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Did Russia put polonium in spy's tea?

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A UK public inquiry into the 2006 death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko opened Tuesday at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, after years of wrangling over what evidence can be heard.

Israel Violated Rules of War in Strikes on Gaza Homes: Group

published about 8 hours ago
Israeli group says most of the dead in 70 strikes on Gaza homes were women, children, elderly

The WHO Appoints a New, Reform-Minded Head for Africa

published about 8 hours ago
The WHO Appoints a New, Reform-Minded Head for Africa
"As a region, we need to up our game,” says Dr. Matshidiso Moeti
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Smith Scores in OT, Predators Beat Avalanche 4-3

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Smith scores on breakaway in OT, Predators beat Avalanche 4-3 to improve NHL's best home mark

Irving, James Lead Cavs to 7th Straight, 103-95 Over Pistons

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Irving scores 38, James 32 to lead Cavaliers to 7th straight win, 103-95 over Pistons


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Japanese hostage's mother makes last-minute plea

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Begs prime minister to save son after purported final ISIS death threat; secret talks in Jordan seek his release and that of Jordanian pilot

Eyewitness: Lerwick, Scotland

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Photographs from the Eyewitness series Continue reading...

These are 2015's most exciting building projects

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These are 2015's most exciting building projects
2015 is set to see the arrival of Europe and China's tallest buildings, a New York housing block that towers over the Empire State, and ... more

Greece will seek 'fair, mutually beneficial' EU deal: Tsipras

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Greece will seek 'fair, mutually beneficial' EU deal: Tsipras
Greece will seek a "fair, mutually beneficial" deal with its EU creditors on renegotiating its multi-billion bailout and huge debt, newly-elected Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ... more

Missile hits Israel army vehicle on Lebanon border

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Missile hits Israel army vehicle on Lebanon border
Jerusalem (AFP) - An anti-tank missile hit an Israeli army vehicle on Wednesday in the disputed Shebaa Farms area on the border with Lebanon, the ... more

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

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It's a big day for big tech companies.

Canary Wharf owner succumbs to Qatari-led bid

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Canary Wharf owner succumbs to Qatari-led bid
Canary Wharf owner Songbird Estates dropped its opposition to a $4 billion (3 billion pound) Qatari-led bid on Wednesday, saying the group now had the ... more

China issues scathing report on Alibaba

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The Chinese government has released a report accusing Alibaba of failing to battle counterfeits on its shopping sites.

China issues scathing report on Alibaba

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The Chinese government has released a report accusing Alibaba for failing to battle counterfeits on its shopping sites.

China issues scathing report on Alibaba

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No business is safe from scrutiny in China -- not even its star tech firm.

NASA scientists send a robot into a volcano

In order to learn how lava travels before spurting out in an eruption, researchers designed a small rolling robot that can go deep inside a ... more

Apple takes high road in China smartphone standoff with Xiaomi

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Apple takes high road in China smartphone standoff with Xiaomi
By Adam Jourdan SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Apple Inc is steering clear of Chinese rival Xiaomi Inc's [XTC.UL] low-price online strategy, ramping up store openings in ... more

The Apple Watch will be available in April

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Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook confirms the Apple Watch will ship in April to take on Google, Samsung, Sony and LGThe long wait from the ... more

Watch Berkeley's free lecture series on fixing the world's broken food systems

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Watch Berkeley's free lecture series on fixing the world's broken food systems
Some of the world's preeminent food policy thinkers and researchers are taking part in a new Edible Education lecture series at UC Berkeley this spring semester, ... more

Talking Horses: Win a Cheltenham Festival bet in our tips competition

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Talking Horses: Win a Cheltenham Festival bet in our tips competition
Splash Of Ginge features among 10 entries for the Betfred Scilly Isles Novice Chase at SandownTony Paley: The Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained Splash Of Ginge, winner of ... more

