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Hezbollah Said to Not Be Planning More Action Against Israel - 14:18
The country’s defense minister said messages came through United Nations channels after missile strikes the previous day killed two Israeli soldiers.Loss of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Is Declared an Accident - 13:30
The decision cleared the way for the next of kin of those who disappeared to receive compensation, but it did nothing to clear up what happened.North Korea Sought Talks and Attached a Hefty Price Tag, South’s Ex-Leader Says - 13:12
In a new memoir, Lee Myung-bak, the South’s president from 2008 to 2013, writes that Kim Jong-il pressed hard for a meeting but demanded, among other things, $10 billion in cash.DealBook: After Alibaba Spinoff, Yahoo May Become a Takeover Target - 13:04
By spinning off the stake into a separate company, Yahoo will be judged by its core Internet businesses.DealBook: Deutsche Bank Posts Fourth-Quarter Profit, Beating Predictions for a Loss - 12:57
Increased uncertainty in global financial markets prompted clients to do more trading and generated fees for the bank.Narendra Modi Replaces India’s Foreign Secretary With Envoy to U.S. - 12:53
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, the ambassador who played an important role in coordinating President Obama’s visit, will take the post held by Sujatha Singh.Royal Dutch Shell Posts Rise in Earnings Despite Lower Oil Prices - 12:36
Improved performance in oil refining, chemicals and marketing offset the effects of lower oil prices. But there were troubling signs, including low replacement of reserves.Co-Pilot of AirAsia Plane Was at Controls Just Before Crash - 11:55
Indonesian investigators, who have finished a preliminary report on the accident, said that they had not concluded that who was flying was a factor in the crash.
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Nation’s per-pupil K-12 funding fell for second consecutive year in 2012 - 6:01
After more than a decade of increases in per-pupil funding for K-12 public schools, the nation’s per-pupil spending dropped in 2012 for the second year in a row, according to data released Thursday by the National Center for Education Statistics.Read full article >>Obama to propose 2016 budget that ends mandatory spending cuts - 12:00
President Obama on Thursday will seek to rally Democrats behind a budget proposal he'll release next week that exceeds the spending caps mandated by Congress four years ago in an attempt to reduce the federal deficit.Read full article >>Lebanese-Israeli border area quiet after concerns of another war erupting - 10:10
JERUSALEM — Israel and Lebanon’s powerful Hezbollah militia appeared Thursday to be seeking calm a day after exchanging lethal fire across a fractious frontier that raised concern of another war erupting between the arch-enemies. Read full article >>Fact Checker: A bipartisan fail over claims there was a 300 percent increase in ‘escort’ ads during the Dallas Super Bowl - 9:00
“While most Americans are going to be getting prepared for the Seahawks and the Patriots to tee off in the Super Bowl, the dirty little secret is that the Super Bowl actually is one of the highest levels of human sex trafficking activity of any event in the country. And in, for example, Dallas in 2011, we saw a 300 percent increase in ads for sex, sexual acts related to human trafficking.”Read full article >>Innovations: 5 amazing ways 3D-printed food will change the way we eat - 6:00
Journey to the frontier of food and you’ll find a 3D printer, spewing out chocolate. While traditional cooking isn’t going anywhere, you can count on 3D printed foods eventually finding a place in our world.Read full article >>Attorney general nominee pressed on administration’s immigration, drug policies - 4:53
Attorney general nominee Loretta E. Lynch carefully backed the Obama administration’s policies on immigration and drug enforcement Wednesday, sidestepping political tripwires before lawmakers deeply critical of the department she has been picked to lead.Read full article >>Deadly border clashes stoke fears of war in Israel, Lebanon - 3:15
JERUSALEM — Residents of Israel and Lebanon feared Wednesday that their countries were edging toward war after Israeli troops and the Lebanese Hezbollah militia exchanged deadly barrages across a fractious border earlier in the day.Read full article >>Mitt Romney, signaling a hunger to step back into ring, attacks Hillary Clinton - 3:07
