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Despite dangers, U.S. journalist Sotloff was determined to record Arab Spring's human toll

By Warren Strobel and Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even for a freelance journalist covering the tumult in the Arab world, Steven Sotloff's travels seemed nonstop. In December, he was in northern Syria, writing about the lives...Show More Summary

Fox's McFarland Blames Obama For ISIS Beheading Of Steven Sotloff

Once again over at Faux "news" everything that ever goes wrong in the world is President Obama's fault. Is there anyone out there who didn't see this coming given McFarland's record of revisionist history on the Middle East? A Fox News...Show More Summary

Biggest Villain in World Football in August

Despite a criminal record that includes various convictions for tax evasion, forgery and abuse of office, and a history of making racist and sexist remarks, Carlo Tavecchio was elected president of the Italian Football Federation ( FIGC...Show More Summary

PanStage Music lets you create music together

PanStage Music is a fun free app to let you create music with friends and strangers from around the world. The basic idea is that someone, perhaps you, records a single audio track, perhaps a cappella vocals, or guitar or flute. Then that track is...

Is Team Spain Gold-Medal Favorite over USA at FIBA World Cup?

The FIBA World Cup was advertised as a two-team race, and it has lived up to that billing through the midway point of the group stage. Both Team USA and Spain boast 3-0 records and a combined average margin of victory of 32.2 points....Show More Summary

Aguirre reissues the Meditations of Brainticket flutist Joel Vandroogenbroeck

When Aguirre Records reissued Joel Van Droogenbroeck’s debut of library music, Biomechanoid, the world collectively said, “Thanks.” That album’s brand of dark ambient electronics showed a new side of the well-respected Brainticket flutist’s repertoire. Show More Summary

The History of the World in 15 Music Videos

Even before the advent of videos, pop music did a decent job of educating the youth. As Bruce Springsteen sang on “No Surrender,” he and his fellow baby boomers “learned more from a three-minute record” than they ever did in school. The Boss is a sharp guy, but had he come of age in the MTV era, he’d be about a hundred times smarter. … Read More

Did Delta Force The Retirement Of Record-Holding Flight Attendant?

8 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Flight attendant Robert Reardon has truly witnessed the ups and downs of the airline industry. He flew for so many years that he outlasted even the most senior pilots by twenty-plus years. He holds two Guinness World records — oldest active flight attendant, and the longest career as a flight attendant, at 63 years. Read more...

Q&A: Perfume Genius On The Weird Politics Of Being A Gay Artist

8 hours agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

If there were any justice in the world, Perfume Genius’ sophomore album, 2012?s Put Yr Back N 2 It, would have been a much bigger deal. As it was, that record, though critically beloved, drew attention for lots of weird reasons: The promo ad was rejected by YouTube for not being “family safe” (i.e., it [...]

Syria food crisis: 4.1 million get rations

A record 4.1 million people in Syria received food rations in August due to more convoys being able to cross front lines and borders from Turkey and Jordan, the U.N.'s World Food Programme said on Tuesday.

Lux Predicts Solar Industry Should Grow 75% By 2019

Originally Published in the ECOreport Though Germany is still breaking renewable records, it no longer leads the world in solar installations. China has been making significant strides, but ongoing trade disputes with the EU and US could disrupt the international situation. Show More Summary

103-year-old Japanese sprinter challenges Usain Bolt to a race

11 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Hidekichi Miyazaki of Japan is 103 years old, and about to turn 104. He is 5 feet tall and weighs 92 pounds. He holds the world record in the 100 meters for centenarians: 29.83 seconds. Hidekichi Miyazaki wants to race Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man. Agence France-Presse has more: “I’d love to race Bolt,” […]

Man Cracks 150 Walnuts With His Head in One Minute, Setting a New Guinness World Record

yesterdayOdd : Laughing Squid

The Guinness World Records series Spotlight posted the official video showing Muhammed Rashid of Pakistan as he claims the world record for “Most Walnuts Cracked Against the Head in One Minute” at a head-crushing 150 nuts. Rashid performed the incredible feat on February 26th, 2014 at the Punjab Youth Festival where more than 30 Guinness world records have been […]

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Virginia Wing From: London, England World Contact from London trio Virginia Wing's debut album Measures Of Joy, due out on Fire Records in November, could be the missing link between Young Marble Giants and Warpaint that musical archaeologists have been searching for. Show More Summary

France vs. Egypt: Live Score and Highlights for FIBA World Cup 2014

France is taking on Egypt in each team's third game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup in a Group A matchup. France enters the game with a 1-1 record in the tournament. It lost the opening game against Brazil in a tight 65-63 affair. However,...Show More Summary

What The Tennis Legends Of The Past Look Like Today

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and the Williams sisters have dominated tennis in the last decade. But not too long ago the world was obsessed with another crop of leading men and women that set unrivaled Grand Slam records and left a lasting impression with their style and determination. Show More Summary

2014 FIBA results: Gorgui Dieng helps Senegal upset Croatia

The Minnesota Timberwolves youngster pushed Senegal to its second upset in three games. By early morning of the FIBA World Cup's third day, the group stage had its biggest surprise. Senegal recorded its second major upset in Group BShow More Summary

Massive tea-bowl mosaic sets world record in Shandong

A humongous image formed with tea bowls at Daming Lake Park in Jinan, Shandong province set a new Guinness World Record for being the largest of its kind ever created, while also effectively earning itself a spot on China's list of absurd, pointless world records. [ more › ]

'Avatar 2' Release Date, Plot Spoilers, Latest Cast News: Production About to Start, New Worlds and Life Forms

James Cameron's 'Avatar' was released in 2009, and the film featured a lot of ground breaking technology in film making that is still very much talked about nowadays. The film continues to hold the record for the highest grossing movie of all time, garnering a staggering total of $2.782 earnings worldwide.

Wlodarczyk's world record provides ISTAF highlight

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

BERLIN (AP) — Olympic champion Robert Harting delighted home fans by winning the discus at the ISTAF athletics meet Sunday, only to be overshadowed by Anita Wlodarczyk's world record in the women's hammer throw.

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