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28
Dec
Days of the 'bank job' are numbered, report suggests

The number of robberies on British bank branches has dropped by 90% in the past decade, figures from the British Bankers Association suggest. The BBA said there were 66 robberies in 2011, compared to 847 in 1992. The drop has been attributed to a raft of innovative technologies making it extremely difficult for "traditional" robbery tactics to work. "Banks are working hard to confine armed robberies to the world of TV dramas," BBA chief... [read news]

16
Dec
Josip Simunic: Croatia defender banned for 10 matches

Croatia defender Josip Simunic will miss the 2014 World Cup after being given a 10-match ban by Fifa for discriminatory behaviour. Dinamo Zagreb's Simunic, 35, led Croatia fans in a chant with pro-Nazi connotations following their 2-0 World Cup play-off win over Iceland. "The salute was discriminatory and offended the dignity of a group of persons," Fifa said in a statement. Simunic, who denies any political intent, was... [read news]

13
Dec
‘Candy Crush Saga’ gets an overhaul

“Candy Crush Saga” –- arguably the world’s most addictive game -- just got a massive overhaul with a new world and a whole new set of levels. Say goodbye to your social life and productivity once again. The free-to-play puzzle game is by many metrics the most successful mobile game of all time. The title, which is free to play but includes the possibility of in-app purchases to buy extra lives and power-ups, reportedly brings in... [read news]

12
Dec
'Angry Birds Go' review -- the birds hit the track

The old saying “You get what you pay for” is usually fairly reliable. But it's not the case with the free game “Angry Birds Go,” for hiding under the tacky adverts and the pushing of paid content is an extremely addictive and well-developed racer. Known for puzzle games in which you hurl birds at unsuspecting green pigs, Rovio has a new title that transplants the Angry Birds onto a Mario-Kart style cartoon racer complete with... [read news]

11
Dec
Neymar stars as Barca thrash Celtic

Barcelona handed Celtic the harshest of Champions League lessons by producing a near-perfect display to equal the visitors' heaviest European loss. Gerard Pique opened the scoring and Barca added two more goals late in the first half through Pedro and Neymar. Brazilian Neymar, a £49m summer signing from Santos, added two more before the hour mark to complete his hat-trick. Cristian Tello completed Celtic's misery, with... [read news]

10
Dec
Obama, world leaders eulogize Mandela at massive memorial

President Obama implored the thousands of people gathered in a stadium and millions watching around the world on Tuesday to continue Nelson Mandela's mission of erasing injustice and inequality. In a speech that received thunderous applause at FNB stadium and a standing ovation, Obama called on people to apply the lessons of Mandela, who emerged from 27 years in prison under a racist regime, embraced his enemies when he finally walked to... [read news]

10
Dec
Seattle facing rift between police and politicians over jump in crime, open pot smoking

Whether it’s commercial airplanes, coffee or computers, Seattle has long been a city known for being ahead of the curve. But now, a range of issues – including a jump in serious downtown crime and open pot smoking – are threatening to open a rift between police and politicians that could damage the city’s image. “We were getting more and more comments from people who are working downtown, owning a business, living downtown or... [read news]

09
Dec
New documentary ‘Tricked’ illuminates disturbing human trafficking culture in the US

Modern-day slavery is very much alive right here in our own backyard, according to a new feature-length documentary, "Tricked." Embedded with the Denver Vice squad and combing through Las Vegas, directors John-Keith Wasson and Jane Wells bring audiences right into the frightening fold as thousands of victims are trafficked throughout the United States each year to satisfy a $3 billion-a-year industry. "I read an article stating that... [read news]

09
Dec
DJ Campbell held in football fixing probe

Ex-Premiership footballer DJ Campbell is among six people questioned by police in connection with allegations of fixing in football matches. Mr Campbell, who plays for Championship side Blackburn, was one of six people arrested on Sunday. The arrests came after ex-Portsmouth player Sam Sodje told a reporter he could arrange for players to be booked or sent off in exchange for cash. The National Crime Agency said five people were bailed... [read news]

08
Dec
Is ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom’ a good way to learn about the life of Nelson Mandela?

The mood was somber after a screening of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” in London on Thursday, as the attendees—who included Prince William and Nelson Mandela’s daughter, Zindzi — were informed of the former South African president’s death. “Zindzi learned about [her father’s death] minutes before the screening actually took place,” Us Weekly film reporter Charles Thorp told FOX411. “They asked her if she wanted to go... [read news]


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