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House Seen Passing North Korea Sanctions Bill Friday +
NY Times | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:15 UTC

The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Friday on legislation broadening sanctions against North Korea that is expected to pass with overwhelming support, sending the measure to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign into law.

Philippines, rebels fortify truce amid stalled peace pact +
Stamford Advocate | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:12 UTC

MANILA, Philippines (AP) Philippine government and Muslim rebel negotiators have extended the stay of foreign cease-fire troops in the south at the two sides' first meeting since their peace pact stalled amid fears of a possible renewal of fighting.

Carter Says UAE Will Put Special Forces in Syria +
ABC News (US) | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:10 UTC

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says a key Persian Gulf ally has agreed to send special forces soldiers to Syria to assist in the development of local Sunni Arab fighters focused on recapturing Raqqa, the Islamic State group's capital. Carter made t

The 8 most stressful jobs in tech +
Infoworld.com | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:00 UTC

Everyone's job can be stressful at times, but some jobs are more stressful than others. CareerCast polled readers to find the most stressful jobs in the tech industry

Big data needs big security changes +
Infoworld.com | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:00 UTC

Access control for big data analytics needs policy-based security that includes context as well as users and roles

Hillary, Bernie clash on health care, foreign policy, Kissinger: Sanders stays on message in latest debate, as Clinton touts similarities to Obama +
Salon | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:00 UTC

More often than not, Sanders and Clinton agreed on the ends, but not the means in latest debate

This is what happens when you're black and wear a keffiyeh to a Donald Trump rally in South Carolina +
Salon | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:00 UTC

The incident was

This is why Hillary's losing: The failing strategy that could cost her everything -- and the Bernie Sanders ad that exploits it perfectly +
Salon | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:59 UTC

Sanders' campaign is about empowering people. Clinton's is about her specific experience. She needs less I, more we

Russian PM warns against foreign ground action in Syria +
CBS 8 | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:59 UTC

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned other nations against committing their troops to a ground action in Syria, saying it would only exacerbate the conflict.

Donald Trump's white America is revolting: New numbers show just how noxious the GOP front-runner's coalition is +
Salon | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:58 UTC

Exit poll date proves it: Trump is the candidate of voters who resent African-Americans and immigrants

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Pakistan arrests al Qaeda militants, foils jailbreak plan +
Deutsche Welle | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:10 UTC

Pakistani officials have detained scores of militants in what they say is a major crackdown on al Qaeda and other Islamist groups. But observers claim the army is also targeting political activists to silence dissents.

Pair film kangaroo on the hop in rural Germany +
Deutsche Welle | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:08 UTC

Germany's Sauerland region is building something of a reputation as a home-from-home for rogue marsupials. "Skippy Two," filmed by a passing father and son, is the second kangaroo spotted in the area in the past year.

Land a better sponge than previously thought +
Al Jazeera | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:03 UTC

Water retention in the Earth's land mass has increased over the past decade.

Presidential Race: Ad Pulled Over Ex-Porn Star +
Sky News | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:03 UTC

Ted Cruz's campaign said Amy Lindsay had responded to an open casting call but was not vetted by the production company.

Pakistan: We Arrested 97 Militants, Foiled Jailbreak Plot +
NBC News | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:02 UTC

Pakistan said it arrested 97 Islamist militants and foiled a plot to break the killers of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl out of jail.

George and Amal Clooney meet Merkel to discuss refugees +
CBS 8 | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:59 UTC

Actor George Clooney and his lawyer wife Amal have had a private meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the crisis in Syria and Europe's efforts to help refugees.

Russian PM warns against foreign ground action in Syria +
CBS 8 | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:59 UTC

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has warned other nations against committing their troops to a ground action in Syria, saying it would only exacerbate the conflict.

