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Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao considering run for the presidency

Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao is harbouring thoughts of running for president in his beloved homeland when he finally hangs up his gloves, he revealed to AFP in an exclusive interview. Giving his strongest hint yet that he will push to the top of the political tree when he finally…

Controversy escalates over hunger-striking inmate death in California

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Supporters of California prison inmates staging a prolonged hunger strike said on Saturday that one of the prisoners who had been refusing meals has died, but state corrections officials said the death was under investigation as a suicide. The inmate, identified by mediators…

Small Indian retailer locked in trademark fight with The Gap

An Indian recycling company which uses junk to create accessories is fighting a legal trademark suit launched by US clothing giant Gap Inc demanding that the firm change its name. Green the Gap, an Indian company which runs three stores in the country, mainly sells accessories and home decor items…

Weird fuzzy compound could be the next big fuel cell catalyst

Viewed up close, tungsten sulfide looks like a bunch of sea urchins moshing at a foam party, but this chemical compound could become the next workhorse of the hydrogen fuel cell field. A team of researchers from Rutgers University is on track to develop…  …

Each degree of global warming might ultimately raise global sea levels by more than 2 meters

Greenhouse gases emitted today will cause sea level to rise for centuries to…  …

Abuse at Ecuadorian ‘gay conversion’ facilities shocks authorities

Sent to a center offering to “cure” her attraction to women, Denisse Freire was raped and tortured — in a practice Ecuadoran authorities admit has been tolerated for too long. The country of 15.8 million people has at least 80 unlicensed drug and alcohol rehab clinics, many that are also…

Friends defend suspect driver in Spanish train disaster

Some paint him as a reckless man who boasted about driving his Spanish trains at massive speed, before crashing one, leaving 78 people dead and 178 injured. Francisco Jose Garzon Amo’s friends and neighbours tell a different story. The grey-haired driver has not appeared in public since he was helped…

Kerry asks Egyptian leaders to pull country ‘back from the brink’

By Arshad Mohammed and Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Egypt’s leaders must pull their country “back from the brink,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Saturday, saying Egypt was at a pivotal moment after the killing of dozens of protesters. Egyptian security forces shot dead dozens of supporters…

NBC announces Hillary Clinton biographical mini-series

By Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – NBC plans to air a four-hour miniseries starring Diane Lane as former Secretary of State and first lady Hillary Clinton, part of the broadcast TV network’s strategy to improve its ratings by luring viewers to one-time event programming. The part of Bill Clinton…

Russian developer uses aircraft carrier for game based on Cuban Missile Crisis

Russian video game publisher 1C Company boarded a former US aircraft carrier to re-write the Cuban Missile Crisis that had super powers on the brink of nuclear war in 1962. The tense Cold War stand-off has an apocalyptic outcome in the “Nuclear Union” computer game showcased late Thursday amid vintage…

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