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Snowden: Govts can monitor users via secret spyware in iPhones

Moscow - Tucked inside the iPhone is secret spyware that lets governments spy on unsuspecting users, Edward Snowden said recently. Snowden's lawyer says this is why the NSA whistleblower doesn't use these phones, which can be remotely activated to watch users.

Oceans are warming so rapidly they are breaking scientific charts

Earlier this month the NOAA and NASA announced that 2014 was the hottest year ever recorded, shattering the previous records in 2005 and 2010. Now comes the news that global warming is heating the world's oceans at an unprecedented pace.

Obama ramps up pressure on Russia after deadly Ukraine blitz

Kiev - US President Barack Obama vowed Sunday to ramp up pressure on Russia after a rocket barrage blamed on Kremlin-backed Ukrainian rebels killed 30 and threatened to open new front in the war.

Marijuana's relationship with mental illness

Washington D.c. - Stories about the success of medical marijuana have frequently hit the news wire, now an abstract from a Cato Institute study has given medical marijuana activists another reason to fight for the cause.

Boko Haram wages new Nigeria attacks as Kerry visits

Maiduguri - Boko Haram fighters on Sunday overran a strategic town in northeastern Nigeria and seized a military base, as Secretary of State John Kerry pledged further US support for the counter-insurgency.

Pressure mounts on Russia as Ukraine rebels launch bloody offensive

Mariupol - World leaders on Sunday ramped up pressure on Moscow to stop pro-Kremlin rebels from pursuing a major new Ukrainian offensive after rockets killed 30 people in a strategic government-held port.

Indonesia struggles to retrieve AirAsia fuselage

Jakarta - Indonesian salvage teams failed again Sunday to retrieve the fuselage of AirAsia Flight 8501 from the seabed after a sling snapped during a sudden change in the weather, officials said.

Fat stored in moms' butts helps build babies brains, intelligence

A scientist at the University of Pittsburgh says recent studies have provided answers to a question that has baffled scientists for long: Why do women have so much fat in their thighs, hips and bottoms compared with females of other animal species?

Not by bread alone: Russians urged to go without for Putin

Moscow - Eat less, use beetroot instead of lipstick, swap French lingerie for Russian-made cotton panties and remember that hardships are a test from God.

Aussie glitter bomb website goes viral, sells for US$85K

A brand new Australian website dedicated to the passive-aggressive concept of treating one’s nemesis to a shiny box filled to the brim with glitter has sold for US$85,000.

Environment affects immunity more than genetics

A new study into twins reveals that environmental factors play a greater role in shaping individual immunity than genetic ones.

Jennifer Pan gets 25 years, no chance of parole, for matricide

A 28-year-old Newmarket, Ont. woman, Jennifer Pan, was sentenced to 25 years in prison with no chance of parole for the murder of her mother and serious wounding of her father. She was convicted last month and sentenced Friday.

Lavrov blames upsurge in Ukraine fighting on Kiev troops

Moscow - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, speaking to his US counterpart John Kerry on Sunday, blamed the upsurge in fighting in eastern Ukraine on government forces he said were "constantly" shelling towns.

Google chief exec predicts end of Internet

Davos - According to Google's chief executive Eric Schmidt, the future of the Internet is for it to vanish due to becoming all-encompassing to the point where it will no longer be noticed.

Op-Ed: Why Brandon Rios will prevail over Mike Alvarado in rubber match

After getting a boxing lesson from WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in 2013, Brandon Rios took a lengthy break to recover from his two losses in a row that tainted his previously unbeaten record,

Miami Dolphins Rumors: Mark Ingram top free agent target?

Miami Beach - Another year, another missed opportunity for the Miami Dolphins to make the playoffs and now rumors have the front office looking to cut one star player and possibly add some help at running back before the NFL Draft in April.

UFC: Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson defeats Alexander Gustafsson

Stockholm - Last night, Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson defeated Alexander Gustafsson at UFC On Fox 14, and now he is next in line to fight Jon Bones Jones for the UFC Light Heavyweight title.

Op-Ed: NFL speaks out on deflategate, looks like footballs tampered with

The NFL said Friday they are still investigating the football scandal from last Sunday's game in Foxborough, won by the New England Patriots, 45-7, over the Indianapolis Colts. Yes, the balls were under-inflated but no, they don't know by whom. Not yet.

Hoopoes engage in strange egg-licking behaviors

Hoopoes have a remarkable habit. They cover their eggs with a secretion from their beaks. The secretion is packed with beneficial bacteria, which protects the eggs. A new research study has been looking into this behaviour further.

Anti-austerity Syriza wins Greek election: Exit polls

Athens - Radical leftwing party Syriza won Greece's general election on Sunday in a victory that could impact the course of austerity in Europe, exit polls showed.Syriza took between 35.5 percent and 39.
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