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US-EU data deal at risk in Facebook case judgment

The landmark case before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg stems from a complaint against social media giant Facebook lodged against Irish authorities by Austrian law student Max Schrems.<p>The complaint focuses on the "Safe Harbour" deal signed in 2000 between Brussels and Washington that …

Amazon Prime Instant Video Now Lets iOS And Android Owners Download Titles For Offline Viewing

Amazon took a big step today to differentiate its Prime Instant Video service from rival Netflix: it’s becoming the first subscription-based video streaming service to make its content available for offline viewing on iOS and Android devices. Previously, the company allowed Amazon Fire tablet …

Whoa, science just told us our dogs may be eavesdropping on us

We all know how much our dogs love eagerly watching us. (Mine is watching me as I write this, TBH). But science says the reason may not just be that …

Research

Migrant boat still being held off Myanmar coast: government

YANGON (Reuters) - More than 700 migrants found packed aboard an overcrowded boat in the Andaman Sea were still being held offshore by Myanmar’s navy on Monday, more than three days after the converted fishing vessel was intercepted off the country’s coast.<p>“The government is checking their …

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Tom Cruise says 'Top Gun 2' would be ‘fun to do’

Tom Cruise may hang on to the side of a moving plane in <i>Mission: Impossible — Rogue Nation</i>, but he has his eye on some other aerial stunts — this time …

French farmers' protests to resume 'within days'

Head of French farmers' union says his members believe a €600 million government aid package and deal to raise milk prices does not go far enough<p>All last week, residents and holiday-makers faced chaos as French farmers blocked motorways with tractors, closed off tourist sites and unleashed pigs in …

Russia Won't Renew Gas Contract With Ukraine

The bitter divorce between Ukraine and Russia continues. Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev reportedly said Saturday that Kyiv can forget signing any natural gas delivery deals with state-owned Gazprom solely on its terms.<p>“We won’t extend the transit contract with Ukraine on disadvantageous …

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Dolph Ziggler Must Turn Heel Upon WWE Return

There's a vast number of current WWE Superstars who can be labeled as "underutilized," but no one is more deserving of a main event slot than Dolph Ziggler. He's established himself as one of the most popular talents on the roster in recent years simply by excelling at everything he does, but with …

Surprising Mosaics Revealed in Ancient Synagogue in Israel

Archaeologists puzzle over depictions of dancers, elephants, and a mysterious figure that may be Alexander the Great.<p>At the end of last month, amid the murmured chatter of archaeologists and the scraping of picks and trowels on rocks, a shout suddenly rang out. "Get Jodi! More mosaics!"<p>The diggers …

Elephants

Typhoon Nangka nears landfall in Japan, causing storm surge flooding fears

Typhoon Nangka, once a Category 4 Super Typhoon in the tropical Pacific, is headed for landfall on the Japanese island of Shikoku Thursday night, …

Weather

Former Cosby Show Actor: 'Of Course Bill Cosby Is Guilty'

CBS/Getty Images<p>Hulton Archive/Getty Images<p>AP<p>Alfred Eisenstaedt—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Fred Sabine—NBC/Getty Images<p>Ron …

Report: Cowboys offer Dez Bryant more than $12.8 million per year

Dez Bryant wants to get paid like one of the NFL's best receivers. Seems reasonable, right?<p>Dez Bryant wants to get paid like one of the NFL's best …

Happy Birthday, Bikini! See Stars in Their Teeny-Tiny Swimsuits

There's no season quite like summer to celebrate the bikini! The two-piece swimsuit may have been popularized on July 5, 1946, but there's actually …

Queer as folk: the fantastical costumes of old English festivals

In quiet corners of England, something bizarre is going on. Women swarm with flowers. Men hide beneath enormous feathered headdresses. These images look like something from a forgotten past – or a more surreal future – but the traditional English costumes photographed by Henry Bourne are all taken …

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' 10 Year Anniversary: 2005 Premiere Red Carpet

<i>The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants</i>—the coming-of-age-story about a group of best friends and a one-size-fits-four pair of jeans—turns 10-years-old today! In honor of this fact we're looking back at what Blake Lively, America Ferrera, and the rest of the gang wore to the 2005 premiere.<p>*Blake …

Solar plane delays attempt at most challenging leg of epic journey

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Solar Impulse 2, the experimental plane that pilots are trying to fly around the world without using a drop of fuel, had been set to take off from China early Tuesday morning on the most challenging and dangerous part of its journey.<p>But late Monday, the flight was canceled because of …

Solar Impulse

This Graphic Explains All the Health Hazards of Sitting for Too Long

By now, you already know that prolonged sitting is bad for your body. But what exactly goes on when you sit for hours every day? This graphic from …

Ergonomics

How to Spend the Last 10 Minutes of Your Day

How much sleep did you get last night? If the answer is “not enough” you’re hardly alone. According to Gallup’s estimates, almost half the people you’ll run into today are suffering from some level of sleep deprivation.<p>We often dismiss a little morning fatigue as an inconvenience, but here’s the …

The 20 Chicest Mom & Daughter Duos

From fashion moguls to iconic actresses, the adage "I got it from my mama" couldn't ring more true. In honor of Mother's Day this weekend, we're celebrating the chicest mother and daughter pairs.<p>From fashion moguls to iconic actresses, the adage "I got it from my mama" couldn't ring more true. In …

The Internet Has Changed the Way We Remember War

I spoke to Tate Modern curator Simon Baker about <em>Conflict, Time, Photography</em>, a new exhibition featuring the work of Don McCullin, Simon Norfolk, and Chloe Dewe Mathews.<p><i>This post originally appeared in VICE UK​</i><p>Contemplation and a thorough interrogation of what it is to actually remember …

Egypt takes aim at Hamas' terror tunnels

Critics who think Israel is taking a heavy-handed approach in destroying Hamas terror tunnels should see what Egypt has in mind.<p>Facing the same type of underground routes out of Gaza that allowed terrorists to mount attacks on Israel, Egypt is considering creating a huge, 1,000-meter buffer zone in …

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The Geography of Terrorism

More than 80 percent of last year's terrorism fatalities occurred in just five countries.<p>Of the 17,958 people who died in terrorist attacks in 2013, 82 percent were in one of five countries: Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria. That's one finding from this year's Global Terrorism Index …