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Eurostar unveiled its e320 fleet in November 2014 at St. Pancras Station in London.
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:07

The move is part of an effort by the British government to sell off national assets to raise $20 billion by the year 2020.

The itchy rash of eczema, also sometimes called atopic dermatitis, can be painful and unsightly.
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:01

Just a rash? Not if you have eczema. People with eczema often have a hard time finding appropriate health care and are apt to miss work dealing with the chronic skin problem, a study finds.

Mohammed Emwazi is a Kuwaiti-born Londoner believed to be "Jihadi John," the central figure in the beheading videos released by the self-declared Islamic State. A British group, Cage, was in contact with Emwazi several years ago and claims that his treatment by British security officials contributed to his radicalization.
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:55

Cage is a controversial group founded by a former detainee at Guantanamo Bay. It has presented a sympathetic portrait of "Jihadi John," drawing criticism that it defends terror.

Spain is exporting record amounts of wine. Earlier this year, Spain's King Felipe VI, center, and Queen Letizia toasted with Freixenet president Josep Lluis Bonet during a visit to the winemaker's headquarters in Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, Spain.
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:52

Spain's wine industry had a record year in 2014, posting numbers that could propel it past Italy as the world's biggest wine exporter. But most of the wine was sold cheaply, in bulk.

A Turkish Airlines jet is seen after it skidded off a slippery runway Wednesday while landing in dense fog at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:51

What do you do when a plane crash-lands at your country's only international airport and you have no equipment to move it out of the way? Nepalese airport officials are grappling with that question.

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) attends an Interior Ministry meeting Wednesday in Moscow. He condemned the death of Boris Nemtsov, saying it was a "disgrace" to Russia.
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:11

Russia's president said Nemtsov's death was a shameful tragedy. Nemtsov was gunned down near the Kremlin on Friday. His supporters blame Russian authorities.

Ferguson Police Department and the Municipal Court in Ferguson, Mo.
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:46

Racist emails and shocking statistics will be on display when the Justice Department (officially) releases a report about the Ferguson Police Department.

The IRS and the Department of Education have the power to make the FAFSA easier without cutting questions. So why haven't they?
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 10:36

The IRS and the Department of Education already have the power to make the FAFSA easier without cutting questions. So why haven't they?

A valve on the Musashi.
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 09:34

The Microsoft co-founder says his team found the ship's wreckage in the Sibuyan Sea off the Philippines. The vessel was sunk during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in 1944.

Misao Okawa, the world's oldest living person, poses for a photo with her son Hiroshi Okawa, 92, left, and other family members and friends on her 117th birthday celebration at Kurenai Nursing Home in Osaka, Japan.
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 09:29

Misao Okawa of Japan is now 117. She has reigned as the world's oldest living person since 2013, when Guinness World Records certified that she was 115.

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 09:25

Many people check up on hospitals before they check in as patients. But there's a catch. A hospital that gets lauded by one group can be panned by another.

Jin poses for a photograph during an interview with the AP in Hong Kong in 2008.
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:50

In 2004, Jin was one of the first Asian-Americans to drop a major label rap album. One controversial song, "Learn Chinese," raised eyebrows. A decade later, he's trying to rephrase the message.

Protesters gather in front of the Los Angeles Police Department Headquarters Tuesday, to express anger over the fatal shooting of an unarmed homeless man Sunday.
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 08:12

Officials say the man killed Sunday was the subject of a federal warrant for violating probation for a 2000 bank robbery. There's also word that he lived under a stolen identity.

The Census Bureau predicts shifts in the U.S. over the coming years, with a more diverse — and older — population.
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 07:26

America is heading toward the day when whites will no longer make up the majority of the population. And U.S. children will get there soon, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report.

Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré.
Wed, 03/04/2015 - 07:03

The Last Song Before the War presents the glorious sounds of the 2011 Festival in the Desert, held shortly before Islamic extremists took over the region and banned music.

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