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Google Glass's Frames: the fashion verdict

Technology and good design rarely go together. But Google's range of titanium glasses are sleek, minimal – and, yes – stylish<p>It's not often that we can rejoice in the design of a hi-tech and fashionable product – we usually have to choose between the two. But the newly announced Google Frames buck …

Amanda Knox and ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito re-convicted for Kercher murder

A court in Italy has found Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito guilty of murdering Meredith Kercher for a second time.<p>Knox – who is in the US – was sentenced to 28 years and six months in jail for her part in the killing of the British student. Kercher, who shared a flat with Knox, was found with …

Birmingham Student Charged With Violent Disorder After Campus Protest Over Cuts

Birmingham students are alleged to broken down the doors of university buildings and hurled smoke bombs during a protest over government cuts, with …

Stay In School Or Else You'll Die A Gory Death, Australian PSA Advert Warns Students

A quite frankly WTF video encouraging kids to stay in school has been released in Australia to promote the importance of education.. with a pretty …

What does your email address say about you?

It was a decision made years ago for long-forgotten reasons, but the legacy of your webmail choice lives on - and says a lot about you to strangers. We delve into the connotations of what comes after your @.<p>...@gmail.com - “Middle of the road”<p>If Gmail was ice cream it would be vanilla, if it was …

The chastity bra that only opens when you find true love – or so they say

Japanese lingerie brand has unveiled a 'smart bra' that claims to 'know how women truly feel', remaining locked until its wearer falls in love<p>The stakes are getting increasingly high in the battle for the weirdest piece of wearable tech. After wifi-detecting hats and smartphone-charging wellies, it …

'Map Of The Internet' Shows You Where You REALLY Live

Where do you live - England? Scotland?<p>Or Facebook?<p>These days we spend so much time on the internet, it's easy to imagine that we really do <i>live</i> there …

Kerry to hold talks with Ukraine's opposition in Germany | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet key Ukrainian opposition figures on Friday on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday, his first meeting with some of the leaders of an anti-government uprising against President …

Back to the Future musical coming to London in 2015

Robert Zemeckis will co-write a West End musical of the iconic 1985 Michael J Fox film Back to the Future for 2015, the 30th anniversary of the movie<p>A West End musical version of <b>Back to the Future</b> will open in London in 2015 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the hit Michael J Fox film.<p>The …

Italy police recover blood cloth from relic of Pope John Paul | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Police on Friday recovered the piece of cloth stained with the blood of the late Pope John Paul, a day after they found the stolen gold and glass case which once contained the relic.<p>A broken glass of a niche where the reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II was …

JK Rowling sues Daily Mail for libel over 'single mother' article

The Daily Mail has taken down a story from its website about the author JK Rowling after she sued the paper for libel.<p>Rowling says the online article, headlined "How JK Rowling's sob story about her past as a single mother has left the churchgoers who cared for her upset and bewildered", …

Chinese new year 2014: Eight things you (probably) didn't know about the year of the horse

As the Chinese say goodbye to the year of the snake, we look at eight things you really should know about the year of the horse<p>The 15-day celebration of Chinese new year starts on Friday, with the first new moon of the calendar year. The day marks the end of the year of the water snake and welcomes …

'Tortured ' Ukraine activist Dmytro Bulatov wanted by police

Dmytro Bulatov a leading anti-government activist who organised car protests in Kyiv is one of three protesters who have been put on a police wanted list.<p>Bulatov has had surgery after claims he was tortured, telling local media sources he was crucified, hung up by his wrists and repeatedly beaten …

Experience: I caught the plague from my cat

'I had collapsed lungs, my heart stopped and my hands and feet turned black. Technically, I shouldn't be here'<p>It began with Charlie going missing. He was a beautiful, smoky-grey, short-haired cat and he'd been gone for a couple of days. He could have gone anywhere: we live in a very rural area, at …

Turkish ruling party MP slams government in resignation, police purged | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - A deputy of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Party accused the government on Friday of “protecting thieves” and resigned from the party over purges of police and judiciary involved in a corruption investigation.<p>Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan addresses …

Where are the first Facebook users now?

