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Google Is Deliberately Showing You Lousy Old Versions Of Itself To Force You To Update Your Web Browser


Google has been accused of intentionally displaying old versions of its site in order to convince web users to install the latest browser software  The BBC reports that users took to Google's online support forum to complain about seeing outdated versions of the site.

Australia axes contested mining tax

Sydney (AFP) - Australia on Tuesday agreed to scrap a contested resources profits tax after the government struck a surprise deal with crossbench senators, including mining tycoon Clive Palmer.

US air strike in Somalia targeting Shebab leader: government

Mogadishu (AFP) - US military forces launched air strikes against the leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, the government said Tuesday, claiming "casualties" but with no details if the main target was killed.  "The Americans carried out a major air strike targeting a gathering by senior Al-Shebab officials, including their leader Abu-Zubayr," said Abdukadir Mohamed Nur, governor for southern Somalia's Lower Shabelle region.

Japanese Researchers Develop A 30-minute Ebola Test


Tokyo (AFP) - Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now


1.  Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko accused Russia in a speech on Monday of "direct and unconcealed aggression" as the military crisis in the country's eastern region continues.  2.

Spain returns priceless trove of pre-Columbian art to Colombia


Bogota (AFP) - Spain on Monday returned to Colombia a huge and priceless find -- almost 700 pieces of pre-Columbian art that Spanish authorities siezed in over a decade ago in a drug bust.

Sharks off the menu and on the tourist trail in Palau


Koror (Palau) (AFP) - In many places swimmers might prefer to avoid sharks, but wetsuit-clad tourists in Palau clamour to dive among the predators thanks to a pioneering conservation initiative that has made them one of the country's main visitor attractions.

Cave markings 'bring Neanderthals closer to us'


Washington (AFP) - Markings dating back 40,000 years suggest Neanderthals were considerably more sophisticated than previously thought, researchers say.

As woes mount, economic stats vanish in Venezuela


Caracas (AFP) - Prices keep rising in Venezuela, economic activity is sputtering and shops struggle to fill their shelves.

Serena into US Open quarter-finals, sick Bouchard out


New York (AFP) - Five-time champion Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final of 2014 at the US Open while Canadian poster girl Eugenie Bouchard, struggling in the heat and humidity, was knocked out.

US forces conduct operation in Somalia: Pentagon


Washington (AFP) - US military forces carried out an operation against Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in Somalia, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said.

Mexico investigates huge fish kill in lagoon


Tlajomulco (Mexico) (AFP) - Fishermen used shovels, wheel-carts and trucks in western Mexico to pull tons of dead fish out of a lagoon that has been the scene of four fish kills this year.

Manchester United confirm Falcao loan swoop


London (AFP) - Manchester United have completed the shock signing of Colombia striker Radamel Falcao from Monaco on a season-long loan, the Premier League giants announced in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

It's Time To Fix iCloud (AAPL)


Apple products are designed to “just work.” But iCloud, Apple’s integrated internet-based service for synchronizing content across devices, is an uncharacteristic wreck — and has been for awhile.  Millions of people are learning about iCloud after a 4chan user hacked several prominent actresses’ phones and posted hundreds of private photos online this weekend.  Thing is, that particular hack is believed to be the result of an exploit in the Find My iPhone API, which allowed hackers to repeatedly try different passwords without getting locked out.

United land Blind, chase Falcao as deadline looms


London (AFP) - Manchester United signed Netherlands star Daley Blind from Ajax for £14 million ($23 million, 17 million euros) and moved closer to a loan swoop for Monaco's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao as the transfer deadline loomed closer for England's Premier League clubs on Monday.

The Hacker Who Allegedly Leaked Nude Photos Of Kate Upton And Other Celebrities Says The Stunt Took 'Several Months' To Pull Off


A hacker who says they are responsible for uncovering nude photos of more than 100 celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton says the mobile hit job was plotted by multiple people and took months to pull off.  Daily Mail's James Nye found the alleged hacker's comment on a 4chan thread early Monday.

Murray beats Tsonga to reach US Open quarter-finals


New York (AFP) - Former champion Andy Murray defeated France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 on Monday to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.

Americans detained in N.Korea appeal for help


Washington (AFP) - Three US citizens held in North Korea pleaded for their freedom Monday, urging Washington to send an envoy to the isolated authoritarian state to negotiate their release.

HOUSE OF THE DAY: Jane Fonda Is Selling Her 2,300-Acre Santa Fe Ranch For $19.5 Million


Jane Fonda is selling her very, very large Santa Fe ranch for $19.5 million. The actress' 'Forked Lightening Ranch' includes 2,300-deeded acres with over three miles of The Pecos River (one of the "finest trout fisheries in the state") Rocky Mountain terrain, and American ruins.

11 Icons Of American Pop Culture Who Are Actually Canadian

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