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FACT CHECK: Is the 'Talking Angela' App Unsafe?

CLAIM<p>The Talking Angela app unsafely prompts children to provide personal information about themselves.<p>RATING<p>FALSE<p>ORIGIN<p>“Talking Angela” is not a web …

Why Fireworks Wednesday is the one film you should watch this week - video

This week Peter Bradshaw recommends you see Fireworks Wednesday, the 2006 drama by Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, The Past). Fireworks Wednesday stars Taraneh Alidoosti as Roohi, a young woman whose job cleaning the house of a warring couple causes her to doubt her own …

Petition for plus-sized Disney princess reaches 22,000 signatures

More than 22,000 people have signed a petition for Disney to make its next princess character plus-sized.<p>Organised by Jewel Moore, a US high school student, the petition is entitled 'Every body is beautiful'. Moore explains: "I'm a plus-size young woman, and I know many plus-size girls and women …

Bill Nye Wins Over the Science Crowd at Evolution Debate

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U.S. Gets a Little Boozier With Relaxed Liquor Laws

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Good news, everyone! America is relaxing its liquor laws, bringing us one step closer to becoming …

Turkey cracking down on Internet usage

ISTANBUL — Turkey's Parliament voted Wednesday to empower authorities to censor the Internet at will, a move intended to silence dissent in a way many warn would turn the clock back on the country's democracy.<p>"One man can order a website to be closed, it's really anti-democratic," said lawyer …

An Artificial Arm Gives One Man The Chance To Feel Again

Ten years ago Dennis Sorensen was setting off fireworks to celebrate New Year's Eve with his family in Denmark when something terrible happened.<p>"Unfortunately one of the rockets we had this evening was not good and when we light it then it just blew up and, yeah, my hand was, was not that good …

Police Officers Who Shot at Two Innocent Women 103 Times Won't Be Fired

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The eight Los Angeles police officers who shot at two women over 100 times will not lose their jobs. …

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US calls on CAR to end cycle of violence

The United States has called for an end to the "cycle of violence" in the Central African Republic (CAR) after soldiers publicly lynched a suspected ex-rebel following a military ceremony.<p>The gruesome attack, widely captured on camera, happened mere moments after Catherine Samba Panza, the new …