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Ukraine crisis: US urges restraint and warns it is ‘watching Russia’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe US has called for all sides to “step back and avoid any kind of provocations” amid heightened tensions in Ukraine’s Crimea region. Secretary of State John Kerry said he had spoken to his Russian counterpart who promised to respect Ukraine’s “territorial …Russian moves raise stakes in Ukraine conflictTimes of IndiaTroop buildup near Ukraine […]

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Justin Bieber rejecting plea deal in DUI case: report – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsProsecutors have cooked up a deal that Justin Bieber and his legal team apparently don’t like. The Canadian pop star is rejecting a plea deal involving random drug testing, stemming from his Miami Beach DUI charge in January, TMZ reports. Bieber, 19 …Buckhead protests Justin Bieber: No Justin, know peaceAtlanta Journal ConstitutionJustin […]

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Box Office: ‘Lego Movie’ Crossing $100 Million on Saturday; ‘About Last Night … – Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterThe two films dwarf the other new movies opening over Valentine’s Day and President’s Day — “RoboCop,” “Endless Love” and “Winter’s Tale.” Remaining a master builder in its second weekend, The Lego Movie ended Valentine’s Day in a tie with new entry …Friday Box Office: ‘LEGO Movie,’ ‘About Last Night’ Dominate Valentine’s DayForbesBox Office: […]

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China says 11 ‘terrorists’ killed in new Xinjiang unrest – Reuters

ReutersBEIJING (Reuters) – Eleven “terrorists” were killed during an attack in China’s far western region of Xinjiang on Friday, state news agency Xinhua said, in the latest violence to hit a part of the country with a large Muslim population. “The terrorists, riding …Several terrorists killed in Xinjiang attackXinhuaChina: Police kill ‘terrorists’ in attack in […]

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Ralph Waite, Patriarch in TV Series ‘The Waltons,’ Dies at 85 – New York Times

New York TimesRalph Waite, in the role of Jackson Gibbs in an episode of the TV drama “NCIS.” Cliff Lipson/CBS, via Associated Press. Ralph Waite, a multifaceted actor who became etched in the American imagination as the craggy-faced, big-hearted patriarch of a rustic, …Ralph Waite dies at 85; actor played ‘The Waltons’ patriarchLos Angeles TimesActor […]

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What Belgium’s child euthanasia law means for America and the Constitution – Washington Post

Washington PostBelgium has just passed a law allowing euthanasia for children. The Low Countries allow for suicide and doctor-assisted suicide, but Brussels is the first to open to door to dealing death to children of any age. If the prospect of youngsters being helped to off …‘Slippery slope?’ Belgium moves to extend euthanasia rights to […]

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Thai Vote Fails to Ease Tensions as Protesters Disrupt Election – Bloomberg

BloombergThai voters cast ballots across almost 90 percent of the country yesterday, defying efforts of protesters who disrupted polling stations in a general election where the results may not be certified for several months. Voting went ahead in 83,669 of the nation’s …Thailand elections: PM backs vote despite disruptionsBBC NewsBehind Thailand’s vote, a looming national […]

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Ukraine on Brink of Chaos as Amnesty Vote Splits Parliament – TIME

TIMEAfter a week of trying to appease the revolution in Ukraine, the government has finally dug in for a fight. On Wednesday night, the ruling party refused to grant the latest demand of the uprising – an unconditional amnesty for the revolutionaries who have seized …Ukraine Parliament Passes Amnesty LawWall Street JournalUkrainian Parliament Passes Measure […]

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Is Jay Z Already Working On His Next Project? – Prefixmag

PrefixmagNot long before Jay Z and Beyonce opened up the 56th Annual Grammy’s tonight with a steamy rendition of their collaboration “Drunk In Love,” the red carpet was buzzing with artists, producers, and the like talking about what’s next for music in 2014.Beyonce’s Grammy jewellery topped $12mNew Zealand HeraldGrammys Telecast Cuts Out in Florida for […]

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Facebook is a disease and could die out within the next few years – NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auHERE’S something you might not Like: Facebook could die out within the next few years. Well, that’s according to a study conducted by a group of Princeton researchers. They believe the growth of the social network can be compared to the dynamics of a …Facebook pokes holes in Princeton research with parodyCNETFacebook to die out […]

