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Name the Name

Enjoy today's mentalfloss.com <b>Brain Game</b> <i>Think Thursday</i> challenge, and good luck:<p><b>PLATO, LARS, GARTH</b><p><b>Which of the following female names BEST<br>matches the</b> …

5 Writers Who Took Romantic Revenge in Print

Rather than forgive and forget, these wordsmiths used their poison pens to deliver a healthy dose of literary revenge.<p>1. Norman Mailer<p>The honeymoon …

Horror

How Vinyl Records Are Made

Hey, want a 20-minute documentary from the '50s on how vinyl records are made? <i>We've got one!</i> Settle in for a soothing look at how record albums are …

'Seeds of genocide' in Central African Republic, U.N. warns

BANGUI/GENEVA (Reuters) - A senior U.N. official warned on Thursday of the risk of genocide in Central African Republic without a more robust international response to communal bloodshed in which at least eight more people were killed overnight.<p>An anti-balaka militiaman poses for a photograph on …

Amazon hosting most of the net's malware, says security firm

Amazon web services are the biggest malware server in the world along with GoDaddy and Google, as malware producers take advantage of the cloud, according to a new report.<p>The report from security firm Solutionary claims that malware writers are using the big cloud hosting platforms to quickly and …

Crossrail's army working underground for new London railway

LONDON (Reuters) - Bomb disposal experts, archaeologists, tunnellers and eight very special machines with names like Phyllis, Ada and Elizabeth help make up the army working underground to build a new underground railway cutting through historic London.<p>Workers stand inside a Victorian era tunnel …

Osborne says UK can afford above-inflation minimum wage rise

LONDON (Reuters) - Finance minister George Osborne said on Thursday that Britain’s minimum wage could rise by more than inflation, a move that may help him counter an opposition pre-election strategy focused on falling living standards.<p>Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne addresses …

UK to pay Veolia to destroy Syrian arms chemicals

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Thursday it will pay France’s Veolia Environnement to incinerate 150 tonnes of Syrian poison gas precursors in northern England, the first deal for a private firm to help destroy Syria’s chemical arms programme in the UK.<p>The logo of Veolia Environnement is …

NSA collects millions of text messages daily in 'untargeted' global sweep

The National Security Agency has collected almost 200 million text messages a day from across the globe, using them to extract data including location, contact networks and credit card details, according to top-secret documents.<p>The untargeted collection and storage of SMS messages – including their …

United Nations says aid convoy reaches Damascus district

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United Nations delivered aid to a district in southeast Damascus on Thursday, a day after it said that Syrian authorities had promised to allow humanitarian supplies through to areas cut off by fighting.<p>A truck carrying food aid from the UNRWA, drives past a portrait of …

Vatican grilled over scale of child sex abuse

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations child protection experts pushed Vatican delegates on Thursday to reveal the scope of the decades-long sexual abuse of minors by Roman Catholic priests that Pope Francis called “the shame of the Church”.<p>The delegates, answering questions from an international rights …