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Activists Ask Emirates for Contact With Jordanian Journalist +
ABC News (US) | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:23 UTC

An international rights group is asking the United Arab Emirates to allow a Jordanian journalist believed to be held incommunicado by the country's security forces to contact a lawyer and his family. Human Rights Watch issued a statement Friday also a

Carter Says UAE Will Put Special Forces in Syria +
ABC News (US) | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:10 UTC

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says a key Persian Gulf ally has agreed to send special forces soldiers to Syria to assist in the development of local Sunni Arab fighters focused on recapturing Raqqa, the Islamic State group's capital. Carter made t

Pakistan: We Arrested 97 Militants, Foiled Jailbreak Plot +
NBC News | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:02 UTC

Pakistan said it arrested 97 Islamist militants and foiled a plot to break the killers of U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl out of jail.

Greek Economy Returns to Recession After Shrinking in Fourth Quarter +
Bloomberg | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:57 UTC

Greece entered a recession in the fourth quarter, ending a turbulent year with its economy back in the doldrums.

Central African Republic Holds Run-Off Vote Before France's Exit +
Bloomberg | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:56 UTC

The Central African Republic will hold the final round of a presidential election on Sunday thats meant to pave the way to restoring state authority in the diamond-rich country, as French peacekeepers are preparing to withdraw.

Google Wins U.K. Abuse Lawsuit Against Mapping Rival Streetmap +
Bloomberg | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:56 UTC

Google won a lawsuit against online mapping company Streetmap EU Ltd. after a London court found the Internet-search engine hadnt abused its power to crush the tiny British rival.

World Trade at Sea Has Hangover From Party That Never Happened +
Bloomberg | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:55 UTC

Little more than a year ago, shipping companies hauling everything from furniture to electronics across the worlds oceans were looking forward to a period of surging demand. It didnt work out that way and theyre still suffering now.

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Lawmakers unnerved by reports of new cyber breaches +
The Hill | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:00 UTC

Breaches took place at the IRS and Department of Justice.

Candidates, why the rush to drop out? +
The Hill | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:00 UTC

The nominating process for both parties is fundamentally flawed.

Palestinian official takes time off from glorifying terrorists +
The Hill | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:00 UTC

When not glorifying or inciting terrorists, the PA is paying them.

Softcore porn actress appears in yanked... +
MSNBC | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:42 UTC

Ted Cruz's campaign is halting a new ad hitting Marco Rubio because the spot features an actress who has appeared in softcore pornographic films, as reported by BuzzFeed.

Mississippi Republican Lawmaker Pushes Bill That Would Allow The Teaching Of Creationism In Science Classes +
The Huffington Post | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:23 UTC

A bill under consideration in Mississippi would allow science teachers to bring creationism and climate change denial into the classroom. House Bill 50 "encourages students to explore scientific questions" by allowing teachers to discuss "weaknesses" in

HuffPost Rise: What You Need To Know On February 12 +
The Huffington Post | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:22 UTC

Welcome to the HuffPost Rise Morning Newsbrief, a short wrap-up of the news to help you start your day. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but ma

Western: Ward rep in Bungoma charged with assaulting guard +
Standard Digital | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:14 UTC

A member of county assembly was yesterday charged with assaulting a watchman.

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Entertainment

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Berlin: 'Alone in Berlin' No Longer Alone in U.K. +
Hollywood Reporter | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:31 UTC

One of the Berlin Film Festival's hot titles has found a British buyer.

'Britain's Got Talent' Judge David Walliams to Host Empire Awards +
Hollywood Reporter | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:29 UTC

Britain's Got Talent judge and Little Britain star David Walliams has been named the host of the Empire Awards, one of the U.K's liveliest film events largely thanks to its sponsorship arrangement with Jameson whiskey.

Berlin: Ulrich Thomsen, Nicolas Bro Join Ole Bornedal Drama +
Hollywood Reporter | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:29 UTC

Scandinavian stars Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration) and Nicolas Bro (Nymphomaniac) have signed on to star in the next feature from Danish helmer Ole Bornedal (Nightwatch).

