India Sahara chief Subrata Roy arrested – BBC News

BBC NewsOne of India’s most flamboyant tycoons, Subrata Roy, has been arrested after he surrendered to the police. The Supreme Court had ordered the arrest of the Sahara group chief…

Opening ceremony director pokes fun at Olympic rings malfunction – USA TODAY

USA TODAYSOCHI, Russia – The creative director of the opening and closing ceremonies has a sense of humor. Konstantin Ernst showed up for the closing ceremony news conference Sunday morning…

So Long, Sochi: The Olympic Best and Worst – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comWhen the Olympic flame is extinguished on Sunday night at Fisht Stadium, 98 gold medals will have been awarded, and 2,800 athletes from 89 countries will go home with memories…

Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych Driven From Power – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalLarge crowds entered ousted Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych’s residential compound outside Kiev on Saturday. Photo: Getty Images. KIEV, Ukraine—The whereabouts of President Viktor Yanukovych were unknown Sunday, the…

Matteo Renzi sworn in as new Italy PM – BBC News

BBC NewsOn Friday he formally accepted the mandate to lead a new government and named his cabinet. He ousted Prime Minister and party colleague Enrico Letta in a vote earlier…

Army sending paratroopers to restive Venezuela area as security forces try to … – Fox News

Fox NewsCARACAS, Venezuela – Paratroopers are heading to a Venezuelan border area torn by fierce clashes between police and anti-government protesters, while security forces are being accused of turning many…

Korean families prepare for reunions across borders – BBC News

BBC NewsAbout 170 estranged relatives from North and South Korea are preparing to meet each other on Thursday for the first time in more than six decades. They are members…

Iran takes tough opening stand at nuclear talks, vows not to dismantle equipment – Washington Post

Washington PostAs the latest talks on Iran’s nuclear program began Tuesday, the country’s negotiators took a tough opening position, pledging never to dismantle equipment or facilities that the United States…

Suspected Islamists kill 90 in Nigeria village raid – witnesses – Reuters India

Reuters IndiaMAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Suspected Islamist fighters killed at least 90 people in an early morning attack on a village in remote northeast Nigeria on Sunday, witnesses said. The…

RPT-Nintendo looks to power-up Mario after not-so-super Wii U – Reuters

Reuters(Repeats item first issued late on Tuesday with no changes to text). By Sophie Knight and Reiji Murai. TOKYO Jan 28 (Reuters) – Nintendo Co Ltd, facing a third year…

Egypt ex-President Morsi defiant at jailbreak trial – BBC News

BBC NewsEgypt’s former Islamist President Mohammed Morsi has struck a defiant tone at the beginning of his trial over his escape from prison in 2011. Mr Morsi started shouting: “I…

Activists mourn as top court stands firm on gay-sex ban – Reuters India

Reuters IndiaNEW DELHI (Reuters) – The Supreme Court has refused to review a month-old ruling that banned gay sex in the world’s largest democracy, standing firm on a decision that…

Egypt’s miiltary endorses commander for president – Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science MonitorEgypt’s top military council said its commander Abdel Fattah al-Sisi should heed calls to stand in a presidential election. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said in…

Egypt army backs Sisi as presidential candidate – BBC News

BBC NewsEgypt’s top military body has given its approval for armed forces chief Field Marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to run for the presidency. The Supreme Council of the Armed Forces…

Egyptian papers condemn ‘heinous’ Cairo bombings – BBC News

BBC NewsA series of blasts in Cairo and Giza on Friday dominate the front pages of the main Egyptian dailies, overshadowing the third anniversary of the 2011 uprising which ended…

Violence Mars Third Anniversary of Egypt Uprising – ABC News

ABC NewsThe anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising brought a violent display of the country’s furious divisions Saturday, as giant crowds danced at government-backed rallies and security forces crushed demonstrations by…

After Bombings, Cairo Anxious 3 Years After Egyptian Uprising – New York Times

New York TimesAfter the first explosion in Cairo on Friday, supporters of Gen. Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi gathered outside Abdeen Palace. Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters. CAIRO — The capital was empty and…

