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Photo courtesy of phibetonia.net Cyber war on Iran has only just begun A US cyber war against Iran's nuclear program may have only just begun and could escalate with explosions triggered by digital sabotage.
14 июля 2012
©REUTERS/Rick Wilking Fat studies conference challenges supersize stereotypes Cat Pause proudly describes herself as "fat", can live with euphemisms like "curvy", "chunky" or "chubby", but baulks at what she believes are value-laden labels such as "overweight" or "obese".
14 июля 2012
Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. ©REUTERS/Pat Little Penn State ignored child sex allegations: probe Top officials at Penn State University showed "total and consistent disregard" for the well-being of the young victims of a pedophilia scandal.
14 июля 2012
Clinton in plea for workers' rights in Asia US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Friday urged Southeast Asian nations to promote workers' rights and improve labour conditions as a means of spurring economic growth.
14 июля 2012
US lawmaker wants China-made Olympic outfits burned The US-China Olympic rivalry heated up in an unfashionable way Thursday when a top US lawmaker suggested burning the US team's outfits for the London opening ceremony because they were made in China.
14 июля 2012
A nuclear reactor. ©REUTERS/Gleb Garanich US nuclear plant problem worse than thought: report US nuclear regulators published an update on California's troubled San Onofre power plant Thursday, sparking an expert warning that the problem is more serious than first thought.
13 июля 2012
Condi Rice near top of Romney VP list: report Mitt Romney's campaign team stoked speculation Thursday about who his vice presidential candidate will be as one report said Condoleezza Rice was a surprise name near the top of his list.
13 июля 2012
Clinton urges ASEAN nations to help pressure Iran US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday urged Southeast Asian nations to help keep up pressure on Iran and end a diplomatic stalemate over talks on its suspect nuclear program.
13 июля 2012
Romney, Obama clash over Chavez threat Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Wednesday clashed with President Barack Obama over how serious a security threat Iranian ally Venezuela poses to the US.
13 июля 2012
Thai pardon for US citizen jailed for royal insult Thailand on Wednesday said a Thai-born US citizen jailed for insulting the kingdom's revered monarch had been granted a royal pardon, in a move welcomed by the US.
12 июля 2012
Georgia sentences mentally retarded man to death An African American man diagnosed with mental retardation will be executed on July 18 for killing a fellow prisoner, his lawyer said.
12 июля 2012
©REUTERS/Kacper Pempel Wine lovers sip, taste and tweet on Twitter Stephen Gilberg sipped a glass of wine in renowned Napa Valley and Twitter users around the US swished, savored and swallowed along with him.
12 июля 2012
Quitting smoking adds even more pounds than thought: study Quitting smoking leads to an average weight gain of four to five kilogrammes (nine to 11 pounds) in the first year -- "significantly" more than previously thought.
11 июля 2012
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Saul Hudson, better known by his stage name Slash. ©REUTERS/Beawiharta Beawiharta Guitarist Slash honored with Hollywood star Guns N' Roses guitar legend Slash was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Tuesday -- with fellow former hell-raiser Charlie Sheen joining those paying tribute.
11 июля 2012
Photo courtesy of samsunggalaxyreview.com Apple loses British suit over Samsung Galaxy Tab South Korea's Samsung won a patent battle Monday against US rival Apple, with a British judge ruling that Samsung's Galaxy tablet was not "cool" enough to be confused with Apple's iPad.
11 июля 2012
Megaupload N. Zealand extradition case delayed Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom's extradition case against US authorities has been delayed until next year amid legal wrangling in New Zealand over evidence disclosure.
10 июля 2012
Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani. Photo courtesy of christianophobie.fr US calls on Iran to release Christian pastor The United States on Monday called on Iran to release Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani, who was imprisoned in 2009 and condemned to death for converting from Islam to Christianity.
10 июля 2012
New York City mayor promotes 'micro' apartments New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday launched a tender for the construction of "micro-apartments" in the Big Apple, where rents are exorbitant and the number of singles is on the rise.
10 июля 2012
Cruise, Holmes agree split, vow to 'respect beliefs' Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes have reached a "private" settlement less than two weeks after she announced their bombshell divorce -- and vowed Monday to honor each other's beliefs over their daughter.
10 июля 2012
Clinton in plea for rights of Afghan women US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a powerful plea Sunday for the rights of women in Afghanistan, using a global forum to insist that they must be part of the country's future growth.
09 июля 2012

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