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With Political Rift Still Deep, Russia-Ukraine Gas Deal Is Widely Seen as a Patch - 2:05
The agreement was reached after both sides accepted the financial realities, in the face of an approaching winter.Rita Jeptoo, Kenyan Marathon Champion, Fails Preliminary Doping Test - 2:01
The winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons the past two years, Jeptoo may lose her World Marathon Majors title after testing positive for a banned substance.Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes in New Setback for Commercial Spaceflight - 2:01
There was one death and one major injury, a police spokesman said, in the crash of the rocket plane in the Mojave Desert on Friday.Better Staffing Seen as Crucial to Ebola Treatment in Africa - 2:01
Doctors say that better systems for preventing fluid loss, routine in the United States, could also help patients in West Africa.Burkina Faso’s President Resigns, and General Takes Reins - 1:29
President Blaise Compaoré quit as violent protests to his 27-year reign in the West African nation showed no signs of winding down.Judge in Maine Eases Restrictions on Nurse - 1:20
A judge in Maine rejected arguments that a nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa should have her movements restricted, despite the public’s fears about the virus.Japan Abruptly Acts to Stimulate Economy - 31/10
The unexpected move by the Bank of Japan helped send stocks higher around the world.In Air and Cyberspace, on Land and Sea, Russia Shows Muscle - 31/10
Air activity over Europe, an Estonian officer in custody, the hunt for a submarine and claims of cyberattacks have ramped up tensions with the West.
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Captured: Eric Matthew Frein, alleged cop killer and ‘most wanted’ fugitive - 6:21
A massive 48-day manhunt for suspected trooper shooter Eric Matthew Frein ended Thursday evening at an abandoned rural airport, some 40 miles from the state police barracks in Blooming Grove, Pa., where he allegedly ambushed two troopers, killing one and injuring the other.Read full article >>Deadly explosion of Virgin Galactic spaceship rattles budding industry - 1:43
The world’s first spaceship designed for tourists exploded in midair and crashed to the floor of the Mojave Desert on Friday, killing one test pilot, severely injuring another, and leaving the young industry of commercial space rattled and heartbroken.Read full article >>Mini-D.C.’s: A small-city boom revitalizes downtowns once left for dead - 1:21
Drew Murphy stepped out of his law office on a recent Thursday afternoon, walked two blocks south to pick up chicken salad and, four blocks later, entered his brick rowhouse to share lunch with his wife. He seldom drives because he doesn’t have to. He can walk in 11 minutes to his favorite upscale restaurant, eight to his favorite wine bar and four to his favorite park to play with their dog, Henry.Read full article >>Will: The stakes on Tuesday - 0:55
Mix a pitcher of martinis Tuesday evening to fortify yourself against the torrent of election returns painting a pointillist portrait of the nation’s mind. Before you become too mellow to care, consider some indexes of our civic tendencies.Read full article >>Editorial: President Obama should try to reset relations with Benjamin Netanyahu - 0:26
THE LATEST furor in the toxic relationship between the Obama administration and Israel erupted over a barnyard epithet directed at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by a “senior administration official.” Ugly jibes between the two governments are not new: Secretary of State John F. Kerry has been on the receiving end of several from senior Israeli officials. But the crudeness of this one — Mr. Netanyahu was called “a chickens---” by someone speaking to the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, a frequ...Probe of FBI agent leads to release of convicted drug dealers from prison - 31/10
An investigation into possible misconduct by an FBI agent has forced authorities to quietly release at least a dozen convicts serving prison sentences for distributing drugs in the District and its suburbs, according to law enforcement officials, court documents and defense attorneys.Read full article >>Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo crashes after ‘anomaly’ during test, killing one - 31/10
A Virgin Galactic spacecraft intended to carry tourists crashed in the Mojave desert due to an “in-flight anomaly” during a test flight Friday, killing one person, the company said.
