Oscars 2014: Take our Best Picture poll – CBS News

CBS NewsNominees for Best Picture at the 86th Academy Awards, clockwise, from top left: “American Hustle,” “Captain Phillips,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Dallas Buyers Club,” “Gravity,” “12 Years a … Read More

Greinke is a study in brutal honesty – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)Nor did he retract his comments about having “zero excitement” for pitching in Sydney, Australia, where the Los Angeles Dodgers open the regular-season against the Arizona Diamondbacks on March … Read More

Antigovernment Protesters Retreat From Bangkok Street Shutdown – New York Times

New York TimesBANGKOK — In what appeared to be a major retreat by the movement to overthrow the Thai government, antigovernment protesters on Friday said they were abandoning their campaign … Read More

Qantas A380, Boeing 747 Collide at Los Angeles Airport – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comAn Airbus A380 superjumbo belonging to Australian airline Qantas collided with a Boeing 747-700 jumbo from the same airline while being towed at Los Angeles International airport late Thursday. No … Read More

SA must condemn Uganda gay law – SAHRC – News24

News24Explore the vibrant restaurants, bars and cultural life of Johannesburg before heading off for… Now R251.00 buy now. Johannesburg – South Africa must speak out against homophobic Ugandan legislation, the … Read More

Actor Sullivan Stapleton seriously injured in Bangkok while filming Strike Back … – NEWS.com.au

Actor Sullivan Stapleton seriously injured in Bangkok while filming Strike Back …NEWS.com.auAUSTRALIAN actor Sullivan Stapleton has been seriously injured while filming a television series in Thailand. The Melbourne-born actor’s injuries … Read More

Life sentence for murderer of UK soldier Lee Rigby, accomplice gets 45 years – RT

RTMuslim convert Michael Adebolajo, who murdered Drummer Lee Rigby in a south-east London street attack in May last year, has been sentenced to life in prison. His partner in the … Read More

NASA Kepler telescope discovers 715 new planets – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldNASA has announced a torrent of new planet discoveries, hailing a “bonanza” of 715 worlds now known outside the solar system thanks to the Kepler space telescope’s planet-hunting … Read More

Bitcoin exchange’s collapse is probed by US and Japanese regulators – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesU.S. and Japanese regulators are investigating the collapse of the world’s largest exchange for trading bitcoins, the virtual currency that has grown in popularity among technophiles for buying … Read More

Can Bryan Cranston resurrect Godzilla? – Sydney Morning Herald

Can Bryan Cranston resurrect Godzilla?Sydney Morning HeraldProducers hope that the movie, a joint creation between Warner Bros and Legendary Pictures, will resurrect Godzilla in the same way that Legendary did … Read More

What the government isn’t telling you about Bangkok – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBangkok: I write this after a night of gun battles across the Thai capital. The Australian government’s smartraveller.gov.au advisory for travellers doesn’t say it. But it’s time to … Read More

Samsung Galaxy S5: hands-on review – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldSamsung launches Galaxy S5. Going against expectations, Samsung didn’t overhaul the design, look and feel of its new flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, instead going for modest tweaks … Read More

Review roundup: Critics praise ‘clutter free’ Samsung Galaxy S5 – Firstpost

FirstpostSamsung has finally unveiled its latest flagship device, the Galaxy S5 smartphone at the Mobile World Congress. Samsung hasn’t gone for anything too drastic as far as the phone’s design … Read More

Samsung Galaxy S5 Fails To Wow – InformationWeek

InformationWeekSamsung’s new Galaxy 5S flagship smartphone has a fingerprint sensor, improved camera, and Download Booster, but it is evolutionary — not revolutionary. Mobile World Congress: 5 Hot Gadgets. (Click image … Read More

Thailand crisis: Bangkok blast toll rises to three – BBC News

BBC NewsA young girl has died from injuries sustained in Sunday’s bomb blast in Bangkok, bringing the death toll from the attack to three. The apparent grenade blast took place … Read More

