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Tobacco plant may light the way to beating cancer, Australian scientists say

The tobacco plant could be a powerful weapon in the fight against cancer, say Australian scientists.<p>They have found a molecule in the flower of the plant that targets cancer cells and rips them open, according to an article in the journal eLife.<p>"There is some irony," the lead researcher, Dr Mark …

Pep Guardiola Confronts Journalist After Question on Manchester United's Tactics

Pep Guardiola appeared uncharacteristically irked after watching his Bayern Munich side draw 1-1 with Manchester United, telling a journalist to "look at me when I talk to you" in a sudden change of character during the post-match press conference.<p>As reported by Jack Gaughan of the <i>Daily Mail</i>, …

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Secret talks on future of Britain's nuclear arsenal

While the Nato allies are collectively preoccupied by Vladimir Putin's intentions in eastern Europe, Britain and the US are secretly renegotiating a pact which is a bedrock of their very special bilateral relationship.<p>Their Mutual Defence Agreement (MDA), first signed in 1958, is due for renewal …

Yanukovich regrets 'mistakes' on Crimea

Ukraine's ousted president has admitted he was "wrong" in inviting Russian troops into Crimea and vowed to try to persuade Russia to return the coveted Black Sea peninsula.<p>Viktor Yanukovich made the comments on Wednesday in his first media interview since he was forced to leave power after three …

Vladimir Putin's Divorce Is Now Official

The Kremlin just got a tiny bit colder.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin officially divorced Lyudmila, his wife of more than 30 years, according to …

Reject Carroll out to jolt Liverpool's title hopes | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Liverpool striker Andy Carroll can dent his former club’s Premier League title chances and virtually seal West Ham United’s top-flight status for next season when the teams meet at Upton Park on Sunday.<p>West Ham United's Andy Carroll reacts during their Premier League match …

For the love of Zlatan

If you're sick of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, you might be sick of football entirely.<p>Back when he was more hidden gem than global superstar, it was considered cool to love Zlatan Ibrahimović. But now that the majority of football fans worldwide have realized that Sweden's golden boy is, in fact, a …

Barcelona's transfer ban will have knock-on effect across Europe – and could offer boost to Premier League clubs

While Barcelona will be rueing their one-year transfer ban, Premier League clubs will be popping the Cava with the realisation that the Catalans cannot move for their players<p>The punishment might relate only to <b>Barcelona</b> but the impact of a transfer ban until the summer of 2015 will have a ripple …

The Evolutionary Mystery of Left-Handedness and What It Reveals About How the Brain Works

<i>“Sahara is too little price / to pay for thy Right hand,”</i> Emily Dickinson wrote in a poem. <i>“The right hand = the hand that is aggressive, the hand that masturbates,”</i> Susan Sontag pondered in her diary in 1964. <i>“Therefore, to prefer the left hand! … To romanticize it, to sentimentalize it!”</i> The human …

The USA's 1994 World Cup Jerseys: 'Denim,' Deranged and So American

We got our first look on Tuesday at the away jerseys — hereafter called "kits," in keeping with soccer lingo — that the United States Men's National …

Who was the first player to wear fluorescent boots?

<b>"Who was the first player to wear fluorescent boots?"</b> wondered our very own Rob Smyth last week.<p>Black boots were under threat as early as the 1950s. Here's Simon Burnton in 2013 and his brilliant Joy of Six: Tales from the boot room:<p>"Rewind to December 1959, when the Mansfield boot-manufacturing …

How Brendan Rodgers can boost the Socceroos

A revolution is underway in the red half of Merseyside with Brendan Rodgers leading Liverpool to top of the Premier League with six games to play.<p>Some of the broad coaching principles that have underlined Rodgers’s method are ones that other managers would do well to follow if faced with …

Ibra among greats without playing in best league - Mourinho | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be remembered as one of the game’s greatest players despite never gracing the English Premier League which is the world’s best, according to Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.<p>Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o celebrates after scoring a goal against …

Analysing How Samir Nasri Turned Around His Manchester City Career

Reports in France suggest Manchester City are set to offer Samir Nasri a new contract to keep him at the club beyond the end of next season when his current deal expires.<p>Nasri told Canal+ (via Goal):<p>We have just started talks so far. We didn't find any agreement yet, but it should be sorted out.I …

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Manchester United v Bayern Munich: David Moyes takes a leaf from his Everton scrap album

Difference in managers' CVs is huge but Old Trafford boss draws on Goodison Park past for the biggest night of his career<p>From some, the praise was grudging. A good night for Everton, they said, meaning that David Moyes had reached back into his Goodison Park years to contrive a draw against the …

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Printing Wikipedia Would Take 1 Million Pages, But That's Sort Of The Point

A German-based group called PediaPress is trying to raise enough money to make a print copy of all of Wikipedia. That's right, Wikipedia, the ever-evolving, always-changing, inherently digital encyclopedia of information gathered by contributors all over the world. To say this would be a massive …