BERLIN: Copenhagen Bombay Racks Up Sales On Get Santa +
Variety | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:00 UTC

BERLIN — Danish shingle Copenhagen Bombay has closed a raft of deals on Jacob Ley’s feature debut “Get Santa,” a Christmas-themed animated feature. The toonpic was picked up by Signature Entertainment for the U.K, Les Film du Preau

Film Review: The Final Project +
Variety | Fri Feb 12, 2016 09:46 UTC

A feeble faux-found-footage horror in which another group of college film students traipse off where they shouldntin this case an abandoned, supposedly haunted plantationfrom which theyll never return, a la "Blair Witch."

Syfy International to Air VR Scripted Short-Form Series 'Halcyon' +
Hollywood Reporter | Fri Feb 12, 2016 09:28 UTC

NBCUniversal International Networks is looking to virtual reality to draw in new Syfy viewers.

Berlin: Nic Cage's 'Dog Eat Dog' Sells for Germany, France, U.K. +
Hollywood Reporter | Fri Feb 12, 2016 09:28 UTC

Berlin buyers have jumped on Dog Eat Dog, a crime thriller from Taxi Driver scribe Paul Schrader starring Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe.

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Science

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Gene signature could lead to a new way of diagnosing Lyme +
EurekAlert | Fri Feb 12, 2016 05:00 UTC

Researchers at UC San Francisco and Johns Hopkins may have found a new way to diagnose Lyme disease, based on a distinctive gene 'signature' they discovered in white blood cells of patients infected with the tick-borne bacteria.

Gene previously observed only in brain is important driver of metastatic breast cancer +
EurekAlert | Fri Feb 12, 2016 05:00 UTC

Scientists from The Wistar Institute have shown that one gene that was once thought only to be found in the brain is also expressed in breast cancer and helps promote the growth and spread of the disease. Additionally, they showed how a version of the gen

Public health researchers map world's 'chemical landscape' +
EurekAlert | Fri Feb 12, 2016 05:00 UTC

Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have created a map of the world's chemical landscape, a catalogue of 10,000 chemicals for which there is available safety data that they say can predict the toxicity of many of the 90,00

New lens ready for its close-up +
EurekAlert | Fri Feb 12, 2016 05:00 UTC

Researchers have always thought that flat, ultrathin optical lenses for cameras or other devices were impossible because of the way all the colors of light must bend through them. But University of Utah electrical and computer engineering professor Rajesh

Combination drug targeting opioid system may help relieve treatment-resistant depression +
EurekAlert | Fri Feb 12, 2016 05:00 UTC

A clinical trial of an experimental drug for treatment-resistant major depression finds that modulation of the endogenous opioid system may improve the effectiveness of drugs that target the action of serotonin and related monoamine neurotransmitters.

Graphene leans on glass to advance electronics +
EurekAlert | Fri Feb 12, 2016 05:00 UTC

Scientists have developed a simple and powerful method for creating resilient, customized, and high-performing graphene: layering it on top of common glass. This scalable and inexpensive process helps pave the way for a new class of microelectronic and op

Gravitational Waves Found: Kip Thorne Explains +
Scientific American | Fri Feb 12, 2016 03:12 UTC

Scientific American's Josh Fischman talks with renowned astrophysicist and general relativity expert Kip Thorne about the discovery of gravitational waves by the LIGO Project, co-founded by...

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Uber settles "industry-leading background check" class-action for $28.5M +
Ars Technica | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:55 UTC

Plaintiffs: Uber didn't require fingerprints from drivers, so it wasn't top-notch.

Netflix black market sees passwords selling for just 25 cents +
Digital Trends | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:45 UTC

Evidence shows that Netflix passwords are currently being sold on the dark Web for as little as 25 cents. The illicit market is expanding markedly following the streaming service's rollout in 130 new regions last month, according to a leading security fir

Twitter's out-of-order timeline prompts TfL to narrow travel updates +
Engadget | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:20 UTC

Transport for London (TfL) runs a whole host of Twitter accounts designed to keep commuters up to date with travel disruptions. The organisation is now changing its approach, however, and reducing its overall tweet output for minor delays and inciden...

