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The Latest: Strap in, Get Excited: Mammoth French Open Day

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The Latest: Mammoth Saturday at French Open, with potential upsets on the cards

FIFA's Blatter faces division and suspicion as fifth term begins

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ZURICH (Reuters) - FIFA President Sepp Blatter began his fifth term at the helm of soccer's governing body on Saturday facing the daunting task of restoring public faith in an organization tainted by allegations of corruption and deeply divided over his re-election.

The daily battle waged in your gut

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The daily battle waged in your gut
Next time you are trying to decide what's for dinner, consider that you are eating for two. You and your gut microbiome.

Earth, but not as you know it

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Earth, but not as you know it

Gunmen kill 20 bus passengers in Pakistan attack

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QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Gunmen disguised as members of the Pakistani security forces killed at least 20 passengers late on Friday after forcing them off buses traveling from the western city of Quetta to Karachi on the southern coast, officials said.


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The 20 photographs of the week

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Memorial Day in the United States, unrest in Chile and Burundi, daily life in China and a cowardly Lion– the best photography in news, culture ... more

Facebook users plan protest against site's 'real name' policy at headquarters

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Drag queens, transgender people and others part of #MyNameIs coalition will demand removal of fake name reporting option and clearer appeals process Continue reading...

Nigeria's new president signals early move against Boko Haram

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Nigeria's new president signals early move against Boko Haram
Nigeria's new President Muhammadu Buhari has made an early pledge in the fight against Boko Haram, announcing a surprise restructuring in the command structure of ... more

Ash Carter calls for "immediate and lasting halt" to China's land reclamation

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Ash Carter calls for "immediate and lasting halt" to China's land reclamation
Amy R. ConnollySINGAPORE, May 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter criticized China for expanding a chain of artificial islands in the South China ... more

British Comedian Humza Arshad Takes On Jihadis

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Humza Arshad pokes fun at Pakistani accents and emotional soccer fans. He jokes about his weight, his voice and his own mother. But mostly, he ... more

U.S. and Iran address obstacles to nuclear deal as deadline nears

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GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday in a bid to overcome the remaining ... more

U.N. warns of coming hunger in North Korea

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GENEVA (Reuters) - A drought in North Korea could lead to huge food shortages this year, the top U.N. official in the country told Reuters ... more

Policies working, ECB must persist with purchase programmes - Constancio

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Policies working, ECB must persist with purchase programmes - Constancio
SITGES, Spain (Reuters) - The European Central Bank's monetary policy, aimed at raising inflation in the euro zone area, is working according to plan, ECB ... more

Greece open to compromise to seal deal this week: interior minister

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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's government is confident of reaching a deal with its creditors this week and is open to pushing back parts of its ... more

Build a performance gaming PC for $620

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Build a performance gaming PC for $620
Don't have thousands of dollars laying about the place? Can you still build a killer gaming PC on a tight budget? Sure you can!

Devoted to the Blackhawks since FDR's time

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Devoted to the Blackhawks since FDR's time
When the puck drops for Game 7 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday night, Gladys Wheeler will settle in front of the 50-inch television ... more

U.S. to bring Japan under its cyber defense umbrella

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By Tim Kelly TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States will extend its cyber defense umbrella over Japan, helping its Asian ally cope with the growing ... more

A Short History of Unnecessarily Terrifying Toy Patents

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Google is only the latest company to patent a terrifying, high-tech toy. The post A Short History of Unnecessarily Terrifying Toy Patents appeared first on ... more
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While You Were Offline: Sure, Try to Summon Mexican Demons

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All the news, memes, and social-media smackdowns that you might have missed this week. The post While You Were Offline: Sure, Try to Summon Mexican ... more
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The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Is Bunk But I Don’t Care

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The Myers-Brigg Type Indicator personality test may be reductive and inconsistent, but I still love it. The post The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Is Bunk But ... more
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Why businesses still need Fifa: end goal of sponsorship is always money

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Why businesses still need Fifa: end goal of sponsorship is always money
The items sold during the World Cup can help companies exceed expectations and Partnering with Fifa is about more than just advertisingAs Fifa attempts to ... more

Sepp Blatter vows to steady Fifa ship and criticises US over arrests

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Sepp Blatter vows to steady Fifa ship and criticises US over arrests
President who won his fifth term on Friday says he cannot rebuild Fifa’s reputation alone, and that corruption raids were timed badly Sepp Blatter defiantly ... more

Justin Gatlin rejects ‘ridiculous’ claims about steroid effects

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Justin Gatlin rejects ‘ridiculous’ claims about steroid effects
• Sprinter reacts angrily to questions about long-term impact of doping• ‘I’m not sure why you would match a laboratory mouse to a human being’• ... more

England v New Zealand: second Test, day two – live!

