Germany’s Angela Merkel urges ‘strong’ UK in EU – BBC News

BBC NewsThe German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has said the rest of Europe is not prepared to pay almost any price to keep Britain in the EU. In an historic address…

Charlotte’s Law: Fighting posts of hate – NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auA LEADING anti-bullying campaigner says police are dismissing complaints about cyber-bullying because they’re unaware of laws already in place to deal with the problem. Speaking to news.com.au after the shocking…

Michael Lohan’s Girlfriend Admits She Lied About Him Threatening Her With Knife – AceShowbiz

AceShowbizLohan’s girlfriend Kate Major says, ‘I regretfully tweeted while my emotions were high that I was being threatened by Michael with a knife, this was not the case.’ Tweet. Kate…

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…

Media push for release of Justin Bieber arrest videos – TVNZ

TVNZMedia outlets have urged a judge to grant access to police videos made shortly after pop singer Justin Bieber’s arrest last month on driving under the influence and other charges.…

12 Years a Slave bolstered as favourite for Oscar success after big BAFTA win – Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.ukWe’re deep into award season now, and it’s almost time to finalise your picks for this year’s Academy Awards. With the BAFTAs a not-so-distant memory, it’s worth noting that many…

Car bombs kill at least 10 people in Iraqi capital – TVNZ

TVNZA police officer says the blast from a parked car rigged with explosives ripped through a bus station in the capital’s southwestern neighbourhood of Bayaa, killing seven commuters and wounding…

Suspected Egyptian militants raise stakes in insurgency – Reuters

ReutersCAIRO (Reuters) – The bombing of a tourist bus in Egypt by suspected Muslim militants marks a strategic shift to soft targets that could devastate an economy already reeling from…

3 charged with drug offenses as part of Hoffman death investigation – Fox News

Fox NewsThree of the four people arrested as a result of the investigation into the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman were charged with drug offenses Wednesday evening. Robert Vineberg,…

Russia President Putin encounters Sochi leopard cubs – BBC News

BBC NewsRussian President Vladimir Putin has taken senior Olympics officials on a tour of a Persian leopard sanctuary ahead of the Winter Games in Sochi. He tried to calm one…

BitInstant CEO Charlie Shrem Arrested for Alleged Money Laundering – TIME

TIMEThe Bitcoin bigshot was arrested at John F. Kennedy airport in New York City Monday. By Jessica Roy @jessicakroyJan. 27, 20140. Share. Read Later. Send to Kindle. 459759077. Getty Images…

Lorde ‘will have a long career’ – TVNZ

TVNZA Kiwi record producer says Lorde will have huge opportunities following her exposure at the Grammy Awards. Lorde was among a line-up of the music industry’s brightest stars to perform…

Stanislas Wawrinka never expected Australian Open win – BBC Sport

BBC SportAustralian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka said he did not believe he was good enough to win a Grand Slam. The Swiss, 28, beat world number one Rafael Nadal 6-3…

Thailand Protest Leader Killed During Campaign to Block Voting – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalA voter, center, reacts as antigovernment protesters stopped her from entering a polling station they blocked in central Bangkok on Sunday. Reuters. BANGKOK—One person was killed and several…

Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom sell home for over $5 million: report – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsKhloe Kardashian has sold the home she once shared with estranged husband Lamar Odom for quite the profit. According to TMZ, “Big Bang Theory” star and newlywed…

Cold hampers rescue after Quebec old-people’s home fire – BBC News

BBC NewsCanadian emergency crews are battling freezing temperatures to rescue as many as 30 old people from the wreck of their home after a massive fire. Officials confirmed that eight…

Selena Gomez Out on the Town After Bieber Arrest SMILES FOR MILES – TMZ.com

TMZ.com… to mug for the cameras as they signed autographs for fans. There’s NO doubt … Selena wanted to be seen, after Justin Bieber and his date Chantel Jeffries were…

‘Twin toilet’ shocking visitors to Olympic venue – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWhen a BBC reporter recently went to use a bathroom at the cross-country skiing and biathlon center in Sochi, he thought he was seeing double. His picture showing two…

