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Sridevi, Bollywood leading lady of '80s and '90s,...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 2:44 am

Sridevi, Bollywood leading lady of '80s and '90s, dies at 54  ABC NewsBeloved Bollywood actress Sridevi dead at 54  CNNSridevi, legendary Bollywood actress, dead at 54  CBS NewsSridevi passes away at 54 after a cardiac arrest in Dubai  Economic TimesFull coverag […]

De León sharpens attack on Feinstein at state...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 2:40 am

De León sharpens attack on Feinstein at state Democratic Party convention  SFGateCalifornia Democrats look to narrow crowded US House races  ABC NewsThe NRA used to be much more bipartisan. Now it's mostly just a wing of the GOP  CNNFull coverag […]

Jaguars take themselves out of Kirk Cousins derby...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 2:30 am

Jaguars take themselves out of Kirk Cousins derby by committing to Blake Bortles  Washington PostJags keep Bortles on 3-year deal through '20  ESPNReports: Blake Bortles, Jacksonville Jaguars agree on new contract  USA TODAYFull coverag […]

Winter Olympics: IOC board recommends lifting...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 2:09 am

Russia should regain its Olympic status if there are no further doping violations at Pyeongchang 2018, the IOC executive board has recommended. […]

Populism and division at Latin America's polls
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 2:03 am

With two-thirds of Latin Americans due to vote in presidential elections this year change is afoot. […]

4 Mexican police officers arrested in case of 3...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 1:58 am

4 Mexican police officers arrested in case of 3 missing Italians in Mexico  Los Angeles TimesMexico arrests 4 police officers in case of missing Italians  ABC NewsFour police arrested in Mexico over disappearance of Italian men  ReutersFull coverag […]

A white wedding during Ethiopia's Red Terror
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 1:57 am

Aynalem and Genet married each other during one of the bloodiest times in the country's history. […]

4 Mexican police officers arrested in case of 3...
Posted by Patrick J. McDonnell on February 25, 2018 at 1:55 am

Three Italian men who went missing in Mexico’s Jalisco state last month were handed over to an “organized crime” group by local police, the state attorney general said Saturday. Four police officers from the town of Tecalitlan — where the Italians were apparently abducted — have been arrested in... […]

Democratic Memo Defends FBI Surveillance of...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 1:44 am

Democratic Memo Defends FBI Surveillance of Ex-Trump Adviser  Wall Street Journal5 Takeaways From the Release of the Democratic Memo  New York TimesDemocrats release redacted memo pushing back on GOP claims of DOJ abuse of government surveillance powers  ABC News5 Key Takeaways From the Democratic Rebuttal Memo  WIREDFull coverag […]

Admirers salute Billy Graham as motorcade crosses...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 1:34 am

Admirers salute Billy Graham as motorcade crosses North Carolina  Los Angeles TimesAdmirers line streets as Billy Graham's body arrives in Charlotte  NBCNews.comProcession for Rev. Billy Graham Moves Through North Carolina  TIMEVal Burns: He salved 220 million souls – so what was Rev Billy Graham's secret?  HeraldScotlandFull coverag […]

Trump-Russia: Democrats defend Russia inquiry in...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 1:12 am

A Republican report identified bias in an inquiry into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election. […]

Deandre Ayton eligible to play for Arizona,...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 1:11 am

Deandre Ayton eligible to play for Arizona, family 'disgusted' by allegations  NBCSports.comLawyer: Deandre Ayton's family 'outraged and disgusted' over allegations  ESPNArizona is daring NCAA to do something about it by playing Deandre Ayton  Yahoo SportsExclusive: Federal documents detail sweeping potential NCAA violations involving high-profile players, schools  Yahoo SportsRoberts: Sean Miller could score $10 million payout? Is this a joke?  AZCentral.comFull coverag […]

Smile! Postcards from Afghanistan's furthest...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 1:01 am

Meet people in the most remote part of Afghanistan, and find out why they are smiling. […]

Politics is part of the story, but the...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 12:45 am

