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Facebook Reveals 1,900 Requests To Spy On Users For Criminal Cases

Law enforcement agencies in the UK made more than 1,900 requests for data on Facebook users in last six months of 2013, according to results …

Taxpayer cheat used £2.5million to build home in Pakistan as big as the Queen's

The £2.5m mansion in Pakistan which was described by a judge as ‘the size of Buckingham Palace[NEWSTEAM]<p>Mohammed Suleman Khan, 42, dodged paying tax …

Lightning Strike: The Secret Mission to Kill Admiral Yamamoto and Avenge Pearl Harbor

<b>This is the story of the fighter mission that changed World War II. It is the true story of the man behind Pearl Harbor---Admiral Isoroku</b> …

The Trial Of Jesus: the Enigma of the First Good Friday

By a strange irony of history, the surest thing known about Jesus of Nazareth is that he was executed by the Romans for sedition against their …

African history special

Miranda Kaufmann reveals the role played by Africans in Tudor exploration, while Gus Casely-Hayford explores the ancient African city of Timbuktu<p>This …

Flappy Bird Developer Says He’s Taking The Hit Game Down Tomorrow

The developer of the popular mobile game Flappy Bird just declared that he’s taking the game down tomorrow.<p>Dong Nguyen, an indie game developer based in Hanoi, Vietnam, tweeted, “I am sorry ‘Flappy Bird’ users, 22 hours from now, I will take ‘Flappy Bird’ down. I cannot take this anymore.” He then …

What does it take to be wealthy? $5 million

Are all millionaires wealthy? Not if you ask them.<p>A whopping 70% of those with at least $1 millionin assets that are invested or available to invest, excluding home values, don't consider themselves to be wealthy, according to a survey of 4,500 affluent investors by UBS. Rather, it's only when they …

USS GERALD R. FORD: Check Out The Construction Of The Most Expensive Ship Ever

The numbers behind the USS Gerald R. Ford are impressive; about $14 billion in total cost, 224 million pounds, about 25 stories high, 1,106 feet long and 250 feet wide. But the sheer enormity of the ship and construction operation is hard to grasp until you're nearly face-to-metal with the massive …

Military

Working from Home: A Work in Progress

It’s now been about six weeks since all Yahoo! employees had to start showing up at the Internet giant’s offices every day. The company-confidential but widely circulated memo that banned telecommuting stressed the importance of physical proximity for preserving the creative culture that new CEO …

Eat breakfast if you want to reduce your risk of coronary heart disease

Skipping breakfast can raise your chances of developing heart disease, new research suggests.<p>During the 16-year study, 7.3% of participants who …

Retire a Millionaire: Strategy for Your 20s

Seven-figure savings strategies for twentysomethings who are just starting out.<p><b>At age 25, you've Saved: $0</b><p>To reach one million by age 65 you need to …

Need a guilt trip? Find out how often you'll see your parents before they die

Can looking up the average lifespan of a woman in the country in which your mother lives and subtracting her age from it make you a better person?<p>No. You're still a bad person for not visiting your mom enough.<p>But if you then multiply the difference between your mom's age and her expected lifespan …

When China Sneezes, Everyone Gets Sick

Not too long ago, the story was that when Chinese buy an ounce more of rice and eat more chicken, commodities prices would rise. And indeed they did. But now the story is, if China sneezes, we all get the flu.<p>The Chinese economy is sick. Not deadly sick, but in a funk.<p>It’s not that the funk will …

Beijing subway rush hour video goes viral

If you complain about travelling during the rush hour on Britain's trains, spare a thought for these poor commuters in Beijing.<p>This is <b>Beijing</b>'s Subway Line 13 in rush hour on a Thursday morning. Those with claustrophobia look away now.<p>The video, filmed on July 18, shows thousands of commuters …

Trains

LA Bankruptcy Could Be Two To Three Years Away, Says California Pension Reform President (VIDEO)

LA could be two to three years away from the same kind of bankruptcy that Detroit faces, says Daniel Pellissler, president of California Pension Reform, a political organization dedicated to fixing California’s pension crisis.<p>"I think your city of Los Angeles is probably two to three years away …

Los Angeles to New York in Under an Hour? Tell Me More!

There’s talk of a train, of sorts, that will allow us to get from Los Angeles to New York in under an hour. It’s a Hyperloop system and it would …

10 International Drinking Rules to enact at your next hostel

When I tell my parents about where I’ve been, I tell them about the days and places. They like to hear about the regality of the temples, the museums …

Alcohol

Kids Killed By Drones: U.S. Pushes Back

American officials are disputing the findings of a secret Pakistani government report, the first known internal Pakistani assessment of America's …

When It Rains, It Pours

<b>Click here to read an original op-ed from the TED speaker who inspired this post and watch the TEDTalk below.</b><p>When people think of Earth's terrestrial environment, they invariably associate it with the color green. Green, in fact, has become code for "eco-consciousness." But, as that famous photo of …

Meet the Man Awarded the "Smallest Penis in Brooklyn" Crown. He Sounds Like a Catch!

Pinterest<p>I realize that headline might have sounded sarcastic, but I actually mean it! This guy has a sense of humor and a lot of smart things to say about body image. That's a catch in my book.<p>Anyway, I blame all the distracting speculation over the pending royal birth (he's heeeere!) for causing …

Let's Talk About: The ending of The Last of Us

<i>Let's Talk About... is an opinion series in which two members of Polygon's editorial team discuss an important game or topic. In this piece, Senior Reviewer Danielle Riendeau and Editor-at-Large Chris Plante discuss the ending of</i> The Last of Us<i>, along with the game's take on gender and the truth</i> …

7 Shocking Bible Verses You Probably Won't Hear In Church

God-commissioned bear attacks, praise of infanticide, and cannibalism? Yep, all in there.<p><i>In general, "conservative" is used throughout to denote a more traditional approach that treats the biblical text with some measure of divine inspiration, whereas a "liberal" perspective might be more</i> …

Theology

Chromecast: a tiny computer that connects your TV to your phone, tablet, and laptop

It would appear that Google is good and ready to enter the smart TV market from a Chrome angle this week with a device called Chromecast. This little …

Televisions

How Bruce Springsteen rocked the Berlin Wall

Bruce Springsteen delivered a message of freedom to a huge concert in East Berlin in July 1988 – and the Berlin Wall fell the following year. Was it the spark that started the fire? Stephen Evans reports.<p>Nobody claims that rock music shook the Berlin Wall to destruction. It’s the people of East …

Germany

White House Down: Is there depth?

The White House is attacked; the president and the country are saved. But is there any more depth in this action extravaganza? Tom Brook investigates.<p>White House Down follows in the footsteps of another very similar film, Olympus Has Fallen, released in March, in which the White House is attacked …

The White House

Arab countries boycott suicide bomber film, The Attack

Critics have described The Attack as important and well made – but you won’t be able to see it in most of the Arab world. Tom Brook finds out why.<p>This week the Jerusalem Film Festival will show The Attack – a film that has been boycotted by more than 20 Arab countries. Its Lebanese director says …

Arab League

The world’s weirdest languages

The best arts and literature reads, including far-out dialects, life on the set of The Wire and a sad sketch of ageing poet and critic, Clive James.<p>World’s weirdest languages<br>Tyler Schnoebelen | Idibon | 26 June 2013<br>If you rank the world’s languages by the structural features they share with other …

Literature