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The discovery of an Earth-sized planet in the "habitable" zone of a distant star, though exciting, is still a long way from pointing to the existence of extraterrestrial life, experts said Friday....
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:31
TORONTO - An activist heckled Prime Minister Stephen Harper's wife Laureen about missing and murdered aboriginal women while she spoke at a Toronto film festival devoted to online cat videos. Laureen...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:31
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A mob of armed civilians pretending to be peaceful protesters delivering a petition to the United Nations in South Sudan forced their way into a U.N. base sheltering some 5...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:27
(Reuters) - British women's number one Laura Robson will miss the French Open and Wimbledon after having surgery on her wrist, the 20-year-old announced on Thursday. Robson, who has a world ranking...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:27
By James Topham TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese companies have weathered the first days of a rise in the country's consumption tax, with sales resilient and pricing power little damaged, a Reuters poll...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:27
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget request would boost U.S. tax revenue by nearly $1.4 trillion over 10 years if fully enacted, cutting deficits by $1....
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:27
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Miley Cyrus, who is suffering from a sinus infection, has postponed two more U.S. concerts on her "Bangerz" tour as the pop star remains hospitalized following an allergic...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:26
(Reuters) - Matt Kuchar shrugged off his Masters near-miss last week to share the lead after the opening round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday. Kuchar, who contended in Sunday's...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:26
By Dana Feldman and Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A man who has sued filmmaker Bryan Singer, the director of the upcoming blockbuster action film "X-Men: Days of Future Past," for allegedly...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:25
Tribeca Festival films go behind the scenes in fashion, dance and theater NEW YORK (Reuters) - From final fittings at a famous Parisian fashion house to rehearsals for a young choreographer's new...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:25
(Reuters) - A group of investors, which is seeking to buy Mt. Gox, has launched a website to garner support from creditors of the bankrupt bitcoin exchange to prevent a liquidation of its assets. "We...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:25
By Sam Forgione NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors in U.S.-based funds pulled $3.6 billion out of stock funds in the week ended April 16 on fears that a selloff in technology and biotech shares could...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:25
By Patrick Markey ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika was expected to win a fourth term in office after an election on Thursday, despite questions over his health and his rare...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:24
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected a request by patent consortium Rockstar to transfer patent litigation from Google Inc's home turf in California to Texas,...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:24
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon on Thursday forecast the cost of developing and buying Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet at $398.6 billion, up 2 percent from last year, but...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:24
By Barbara Liston ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - A white supremacist charged with killing three people near two Jewish community facilities in suburban Kansas City this week posted more than 12,000...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:24
By Alexandria Sage CANNES (Reuters) - Sun, celebrities, and a world-renowned film festival have made Cannes synonymous with glamour, guaranteed prime people-watching and a chance to relish the good...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:24
By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights abuses in North Korea appealed to the U.N. Security Council on Thursday to refer the situation in the...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:23
By Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) - The yen slipped to 10-day lows against the dollar on Friday after speculators unwound some safe-haven trades following upbeat U.S. economic data and on hopes for a...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:23
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several major U.S. music companies sued Pandora Media Inc on Thursday, accusing the online streaming service of cheating them out of royalties by playing thousands...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:23
By Barani Krishnan (Reuters) - The chief investment officer and two natural gas traders at Sasco Energy Partners have left the Connecticut-based energy fund, sources said on Thursday, the latest...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:23
Rapper Jay Z brings 'Made in America' music fest to Los Angeles LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Jay Z joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday to announce that his music festival, "...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:22