New Street View imagery lands for national parks and cultural sites +
Digital Trends | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:15 UTC

The National Park Service will be 100 years young later this year, and as part of the celebrations it's teamed up with Google to roll out new 360-degree Street View imagery for more national parks and cultural sites across the country. The post New Stree

Fitness App Runkeeper To Be Acquired By Running Shoe Maker ASICS +
TechCrunch | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:14 UTC

Runkeeper is set to become the latest fitness startup to be acquired by a workout gear company. Jason Jacobs, the startups co-founder and chief executive..

This UCLA Algorithm Sees Things Your Eyes Never Could +
Gizmodo | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:07 UTC

You shouldnt always believe your eyesbecause theres much out there that you cant see. A new, free algorithm created by UCLA engineers enables you to discern details in images that would be impossible to observe any other way.

Send tortuous stand-up ‘nine-thirty’ meetings back to the dark ages +
The Register | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:04 UTC

They’re almost medieval anyway Something for the Weekend, Sir?  It begins with a murmur. Despite my best attempts to ignore it for as long as possible, the indistinct mumbling gradually becomes intelligible, forcing me to pay attention.…

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World Health Organisation will know if Zika virus causes microcephaly within weeks +
9 News | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:32 UTC
The World Health Organization said today it will know in a matter of weeks whether the Zika virus causes microcephaly and the severe neurological disorder Guillain-....

Not enough said about drought at SONA: ACDP +
SABC | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:25 UTC
During SONA President Zuma mentioned that the drought had affected five provinces and that government is providing relief, however Steve Swart says this is just not....

Activists Ask Emirates for Contact With Jordanian Journalist +
ABC News (US) | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:23 UTC
An international rights group is asking the United Arab Emirates to allow a Jordanian journalist believed to be held incommunicado by the country's security for....

Photos of Trudeau's first 100 days show intimate moments with family, colleagues +
CTV News | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:22 UTC
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's official photographer has been documenting the leader's first 100 days in office, and posting them on Instagram and Twitter.....

Scientists stop calling out to comet lander as hope fades +
CTV News | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:22 UTC
European scientists say they have stopped sending commands to the Philae space probe, which became the first to touch down on a comet more than a year ago.....

How has the Liberal government fared in the first 100 days? +
CTV News | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:22 UTC
As Trudeau and his cabinet mark their first 100 days in office, we asked three political observers to evaluate the governments performance on key issues, including ....

Man wanted in Chicago area home invasion arrested in Mexico +
Fox St. Louis | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:18 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) _ A man who was wanted in connection with a 2014 suburban Chicago home invasion has been captured in Mexico and returned to the United States.....

Details of fatal accident at Springfield landfill released +
Fox St. Louis | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:17 UTC
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ Police say that a Springfield maintenance worker who died after an accident at the city landfill was struck by a semitrailer. According to a....

€70m in EU funds earmarked for new tram line 1 +
Public Broadcasting of Latvia | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:17 UTC
70m in EU funds have been earmarked for a new tram route in the Skanste area in Rga, estimated to cost about 97m, reported LSM's Latvian-language service.....

What's Next for Twitter? +
NBC San Diego | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:16 UTC
Layoffs, management shakeups, Kanye West, and an all-time low for the stock price.Nothing is coming easy for Twitter lately; even the company Periscoping its quarte....

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Activists ask Emirates for contact with Jordanian journalist +
AP | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:15 UTC
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) An international rights group is asking the United Arab Emirates to allow a Jordanian journalist believed to be held incommunicado....

New Orleans Mayor Landrieu hails Mardi Gras as a success +
AP | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:04 UTC
NEW ORLEANS (AP) From a decline in arrests to the number of visitors, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is hailing the Carnival season in New Orleans as a success. On Thursday,....

Georgia police officer killed while serving warrant, not wearing vest +
UPI | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:00 UTC
Amy R. ConnollyRIVERDALE, Ga., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Riverdale, Ga., Police Maj. Greg Barney was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant as part of a narcoti....

