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Groundbreaking gadget claims to fit in your ear and translate foreign languages in real-time

Trying to understand someone who doesn't speak your language could be a thing of the past, thanks to this new piece of technology.<p>Pilot earphones act like much like Babel Fish in 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' - they let two people who speak a different language understand each other.<p>The gadget …

New Zealand blocks farm purchase by Chinese firm

<b>New Zealand's government has blocked the $56m (£36m) purchase of a local farm by Chinese firm Shanghai Pengxin.</b><p>The government said it was not satisfied that the sale of the Lochinver farm would be of substantial benefit to the country, which is a key requirement for a big land purchase.<p>The surprise …

Facebook now selling video ads targeted users will see

Facebook is now selling video ads that the target audience is sure to see.<p>The world's biggest online social network said Thursday that advertisers can now buy ads that will be seen — from top to bottom — on a user's screen. Of course, this is still no guarantee that the user will choose to watch …

Associated Press News

It's official: America has deflation

America experienced something in January it hasn't seen in years: deflation.<p>Prices for goods actually declined -0.1% in January from a year ago, according to the Labor Department. That means it actually cost less to buy things in America this year than it did in January 2014.<p>It's the first time …

Malaysia's AirAsia posts first loss in two years

<b>AirAsia, one of the continent's most successful carriers, has posted its first net loss in two years, citing currency exchange losses and higher taxes.</b><p>In December, the Malaysian airline's Flight QZ8501 crashed into the Java Sea, with 162 people on board.<p>The firm said its net loss for the three …

The drought is costing California farms $1.8 billion in revenue

Vast tracts of farmland—mostly in the Central Valley—have been fallowed, which means idled to accumulate moisture. An estimated 564,000 acres will be idled, according to an economic update on the drought from researchers at the University of California at Davis.<p>Unused land, of course, triggers …

CVS Online Photo Center Probes Possible Security Breach

Security<p>CVS shut down its online photo center after a security breach may have compromised customer credit card information, the company said Friday.<p>The national pharmacy chain posted a message on CVSPhoto.com clarifying that customers who shopped at CVS.com and in stores were not affected.<p>"We have …

Feds deny more visas for 'specialized' foreign workers

Foreign employees of U.S. companies are having a harder time getting into the country under a specialized visa category, according to a report being released Wednesday.<p>About 35% of petitions by American companies to bring to the U.S. employees working overseas who have a "specialized knowledge" in …

No hike: Fed keeps benchmark rate near zero

WASHINGTON--Not yet.<p>Citing global economic weakness and financial market turmoil, the Federal Reserve agreed Thursday to keep its benchmark interest rate near zero despite the rapidly improving U.S. labor market.<p>But Fed policymakers' forecast indicates they still expect to bump up the federal funds …

Tây Ban Nha bán sân bay 'ma' giá 11.000 USD

Sân bay Ciudad Real, phía nam thành phố Madrid. Ảnh: <i>Independent</i><p>Theo <i>BBC</i>, nhóm Tzaneen International, gồm các nhà đầu tư của Trung Quốc, là nhà thầu …

Saved by a selfie stick

Japan's new 'girl band', average age 84

Pensioners become pop idols with their band KBG84 playing to sell out crowds and now with a record deal<p>They joke about knocking on heaven’s door, but a Japanese ‘girl band’ with an average age of 84 have struck a blow for grannies everywhere by becoming pop idols.<p>Hailing from the remote, …

IS offers a mix of brutality, charity during Ramadan

BEIRUT (AP) — During the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, the Islamic State group is showing two faces to the millions who live under its rule in Iraq …

US hacking breach hit more than 21 million people

Obama administration says scale of cyber attack far bigger than first admitted<p>Information on more than 21 million people – five times the original estimate – was exposed in a huge data breach, Washington has admitted.<p>The scale of the of the attack, which senior administration officials have linked …

Confiscated mafia loot worth billions gives Italy an unexpected problem

Italy’s battle against the mafia has provoked an unusual problem for the government – the headache of managing a staggering portfolio of assets and cash seized from mobsters.<p>Officials control about 3,000 companies, 12,000 properties and €2bn in bank deposits and other assets from organised crime …

