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Owner of ex-PM's Blair Force One jet revealed as former Labour donor

Jet used by Tony Blair belongs to Richard Caring, the owner of the Ivy and Annabel’s, who once loaned the Labour party £2 million<p>Nicknamed “Blair Force One”, it is the private jet of choice for the former prime minister.<p>Tony Blair <b>has used the plane — a £30 million aircraft with distinctive black</b> …

Labour Party

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

Watch: Oscars Nominees Open Up in Video Screen Tests

The Oscar-nominated cast of <i>W</i>’s February 2015 Best Performances issue—including Best Actor in a Leading Role nominees Steve Carell (<i>Foxcatcher</i>), Bradley Cooper (<i>American Sniper</i>), Eddie Redmayne (<i>The Theory of Everything</i>), Michael Keaton (<i>Birdman</i>) and Benedict Cumberbatch (<i>The Imitation Game</i>); and …

Marion Cotillard

'Parks and Recreation': Inside the futuristic farewell season -- and final days on set

So this is what the end of Pawnee looks like. Hugs upon hugs, each longer than the last. Announcement after announcement that another actor—Henry …

Thierry Henry will make big screen debut with cameo role in Entourage movie

Arsenal legend, who announced his retirement from football earlier this month, has taken his first steps into the world of film<p>Thierry Henry will make his big screen debut in 2015 with a cameo role in the Entourage movie.<p>Arsenal legend Henry this month announced his retirement from playing …

Researchers read and write brain activity with light

Neuroscientists at UCL have developed an ‘all-optical’ method for simultaneous recording and alteration of nervous impulses in the living brain.<p>A team of neuroscientists at University College London has developed a new way of simultaneously recording and manipulating the activity of multiple cells …

I'm an Anonymous hacker in prison, and I am not a crook. I'm an activist

We may have hacked Sony back in the day, but we are still a social justice movement, from economic inequality to police brutality. Hacktivism is still the future<p>Here in prison, I am asked a lot about hacking and especially about Anonymous, because of course there is interest in new technologies …

The 20 Most Homicidal Countries In The World

The United Nations and the World Health Organization have released their 2014 Global Status Report on Violence Prevention, which paints a bleak and detailed picture of murder and violence around the world.<p>Worldwide in 2012, there were 475,000 murder victims, 60% of whom were males between 15 and 44 …

Latin America

Arsenal transfer rumours: Next Patrick Vieira winging his way to Emirates

Transfers: Latest news, rumours and gossip for Arsenal in 2014, as Polish wonderkid closes in on move to Emirates<p><b>Arsenal</b><p>Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign Polish wonderkid <b>Krystian Bielik</b> from Legia Warsaw, according to a number of sources.<p>Touted as the next Patrick Vieira, 16-year-old Bielik is …

Soccer
Soccer

Is Black Mirror the Twilight Zone of the Digital Age?

The only _Twilight Zon_e episode I can recall isn’t from Rod Serling’s original television show, which ran from 1959 to 1964, but an episode remake found in the omnibus tribute <i>Twilight Zone: The Movie.</i> I came across the film on television, as a kid, some time after its 1983 release, and stuck …

Sports Personality: Rory McIlroy snub is a travesty - he should not bother turning up again

The British public totally failed to understand the magnitude of McIlroy's incredible year - they clearly just prefer men in fast cars, says James Corrigan<p>At least we now can be clear that it is too dangerous to allow the public to decide upon two things - the death penalty <i>and</i> Sports Personality of …

Golf

Sydney siege: Police urge media blackout as hostages post gunman's demands on social media

Hostages being held in a siege at a Sydney café have posted their captor's demands to authorities on social media, it has been reported.<p>A tense …

'Don't pity our father Muhammed Ali. He's happy'

As a new film about his life is released, the daughters of the legendary Muhammad Ali speak out about his battle with Parkinson's disease<p>Three months ago, Muhammad Ali called his daughter, Hana, with some news. “He told me that he was going to make a comeback,” says the 38-year-old, with a small …

Are old fairy stories too scary for kids?

The folk tales of old prepare a child for life<p>Moving house, stacking books in boxes, I came across a clutch of fairy books, Andrew Lang’s folk tales from around the world in their coloured cloth covers: yellow, brown, red, grey, blue. I picked up ‘yellow’, opened the cover and fell down a wormhole, …

Books

Unboxed: Sony's 20th Anniversary Edition PlayStation 4 is gorgeous, rare and sold out

Nostalgia is a powerful tool and Sony knows exactly how to wield it. You need only glimpse the 20th Anniversary Edition PlayStation 4 in real life to fully comprehend that. The limited edition console, which comes with an "original gray" paint job, patterned faceplate and colorful PS logo that …

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Police helicopter finds huge swastika in bottom of pool in Brazil

Civil Police in Brazil say one of their helicopters made a startling discovery -- a huge swastika in the bottom of a swimming pool.<p>One of their helicopters was assisting in a kidnapping investigation this week when officers spotted the symbol on a property in Pomerode, Brazil in the southern state …

Emmanuel Petit attacks 'smug, untruthful and hypocritical' French for not revering Thierry Henry

Emmanuel Petit attacks France's attitude towards former team-mate Thierry Henry and says his countrymen would be 'better off under the Germans'<p>Emmanuel Petit has launched an extraordinary attack on the French, suggesting it may have been better if they had been “overrun” by Germany in the second …

France

Pele in intensive care as his condition worsens

Brazil legend was admitted to hospital in Sao Paulo on Monday with a urinary infection, according to reports<p>There were fears for the health of Brazil legend Pelé on Thursday after he was transferred to a special hospital unit for monitoring following “clinical instability”.<p>The 74-year-old had been …

Brazil
NFL

Britain's first 'poo bus' hits the streets

Thanks to a range of new technologies, Britain's buses are steadily swapping traditional fuel for greener alternatives. Over in Bristol, however, Wessex Water believes more can be done with the brown stuff. That's why it's today put the UK's first bus powered entirely by human and food waste into …

As Street Art Turns to Public Art in Barcelona

<b>Spain's Second Largest City Hosts "Open Walls"</b><p>A popular city for street art in the early 2000s that attracted artists from across Europe and elsewhere to its intimate doorways and darkened small streets, Barcelona has become less inviting to illegal painting in recent years due to an organized …

Barcelona

Scientists Venture Deep Inside Mysterious Siberian Crater And Come Back With Incredible Photos

Scientists are closing in on what caused three massive holes to open up mysteriously in northern Siberia last July.<p>This week a team of Russian researchers roped their way down 34 feet to the bottom of the largest crater and found no evidence of alien beings or meteorites that some people had …

See Why People Have Pledged More Than $60 Million For This Epic Space Game

The game's runaway success is because "Star Citizen" represents the dream video game for many gamers: It's a space exploration game, first-person shooter, and open-world RPG all combined into one.<p>The ambitious scale of "Star Citizen" means that players can decide how to play the game based on the …

Space Exploration

How a War-Weary Vet Created ‘The Twilight Zone’

No television show exerted more influence on the state of American science fiction than The Twilight Zone, the little morality plays of a former Army …

Ku Klux Klan Rebrand Opens Its Doors To Black People, Jews And Gays

The Ku Klux Klan is diversifying. Really. Well, apparently.<p>Despite being better known for burning crosses on lawns, lynchings and horrific racism, …

Are low-paid, outraged workers ready to fight back?

Wages have been falling for years and inequality is growing. But the dissatisfaction of workers may finally force a revolt<p>It was all going to script until the rich guy in the pinstripe suit said young people should “get off their arses”. I was in a television studio for Channel 4, trying to explain …