Massive gas leak plugged; residents seek return to normal +
AP | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:54 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) The massive gas leak that spewed uncontrollably for nearly four months drove thousands of Los Angeles residents to pack up and leave their homes, ....

More natural gas found offshore Myanmar +
UPI | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:53 UTC
Daniel J. GraeberPERTH, Australia, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- With a strong portfolio in Myanmar, Australian energy company Woodside Petroleum said it was gaining traction af....

Obama to designate 1.8M acres of land as national monuments in California +
UPI | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:45 UTC
Amy R. ConnollyWASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama is expected to designate three new national monuments in the California desert.....

Pope Francis departs for Cuba +
Reuters | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:44 UTC
Pope Francis leaves for a trip to Mexico, first stopping in Havana, Cuba for a meeting with Russia's orthodox Patriarch Kirill. Rough Cut (no reporter narration....

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Rolls-Royce cuts its dividend for first time in almost 25 years +
Business Day | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:23 UTC
Company says it will need to deepen cuts in a restructuring effort sparked by sluggish sales of marine turbines and slumping demand for older wide-body jets....

Tax increases, including a 'wealth tax', could constrain growth +
Business Day | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:23 UTC
Speculation is rife about the inclusion of a new tax bracket for individual taxpayers who earn more than R1m in taxable income a year....

Much to love about War and Peace +
Business Day | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:23 UTC
Classic work sketches an intimate panorama of human endeavour, linked to fate, writes Maarten Mittner....

Investec Africa fund closes with almost $300m raised +
Business Day | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:23 UTC
Investec Africa Private Equity Fund 2 raises $295m war chest to expanded investments in SA and Africa....

'I did not backtrack on paying back the money for Nkandla,' says Zuma +
Business Day | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:23 UTC
President Jacob Zuma tells state of the nation briefing that he waited for parliamentary processes to decide how to act after release of public protectors report....

Bank selling is 'ridiculous'time to buy: Trader +
CNBC | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:00 UTC
Has the deep dive in bank stocks finally made these names attractive enough to buy? ....

Greek Economy Returns to Recession After Shrinking in Fourth Quarter +
Bloomberg | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:57 UTC
Greece entered a recession in the fourth quarter, ending a turbulent year with its economy back in the doldrums.....

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Man wanted in Chicago area home invasion arrested in Mexico +
Fox St. Louis | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:18 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) _ A man who was wanted in connection with a 2014 suburban Chicago home invasion has been captured in Mexico and returned to the United States.....

Volatility in the oil markets is now higher than during the financial crisis +
Business Insider | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:18 UTC
The price of oil has rebounded from a 12-year low, and sent commodity stocks soaring.....

Details of fatal accident at Springfield landfill released +
Fox St. Louis | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:17 UTC
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ Police say that a Springfield maintenance worker who died after an accident at the city landfill was struck by a semitrailer. According to a....

What's Next for Twitter? +
NBC San Diego | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:16 UTC
Layoffs, management shakeups, Kanye West, and an all-time low for the stock price.Nothing is coming easy for Twitter lately; even the company Periscoping its quarte....

How to prepare for extreme cold this weekend +
The Journal News | lohud.com | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:15 UTC
Advice for dealing with thefrigid temperatures expected this weekend. ....

Traffic: Crash snarls I-95 S/B +
The Journal News | lohud.com | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:15 UTC
A crash has backed up traffic on Interstate 95 southbound between Exits 14 and 15....

Activists ask Emirates for contact with Jordanian journalist +
AP | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:15 UTC
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) An international rights group is asking the United Arab Emirates to allow a Jordanian journalist believed to be held incommunicado....

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Man wanted in Chicago area home invasion arrested in Mexico +
Fox St. Louis
CHICAGO (AP) _ A man who was wanted in connection with a 2014 suburban Chicago home invasion has been captured in Mexico and returned to the United States.....