Mark Zuckerberg sits on one of Facebook's prestigious first 10 accounts, but who else made the cut?<p>The first three accounts on Facebook don't even exist.<p>Everyone on Facebook has a user ID number, created when they joined. The numbers aren't strictly sequential: the first few million are segmented …

Game on, or off? Should we be worried about our tech-addicted toddlers?

Everybody frets about games. But, from doctors to parents, nobody is entirely sure they're actually bad for children<p>Small private hospital in Central London, residential rehab courses for screen addiction for children, the youngest patient so far, four years old … I know what you're thinking: …

Europe's homeless problem getting worse

In 1954 French priest and founder of the Emmaus charity Abbé Peirre said: ‘‘My friends, please help….a woman has just frozen to death. Tonight in all the cities of France this should be heard – those of you who suffer, where ever you might be, with nowhere to sleep, nothing to eat, take hope, we …

Police try to arrest beaten Ukrainian activist in hospital - opposition | Reuters

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian opposition leaders on Friday rushed to the hospital bedside of an anti-government activist, who was held for a week by kidnappers who badly beat him, after police went there in what the opposition said was a move to arrest him.<p>Dmytro Bulatov (C), 35, one of the leaders of …

British nuclear plant says radiation alert caused by natural radon gas | Reuters

SELLAFIELD, England (Reuters) - Sellafield, the largest nuclear site in Europe, declared an alert on Friday after discovering higher than usual levels of radioactivity, but later called it off, saying naturally occurring radon gas had triggered the alarm.<p>A car passes the Sellafield nuclear …

Shorter people shouldn't despair. You're only as small as you feel

Research suggests a strong connection between self-esteem and relative height. But we tall people don't always have towering confidence<p>The average British male is 5ft 10in and will tell you that he's about 5ft 11in, while the average woman is 5ft 4in and will probably apologise for it. That last …

Where are the Syrian refugees going?

The UK government has agreed to take in 500 Syrian refugees - but where are the rest going?<p>Details of the UK deal with UN on refugees<p>At the time of writing, the number of Syrian refugees stands at 2,386,087 - more than double the entire population of Cyprus.<p>The crisis is so severe that last year, …

Teachers Told To Search Students' Phones For Sexual 'Sexting' Pictures

Teachers should search through their students' phones for sexual images, a Home Office Minister has said.<p>Speaking in the house of Commons on Tuesday, …

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel peace prize

Two Norwegian politicians say NSA whistleblower's actions have led to a 'more stable and peaceful world order'<p>Two Norwegian politicians say they have jointly nominated the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden for the 2014 Nobel peace prize.<p>The Socialist Left party politicians …

Violence against women: help us build a global picture

Why does violence occur? Have you been involved in a campaign to fight it? Share your stories<p>On 14 February the One Billion Rising campaign is calling on women and men to rise up and demand an end to violence against women. It’s estimated that one in three women will be beaten or raped in her …

Megan Roberts Missing: York Student 'Fell Into The River While Drunk', Police Speculate

Missing student Megan Roberts probably fell into the river while she was "affected by alcohol", police have said, as underwater divers continue …

Justin Bieber is lucky that he's rich. Poor immigrants don't get off so lightly

Bieber will likely be fine, but most other legal immigrants convicted of a felony are detained and deported<p>Anytime I feel called upon to devote column inches to the antics of a teenage pop sensation in meltdown mode, I die a little. But after seeing a petition to the White House calling for the …

European Greens name candidates for top EU job

European Green Party voters have chosen their two candidates to head the next European Commission.<p>French MEP José Bové, a farmer who once dismantled a McDonalds resturant in an-anti-globalisation protest, is one of them.<p>“I had hoped that this participation would be much larger, because it would …

Musician of the Week: Meet Alternative Band 'Voy Eur'

<b>| Are you a student musician or in a student band? Fancy appearing in our Student Musician of the Week series? Click here to find out more |</b><p><b>Meet:</b> Voy …