Venezuela’s growing middle-class revolt – CBC.ca

CBC.caOn Monday, Venezuelans woke up to find barricades of pipes, trash and branches burning in the streets. Improvised roadblocks, cutting off neighbourhoods from each other and from the central core…

Ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg charged with terror offences – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukA former Guantanamo Bay detainee who received an estimated £1 million compensation from the government has appeared in court charged with terrorism offences. Moazzam Begg is charged with providing instruction…

Venezuela Protests Continue, National Guardsman Killed – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaAnti-government protesters continued to clash with Venezuela’s security forces overnight, as violent street demonstrations dragged into the third day of a national holiday. Scattered barricades blocked streets Saturday…

Abe’s comments “wrong and dangerous”: article – Xinhua

XinhuaBEIJING, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) — The world should be cautious against Japan’s attempt to break its peaceful constitution and the potential threat to regional peace, Chinese experts warned on Friday.…

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…

South Korean Missionary ‘Confesses’ to Spying – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaA South Korean Christian missionary confessed Thursday to trying to overthrow the North Korean government at the behest of Seoul. Kim Jung Wook is at least the third…

Hard Talk Aside, Little Desire by the West to Leave Afghanistan – New York Times

New York TimesBRUSSELS — Listening to the Western defense officials gathered at a NATO meeting here on Wednesday, it would be easy to think that the United States and the…

Justin Bieber: Deal or No Deal? – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceJustin Bieber was offered a sweetheart plea deal this week by the Florida State Attorney in connection with Bieber’s recent arrest in Miami on DUI, reckless driving, and…

Australian TV star Charlotte Dawson found dead – Washington Post

Washington PostSYDNEY — Australian TV star and former model Charlotte Dawson, who became an anti-bullying activist after she was targeted online, has been found dead at age 47. Famed for…

Trolled to death: Model Charlotte Dawson bombarded with vile messages over … – Daily Mail

Daily MailAustralian TV star and former model Charlotte Dawson killed herself after receiving abuse from vicious trolls on Twitter just hours before she died. Famed for TV shows such as…

Kim Kardashian — I Agree With Kanye West … TMZ’s Got Racial Issues – TMZ.com

TMZ.comKim Kardashian just called TMZ out … echoing Kanye West’s complaint that TMZ goes after him because we’re uncomfortable with interracial relationships. Kim was leaving Barney’s New York Tuesday afternoon…

Justin Bieber Faces Another Legal Setback – People Magazine

People MagazineJustin Bieber will be deposed and questioned about a 2013 incident in Miami when the pop star allegedly instructed his bodyguard to attack photographer Jeffrey Binion and take his…

Thai Police Clashes With Protesters in Bangkok Leave Three Dead – Bloomberg

BloombergThailand’s opposition edged a step forward in legal efforts to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, as clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Bangkok killed three people and wounded at…

Asylum seeker dies in violent protest at PNG camp – Washington Post

Washington PostCANBERRA, Australia — A violent protest culminated in a breakout from an immigrant detention camp Australia runs in Papua New Guinea where one asylum seeker was killed and scores…

Ethiopian Co-Pilot Hijacks Jet, Then Asks for Asylum in Geneva – New York Times

New York TimesPassengers evacuated the hijacked Boeing 767-300 on Monday after it was hijacked and diverted to Geneva. Richard Juilliart/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. GENEVA — The co-pilot of an…

Social media trawled as government spends $4.3 million on research contracts – Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning HeraldFounder and chief executive Warren Weeks said it could track 24 million social media ”pieces” an hour, to gauge Australians’ perceptions of different policy areas. ”People hire Cubit…

Brahimi: UN peace talks ‘not good for Syria’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has apologised to the Syrian people after peace talks in Geneva ended without making progress. He had held final discussions with both sides in…

Pope Francis talks language of love with couples on Valentine’s Day – CNN

CNN(CNN) — In a gesture toward the romance of Valentine’s Day, Pope Francis on Friday gave his advice on how to have a happy marriage before thousands of young engaged…

