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Tupperware’s Sweet Spot Shifts to Indonesia - 2:11
As in 1960s America, many Indonesian women stay at home, creating an audience for parties run by women who have begun to sidle past conservative mores and into the work force.Memo From Europe: Germans at the Crux of Crises, but Reluctantly - 2:00
Europe’s indispensable nation, at the center of crises over Ukraine and Greece and often uncomfortable with leadership, has had a rocky month.Detained American Missionaries Leave Venezuela - 1:48
The four missionaries, who were held for three days and questioned by Venezuelan authorities, were on their way home on Saturday.Brazil Arrests U.S. Sect Leader Wanted on Sexual Abuse Charges - 0:55
Victor Arden Barnard, who was put on an American most-wanted list on charges of abusing two girls in a “Maidens Group” at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota, was arrested on Saturday.Charming and Erratic, a Notorious Afghan Speaks - 0:45
Shirin Gul is in the 12th year of a 20-year prison sentence for a killing spree that claimed the lives of 27 men. She says the murders were her lover’s idea.Fertile Ground for Militancy in Hometown of Jihadi John - 28/2
Mohammed Emwazi, better known as Jihadi John, was part of a loose network of young Muslims known as the North London Boys that has sent dozens of young men to fight abroad.Fear Envelops Russia After Killing of Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov - 28/2
An old friend recounted hearing the former deputy prime minister tell of dangerous new research on Russian involvement in the Ukraine conflict.Pirates Free 4 Fishermen in Somalia - 28/2
The four Thais were released after being held for nearly five years, longer than any other hostages seized off the Somali coast.
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Congress averts Homeland Security shutdown with one-week extension - 6:10
Congress managed at the last minute on Friday night to avert a partial shuttering of the Department of Homeland Security, passing a one-week funding measure for the agency. President Obama signed it shortly before the midnight deadline.Read full article >>Netanyahu’s address to Congress will be most important speech of his life - 3:24
JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s upcoming address to a joint meeting of Congress will probably be the most important speech of his career — and one that has already jeopardized relations between Israel and the United States.Read full article >>In Britain, a debate over Jihadi John's path to radicalization - 1:12
LONDON — After the unmasking of Islamic State executioner “Jihadi John” as a West London computer programmer named Mohammed Emwazi, Asim Qureshi looked into the television cameras here and made an explosive assertion: Britain, he suggested, had created its own monster.Read full article >>Russian opposition leaders allege Kremlin links to Nemtsov slaying - 28/2
MOSCOW — Russia’s imperiled opposition movement on Saturday accused the Kremlin of being linked to the gangland-style killing of a towering figure of post-Soviet politics, amid the first signs that the true culprits may never be known.Read full article >>Rand Paul wins CPAC straw poll, with Scott Walker a close second - 28/2
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took the top spot for the third year in a row at Saturday’s Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, edging out Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wis.) as the favorite in the last CPAC presidential preference contest before primary voting begins.Read full article >>Is there life beyond Earth? Do we even want to know? - 28/2
It was near Green Bank, W.Va., in 1960 that a young radio astronomer named Frank Drake conducted the first extensive search for alien civilizations in deep space. He aimed the 85-foot dish of a radio telescope at two nearby, sun-like stars, tuning to a frequency he thought an alien civilization might use for interstellar communication.Read full article >>Balz: For 2016, candidates count, but don’t ignore fundamentals - 28/2
The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) drew a flock of prospective presidential candidates, attracted a huge media throng and generated lots of commentary this past week. A smaller conference in a downtown office building last Tuesday might have revealed as much about how presidential races will play out in 2016 and beyond.Read full article >>Anthony Mason dies at 48; Kobe Bryant, others mourn former Knick (updated) - 28/2
Anthony Mason, a fan favorite who epitomized the burly, bruising New York Knicks teams of the 1990s, died Saturday morning at the age of 48.Mason, a 13-year NBA veteran, had been hospitalized earlier this month with congestive heart failure and underwent multiple procedures. “First I want to thank all those who offered prayers and well-wishes for my Father, our family really appreciates it,” his son, Anthony Mason Jr., said in a statement Saturday (via the New York Daily News). “Overnight, Ne...
