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Putin calls for use of troops in Ukraine – CNN

CNNSimferopol, Ukraine (CNN) — [Breaking News Update 9:22 a.m. ET]. (CNN) — Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the upper house of parliament to send Russian troops into Ukraine’s Crimea region to normalize the political situation there, the Kremlin said …Pro-Russia Demonstrations Break out in UkraineABC NewsPutin Asks Russia’s Senate to Use Military Force in UkraineNew […]

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Mobile World Congress 2014: Winners And Losers – InformationWeek

InformationWeekCheck out the most (and least) impressive gadgets and developments from the year’s biggest mobile confab. Mobile World Congress: 5 Hot Gadgets. (Click image for larger view and slideshow.) The Mobile World Congress, the wireless industry’s most …What we’ve learned from MWC this yearWashington PostHandset makers go big on smartphonesThe Seattle TimesAdrian Weckler: A proper […]

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Academy Awards 2014: Will Oscars’ return to tradition mark a TV win? – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMarch 1, 2014, 5:00 a.m.. They’ve tried edgy and tinkered with experimental. But the producers of the 86th Academy Awards telecast believe that what America really wants is tradition. This year’s Oscar show Sunday will bring back 2007 host Ellen …17 fun facts about the Academy AwardsUSA TODAYEllen DeGeneres hopes ‘to make people […]

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What’s next for Winter Olympics after Sochi? – The Japan Times

The Japan TimesSOCHI, RUSSIA – The sheer cost, size and scale of the Sochi Olympics has outstripped anything done before. The question for future Winter Games is clear: Can anyone — should anyone — try to top that? Sochi has showcased President Vladimir Putin’s …Sochi hotels receive surge in bookings after Winter OlympicsTelegraph.co.ukPower Ranking Major […]

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Crimean leader claims control, asks Russia for help in restoring peace – Fox News

Fox NewsThe new prime minister of Ukraine’s Crimea region claimed control of all military, police and other security services in the region Saturday and urged Russia to intervene to keep the peace, a day after President Obama warned Moscow “there will be costs” if it …Russia ‘extremely concerned’ about Crimea situation – Foreign MinistryReutersUkraine live: […]

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Lakers set franchise record for 3s in win over Kings – Fox News

Fox NewsLos Angeles, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – Jordan Farmar drained eight of Los Angeles’ franchise-record 19 3-pointers and finished with a career-high 30 points, as the Lakers notched a 126-122 triumph over the Sacramento Kings on Friday at Staples Center.Farmar, Brooks, hot shooting carry LakersReutersPlaying lottery is real gamble for the LakersLos Angeles TimesFarmar scores career-high […]

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Ukraine crisis: Crimea leader appeals to Putin for help – BBC News

BBC NewsThe new pro-Moscow leader of Ukraine’s autonomous Crimea region has asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help to ensure peace. A Kremlin source said it would “not leave unnoticed” the request from Sergiy Aksyonov. US President Barack Obama …Ukraine says Russia has sent in troops, Obama appeals to PutinReutersUkraine Refuses to Act Against Russian […]

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‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’ Box Office Collection: Farhan-Vidya Starrer Earns ₹5 … – International Business Times, India Edition

International Business Times, India [email protected]: Watched #ShaadiKeSideEffects ! Must say, an amazing movie with splendid performances by the leads. @FarOutAkhtar you were stupendous! @manavpurohit: Movie with meaning and message. Must watch. Also experimented the sorry wala …First day box–office collection of ‘Shaadi Ke Side Effects’Bollywood MantraMovie review: Shaadi Ke Side Effects is a breezy watchIndia […]

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Which Dallas Buyers Club Characters Are Based on Real People? – Parade

ParadeQ: Are the main characters in Dallas Buyers Club based on real people? —Sean D., Baltimore. A: There really was a Ron Woodroof, the HIV-positive Texan (played by Best Actor nominee Matthew McConaughey) who fought to bring unapproved …Movie review: Dallas Buyers Club is an intriguing slice of lifeIndia TodayMovie review by Rashid Irani: Dallas […]

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Ellen DeGeneres hopes ‘to make people happy’ as Oscars host – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsEllen DeGeneres talked to Robin Roberts about the ‘delicate balance’ of hosting the Oscars. When Ellen DeGeneres takes the stage on Sunday as the host of the 86th Academy Awards, she’ll have one goal in mind. “My intentions are to make people happy,” …17 fun facts about the Academy AwardsUSA TODAYLos Angeles […]

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Former NFL safety Darren Sharper surrenders to police in Los Angeles rape case – Fox News

