An interesting admission of error by JK Rowling – Washington Post

Washington PostIn a very important piece of non-Super Bowl related news, J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, recently admitted that she made a mistake in pairing Hermione Granger…

Rory McIlroy’s bid for Dubai Desert Classic title hit by stomach bug – SkySports

SkySportsRory McIlroy admitted he was suffering with a stomach bug as he failed to build a commanding lead at the halfway stage of the Dubai Desert Classic. The 24-year-old upstaged…

Envoy Reports Progress On Women, Children In Syria Talks – RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyThe Geneva II peace conference offers the best opportunity yet to deescalate the Syrian conflict. But it starts with low expectations for success. TEXT SIZE – +. January 25, 2014.…

Xbox One and Surface sales push Microsoft to record revenue – Inquirer

InquirerSOFTWARE HOUSE Microsoft exceeded analyst expectations on Thursday, reporting record second fiscal quarter revenue that the firm claimed was due to strong Xbox One and Surface sales. The firm posted…

Rafael Nadal v Grigor Dimitrov: Australian Open 2014 – live! – The Guardian

The GuardianRafael Nadal will inflict extreme pain on this ball very shortly. Photograph: Saeed Khan/AFP/Getty Images. Live. Sort by: Latest first; Oldest first. Auto update: On; Off. Updates: 2.37pm AEST.…

Nintendo: What now for Wii U? – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukIt has been a tough financial year for Nintendo. While the brilliant 3DS handheld was the best selling video game console of 2013, the Wii U continues to be an…

Egypt referendum: Second day of voting on new constitution – BBC News

BBC NewsVoting is due to resume in Egypt in a two-day referendum on a new constitution drawn up since the military forced out Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. The military is…

Pope stresses strength, courage, hope in new year – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, laying out his hopes Wednesday for the just-begun year, urged people to work for a world where everyone accepts each other’s differences and…

Katie Holmes vs. Jennifer Aniston — FINAL BIKINI WAR OF 2013 – TMZ.com

TMZ.comThis is it … the last bikini objectification of the year … and so, we proudly present — KATIE HOLMES VS. JENNIFER ANISTON!!!! Katie was out in Miami, flaunting her…

Justin Bieber’s film Believe bombs at US box office – The Independent

The IndependentBox office analysts have reportedly suggested that Bieber’s year of mishaps and controversies has tainted the squeaky-clean image presented in Never Say Never, leading to mother’s discouraging their children…

Fresh political violence grips Bangladesh; 1 dead – Businessweek

BusinessweekDHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Security forces and opposition activists clashed in Bangladesh’s capital on Sunday, leaving at least one person dead, as thousands of police took to the streets to…

Kim Kardashian Shares Photos From Christmas Eve Party With Kanye West and … – E! Online

E! OnlineMerry Christmas from the Kardashian-Jenner clan! Kim Kardashian, along with her sisters, loved ones and close friends, celebrated Christmas Eve in style at mom Kris Jenner’s home for the…

Freed Khodorkovsky likely to steer clear of politics – AFP

AFPMoscow — Russia?s former richest man Mikhail Khodorkovsky is likely to stay out of the nitty-gritty of Russian politics following his decade-long prison ordeal but could still exercise a degree…

UK Air Traffic Fault Delays Thousands at Airports Nationwide – Businessweek

BusinessweekThousands of passengers were delayed at airports across the U.K. after a technical fault in the system that manages the country’s air traffic disrupted flights. London Heathrow, Europe’s busiest hub,…

Britney Spears and David Lucado Had a ‘Tiffy’ After He Forgot to Call Her – People Magazine

People MagazineDavid Lucado didn’t – and ended up in the doghouse recently with girlfriend Britney Spears, the singer reveals in an interview airing Tuesday on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. “We…