STARKVILLE, Miss. — Signaling a hunger to step back into the ring, Mitt Romney took aim at Hillary Rodham Clinton in a speech here Wednesday and predicted that a nation he sees as in decline could turn a corner “with the right kind of leadership.”Read full article >>
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All About Otters! - 14:35
I adore otters. Otters just seem so cute with their furry bodies and impish grins. Their slender frames move effortlesstly in whatever environment they are in. Every time I see an otter, I smile and hope they see me back. They are the suave Romeos of the animal world, and I fall for them every time. I'll admit it, I am a sucker for the fur. Otters are protected by a thick, luxurious coat of fur; I love it for its thick yet downy texture. The pelage (formal French word for "fur") has a hig...Greek Journalism And Literature In Days Of Crisis - 14:34
Translation theorist Lawrence Venuti has written of a "trade imbalance" between the cultural products of so-called major and minor languages, and journalism is no exception. This week as Greeks head into national elections, 600 journalists have descended on the country to supplement the 150 foreign correspondents already reporting from Greece -- not to mention the countless commentators writing about Greece from a distance. This unprecedented international interest in the future of Greek poli...Check Out These 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Read-Alikes - 14:34
Love Fifty Shades of Grey? Check out these tempting titles handpicked by our librarians. These series are sure to please. (WARNING: Contents WILL Be Hot!) The Breathless Trilogy by Maya Banks Gabe, Jace, and Ash are three powerful, wealthy friends used to getting what they want, both in and out of the bedroom, until all three of them meet women who capture their wildest desires and their hearts. (First book: Rush) Read a sample here. The Crossfire Series by Sylvia Day Can two emoti...Jesse Ventura Slams Chris Kyle, Says He Won't See 'American Sniper' - 14:27
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — "American Sniper" is tops at the box office but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it. Ventura, a former Navy SEAL, won $1.8 million in a defamation lawsuit last year against the estate of the late Chris Kyle, the SEAL protagonist of the movie, which has sparked debate over whether snipers should be considered heroes. Ventura said Wednesday he won't see the film partly because Kyle is no hero to him. "A hero must be honorable...5 Things You Didn't Know About The Seattle Seahawks - 14:26
You might know that the Seattle Seahawks are going to destroy the New England Patriots this Sunday, but despite your fandom for the blue and green, there's probably some trivia you'd like to brush up on about your favorite team. Especially if you're one of the diehard Twelves, you've got to learn these five things about the Seahawks before they take on the Patriots at Super Bowl XLIX. Grab some Skittles and keep reading. 1. The logo was based off a real transformation mask made by the re...'How To Get Away With Murder,' A Refresher Course Before The Winter Premiere - 14:23
"How to Get Away with Murder" returns from its two-month winter hiatus Thursday night, and we could not be more psyched. But before we delve into the fast-paced, hectic, twisty world of Annalise Keating, let's take a look back at the first half of the season and remember just how we got here: Obvious "HTGAWM" spoilers if you are not caught up. Liat Kornowski: Hey Lauren! Are you super excited? Granted, Viola Davis got robbed at the Golden Globes (though she nailed it with her People's Cho...Have Crime and Punishment Gone Too Far in the American Public Schools? - 14:19
Roughly 1,500 kids are tied up or locked down every day by school officials in the United States. At least 500 students are locked up in some form of solitary confinement every day, whether it be a padded room, a closet or a duffel bag. In many cases, parents are rarely notified when such methods are used. On any given day when school is in session, kids who "act up" in class are pinned facedown on the floor, locked in dark closets, tied up with straps, bungee cords and duct tape, handcuffe...Slowing Down to Listen - 14:18
Just a couple of months ago, in November of 2014, I was on a work trip in New York City. Naturally, and true to New York City, my days were filled with travel, organizing, preparing, and little to no down time. While I was there, my friend Bill called and left a voicemail on a Sunday and I didn't get around to checking it until the following Tuesday. "This is Bill Rice calling, probably for the last time. Because I'm going to go into hospice where you actually die..." Bill said in his voic...
