Centrica lowers earnings forecast as mild weather bites
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's largest energy supplier, Centrica, cut its full-year earnings outlook on Thursday on the back of a steep drop in energy demand due to mild weather and the extended outage of two nuclear power plants which it partly owns.

Retro glamor in the deserts of Dubai
Jump in a vintage land rover to look into the traditional Bedouin world.

Ferguson ruling: Call for calm
Attorney General Eric Holder released a video message Friday, announcing new guidance for police around the nation to respect protesters' First Amendment rights while maintaining order.

Father of slain teen urges calm in US town of Ferguson

Michael Brown Sr. (L) and Lesley McSpadden, parents of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown who was shot and killed by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri last August, arrive at a press conference on November 12, 2014 in GenevaThe father of a black teen whose fatal shooting in a US town sparked weeks of unrest has called for calm as a decision loomed about possible charges against the police officer involved. A grand jury in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson is looking at the racially charged shooting, in which Officer Darren Wilson, who is white, shot unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown. In a one-minute video, Brown's father delivered a somber plea for a peaceful response to the grand jury decision. "Thank you for lifting your voices to end racial profiling and police intimidation, but hurting others or destroying property is not the answer," said Michael Brown Sr., on a local government website.

A Giant Step for Coffee Lovers: Italian Espresso Headed To Space
An espresso machine designed is headed to space in April 2015.

Israel demolitions
Jerusalem woke up on Tuesday to horrific images of slain Jewish worshipers, and scores injured in a terror attack on a synagogue. The assault which took place in the western Jerusalem neighborhood of Har Nof, shocked Israel to the core, as well as many others around the world. This is not surprising considering both the brutality of the attack and the fact it was carried out in a holy place, where innocent religious people were worshiping.

Venice to ban wheeled suitcases
In Venice's car-free streets, tourists are glad to have suitcases with wheels. Now they're being banned.














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