While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, April 23 edition

Obama says climate change 'can no longer be denied'

US President Barack Obama warned Wednesday that climate change "can no longer be denied," as he travelled to Florida's Everglades in a high-profile push to raise awareness about the dangers facing the environment.

Obama spent Earth Day in the subtropical wilderness to caution that a warming planet is leading to "stronger storms" and "deeper droughts" that risk hurting the economy as much as the ecosystem.

"Climate change can no longer be denied. It can't be edited out. It can't be omitted from the conversation," he said, ahead of a crucial period that is likely to be vital in shaping his environmental legacy.

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Kerry's sweet secret... he once owned a cookie shop

Globe-trotting US diplomat John Kerry is known for his sweet tooth. But he surprised top chefs this week by revealing he loves to cook, and once ran a bakery.

Back in the 1970s when he was “bored stiff” working in a private law practice in his home town of Boston, he and a friend hit upon a madcap idea to open a late-night cookie shop.

“We came out after dinner, and I was craving a chocolate chip cookie. And this has been a craving all my life,” Kerry joked in the sumptuous surroundings of the State Department at an event attended by some of America’s top chefs.

“So we said, ‘Wow, there’s nowhere in Boston down here where we can buy a great cookie late at night.’”

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Streaming, binge-watching gain in US: Survey

American consumers are increasingly streaming television instead of viewing live broadcasts, often using services like Netflix for binge-watching, a survey showed Wednesday.

In the survey by research firm Deloitte, 56 per cent of consumers said they streamed movies at least once a month and 53 per cent said they did so for television programmes.

The survey found 45 per cent of viewing time was via live television for all of those surveyed - but only 28 per cent for the 14-25 age group and 35 per cent for those aged 26-31.

"The notion of consumers sitting in their living rooms to watch television shows at programmed times, especially among younger generations, is quickly giving way to a market of viewers using multiple devices inside and outside the home to consume content when and where they choose to watch," the study authors said.

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Football: Hernandez sends Real into semis at Atletico's expense

Javier Hernandez scored the winner two minutes from time as Real Madrid once again shattered Atletico Madrid's Champions League dreams with a 1-0 win on aggregate to progress to the semi-finals.

The tie was a repeat of last season's final, won by Real 4-1 after extra-time, but Atletico had gone unbeaten in seven previous meetings against their city rivals this season.

However, the visitors had to play the final 14 minutes with 10 men as Arda Turan was shown a second yellow card and Hernandez finally broke the deadlock over the two legs when he slotted into an empty net from Cristiano Ronaldo's pass.

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Sandra Bullock named People's 'Most Beautiful Woman'

Sandra Bullock was named the World's Most Beautiful Woman for 2015 by People magazine Wednesday, following in the footsteps of Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts and last year's Lupita Nyong'o.

The 50-year-old Oscar winner, a Hollywood veteran known for her self-deprecating humour, said she initially thought the magazine's honour was "ridiculous."

"Real beauty is quiet, especially in this town," she told People.

It was more important to "be a good person, be a good mom, do a good job with the lunch, let someone cut in front of you who looks like they're in a bigger hurry," she added.

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