Volatility in the oil markets is now higher than during the financial crisis +
Business Insider
The price of oil has rebounded from a 12-year low, and sent commodity stocks soaring.....

Details of fatal accident at Springfield landfill released +
Fox St. Louis
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ Police say that a Springfield maintenance worker who died after an accident at the city landfill was struck by a semitrailer. According to a....

What's Next for Twitter? +
NBC San Diego
Layoffs, management shakeups, Kanye West, and an all-time low for the stock price.Nothing is coming easy for Twitter lately; even the company Periscoping its quarte....

How to prepare for extreme cold this weekend +
The Journal News | lohud.com
Advice for dealing with thefrigid temperatures expected this weekend. ....

Activists ask Emirates for contact with Jordanian journalist +
Stamford Advocate
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) An international rights group is asking the United Arab Emirates to allow a Jordanian journalist believed to be held incommunicado....

Traffic: Crash snarls I-95 S/B +
The Journal News | lohud.com
A crash has backed up traffic on Interstate 95 southbound between Exits 14 and 15....

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Canada

Photos of Trudeau's first 100 days show intimate moments with family, colleagues +
CTV News | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:22 UTC
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's official photographer has been documenting the leader's first 100 days in office, and posting them on Instagram and Twitter.....

Scientists stop calling out to comet lander as hope fades +
CTV News | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:22 UTC
European scientists say they have stopped sending commands to the Philae space probe, which became the first to touch down on a comet more than a year ago.....

How has the Liberal government fared in the first 100 days? +
CTV News | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:22 UTC
As Trudeau and his cabinet mark their first 100 days in office, we asked three political observers to evaluate the governments performance on key issues, including ....

Montreal this morning: A bit more snow and chilly +
Montreal Gazette | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:00 UTC
Increasing cloudiness in the morningwith flurriesbeginning in the afternoon. Winds pick up around noon from the east at20 km/h, and a high of minus 7C. Tonighta bit....

China 'involuntarily removed' Hong Kong bookseller, Britain says +
CBC | Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:13 UTC
Britain says a missing Hong Kong bookseller was likely abducted to mainland China in what it called a ....

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Africa

Not enough said about drought at SONA: ACDP +
SABC
During SONA President Zuma mentioned that the drought had affected five provinces and that government is providing relief, however Steve Swart says this is just not....

Rolls-Royce cuts its dividend for first time in almost 25 years +
Business Day
Company says it will need to deepen cuts in a restructuring effort sparked by sluggish sales of marine turbines and slumping demand for older wide-body jets....

Tax increases, including a 'wealth tax', could constrain growth +
Business Day
Speculation is rife about the inclusion of a new tax bracket for individual taxpayers who earn more than R1m in taxable income a year....

Much to love about War and Peace +
Business Day
Classic work sketches an intimate panorama of human endeavour, linked to fate, writes Maarten Mittner....

Investec Africa fund closes with almost $300m raised +
Business Day
Investec Africa Private Equity Fund 2 raises $295m war chest to expanded investments in SA and Africa....

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Europe

Sian Blake murder suspect arrested at Heathrow airport after being extradited from Ghana +
Express | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:28 UTC
MURDER suspect Arthur Simpson-Kent has been arrested at Heathrow Airport after being extradited from Ghana.....

The secret to creating a one-party state? Be nice +
The Times | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:22 UTC

Energy bill cuts aren't enough - ministers must act +
The Times | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:22 UTC

Sergio Parisse: Italys awesome No8 all-to-familiar with the pain of defeat +
The Guardian | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:20 UTC
The man carrying Italys Six Nations hopes alone cannot go on for ever but we should cherish his skills and resilience while we can....

WATCH: Jaw-dropping moment a Tesco worker loses the plot and ATTACKS shoppers +
Express | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:18 UTC
THIS is the shocking moment a furious Tesco worker sparks an aggressive row with a shopper. ....

€70m in EU funds earmarked for new tram line 1 +
Public Broadcasting of Latvia | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:17 UTC
70m in EU funds have been earmarked for a new tram route in the Skanste area in Rga, estimated to cost about 97m, reported LSM's Latvian-language service.....

