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Venezuela’s growing middle-class revolt – CBC.ca

CBC.caOn Monday, Venezuelans woke up to find barricades of pipes, trash and branches burning in the streets. Improvised roadblocks, cutting off neighbourhoods from each other and from the central core of certain cities, appeared simultaneously in eight states of …Venezuela Protests Continue, National Guardsman KilledVoice of AmericaLittle carnival celebration as tension escalates in VenezuelaeuronewsForeigners detained […]

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Myanmar orders Doctors Without Borders to cease operations – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesDoctors Without Borders has been ordered to cease activities in Myanmar, leaving tens of thousands of patients without medical care, the Nobel Prize-winning aid group said Friday. Doctors Without Borders did not give a reason for the move. But local news …Myanmar suspends aid agency Medecins Sans FrontieresBBC NewsMyanmar expels Doctors Without Borders; […]

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Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Under House Arrest – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalMOSCOW—A Moscow court has put Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny under house arrest, forbidding him from using the Internet or communicating with anyone outside his family. The house arrest is for two months but can be extended. Mr. Navalny …Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny put under house arrest for 2 monthsWashington PostRussia opposition […]

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Real routs Schalke 6-1; Chelsea ties Galatasaray – Washington Post

Washington PostGELSENKIRCHEN, Germany — With an overwhelming offensive display, Real Madrid became the first road team to score six goals in a knockout-stage game of the Champions League and put itself in position for its fourth straight trip to the quarterfinals.Merciless Real hit another six to humiliate SchalkeChicago TribuneReal Madrid shreds SchalkeFox NewsReal Madrid thrashes […]

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Philip Seymour Hoffman prize springs from libel settlement – CBC.ca

CBC.caA close friend of Philip Seymour Hoffman is establishing a new theatre prize in memory of the late actor, funded by a legal settlement with The National Enquirer. David Katz has set up the American Playwriting Foundation using money from an undisclosed …Philip Seymour Hoffman libel suit settledMiamiHerald.com‘National Enquirer’ pays for false Hoffman storyMarshfield News-HeraldPhilip […]

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Venezuela: Are cracks starting to show in Maduro’s backing? (+video) – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorA daily roundup of terrorism and security issues. Skip to next paragraph. Whitney Eulich. Latin America Editor. Whitney Eulich is the Monitor’s Latin America editor, overseeing regional coverage for CSMonitor.com and the weekly magazine. She also curates …Venezuelan protesters engineer improvised barricadesCNN InternationalVenezuelan president calls for peace amid possible coupXinhuaVenezuela: Local protests with […]

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Ukraine parliament pushes back deadline to form new government – Fox News

Fox NewsUkraine’s interim leaders pushed back their self-imposed deadline to form a unity government Tuesday, while the whereabouts of the country’s fugitive president, Viktor Yanukovych, remained unknown. Members of the Ukrainian parliament had set a Tuesday …Ukraine Targets New Government by ThursdayWall Street JournalInfighting Hurts Ukraine Efforts to Form a New GovernmentNew York TimesUkraine crisis: […]

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Ukraine Presidency: Deal Ending Crisis to Be Inked – TIME

TIME(KIEV, Ukraine) — Ukrainian president’s office says a deal intended to end violent battles between police and protesters is to be signed later Friday, but European mediators involved in talks wouldn’t confirm it. Yanukovych’s office says that the government …Confusion over possible deal to end Ukraine violenceCBS NewsUkraine crisis: Presidency says deal reached to end […]

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JK Rowling to publish second novel as Robert Galbraith – The Guardian

The GuardianRowling news … A second novel is due under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Photograph: Carlo Allegri/Reuters. The new novel from JK Rowling, written under her pseudonym Robert Galbraith, will feature a novelist who is brutally murdered after writing …Ready for more Rowling? Robert Galbraith returnsUSA TODAYJK Rowling to Publish Another Book Under Pen NameTIMEJK […]

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Ralph Waite dies: Friends, co-stars react to death of ‘Waltons’ actor – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesRalph Waite, best known for starring in the CBS series “The Waltons” from 1972 to 1981, died Thursday at his home in Palm Desert, Calif., at the age of 85. The actor played John Walton Sr., the kind-hearted patriarch of a large, poor family living in rural …‘Waltons’ patriarch Ralph Waite dies at […]