Confederate Battle Doesn't End in South Carolina as Petitions Spread Across Country

U.S. news<p>As South Carolina prepares to remove the Confederate flag from the state Capitol on Friday, politicians and regular citizens across the country are clamoring to eliminate similar iconography.<p>South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Thursday signed into law a measure to take down the Confederate …

Rights & Freedoms

TransAsia Pilot Shut Off Wrong Engine Moments Before Crash

The pilot of the TransAsia plane that narrowly dodged high-rise buildings before clipping a bridge and crashing into a river, killing 43 people, acknowledged mistakenly shutting off the only working engine moments beforehand, according to a new report issued by Taiwanese aviation officials Thursday.<p>…

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Counterfeit medicine endangering Somali lives | Africa

<b>Mogadishu, Somalia -</b> Unlicensed clinics and pharmacies with unqualified staff have been dispencing counterfeit and expired medicines that are making people sick and endangering the lives of Somalis.<p>The sick can be seen walking towards the hospital at dawn, before any other souls venture out onto …

Fireworks-filled van explodes on California freeway

IVANPAH, Calif. (AP) — Jay Rutherford and his bandmates were mesmerized by the billowing smoke and small "psychedelic explosions" emanating from the …

Billionaire Saudi prince pledges entire personal wealth to charity

Prison escapee Richard Matt wrote to daughter, vowed to see her, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Richard Matt broke out of prison, he was looking forward to seeing his daughter. "I always promised you I would see you on the outside," he wrote to her in a letter.<p>She received it in the mail three days after he and fellow inmate David Sweat escaped from the Clinton Correctional …

Why We Need to Get Beyond '10 Ways to' and Live Life

Articles and, indeed, books love to give a finite number ways to reach a goal. Why is this?<p>There are three steps to heaven, and 12 to sobriety.<p>There are 50 ways to leave your lover, and, if you believe Tony Robbins (and why wouldn't you when even his teeth are brilliant?), seven steps to financial …

Naked performer confronts French culture minister over benefits

An actor appears naked at an awards ceremony attended by the French culture minister and demands unemployment benefits for playwrights<p>A male actor embarrassed <b>Fleur Pellerin</b>, the <b>French</b> culture minister, by appearing on stage naked at a televised awards ceremony and haranguing her about the lack of …

YouTube: Users Are More Likely To View Ads On Mobile

For YouTube, the ad game is all about mobile.<p>According to YouTube, there is a secret to getting you to watch the ad that rolls before the latest adorable cat video: Make sure you are watching it on your phone. As a matter of fact, you are 1.4 times as likely to watch YouTube ads on smartphones. A …

Paris thieves grab €5m bag of jewels in tunnel raid

<b>French police are searching for three thieves who stole a handbag containing five million euros (£3.6m; $5.4m) worth of jewels in a daring Paris raid.</b><p>The owner of the handbag, a Taiwanese art collector, was stuck in traffic in a tunnel when the thieves smashed her car window.<p>It was not clear …

Thousands could survive West Coast tsunami by walking to safety: study

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Thousands of people living along the U.S. Pacific coastline from Northern California to Washington state could survive a powerful tsunami, as long as they are prepared to walk briskly to higher ground, a researcher said on Tuesday.<p>About 95,000 people live on a 620-mile stretch …

Australia đề xuất phạt 1.500 USD nếu đổ rác quá sớm

Người dân ở Darebin có thể bị phạt gần 1.500 USD nếu mang thùng rác ra ngoài quá sớm, trước khi rác được thu gom. Ảnh: <i>Jonathan Carroll.</i><p>Hội đồng thành …

Secret Service supervisor accused of making unwanted sexual advances

<b>(CNN) —</b> Just as the agency begins to recover from a series of high-profile missteps, the Secret Service is facing yet another scandal.<p>A female employee accused Xavier Morales, a supervisor within the agency, of assault after he made sexual advances at her, according to The Washington Post.<p>"The …