Sport picture of the day: get in the hole

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Sport picture of the day: get in the hole
Photographer Ross Kinnaird, sets up a great preview shot for the Dubai Desert Classic with Paul Lawrie using a GoPro camera in the bottom of ... more

The Spin | BC Lara c Valderrama b Teapot 48 and the great garden rulebooks | John Ashdown

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The Spin | BC Lara c Valderrama b Teapot 48 and the great garden rulebooks | John Ashdown
Anyone who has ever battered an imaginary Curtly Ambrose bouncer into the stands with a baguette has done it – wherever cricket is played rules ... more

Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu stadium set to be renamed Abu Dhabi Bernabéu

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Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabéu stadium set to be renamed Abu Dhabi Bernabéu
• Florentino Pérez caught on camera admitting name change • AS reports the stadium will be called the Abu Dhabi BernabéuThe Santiago Bernabéu stadium will ... more

Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally meet in person

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Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally meet in person
• Boxers swap phone numbers at Miami Heat game• Pair shake hands and have a brief chat• Pacquiao agrees deal to fight Mayweather Floyd Mayweather ... more

'Anna Christie' habors but a spark of greatness

'Anna Christie' habors but a spark of greatness
There's no shortage of acting in the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie." Accents are adorned like fake noses, illnesses resemble those ... more

Disruptions: Jerome Jarre: the Making of a Vine Celebrity

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Disruptions: Jerome Jarre: the Making of a Vine Celebrity
What few teenagers know about Jerome Jarre (“that French guy”) is that until last summer, he was essentially homeless in New York.

International students: don't be afraid to get involved in protests

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Political campaigning can be complicated for international students in the UK – but they shouldn’t be put off making a stand Continue reading...

California developers expect to build more commercial space through 2017, survey says

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California developers expect to build more commercial space through 2017, survey says
California real estate developers are feeling bullish and plan to build more office buildings, apartments and warehouses in the months ahead, a survey says.

Will Smith’s New Movie Concussion to Be Released on Christmas Day

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Will Smith’s New Movie Concussion to Be Released on Christmas Day
The film is based on the real life struggle of whistleblower Dr. Bennet Omalu
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Taylor Swift’s social media hacked and threaten nude leaks

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Taylor Swift’s social media hacked and threaten nude leaks
“The haters gonna hack hack hack hack”

Sundance 2015 review: A Walk in the Woods – Robert Redford in Butch Cassidy and the Sundowner Kid

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Sundance creator Redford takes the lead in this adaptation of Bill Bryson’s hiking memoir – it’s a pleasant enough pootle but never gets us very ... more

Guess who's in line to play the new Indiana Jones?

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Disney is said to have its sights on Guardians Of The Galaxy star Chris Pratt for the role of Indiana Jones.

Colin Firth to set sail with biopic of doomed yachtsman Donald Crowhurst

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The film, directed by The Theory of Everything’s James Marsh, will be penned by Bourne Ultimatum writer Scott Z BurnsForty years on, Robert McCrum meets ... more

Now Stephen Fry denies those baby rumours

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Stephen Fry has told fans not to believe everything they read in the papers following reports he could be starting a family.

Acupuncture isn't just for humans

Pets as well as people are getting pain relief through the ancient method of acupuncture, a technique using tiny needles that's a mainstay of traditional ... more

Lund researchers find new way to identify malignant tumours in children

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A research group at Lund University in Sweden has found a new way to identify the most malignant tumours in children. The method involves studying ... more

Combating pre-pregnancy obesity helps both mother and child

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Before a woman gets pregnant it is very common for her to plan and prepare for her child's arrival to ensure that the baby will ... more

Antibiotic use by travellers may promote spread of drug-resistant 'super-bacteria'

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Treating travellers' diarrhoea with antibiotics can promote the spread of drug-resistant "super-bacteria".

Improving prefrontal cortex activity could help autistic people regulate emotions

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Tantrums, irritability, self-injury, depression, anxiety. These symptoms are associated with autism, but they're not considered core symptoms of the disorder. Researchers from the UNC School ... more