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10 Best iPhone News and News Reader Apps

Keeping up with the news used to be pretty simple. You picked up your preferred tabloid or broadsheet newspaper on the way to work, or tuned into a scheduled news bulletin on the radio or your TV.<p>The internet has transformed the way in which news is created and distributed though. Keeping up with …

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New Zealand PM becomes 2nd leader to give birth<p>These realistic characters are actually made of cake<p>'I didn't like the sight': Trump signs executive …

Human Rights

USAID programme used young Latin Americans to incite Cuba rebellion

An Obama administration programme secretly dispatched young Latin Americans to Cuba using the cover of health and civic programs to provoke political change, a clandestine operation that put those foreigners in danger even after a US contractor was sent to a Cuban jail.<p>Beginning as early as October …

Egypt should consider military action in Libya, says senior statesman

Egypt should consider the possibility of a military response to the unrest in neighbouring Libya, one of the country's elder statesmen has argued, prompting speculation in Egyptian media that Cairo is mulling an armed intervention.<p>Amr Moussa, Egypt's former foreign minister and former …

What Makes Us Fat: Is It Eating Too Much Or Moving Too Little?

We're constantly hearing messages that we're eating too much and not moving around enough. Now researchers suggest that we're actually not eating more than we did 20 years ago, it's that we're much less active. And that includes not just middle-aged workers tied to their desks, but also young men …

The lavish homes of American archbishops

Clearly, "lifestyles of the rich and religious" doesn't cut it for Pope Francis.<p>The pontiff has said it "breaks my heart" to see priests and nuns driving the latest-model cars.<p>He's blasted "airport bishops" who spend more time jet-setting than tending to their flocks.<p>And he's warned against church …

US city warned not to drink toxin-fouled water

Residents of old rust-belt town of Toledo, Ohio, panic-buy bottled water after drinking supply contaminated by reported algae bloom.<p>Some 400,000 residents of Toledo, Ohio were told not to drink their tap water on Saturday after tests found toxins in the city's drinking water supply, possibly from …

Singapore introduces new labour laws

New laws have come into effect in Singapore, making it harder for foreigners to get jobs.<p>The government says the new laws will achieve a more level playing field for Singaporeans, but many worry it will have a negative impact on the economy.<p>Meanwhile, critics say it's a big turnaround for the …

Golden years … without the gold

William Kistler views retirement like someone tied to the tracks and watching a train coming. It’s looming and threatening, but there’s little he can do.<p>Kistler, a 63-year-old resident of Golden, Colorado, has been unable to build up a nest egg for himself and his wife with his modest salary at a …

Western accents valued more: poll

“Because of globalisation and the economic influence of the UK or the US, a British or American accent may well be used as an icon of some sort of …

11 Countries Near Bankruptcy: 24/7 Wall St.

After years of bitter court battles with creditors, Argentina has defaulted on its debt, according to rating agency Standard & Poor’s. After failing to come to an agreement with creditors from its previous default in 2001, the country missed necessary bond payments on July 31, triggering the …

UK extremists linked to Qatar World Cup bid

Qatari group, the Aspire Zone Foundation, has hosted events with Islamic preachers who are banned from Britain<p>A group at the heart of Qatar’s controversial World Cup bid has close links to jihadist preachers, including at least two banned from Britain for terrorist-related activities.<p>The Aspire …

Tunisia closes border with Libya as unrest continues

Tunisian authorities temporarily closed the country's border with Libya on Friday, stranding thousands of Egyptians eager to escape the expanding violence in Libya, Tunisia's state news agency reported.<p>Libyan border security forces opened fire when a crowd of about 6,000 people, most of them …

North Africa

Breaking: Art Student Makes Synthetic Leaf, Solves Everything

<i>Ask your doctor if Silk Leaf is right for you</i><p>Stop the Green Dream presses. Julian Melchiorri has <i>built</i> a leaf that absorbs CO2 and sunlight and …

Engineering

India’s gold importers frustrated at lack of change

The maiden budget from India’s new government may have failed to excite – but for the gold and jewellery industries, what Arun Jaitley, finance …

George Clooney's Rules for Living

No one does the fame thing like Clooney. He floats above it even as he uses it to embellish his influence. He understands his place in the pantheon even as he remains hidden from the inquisitive lens. He's the master.<p><b>You must love him.</b><p>For one thing, he's lovable, professionally so. For another, he …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

Self-improvement

Exercise Might Boost Men's Sperm Counts, Study Finds

Fertility

How to Overcome the Fear of Failure

The fear of failure can become a very powerful force in each choice we make and each endeavor we undertake. While sometimes this fear can motivate us to succeed, other times it can defeat us, preventing us from pursuing our goals. Often it is at those times when we are faced with the greatest …

Why H is the most contentious letter in the alphabet

The alphabet is something not to be argued with: there are 26 letters in as fixed a sequence as the numbers 1-26; once learned in order and for the "sounds they make", you have the key to reading and the key to the way the world is classified. Or perhaps not.<p>Actually, in the course of writing my …

Swiss refiner Argor accused of laundering DRC gold

<b>A major Swiss gold refiner is being investigated on suspicion of money laundering linked to the processing of gold allegedly looted from DR Congo.</b><p>Swiss federal prosecutors confirmed criminal proceedings against Argor-Heraeus SA, over claims it knew gold it handled in 2004 and 2005 had been taken …

Why children as young as three are sent to boarding school in China

<b>Family ties are hugely important in China, but thousands of Chinese parents are still sending children as young as three away to boarding school. Why do they do it?</b><p>Kelly Jiang bounces into her kindergarten classroom, her parents a few steps behind.<p>"Bye Mum and Dad," the four-year-old trills, with …

Tutankhamun's body spontaneously combusted after botched embalming, researchers say

The life and death of Tutankhamun have intrigued researchers ever since the treasure trove of the boy king's tomb was first discovered in 1922 -- and a fresh examination of the famous pharaoh’s remains is only likely to add to the fascination after two sensational findings were revealed.<p>The first: …

Hearst Magazines

Make an Automatic Water Dispenser for Pets out of a Two-Liter Bottle

You can't always stick around to keep your pet's water bowl full, but you can build a clever contraption that'll do the job for you. You just need a …

Pets

How to Avoid the Most Common Awkward Conversation Mistakes

On the surface, conversation seems easy enough. You talk, they talk back, right? But then you find yourself in one of those awkward situations where …

Can Facebook lead to psychosis? One study says so

Sometimes, normal humans take a liking to clinical terms and adopt them.<p>You go out on a date, and when your friends ask how it went you reply: "Oh, she's psychotic." Or perhaps: "He's delusional."<p>The justifications for such adjectives being used might be simple.<p>In the former case, the lady might …

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