The accident, the second this week involving a craft intended for spaceflight, left a trail of debris scattered across the Mojave. It was not known in the immediate aftermath what happened to SpaceShipTwo, but the company said in a statement that “a serious anomaly” had occurred.Read full article >>Federal civil rights charges unlikely against police officer in Ferguson shooting - 31/10
Justice Department investigators have all but concluded they do not have a strong enough case to bring civil rights charges against Darren Wilson, the white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., law enforcement officials said.Read full article >>
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This Week in World War I, Nov. 1-7, 1914 - 1:58
Transfer of the German Cruiser Goeben to the Ottoman navy The Ottomans Enter the War: Part I See also the supplemental background brief: "The Ottomans, Sykes-Picot and ISIS which is being posted concurrently with this week's commentary. The Ottoman Empire signed a secret Ottoman-German Alliance on August 2, 1914 in which the Ottoman Empire agreed to enter the war one day after Germany declared war on Russia. Sultan Mehmed V refused to sign the agreement, however, preferring that the Empire ...Running Against the 'Obama Economy' - And Winning? - 1:52
I can't get my head around this:
In the weeks leading up to the midterm elections we have had the following economic news:
♦ Unemployment is at 5.9 percent, the lowest level since before the 2008 economic collapse.
♦ The Federal deficit dropped sharply in fiscal 2014, to the lowest percent of GDP since 2007.
♦ The consumer confidence index is at its highest level since 2007.
♦ Gasoline prices have dropped dramatically, falling below $3.00 a gallon for the first time in years.
♦...My Uncle Was Gay, and I Want to Tell the World - 1:48
Sept. 29, 1930 - April 28, 2012My late, great Uncle Bruce was otherwise known as a fart knocker, rump ranger, poofter, fairy and shit-packing fag. It hurts to write those words, but that's how a lot of people saw homosexual men, and over the course of his long life, some weren't ashamed to spit it in his face. Outside a primo LGBT crew and a few trusted relatives and straight friends, my high-strung uncle remained locked in the closet for most of his 81 years.
Hot and bothered in 1953Whe...Two Arrested As People Flock To Hawaii Lava - 1:47
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow. Hawaii County police said officers saw a man and a woman on county property Thursday taking photos within 5 feet of the lava in the small town of Pahoa. The 65-year-old woman and 59-year-old man had two golf clubs that had been dipped in lava, which had hardened on the clubs, police said. They crossed private p...Why The U.S. Can't Be Done With Afghanistan Yet - 1:40
WASHINGTON -- With the United States accelerating its withdrawal from Afghanistan after helping to establish a new unity government there, a congressionally created watchdog warned this week that despite the signs of progress, Afghanistan is more unstable than ever: Insurgent attacks are on the rise, funded by an under-investigated and thriving opium-based economy, and the competence of the Afghan security forces is in doubt. The latest report from the Special Inspector General for Afghanis...Former Marine Andrew Tahmooressi Held In Mexico To Be Released: Judge - 1:36
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns. The judge called for retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi (Tah-mor-EE-si) to be freed because of his mental state and did not make a determination on the illegal arms charges against the Afghanistan veteran diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a Mexican official who had knowledge of the r...Major Police Group: Mandated Treatment Can Help Some Mentally Ill - 1:34
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) approved a resolution calling for greater use of mandated treatment, commonly known as assisted outpatient treatment (AOT), at their annual meeting in Orlando, Florida. Research shows that AOT reduces arrest, suicide, involuntary hospitalization and violence by the most seriously mentally ill, all of which require a police response. AOT allows judges to order a small group of the most seriously ill to stay in six months of mandated and...Colorado Congressman Urges Oregon To Follow His State's 'Excellent Example' On Marijuana - 1:27
Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said in an op-ed on Friday that marijuana legalization is "sound policy," and he urged Oregonians to follow in Colorado's footsteps and vote yes on recreational marijuana in next week's election. "Colorado is approaching the first anniversary of legally regulated recreational marijuana for adults," Polis wrote in the Bend Bulletin. "The implementation of our new laws has gone smoothly overall, providing an excellent example for other states to follow. Our success h...
