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Obama urges Congress to stop ‘farce’ and end shutdown

President Barack Obama on Saturday called on the lower chamber of Congress to “stop this farce” and end the US government shutdown by unconditionally approving a federal budget. “Take that vote. Stop this farce. End this shutdown now,” Obama said in his weekly radio and video address. The US government…

Obama says Iran a year away from nuclear bomb

US President Barack Obama said in an interview released Saturday that Iran was “a year or more away” from getting a nuclear bomb, in a clear sign of discord with Israel. Obama also told the Associated Press that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had staked his credibility on dialogue and it…

Greenpeace stages vigils for activists held in Russia

Greenpeace supporters held vigils across the world Saturday in support of 30 activists jailed by Russia after a protest against Arctic oil drilling, sparking a new row between Moscow and the West. Pressure has been mounting on Russia from both activists and governments shocked by Moscow’s decision to level full-blown…

New revelations prompt motion to block NYPD’s surveillance of muslims

A recent investigative report on the NYPD’s surveillance of mosques has led to a possible revisiting of the Handschu Agreement by the federal judge presiding over a lawsuit filed against the city seeking to bar further surveillance of Muslims in New…  …

Your body is the next frontier in cybercrime

If you think it’s enough of a chore trying to stop thieves stealing your credit card details and hacking your Facebook, imagine trying to stop them getting into your pancreas. Advances in healthcare mean that in-body…  …

‘Gravity’ goes galactic with special effects

There has rarely been a more entrancingly eerie opening scene than the one that graces “Gravity,” the new space epic starring George Clooney and Sandra Bullock as NASA astronauts who suddenly find themselves unmoored 370 miles above Earth.;  …

American scientists boycott NASA conference that bans Chinese nationals

NASA facing backlash from US researchers due to rejection of Chinese nationals from conference NASA is facing an extraordinary backlash from US researchers after it emerged that the space agency has banned Chinese scientists, including those working at US institutions, from a conference on grounds of national security. NASA officials…

Madonna: I was raped at knifepoint

Singer writes of how she was held up at gunpoint, raped on a rooftop and burgled three times in first year in New York Madonna has detailed how she was raped not long after she moved to New York City at the age of 19, in a revealing account of…

U.S. surpasses Russia as world’s top oil and natural gas producer with output at 25 million barrels per day

New drilling techniques extract oil and gas from US shale rock formations, putting the country’s output at 25 million barrels per day The US was on pace to achieve global energy domination on Friday, overtaking Russia and Saudi Arabia as the world’s top oil and natural gas producer. New estimates…

Japan cancels flights as Typhoon Fitow nears Okinawa

Powerful Typhoon Fitow was expected to hit Japan’s southern island chain of Okinawa on Saturday, with flights cancelled and power outages affecting some 200 households, officials said. Japan, Taiwan and China were all bracing for the storm, with Japan’s meteorological agency warning of strong winds and heavy rain, as well…

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