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Hague to visit Kiev Sunday – Yahoo News

Yahoo NewsLondon (AFP) – British Foreign Secretary William Hague will visit Kiev on Sunday for talks with the interim Ukrainian government as tensions rise with Russia over Crimea, a Foreign Office spokesman said. The spokesman had no further details about the … and more …read more Source: Kiev News From Google

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Fresh violence in Venezuela as protestors refuse to be bought off by president’s … – Daily Mail

Daily MailViolence swept through the streets of Venezuelan capital Caracas yesterday as anti-government protesters rioted over President Nicolas Maduro’s attempt to buy them off with a six-day long-weekend. Hundreds of students rallied in the city’s eastern suburbs …Tensions between pro- and anti-govt activists in ​VenezuelaRTVenezuela student protest in Caracas ends in clashesBBC NewsVenezuela spies held […]

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Carnival holiday may take heat out of Venezuela crisis – Reuters

ReutersCARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuelans began a week-long national holiday on Thursday with some protests still simmering but President Nicolas Maduro’s government hoping the break will take the heat out of the nation’s worst unrest for a decade.Street blockades divide opinion in VenezuelaBBC NewsVenezuela unrest shakes up oppositionReuters UKMaduro Tempts Protesters to Leave Streets With 6-Day […]

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North Korea Fires Short-Range Missiles, Disrupts Easing Tensions – Businessweek

BusinessweekNorth Korea launched four short-range missiles, the first such action in more than nine months, disrupting a period of easing tensions with the South. The missiles were fired into the sea from North Korea’s east coast shortly before 6 p.m. local time, and had a …North Korea launches missiles into seaCNNUPDATE 2-North Korea fires short-range […]

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Thai Prime Minister’s Supporters Plan Volunteer Militias — Update – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalIt has been more than a week since Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was last seen in Thailand’s capital, and now war drums are sounding in the north of the country as frustrations grow with the marathon antigovernment protests in Bangkok. Ms. Yingluck …Thai PM faces negligence charges as protest leader broaches talksReutersThai PM […]

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North Korea releases video of missionary from South accused of spying – Reuters

ReutersSEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean missionary held in North Korea said he had committed crimes against the state in a bid to establish an underground church, according to video footage provided by the North’s state news agency on Thursday. The South …Detained South Korean missionary in North Korea apologyBBC NewsSouth Korean Missionary ‘Confesses’ to […]

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Grim Afghan future if no security pact, says general – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeBAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Depicting a grim future for Afghanistan without US help, the top US military officer said Wednesday that Afghanistan’s refusal to sign a security agreement with the United States may make the fight more difficult this year, …Kerry, Rasmussen Expect Deal After Karzai LeavesRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyUS army chief fears complete troop withdrawal […]

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Oscars 2014: Leonardo DiCaprio and a series of unfortunate Oscar years – NDTV

NDTVLeonardo DiCaprio is one of the most famous and beloved members of the twilight zone peopled by actors whose greatness is acknowledged and celebrated by everybody except the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Just like Peter O’Toole (who …Luxury Oscar envelopes almost as prized as statuettesUSA TODAYOscar 2014 Best Editing Prediction: ‘American Hustle’ […]

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Capture of Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ Guzman ignites fight over trial location – Fox News

Fox NewsAfter narrow escapes from the military, law enforcement and rivals over 13 years on the run, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is back in Mexican custody. Now, what is likely to be a lengthy and complicated legal process to decide which country gets to try him first …Family Ties Ensnared Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman, Most […]

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Maria von Trapp of “The Sound of Music” von Trapp Family, Passes at 99 – The Beverly Hills Courier

The Beverly Hills Courier(AFP) – Maria Franziska von Trapp, the last survivor of the Austrian musical family whose escape from the Nazis was immortalized in “The Sound of Music,” has died, her half brother told US media on Saturday. Von Trapp, 99, died at her home in the …Maria von Trapp, last member of Sound […]

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Matteo Renzi sworn in as new Italy PM – BBC News

BBC NewsOn Friday he formally accepted the mandate to lead a new government and named his cabinet. He ousted Prime Minister and party colleague Enrico Letta in a vote earlier this month. Mr Renzi said his coalition would give “hope” to the economically-stagnant …Youthful Matteo Renzi sworn in as Italy’s Prime MinisterCNNItaly’s New Renzi Government […]

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Fan arrested for groping ‘Modern Family’ star in Australia – AFP

AFPSydney — Australian police said Friday they had arrested a man for allegedly groping “Modern Family” star Sarah Hyland at an event for fans in Sydney, as the US actress spoke of her distress. Hyland, who plays oldest sibling Haley Dunphy in the smash-hit …Modern Family star indecently assaulted in SydneyWashington PostCharges laid over alleged […]

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UN Inquiry Finds North Korea’s Kim Should Face Rights Trial – Businessweek

BusinessweekNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un, center front, inspects the command of Korean People’s Army (KPA) Unit 534, in this undated photo released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on Jan. 12, 2014. Source: KNS/AFP/Getty Images.World must act on North Korea rights abuse, says UN reportBBC NewsUN report catalogs North Korean ‘crimes […]

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North Korea atrocities exposed, but what next? – AFP

AFPSeoul — Defectors and activists welcomed Tuesday a UN-mandated inquiry’s searing indictment of gross human rights abuses in North Korea, but analysts questioned the international community’s ability to act on its recommendations. Pyongyang’s grim …UN letter to North Korean leader warns on-accountability for ‘crimes against …Toronto StarUN outlines litany of crimes by the North Korean […]