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F1: Alonso - I'm running out of time - 31/10
Fernando Alonso declared he has reached the "Last Chance Saloon" as Formula One rolls into the Wild West of Texas for Sunday's U.S. Grand Prix.'Magic' behind new LA soccer team - 31/10
Derbies often provide the highlight of any football season -- whether that be Boca Juniors vs. River Plate, AC Milan vs. Inter or Arsenal vs. Tottenham Hotspurs -- and Major League Soccer (MLS) is now hoping that Los Angeles can join that illustrious list.British royal targets Rio Olympics - 31/10
Less than nine months after giving birth to the latest member of Britain's royal family, Zara Phillips was back in the saddle -- and her performances at the World Equestrian Games have boosted her hopes of another Olympic appearance at Rio 2016.FIFA president told to 'shut up' - 31/10
Real Madrid boss Carlos Ancelotti says it appears FIFA president Sepp Blatter is "unable to keep his mouth shut" in the debate about who should be named Ballon d'Or world footballer of the year.Shock career change for U.S. ski star - 31/10
He's won six Olympic medals on two legs, but Bode Miller's future will ride on four -- can he replicate his skiing success by bringing his brand of "voodoo" to the "Sport of Kings"?Are anti-ISIS airstrikes aiding Assad? - 31/10
Coalition strikes have to an extent been successful in forcing ISIS from some of its strongholds. But will Bashar al-Assad's regime be the beneficiary at the cost of long-suffering civilians?Bush 'would have punched Putin' - 31/10
House Speaker John Boehner is trashing President Obama's foreign policy on the campaign trail by talking up someone Republicans have spent years running from: George W. Bush.U.S.-Israel quarrel: Is it serious? - 30/10
Here we go again. Yet another supposed crisis in the ongoing soap opera between the Obama administration and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Mexican judge orders release of U.S. marine - 31/10
Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi.Virgin Galactic spaceship accident kills co-pilot - 31/10
Pilot badly hurt after SpaceShipTwo suffers 'serious anomaly' during California test flight.Ex-FAMU band member convicted in hazing death - 31/10
Dante Martin was accused of being ringleader of hazing ritual that killed a drum major.Tragedy won't crush space tourism, supporters say - 31/10
Billionaires Branson, Bezos, Musk are determined to open space travel to ordinary citizens.Nurse praises judge's rejection of quarantine - 31/10
Kaci Hickox must submit to daily health monitoring, but is not restricted to her home.U.Va. kidnap suspect's lawyer seeks test for sanity - 31/10
Charges relate to a 2005 sexual assault.Teens whose experiment blew up get 2nd crack at space - 31/10
A duplicate experiment could be on another rocket as soon as December.Digital Life: Posting political views could cost you - 27/10
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Virgin spacecraft crash kills pilot - 31/10
At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.Police cautions 'to be scrapped' - 1:43
The use of police cautions - where those who commit minor offences are given a formal warning - is set to be scrapped in England and Wales.Labour 'to replace Lords with senate' - 31/10
Ed Miliband says that Labour would replace the House of Lords with an elected senate if the party won the general election in May 2015.Iraqi Kurds 'in Kobane to fight IS' - 31/10
Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters cross the Turkish border to help defend the Syrian town of Kobane from Islamic State militants.UK travellers warned of terror threat - 2:24
The Foreign Office warns British travellers they could be targeted by terrorists seeking revenge for UK air strikes against Islamic State militants.Woolf steps down from abuse inquiry - 31/10
Fiona Woolf is to step down as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse, she has told the BBC.Warmest UK Halloween on record - 31/10
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.Firefighters on strike over pensions - 31/10
Firefighters across England begin a four-day strike in a row over pensions during one of the service's busiest weekends of the year.
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MH17: more human remains found at crash site, says Dutch PM - 1:40
Mark Rutte says lull in fighting allowed investigators to re-enter eastern Ukraine site where Malaysia Airlines plane came down
A Dutch team took advantage of a pause in fighting between government forces and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine on Friday to recover human remains from the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash site, the Dutch prime minister said.
