Monthly Archives: May 2008

Prince covers Radiohead – blocks web clip

The real deal It may have seemed like an unusual artistic union: Prince covering Radiohead’s angst-ridden classic “Creep“. But when fans, including Radiohead, flocked to YouTube for a glimpse of the Purple One’s unique rendition of the song, they found … Continue reading

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Harass a Hoodie with a camera

The police surveillance team had spotted their target: a 12-year-old boy with freckles and ginger hair. He was known to police for nuisance behaviour. They watched as he walked along a path with friends in the distance, before disappearing down … Continue reading

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Bearing Witness: Five years of the Iraq War

Through half a decade of war, a team of 100 Reuters correspondents, photographers, cameramen and support staff have strived to bring the world news from the most dangerous country for the press. This is their testimony – bearing witness to … Continue reading

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Terrorism trials rushed to influence election

Defense lawyers for five suspected al Qaeda members have asked a military appeals court to delay their clients’ arraignments because several of the attorneys have not received security clearances that would allow them to participate in the hearing. Lawyers for … Continue reading

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Kissing Bug used to suck blood samples

A bloodsucking insect is being used to collect blood samples from animals at zoos, London Zoo has said. Kissing bugs crawl onto the animal and release a pain-reducing enzyme as they bite and suck the blood from veins. The “stress-free” … Continue reading

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Rupert Murdoch predicts Election Day landslide for Democrats

News Corp Chief Executive Rupert Murdoch predicts a Democratic landslide in the U.S. presidential election. Murdoch has yet to endorse a U.S. presidential candidate but considers Barack Obama very promising. “You have got the Obama phenomenon. You have got, undoubtedly, … Continue reading

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Savory Bread

At last, Campbell’s secret of savory bread is revealed! OK. I’ve promised this, before. Here’s my secret to savory breads. In this case, my recipe for Focaccia. I tend to start with a quick Biga, rather than the traditional, slower, … Continue reading

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Hackers are still gamers – in any language

These Japanese geeks say they put this version of iPhone Pong together in about an hour. Apparently, just so they could drive each other nuts.

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Tex/Mex take on the “Body of Christ”

Federal agents have arrested a man on charges of drug trafficking after finding a statue of Jesus made of cocaine at a Texas border crossing… According to the criminal report filed by U.S. officials Tuesday, Bernardino Garcia-Cordova offered a woman … Continue reading

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Dunkin’ Donuts yanks advert over threats from Malkin and the usual PC nutballs

This flap is so chock full of objects of Internet scorn that it’s hard not to get a little dizzy: Right-wing nutcase Michelle Malkin has won a victory over baby-talking Food Network personality Rachael Ray, who was hawking obesity-causing products … Continue reading

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