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Foreigners detained as Venezuela protesters, security clash – Business Recorder

Business Recorderimage CARACAS: At least 41 people, including foreign reporters, were arrested in Caracas late Friday as security forces battled protesters angry at the policies of Venezuela’s leftist government. National Guard security forces blasted the student-led …Maduro Reaches Out to Critics as Venezuelan Death Toll IncreasesBusinessweekAnti-government protests continue in VenezuelaThe HinduVenezuela student protest in Caracas […]

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Non-Stop: Bring back the Liam Neeson who likes to wreak vengeance – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailNo one beats the living hell out of bad guys so thoroughly enjoyably on screen as Liam Neeson. It makes no sense, but there it is. The rebirth of dopey rom-com king Matthew McConaughey into a respected, serious, award-winning actor (coined the …Non-Stop: Liam Neeson’s ‘particular set of skills’ still in high […]

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‘Non-Stop’ movie review: Liam Neeson takes his action-star act to the not-so … – The Times-Picayune

The Times-PicayuneIf you ever find yourself a passenger on a plane with Liam Neeson, do yourself a huge favor and switch flights. Nothing good will come of sharing a flight with him, I assure you. That’s because the friendly skies have been anything but friendly lately for the …Liam Neeson knows how to thrill in […]

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Crimea Parliament Seized; Ousted Ukraine President Issues Defiant Statement – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalRussian forces began exercises on Thursday, as armed pro-Russia activists took over the Crimean parliament building and fugitive former Ukraine president Viktor Yanukovych released a defiant statement. Via The Foreign Burea, WSJ’s global news update.Ukraine’s Parliament Approves Yatsenyuk as New PMVoice of AmericaWest warns Russia amid rising tensions in CrimeaBBC NewsUkraine Looks to […]

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Visit the Frozen Tundra Using Google Street View – Bloomberg

BloombergFeb. 27 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg Television’s “Lunch Money” Host Adam Johnson looks at places to go using Google street view. (Source: Bloomberg). Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. Austin is in the works. There are …‘Polar Bear Capital Of The World’ Now On Google Maps; New Photos ‘Connect …International Business TimesPolar […]

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Ukraine warns Russia against ‘aggression’ in Crimea – BBC News

BBC NewsHe said Russia’s troops from Russia’s Black Sea Fleet should not move outside their naval base in Sebastopol. The warning comes after armed men seized Crimea’s regional parliament and the government headquarters of the Russian-majority region.Report: Ukraine’s Yanukovych in MoscowUSA TODAYGunmen Seize Government Buildings in CrimeaNew York TimesUPDATE 5-Ukraine leader warns Russia after armed […]

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Russia flexes military muscle as tensions rise in Ukraine’s Crimea region – CNN

CNNKiev, Ukraine (CNN) — Russia ordered surprise military exercises on Ukraine’s doorstep Wednesday as tensions in that country’s southern Crimea region simmered, with pro-Russian demonstrators facing off against rival protesters in the city of Simferopol.Ukraine crisis: New government revealed at Kiev protest campBBC NewsUkraine Default Cassandras Disregarded as Bonds Top 90 Cents (4)BusinessweekUS Urges Respect […]

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Bill Murray on Harold Ramis: ‘He earned his keep on this planet. God bless him’ – Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment WeeklyHarold Ramis met Bill Murray when the latter was still a teenager in the 1960s. Ramis, who was six years older, worked with Murray’s brother, Brian, at Second City in Chicago, and when he visited the Murray home in Wilmette, Ill., for the first time, Brian took …President Obama makes ‘Caddyshack’ joke in tribute […]

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The top five USA-Canada men’s hockey games of all time – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWe always talk about the USA-Russia hockey rivalry because of the 1980 Miracle on Ice. However, the USA-Canada rivalry is far more important to American and Canadian players, eh? The North Americans grew up playing against each other. Top American …US-Canada hockey rivalry hits Olympic semifinalsBoston.comDespite loss, US women’s hockey team wins heartsBoston GlobeBrian […]

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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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Weibrecht, Bode reach podium again – ESPN

ESPNKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia — At age 36 and skiing in his fifth Olympics, Bode Miller earned his sixth medal Sunday to became the oldest medalist in alpine history. The greatest male skier in American history won that medal by tying Canada’s Jan Hudec …Andrew Weibrecht and Bode Miller win medals in super-GWashington PostAt 36, Bode […]

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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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Flappy envy: Google, Apple block games with ‘flappy’ titles – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Atlanta Journal ConstitutionFlappy Pig. Flappy Super Hero. ​Flappy Plane. Call it Flappy Fever, but numerous games with “Flappy” in the title are cropping up in app stores and it looks like Google and Apple aren’t having any of it. Take Flappy Doge, for example. Although not on the …Apple, Google rejecting gaming apps with ‘Flappy’ […]

