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Putin bans rallies in Sochi near 2014 Olympics

<b>Moscow</b> --<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree banning demonstrations and rallies for 2 1/2 months in Sochi around the 2014 Winter Olympics.<p>The Rossiyskaya Gazeta, the official government newspaper, published the presidential decree Friday, listing an array of measures tightening …

Radioactive water leaks at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

The operator of Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant has said that about 300 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from one of the hundreds of storage tanks there - its worst leak yet from one of the vessels.<p>Tokyo Electric Power Co. said on Tuesday that the contaminated water leaked …

Syrian activists offer harrowing accounts of alleged chemical attacks

CAIRO -- Syrian opposition activists reached in the suburbs of Damascus provided harrowing accounts of what they said were chemical attacks unleashed by the military early Wednesday.<p>Although descriptions varied, they generally said that the chemical agents were deployed using rockets that landed …

Julian Assange says focus on Edward Snowden led to WikiLeaks implosion

Julian Assange has taken responsibility for the apparent disintegration of his WikiLeaks party, saying he overdelegated to his team while he was busy trying to save the life of the US intelligence whistleblower Edward Snowden.<p>The Victorian Senate candidate Leslie Cannold quit on Wednesday after a …

Lebanese city of Tripoli rocked by deadly explosions

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1004000/1004996_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524623631_dcb8aa43ae356746b60f9165471f8b36<p><b>At least 42 people have been killed and more than 400 wounded in two huge bomb attacks in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli.</b><p>The blasts, near mosques, …

Syrian victims of alleged gas attack smuggled to Jordan for blood tests

At least three victims of the alleged chemical weapons attack in east Damascus on Thursday have been smuggled to Jordan where samples of their blood and urine will help determine which agent was used to gas hundreds of people.<p>The samples could help inform an international response to the attack, …

Dresden 'eyesore' Elbe bridge opens after Unesco row

<b>A controversial bridge in the German city of Dresden has opened despite objections from the UN heritage body Unesco, which removed Dresden from its World Heritage list in protest.</b><p>The four-lane structure over the River Elbe was inaugurated on Saturday and will open to vehicle traffic on …

New laws will target Britain’s slave masters

Slave masters who bring immigrants into Britain are to face tougher jail sentences under new laws.<p>The Modern Slavery Bill will also stop people found guilty of people-trafficking and exploiting workers from running companies.<p>Those found guilty of abduction, extortion, or using threatening behaviour …

Whole Foods is selling vinyl records now, naturally

There's a stereotype about Whole Foods shoppers, and the grocery store appears happy to play to it: five of its Los Angeles locations are now stocking vinyl records on their shelves beside the organic legumes and GMO-free produce that you'd normally expect to find at the supermarket. Shoppers at …

Instagram chases better video editing with Luma acquisition

According to <i>TechCrunch</i>, Instagram has just acquired Luma for an undisclosed amount to help bring its video service to the next level. In addition to basics like video stabilization and adjustments for brightness and saturation, Luma will bring its "Infinite Filter" tech into the fold. What does …

As Wix Heads Toward IPO, Weebly Looks To Expand With Big New SF Headquarters, Plans To Add 500+ Employees

Weebly, the service that lets you, your grandma and anyone else build a website for free, is growing fast. The startup launched out of Y Combinator in 2007 and today hosts over 15 million sites, which together see more than 100 million unique visitors each month. But they also expect this growth to …

Another delay for U.S. decision on Keystone

A decision on the controversial and much-delayed oil sands pipeline to the U.S. Gulf Coast could be pushed into 2014 as a U.S. watchdog examines whether contracts tied to the Keystone XL review process were wrongfully awarded and regulatory safeguards fully adopted.<p>The U.S. State Department's …

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

What Is Wrong With The Keystone XL Pipeline?

Just Greed and Politics. Pipeline defects have been identified along a 60-mile stretch of the southern segment of the Keystone XL pipeline, north of the Sabine River in Texas (Winnsboro, Texas). 
Sections of pipe have dents, faulty welds, and pin-holes in some sections enough to see daylight …

AdBlock to Crowdfund Internet Ad Campaign

AdBlock, the company behind the AdBlock Chrome extension that block out Internet advertising, is going meta after it launched a crowdfunding initiative to raise a minimum of $25,000 for an advertising campaign of its own.<p>AdBlock has launched the Kickstarter/Indiegogo-style 30 day donation push to …

Elon Musk just started building a real 'Iron Man' laboratory

The SpaceX founder plans to unveil gesture-based system next week<p>SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has often been compared to a real life version of Tony Stark, aka Iron Man. Director Jon Favreau has openly said that Musk inspired his depiction of Stark in the first <i>Iron Man</i> film, and both …

Party on in Pag: The Controversy on Croatia’s Hottest Island

Kristin Vuković on Croatia’s popular party island now struggling to attract a different kind of tourist.<p>Scantily-clad girls in bikinis and boys who …

Raging California wildfire threatens more of Yosemite

A California wildfire that has scorched an area nearly as large as New York City near Yosemite National Park was 20 percent contained Tuesday, officials said. But the raging blaze was expected to move farther into the park and threaten a reservoir that provides most of San Francisco's water.<p>The …

iPhone 5S release dates, specs keep pouring in

We have iPhone 5S release dates, colors, and specs. Did I leave anything out?<p>Oh yeah, I forget to mention that they're all just rumors. But there's little left to the imagination these days when Apple rolls out a new product.<p>Apple is widely expected to hold an event unveiling the new iPhone on …

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Countless Pens Used to Draw Detailed Animals Portraits

New Jersey-based illustrator Tim Jeffs has spent the past year trying to draw intricately detailed animal portraits with nothing more than pens and ink. Originally completing the spectacular sketchbook drawings as a pastime, Jeffs' son Harrison decided to share his dad's meticulous craft on reddit. …