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Colbert: Obamacare website like if Lincoln had said ‘Four score and Error 404, Emancipation not found’

Last night, Stephen Colbert assured his audience that he doesn’t “want to bring you depressing stories night after night,” which is why he’s finally “happy to have some good news to report”: “Millions of Americans can’t get health insurance.” “The ObamaCare website is a disaster,” he said, “and I am…

California police shoot and kill 13-year-old boy carrying BB gun that ‘looked like an assault rifle’

Californian police have shot dead a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a pellet gun that looked like an assault rifle, police and media reports said. The child, identified as Andy Lopez and described in media reports as popular in his school, was walking down a street on Tuesday when sheriff’s…

Comic book hero ‘Asterix’ returns for first new adventure in eight years

Comic book hero Asterix and his rotund sidekick Obelix returned for their first new adventure in eight years on Thursday, reviving a global phenomenon that has sold millions of copies around the world. Five million copies of “Asterix and the Picts” — the 35th instalment in a series that has…

‘Transformers’ Hong Kong set faces second extortion attempt from Chinese mobsters

Hollywood director Michael Bay’s “Transformers” crew has faced a second extortion attempt in a week while filming in Hong Kong, reports and authorities said Thursday. Police arrested a man who was suspected of intimidating a member of Bay’s film crew on Wednesday afternoon in the Kowloon City area, where “Transformers:…

Australia’s environment minister cites Wikipedia to dismiss suggested link between climate change and country’s massive brushfire disaster

Australian Environment Minister Greg Hunt has played down links between the country’s bushfire disaster and climate change after he “looked up what Wikipedia said”. His comments came as US environmental activist Al Gore likened Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s insistence that wildfires had nothing to do with changing climate patterns to…

Thousands of lactating mothers attempt massive breastfeeding record in Philippines

Thousands of lactating mothers across the Philippines simultaneously breast fed their babies on Thursday in an attempt to break a world record and break down social taboos. Organised by the advocacy group Breastfeeding Philippines, the event was held in 1,000 cities across the conservative, largely Catholic country, where advocates say…

Canadian PM Harper rejects accusations linking him to bribery scandal

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday strongly refuted accusations linking him to a Senate expenses scandal that has been a drag on his Tories’ popularity and the Senate. Harper and the Senate Conservative leadership were loosely implicated the previous day by a senator at the centre of the scandal,…

Report: Pakistan secretly endorsed U.S. drone strikes

Pakistan for years secretly approved of US drone attacks on its territory despite public denunciations, the Washington Post reported Wednesday, citing secret documents. The purported evidence of Islamabad’s involvement came as Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif visited the White House and urged an end to the attacks, which are widely unpopular…

Al Gore challenges Australian PM in debate over wildfires and climate change

Environmental activist Al Gore has likened Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s insistence that wildfires are not linked to climate change to the tobacco industry claiming smoking does not cause lung cancer. The former US vice president and Nobel laureate was commenting after Abbott this week dismissed UN climate chief Christiana…

Most distant galaxy ever discovered was a prolific star factory

Exceptionally high rate of star formation in the galaxy, formed a mere 700m years after the big bang, has baffled astronomers Astronomers have spotted the most distant galaxy ever seen after a faint ray of light struck a telescope on a volcano in the middle of the Pacific. The ancient…

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