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Australia is home to many beautiful beaches, koalas and kangaroos, and most importantly, incredible prefab houses.<p>Palm Springs thrives as a getaway, but lately an influx of people visiting through home-sharing services has some people...<p>Beautiful things can come in small packages.<p>These midcentury …

Manchester United v Liverpool: live

Follow live minute-by-minute updates of the Premier League game between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday 16 March 2014 at 13.30 GMT.<p><i>Email clive.whittingham@yahoo.co.uk or tweet @loftforwords with your thoughts on today's game, sightings of footballers in obscure places or</i> …

Gaza rockets, Israeli air strikes persist despite truce call | Reuters

JERUSALEM/GAZA (Reuters) - A small armed faction in the Gaza Strip fired rockets at Israel on Thursday, drawing retaliatory air strikes and pushing cross-border violence into a third day despite a truce called by the more powerful Palestinian group Islamic Jihad.<p>Members of the Palestinian security …

Mediator Brahimi says Syria election now won't aid peace talks | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - If Syria goes ahead with an election that would likely secure a new term for President Bashar al-Assad, the opposition will probably not be interested in pursuing further peace talks with the government, peace mediator Lakhdar Brahimi said on Thursday.<p>United Nations …

Facebook rolls out video ads, aims to capture part of TV-marketing budgets | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will allow more marketers to run video advertisements on its website, provided the world’s No.1 social network deem them to be of high-enough quality.<p>A man is silhouetted against a video screen with an Facebook logo as he poses with an Dell laptop in this …

Crimea's referendum to leave Ukraine: how did we get here?

<b>• Why is Crimea a flashpoint?<br>• Recent events: how did Crimea get here?<br>• Seizure of Crimea's parliament and the referendum<br>• What next for Crimea?</b><p>Why is Crimea a flashpoint?<p>Crimea is at the centre of one of the biggest geopolitical crises in Europe since the end of the Cold War, as Russia faces off …

Russia blocks internet sites of Putin critics | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia blocked access to the internet sites of prominent Kremlin foes Alexei Navalny and Garry Kasparov on Thursday under a new law critics say is designed to silence dissent in President Vladimir Putin’s third term.<p>Russia's opposition leader and mayoral candidate Alexei Navalny …

European lawmaker sentenced to 3-1/2 years after bribery retrial | Reuters

VIENNA (Reuters) - A former member of the European Parliament was sentenced to 3-1/2 years in jail by a Vienna court on Thursday after his retrial in a cash-for-laws case, Austrian media reported.<p>Former Austrian Interior Minister Ernst Strasser arrives for his trial in Vienna March 4, 2014, in a …

An astronaut's view of 9/11 from space

Retired astronaut Frank L. Culbertson Jr describes flying over New York on September 11 2001 as smoke, visible from space, billowed from the Twin Towers<p>A retired <b>astronaut</b>has described phoning down to Earth from his third expedition to the International Space Station to give the crew's doctor the …

Rebels, Islamists form dangerous alliance in Pakistan's unruly southwest | Reuters

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - One is a band of separatists fighting for independence from Pakistan. The other is a feared group of Islamists bent on killing Shi’ite Muslims whom they see as infidels.<p>The two could not be more different in their goals and tactics. But in Pakistan’s volatile, …

Pope Francis invited to address U.S. Congress | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday invited Pope Francis to address a joint session of Congress - an unprecedented event - during an expected visit to the United States next year.<p>Pope Francis leads his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican March …

Facebook CEO Zuckerberg phoned Obama to complain about spying | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg blasted the U.S. government’s electronic surveillance practices on Thursday, saying he’d personally called President Barack Obama to voice his displeasure.<p>Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg smiles in the stage …

Former guerrilla wins El Salvador vote; rival protests | Reuters

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A former Marxist guerrilla leader won El Salvador’s presidential election by less than 7,000 votes, final results showed on Thursday, and his right-wing rival continued to press to have the vote annulled.<p>Salvador Sanchez Ceren (L) of the ruling Farabundo Marti National …

Man found alive in a body bag pronounced dead 15 days later

A man who woke up in a body bag at a Mississippi funeral home in late February has been pronounced dead, again.<p>Walter Williams, 78, died on Thursday morning, just over two weeks since a coroner last confirmed Williams’s death. “I think he’s gone this time,” Williams’ nephew Eddie Hester told local …