Mark Rutte said the team recovered human remains from the so-called burn site where the plane hit the ground, but he gave no more details.Co...Footballer banned for 50 years after kicking ball in referees face - 1:15
Ricardo Ferreira also sprayed water at Swiss official I had expected one or two years maximum. But 50?
A fourth division player in Switzerland has been handed a 50-year ban after kicking a ball in the referees face and then spraying him with water.
According to the Swiss newspaper Blick, the defender Ricardo Ferreira of Portugal Futebol Clube was an unused substitute in the 1-0 defeat by SC Worb in the local Bern league. But it was not until after the match that he entered the fray, kicking the...Spooks and ghouls: Halloween around the world in pictures - 1:05
As the world celebrates Halloween, or All Hallows Eve, we take a look at the festivities around the globeContinue reading...Formula One facing crisis as teams threaten to boycott US Grand Prix - 1:01
Lotus, Force India and Sauber all weighing up options Its a serious situation. Teams want to know where they stand
Formula One faces a potential walkout from Lotus, Force India and Sauber which would leave Sundays US Grand Prix in ruins. With the sport already reeling from the collapse of Caterham and Marussia in the past week, the latest twist in events has created a full-blown crisis as the smaller teams demand clarification concerning the future of the sport.
Bob Fernley, the deputy team pri...Ministers high on their war on drugs need a speedy cure - 1:01
A psychology of macho law-making dominates British drugs policy in defiance of both public opinion and common sense
The government should ban all reports on drug legalisation. They get you hooked on rage. Evidence-based reform is a gateway substance to common sense. Just send a message: no thought means no.
Parliaments response to this weeks report on the 1971 Misuse of Drugs Act shows that psychoactive substances are the last taboo to afflict Britains elite. It has got over past obsessions wit...After Rom in Essex, other skateparks that deserve heritage status in pictures - 0:55
Wig Worland, a photographer who has spent 15 years documenting the British skateboard scene, shares his images of the now Grade II-listed Rom skate park in Hornchurch, and of other skateparks that might deserve listingContinue reading...Citizen Khan review very traditional British sitcom - 0:29
Watch out for the Khans in the arrivals hall theyre the family who seems to have flown in from a 1970s sitcom
Ah, the return of Citizen Khan (BBC1). To the schedules, and from Pakistan. The Khan family has just landed, with plenty of excess baggage, including Mrs Kahns mother, whose heavy trunk lands on Mr Kahns foot. But then the lady under the headscarf turns out not to be the mother-in-law she is someone else altogether, a stranger. So where is Naani? Still on the plane! Which is just about...Brendan Rodgers preaches patience as Liverpool transition continues - 31/10
The manager is adamant his new signings will reach their potential but recognises that expectancy has grown at Anfield
Brendan Rodgers had reached his first cup quarter-final as Liverpool manager 48 hours earlier but his mood was decidedly tetchy when previewing Saturdays trip to Newcastle. I read some of your [Swansea City] match reports, he said, and I thought I was watching a different game to be honest. Cue a collective look of Is he talking to me?, the thought that at least hes politer th...
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The Grapes of Wrath: France's Great Wines Are Feeling the Heat - 30/10
In France, climate change is no longer just an abstract problem. The culinary country's grand wine culture is threatened by rising global temperatures. Vintners are fighting to save a part of our world culture heritage that spans the last two millennia.Flippin' Good: Germany Learns to Love the Burger - 30/10
Hamburgers may be named after the northern German city, but only recently has it become easier to find a good one in the country. A wave of gourmet burger joints is now sweeping Germany, and fast food restaurants could soon be feeling the pinch.Bound for Syria: German Kurds Join Fight against Islamic State - 29/10
Young Kurds from Germany are joining PKK's fight against Islamic State in Syria. Security officials are concerned that tensions between Salafists and Kurds in Germany could rise once they return home.New Alignments: The Kurds' Lonely Fight against Islamic State Terror - 29/10
The terrorist group PKK represents the West's last hope in the fight against Islamic State. Their lonely resistance to the advancing jihadists will result in lasting changes to the region. Some developments are already well advanced.Interview with an Islamic State Recruiter: 'Democracy Is For Infidels' - 28/10
How does Islamic State think? How do its followers see the world? SPIEGEL ONLINE met up with an Islamic State recruiter in Turkey to hear about the extremist group's vision for the future.Chief MH17 Investigator on German Claims: 'We Will Need Evidence' - 27/10
In an interview, the Dutch official leading the investigation of the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine addresses reports that German intelligence is convinced the plane got shot down by pro-Russian separatists.Chilean President: 'Latin America Has More Women in High Office than Europe' - 27/10
In an interview, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet discusses her effort to remove the last vestiges of the Pinochet dictatorship and her desire to create a better social system and import German-style vocational training to South America.The Zombie System: How Capitalism Has Gone Off the Rails - 23/10
Six years after the Lehman disaster, the industrialized world is suffering from Japan Syndrome. Growth is minimal, another crash may be brewing and the gulf between rich and poor continues to widen. Can the global economy reinvent itself?
