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Texting improves children's spelling and grammar

A study finds use of 'text speak' including shortened words and abbreviations can actually improve children's spelling because they sound out words and phrases<p>Texting may improve children’s spelling and grammar because using abbreviations such as ‘gr8’ makes them think about language phonetically, …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

French Open 2014: Simona Halep beats Sloane Stephens in fourth round

• Fourth seed Halep in French Open quarter-finals for first time • Stephens’ exit means no Americans left in draw<p>Romania’s Simona Halep, the highest seed left in the women’s singles, outwitted the American 15th seed, Sloane Stephens, to reach the quarter-finals at the French Open with a 6-4, 6-3 …

Will North Korea release kidnapped Japanese citizens? | North Korea

On 29 May it was announced that the Japanese and North Korean government had made an important agreement. North Korea promised to create an investigation committee to look into the fate of Japanese citizens who were kidnapped by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 1980s. In exchange, the Japanese …

These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

Indonesia's Mount Sangiang Erupts

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India arrests all suspects in gang-rape case

Indian police have arrested five people, including two policemen, over the alleged gang-rape and murder of two teenage cousins, officials have said.<p>The three suspects, detained for the attack in Uttar Pradesh state, are cousins in their 20s from an extended family.<p>They face charges of rape and …