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Romney team demands full accounting of Libya attack

SIDNEY, Ohio — Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign demanded “complete candor” from the Obama administration Wednesday over what happened before and during the deadly assault on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya. The Republican nominee, currently campaigning in Ohio, has taken President Barack Obama to task for not clarifying exactly what…

‘Phone for you’: Nobel winners remember getting the call from Sweden

Some Nobel laureates find out while on a plane, others think it’s a hoax, and some don’t even hear the phone ring. On Tuesday, French physicist Serge Haroche was out walking with his wife when his cell phone rang. He saw the 46 country code on the display and recognised…

China plans to collect Mars samples by 2030

China is planning to collect samples from the surface of Mars by 2030, according to the chief scientist of the country’s lunar orbiter project, state media reported Wednesday. Ouyang Ziyuan said the mission would have three stages — remote sensing, soft-landing and exploration, and return after automatic sampling, Xinhua news…

eBay relaunches look to be more mobile and social media friendly

EBay unveiled a new look for its website Wednesday inspired by social networks, giving consumers personalized shopping suggestions and a new emphasis on mobile Internet. The ecommerce giant with 105 million active users will start giving its users a “newsfeed” and a “personalized homepage” with recommendations based on a user’s…

Google launches ‘Cultural Institute’ digitally chronicling the 20th century

Google on Wednesday launched its online “Cultural Institute”, a digital visual archive of landmark 20th century events and personalities, created in cooperation with 17 museums and institutes from across the globe. The archives focus on legends like Anne Frank, the young Jewish-Dutch Holocaust victim whose famous diary chronicled her plight;…

Fossil reveals complex brains evolved earlier than previously thought

A 520-million-year-old, three-inch (7.6-centimetre) fossil has yielded evidence that complex brains evolved much earlier than previously thought, scientists said Wednesday. The preserved external skeleton of Fuxianhuia protensa, an extinct type of arthropod, is the earliest known fossil to show a complex brain, according to a study published in the journal…

French first lady threatens to sue over ‘malicious rumors’ in biography

French first lady Valerie Trierweiler plans to sue the authors of the latest book about her because it spreads malicious rumours, her lawyer said Wednesday. Trierweiler, a 47-year-old journalist and partner of President Francois Hollande, is suing the authors of “La Frondeuse” (The Rebel) — a biography due to be…

France sets marriage equality draft law date

France on Wednesday named October 31 as the date when a draft law authorising gay marriage will be approved by government ministers, amid mounting opposition to the proposed legislation. More than 1,200 French mayors or deputy mayors have signed a petition opposing the government’s plans, with many of them warning…

U.S. economy grew ‘modestly’ in September: Fed

The US economy grew “modestly” in September despite weak momentum in consumer spending, a Federal Reserve report published Wednesday showed. In its report known as the Beige Book, based on anecdotal information, the Fed said it was told “that economic activity generally expanded modestly since the last report” six weeks…

Australian restaurant agrees to remove urinals shaped like women’s mouths

A sumptuous new French restaurant in Sydney said Wednesday it would remove two urinals designed to resemble a woman’s lipsticked mouth, apologising for any offence they have caused. The Ananas Bar and Brasserie said the bright red-lipped urinals shaped like an open mouth were “a commonly used European design piece…

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