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Paris attacks: What happened on the night

<b>The attacks in Paris on the night of Friday 13 November by gunmen and suicide bombers hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars, almost simultaneously - and left 130 people dead and hundreds wounded.</b><p>The attacks were described by President Francois Hollande as an "act of war" …

France

How do young stars deal with sudden fame?

That was him once — on your soda cup, at your newsstand, stuck on the side of your bus.<p>At 19, Hayden Christensen was still baby faced when he was handpicked by George Lucas to lead the new "Star Wars" prequels. The Canadian teen had never set foot on a major film set before shooting "Episode II" in …

Comic Books

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Tracking 20% Above Top Films of the Year on Digital Platforms

Three weeks prior to release, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” already ranks as the #1 film of 2015 based on social and digital engagement. The film …

6 High-Tech Movie Facilities That Make No Sense

Have you ever noticed that in every movie wherein the hero has to raid some futuristic stronghold of villainy to rescue prisoners, destroy a super …

4 Ridiculously Obsessive 'Star Wars' Fan Tributes Ever

As I type this, J.J. Abrams and a no doubt massive crew are off in some ball-sweatingly hot part of the world filming what will probably be Tatooine …

4 Reasons The New 'Star Wars' Movies Will Inevitably Be Bad

Have you heard the news? After J.J. Abrams' <i>Star Wars Episode VII: We're Using Goddamn Puppets</i>, there will be a slew of new <i>Star Wars</i> films from such …

The 17 Most Unintentionally Hilarious Movie Fight Scenes

We all love an awesomely executed fight scene. What do we love more than that? Awesomely bad fight scenes.<p>On this day of giving thanks, we are happy …

This ‘Star Wars: Battlefront’ Mod Is So Beautiful, You’ll Feel Like You’re Finally Playing The Films

PC gamers have been graced with some seriously beautiful graphics mods in recent years. <i>GTA IV</i> had the iCEnhancer mod that changed the way the PC community looked at potential post-launch graphics upgrades, then Martin “Toddyftw” Bergman upped the ante by making the already beautiful GTA V look …

Hackers can hijack Wi-Fi Hello Barbie to spy on your children

Security researcher warns hackers could steal personal information and turn the microphone of the doll into a surveillance device<p>Mattel’s latest Wi-Fi enabled Barbie doll can easily be hacked to turn it into a surveillance device for spying on children and listening into conversations without the …

Personal Information

Thieves steal $250m of Nigerian oil from one pipeline

<b>Thieves have stolen nearly $250m (£165m) of oil from a single pipeline this year, Nigeria's state oil company says.</b><p>The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said half a billion litres were taken from the pipeline that runs north-east from Lagos.<p>Long queues have formed at petrol stations …

Senate Committees

15 Turkey Facts That Will Make You Sound Smart This Thanksgiving

If the words snood and wattle sound funny to you, then you are going to gobble this post right up!

The Things About Thanksgiving We're (Secretly) Not So Thankful For

Today's the day, turkeys! Happy Thanksgiving! <b>We're all cozied up in our stretch-waisted pants and dreaming of tur—well, actually, most of us aren't dreaming of turkey.</b> When we asked the Food52 team what they <i>secretly hate</i> about Thanksgiving, what about the holiday makes them groan year after year, …

New York prison break: Dogs pick up escapees' scent about mile from prison

<b>(CNN) —</b> Investigators are looking at surveillance video from a gas station about a mile from the New York prison where two inmates escaped over the weekend, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie told CNN on Thursday night.<p>Tracking dogs picked up the scent of prisoners Richard Matt and David …

Afghan security forces and militants battle over northeastern district

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan security forces and militant fighters are locked in a battle for control over a remote district in northeastern Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday.<p>Police and local officials evacuated their compounds in the central district of Yamgan in Badakhshan province on Saturday …

Arrested Mount Kinabalu 'nudist' admits 'stupidity'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1173000/1173127_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534428336_bd9146c919c2adb2e0273247efdf711e<p><b>A British woman arrested for posing naked on Malaysia's Mount Kinabalu has admitted she was "stupid and disrespectful", her father says.</b><p>Eleanor …

Asia

Driver arrested in fatal Wash. crash held on $200,000 bail

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — A Washington man arrested in a traffic crash that killed two high school students and injured two others out walking during …

Crime

Britain gets cold shoulder with Canada’s talk of joining NATO force

The Harper government is considering joining NATO's rapid reaction force, but doing so could mean spurning a traditional ally who's been courting Canada to be part of its formation.<p>Defence Minister Jason Kenney has acknowledged the government is discussing whether to become part of the alliance's …

Bomb attack on Afghan news agency, two hurt

JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A bomb exploded at an office of Afghanistan’s main news agency on Thursday, wounding two people and causing damage in the latest attack on the country’s media.<p>No group claimed responsibility for the blast at the office of the Pajhwok news agency in the eastern …

Astronauts return home after record-breaking ISS mission

Three astronauts are on their way back to Earth from the International Space Station.<p>A month-long technical delay led to Flight Engineer Samantha Cristoforetti from the European Space Agency spending 200 days in orbit – a record time for a female astronaut on a single mission.<p>Once unlocked from the …

May rainfall most ever in United States

<b>(CNN) —</b> In some areas of the United States, the rain in May must have felt like it was coming down in biblical proportions.<p>Perhaps it wasn't quite that much, but it did fall in dramatic totals in 20 states and for the country as a whole, U.S. officials said this week.<p>In 121 years of record keeping, …

New York man pleads not guilty to murdering police officer

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man accused of shooting a plainclothes police officer last month pleaded not guilty to murder charges on Thursday.<p>Suspect Demetrius Blackwell walks into court for his arraignment in Queens County Criminal Court in New York, May 3, 2015. REUTERS/Theodore …

Man kicked by Orlando police while sitting on curb demands charges

Orlando’s police chief says state officials will look into whether an officer used excessive force for repeatedly kicking a man sitting passively on a curb.<p>Orlando police chief John Mina said Wednesday that he has asked the Florida department of law enforcement to investigate. Mina’s decision came …

Four Western Tourists Face Prison For Alleged Nude Pics on Mount Kinabalu

Four Western tourists are facing three months in a Malaysian prison after allegedly stripping naked on a "sacred" mountain — an act local tribes believe angered spirits and triggered a deadly earthquake.<p>Two Canadians, a British woman and a Dutch national appeared in court Wednesday and were …

UN peacekeepers accused of swapping goods for sex

UN peacekeepers commonly pay for sex with cash, dresses, jewellery, perfume, mobile phones and other items despite a ban on such relationships, a draft UN report has concluded.<p>The draft study by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), obtained by Reuters news agency and since seen by …

White House not ruling out even more troops in Iraq

The White House on Thursday did not rule out sending even more troops to Iraq, a day after the administration announced a plan to send 450 military advisers to an additional Iraqi base to help Iraqi forces reclaim the city of Ramadi from Islamic State.<p>Pentagon and White House officials sketched out …

Illegal buttocks surgeon jailed in US after Briton dies

<b>A woman who performed illegal plastic surgeries under the name "Black Madam" has been sentenced to at least a decade in prison.</b><p>Padge-Victoria Windslowe, 43, used industrial-grade silicone to increase the size of women's buttocks.<p>The procedure killed a 20-year-old London dancer who travelled to …

Crime

Miami officer fatally shoots man with a metal pipe in park

MIAMI (AP) — A Miami police officer fatally shot a man holding a metal pipe in a downtown park where dozens of people were present Thursday, …

Law Enforcement