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2 die in US school shooting

A young woman kneels before candles and flowers at the Grove Church in Marysvill-e, Washington. -AFP

A US student who had issued chilling warnings on Twitter opened fire in a school cafeteria on Friday, killing at least one person and critically injuring three before taking his own life.

‘Silicon Beach’ brings tech boom to Los Angeles

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So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing.

Vegans may have lower sperm count

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Men who are vegans and vegetarians may have significantly reduced sperm counts than meat- eaters, according to a new study.

Frozen River star Misty Upham found dead

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Actress Misty Upham, who played the role of a housekeeper in the Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep starrer August: Osage County, has been found dead 11 days after she went missing.

WTA fines Russian tennis chief over 'Williams brothers' comment

Russian Tennis Federation President questioned the gender of Serena and Venus Williams. Photo: AP/ File

The WTA said Friday it has fined Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev $25,000 over a comment questioning the gender of Serena and Venus Williams.

Kesha sues producer for sexual abuse

Singer Kesha has sued her producer Dr Luke for sexual, physical, verbal and emotional abuse.

Rowling causes a stir with hint on Harry Potter

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Author J.K. Rowling left her fans speculating about a possible return of the boy wizard by dropping hints about Harry Potter.

James Bond villain Geoffrey Holder dies aged 84

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Geoffrey Ho-lder, the actor who played top-hatted voodoo villain Baron Samedi in James Bond movie Live and Let Die, has died of pneumonia complication. He was 84.

Actresses may sue Google over leaked nude photos

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More than a dozen Hollywood celebrities whose naked pictures were hacked and posted online have threatened to sue Google for failing to crack down on the leaks.

Now that the protests are fizzling out, it’s worth asking what exactly they managed to accomplish. I see two major effects.