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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Central African Republic’s Leader Resigns — Update – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalThe Central African Republic’s interim president, Michel Djotodia, resigned under pressure from other African leaders Friday, highlighting the political disarray that has fueled vigilante violence across the country.…

Privately launched rocket heads to ISS – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOrbital Sciences launched the first of eight planned resupply missions to the International Space Station from Wallops Island, Virginia on Thursday. (Jan. 9). Loading… Post to Facebook. Privately launched…

Antarctic researchers rescued from ship – BBC News

BBC NewsRescuers in Antarctica have safely transferred all 52 passengers stranded on the ice-bound research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy. The Australian rescue operators said the scientists and tourists were now all…

Musharraf’s Treason Trial Begins Without his Presence – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaISLAMABAD — Pakistan’s former military ruler Pervez Musharraf went on trial for treason Wednesday but defense lawyers told the court security threats prevented him from attending the proceedings.…

Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux shares a steamy kiss after a low key arrival … – Daily Mail

Daily MailIt appeared they had lost that loving feeling during their first days on holiday in Mexico this weekend. But things quickly heated up between Jennifer Aniston and her fiance…

Help on the way for ship stranded off Antarctica – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe fate of the latest rescue attempt for an Australian science team whose cruise ship became trapped in ice off Antarctica on Christmas Day could be determined within hours,…

White Christmas: High spirits on trapped ship – CNN

CNNHong Kong (CNN) — For most of this week, the 74 people aboard the Russian expedition vessel MV Akademik Shokalskiy have been at a standstill — trapped in the frozen…

A rare bond in Bethlehem gets ancient church restored – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBETHLEHEM, West Bank — Two weeks before Christmas, one of the most powerful storms to hit the Middle East in a century dumped several inches of snow on the…

Apollo Theatre collapse: Initial safety checks complete – BBC News

BBC NewsInitial safety checks at a London theatre where a part of a ceiling collapsed have been completed. Seventy-six people were injured when ornate plasterwork at the Apollo fell during…