By Cherie Curry DETROIT (Reuters) - The federal judge overseeing Detroit's historic bankruptcy case has revived the idea of a regional water authority and also suggested the city may need court...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:22
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Disapproval of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is steadily mounting less than six months away from an election in which she is still favored to win a second term, according to...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:22
By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The title of the historical novel "Quo Vadis" is an apt question for frustrated Los Angeles Lakers fans to ask of players and coaches after the team's...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:22
By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government has agreed to distribute proceeds from the sale of a Manhattan skyscraper linked to Iran to families who were affected by attacks aided by...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:21
LONDON (Reuters) - The negative social, physical and mental health effects of childhood bullying are still evident nearly 40 years later, according to research by British psychiatrists. In the first...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:21
ATLANTA (Reuters) - Authorities have arrested another suspect in the gang-related abduction of a North Carolina prosecutor's father. Quantavious Thompson was taken into custody late on Wednesday in...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:21
Dodgers 2, Giants 1: Hyun-Jin Ryu pitched seven shutout innings as visiting Los Angeles beat San Francisco to salvage the finale of a three-game series. Tim Federowicz and Adrian Gonzalez delivered...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:20
(Reuters) - A suspect in a dozen shooting incidents that have left at least three people injured, mostly on highways and roads around Kansas City, Missouri, has been taken into custody, the city's...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:20
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two members of the Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have to decide the legality of National Security Agency...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:20
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp has sold over 5 million Xbox One video game consoles to retailers since its launch in November, the company said on Thursday. In January, the U.S. software...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:19
By Lanre Ola MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria's northeast Borno state said on Thursday only 20 of up to 129 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels were back with their parents, and the...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:19
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - Earnings season shifts into high gear next week, and with nearly one-third of S&P 500 names set to post results, investors hope the news provides a...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:19
By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:19
By Lauren Tara LaCapra (Reuters) - A year ago, soon after Morgan Stanley posted disappointing quarterly earnings, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer James Gorman told board members the bank was on...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:19
By Anna Louie Sussman NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street banks have mounted a massive legal defense of their physical commodities activities, in a last-ditch effort to convince regulators that...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:18
By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An unmanned U.S. Navy helicopter built by Northrop Grumman Corp and a precision ship-landing system built by Raytheon Co face mandatory reviews that could lead...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:18
By Gerry Shih and Yimou Lee SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Weibo Corp executives on Thursday toasted the Chinese social media firm's debut at Nasdaq's New York headquarters. Hours earlier in...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:18
ALGIERS (Reuters) - A senior aide to Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika claimed on Thursday the ailing leader had won election to secure a fourth term after 15 years in power. Official results...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:17
Katmandu, Apr 18 (EFE).- At least 12 Nepalese guides were killed and three others badly injured Friday in an avalanche on one of the climbing routes to the summit of Mount Everest, authorities told...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:17
Katmandu, Apr 18 (EFE).- At least 12 Nepalese guides were killed and three others badly injured Friday in an avalanche on one of the climbing routes to the summit of Mount Everest, authorities told...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:17
New York, Apr 18 (EFE).- Mexicans Yolanda Cruz and Rodrigo Reyes are the recipients of the 2014 Heineken VOCES Grant, presented by the Dutch brewer in conjunction with New York's Tribeca Film...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:16
New York, Apr 18 (EFE).- Mexicans Yolanda Cruz and Rodrigo Reyes are the recipients of the 2014 Heineken VOCES Grant, presented by the Dutch brewer in conjunction with New York's Tribeca Film...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 13:16
WASHINGTON - More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4 1/2-year recovery. The...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:37
OTTAWA - Canada has a new development partner in the Arab world, and the foreign-aid minister says it could help the Harper government navigate the complex Middle East in the fight against poverty....
