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Nelson Mandela: Hundreds break through police barrier to see Madiba

Hundreds of South Africans pushed their way past a police cordon in a bid to see Nelson Mandela's body, in the final moments of his lying in state.<p>The group bustled past officers after they, along with tens of thousands of other mourners, were told they would not get to pay their last respects to …

Execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle raises fears of instability in North Korea

North Korea's brutal purge and execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle has raised fears of instability in a state with a nuclear weapons programme and a willingness to ratchet up regional tensions.<p>Jang Song-thaek was accused of everything from plotting a coup to instigating disastrous currency reforms and …

Judge orders Colorado baker to serve gay couples

A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday.<p>The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple "because …

Nelson Mandela death: South Africa and world mourn

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1034000/1034479_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524680044_1605ec0226ae2a6cc2ea055bda41da82<p><b>South Africans have gathered in Johannesburg and Soweto to mourn their former leader, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95.</b><p>Crowds have been …

Two found dead aboard floating meth lab: cops

Two men found dead onboard a houseboat equipped with a methamphetamine lab in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta near Pittsburg, Calif., on Monday have been identified, a Solano County sheriff's spokesman said.<p>The deceased men have been identified as 72-year-old Concord resident Gary Lee Cooper and …

New mothers and fathers to get right to share 50 weeks of looking after baby

Fathers will be able to share up to 50 weeks of parental leave with their partners, under new family friendly laws being announced by Nick Clegg<p>New parents will also be able to divide their time off into as many extended breaks as they want as long as their employers agree, after a Coalition tussle …

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Karzai Holds Afghan Security Agreement Hostage For Release Of Gitmo Detainees

Though Karzai's demand seems to come at the eleventh hour, it's been at the forefront of his negotiations with the U.S. all along. He also has some supporters in the U.S.<p>"There is no excuse for Afghan detainees to continue to be held at Guantanamo, when the United States is transferring custody of …

Obama praises 'exceptional' Hollywood at star-studded fundraiser

Barack Obama has hailed Hollywood as a locus of economic and diplomatic power which has projected America's progress through films and TV shows such as Star Wars and Modern Family.<p>The president told a gathering of entertainment industry executives and employees near Los Angeles on Tuesday they had …

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Jim Buss: Kobe deal 'right thing'

"This wasn't something I decided to do; this wasn't something [general manager] Mitch Kupchak decided to do. This was a Buss family decision," Lakers …

Ahmad Brooks Says Robert Griffin III Shouldn't Be Playing

After dominating the Washington Redskins on <i>Monday Night Football</i>, San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks voiced his opinion that Robert Griffin III shouldn't be playing.<p>According to JP Finlay of CSN Washington, Brooks said of Griffin, "He's obviously a man and he makes his own decisions, but I …

Chip Kelly Names Nick Foles Eagles' Starting QB for Rest of Season

A seemingly obvious decision was made official on Tuesday, as Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly named Nick Foles his starting quarterback for the remainder of the season, according to Jeff McLane of <i>The Philadelphia Inquirer.</i><p>Foles has started each of the team's past three games, and Philly …

Does the President Alone Have the Power to Heal the Economy?

Two years ago, Pres­id­ent Obama de­clared to the res­id­ents of an east­ern Las Ve­gas neigh­bor­hood, “We can’t wait for an in­creas­ingly …

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Is UCLA Coach Jim Mora Risking Myles Jack's Future by Playing Him 2 Ways?

Freshman linebacker Myles Jack is one of the most electric defensive playmakers in the Pac-12. For a second consecutive week, he proved to be the same on offense, this time in a 41-31 win over Washington that puts UCLA head coach Jim Mora in an interesting dilemma.<p>Mora told reporters earlier this …

Kobe Bryant ahead of schedule, could return to Lakers soon

Kobe spoke to NBA TV on Friday, revealing that he's getting closer to a return.<p>Kobe Bryant told NBA TV's Rick Fox that he would have played Friday if it were a playoff game, indicating that the Lakers star is closer to returning to the lineup.<p>The interview is available on NBA TV's website.<p><b>More</b>: …

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Weekend Edition – 1969 Mercury Marauder X-100; An Obscure Muscle Car on Craigslist Now!

I want to begin this sunday edition of the Hooniverse Weekend with a car I found on The Brougham Society Facebook Page, and it ties in nicely with a …

Why Toronto Can't Fire 'Crack Mayor' Rob Ford

It's mind-boggling that he's still in office and refusing to step down or take a leave, but there's really not much the city can do to remove him.<p>In fact, Toronto has already tried once before to toss Ford from office because of conflict of interest issues, but he won on appeal and was able to keep …

Google Street View – Pegman Redesign by Matt Delbridge I B-Reel

Pegman Redesign.<p>New York City based graphic designer Matt Delbridge had the privilege to create the redesign of Google Street View’s little Pegman …

Why did David Dimbleby get a tattoo – to stand out, or fit in?

'I've tattooed people in their mid-70s," said Dominique, 32, who has worked at Family Business in Exmouth Market, central London, for the past seven years. "I love it. What I seem to notice is that they all say the same thing: 'I've wanted this for years, but I was never sure it was a good idea.' …

RG III has leadership questioned

ASHBURN, Va. -- The Washington Redskins don't have leadership. That's a conclusion drawn by former Redskins great Darrell Green.<p>Green, a Hall of …

State doesn't expect Jameis Winston to speak with investigators

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — William Meggs, state attorney for Florida's 2nd judicial circuit, told USA TODAY Sports he does not expect Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston to speak with his office's investigators regarding an alleged sexual assault on Dec. 7, 2012 that has resurfaced this week.<p>"You …

F-bombs away! Twitter map tracks curses in real time

Fiddlesticks! Fracking! Fudge! Nope, not THAT F-word. We're talking about the saucy verb that was supposedly first used in "Flen flyys," a circa-1475 poem that mocked friars for their alleged extracurricular activities with other men's wives. (Seriously, look it up on Wikipedia to spice up your …

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Sexually explicit music videos 'should have ratings system'

A growing clamour to tackle sexually explicit pop videos will find a new voice this week with the launch of a campaign group to demand cinema-style ratings on lewd content aimed at teenage and pre-teenage girls.<p>Tomorrow's event comes after the headteacher of a leading private girls' school this …

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TOM BRADY: How The NFL's Biggest Celebrity Makes And Spends His Millions

But he's easily the league's biggest mainstream celebrity.<p>He's married to the world's most successful supermodel, and just finished building a $20 million house with a moat.

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