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MH370 passengers, crew officially 'presumed dead' - 12:20
The government of Malaysia has officially declared the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 an accident and all of its passengers and crew presumed dead.Co-pilot was flying AirAsia jet as it crashed - 9:04
Investigators say things may have gone wrong in a span of just three minutes and 20 seconds.WHO: Ebola cases drop to lowest level in 7 months - 14:01
The number of new Ebola cases reported in the three worst-hit countries fell to its lowest level since late June, the World Health Organization said Thursday.Battles remain in West Africa's fight against Ebola - 14:02
Ebola is in decline. That there are just a handful of cases left now in Liberia is an incredible feat, but it has come at an equally incredible cost.ISIS demands swap 'by sunset' - 13:41
Jordan should meet ISIS' demand before the sun sets Thursday over Mosul, Iraq, a new message purportedly from the terror organization ISIS said.Who is Moaz al-Kassasbeh? - 13:32
The fate of captive Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh, seized by ISIS militants after his jet crashed last month in Syria, hangs in the balance.Israel: Hezbollah 'wants to de-escalate border hostilities' - 14:26
The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah has indicated that it wants to de-escalate hostilities on the Israeli-Lebanon border, a day after fighting left two Israeli soldiers and a Spanish peacekeeper dead, Israel's defense minister said Thursday.Police bullets killed siege victim - 9:47
Only one of the Sydney siege victims was shot by the gunman, with the second killed by fragments of police bullets fired when officers stormed the cafe, an inquest has heard.
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Shoving match erupts at St. Louis police board hearing - 28/1
Police, audience members in short scuffle after officer heckled.Report: N. Korea may be restarting nuke plant - 28/1
The plant had been offline for five months.Heroin dealer testifies about Silk Road sales - 28/1
Michael Duch says he used the darknet site to sell drugs to other "dopesick" addictsDrone maker offers to block flights around Washington - 28/1
Company proposes programming to restrict flights within 15 miles of the capital.Mother feared losing her son in restaurant grease pit - 28/1
The 3-year-old boy's father was able to grab the hood of his jacket and pull him out.Scientists explore mystery of faraway star's rings - 28/1
Rings of particles 3 quadrillion miles away suggest a planet exists and moons are forming.Two 5-year-olds teach us a lot about reaching goals - 28/1
Five years old … it's an age of discovery, growth and extreme cuteness. While many kindergartners are mastering reading, writing and sharing...Officials: Up to 1K possibly exposed to measles in Ariz. - 2:29
People who think they may have come in contact with the virus asked to isolate themselves.
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More school grades dip amid changes - 12:37
The number of state secondary schools in England considered to be underperforming more than doubles in a year.Airport suspends flights due to snow - 14:28
Heavy snowfall forces flights at Manchester Airport to be suspended as wintry weather disrupts travel across northern England.Murray in fourth Aussie Open final - 14:23
Andy Murray comes storming back after a poor start to beat Tomas Berdych and reach his fourth Australian Open final.Malaysia declares MH370 an accident - 14:43
Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of MH370 over the Indian Ocean in March 2014 an accident, and says all 239 people on board are presumed dead.'No interest' in care insurance - 7:00
There are no plans for any insurance products to help people plan ahead for their care needs in old age, leading firms tell the BBC.Earthquake recorded in East Midlands - 11:51
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 has been recorded in the East Midlands, the British Geological Survey confirms.Sky to launch mobile phone service - 14:15
Pay-TV firm Sky is launching a mobile phone service next year as the battle for a slice of the UK's telecoms market intensifies.Sydney inquest hears of siege deaths - 9:25
An inquest into the Sydney siege hears that one hostage was killed by police fire as they stormed the cafe after the gunman killed the manager.
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At one point it looked like Ivica Olic was going to swap burgs, moving from Wolfs to Ham, but his current club have blocked the deal. But it’s no bother to the man himself, who told Kicker:
It’s not a problem for me to stay at Wolfsburg. I enjoy being here, and I am looking forward to the the second half o...Mario Balotelli will leave Liverpool for €60-70m or ‘die there’, says agent - 14:41
• Liverpool is the best lesson in Mario’s career, says Mino Raiola• Raiola: bringing him back to Italy from City was my biggest mistake• Why always him? Why did Rodgers turn to Balotelli at Chelsea?
Mario Balotelli’s agent has told the player to knuckle down and fight for a place in the Liverpool starting line-up while also admitting that bringing the forward back to Italy from Manchester City was the biggest mistake of his career.
The 24-year-old has had a difficult start to his career at Anfi...Does your job depend on how privileged you are? - 14:30
Many who rise to the top in their field have some kind of privilege. It’s a testament to the inequality of our society – and it’s also something we can fix
I prefer to call it luck. Or even, when my hubris and self-esteem triumph over reality, hard work and talent.
