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Jean-Claude Juncker: I keep a list of people who have crossed me

In wideranging interview, European commission president criticises calls for him to quit and rejects claims he embraced Nigel Farage after Brexit vote<p>There is no shortage of people who could make it into the bad books of the European commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker.<p>There’s the …

Europe

Asteroid strike could cause 'immense suffering'

A huge asteroid hurtling through space at 63,000mph could one day hit Earth causing "immense suffering and death", astronomers say.<p>The space rock was discovered in 1999 and is likely to blast in between the Earth and the moon in 2135 - a little too close for comfort.<p>But on a return trip later in …

2016 July 26 - Puzzling a Sky over Argentina

<b>Puzzling a Sky over Argentina</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Sergio Montúfar; <i>Acknowledgement:</i> Planetario Ciudad de La Plata / CASLEO …

National Parks

Exploring Greece, the Land of Mythology, with Kids

<i>Koutsoupia - Siviri hiking trail at Sani Resort (Courtesy Sani Resort)</i><p>Visit a land where mythology, fun and sunshine combine to create a fascinating family-friendly vacation. Glorious beaches, fascinating places to visit and a wide choice of family friendly hotels and resorts in Greece make the …

Thousands of women unknowingly have intrusive photos shared on Twitter

Covert photos taken of women on beaches, public transport and elsewhere in public have been shared to two hashtags, one since 2012 with Twitter under pressure to act<p>Thousands of women have had intrusive photographs, taken of themselves without their knowledge, circulated on Twitter for years.<p>Covert …

Social Media

Forty years of missions to Mars

Four decades after Nasa’s Viking 1 landed on the red planet, we detail every Mars mission to date – successful or not<p>“Getting to Mars was really hard to do,” Nasa’s chief historian Dr Bill Barry said, in a major feat of understatement, as the US space agency celebrated the 40th anniversary of the …

Space Science

Liberals, celebrities and EU supporters set up progressive movement

The cross-party initiative has the support of Lord Ashdown, Jonathon Porritt and Caroline Criado-Perez, and is looking at fielding candidates in the next general election<p>A new cross-party movement for progressive liberalism that could endorse candidates in favour of the EU and immigration at the …

Liberal Democrats

Melania Trump convention speech seems to plagiarise Michelle Obama

A number of lines in the robustly applauded speech delivered by Melania Trump at the Republican national convention on Monday night appear to have been lifted verbatim from a speech Michelle Obama delivered at the 2008 Democratic convention.<p>Donald Trump backers play to fears of America on opening …

Donald Trump

A desert of smugglers and skeletons

Every day, border patrol agent Ryan Hajek faces the delicate balance of taking care of and enjoying Texas’ Big Bend National Park, and the hot button issues of US immigration.<p>Border patrol agent Ryan Hajek was walking in the open Texas desert, trying to stay as quiet as possible. It was dark except …

National Parks

Kepler mission confirms over 100 new exoplanets

It's the biggest haul since the K2 mission began.<p>A giant new haul of planets outside the solar system has been added to the list of those found by the ongoing Kepler missions. Led by the University of Arizona, an international team of astronomers has confirmed the existence of 104 exoplanets. It …

Universe

Thunderstorms and blood rain forecast after UK's hottest day of year

Temperatures across much of the UK broke the 30C mark on Tuesday, the hottest day recorded this year, exceeding temperatures in the Caribbean, Saudi Arabia and the Sahara desert.<p>Hot weather around the UK – in pictures<p>Read more<p>The Met Office said Brize Norton, in Oxfordshire, registered the highest …

Weather

Spectacular star beds: 15 incredible outdoor bedrooms

South Africa

Nice terror attack: 'soldier of Islam' Bouhlel 'took drugs and used dating sites to pick up men and women'

• <b>Terrorist drove through crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Nice</b><b>, killing 84 people</b>• <b><br>Police vans blocking off promenade withdrawn just before attack</b>• <b><br>Driver, Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, was a career criminal</b>• <b><br>Bouhlel was radicalised within months and sent £84,000 to his family days before attack</b>• <b><br>Everything</b> …

Extremism

Is the Jetpack Movement Finally Taking Off?

