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Swiss store denies wrongdoing in Oprah ‘racism’ controversy

A Swiss luxury boutique denied any wrongdoing Friday after US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey claimed she had been the subject of racism when a shop assistant allegedly refused to show her an expensive handbag. Winfrey, one of the richest women in the world, said she had been in Zurich…

Snoop Dogg Lion is selling a $100 spliff – and you can’t even smoke it

The rapper’s app, Snoopify, allows users to decorate their photos with cartoons, including ones of his ‘Golden Jay’ joint Fans of rapper Snoop Dogg – or Snoop Lion as he now calls himself – are paying almost $100 (£65) for the chance to adorn their photographs with an imaginary spliff.…

‘Easy Rider’ star Karen Black dies at 74

American actress Karen Black, who shot to fame in the 1969 counter-culture classic “Easy Rider,” died Thursday in Los Angeles, her husband said. She was 74. Black, who starred alongside Jack Nicholson, Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper in the film, died after battling cancer. “It is with great sadness that…

U.S. drone kills three more Al-Qaeda suspects in Yemen, strikes intensify

SANAA (Reuters) – A U.S. drone killed three suspected al Qaeda militants in east Yemen, a local official said, the third strike within 24 hours as Washington intensifies efforts to eradicate al Qaeda’s Yemeni branch after recent warnings of possible attacks. The three men were travelling in a vehicle in…

Weight Watchers trying to cash in on desire for healthy workers

By Madeline Will NEW YORK (Reuters) – Facing increased competition from free calorie-counting apps, Weight Watchers International Inc is targeting a steadily growing market – employers looking for a leaner workforce. U.S. companies are eager to trim rising health care costs and more are implementing employee wellness programs, some involving…

Peru’s protesters shake up politics with challenge to President Humala

By Marco Aquino and Mitra Taj LIMA (Reuters) – The biggest political protests in Peru’s capital in more than a decade have pressured President Ollanta Humala to clean up government and share the benefits of the country’s decade-long economic boom. Many of the protesters were left-leaning and middle-class youth who…

PetroChina to join Exxon on giant Iraqi oilfield: source

By Chen Aizhu and Vladimir Soldatkin BEIJING/MOSCOW (Reuters) – China’s biggest energy firm PetroChina will join Exxon Mobil in developing Iraq’s giant West Qurna oilfield and is in talks with Lukoil to buy into a second project at the field, industry sources said on Friday. China is already the top…

Nuclear power plant in South Carolina at risk for shutdown

A nuclear power plant located near Hartsville, South Carolina is at risk for being shut down, according to a research study conducted at the Vermont Law School. However, the plant has a license to operate until 2030 and operators Duke Energy say they…  …

‘Extraordinary’ Mayan frieze discovered in Guatemala tells a tale of almost cosmic wars

The massive frieze, cast in stucco and painted red, depicts the crowning of a Mayan king, a find that offers a window into the epic battles between rival Mayan kingdoms and the dramas of changing fealties in the Americas more than a thousand years ago. ;  …

NASA outlines big goals for a mission to Jupiter moon Europa

With a cold ocean under an icy shell, some have theorized that Europa is the most likely place to find life in the solar system.(NASA/JPL/Ted Stryk ) Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, has long been fingered as possibly habitable. But sending a rover…  …

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