Fox NewsFormer NFL safety Darren Sharper turned himself into Los Angeles police late Thursday, after being charged in an arrest warrant in New Orleans alleging he and another man raped two women in the Louisiana city last year. Sharper, 38, had already been …Ex-NFL star arrested in Los Angeles on New Orleans rape warrantReutersDarren Sharper […]

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A ‘deeply concerned’ Obama warns Russia against action in Crimea – Washington Post

Washington PostSEVASTOPOL, Ukraine — Heightened Russian military activity in Crimea on Friday prompted a stern warning from President Obama and a deepening sense of crisis among the leaders of the new Ukrainian government in Kiev. U.S. officials said Russian …Ukraine crisis: Crimea leader appeals to Putin for helpBBC NewsArmed men seize two airports in Ukraine’s […]

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Venezuela Protests Continue, National Guardsman Killed – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaAnti-government protesters continued to clash with Venezuela’s security forces overnight, as violent street demonstrations dragged into the third day of a national holiday. Scattered barricades blocked streets Saturday in the capital, Caracas, as student …Foreigners detained in VenezuelaSky News AustraliaMaduro Reaches Out to Critics as Venezuelan Death Toll IncreasesBusinessweekAnti-government protests continue in VenezuelaThe […]

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George Lopez arrested after passing out drunk – gulfnews.com

gulfnews.comGeorge Lopez, who is starring in the new comedy Saint George, exhibited less-than-saintly behaviour following a performance in a casino in Canada, according to reports. TMZ reported that the comedian was arrested for public intoxication at Caesars …Comic Arrested for Intoxication at Canada CasinoABC NewsGeorge Lopez Jokes about Arrest for Public IntoxicationThe Gossip GirlsGeorge Lopez […]

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Russia Warned Over Unrest in Ukraine’s Crimea Region – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalArmed men wearing camouflage but bearing no identifying insignia were occupying the perimeter of Simferopol Airport in the pro-Russia region of Crimea, Ukraine. Photo: Getty Images. Ukraine’s new government appeared to lose control over the restive …Armed men seize two airports in Ukraine’s Crimea, Yanukovich reappearsReutersCrimean leader claims control, asks Putin for helpUSA […]

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Chris Brown Ordered to Stay in Rehab for Two More Months – Fashion Times

Fashion TimesChris Brown (Photo : REUTERS/Tom Ramstack) R&B singer Chris Brown (L) leaves court with his attorney, Mark Geragos, in Washington, January 8, 2014. Grammy-winning R&B singer Brown has rejected a plea deal in a misdemeanor assault case …Chris Brown diagnosed with bipolar disorderBusiness StandardChris Brown Diagnosed with PTSD, Bipolar DisorderVIP BreakdownChris Brown’s undiagnosed PTSD […]

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Foreigners detained as Venezuela protesters, security clash – Business Recorder

Business Recorderimage CARACAS: At least 41 people, including foreign reporters, were arrested in Caracas late Friday as security forces battled protesters angry at the policies of Venezuela’s leftist government. National Guard security forces blasted the student-led …Maduro Reaches Out to Critics as Venezuelan Death Toll IncreasesBusinessweekAnti-government protests continue in VenezuelaThe HinduVenezuela student protest in Caracas […]

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Friday stumper: Find all of Apple’s 23 acquisitions from the past 16 months – VentureBeat

VentureBeatAt Apple’s annual meeting in Cupertino, Calif., today, chief executive Tim Cook dropped a curious factoid: In the past 16 months, Apple has bought 23 companies. Like Cisco, IBM, Salesforce.com, Oracle, Yahoo, and other aging tech giants seeking to stay …Tim Cook Chooses the Environment Over ProfitTidBITSApple Inc.’s Tim Cook takes pot shots at Google […]

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Doctors Without Borders expelled from Myanmar – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeYANGON, Myanmar — Doctors Without Borders said Friday it has been expelled from Myanmar and that tens of thousands of lives are at risk. The decision came after the humanitarian group reported it treated nearly two dozen Rohingya Muslim victims of …Medécins Sans Frontières ‘deeply shocked’ as Burma expels charity over claims …The IndependentThe […]

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Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death ruled accidental – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesPhilip Seymour Hoffman, who won the hearts of fans and fellow actors during decades of an award-winning career, accidentally died of a deadly mix of drugs, New York medical officials announced Friday. The office of New York’s chief medical examiner said …Hoffman died from accidental ‘speedball’ overdose, examiner saysAtlanta Journal ConstitutionPhilip Seymour Hoffman […]