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Director Kirby Dick and producer Amy Ziering, whose 2012 documentary The Invisible War took a look at the epidemic of rape within the American military and won 2014 Emmy Awards for Best Documentary and Outstanding Investigative Journalism, Long Form; a 2013 Peabody Award; and the 2012 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. They now shift the focus to sexual assault on the American college campus with their new film, The...Why Smartphone Use Helps Develop 21st Century Skills in Higher Education - 7:20
As I lay by the pool, contemplating how to structure this article on the uses of technology in education, I am rudely awoken from my reverie by a group of yammering high school students hunched over their iPhones. Having lost my train of thought, I decide instead to go investigate which teen heartthrob is on their mind, and discretely inch my sun recliner closer. I am, however, shocked to find that the topic of their interest is ozone depletion, not One Direction. In fact, the group have ...Flipping the Way Students (and Professors) Do College - 7:00
It hit me one day as I sat in my 8 a.m. financial accounting class. The professor was clicking through his PowerPoint rapidly (a PowerPoint he had not written), pausing for seconds on each problem, answer, problem, answer, saying, "Yes, well you can all do these at home...", when a student raised his hand. "No, sorry," said my professor, holding up his hand to his student. "I don't have time for questions. I need to get through these slides." I sat in my seat at the end of the row on the far ...Why I've Stopped Spologizing - 6:53
My self-confidence as a woman dramatically increased when I recently stopped doing one thing: apologizing. This, of course, is not to say that I refuse to apologize for any real wrongdoing, although I have recently noticed that many women in my life, including myself, say, "I'm sorry" for no good reason at all. Many women, especially millennials, apologize for their appearance, things that were someone else's faults, or something entirely out of their control. Why should I apologize for...Sunday Roundup - 5:46
This week demonstrated the power of shared experiences and having some collective fun -- i.e., virality. It began with social media all atwitter over Patricia Arquette's Oscar speech -- and backstage comments. Next up, the Internet was riveted by The Great Llama Chase -- as the camelids, part of a therapy visit (Emotional Support Llamas?), made a break for it during a bathroom break. Later that same day, the most viral #dress in history had everyone debating: white and gold, or blue and black...Chile's President Meets With Teen Who Asked To Die - 4:51
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's president went to a hospital Saturday to meet with a 14-year-old girl who shocked the country by going on YouTube to plead for the leader to let doctors euthanize her because she is tired of her struggle with cystic fibrosis. The government quickly said no after the video began spreading on social media Thursday. A government statement said President Michelle Bachelet talked with Valentina Maureira and her father for more than an hour at the Catholic University...Larry Scanlon: A Progressive Battler - 3:44
The progressive community lost one of its toughest and smartest fighters yesterday. Larry died in a car crash on a trip to Florida, and all of us who had the honor of being his friend will miss him greatly. Larry's long tenure as political director of AFSCME brought them to a whole new level of political effectiveness. He was constantly innovating, constantly looking to be creative in how the union did its political work. He played a big role in the development, formation, and renewal of a ...Does a Reasonable Worker Lactate? - 1:49
By Elleanor Chin These are some of the things I know about Angela Ames. She worked at Nationwide Insurance Company's office in Iowa. She had a baby in May 2009. She had a second baby in May 2010, who was born prematurely after a difficult pregnancy. She was required to return to work in July 2010, after initially being told she would have parental leave until August. She was breastfeeding at least one baby when she returned to work. These are some of things I know about Karla Neel. She was...
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Fugitive pastor arrested in Brazil - 6:23
Victor Arden Barnard, an American pastor wanted on 59 counts of sexual assaults in Minnesota, has been arrested by Brazilian authorities.Slain opposition leader had 'many enemies' - 28/2
The slaying of prominent anti-corruption campaigner Boris Nemtsov has shocked Russia, and outraged fellow opposition figures, but it may not have come as a total surprise.Nemtsov killing: A chilling historical parallel? - 3:53
Boris Nemtsov is not the first Russian opposition politician to have been killed under questionable circumstances -- and one historical case in particular bares a striking resemblance.Boko Haram and ISIS: Planning an alliance? - 28/2
They share an apocalyptic "end-of-days" vision and now there are signs that Boko Haram may be edging towards a pledge of allegiance to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.Venezuela detains U.S. 'spies' - 3:26
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday an unspecified number of Americans were arrested "a few days ago" for engaging in espionage and recruitment activities.Egypt: Hamas listed as terror group - 28/2
An Egyptian court has ruled that Hamas is a terrorist organization, according to an Egyptian state-run media organization.ISIS 'to release 29 Assyrian Christians' - 28/2
An ISIS court in northern Syria has ordered the release of 29 Assyrian Christian hostages among more than 200 captured by the Sunni extremist group, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday, citing an Assyrian commander.Iraq P.M.: ISIS will not destroy our history - 28/2
During the reopening of the Baghdad Museum on Saturday, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made one thing clear: The artwork that epitomizes Iraq's culture and history will not be wiped away by anyone or anything, including ISIS.
