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17-Year-Old Singer Lorde Signs $US2.5 Million Publishing Deal

Lorde has signed a publishing deal which could be worth up to £2.5m with Songs Music, according to the Wall Street Journaland AFP. The 17-year-old New Zealand pop singer, whose single Royals topped the UK chart last month, signed with the boutique publishing company — which also has deals with […]
17-Year-Old Singer Lorde Signs $US2.5 Million Publishing Deal
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American Airlines-US Airways Merger Would Create World’s Biggest Airline

[credit provider=”Flickr/lrargerich”] A merger of American Airlines and US Airways to create the world’s largest carrier is in prospect as the two sides work on the final details.Speculation has been mounting about an agreement which could be announced in coming weeks, with reports yesterday indicating that the boards of the […]
American Airlines-US Airways Merger Would Create World’s Biggest Airline
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Two Former Scientologists Say They Were ‘Duped Into Donating Millions’

[credit provider=”The Church of Scientology ” url=”http://www.scientologynews.org/press-releases/grand-opening-scientology-ideal-organisation-st-paul-minnesota.html”] Two former members of the Church of Scientology have filed a lawsuit claiming the church and its affiliates deceived members into donating millions to misrepresentd causes.Luis and Maria Garcia of Irvine, California, filed the complaint in federal court in Tampa, Florida, near the […]
Two Former Scientologists Say They Were ‘Duped Into Donating Millions’
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Technological Breakthrough Will Allow travellers To Fly Half-Way Around The World In Just 4 Hours

[credit provider=”curimedia/Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/curimedia/5159065356/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Passengers could fly to Australia in as little as four hours after British scientists invented a new cooling system which they described as “the biggest breakthrough in propulsion since the jet engine”.The new technology created by scientists at Reaction Engines can cool air entering an engine from […]
Technological Breakthrough Will Allow travellers To Fly Half-Way Around The World In Just 4 Hours
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Nobody’s Sure Why A Job Listing For A Hitman Was On A British Government Website

[credit provider=”Flickr / sntgmdm” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/fotos_medem/3399096196/in/photostream/”] A listing for an applicant with prior experience of sniper rifles and suited to those “who like their martinis shaken and not stirred” has appeared on a government job site.A call for candidates for the “Target Elimination Specialist” post, with a job reference code of […]
Nobody’s Sure Why A Job Listing For A Hitman Was On A British Government Website
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The Charity Founded By Lance Armstrong Has Formally Dropped His Name

[credit provider=”Getty Images/Jamie Squire”] The Lance Armstrong Foundation has formally dropped the name of the disgraced cyclist from its title following the biggest doping scandal in the sport’s history.The foundation has been informally known for years as Livestrong – the word adorning its well-known yellow wristbands. It will now formally […]
The Charity Founded By Lance Armstrong Has Formally Dropped His Name
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Headhunters Say Bankers Need To Learn Mandarin To Get Hired

[credit provider=”Yepoka Yeebo / Business Insider” url=”http://www.yepokayeebo.com/”] Banks are increasingly demanding that their employees in Asia can speak Mandarin.Bankers looking to Asia will no longer be able to rely upon just speaking English to land a job, according to a leading financial services headhunter.
Headhunters Say Bankers Need To Learn Mandarin To Get Hired
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French Business Erupts In Fury Against ‘Disastrous’ Hollande

[credit provider=”jmayrault via flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/jmayrault/6171038392/”] France is sliding into a grave economic crisis and risks a full-blown “hurricane” as investors flee rocketing tax rates, the country’s business federation has warned.”The situation is very serious. Some business leaders are in a state of quasi-panic,” said Laurence Parisot, head of employers’ group […]
French Business Erupts In Fury Against ‘Disastrous’ Hollande
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Scientists Have Discovered A New Shot That Could Get Rid Of The Dreaded Double Chin

[credit provider=”donotlaughdotcom via YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SsskAYw0Ua4″] Injections of heat-producing cells that can burn off body fat could help dieters lose their double chins and spare tyres, following research by scientists.It is the curse of every diet – no matter how devoutly they are followed, there always seem to be a few […]
Scientists Have Discovered A New Shot That Could Get Rid Of The Dreaded Double Chin
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Obama’s Foreign Policy Of Reconciliation Lies In Tatters

[credit provider=”Ibrahim Alaguri/AP”] The President appears to be rethinking his stance on American interference abroad. Will he let the electorate know before the election?What exactly is the nature and intention of Barack Obama’s foreign policy? What has the net effect been of his emphasis on apology and reconciliation with the […]
Obama’s Foreign Policy Of Reconciliation Lies In Tatters
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A Man Fell To His Death From An aeroplane After Hiding In The Landing Gear

[credit provider=”Flickr/p_a_h” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/pahudson/2062624765/”] The body of a man who had fallen thousands of feet after apparently stowing away in an aeroplane landed in a residential street.Experts said that such incidents were rare, but it was impossible for a stowaway to survive a long-haul flight and bodies had been known to […]
A Man Fell To His Death From An aeroplane After Hiding In The Landing Gear
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