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2013: The year in design

From battery-powered exoskeletons to buildings that melt cars, this year was a notable one for design.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in wildlife

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South Sudan rebels agree to ceasefire talks as fighting rages | Reuters

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan’s government and rebels agreed a ceasefire on Tuesday, mediators said, though there was no immediate confirmation from either side or sign of an end to ethnic fighting that has ravaged the world’s youngest nation.<p>Less than two hours before the deal was announced, …

Shots fired at German ambassador's residence in Athens | Reuters

ATHENS (Reuters) - Unidentified assailants opened fire on the German ambassador’s residence in Athens with a Kalashnikov assault rifle on Monday in an attack seen as an attempt to sour relations between debt-laden Greece and its biggest creditor nation.<p>Police said about 60 shots were fired at the …

The Wolf of Wall Street criticised for 'glorifying psychopathic behaviour'

The daughter of a man linked to the discredited financial schemes depicted in Oscar-tipped drama The Wolf of Wall Street has attacked the film's director, Martin Scorsese, and its star Leonardo DiCaprio, for glamorising a lifestyle of "fun sexcapades and coke binges".<p>Christina McDowell, whose …

The eyes in Leonardo da Vinci's painting of the Mona Lisa are said by some to follow viewers around the room, but in this clever optical illusion the entire head of a dinosaur appears to move with the camera. Watch it here: http://fw.to/00HXuwg

Second suicide bomber in Russia's Volgograd kills 14 on bus | Reuters

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - A bomb ripped a bus apart in Volgograd on Monday, killing 14 people in the second deadly attack blamed on suicide bombers in the southern Russian city in 24 hours and raising fears of Islamist attacks on the Winter Olympics.<p>President Vladimir Putin, who has staked his …

Exclusive - Hacker took over BBC server, tried to 'sell' access on Christmas Day | Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) - A hacker secretly took over a computer server at the BBC, Britain’s public broadcaster, and then launched a Christmas Day campaign to convince other cyber criminals to pay him for access to the system.<p>A man enters BBC New Broadcasting House in London November 11, 2012. …

Hundreds try to flee Central African Republic on emergency flights | Reuters

BANGUI (Reuters) - Hundreds of people tried to flee inter-religious violence in Central African Republic on Saturday aboard emergency flights to neighbouring Chad, while nearby countries appealed for help to rescue their citizens from the mounting humanitarian crisis.<p>Tit-for-tat violence between …

One killed as Islamist students and police clash in Cairo | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - A student was killed on Saturday and scores were arrested when supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood clashed with Egyptian police at the Cairo campus of Al-Azhar University, state media reported.<p>Shaimaa Mounir, a student activist, told Reuters the dead student was Khaled El-Haddad, …

South Sudan's Kiir wins regional backing, rebels driven from town | Reuters

NAIROBI/JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan’s neighbours threw their weight behind President Salva Kiir on Friday in an ethnic-based conflict ravaging the world’s newest state, saying they would not accept any bid to overthrow his democratically elected government.<p>A South Sudan army soldier sweats as he …

NSA mass collection of phone data is legal, federal judge rules

• Dragnet program deemed 'controversial but lawful'<p>• Lawsuit brought by ACLU dismissed<p>• NSA phone data collection deemed legal: full ruling<p>A legal battle over the scope of US government surveillance took a turn in favour of the National Security Agency on Friday with a court opinion declaring that …

A car bomb near a church in Baghdad has killed at least 12 people as Iraqi Christians celebrated Christmas, officials say: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25514687 The device went off in the Doura district of the city as worshippers left a Christmas Day service. At least 28 people were wounded, reports said. Police said most of the victims were Christians.

South Sudan: the state that fell apart in a week

Eyewitness reports from Juba where there has been a brutal and sudden descent into civil war<p>A week ago, Simon K, a 20-year-old student living in the capital of South Sudan, was arrested by men in military uniforms. He was asked a question that has taken on deadly importance in the world's newest …

Syrian government raids on Aleppo kill 15

Syrian government air raids on rebel-held areas of Aleppo killed at least 15 people on Tuesday, including three children, according to activists.<p>The strikes extended the assault by President Bashar Assad’s warplanes and helicopters on the embattled city into its tenth day.<p>Several amateur video …

U.N. sends more peacekeepers to South Sudan as violence worsens | Reuters

JUBA/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council approved plans on Tuesday to almost double the number of peacekeepers in South Sudan in an effort to protect civilians as reports of mass graves fueled fears of a worsening of ethnic bloodletting in the world’s newest state.<p>The move came as …

Chinese smugglers 'dig tunnel to Hong Kong'

<b>Chinese authorities have uncovered a tunnel from the mainland to Hong Kong, apparently built by smugglers.</b><p>The tunnel, with concrete walls and interior lighting, started under a garage near the city of Shenzhen and stretched for 40m (130ft) under a river and into reed-beds in Hong Kong.<p>The …

Carefully Applied Dyes Reveal Colorful Anatomy of Fish

<i>Cleared</i> is a photo series by formally trained engineer and mathematician Adam Summers that offers a new way of viewing marine life. The scientific photographer, who has always been fascinated with biology, took it upon himself to experiment with his specimens by altering the pigments of their …

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