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Source: Washington Post

Passengers accuse AirAsia crew of setting off panic during plane’s rapid descent

Monday 19:09 GMT

Passengers aboard an Indonesia AirAsia flight to Bali said the actions of the crew sent those on board into a state of panic after the plane experienced a problem midflight.

In a statement, the regional carrier — an affiliate of Malaysia-based AirAsia Group — apologized to passengers for “any inconvenience” caused. “We commend our pilots for landing the aircraft safely and complying with standard operating procedure,” Ling Liong Tien, head of safety for AirAsia Group, said in a statement.

Source: BBC

Huawei smartphone AI knows cats from dogs

Monday 14:33 GMT

The Chinese company says the artificial intelligence-based technology can even distinguish between cats and dogs in a split-second, allowing it to automatically tweak how their fur and eyes appear.

Huawei is currently the world's third best-selling smartphone maker, according to research company IDC, with a market share of 11.3% in the April-to-June quarter. The Shenzhen-based company has previously said it aims to overtake its US rival before the end of 2019, and then eventually leapfrog the market leader, Samsung.

Source: Common Domain

WSJ D.Live Conference 2017

Monday 21:01 GMT

The sessions include talks with the actor Jared Leto, Hello Alfred founder and chief Marcela Sapone, and Ian Schrager, co-creator of Studio 54 and the PUBLIC Hotels brand.

Arianna Huffington, author, founder, Thrive Global chief and Uber board member, talks about what it takes to be an agent of change. BROWSER UPDATE To gain access to the full experience, please upgrade your browser: Chrome | Safari | Firefox | Internet Explorer. Note: If you are running Internet Explorer 10 and above, make sure it is not in compatibility mode.

Source: Common Domain

CMO Today: Scientology Targets A&E Advertisers; Amazon’s Athletic Wear Push; Why Columbus Is a Retail Test Bed

Monday 21:01 GMT

As CMO Today’s Alexandra Bruell reports, Scientologists are writing to advertisers—including Anheuser-Busch, Chrysler and Geico—demanding they boycott the A&E show “Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath.”

News of Amazon’s activewear push sent shares of Lululemon, Under Armour and Nike down on Friday (although Nike’s shares recovered before the close). As Bloomberg reports, Amazon is working with some of the biggest athletic-apparel suppliers as it barges its way into private-label sportswear.

Source: CBS News

Cat declawing: The battle lines are getting sharper

Monday 10:53 GMT

Cats' claws are pitting animal rights activists against veterinarians in battles over legislation that would outlaw declawing of cats, except in the rare instances when it's medically necessary for the cat.

"The AVMA policy opposes declawing except where it serves to keep a cat in its home," said Michael San Filippo, a spokesman for the organization, which has more than 88,000 members. "An estimated 70 percent of cats relinquished to animal shelters are euthanized, so the likelihood of a homeless cat finding a new home is poor."

Source: Fox News

'Ripped' kangaroo goes viral in stunning photos

Monday 14:34 GMT

This is the bizarre moment a gardener spotted a threatening ‘bodybuilder’ 100 [kilogram] kangaroo bathing its bulging biceps in an Australian creek.

“I decided to get Dharma out of there as we thought the kangaroo was going to lure her into the water to drown her.”. Jackson’s Facebook post with his images of the kangaroo’s muscular physique instantly went viral, racking up thousands of likes and shares.

Source: CBS News

Martin Shkreli pens letter from prison, on verge of medical "breakthrough"

Monday 14:34 GMT

In a letter from prison to CBS News Correspondent Steve Dorsey, "Pharma bro" Martin Shkreli claims he's "nearing a breakthrough" on combating several human diseases—as he awaits sentencing after being convicted in a federal fraud case.

A judge ordered Shkreli to prison September 13 after revoking his bail because he offered his online following $5,000 for a strand of Hillary Clinton's hair during her book tour.

Source: CBS News

Mass die-off of Antarctic penguin chicks alarms researchers

Monday 21:01 GMT

Almost the entire cohort of chicks from an Adelie penguin colony in the eastern Antarctic was wiped out by starvation last summer in what scientists say is only the second such incident in over 40 years.

Ropert-Coudert said creating a protection zone in the D'Urville Sea-Mertz region, where the colony is located, wouldn't prevent larger-than-usual sea ice, but it might ease the pressure on penguins from tourism and over-fishing.

Source: New York Times

Jackie Shane, a Transgender Soul Pioneer, Re-emerges After Four Decades

Monday 10:53 GMT

Mr. Mcgowan, a scout for the archival record label the Numero Group, was looking for Jackie Shane, a venerated but misunderstood soul singer who had not been seen in public in nearly five decades.

