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20 Twitter Reviews Of Schoolboy Q’s ‘Oxymoron’

TDE Stans have been impatiently waiting for Schoolboy Q’s <i>Oxymoron</i>, now available for purchase on iTunes. Is it really bigger than <i>good kid, m.A.A.d</i> …

Water is Detected in a Planet Outside Our Solar System — Eberly College of Science

24 February 2014<p>Water has been detected in the atmosphere of a planet outside our solar system with a new technique that could help researchers to …

When bitcoin’s biggest exchange failed, it asked for a bailout from its competitors

The failure of the Mt. Gox exchange isn’t the end of bitcoin—but it’s probably the end of amateur hour.<p>Now bitcoin firms connected with blue chip venture capitalists and Wall Street are moving to control bitcoin’s infrastructure and integrate it into the regulated financial system.<p>Mt. Gox was once …

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Google Is Lobbying States To Kill Restrictions On Wearing Glass While Driving

The Google Glass driving ticket was just the start. Though San Diego resident Cecilia Abadie’s citation for distracted driving was thrown out, at least eight states are considering regulation against wearing Glass while driving. In turn, the search giant is lobbying at least three states to stop …

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Seene: Mobile app that creates 3D images

The company behind a mobile app that is able to create 3D images, without using a specialised camera, has been named the UK's most innovative company on display at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.<p>BBC Technology Correspondent Mark Gregory was given a demo of the app, called Seene.

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Ukraine's new reality: What's next? | Ukraine

A dramatic turn of events in Ukraine have unfolded after an agreement between Viktor Yanukovych and the opposition was meant to end the crisis.<p>It did not.<p>Yanukovych still claims to be the legitimate head of state after he was impeached in parliament. Many think the opposition is not capable of …

Pope tells new cardinals to 'avoid intrigue'

Pope Francis, who has made simplicity and serving the poor the distinguishing characteristics of his papacy, has told his first newly appointed cardinals to shun intrigue, gossip and cronyism.<p>"A cardinal enters the Church of Rome, my brothers, not a royal court," the pope said during a mass …

US plans to shrink army and cut warplanes

The US has unveiled plans to cut the army's overall troop numbers as it withdraws from Afghanistan in an austerity drive long predicted by defence officials.<p>Chuck Hagel, US defence secretary, said on Monday that the Pentagon planned to reduce the size of the US army to between 440,000 and 450,000 …

More companies taking multicultural marketing to mainstream levels

Anyone who has put a child in piano lessons – or who has been that child – knows that whining about not wanting to practise is a universal experience. (Sorry, mom and dad.) But the way Kruger Inc. is telling that story in a current ad campaign is very specific.<p>That's because it's telling the story …

Western nations scramble to contain fallout from Ukraine crisis

Interim government signals that it will push for European integration as Russia recalls ambassador for 'consultation'<p>Western governments are scrambling to contain the fallout from Ukraine's weekend revolution, pledging money, support and possible EU membership, while anxiously eyeing the response …

Russia clinches overall medals title

SOCHI, Russia -- Alexander Legkov's victory in the men's 50-kilometer cross-country race Sunday clinched the overall medals title for the host nation …

Suicide car bomber rocks Somalia's presidential palace

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - A suicide car bomber attacked the Somali presidential palace in Mogadishu on Friday, triggering a massive explosion, before about 10 heavily armed gunmen jumped out of two more vehicles and opened fire.<p>Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamed, whose residence and office …

Signs of a Possible Truce in Ukraine, but Protesters Remain in Maidan

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>There were hopeful signs on Friday that the Ukrainian government has come to a truce with …

'I'm The Hijacker!' Says Ethiopian Pilot Of Commandeered Jet

Details are starting to come out about what it was like Monday when one of the pilots of an Ethiopian Airlines flight reportedly locked himself in the cockpit and flew the jet and its 193 passengers to Geneva, Switzerland, instead of Rome, its intended destination.<p>According to <i>The Wall Street …

France sends new troops as CAR strife deepens

France has announced plans to increase its 1,600-strong military deployment in the Central African Republic by sending an additional 400 soldiers, as political and sectarian unrest continues to tear apart the African country.<p>Friday's decision to boost French military presence in the former colony …

Scotland: A rocky road to independence | Scotland

British Finance Minister George Osborne issued a stern warning to the Scottish government ahead of a referendum on independence.<p>Osborne was clear: No union, no pound.<p>Three UK political parties have also launched a campaign against the plans for independence.<p>On <i>Inside Story</i> we ask: Could Scotland …

Rights groups begin UK court challenge over mass surveillance

Full hearing at investigatory powers tribunal scheduled for July into legality of programmes including Tempora and Prism<p>The extent of the intelligence services' bulk interception of online communications came under scrutiny for the first time in a British courtroom on Friday.<p>Lawyers for MI5, MI6 …

Italy's new prime minister: is Renzi a young Blair, Berlusconi – or the Fonz?

Critics say Democratic party star Matteo Renzi has reverted to old Italian tactics as he looks set to take power without election<p>In 1994, the year that Silvio Berlusconi won his first general election, a bespectacled 19-year-old with luxuriant hair and an earnest expression appeared on one of the …

Anti-Maduro protests persist in Venezuela, dozens jailed | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro’s government kept dozens of student protesters behind bars on Friday as unrest still rumbled across Venezuela following this week’s violence at political rallies that killed three.<p>Opposition demonstrators stand in front of police as they block the city's …

Sochi Olympic success: Russia and the West have differing views

<b>As the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi get under way, there's been a great deal of discussion about how Russia is being perceived by the world.</b><p>In this week's Face Facts, BBC's David Botti discusses a Pew Research report that found only nine out of 38 countries surveyed have favourable views of the …

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Karzai urged to veto bill 'silencing women'

Rights groups say a proposed law in Afghanistan will allow perpetrators of domestic violence to escape prosecution, and are calling for international pressure to prevent President Hamid Karzai from signing it into law.<p>Afghanistan's parliament, a two-chamber house dominated by conservative Muslim …

Ukraine protest leader describes torture

Ukraine opposition activist Dmytro Bulatov has outlined details of his imprisonment and torture, saying his captors cut off part of his ear before touching it to his face.<p>Bulatov described his beatings as "very professional" while speaking to reporters on Thursday in Lithuania's capital Vilnius, …

Apple pulls last remaining Bitcoin wallet app from App Store

Blockchain, the most popular Bitcoin wallet app, has become the latest casualty of Apple’s apparent crackdown on Bitcoin apps. The app was removed from the App Store yesterday without explanation.<p>Apple had previously removed BitPak and Coinbase, leaving Blockchain the only remaining Bitcoin wallet …

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Obama: Freedom of religion is national security issue

WASHINGTON — President Obama used the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday to declare freedom of religion a major part of American foreign policy.<p>Saying countries that assure religious freedom tend to be more peaceful, Obama told a bipartisan crowd "nations that do not uphold these rights sow the …

Watch the first footage of the UK's Cylon-like stealth drone in flight