British banker's murder trial in Hong Kong adjourned until July
HONG KONG (Reuters) - A court in Hong Kong on Monday adjourned the trial of a 29-year-old British banker charged with killing two women until July because of the length of time needed for prosecutors to prepare their case.






Smartphones
They say the first step to overcoming a problem is realizing you have one in the first place.

Chuck Hagel’s resignation: strategic pivot or sacrificial lamb?
President Barack Obama’s acceptance yesterday of the resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel left little doubt that the administration wants to turn a page on a foreign and national security policy mired in crisis and controversy. Less clear is the internal role that Hagel played in crises ranging from the Islamic State to Ebola and what policy change the White House hopes to telegraph by pressuring him to resign.

America, we have a problem
We all have to have the courage to admit the country has a problem, and it's not just for minorities, but for all of us, says LZ Granderson following the Ferguson grand jury decision

Discovered: Funny, rude medieval doodles
My personal favorite is this. At the top of a page of angular medieval text -- full of theological extrapolations and religious devotion -- is a cartoon of a deadpan dog.

Portsmouth to host Ainslie team's races
LONDON (Reuters) - Portsmouth, an historic naval town on the south coast of England, will host America's Cup World Series sailing races in Britain in 2015 and 2016 as part of the build-up to the main event in 2017.






Canada Parliament to merge security forces after gunman attack
OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's two houses of Parliament will merge their security forces after an attack by a gunman last month, officials said on Tuesday, a move aimed at addressing long-standing communications problems.






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