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Ukrainian filmmaker's 20-year jail sentence in Russia draws fire abroad

A Russian military court on Tuesday sentenced a promising young Ukrainian filmmaker to 20 years in prison on charges of terrorist activity, prompting accusations from rights groups, fellow directors and Western governments of a Kremlin move to punish critics.<p>Filmmaker Oleg Sentsov and Crimean …

Anthony Sadler, American Hero Who Helped Stop French Train Attack, Arrives Home

One of three Americans who thwarted a terror attack on a passenger train in France last week arrived back home in California Tuesday.<p>Anthony Sadler, 23, and his parents arrived in a private plane at a Sacramento airport at 7 p.m. Tuesday (10 p.m. ET), NBC affiliate KCRA reported.<p>The college student …

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McWhopper: BK Suggests Truce, Collaboration

In a full-page "open letter" ad appearing today (8/26) in the New York Times and Chicago Tribune, Burger King proposes to McDonald's that they collaborate on a joint burger, the "McWhopper," in the interests of nothing less than world peace.<p>The ad (see it here) imagines "a one-off collaboration …

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Blue Bell names Dutch Chocolate second flavor to be released

Blue Bell has released the name of the second flavor to be released when the ice cream is back on store shelves: Dutch Chocolate.<p>On Monday, the company said that Homemade Vanilla was also going to be released.<p>Blue Bell ice cream goes back on sale Aug. 31 with Houston, Texas, among the first areas …

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Could cook, won't cook... and don't care who knows it

For women in the public eye - from Nicola Sturgeon to Amal Clooney - claiming to be useless in the kitchen has become a badge of honour, says self-confessed spatula-dodger Rowan Pelling<p>Home Economics (otherwise known as “cookery”) was an inescapable form of torture when I was at school in the …

Iran calls for global nuclear disarmament timetable

Iran has accused the world's five largest nuclear powers of failing to take concrete action to eliminate their stockpiles and called for negotiations on a convention to achieve nuclear disarmament by a target date.<p>Iran's deputy UN ambassador Gholam Hossein Dehghani on Wednesday told the UN …

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Why The 'Experts' Failed To Predict The Apple Store's Success

Many retail experts and analysts failed to predict the massive success of the Apple Store when it first opened in 2001 because they made the mistake of confusing numbers with feelings. Numbers don’t have feelings; people do. And people drive a great customer experience.<p>On paper, the numbers didn’t …

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Twitter wants you to share slow-motion video from your iPhone

Sharing slow-motion videos from your iPhone can be a real challenge when many apps don't know what to do with them, but Twitter just made it a lot easier. The social network now supports posting and embedding iPhone slow-mo clips, so you don't have to jump through hoops to tweet high-speed footage …