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CPAC: Paul edges Walker in straw poll - 28/2
Delegates at a conservative conference ponder the Republican presidential field.Icy storm halts planes in Dallas; heads north with snow - 28/2
About 5,000 people were stranded at Dallas-Fort Worth airport because of canceled flights.Fla. police chief busted in threeway sex-for-hire sting - 28/2
The top cop spoke to reporters and blamed his bad decision on 'stress.'Activists protest alleged Chicago police 'black sites' - 28/2
"The Guardian" claims police hold suspects, witnesses for long periods without access to lawyers.Woman sues herself for causing fatal crash - 28/2
Barbara Bagley is playing dual roles here in the bizarre lawsuit.5 things you need to know this weekend - 28/2
The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.Tax swap passed in 2006 leaves big hole in S.C. budget - 13:29
Lawmakers have had to cover a $866 million shortfall from the state's General Fund.Panda numbers are rising: Here are 5 videos to celebrate - 28/2
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Nemtsov mourners to march in Moscow - 6:11
Thousands of people are set to take part in a march in Moscow to honour opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday.Emwazi 'felt like dead man walking' - 4:39
The extremist known as "Jihadi John" had suicidal thoughts after feeling harassed by MI5, according to email exchanges with a journalist.CCTV shows UK girls on way to Syria - 1:47
New CCTV pictures appear to show three UK girls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria.Sri Lanka thump England in World Cup - 7:13
England slip to a third crushing defeat in four World Cup games as Sri Lanka chase 310 to win by nine wickets.Political second-jobs clarity urged - 5:44
Election candidates are "riding for a fall" if they do not state whether they plan to have a second job if elected to Parliament, an adviser says.East Coast rail back in private hands - 6:08
Services on the East Coast rail route between London and Scotland return to private hands after more than five years in the public sector.Rwanda urged to take BBC to court - 28/2
An inquiry in Rwanda urges the government to initiate criminal and civil proceedings against the BBC for a documentary about the 1994 genocide.Concern over online gonorrhoea care - 3:30
Some websites offering treatment for gonorrhoea are putting patients at risk by failing to follow national guidelines, BBC 5 Live Investigates finds.
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India's ruling Hindu party comes to power in Kashmir coalition - 8:52
Narendra Modi’s BJP sworn into government for first time in India’s restive Muslim-majority state
India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party was Sunday sworn into government for the first time in the country’s only Muslim-majority state after a power-sharing deal with a regional rival.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) and the Peoples Democratic party (PDP) have forged a coalition government after inconclusive elections two months ago for the restive Himalayan region’s st...England captain Eoin Morgan blames bowling attack for Sri Lanka defeat - 8:51
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For the second time in a little over a week, England suffered a humiliation in Wellington’s Cake Tin with a fine century from Joe Root insufficient to prevent Sri Lanka from romping to a nine-wicket win with time to spare, Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne both scoring unbeaten hundreds as they compiled an unbroken second wicket stand of 212.
“England ma...Why racism is not backed by science - 8:45
As we harvest ever more human genomes one fact remains unshakeable: race does not exist
Barely a week goes by without some dispiriting tale of racism seeping into the public consciousness: the endless stream of Ukip supporters expressing some ill-conceived and unimaginative hate; football hooligans pushing a black man from a train. I am partly of Indian descent, a bit swarthy, and my first experience of racism was more baffling than upsetting. In 1982, my dad, sister and I were at the Co-op in...Lyse Doucet: ‘Our job is to make sure people don’t turn away’ - 8:30
The BBC foreign reporter on braving bombs in Lahore, finding the human stories in Homs – and curling for Canada in her youth
Lyse Doucet is the BBC’s chief international correspondent. She has reported from Libya, Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine, among other places. Born in Canada, she started working for the BBC in west Africa in 1983.
