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'Simpsons' writers give epic marathon survival guide

On Thursday at the strike of 10 a.m. ET, FXX will drop an absurdly daunting challenge into the laps of channel surfers by airing all 552 episodes of</i> …

Ebola outbreak: Possible case in County Donegal

Tests are being carried out on the body of a man who died in County Donegal in the Republic of Ireland after developing Ebola-like symptoms.<p>He had recently returned from an infected area in Africa and his body is in isolation at Letterkenny General Hospital.<p>Andy Martin Reports.

World's Largest Ice Sheets Melting At Fastest Rate Ever Recorded

Greenland and Antarctica are home to the two largest ice sheets in the world, and a new report released Wednesday says that they are contributing to sea level rise twice as much as they were just five years ago.<p>Using the European Space Agency's CryoSat 2 satellite, the Alfred Wegener Institute from …

WHO holding talks next month on Ebola treatments

GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Thursday it would convene talks early next month on potential treatments and vaccines to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa.<p>A Liberian woman stands as health workers wearing protective clothing prepare to carry an …

Hamas buries commanders killed by Israel

Funerals held for three Qassam Brigades leaders in Rafah, as Israel calls up fresh troops for extended Gaza campaign.<p>Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets as funerals were held for three Hamas commanders killed in the latest round of Israeli air raids in the Gaza Strip that left a total of …

Bank of America in record $16.7bn mortgage settlement

<b>Bank of America has agreed to pay a record $16.7bn (£10bn) to US authorities for misleading investors about the quality of loans it sold.</b><p>The loans were sold by Countrywide Financial and Merrill Lynch before Bank of America bought them in 2008, at the height of the financial crisis.<p>The associate …

Burberry chief executive sells more than £5m of luxury brand's shares

Burberry chief executive Christopher Bailey has sold £5.2m of shares in the luxury fashion company, four months after taking over from predecessor Angela Ahrendts.<p>Bailey has offloaded 68,667 shares and nearly three quarters of two sets of performance related shares granted in 2011 and 2009 when he …

An Alleged Apple Document Claims Existence Of A 128GB iPhone 6

Apple has only sold its iPhones in three capacities: 16, 32, and 64 gigabytes. Apple sells iPad and iPod models with 128GB of storage, but no iPhones just yet.<p>According to the documents, Apple will sell one iPhone 6 model with an alleged 128GB of flash storage built by Toshiba, as well as 16GB and …

Jose Mourinho does Ice Bucket Challenge, screams

BAHHHHHHHHHH.<p>Jose Mourinho does not like things. Anything. Not even water.<p>He certainly doesn't like his daughter, nominating her to have ice water thrown over her head.<p>Thankfully, he also does not like ALS. Which is good because ALS sucks.<p>But most importantly: BAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

Mario Balotelli: Liverpool agree £16m fee for AC Milan striker

Liverpool have agreed a £16m fee with AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.

Siem de Jong fit to face Aston Villa, confirms Pardew

The new signing from Ajax has returned to training after a calf problem and manager Alan Pardew could start him at Villa Park on Saturday<p>Siem de Jong could make his competitive Newcastle United debut against Aston Villa on Saturday after returning to training this week.<p>The Netherlands international …

Andy Murray to play Robin Haase at US Open as Novak Djokovic awaits

When Andy Murray moved up to eighth seed after the withdrawal through injury of the defending US Open champion Rafael Nadal, he was still at the mercy of the computer – and it did him few favours here on Friday, pitching him towards a quarter-final against Novak Djokovic.<p>If he is to win a second US …

Forget Suarez, Balotelli represents Rodgers' biggest Liverpool challenge

The AC Milan striker is on the verge of completing a move to Anfield and he is capable of being one of the stars of the Premier League upon his return to England.<p>The good news for Liverpool is that Mario Balotelli has never bitten anyone on a football field. He has thrown darts at youth-team …