Microsoft cuts Windows price for manufacturers by 70 per cent to counter rivals … – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldMicrosoft is cutting the price of Windows 8.1 by 70 per cent for makers of low-cost computers and tablets as they try to fend off cheaper rivals like … Read More

Australian TV star Charlotte Dawson found dead – Houston Chronicle

Australian TV star Charlotte Dawson found deadHouston ChronicleSYDNEY (AP) — Australian TV star and former model Charlotte Dawson, who became an anti-bullying activist after she was targeted online, has been … Read More

UNSC unites on humanitarian aid to Syria – The Hindu

The HinduThe United Nations Security Council has passed a unanimous resolution on the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria — the decision flowing from a consensus that the government and … Read More

Australian TV personality Charlotte Dawson, 47, found dead at Sydney apartment – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsFormer “Australia’s Next Top Model” judge and TV personality Charlotte Dawson was found dead at her home in a Sydney suburb on Saturday. Police said there were … Read More

Australian TV personality Charlotte Dawson commits suicide – Fox News

Fox NewsApril 26, 200. Charlotte Dawson arrives on the red carpet for the MTV Australia awards in Sydney. Australian TV star and former model Dawson was found dead at age … Read More

Australian TV star Charlotte Dawson found dead – Washington Post

Washington PostSYDNEY — Australian TV star and former model Charlotte Dawson, who became an anti-bullying activist after she was targeted online, has been found dead at age 47. Famed for … Read More

Canada beats US 1-0 to reach Olympic gold-medal hockey game – CBS News

CBS NewsCanada beats U.S. 1-0 to reach Olympic gold-medal hockey game. Shares … Ice Dome. The Canadians are on the brink of their third gold medal in four Olympics, and … Read More

An Olympic rivalry: USA vs. Canada women’s ice hockey – CBS News

CBS NewsFormer NHL player and coach Kevin Dineen replaced him, but the Americans won four straight times heading into the Olympics. Then, in a rare round-robin matchup between the sports’ … Read More

Billionaire kingpin Liu Han accused of heading organised crime gang – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBeijing: A car drives up and screeches to a halt outside a quiet riverside teahouse. Gunmen emerge, shots ring out; three men drop to the floor, dead. The … Read More

Fan arrested for groping ‘Modern Family’ star in Australia – AFP

AFPSydney — Australian police said Friday they had arrested a man for allegedly groping “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland at an event for fans in Sydney, as the US actress … Read More

Sochi Winter Olympics: Pussy Riot release video after attack by Cossacks – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldPussy Riot have released the anti-Putin, anti-Olympics video clip they were in Sochi to film, featuring footage from their brutal beating by Cossacks on Wednesday. It came as … Read More

British Airways to use A380 on London-Singapore flight – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldBritish Airways, the last European airline flying to Australia, will give customers the option of flight on a new A380 on the London-Singapore leg of the trip from … Read More

China Faults Report Citing North Korean Leader in Atrocities – New York Times

New York TimesHONG KONG — Chinese officials on Tuesday criticized a United Nations report that served notice to Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, that he may be personally held … Read More

Pyongyang’s gulags stuff of Nazis: Kirby – The Australian

The AustralianNORTH Korea runs a vast torture and extermination apparatus whose human rights abuses are comparable to those of the Nazis. That’s the finding of a UN Commission of Inquiry … Read More

Two members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot reportedly detained in Sochi – Fox News

Fox NewsA member of the punk group Pussy Riot said she and one her bandmates were detained Tuesday while walking in downtown Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics. … Read More

Kim Jong-un warned he could face prosecution for ‘crimes against humanity’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukNorth Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has been warned that he could face prosecution for crimes against humanity after a United Nations inquiry accused him of some of the worst human … Read More

North Korea report: drawings reveal horrific scenes witnessed by former inmate … – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldStories from inside North Korea. Mr Kim Kwang-il, 48, spent more than two years at a prison in North Korea where he was tortured, starved and witnessed the … Read More