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Venezuela's President Maduro moves nearer to decree powers

<b>Venezuela's National Assembly has paved the way to granting special powers for President Nicolas Maduro.</b><p>Under the measures the leader would be able to govern by decree for 12 months.<p>The bill still needs to be revised by a special commission and debated for a second time, but correspondents do not …

Venezuela

Why power theft in India is a complex problem

<b>Why should I be scared of the government when electric current doesn't scare me? asks Loha Singh, who purloins electricity and provides illegal connections for a living in Katiyabaaz (Powerless), a riveting new documentary on power theft in India.</b><p>Singh, an irascible young man with a gift for …

India

Typhoon Haiyan: Plight of survivors 'bleak' despite aid effort

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1028000/1028308_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524834092_685b41d32ae06ba96d31ea83c8083ea0<p><b>Aid workers struggling to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines have described the situation as bleak, one week after the storm tore into</b> …

Natural Disasters

Potentially Dazzling Comet ISON Now Visible to Naked Eye After Outburst

Get ready for a stellar show. The much-anticipated Comet ISON is now visible to the naked eye according to reports from many observers.<p>Comet ISON — …

Astronomy

The 4-Billion Year Evolution Of Mars From Wet, Habitable Oasis To Depressing Red Desert

<i>Narnia!?</i><p>This is a video created by NASA's Conceptual Image Lab depicting the 4-billion year evolution of Mars from a water covered, potentially …

Iran nuclear deal: If Congress plays bad cop, will that help diplomacy?

The Obama administration says it fears additional Iran sanctions could thwart a nuclear deal. But some lawmakers say the White House privately wants …

Whatever you think of Google as a company, the book-scanning decision is the right one

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Flickr user Eric Mueller<p>On Thursday, U.S. Circuit Court Judge Denny Chin handed down a decision in one of the …

Nasrallah Doubles Down On Syria, Iran

Hezbollah's Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has made two speeches in two days. What's he up to?<p>Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, who has …

Scientists Discover Oldest Living Animal, Immediately Kill

Because what's the goal of science if not to kill everything, in 2006 researchers dredged up an extremely old quahog clam. Unaware of its age, they …

Dayframe - Everything you need to know

One of the most simple and entertaining uses for Android has been the digital picture frame. By putting your device in a dock or just leaning it up against something, you can set a picture and have a little digital picture frame with you wherever you are. Dayframe, a new app from the developers who …

Apps

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Top 10

Hundreds rescued after Canada child-porn bust

A child pornography bust in Toronto two years ago has led to the arrest of 341 people and rescue of 386 sexually abused children around the world, police have announced.<p>William Blair, Toronto Police Service chief, on Thursday told a press conference that undercover officers made contact in October …

Gambia severs diplomatic ties with Taiwan

<b>Gambia has announced that it has cut diplomatic ties with Taiwan.</b><p>President Yahya Jammeh's office said the move was for reasons of "national strategic interest".<p>The West African state was one of a few African countries to recognise Taiwan, which China regards as part of its territory.<p>Correspondents …

China

Brazil says Amazon deforestation rose 28% in a year

<b>Brazil says the rate of deforestation in the Amazon increased by 28% between August 2012 and last July, after years of decline.</b><p>The government is working to reverse this "crime", Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira said.<p>Activists have blamed the increase in destruction on a controversial reform …

Brazil

Venezuela's President Maduro moves nearer to decree powers

<b>Venezuela's National Assembly has paved the way to granting special powers for President Nicolas Maduro.</b><p>Under the measures the leader would be able to govern by decree for 12 months.<p>The bill still needs to be revised by a special commission and debated for a second time, but correspondents do not …

Venezuela