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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 the early hours of Wednesday. The Navy said the two officers, a lieutenant …Indian Navy chief resigns hours after submarine mishap off Mumbai coastXinhuaAK Antony […]

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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 of the year if no security agreement is signed. Statements by the …Pentagon war budget request to follow Afghan policy decisionsReutersUS planning full Afghan pullout, […]

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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 at State House Entebbe, 40 km south of the …Tabloid publishes list of Uganda’s ‘top’ homosexualsCTV NewsGay people mustn’t be left to fight American and […]

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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 under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics. The group has resurfaced as a …Russian security forces attack Pussy Riot membersPhilly.comIOC: Attack on Pussy Riot was […]

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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 sensitivity might block it. The film about a washed up ex-cop investigating a …As Edgy Chinese Films Sweep Berlin Festival, Pride and Caution at HomeNew […]

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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 Sunday, defusing the worst crisis to beset the deeply divided former …Ukraine protesters, police pull back in contest over presidentReuters IndiaUkraine Opposition Plans March on […]

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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. Lindsey Jacobellis and Bode Miller are among the big USA …USA’s Bode Miller and Andrew Weibrecht win medals in Olympic super-GCBS NewsWinter Olympics: Andrew Weibrecht […]

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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 mostly over Syria’s civil war. Tammam Salam’s 24-member national …Lebanon gets new government after 10-month deadlockNew Straits TimesLebanon Forms Government After 10-Month DeadlockVoice of AmericaLebanon […]

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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 released all those detained in the anti-government unrest rocking the country. The “headquarters of the revolution … …read more Source: Kiev News From Google

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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 warring sides in Geneva in a last-ditch effort to …Syria crisis: Last UN try to break Geneva deadlockBBC NewsDelegations of Syrian warring sides admit no […]

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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 blossomed among the grimy tents of Ukraine’s barricaded anti-government enclave. It all began in December when … and more …read more Source: Kiev News From […]

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Facebook users, others react to gender options – 77Square.com

77Square.comSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook announced Thursday that its 159 million U.S. users now have dozens of options for completing the gender question on their profiles. The social media giant has been working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender …Gender no longer just ‘M’ or ‘F’ on FacebookColumbus DispatchFacebook adds 50+ gender options: Stalking your […]

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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 them. Under the deal, HTC will make payments to Nokia and …HTC and Nokia settle global patent lawsuitsWantChinaTimesHTC, Nokia settle global patent lawsuitsFocus Taiwan News […]

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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 pup captured during a raid last December. The doleful hound, believed to be …Taliban fighters capture military dog in Afghanistan, flaunt prisoner of war in […]

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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 end two months of turmoil. Yanukovych on Friday scrapped controversial …US and Germany Signal Willingness to Repair Strained RelationsWall Street Journal‘US sees Germany as a […]

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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 long-term study looked at climate impacts on the world’s biggest …Penguins, even in Argentina, at risk from climate change, study saysChristian Science MonitorClimate change is […]

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Fears that 12-year-old boy eaten by crocodile in Australia – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukA 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 Mudginberri Billabong in Kakadu National Park on Sunday …Search continues for Australian boy snatched by crocodilesThe IndependentHunt on for croc after 12-year-old boy taken in […]

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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 in lending costs. The currency, which had already dropped more than …Turkey democracy being rolled back, warns GulenKhaleej TimesHundreds greet Turkish PM Erdoğan in BrusselsHurriyet […]

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Hollande wants Trierweiler out but first lady ‘refusing to pack bags’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukFrançois 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 the French president has not visited her. “François Hollande had a dream,” wrote Le …Hollande Partner Remains in Hospital After Actress Affair ReportBusinessweekHollande subject to […]

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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 in the United States and Australia yielded 29 arrests for …Investigation busts online sex abuse ring targeting children in PhilippinesCNNAustralians arrested in worldwide abuse stingThe […]

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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 could be running out of steam. A state anti-corruption …Thailand Protests Wane Despite Calls to Shut Down BangkokNew York TimesThai protesters march on new government […]