You’re going to Lahore tomorrow – what are you doing there?I’m going to the Lahore literary festival, which has only been going for three years. I went to the fi...10 of the best cool new hotels in Wales - 8:00
From a pink hut on Anglesey to a former windmill turned art hotel, Rachel Dixon discovers 10 exciting new boltholes in Wales
The new shepherd’s hut at The Outbuildings, a restaurant with rooms on farmland near the beach, makes a cosy retreat for two. The bright-pink hideaway has a tiny wood-burning stove and great views of Snowdonia.• £75 a night B&B, theoutbuildings.co.ukContinue reading...Russian opposition to march to scene of Boris Nemtsov's killing - 7:51
Protesters to head for Moscow bridge in shadow of Kremlin where politician was gunned down, as Putin vows to punish killers
Opposition supporters will march through Moscow on Sunday to the spot where Boris Nemtsov was gunned down, as police continue the hunt for the politician’s killer.
Thousands of people laid flowers and lit candles on Saturday on the bridge in the shadow of the Kremlin’s towers where Nemtsov was shot late on Friday night.Continue reading...On my radar: Panda Bear’s cultural highlights - 7:45
The experimental musician on the possibilities of virtual reality and computer intelligence, and where to get great ice-cream
Noah Lennox is a founding member of experimental band Animal Collective, and has released music solo under the name Panda Bear since 1999 (the name comes from the panda drawings he used to decorate his early recordings). Lennox grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and briefly studied religion at Boston University before moving to New York in 2000. He now lives in Lisbon, Por...Ukrainian photographer killed in fighting - 7:02
Sergiy Nikolayev from Ukrainian daily Segodnya died in shelling in east of country as clashes continue despite truce
Two people have been killed by shelling in east Ukraine as isolated clashes rattled a shaky truce with pro-Russian rebels and observers warned the country was at a “crossroads”.
Photographer Sergiy Nikolayev from Ukrainian daily Segodnya died after getting caught in fighting at a flashpoint village close to the fiercely-contested Donetsk airport, the newspaper said in a statemen...
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Family Feud: The Tortured Relationship between Schäuble and Varoufakis - 27/2
Athens relented in the end. But prior to the compromise deal allowing for an extension of Greece's bailout program, Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis and his German counterpart Schäuble engaged in a bitter battle for supremacy.'Risk Has Gotten Greater': German Jews Advised Against Wearing Kippah - 27/2
How anti-Semitic is Germany? The Central Council of Jews is warning members of the community against wearing traditional head coverings. It is a precaution that 26-year-old Mark Krasnov has been taking for some time.SPIEGEL Interview with Naomi Klein: 'The Economic System We Have Created Global Warming' - 25/2
Can we still stop global warming? Only if we radically change our capitalist system, argues author Naomi Klein. In an interview with SPIEGEL, she explains why the time has come to abandon small steps for a radical new approach.The Warming World: Is Capitalism Destroying Our Planet? - 25/2
World leaders decided in Copenhagen that global warming should be limited to 2 degrees Celsius. Achieving that target, though, would take nothing less than a miracle. With another round of climate negotiations approaching, it is becoming increasingly clear that mankind has failed to address its most daunting problem.Community Response: A Danish Answer to Radical Jihad - 23/2
The murders in Copenhagen have refocused attention on a thorny question for Europe: How can radical jihadists returning from Syria be reintegrated? The Danish city of Aarhus may have found an answer.A Threat to Europe: The Islamic State's Dangerous Gains in Libya - 23/2
Rival militias in Libya have thrown the country into civil war and made it easy prey for the Islamic State. The recent execution of 21 Egyptian Christians is only one sign of the terrorist group's growing footprint in North Africa.The Grexit Dilemma: What Would Happen if Greece Leaves the Euro Zone? - 20/2
Banks across Europe, including the European Central Bank, are preparing for the possibility of Greece leaving the euro zone. With Athens and Brussels still at odds, such an eventuality seems more realistic than ever. But how disruptive would a Grexit really be?News Lab: Jeff Bezos Takes Washington Post into Digital Future - 20/2
A spirit of enthusiasm has infused the office of the once troubled Washington Post following its purchase in August by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. He is turning the newspaper into a laboratory for the digital future. Can he save a sick industry?
