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400,000 yr-old half-skull points to mystery people

Miami - The discovery of a 400,000-year-old half skull in Portugal has offered tantalizing hints about a possible ancestor of the Neanderthals, researchers said Monday.

Do we look like our names? Psychologists think so

If you look at a person you’ve not met before how many times do you try to guess their name, or are at least unsurprised when you’re told the person’s name? It seems that humans are very good at predicting the names of people they have not met befor

S. Koreans jubilant, or stunned by president's sacking

Seoul - Thousands of younger demonstrators erupted with joy while a rival older crowd angrily clashed with riot police -- two of them dying -- Friday when South Korea's Constitutional Court fired President Park Geun-Hye over corruption.

George Michael died of natural causes: British coroner

London - British pop icon George Michael who was found dead at his home on Christmas Day, died of natural causes, a coroner announced on Tuesday.

George Michael died of natural causes: British coroner

London - British pop icon George Michael who was found dead at his home on Christmas Day, died of natural causes, a coroner announced on Tuesday.

George Michael died of natural causes: British coroner

London - British pop icon George Michael who was found dead at his home on Christmas Day, died of natural causes, a coroner announced on Tuesday.

Son of boxer Muhammad Ali detained at Florida airport

Washington - A son of boxing legend Muhammad Ali was held for questioning for two hours at a Florida airport upon returning from Jamaica because of his Arabic-sounding name, US media reported.Muhammad Ali Jr.

Trump security advisor McMaster: Gulf War tank battle star

Washington - Lieutenant General HR McMaster is best known for his pointedly titled book "Dereliction of Duty," which blames the jumbled views and weak fighting commitment of US political and military leaders for failure in the Vietnam War.

Madonna adopts 4-year-old twin girls in Malawi

Blantyre - US superstar Madonna adopted twin girls in Malawi on Tuesday, a court official told AFP, raising to four the total number of children she has adopted from the southern African nation.

Kim Kardashian questioned in New York over Paris heist

Paris - A French judge investigating the gunpoint robbery of Kim Kardashian has interviewed the US reality star for several hours in New York, judicial sources said Friday.

Rich? Scared about the Trumpocalypse? Try New Zealand

Wellington - The elevation of an unpredictable billionaire to the helm of nuclear-armed America has given fresh impetus to the idea of remote New Zealand as a bulwark for civilisation in the event of a global catastrophe.

New Zealand passport row after PayPal's Thiel given citizenship

Wellington - New Zealand passports are not for sale, Prime Minister Bill English said Thursday, after it emerged US tech titan Peter Thiel gained citizenship in the South Pacific nation despite not meeting official criteria.

New Zealand passport row after PayPal's Thiel given citizenship

Wellington - New Zealand passports are not for sale, Prime Minister Bill English said Thursday, after it emerged US tech titan Peter Thiel gained citizenship in the South Pacific nation despite not meeting official criteria.

New Zealand passport row after PayPal's Thiel given citizenship

Wellington - New Zealand passports are not for sale, Prime Minister Bill English said Thursday, after it emerged US tech titan Peter Thiel gained citizenship in the South Pacific nation despite not meeting official criteria.

Madonna in Malawi to apply to adopt two more children

Blantyre - US pop superstar Madonna appeared in person at a court in the Malawian capital Lilongwe on Wednesday to apply to adopt two more local children, a court spokesman told AFP.

Matt Damon grudgingly roots for Trump

Davos - Movie star Matt Damon said Wednesday he was grudgingly rooting for Donald Trump to make a success of his presidency, despite Hollywood's opposition to the Republican billionaire.

'Robber pulled gun on me', Kardashian told French police

Paris - A French newspaper Sunday published Kim Kardashian's testimony to police of how a robber threatened her at gunpoint when she refused to hand over a ring worth millions of dollars.

Father of Russian environmental movement Yablokov dies

Moscow - Leading Russian ecological campaigner Alexei Yablokov, the founder of Greenpeace Russia and one of the pioneers of the post-Soviet environmental movement, has died at 83, the Russian Academy of Sciences said Wednesday.

Police arrest 17 over Kardashian Paris robbery

Paris - French police on Monday arrested 17 people, most of them with records for organised crime, over the robbery of US reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Paris last October, police sources said.

16 arrested over Kardashian Paris robbery

Paris - French police arrested 16 people in raids Monday over the armed robbery of US reality TV star Kim Kardashian in Paris last year based on DNA found at the crime scene, police sources said.

Fallen entertainer Rolf Harris faces UK abuse trial

London - Australian-born entertainer Rolf Harris, who was a fixture on British television for six decades, will go on trial in London on Monday for alleged assaults against minors.

First Beatles manager Allan Williams dies

London - Allan Williams, the first manager of The Beatles who drove the band on their formative trip to Hamburg in 1960, has died at the age of 86, his old club announced.

India party picks new chief after death of star Jayalalithaa

New Delhi - The party of Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a powerful Indian politician who died earlier this month, picked one of the former leader's closest aides to succeed her on Thursday, ending weeks of speculation.

Internet nail-varnish dare nets sick Dutch 6-year-old a million

Den Haag - A terminally ill Dutch six-year-old boy, who hoped to raise a few hundred euros for other sick children by daring people to paint their nails in garish colours, had raised more than one million by Friday.

Pitt accuses Jolie of risking children's privacy

Los Angeles - Brad Pitt has accused Angelina Jolie of compromising their children's privacy and is asking a judge to seal details about the youngsters emerging from the couple's divorce, court papers showed Thursday.

Julia Roberts set to star in TV show

Los Angeles - Hollywood actress Julia Roberts is the latest star planning to head to the small screen, reports said Thursday.

Kanye West emerges from hospital to meet Trump

New York - Rap superstar Kanye West on Tuesday delivered a surprise even in this most unusual of political years -- he met President-elect Donald Trump, marking the artist's first appearance since a reported mental breakdown.

All 'Original Seven' American astronauts now dead

Miami - John Glenn's passing on Thursday means that the first seven American astronauts chosen to lead the fledging US space program in 1959 are now dead, ending a groundbreaking chapter in American history.

Actress Sofia Vergara sued on behalf of own embryos

Chicago - TV star Sofia Vergara is facing a bizarre lawsuit brought on behalf of two frozen embryos she created with an ex-boyfriend, the subject of a year-long legal battle.

'Stripclub owner' buys infamous Austrian incest house

Vienna - The house where Austrian incest monster Josef Fritzl shut his daughter in the cellar for 24 years has been sold to a woman who runs a local strip club, reports said Monday.
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