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UK consumer spending rises as 'Black Friday' crosses Atlantic - Visa

LONDON (Reuters) - British consumer spending grew strongly in November after many big retailers adopted U.S.-style “Black Friday” promotions, payments company Visa Europe said on Monday, suggesting spending for 2014 as a whole may rise at its fastest rate since 2010.<p>Shoppers wrestle over a …

Uber Faces Legal Action In India Following Arrest Of Rape Suspect

The Uber driver involved in the rape of his passenger in New Delhi, India over the weekend has been arrested. The man is named Shiv Kumar Yadav, and he will go before a New Delhi court on Monday, according to Reuters.<p>Madhur Verma, New Delhi police deputy commissioner, said that police will also …

Amazon just entered the food delivery game

Food delivery sites like Seamless, Grubhub, and Delivery.com just got some major competition. This past week, Amazon quietly launched online takeout and delivery via Amazon Local. The service only appears to be live in Amazon's hometown of Seattle for now, but you can be certain that the company …

Ralph Baer, father of video games, dies at age 92

Ralph Baer, one of the true pioneers in the world of video games, has passed away at age 92. Baer was frequently known as "The Father of Video Games" …

Old boys, new world: Britain’s upper crust looking more and more crusty

The Great Debate<p>« Previous Post<p>An unexpected place for lessons to fight Mexico’s mafia: Italy<p>Next Post »<p>Vladimir Putin’s religious, ethnic rhetoric gets a little scary in Russian state-of-the-union address<p>4 comments<p>We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, …

New Bird Species Confirmed in Indonesia, 15 Years After First Sighting

The Sulawesi streaked flycatcher was first spotted by bird-watchers in 1997.<p>An Indonesian bird first observed 15 years ago is a species previously unknown to science, a new study confirms.<p>An elusive bird, spotted on the island of Sulawesi (map) in 1997, now has an official name: the Sulawesi …

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

Experts including Stephen Hawking look at the value of human and robotic spaceflight<p>• Astronauts lift our spirits. But can we afford to send humans into space? • Artificial intelligence could spell end of human race – Stephen Hawking • New Horizons probe rouses from hibernation for Pluto …

Digging Massive Tunnels Deep Under London

Workers are tunneling out a whole new Underground<p>London's Crossrail is a railway system -- currently the largest construction project in Europe -- that will run partially underground, and is designed to create a faster link between the center of London and its outlying areas. Trains will start …

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