Co-pilot killed in Virgin Galactic spaceship crash - 10:07
A passenger spaceship being developed by Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other.Chinese companies make strides in the UK - 7:53
Chinese companies are making great progress expanding into the UK despite obvious challenges, says Zhou Xiaoming, minister counselor with the economic and commercial office at the Chinese embassy in London.Money holds the key to happiness in Asia, survey finds - 7:37
Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones discovered years ago: Money brings happiness, or at least satisfaction.US spaceship test flight failure kills at least one - 3:39
A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight on Friday at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, the company said.Britain to repay part of World War I debt - 31/10
British government will pay off part of the country's World War I debt, as part of the redemption of bonds stretching as far back as the 18th century.DPRK denounces ROK for delaying OPCON takeover - 31/10
The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) on Thursday denounced the Republic of Korea (ROK) for delaying retaking wartime operational control (OPCON) of troops from the US.Japan expects abduction report from DPRK by year-end - 31/10
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) has promised a thorough investigation into the abduction of Japanese nationals.British-Irish visa scheme launched - 31/10
Chinese nationals can visit the UK and Ireland using a single visa when travelling on certain short stay and visitor visas since Oct 28.
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China's October official PMI edges down to 50.8 - 2:21
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's factory sector grew in October but at a pace that was slightly slower than expected, underlining the challenges facing the sector as manufacturers fight rising costs and softening demand in a cooling economy.Test flight of Virgin Galactic spaceship ends in fatal crash in California - 1:49
MOJAVE Calif. (Reuters) - A passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said.Europe won't recognize vote in eastern Ukraine, Merkel tells Putin - 1:37
BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel told Russian President Vladimir Putin on the phone that Sunday's planned elections in eastern Ukraine were illegitimate and would not be recognized by European leaders, a Berlin government spokesman said on Friday.Judge rejects strict limits on nurse who treated Ebola patients - 1:20
FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions.Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush denied bail - 0:35
MILFORD Pa. (Reuters) - A bruised and gaunt Eric Frein, captured after a seven-week manhunt and wearing the handcuffs of the Pennsylvania trooper he is accused of killing, was held without bail on Friday after his first court appearance on first-degree murder and other charges.Judge rejects strict limits on U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients - 0:27
FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions.Federal charges appear unlikely in Ferguson police shooting: Washington Post - 0:24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department officials probably will not bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager set off rioting in August, the Washington Post reported on Friday.Exclusive: U.S. probing Standard Chartered over Dubai banking - sources - 0:08
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. authorities are investigating London-based Standard Chartered Plc for potential U.S. sanctions violations connected to its banking for Iranian-controlled entities in Dubai, according to people familiar with the probe.
