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Chinese woman's body found in lift after being trapped for a month

A woman from the central Chinese city of Xian has died in an elevator of the apartment building where she was living after remaining trapped in it …

Bernard Tomic takes swipe at Nick Kyrgios: 'If he plays Indian Wells, then he's definitely lost a little bit of my respect'

Kyrgios is believed to have been prescribed strong antibiotics, plus mouth cream for ulcers that have hampered his ability to eat, Hewitt having said …

Tennis

Mark Zuckerberg Asks Employees To Stop Crossing Out “Black Lives Matter” On Facebook’s Walls

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is asking his employees to stop being ignorant and racist (my words, not his).<p>In an internal memo obtained by Gizmodo, Zuckerberg said he was disappointed by the “several recent instances of people crossing out ‘black lives matter’ and writing ‘all lives matter’ on the …

Sydney Morning Herald apologises for Mardi Gras coverage

<i>The Sydney Morning Herald</i>'s editor in chief, Darren Goodsir, has offered an apology to the participants of the 1978 gay rights march, recognised as …

Chris Hemsworth’s Happiness Depends on Liam Hemsworth’s Happiness

It is not exactly a surprise that <b>Chris Hemsworth</b>—when queried about his younger brother’s potential-maybe-who-can-really-be-sure-with-these-two engagement to <b>Miley Cyrus</b> (whom, of course, Liam was engaged to once before)—would be less than forthcoming. Chris is not going to start yammering about the …

Miley Cyrus

The future of Australian tennis: where now for its three brightest hopes?

With home involvement ended at this year’s Australian Open, it’s time to assess the futures of Australia’s three brightest young tennis talents<p>For the first time since Lleyton Hewitt, Pat Rafter, Jelena Dokic and Mark Philippoussis were in their pomp, there is no shortage of Australian tennis …

Tennis

Cosmopolitan's Editor-In-Chief Joins Snapchat's Board

Ephemeral messaging app Snapchat has added a new member to its board of directors, and it’s none other than <i>Cosmopolitan</i> editor-in-chief Joanna …

How One Fast-Food Chain Keeps Its Turnover Rates Absurdly Low

Many of us who are hungry for the latest dispatches from the war for talent look to to Silicon Valley. We want to know Google’s secret to hiring the best people or Mark Zuckerberg’s one tip for hiring employees. But in a world where most companies don’t operate on the frontiers of digital …

9 Bento Boxes and Other Ways to Pack Your Lunch in the 21st Century

You know how you used to pack your lunch box every day, emblazoned with your favorite action figure, Little Pony, or Sailor Moon character? Maybe you picked one out during back-to-school shopping every year, and you carried it with pride as it kept your PB&J safe and sound? And then you grew up, …

Shopping

Donald Trump slammed for Muslim 'shutdown' comments

Calls for a Muslim “shutdown” from Donald Trump have been slammed around the world.<p>The Huffington Post calls the US presidential candidate’s campaign “an ugly and dangerous force in American politics.”<p>A headline in New Yorker magazine reads “Donald Trump Is Now America’s Marine Le Pen.”<p>Asked what …

Are Bananas Really on Their Way to Extinction?

Facing threats from Panama disease, scientists are scrambling to save the beloved fruit.<p>Bananas are near perfect snacks. They're sweet and …

San Bernardino shooting: Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik leave behind a baby as panic grips California

On Wednesday, he attended the annual holiday gathering for employees of his department, but then left, returning later with weaponry and Malik.<p>San …

The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Lady Gaga, Zendaya, and More

From Cookie Monster blue to sun-soaked blonde, this week’s best beauty Instagrams centered on aspirational lengths in every hue. Chanel Iman topped her mahogany mane with a black Panama hat for a quick road trip, allowing stray strands to blow in the desert wind, while Candice Swanepoel tousled her …

Why dogs are better than cats – in pictures

They love you when everyone else thinks you’re an idiot and never bear a grudge. Domenica More Gordon explains why dogs are so much better than cats

Pets

Grave fears for two Australian surfers missing in Mexico

Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman feared missing after failing to check in for a reservation as friend alludes to ‘distressing developments’ that have yet to be confirmed<p>Two West Australian surfers are missing in Mexico. Dean Lucas and Adam Coleman have not been in contact with family or friends in more …

Mexico

Watch Justin Bieber Sing "My Girl" to Selena Gomez, Feel Your Heart Melt

Everything you need to know about the intimate #Jelena reunion that went down.<p>Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were at the Montage Beverly Hills Hotel tonight when the lounge singer handed over the mic to let Bieber serenade his ex.<p>Photographer Lindsey Cavanaugh of Eat Pray Photo caught it all on …

The Only Thanksgiving Recipes You Really Need For A Classic Dinner

Make these 9 dishes and you will have a perfect meal.<p>Come November, there is a flood of Thanksgiving tips, tricks and recipes all over the Internet. We know it can be overwhelming, but there's a lot of information to share about this meal. If all those articles are too much for you to handle, and …

Cooking

This fitness tracking app pays you to walk more

Having a hard time motivating yourself to exercise? What if somebody offered to <i>pay</i> you work out? That's the idea behind Bitwalking -- an app, digital currency and marketplace that pays its users 1BW$ (Bitwalking dollar) for every 10,000 steps they take.<p>The idea behind the app is about more than …

Syria crisis: Russia, Assad forces launch heaviest strikes on Islamic State-held territory since war began, monitor says

At least 36 people were killed in air strikes by Russian and Syrian jets on Islamic State-controlled Deir Ezzor province on Friday, a monitor says, …

Does bacon really cause cancer or is someone telling porkies?

The microscope has been been placed over nitrate for years, with various scientists and food organisations issuing cautions eating too much of a good …

Actor Jonah Hill lists Hollywood Hills home with a celebrity pedigree

Actor-comedian <b>Jonah Hill</b> of the "Jump Street" movies has listed his home in the Hollywood Hills for sale at $2.995 million.<p>It's only the second time the Midcentury compound will change hands. The original 1959 house was built for actress Beverly Garland by her husband, Fillmore Crank. Hill bought …

Real Estate

Horror V8s year continues for Whincup

For so long nothing could go wrong for V8 Supercars champion Jamie Whincup.<p>In 2015 it seems nothing can go right.<p>Whincup arrived at the Gold Coast …

Oracle has a crack internal team building a completely new cloud service — here's what we know so far

Right now, Oracle has a cloud service, based at least in part on the technology it got in the acquisition of startup Nimbula. This business is struggling to gain traction against Amazon, Google, and others.<p>But Business Insider has learned that Oracle has assembled a crack team of cloud experts, …

Amazon Web Services

New Zealanders held on Christmas Island so angry they may riot – Labour MP

New Zealand MP Kelvin Davis had a ‘highly emotional’ visit with detainees on Friday, gaining access to the centre after a week waiting on the island<p>New Zealand detainees on Christmas Island are so angry, hungry and traumatised they are allegedly considering rioting.<p>Labour MP Kelvin Davis had a …

New Zealand

A Russian hacker just admitted his role in the largest known data breach the US ever prosecuted

According to prosecutors, 34-year-old Vladimir Drinkman admitted to participating in a "worldwide hacking and data breach scheme that targeted major corporate networks, compromised more than 160 million credit card numbers" that "resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses."<p>Drinkman was …

Teen knocks out train passenger in dispute over quiet carriage: police

A witness who filmed the encounter said the victim briefly lost consciousness and woke with bleeding to his ear and head.<p>The witness said he and …