Ukraine airline says Crimea airspace closed after gunmen show up at airports – Fox News

Fox NewsKIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine International Airlines says it has canceled flights to and from the regional capital of Crimea due to the closure of the airspace over the peninsula.…

Costa Concordia’s Captain Schettino returns to ship – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Italian captain of the Costa Concordia ship, Francesco Schettino, has returned to the wreck for the first time as part of his manslaughter trial. He denies the charges…

Lena Dunham Responds to Jezebel’s Unretouched Vogue Photos – Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterIt was a “monumental error in their approach to feminism,” said the “Girls” actress, commenting on the “feminist” website’s intentions in a recent interview. Courtesy of Edelman/Vera Anderson/WireImage. February…

Kim Jong-un warned he could face prosecution for ‘crimes against humanity’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukNorth Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, has been warned that he could face prosecution for crimes against humanity after a United Nations inquiry accused him of some of the worst human…

UN Report: North Korea Committing Crimes Against Humanity – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaA U.N. human rights inquiry has concluded North Korea is committing “unspeakable atrocities” against its people. The U.N.-mandated report says the North Korean government, with policies set at…

NYC Weather Forecast: New York City Could Get More Snow Saturday, Early … – The Epoch Times

The Epoch TimesMore snow could be on the way for late Saturday and Sunday for New York City, weather forecasts say. Snow resumed in New York City on Sunday, while…

Officials in Venezuela order arrest of opposition leader Leopoldo López – Washington Post

Washington PostCARACAS — A Venezuelan court ordered the arrest of opposition leader Leopoldo López on Thursday on charges including murder and terrorism linked to street protests that resulted in the…

US Bomber Training Run Imperils Family Reunions in Korea – New York Times

New York TimesSEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Thursday threatened to cancel reunions of families separated by the Korean War, accusing the United States of flying nuclear-capable B-52 bombers…

Syria razes homes as ‘collective punishment’ – Irish Examiner

Irish ExaminerSyria’s government has razed thousands of homes as “collective punishment” of communities that back the opposition in the capital Damascus and in Hama province, Human Rights Watch said. By…

Egypt charges 20 journalists with conspiracy – gulfnews.com

gulfnews.comCairo: Egyptian prosecutors said on Wednesday that they were charging 20 journalists working for the Al Jazeera television network with conspiring with a terrorist group and broadcasting false images of…

Revisiting Peyton Manning, cold weather and Super Bowl dreams – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comWhen Peyton Manning takes the field Sunday at MetLife Stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII, he’ll do so in relatively benign conditions. The New York-New Jersey area endured snow, ice and…

Can Steven Stamkos heal soon enough to be fast enough for Sochi? – National Post

National PostTORONTO — There he was, Steven Stamkos, all dressed in blue. He skated. He shot. In a quiet moment he batted the puck into the air off his stick,…

Australian Open 2014: Keeping emotions in check no small feat for champion … – National Post

National PostMELBOURNE — All the talk before Sunday’s Australian Open final suggested that Stanislas Wawrinka might need a thunderbolt to strike down his opponent, world No. 1 Rafael Nadal, in…

Egyptian police, Muslim Brotherhood protesters clash on third anniversary of … – ABC Online

ABC OnlineEgyptian police have clashed with protesters on the third anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising that ousted former president Hosni Mubarak, with at least 29 people killed in the…

Egypt clashes kill 29 on third anniversary of revolution – BBC News

BBC NewsAt least 29 people have been killed in clashes in Egypt as the country marks the anniversary of the 2011 uprising which overthrew President Hosni Mubarak, the health ministry…

PHOTO: Justin Bieber, Maple Leafs mocked on Dallas Stars’ video board – CBSSports.com

CBSSports.comThe Dallas Stars video board has had a history of getting its snark on from time to time. With the Toronto Maple Leafs in town and some well-timed viral current…

Fire at Quebec seniors home kills 3 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYL’ISLE-VERTE, Quebec (AP) – Fire raged through a seniors’ residence in eastern Quebec on Thursday morning, killing three people and leaving about 30 unaccounted for. The massive fire in…