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:36
Brendan Rodgers believes his Liverpool side can harness the emotions swirling around Anfield as the club looks to win its first English title of the Premier League era. This week saw the club and...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:36
Pro-Russian rebels defiantly kept their grip on nearly a dozen towns in eastern Ukraine on Friday, refusing to abide by an international deal to ease tensions unless the Western-backed government in...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:36
Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk on Friday pledged "special status" for the Russian language and a broad decentralisation of power in a bid to defuse pro-Moscow protests sweeping the east...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:36
The Belgian director of a famed national park in the Democratic Republic of Congo who was shot this week by unknown attackers was evacuated to Nairobi on Friday, a local official said. Emmanuel de...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:36
Manuel Pellegrini said Friday he'd no reason to fear for his future as Manchester City manager despite recent results all but scuppering the club's Premier League title hopes this season. Wednesday's...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:35
Syrian army forces made advances on Friday around the Old City of Homs, where some 1,200 rebels are dug in and under regime siege, a security source told AFP. In a government-held district of the...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:35
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has insisted that whatever happens to the club in the final weeks of the season, the future is bright for the north London side. Long time Premier League leaders Arsenal...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:35
A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico City on Friday, swaying buildings, shattering windows and prompting people to rush into the street, authorities said. The National Seismology...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:35
A foreigner has died after she contracted MERS in the Saudi capital, the health ministry said on announced Friday, bringing the nationwide death toll to 73. The 55-year-old woman, whose nationality...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:35
Russian Premier League standings after Friday's match (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points): Zenit St Petersburg 25 16 5 4 54 26 53 Lokomotiv Moscow 25 15...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:35
EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton called on Israel Friday to reverse recent actions, such as announcing new settlements in the occupied West Bank, to bolster faltering peace talks. Ashton...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:35
David Moyes, the Manchester United manager, is poised to make a flying start to his major rebuilding job for the fallen champions after the end of this season. Moyes revealed Friday he was already "...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:35
David Ferrer produced a major upset at the Monte Carlo Masters on Friday as the persistent Spaniard stunned eight-time champion Rafael Nadal 7-6 (7/1), 6-4 in the quarter-finals. Ferrer, seeded sixth...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:34
French President Francois Hollande admitted Friday he has no chance of being re-elected in 2017 if his government fails to meet its promise to stem rising unemployment. "If unemployment does not fall...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:34
Russian Premier League result on Friday: Amkar Perm 0 Ural Yekaterinburg 2 Saturday Tomsk v Samara, Lokomotiv Moscow v Terek Grozny, Anzhi Makhachkala v Zenit St Petersburg Sunday Rubin Kazan v...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:34
Belarus has executed a man convicted of a gruesome double murder, a rights group said Friday, the latest case of capital punishment in the ex-Soviet country. Pavel Selyun had been found guilty of...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:34
A British teenager was killed in a battle in Syria, his father said on Friday, as he revealed that two of his other sons have also gone to fight in the conflit. Abdullah Deghayes, 18, whose uncle is...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:34
A British teenager was killed in a battle in Syria, his father said on Friday, as he revealed that two of his other sons have also gone to fight in the conflit. Abdullah Deghayes, 18, whose uncle is...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:34
A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico City on Friday, swaying buildings, shattering windows and prompting people to rush into the street as power went out, authorities said. The National...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:34
A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico City on Friday, swaying buildings, shattering windows and prompting people to rush into the street as power went out, authorities said. The National...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:34
Investigators sought arrest warrants Friday for the captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized two days ago, as divers overcame strong currents and near zero visibility to enter the submerged...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:34
Investigators sought arrest warrants Friday for the captain of a South Korean ferry that capsized two days ago, as divers overcame strong currents and near zero visibility to enter the submerged...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:34
Wealthy Gulf Arab states have reached a "vague" compromise to thaw tensions over the Muslim Brotherhood with Qatar which has yet to prove its good intentions, analysts say. Thursday's deal between...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:33
Wealthy Gulf Arab states have reached a "vague" compromise to thaw tensions over the Muslim Brotherhood with Qatar which has yet to prove its good intentions, analysts say. Thursday's deal between...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:33
Seoul, Apr 18 (EFE).- South Korean prosecutors requested arrest warrants Friday for the captain and two other crew members of a ferry carrying 475 passengers that sunk two days ago in the Yellow Sea...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:33
Seoul, Apr 18 (EFE).- South Korean prosecutors requested arrest warrants Friday for the captain and two other crew members of a ferry carrying 475 passengers that sunk two days ago in the Yellow Sea...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:33
