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—Bill Maher Comedian, commentator


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Ashley Madison founder steps down 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:41:31 GMT 
    The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison extra-marital affair website, Noel Biderman, steps down following data hack.

Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies aged 82 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:42:42 GMT 
    British neurologist and acclaimed author Oliver Sacks dies at the age of 82.

Hynde under fire for rape remarks 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:52:29 GMT 
    Pretenders star Chrissie Hynde comes under fire for comments in an interview suggesting it can be a woman's fault if she is raped.

Pluto probe's next target chosen 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:09:15 GMT 
    Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has a new target to aim for following its historic flyby of Pluto.

Satellite revisits Hurricane Katrina 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 18:05:18 GMT 
    A UK-built satellite delivered the first orbital picture to US disaster response coordinators following Hurricane Katrina. Ten years on, a British spacecraft has re-imaged the Mississippi Delta.

'Pre-suicide behaviour' identified 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:41:15 GMT 
    Depressed people who display "risky behaviour", agitation and impulsivity are at least 50% more likely to attempt suicide, a study finds.

Drinking water 'no hangover cure' 
  Sat, 29 Aug 2015 06:02:34 GMT 
    Snacking or drinking water after a heavy night of drinking alcohol does not prevent a hangover, research on Dutch students suggests.

Sharapova pulls out of the US Open 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 22:04:33 GMT 
    World number three Maria Sharapova withdraws from the US Open on the eve of the tournament because of injury.

No panic signings, says Van Gaal 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 20:30:57 GMT 
    Manchester United will not sign any players before Tuesday that they have not already targeted, says boss Louis van Gaal.

How does Usain Bolt run so fast? 
  Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:25:39 GMT 
    Does Usain Bolt move his legs faster than other sprinters?

How many national anthems are plagiarised? 
  Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:00:37 GMT 
    How many national anthems are plagiarised?

Boko Haram 'spreads to Lagos' 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:31:11 GMT 
    Boko Haram is trying to expand its activities to southern Nigeria, include the commercial capital Lagos, as well as other parts of the country, officials say.

Kenya tops Beijing Athletics table 
  Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:54:23 GMT 
    Kenya comes top of the overall medal table at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing for the first time, with seven gold medals.

Chinese shares lead Asia lower 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:15:24 GMT 
    Chinese shares are lower on fears of further market volatility and ahead of economic data expected to point to a further economic slowdown.

Dyson Heydon will not step down 
  Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:42:40 GMT 
    The head of an Australian Royal Commission into union corruption will not step down amid allegations of bias.
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