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Google executive makes even bigger leap for mankind

Google executive Alan Eus-tace parachutes back to Earth after a record-breaking 135,908-foot space dive. — AFP

Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.

Serena Williams looks to avenge defeat

Serena Williams in action during the semi-final. 	— AP

After Serena Williams’ embarrassing defeat to Simona Halep in the WTA Finals group stage, the American narrowed her eyes at the post-match news conference and said she was looking forward to having a

‘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.

Serena Williams stunned

World no. 1 Serena Williams reacts after losing 6-0, 6-2 to Simona Halep of Romania in their round robin match — AFP

Serena Williams was routed 6-0, 6-2 by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday in one of the most one-sided losses of the 18-time Grand Slam champion’s career.

Sri Lanka name squad for India ODIs

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Sri Lanka, minus leading strike bowlers Lasith Malinga and Rangana Herath, on Wednesday named a mixture of experienced players and likely contenders in their 15-man squad for a one-day international s

On North Korean road trip, you’re never alone

Clouds float over the peak of Mt. Paektu in North Korea’s Ryanggang province. 	— AP

When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason.

Tesco chairman resigns after accounting scandal

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World's second-biggest retailer behind Walmart, announced his resignation

Dancing priests become Internet sensation

A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, Photo: AP

A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keyes-esque voice won her a singing contest

Apple Pay brings us closer to wallet-free days


If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I’ll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44.

Opium poppy cultivation at all-time high in Afghan

A US report shows that opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan grew to an all-time high in 2013 despite America spending more than $7 billion to fight it over the past decade.

After four hours of driving, we should have been in the middle of Dartmoor. And yet we were not.

During Gen Pervez Musharraf’s time a television host asked Benazir Bhutto (BB) about the low attendance at the Pakistan People’s Party jalsas that had just taken place.