Syrian Bombs in Rebel-Held Aleppo Kill at Least 15 – ABC News

ABC NewsSyrian activists say government military aircraft dropped barrels bombs on a rebel-held area in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 15. The activist collectives, the Local Coordination…

Indonesian volcano toll expected to rise – Sky News Australia

Sky News AustraliaUpdated: 22:11, Sunday February 2, 2014. Indonesian volcano toll expected to rise. Indonesian officials have searched through thick ash for bodies after Mount Sinabung volcano erupted, killing at…

Justin Bieber Found Guilty – Guardian Liberty Voice

Guardian Liberty VoiceEven the courts can see that Justin Bieber is associating with bad company, as his friend and rapper Lil Za was found guilty of drug possession. At present…

Egypt’s treatment of jailed Australian journalist Peter Greste ‘shameful’, parents say – ABC Online

ABC OnlineThe parents of Australian journalist Peter Greste, set to face trial in Egypt for aiding members of a terrorist organisation, say he seems to be holding up well despite…

Putin, EU Presidents Meet in Rapid-Fire Summit – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalBRUSSELS—Russian President Vladimir Putin held a rapid-fire summit in Brussels with the European Union’s leadership duo Tuesday with both sides acknowledging serious differences but seeking to steer ties…

Crocodile hunt continues after boy snatched – BBC News

BBC NewsAustralian police have shot two crocodiles dead in a search for a missing 12-year-old boy attacked by a crocodile on Sunday. The 12-year old was snatched by the crocodile…

Ex-French first lady heads to India after split – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsAu revoir, France! France’s former first lady left the country a day after her official separation from French President Francois Hollande was announced. Valerie Trierweiler boarded an…

Alfonso Cuarón and Vince Gilligan win at DGA Awards – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukAlfonso Cuarón took home the top film prize at the Directors Guild of America Awards for his space-set thriller Gravity. The win may bode well for his prospects in this…

Where were all the women in Davos? – CNBC.com

CNBC.comThe under-representation of women at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos has been one of the more obvious elephants in the room. At an event where Shinzo Abe, Prime…

L’Isle-Verte seniors residence fire haunts survivors, families – CBC.ca

CBC.caResidents of the tiny Quebec village of L’Isle-Verte woke to what will be another excruciating day of sifting through charred, frozen debris at the Résidence du Havre seniors home for…

At least 4 killed as large explosion hits Cairo police headquarters – Fox News

Fox NewsCAIRO – A car bomb struck the main Egyptian police headquarters Friday in the heart of Cairo, killing at least four people in a hugely symbolic attack on the…

Prince Harry builds a mean latrine, comrades say – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJust call him the royal flusher. Prince Harry reunited today with his fellow polar adventurers, who couldn’t resist telling the world that his special skill on their Antarctic trek…

Israel berates ‘pro-Palestinian EU’ – BBC News

BBC NewsIsrael has summoned the ambassadors of Britain, France, Italy and Spain, accusing their countries of pro-Palestinian bias. The Foreign Ministry said the envoys would be told that their “perpetual…

One dead as fire bears down on Halls Gap – The Australian

The AustralianBUSHFIRES have turned the Victorian holiday village of Halls Gap into a ghost town, as residents evacuate and fire trucks move in to battle a blaze that has already…

Trial Opens Into Killing of Lebanese Prime Minister – New York Times

New York TimesLONDON — Almost nine years after Rafik Hariri, the former Lebanese prime minister, was killed by a truck bomb, an international tribunal opened hearings into the case on…

MediaTakeOut: Beyonce’s Baby Blue Ivy Carter’s Birthday Party Photos Leaked – Gather Celebs News Channel

Gather Celebs News ChannelMediaTakeOut’s photos of Beyonce’s baby, Blue Ivy Carter’s birthday party show it was a very extravagant and fun event. There’s no such thing as a small party…

Auction draws animal rights protesters – USA TODAY

USA TODAYA permit to hunt an endangered African black rhino sold Saturday night for $350,000 at a Dallas auction held to raise money for conservation efforts but criticized by wildlife…