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Syrian rebels see flaws in U.S.-Russian truce plan | News Home | Reuters

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States and Russia announced plans for a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria that would take effect on Saturday but exclude groups such as Islamic State and al Qaeda’s Nusra Front, a loophole Syrian rebels immediately highlighted as a problem.<p>Blood covers the …

Middle East

Why your brain likes it when you multi-task

We’re told that multi-tasking can leave us with an attention deficit and make us less effective. BBC Future investigates.<p>We all know the feeling. You’re in a noisy office trying to concentrate. Your computer screen shows you have eight different websites open, along with two email accounts, three …

Time Management

Apple Says Opposing FBI is 'Absolutely Not' a 'Marketing Strategy'

Apple has shared a new Q&A page that explains why the company is opposing a court order to create a unique version of iOS that would bypass security protections and allow the FBI to unlock an iPhone via brute-force attack.<p>Apple says the objection is "absolutely not" based on the company's concern …

Oil Spikes on IEA's U.S. Shale Outlook and Rig Data

Oil prices rose 7 percent on Monday after the world's oil consumer body said it expected U.S. shale production to fall this year and next, potentially reducing the glut in supplies that has cut prices by 70 percent in 18 months.<p>A bounce in global stock markets and the after-effect of a fall in the …

Ronaldo, not Messi, is the best player in the world, says Zidane

Zinedine Zidane has declared Cristiano Ronaldo to be the best player in the world.<p>The Real Madrid coach was asked in an interview with the Mexican paper <i>Récord</i> whether Ronaldo or Lionel Messi, a five-time winner of the FIFA Ballon d’Or, was the better player, and he had no hesitiation in naming the …

Soccer
Stock Markets

Interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff calls Rockets a 'broken' team

The Houston Rockets dropped their third straight game Wednesday night and head into the All-Star break on the outside of the Western Conference …

Basketball

Alex Morgan scores in record 12 seconds as USA rout Costa Rica in Rio qualifier

Morgan’s early goal believed to be fastest in USA history USA opens Concacaf qualifying for Olympics with 5-0 win<p>The US women’s opening set piece finally paid off.<p>Alex Morgan scored off it 12 seconds in and added another goal in the 62nd minute and the US opened Concacaf qualifying for the Rio …

Costa Rica

China’s coming crash could dwarf the great recession—says an investor who called 2008

China is heading for further financial chaos. In the near future the yuan could lose a third of its value against the dollar, the government would need to print more than $10 trillion to keep banks liquid, and financial institutions are set lose trillions of dollars in equity value.<p>That’s according …

Economy

Russia fires on Turkish ship to 'avoid collision' in Aegean Sea

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Russian warship has fired warning shots at a Turkish boat as the two vessels threatened to collide.<p>The incident occurred on Sunday 22 kilometers (13 miles) north of the Greek island of Limnos in the Aegean Sea, according to a statement from the Russian Defense Ministry.<p>Relations between …

North Africa

Google and Tag Heuer unveil $1,500 luxury Android Wear watch, available today

While Android Wear provides a greater selection of designs than the Apple Watch, so far Google’s been missing out on luxury options to take on the high-end market.<p>That’s why some watch aficionados were excited to hear of a new player for Team Android: Tag Heuer. One of the most prominent Swiss …

Kroger is building the grocery store of the future

For example, few customers probably are aware that every time they walk into a Kroger, an infrared camera notes their arrival.<p>In 2012, Kroger rolled out QueVision, a technology platform that uses sensors and predictive analytics to feed managers real-time data — the first and currently only system …

eCommerce

Temperature-adjustable Ember coffee mug is hot on Indiegogo

With Ember Technologies' new Ember mug, you set the temperature of your beverage using an app on your phone.<p>Ember Technologies is touting its upcoming Ember as "the world's most advanced mug." The mug, which is scheduled to ship next April, is being sold on crowdfunding site Indiegogo for $130, …

Coffee

Pay raise: U.S. wages grow at best pace in 6 years

Finally! Americans are getting a pay raise.<p>Wages grew 2.5% in October from a year ago, the best increase since July 2009.<p>It's great news for millions of struggling Americans whose wages have barely budged in recent years.<p>The October jobs report was strong across the board. The economy added 271,000 …