New York City gas explosion subject of federal probe | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal safety authorities launched an investigation on Thursday into a gas explosion that caused the collapse a day earlier of two New York City apartment buildings, killing seven people and injuring dozens of others.<p>NTSB member Robert Sumwalt speaks to the media at the site …

Troop, equipment gaps threaten EU's Central African Republic mission | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A European Union plan to send a military force to keep the peace in Central African Republic is in jeopardy because of the failure of European governments to provide soldiers and equipment, EU sources said on Thursday.<p>The EU has drawn up plans to send 800 to 1,000 soldiers to …

Malta to extradite Serb to face crimes against humanity charges | Reuters

VALLETTA (Reuters) - A Maltese court decided on Thursday to extradite a Serbian construction worker to Croatia to face charges of crimes against humanity, kidnapping, torture and unlawful deportation to concentration camps.<p>Eror Gojko, who was born in Vukovar in Croatia, has been living in Malta for …

Sudan rebel leaders, 15 others, condemned to death - lawyer | Reuters

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Two leaders from the main rebel alliance opposing Sudan’s president and 15 members of their group were sentenced to death in absentia on Thursday, their lawyer said, a move that will raise the stakes in fighting in southern regions.<p>Malik Agar, who was governor of Sudan’s remote …

Comcast deal may offer media companies leverage on fees | Reuters

LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Media companies plan to press Comcast Corp for higher fees in the coming year, seeing an opportunity to squeeze better terms from the U.S. cable company as regulators review its planned takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc.<p>A Comcast sign is shown on the side of a …

Leaked documents purport to reveal Turkish graft allegations | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Twitter account behind a string of leaks in a Turkish corruption scandal posted late on Thursday what it presented as police files detailing graft allegations against four former ministers, dealing a further blow to Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan weeks before elections.<p>The …

Amazon plans Prime fee hike by $20, risks consumer wrath | Reuters

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc plans to hike the annual fee for its popular Prime service by 25 percent to $99 (59.56 pounds) starting next week, a move announced on Thursday that risks losing customers for a feature that has helped drive its business.<p>The increase comes about six weeks after Amazon …

Kiev's protesters: Ukraine uprising was no neo-Nazi power-grab

On 20 February, as revolution engulfed the centre of Kiev, Joseph Schilling, a 61-year-old builder from western Ukraine, went to the frontline to join the protests against President Viktor Yanukovych's government. He was standing beneath the neoclassical October Palace – once a girls' seminary and …

Venezuela says death toll from protests rises to 28 | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s state prosecutor said on Thursday the death toll from a month of violent protests had risen to 28, after the nation’s top court ordered opposition mayors to dismantle barricades set up by street protesters.<p>Anti-government protesters run from tear gas during a protest …

Mexico's main opposition party quits energy talks amid graft scandal | Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s opposition conservative party on Thursday walked out of talks over the fine print of a landmark energy bill, accusing the government of using a graft scandal to gets its way, in a move that could delay the rollout of the key legislation.<p>The National Action Party …

Investigators focus on foul play behind missing Malaysia plane-sources | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - An investigation into a missing Malaysian jetliner, now into its second week, is focusing more on the possibility of foul play as evidence suggests it was deliberately flown hundreds of miles off course, sources familiar with the Malaysian probe said.<p>Two sources told …

UK to fast-track some drugs under early access scheme | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is to accelerate access to ground-breaking drugs for serious conditions under a new early-access plan that the government hopes will benefit both patients and pharmaceutical companies.<p>The initiative, which has similarities with a U.S. scheme that has speeded the …

Bin Laden relative admitted al Qaeda link, FBI agent says | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Suleiman Abu Ghaith admitted that months before al Qaeda’s 2001 hijacked jet attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, he promised Osama bin Laden he would be a spokesman for the group, an FBI agent testified on Thursday in a U.S. court.<p>A man identified as Suleiman …

West prepares sanctions as Russia presses on with Crimea takeover | Reuters

SEVASTOPOL/DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - Dozens of Russians linked to Russia’s gradual takeover of Crimea could face U.S. and EU travel bans and asset freezes on Monday, after six hours of crisis talks between Washington and Moscow ended with both sides still far apart.<p>Moscow shipped more troops and …