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Thursday, July 24, 2014


Journalist working for CNN abducted in Ukraine

3 hours 9 minutes ago - CNN World
A Ukrainian journalist working as a fixer for CNN remains in detention two days after he was abducted by pro-Russian separatists

Communities could be paid £40m for considering nuclear waste dump

3 hours 59 minutes ago - Guardian
Renewed effort to find site for underground disposal site will not allow veto for any one level of local governmentLocal communities could be paid over £40m by government for simply considering the building of an underground nuclear waste disposal facility in their area, ministers announced on Thursday. The renewed effort to find a permanent solut... by Damian Carrington

Is it a phone? Is it a drone? No, it's a flone!

3 hours 56 minutes ago - Guardian
A team of inventors have produced Flone a simple H-frame for smartphones, bringing drone technology to the massesThe artist Lot Amorós, and engineers Cristina Navarro and Alexandre Oliver won the Next Things award in 2013 for the Flone invention, an H-shaped airframe which transforms smartphones into airborne apparatus. It is able to fly up to 20... by Hannah Jane Parkinson

Commonwealth Games lament losing another name with Mo Farah no-show

3 hours 48 minutes ago - Guardian
Double Olympic champion opts to stay at Font Romeu We are really disappointed for Mo, says Games spokesman Mo Farah pulls out of Glasgow 2014 because of illnessGlasgow 2014 organisers have lamented a major blow to the Commonwealth Games with the withdrawal of Mo Farah through illness, claiming they are disappointed but can understand the double Oly... by James Riach in Glasgow

Dolly Parton: 'I've seen my songs slaughtered pretty good'

3 hours 46 minutes ago - Guardian
The Queen of Country on people amateur and professional singing her classics, being the toast of Glastonbury and who should play her in the biopic she's planningHello, Dolly!Hello, Rebecca! You know Rebecca is my middle name also?I do know that.It's a good name. All right! Continue reading by Rebecca Nicholson

Should thieves in World of Warcraft be sent to real prisons?

3 hours 42 minutes ago - Guardian
Tory MP Mike Weatherley wants those who swipe valuable items in video games to get the same sentences as burglarsAll right, own up: did you steal Mike Weatherley's sword on World of Warcraft? If so, you'd better watch out. He's really upset about it. So much so that, as David Cameron's chief adviser on intellectual property, he has asked ministers... by Erica Buist

MH17: victims relatives can help one another in their bereavement

3 hours 37 minutes ago - Guardian
As I learned from the 1988 Lockerbie disaster, victims relatives forming a support group can help them to cope in a crisisThe horror of mass, brutal murder visited on those you love will leave 298 groups of individuals connected to the victims of MH17 in a collective state of shock and bereavement. And as time passes, the relatives will find it har... by Jim Swire

Shellfire 'kills 15 in Gaza school'

3 hours ago - BBC
At least 15 people are killed and more than 200 injured when a UN-run school used as a shelter in Gaza is shelled, Gaza health ministry says

Does your pet get jealous?

4 hours 11 minutes ago - Guardian
Researchers claim that dogs feel jealousy when owners stop paying attention. Tell us if you have ever had a problem with a jealous or overly protective petExperts at the University of California believe that they have proved that dogs get jealous when their owners give too much attention to something or someone else. Many pet owners will have thoug... by Open thread

Kenyan girls taken to remote regions to undergo FGM in secret

3 hours 56 minutes ago - Guardian
Perpetrators of female genital mutilation becoming more difficult to catch as hospitals and clinics carry out procedure covertlyParents are taking their daughters to remote regions of Kenya to undergo female genital mutilation (FGM) in secret, according to the head of the country's new FGM prosecution unit. Continue reading by Alexandra Topping

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