Politics is part of the story, but the Pyeongchang Winter Games kept the focus on the athletes  Los Angeles TimesControversial North Korean general mobbed by media and protesters on visit to South  The GuardianHigh-level North Korean delegates arrive in the South: Seoul  The Straits TimesComparisons between Ivanka Trump, Kim Jong Un's sister are sickening – Media can't decide which way to lean  Fox NewsFull coverag […]

Florida school shooting: Where do US protests go...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 12:43 am

Experts say the US is living through an "unprecedented era of resistance". So what comes next? […]

Barefoot doctor: ‘We did have shoes…’
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 12:24 am

How China’s Barefoot Doctors revolutionised rural healthcare. […]

After testy call with Trump over border wall,...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 12:22 am

After testy call with Trump over border wall, Mexican president shelves plan to visit White House  Washington PostWH official: Peña Nieto calls off visit to White House after confrontational call with Trump  CNNMexico's Peña Nieto scraps plan to visit White House following call with Trump on border wall: report  The HillFull coverag […]

Date of US Embassy move to Jerusalem shows how...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 12:19 am

Date of US Embassy move to Jerusalem shows how even the calendar is complicated in the Middle East  Los Angeles TimesUS Speeds Up Timetable for Moving Embassy to Jerusalem  TIMEUS weighs Sheldon Adelson offer to fund Jerusalem embassy  KRIS Corpus Christi NewsHard-Line Supporter of Israel Offers to Pay for US Embassy in Jerusalem  New York TimesFull coverag […]

Date of U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem shows how...
Posted by Noga Tarnopolsky on February 25, 2018 at 12:15 am

Israel declared independence on May 14, 1948, so why is it celebrating its 70th anniversary on April 18? And why are Palestinians infuriated by the Trump administration’s decision to move the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on May 14? The answer lies in two calendars. Israel... […]

Turkish paper gives voice to disabled
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 12:02 am

Turkish newspaper gives voice and employment to people who have disabilities. […]

'How I joined the jihadis by mistake'
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 12:01 am

More than 300 people from Kosovo joined Islamist groups in Syria and Iraq - but not all of them are stereotypical jihadis. […]

Syria war: UN Security Council approves 30-day...
Posted on February 24, 2018 at 11:59 pm

Some of the biggest jihadist rebel groups, and their associates, are not covered by the truce. […]

Sridevi: Bollywood superstar dies at 54 of heart...
Posted on February 24, 2018 at 11:38 pm

She was one of the few Indian actresses to see huge box office success without a male hero's support. […]

Washington Prado Álava: Colombia extradites top...
Posted on February 24, 2018 at 10:17 pm

He is accused of smuggling more than 250 tonnes of cocaine over the past decade. […]

Nationalism — and heckling — take spotlight...
Posted on February 24, 2018 at 10:01 pm

Nationalism — and heckling — take spotlight at conservative conference  Washington PostPanelist Stuns CPAC by Slamming GOP 'Hypocrites' on Sex Misdeeds  TIMETrump went off-script at CPAC. We fact checked it.  NBCNews.comTrump's Gun Incoherence  U.S. News & World ReportFull coverag […]

NRA lashes out at boycott movement as United,...
Posted on February 24, 2018 at 9:10 pm

NRA lashes out at boycott movement as United, Delta and other corporations cut ties  Washington PostNRA hits back at United Airlines, Delta, other companies for cutting ties  USA TODAYFlorida shooting: US airlines join other firms in dropping NRA  BBC NewsTrump is the NRA's apprentice  CNNFull coverag […]

On a Moscow bridge, volunteers brave weather and...
Posted by Sabra Ayres on February 24, 2018 at 9:10 pm

It’s 10 degrees on a February afternoon, and Boris Kazadayev has already been standing outside on the bridge just south of Red Square for four hours. He’s keeping watch over the flowers and candles laid here in tribute to slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov. Tuesday will mark three... […]

UN Security Council Passes Syria Cease-Fire After...
Posted on February 24, 2018 at 9:01 pm