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Jennifer Lawrence horrified after ‘Homeland’ season finale shocker is spoiled for … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsJennifer Lawrence has proven to be a capable actress – but the 23-year-old star couldn’t even pretend to be unfazed when a red carpet interviewer spoiled the shocking ending of “Homeland’s” third season. The unscripted drama played out on the red carpet …J.Law calls out ‘Homeland’ wrecker on red carpetUSA TODAYJLaw calls […]

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250 dolphins captured in Taiji, awaiting sale or slaughter – NEWS.com.au

NEWS.com.auYOKO Ono and Caroline Kennedy are just two of the many high-profile people pleading with the fishermen of Taiji to release the 250 dolphins they are planning to kill. Environmental group Sea Shepherd are claiming that at least 250 bottlenosed dolphins are …Kennedy slams Japan dolphin cullThe AustralianJapan defends dolphin hunt after US criticismNew Zealand […]

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Houston, we have ants: Mimicking how ants adjust to microgravity in space could … – Phys.Org

Phys.OrgBy analyzing how ants explored these arenas in microgravity, scientists could develop software that allows autonomous robots to coordinate searches when their radio systems are being disrupted. Professor Deborah Gordon recently sent hundreds of ants to …Houston … we have ants in space! Colony of 800 arrives on International Space …Irish IndependentNASA has sent ants […]

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NASA has sent ants into space – Tottenham News

Tottenham NewsNASA has sent the 800 ants to the International Space Station (ISS) how they will act in the zero gravity environment to determine. ISS placed on examining the ants’ movements in space scientists utilizing the data obtained from this experiment will operate in …Ants board the International Space StationNew Zealand HeraldHouston … we have […]

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Serena Williams falls to Ana Ivanovic in Australian Open – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMELBOURNE, Australia – Once her most successful major, the Australian Open has become Serena Williams’ snake bit-Slam. No. 1 Williams, a five-time champion, saw her tournament go up in smoke Sunday when she lost to No. 14 seed Ana Ivanovic of …Australian Open 2014: Ana Ivanovic posts magical win over Serena Williams to …Telegraph.co.ukIvanovic […]

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Taiji Cove dolphin hunt begins in Japan amid protests – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDespite protests from conservationists, an annual dolphin hunt took place Saturday at Taiji Cove in Japan. According to the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, a Friday Harbor, Wash.-based non-profit group that protects marine life, five separate pods of …Group: 250 dolphins await slaughter, lifetime of captivity at Japan’s Taiji CoveCNN200+ Bottlenose Dolphins Held a Second […]

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Ten Count for Jose Sulaiman – Fight News

Fight NewsMuch has been written about the passing of WBC “President For Life,” Don José Sulaimán Chagnón. Sulaiman died yesterday at UCLA Medical Center at 82, of complications following heart surgery. Most of it seems to have been lifted from the same one or …Former WBC president Jose Sulaiman has died. He was 82SkySportsWorld Boxing […]

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Forest needed to cover carbon footprint of icy rescue – New Zealand Herald

New Zealand HeraldThe hapless Australasian Antarctic Expedition is finally homeward bound – and thousands of trees will have to be planted to offset the carbon footprint from the prolonged rescue effort. The Russian research vessel Akademik Shokalskiy became stuck in thick …China Icebreaker Now Trapped in AntarcticWall Street JournalRescued Antarctic passengers resume journey homeUSA TODAYAfter […]

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Antonio Silva suspended for elevated testosterone level – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDespite gaining approval for the use of testosterone replacement therapy, Antonio Silva still failed his post-fight drug test following a “Fight of the Year” candidate against Mark Hunt in the headliner of UFC Fight Night 33. The Ultimate Fighting Championship …‘Bigfoot’€™ Silva flunks post-fight drug test, stripped of $50K bonusFOXSports.comAntonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva insists failed […]

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Saints vs. Panthers Sunday Night Football: Payton’s Saints Will Come Back … – Canal Street Chronicles

Canal Street ChroniclesIn what actually WILL be the biggest game of the season for the New Orleans Saints, there are a few interesting trends that show the Carolina Panthers may be in trouble on Sunday night. Tweet Share on Twitter Share Share on Facebook  Share Share …Panthers QB Newton has learned to trust teammatesNew […]