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The Dozen: the weekend's best Premier League photos

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World's first atomic wristwatch comes to Kickstarter

You may have seen so-called atomic wristwatches around, but there's a caveat: they actually keep atomic time by receiving radio signals from nearby government-owned atomic clocks. If they go out of range of those signals, you'll be left relying on a plain old quartz movement.<p>The Cesium 133 by …

'Muslim Brotherhood' members killed in Egypt

Two members of the Muslim Brotherhood have been killed in an exchange of gunfire with Egyptian security forces in the Nile Delta, the Interior Ministry said, and the Islamist group said another of its supporters was shot dead in Alexandria.<p>The ministry said on Friday the Nile Delta shoot-out began …

The Slaughter Bench of History

How war created civilization over the past 10,000 years—and threatens to destroy it in the next 40.<p>I was 23 when I almost died in battle.<p>It was September 26, 1983, around 9:30 in the evening. I was hunched over a manual typewriter in a rented room in Cambridge, England, pounding out the first …

Plane crash expert on Flight 370 theories: ‘I’m still not convinced’

Max Vermij does not believe in pilot suicide. Anyone who deliberately crashes a plane full of people is guilty of mass murder, not suicide, he says. And decades of experience have taught the veteran crash investigator, who has been called to work on behalf of victims in the missing Malaysia …

Breivik massacre: Backlash over Norway memorial plan

<b>A planned national memorial for the victims of Norwegian extreme-right mass killer Anders Behring Breivik could be postponed as locals and victims' relatives oppose the plan.</b><p>The terror attacks, against government buildings in Oslo and a Labour party youth summer camp on Utoeya island, left 77 …

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US says G7 open to more Russia sanctions

A group of the world's leading rich nations will support increasing sanctions against Russia if Moscow escalates the crisis in Ukraine, US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has said.<p>"There is broad and strong unity within the G7 on increasing sanctions and costs in response to escalating action from …

Separatists remain defiant in Ukraine's east

Pro-Russian separatists have retained control of key government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a vow by the country's prime minister to cede more power to the region amid rising tensions between Russia and the international community.<p>The armed occupiers, who demand greater autonomy, remained …

Egypt gives Hamas and Gaza the cold shoulder

<b>Egypt's crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood has led to a sharp deterioration in relations with the Islamist group Hamas in neighbouring Gaza, and the people there are paying the price.</b><p>As a coach forces its way through the crowds on the Palestinian side of the Rafah terminal, Ramzi Abu Shawarib …

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64% of World's Extreme Poor Live in Just 5 Countries

The World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) continue to hold their annual spring meetings in Washington, D.C., this weekend. …

Ukraine prepares armed response as city seized by pro-Russia forces

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Armed separatists took control of a city in eastern Ukraine on Saturday and Kiev prepared troops to tackle what it called an “act of aggression by Russia”, pushing the conflict between the neighbours into a dangerous new phase.<p>Pro-Russian activists carrying automatic weapons …

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Stunning Photos of 8 Million Flower Petals Raining Down on a Costa Rican Village

When your day involves eight million flower petals, you either have a VERY upset significant other, are St. Valentine himself, or you’re doing a …

Cyprus's UN buffer zone in pictures – where time stands still

Reuters photographer Neil Hall travelled to Cyprus to document the UN neutral territory that was established 40 years ago, following the Turkish invasion of the island. The zone contains abandoned homes, closed businesses and the disused Nicosia international airport. And not very many people

Ageing software predicts what babies look like as adults

A new ageing software has been developed to predict how babies will look like through their life and into old age<p>A new software that can mature babies’ faces to predict what they will look like when they are 80 has been developed by researchers at the University of Washington.<p>Because our appearance …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

The World of Japanese Vending Machines

For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. …

Tremble at These Surreal, Sky-High Urban Roller Coasters

Mother Takes Adorable Portraits of Her 10-Month-Old Baby and Their Rescue Dog

Not since Tokyo-based mother Aya Sakai's photos of her son and their French Bulldog, have I seen such a cute pairing like this! Meet Zoey and Jasper. Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, …

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IPCC report: world must urgently switch to clean sources of energy

Clean energy will have to at least treble in output and dominate world energy supplies by 2050 in order to avoid catastrophic climate change, a UN report is set to conclude on Sunday.<p>The report produced by hundreds of experts and backed by almost 200 world governments, will detail the dramatic …