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Russian space centre workers launch hunger strike after Vladimir Putin promises fail

Latest protest hits £9bn cosmodrome as wage arrears across Russia increase 47 per cent in three months<p>Workers at a new national space centre under construction in <b>Russia</b>’s Far East have gone on hunger strike after they failed to receive months of unpaid wages despite a promise from <b>Vladimir Putin</b>.<p>The …

Obama Backs Two Major Cybersecurity Bills

The White House throws its support behind legislation that would increase sharing of cyberthreat information between the private sector and government. Both bills are expected to pass this week.<p>The White House has extended its support to a pair of cybersecurity bills scheduled for a House floor …

Obama Administration

Congresswoman calls for probe into cellphone-slamming incident by federal agent

When authorities rolled into a South Gate neighborhood this past weekend and rounded up suspected members of an outlaw motorcycle gang, some of them wore vests that simply read "police" and drove unmarked cars and SUVs.<p>Resident Beatriz Paez, who was out for a Sunday stroll, came upon the scene and …

Chile volcano erupts for first time in decades

Officials ordered an evacuation for a 20-kilometer radius around the volcano and the interior ministry rushed in the army to temporarily take control of the province of Llanquihue and the town of Puerto Octay.<p>Emergency measures were also in place in neighboring Argentina, where the picturesque city …

Geology

Pope Francis to Visit Cuba Ahead of U.S. Visit in September

Pope Francis will visit Cuba before his trip to the United States in September, the Vatican announced on Wednesday.<p>Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See press office, confirmed that Francis had "received and accepted the invitation from the civil authorities and bishops of Cuba" and …

Christianity

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Coming to New York

<i>Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif and US Secretary of State, John Kerry in Geneva, Switzerland, January 14, 2014, Photo Credit, AP</i><p>Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif is scheduled to come to New York to address the five-yearly review conference of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) that …

South Asia

Calbuco Volcano Spews Giant Tower of Ash in Chile

Chile

Cuban endangered crocodiles return home

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1161000/1161235_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524674421_17819ee43d7118a35a87a3e0464d7d45<p><b>Efforts to save the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden.</b><p>A Stockholm zoo is sending 10 baby crocodiles back to Cuba …

Houthi leader in Yemen: 'Anyone who thinks we will surrender is dreaming'

<b>(CNN) —</b> The leader of Yemen's Houthi rebels vowed not to back down on Sunday as a top Saudi military official claimed weeks of airstrikes had significantly weakened the Shiite group.<p>"Our fighters will not evacuate from the main cities or the government institutions," rebel leader Abdul-Malik …

South Asia

Earthquake off Taiwan and Okinawa kills one

<b>One person has been killed in Taiwan's capital Taipei in a house fire following a 6.6 magnitude earthquake.</b><p>The quake struck near Japan's Yonaguni on Monday morning.<p>Buildings swayed in Taipei and people were seen rushing on to the street, but no significant damage was reported.<p>Japan, to the north, …

Hundreds of Migrants Believed Dead in Shipwreck Off Libya

Boat capsizes after passengers rush to one side<p>By<p>Deborah Ball<p>Deborah Ball<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@balldeborah<p>Google+<p>deborah.ball@wsj.com<p>ROME—As many as 700 migrants are believed to have died in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast, piling pressure on European leaders to find a solution to a …

Coast Guard

ISIS releases video purportedly showing killing of Ethiopian Christians in Libya

The Islamic State expanded its extermination of Christians to another country with the release of a video Sunday purportedly showing a mass execution of Ethiopians in Libya.<p>"We express our condolences to the families of the victims and our support to the Ethiopian government and people as they …

5 Good Reasons to Use Flash

Most people think of flash as a tool to create dramatic portraits, and while that’s true, it’s definitely not the only way flash should be used. …