Arsne Wenger advises Arsenal and Leicester fans to drop boycott +
The Guardian | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:15 UTC
Arsne Wenger hopes that Arsenal and Leicester supporters opt against a five-minute boycott of Sundays match at the Emirates....

Man arrested over murder of Birmingham soft drinks firm owner +
The Guardian | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:15 UTC
Akhtar Javeed was shot in the neck during a suspected robbery at the firms warehouse in Digbeth on 3 February....

Sun managing editor Stig Abell to become editor of the TLS +
The Guardian | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:14 UTC
Former Press Complaints Commission director gets a new job with News UK....

Wales v Scotland: Kick-off, where to watch, key players +
The Scotsman | Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:13 UTC
Visit now for the latest Scotland rugby team news - direct from The Scotsman and updated throughout the day.SCOTLAND travel to Cardiff on Saturday to take on Wales ....

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Middle East

Two UN soldiers killed in Mali attack: UN +
The Daily Star
Two United Nations peacekeepers were killed and some 30 wounded Friday when suspected Islamists attacked their base at Kidal in restive northeastern Mali, U.N. sour....

Lebanese Interior Ministers says understanding with Aoun is easy +
The Daily Star
Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk said Friday that there is a possibility of finding common ground with his rival, Free Patriotic Movement founder and MP Michel Aou....

Large-scale trials for Zika vaccines at least 18 months away: WHO +
The Daily Star
Large-scale trials for Zika virus vaccines are at least 18 months away, while establishing a possible link between the virus and two more harmful conditions will li....

Myanmar's Suu Kyi gets extra security after death threat +
The Daily Star
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi has been given extra security following a death threat on Facebook alluding to her presidential ambitions, officials said Friday....

C. Africa votes to heal wounds after sectarian bloodletting +
The Daily Star
The Central African Republic holds delayed presidential and parliamentary polls Sunday, with voters desperate to usher in peace after the country's worst sectarian ....

Lebanon intensified efforts to combat terrorism: Finance minister +
The Daily Star
Lebanon has stepped up its international efforts to explain its position on the battle against terrorism and money laundering, Finance Minister Ali Hasan Khalil sai....

'Al-Qaeda' attack kills 5 police in Yemen's Aden +
The Daily Star
Suspected al-Qaeda members killed five police officers Friday in an attack in Yemen's second city of Aden, a security source said....

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East Asia

Taiwan expels 4 trespassing Chinese fishing boats +
Central News Agency
Taipei, Feb. 12 (CNA) Taiwan's coast guard recently expelled four Chinese fishing boats caught trespassing and poaching in the country's territorial waters,....

Former teacher and convicted rapist admits murdering medical school student, 23, in northern China +
South China Morning Post
A former physics teacher has admitted to killing a 23-year-old woman who went missing in Northern China on Sunday night, a newspaper in Beijing reported.....

Doi advances to Taiwan Open semifinals in walkover +
Japan Times
Misaki Doi reached the semifinals of the Taiwan Open after winning her quarterfinal against compatriot Kurumi Nara in a walkover. Doi, ranked 61st in the world and ....

Paternity leave trailblazer Miyazaki quits over affair +
Japan Times
Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker and paternity leave trailblazer Kensuke Miyazaki on Friday quit his seat after admitting to an extramarital affair in a major blow....

Norimatsu sidelined with illness +
Japan Times
Urawa Reds Ladies defender Ruka Norimatsu has pulled out of Nadeshiko Japan’s training camp getting underway in Okinawa on Saturday due to ill health, the Jap....

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South Asia

Cold tightens its grip over Kashmir Valley +
Press Trust of India
Srinagar, Feb 12 (PTI) Intermittent snowfall continued inthe upper reaches of the Kashmir Valley even as the mercuryacross the region plummeted by several degrees, ....

