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Facebook wants to launch a 'unique' music service

Just days after Apple Music launched in a new iOS update, a report has indicated that Facebook may be in talks with a view towards launching its own streaming service too. It will bring yet another tech company to an increasingly crowded market.

China gives new twist to world's second tallest building

Shanghai - The world's second tallest building, Shanghai Tower, will soon open in the Chinese financial capital with a twist -- a 120-degree twist, to be exact.

British couple become world's oldest newlyweds

Eastbourne - A 103-year-old man and a 91-year-old woman held their wedding in Britain on Saturday, becoming the oldest couple to get married in the world.

Britain's poo-powered bus sets a land-speed record

The land-speed record for the world's fastest service bus was broken last week by a vehicle powered not by polluting diesel but rather clean and green poo. The feat, set by the "Bus Hound," was achieved in Britain and has since been verified as accurate.

Baseball's 'tainted' homer king cleared of lying to drug probe

San Francisco - Baseball star Barry Bonds was cleared Wednesday of criminally misleading his sport's 2003 drug probe when a federal appeals court ruled that a “rambling, nonresponsive answer” he gave to a grand jury was not obstruction of justice.

Samsung receives over 20 million pre-orders for new flagships

Tech giant Samsung has received pre-order requests numbering in excess of 20 million for its new flagship Android smartphones unveiled just a week ago in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress.

How smartphones can revolutionize the diagnosis of disease

Smartphones are revered for their huge range of capabilities, expandable via apps that use the potential of the hardware to maximum effect. One of the most intriguing possibilities being explored now is the ability to use a phone to diagnose illness.

Iggy Azalea breaks Billboard record with 'Fancy'

Rapper Iggy Azalea spends her sixth consecutive week at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 charts with her single "Fancy," and she shatters a record doing so.

Thousands in Philippines sign up to break organ donor record

Manila - Thousands of people in the Philippines pledged Friday to donate kidneys and other body parts after death as part of a bid to set a world record for organ donations, the health ministry said."If they meet an unfortunate accident and they are brought to ...

Kiplagat sets half marathon world record in Barcelona

Kenya's Florence Kiplagat set a world record for the women's half marathon with a blistering performance at a race in Barcelona on Sunday, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) said.

Lavillenie in injury scare after record pole-vault leap

Donetsk - New pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie could miss the world indoors championships in Poland next month after injuring an ankle following his record leap in Donetsk, French media reports said Sunday.The French Olympic champion cleared 6.16...

Lavillenie beats Bubka's indoor world record

Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie of France established a pole vault indoor world record by clearing 6.16 meters at a meeting in Donetsk on Saturday. "World Record ! 6.16 at my first attempt !

Dibaba sets second world indoor best

Stockholm - Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia smashed the 20-year-old indoor 3,000m record with a run of 8min 16.60sec on Thursday.Dibaba, 22, sister of Olympic 5,000m and 10,000m champion Tirunesh, knocked almost eight seconds off the previous record of 8:23.

Argentina stocks set record; index smashes 6,000 mark

Buenos Aires - Argentine stocks surged to a new record Friday with the Bolsa index topping the 6,000 mark for the first time, despite turmoil that has raised concerns about the country's economy.The key index gained 2.74 percent to 6,018.

Record number of visitors to British Museum in 2013

London - 2013 was a record breaking year for the British Museum in London with just over 6.7 million visitors passing through the doors.

2013 a record year for Rolls-Royce

The luxury car manufacturer Rolls-Royce has just released figures showing that 2013 was a record breaking year for the company. The two biggest growth markets were in China and the Middle East.

Summer box office sets domestic record

Sure, there were a few box office bombs this summer but that didn't stop it from setting a record. The summer of 2013 goes down as the best summer ever, money wise, at the domestic box office.

Spanish climber achieves new Matterhorn record

Kilian Jornet Burgada has set a new record on Wednesday for the fastest ascent and descent of the famous Matterhorn. His time was just two hours 52 minutes, shaving 22 minutes off the previous record.

Florida Georgia Line's 'Cruise' is longest No. 1 country single

On August 1, it was announced via a press statement that country duo Florida Georgia Line’s hit single “Cruise” broke the record for the longest No. 1 song in the 69-year history of the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

Man fails in attempt to swim across Strait of Juan de Fuca

Seattle - A Seattle man came up short while trying to swim across the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Canada into the United States on Sunday.

Florida Georgia Line ties country record for most weeks at No. 1

Florida Georgia Line's hit single "Cruise" has spent 21 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, for the week ending August 3, 2013.

Woman aims for jigsaw puzzle world record

Jodie Desbiens, from Windsor, Canada, is aiming to break the world record for jigsaw puzzles completed, and she is asking for the public's help.

Firearms manufacturer Smith & Wesson has record sales

Gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. reported its fourth quarter sales on Tuesday amid a surge in demand for firearms.

Someone beat the world record as the fastest clapper (video)

Bryan Bednarek has single-handedly... wait, no ... DOUBLE-handedly shattered the world clapping record at 802 claps in one minute, and here is the living video proof.

US teen birthrate hits record low in 2011

The teen birthrate in the United States set another new record low in 2011, according to the latest federal data released on Thursday.

Google defends UK tax record

Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, said that Google's tax agreements complied with UK law. Schmidt also noted Google's investment in Britain.

Sydney experiences its hottest day on record Special

Sydney - Sydney recorded a record high of 45.8 degrees Celsius (114.44 degrees Fahrenheit) in the city, at 2:55pm, beating the previous high of 45.3 degrees set on 14 January 1939.

Metallica launch own record label Blackened Recordings

The band Metallica has launched their own record label, Blackened Recordings, and they have also taken ownership of their master recordings.

Video: High school kicker boots incredible 67-yard FG

Spokane - Surpassing the NFL record by four yards, Central Valley HS kicker Austin Rehkow smashed a state record and scored a 67-yard field goal to tie the game as time expired. The YouTube video of the stunning kick has been spreading across sports blogs today.

Arkansas hits record for West Nile deaths

West Nile disease has lashed out this year in many states. Some states, find they are passing previous records for reported cases, as well as deaths.
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Bryan Bednarek beat the world record for no. of claps in one minute.
Bryan Bednarek beat the world record for no. of claps in one minute.
Dan Aykroyd in the recording studio laying down vocals tracks for  Yogi Bear
Dan Aykroyd in the recording studio laying down vocals tracks for 'Yogi Bear'
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130 crazy Russians jump off a bridge in Tver.
130 crazy Russians jump off a bridge in Tver.
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Justin Timberlake goes into the studio to record the voice of  Boo Boo in  Yogi Bear
Justin Timberlake goes into the studio to record the voice of Boo Boo in 'Yogi Bear'
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Bobby Canciello  wearing a shirt  and Matty Daley set a new record for the longest kiss.
Bobby Canciello, wearing a shirt, and Matty Daley set a new record for the longest kiss.
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Reading Buses  cow poo-powered Scania Alexander Dennis Enviro 300 set a land speed record for an ope...
Reading Buses' cow poo-powered Scania Alexander Dennis Enviro 300 set a land speed record for an operational service bus whilst doing 76.785mph
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The UK will attempt the Land Speed Record in South Africa in the Bloodhound SSC.
The UK will attempt the Land Speed Record in South Africa in the Bloodhound SSC.