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215 pitbulls freed from dogfighting ring face death in the Philippines

Twenty-five pitbulls rescued from an online dog-fighting racket run by South Koreans in the Philippines have been put down, and another 215 could be also destroyed, rescuers said Tuesday. All the dogs, rescued by police from a farm south of Manila Friday, could end up being destroyed unless people come…

Miss Universe allows transgender contestant back into pageant

The Miss Universe Organization reversed its decision to allow a transgender contestant to compete in her country’s pageant Monday evening, provided that she meets certain requirements. According to CNN, organizers released a statement letting 23-year-old Jenna Talackova into May 19 competition if she meets “the legal gender recognition requirements of…

Open University signs up 1 million subscribers on iTunes U

52 courses have now notched up more than 50m downloads since launching in January 2011. By Stuart Dredge Open University has attracted more than 1m active subscribers to its courses available on Apple’s iTunes U app for iPad in less than three months since its launch. OU says its 52…

Sen. Olympia Snowe calls contraception debate ‘retro’

Retiring Republican Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine said on Monday night that she supports former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) for president and that the current cultural argument over birth control is a “retro debate from the 1950s,” according to a post at BuzzFeed. Snowe was in New York City…

Xbox 720 rumors: Blu-ray drive and always-on internet?

Reports say Microsoft is to adopt the Sony-backed Blu-ray tech in its next games machine, currently codenamed Durango Just in case you missed this on Monday, news site VG247 has learned from “multiple sources” that the next Xbox console, apparently codenamed Durango, will feature a Blu-ray drive and is set…

James Cameron describes ocean as ‘alien world’

Fresh from his journey to the deepest point of the Pacific in a solo submarine dive, Hollywood director James Cameron has spoken to Australian schoolchildren, answering questions on how fast his craft could travel to how he went to the toilet. The “Titanic” filmmaker, who last month plunged seven miles (11 kilometres) to the…

Author: Mutant bird flu ‘less lethal’

The author of a paper on a mutant bird flu strain said experts agreed to publish it only after he explained that the virus was “much less lethal” than previously feared. A panel of US science and security experts on Friday said two papers on mutant viruses should be published after all, reversing its…

Clinton praises U.S. for uproar over Limbaugh comments

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised the uproar over radio host Rush Limbaugh’s insulting of a young woman as the top diplomat voiced hope that US women can set an example for the world. In a rare return to commentary on domestic politics, the woman who nearly became the first female…

Love is in the air for Britain’s giant pandas

The clock is ticking, and the heat is on. A giant male panda loaned to Britain by China has just 36 hours to make his move on his female companion or he’ll have to wait another year. Conservationists at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland put Yang Guangtogether in the same enclosure as Tian Tian on Wednesday after months of monitoring…

Google found guilty of false advertising in Australia

Internet giant Google was Tuesday found guilty of false and misleading advertising in Australia after a court upheld an appeal by the country’s competition regulator. Google had won a case brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in September over claims that sponsored links at the top of its search results were…

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