Facebook to Give Multiple Account Support in Messenger for Android Users +
New Indian Express

National Herald: SC grants personal exemption to Sonia, Rahul +
Hindustan Times
The Supreme Court on Friday exempted Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice-president Rahul Gandhi and other party leaders from personal appearance before trial cour....

Karim Benzema admits to lying over Valbuena sex tape - report +
Hindustan Times
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has admitted to lying to fellow France international Mathieu Valbuena over a sex video at the centre of an alleged blackmailing at....

Class 12 boards: How to get high score in biology +
Hindustan Times
You should be very thorough with graphs and diagrams to score maximum marks in Biology.....

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South East Asia

After deadly attacks, US urges Americans to avoid Laos province +
Malay Mail Online
BANGKOK, Feb 12 The United States issued a warning today urging Americans to avoid a central Laos province popular with adventure travellers after a sudden spate o....

Police have recorded statements over yellow letter issue, says deputy IGP +
Malay Mail Online
IPOH, Feb 12 Police have called up some people to record their statements in connection with the surat kuning (yellow letters) allegedly issued to individuals usin....

Google developing standalone VR headset, WSJ claims +
Malay Mail Online
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 12 Google is developing a virtual reality headset that works without a smartphone or computer, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people f....

Pope heads for historic encounter with Russian patriarch +
Today Online
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis heads to Cuba today (Feb 12) looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by mod....

Benzema admits to lying over sex tape, says report +
Malay Mail Online
PARIS, Feb 12 Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has admitted to lying to fellow France international Mathieu Valbuena over a sex video at the centre of an alleged ....

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Oceania

Holocaust survivor's lifelong search for her dead parents +
The Age | Sun Jan 24, 2016 07:16 UTC
As she has done for so long, Vivianne Spiegel searches the fading photographs for her parents' faces among the piles of bodies.....

Australians offer support to family of pregnant woman killed in crash +
The Age | Sun Jan 24, 2016 06:25 UTC
Australians have emptied their pockets in support of the grieving family of a pregnant mother killed in a high speed crash in Hobart, donating more than $117,000.....

Medicinal cannabis users fearful of arrest seek lift to protest +
ABC Australia | Sun Jan 24, 2016 06:02 UTC
Medicinal cannabis users are looking for rides to a protest site on the New South Wales north coast, claiming they are too fearful to drive themselves.....

Grant's speech on Aussie racism goes viral +
9 News | Sun Jan 24, 2016 06:01 UTC
A speech by indigenous journalist Stan Grant which describes the Australian dream as ....

Tian Tian the giant panda frolics in new snow at the National Zoo +
9 News | Sun Jan 24, 2016 05:54 UTC
The snowstorm wreaking havoc across the east coast of the US has been welcomed by one Washington resident, Tian Tian the giant panda.....

Scott Morrison flags concerns about adding GST to health and education +
Radio Australia | Sun Jan 24, 2016 05:54 UTC
Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison signals his concerns about expanding the goods and services tax to include health and education, but say the Government has not mad....

Morrison flags concerns over adding GST to health and education +
ABC Australia | Sun Jan 24, 2016 05:54 UTC
Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison signals his concerns about expanding the goods and services tax to include health and education, but say the Government has not mad....

David Bowie reportedly planned posthumous albums, new release expected in 2017 +
9 News | Sun Jan 24, 2016 05:53 UTC
Music superstar David Bowies prediction he would rise again has been seemingly validated by reports he planned the release of several posthumous albums.....

Thunder beat Sixers to win inaugural Women's Big Bash League +
ABC Australia | Sun Jan 24, 2016 05:47 UTC
The Sydney Thunder win the inaugural edition of the Women's Big Bash League, with a three-wicket win over the Sydney Sixers.....

Push for tougher laws after allegedly speeding teenager kills pregnant woman in Hobart +
Radio Australia | Sun Jan 24, 2016 05:47 UTC
A former policeman calls on the Tasmanian Government to toughen punishments for car theft, after a heavily pregnant woman was killed when her car was hit by an alle....

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