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Ukraine protesters end 3-month occupation of Kiev City Hall – Denver Post

Ukraine protesters end 3-month occupation of Kiev City HallDenver PostProtesters watch a backhoe loader tractor remove their barricades in order to allow limited car traffic Sunday in Kiev, Ukraine. The anti-government activists made concessions in exchange for the release of all jailed protesters. (Genya Savilov, AFP … …read more Source: Kiev News From Google

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US president warns Uganda over anti-gay bill – BBC News

BBC NewsPresident Barack Obama has warned Uganda’s President Yoweri Musuveni that enacting an anti-gay law will complicate relations with the US. Under the proposed legislation, those convicted of homosexual acts could face life imprisonment. The law would …Obama warns Uganda over anti-gay billXinhuaObama says Uganda anti-gay bill would be ‘step backward’AFPObama: Anti-gay bill step backward […]

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Ukraine Opposition Plans March on Parliament After Merkel Talks – Businessweek

BusinessweekAn anti-government protester stands on a barricade in Kiev, on February 15, 2014. Photographer: Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images. Ukrainian opposition groups plan to march on parliament to push lawmakers to curb President Viktor Yanukovych’s powers …Ukraine protesters end Kiev occupation but press Yanukovych anewThe Globe and MailProtesters end Kyiv City Hall occupation under government […]

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Alpine skiing: Norwegian raider Jansrud plunders more gold – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Special qualities are required to join the elite ranks of the so-called Attacking Vikings and Kjetil Jansrud revealed them in abundance to plunder more gold for Norway in a gripping men’s Olympic super-G race on Sunday.Americans Weibrecht and Miller Win Medals in Super-GNew York TimesJansrud Wins Super-G, Miller Becomes […]

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France warns C. Africa crisis could be longer than expected – AFP

AFPBangui (Central African Republic) — France’s defence minister warned on Saturday that ending sectarian strife in the Central African Republic could take longer than expected as peacekeepers went door-to-door in the capital Bangui seizing weapons from …French minister says CAR operation to last longer than expectedReutersFrench Military Intervention in CAR Will Be Longer Than Foreseen […]

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Mancuso eighth for struggling US ski team – Washington Post

Washington PostU.S. skier Julia Mancuso competes during the Women’s Alpine Skiing super-G at the Rosa Khutor Alpine Center during the Sochi Winter Olympics on Feb. 15, 2014. (Oliver Morino / AFP/Getty Images). KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – At the midway point of …Austria’s Anna Fenninger wins gold in super-G; USA shut outUSA TODAYAustria’s Anna Fenninger Wins […]

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Robot army ‘to help alleviate future floods’ – BBC News

BBC NewsSelf-organising robots that mimic insect colonies have been shown off by computer scientists at Harvard University. The robot construction crews could in future be used to help alleviate flooding, building up walls of sandbags or as the construction crew of …Termites inspire robots that can build housesSydney Morning HeraldTermite-Inspired Robotic Construction Crew Is Biologically […]

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Kerry meets China’s Xi amid heightened Asia tensions – AFP

AFPBeijing — US Secretary of State John Kerry met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Friday, as Washington’s security allies Tokyo and Manila fret over China’s far-reaching territorial claims. Kerry started his Valentine’s Day visit with discussions with Xi at the Great …Kerry’s China visit hoped to be “good start” for 2014 relationshipXinhuaUS Secretary of State […]

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Robotic termites build without a boss – AFP

AFPChicago — US scientists showed off tiny robots Thursday that can tackle tasks much like real-life termites, working collectively to build structures without following orders from a boss. The mechanical creatures can tote bricks, build staircases or construct a …Robot termites build complex structures with amazingly simple rulesLos Angeles TimesWill your next home be built […]

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Robot termites build complex structures with amazingly simple rules – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesImagine a team of workers that can tirelessly build and rebuild complicated structures even under daunting and dangerous conditions. They exist – they’re called termites. Now, inspired by these mound-building insects, Harvard University scientists have …Termites inspire robot buildersBBC NewsHow termite-inspired robots could build for usCNNTermite tactics show robots how to build without […]

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Termites inspire robot builders – BBC News

BBC NewsThe insects build impressive, metres-high structures even though they can follow only simple rules and have no knowledge of an overall plan. The Harvard researchers’ robot brick-layers do something similar, sensing just the immediate area and taking …Team Designs Tiny Robots That Can Build Like TermitesWall Street JournalHow termite-inspired robots could build for usCNNRobotic […]

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Washington Region Buried Under Foot of Snow, Bracing For More – CBS Local

Washington Region Buried Under Foot of Snow, Bracing For MoreCBS Local… Under Foot of Snow, Bracing For More. February 12, 2014 5:44 AM. View Comments. Colorful houses on an unplowed residential street in the Northwest quadrant of Washington, D.C. early Feb. 13, 2014. (Photo credit: EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images) … and more …read more Source: Washington […]

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Yemen: 7 killed in attack on prison, 29 escape – Washington Post

Washington PostSANAA, Yemen — Heavily armed militants attacked Yemen’s main prison in central Sanaa on Thursday, killing seven people and helping 29 inmates escape, many of them convicts in terrorism-related charges, the country’s state news agency reported.UPDATE 3-Attack on prison in Yemeni capital kills 11Reuters14 ‘mostly Qaeda’ inmates flee Yemen jail after attackDaily TimesAttack on […]