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Catholic Church fights sex education classes in Croatia

Freshly introduced sexual education classes in Croatia’s schools has split the EU-bound country as the powerful Catholic Church challenges the centre-left government over its newest addition to the curriculum. Aimed at raising awareness on potential sexual issues and problems, the pilot “sex-ed” programme started last year and will continue to…

New iPad app allows users to virtually try on glasses in 3-D

Jonathan Coon turned heads Wednesday with iPad software that lets people try on sunglasses by manipulating 3-D images of themselves from the neck up. The founder of discount prescription lens company 1-800 Contacts used a TED Conference known for luring the technology savvy to introduce a service intended to let…

Forensic scientists: King Richard the Lionheart had mummified heart

Forensic scientists on Thursday announced they had delved into the embalmed heart of Richard the Lionheart, finding chemical evidence that the remains of England’s Crusader king were handled with holy reverence. Reduced to dust by eight centuries, the heart of the legendary warrior was analysed by modern lab technology. It…

Backers of alleged Israeli spy to protest ahead of Obama’s visit

Israeli supporters of Jonathan Pollard, the American jailed as an Israeli spy, plan protests calling for his release ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit next month an organiser said on Thursday. Meanwhile, the Jerusalem city council moved to award a medal to Pollard, who is serving a life sentence. “We…

New smartphone extension helps you find your lost cat

Lost your cat? Your grandmother? Or are you injured in a car crash, unable to call for help because your phone battery is dead? Never fear, a mobile solution is near. Inventors and manufacturers at the world’s biggest mobile fair in Barcelona showed off new inventions to make the ubiquitous…

International Monetary Fund: ‘Sequester’ cuts will slow global economic growth

The broad US “sequester” spending cuts that take effect beginning Friday will slow growth in the world’s biggest economy and hit the global economy, the International Monetary Fund said Thursday. “There will be an impact on global growth,” IMF spokesman Bill Murray said. “We’ll have to reevaluate our growth forecast…

Kim Jong Un and Dennis Rodman watch basketball game together

BEIJING — North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un watched a basketball game with former Chicago Bulls’ star Dennis Rodman on Thursday, Chinese state media reported. In a dispatch from Pyongyang, China’s official Xinhua news agency said that Kim and Rodman watched a game consisting of players from North Korea and the…

Japanese court rejects Apple’s claim that Samsung stole its technology

A Japanese court Thursday rejected a claim by Samsung that Apple stole its technology, in the latest round of a global legal battle between the smartphone giants over patents. The Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung has no rights over data transmission technology used in some of Apple’s iPhone smartphones,…

China claims U.S. hackers attacked military websites

Hackers mainly based in the United States attacked two Chinese military websites, including the Defence Ministry page, an average of 144,000 times a month last year, the ministry said on Thursday. China’s first account of attacks on its websites steps up a war of words between the powers, after a…

Anastacia cancels European tour after second breast cancer diagnosis

US pop singer Anastacia has announced she is cancelling her “It’s A Man’s World” European tour after being diagnosed for the second time with breast cancer. “Anastacia has sadly been diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time after having successfully survived her 2003 battle with the disease,” a statement…

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