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Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Killed in Brooklyn Ambush; Suspect Commits Suicide - 6:47
Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot at point-blank range in their patrol car Saturday by a man who, officials said, had traveled to the city from Baltimore vowing to kill officers.Muhammad Ali Is Hospitalized With Pneumonia - 6:28
Ali, 72, was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that should result in a short stay, a spokesman for Ali, a three-time world heavyweight champion, said Saturday night.Chinese Annoyance With North Korea Bubbles to the Surface - 6:08
A retired general’s scathing account of North Korea as a recalcitrant ally headed for collapse and unworthy of China’s support revealed how far relations between the two countries have sunk.Fuel Rods Are Removed From Damaged Fukushima Reactor - 5:45
Tokyo Electric Power Company passed one milestone, but faces the far more challenging task of removing the ruined fuel cores from the three reactors that melted down.Police Combing Through Shooting Suspect’s Arrest History and Violent Day - 5:08
Ismaaiyl Brinsley, who the authorities say shot and killed two police officers in Brooklyn on Saturday, had a history of firearm arrests and was accused of shooting his former girlfriend earlier in the day in Maryland.Cuban Exiles at Miami Rally Denounce Obama for Rapprochement - 2:35
Hundreds of protesters in Miami excoriated the president for moving to normalize relations with Cuba, which they say will only shore up the Communist regime’s power.In Wake of Hong Kong, Chinese Leader Warns Macau - 2:04
In the wake of prolonged pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, President Xi Jinping raised a warning about interference from external forces.In Real Life, ‘Rambo’ Ends Up as a Soldier of Misfortune, Behind Bars - 1:30
In a plot that seems lifted from an international thriller, a former Army sniper who became entangled with an arms dealer now stands accused of taking a job as a hired killer.
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Two New York City police officers are shot and killed in a brazen ambush in Brooklyn - 5:15
A gunman shot and killed two New York City police officers before taking his own life in a brazen ambush that played out on a quiet Brooklyn street corner Saturday afternoon, New York police said.Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos were shot at point-blank range while sitting beside one another in a police car in the East Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, police said.Read full article >>Getting Chris Christie’s goat: Activists try to rile up governor, pile up some YouTube hits - 5:15
SEA BRIGHT, N.J. — Sandy Booket came to the town-hall meeting intending to ask Gov. Chris Christie a serious question — about rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Sandy. But then Christie called on her and, in that instant, she changed her mind.Read full article >>Boswell: A 27-24 win over the Eagles likely means Jay Gruden, Robert Griffin III will be back - 4:57
All Jay Gruden needed was a candy cane in his mouth and a tricycle to look just like an 5-year-old opening presents from Santa. Instead, the Washington coach was unwrapping all the emotions that accompanied the gift he and his team wanted most — just one humble win, a field goal-in-the-final-seconds victory over the Eagles, 27-24, on Saturday at FedEx Field. Just one win to make winter bearable and interrupt an awful autumn of drubbings and intrigue. Bring on those holidays.Read full article ...When Obama drew a line on immigration, it went straight through their family - 2:25
Their TV was showing another rally celebrating President Obama’s long-awaited announcement about immigration reform, but to Marilu Morales it just sounded like more white noise. “Gracias a Presidente Obama!” shouted an anchor on Univision, as Marilu, 29, returned home near dawn after another midnight shift and collapsed onto the couch. Lately, she needed the sound of a TV to help her sleep. She needed Tylenol, blackout curtains and anything else that could numb what her life had become in the...Redskins come through in the clutch, beat Eagles 27-24 for fourth win of rough season - 1:53
For weeks, the Washington Redskins have found themselves the victims of misfortune — some of their own doing, some the result of bad luck and some because of big plays by their opponents. On Saturday night, the Redskins finally had the ball bounce their way — multiple times — and they mustered the gumption to fight through late-game calamities and defeat the visiting Philadelphia Eagles, 27-24.Read full article >>Japan’s pet owners shower furry ones with holiday gifts, cakes and even vacations - 1:28
Forget the kids. What are you doing for your dog this Christmas? How are you going to celebrate with your cat?That’s the question on the minds of many here in Japan, where, as in the United States, the number of pets far outstrips the number of children. And a candy cane-striped chew toy just isn’t going to cut it.Read full article >>For some Cuban exiles, the old toast ‘Next year in Cuba!’ is suddenly more plausible - 1:02
MIAMI — For so long, many of the exiles believed they would go back to Cuba in battle gear. They would vanquish Fidel Castro by any means necessary. “Next year in Cuba!” they would say when making a toast. Some trained in the Florida Everglades for the invasion that would surely liberate their homeland from the communists.Read full article >>For Putin, a year of successes and failures — on Ukraine, NATO and the West - 20/12
MOSCOW — A year ago, most Ukrainians didn’t want to join NATO. U.S. tanks weren’t doing training exercises near the Russian border. And a dollar bought 33 rubles.But after the most tumultuous stretch of President Vladimir Putin’s 15 years in power, Russia is confronting a new reality. Ukraine — the part not held by rebels — has turned firmly toward Europe. NATO troops are on alert in the Baltics, hard up against the Russian frontier. And the ruble has lost nearly half its value against the d...
