Ian Townsend

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J.K. Rowling sends Dumbledore letter to Texas girl hit by violence

Texas teen Cassidy Stay showed her grace in the face of unthinkable violence this year as the lone survivor of a shooting that left her entire family dead in their Houston suburban home.<p>At the memorial service for her parents and four siblings -- gunned down allegedly by a disturbed uncle -- the …

Aubrey O'Day allegedly punched by bandmate during violent business meeting

Danity Kane has seemingly called it quits. Again.<p>The girl band who broke up in 2009 and reunited in 2013 are on the outs after a group meeting turned violent.<p>"During a recent group meeting, a business conversation took a turn for the worst when my group member punched me in the back of my head …

Malaysia Airlines to be pulled from stock market

Malaysia Airlines will be taken off the stock market as part of a government bid to rescue the troubled company.<p>State investor Khazanah, which owns nearly 70% of the airline, is planning to buy out small shareholders as a first step to overhauling the national carrier.<p>The fund said it would …

The walk that made me love Japan

Acclaimed writer Pico Iyer describes his first walk in Kyoto 26 years ago, when he found understanding between a Shinto shrine and a 7-Eleven and fell in love with the city forever.<p>My favourite Kyoto walk begins at a half-hidden temple called Gesshin-in ­– two-storey, white-walled, eminently …

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Hangouts Now Works Without Google+ Account, Becomes Part Of Google Apps For Business And Gets SLA

Say what you want about Google+, but it incubated two great products at Google: Hangouts for video meetings and Google+ Photos. While Photos is still deeply integrated with the social network, Hangouts is starting to grow up and it’s shedding some of its Google+ past today.<p><b>Update</b>: <i>Google had given</i> …

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, …