Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

April 23rd, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. Schaerbeek, Belgium, envisions using geothermal mapping to give households personalized rundowns of steps to save energy. Gdansk, Poland, is proposing to require officials to debate ideas from citizens.

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Facebook boss wants women to act

April 23rd, 2014

Facebook’s highest-ranked woman says women need to take action to create a more equal world.

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1,000 Pupils Caught With Weapons In Schools

April 22nd, 2014

Dangerous weapons, including guns, knives and razors, were seized from 981 children since 2011, a Sky News investigation reveals.

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Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

April 22nd, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea’s nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday.

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Michigan university race ban upheld

April 22nd, 2014

The top US court rules 6-2 upholding a voter-approved ban on racial preferences in university admissions in the US state of Michigan.

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Japan lawmakers visit war shrine on eve of Obama trip

April 22nd, 2014

Japanese lawmakers follow a Shinto priest (R) during a visit to the controversial Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo on April 22, 2014Nearly 150 Japanese lawmakers on Tuesday paid homage at the Yasukuni shrine which honours the nation's war dead, raising the stakes in an already tense region on the eve of US President Barack Obama's visit. A cross-section of parliamentarians — including at least one cabinet minister — paid their respects at the shrine, which honours those who have fought for Japan including a number of senior military and political figures convicted of war crimes. China and South Korea see the shrine as a symbol of what they say is Japan's unwillingness to repent for its aggressive warring last century. Conservative Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stayed away from Yasukuni, having offered a symbolic gift on Monday at the start of the three-day spring festival.


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Boy survives flight in wheel well

April 22nd, 2014

A 16-year-old boy survives an extraordinary journey hidden in the wheel well of a five-hour flight from California to Hawaii.

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David Moyes Sacked As Manchester United Boss

April 22nd, 2014

David Moyes has been sacked as Manchester United boss and Ryan Giggs will take over until the end of the season.

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‘Captain America’ holds onto top box office spot

April 21st, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain America really is unbeatable — at least at the box office

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Boston marathon honours bomb victims

April 21st, 2014

Thousands of runners take to the streets of Boston as it honours those killed and injured in a bomb attack last year at the marathon’s finish line.

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