I rarely stop and reflect on the reality, which is that my ability to work as a writer and a journalist is more due to the demographic group I belong to than to anything about me as an individual.Continue reading...European parliament chief visits Greece; bank shares recover – live updates - 14:27
Rolling coverage of political and economic events in Greece and beyond, as Martin Schulz visits Athens
- Tsipras tells Schulz: Greece needs solidarity
- Introduction: First official EU visit to Athens
- Bank shares bounce back
- Greece want to link debt payments to growth
Foreign minister says Greece wants peace in Ukraine - PHOTO - http://t.co/pMPfsIV2Qa pic.twitter.com/74ud37c4mp
Meanwhile in Brussels...Greece’s new foreign minister, Nikos Kotzias, is meeting with his German count...I was six when a man first touched me. I didn't speak up until I was an adult - 14:20
I never felt like a victim, but long after I grew up, every sexual experience brought me back to that winter night I didn’t understand
There’s a reason why, when a woman whispers her story of sexual abuse, when she writes about it, when she Tweets about it or carries a mattress around on her back, calls the police or a rape crisis line, I believe her.
The reason is because it happened to me. And you didn’t know, because I didn’t tell you. I didn’t tell anyone.Continue reading...McLaren-Honda unveil car for 2015 F1 world championship - 14:08
• Fernando Alonso to test MP4-30 in Jerez on Sunday• McLaren aim to revive glory years with partners Honda
McLaren and Honda, one of the most famous partnerships in Formula One with 44 victories and eight world championships, unveiled their 2015 car on-line on Thursday, three days before it will take to the track for the first time.
Their new signing Fernando Alonso, who has replaced Kevin Magnussen, will be the first driver to try out the MP4-30 in Jerez on Sunday, with his team-mate Jenson Bu...Rick Perry shrugs off felony charges as he sets sights on 2016 - 14:06
Former governor says he’s not worried about abuse of power charges against him, but leering shadow of a court case hangs heavy over White House prospects
Former Texas governor Rick Perry exuded a mixture of defiance and nonchalance at a news conference in Austin on Wednesday as he said that the latest setback in his attempt to fight felony abuse of power charges will not derail his likely 2016 presidential run.
His mood was consistent with his public demeanor in recent months, but Texas swagger...Ebola outbreak response enters endgame - 14:04
Fewer than 100 cases of the virus were reported in west Africa in the past week, according to the World Health Organisation
Fewer than 100 cases of Ebola have been reported in west Africa in the past week, according to the World Health Organisation, which says the outbreak response has now in effect moved into the endgame.
The massive effort that went into building treatment centres for thousands of sick people is now being diverted as quickly as possible into the business of contact-tracing. A...
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Ghost Ships: Turkey Becomes Springboard for Syrians Heading to Europe - 28/1
Turkey has become a hub for human traffickers, with freighters picking up Syrians in the port city and smuggling them on to Europe. It's a lucrative business built on the hardships of others.Draghi's Dangerous Bet: The Perils of a Weak Euro - 28/1
The recent decision by the European Central Bank to open the monetary floodgates has weakened the euro and is boosting the German economy. But the move increases the threat of turbulence on the financial markets and could trigger a currency war.The Belgium Question: Why Is a Small Country Producing So Many Jihadists? - 27/1
Relative to the size of its population, no other country in Europe sends as many young jihadists to Syria as Belgium does. But why? Some say one problem lies with the fractured nature of the country itself.Source Code Similarities: Experts Unmask 'Regin' Trojan as NSA Tool - 27/1
Just weeks ago, SPIEGEL published the source code of an NSA malware program known internally as QWERTY. Now, experts have found that it is none other than the notorious trojan Regin, used in dozens of cyber attacks around the world.Rising Anti-Semitism: Increasing Numbers of French Jews Moving to Israel - 26/1
Following the recent terror attacks in France, more French Jews than ever before are planning on emigrating to Israel. Life there is expensive and far from perfect, but anti-Semitism in Europe, say many, is becoming intolerable.Free Trade Faults: Europeans Fear Wave of Litigation from US Firms - 26/1
With broad public resistance and a European Parliament majority against it, EU officials are rethinking their positions on the proposed free-trade agreement with Washington. Many fear investor protection rules will wreak havoc on national laws.Decades of Suspicions: Did German Companies Aid Syrian Chemical Weapons Program? - 23/1
Government documents and information from the Assad regime indicate that German companies may have helped Syria produce chemical weapons over the course of decades. So far, the Merkel administration has shown no willingness to investigate.'We Were Arrogant': Interview with New York Times Editor Baquet - 23/1
Dean Baquet, executive editor of the New York Times, is unusually self-critical. In an interview, he admits that it pained him to see Edward Snowden give his story to others and explains why his paper chose not to run Charlie Hebdo caricatures of Muhammad.
