Shavin Fernando

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76ers player explains why he dumped the Steelers after meeting Ben Roethlisberger<p>T.J. McConnell wasn't a big fan of Ben Roethlisberger after meeting …

Hey Uber, Welcome To China

Uber isn’t happy with its competitors in China. The U.S. ride-sharing Goliath has “spoken out for the first time” about being blocked on WeChat, China’s hugely popular mobile messaging platform which is run by Tencent, an investor in Uber rival Didi Kuaidi.<p>Emil Michael, the Uber exec who found …

China

Tony Blair: from New Labour hero to political embarrassment

Friend of the Murdochs, adviser to authoritarian regimes and associate of the super-rich – the former prime minister's reputation is on a downward spiral. And each new revelation manages to be more jaw-dropping than the last<p>In Tony Blair's uneven but occasionally startling autobiography, A Journey, …

Ecstasy-Like Drug 'Nintendo' Showing Up In European Clubs

People are getting high on Nintendo - literally.<p>Kotaku reports that a new and potent club drug named "Nintendo" has been spotted in Belgium.<p>The drug …

Nigel Farage's 'Daily Express' Column Translated

Nigel Farage wrote a column for the <i>Daily Express</i> on Wednesday in response to a leader about recent events concerning a Ukip councillor and some …

How I brought down drug-taking Lance Armstrong, by David Walsh

"I am not an investigative journalist... I wish I was an investigative journalist... I don't have the talent to be a sports reporter..."<p>David Walsh, the multi award-winning journalist, was not indulging in false modesty. He was simply being honest, the character trait that has shone through all he …

29 Incredible Pictures Of Kiev Transformed Into A Warzone

The area around central Kiev descended into a warzone on Wednesday with protesters and police clashing against a backdrop of flames, burning tyres …

Why I'll be rewarding the latest attempt to make a citizen's arrest on Tony Blair

Nothing changes without talk; nothing changes through talk alone. Petitions and debates and social media campaigns and even, sometimes, articles in newspapers are essential campaigning tools but, without action, they seldom amount to anything but catharsis. Without risk, there is no inspiration. …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

'I'm Not A Lookalike' Project Showcases Strangers Who Look Like Twins (PHOTOS)

Think you're special and unique?<p>So did these folks, until they met Francois Brunelle.<p>The 62-year-old Montreal-based photographer has spent the last 12 years scouring the world for complete strangers who look alarmingly similar, according to Rex USA.<p>"I was inspired by 2 things," Brunelle told Rex …

A sportsman's naivety is part of his magic

The media wants constant access to players, and insights and honesty from them, but this desire can only cheapen the experience of sport<p>Indulge me a …

Cricket

Come on, atheists: we must show some faith in ourselves

It's not just refugee law. The low status accorded to unbelievers has now become a matter of systematic civic exclusion<p>This week a 23-year-old Afghan man became the first person to be granted asylum in this country on the basis of his atheism – which, his lawyers argued, would have made life …

Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

<b>Listen · 8:54</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>It was a rainy night in October when my nephew Lewis passed the Frankenstein statue standing in front of a toy store. The 2 1/2-year-old boy didn't see the monster at first, and when he turned around, he was only inches from Frankenstein's green …

Why this 'Shoreditchification' of London must stop

It’s not particularly clever or novel to hate Shoreditch.<p>In fact, I’m sure if you spoke to half the people on the streets of Shoreditch, they’d tell you that they <b>hate Shoreditch</b> and are only there as some sort of ironic exercise in nostalgia slumming.<p>But bear with me here. What I hate more than …

England

Dude, where's my North Sea oil money?

For a few years, the UK enjoyed a once-in-a-lifetime windfall – only, unlike the Norwegians, we've got almost nothing to show for it<p>Last Wednesday, every single Norwegian became a millionaire – without having to lift a lillefinger. They owe the windfall to their coastline, and a huge dollop of good …

"We'll tell people that we met in a bar" - have you tried, and failed, to be original in your online dating profile? As millions turn to the internet to find love in the busiest month for the industry, we've put together a selection of 20 online dating cliches, and what they really mean: http://bbc.in/K19C9A Send us your picks.

The WikiLeaks Mole

On a recent frigid night near Reykjavik, Iceland, Sigurdur "Siggi" Thordarson slips into a bubbling geothermal pool at a suburban swim club. The …

Sexual Harassment

Ex-UBS bank executive to enter plea in tax fraud case | Reuters

MIAMI (Reuters) - A former high-ranking UBS banker charged with helping Americans dodge taxes through secret Swiss bank accounts is expected to plead not guilty on Tuesday to tax fraud conspiracy in federal court in Florida.<p>Attorney Aaron Marcu (R) speaks about his client, Raoul Weil, a former …