia serves the sultan and US media | Brunei

On May 1, the Sultanate of Brunei introduced the first of three phases in its adoption of a penal code based on Islamic law, or Sharia. The move brought with it a flurry of international outcry, condemnation and moral indignation in the United States. The outrage over the adoption of a Sharia-based …

UK Treasury opposes EU call for 'yet more money'

<b>The UK Treasury has said the European Commission should not be asking for "yet more money" from EU member states.</b><p>The commission has published proposals to increase the 2014 contributions from members by 2.16 billion euros (£1.76bn) to cover increased costs for growth and jobs schemes, and help for …

Joseph Minala: Italian FA confirms Lazio youth player is 17

<b>Lazio midfielder Joseph Minala did not lie about his age, an official Italian Football Association (FIGC) investigation has ruled.</b><p>An African football website stated in February that Cameroon-born Minala was 42 but claiming to be 17.<p>The accusation led to an official investigation which saw him …

Fearless Free Runner Scales London Crane

London is pretty from any angle, but the most beautiful view is from the top. James Kingston would know.<p>The daredevil climber has risked his life for …

Apple agrees deal to buy Dr Dre's Beats headphones firm for $3bn

Deal for Beats' music streaming service and headphones arm is Apple's largest ever<p><b>Apple</b> has bought headphone maker Beats Electronics for $3bn (£1.8bn) in a deal that ranks as the iPhone giant’s largest ever.<p>The agreement sees Apple snap up Beats’ music streaming service and audio equipment arm. …