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Report: Son of Egypt’s Ousted President Detained – ABC News

ABC NewsEgypt’s state news agency is reporting the youngest son of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has been detained by police on suspicion of drug possession. The MENA news agency said police detained son Abdullah Morsi, a university freshman, …Report: Egypt police detain Morsy’s sonThe HinduMorsi’s son arrested for drug possessionThe AustralianMorsi espionage case postponed […]

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

Boston GlobeBAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — Depicting a grim future for Afghanistan without US help, the top US military officer said Wednesday that Afghanistan’s refusal to sign a security agreement with the United States may make the fight more difficult this year, …Kerry, Rasmussen Expect Deal After Karzai LeavesRadioFreeEurope/RadioLibertyUS army chief fears complete troop withdrawal […]

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Israel suspects Hezbollah will target top Israeli officials – Haaretz

HaaretzIsrael won’t publicly admit to Monday’s strike and Hezbollah is not making threats, but under the surface, the sides are locked in conflict. By Amos Harel | Feb. 26, 2014 | 12:31 AM | 4. Tweet. Hezbollah supporters listen to Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah’s …Analysis: Hezbollah unlikely to respond to Israeli air strike in LebanonJerusalem […]

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An Unfinished Ukraine Palace and a Fugitive Leader’s Folly – New York Times

New York TimesWork on a retreat for Viktor F. Yanukovych stopped after his ouster as Ukraine’s president. Credit Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times. the main story. the main story. the main story Share This Page.Crimea vows to resist Ukraine’s ‘anti-Russian’ revolutionIrish TimesUkraine’s acting leader still seeking consensus on interim governmentLos Angeles TimesFrom the […]

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9 Advanced Twitter Tips and Tricks – Entrepreneur

EntrepreneurIn his book Tweet Naked, online marketing expert and Social Media Firm CEO Scott Levy provides the critical information entrepreneurs need to craft a social media strategy that will boost their brand and their business. In this edited excerpt, the author takes …How Not to Do Twitter, For Candidates, Plus Other AdviceKnoxville Metro Pulse (blog)Social […]

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Kickstarter says hackers got customer data – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleKickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler said in a blog post that hackers accessed usernames, email addresses, phone numbers and passwords. The passwords are encrypted, but the company said it’s possible for a hacker to guess a weak or obvious …Kickstarter probes user accounts hack, assures credit card info is safeTech TimesChange your Kickstarter password right […]

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Opposition ready to vacate seized Kiev building – MiamiHerald.com

MiamiHerald.comKIEV, Ukraine — A top Ukrainian opposition leader says protesters are ready to vacate the Kiev City Hall that has been occupied by demonstrators for nearly three months — if the government drops all charges against the demonstrators. This week, the last of …Ukraine leader has become Russia puppet, jailed Tymoshenko saysTimes of IndiaProtesters ‘ready’ […]

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Ukraine leader calls for concessions as protesters freed – Business Recorder

Business Recorderimage KIEV: Ukraine’s leader called for the opposition to yield some ground ahead of a new mass demonstration on Sunday, after authorities released all protesters arrested in the anti-government unrest. The United States welcomed the prisoner release as …Ukraine releases all detained protestersAljazeera.comUkraine Frees Last of Jailed ProtestersVoice of AmericaTension rises in Ukraine with […]

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Pakistan Taliban begins peace talks with government in Islamabad – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukIntermediaries from the Pakistan Taliban are due to meet government negotiators in the capital Islamabad on Tuesday to sketch out a strategy for peace talks. Last week Nawaz Sharif, the country’s prime minister, announced one last attempt at a negotiated …Pakistan peace talks with Taliban set to openBBC NewsPreliminary Peace Talks With Pakistani Taliban Due […]

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Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam role over SodaStream row – BBC News

BBC NewsActress Scarlett Johansson has quit as an ambassador for Oxfam amid a row over her support for an Israeli company that operates in the occupied West Bank. A spokesman for the actress said she had a “fundamental difference of opinion” with the …Scarlett Johansson Steps Down as Oxfam AmbassadorTIMEScarlett Johansson ends relationship with Oxfam […]

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Scarlett Johansson ends relationship with Oxfam over SodaStream endorsement – Daily Mail

