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Eisenhower's military-industrial warning rings truer than ever

The latest in the Snowden and NSA revelations show the reach of the military-information complex<p>On 17 January 1961, the outgoing US president, Dwight D Eisenhower, went on TV to deliver his valedictory address to the American people. Ike had been a relatively uncontroversial president. He had …

A Million Ways to Die in the West, review – Seth MacFarlane's first novel

The highest-paid TV writer in history has written a weird western that had Harry Ritchie ploughing through brothel scenes with the glum doggedness he usually reserves for tax returns<p>Rarely does a debut novelist arrive with such a pedigree as the writer, director, animator, producer and principal …

An A-Z of the 90s films that Generation Y grew up with

The 90s will go down in history as the decade that brought us Titanic. But it also introduced us to Quentin Tarantino and The Matrix. And there was at least one film that began with a Z<p>A <b>is for</b> <b>Aladdin</b><p>Starting with Cadillac Man and ending with Bicentennial Man, Robin Williams made 27 films over the …

US TV anchors shaken by 4.4-magnitude Los Angeles earthquake

Broadcasts on rolling news channels in the southern California area are dramatically interrupted by an earthquake which hit the area at 06.25 local time (13.25GMT)<p><b>Los Angeles</b>TV news anchor Chris Schauble and his co-presenter Megan Henderson were in the middle of the KTLA breakfast show when the …

California

Celebrities React To L'Wren Scott's Death

As the story of L'Wren Scott's death continues to develop, famous friends and fans alike have taken to Twitter to mourn the loss of the famous fashion designer, who was found dead of an apparent suicide in her New York City apartment on Monday, March 17.

What are gravitational waves?

What does the apparent discovery of gravitational waves by the Bicep telescope say about inflation and the big bang?<p>What are gravitational waves?<p>Gravitational waves are ripples that carry energy across the universe. They were predicted to exist by Albert Einstein in 1916 as a consequence of his …

Putin signs Crimea treaty as Ukraine serviceman dies in attack

MOSCOW/KIEV (Reuters) - Defying Ukrainian protests and Western sanctions, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty in Moscow on Tuesday making Crimea part of Russia again but said he did not plan to seize any other regions of Ukraine.<p>On the peninsula, a Ukrainian serviceman was killed when …

Qatar World Cup 2022 investigation: former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner and family paid millions

Documents appear to show a senior Fifa official and his family were paid millions by a company controlled by a former Qatari football official shortly after the country won its bid for the 2022 World Cup<p>A senior Fifa official and his family were paid almost $2 million (£1.2m) from a Qatari firm …

Corruption

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For this touching photo series, prisoners wrote letters of advice to their past selves.

Lean In, Lead On

Female power has never looked so varied, so natural, so . . . liberated. Whether by steady example or the bold demolition of ceilings, the 17 leaders on these pages have changed the landscape in every arena, accountable for untold billions as well as countless dreams. Laura Jacobs heralds a new era …

National Geographic Travel

Kevin Spacey Tells His Life Story With Cartoon Bunnies

Kevin Spacey's Life in 30 Seconds (and re-enacted by Bunnies) from Kevin Spacey on Vimeo.<p>If Kevin Spacey ever writes his autobiography, he'll have some competition. He's already telling his life story through animated bunnies.<p>Watch Spacey's cartoon collaboration with Angry Alien Productions above …

Malaysian PM says lost airliner was diverted deliberately

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A missing Malaysian airliner appears to have been deliberately steered off course after someone on board shut down its communications, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday.<p>A week after the disappearance of flight MH370, Najib said its last transmission of satellite …

Sailor in iconic WW2 kiss image dies

The sailor who claimed he was the man behind an iconic picture capturing a kiss celebrating victory over Japan in World War Two has died<p>It was a passionate kiss between two strangers that symbolised the end of the bloodiest conflict the world had ever seen.<p>In one of the most iconic images of World …

Matched

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>While breast cancer has benefited from a screening programme and significant …

Theresa May

An astronaut's view of 9/11 from space

Retired astronaut Frank L. Culbertson Jr describes flying over New York on September 11 2001 as smoke, visible from space, billowed from the Twin Towers<p>A retired <b>astronaut</b>has described phoning down to Earth from his third expedition to the International Space Station to give the crew's doctor the …

Space Exploration

6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

Airplanes

John Kerry And Sergey Lavrov's Crimea Meeting Ends With Cold Stares, Icy Words And No Deal

Intense talks aimed at defusing the Ukraine crisis have ended with Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov insisting the result of a controversial …

Tomnod – the online search party looking for Malaysian Airlines flight MH370

Some 2.3 million people are taking part in a crowdsourcing appeal to find missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. Carmen Fishwick speaks to the people giving up their time for free to hunt for evidence of the missing plane<p>Thirteen countries, 57 ships and 48 aircraft are currently looking for …