China urges Malaysia to compensate MH370 victims - 21:21
China on Thursday called on Malaysia to fulfill its obligation of compensation to families of MH370 passengers and continue to search for the plane immediately after Malaysia declared MH370 disappearance an accident.China seeks railway investment opportunity in Cambodia - 19:43
China Railway International Group has explored feasibility to invest in building railroads in Cambodia, according to a news statement released by the Cambodian Ministry of Commerce on Thursday.China, Japan agree on crisis management - 19:43
Chinese Defense Ministry said on Thursday that China and Japan have agreed to launch a maritime and aerial crisis management mechanism at an early date.Families refuse to accept MH370 statement - 18:34
The families of the 154 Chinese passengers on the MH370 flight refused to accept the Malaysian government's decision to officially announce that the plane has crashed or gotten lost, according to an announcement released on Wednesday on the family commission's blog account.Missing of MH370 'was an accident' - 18:10
Chinese premier Li Keqiang urged Malaysia to locate the bodies as well as the wreckage "by all possible means" and pay compensation.French PM visits in Tianjin - 17:29
Manuel Valls visited the Airbus A320 Family Final Assembly Line China (FALC) and took part in related cooperation activities in Tianjin on Thursday.Police question child who backed Charlie Hebdo attackers - 17:10
An 8-year-old boy from the south of France who claimed to support the men who attacked the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was detained and questioned by police for defending terrorism.181 kg drugs confiscated in Tajik-China anti-drug campaign - 16:25
More than 180 kg of drugs were confiscated in a recent joint campaign carried out by Tajikistan and China.
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Malaysia declares MH370 an 'accident', airline to proceed with compensation - 14:40
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia declared on Thursday the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an accident, clearing the way for the airline to pay compensation to victims' relatives while the search for the plane goes on.Israel, Hezbollah signal their flare-up is over - 14:38
JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Israel and Hezbollah signaled on Thursday their rare flare-up in fighting across the Israel-Lebanon border was over, after the Lebanese guerrillas killed two Israeli troops in retaliation for a deadly air strike in Syria last week.Islamic State purportedly sets new deadline for hostage swap - 14:37
AMMAN/TOKYO (Reuters) - An audio message purportedly from a Japanese journalist held by Islamic State militants said a Jordanian air force pilot also captured by the group would be killed unless a woman jailed in Jordan was released by sunset on Thursday.U.S. jobless claims approach 15-year low - 14:36
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits tumbled last week to its lowest level in nearly 15 years, adding to bullish signals on the labor market.Ford profit beats estimates, but European outlook worsens - 14:23
DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Thursday said it would keep relying on North America for its profit this year as the No. 2 U.S. automaker signaled that losses in Europe would be more than previously forecast.Brent oil holds above $48 after U.S. stocks hit record high - 13:53
LONDON (Reuters) - Brent oil futures held above $48 a barrel on Thursday as speculator buying on hopes for a price rebound offset data showing record-high U.S. crude stocks.Alibaba quarterly revenue disappoints, shares fall - 13:52
(Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's quarterly revenue fell short of analysts' expectations, showing signs of a slowdown in the Chinese e-commerce company's scorching growth.Time Warner Cable continues to lose video subscribers - 13:51
(Reuters) - Time Warner Cable Inc , the second-largest U.S. cable TV operator, reported lower-than-expected revenue as more customers switch to internet streaming services offered by companies such as Netflix Inc .