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20 Books That Changed The Way We Felt About Ourselves As LGBT People - 14:46
"'It's in literature that true life can be found," Nobel Prize-winning author Gao Xingjian was once quoted as saying. The Chinese novelist and playwright may not have been speaking directly to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, but to those of us in the community, he might as well have been. Widespread representation of LGBT life in literature was present well before Hollywood came to embrace it; scribes like Leslie Feinberg and David Sedaris have been making us laugh, cr...Chicago Showdown: Facing Up to Magritte - 14:26
I confess: growing up with art-loving parents, I never thought much of Magritte. I adored the Impressionists, Picasso, Rembrandt and a handful of other painters who were--let's face it--easy to love. At least they were in my family. Magritte gave me the creeps. I couldn't enter his works at all. I looked at them and looked away. What was he doing? What was he saying? Was he saying anything at all? His paintings seemed almost shallow and jokey. So when I heard that the Art Institute ...Cool Creches! Depictions Of Jesus' Birth Bring The Christmas Miracle To Life (PHOTOS) - 14:21
Mary, Joseph and a host of shepherds and magi gather around the infant Jesus where he lies in a manger. They are figures in a critical moment of religious and world history -- but this time they are just a few inches tall and made of cloth, ceramic and clay. The Christmas crèche, or nativity display, is a beloved tradition in many Christian and Catholic communities and is often credited to St. Francis of Assisi. During a visit to the town of Grecio, Francis organized a midnight Mass in the p...17 Best-Loved Holiday Cookies & Bars - 14:05
1. Almond Biscotti Inspired by the almond biscotti served at the celebrated Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, these Italian-style cookies are are made by forming a fragrant, almond-studded dough into loaves, partially baking it, slicing it and then baking it again. They are everything you want a good biscotti to be: buttery, lightly sweet, crunchy but not tooth-shattering -- and as good with your morning coffee as they are with dessert wine, afternoon tea, ice cream, parfaits, pudding or fruit s...Boko Haram Slaughters Mass Of Captives In Horrific New Video - 13:19
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — A new video from Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm, and a leader saying they are being killed because they are "infidels" or non-believers. There are so many corpses the gunmen have difficulty stepping to reach bodies still twitching with life. Most appear to be adult men. "We have made sure the floor of this hall is turned red with blood, and this is how it is going to be in all future attacks an...Kitschy Heels, Bright Hats And More Fabulous Accessories Of The Week - 13:00
A great accessory can make an outfit. A bad one can certainly break it. Thankfully, this week we mostly saw amazing outfits. We spotted Jourdan Dunn in the coolest heels ever, Jennifer Lawrence went incognito in a felt hat and Sienna Miller proved that nothing stands between her and her high heels. Check out our favorite accessories of the week and let us know which are your favorite. Jennifer Lawrence's Rag & Bone hat A J.Law sighting is so rare -- especially off the red carpet -- s...20 Impressively Chic Outfits On Instagram - 13:00
It's official: The cold is here and Instagrammers are well into their winter wardrobes. Well, with the exception of you West Coasters. If you're running out of outfit ideas, there's no other place like the depths of Instagram to get the creative juices flowing -- you can go cozy with an oversized sweater and beanie, or channel your inner minimalist with a structured jacket and turtleneck. If there's one thing we love about cold temperatures, it's all the choices available. We're just tryi...14 Hair & Makeup Looks We'll Never Forget From 2014 - 13:00
We can all agree that when it comes to the best and worst beauty looks of 2014, celebrities definitely took more risks. Whether it was the necessary shedding of layers (ahem, Kim Kardashian's "natural" hair and makeup) or experimenting with wacky hair colors (yeah, we're looking at you Jena Malone and Zosia Mamet), there weren't any dull moments on our beauty list. As we place bets on the haircut or lipstick color that will define 2015, let's take a moment to reflect on the beauty looks fr...
