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17
Nov
Lady Gaga scores third British No. 1 album with ‘Artpop’

Lady Gaga scored her third British number one album on Sunday with "ARTPOP", knocking U.S. rapper Eminem off the top spot, the Official Charts Company said. Lady Gaga, known for her extravagant costumes and estimated to have earned $80 million in the past year, also entered the singles chart at number nine with "Do What U Want" - a collaboration with U.S. artist R Kelly. Eminem hung on to second place in the album chart, holding off new... [read news]

17
Nov
Bird flu strain infects human for the first time

A 20-year-old Taiwanese woman is the first person to be infected with the H6N1strain of avian flu. Scientists had previously thought the virus could not infect humans. A chicken is kept in a cage waiting to be inspected by health workers in Hong Kong. In May, a Taiwanese woman caught a new strain of bird flu scientists previously thought was incapable of infecting humans, according to new research published Thursday, November 14. A... [read news]

16
Nov
Secret Flow Of Somali Piracy Ransoms: 179 Hijacked Ships Generated Some $400M In Payments Since 2005. So Where Has It All Gone?

Somali pirates have extracted hundreds of millions of dollars in ransom since 2005, but the men doing the actual attacks take home only a miniscule fraction of the payoff. Still, compared to what they could otherwise earn, piracy remains a lucrative livelihood. Ransom payments to Somali pirates are estimated to have been between $339 million and $413 million in the period 2005-2012, according to a report issued Monday by the International... [read news]

16
Nov
Soldier discovered fiancee’s body when he came home from Afghanistan after she hanged herself while suffering postnatal depression

A soldier returned home from the front line to find the dead body of his fiancee, who had hanged herself after suffering from postnatal depression. Linzi Mannion had told friends she was looking forward to marrying Lance Sergeant Robert Kopicki and was busily decorating their new home. But the mother of two committed suicide the night before her fiance returned from his post in Afghanistan and he discovered her body. They had spoken on... [read news]

15
Nov
Stanley Kubrick's Irish Odyssey: Why The IRA Forced The Director Off The Emerald Isle During Filming Of 'Barry Lyndon'

In the summer of 1973, the famed American filmmaker Stanley Kubrick – already regarded as a cinematic genius based on his steady output of stunning films, including "2001: A Space Odyssey," "A Clockwork Orange," "Dr. Strangelove" and "Lolita," among other classics -- arrived in the Republic of Ireland to begin work on a new movie based on the adventures of Barry Lyndon, a fictional 18th-century Irish... [read news]

13
Nov
Depression 'makes us biologically older'

Depression can make us physically older by speeding up the ageing process in our cells, according to a study. Lab tests showed cells looked biologically older in people who were severely depressed or who had been in the past. These visible differences in a measure of cell ageing called telomere length couldn't be explained by other factors, such as whether a person smoked. The findings, in more than 2,000 people, appear in Molecular... [read news]

12
Nov
The Avengers Effect: Thor Sequel Gets a Box-Office Boost From His Team

The Marvel machine keeps growing. Thor: The Dark World earned $86.1 million at the U.S. box office this past weekend, an improvement of more than 30 percent on the debut of the first Thor movie. The jump might have something to do with the success of the Marvel’s 2012 movie, The Avengers, which raised the profile of Thor and his evil brother Loki. Nearly every Avengers-themed sequel has made more money than its predecessor: The first Iron... [read news]

12
Nov
Anger Takes Hold in City Ravaged by Typhoon

Wearing face masks or pulling their shirts up over their noses to mask the smell of rotting flesh, a procession of typhoon survivors three miles long walked toward the shattered airport here on Tuesday to beg for food, water or a flight out of the chaos of what used to be a city of 220,000. They witnessed the despair of survivors like Erroll de la Cruz, 34, who squatted next to the pavement to scrawl the names of his wife, Michelle, and... [read news]

10
Nov

Bugbear Entertainment, the developer behind the FlatOut franchise and Kickstarter project Next Car Game, released a racing prototype created 10 years ago.According to the developer's post, the prototype was the foundation for its physics engine today. The demo has never been shown publicly, and it's not the "sneak peak technology demo" of the developer's current title. "The prototype is a little rough around the edges, but it served as an... [read news]

10
Nov
Warframe pre-orders net PlayStation-themed rifle and in-game cash

Warframe, Digital Extremes' free-to-play third-person shooter included in the PlayStation 4's launch lineup, is offering players a head start on collecting gear and goods with special pre-order incentives, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog. Digital Extremes associate producer Pat Kudirka wrote that the pre-order packs are being offered as a way to help players get into Warframe more quickly. Players who pre-order Warframe before... [read news]


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