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Turkey's president moves into world's biggest palace costing £384 million

Recep Tayyip Erdogan's new residence is four times the size of Versailles, comfortably exceeding the grandeur of Louis XIV of France<p><b>Turkey</b>’s new president has been accused of behaving like a “sultan” after he installed himself in the biggest residential palace in the world, built for a price tag of …

'Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare' review: let's talk about shooting people

An unexpected thing happens early in <i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i>, the latest in the military shooter franchise in which the player kills human goons to the thumping rhythm of a Bruckheimer inspired story. The action slows for a breath. You take cover on one side of a busy highway, reload, then …

Messi equals record, Barcelona lead quartet into last 16

Messi scored both goals -- one with a header for only the fourth time in the competition -- as Barca beat Ajax 2-0 to equal Raul's record of 71 goals in the tournament.<p>"I am happy for Leo because of the work he does for the team. He is the number one, the best," said Barca midfielder Xavi Hernandez.<p>…

Mexicans protest for 43 missing after mayor caught

Demonstrators chanted "they took them alive, we want them alive" and held a large banner with images of the 43 college students, whose disappearance has drawn international outrage and turned into a full-blown crisis for President Enrique Pena Nieto.<p>After a month on the lam, Jose Luis Abarca, the …

Police probe attempted manslaughter during Dortmund-Galatasaray clash

Some 700 Turkish football fans are under investigation by German police following Galatasaray's Champions League match at Borussia Dortmund, with a …

A Chinese Startup Just Made The Thinnest Smartphone In The World, And It Looks Gorgeous

China-based Oppo recently unveiled its new R5 smartphone, which is more than two millimeters thinner than Apple's iPhone 6.<p>The sleek Oppo R5 measures just 4.85mm thin, compared to the 6.9mm iPhone 6. It's the thinnest smartphone in the world, and it's even too slim to fit a traditional headphone …

WhatsApp finally tells you when your messages have been read

If you’re a WhatsApp user, you should see a small but useful change start rolling into the app. As 9to5Mac spotted, the app will now light up its double-check marks blue when a message has been read.<p>If the read receipts don’t seem new to you, you’re probably not alone. Many users have …

George Lucas, your fans just want a Star Wars museum

“It belongs in a museum!”<p>So growled Indiana Jones, a character co-created by George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and, let’s be fair, countless half-remembered stars from Hollywood’s early era of one-reel serials. And those films in turn were inspired by luridly illustrated pulp magazines whose …

Messi ties Champions League career scoring record

Lionel Messi scored twice to tie Raul Gonzalez's career record of 71 Champions League goals, and Barcelona won 2-0 at Ajax on Wednesday night to …

Anti-Putin activist found dead in Moscow home

Friend says actor Alexei Devotchenko was murdered but investigators say there was no sign of violence<p>Alexei Devotchenko, an actor and outspoken critic of the president Vladimir Putin, was found dead in his Moscow apartment on Wednesday evening.<p>The circumstances of his death were not immediately …