UN Security Council Passes Syria Cease-Fire After Hundreds Killed In Bombing Siege  NPRSyria war: UN Security Council approves 30-day ceasefire  BBC NewsWhat's happening in Syria? After 500 deaths this week, UN demands 30-day cease-fire  USA TODAYAmerica Washes Its Hands of Syrian Civilians  The AtlanticMoscow mired in Syria as Putin's gameplan risks a deadly ending  The GuardianFull coverag […]

Sheltering from the bombs in Eastern Ghouta
Posted on February 24, 2018 at 8:17 pm

Rawaa has been living in a basement for months with around 75 others, mainly women and children. […]

Hair to stay: Australians celebrate the mullet
Posted on February 24, 2018 at 7:40 pm

Fans of the mullet gather at an inaugural festival, celebrating the instantly recognisable haircut. […]

Lives in limbo: public housing residents face...
Posted by Denham Sadler on February 25, 2018 at 3:30 am

Developers have to allocate only 10% of properties for social housing in the redevelopment of nine inner-city estates Margaret Scarratt was “devastated” when she heard her home of more than 50 years could be demolished. In May, she and her husband, John, heard that their home, a walk-up flat in a Clifton Hill public housing estate, and eight other estates, had been earmarked by the Victorian government for a “renewal” program. The program will begin with the redevelopment of the nine inner-city housing estates – all in highly lucrative areas for developers in inner Melbourne. Clifton Hill is only 4km from the CBD and its median property price is well above the […]

Yemen attack: at least 14 killed in raid on Aden...
Posted by Agencies on February 25, 2018 at 3:26 am

Isis says it carried out attacks that security sources say involved two car suicide bombers and six gunmen At least 14 people have been killed and 40 wounded when car suicide bombers and gunmen tried to storm the headquarters of a Yemeni counter-terrorism unit in Aden on Saturday, security and medical sources said. Islamic State, in a statement carried by its Aamaq news agency, claimed responsibility for what it described as two “martyrdom operations” targeting the camp in Tawahi district in south-western Aden. The agency provided no immediate evidence for the claim. Continue reading... […]

Rome's Colosseum turned red to protest Pakistan...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 3:12 am

ROME (Reuters) - Rome's ancient Colosseum was lit in red on Saturday in solidarity with persecuted Christians, particularly Asia Bibi, a woman condemned to death under Pakistan's blasphemy laws. […]

Florida students take on NRA, set eyes on midterm...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 3:10 am

(Reuters) - In the week since 17 of David Hogg's classmates and teachers were gunned down in Florida, he and his fellow high schoolers have launched a movement that reshaped the gun control debate almost overnight and may influence the U.S. midterm elections. […]

At least 14 dead in attack on Yemen...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 2:52 am

ADEN (Reuters) - At least 14 people were killed and 40 wounded when Islamist car suicide bombers and gunmen tried to storm the headquarters of a counter-terrorism unit in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, security and medical sources said. […]

Manafort asks U.S. court for release to attend...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 2:50 am

(Reuters) - Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's indicted former campaign chairman, asked for court permission on Saturday for release from home confinement to attend the funeral of his father-in-law. […]

U.N. Security Council demands truce as air...
Posted on February 25, 2018 at 2:48 am

BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30-day truce across Syria as rescuers in the country's eastern Ghouta region said bombing had not let up long enough for them to count bodies during one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war. […]

Controversial North Korean general mobbed by...
Posted by Benjamin Haas in Pyeongchang on February 25, 2018 at 2:48 am

Kim Yong-chol, blamed for the sinking of a South Korean naval ship that killed 46 sailors, arrives for Winter Olympics closing ceremonyA North Korean delegation, headed by a general many in the South blame for attacks that killed dozens, has been greeted by protesting lawmakers as they arrived for the Winter Olympics closing ceremony.The delegation is led by Kim Yong-chol, vice-chairman of the ruling Workers’ party’s central committee, and reportedly includes officials responsible for the North’s nuclear program and, in a rare move, diplomats in charge of US issues. Continue reading... […]