Economy

Scientists Unearth Fossils Of Rats The Size Of Small Dogs

Musophobes, quit reading now.<p>Archaeologists with the Australian National University have discovered the fossils of seven different species of giant rats, one of which could grow to be up to 10 times the size of the critters that scurry through New York City subways.<p>"The biggest one is about five …

Extinction

Stronger than steel and stretchier than elastic, synthetic silk could transform clothing

US startup Bolt Threads reckons it has one-upped spiders to unlock the incredible potential of synthetic silk.<p>DUBLIN -- If Bolt Threads has its way, the clothes of the future could be made from synthetic fibres similar to the web fired from Spider-Man's wrists. How's that for wearable …

Clothing

Meet Luma, the router that’s sure to make your kids hate you

For all intents and purposes, Luma seems to do everything a normal router does. It offers easy setup, dual-band connectivity and even comes in three packs to allow you to set up access points that form a single network throughout your home<p>That’s where Luma’s normalcy ends. What comes next is sure …

Routers

What if DeMarcus Cousins, not Anthony Davis, is the NBA's next great big man?

Before you react too rashly, let's talk this out.<p><i>In this edition of FLANNS & ZILLZ, our writers discuss whether DeMarcus Cousins might actually supplant Anthony Davis as the most promising big man in the NBA if things break differently. No, recreational drugs were not involved in the formation of</i> …

NBA

Scandal puts dent in Volkswagen sales

A beleaguered<p>Volkswagenemployed deep discounts just to maintain flat sales in October — while the industry boomed, with a double-digit surge over last year.<p>In the first full month since it admitted cheating on U.S. emissions tests for diesel cars, the automaker might have done worse. It has …

America is full of high-earning poor people

Do you earn a decent salary, but live paycheck-to-paycheck? If so, you are part of a growing segment of the American population: the income rich-ish and asset poor.<p>We tend to associate empty bank balances with those on the lowest rungs of the income ladder. But many of America’s upper middle class …

Retirement

Nestlé Is Bringing Its Maggi Noodles Back To Indian Stores

After a torrid five months, Nestlé SA (NSRGY) is putting a damaging, but ultimately unfounded, food safety scare in India behind it.<p>The Swiss-based …

India

Articles about 5 futuristic homes europe on Dwell.com - Dwell

The modern bedroom is a personal place that reflects your style and offers respite at the end of the day.<p>In this series, Sebastian Mariscal designs a home in Venice, California, that brings the outside in. We track the project...<p>Whether your garden grows atop a mantel, shares space with pencils on …

Architecture

Fed officials seem ready to deploy negative rates in next crisis

Federal Reserve officials now seem open to deploying negative interest rates to combat the next serious recession even though they rejected that …

Federal Reserve

Japan Inc sounds alarm on consumer spending | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Do not believe in official statistics, Japanese retailers seem to be saying, as they cut earnings forecasts and warn of lackluster consumer spending, a key growth engine for Japan at a time when exports and factory output are stalling.<p>A woman wearing a mask looks at clothes at a …

Economics

Animals return to Chernobyl, thrive without humans

The former nuclear power plant, deemed too radioactive for human habitation, is now teeming with a healthy animal population, a long-term study finds.<p>Nearly 30 years ago, in April 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine failed spectacularly when a series of power surges led to …

Wildlife

Oil Little Changed After Choppy Trade, WTI Ends at 11-Week High

Oil prices remained little changed in choppy trade on Friday as traders flip-flopped between the negative fundamentals of persistent oversupply and support cushions from a sixth weekly decline in U.S. oil rig counts.<p>U.S. crude <CLc1> closed up 20 cents at $49.63, the highest settle since late July, …

Elon Musk: Apple hired the Tesla engineers we've fired

During an interview with German business newspaper <i>Handelsblatt</i> on Thursday, Elon Musk unleashed some very CE-Oh No He Didn't!-worthy words about Apple's car efforts. "They have hired people we've fired," he responded when asked if he was worried about a new competitor that's been snapping up former …

Colts win without Andrew Luck and break NFL record against Texans

Indianapolis Colts 27-20 Houston Texans Colts have won 16 in a row against fellow AFC South teams<p>Andre Johnson had two touchdown catches against his former team to help the Indianapolis Colts beat the Houston Texans 27-20 on Thursday night.<p>Johnson, who spent his first 12 NFL seasons in Houston …

Football (U.S.)