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MH17 crash: Russia vetoes UN resolution for international tribunal

<b>Russia has used its veto at the UN to block a draft resolution to set up an international tribunal into the MH17 air disaster in July 2014.</b><p>It was the only nation at the 15-member UN Security Council to oppose the move, triggering widespread condemnation.<p>The Malaysia Airlines flight from Amsterdam …

Oil bears may hit pause button in short term after big US stocks draw

July 29 (Reuters) - Oil bears who drove the market to multi-month lows this week are throttling back on their selling after an unexpectedly large drawdown in U.S. crude stocks showed demand to be stronger than thought - at least temporarily.<p>U.S. government data on Wednesday showed a weekly …

Stock Markets

Man who took 'rattlesnake selfie' gets $153K medical bill

What would you do for the perfect selfie?<p>A San Diego man found himself hospitalized after taking a selfie — with a rattlesnake. On July 4, Todd Fassler was rushed to the hospital after the snake bit him on the arm.<p>Doctors used antivenin stockpiles from two different hospitals to treat the patient's …

Yellowstone National Park

MH370 search: Réunion island debris 'almost certainly' from Boeing 777 – as it happened

Officials examine aircraft part washed up on island in the French Indian Ocean as possible clue to fate of missing Malaysia Airlines plane<p>8.11am AEST<p>It’s just after 2am in Réunion, an island off of Madagascar where a piece of plane debris has been found – possibly an important breakthrough in the …

Airplanes

This region is the fraud capital of America

Shady dealings run amok in sunny South Florida where creative crooks are coming up with scams of every sort, from fake Jamaican lotteries to basic …

Chickens, It's Your Time to Brine

That Thanksgiving turkey isn't the only bird that you can brine. Here's why you should be brining chicken—all year 'round.<p>We all know how much better a turkey tastes if you brine it before roasting it. But we're about to take things a step further: You should also be brining your chickens—and not …

Samsung brings 2TB solid-state drives to your home PC

You no longer have to bend over backwards to get more than a terabyte of fast, flash-based storage in your home computer. Samsung is shipping 2TB versions of its 850 Evo and 850 Pro solid-state drives, giving you as much capacity as a decent-sized spinning hard drive while maintaining that …

SA banking CEO pay vs the world

The Financial Times (FT) has published a list of what the world’s top bankers were paid in 2014 – here is how our local bankers compare.<p>Nedbank CEO, …

Helio's cellphone service comes back to life with a $29 plan

Remember Helio, the virtual carrier that tried to cater to the tech-savvy young crowd (not so successfully) with data-centric plans and rebranded basic phones? It's baaaack. Ubi Telecom, a mobile company focused on Korean-speaking Americans, has quietly revived the brand as a mostly …

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