International Sports Desk, Apr 18 (EFE).- Ten years after his only previous clay-court victory over countryman Rafael Nadal, Spain's David Ferrer upset the world No. 1 on Friday in the quarterfinals...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:33
International Sports Desk, Apr 18 (EFE).- Ten years after his only previous clay-court victory over countryman Rafael Nadal, Spain's David Ferrer upset the world No. 1 on Friday in the quarterfinals...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:33
New York, Apr 18 (EFE).- Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, revealed she is expecting her first baby. "Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:32
New York, Apr 18 (EFE).- Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, revealed she is expecting her first baby. "Marc and I are very excited that we have our first child arriving later this...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:32
JINDO/SEOUL, South Korea, April 18 (Yonhap) -- Rescue workers stepped up their search Friday for nearly 300 people still missing in the deadly sinking of a ferry off the southwestern coast of South...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:18
DETROIT - Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. The recall covers SUVs from the 2001 through 2004 model years. Mazda says in documents filed with...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:18
BEIJING, China - Chinese police hauled away dozens of workers Friday to break up a march on a factory complex targeted by tens of thousands of labourers striking against the world's largest maker of...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:18
Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena gave the go-ahead on Friday to a 5.0 billion euro equity raising that will boost its capital and allow it to repay a government bailout this year. The bank said...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:17
Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena gave the go-ahead on Friday to a 5.0 billion euro equity raising that will boost its capital and allow it to repay a government bailout this year. The bank said...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:17
Results from the fifth day of the WTA Malaysian Open on Friday (x denotes seeding): Quarter-finals Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x1) bt Zarina Diyas (KAZ x6) 4-6, 6-2, 6-4 Donna Vekic (CRO x7) bt Patricia...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:17
Luis Suarez was one of three Liverpool players nominated Friday for England's Professional Footballers' Association player of the year award. The Uruguayan, the leading scorer in the Premier League...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:17
Luis Suarez was one of three Liverpool players nominated Friday for England's Professional Footballers' Association player of the year award. The Uruguayan, the leading scorer in the Premier League...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:17
Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:17
Japan said Friday it would redesign its controversial Antarctic whaling mission in a bid to make it more scientific, after a United Nations court ruled it was a commercial hunt masquerading as...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:17
The United Nations said Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians. The top UN...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:16
The United Nations said Friday at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians. The top UN...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:16
An investment pact involving Japan, China and South Korea aimed at promoting corporate investment will come into effect on May 17, the Foreign Ministry said Friday. The trilateral pact, the...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:02
Japan will abolish tariffs on southern bluefin tuna from Australia in stages over a decade once the recently agreed bilateral free trade deal takes effect, the farm ministry said Friday....
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:02
Japan will abolish tariffs on southern bluefin tuna from Australia in stages over a decade once the recently agreed bilateral free trade deal takes effect, the farm ministry said Friday....
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:02
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Chobani plans to expand beyond its Greek yogurt cups this summer as it faces intensifying competition in the fast growing category. Starting in July the company plans to offer...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 11:02
Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard signed a contract extension on Thursday which will keep him at the Premier League club until 2018. Howard has been rewarded for another strong season which has seen the...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:08
US President Barack Obama told fellow Democrats to stop saying sorry for his health care law Thursday, revealing that eight million people had now signed up for insurance. Obama said it was also time...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:08
America's former first daughter Chelsea Clinton said Thursday that she is to be a mother for the first time, giving her delighted parents Bill and Hillary a long-awaited grandchild. Chelsea, 34, made...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:08
Peruvian authorities began evacuating 4,000 people Thursday from villages near a volcano that has seen significantly increased activity, spewing smoke and ash. In recent days eruptions from the...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:08
England batsman Jonathan Trott is set to take another break from cricket due to the same stress issues that forced him to quit the recent Ashes series, according to a report on Thursday. Trott...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:08
Erik Bedard makes his debut in the Tampa Bay rotation as the Rays look to end a pair of streaks when they host the New York Yankees on Friday. The Yankees rolled to a 10-2 win in the opener of the...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:08
(Reuters) - Lee Westwood surged four shots clear at the halfway stage of the European Tour's Malaysian Open on Friday after an eventful second round where Spain's Pablo Larrazabal was forced to dive...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:07
By Aleksandar Vasovic DONETSK, Ukraine (Reuters) - The self-declared leader of pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, Denis Pushilin, on Friday said he does not consider his men to be bound by...
Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:07