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Why is talking about size still such a taboo?

American celebrity gossip magazine People has recently taken it upon itself to help in the fight for women to feel proud of their bodies. Its tactic for this noble exercise? Asking women to post a charming, appealing and creative photo (their words, their rules) of themselves holding a sign bearing …

BlackBerry CEO struggles to demonstrate the company's new Android slider

Last week, BlackBerry confirmed plans to launch the Priv: an Android-powered slider smartphone that it says combines the best features of Google's mobile OS with "BlackBerry security and productivity." It's a sensible selling point, but as this hands-on with the Priv featuring BlackBerry CEO John …

Obama and Putin to Meet on Sidelines of United Nations General Assembly

An all-star star lineup of world leaders was taking the stage at the United Nations on Monday, but all eyes will be on the sidelines for the first meeting between the estranged U.S. and Russian leaders in nearly a year.<p>President Barack Obama and his Moscow-based counterpart Vladimir Putin will come …

Google Glass: Rumoured 'Enterprise Edition' sports bigger display, better processor

Google is reportedly working on a new iteration of its wearable headset, the Google Glass, although the device is not likely to be targeted at the …

Caterpillars: close-up of a very clever disguise

Long, pudgy and decked out with vivid yellow segments, the larvae of <i>Schinia nundina</i> seem a pretty brazen bunch. Yet against the blossoms of the goldenrod plant, they become masters of disguise.<p>Just one of a host of species that wriggle and writhe in New Hampshire, the caterpillars sport a stunning …

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Yemen's Houthis blamed for Sanaa governor's death

Yemen's Shia Houthi fighters have killed the governor of the capital Sanaa in clashes that erupted during an attempt to detain him, according to his relatives.<p>They said on Friday that Abdulghani Jamil and his nephew Nasr Jamil died of wounds suffered in clashes late on Thursday between his aides …

BBC shuts down iPlayer service for subscribers outside the UK

The BBC has offered subscriptions to an international version of its iPlayer streaming service since 2011, but in the next month or so it will close its doors. In case you're wondering why you've never heard of the iPlayer Global service, that's because despite being offered in 16 countries …