• UK ambassador summoned over trial

    UK ambassador summoned over trial

    Image caption John Casson criticised an Egyptian court’s decision to jail three journalists Britain’s ambassador to Egypt has been summoned to the country’s foreign ministry over his “unacceptable interference” following the trial of three al-Jazeera...
  • Ten of the best back-to-school apps for kids

    The summer holidays are either over or nearly over depending where your child is in the world. Parents are breathing a sigh of relief at the prospect of making a cup of tea without being...
  • Trump pondering possible third party bid

    Trump pondering possible third party bid

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reaches out to hug a supporter after he spoke at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies  in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Donald Trump will decide soon whether to mount...
  • Bayern signs Kingsley Coman on loan from Juventus

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Headline News

  • Hurricane Ignacio strengthens but forecast to just miss Hawaii


    Ignacio intensified to a major Category Four hurricane as it blew across the Pacific on a route likely to bypass Hawaii on Monday, the U.S. Central Pacific Hurricane Center said. Packing potentially destructive winds of 140 miles per hour (220 kph), the hurricane was about 450 miles (720 km) east of Big Island of Hawaii moving north-northwest at 9 miles per hour (15 kph), the center said. “It will just pass by the islands,” said the center’s spokesman Neil Honda. “There might be some wind and surf.” With hurricane force winds extending 30 miles (45 km) from its center, waves as high as 20 feet (4 meters) could be expected on Sunday and Monday, along with sustained winds of 39 miles per hour (63 kph), he said. On the Saffir-Simpson hurricane wind scale, which measures potential property damage from a storm, hurricanes reaching Category 3 and higher are considered “major” hurricanes with a potential for …

    August 30, 2015 11:57 am
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Politics

  • Trump pondering possible third party bid


    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reaches out to hug a supporter after he spoke at the National Federation of Republican Assemblies  in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey) Donald Trump will decide soon whether to mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination for president, the real estate mogul said Saturday. “I think over the next couple of weeks you’re going to see some things that are very interesting,” Trump said after a speech in Nashville to a gathering of tea party activists. “We’re going to make a decision very soon,” he added, “and I think a lot of people are going to be very happy.” Trump has so far refused to pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee, saying his refusal to commit gains him leverage over the party establishment, which has been caught off-guard by his early dominance in the race. He’s also said repeatedly that he’d prefer to run as …

    August 30, 2015 10:56 am
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Stocks

  • What really happened between Jorge Ramos and Donald Trump


    Univision anchor Jorge Ramos believes his tense press conference exchange with Donald Trump “unmasked” the presidential candidate. “What you want to do in an interview or in a press conference is to unmask, if possible, the person you are talking to,” Ramos says. “When Donald Trump decided to throw me out, I think he was unmasked. That’s the real Donald Trump.”  At the Iowa press event on Tuesday, Ramos stood up and tried to ask Trump about the candidate’s controversial immigration proposals. Trump told him to “sit down” because he hadn’t been called on. “Go back to Univision,” Trump said. Ramos refused to sit down. Security personnel escorted him out of the room — something that Ramos said he “never expected.” “I knew it was going to be tough,” Ramos said in an interview with me for CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” “I knew… he wasn’t going to like it. But I never expected that instead of answering my …

    August 30, 2015 11:17 am
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Sports

  • Justin Wilson’s brother visits IndyCar paddock at Sonoma Raceway


    SONOMA, California – Just six days after his older brother, Justin Wilson, was killed during an IndyCar race at Pocono Raceway, Stefan Wilson made a visit to Sonoma Raceway on Saturday. Stefan Wilson, a 25-year-old aspiring Verizon IndyCar Series driver from Sheffield, England, appeared emotionally drained as he arrived with a group of close friends. The INDYCAR community has embraced the Wilson Family during this tragic time following the death of 37-year-old Justin. Among those who are reaching out to support Wilson’s widow, Julia, and young daughters, Jane and Jessica, is American Honda and Honda Performance Development. American Honda and HPD will contribute $50 per lap completed at Sonoma by each of the 13 Honda entries at this weekend’s race for a possible donation of just over $55,000 to the Wilson Childrens’ Fund. “Justin was a valuable member of our racing program, but he also was our friend, and all of us at American Honda …

    August 30, 2015 11:57 am
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World News

  • UK ambassador summoned over trial


    Image caption John Casson criticised an Egyptian court’s decision to jail three journalists Britain’s ambassador to Egypt has been summoned to the country’s foreign ministry over his “unacceptable interference” following the trial of three al-Jazeera journalists. Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste were each jailed for three years on Saturday for “spreading false news”. Ambassador John Casson said he was “shocked and concerned” by the ruling. Egyptian authorities objected to his remarks and Mr Casson has attended a meeting with officials. In comments made outside the court and on Facebook, Mr Casson said the court’s decision would “undermine confidence in Egypt’s stability”. Egypt’s foreign ministry called his words “unacceptable interference” in the country’s judiciary. In a statement issued after the meeting, the British Embassy in Cairo said the ambassador “explained the UK’s position on the court ruling, especially in light of the fact that two British nationals were involved in the case”. Two British …

    August 30, 2015 11:57 am
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Technology

