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Barack Obama: 'Change is going to happen in Cuba'

<b>President Barack Obama is in Cuba for a historic three-day visit to the island and talks with its communist leader.</b><p>He is the first sitting US president to visit since the 1959 revolution, which heralded decades of hostility between the two countries.<p>Mr Obama said change would happen in Cuba and …

Supermassive black hole at center of distant spiral galaxy 'weighed'

Astronomers have measured the mass of the supermassive black hole at the center of NGC 1097 -- a barred spiral galaxy located approximately 45 …

Black Holes

Nepal earthquake expected, but infrastructure not ready

<b>(CNN) —</b> Saturday's deadly earthquake in Nepal was the "big one" experts have been expecting, based on the region's history and geology.<p>The magnitude-7.8 earthquake centered less than 50 miles from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, toppled homes and historic buildings, and killed more than 2,500 …

Enceladus's Methane Saturated Geysers --Hint of Early Earth's Oceans Where Life Formed

In 2005 Cassini's magnetometer and imaging data revealed the surprising existence of geysers in the south polar region ejecting water vapor into …

Twitter Starts Breaking Meerkat Features By Limiting Social Graph Access

Talk about timing: Twitter confirms they’ve bought Meerkat-competitor Periscope, and but a few hours later Twitter makes a move that kills off a few Meerkat features.<p>Meerkat is a fast-rising, Twitter-centric live video broadcasting platform that seems to be gaining quite the fanbase since launching …

Social Media

Boko Haram declares allegiance to Islamic State

Female Islamists believed to have carried the explosives used in co-ordinated attacks on civilians in Maiduguri

Boko Haram

Key to quantum gravity may lurk in cosmic haze

Space-time’s frothy nature could be blurring the cosmos. If our views of gamma-ray bursts halfway across the universe are intrinsically fuzzy, as …

Equations

Syriza’s honeymoon over as Greece strikes debt deal with EU

Greece,Europe,World news,Euro,European Union,European monetary union,European Central Bank,Euro,Alexis Tsipras,Syriza,The Observer,News<p>Alexis Tsipras says long struggle lies ahead while finance minister describes deadlines as ‘inhuman’

Jordan Renews Offer to Swap Terrorist for ISIS Hostage

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan renewed an offer Sunday to swap an al-Qaeda prisoner for a fighter pilot held captive by ISIS, a day after a video purportedly showed the militants beheading a Japanese hostage. The fates of the pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, and Japanese journalist Kenji Goto previously had …

15. Zoe Heriot (Wendy Padbury)

Companion to the Second Doctor from 1968 to 1969. In many ways, Zoe broke the mould of the hapless screaming girl companion before it became a well …

Family Struggles With Father's Wish To Die

When 66-year-old Robert Schwimmer was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013, he didn't take it all that seriously. His doctors told him it was "operable," and that was the only word he seemed to hear.<p>Now he's in hospice care and, as he tells NPR's Rachel Martin, he accepts that he's no longer …

Chris Christie heads to Britain ahead of potential White House bid

The Republican governor will meet with David Cameron and attend an Arsenal game<p>Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, will meet with David Cameron in London this week during a trip intended to burnish the likely presidential contender's foreign policy credentials.<p>Mr Christie is one …

Kerry denounces pro-Russia rebels' missile attacks in Ukraine

John Kerry, US secretary of state, said on Saturday he joined his European counterparts in condemning an assault by pro-Russia rebels on Mariupol, Ukraine, and called on Russia to end its support for the rebels.<p>At least 30 people died in Mariupol, a strategic city linking rebel territory with …

Pope Francis Says Catholics Don't Need To Breed 'Like Rabbits'

On his return trip from Asia, Pope Francis made strong statements supporting the church's ban on artificial means of birth control. He also said Catholics should practice "responsible parenthood" and don't have to breed "like rabbits."<p>Speaking with reporters on a flight Monday from the Philippines …

Alberto Nisman’s death highlights failures of Argentinian investigation

The death of prosecutor Alberto Nisman in Buenos Aires this weekend is yet another reminder of how Argentina has over the last two decades been bungling the judicial investigation into one of the deadliest antisemitic attacks anywhere in the world since the Holocaust.<p>The energetic, garrulous …

US tapped N Korean networks years ago, providing proof of Sony hack – reports

North Korea,Sony Pictures,NSA,US news,Obama administration,US politics,Asia Pacific,World news<p>NSA began tapping networks in 2010, says New York Times<br>• South Korea helped US to penetrate systems

In defense of Eric Metaxas: Is God a scientific hypothesis?

In a recent article titled, God is not a scientific hypothesis, philosopher and author Francis Beckwith critiques Eric Metaxas’ stimulating essay, …

Jeffrey Epstein: inside the decade of scandal entangling Prince Andrew

The desperate woman who telephoned Detective Michele Pagan of the Palm Beach police declined to give her name and would not leave a call-back number. But she had some information that she had to tell someone.<p>Her stepdaughter, a 14-year-old pupil at Royal Palm Beach high school, had told a friend …

Sorry, No Space Heaters: Hawaii Copes With Record Cold

Blankets, layers of heavy clothes and thermal socks are some of the ways Hawaii residents are trying to stay warm in a cold snap that has brought record lows. As temperatures hit the 50s, some stores sold out of space heaters.<p>The cold has been brought on by winds from the north and dry air. And …

Weather

Gear Guide: How To Stream Like A Pro Gamer

Doritos not included<p>During the broadcast of its championship match, <i>League of Legends</i>, one of the most played video games in the world, typically attracts more than 30 million viewers. That audience is more than triple the 8.3 million who tuned in to the MTV Video Music Awards last year. So it’s not …

Intel Corporation

Teaching Friends And Family How To Reverse A Drug Overdose

When Priscilla Graham-Farmer went to get her hair done in Newark, N.J., recently, she noticed the elevator in the building was broken, so she took the stairs. And that's when Graham-Farmer saw him: a young guy sprawled out, not breathing.<p>"He was literally turning blue," she says. "And everybody was …

Boxing Day Tsunami: countries remember the dead

Thousands of people flock to remembrance services in countries including Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka to pay tribute to those killed by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami<p>Mourners across southeast Asia laid wreaths and attended tearful memorial services on Friday to mark the 10-year anniversary of the …

Egyptian activist’s ‘Made in Prison’ handbags catch on outside

Egypt,Middle East and North Africa,Mohamed Morsi,Abdel Fatah al-Sisi,Africa,World news,Knitting,Craft,Life and style<p>Asmaa Hamdy receives dozens of orders for her woollen bags, scarves and bracelets<p>She was jailed for protesting against the removal of Egypt’s first freely elected president, Mohamed …

Hong Kong student leaders arrested as police try to clear protest zone

Hong Kong police arrested two high-profile student leaders on Wednesday morning, pro-democracy demonstrators said, as scuffles broke out during police attempts to clear one of the zones held by protesters.<p>Joshua Wong and Lester Shum, whose detention was reported by the Hong Kong Students Federation …