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Questions raised over effectiveness of Tamiflu drug

10/04/2014
Questions raised over effectiveness of flu drugs

  A new study has cast doubt on the effectiveness of Tamiflu and Relenza, two popular drugs in the fight against influenza with researchers saying one of them ‘may be no better than other symptom relief medications.’
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NASA photo captures strange bright light coming out of Mars

09/04/2014
NASA photo captures strange bright light coming out of Mars

  A NASA camera on Mars has captured what appears to be artificial light emanating outward from the planet’s surface. The photo, beamed millions of miles from Mars to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., was taken last week, apparently by one of two NASA rovers on the red planet. Although the space...
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[VIDEO] Pres. Obama announces new economic sanctions on Russia

20/03/2014
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President Barack Obama says the United States is levying a new round of economic sanctions on individuals in Russia, both inside and outside the government, in retaliation for the Kremlin’s actions in Ukraine. Obama says he has also signed a new executive order that would allow the U.S. to sanction key sectors of the...
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[VIDEO] Google unveils the Android Wear platform: Google Now on your wrist

19/03/2014
Google unveils the Android Wear platform- Google Now on your wrist

We knew that Google was cooking up a version of Android designed specifically for wearables, and today the company followed through. Android Wear is a Google Now-centric platform for smartwatches – and, eventually, other wearables as well.
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Game of Thrones Season 3 Recap

17/03/2014
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SPOILERS A soldier knows nothing, an aspiring ruler gains something and a house loses practically everything. The cast of HBO’s Game of Thrones look back at the third season in this 25-minute recap.
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Video shows 1st known footage of US Supreme Court proceeding

28/02/2014
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The first known video footage of a Supreme Court hearing was posted on YouTube. The video appears to show footage from a campaign finance case in October 2013 as well as a spectator disrupting an oral argument on Wednesday. A group called 99Rise claims credit for the disruption. Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg says officials...
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Ukraine arrest warrant for ex-leader Yanukovych

24/02/2014
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Ukraine has issued a warrant for the arrest of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych, the interim interior minister has announced. Arsen Avakov said on Facebook that a criminal case had been opened against Mr Yanukovych and other officials over “mass murder of peaceful citizens”. > “An official case for the mass murder of peaceful citizens...
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Bachmann: Hillary can’t ride wave of white ‘guilt’ into office like Obama did

21/02/2014
Michele Bachmann- Hillary can’t ride wave of white ‘guilt’ into office like Obama did

Former presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) said in an interview with TriCities.com columnist Cal Thomas that the United States won’t elect former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton president in 2016 because the country “isn’t ready for a woman president.” According to Bachmann, the tide of white “guilt” that President Barack Obama rode into...
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Ukraine: Protesters capture 67 police in Kiev

20/02/2014
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Fearing that a call for a truce was a ruse, protesters tossed firebombs and advanced upon police lines Thursday in Ukraine’s embattled capital. Government snipers shot back and the almost-medieval melee that ensued left at least 33 people dead. Video footage on Ukrainian television showed shocking scenes Thursday of protesters being cut down by...
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[VIDEOS] Life in a North Korean Labor Camp: ‘No Thinking … Just Fear’

18/02/2014
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An orphan who was caught trying to escape from North Korea told NBC News how he was “treated like an animal” in one of the country’s notorious labor camps. The head of a United Nations panel on Monday said atrocities committed by North Korea against its own people were “strikingly similar” to those perpetrated...
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Reality Show Pastor Dies From Snake Bite

17/02/2014
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A Kentucky pastor who starred in a reality show about snake-handling in church has died — of a snakebite. Jamie Coots died Saturday evening after refusing to be treated, Middleborough police said. On “Snake Salvation,” the ardent Pentecostal believer said that he believed that a passage in the Bible suggests poisonous snakebites will not...
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Co-pilot locks pilot out of cockpit, takes plane to Switzerland

17/02/2014
Co-pilot locks pilot out of cockpit, takes plane to Switzerland

A Rome-bound Ethiopian Airlines jet was forced to land in Switzerland after the co-pilot locked the pilot out of the cockpit while he was in the bathroom and took control of the aircraft in an effort to claim asylum. After landing the plane safely, the co-pilot then escaped the plane on a rope hanging...
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Alex Rodriguez drops lawsuits against MLB, players’ association

08/02/2014
Alex Rodriguez drops lawsuits against MLB, players’ association

Alex Rodriguez dropped his lawsuits that attempted to overturn his season-long suspension on Friday, suggesting he might be prepared to accept the penalty. The New York Yankees third baseman filed the lawsuits against Major League Baseball, Commissioner Bud Selig, and the players’ association in January after his suspension for violating baseball’s drug agreement and...
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Russian deputy PM causes new controversy as games begin

06/02/2014
Russian deputy PM causes new controversy as games begin

As events get under way at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia’s deputy prime minister has said gay Olympians and fans have nothing to worry about but then added “Please do not touch kids. That’s the only thing,” In a move set to draw further anger from the international community. Photo: Russia Deputy Prime...
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Warren Buffett is offering $1 billion to anyone who can correctly guess the NCAA men’s basketball tournament

22/01/2014
Warren Buffett is offering $1 billion to anyone who can correctly guess the NCAA men’s basketball tournament

Think you can guess the winners of all 67 games in this spring’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament? Warren Buffett is betting a fortune that you can’t. In what may be the largest sports bet in history, Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. will pay $1 billion to the person who correctly guesses the winner of every...
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Russia hunts as many as 4 ‘black widows’ before Olympics

20/01/2014
Russia hunts as many as 4 ‘black widows’ before Olympics

Russian security services may be looking for as many as four ‘black widows’ dispatched to carry out terrorist attacks related to the Winter Olympics, including at least one woman believed to be in or near the Olympic city of Sochi, US and Russian sources told NBC News on Monday. Wanted posters that have gone...
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Players voice concerns about heat in Australian Open

15/01/2014
Players voice concerns about heat in Australian Open

As temperatures rise to 108 degrees in Australia, tennis players are voicing concerns about playing in the Australian Open during the heat wave. Comparing the situation to playing tennis in a sauna, most players have to cool off between points with bags of ice. One player, Canadian qualifier Frank Dancevic, fainted mid-match. “It’s hazardous...
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More than 1,000 applicants selected for shortlist to live on Mars

03/01/2014
More than 1,000 applicants selected for shortlist to live on Mars

A mission to put humans on Mars that drew 200,000 applicants has selected more than a thousand candidates who will now be tested to come up with a final list of 24 would-be Mars-dwellers. Mars One was set up in 2011 by two Dutch men with the goal of establishing permanent human life on...
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Lawrence O’Donnell Condemns Phil Robertson… But Not for His Comments About Homosexuality

20/12/2013
Lawrence O’Donnell Condemns Phil Robertson… But Not for His Comments About Homosexuality

The vast majority of the coverage surrounding Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson’s suspension has concerned his comments linking homosexual sex to bestiality, among other “sins,” but those weren’t the only controversial remarks he made in his interview with GQ. During his MSNBC show Thursday night, Lawrence O’Donnell chose to draw attention to Robertson’s comments...
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Eagles defeat Detroit Lions in Philadelphia blizzard

09/12/2013
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LeSean McCoy had the best rushing performance in team history in some of the worst conditions. McCoy ran for a franchise-best 217 yards, including touchdowns of 57 and 40 yards, and the Philadelphia Eagles overcame two TD returns by Jeremy Ross to beat the Detroit Lions 34-20 in a blizzard Sunday. Snow began falling...
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