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Cozy Coupe: The little car that could

The question, when it comes, is one any used car dealer covets: “How firm are you on the price?”<p>It outsold the Honda Accord and the Ford Taurus through the ’90s, making it the best-selling car in the US.<p>“What were you thinking?” is the age-old riposte, and then a brief pause while the potential …

What happened to India’s anti-corruption party?

Everyone knew Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were going to triumph in India's pivotal national elections. The only question was by how much. Likewise, everyone knew the incumbent Indian National Congress Party was going to get trounced – and again, the question …

Bomb blast kills four in Nigeria

A bomb blast in the northern Nigerian city of Kano killed at least four people late Sunday, according to local police.<p>The blast occurred at a busy intersection in a predominantly Christian area of the city and left several cars burning, Kano police spokesman Rabilu Ringim told CNN.<p>Police cordoned …

India's Gandhis offer to resign after defeat, party refuses | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s Sonia and Rahul Gandhi offered on Monday to resign from their posts as leaders of the Congress party after its worst ever election performance, but colleagues refused to let them go.<p>Congress party vice-president Rahul Gandhi speaks to the media as his mother and chief …

I would have sacked Richard Scudamore, David Cameron suggests

Asked if 'someone in your team could survive if they admitted that sort of thing' the Prime Minister replied: 'No I don’t think they would'<p>Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore should be sacked, David Cameron has suggested.<p>In his first intervention on the sexism row that is dominating …

China ships in Vietnam to evacuate nationals

Two Chinese passenger ships have arrived at a Vietnamese port to evacuate Chinese workers following deadly rioting last week, a decision that intensifies the dispute between the two countries.<p>The boats with a capacity to carry 1,000 passengers each arrived at Vung Ang port on Monday morning, but …

Floods affect over 1 million in Balkans, destruction 'terrifying' | Reuters

MAGLAJ, Bosnia/KRUPANJ, Serbia (Reuters) - Bosnia said on Monday that more than a quarter of its 4 million people had been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in living memory, comparing the “terrifying” destruction to that of the country’s 1992-95 war.<p>The extent of the devastation …

The Week in Review: Billions Cast Their Ballots

Inside Flipboard / May 2, 2014<p>This week saw the close of the most democratic month in human history. For India’s 815 million eligible voters, the …

7 reasons why now is the time to buy a Windows Phone

For a long time, the biggest decision to make when weighing up a new smartphone has been whether to plump for iOS or Android.<p>With BlackBerry …

How Nigerian police also detained women and children as weapon of war

The gunmen seized Hajja while she was picking corn in a field near her home in a small village in north-eastern Nigeria in July 2013. The 19-year-old had no choice but to follow her captors, insurgents with the Islamist group Boko Haram. It was the beginning of a three-month ordeal in which she was …

Nigeria Offered Help by U.K. in 'Bring Our Girls Home' Case

Britain has joined the U.S. in offering help to secure the release of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Islamist militant group Boko Haram amid growing outrage over the failure to find the girls.<p>The group’s leader threatened to sell the girls “in the market” in a video obtained Monday …

Kidnappers In Nigeria Wore Uniforms, Escaped Girl Says

The gunmen who abducted 276 girls from a school in Nigeria last month wore uniforms and said they were soldiers who had come to help, according to a girl who escaped her captors. The girls were led outside — and it wasn't until the gunmen stole food and set fire to the school that the girls became …

G7 to begin reducing Russian energy dependency - Ed Davey | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - A process to reduce the biggest industrialised countries’ dependence on Russian gas has begun to prevent Russian President Vladimir Putin using it as a weapon, the UK energy secretary said on Tuesday at a G7 meeting to discuss energy security.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin meets …

'I will sell them,' Boko Haram leader says of kidnapped Nigerian girls

Fears for the fate of more than 200 Nigerian girls turned even more nightmarish Monday when the leader of the Islamist militant group that kidnapped them announced plans to sell them.<p>"I abducted your girls. I will sell them in the market, by Allah," a man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar …

The Sultan Of Brunei Just Imposed A Draconian Set Of Laws — Here's What They Mean

The new code includes harsh penalties like amputation and stoning for offenses like theft and gay sex. The law went into effect May 1, with even more draconian punishments being phased in over the next two years.<p>International human rights groups decried the change, with Amnesty International saying …

Europe seeks to reduce need for Russian energy

ROME (AP) — The Group of Seven industrialized powers and the European Union have resolved to cooperate to keep Russian President Vladimir Putin from …

Monica Lewinsky: Clinton Affair Exposure Left me Close to Suicide

Monica Lewinsky has revealed she felt suicidal following the worldwide attention she received in the wake of her affair with former US president Bill …

China’s government will now reverse-engineer the breast milk of Chinese women

Beijing is on a baby-feeding kick. After laying down new strict rules last week about which foreign companies can import baby formula to China, the government said it plans to go one better—by manufacturing formula based on Chinese women’s breast milk, all by itself.<p>The government is spending $1.6 …

UK could send SAS to Nigeria to help find girls kidnapped by Boko Haram

Britain is prepared to send special forces and intelligence-gathering aircraft to Nigeria to help in the hunt for the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram militants, Whitehall officials have said.<p>Options for British support for the Nigerian forces struggling to find nearly 300 young girls were …

10 Things to Consider Before Buying a New Car

You see a sweet new convertible sparkling on the car dealer’s lot. You know better than to just walk in cold and let the salesman put the screws on …

10 Best Bikes for 2014

Get six-pack abs with this 10-minute workout to burn fat

Thinkstock / Getty<p>Thinkstock / Getty<p><b>Duration</b> 10<p><b>Exercises</b> 3<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>Apart from following a diet made up exclusively of pizza and beer, the worst …

Top 10 Running Gear Picks for Spring-Summer 2014

The Best Anti Aging Habits

Some people age as much as three times faster than others, according to a study from New Zealand.<p>Researchers checked in on 954 people born between …

8 foods that'll never make you fat

Usually, when something sounds too good to be true, it is. Not the case here. Though chocolate and other sweet treats didn’t make the cut, we’ve got …

Pistorius denies asking Steenkamp friend in court: 'How can you sleep at night?'

Paralympic athlete tells Telegraph he has not spoken to Kim Myers since before Steenkamp’s death; she says she’s “standing by her claim” and may lay charge of intimidation with police<p>Oscar Pistorius has been caught up in a war of words after a friend of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp claimed he …

More Nigerian girls abducted by suspected Boko Haram militants

<b>Suspected Boko Haram Islamist militants have abducted eight more girls in north-eastern Nigeria.</b><p>The latest kidnapping happened on Sunday night in the village of Warabe, in Borno state. The girls taken were aged between 12 and 15.<p>On Monday, Boko Haram's leader threatened to "sell" more than 230 …