17th Apple retail store in Chinese mainland opens in Shenyang - 14:33
The first Apple retail store in Northeast China opened on Saturday, which is also Apple's 17th retail store in the Chinese mainland.Japan has to reflect on history: former PM - 13:37
If Japan plans to regain trust from its neighboring countries, it needs to squarely look at its wartime history and be apart from the past.African wildlife agency lauds China's ban on ivory imports - 9:42
African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) on Saturday welcomed a move by Chinese government to impose a one- year ban on imports of African ivory carvings.Ukraine government forces, rebels withdraw heavy weapons - 8:57
The piecemeal pullback of heavy weapons Friday from the line separating government and rebel forces in Ukraine has boosted the prospects for peacePrince William evokes Diana memories on Japan tsunami trip - 7:54
Britain's Prince William on his third day and penultimate day in Japan to promote cultural and business ties, was whisked away by bullet train to Fukushima Prefecture Saturday.Sri Lanka welcomes Chinese investment, says minister - 28/2
Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera invited Chinese investment and tourists on Saturday as he wrapped up the first visit by a Sri Lankan minister to China since the South Asian nation’s new administration took office last month.Dragon boat race to celebrate Chinese New Year in Sydney - 28/2
A dragon boat competes during an annual dragon boat race to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year in Sydney, Australia, on Feb 28, 2015.Mexico drug lord captures change but don't lower trafficking - 28/2
It's another big score for the Mexican government, which has been tearing through its list of most-wanted drug lords in recent years.
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Russians to march in memory of murdered critic of Putin - 8:34
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Opposition supporters will march through Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has increased concern about Russia's future among opponents of President Vladimir Putin.Republican Scott Walker wows conservatives despite verbal stumbles - 7:12
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) - Scott Walker's early surge in the jockeying for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination reflects the belief by conservatives that he is truly one of their own and has a track record to show for it.U.S.-Israel ties fraying over Netanyahu speech, Iran talks - 7:07
WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - As relations between President Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu hit a new low over the Israeli prime minister’s planned speech to Congress and a looming deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran, there are growing signs it could damage the broader U.S.-Israeli alliance.Homeland Security funding drama darkens U.S. fiscal outlook - 7:03
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congress narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the U.S. domestic security agency late on Friday night, but the forces behind the chaotic episode remain - fractious Republicans and House Speaker John Boehner's lack of control over them.China PMI shows factory activity shrank again in February - 5:33
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Hours after China's central bank cut interest rates to battle slowing growth and rising deflationary risk, an official survey showed on Sunday that activity in China's factory sector contracted for a second straight month in February.Maduro says Venezuela detains U.S. citizens; announces moves against U.S. - 4:32
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday his government had detained U.S. citizens, including a pilot, on suspicion of espionage, in a move likely to strain already tense relations between Washington and Caracas.Obama to veto bill letting Congress weigh in on Iran deal - 2:51
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama would veto a bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate allowing Congress to weigh in on any deal the United States and other negotiating countries reach with Iran on its nuclear capabilities, the White House said on Saturday.Senator Rand Paul wins straw poll in boost to 2016 presidential prospects - 2:47
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) - Senator Rand Paul won a straw poll of conservative activists on Saturday, giving his potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 a boost, and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker came in second in a surprising show of strength.