Iran’s President Pledges Cooperation, Trade – ABC News

ABC NewsIranian President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday his country is ready to do business and honor a deal to curb its nuclear program, in a speech aimed at persuading world…

Australia accuses Snowden of ‘treachery’ – Financial Times

Financial TimesAustralia has accused Edward Snowden of “unprecedented treachery” and defended Canberra’s intelligence co-operation with Washington in the face of rising tensions with Indonesia over the US whistleblower’s spying allegations.…

My mother was too strong to commit suicide, Sunanda’s son says – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: Sunanda Pushkar’s son has come out in the defence of Union minister Shashi Tharoor even as he strongly rejected the possibility of his mother committing suicide.…

Edward Snowden Denies Being a Russian Spy – TIME

TIMENational Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden denied allegations that he was acting as a Russian spy when he took classified intelligence documents and later fled the United States. “This ‘Russian…

Death of Sunanda Pushkar “unnatural” say doctors – Reuters India

Reuters IndiaNEW DELHI (Reuters) – The death of junior human resource development minister Shashi Tharoor’s wife was described as “sudden” and “unnatural” following an autopsy on Saturday, a day after…

Funeral stampede kills 18 in Indian city of Mumbai – BBC News

BBC NewsAt least 18 people have been killed and more than 40 injured in a stampede in India’s western city of Mumbai. Local officials say the incident happened when thousands…

Actress Julie Gayet suing over Hollande affair allegations, Closer magazine says – CNN

CNNParis (CNN) — French actress Julie Gayet is suing the magazine Closer over an article suggesting she is having an affair with French President Francois Hollande, the magazine said Thursday.…

Egyptian Voters Support New Constitution – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaEgyptian officials say initial results indicate voters have overwhelmingly approved a referendum on a new constitution. The outcome is seen as nudging army chief General Abdel Fatteh al-Sisi…

Is the US powerless in South Sudan? – BBC News

BBC NewsIn a church in Alexandra, Virginia, just across the river from Washington DC, the congregation sing a solemn, gentle hymn in Dinka, one of the languages of South Sudan.…

Polling on constitution underway in Egypt – Xinhua

XinhuaCAIRO, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) — Egyptians started casting their votes Tuesday on the country’s new draft constitution, which is widely seen as a milestone during Egypt’s political transition after Islamist…

Thai Protest Leaders Threaten to Detain Yingluck – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalAntigovernment protesters hold Thai national flags during a protest outside the Custom Department office in Bangkok on Tuesday. Reuters. BANGKOK—Thailand’s protest leaders are thinking up new ways to…

Indian diplomat flies home after indictment in US – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMUMBAI, India — The Indian official whose arrest last month in New York sparked a diplomatic crisis returned to her homeland Friday after the United States granted her…

India asks US Embassy to remove 1 of its officers – USA TODAY

USA TODAYNEW DELHI (AP) — India asked the United States on Friday to withdraw a diplomat from the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, the latest retaliation in a smoldering diplomatic…

Afghan’s Karzai not seen meeting US deadline on security deal – report – Reuters India

Reuters IndiaWASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. efforts to persuade Afghan President Hamid Karzai to sign a long-term security agreement according to Washington’s timetable will likely fail, the lead American negotiator has…

India targets American expatriate club as diplomatic dispute escalates – Reuters

ReutersNEW DELHI (Reuters) – India has told the United States it cannot permit non-diplomats to visit a club at its Delhi embassy, escalating a row over the arrest of an…

Turkish Police Purge Broadens in Corruption Inquiry – New York Times

New York TimesISTANBUL — The Turkish government removed police chiefs in 15 cities and the deputy head of the country’s police force in a decree published in the official gazette…

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,…

Syria fighting between rebels and Al Qaeda-linked group spreads – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesAMMAN, Jordan – Clashes spread Saturday between groups nominally united against the Syrian government as mainstream rebels attempted to expel an Al Qaeda-linked group from opposition areas. Rebels…