Daily MailScarlett Johansson has ended her relationship with a humanitarian group after being criticised over her support for an Israeli soda maker company that operates in the West Bank. A statement released by Johansson’s spokesman on Wednesday said the …Scarlett Johansson quits Oxfam role over SodaStream rowBBC NewsScarlett Johansson steps down as Oxfam’s global ambassadorIndian […]

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Nintendo Slammed by Weak Wii U Sales – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalGiving few hints ahead of a closely watched business strategy briefing on Thursday, President Satoru Iwata conceded that the company needs to rebuild the Wii U business and find new ways to entice customers with console-based videogames, now under …Nintendo denies plans for Mario games on smartphonesThe GuardianNintendo president to halve pay after […]

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2014: Sharapova crashes out as Cibulkova recovers from … – Daily Mail

Daily MailMaria Sharapova followed Serena Williams out of the Australian Open after losing in the fourth round to Dominika Cibulkova. Like world No 1 Williams, who struggled with back problems during her defeat by Ana Ivanovic on Sunday, Sharapova appeared …Azarenka Wins, No. 3 Seed Sharapova Loses at Australian OpenBloombergMaria Sharapova follows Serena Williams and […]

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Federer Reaches Australian Open Fourth Round With Nadal, Murray – Bloomberg

BloombergFour-time champion Roger Federer and top-seeded Rafael Nadal rolled into the fourth round of the Australian Open with straight-set victories as the heat broke at the season’s first Grand Slam tennis tournament. Fourth-seeded Andy Murray also won, while …Jon Wertheim: Roger Federer, top seeds lead 2014 Australian Open midterm …SI.comRafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Maria […]

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Danish tourist assaulted for 5 hours, say police – Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesDelhi Police on Wednesday night arrested two persons for allegedly robbing and gang-raping a 51-year-old Danish tourist who had apparently lost her way near the New Delhi Railway Station on Tuesday. The arrested persons have been identified as …Indian Police Arrest 2 for Alleged Rape of Danish TouristVoice of AmericaPolice: Suspects in India tourist […]

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Early Tallies Show Revised Charter Passing in Egypt – New York Times

New York TimesA judge in Cairo counted ballots Wednesday in a referendum seen as giving electoral legitimacy to the military takeover. Tara Todras-Whitehill for The New York Times. CAIRO — A revised Constitution validating the military takeover in Egypt this past summer …Egypt’s Regime Claims Legitimacy on VoteWall Street JournalEgypt voter turnout over 55 per […]

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Afghanistan’s Hamid Karzai orders release of prisoners seen as threat by US – CNN

CNNKabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai has authorized the release of dozens of prisoners seen as a security threat by the United States. A judiciary meeting chaired by Karzai decided Thursday to free 72 prisoners from Bagram prison …Karzai not seen meeting US deadline on security dealReutersUS ‘concern’ over Afghan prisoner releasesBBC NewsAfghan […]

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Thailand’s political drama: The flawless faceof celebrity protest – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailA stone’s throw from the stage that is the open-air war room and lecture hall for Thailand’s anti-government protesters, Sorawit Suboon grabs a platter of paper cups, each already filled with a packet’s worth of instant coffee mix. He walks it out to a table beside …Thailand’s anti-corruption commission moves to impeach […]

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Pakistan’s ex-military ruler Musharraf goes on trial for treason – Reuters

ReutersISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Former Pakistani military ruler Pervez Musharraf went on trial for treason on Wednesday, a case that could test the relationship between an increasingly assertive civilian government and the army. Musharraf, 70, faces the death …Musharraf fails to appear before courtThe HinduPakistan’s Musharraf set for delayed treason trialBBC NewsMusharraf’s counsels seek five weeks […]

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Mandela movie smashes S.Africa box office record – DAWN.com

DAWN.comJOHANNESBURG: A film based on the life of Nelson Mandela, “Long Walk to Freedom”, has became South Africa’s all-time highest grossing picture after its opening last week, production company Videovision Entertainment said Tuesday. The British-South …Mandela movie is SA box office hitMoneyweb.co.zaMandela film smashes box office recordseNCAMandela film reigns at SA box–officeScreen AfricaNewsPoint Africaall 40 […]