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Death toll from Venezuela street protests rises to 18 – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukScattered barricades blocked streets and protesters battled police in some Caracas neighbourhoods Friday even while life went on as usual in others as a political standoff persisted through the second day of national holidays. In spite of the long weekend …Slum Dwellers in Caracas Ask, What Protests?New York TimesMaduro sends Venezuelans to beach in bid […]

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Costa Concordia captain boards stricken ship – CNN

CNNRome (CNN) — The captain of the Costa Concordia went back on board Thursday for the first time since the cruise liner crashed into the rocks off Italy’s Giglio island, killing 32 people. As part of his trial, Francesco Schettino, who faces multiple charges …Two years after Concordia wreck, captain returns aboardeuronewsDisgraced Capt. Schettino Returns […]

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Navy chief Admiral DK Joshi quits after another submarine fire, govt quickly … – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: In an unprecedented step, Navy chief Admiral Devender Kumar Joshi resigned on Wednesday, owning “moral responsibility” for warship and submarine accidents over the last six months, including the latest mishap on board submarine INS …Indian navy chief resigns after accidentFinancial TimesNavy chief, defence ministry were at odds over accidentsHindustan TimesVery sad […]

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Drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman arrested – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesMAZATLAN, Mexico — Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, one of the world’s biggest drug traffickers and Mexico’s most-wanted fugitive, was captured Saturday in a joint U.S.-Mexican operation after more than a decade on the run, officials of both countries …After years on run, Sinaloa cartel chief ‘El Chapo’ Guzman arrestedCNNWorld’s most powerful drug lord […]

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Thai Police Clashes With Protesters in Bangkok Leave Three Dead – Bloomberg

BloombergThailand’s opposition edged a step forward in legal efforts to oust Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, as clashes between anti-government protesters and police in Bangkok killed three people and wounded at least 63. Protesters fired guns and threw a …Thai police retake rally sites, three killed in clashXinhua3 dead after Thai police clash with anti-government protesters […]

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Japan hit by deadly snowstorms – BBC News

BBC NewsAt least 11 people have killed by a record-breaking snowstorm in Japan, according to local media. Hundreds of people have been evacuated from their homes and hundreds more injured, as more than one metre (three feet) of snow fell in some areas.Snow in Japan causes deaths, disrupts trafficWashington PostSnow in Japan Causes Deaths, Snarls […]

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No point staying in power after Jan Lokpal setback, says Prashant Bhushan – IBNLive

IBNLiveHolding BJP and Congress responsible for the fall of Arvind Kejriwal government, AAP leader Prashant Bhushan on Saturday said the party was left with no option but to quit as implementing Jan Lokpal was their top priority. “From the beginning, Congress …Arvind Kejriwal will lead AAP fight in LS polls: Yogendra YadavFinancial ExpressLIVE: Arvind Kejriwal […]

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Syrian Bombs in Rebel-Held Aleppo Kill at Least 15 – ABC News

ABC NewsSyrian activists say government military aircraft dropped barrels bombs on a rebel-held area in the northern city of Aleppo, killing at least 15. The activist collectives, the Local Coordination Committees and the Aleppo Media Center, reported the Saturday …Syria evacuation of Homs continueseuronewsUN aid on its way to Syria’s HomsSky News AustraliaSyrian forces attack […]

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Turkish F-16s scrambled for ‘drunken’ Sochi hijack attempt – Zee News

Zee NewsIstanbul: Turkey scrambled two F-16 jets on Friday to force down an airliner from Ukraine when an apparently drunk would-be hijacker ordered it to Sochi where the Winter Olympics opening ceremony was underway. The Ukrainian man, brandishing what he …Officials: ‘Air pirate’ claims bomb on board, tries to have plane go to SochiCNNPilot Told […]

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Corruption across EU ‘breathtaking’ – BBC News

BBC NewsThe extent of corruption in Europe is “breathtaking” and it costs the EU economy at least 120bn euros (£99bn) annually, the European Commission says. EU Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmstroem has presented a full report on the problem. She said …Report: Corruption Costs EU Over $162 Billion a YearTIME‘Breathtaking’ corruption costs Europe $185ba yearSydney […]

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Pakistan Taliban begins peace talks with government in Islamabad – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukIntermediaries from the Pakistan Taliban are due to meet government negotiators in the capital Islamabad on Tuesday to sketch out a strategy for peace talks. Last week Nawaz Sharif, the country’s prime minister, announced one last attempt at a negotiated …Pakistan peace talks with Taliban set to openBBC NewsPreliminary Peace Talks With Pakistani Taliban Due […]

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Thai Vote Fails to Ease Tensions as Protests Disrupt Poll – Bloomberg

BloombergAngry residents yell at police and officials protesting against not being able to cast… Read More. Angry residents yell at police and officials protesting against not being able to cast their ballot as many polling stations were blocked by protesters during the …Thailand’s nationwide elections free of violence despite fearsWashington PostThailand election disrupted by protestsBBC […]

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Study Shows How Planets with Binary Stars, Like Tatooine, Form – The Escapist

