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Time Person Of The Year 2016 Is Donald Trump, 'President Of The Divided States'

This was grimly predictable.<p>Donald Trump has beaten Vladimir Putin, Nigel Farage and Beyonce to be named Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year.<p>The …

China's top coal province says 29 percent of water unsuitable for humans

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Nearly a third of the surface water in Shanxi, China’s biggest coal producing province, is so polluted that it cannot be used by humans, the local environmental watchdog said in a notice on Wednesday.<p>A man talks on his phone near a new residential compound in Taiyuan, Shanxi …

China

Barack Obama delivers parting snub to special relationship with Britain by naming Angela Merkel his 'closest partner'

President Barack Obama has issued a parting snub to the special relationship by naming Angela Merkel of Germany as his closest international partner of the last eight years.<p>Mr Obama was setting out for Germany on his final overseas trip as president, during which he will also visit Greece and …

American Airlines Takes Delivery of First 787-9

American Airlines took delivery of their first Boeing 787-9, the stretched variation of Boeing 787 Dreamliner on Tuesday. The Boeing 787-9 took off …

Here’s what many journalists missed when covering the Brexit vote

The Brexit vote surprised many observers. Most pollsters and financial analysts incorrectly predicted the final outcome. Since the vote, we’ve seen two main media narratives about what happened. On the one hand, some reported that the pro-Brexit vote was driven by factors such as xenophobia, …

This man had no idea his mind is ‘blind’ until last week

Imagine realising that you’ve spent your whole life unable to visualise anything in your mind. Helen Thomson speaks to a 42-year-old man whose internal world is pictureless.<p>Close your eyes and visualise the face of the person you love the most. The colour of their eyes, the texture of their hair, …

The Brain

Labour Europe minister apologises after calling voter a 'horrible racist'

Pat Glass, Labour’s shadow Europe minister, has apologised after being caught on microphone calling a voter in Derbyshire a “horrible racist”.<p>Glass, who replaced Pat McFadden in the role when Jeremy Corbyn reshuffled his shadow cabinet in January, had been out on the campaign trail with a BBC local …

EgyptAir Flight 804: Wreckage, Personal Belongings Found

Though the plane has not been recovered, French President François Hollande has confirmed that it crashed.<p><b>Update 5/20/16:</b> The Egyptian navy reports that wreckage and debris from EgyptAir Flight 804, including personal belongings of some of the 66 passengers, has been found floating in the …

12 markets Apple could reinvent in the next decade

Credit: The Next Web<p>Known for its radical product reinvention, Apple has changed the way the world uses their mobile phones. So what’s next for the tech giant?<p>After Apple‘s recent milestone, I posed the following question to a panel of business owners from Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC):<p>What do …

Associated Press News

5 Reasons You Should Start Eating (Yes, Eating) Coconut Oil

So, you've finally broken down and purchased yourself a jar of coconut oil. But why are you supposed to be into it again?<p>"Coconut oil...is a type of fat that is actually utilized by the body to make energy," said clinical nutritionist Ariane Hundt. "Unlike other saturated fats, coconut oil is not …

Nutrition

Surreal estate: an Italian church ripe for conversion – in pictures

The former private chapel is located a few metres from the beach and could be converted into a three-bedroom home

Lena Dunham Gets In Touch With Her Inner Little Mermaid

Lena Dunham isn't afraid to get real on Instagram. The <i>Girls</i> creator uses the platform to spark conversations on serious topics such as mental health, …

Alphabet is plotting a digital city full of Google cars, high-speed Internet and maybe more!