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Muhammad Ali admitted to hospital - 6:33
Famed boxer Muhammad Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday with pneumonia, spokesman Bob Gunnell said.Real Madrid win Club World Cup - 20/12
Real Madrid wrap up a fantastic four titles in 2014 as they defeat Argentina's San Lorenzo to capture the Club World Cup crown.Man City close on leaders Chelsea - 20/12
Forget Christmas. December is all about defense for Manchester City as Premier League champions draw level on points with leaders Chelsea.Victory for Vonn in Val d'Isere - 20/12
American Lindsey Vonn races to second World Cup win of the season and warns her rivals she is back to her best after injury.Swimmer Phelps sentenced for DUI - 2:08
Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps did not receive jail time after being sentenced for a DUI earlier this year.Golf's new trick-shot wizards - 19/12
If golf has a reputation for being a bit stuffy, then the Bryan brothers and their trick shots are a much-needed blast of fresh air.Why Cuba move will help America - 20/12
The decision to ease the Cuba embargo will be good for Cubans and Americans, argues Fareed Zakaria.America the vulnerable - 20/12
John McCain says the Obama administration and Congress, must develop and fund a comprehensive cyber-strategy to protect our economic and security interests from a rapidly escalating threat
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NYPD shooting victims: 'Targeted for their uniform' - 20/12
Liu was a two-year veteran of the force with a new wife. Ramos had just marked his 40th birthday.S.D. county may screen defendants who seek free lawyer - 20/12
Minnehaha County may ask accused to prove that can't afford legal counsel.Massive holiday storm poised to disrupt travel - 20/12
As a record-number of people hit the road for the holidays, a large storm system is poised to disrupt travel.2 NYPD officers killed in ambush-style shooting - 20/12
The suspect fled to a nearby subway station, where he apparently committed suicide.Male role models in schools help reduce misbehavior - 20/12
The Watch D.O.G.S. program puts male volunteers in public schoolsState Department issues worldwide travel alert - 20/12
The alert is in response to a lone wolf attack in Australia earlier this week.Hoarder receives hope for the holidays - 20/12
Gary Jackson, a man often compared to Santa, faced eviction until Legal Aid Society helped.How to avoid Clark Griswold-like disasters this holiday - 20/12
Holiday surprises are best left for when you are opening gifts.
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Ambulance wait times 'may increase' - 14:59
Target times for ambulances to reach some seriously ill patients in England could be lengthened, a document leaked to the BBC shows.Obama condemns killings of NY police - 12:47
President Obama says "there is no justification" for the shooting dead of two policemen in New York, amid tension over police tactics in the city.Welby seeks gay marriage 'bridge' - 11:31
Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby tells Desert Island Discs he is trying to bridge a split in the Church over same-sex marriage.Elton John and David Furnish marry - 13:13
Musician Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish convert their civil partnership to a marriage, according to a post on the Instagram website.More help for ex-forces inmates - 12:48
Ex-services personnel who are sent to prison in England and Wales will get more support following a review of how they are treated, the government says.Relatives mark Lockerbie anniversary - 11:59
Relatives of the 270 people who died in the Lockerbie bombing are to attend a memorial service in Washington to mark the 26th anniversary.May 'could disband child abuse panel' - 14:39
The independent panel set up to support the planned public inquiry into historical child abuse could be disbanded, the BBC understands.Ken Clarke attacks 'silly' EU debate - 11:57
Pro-Europeans have got to "organise themselves properly" to defeat the "silly" arguments for leaving the EU, former Tory Chancellor Ken Clarke says.