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Murray kicks down the wall - 14:43
Let us get a feel for the thickness of the wall Andy Murray was up against.The PM's woes started earlier than you think - 14:28
As a fierce opposition leader, Tony Abbott offered a template for gut-driven rage. That’s when all his problems really began.Our obligations still apply despite High Court win - 14:27
The High Court decision on the detention of Tamil asylum seekers at sea turned on a technical reading of statutory provisions, not an assessment of Australia's international refugee and human rights obligations.Andy Murray beats fast-starting Tomas Berdych to reach Australian Open final - 14:22
Andy Murray overcame a blistering start from Tomas Berdych to advance to his fourth Australian Open final with a 6-7(6) 6-0 6-3 7-5 victory on Thursday.Newcastle Jets drama a 'storm in a teacup', says Nathan Tinkler - 14:02
Defiant Newcastle Jets owner Nathan Tinkler has dismissed the chaos that has engulfed his free-falling A-League club as a "storm in a teacup".Malaysia declares MH370 an accident, airline to proceed with compensation - 14:00
Malaysia has declared the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 an "accident", and all 239 people on board are presumed dead, its Department of Civil Aviation said on Thursday.Wallabies coach Michael Cheika hires former sparring partner and Brumbies fitness guru Dean Benton - 13:53
They traded barbs from opposite sides of the rugby trenches but are now working hand in glove to give the Wallabies a winning edge leading into the World Cup.Kumar Sangakkara sets new ODI dismissals record as Sri Lanka defeat New Zealand - 13:49
Kumar Sangakkara rewrote the record books twice as Sri Lanka salvaged some pride with a 34-run win over New Zealand in the seventh and final One-Day International in Wellington on Thursday.
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Suicide bomb at Afghan funeral for Taliban victims kills 16 - 14:21
An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has struck a funeral for the victims of an earlier Taliban attack, killing 16 and wounding 39 in eastern Laghman province.UN warns Ebola epidemic 'not yet contained' - 13:07
The Ebola epidemic is decreasing but is still present in a third of the areas of the three worst affected west African nations, UN Ebola coordinator David Nabarro warned today.Crew tried to eject in Nato jet crash that killed 11: France - 13:05
The head of France's air force says the crash of a Nato jet in Spain that left 11 people dead, including nine French airmen, came after the Greek crew tried to eject from the plane during a failed takeoff.Malaysia officially declares flight MH370 is lost - 12:22
The mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 in March last year was on Thursday declared as an accident, fulfilling a legal obligation that will allow the next of kin of the 239 people, including five Indians, on board to claim compensation.EU parliament president to meet with new Greek gov't - 11:47
The European Parliament's president is to be the first European official to visit Athens, a day after announcements by Greece's nascent radical left government on rolling back a series of key budget commitments sent the country's stock market plummeting.US says Taliban 'armed insurgency', ISIS 'terrorist' group - 10:21
The United States has described the Afghan Taliban as "an armed insurgency", while the Islamic State as a "terrorist" group, drawing a controversial distinction between the two militant organisationsFrench co-pilot was flying AirAsia plane when it crashed: Investigator - 8:51
The co-pilot of an AirAsia flight that crashed into the Java Sea last month was at the controls when it went down, killing all 162 people on board, investigators said on Thursday.ISIS threatens to behead Obama and 'transform America into Muslim province' - 7:16
The footage, entitled “Bombardment of Peaceful Muslims in the City of Mosul” showed damage from shelling allegedly carried out by Peshmerga forces in the Iraqi city earlier this month.
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France looking at taxing Netflix, Amazon to fund film and TV - 14:07
France is looking to decide this year on how it might tax US online giants Google, Amazon and Netflix to help fund its heavily subsidised film and television sector in response to changes brought on by Internet video streaming.
Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin told Les Echos business newspaper in an interview published Thursday "different paths" were being looked at on the French and EU levels to make sure the Internet majors contributed, and she wanted "to find a solution" by the end of this y...Oil company shares rocked by plunging oil prices - 14:06
Shares in energy companies slid Thursday after they announced falling profits on tumbling oil prices, though European markets were mostly higher overall.
London's FTSE 100 index, home to energy majors Royal Dutch Shell and BP, was down 0.17 percent to 6,814.61 points in midday deals.
Frankfurt's DAX 30 rose 0.28 percent to 10,740.49 points, as official data showed German unemployment fell in January to the lowest level since the country was reunited in 1990.
The CAC 40 in Paris gained 0.37 perce...Thousands of live cats from China seized in Vietnam - 13:46
Thousands of live cats destined "for consumption" have been seized in Hanoi after being smuggled from China, police said Thursday, but their fate still hangs in the balance.