  • Ten of the best back-to-school apps for kids


    The summer holidays are either over or nearly over depending where your child is in the world. Parents are breathing a sigh of relief at the prospect of making a cup of tea without being screamed at / bundled into / forced to referee an over-aggressive game of split-screen Minecraft. And their children? They’re back at school learning, then coming home every night eager to continue the education on whatever devices at hand. Or, alternatively, to continue eagerly smashing one another’s blocky windows. Related: The best apps of 2014 for Android, iPhone and iPad But seriously, there are some excellent educational apps out there, blending serious learning with well-crafted production values and a sense of fun. They can complement (not replace) reading books, physical play and conversation in expanding on what children are learning in school. I’ve picked out 10 of the best examples, swerving pure games and individual stories – as good as the …

    August 30, 2015 11:17 am
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Science

  • Researchers mimic viral infection in colon cancer stem cells


    Related images(click to enlarge) Researchers targeting colorectal cancer stem cells – the root cause of disease, resistance to treatment and relapse – have discovered a mechanism to mimic a virus and potentially trigger an immune response to fight the cancer like an infection. The discovery, published online today in Cell, illuminates a major shift in understanding anti-tumour mechanisms and identifies a promising druggable target against colorectal cancer stem cells, says principal investigator and lead author Dr. Daniel De Carvalho, a scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network. He is also Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine at University of Toronto. Dr. De Carvalho talks about his research in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K-vCbPggS8. “By mimicking a virus the potential is to trick the immune system into ‘seeing’ the cancer cells as an infection that needs to be destroyed,” says Dr. De Carvalho. “Our work demonstrates that viral mimicry is a …

    August 30, 2015 10:17 am
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Health

  • Neurologist, author Oliver Sacks dies at age 82: New York Times


    NEW YORK Dr. Oliver Sacks, the neurologist who studied the intricacies of the brain and wrote eloquently about them in books such as “Awakenings” and “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” died on Sunday at the age of 82, the New York Times reported. The British-born Sacks, who announced in February 2015 that he had terminal liver cancer, died at his home in New York City, his longtime personal assistant Kate Edgar told the Times. Sacks was called “a kind of poet laureate of medicine” and “one of the great clinical writers of the 20th century” by the New York Times. Using a typewriter or writing in longhand, Sacks’ authored more than a dozen books, filling them with detailed, years-long case histories of patients who often became his friends. He explained to lay readers how the brain handles everything from autism to savantism, colorblindness to Tourette’s syndrome, and how his patients could …

    August 30, 2015 10:36 am
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Entertainment

  • Gigi Hadid And Joe Jonas Have A Hot Date After Returning From Romantic Vacay In Tahiti


    Posted on Sun Aug 30th, 2015 9:30am PDT       By X17 Staff Gigi Hadid and Joe Jonas have only been dating for a few months, but at the rate they’re going, we wouldn’t be surprised if they got engaged by the end of the year! On Saturday night the lovebirds went out to dinner in West Hollywood, and they had just returned from a romantic vacation in Tahiti. That might explain why they look a little bit worn out in these pics! Gigi and Joe posted a number of snapshots from their tropical adventure, and it seems like they had a blast in the South Pacific. Gigi Instagrammed the shot below and wrote, “my pre-fashion month vacay missing this view already!” The week before that we snapped the duo at Taylor Swift’s concert, and though Gigi recently told HELLO! magazine that the two are moving slow, we aren’t buying that! “We have been friends for a very, …

    August 30, 2015 11:56 am
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Editorial

  • Christians, Martin Luther King and race: What we must do now


    Armed with a handful of warmed-over sermons and big dreams to grow a small church, the newly ordained Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. arrived at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama in May of 1954. According to biographer Richard Lischer, King came to Dexter with a 39-point plan. Included in King’s plan was the purchase of a new pulpit. The two pulpits the church owned – one in the sanctuary and the other in the basement for use in Sunday School – had virtually been there since the last brick was laid at Dexter in 1889. Within a year of arriving, King was the recognized leader of America’s protest for civil rights. Soon, America was marching for change. King had become more than the pastor at Dexter, but he never stopped preaching. In fact, he believed the church was the center for necessary, creative, loving change. The rhetoric that soared at state houses …

    August 29, 2015 5:29 am
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Odd News

  • Trump says ‘no interest’ in buying Pope’s favorite soccer team


    BUENOS AIRES U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump denied a newspaper report on Friday that he wanted to buy top-tier Argentine soccer club San Lorenzo, Pope Francis’ favorite team. “Never even heard of the team – no interest!” the real estate magnate and contender for the Republican presidential nomination, tweeted after the New York Post reported that Trump and an associate had sent a letter to San Lorenzo expressing interest in a deal. Earlier in the day, the club’s vice president, Marcelo Tinelli, told Reuters in a text message that the story was “totally crazy” and that the team was not for sale. Pope Francis grew up near San Lorenzo’s original stadium in Buenos Aires and has been a fan ever since. San Lorenzo is one of the top five clubs in soccer-obsessed Argentina. Whether through soccer, the biggest sport in Latin America, or by other means, Trump might benefit from some connection with Latino voters …

    August 28, 2015 6:26 pm
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