Pigments in Vincent van Gogh's paintings

Pigments in Vincent van Gogh's paintings "at risk of disappearing"

December 19, 2014 - 17:39 AMT  13:39 GMT
Scientists studying the colour blue irises in one of Van Gogh's later paintings have found that the flowers were actually once purple.
Microsoft sells MixRadio to Japanese messaging app Line

Microsoft sells MixRadio to Japanese messaging app Line

December 19, 2014 - 17:31 AMT  13:31 GMT
Most recently, it was a standout feature on the Nokia’s X-series phones – the firm’s short-lived experiment with Android.
George R.R. Martin: Sony “coward” for cancelling “The Interview”

George R.R. Martin: Sony “coward” for cancelling “The Interview”

December 19, 2014 - 16:54 AMT  12:54 GMT
He adds that his own independent theater in Santa Fe, the Jean Cocteau Cinema, would have been more than happy to screen "The Interview."
VivaCell-MTS, BirthLink continue efforts to reduce neonatal mortality

VivaCell-MTS, BirthLink continue efforts to reduce neonatal mortality

December 19, 2014 - 16:39 AMT  12:39 GMT
Ralph Yirikian and Director of BirthLink NGO Kathy Mellor visited the maternity department in the central hospital in Masis town.
JFK “asked James Bond author’s advice on dealing with Fidel Castro”

JFK “asked James Bond author’s advice on dealing with Fidel Castro”

December 19, 2014 - 16:23 AMT  12:23 GMT
In the Journal of Cold War Studies, Christopher Moran observes that Fleming advocated using propaganda to hasten Castro’s downfall.
Ameriabank launches 4th Ameria Generation youth program

Ameriabank launches 4th Ameria Generation youth program

December 19, 2014 - 16:08 AMT  12:08 GMT
The program targets recent university graduates aged 20-25 who are enthusiastic for a career in Ameriabank.
HBO unveils another mysterious vid for

HBO unveils another mysterious vid for "Game of Thrones" Season 5 (video)

 December 19, 2014 - 15:47 AMT  11:47 GMT
Sent via Twitter or text message, the mysterious video offers a quick look at someone believed to be Arya Stark clutching a sword.
3 Turkish men arrested in Germany over spying charges

3 Turkish men arrested in Germany over spying charges

December 19, 2014 - 15:43 AMT  11:43 GMT
Prosecutors did not elaborate or say when the alleged spying took place, but said arrest warrants were issued on Nov 11.
Young-adult gothic romancer “Fallen” sequel in development

Young-adult gothic romancer “Fallen” sequel in development

December 19, 2014 - 15:40 AMT  11:40 GMT
“Fallen” was published in 2009 and was followed by “Torment” in 2010, “Passion” in 2011 and “Rapture” in 2012.
Pakistan's military says it killed 57 Taliban militants

Pakistan's military says it killed 57 Taliban militants

December 19, 2014 - 15:18 AMT  11:18 GMT
Efforts to stamp out insurgent networks have focused on the North Waziristan agency on the border with Afghanistan.
One million people wounded in Syria, diseases spreading: WHO

One million people wounded in Syria, diseases spreading: WHO

December 19, 2014 - 14:45 AMT  10:45 GMT
“You can see it in the country when you travel around. You see a lot of amputees. This is the biggest problem,” said Hoff.
Disney developing family adventure movie “Ed Terrestrial”

Disney developing family adventure movie “Ed Terrestrial”

December 19, 2014 - 14:03 AMT  10:03 GMT
“Shrek” director Andrew Adamson, whose recent work includes Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away, is producing.
Turks’ vision for coming year negative: EU survey

Turks’ vision for coming year negative: EU survey

December 19, 2014 - 13:52 AMT  09:52 GMT
The study revealed that 48% of people living in Turkey do not trust the government, a rise of 4% since the previous survey.
Robert Rodriguez to direct life-action “Fire And Ice” for Sony

Robert Rodriguez to direct life-action “Fire And Ice” for Sony

December 19, 2014 - 13:45 AMT  09:45 GMT
Sony has continued to set up projects in recent weeks, such as an untitled science-fiction movie with J.J. Abrams producing.
Samsung to shut down ChatOn messenger service

Samsung to shut down ChatOn messenger service

December 19, 2014 - 13:39 AMT  09:39 GMT
"Under changes in the services operation policy, ChatOn will be closed on Feb 1, 2015," the South Korean tech firm said.
Sam Smith becomes only artist to sell 1M albums in UK, U.S.

Sam Smith becomes only artist to sell 1M albums in UK, U.S.

December 19, 2014 - 13:32 AMT  09:32 GMT
The singer's debut collection In The Lonely Hour passed the sale milestone in both territories within 24 hours of each other.