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200000 told to evacuate as Indonesia’s Mount Kelud erupts – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukA volcano erupted on the heavily populated Indonesian island of Java, sending a huge plume of ash and sand 10 miles into the air and forcing the evacuation of more than 100,000 people and closure of five airports. Indonesia’s national disaster agency …Volcanic ash blankets towns and villages in JavaBBC NewsIndonesia volcano eruption kills twoThe […]

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Thai Elections Fail to Resolve Political Stalemate – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThai Prime Minister and Pheu Thai Party leader Yingluck Shinawatra poses before casting her ballot in the general election at a polling station in Bangkok on Sunday. Associated Press. BANGKOK—Thailand’s election Sunday was a fraught affair featuring …Thai elections peaceful, but crisis far from overMiamiHerald.comThailand votes peacefully amid opposition boycottHindustan TimesThailand election disrupted […]

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Mayor says no gay residents in Sochi – ESPN

ESPNESPN The Magazine’s Brett Forrest discusses the reaction in Russia to President Barack Obama sending openly gay athletes such as Billie Jean King to represent the United States in Sochi. Tags: Winter Olympics, Russia, Sochi, President Barack Obama, …Winter Olympics 2014: Should Americans go to Sochi?CBS NewsIOC president confident in security plan for SochiUSA TODAYOlympic […]

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Foxworth: Players concerned about injuring teammates in Pro Bowl – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDomonique Foxworth isn’t in Honolulu, but he’s monitoring Pro Bowl festivities closely from home, hoping the all-star game he played a large role in saving gets the jolt of life it needs. Foxworth, the NFL Players Association’s outgoing president, first pitched …Roger Goodell was ‘serious’ about canceling Pro Bowl, Domonique Foxworth saysSB NationBadgers At […]

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Protesters Block Early Voting in Thai Capital – New York Times

New York TimesAn antigovernment protester waved a flag in front of the locked gates of a polling station after it was forced to close. Damir Sagolj/Reuters. BANGKOK — Hundreds of thousands of Thais were blocked from voting on Sunday as antigovernment demonstrators …Thai Protester Killed as Election Commission Seeks to Delay VoteBusinessweekAnti-government protester leader shot […]

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Dodgers’ Stadium Series tweet unwittingly offends hockey fans – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comIt probably sounded like a good idea at the time. That is probably the kind of language every social medial manager will utter at some point in their careers and may be uttered in a certain California-based baseball team’s office today. The Los Angeles …Kings’ Mitchell feels luckyNHL.comThree things to watch for in Stadium Series […]

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Syrian foes set agenda at Geneva talks – CBC.ca

CBC.caSyria’s civil war foes held their first meeting in the same room in the presence of international mediator Lakhdar Brahimi on Saturday after a day’s delay and fierce recriminations. The talks in Geneva aimed to launch political negotiations on ending Syria’s …Syria foes briefly meet in same room at Geneva II talksBBC NewsSyria’s warring sides […]

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Grammys ready to award year’s best music – CBC.ca

CBC.caThe Grammy Awards, dubbed “music’s biggest night” by organizers, are set for a massive celebration of the past year’s best in North American music on Sunday. Heading into the 56th annual celebration, rap heavyweight Jay-Z leads the field of contenders …‘Exposure could be the award at Grammys’The NationTaylor Swift’s Grammys Performance: 8 Songs We Need […]

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Kiev Truce Falls Apart, And Unrest Resurges – New York Times

New York TimesOrthodox priests pray as they stand between protesters and the police in Kiev early Friday. Sergei Grits/Associated Press. KIEV, Ukraine — With President Viktor F. Yanukovych and antigovernment demonstrators at an impasse here, a cease-fire disintegrated …Ukraine crisis: Yanukovych ‘concessions’ fail to end unrestBBC NewsUkrainian protesters prepare for showdown with policeThe Globe and […]

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Philadelphia abuzz over possible 2015 visit by Pope Francis – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesThough the Vatican hasn’t made an official announcement, news that Pope Francis may visit Philadelphia in 2015 has generated buzz among the Catholic community and city residents. Vatican officials told the National Catholic Reporter on Friday that Pope …Obama and Pope Francis likely to touch on poverty, abortion and Middle East …Washington PostPope: […]