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Jose: United could sell Rooney abroad

Jose Mourinho has predicted Manchester United will sell Wayne Rooney to an overseas club this summer -- though David Moyes has refuted his Chelsea …

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Nigeria's new law leaves gays vulnerable

In Nigeria a gay man has been lashed 20 times - the first conviction for sodomy since President Goodluck Jonathan signed a law criminalising homosexuality earlier this week.<p>Human rights activists said hundreds of gay men have been arrested and tortured by police.<p>The international community says not …

Microsoft Should Embrace Nokia's Android Project

While the rumours are still unconfirmed, there’s a lot of talk about Nokia’s Android phone. It appears to have the codename Normandy and developed to complement Nokia’s low-end Asha handsets. It may also have been a useful bargaining chip as Nokia’s Windows Phone contract came to an end. When …

British Fighter Jets Are Trying Out 3-D Printed Parts For The First Time

Sure, there are lots of things you can 3-D print at home that you don’t really need. But then there are fighter jets, which the British Royal Air Force (RAF) does need, and pays nearly $50,000 to operate per flight hour, according to Parliament records from 2010. British defense company BAE Systems …

The dark side of the moon is turquoise, say astronomers

In a demonstration of the power of science to ruin a perfectly respectable work of art, researchers have discovered the colour of the dark side of the moon.<p>Measurements from a telescope in Hawaii mean that pedants may now argue that, technically speaking, if one wanted to be entirely accurate, the …

December’s weather was so terrible, it kept a quarter million Americans home from work

December was a disappointing month for US hiring, and like any good malingerer, Americans can blame the weather.<p>The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that 273,000 people couldn’t work during the month December due to cold, the most in the month since 1977 and the highest overall number since 2011. …

Half of US Congressional politicians are millionaires

<b>For the first time, half of the members of the US Congress are millionaires, according to a wealth analysis.</b><p>At least 268 of the 534 politicians in the Senate and House of Representatives had a net worth of $1m (£606,821) or more in 2012.<p>Democrats were slightly wealthier than Republicans, found the …

Japan battles China for influence in Africa

Japan's rivalry with China is going global. After years of jousting over obscure islands in the East China Sea and competing for Asian influence, the two countries are now battling for power in a new arena: Africa.<p>It's a region that Tokyo has long ceded to the Chinese, allowing Beijing to pile up …

China Reports Another H7N9 Bird Flu Death

BEIJING, Jan 10 (Reuters) - China reported one more death from the H7N9 strain of bird flu in eastern Fujian province, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday.<p>A 38-year-old man from Quanzhou city died after being found infected earlier on Friday, Xinhua said, citing the province's health and family …

Pakistani Teen Aitizaz Hasan To Be Awarded Highest Honour, After He Sacrificed Life To Tackle Suicide Bomber

Pakistan's prime minister has promised the highest civil award for bravery to a teenage boy who sacrificed his life to save his school from a suicide …

Former Venezuela beauty queen laid to rest after homicide

Hundreds of Venezuelans paid their final respects to a popular actress and former Miss Venezuela. Monica Spear and her ex-husband Thomas Henry Berry were buried on Friday.<p>The couple was shot dead during a car robbery attempt last Monday.<p>Speaking to reporters at the funeral, Spear’s brother, …

Whitey Bulger jailhouse love letters revealed as he's moved to Arizona

Former South Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger was transferred to a high-security federal penitentiary in Arizona as the<p>Boston Globerevealed an emotional exchange of prison love letters between Bulger and the woman with whom he lived in hiding for years.<p>Bulger, 84, is at USP Tucson, according …

The case for gay marriage is made in the freedom of religion

Freedom of religion is a hard-won principle. In Europe, the wars of religion raged for over a century before the Peace of Westphalia solidified freedom of religion <i>for rulers</i> in 1648. Freedom of religion for ordinary citizens was much slower in coming: the Bill of Rights to the US Constitution was a …

India says U.S. could have avoided 'mini-crisis,' more to be done | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India on Saturday blamed the United States for a “mini crisis” over the arrest and strip search of an Indian envoy, and said more work was needed to repair ties a day after the withdrawal of diplomats seemed to draw a line under the dispute.<p>Devyani Khobragade, 39, who was …

300,000 warned not to drink water after W. Va. spill

State, feds declare a state of emergency as out-of-state water is trucked in.<p>Some 300,000 residents in nine West Virginia counties have been told avoid consuming or using public water supplies indefinitely after a chemical spill that emitted the odor of black licorice tainted the Elk River near …