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New 'Transformers: Age Of Extinction' Trailer Finally Shows Us What Michael Bay Has In Store

But Michael Bay decided to go a new route by bringing in Mark Wahlberg and introducing fan-favorite toys Dinobots (yes, Dinosaur-like robots that also transform) into the mix. Previously, we've seen a teaser for the film, and while we've had some ideas, we're still pretty fuzzy on what the film …

Movies

Ellen DeGeneres and Oscars stars give pizza delivery man $1000 tip

The delivery man who brought pizza to some of the world's most famous Hollywood actors at the Oscars walked away with a $1000 tip, it has been revealed.<p>Big Mama's & Papa's co-owner Edgar appeared live on host Ellen DeGeneres' TV show in the US last night to talk about his surprise turn at Sunday …

Stunning Celebrity Portraits Taken at Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party

<b>Lupita Nyong'o</b><p>Did you catch last night's Oscars? If not, here's a quick recap. Jareto Leto and Lupita Nyong'o gave two eloquent and moving acceptance speeches, Ellen (or rather Bradley Cooper) took a celebrity-filled selfie that broke Twitter, and Leonardo DiCaprio didn't win..again. Of course, the …

Paul Rudd

Clever Mash-up Posters of Movies We Wish Were Real

We have the creative genius of some Redditor to thank for these fantastic movie mash-up posters. Using Photoshop, clever wordplay, and lots of imagination, famous movies such as <i>Harry Potter</i>, <i>Black Swan</i>, and more were blended together to create the ultimate mash-up movie posters.<p>You wouldn't think …

Oscars 2014 red carpet fashion – in pictures

Lupita Nyong’o chose Prada, Jennifer Lawrence fell over in her Dior gown (again) – and Pharrell Williams wore shorts. The Guardian fashion team bring you the stars’ Oscar looks hot from the red carpet in LA – with commentary and pictures

Striking Images of Ukraine Before and After the Recent Riots

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz uses Photoshop to merge together photos of Kiev that were taken before and after the recent Ukraine riots, creating devastating images that juxtapose the previous peace of of the city with the destruction and violence that raged after the protests began. Although the visuals …

Protest

Islamic extremists kill at least 90 in northeast Nigeria

At least 90 people are thought to have been killed in twin attacks in Borno state<p>Almost 100 people have died in a series of attacks across the north of Nigeria.<p>At least 51 people were killed in one attack, in the northeast <b>Nigerian</b> city of Maiduguri, after Islamic extremists set off two car bombs in …

Crimea Standoff: Russian Gunmen Surround Ukraine Military Base

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine - Russian troops surrounded a military base in Ukraine's Crimea region Sunday in a tense standoff as the security crisis in the region deepened.<p>Armed men arrived at the base in Perevalne and demanded the Ukrainian soldiers inside lay down their weapons.<p>The Ukrainian forces …

Russia

Late-Night Highlight: Adam Sandler Brings Drew Barrymore to Tears With Sentimental Duet

Old pals Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore appeared together on <i>The Tonight Show</i> Wednesday night to sing a duet celebrating their many years of onscreen …

WWE WrestleMania 2014: Latest Buzz, Speculation Around Massive PPV for Feb. 27

The night after Elimination Chamber, the WWE WrestleMania XXX card went from cloudy to clear, but there is still plenty to buzz about regarding what is still unanswered.<p>A major rumored storyline has reportedly been dropped, WWE's champions are possibly in line to face multiple opponents and there …

The WWE Digital Network Would Be Awesome! If It Actually Worked...

World Wrestling Entertainment's new digital network arrived exactly when CEO Vince McMahon promised it would: Monday, February 24th.<p>Since then, however, the WWE Network has been struggling with technical issues that have made the would-be revolutionary multimedia application inaccessible to paying …

WWE

Michelle Obama Will Hang with 'Best Friend' Amy Poehler on 'Parks and Rec'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After confirming that she and Amy Poehler are indeed best friends earlier this week, Michelle Obama …

Rihanna and Drake Reunited in Paris Again, Performed "Take Care"

Just date already, please.<p>After hanging out in a Paris nightclub and inspiring a new round of Rihanna/Drake erotic fan fiction, Drake asked RiRi on stage Tuesday to perform their hit duet "Take Care." Why won't these two just date already and be happy forever?<p>Post-concert, Drake posted this photo …

New drugs may transform Down syndrome

Recent breakthroughs could lead to pharmacological treatments for the chromosomal disorder<p>Jenni Laidman<p>February 22, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>People born with Down syndrome have always been considered to be incurably developmentally delayed—until …

China training for 'short, sharp war' against Japan

US military analyst says Beijing's military exercises designed to invade and gain control of the disputed Senkaku islands<p>China is stepping up its training for a "short, sharp war" designed to seize the disputed Senkaku islands from Japan, according to the head of US naval intelligence in the …

Ten years of peace in Liberia, Nigeria's polio drive, and civil society decoded

The controversial private-sector arm of the British government aid programme, the CDC, routed nearly half of its investments in developing countries last year through offshore tax havens, Claire Provost reveals, despite the prime minister's pledges to clamp down on financial secrecy and help poor …

History

After being populated for a mere few thousand years, Liberia struck American abolitionists as an ideal place to resettle freed slaves. In 1822, the first group stepped off the boat at Providence Island, Monrovia. They saw themselves as part of a mission to bring civilisation and Christianity to …

Even With Peace, It's Hard To Be A Liberian Entrepreneur

Ten years of peace in Liberia has created opportunities for education and entrepreneurs. But challenges remain, including no electricity, widespread corruption and weak infrastructure. Twenty-four-year-old Pandora Hodge is a budding restaurateur and art theater owner trying to make it in …

Gerard Butler Visits Liberia with Mary's Meals - All the Photos!

<b>Gerard Butler</b> takes some time out of his busy schedule to spend time with just a few of the children supported by the organization Mary’s Meals …

Liberia Rape Victims: Two Thirds Are Children

Two-thirds of rape victims in Liberia in 2013 were children, according to an examination of 1002 cases by government authorities.<p>"As a result of rape …

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Associated Press News

China-Union makes its first shipment of iron ore from Liberia

MONROVIA, Feb 13 (Reuters) - China-Union Investment has made its first shipment of iron ore from Liberia since taking over Bong Mines in 2008 with a $2.6 billion investment, an important step in the economic revival of the West African state.<p>The company shipped 50,000 tonnes of ore worth around $1 …

Liberia Can Elect A Strong Feminist Leader, But It Can't End Female Genital Mutilation

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the first woman to be elected president of an African country, has long been heralded as a leading force in putting an end to civil wars and advancing the rights of women.<p>But, she's remained uncharacteristically silent on the issue of female …