Why would Sidewalk Labs build a "digital district?"<p>When Google launched a new company to “fix cities,” speculation swirled as to what, precisely, that company would do. One idea: What if it built its own city, a laboratory vision of a thoroughly connected, techno-utopia?<p>Could be right.<p>According to …

The Reading Habits of Ultra-Successful People

Want to know one habit ultra-successful people have in common?<p>They read. A lot.<p>In fact, when Warren Buffett was once asked about the key to success, he pointed to a stack of nearby books and said, "Read 500 pages like this every day. That's how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest. …

Success

5 Surprising Habits of the Most Likable People

Want to be that person who makes and keeps friends easily? Then make a habit of being really likable.<p>Ever wonder what makes some people much more liked than others in social settings? Or why there are certain people who can win over multiple friends without so much as a second thought?<p>Turns out, …

Self-improvement

ROLESOR

The juxtaposition of gold and stainless steel with their contrasting colours and radiance: this is Rolesor, an auspicious meeting of two metals on a single Rolex watch. One, noble and precious, is coveted for its lustre and stability; the other, renowned for its resistance, brings strength and …

Travis' intensity driving him to succeed

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- There was a day a couple of weeks back when Sam Travis was doing a fielding drill in the indoor batting cage. The first baseman …

Baseball

A Paris brand has fashion’s elite scrambling for its $800 hoodies

For more than a year, a small, Paris-based label has been rapidly bubbling up in the talk of fashion insiders. Now, Vetements—the name simply means “clothes” in French—is no longer a secret. Just a few seasons old, it already sells to 135 stores around the world.<p>Its biggest successes are hoodies, …

Clothing

Opening Day Countdown: Will Middlebrooks #15

The Brewers signed Will Middlebrooks to a minor league deal over the winter. I thought it was an interesting buy low opportunity. He was once a well …

'Captain America: Civil War' will be Marvel's longest movie yet

Following the news that "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" has a running time of 2 hours and 31 minutes, /Film is reporting that the superhero movie immediately following it, "Captain America: Civil War," will go to 2 hours and 26 minutes.<p>Which makes it the longest Marvel movie yet.<p>That's a whole …

Comics

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Untitled 06’ collaborators on its unlikely origin: ‘He did an exceptional job’

Vocalist Cee Lo Green has called their collaboration "wonderful"<p>Kendrick Lamar’s collaborators have spoken about the origins of ‘Untitled Unmastered’ …

Warren Gatland praises ‘honest’ Eddie Jones before England v Wales

• ‘He has been honest and opinionated … that’s been great for the game’<br>• Gatland admits Wales will adopt direct approach at Twickenham<p>Warren Gatland has praised his England counterpart Eddie Jones for his “refreshing and honest” outlook before Saturday’s Six Nations showdown at Twickenham.<p>Jones is …

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini And Liam Payne's Romance Branded 'Weird' By One Direction Singer's Ex-Girlfriend, Sophia Smith

Liam Payne’s ex-girlfriend has spoken out about his rumoured relationship with Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, branding their romance “weird”.<p><b>READ …

Jose Mourinho's Manchester United Hopes Allegedly Linked to Eva Carneiro Case

Jose Mourinho's chances of taking over from Louis van Gaal at Manchester United are reportedly dependent on the outcome of his impending tribunal over Eva Carneiro's dismissal from Chelsea.<p>That's according to the <i>Daily Mail</i>'s Kieran Gill, who reported Dr. Carneiro's legal action against both …

Neil Hamilton and Mark Reckless to stand for Ukip in Welsh elections

Former Tory MPs selected to run for regional seats in Welsh assembly along with party’s leader in Wales, Nathan Gill<p>The former Conservative MPs Neil Hamilton and Mark Reckless have been selected to stand for Ukip in the Welsh assembly elections.<p>Polls suggest Nigel Farage’s party could win as many …

Stella McCartney show: designer's clothes reflect how real women live

With her label in rude health, Paris fashion week show adopts a greatest hits approach – but if that sounds dull, it wasn’t<p>The disconnect between the invitations to Stella McCartney’s shows and the tone of the show itself has long been acknowledged by insiders at Paris fashion week. This season’s – …

Fashion Week

Bob Dylan announces new album, Fallen Angels

An extensive US tour will also take place in the summer<p><b>Bob Dylan</b> is set to release a new album, <i>Fallen Angels</i>, this summer.<p>The album – Dylan’s 37th …