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11
Dec
Huge crowds file past Nelson Mandela's body in Pretoria

Thousands of South Africans have queued to view the body of former President Nelson Mandela in Pretoria. Mr Mandela's body was lying in state at the government buildings where he was sworn in as South Africa's first black president in 1994. Among those paying their respects were his widow Graca Machel, President Jacob Zuma, celebrities including Bono and other relatives and officials. Mr Mandela died last Thursday at the age of 95 and... [read news]

10
Dec
Barcelona consider leaving Nou Camp

Barcelona will make a decision in January on whether to expand their Nou Camp stadium or move to a new location. The Spanish club want to increase the capacity of Europe's largest football stadium from 99,354 to 105,000, and build a roof to cover the ground. Barcelona's board of directors will vote on the plan early in the new year. Board spokesman Toni Freixa said: "We've made advances, we have all the information and we're in a position... [read news]

10
Dec
Search intensifies for missing Nevada couple, 4 children

Rescue teams racing against the clock and the bitter cold worked into the night and were hoping to resume an aerial search Tuesday for a couple and four children who have been missing since Sunday when they went to play in the snow in the remote mountains of northwest Nevada. "It's got to be brutal out there," said Mark Turney, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. "Let's hope they are found quick." The temperature was... [read news]

09
Dec

Payments to doctors, the price of milk, long-term jobless benefits and more are all on the line this week as lawmakers scramble to beat several end-of-year deadlines -- and all by Friday.  Though Dec. 31 is still a few weeks away, congressional sources say the House plans to adjourn at the end of this week. With the Senate returning from its latest recess on Monday, that leaves just five days when both chambers are in session.  The... [read news]

08
Dec
Report: German president to boycott Olympics in Russia over human rights

German President Joachim Gauck will boycott the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, according to a report Sunday. The announcement would make Gauck, a former pastor, the first major political figure to boycott the Games, which will be held at the Black Sea resort in February. According to a report in the German publication Der Spiegel, Gauck made the decision in protest against human rights violations and the harassment of Russian opposition... [read news]

07
Dec
Rare warplane that survived Pearl Harbor attack returning to US

A New York-built American fighter that's one of the few remaining still-airworthy planes to survive the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is being donated to a Massachusetts-based organization that flies World War II aircraft at living history events across the nation. Robert Collings, executive director of the Stow, Massachusetts-based Collings Foundation, said that the purchase of the Curtiss P-40B Warhawk from an aviation museum in... [read news]

06
Dec
Nelson Mandela death: South Africa and world mourn

South Africans have gathered in Johannesburg and Soweto to mourn their former leader, Nelson Mandela, who died on Thursday aged 95. Crowds have been paying tribute, dancing and singing in front of Mr Mandela's former home in Soweto. He is to be accorded a state funeral on Sunday 15 December, President Jacob Zuma announced. Mr Mandela spent 27 years in jail before becoming South Africa's first black president in 1994. His administration... [read news]

05
Dec
'Let me keep my dead husband's sperm'

A woman has begun a legal bid to prevent her dead husband's frozen sperm from being destroyed. Beth Warren, 28, has been told by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) that the sperm cannot be stored beyond April 2015. Her husband, Warren Brewer, a ski instructor, died of a brain tumour at the age of 32 in February 2012. His sperm was stored before treatment, and he made it clear his wife should be allowed to use it... [read news]

04
Dec
Mysterious China-themed 'city' proposed in New York’s Catskills

U.S. immigration officials are considering a proposal from Chinese investors to create a multibillion-dollar development in New York’s Catskills called "China City" -- raising concerns among critics about the potential cost to U.S. taxpayers and, according to one analyst, the possibility it could be a "stalking horse" for the Beijing government. A spokesman from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services told FoxNews.com that the... [read news]

03
Dec
Men and women's brains are 'wired differently'

Men and women's brains are connected in different ways which may explain why the sexes excel at certain tasks, say researchers. A US team at the University of Pennsylvania scanned the brains of nearly 1,000 men, women, boys and girls and found striking differences. Male brains appeared to be wired front to back, with few connections bridging the two hemispheres. In females, the pathways criss-crossed between left and right. These... [read news]


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