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…

Antigovernment Protesters Retreat From Bangkok Street Shutdown – New York Times

New York TimesBANGKOK — In what appeared to be a major retreat by the movement to overthrow the Thai government, antigovernment protesters on Friday said they were abandoning their campaign…

Fake Waffle house manager arrested in Atlanta – STLtoday.com

STLtoday.com1 hour ago • THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. Loading… ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say a woman in a Waffle House uniform accused of pretending to be a company manager and…

Atlanta police: Fake Waffle House manager arrested – Centre Daily Times

Centre Daily TimesATLANTA — Atlanta police say a woman in a Waffle House uniform accused of pretending to be a company manager and stealing about $100 later returned to the…

San Jose man gets 15 years in prison for Oakland bank bombing plot – San Jose Mercury News

San Jose Mercury NewsOAKLAND — A bizarre yearlong federal case involving a San Jose man convicted in a doomed FBI-infiltrated plot to blow up an Oakland bank came to a…

Los Angeles Airport shooting: Phone system failed, investigation finds – Fox News

Fox NewsLOS ANGELES – A dispatcher at Los Angeles International Airport couldn’t immediately send police to a shooting last year because the emergency phone system didn’t provide a location, according…

DC orders insurers to cover sex-change surgery – Centre Daily Times

DC orders insurers to cover sex-change surgeryCentre Daily TimesWASHINGTON — Insurance companies in the District of Columbia have been ordered to stop denying coverage to transgender residents seeking gender-reassignment surgery.…

Nightengale: MIke Trout, Angels should soon find peace – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMike Trout finally landed the record-setting deal everyone has been breathlessly awaiting Wednesday morning, assuring he will remain property of the Los Angeles Angels through 2020. He signed a…

Hezbollah takes lead in pounding Syrian rebels – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBEIRUT, Lebanon — Forces of the terrorist group Hezbollah say they are winning battles to defeat a three-year rebellion against Syrian dictator Bashar Assad by pouring fighters into remote…

Venezuelan leader seeks peace meeting to end deadly protests – Daily Times

Daily TimesCARACAS: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sought to hold a “peace conference” on Wednesday in an attempt to end three weeks of at times deadly anti-government protests in the oil-rich…

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…

Turkish PM investigated for corruption – Times of India

Times of IndiaANKARA: A chief prosecutor’s office on Tuesday initiated an investigation into audio recordings purportedly of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordering his son to dispose of vast…

History not on Broncos’ side as Super Bowl runners-up – Longmont Daily Times-Call

Longmont Daily Times-CallBroncos head coach John Fox, left, speaks as Vice President John Elway, right, listens during an end-of- season news conference at the NFL football team’s headquarters in Englewood…

Libyan Vote on Charter Assembly Is Marred by Violence and Low Turnout – New York Times

New York TimesTRIPOLI, Libya — Libya’s long-delayed efforts to draft a new Constitution hit another obstacle on Thursday when elections for a 60-member constitutional drafting committee fell well short of…

Protesters Vacate Kiev’s City Hall in Deal for Amnesty – New York Times

New York TimesKIEV, Ukraine — Ending an occupation of City Hall here that began in December, Ukrainian protesters cemented an amnesty deal with the authorities on Sunday amid signs that…

Lebanon’s PM forms ‘unity cabinet’ – Irish Independent

Irish IndependentLebanon’s prime minister has formed a cabinet more than 10 months after taking office, taking in a wide range of political groups after bridging serious divisions among them, mostly…

Venezuela Political Tensions Rise amid Protests, Clashes – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaVenezuelan President Nicolas Maduro responded Saturday to ongoing opposition protests with a counter-demonstration by thousands of his supporters. President Maduro used the pro-government rally in Caracas to denounce…

Crazy Ants Detoxifies Fire Ants Poison To Compete For Food: Study – The Almagest

The AlmagestIn a new study researchers have found the Rasberry crazy ants can also fight off its bitter rival, the fierce-stinging fire ants even though the poison of these are…

