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This Day in History: 1953 - Queen Mary dies peacefully after illness

Her Majesty Queen Mary, the Queen’s grandmother, has died peacefully in her sleep. A simple bulletin posted outside Marlborough House at 2315 GMT announced her ... Full story

Offbeat: Search for old Atari games to go on in New Mexico

Organizers say a planned dig into a New Mexico landfill for a rumored cache of what some consider the worst Atari video game of all ... Full story

THE BUZZ:  Amazon China unit closes vendor after report of fake cosmetics

The China unit of Amazon.com Inc., the world’s largest e-commerce company, closed a third-party online store after state media reported that fake cosmetics were being sold.The shutdown was in ... Full story

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US Mick Jagger has started making funeral arrangements for fashion designer and celebrity stylist L'Wren Scott, his longtime girlfriend. His representative said in a statement ... Full story

Scrap dealer’s bargain turns out to be Faberge egg

There is good luck, outrageous good fortune — and now there is the case of the scrap metal dealer who found one of the eight ... Full story

UKRAINE CRISIS: EU mulls further sanctions on Russia over Crimea 

Russia was facing further sanctions from the European Union yesterday over its annexation of the Crimean Peninsula as tensions in the region remained high despite ... Full story

VENEZUELA: Gov’t moves against opposition mayors

Venezuelan intelligence agents yesterday (Wednesday) arrested the opposition mayor of the western city of San Cristobal, which has been a crucible of anti-government resistance and ... Full story

SYRIA: Regime closes Lebanon border crossing amid fighting

Syrian troops closed a border crossing with Lebanon yesterday amid heavy clashes with rebels in the area that activists said killed 12 people.The fighting forced ... Full story

This Day in History: 1963 - Train drives itself

The first automatic train on the London underground could be hurtling into stations in three weeks, the government has revealed.The trains, which operate without a ... Full story

Offbeat: ‘Chicken from hell’ dinosaur gets a proper name 

It’s called the chicken from hell: a birdlike dinosaur some 2.1 meters tall that weighed around 226 kilograms when it roamed western North America on ... Full story

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