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Strong 7.5 magnitude quake hits off Papua New Guinea | Reuters

(Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude 7.5 struck off Papua New Guinea on Saturday and a tsunami warning was briefly issued for the Pacific Island nation and neighboring Solomon Islands, but there were no immediate reports of damage.<p>The quake, at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), struck 68 km …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Review: Incremental Is The New Cool

Apple is under siege. Samsung is moving from strength to strength with every new version of its flagship Galaxy phones and this year is likely to be no exception, with the S5 on the horizon.<p>What started out as a poor alternative to the iPhone is quickly becoming a powerful adversary; Samsung is …

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Investigators conclude missing jet was hijacked, Malaysian official says

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Investigators have concluded that one or more people with significant flying experience hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, switched off communication devices and steered it off course, a Malaysian government official involved in the investigation said Saturday.<p>No …

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Mystery Malaysia flight may have lost signal, gone hundreds of miles off course

It was 1:30 a.m. when Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 lost all communications, including important transponder signals that send data on altitude, direction and speed. Still, it showed up on radar for about 1 hour, 10 minutes longer -- until it vanished, having apparently moved away from its intended …

No sign of Malaysia Airline wreckage; questions over stolen passports

There were few answers Sunday about the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, a day after contact was lost with the commercial jetliner en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.<p>An aerial search resumed at first light, with aircraft searching an area of the South China Sea for any sign of where the …

World governing body officially allows turbans in soccer following Quebec controversy

Soccer's international rule-making body has officially decided to allow players to wear religious headcovering during games.<p>The International Football Association Board, which sets the rules for FIFA, made the decision today — extending a two-year trial period during which hijabs and turbans were …

Russian Forces Flood Crimea; Ukraine Warns of War

Russian troops flooded the Russian-speaking Ukrainian region of Crimea on Saturday, giving President Vladimir Putin abundant options should he decide to use the new military authority his parliament gave him.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama spoke with Putin by telephone Saturday after the upper house of …

Mexico's 'Shorty' Guzman faces new organised crime charges

<b>Courts have ordered Mexican drug baron Joaquin Guzman – known as El Chapo, or Shorty – to remain in prison awaiting trial on new organised crime charges.</b><p>He is also wanted for drug-related charges in the United States but the Mexican authorities are yet to decide on whether he should be …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5: More of the same — but with a 16MP camera and fingerprint sensor

NEW YORK — Samsung’s next flagship smartphone is here.<p>Samsung officially announced the Galaxy S5 today at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. But for the unlucky press who couldn’t make it to Spain, the company also held a small media event only a few blocks away from Apple’s Soho store.<p>At this …

Timeline of Events That Led to Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman's Arrest

U.S. authorities had at least 5 wiretaps on targets inside the U.S. connected to the arrest of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman -- DEA had four wiretaps and …

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Actually, Some Animals Were Harmed in the Making of this Film

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A deep dive by <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> into the shady world of animal protection on movie sets alleges …

Rose needs surgery on torn right meniscus

LOS ANGELES — Derrick Rose had so looked forward to the warm embrace that awaited him on Sunday.<p>With friends and family looking on from where he makes his offseason home, Rose was scheduled to play the Clippers in a matinee at the Staples Center. That's mere miles from where he spent so many …

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How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Mark Zuckerberg On The Real Beginnings of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his annual appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event for a fireside chat with Paul Graham. In this conversation, he spoke about what he first built, never being afraid of making mistakes, and the movement that the social network has become to connect …

The Bronx Riviera: life at the 'hood beach' – in pictures

The image of New York's Bronx has largely been defined by the urban blight of the late 1960s-80s, when arson, drug addiction and social neglect decimated many of its neighbourhoods. Wayne Lawrence began taking portraits of summer regulars on the Bronx's only beach, known as a 'hood beach', in 2005, …

North Korea warns of 'all-out war' as it refuses to sign pact with US

North Korea has issued a fresh warning of an "all-out war", urging the United States to stop military drills and what it described as "nuclear blackmail".<p>The country also refused to sign a non-aggression pact that John Kerry, the US Secretary of State, offered last week on condition of …

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Steelers' Troy Polamalu Will Cut Very Famous Hair for Very Important Cause

Say goodbye to the best hair in the NFL.<p><i>Stars and Stripes</i>' Leo Shane III reports Pittsburgh Steelers star safety Troy Polamalu will cut his hair to honor veterans everywhere. Shane also reminds us that the 32-year-old led the charge for the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ “United for Veterans” campaign …

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SF-LA in a half hour via Hyperloop? Still at least 7 years away

In a conference call following his proof-of-concept unveiling, Elon Musk fleshes out a Hyperloop timeline and takes a shot at high-speed rail.<p>When pressed for a definitive timeline, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said Monday that the proposed initial Hyperloop system -- one that would take …

Jay Z: Obama 'owes me a couple'

Jay Z would want President Barack Obama to induct him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he said Friday.<p>When asked by HBO’s Bill Maher on his show “Real Time” who the rapper would want to induct him when he’s eligible in seven years, Jay Z immediately said Obama.<p>“It’d be alright. He owes me a …