Pats’ reservoir of miracles finally comes up empty – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldALL DONE: Coach Bill Belichick runs off the field after the Pats’ loss to the Broncos in the AFC Championship Game yesterday. 1. Monday, January 20, 2014. PrintEmail Comments.…

Justin Bieber could be ‘deported to Canada’ if convicted of felony after egg attack – Daily Mail

Daily MailJustin Bieber could be deported to Canada following a vicious egg attack on a neighbour’s house. The Ontario native – who is currently in America on a work visa…

Australian Open: Medical officer defends extreme heat policy – BBC Sport

BBC SportThe chief medial officer at the Australian Open has defended criticism of the competition’s “extreme heat policy” after Jamie Murray was treated for heatstroke. Play was suspended on uncovered…

Conviction Of Michael Jackson’s Doctor Upheld In Court – MTV.com

MTV.comMurray was released less than two months ago from a two-year stint in jail following hisNovember 2011 conviction. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor at the time ruled that the cardiologist,…

Nadal, Murray, Federer all in same Australian Open half – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — As three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic held the Australian Open trophy in a photo shoot before Friday’s draw, he joked that having his fingerprints on…

Miley Cyrus: In Her Own Words! – PerezHilton.com

PerezHilton.comThis has been the undisputed year of Miley Cyrus! It’s questionable where we’d be without her twerking, licking, and foam finger fabulocity, or fake BeyoncĂ© diss quotes… But it’s hard…

Wozzilroy! Rory McIlroy, Caroline Wozniacki get engaged – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comReady to finish off 2013 with some heart-warming news? Rory McIlroy and Caroline Wozniacki are engaged. The tennis star announced the big news Tuesday and showed off a picture of…

Rescue Vessel Becomes Stuck on Way to Trapped Antarctic Ship – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaAn icebreaker sent to rescue a Russian ship trapped in the Antarctic has itself been stopped by ice. The captain of the Chinese icebreaker Snow Dragon said the…

Pussy Riot speaks out against Putin, prison – USA TODAY

USA TODAYTwo members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot who spent nearly two years in prison for their irreverent protest in Moscow’s main cathedral held their first news conference…

Roger Federer is trying a bigger racket (again) – USA TODAY

USA TODAYOn the same day he announced he’d be taking it old school by hiring Stefan Edberg to join his coaching team, Roger Federer revealed he’ll also be starting 2014…

Justin Bieber I’m NOT KIDDING About Retiring – TMZ.com

TMZ.com1225-justin-bieber-tmz Justin Bieber is NOT backing off his promise to “retire” after his album drops … and last night, he proved he means business by reinforcing his retirement plans ON…

Space station gets early Christmas gift – USA TODAY

USA TODAYCAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Spacewalkers delivered a welcome gift Tuesday to the International Space Station, completing repairs that were expected to fully restore the outpost’s hobbled cooling system. Astronauts…

Bayern Munich beats Raja Casablanca to win Club World Cup – SI.com

SI.comThe European champion added a record fifth title of the year to its trophy cabinet with the Club World Cup win. Chris Brunskill Ltd/Getty Images. MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) Bayern Munich…

Facebook and Zuckerberg to Sell More Shares – New York Times

New York TimesFacebook’s headquarters during the company’s 2012 initial public offering. Zef Nikolla/Facebook, via European Pressphoto Agency Facebook’s headquarters during the company’s 2012 initial public offering. Updated, 12:15 p.m. |.…

Justin Bieber tells fans ‘I’m retiring’ on LA radio show – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsSorry Beliebers — Justin is calling it quits. The 19-year-old superstar went on Power 106, a Los Angeles hip hop station, and said his next album, “Journals,”…

Bombings Across Baghdad Kill 25 – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaA series of bombings in and around Iraq’s capital has killed at least 25 people. Baghdad police said the Sunday blasts hit primarily Shi’ite neighborhoods and wounded at…

Thai leader offers talks with protesters – Financial Times

Financial TimesThailand’s prime minister vowed to resign and hold elections if it would help end the country’s most severe political crisis in years as Bangkok braced for a fresh outbreak…