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★★★★★ Star Wars: The Last Jedi<p>“This is not going to go the way you think!” Luke Skywalker warns Rey on ...<p>★★★★★ Ferdinand<p>Improbable as it may seem, …

We could do without FA Cup distraction - Lambert

• FA Cup<p>ESPN staff<p>Lambert is feeling the pressure this season © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p>Paul Lambert has admitted he would prefer not to have the …

Six Things Wrong With Manchester United

David Moyes suffered his sixth Premier League defeat as Manchester United manager on New Year's Day and the champions are now 11 points adrift of …

Huddlestone finally gets haircut after charity bet

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Technology predictions for 2014: smarter cities, bigger games

From expanded connectivity, drones and patent wars to cheaper tablets, monster games and smart wearables<p>This is the year that cities become even smarter. Local authorities and councils the world over have invested in social capital and connected infrastructure with the aim of better understanding …

French teen Oksa Pollock works her magic in vacuum left by Harry Potter

Global success is moving out of the realms of fantasy for Anne Plichota and Cendrine Wolf, co-creators of Oksa Pollock<p>You might think that "Oksa Pollock" is a Harry Potter curse, or one of Professor Dumbledore's spells. In fact, it's the latest manifestation of juvenile wizardry's remarkable grip …

Cuba's 2014 economic shift still Communist, till further notice

In Cuba today, there’s a hit video game glorifying as heroes the victors of the revolution 55 years ago. The players slip into Fidel Castro’s and Che Guevara’s virtual skin and attack the dictator Batista.<p>January 1959 heralded a new dawn for the now one-party Caribbean island. In the 21st century, …

Lawyer fined for revealing pseudonymous author was JK Rowling

LONDON (Reuters) - A lawyer who blew JK Rowling’s cover when she wrote a detective novel under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith has been fined 1,000 pounds ($1,650) and received a written warning from a British legal watchdog.<p>Chris Gossage, a partner at Russells Solicitors, which represented the …

Snapchat: ten things you need to know

Snapchat: the top ten things you need to know about the photo-sharing mobile app<p>Snapchat is a mobile app which allows people to send smartphone photos or video clips timed to self-destruct 10 seconds or less after being opened.<p>The app has become hugely popular among teenagers who are easing away …

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Netanyahu gloomy as Kerry returns for peace talks

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered a gloomy assessment of peace prospects with the Palestinians on Thursday as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began his 10th visit to the region in pursuit of a deal.<p>“There is growing doubt in Israel that the Palestinians are …

China's military presence is growing. Does a superpower collision loom?

Who holds the key to the future of East Asia? As US influence recedes, arch-enemies China and Japan are flexing their muscles<p>Generally speaking, Japanese bureaucrats are not much given to exaggeration. So when a senior government insider in Tokyo, speaking off the record, recently compared the …

London cyclists could end up riding to work on elevated 'SkyCycle' routes if Norman Foster plans go ahead http://gu.com/p/3yha6/fb

Archeologists Race Against Time In Warming Arctic Coasts

Archeologists who study the people who lived in the Arctic thousands of years ago are in a race against time. Coastal settlements are being washed away by erosion, storm surges and other climate changes related to global warming. Clues to the past that were frozen intact in permafrost for thousands …

Panama Canal expansion contractors in strike threat over pay dispute

The Spanish-led consortium working on a giant project to expand the Panama Canal is threatening to suspend the operation if its demands for payment are not met.<p>It has warned the Panama Canal Authority that work will stop in three weeks’ time in a row over who is responsible for cost overruns. Led …

Exiled Rwandan ex-spy boss murdered in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - An exiled former Rwandan intelligence chief was found murdered in a Johannesburg hotel room, police said on Thursday, in a killing a Rwandan opposition party blamed on the country’s government.<p>Patrick Karegeya, who once headed military intelligence in his homeland, fled to …

FYI: Do Fat People Stay Warmer Than Thin People?

Pack on some extra pounds for winter<p>At the yearly Rottnest Channel Swim in Western Australia, participants often smear their bodies with animal fat for insulation against the 70-degree water. But their own body fat also helps to keep them warm, like an extra layer of clothing beneath the skin. When …

Money has corrupted us. We no longer understand what it's worth

It's time we made money do what we want, rather than letting it diminish and degrade us<p>The house across the street has just gone on sale for £850,000. A bog-standard, late-Victorian, ex-council terrace house in the rough part of Islington, with a yard billed as a garden, costs as much as a street …