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Colloquially, the arena is called the Cake Tin. Aesthetically, it resembles the amphitheatre in the Monty Python spoof The Life Of Brian, which was not entirely inappropriate this day. Crucially, it turned out to be a lolly jar.No one can stop the A.B. de Villiers show, warns South Africa assistant coach Adrian Birrell - 9:08
Former Ireland coach Adrian Birrell believes no bowling attack in world cricket can contain A.B. de Villiers.Tony Abbott thrown lifeline in Fairfax-Ipsos poll - 9:07
Australian voters have thrown Tony Abbott a lifeline just as his internal opponents were shaping to dump him, with the latest Fairfax-Ipsos poll confirming a pro-government shift is under way.Senators move to give CSG whistleblower air - 9:07
Efforts will resume this week to make public documents and comments by a Queensland whistleblower about the controversial approval process involving two giant coal seam gas projects worth almost $50 billion.Brumbies set to re-sign Scott Fardy, Sam Carter and Tevita Kuridrani after beating Rebels - 9:07
The ACT Brumbies are poised to re-sign three stars.Sunday afternoon storms hit Sydney - 9:07
Sydney is being lashed by Sunday afternoon storms after the Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm and warning of winds of up to 90km/h for the greater Sydney region.Prime Minister Tony Abbott's 'absolutely crystal clear' claim shattered - 9:06
Payslips unravel PM's pledge to the men and women vacuuming public service buildings.
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Obama to veto bill letting Congress weigh in on Iran deal - 3:33
President Barack Obama would veto a bill recently introduced in the US Senate allowing Congress to weigh in on any deal the United States and other negotiating countries reach with Iran on its nuclear capabilities, the White House said on Saturday.Russians to march in memory of murdered critic of Putin - 2:06
Opposition supporters will march through Moscow on Sunday in memory of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov, whose murder has increased concern about Russia's future among opponents of President Vladimir Putin.Blasts from women suicide bombers kill 4 in north Nigeria - 28/2
A witness and a security officer say four people died when two women blew themselves up at a bus stop in a village in northeast Nigeria, the latest in a series of suicide bombings carried out by females and blamed on the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group.Attacks kill 37 people in and north of Iraq's capital - 28/2
A series of attacks targeting public places and Shiite militia checkpoints in and north of Iraq's capital killed 37 people on Saturday, authorities said.Lupita Nyong'o's $150,000 Oscar gown returned by thief via TMZ - 28/2
The $150,000 Oscar gown worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o that was stolen two days ago was returned on Friday by the thief, who tipped off celebrity news site TMZ.com after learning the pearls on the dress were fake, according to officials and the website.Iran offers to protect Iraqi artifacts after militant attack - 28/2
Iran has offered to safeguard potentially at-risk Iraqi artifacts after a video released by the Islamic State group showed its militants using sledgehammers to smash relics in Iraq's northern city of Mosul.Putin tells opposition leader Nemtsov's mother her son's killers will be punished - 28/2
Russian President Vladimir Putin promised the mother of murdered opposition politician Boris Nemtsov on Saturday that everything will be done to find and punish her son's killers, the Kremlin said.Brotherhood chief among 14 sentenced to life in prison - 28/2
An amount of Rs.1,573.07 crore has been earmarked for the tourism ministry for 2015-16, giving it a rise of 33 percent over last fiscal's allocation, in the union budget presented Saturday.
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Hong Kong runners battle boredom in city's ultra marathon - 8:46
Hundreds of runners competed in Hong Kong's first inner city ultra marathon on Sunday despite a repetitive two-kilometre course which has been criticised as simply too boring.
Ultra races -- defined as anything longer than the standard 42.2-kilometre (26.2-mile) marathon distance -- have taken off in Hong Kong in recent years, but are usually held on the extensive network of trails in the surrounding hills, where spectacular scenery can offset the pain.
Instead, Sunday's 50-kilometre Rotary HK ...Rebel deminers comb Ukraine battleground town - 8:46
A week since pro-Russian rebels forced Ukrainian soldiers from the key transport hub of Debaltseve, the sound of explosions still reverberates around the eastern town.
This, however, is not the boom of artillery fire and combat -- it is teams of Cossack deminers from the separatist side blowing up mines and unexploded ordnance littering this war-scarred railway junction.
Denis Zaitsev is the man in charge of three squads of sappers deployed by the insurgents in the wake of their victory here. ...Prince William travels to tsunami-hit northeast Japan - 8:45
Britain's Prince William on Sunday made a pilgrimage to port communities devastated by a huge tsunami that hit Japan in 2011, receiving origami paper cranes from survivors before the fourth anniversary of the disaster.
Winding up his first trip to the country, the second-in-line to the British throne visited the northeastern city of Ishinomaki, one of the areas hardest hit by the gigantic waves which killed around 19,000 people.
