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5 Books To Help You Build Better Habits

Change is difficult, especially when it comes to overarching standards for ourselves, like health and finances. These five books have wisdom for making moves toward better choices.<p>There’s an oft-quoted rule of thumb that says it takes 21 days to change a habit.<p>Meanwhile, it’s day 23, and you still …

SCOTLAND IS VOTING ON ITS INDEPENDENCE RIGHT NOW

Scotland is voting right now on whether to end its 307-year union with the United Kingdom and go it alone as an independent country.<p>Opinion polls …

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Sony PlayStation network back online after cyber-attack

<b>Sony's PlayStation network was shut down for several hours after cyber-attackers overloaded it in what's known as a distributed denial of service attack.</b><p>In a blog post Sony said no personal information had been accessed.<p>The network is now back online.<p>The group claiming responsibility for closing …

Cyber-attacks

Google Nexus 6 Expected to be Released In Late October as 'Nexus X' with High-End Specifications

Google's Nexus 6 has become a hot topic of discussion across the world. It all started with LG reportedly backing away from supplying handsets under …

Qantas and Virgin allow device use from gate to gate

Taking off no longer requires 'switching off', as Qantas and Virgin allow passengers to use their devices for the duration of their flight.<p><b>Update, August 26 at 10.30 a.m. AEST:</b> <i>Qantas and Virgin have now confirmed that their customers will be able to use devices from gate to gate as of …

Aviation

The city that turned Germans into 'Huns' marks 100 years since it was set ablaze

Louvain, the Belgian city where First World War atrocities gave Britain a propaganda gift, will mark centenary with music<p>It was the city that confirmed what British propagandists wanted the world to believe: that the German army that had invaded Belgium in August 1914 was a barbaric fighting …

YouTube boss explains how to go viral

"Viral is one of the most overused buzzwords in the history of the web," says Kevin Allocca, YouTube's head of culture and trends, speaking at The …

Mystery Writer Finds Istanbul's Byzantine Past Hiding In Plain Sight

Istanbul makes an exotic first impression: Boat traffic on the Bosporus sends waves brushing up against the shores of both Europe and Asia as enormous mosques and monuments from previous empires stand guard.<p>The city wears its history more openly than many, but that doesn't mean it's always easy to …

Boot up: net makes smart?, iPhone displays figured, clone wars

Plus Baidu's move into AI, HERE's problem competing with Google and Apple, China's LTE market and more<p>A burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology team<p>States with faster internet access have smarter people >> High Speed Internet blog<p>Despite several doomsday claims that the …

Lebanon's media freedoms at risk

<b>Beirut, Lebanon -</b> Layal Bahnam leans forward in her chair and presses her hands together. "There have been several harsh cases against investigative journalists exposing corruption and also against bloggers" she says, with a shake of her head.<p>"All this has occurred in the last few years ... this is …

Egypt tour bus collision kills 33 near Sharm El-Sheikh

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1102000/1102874_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1527193210_33a3e8060efbab250b5a8dad60c09745<p><b>Two tour buses have collided near Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, leaving 33 people dead and 41 injured, officials say.</b><p>One of the vehicles …

Sharm el-Sheikh

Gaza counts cost of war as more than 360 factories destroyed or damaged

Gaza's economy will take years to recover from the devastating impact of the war, in which more than 360 factories have been destroyed or badly damaged and thousands of acres of farmland ruined by tanks, shelling and air strikes, according to analysts.<p>Israeli air strikes on Gaza have resumed since …