The EscapistResearchers at the University of Bristol used computer simulations to model how planets form in binary star systems, like the fictional Star Wars planet Tatooine. The image of two suns high in the sky over Tatooine, baking the desert planet and home of Luke …Luke Skywalker’s home planet formed ‘far, far away’The Space ReporterScientists […]

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No drugs found in search of Justin Bieber’s plane in NJ – NBCNews.com

NBCNews.comA private airplane connected to pop star Justin Bieber was held and searched on Friday at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport, but no contraband was found, law enforcement sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed to NBC News. Bieber was on board …Bieber released after private jet searched for drugsIrish TimesJustin Bieber FLAGGED By Customs Because […]

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Pinterest’s Interests feature helps users zero in on Pins they may like – Siliconrepublic.com

Siliconrepublic.comOnline scrapbook Pinterest is rolling out a new tool called Interests, that lets users explore interests specifically designed to help them find Pins they’ll like, the company said. To use the new feature, users can visit Pinterest on a desktop browser and select …Pinterest introduces ‘Interests’, targets users with relevant picturesITProPortalPinterest now recommends pin-worthy picsClickonline.comPinterest […]

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Japan to give Indians 3-yr multiple-entry visas – Indian Express

Indian ExpressIndians can now get a “three-year” visa with “multiple” entries to visit Japan, a senior official in the Shinzo Abe administration said here Sunday. As Abe participated in the Republic Day parade as its chief guest, Japan foreign ministry’s Press secretary Kuni …Japan enters where China is barred – northeast IndiaTimes of IndiaChina in […]

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Selena Gomez is ‘strong’ and doing ‘really well’ post Bieber’s arrest – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsDemi Lovato is a loyal friend to Selena Gomez. The 21-year-old singer spent some quality time with Gomez immediately following Justin Bieber’s DUI arrest and opened up to Ryan Seacrest about their girls night out. “We’re really, really close,” Lovato told …Justin Bieber Gets a Shock Ultimatum From Selena GomezGuardian Liberty VoiceSelena […]

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Selena Gomez Forgets Justin Bieber Drama With ‘Therapy’ – Entertainmentwise

EntertainmentwiseSelena Gomez seems to be coping well with the news of her on/off boyfriend Justin Bieber’s arrest this week. After enjoying a girly dinner with her BFF Demi Lovato on Thursday, the star has posted a laid back photo from the studio, hinting that getting back to …Selena Gomez Apparently Unfazed By Justin Bieber Arrest, […]

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Thai govt offers to put off polls, protesters rebuff proposal – Business Standard

Business StandardThailand’s embattled government today said it would put off the February 2 snap polls if political rivals end their protests, but a top opposition leader rebuffed the proposal and said demonstrations will continue to press for reforms. “The election should be …UPDATE 1-Thai government wants end to protests but promises no crackdownReutersDivided Thailand readies […]

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Iran urges foreign fighters to leave Syria – Al-Bawaba

Al-BawabaIran wants all foreign fighters to leave Syria, according to the country’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif. Zarif, speaking at an Al Arabiya panel held in cooperation with the World Economic Forum in Davos, avoided to single out Hezbollah in …Iran, Jordan,Turkey Foreign Ministers Call For Syria’s War to EndWall Street JournalIran comments […]

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Amid genocide fear, Central African Republic’s new interim president to take oath – Zee News

Zee NewsBangui: The Central African Republic’s new interim president Catherine Samba-Panza was set to take the oath of office Thursday, a day after a UN envoy warned the conflict-riven country could descend into genocide. UN officials urged African nations to …UN – Urgent Action Needed On CARVoice of AmericaHorror as enraged man devours a lynch […]

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EU Sparks Fly Over Turkey’s Civil Rights as Entry Bid Languishes – Bloomberg

BloombergTurkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “If we consider the judiciary as a… Read More. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, “If we consider the judiciary as a separate power, this would lead to a country of judicial rule and not …Turkey’s Erdogan, on Brussels visit, criticised over crackdownReuters UKTurkish premier Erdogan resists […]

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Khloe Kardashian breaks down as she reveals marriage woes with Lamar left … – Daily Mail

Daily MailBut on Sunday night, Khloe Kardashian’s true feelings were exposed on the season premiere of Keeping Up With The Kardashians. The reality star was seen breaking down in tears as she spoke to both Kourtney and Rob Kardashian on separate occasions …Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Grab Some Dinner While Looking at Wedding …E! […]

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Kristen Stewart premieres `Camp X-Ray` at Sundance – Zee News

Zee NewsLos Angeles: `Twilight` actress Kristen Stewart attended the special screening of her new movie `Camp X-Ray` at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival. The 23-year-old `Snow White and the Huntsman` star was all smiles as she posed for the photographers at …Sundance 2014: Kristen Stewart as a Guantanamo guard? I didn’t buy itEntertainment WeeklySundance premiere […]

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Sunanda Pushkar and Shashi Tharoor had a bitter spat on Jan 15 – Times of India

Times of IndiaNEW DELHI: Sunanda Pushkar and Shashi Tharoor had a bitter spat all the way on the flight from Tiruvananthapuram to Delhi on January 15 that drew the attention of fellow passengers and the flaming row continued at Delhi airport. As police probe …Sunanda death was sudden, unnatural, she had injuries: AIIMSIndian ExpressMehr Tarar […]