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Dramatic end to car chase - 2:58
Police officers pulled out "some kind of gun" and fired at a car involved in a chase across Sydney, including over the Harbour Bridge.Sydney swelters as temperatures soar - 1:47
Sydneysiders are already sweltering as firefighters battle blaze in Blue Mountains.Fears market unbalanced after Sydney property explosion - 31/10
Investors have lit the fuse under the biggest residential property boom in over a decade: economistsAuctioneer slams A Current Affair - 3:02
Robert Ding appeared in a section called 'Chinese buyers taking over the housing market'.Virgin Galactic spaceship crashes - 3:00
Co-pilot killed after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo craft crashed during test flight.Why it's good we're getting old - 31/10
Comment: Ignore the politicians, an ageing population is not necessarily bad news.Shadow hangs over small town - 1:15
It's a "normal neighbourhood" but one thing is frightening the residents of Kendall.Australia's first terrorist attack? - 31/10
Two men fired 48 bullets at a train. One smashed into 17-year-old Alma Cowie's head.
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Politician wants Tim Cook barred from entering Russia - 2:45
Hours after Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly addressed his sexuality for the first time, a St Petersburg politician has called for him to be banned from Russia.Michael Jackson stored DNA to create clones? - 2:41
Michael Jackson cloned his DNA before he died to create a troop of mini-Jacksons and perfect copies of himself, it has been revealed.EU, Russia, Ukraine sign gas supply deal - 2:29
Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on the resumption of Russian natural gas supplies to Ukraine for winter after several months of delay during the conflict in Ukraine.ISIS lays rules for ‘wives of jihad’: Just cook, nurse - 2:23
The Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq have circulated new guidelines on social media through video and tweets on how to be “ultimate wives of jihad”.Brazil screens arrivals from Ebola-affected areas - 31/10
Brazil has begun screening passengers arriving from the Ebola-affected countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea.Italy appoints new foreign minister - 31/10
Italy's former communications minister Paolo Gentiloni has been nominated foreign minister, his new deputy said on Friday.Myanmar may amend constitution barring Suu Kyi from presidency - 31/10
Myanmar's parliament will consider amending the country's constitution — which currently bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president — ahead of elections next year, an official said on Friday.UN warns of 'unprecedented' number of foreign jihadists in Iraq, Syria - 31/10
Foreign jihadists from more than 80 countries have flocked to fight in Iraq and Syria on an "unprecedented scale", according to extracts of a UN report published by Britain's Guardian newspaper on Friday.
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Ecuador court clears way for unlimited presidential terms - 3:05
Ecuador's Constitutional Court has given lawmakers the green light to set new rules on term limits that would allow President Rafael Correa to extend his rule beyond 2017.
The court said parliament may pursue amendments tabled by 16 deputies, including one that tweaks term limits to all elected offices, reports said.
Ecuadoran lawmakers issued the proposals, which would allow presidents to seek unlimited terms, following a request from leftist leader Correa.
In office since 2007, Correa was re-e...Greek Orthodox Church bans religious rites at cremations - 2:25
The Greek Orthodox Church says it will not provide religious rites for those who choose cremation, saying it disrespects the human body.
"The incineration of the body is not in keeping with the traditions and actions of the Church, for anthropological and theological reasons," the Church said in a statement.
Cremation was only made legal in Greece in 2006 and there is still nowhere it can be carried out in the country.
That has not stopped the Church labelling a new law on procedures for cremati...Untapable wins Breeders' Cup Distaff - 2:05
Untapable, trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden By Rosie Napravnik, won the $2 million Distaff on Friday, the marquee race on the opening day of the Breeders' Cup.
Napravnik, already in the exclusive club of women jockeys to own a Breeders' Cup victory, enlivened the winner's circle ceremony by announcing her retirement, saying she and husband Joe Sharp are starting a family.
Untapable gave her another ride to remember once she heads off into retirement on Sunday -- after an expected four Breed...New Wallabies coach banks on Reds duo for Barbarians - 1:45
Michael Cheika is banking on the return of two Queensland Reds stars to ensure he makes an impressive and successful start to his new post in charge of the Wallabies.
Cheika took over as head coach when Ewen McKenzie resigned in the wake of the Kurtley Beale text scandal and following the close defeat by the All Blacks.
He hopes to make an instant impact in the role with a new-look Australia facing the Barbarians at Twickenham on Saturday, a contest which kicks off their latest Northern Hemisph...China completes first mission to moon and back - 1:40
China completed its first return mission to the moon early Saturday with the successful re-entry and landing of an unmanned probe, state media reported, in the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious space programme.
