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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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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 to shut down Bangkok and would dismantle their blockades of major …Thai opposition protesters to end Bangkok ‘shutdown’Daily TimesThailand Protest Leader To Move Rallies to […]

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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 restaurant to give the cash back. But officer Kim Jones tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution …Fake Waffle house manager arrested in AtlantaSTLtoday.comWoman posing as Waffle House […]

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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 to an investigation that also found broken panic buttons …AP: LAX Phone System Failed During Response To TSA ShootingCBS LocalAP Exclusive: Phone system failure in […]

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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. Mayor Vincent Gray says the new rules will end health-care discrimination …D.C. Government Announces Broad Protections For Transgender Health Care …BuzzFeedDC mayor stands by Fire […]

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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 one-year, $1million contract. OK, sure, so maybe it’s …Mike Trout signs one-year, $1-million deal with AngelsLos Angeles TimesMike Trout: $1 Million for 2014Wall Street JournalMike […]

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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 regions where the Sunni Muslim rebels have been strongest.Syrian Forces Claim Major Blow Against RebelsNew York TimesRegime: 175 Islamist fighters killed in ambushThe Daily Star175 […]

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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 but deeply divided country. But the main opposition leader …Venezuela protests continue as Pope calls for calmCBC.caPope, Carter Call For Calm in VenezuelaNBCNews.comCarnaval could sap […]

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Entertainment

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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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 amounts of cash amid a graft probe, state-run media reported, …Erdogan overheard telling son to get rid of cash as Turkey corruption probe …MiamiHerald.comTurkish Prime […]

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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 on Feb. 4. Both are confident Denver can return to the Super Bowl next …Super Bowl disappointment lingers for John FoxSeahawks.comBroncos’ Fox on Super Bowl: […]

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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 expectations, with a low turnout and 13 of 60 constituencies failing to …Libyans Vote for Panel to Draft New ConstitutionWall Street JournalUPDATE 4-Poor turnout in […]

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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 both sides in a volatile political crisis were seeking to reduce tensions.Ukrainian detainees to get amnestyThe Globe and MailUkraine’s protesters plan march on parliament after […]

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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 over Syria’s civil war.Lebanon gets new government after 10-month deadlockBangkok PostLebanese new PM confident to meet constitutional deadlinesXinhuaLebanon Forms Government After 10-Month DeadlockVoice of AmericaDaily […]

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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 opposition leader Leopoldo …Pro and anti-Maduro marches gather thousands in VenezuelaBBC NewsEntrenched positions, deep rifts in VenezuelaBusiness RecorderVenezuela music star Dudamel targeted by opposition criticsThe […]

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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 the Indian capital. “My cabinet has decided that we are quitting. Here is …Delhi anti-corruption chief minister Arvind Kejriwal quitsBBC NewsArvind Kejriwal quits over Jan […]

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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 there’s a lot at stake on a holiday that generates nearly $2 billion in …Keep roses lasting after Valentine’sThe Augusta ChronicleSnow threatens Valentine’s Day deliveriesNews […]

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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 way for the ascent of Matteo Renzi, the young, center-left leader …Letta to Submit Resignation Today as Italy Prime MinisterBloombergItalian prime minister Enrico Letta announces […]

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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 by it. “The TTP reposed confidence in the …Pak-Taliban talks fail to take offHindustan TimesPakistani Side Fails to Show Up at Taliban Peace TalksNew York […]

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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 the next president will have a closer relationship with the United States than …Campaigns start for Afghan presidencyHerald ScotlandAfghan presidential election campaign beginsBBC NewsAfghan Presidential […]

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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. Incensed that portions of the West Bank may be transferred to …Israeli leaders cry foul over Kerry’s boycott warningWashington PostIsraeli Leaders Criticize Kerry’s Boycott WarningVoice […]

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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 foreign involvement after nearly 13 years of war. By CASSANDRA VINOGRAD. The Associated Press.Political Candidate’s Aides Die in Afghanistan AttackNew York TimesAides of Afghan presidential […]

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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 protest convoys. He says he was kidnapped, repeatedly …Ukraine repeals tough laws, army calls for ‘urgent steps’Pakistan Daily TimesUkraine’s President Signs Protest Amnesty Bill; Military […]

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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, Ethiopia, on Thursday will also see humanitarian corridors opened to provide …Fighting goes on after South Sudan ceasefire: UNStraits TimesSouth Sudan government, rebels sign ceasefirePakistan […]

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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 the World Economic Forum in Davos, avoided to single out Hezbollah in …Iran, Jordan,Turkey Foreign Ministers Call For Syria’s War to EndWall Street JournalIran comments […]

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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 rates steady following a monthly meeting, defying mounting calls for an …Embattled Turkey PM faces tough talks with EUPakistan Daily TimesTurkey’s Erdogan, on Brussels visit, […]

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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. A burnt-out line of buses and trucks in central Kiev marks the boundary …Ukraine Opposition Snubs Government Talks — UpdateWall Street JournalKiev protesters face off […]