Crazy ant in chemical war against venomous Fire ant – The Utah People’s Post

The Utah People’s PostThe researchers have brought to us one the most interesting war coming from ages and i.e. the ant war. Crazy ants and fire ants, the two species…

Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal announces resignation – Daily Times

Daily TimesNEW DELHI: Delhi’s firebrand Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced his resignation on Friday to protest the blocking of an anti-corruption bill, fewer than 50 days after taking power in…

Snow storm leaves florists feeling unloved ahead of Valentine’s Day – The Star-Ledger

The Star-LedgerBOUND BROOK — Everything was not coming up roses today for florists around the Garden State, who found themselves scrambling to make deliveries in time for Valentines Day. And…

Italian Prime Minister to Resign, Clearing Path for Renzi – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalItalian Prime Minister Enrico Letta during a news conference at Palazzo Cighi on Feb. 12. ANSA/Zuma Press. ROME—Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta announced plans to resign, clearing the…

Letta Government Is Only Latest to Exit Italy’s Revolving Door – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalIf Matteo Renzi becomes Italy’s new prime minister, he will lead the country’s 62nd government since World War II and the fourth in little more than two years.…

TTP reposes confidence in three representatives – The News International

The News InternationalISLAMABAD: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Tuesday cleared the confusion over its next step after the withdrawal of two members of the five-member Pakistani politicians’ negotiation team announced…

9 killed as suicide bomber attacks hotel in Peshawar – Daily Times

Daily TimesPESHAWAR: Nine people were killed and around 50 injured when a suicide bomber targeted a hotel where guests – mostly Shias from Parachinar town of Upper Kurram – were…

Katy Perry Drops THOUSANDS On Strippers After Super Bowl – TMZ.com

TMZ.comKaty Perry tipped a girl and she liked it — then she tipped more — dropping STACKS on hot strippers after the Super Bowl Sunday night … and to make…

Afghan presidential election campaign under way – The News International

The News InternationalKABUL: Candidates for Afghanistan’s April 5 presidential election officially launched their campaigns Sunday with a series of rallies held in Kabul, but it remains to be seen whether…

Right-wing group starts 7-day vigil against possible withdrawal from West Bank – Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem Post‘Women in Green’ gather in front of Netanyahu’s residence to implore him to maintain total sovereignty over disputed territories. Prof. Arieh Eldad speaking to Women in Green Photo: Courtesy.…

Presidential race a pivotal test for Afghanistan – The Seattle Times

The Seattle TimesThe April 5 vote is expected to be a historic moment for Afghanistan, its outcome seen as make-or-break for the country’s future and key to the level of…

Ukraine opposition activist says he was tortured – BBC News

BBC NewsA prominent Ukrainian opposition activist who disappeared more than a week ago says he was abducted and tortured. Dmytro Bulatov is the leader of opposition movement Automaidan that organises…

Keidel: Being A Slave To Weather Gods Is Not What Super Bowl Should Be About – CBS Local

CBS LocalThis is no commentary on New York City, which is better equipped than any on Earth to host this game, nor on New Jersey, which is unfairly dismissed as…

Warring sides sign peace pact for torn South Sudan – The Standard Digital News

The Standard Digital NewsThe Government of South Sudan and rebels led by former Vice-President Riek Machar have pledged to stop fighting. The ceasefire agreement, which was signed in Addis Ababa,…

Iran urges foreign fighters to leave Syria – Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaIran wants all foreign fighters to leave Syria, according to the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif. Zarif, speaking at an Al Arabiya panel held in cooperation with…

Turkey Puzzles Market With Back-Door Move – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalTurkey’s central bank opted for a back-door interest-rate increase that puzzled investors and left the already weak lira plunging. Policy makers in Ankara kept all existing official interest…

Ukraine president warns Kiev protesters amid clashes – BBC News

BBC NewsClashes are continuing between police and anti-government protesters in the Ukrainian capital Kiev – prompting the president to warn that the violence is a threat to the whole country.…