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One Direction and Taylor Swift steal the show

One Direction band members accept the award for best pop/rock band. — AP

Boy band One Direction took home top prizes on Sunday at the American Music Awards as chart-topper Taylor Swift used the platform to deliver a staunch defense of traditional album buying.

Self-driven cars: Safer, but what about morals?

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A large truck speeding in the opposite direction suddenly veers into your lane. Jerk the wheel left and smash into a bicyclist? Swerve right toward a family on foot?

Bob Marley to be face of global pot brand

Bob Marley

Brand will include pot-infused creams, vapourisers in the style of e-ciggies

US mass murderer Manson, 80, to marry in jail

Charles Manson

American mass murderer Charles Manson, 80, has been granted permission to wed a 26-year-old woman who has been visiting him in prison.

Video of U.S. dad singing to dying baby goes viral

A heartbreaking video of a man singing a Beatles song to his dying newborn baby, after the mother passed away during labour, has gone viral online.

Videogames head to exotic locations

The game Far Cry 4 (pictured above) is based in a fictional nation Kyrat in the Himalayas.

At the beginning of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, the player is dumped from the sky in a drop pod onto an urban battlefield, smashing into skyscrapers and landing in a futuristic, war-torn rendition

No drugs involved in Robin Williams’ death

Robin Williams

Robin Williams had recently become more paranoid when he committed suicide by hanging himself, coroners said on Friday, adding that he had no alcohol or illicit drugs in his system.

CIA tweets Argo errors on Iran crisis anniversary

The CIA highlighted the inaccuracies in Argo in a series of tweets to mark the anniversary of the 1979 crisis

Angelina Jolie ‘open’ to politcs

Angelina Jolie

‘When you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics has to be considered’

‘Death with dignity’ advocate kills self

A file photo of Brittany Maynard with her Great Dane puppy Charlie

A young American woman with terminal cancer has committed suicide, following promises to do so that had triggered shock and controversy over the right to die.

The spiritual world has known so many wonderful mystics and most of them have been men.

When our public sector is much in news whether it involves privatisation or disinvestment, it is worth recalling whether they are good corporate citizens, especially when they are monopolies.