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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Ann Mara, matriarch of the National Football League’s New York Giants franchise, died at age 85 from complications from a head injury after she slipped on ice, her family said on Sunday.



Feb 1 (Reuters) – Irish building materials company CRH Plc confirmed that it agreed to pay $7.34 billion for assets from cement companies Lafarge SA and Holcim Ltd, the Wall Street Journal reported…

A 15-storey building has been demolished in Dallas, Texas to make way for the building of a new shopping centre.

Brussels fears Athens unaware of its perilous situation

Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste has left the country and is on his way home, officials confirm

Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late US singer Whitney Houston, is in hospital in an unknown condition after being found unresponsive in a bath.

Oscar nominee J.K. Simmons has played a variety of characters, from the Farmers Insurance guy to the voice of the yellow M&M (Shocked? Us too). But it was Simmons’ tyrannical music conductor from “Whiplash” who came out when he hosted this week’s “Saturday Night Live.”

In Damien Chazelle’s “Whiplash,” Simmons plays Terrence Fletcher, the kind of guy you don’t want to piss off or he just might throw a chair at your head. That’s pretty much what the “SNL” cast was subjected to on Saturday when Simmons, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for the role of Fletcher, brought them out to help play a song.

Kyle Mooney and Pete Davidson, who were behind the drums, were the first victims to get yelled at for not playing at Simmons’ tempo (of course). Then, Leslie Jones served Simmons a taste of his own medicine. But the real hero was Fred Armisen, whose drumming brought out the sweet side of Simmons — it does exist!

Watch the full clip above.

DUBAI (Reuters) – World number one Rory McIlroy coasted home to capture a second Dubai Desert Classic title on Sunday, winning by three shots and finishing on a tournament record equaling 22-under-par.



MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Andy Murray blamed Novak Djokovic’s physical problems in their Australian Open final on Sunday for throwing him off his game but that could hardly explain the meltdown that saw the Scot lose 12 of the last 13 games.

Pilot scheme will see 400 used cars spray-painted yellow and installed with screens and meters

Careful to give credit to colleagues, he was privately proud to be known as the father of the pill

An invaluable tool is helping the insurance industry share a burden in some cases but turn its back in others

Mining groups hit by falling exports and by power generators switching to cheap oil and gas

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LONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – Motif Bio, which is working on a range of antibiotics, is planning to raise at least 4 million pounds ($6 million) – and potentially up to 16 million – through a stock…

Success does not come easy for foreign companies on an island with a history of communist rule

British number one Andy Murray is beaten in four sets as Novak Djokovic wins a fifth Australian Open title.

A three-year-old US boy shoots and injures his mother and father with the same bullet after pulling a gun from her handbag in a New Mexico motel.

Kiev calls for high-tech gadgetry and training to combat an “electronic warfare” offensive

The fates of the pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, and Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, previously had been linked.



Phoenix Nights comedian Ted Robbins is “doing well” in hospital after collapsing on stage during a show at Manchester Arena, his wife says.

Q-Tip, from A Tribe Called Quest, joined Mr. White, who refuses to be just a throwback, onstage.



Pimco founder pessimistic about Draghi’s €60bn-a-month bond-buying plan

The Albuquerque Police Department said in a statement that it appears the toddler managed to take a handgun out of his mother’s purse.