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America ready for female president: Michelle Obama

US First Lady Michelle Obama says in remarks published Friday that America is ready for a woman president, but would not comment on prospects for Hillary Clinton getting the job. Obama’s comments came in an interview with Parade magazine, excerpts of which were published on its website. Asked if she…

IAAF makes Swedish ‘gay rights’ high jumper Emma Green-Tregaro repaint rainbow nails

Swedish high jumper Emma Green-Tregaro has repainted her nails after being warned by the IAAF that the rainbow colours she sported in qualification in support of gay rights were a breach of regulations. Russian pole vault gold medallist Yelena Isinbayeva has provoked a furore at the World Athletics Championships over…

Tesla Model S causes power blackout

A Tesla Model S unfortunately caused a power disruption in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, this week. The power blackout lasted a few hours. As you can see in the image below, the power blackout was caused by the Tesla Model S crashing into a power transmission…  …

Brazilian woman cuts off husband’s penis

A Brazilian woman cut off her husband’s penis after she caught him cheating on her with a man, a report said Friday. Upon learning of her husband’s indiscretion, the woman did not act at first but days later proposed a sex game during which she tied him to their bed.…

Early Apple employees talk memories of Steve Jobs and new biopic

Daniel Kottke and Bill Fernandez had front-row seats to the birth of the personal computing industry, as well as the most valuable technology company in the world. Both served as employees of Apple Computer in its earliest days: Kottke working with…  …

Ancient Chinese ‘super rat’ who beat the dinosaurs 66 million years ago was outdone by ‘modern’ rodents

Scientists have recovered the oldest complete skeleton ever found from a mammal lineage that outlived the dinosaurs.Some 66 million years ago, an entire ecosystem – one packed with the largest animals that ever lived…  …

Beam me over, Scotty? Scientists take quantum leap in quantum teleportation.

Quantum research defies easy language. How do you describe jumping from one spot to another without passing through the space between?;  …

40 pythons found in Canadian hotel

Little more than a week after a giant python crushed two young Canadian boys to death, police have recovered 40 of the snakes from a hotel room. The reptiles were found in several plastic storage bins on Thursday night in a room in Brantford, Ontario, where a couple who had…

Al-Jazeera set to tackle U.S. market with ‘long-form reporting of stories’ ignored by mainstream media

With a cast of TV news stars, deep pockets and an ambitious agenda, Al-Jazeera launches its US news channel on Tuesday, aiming to shake up the broadcast journalism market stateside. The US cable channel will reach more than 40 million households and vastly expands the footprint of the Qatar-based media…

Gunmen kill woman politician who belonged to Pakistan’s Awami National Pary –known for its anti-Taliban views

Gunmen shot dead a secular female politician from Pakistan’s troubled northwest after breaking into her home at night, police said on Saturday. Najma Hanif, 35, was a senior member of the Awami National Pary (ANP) which is known for its outspoken views against the Taliban and backed military operations against…

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