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BBC presenter giggles on camera while filming next to burning hashish

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LONDON — Anyone who’s stood in front of a camera knows how hard it can be to nail down the perfect delivery, especially when you’ve got a case of the giggles.

The BBC’s Quentin Sommerville found it even harder, when he tried to present a segment next to a burning pile of drugs.

In a clip filmed some time ago and released to the public via a now-deleted tweet on the Middle East correspondent’s account, Sommerville…

The biggest stories of 2014

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America’s first pot stores open in Colorado

On Jan. 1, Colorado became the first U.S. state to sell recreational marijuana; Washington state joined the party mid-year, and other states loosened their laws as well.
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Polar vortex plunges U.S. into deep freeze
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Some areas dropped to their coldest temperatures in years as a polar vortex flooded…

Apple’s holiday ad is a real tearjerker

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With just a week or so worth of shopping days left this holiday season, Apple has dropped a tearjerker of an ad designed to get you to fork over some of your remaining cash.

The 90-second spot (triple the length of a standard TV ad), tells the story of a girl who finds a vinyl record that her grandmother gave to her in 1952. The record is the grandmother’s rendition of “Love is Here to Stay.” The song is prefaced by a message from the grandmother to her husband that she’s sorry that she…

Morrissey turns down the chance to one-up the Queen’s Christmas speech

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LONDON — Morrissey has revealed that he rejected an offer to record a rival message to the Queen’s annual Christmas Day speech.

On his fan site, True To You, the singer wrote that he had “politely declined” the offer from broadcasters Channel 4, adding that he was sympathetic of Queen Elizabeth’s right to address the nation but arguing that her speech demonstrates that the monarchy is irrelevant.

Kangaroo takes a dip in suburban backyard swimming pool

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A kangaroo ended up in a suburban swimming pool at a family’s South Australian home on Tuesday morning.

In a shock to the Hughes family, the roo decided to have a game of Marco Polo with the family’s two border collies and jumped into the backyard pool.

Dan Hughes told 7News that on Dec. 5 he spent an hour trying to entice the native Australian out of the pool at his Evanston Park home and called up numerous emergency…

Kangaroo takes a dip in suburban backyard swimming pool

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A kangaroo ended up in a suburban swimming pool at a family’s South Australian home on Tuesday morning.

In a shock to the Hughes family, the roo decided to have a game of Marco Polo with the family’s two border collies and jumped into the backyard pool.

Dan Hughes told 7News that on Dec. 5 he spent an hour trying to entice the native Australian out of the pool at his Evanston Park home and called up numerous emergency…

This ‘Hallelujah’ cover is a gift from the a cappella gods above

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Every breath Sony Music recording artist Peter Hollens and America’s Got Talent alum Jackie Evancho drew was hallelujah in this a cappella cover of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

The duo recorded it coasts apart, with Hollens in Oregon and Evancho in Pennsylvania

“This is actually only the second time I’ve ever worked on something like this without actually stepping into the same room as them,” Hollens, who gained…

14 of Earth’s hottest 15 years have occurred in this century

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With 2014 headed toward a record for one of the warmest years since instrument records began in 1880, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Wednesday that 14 of the planet’s warmest 15 years have all occurred since the year 2000

The WMO report, which includes data on increasing heat content in the oceans, rising greenhouse gases, and melting Arctic sea ice and land-based ice sheets around the world, rebuts claims that global warming has stalled, which is known in the climate…

UK vinyl sales pass 1 million mark for first time in 18 years

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LONDON — It’s been dismissed as pastime for hipsters, but collecting vinyl is once again big business — a

Watch Live: Obama announces changes to the nation’s immigration system

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President Barack Obama will address the nation tonight at 8 p.m. ET from the White House, when he plans to inform the country that he will go ahead with a series of executive actions that will change the nation’s immigration system

Under the expected executive actions, around four million unauthorized immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for five or more years will be allowed to apply to a program that would permit…