Toronto’s mayor: new video is a ‘minor setback’ – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford said Wednesday he had a “minor setback” this week when he was caught on video slurring his words and said his private…

Rob Ford admits to drinking after expletive-laden video shows Toronto mayor … – Toronto Star

Toronto StarMayor Rob Ford was off the wagon at an Etobicoke steak joint this week, impaired and rambling, associating with accused video extortionist Alexander “Sandro” Lisi and hurling profane, expletive-laden…

Russia’s Lavrov: Ukraine ‘Out of Control’ – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the situation in Ukraine is “spinning out of control,” as clashes between anti-government protesters and police continued for a third day in…

John Tortorella suspended 15 days by NHL for antics after Canucks-Flames brawl – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsThe Rangers kicked John Tortorella out of New York, and now he’s gotten himself booted from the Vancouver Canucks’ bench for 15 days. The fiery former Blueshirts…

Dolphin slaughter condemned by JFK’s daughter – Ninemsn

NinemsnA file photo shows Japanese fishermen collect the bodies of harpooned dolphins in the bay of Taiji. (Getty). The daughter of US president John F Kennedy has sparked a diplomatic…

European spacecraft to wake up, begin comet mission – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAn unmanned European spacecraft is scheduled to wake up early Monday from a long nap and begin preparing for its next task, a rendezvous with a comet. After more…

Watch: 8 ejected after brawl 2 seconds into game – Chicago Tribune

Chicago TribuneVANCOUVER, B.C. — Chris Higgins netted the winner in the fifth round of the shootout, sending Vancouver to a 3-2 victory over Calgary at Rogers Arena, a quiet ending…

Taliban’s Kabul Attack Heightens Concerns – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaISLAMABAD — The death toll from a Taliban attack on a restaurant in Afghanistan’s capital has risen to 21. A suicide bomber who blew himself up and Taliban…

World is coming to understand the necessity of Sharon’s hard line, Canadian … – The Globe and Mail

The Globe and MailThe man dispatched to represent Canada at memorial services for Ariel Sharon says the former Israeli prime minister understood that security is a necessary precursor to peace.…

Ariel Sharon eulogized as Israel’s ‘military legend,’ ‘warrior’ – Fox News

Fox NewsFormer Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was eulogized Monday as a great warrior and bold politician who was also devoted to his family and his farm. A state memorial…

Israel hospital: Sharon’s condition still critical – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli hospital treating Ariel Sharon says the former prime minister’s medical condition remains critical. Tel Hashomer hospital made the announcement in a short text message…

Revelers usher in 2014 with fireworks, festivities – Reuters

ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters) – From Sydney to Dubai, revelers welcomed 2014 with extravagant fireworks displays, while London prepared to celebrate by spraying clouds of fruit-flavored mist and Chicago and San…

Putin vows to annihilate “terrorists” after suicide bombings – Reuters

ReutersVOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday vowed to annihilate “terrorists” following two deadly bomb attacks in less than 24 hours in the southern Russian city of Volgograd…

White House condemns terrorist attacks in Russia – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe Obama administration is condemning new terrorist attacks in Russia, little more than a month before the opening of the Winter Olympics in Sochi. In a statement, the United…

Carnivorous fish attack bathers in Argentina – BBC News

BBC NewsA school of carnivorous fish related to the piranha has attacked bathers in an Argentine river, injuring about 70. Thousands of bathers were cooling off in the Parana River…

Egypt’s military-backed government declares Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist … – National Post

National PostEgypt’s military-backed interim government declares the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group. Egypt’s military-backed interim government on Wednesday declared the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist group, criminalizing all its activities, its…

Pussy Riot member urges Russia Olympics boycott – BBC News

BBC NewsA member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot has called for foreign countries to boycott February’s Winter Olympics, hours after she was freed from jail. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova dismissed the…

Russia Offers Cash Infusion for Ukraine – New York Times

New York TimesMOSCOW — In a sharp rebuff to the West in the diplomatic wrangle over Ukraine, President Vladimir V. Putin said Tuesday that Russia would come to the rescue…