It’s International Polar Bear Day: What you can do to help – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesHappy International Polar Bear Day! The polar bear conservation group Polar Bears International, has set aside Feb. 27 as a special day to celebrate those furry white giants … Read More

Everyday Ways To Save The Polar Bear – Global Animal

Global Animal(ENDANGERED SPECIES/POLAR BEARS) What better time to help save the polar bear than today, International Polar Bear Day? With less than 25,000 left in the wild, polar bears are … Read More

Life sentence for murderer of UK soldier Lee Rigby, accomplice gets 45 years – RT

RTMuslim convert Michael Adebolajo, who murdered Drummer Lee Rigby in a south-east London street attack in May last year, has been sentenced to life in prison. His partner in the … Read More

Two officers killed after fire erupts inside INS Sindhuratna – Times of India

Times of IndiaMUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Two officers were feared killed and seven sailors injured when a fire erupted on board a submarine, INS Sindhuratna, around 40 nautical miles off Mumbai in … Read More

No bluff: US planning possible withdrawal of all troops from Afghanistan – CNN

CNNWashington (CNN) — We’re not bluffing, the Obama administration told Afghanistan on Tuesday in announcing it has started planning for the possible withdrawal of all U.S. troops by the end … Read More

Ugandan president signs anti-gay bill despite foreign pressure – Xinhua

XinhuaENTEBBE, Uganda, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed an anti-gay bill into law on Monday despite warnings from Western powers of dire consequences. Museveni signed the bill … Read More

Pussy Riot ‘attacked with horsewhips’at Sochi – Hindustan Times

Hindustan TimesCossack militia attacked Russia’s Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the artists – who have feuded with Vladimir Putin’s government for years – tried to perform … Read More

Merkel: Putin wants end to Ukraine unrest – Washington Post

Washington PostPARIS — The German chancellor says that she and Russian President Vladimir Putin have agreed to do all they can to end the violence in Ukraine. Angela Merkel, speaking … Read More

Pride and puzzlement as unreleased Chinese film wins in Berlin – Ahram Online

Ahram OnlineA top European prize for Chinese movie Black Coal, Thin Ice provoked curiosity and questioning Monday with the film not yet released at home and some asking whether political … Read More

Ukraine political crisis defused as protesters accept amnesty – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMOSCOW — Anti-government protesters who have disrupted traffic and official functions in major Ukrainian cities for nearly three months vacated Kiev City Hall and other key state buildings … Read More

Sochi Winter Olympics 2014: Day 9 Medal Predictions and Results – Bleacher Report

Bleacher ReportDay 9 of the Sochi Olympics will feature medals being awarded in five events, highlighted—in terms of American hopefuls—by the women’s snowboard cross and the men’s Alpine skiing super-G. … Read More

New Lebanon cabinet – Gulf Daily News

Gulf Daily NewsBEIRUT: Lebanon’s prime minister formed a cabinet more than 10 months after taking office yesterday, including a wide range of political groups after bridging serious divisions among them … Read More

Kerry in Indonesia, Will Urge More Action on Climate Change – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia, where he plans to make a major speech Sunday on climate change and its possible impact on Asia. The … Read More

Kiev protesters offer goodwill gesture after detainees freed – New Straits Times

Kiev protesters offer goodwill gesture after detainees freedNew Straits TimesProtesters occupying Kiev city hall said Saturday they stood “ready” to vacate the premises, in a gesture of goodwill after authorities … Read More

Syria Peace Talks on Verge of Collapse – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaU.N.-brokered peace talks resume Saturday between Syria’s government and opposition delegations, with both sides far apart on any possible agreement. U.N. mediator Lakhdar Brahimi meets with the two … Read More

Love and marriage on Kiev’s anti-government barricades – New Straits Times

Love and marriage on Kiev’s anti-government barricadesNew Straits TimesThe storyline could be that of Hollywood’s newest blockbuster, but it happened in real life on Kiev’s Independence Square, where passion has … Read More

HTC, Nokia reach settlement on patent lawsuits – New Straits Times

New Straits TimesTAIPEI: Taiwan’s smartphone maker HTC said Saturday it has signed a patent and technology collaboration agreement with Finnish phone giant Nokia to end all pending patent litigation between … Read More

Dog of war: Taliban claims to have captured military canine – Fox News

Fox NewsTaliban fighters in Afghanistan have released video purportedly showing a captured allied soldier — a dog soldier that is, believed by Pentagon officials to be a British military service … Read More

NATO chief doesn’t see Karzai signing security pact – Reuters

ReutersMUNICH (Reuters) – President Hamid Karzai is unlikely to sign a pact for U.S. and NATO forces to stay in Afghanistan after 2014 and will probably leave the choice for … Read More

Ukraine opposition set for talks with John Kerry – New Straits Times

New Straits TimesKIEV: Ukraine’s opposition leaders were set to meet US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday, after the army urged embattled President Viktor Yanukovych to act urgently to … Read More

Climate change is ‘killing penguin chicks’ say researchers – BBC News

BBC NewsPenguin chicks are dying as a direct consequence of climate change, according to new research. Drenching rainstorms and extreme heat are killing the young birds in significant numbers. The … Read More

RPT-UPDATE 1-Nintendo looks to power-up Mario after not-so-super Wii U – Reuters

Reuters(Repeats to remove extra word in paragraph 11). * Nintendo warned of third year of operating losses after poor Wii U sales. * Company will unveil new management strategy on … Read More

Fears that 12-year-old boy eaten by crocodile in Australia – 12-year-old boy was feared dead after being snatched by a saltwater crocodile while swimming in Australia’s Northern Territory, police said Monday. The boy was swimming with friends in the … Read More

Indian Supreme Court Orders Investigation Into Gang Rape – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaIndian media reports say the Supreme Court has ordered an investigation into the gang rape of a 20-year-old woman allegedly attacked earlier this week on the orders of … Read More

Turkey keeps key interest rate at 7.75% in spite of falling lira – Financial Times

Financial TimesTurkey’s central bank has left key interest rates on hold sending the lira to a fresh record low. The central bank’s decision followed highly-charged government rhetoric against any increase … Read More

World Boxing Council chief Sulaiman dies at 82 – The Hindu

The HinduJose Sulaiman, the longtime head of the World Boxing Council who introduced rules to protect boxers, died on Thursday. He was 82. Sulaiman’s son, Mauricio Sulaiman, said his father … Read More

Hollande wants Trierweiler out but first lady ‘refusing to pack bags’ –çois Hollande wanted to break up with Valérie Trierweiler at the weekend but had to ditch the idea when she was hospitalised, it was reported today, as it emerged that … Read More

Britain disrupts Philippines online child abuse ring – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLONDON — Britain’s National Crime Agency has broken up an international crime group that live-streamed child sexual abuse from the Philippines. The agency said the joint investigation with authorities … Read More

Thai protesters target revenue offices, government awaits graft ruling – Reuters

ReutersBANGKOK (Reuters) – Protesters in Thailand trying to force out the government marched on revenue offices on Thursday, but their numbers appeared to be dwindling and ministers said the movement … Read More

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