Personal flight, once a pipe dream, is now within our reach. But futuristic transportation does not come cheap<p>By<p>Jack Nicas<p>Jack Nicas<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@jacknicas<p>jnicas<p>Google+<p>Jack.Nicas@dowjones.com<p><b>DAVID MAYMAN’S RIGHT THIGH</b> is covered by a skin graft, the aftermath of a jetpack crash. …

FAA

What’s Next for Artificial Intelligence

The best minds in the business—Yann LeCun of Facebook, Luke Nosek of the Founders Fund, Nick Bostrom of Oxford University and Andrew Ng of Baidu—on what life will look like in the age of the machines<p>HOW DO YOU TEACH A MACHINE?<p>Yann LeCun, director of artificial-intelligence research at Facebook, on …

Artificial Intelligence

The Man Who Greenlighted ‘Game of Thrones’ on Television’s Future

HBO Chairman and CEO Richard Plepler sees himself as a gallerist.<p>WSJ: I want to start this discussion about the future of TV by looking at the recent past—specifically, when you took over HBO in 2012. How did you navigate the turbulence in your business and take advantage of new …

Game of Thrones

Malala shocked as crying Burundian girls recall rape fleeing war | Reuters

MAHAMA, Rwanda (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a dozen schoolgirls broke down in tears as one told Malala Yousafzai about the rapes they experienced and witnessed while fleeing to Rwanda in 2015 to escape fighting in Burundi.<p>Pakistani Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai talks to …

Africa

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I feel great, says Tim Peake a month after returning to Earth

British astronaut talks about how he is readjusting to life following six-month mission to international space station<p>After six months in space, Tim Peake says he feels in “great physical condition,” as he begins to readjust to life on planet Earth.<p>Peake returned from the International Space …

Space Science

Nice Attack Footage Shows Police Swarm Truck Driven By Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel

Officers run to 25-tonne vehicle as gunfire rings out.<p>Footage recorded at the scene of the Nice terror attack show police officers swarming the truck …

Attack in Nice: Truck driver identified as 31-year-old Tunisia native

<b>(CNN) —</b> A day after a terrorist mowed down dozens of people celebrating Bastille Day in the coastal French city of Nice, investigators dug into the life of the man they say was the killer: A 31-year-old delivery driver and Nice resident who was born in Tunisia.<p>Authorities said Mohamed Lahouaiej …

Extremism

The playgrounds that would give 'elf and safety' a heart attack

For most parents, the playground is a place to sit on a bench and fiddle with their phones while occasionally glancing up to check their children are still intact. Nothing can go too wrong, anyway: all the equipment is designed so there are no hard landings, jagged edges or dark hiding spaces.<p>But a …

Activism

New York reformed its police and all hell didn't break loose

Panic-mongers said that scrapping stop and frisk and mass surveillance would lead to chaos. Instead, violent crime is at an all-time low<p>Want more evidence that the “Ferguson effect” is a myth? Look no further than the nation’s largest city, where crime is at an all-time low despite the police force …

Law Enforcement

For the first time, scientists to sequence genes in space | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla/CHICAGO (Reuters) - Given her background in researching some of the deadliest pathogens on Earth, including Ebola, colleagues of newly arrived astronaut Kate Rubins had expected her to want to do “crazy science fiction” on the International Space Station.<p>NASA astronaut Kate …

Space Exploration

South China Sea: Marise Payne says Julie Bishop right to warn Beijing

Defence minister says the foreign minister’s comments that the international court’s ruling is binding are consistent with Australia’s historical position<p>The defence minister, Marise Payne, has supported Julie Bishop’s comments that China’s reputation will suffer if it ignores an international …

China

More Evidence Suggests Apple's iPhone 7 Will Forgo the 3.5mm Audio Jack

Many people have been angered at reports that Apple’s newest iPhone will not feature the 3.5mm audio port that is compatible with most wired …

The Olympic gold medalist who appeared in a Beyoncé music video

When selecting actors for the music video “Run the World (Girls),” Beyoncé picked a man who knows quite a bit about running.<p>Kerron Clement is a 400m …

Music Videos

Here's More Photographic Evidence that "Hiddleswift" Is Just a Music Video Set-Up

The plot thickens...<p>Is the internet FINALLY getting wise to Taylor Swift's "relationship" with Tom Hiddleston?<p>Fans came up with a mind-bending theory recently, which claimed that the pair are not dating at all but instead filming an elaborate music video.<p>Now, some people have gone even further, …

Drake Might Be Shooting The “Child’s Play” Music Video In Houston

Yes, The Cheesecake Factory seems like it will make an appearance.<p>Drake's <i>Views</i> was released in April, but we still haven't seen a single music video …