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Naples gets funding for migrants - but is it enough?

12:23World Malaysian woman charged with murder of Indonesian helper in latest case of abuse 12:21Sport Ice hockey - Future of unified Korean team not a given - coach 12:08World Naples gets funding for migrants - but is it enough? 12:05Sport Ice Hockey - Finland claim bronze with win over Russians …

Ice Hockey

Report: Russian ground troops ensured rebel successes in Ukraine | News | DW | 12.05.2015

At least 220 Russian troops were killed in two battles in eastern Ukraine in the past year, and the Russian authorities spent over $1.04 billion …

ISIS: On the Rise or Crumbling From Within? - NBC News

ISIS has scored a propaganda coup in an alliance with Boko Haram, but coalition airstrikes are testing the militant organization as never before.

Boko Haram

Putin appeals to Southern European countries for EU sanctions relief

Russian President<p>Vladimir Putinhas been campaigning for sanctions relief from traditionally friendly Southern European countries in what appears to be a strategy of dividing theEuropean Unionand undermining its alliance with the United States.<p>Moscow responded to last year's U.S. and European Union …

Russia

Ex-army chief: UK caught napping as defence cuts bite

Sir Peter Wall warns that Britain has been left unable to tackle the Russian threat after cuts to the defence budget<p>Defence cuts have left Britain unable to tackle the threat of Russia and Vladimir Putin’s “interference in our airspace and offshore waters”, the former head of the Army warns …

Boko Haram pledges allegiance to ISIL, reports say

Nigeria's armed group Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Reuters news agency reports quoting the monitoring group SITE.<p>The pledge, attributed to Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, was made in an audio recording posted on the group's Twitter page on …

Boko Haram

Turkey PM Warns That Assault on ISIS in Tikrit Could Ignite Sectarian Tensions

By sending Shi’ite militias and Iranian forces to battle ISIS in Tikrit, Iraq risks stoking the sectarian divide that nourishes the extremist group. …

Kerry in Riyadh to calm Gulf fears on Iran nuclear deal

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Saudi Arabia in a bid to ease Gulf Arab concerns about an emerging nuclear deal with Iran and discuss ways to calm instability in troubled Yemen and other Mideast nations.<p>US officials said Kerry will reassure regional officials that a deal with Tehran …

South Asia

Iraq fights to drive ISIS out of Tikrit

Qassem Suleimani, head of Iran's elite Quds Force, is set on retaking Tikrit from ISIS. CNN's Michael Holmes has more.

Middle East

Too much human faeces on Mount Everest, says Nepal

Waste from the 700 climbers and guides a year who attempt to scale the mountain is becoming a health hazard<p>Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world’s highest peak, the chief of Nepal’s mountaineering …

Cameroon in for long fight as its youth join Boko Haram

<b>Yaounde, Cameroon (CNN) —</b> Cameroon's security forces are predicting a drawn-out battle with Boko Haram as evidence filters out that the insurgents are now recruiting there.<p>"We don't doubt that Boko Haram is recruiting in Cameroon," said Col. Joseph Nouma, commander of Operation ALPHA, a special …

Africa

U.N. condemns Islamic State's 'barbaric terrorist acts' in Iraq

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Friday condemned what it described as the latest “barbaric terrorist acts” in Iraq by Islamic State militants, including the destruction of priceless religious and cultural artifacts.<p>A video published by the ultra-radical Islamist …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Leading Putin critic gunned down outside Kremlin

Boris Nemtsov, former deputy prime minister, gunned down near Kremlin before taking part in march against Russian war in Ukraine<p>Boris Nemtsov, a leading opponent and former deputy prime minister <b>was gunned down in Moscow</b> just a few hours after a radio interview in which he denounced Vladimir Putin's …

Israel

New suspect arrested in Copenhagen shootings

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police in Denmark said Friday they have arrested another suspect in connection with shootings earlier this month in Copenhagen in which two people died.<p>A spokesman for Copenhagen Police said the young man had been arrested Friday morning local time.<p>He is due to appear before a court on …

Copenhagen

David Cameron condemns Cage for blaming MI5 over radicalisation of Jihadi John

Prime Minister attacks comments by campaign group as reprehensible as pictures shows Jihadi John as a schoolboy<p>David Cameron has condemned “reprehensible” comments by campaign group Cage after it blamed MI5 for radicalising Jihadi John.<p>The campaign group was criticised after <b>accusing the British</b> …

Ukraine disputes rebels’ claim of heavy-weapons pullback

Russian-backed separatists moved some heavy weapons well back from the front line Tuesday in eastern Ukraine, but the Ukrainian government disputed the rebels' claim that a real pullback had begun.<p>A peace plan worked out in marathon talks on Feb. 12 aims to create a wide buffer zone between the two …

10 Hot Healthy Ways To Get A Whiter Smile

Life<p>by Daniela Morosini | 17 02 2015<p>Instagram<p>10 Hot Healthy Ways To... Have A Whiter, Brighter Smile<p>They say smile and the whole world smiles with …

Dentistry

Anderson Silva fails 2nd drug test

LAS VEGAS -- Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva has failed a second drug test administered by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.<p>NSAC …

British warship monitors Russian frigate spotted in the English Channel

The Ministry of Defence says the Yaroslav Mudry and its accompanying tanker, the Kola, were sailing back to Russia after a deployment in the Mediterranean<p>A British warship shadowed a Russian frigate through the English Channel on Tuesday, taking over monitoring from French surveillance on the …

Tons and tons of plastic are swimming in the ocean - Futurity

The amount of plastic going from land to ocean each year would "cover an area 34 times the size of Manhattan ankle-deep in plastic waste."

Oceans

Syrian opposition leader asks UN to help end attacks

A Syrian opposition leader has called on world leaders to take "immediate action" to end government attacks on rebel-held suburbs of Damascus, amid reports that about 150 people have been killed in government air strikes over the last 10 days.<p>Khaled Khoja, leader of the Syrian National Coalition …

Middle East