Though she said she self-identified as a woman in a man’s body by the time she was 13, Ms. Shane occasionally described herself to peers as gay — several decades before the movement for transgender rights altered the discourse around gender and sexuality.

Source: CBS News

Body found is likely Cathryn Gorospe, teacher who vanished after bailing out felon

Monday 20:05 GMT

Police on Friday say they found a body that is believed to be that of a 44-year-old Arizona teacher who went missing last week after posting bond for a felon.

The body recovery came after family and friends conducted an unofficial search for the Phoenix-area kindergarten teacher who went missing after posting bond for her friend, 27-year-old Charlie Malzahn, on Oct. 6, the woman's stepmother Deidre Gorospe said early Friday.

Source: NBC News

Heeeeere's Johnny's house: See late night king's incredible Malibu mansion

Monday 14:34 GMT

The luxurious Malibu estate where the late, legendary entertainer, who hosted "The Tonight Show" from 1962 to 1992, lived just hit the market for a whopping $81.5 million.

Designed in 1978 by renowned architect Ed Niles, the 7,083-square-foot main house has two bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths (a seemingly small number for such a big property), but it’s the details that make this elaborate estate worth the steep price tag.

Source: CBS News

Jessica Chambers case: Mistrial declared for Quinton Tellis in teen's burning death

Monday 21:56 GMT

Tellis then drove Chambers' car with her inside it to the back road, ran to his sister's house nearby, jumped in his sisters' car, stopped to pick up gasoline from a shed at his house and torched Chambers' car and her, Champion said.

He said, however, that evidence points to Tellis, including an analysis of the locations of Tellis' cellphone and Chambers' cellphone the day she was set on fire. Citing statements Tellis made to investigators, Champion said Tellis and Chambers had sex in her car the evening she was found burned.

Source: The Week

Cambodia's hidden jungle temple

Monday 10:53 GMT

A half-hidden 12th-century temple located just 25 miles from Angkor Wat, it attracts none of the traffic jams, tourist buses, or trinket sellers associated with the more famous religious site, and it has a "forgotten, haunted look" that can make any visitor feel as if no one has wandered its grounds in generations.

Though the road has now been paved, the temple's out-of-the-way location still acts as "a wonderful deterrent to all but the most adventurous."

Source: New York Times

A Condom-Maker’s Discovery: Size Matters

Monday 20:05 GMT

Still, Mr. Frezieres said, even without “true benefit,” custom condoms might increase usage, simply by being “confidence boosters.”

Michael Davis, 21, a college student in Waverly, Fla., said he preferred the M77, the size above the one he first ordered.

Source: BBC

Comedian Sean Hughes dies aged 51

Monday 14:34 GMT

Richard Herring described the news as "a punch in the soul", while Sarah Millican said Hughes had been the first comedian she saw live. Jack Dee said he had "started on the circuit with him back in the day", while Jim Moir - aka Vic Reeves - said his death was a "sad loss".

Became the youngest person to win the coveted Perrier Award - now known as the Edinburgh Comedy Award - at the Edinburgh Festival.

Source: NBC News

Civilians to be evacuated from ISIS holdout, says U.S.

Saturday 16:24 GMT
Source: New York Times

Forest, Forest Everywhere. But Not an Acre to Touch.

Tuesday 10:53 GMT
Source: BBC

Do our tongues have different ‘taste zones’?

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: CBS News

Man treads water, drifts for 17 hours after kayak sinks

Tuesday 10:53 GMT
Source: The Week

The stark beauty of Chile's Atacama Desert

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump mocks ‘Liddle’ Bob Corker, says senator was ‘made to sound a fool’

Wednesday 13:37 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Revealed: catalogue of failings that sank Falklands warship HMS Sheffield

Monday 00:37 GMT
Source: Washington Post

‘Bone Music’: The revival of making albums made from X-rays

Monday 21:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Alpine Ski Resorts Luring Buyers with Year-Round Activities

Monday 21:56 GMT
Source: The Guradian

James Corden faces backlash for Harvey Weinstein jokes

Monday 14:32 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Li Yuchun: meet the pop star taking gender neutral style to China

Monday 08:06 GMT
Source: New York Times

Nike’s Chief of Design Doodles All Day

Monday 21:56 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Trump campaign legal bills topped $1 million last quarter

Monday 21:55 GMT
Source: DW

Beethoven's Fifth played at Swiss Le Rosey Concert Hall for 'Innocence in Danger' benefit

Monday 07:00 GMT

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