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  • The Pope’s Silversmith is Creating an All-American Chalice

    Elizabeth Dias
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    An Argentinian silversmith is in New York City this week drumming up support for an unusual project: a silver communion chalice for the pope’s upcoming trip to the United States. A seventh-generation silversmith who has known Pope Francis for more than a decade, Adrián Pallaros intends to make the chalice by melting down silver jewelry—”an earring, a little ring you don’t use,” anything with silver in it—donated by Americans from across the country. Pallaros, 43, says Pope Francis would use the chalice during a mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral…
  • Singapore Bids Farewell to Lee Kuan Yew in Elaborate Funeral

    Charlie Campbell
    28 Mar 2015 | 10:45 pm
    (SINGAPORE) — Tens of thousands of Singaporeans undeterred by heavy rains lined a 15 kilometer (9 mile) route through the Southeast Asian city-state to witness an elaborate funeral procession Sunday for longtime leader Lee Kuan Yew. Lee’s coffin, protected from the downpour by a glass casing, lay atop a ceremonial gun carriage that was being led solemnly past city landmarks from parliament to a cultural center where the state funeral will be held. Walking slowly in the coffin’s wake as it exited parliament were Lee’s son, the current prime minister Lee Hsien Loong,…
  • Indiana Governor Supports Clarifying Religious Objection Law

    Andrew Katz
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:42 pm
    (INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he would support legislation to “clarify the intent” of a new state law that has attracted widespread criticism over concerns it could allow discrimination against gay people. In an interview Saturday with the Indianapolis Star, the Republican governor said he’s been in discussions with legislative leaders this weekend. He expects that a clarification bill will be introduced this coming week to the religious objections law he signed Thursday. He declined to provide details but told the newspaper that making gay and lesbian…
  • Sacha Baron Cohen to Star in Freddie Mercury Biopic

    Jennifer So
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:12 pm
    A biopic starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Freddie Mercury, the dynamic Queen frontman who died in 1991 at the age of 45 due to complications from AIDS, has been in the works for nearly seven years. It was confirmed as happening as early as 2010 and confirmed as not happening as recently as 2013—reportedly due to Cohen “not seeing eye to eye with the remaining members of Queen who have script and director approval.” Apparently the band was interested in a PG-version of the rock star’s life, while Cohen had hopes for a “gritty R-rated tell-all.” During the…
  • Nick Jonas Delivers Booze and Music to Strangers

    Jennifer So
    28 Mar 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Nick Jonas, one-time JoBro and man of a thousand abs, made a very special house call when he “hijacked” the alcohol delivery app Saucey in Los Angeles – not just bringing booze to a bunch of unsuspecting people, but then playing them some music. “He did ‘Jealous’ and ‘Chains’ and everyone sang along. Everyone was so excited and he served each customer their first drink when they got in the room before he played,” a source tells PEOPLE. Or as some of those same house guests said on Instagram: “Nick Jonas just casually playing…
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  • In The TV Show 'Younger,' You're Only 26 Twice

    NPR Staff
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:32 am
    In the new TV Land show, Sutton Foster plays Liza, a 40-year-old who needs to get back into the job market. So she moves to Brooklyn, gets highlights, learns how tweet, and pretends to be in her 20s.» E-Mail This
  • 'The Precious One' Has Love At Its Heart

    Bobbi Dumas
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:31 am
    Marisa de los Santos' newest novel follows a young woman returning to her home town to confront her shattered family. Reviewer Bobbi Dumas says it'll remind you that love can change the world.» E-Mail This
  • Heat Tolerant, Tough Teeth, Lots Of Milk — They're Supergoats!

    Natasha Gilbert
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:25 am
    A hardy breed is helping farmers in one Kenyan village cope with climate change — and put more food on the table.» E-Mail This
  • Kentucky Is Now Just Two Games Away From Perfect Season

    L. Carol Ritchie
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:09 pm
    It was down to two final free throws, but the Wildcats finally overcame Notre Dame's upset bid in a 68-66 win. They'll go on to face the Wisconsin Badgers in a rematch from last year's Final Four.» E-Mail This
  • The Cautionary Tale Of A Big-Time Bracket Bust