The probe landed safely in northern China's Inner Mongolia region, state news agency Xinhua said, citing the Beijing Aerospace Control Center.
Xinhua said the probe took "some incredible pictures" of the Earth and the moon.
Prior to re-entering the Earth's atmosphere, the unname...Dettori pilots Hootenanny to Juvenile Turf win - 1:40
Hootenanny, ridden by Frankie Dettori, swept past tiring Lucky Kitten to win the $1 million Juvenile Turf that opened the $25 million Breeders' Cup on Friday.
The triumph in the one mile race on Santa Anita's turf course continued the Coolmore-owned, US-based colt's sparkling season, which also included a victory in the Windsor Castle Stakes in a foray to Royal Ascot in June.
"This is what you dream about," said co-owner Michael Tabor. "To campaign a horse in Europe and America and then win the...Navarro, Muguruza into Sofia semi-finals - 1:40
Carla Suarez Navarro, Garbine Muguruza and Flavia Pennetta completed the semi-final line-up at the WTA Tournament of Champions on Friday joining Andrea Petkovic in the last-four.
Fifth-seeded Navarro enjoyed a 7-6 (7/2), 6-1 win over eighth-seeded Tsvetana Pironkova to finish top in Group Sredets, with Petkovic in second place.
"If I lost a set today I would be out, so if I missed on one of the set points I would have been out, so I was pretty nervous on the court today," Suárez Navarro said.
"...Jerome brace gets Norwich back on track - 1:40
Norwich striker Cameron Jerome struck twice to seal a 2-1 win over Bolton that put his side's Championship promotion challenge back on track on Friday.
Neil Adams' side had gone five games without a win prior to the clash at Carrow Road.
But former Stoke targetman Jerome lifted the Canaries into third place, behind leaders Derby and second placed Watford on goal difference, as he netted in the 12th and 61st minutes to see off Neil Lennon's Bolton.
It was just reward for an industrious showing fr...
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Risky business: Top 5 failures of US commercial space program (PHOTO, VIDEO) - 1:58
NASA heavily relies on private companies for space-related travel, but recent accidents show that such firms cannot yet be fully trusted for the mission. The crashes hint at an increasing number of glitches that need to be fixed to ensure safety.Albuquerque police face sweeping reforms after excessive force allegations - 0:47
The beleaguered Albuquerque Police Department in New Mexico has reached a deal with the Department of Justice to overhaul many of its practices. The reforms come amid protests fueled by the department fatally shooting nearly 30 people in four years.Watch rare Russian Yeti bear do Kung-Fu (VIDEO) - 31/10
A nine-year-old Himalayan bear – who is thought to have been the inspiration for the Yeti myth – has been filmed performing stunning spinning tricks with a log in a Siberian zoo.How much tax money gets paid to EU? Europeans don’t know, RT poll reveals - 31/10
Most Europeans have no idea how much they pay the EU in taxes and are unable to correctly place Baroness Catherine Ashton within the bureaucratic system, a poll performed by RT in 10 European capitals has revealed.Dutch PM: Investigators access MH17 crash site, collect more remains - 31/10
An international team of investigators has managed to recover more human remains from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 in eastern Ukraine, the Dutch prime minister has announced, adding that the number of remains is unspecified.Facebook will ‘share’ Americans’ political views with Buzzfeed, ABC News - 31/10
The world’s largest social network has closed a deal to provide aggregated data about Americans’ political views to website Buzzfeed and ABC News, for their coverage of all US elections up to and including the presidential vote in 2016Kerry calls Netanyahu to apologize for official's ‘chickenshit’ comment - 31/10
US Secretary of State John Kerry phoned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday to apologize for the remarks of an anonymous senior government official who called the PM "chickeshit."Ray McGovern describes brutal arrest at Petraeus event (VIDEO) - 31/10
Ray McGovern, a former CIA analyst-turned-antiwar activist, shared details with RT on Friday about an incident the night before in New York City during which he was arrested for trying to enter a public event.