William, 32, placed a bouquet at a hilltop shrine and quietly bowe...Iraq museum reopens amid IS group artefact destruction - 8:43
Iraq's national museum officially reopened Saturday after 12 years of painstaking efforts during which close to a third of 15,000 pieces looted during the US-led invasion were recovered.Lydia Ko cruises to New Zealand Open victory - 8:25
World number one Lydia Ko cruised to her second New Zealand Open championship crown in three years on Sunday after surviving a slight wobble midway through her final round.
New Zealander Ko, 17, carded a one-under par 71 Sunday after her course record 61 on Saturday and finished on 14-under 202, four strokes clear of Australian amateur Hannah Green who shot a last-day 68.
Denmark's Nanna Koerstz Madsen was a further shot adrift in third at the Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch.
The victory me...Giroud aims to recover from Arsenal's Monaco embarrassment - 8:05
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has vowed to bounce back from his Champions League humiliation against Monaco when the Gunners host Everton on Sunday.
Giroud missed a succession of chances as Arsene Wenger's side slumped to a shock 3-1 last 16 first leg defeat, and the France international is keen to make amends when the Toffees visit the Emirates Stadium.
Giroud first faces an anxious wait to see whether he will retain his starting spot for the meeting with Roberto Martinez's team as Arsenal at...Venezuela imposes visa requirement for American tourists - 7:52
Venezuela will shrink the size of the U.S. Embassy staff, limit the activities of U.S. diplomats and require American citizens to apply for visas if they want to come bask on the beach.Memorial rally in Moscow for slain Russian opposition leader - 7:46
Supporters of Boris Nemtsov were preparing to march through Moscow Sunday afternoon in an outpouring of anger and grief at the brutal murder of the opposition leader and fervent critic of Vladimir Putin, who has vowed to bring the killers to justice.
The 55-year-old former deputy premier was shot in the back several times just before midnight Friday as he walked across a bridge a stone's throw from the Kremlin walls.
Nemtsov's killing turned an opposition protest he had planned for Sunday into ...
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Israel asks US for additional $300mn for missile defense – report - 5:32
Israel reportedly bypassed the White House and asked the US Congress for an extra $317 million to be added to President Barack Obama's budget for the next fiscal year in order to fund Israeli missile defense programs, Bloomberg reported.Gitmo2Chicago: Activists demand probe of ‘secret interrogation facility’ (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - 4:28
Activists in Chicago are demanding a thorough investigation into Homan Square, a local detention facility which is being compared to a CIA black site. Several dozen protested on Saturday after police denied the accusations.Venezuela imposes mandatory visas for all US citizens, bans for Bush & Cheney - 1:21
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced a new mandatory visa requirement for all Americans visiting the country. The leader also called to review and downsize the number of US embassy staff in Caracas.‘I am not a terrorist’: Wisconsin workers come out in force after Gov. Walker’s ISIS jibe - 0:05
Five-thousand Wisconsin trade unionists braved freezing weather to protest an anti-union law that Republicans are pushing through the state legislature – and to take potshots at Gov. Scott Walker’s comments in which he compared them to terrorists.Opposition leader Nemtsov’s murder caught on CCTV camera (VIDEO) - 28/2
The murder of Boris Nemtsov that took place on a bridge in central Moscow overnight on Friday was caught on an all-weather camera belonging to TVC television. The low-resolution video hints that the killer may have been waiting for Nemtsov at the bridge.Anti-govt vs. anti-racism: Thousands gather for rival rallies in Rome (PHOTOS, VIDEO) - 28/2
Thousands of supporters of the right-wing Northern League party flooded the streets of Rome on Saturday, slamming the government of Matteo Renzi. A rival rally took place at the same time, with organizers calling the League's views “racist.”Donetsk rebels announce full heavy weapons withdrawal in E. Ukraine - 28/2
Eastern Ukrainian rebels say they have withdrawn all heavy weaponry in Donetsk and relocated 80 percent of hardware in Lugansk, in accordance with the Minsk-2 peace agreements.Art of camouflage: Paris artist’s painted models merge with cars, fridges & shelves (VIDEO) - 28/2
Paris artist has mastered a real art of camouflage worthy of spy movies and David Copperfield tricks – he literally makes people fade into cars, fridges and even shelves. Some paintbrush and you disappear from the scene.