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31 min Jak with no ‘c’; discuss. You’d think, for purposes of symmetry, it’d be Alnwik.
29 min There has been almost no football in this football match, which is a hugely enjoyable football match. Football!
28 min Cattermole flays a clearance, and there’s a com...Obama: North Korea hack on Sony Pictures was not an act of war - 14:56
- President tells CNN North Korea may go back on state terror list
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The US is reviewing whether to put North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama said in a wide-ranging interview recorded on Friday and broadcast on Sunday, as he decides how to respond to the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures that has be...Pro-EU campaign drafts in Ken Clarke, Danny Alexander and Mandelson - 14:41
Trio to become joint presidents of pro-European group British Influence ahead of possible 2017 membership referendum
Britain’s pro-Europeans are gearing up for a possible referendum on Britain’s EU membership in 2017 by drafting in Kenneth Clarke, Peter Mandelson and Danny Alexander to act as the main figureheads of the Yes campaign.
As a pan-European opinion poll found that Britain is the only country that would vote to leave the EU, Mandelson announced that the trio of current and former cabi...Man-buns are the sexiest thing in the world. This is why they drive us wild - 14:30
It has been THE hairdo of 2014, and it is completely messing with our heads
We have heard 2014 proclaimed the year of the beard, November the month of the mustache, winter the season of the lumbersexual. Those people are wrong. The man-bun is in ascendance now, and it is, thankfully, unstoppable.
Disbelieve us all you want. But when you catch a woman (or man) in your life staring at not just a man’s upswept hair but that intimate spot at the nape of a man’s neck, framed by his bun and transform...Saudi and UAE oil ministers defend Opec response to falling prices - 14:10
Both countries reaffirm commitment to maintaining current production levels despite price slump and glut in supplies
The oil ministers of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have defended Opec’s decision not to cut production despite a glut, and blamed speculators and producers outside the cartel for the slump in prices.
Both stuck to their stance of keeping production at current levels, expressing hope that the market would stabilise on its own. Oil prices have nearly halved in the past ...Elton John marries his long-term partner David Furnish - 13:27
Couple officially wed exactly nine years after their civil partnership and post pictures of their big day on social media
Sir Elton John and David Furnish have officially married – exactly nine years after they tied the knot in a civil partnership ceremony.
The veteran musician married his partner at their Windsor estate on Sunday, with a number of stars expected to attend the ceremony.Continue reading...Ken Clarke calls on May and Shapps to rein in ‘spatting entourages’ - 13:19
Former chancellor advises Downing Street to calm tensions after party chairman suspends home secretary’s special advisers
The Tory chairman, Grant Shapps, and Theresa May’s special advisers are guilty of allowing “a little spat between themselves” to make the headlines, the former chancellor Ken Clarke has said.
As a veteran of Tory battles dating back decades, Clarke advised the party chairman and the home secretary to rein in their “entourages” which he described as “quite entertainingly news...Mandelson: shadow cabinet must push deficit reduction message - 12:34
Ex-minister says Labour must spell out how it would cut budgets in their departments if party won power
Members of the shadow cabinet must be honest with the public and spell out the scale of cuts they would have to impose in office if the party wins the general election in May, Lord Mandelson has said.
The former cabinet minister said that the Tories’ “sharp step to the right” in the autumn statement, in which George Osborne spelled out spending cuts deemed by the Office for Budget Responsibil...
