Melissa Webb

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China Needs Millions of Brides ASAP

In the villages outside of Handan, China, a bachelor looking to marry a local girl needs to have as much as $64,000 -- the price tag for a suitable …

Worst over? Hackers claim responsibility for gamers' offline misery

Disrupted PlayStation and Xbox networks frustrated gamers much of Friday, one day after going down on one of the busiest gaming days of the year.<p>Neither Sony or Microsoft, which own PlayStation and Xbox, respectively, have had much to say about the outages that have kept millions of its gamers from …

Oil edges above $60 as Libyan output slumps

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices fell Friday, tumbling as the dollar strengthened and as a supply glut in top consumer, the United States, trumped worries about falling production from Libya.<p>An oil refinery is seen with the Rocky Mountains freshly covered with snow in the background in Denver …

Ho! Ho! Ho! You should save more!

Ho! Ho! Ho! This is Santa. And I've delivered a great big stock market gain to you this year. And the year before. In fact, you've been getting honking big gains in your stocking since 2009. Sorry, you were naughty in 2007 and 2008.<p>But let's not dwell on that, or the 2005 noodle incident. All water …

Thousands attend 8-hour wake for slain NYC officer

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of uniformed police officers from New York City and around the country gathered Friday at the solemn, eight-hour wake of a …

Afghanistan official says three civilians killed in US air strike

An airstrike by US-led coalition forces on Friday killed three Afghan villagers who were “heavily armed” but not part of the Taliban insurgency, an Afghan official said.<p>The governor of eastern Logar province, Neyaz Mohammad Amiri, said the coalition had told local authorities the dead were Taliban …

The Tsunami's Wake

It was just after 10:30 a.m. when Noppasri Jailak received a panicked phone call from a neighbor about water surging through their street. The …

Natural Disasters

Rescued scientists bring back a warning from the Antarctic

The icebound crew of the Akademik Shokalskiy made headlines but, a year on, the fruits of their expedition are revealed<p>Rescue from Antarctic - the full story<p>The voyage was meant to retrace the steps of Douglas Mawson, the great polar explorer and scientist who led the Australasian Antarctic …