    NPR Staff
    28 Mar 2015 | 3:35 pm
    In 2010, police arrested a New Jersey man running an football pool — with a payout totaling nearly $900,000. If you're the one holding money in your office's college basketball pool, take heed.» E-Mail This
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    27 Mar 2015 | 11:31 pm
    Hasbro Looks Like a Keeper Despite run-up, the toy maker’s shares could rise further, powered in part by tie-ins to coming movies.Follow-Up Despite run-up, the toy maker’s shares could rise further, powered in part by tie-ins to coming movies.
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    27 Mar 2015 | 11:31 pm
    The Bitter Price of SweetnessRising worldwide sugar consumption could lead to more obesity and diabetes, hurting workers’ productivity and thus economic growth.PreviewEdited by Robin Goldwyn BlumenthalRising consumption of sugar around the globe could lead to more obesity and diabetes, hurting workers’ productivity and thus economic growth.
  • Smucker Chases the Power of Pets

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:58 pm
    Smucker, renowned for fruit spreads, is barking up the right tree with Big Heart, a growing seller of pet foods.
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  • Meningitis B vaccine added to UK child immunisation scheme

    Press Association
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:37 am
    Government reaches deal with GlaxoSmithKline on price of Bexsero, which was recommended by advisers a year agoAll babies in the UK will soon have a potentially life-saving vaccine against meningitis B under a landmark deal, the health secretary has announced.Jeremy Hunt said Britain would become the first country in the world with a nationwide meningitis B vaccination programme, after the government reached a deal with the drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline. Continue reading...
  • Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia v New Zealand Cricket World Cup final – live!

    Russell Jackson at the MCG and John Ashdown
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:20 am
    Live updates from the final of the Cricket World Cup 2015 in MelbourneNew Zealand 183 all out; Australia require 184 to lift the World Cup trophyEmail: | Twitter: @John_AshdownGallery: the best images from the MCG 8.46pm AEST 29th over: Australia 151-2 (Clarke 52, Smith 46) Smith cuts Southee for two then thick edges over and wide of the slips for four. From the next he looks to thrash the ball off towards Tasmania but inside edges back past his stumps for two more. New Zealand were always going to need a chunky slice of luck and they’ve got really had any.
  • Sebastian Vettel wins F1’s Malaysia GP to leave Lewis Hamilton frustrated

    Paul Weaver at the Sepang International Circuit
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:20 am
    • German wins first race since December 2013, Hamilton second• ‘Ferrari is back! Grazie, grazie,’ bellows Vettel • How the race unfolded in our lap-by-lap coverageSebastian Vettel won his first grand prix since the end of 2013 and left the seemingly unbeatable Lewis Hamilton not only well beaten but very frustrated.“Yes, yes,” bellowed Vettel as he took the flag, and then “Ferrari is back! Grazie, grazie.” He was very emotional at the end, when he added: “There are plenty of positives. We beat them fair and square. Today was a very special day and will always remain part…
  • Hollie Poetry: woman versus world – one poem at a time

    Kathryn Bromwich
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Performance poet Hollie Poetry on why always wanting to throw up before a gig is a small price to pay for spreading the wordLong before she quit her day job and adopted the stage name Hollie Poetry, Hollie McNish was scribbling poems on whatever surface she could find. She started at the age of four, and when we meet she is clutching a folder full of her teenage work. “They’re terrible,” she laughs. “They’re mainly about sex and not getting into nightclubs.”But she kept writing, slowly developing her poetry until, aged 23, her partner urged her to start reading it out loud for…
  • Ray Davies: A Complicated Life review – this warts-and-all portrait is mostly warts

    Neil Spencer
    29 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Rich in detail, but Johnny Rogan’s biography fails to capture the blithe spirit of the great songwriterInternecine strife is a routine hazard of rock’n’roll life. Bitter conflicts over writing credits, who’s playing too loud, who’s hogging the limelight, or who sits where on the tour bus; petty acts of sabotage and full-on fist fights – these are commonplace at all levels of fame and fortune. Think the Beatles, the Stones, Zeppelin. But most of all think the Kinks, where the usual animosities were amplified by the sibling rivalry of Ray and Dave Davies.The brothers’ feud (still…
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  • Real Time with Bill Maher: Liberals vs. Liberals (HBO)

    28 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Real Time with Bill Maher: Liberals vs. Liberals (HBO) Subscribe to the Real Time YouTube: In his editorial New Rule, Bill Maher calls on liberals to stop attacking people who agree with them. Connect with Real Time Online: Find Real Time on Facebook: Find Real Time on Twitter: Find Real Time with Bill Maher Official Site: Find Real Time with Bill Maher on HBO GO® Find Real Time with Bill Maher on Connect: Find Real…
  • Terminator Genisys | Help Spot | Paramount Pictures UK

