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RIM Behind 'Wake Up' Anti-Apple Flash Mob In Australia (VIDEO)

Christian Cotroneo | 1 July 2012 | Canada Business
WATERLOO, Ont. - BlackBerry maker Research in Motion is confirming media reports that it was behind anti-Apple flashmobs that took place in Australia last week.In a statement released Monday night, the Waterloo, Ont., company admitted that RIM Australia created the "Wake Up" campaign, which it says involves a series of...

William Jon Orders, Hang Glider Pilot, Accused Of Swallowing Evidence

Christian Cotroneo | 1 July 2012 | Canada
CHILLIWACK, B.C. - The final moments of a young woman's life who plummeted from a hang glider over the weekend may have been caught on tape, but her pilot now stands accused of swallowing the evidence.In an unusual move, police have kept William (Jon) Orders in custody since arresting him...

Obama in Afghanistan Declares 'Light Of New Day' In Speech To America

Jennifer Bendery | 1 July 2012 | World
WASHINGTON -- In a dramatic address to Americans broadcast from a military hangar outside Kabul, Afghanistan, President Barack Obama on Tuesday trumpeted the near-end of U.S. military operations in the country, 10 years after the U.S. invasion and one year to the day after he ordered the assassination of Osama...

Veteran Entertainer Rolf Harris Awarded Bafta Fellowship

David Hobbs | 2 May 2012 | UK Entertainment
Entertainment veteran Rolf Harris is to be honoured by Bafta with its highest award, a fellowship. The 82-year-old broadcaster, musician and artist is being recognised for his "outstanding and exceptional contribution to television", the Press Association reported. Australian Harris has been a regular fixture on TV screens since he signed...

Rains Ease But Forecasters Warn Of Big Freeze Ahead

David Hobbs | 2 May 2012 | UK
Flood waters have receded but forecasters are warning the recent deluges could be followed by unseasonable frost and sub zero temperatures. Although dozens of flood warnings remained in place and some rivers were set to reach their peaks, the worst appeared to be over for the time being. But the...

Anti-Capitalist Protesters Occupy Paternoster Square In London

David Hobbs | 1 May 2012 | UK
Anti-capitalist protesters said they had "fulfilled" a goal when they moved into Paternoster Square, home to the London Stock Exchange, on tuesday evening. Activists, who were prevented from occupying the area in October, said 50 people accessed the square with tents and supplies at around 7pm. An Occupy London spokesman...

Higher Rate Taxpayers To Top 4 Million

David Hobbs | 2 May 2012 | UK
More than four million people will pay the highest rates of tax during this financial year, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) figures have shown. The Revenue body forecasts that 3.8m people will be taxed at the 40% rate and a further 307,000 will fall into the 50% additional rate threshold,...

Conrad Black Can Return To Canada

David Hobbs | 1 May 2012 | UK
Former media baron Conrad Black will be allowed to live in Canada after being approved for a one-year temporary resident permit, reports say.

Obiwan Kenobi Charged With Hit And Run In Roseville

Michael McLaughlin | 1 May 2012 | Weird News
The police force is strong with this one. A man named Obiwan Kenobi -- like the Jedi knight who trained Luke Skywalker -- was allegedly involved in a California hit and run last month, according to the Auburn Journal. Police arrested Kenobi, 37, over the weekend,...

Rupert Murdoch Hits Back At 'Highly Partisan' Culture Committee

David Hobbs | 1 May 2012 | UK
Rupert Murdoch has hit back after MPs branded him "not a fit person" to be in charge of a major media firm. In a statement, News Corporation condemned the report by the Commons Culture Committee as "unjustified and highly partisan". The highly contentious investigation into the News of...

Conrad Black Can Return To Canada

Ron Nurwisah | 1 July 2012 | Canada
Former media baron Conrad Black will be allowed to live in Canada after being approved for a one-year temporary resident permit, the Globe and Mail has learned. The CBC has also confirmed that Black has received a permit. Black, who had been jailed in a...

Malakai McKenzie Shooting: Man Arrested

David Hobbs | 1 May 2012 | UK
A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the death of a teenager who was gunned down outside a pub. Malakai McKenzie, 19, was shot in the car park of The Hubb pub in Sherwood, Nottingham, in the early hours of 21 April. Detectives believe he suffered the fatal...

2-Year-Old Noah Joel Rides Toy Bike 3 Miles To See Sick Grandmother In Hamelin, Germany

Dominique Mosbergen | 2 May 2012 | Good News
A tenacious toddler from Hamelin (Hameln), Germany gave his mother a terrific shock when he bicycled across town by himself to visit his sick grandmother, the Daily Express reports. Two-year-old Noah Joel's mother thought he was playing in his room when the tiny toddler gave her the...

One In 20 Prescriptions By GPs 'Contain An Error'

Sarah O'Meara | 2 May 2012 | UK Lifestyle
Around one in 20 prescriptions written by family doctors contain an error, according to a study published today. Most mistakes were classed as mild or moderate, but around one in every 550 items was judged to contain a serious error, the research commissioned by the General Medical Council...

After FHM Names Tulisa Sexiest Woman In The World... Here's The 100 Sexiest Women In Paintings

Sam Parker | 3 May 2012 | UK Culture
FHM Magazine has just announced its annual list of the 100 Sexiest Women In The World: a collection of models, actresses and pop stars who regularly grace the disposable pages of magazines. But what about the great beauties immortalized forever in art? To help out the more cultured...

Innovative Anti-Ageing Skincare

Kyrsty Jade Hazell | 8 May 2012 | UK Tech
Women are forever bombarded with the never-ending choice of 'miracle' beauty products that promise to rejuvenate, tighten, plump and shave off years in just one pump, swipe or dab. However, if your quest for fresh, youthful skin goes beyond the latest 'it' product or faddy mod-con - we've got...

Innovative UK Furniture Designers

Sarah O'Meara | 8 May 2012 | UK Tech
Tired of buying the same old Scandinavian-style furniture, yet not in the mood to rub down a wooden plank in order to make a truly original-looking shelf? British designers are becoming adept at creating classic, quirky yet downright gorgeous designs, which make eye-popping statements, while working practically in the home....

Jessica Simpson Gives Birth To Baby Girl, Maxwell Drew

Brogan Driscoll | 1 May 2012 | UK Celebrity
Jessica Simpson has given birth to a baby girl, Maxwell Drew Johnson, US Weekly reports. The little bundle of joy, which weighed in at just under 10lbs, takes her middle name from Jessica’s own mother, Tina, whose maiden name is Drew. The baby was due on 21 April,...

UK Floods: Man Swept Away By Hampshire Flood Named By Police

Charlie Lindlar | 1 May 2012 | UK
A man killed when his car was swept away crossing a flooded ford has been named by police. Jonathan Gammon, 52, from Kingston Lane, Teddington, Middlesex, was trapped in his Toyota Yaris as it attempted to cross the ford at Thornford Road, Headley, Hampshire, on Monday morning. The...

Alan Partridge Movie 'Shooting Later This Year'

Andrea Mann | 1 May 2012 | UK Comedy
Knowing me, filming you! Aha! Yes, attention all Steve Coogan fans. The Alan Partridge movie that we've been tempted with for oh-so very long "will be shot later in the year", says producer Armando Iannucci. "It’s just about all come together now," he tells Empire online. Declan...
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