Ukraine crisis: US urges restraint and warns it is ‘watching Russia’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe US has called for all sides to “step back and avoid any kind of provocations” amid heightened tensions in Ukraine’s Crimea region. Secretary of State John Kerry said…

Justin Bieber rejecting plea deal in DUI case: report – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsProsecutors have cooked up a deal that Justin Bieber and his legal team apparently don’t like. The Canadian pop star is rejecting a plea deal involving random…

At least 9 dead in Kiev protests; 47 police injured – CNN

CNNKiev, Ukraine (CNN) — At least nine people died Tuesday in protests in Kiev, seven of them civilians and two police, authorities said. A total of 47 police officers were…

Wave kills Marco Polo cruise ship passenger – NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auA MAN has recalled the moment “pandemonium broke out” when a freak wave hit a cruise ship, and killed one of its passengers. Passenger Allan Cooper was on-board the Marco…

China says 11 ‘terrorists’ killed in new Xinjiang unrest – Reuters

ReutersBEIJING (Reuters) – Eleven “terrorists” were killed during an attack in China’s far western region of Xinjiang on Friday, state news agency Xinhua said, in the latest violence to hit…

Ralph Waite, Patriarch in TV Series ‘The Waltons,’ Dies at 85 – New York Times

New York TimesRalph Waite, in the role of Jackson Gibbs in an episode of the TV drama “NCIS.” Cliff Lipson/CBS, via Associated Press. Ralph Waite, a multifaceted actor who became…

What Belgium’s child euthanasia law means for America and the Constitution – Washington Post

Washington PostBelgium has just passed a law allowing euthanasia for children. The Low Countries allow for suicide and doctor-assisted suicide, but Brussels is the first to open to door to…

New York Fashion Week: Chaos on the Runway – Businessweek

BusinessweekDespite its glitz, buzz, and Instagram potential, New York Fashion Week (Feb. 6 to Feb. 13) has deceptively simple business goals. Designers spend as much as $1 million to stage…

Thai Vote Fails to Ease Tensions as Protesters Disrupt Election – Bloomberg

BloombergThai voters cast ballots across almost 90 percent of the country yesterday, defying efforts of protesters who disrupted polling stations in a general election where the results may not be…

Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy trail record-tying Stephen Gallacher in Dubai – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesTiger Woods and Rory McIlroy hit the ball well Saturday during the third round of the Dubai Desert Classic, but it was defending champion Stephen Gallacher who tied…

Ukraine on Brink of Chaos as Amnesty Vote Splits Parliament – TIME

TIMEAfter a week of trying to appease the revolution in Ukraine, the government has finally dug in for a fight. On Wednesday night, the ruling party refused to grant the…

Facebook is a disease and could die out within the next few years – NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auHERE’S something you might not Like: Facebook could die out within the next few years. Well, that’s according to a study conducted by a group of Princeton researchers. They believe…

Extreme Cold Follows East Coast Snow Storm – USA TODAY

USA TODAYResidents of the East Coast can expect to be hit with extremely cold temperatures, as a major snow storm moves out. Tuesday’s storm dropped a foot or more of…

Jennifer Lawrence horrified after ‘Homeland’ season finale shocker is spoiled for … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsJennifer Lawrence has proven to be a capable actress – but the 23-year-old star couldn’t even pretend to be unfazed when a red carpet interviewer spoiled the…

Ants board the International Space Station – New Zealand Herald

New Zealand HeraldA colony of ants is aboard the International Space Station for a science experiment. Photo / Thinkstock. A colony of ants have set up home in the International…

Serena Williams falls to Ana Ivanovic in Australian Open – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMELBOURNE, Australia – Once her most successful major, the Australian Open has become Serena Williams’ snake bit-Slam. No. 1 Williams, a five-time champion, saw her tournament go up in…

Taiji Cove dolphin hunt begins in Japan amid protests – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDespite protests from conservationists, an annual dolphin hunt took place Saturday at Taiji Cove in Japan. According to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a Friday Harbor, Wash.-based non-profit group…

Forest needed to cover carbon footprint of icy rescue – New Zealand Herald

New Zealand HeraldThe hapless Australasian Antarctic Expedition is finally homeward bound – and thousands of trees will have to be planted to offset the carbon footprint from the prolonged rescue…

Chinese Icebreaker Delayed in Antarctic Ship Rescue – TIME

TIMEA Chinese icebreaker headed to the Antarctic region to rescue a vessel stalled Friday due to bad weather and icy conditions. The ship Xue Long, which means Snow Dragon in…

London: Have a ripping time at Jack’s pub – New Zealand Herald

London: Have a ripping time at Jack’s pubNew Zealand HeraldThe Ten Bells has always been on my London itineraries, originally because of its link to Jack the Ripper but more…

Rodman Leaves NKorea Without Word If He Met Leader – ABC News

ABC NewsFormer basketball star Dennis Rodman left North Korea on Monday, but he plans to return next month — even if a sponsor won’t be with him. Rodman’s short visit…

Antonio Silva suspended for elevated testosterone level – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDespite gaining approval for the use of testosterone replacement therapy, Antonio Silva still failed his post-fight drug test following a “Fight of the Year” candidate against Mark Hunt in…

Is ‘Fast & Furious’ in limbo with Paul Walker’s death? – USA TODAY

USA TODAYAs friends and celebrities said goodbye to Paul Walker on Sunday, fans and analysts pondered the future of his most famous franchise. Walker, who died in a fiery car…