Tag Archives: TV

Closer Tony Barnette signs 2-year deal with Texas Rangers

DALLAS (AP) — Right-handed closer Tony Barnette has signed a two-year contract with the Texas Rangers after six seasons in Japan. The deal, including a club option for 2018, was…

Spain PM attacked over corruption scandal in election debate

By Adrian Croft & Julien Toyer MADRID (Reuters) – A debate before Sunday's Spanish general election exploded into an angry row on Monday when the opposition leader accused Prime Minister…

AP report on slave-peeled shrimp spurs calls for boycott

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. officials & human rights activists called on Americans to stop buying fish & shrimp tied to supply chains in Thailand, where The Associated Press has…

What Are The Chances Of A White Christmas?

A white Christmas is on the cards – if you live on northern hills. For the rest of the UK, rain & strong or even gale-force winds appears more likely…

Syria air strikes: Isis oil field struck by second round RAF bombings

The Royal Air Force (RAF) has successfully bombed an oil field controlled by Islamic State (Isis) extremists in Omar, eastern Syria, during the second wave of air strikes in Syria…

Syrians In UK Divided Over Bombing Of IS

In the Syrian shops & restaurants of Shepherds Bush, west London, there are plenty of people who have fled the conflict – yet all have different ideas approximately how to…

Toil and trouble in China over Nobel medicine prize

China's Tu Youyou collects her country's first Nobel Prize for medicine next week for extracting an anti-malarial drug from a herb mentioned in a traditional text, yet her award has…

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New Order 'Disappointed' By Peter Hook Lawsuit

The three remaining New Order bandmates have said they are "disappointed" bassist Peter Hook is suing them for millions in unpaid royalties. The musician claims he is around £2.3m out…

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Mexican girl's medical cannabis win raises hopes for others

Grace can finally sleep through the night without being awakened by one of her epileptic crises since the eight-year-old Mexican girl started taking cannabis-based medicine a month ago. Her parents…

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Review: Samsung's Gear VR shows the promise of VR _ today

NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung makes history of a sort Friday by launching the first major consumer-oriented virtual-reality headset. (It comes with an asterisk; prototypes & other not-quite-mass-market versions have…