175 Syrian Rebels Killed in Ambush, Says Army – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSyria says it has killed 175 rebels in a dawn ambush of an opposition stronghold near the capital, Damascus. State television quoted a field commander Wednesday as saying…

Venezuelan police hunt opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez – BBC News

BBC NewsMr Lopez, who has organised recent anti-government protests, has not been seen in public since Wednesday, when three men were shot dead at the end of opposition marches in…

Afghan presidential election campaign begins – BBC News

BBC NewsThe campaign for Afghanistan’s presidential election has been formally launched, with rallies for key candidates in the capital, Kabul. The election is scheduled to take place on 5 April,…

Brooklyn Nets set NBA record-low with 17 rebounds in game – NBCSports.com

NBCSports.comThe Brooklyn Nets grabbed 17 rebounds in a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. 17! That set a new NBA record for fewest rebounds in a game, breaking…

Free and fair election in doubt after protesters block voters in Bangkok – The Age

The AgeProtest leader Suthep Thaugsuban gestures as he leads anti-government protesters marching through Bangkok’s shopping district. Photo: Reuters. Bangkok: Anti-government protesters on Sunday blocked many people wanting to vote early…

Fire in China’s Shangri-la put out – Xinhua

XinhuaSHANGRI-LA, Yunnan, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) — A fire that started in the early hours of Saturday in an ancient town in Shangri-la, a resort county in southwest China’s Yunnan Province,…

Kerry Heads to Mideast for More Israeli-Palestinian Talks – Bloomberg

BloombergThe upcoming visit will be U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s 10th visit to the… Read More. The upcoming visit will be U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s 10th visit…

Greenpeace Russian oil protest arrests ‘worth it’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe arrest and detention of Greenpeace demonstrators over an Arctic oil drilling protest in Russia was “worth it”, according to a freed activist. Speaking on his return to the…