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An Atlas 5 United Launch Alliance rocket lifts off from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station carrying NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft in Cape Canaveral, Florida November 18, 2013.
Mass Panic Over Houston's 'Blinking Lights' in the Sky; UFO Sceptics Still Not Convinced

By IBTimes AU

The mass UFO sightings in Houston, Texas caused panic and confusion. Social media was awashed with the images of the alleged UFO hovering in the sky. (11:17 am)

MORE TOPICS: NASA, TWITTER, HOLLYWOOD

Hong Kong Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon August 22, 2014

By Comsec

The local share market spent the final session of the week consolidating on the improvements of the last 5 days. Friday's gain meant that the ASX 200 has risen by just under 1.5% this week. The status quo amongst the sectors largely remained the... (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, QANTAS, RIO TINTO, INVESTMENT

Stock market
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday August 22, 2014

By IBTimes AU

There were mixed signals out of the US session overnight. Better than expected growth figures were balanced by the US Fed's view on inflation with the central bank indicating that the risk of lower inflation has diminished. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, MOZAMBIQUE, RIO TINTO, INVESTMENT

Xiaomi Mi Band vs. Fitbit Flex Fitness Band Price And Specifications Comparison [WATCH VIDEOS]
Xiaomi Mi Band vs. Fitbit Flex Fitness Band Price And Specifications Comparison [WATCH VIDEOS]

By IBTimes AU

Two health and fitness trackers with similar features battle it out with the goal to emerge on top. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, AUSTRALIA, ANDROID

A man is Silhouetted Against a Video Screen With a Facebook Logo
Facebook’s [Satire] Tag – Helps Gullible Users Pinpoint Spoof Articles

By IBTimes AU

Facebook is currently testing the [Satire] tag, a new feature that helps users distinguish real news articles from spoofs. The label appears at the beginning or in front of a link to satirical content. It can be found in the newsfeed - in the related articles section, below the main article. (Aug 22)

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Cast member Robert Pattinson poses during a photocall for the film "The Rover" out of competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes
Ice Bucket Challenge: Robert Pattinson Accepts Zac Efron's Nomination, Improvises Challenge With Sauce Pan and Hose [WATCH VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Despite his inactive status on social media, Robert Pattinson’s pal Zac Efron was able to convince the British actor to take part in the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge” for charity. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, HOLLYWOOD

An elderly woman walks at a temporary housing complex where evacuees from the Kawamata area are living in Kawamata town, Fukushima prefecture June 23, 2014. The triple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant that followed the March 2011 earthquak
Global Markets Overview – August 22, 2014

By IG Markets

More record prints for the S&P as it's now within eight points of 2000, a psychological milestone. (Aug 22)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, DOW JONES, FTSE, MANUFACTURING, TWITTER

Bill SHorten
Woman Accuses Labor Leader of 1986 Rape When She was 16; Shorten Admits Being Probed But Says He Was Cleared

By IBTimes AU

Labor leader Bill Shorten admitted on Thursday that he was accused of rape by a young woman. The crime allegedly happened in the 1980s. However, he said that based on information from the Victoria Police, there was no case and no charges were laid. (Aug 22)

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New York Stock Exchange
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon August 21, 2014

By Comsec

The winning streak continued with shares hitting fresh six-year highs, rising for a third day and remaining above the key 5600pt level. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) improved by a modest 0.1 per cent despite mixed performances from global markets overnight. (Aug 21)

MORE TOPICS: UNEMPLOYMENT, TWITTER, RENEWABLE ENERGY, MOZAMBIQUE, TELSTRA, RIO TINTO

Global stock market indices
Australian Stock Market Report – Midday August 21, 2014

By Comsec

The Australian share market has continued to build on recent gains on Thursday. The positive tone in early trade was informed by gains on Wall St overnight which stemmed from the release of the minutes from the most recent US Federal reserve meeting. (Aug 21)

MORE TOPICS: FEDERAL RESERVE, TWITTER, MANAGEMENT, INVESTMENT