Cat meat, known locally as "little tiger", is an increasingly popular delicacy in Vietnam, and although officially banned is widely available in specialist restaurants.
The truck containing "three tons" of live cats was discovered in the Vietnamese capital Tuesday, an officer from Dong Da district police station told AFP, s...Norway confirms 'atypical' case of mad cow disease - 13:46
Norwegian authorities confirmed an "atypical" case of mad cow disease Thursday but said that it posed no risk to public health.
Unlike the classic form of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) -- transmitted through the now banned practice of feeding cows with meat-based feed -- which caused an epidemic in Britain in the 1990s, isolated cases of "atypical" BSE can appear in old livestock.
"The discovery of an atypical case of BSE has no implications for food security in Norway and there is no...Oil prices approach six-year low on high inventories - 13:45
New York oil prices tumbled close to six-year lows on Thursday, as record-high US crude inventories deepened worries over the global supply glut.
West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for March delivery slumped to $44.21 a barrel, which was just one cent above the March 2009 low of $44.20 hit two weeks ago.
The contract later stood at $44.44, down one cent from Wednesday's close.
European benchmark Brent North Sea crude for March rose 43 cents to stand at $48.90 a barrel in London midday deals.
"As a res...NATO jet crash due to technical failure, French army says - 13:35
The F-16 fighter jet that crashed during a NATO exercise in Spain on Monday, killing 11, experienced a technical failure during takeoff and the two pilots tried to eject, the French air force said Thursday.Murray downs Berdych to reach Australian Open final - 13:31
Britain's Andy Murray reached his fourth Australian Open final with a four-sets win over Czech Tomas Berdych on Thursday.
The dual Grand Slam champion, seeded six, beat the seventh seed 6-7 6/8, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5 and will play either Novak Djokovic or Stan Wawrinka in Sunday's decider.Carlsberg shuts two Russian breweries as sales slump - 13:31
Danish brewer Carlsberg said Thursday it was closing two out of its 10 breweries in Russia, where sales have been hit by economic sanctions and policies to curb alcohol consumption.
"The closures will reduce the Russian capacity by approximately 15 percent and will impact 500 to 600 employees," the company said in a statement.
Shutting the two plants in Chelyabinsk and Krasnoyarsk, where production had been suspended since September, would lead to a writedown of 700 million kroner (94 million e...
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Gorbachev: US dragging Russia into new Cold War, which might grow into armed conflict - 14:37
Mikhail Gorbachev has accused the US of dragging Russia into a new Cold War. The former Soviet president fears the chill in relations could eventually spur an armed conflict.‘Hostage crisis – Jordan’s blowback from Syrian conflict’ - 14:28
Amman has allowed Saudi Arabia and the West to use Jordan as a training ground for military activities related to Syria, so it is natural that it is currently facing blowback, political analyst Sharmine Narwani told RT.Duma chief hints at Russia’s exit from Council of Europe - 14:23
Sergey Naryshkin has confirmed that Russia was leaving the PACE until the end of 2015 and added that next year the country might cease its membership in the Council of Europe.Pentagon: US may lose high-tech military superiority to China, Russia - 14:22
The Pentagon has expressed deep concern about the US eventually losing its military technological superiority over rivals such as China and Russia, and is urging NATO states to develop innovative weapons in close cooperation to optimize military spending.McDonald’s CEO retires after 25yrs with record low sales, food scandals - 14:10
The CEO of world’s largest restaurant chain Don Thompson is saying goodbye to McDonald’s in the middle of food quality scandals, and its worst sales slump in more than a decade. He first joined the company in 1989.EU to tighten noose on Russia, expected to extend sanctions - 13:38
The EU is expected to extend and add new sanctions against Russia Thursday. They could include blocking Russia from the SWIFT global payment network, or further actions to block Moscow from Western lending.‘SWIFT is archaic, doesn’t stand up to modern digital age’ - 13:33
In the short-term being removed from SWIFT would be a problem for Russia, but in the long-term it’s an archaic analogue system for payments which should be replaced by fully digital technology, Patrick Young, expert in global financial markets, told RT.MPs debate Iraq war inquiry delay - 13:25
Ministers are meeting on Thursday to debate why the official Iraq war inquiry is so severely delayed. Head of the inquiry, Sir John Chilcot, says his final report will not be published until after May’s general election.