Crimea’s parliament voted to join Russia on Thursday and its Moscow-backed government set a referendum within 10 days on the decision in a dramatic escalation of the crisis over the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula.
The sudden acceleration of moves to bring Crimea, which has an ethnic Russian majority and has effectively been seized by Russian forces, formally under Moscow’s rule came as European Union leaders gathered for an emergency summit to seek ways to pressure Russia to back down and accept mediation. (Reuters)
(Photos by Thomas Peter/REUTERS, David Mdzinarishvili/REUTERS (2), Sergei Grits/AP Photo)
A powerful thunderstorm rolled into Sydney on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The ominous clouds that accompanied it were captured by photographers and social media users who shared plenty of dramatic images. The area was soon pounded by thunder, lightning and rain. The storm generated high gusts of wind, was blown out to sea. (Yahoo News)
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Hello and welcome to my very first blog for Yahoo. Today, I’m delighted to announce that I have signed with Yahoo as their Global Football Ambassador for 2014. I’m very excited that I will also be working as an exclusive analyst for Yahoo’s worldwide football coverage including the FIFA World Cup…
Mourinho signs for Yahoo
Jose Mourinho signs on as Yahoo’s World Cup ambassador.
The official Transformers: Age of Extinction teaser trailer starring Mark Wahlberg! Release date: 26 June 2014.
Check out the official site: http://www.TransformersMovie.com/
After two days of heady street parties, Rio’s Carnival added a sultry yet competitive edge Sunday as the city’s elite samba schools readied to dance off at the famed Sambadrome.
A dozen of the best schools, each consisting of several thousand scantily-clad dancers and drummers, were going up against each other in the elite category at Rio’s famed Sambadrome before a packed crowd of 70,000 people. (AFP)
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Fake video promoting a hover board spreads like wildfire
To the hopefuls who are thinking of getting the flying skateboard (we’re looking at you “Back to the Future” fans), you’ll be sorely disappointed.
Turns out the video above, including the Huvr Tech team behind this, are fake.
The people responsible for this mischievous, utterly believable, marketing stunt is Funny or Die, which is a comedy video website founded by US comedian Will Ferrell, among others.
The impressive video features a star-studded line up of celebrity endorsers including former pro-skater Tony Hawk and electronic musician Moby. They were roped in to give testimonials in the 4 minute 32 second clip, which have garnered over two million views in a day.
Now, who wouldn’t fall for a hoax like this?
Even the tech team looks believable.
The stars of #SGRockFest have arrived in #Singapore! The inaugural show starts tonight at #FortCanningPark!
Who are you most excited for?
Full line-up of the event below:
Yes, some HDB flats look this good
(Photos taken from hdb-interiors)
Who knew that HDB flats could look so funky and cool? As the photos show, many of them could even pass off as expensive condominium apartments.
Photos of such HDB interiors have been compiled into a Tumblr blog at http://hdb-interiors.tumblr.com/.
What’s your favourite look?
One artist doesn’t mind if people class her work as rubbish. Thats because all of her pieces are made out of junk found in charity shops, garage sales and in and around her home. Using the likes of buttons, broken jewelry and toy parts, Jane Perkins, from Exeter, UK, has recreated the famous faces of Albert Einstein, David Beckham, Kate Middleton, The Queen, as well as some of the worlds most iconic paintings and photographs. Perkins, 55, came up with the idea for her quirky style in 2006, after writing a thesis about recycling materials to use them for art. Having tried her hand at recreating a junk version of a Matisse painting, Jane decided to focus her work on people that public would recognize most - starting with her very own take on Queen Elizabeth II. (CATERS NEWS)
(Photos by Jane Perkins/CATERS NEWS)