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Dennis Rodman's trips to North Korea are all about ego, not diplomacy

The bizarre friendship between US basketball player Dennis Rodman and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un may seem weird enough to be amusing. Certainly, Rodman's fourth trip to North Korea has attracted plenty of sniggering attention, from reports of Rodman singing happy birthday to Kim (whose date …

In war or withdrawal, Sharon marched to his own drum | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A maverick in war and politics, Israel’s Ariel Sharon reshaped the Middle East in a career marked by adventurism and disgrace, dramatic reversals and stunning rebounds.<p>Loathed by many Arabs and a divisive figure within Israel, Sharon left his mark on the region as perhaps no …

India says US could have avoided 'mini-crisis,' more to be done | Reuters

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India on Saturday blamed the United States for a “mini crisis” over the arrest and strip search of an Indian envoy, and said more work was needed to repair ties a day after the withdrawal of diplomats seemed to draw a line under the row.<p>Devyani Khobragade, 39, who was India’s …

Two new garden cities for southern England in 'secret' Tory plan

Liberal Democrats accuse David Cameron of suppressing report calling for thousands of new homes to combat housing shortage<p>A secret Whitehall report recommending that two new cities are built in southern England to combat the housing shortage is being suppressed by David Cameron, The Telegraph can …

Dial C for corruption - Delhi's anti-graft helpline is deluged with calls on first day http://gu.com/p/3ymgk/fb - via Guardian global development

Former Israeli PM and military commander Ariel Sharon dead at 85 | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, the trailblazing warrior-statesman who stunned Arab foes with his dramatic turnarounds, died on Saturday aged 85, after eight years in a coma caused by a stroke.<p>Sharon left historic footprints on the Middle East through military …

C#CKFIGHT

Screening at this year's prestigious Slamdance Film Festival (in the Anarchy Shorts category), "C#CKFIGHT" is a nine-minute long mind-bending and voyeuristic exploration of a sweat-soaked back-room brawl. Born and bred in Miami, filmmaker Julian Yuri Rodriguez—a Knight Foundation Fellow at the …

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Astronomers are getting ready for their best ever glimpse of the mysterious black hole at the heart of our galaxy http://bbc.in/1elULSS "Fireworks" will flare if it gobbles up a giant gas cloud which is drifting perilously close. The BBC's James Morgan reports on the collision, likely to take place in spring, from the American Astronomical Society meeting outside Washington DC.

Behold the First Ever Image of a Planet and Its Star Over 63 Light Years Away

Although it might not seem like much, the photo above might just be the most extraordinary image you have ever seen. Not because of crazy high …