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Ukrainian Prime Minister: Putin 'Needs New Annexations' - 20/12
In a SPIEGEL interview, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, 40, discusses his country's division, its war with Russia and why he believes all efforts to find a solution with Vladimir Putin will fail.47 Sacks of Coke: A Charter Pilot's Run-In with Venezuelan Drug Lords - 17/12
It started as a routine charter flight. But when the business jet landed in Venezuela, armed men loaded 47 sacks of cocaine on board and forced the crew to fly the cargo back across the Atlantic. Since then, the German pilot has been living under an assumed identity.NSA Spying Scandal: SPIEGEL Stands Behind Merkel Cell Phone Spying Report - 13/12
In 2013, SPIEGEL reported on the tapping of chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone by the NSA. Now the case is back in the news following the German federal prosecutor's efforts to publicly undermine SPIEGEL's credibility.Reforming France: Emmanuel Macron's Impossible Mission - 10/12
Thirty-six year old Economics Minister Emmanuel Macron has been tasked by French President Hollande with reforming the country. But it won't be easy. Socialists view him with suspicion and the party's left wing is already preparing for battle.Dubious Provenance: Pressure Grows for Museums to Return Stolen Objects - 10/12
The German government wants to help rein in illicit excavations and trade in archeological objects with a tough new law. The move is expected to create pressure for some of country's most-famous museums, which contain numerous works of unknown provenance.Generations of Victims: Bhopal's Unending Catrastrophe - 09/12
Thirty years after the worst chemical accident in history, the disaster is hitting a new generation. The victims have received little help, professional clean-up has not happened and there are no signs the ongoing environmental catastrophe will end.Bhopal: The Unending Catastrophe - 09/12
Tens of thousands of people died in 1984 when a cloud of poisonous gas from a pesticide factory enveloped Bhopal. Survivors are still suffering today, as are their children and grandchildren. Birth defects are common and the environment remains badly polluted.The 390-Euro Man: A Pakistani Slave's Path to Freedom - 08/12
For more than 16 years, Hanif Masih worked as an indentured servant in a brick factory in Pakistan. Then, an aid organization purchased his freedom. Though he remains extremely poor, he is one of the lucky ones.
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Saudi Arabia says won't cut oil output even if non-OPEC nations do - 15:03
ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it would not cut output to prop up oil markets even if non-OPEC nations did so, in one of the toughest signals yet that the world's top petroleum exporter plans to ride out the market's biggest slump in years.Greek PM offers 2015 election once bailout talks complete - 15:02
ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras offered to bring pro-European independents into the government on Sunday and held out the prospect of new elections in late 2015 in exchange for backing by lawmakers to elect a new president.U.S.-led forces launch 13 air strikes in Iraq, three in Syria - 14:38
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces attacked Islamic State targets on Sunday with 13 air strikes in Iraq and three in Syria, using fighter, bomber and other aircraft, the U.S. military said.Obama vows 'do everything I can' to close Guantanamo: CNN interview - 14:06
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. president Barack Obama said in a TV interview set for broadcast on Sunday that he will do "everything I can" to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after four Afghan detainees held there were sent home.Tunisians vote in historic presidential run-off - 13:33
TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisians voted on Sunday in a presidential run-off election that completes the country's transition to full democracy nearly four years after an uprising which ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali.Gunman kills two New York police officers in possible revenge attack - 13:26
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A gunman shot dead two New York City police officers and then killed himself, police said, after a social media post indicated he may having been seeking revenge for the death of an unarmed black man during an arrest attempt.Yazidis cheer Kurds on Iraqi mountain for breaking Islamic State siege - 13:18
SINJAR MOUNTAIN, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish fighters flashed victory signs as they swept across the northern side of Sinjar mountain on Saturday, two days after breaking through to free hundreds of Yazidis trapped there for months by Islamic State fighters.As Ford closes, European rust belt seeks new ideas - 13:16
GENK, Belgium (Reuters) - In the heart of western Europe, the Belgian-Dutch-German rust belt has been dealt another blow.
