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British astronaut Tim Peake prepares for lift-off to International Space Station

British astronaut Major Tim Peake visited his spacecraft for the second and final time before he launches to the ISS on December 15<p>The European Space Agency released footage on December 11 showing British astronaut Tim Peake preparing for launch to the International Space Station (ISS).<p>The footage …

Lady Gaga Speaks Out About Teenage Rape Ordeal: 'Let's Get Rid Of The Pain Together'

Lady Gaga has spoken out about being raped at the age of 19, saying she hopes to inspire other victims of sexual abuse by sharing her story.<p><b>READ MORE:</b><p>…

College & University

Vonn's Minnesota skiing roots pay off during win in Sweden

All these years later, those nightly after-school training sessions at Buck Hill in Minnesota are still paying off for Lindsey Vonn.<p>Attacking an …

English is strangling other languages on the Internet

When it comes to Internet accessibility, having a strong Wi-Fi connection is just the beginning. What's the use of even the fastest internet speeds …

China launches new yuan index to sway markets away from yuan-dollar focus

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has begun issuing a yuan exchange rate against a basket of currencies in a move to discourage investors from exclusively tracking the yuan’s fluctuations against the U.S. dollar.<p>A logo of yuan is seen at a foreign exchange store in Shanghai, China, December 1, 2015. …

China

Water cannons & tear gas deployed in Leipzig, as neo-Nazi demo sparks massive counter rallies

Police have deployed tears gas and water cannon in the German city of Leipzig against crowds of protesters who had been holding a counter rally to a …

Champagne on arrival, golf ranges and climbing walls: welcome to the new super chalets

A seven-floor chalet that costs £250,000 a week to rent is expected to be unveiled this Christmas as luxury skiing in the Alps hits new heights<p>Apopka, all 43,055 sq ft of it, is spread over seven floors, has a master suite, golf practice range and a cavernous living room. It will cost €350,000 …