President’s lover Gayet at French film awards – AFP

AFPParis — Julie Gayet, the woman outed as French President Francois Hollande’s lover, made her first high-profile appearance since news of the affair broke when she arrived Friday at France’s … Read More

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are engaged – CBS News

CBS NewsActors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis sit courtside at the Los Angeles Lakers NBA match up against the Phoenix Suns, at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Feb. 12, … Read More

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

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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 … Read More

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

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

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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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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

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McDonald’s Meets Moschino at Milan Fashion Week – TIME

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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 … Read More

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

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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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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

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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 … Read More

Mancuso eighth for struggling US ski team – Washington Post

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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, … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More


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