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The woman in 'Window 4' - 17/12
For 16 hours, a TV cameraman and a police sniper did their best to track the siege gunman. What they saw shocked both of them.Why police sniper didn't shoot gunman - 16/12
The hostage-taker appeared unobstructed at the cafe window. Here's why marksmen didn't take the shot.How siege reached its awful end - 17/12
The hostages seized their chance. But as they made for the exit, their captor roused - and turned his fury on one man.Iran 'sought gunman's extradition' - 17/12
Police chief says Australia rebuffed attempts to have Man Haron Monis returned.India off to blistering start - 17/12
Australian quicks struggle to get an early breakthrough at the Gabba.
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Afghan journalist wounded in French centre attack dies - 14:51
An Afghan journalist who was seriously injured during a suicide attack on a French cultural centre died of his wounds in hospital on Sunday, officials said.Xi advises Macau to regulate its gambling business - 14:46
On a visit to Macau, a former Portuguese colony, to celebrate 15th anniversary of its return to Chinese sovereignty, President Xi Jinping has asked the government there to better regulate its gambling business, the world's biggest.Kurds push into Sinjar; Iraqis battle for airport - 14:41
Iraqi Kurdish fighters, backed by US-led coalition airstrikes, pushed their way Sunday into the town of Sinjar, captured by the Islamic State militants last summer.Egypt allows in Gazans for first time since October - 12:44
Egypt opened the Rafah border crossing on Sunday for incoming passengers from the Gaza Strip for the first time in almost two months, Palestinian and Egyptian officials said.Russia sees harsh crackdown on independent media - 11:42
Among the five TV journalists interviewing Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the odd one out was easy to spot.Tattoos embody Afghan social revolution - 7:24
Exposure to Western culture since 2001 has transformed Afghanistan's previously isolated society, and a love of tattoos has taken hold — despite inking parlours being illegal.Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fears - 7:22
Health workers carrying thermometers and sanitizers manned polling stations across Liberia on Saturday as voters cast their ballots in a twice-delayed Senate election that has been criticized for its potential to spread the deadly Ebola disease.Over 300 terror suspects held in Islamabad - 7:04
Over 300 terror suspects, including some foreigners, have been nabbed by security agencies in Pakistan's capital city during joint operations, a media report said on Sunday.
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Coalition strikes hit IS north of Syria's Aleppo: monitor - 14:24
US-led coalition air strikes hit the Islamic State group Sunday in areas north of Syria's second city Aleppo where it has been fighting rival jihadists, a monitoring group said.
It was the first time that coalition aircraft had targeted IS in the Madajen area, where it has been fighting Al-Qaeda loyalists of Al-Nusra Front and their allies, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.
The area lies between the IS stronghold of Dabiq and the town of Marea to the southwest, which is held by its ...In rural Russia, plunge of the ruble still a remote concern - 14:05
In a myriad of villages like Voskresenskoye, nestled deep in the Russian countryside, the monetary turmoil roiling the nation's large cities still seems a largely distant threat.
"This crisis is for the rich, for people who have dollars. We never had money here," said Tamara Boychenko, a 68-year-old retired resident of the village located in northwest Russia about 80 kilometres (50 miles) from Saint Petersburg.
"I can't afford much with my pension of 15,000 rubles (200 euros, $250). Luckily I ...Belarus blocks online sites, closes stores to stem currency panic - 13:45
Belarus blocked online stores and news websites Sunday, in an apparent attempt to stop a run on banks and shops as people rushed to secure their savings.
In a statement Sunday, BelaPAN news company, which runs popular independent news websites Belapan.by and Naviny.by, said that the sites were blocked Saturday without any warning.
"Clearly the decision to block the IP addresses could only be taken by the authorities because in Belarus the government has monopoly on providing IPs," it said.
Other...Egypt's Sisi replaces spy chief - 13:41
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday removed the powerful general intelligence chief appointed just days after the overthrow of Islamist leader Mohamed Morsi in July last year.
General Mohamed Farid El-Tohamy was replaced by his deputy General Khaled Mahmoud Fuad Fawzy, Sisi's office said in a statement, without specifying why.