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:12 am
    Terminator Genisys | Help Spot | Paramount Pictures UK He is back - are you ready? Terminator Genisys. In cinemas July 2015. Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney, Jason Clarke, J.K. Simmons, Byung-Hun Lee and Matt Smith. Subscribe: Connect with Terminator Genisys online: WEBSITE: FACEBOOK: TWITTER: Paramount Pictures International With over 100 years of experience entertaining audiences, Paramount Pictures expands its reach through Paramount Pictures International (PPI). PPI…
  • Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron - Super Siblings - OFFICIAL | HD

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:04 am
    Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron - Super Siblings - OFFICIAL | HD Official Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer 3 – assembling in UK & IRE cinemas Thursday 23 April. When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron. From: Marvel UK Views: 488700 3449 ratings Time: 01:18 More in Film & Animation
  • Southpaw - Official Trailer

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    Southpaw - Official Trailer Sneak peek of some new stuff I've been working on in the Southpaw trailer. World premiere! From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and starring Academy Award® nominated Jake Gyllenhaal (NIGHTCRAWLER, BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN) comes a story of tragedy, loss and the painful road to redemption… Billy “The Great” Hope (Gyllenhaal) is the reigning Junior Middleweight Champion whose unorthodox stance, the so-called “Southpaw,” consists of an ineloquent, though brutal, display of offensive fighting…one fueled by his own…
  • Thank You!

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:53 am
    Thank You! A message from Senator Harry Reid announcing he will retire from the Senate at the end of his term. For more, visit: From: Nevada Senator Harry Reid Views: 234161 1614 ratings Time: 03:36 More in News & Politics
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  • The 6 Best Hikes in Asia

    Jenn Malka
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:03 pm
    Everyone knows how much we love to keep fit while traveling! We found that hikes were one of the best ways to not only work out but a great way to explore a new city, national park or area. These are our top 6 best hikes in Asia   TV Tower in Yangshuo, China TV Tower was a favorite hike in all of Asia. Yangshuo is known for being a massive tourist trap in China so we wanted to find something that was more off the beaten path. We asked a few locals what they do to get away from all things touristy and they all said it was this TV Tower Hike. It is a hidden path wedged in between…
  • Beer Price Comparison Infographic

    Jack Paxton
    9 Mar 2015 | 8:38 pm
    With the help of: The great debate is over – The Ultimate Beer Price Comparison chart is HERE! When we travel, we always love a good beer. Living in both America and Australia and then backpacking Southeast Asia, we have found a vast variation in beer prices. That is why we decided to put together the most important infographic in the world, the ultimate beer price comparison guide! Australia and Scandinavia beer prices were some of the highest we have seen, while Vietnam beer prices were the lowest (One time we bought 6 beers for a $1.50, so naturally we asked for…
  • Our Last Day in Southeast Asia at Bali Waterbom

    Jenn Malka
    4 Mar 2015 | 2:26 pm
    After an amazing 3.5 months, 97 days, 8 countries, 43 different cities, 11 flights, 17 bus rides, 10 ferries, , 2 trains, 4 sketchy border crossings, 7 epic parties, 5 snorkel trips, 3 stitches, 1 case of food poisoning, 4 visits to the hospital, 2 Natural world wonders, 11 UNESCO heritage listed sites, and countless of amazing memories with lifelong friends, we have finally reached our last day in Southeast Asia. A bit bittersweet, to be honest. You never want to end your travels, but seeing your family, friends and real flushing toilets are things you really start to miss! How do you say…
  • Why You Should Study Abroad

    Jenn Malka
    20 Feb 2015 | 10:53 am
    You are probably reading this because you are uncertain if you should study abroad or even where to study. Well, we all think you should! Both Jack and I studied abroad. I studied in Melbourne, AU, and Jack had the privilege to study in both Los Angeles and Hong Kong. Talk about well traveled! A study abroad is only what you make it. You can do anything you want, meet incredible people, travel places you have never dreamed of—and if you don’t like something you can change it, if you love something, you can do more of it! It is all what you make it. From our experiences, we have gained a…
  • Our Day at the Grand Central Market LA

    Jenn Malka
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:14 am
    Jack is now finally in LA, so we are taking our time to explore the little gems throughout LA and what’s around us. We are big foodies so when a few friends of ours told us to explore the Grand Central Market in downtown Los Angeles, we jumped on it the first opportunity we could! Plus, another Melbournian coffee snob (not Jack) rated the coffee shop there pretty highly, so we just had to see it for ourselves and put it to the test against Jacks coffee snobbery. We had several places in mind that we wanted to try while we were there (mainly, because I keep a running list of must try…
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