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  • Interview: Cut Copy comes to Rams Head Live

    Interview: Cut Copy comes to Rams Head Live
    Playing a prime 9 p.m. slot at Miami's Ultra Music Festival earlier this year, Cut Copy made for an odd stage presence. The electronic and dance music bacchanal attended every March by thousands of ravers and wannabe ravers is dominated by brand-name DJs...
  • Roger A. Bell, astronomy professor

    Roger A. Bell, astronomy professor
    Roger Alistair Bell, a University of Maryland professor of astronomy who specialized in the discovery of physical properties and compositions of stars, died July 1 of complications from Alzheimer's disease at the Dove House in Westminster. The Ashton...
  • Aussies suffer another costly hailstorm

     
    The National Weather Service's Sterling forecast office recorded its first (non-snow) thunderstorms of the year on Monday, and with them came some 1-inch hail.But that hail pales in comparison with the storms that have pounded parts of Australia during...
  • Pietersen joins Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen joined the Melbourne Stars on Monday to be the highest-profile signing of the new season of Australia's Big Bash League. Pietersen, who was sacked by England in February following the 5-0 Ashes...
  • Comic-Con 2014: Outcry, action against harassment grows

     
    SAN DIEGO — Mariah Huehner attended her first Comic-Con as a newly minted comic book editor a few years ago, […]...
  • Courtney Barnett insists she's not funny and hasn't released a full album

    Courtney Barnett insists she's not funny and hasn't released a full album
    Though Courtney Barnett was born and raised in Australia, the Melbourne-based musician has experienced more success stateside than in her native land, selling out a string of U.S. dates before selling out a single gig back home. “It’s kind...
  • Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: A tragic loss for AIDS advocacy, research

    Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: A tragic loss for AIDS advocacy, research
    AIDS researchers and advocates are used to dealing with death, they say, but that hasn't made the last 48 hours any easier. An estimated 12,000 scientists, medical workers, advocates and policymakers are traveling to the 20th International AIDS...
  • 'Bad' laws hurt sex workers, gays from Uganda to Nepal, AIDS meeting told

    MELBOURNE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After Uganda passed a law that punished gay sex with long prison sentences, Daisy Nakato got a visit from the police. The country's Red Pepper tabloid had outed hundreds of gays after President Yoweri Museveni...
  • Among the lost: Eager adventurers, renowned researchers, three young siblings

    WASHINGTON A family of four headed to a reunion in the Philippines. A graduate student on summer break with her boyfriend. Two soccer fans following a beloved team to New Zealand. The 298 passengers and crew aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 on Thursday...
  • AIDS conference vows to honor colleagues killed in plane downing

    MELBOURNE (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Delegates at a global AIDS conference vowed on Saturday to renew efforts to end the deadly disease in honor of the commitment of colleagues killed when a Malaysian Airlines plane came down over Ukraine. The...
  • Australian police arrest six over match-fixing

    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian police have arrested six men over allegations they ran a gambling syndicate that benefited from knowledge about the fixing of tennis matches at state, national and international level. Friday's arrests around the state of...
  • Restrained Dutch mark air tragedy in sorrow rather than anger

    AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch nation mourned 189 citizens lost in the Ukrainian air disaster in sorrow rather than anger on Friday, and Prime Minister Mark Rutte held back from pointing the figure of blame. In a country which values restraint and...