"The president issued an order sending General Tohamy, the head of general intelligence, into retirement," it said, adding that he had been given a medal fo...Semmering cancels World Cup skiing races - 13:41
The alpine skiing World Cup calendar was dealt a further blow Sunday as organisers in a snowless Semmering in Austria cancelled two planned women's races on December 28-29.
"Because of the precarious snow situation we had to cancel the races in Semmering with no replacement," said Markus Mayr, women's racing director at the International Ski Federation (FIS).
On Thursday an absence of snow and mild temperatures also forced the cancellation of men's and women's World Cup events set to take place...Roadside bomb kills seven civilians in Afghanistan - 13:41
A roadside bomb and a Taliban attack on a police post have killed 14 people including children in Afghanistan, officials said Sunday.
Seven civilians died when a bomb hit a pickup truck travelling from Asadabad, the capital of the eastern province of Kunar, to Nari district near the border with Pakistan on Saturday.
"Last evening a pickup truck, with women and children onboard, was blown up by a roadside bomb, that killed seven people including two little girls," Nari police chief Mohammad Yo...Elisabeth Goergl wins Val d'Isere super-G - 13:41
Elisabeth Goergl beat fellow Austrian Anna Fenninger in the women's World Cup super-G at Val d'Isere on Sunday as Lindsey Vonn crashed out.
Vonn was seeking to follow up Saturday's downhill win in the French Alps which put her to within one of Annemarie Moser-Proell's all-time World Cup record of 62.
But as the American snow queen's record-equalling bid failed to take off Goergl was celebrating a tight five hundredths of a second win over Olympic champion Fenninger.
Goergl, slalom and super-G wo...Iraq Kurd chief visits Mt Sinjar after siege broken - 13:41
Iraqi Kurdish leader Massud Barzani hailed victories over the Islamic State jihadist group during a visit on Sunday to Mount Sinjar, which had been besieged by the militants for months.
Thousands of the autonomous Kurdish region's peshmerga fighters launched a major operation on Wednesday backed by US-led air strikes which broke the second IS siege of Mount Sinjar this year.
The operation threatens the links between the city of Mosul, the main IS stronghold in Iraq, and territory the militant g...
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Muslim sues Ohio jail after being 'forced' to attend church services - 14:58
An American Muslim woman says her constitutional rights were violated after she was forced to attend Christian church services while in jail. She has filed a lawsuit and says she was threatened with solitary confinement if she did not attend.Citizen Kim: Washington suggests Pyongyang pays damages to Sony for unreleased film - 13:32
A White House official has advised Pyongyang to admit it is guilty of hacking Sony Pictures’ database and pay damages to the film company. Washington dismissed North Korea’s proposal to hold a joint investigation.Slumping Russian ruble threatens German economy – top exec - 13:02
German companies doing business with Russia are suffering from the weak ruble, as one in three companies will have to fire employees or cancel its projects, the managing director of the Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce warned.Users in tears after 'Instagram rapture' deletes millions of followers - 13:02
The so-called “Instagram rapture,” which ended in millions of fake accounts being wiped out, has divided Internet users, with some praising the effort to crack down on spam, while others were “in mourning” over the loss of millions of followers overnight.NY cops shooter was almost tracked after posting threats to avenge Brown and Garner - 11:48
The gunman who killed two police officers in New York before turning his gun on himself posted assassination threats on Instagram several hours before the killings. The man’s phone was traced by police just minutes before the tragedy.‘Horrific statistics’: Male rapes common in UK army, DoD data reveals - 11:28
At least three rapes and 22 sexual assaults have been carried out against men in the UK military forces over the last two years, the Ministry of Defence revealed under a freedom of information request.'Narrow-mindedness': Israel slams UN demand it pay Lebanon for oil spill damage - 9:56
Israel has been highly critical of a UN General Assembly resolution that calls it to compensate Beirut for the damages caused by a major oil spill that was a result of an Israeli air force strike during the Israel-Hezbollah War in July 2006.Fukushima2020? Disaster-stricken area hopes to host Tokyo Olympic events - 8:27
Fukushima hopes to host some of the events for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo to show the world that the worst days of the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster are behind it.