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Syria aid convoy bound for Homs comes under attack – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesTARTUS, Syria — In a setback for a United Nations-brokered aid effort, a convoy carrying humanitarian assistance to civilians trapped in the center of the Syrian city of Homs on Saturday was met with gunfire and shelling, breaking a cease-fire. The Syrian Arab …Cease-Fire in Syrian City Falters, Aid HaltedABC NewsMortar fire breaches […]

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Thailand protesters attempt to block polling stations ahead of general election – Fox News

Fox NewsBANGKOK – Anti-government demonstrators in Thailand swarmed polling stations in the capital Sunday and chained their doors shut to block voters from getting inside, reneging on a pledge not obstruct advance voting for a contentious general election …Thai protesters disrupt early voting for disputed electionReutersThailand Protesters Block Advance Voting for Feb. 2 ElectionsWall Street […]

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Israeli, Arab papers miles apart on Sharon’s legacy – BBC News

BBC NewsIsraeli newspapers take a measured view of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Arab commentators, however, have nothing good to say about him. Editorial in Israeli left-of-centre, independent broadsheet Ha’aretz. Throughout his military career Ariel Sharon …Body of Ariel Sharon to lie in state SundayFox NewsIsraelis pay last respects to warrior-statesman SharonReutersFormer Israeli prime minister […]

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Report: S. African interpreter accused of murder in 2003 – USA TODAY

USA TODAYThe South African government says it is investigating the ‘fake’ sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial, according to the Associated Press. Here’s what we know about the situation involving Thamsanqa Jantjie: 1) Citing court documents, …Man who faked sign language at Mandela memorial has faced murder, other …Washington PostSouth Africa keeps media at […]

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White House says Obama-Castro handshake ‘not planned’ – BBC News

BBC NewsPresident Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro’s handshake at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service was unplanned, the White House has said. White House aide Ben Rhodes told reporters the two exchanged nothing more substantive than a …Handshake between Barack Obama and Raul Castro offers hope for US-Cuba tiesABC OnlineRepublicans thump Obama for Castro handshakeAFPPresident […]

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Android creator Andy Rubin’s secret Google project revealed: Robots! – VentureBeat

VentureBeatWho would win in a fight between Amazon’s drones and Google robots? That’s something we may have an answer to in a few years. Following Amazon’s reveal of its new shipping drone project, Google has finally dished some details to the New York Times …Google takes big leap into developing new robotsSan Francisco ChronicleWhat’s Hiding […]