Archive for January, 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston’s daughter, was found unresponsive

January 31, 2015 7:18 pm
Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston’s daughter, was found unresponsive

Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston‘s daughter, was found unresponsive in her home Saturday morning. Police say they arrived at Brown’s Roswell, Ga., home at 10:25 a.m. and began CPR, according to WSB-TV 2. Brown, 21, was taken to an area hospital. Nick Gordon — Brown’s husband — and a friend […]

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Deadlock in Japan hostage-swap talks with ISIS

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Deadlock in Japan hostage-swap talks with ISIS

Japan’s deputy foreign minister has said negotiations with the Islamic State (Isis) group threatening to execute a Jordanian pilot and a Japanese journalist have become “deadlocked”. Yasuhide Nakayama, who is leading Tokyo’s emergency response team in Amman, told reporters in the Jordanian capital there had been no progress in trying […]

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Gas explosion kills three: Gas hose leaked in hospital kitchen in Mexico City

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Gas explosion kills three: Gas hose leaked in hospital kitchen in Mexico City

A gas truck driver and two assistants were arrested yesterday after a deadly gas explosion levelled part of a maternity hospital in Mexico City, killing at least three people and injuring dozens. The blast occurred at about 7am Thursday, local time, with more than 100 people inside Cuajimalpa Maternity and […]

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All commercial flights worldwide new aviation tracking system on radar

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All commercial flights worldwide new aviation tracking system on radar

All commercial flights worldwide could soon send out an automated signal every minute in times of distress to help rescuers find downed aircraft easier. The new measures are in response to last year’s disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, which went missing en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in […]

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Journalists Watch out! Robots Are Now Writing Articles That Contain “Far fewer Errors”

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Journalists Watch out! Robots Are Now Writing Articles That Contain “Far fewer Errors”

Robots aren’t so cute to us journalists anymore (Picture: Getty Images) On Tuesday January 27th, 2015, the Associated Press published a story which contained no byline. It wasn’t a mistake on the part of the editor. Rather the story’s author was not human; it was written by a robot.  “This story was […]

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Egyptian interior ministry employee was killed in North Sinai

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Egyptian interior ministry employee was killed in North Sinai

The 50-year-old, who worked for the road traffic department, was shot in the head in his home in the regional capital of El-Arish. (File photo: Reuters)  An Egyptian interior ministry employee was killed in North Sinai, security officials said Saturday, two days after jihadists aligned with the Islamic State group […]

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Egyptian court set May 16 for a verdict in the espionage trial of ousted president Mohammad Mursi

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Egyptian court set May 16 for a verdict  in the espionage trial of ousted president Mohammad Mursi

An Egyptian court set May 16 for a verdict in the espionage trial of ousted president Mohammad Mursi, who could be sentenced to death if convicted, an official said Saturday. Mursi, toppled by former army chief and now President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in 2013, faces several trials along with top […]

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Queen and Prince Charles talks privately about sceptre

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Queen and Prince Charles talks privately about sceptre

Prince Charles has discussed with the Queen the “sensitive matter” of what sort of king he should be, royal aides disclosed before publication of a biography that explores the Prince’s preparations for kingship. Sources close to the Prince have said there is “no one” other than his mother with whom […]

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Kreiner extends overall lead with victory in Rogla

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Kreiner extends overall lead with victory in Rogla

Marion Kreiner extended her overall lead in the FIS Alpine Snowboard World Cup standings with victory in the parallel giant slalom in Rogla. The Austrian triumphed in Saturday’s Big Final by 0.77 seconds from compatriot Ina Meschik, giving her a 100 per cent record in the parallel giant slalom races this […]

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Carver up and running after routine win – Hull City 0 Newcastle United 3

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Carver up and running after routine win – Hull City 0 Newcastle United 3

John Carver marked his appointment as Newcastle United head coach with a win on Saturday as Remy Cabella, Sammy Ameobi and Yoan Gouffran goals earned a 3-0 victory at Hull City. Carver was confirmed as Newcastle boss until the end of the season in midweek – having taken the reins […]

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