How I fell in love with performing as a drag king...
Posted by Dani Weber on February 25, 2018 at 2:01 am

Drag performers have an incredible opportunity to challenge stereotypes and shine a spotlight on gender rolesI never thought I’d grow up to be a drag king. When I thought of drag, I thought of gay men in dresses, mocking women and making transphobic jokes. But when I moved to San Francisco and explored my queerness and the rich history and diversity within drag, I soon found myself in the spotlight.As a baby bisexual in Melbourne, my only interaction with queer communities was through being a “fag hag”. I was only taken to bars and clubs by gay men to be an accessory – someone to dance with while they looked around for men to cruise. I was always read as a straight […]

Gobee.bike pulls out of France due to 'mass...
Posted by Agence France-Presse on February 25, 2018 at 1:50 am

Thousands of its bikes have been stolen or damaged, says company that had 150,000 users across the countryPeople wanting to get on their bikes in France have one option less to do so after the Gobee.bike hire service closed for business after a string of thefts and vandalism.“It is with great sadness that we are officially announcing to our community the termination of Gobee.bike service in France on 24 February 2018,” the Hong Kong-based service said. Continue reading... […]

Democrats defend Russia inquiry in response to...
Posted by Martin Pengelly and agencies on February 25, 2018 at 1:36 am

Long-awaited memo by Democrats on House intelligence committee condemns GOP document as ‘effort to undermine’ investigationsIn a long-awaited memo released on Saturday, Democrats on the House intelligence committee defended official investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Related: Mueller investigation: Manafort accused of secretly funding European pro-Russia group Continue reading... […]

From Spain to Germany and Italy, the outflanked...
Posted by Jon Henley on February 25, 2018 at 12:05 am

The collapse of the social democratic vote across the continent calls for radical solutions – including a decisive break with the centre-rightThese are troubling times for Europe’s social democrats. Centre-left parties face fresh threats next Sunday, when Italians will vote in their first general election for five years and Germany will learn whether its centre-left SDP will approve a new coalition with Angela Merkel’s centre-right CDU.The two ballots are the latest tests for a mainstream centre-left which, outflanked on left and right, appears in full retreat – all but wiped out in France and the Netherlands, humiliated in Germany, struggling even in its […]

Lake District Notebook: ‘There’ll be no zip...
Posted by Mark Townsend on February 25, 2018 at 12:04 am

In the Cumbrian beauty spot that has fended off high-level zip slides, local people and visitors are mostly glad that it won’t now be ‘a glorified theme park’On a crowded island like Britain, encountering absolute silence is rare. But one place where true tranquility can be guaranteed for the foreseeable future is in Cumbria’s north lakes, on the shores of Thirlmere.Plans to stretch eight of the longest zip wire rides in the country across its icy waters, highlighted in the Observer, were abandoned last week to the unbridled delight of many locals. Zip wire advocates had argued the landscape should be opened up for everyone and not “preserved in aspic”. […]

NRA calls companies' Florida shooting boycott...
Posted by Oliver Milman on February 24, 2018 at 10:31 pm

More than a dozen prominent businesses end partnershipsOpinion: Young people could tip balance on gun lawsThe National Rifle Association has criticized more than a dozen companies for choosing to sever partnerships following the shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 people dead. The lobby group called such moves a “shameful display of political and civic cowardice”. Related: Florida students try to rebuild their lives – but they won't stop pushing for gun control Continue reading... […]

UN security council votes unanimously for...
Posted by Julian Borger World affairs editor on February 24, 2018 at 9:35 pm

United Nations votes to allow humanitarian access and evacuationsMoscow mired in Syria as Putin’s gameplan becomes bogged downThe UN security council voted unanimously on Saturday for a month-long ceasefire across Syria to allow for humanitarian deliveries and medical evacuation. Related: Syria death toll over 500 as eastern Ghouta bombing continues Continue reading... […]