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England v New Zealand: second Test, day two – live!
Second Test over-by-over updates on the second day at HeadingleyEngland’s Jimmy Anderson admits surreal feeling of 400 Test wicketsEmail niall.mcveigh.casual@theguardian.com or tweet @niallmcveigh 11.03am BST ... more

Sydney FC v Tottenham Hotspur: post-season friendly – live!

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Sydney FC v Tottenham Hotspur: post-season friendly – live!
Live updates from ANZ Stadium in SydneyEmail: richard.gadsby@theguardian.com | @RichardGadsby1 8.03pm AEST Not long to go now. ANZ Stadium is absolutely rammed. Spurs fans have ... more

Cultured Traveler: In Morocco, Exploring Remnants of Jewish History

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Cultured Traveler: In Morocco, Exploring Remnants of Jewish History
In looking for traces of the Jews who lived in the walled quarters of Morocco, a sense of urgency prevails about future of the country’s ... more

In Transit: In Travel Accessories, Style Meets Convenience

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In Transit: In Travel Accessories, Style Meets Convenience
There is no shortage of tech gadgets designed to make travel easier, but equally innovative accessories had been few and far between.

'Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe' takes fresh approach to familiar tale

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'Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe' takes fresh approach to familiar tale
During her celebrated 46-year career, Susan Sarandon has played a witch, a road-tripping waitress and a nun who leads a campaign to abolish the death ... more

Serious flaws revealed in U.S. anti-missile nuclear defense against North Korea

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Serious flaws revealed in U.S. anti-missile nuclear defense against North Korea
Two serious technical flaws have been identified in the ground-launched anti-missile interceptors that the United States would rely on to defend against a nuclear attack ... more

Tim Cook's commencement speech from a cynic's view

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Tim Cook's commencement speech from a cynic's view
Ironically, corporations now scare me as much as communism once did. So perhaps it's not surprising that I find fault — and a disingenuous slant ... more
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BGT's 167-piece choir costs show a fortune

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BGT's 167-piece choir costs show a fortune
'Britain's Got Talent' act Cor Glanaethwy are "costing the show a small fortune".

Funeral of BB King in Mississippi

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Funeral of BB King in Mississippi
Blues pioneer BB King is being remembered in the Mississippi Delta as a man whose talent was equalled by his generous spirit.

U.S. and Iran address obstacles to nuclear deal as deadline nears

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GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday in a bid to overcome the remaining ... more

U.N. warns of coming hunger in North Korea

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GENEVA (Reuters) - A drought in North Korea could lead to huge food shortages this year, the top U.N. official in the country told Reuters ... more

Greece open to compromise to seal deal this week: interior minister

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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's government is confident of reaching a deal with its creditors this week and is open to pushing back parts of its ... more

Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach to host upcoming silent auction to support Children's Hospital Los Angeles

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Torrance Marriott Redondo Beach hopes to share the art of giving by hosting an upcoming silent auction. Donated by local artist Bridget Hardenbrook, "Koi Commotion" ... more

Pembrolizumab (Keytruda) effective in patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer

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Immunotherapy with the anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab (Keytruda) was effective in one out of four patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer, according to ... more

UB researchers successfully harness E. coli to generate new forms of antibiotics

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Like a dairy farmer tending to a herd of cows to produce milk, researchers are tending to colonies of the bacteria Escherichia coli (E. coli) ... more

Express yourself: But why does it always have to be about Apple?

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Express yourself: But why does it always have to be about Apple?
Before reading today's column, be foreward that the Apple atrocity outlined is not for the faint of heart. Children, pregnant women, meninists and others with ... more
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New UAB research shows that HBP medications can increase stroke risk

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Untreated high blood pressure, or hypertension, wreaks havoc on the body, leading to heart disease and stroke. New research from the University of Alabama at ... more