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Victim of Bullying Identified – New York Times

New York TimesThe former Dolphins lineman Andrew McDonald is the unidentified player named in an N.F.L.-commissioned report as being a victim of bullying in the Miami locker room, his agent said. But the player’s agent, Brett Tessler, said that McDonald, who now plays …Agent: Player A in NFL report is Andrew McDonaldThe Seattle TimesBullygate fallout […]

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VIDEO: Miley Cyrus Launches Bangerz Tour – Check Out Clips! – Broadway World

Broadway WorldMiley Cyrus launched her “Bangerz” Tour last night on Valentine’s Day in Vancouver. The Bangerz Tour is currently scheduled to hit 38 cities throughout The United States and Canada. The tour features hit songs from her new album Bangerz, which released …Miley Cyrus kicks off ‘Bangerz’ tourNew York Daily NewsMiley Cyrus kneels in front […]

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Review: You don’t need to know ‘About Last Night’ Special – DigitalJournal.com

DigitalJournal.comIn this remake of ‘About Last Night,’ two couples go from the bar to the bedroom and eventually attempt to see if their relationships will survive beyond four-posters. With Valentine’s Day falling on Friday this year, one would think date movies would rule the …‘About Last Night’: Raucous, relatable and appealingUSA TODAYAbout Last NightNOW Magazine‘About […]

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Spain’s Princess Cristina arrives at court in Mallorca – BBC News

BBC NewsSpain’s Princess Cristina has arrived in court to be questioned in connection with a corruption scandal involving her husband’s business dealings. It is the first time in history that a member of Spain’s royal family has appeared in court as the subject of a …Spain’s Princess Cristina Testifies as Suspect in Graft ProbeBusinessweekSpain’s Princess […]

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Kercher murder: Sollecito found near Austria border – BBC News

BBC NewsItalian police have found Raffaele Sollecito near the Austrian border after a court reinstated his guilty verdict for the murder of Briton Meredith Kercher in 2007. Sollecito’s passport was confiscated but his lawyer said his client had never thought of fleeing.Reports claim Sollecito ‘stopped near border’USA TODAYAmanda Knox’s ex-boyfriend stopped by police near Italian […]

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Ukraine’s political crisis puts country at risk, military says – CNN

CNNKiev, Ukraine (CNN) — Ukraine’s military forces urged the President on Friday to act to restore stability, saying that a further escalation of the political unrest in the country threatens its territorial integrity. President Viktor Yanukovych must take “immediate …Missing Ukraine Activist Says He Was TorturedABC NewsUkraine unrest: Life as normal outside Kiev protest campBBC […]

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2014 NBA scores: Rockets down Spurs, Melo lifts Knicks past C’s – Philly.com

Philly.comOn a busy NBA Tuesday, the rivalries were in full effect and a couple players named Anthony made history. The Houston Rockets had a built-in excuse against the Spurs on Tuesday night, if they wanted to use it. But even with star guard James Harden out …Four-Pointer: Previewing the Houston Rockets…againMavs MoneyballGinobili injured as Rockets […]

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Egypt army ‘backs Sisi as presidential candidate’ – BBC News

BBC NewsEgypt’s top military body has given its approval for army chief Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to run for the presidency, according to state media. Field Marshal Sisi led the overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s first democratically elected leader, …Egypt army backs Sisi’s presidential bid: State mediaTimes of IndiaEgypt’s military OKs Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi […]

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Ukraine crisis: Protests to continue despite PM post offer – BBC News

BBC NewsUkrainian opposition leader Arseniy Yatsenyuk says protests will continue despite President Viktor Yanukovych’s offer to appoint him as prime minister. Mr Yatsenyuk said the opposition was generally ready to accept leadership, but several key demands must …Ukraine President Offers Posts to Opposition LeadersWall Street JournalOpposition Says No to Ukraine on Power ShareNew York TimesUkraine […]

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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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Witnesses describe horrific scene in deadly fire at Quebec seniors’ home – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailThirty elderly people are unaccounted for after an intense night-time fire destroyed a Quebec seniors’ residence that was only partially equipped with sprinklers. The blaze began during a bitterly cold night at RĂ©sidence du Havre, a 52-unit home for senior …Fire hits Canada seniors’ residence; three dead, 30 missingReutersQuebec Police Say 3 […]

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Group: Herded dolphins to be slaughtered at Japan’s Taiji Cove – CNN

CNNTokyo, Japan (CNN) — Cornered by fishermen, divers and boats, the bottlenose dolphins splashed frantically as they tried to escape their human captors in the infamous cove in Japan. Appearing severely stressed, some even tried to jump over partitions and …The Dolphin Hunt: Ambassador Caroline Kennedy’s ConcernABC NewsJapanese fishermen begin annual slaughter of hundreds of […]