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At least six civilians killed in shelling attack in Donetsk: Reuters witness

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Thursday his troops were holding the line against separatists and Russian forces after a sharp increase in attacks and the withdrawal of government defenders from Donetsk airport.<p>Poroshenko, who told the World Economic Forum on Wednesday …

Russia

Ebola tests in Edinburgh for patient who recently returned from west Africa

<b>A woman who recently returned from west Africa is being tested for Ebola at a hospital in Edinburgh.</b><p>She was admitted to the Western General Hospital on Thursday after developing a fever.<p>However, there has been no confirmation that she is suffering from the deadly virus.<p>She was taken by secure …

Disease

Ebola Cases Drop Off in West Africa

The number of new Ebola cases is starting to drop off in the three worst-hit West African countries, and Liberia has only reported 48 cases in the past three weeks, the World Health Organization reported Wednesday.<p>Guinea and Liberia both reported the fewest new cases since August, WHO says in its …

Disease

Paris Supermarket Attack Hero Lassana Bathily Receives French Citizenship

PARIS — A 24-year-old Malian immigrant who hid a group of hostages during a terror attack at a kosher supermarket was awarded French citizenship Tuesday in a ceremony that showcased his courage and selflessness.<p>Lassana Bathily, who has lived in France for about nine years and filed his citizenship …

French Government

10 killed, churches torched in protests over Charlie Hebdo

<b>(CNN) —</b> Violent protests have erupted in parts of the world over the latest issue of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.<p>While there have also been largely peaceful protests, authorities from Africa to the Middle East are seeing clashes in the streets -- and seeking ways to tamp down the …

Protest

Lawmakers Pay Tribute To Charlie Hebdo Victims By Holding Up Pencils During State Of The Union

During President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday, lawmakers held up pencils as a tribute to the victims of the terror attacks at the offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.<p>According to the AP, more than two dozen lawmakers from both sides of the aisle rose to …

Charlie Hebdo

Paris attacks: four charged with links to terror plot

The men are suspected of providing logistical support to Amedy Coulibaly, who killed four hostages in supermarket siege<p>Four men with ties to one of the gunmen responsible for three days of terror in the Paris region are the first to be charged in connection with the attacks that left 20 people …

Terrorism

Politics and rivalry shape Iranian response to Paris attack | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The deadly attack by Islamist gunmen on the offices of French newspaper Charlie Hebdo drew a somewhat unexpected response from Iranian clerics and officials: They condemned it.<p>A sign is attached to a display copy of the latest issue of satirical French weekly newspaper Charlie …

South Asia

At least 11 killed on Tuesday in Congo election protests

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo’s powerful Catholic church on Wednesday backed ongoing protests against reforms that could extend President Joseph Kabila’s rule, denouncing a government crackdown which a rights group said had killed 42 people.<p>A demonstrator walks near a car set …

Africa

Chasm Over ‘No Child Left Behind’

Senate Panel Hearing Shows Divide Over Testing, Government Role in Classrooms<p>Key legislators revealed the continuing divide over testing and the federal government’s place in classrooms in a hearing Wednesday, setting up a potential showdown over the future of the No Child Left Behind education law.<p>…

Education

California's Former Prisoners Often Don't Know They Can Vote, Study Finds

With severe overcrowding, abuse allegations and controversial sentencing laws, California’s prison system is a knotty political topic that often appears on the ballot. But according to a new study, many former inmates don't know they can vote in elections.<p>A report released Thursday by the …

Right To Vote

Argentine president now says prosecutor's death not suicide

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez made an about-face Thursday, saying she now is "convinced" prosecutor Alberto Nisman's death was not a suicide just days after she suggested the man who accused her of protecting Iranians charged in Argentina's worst terrorist attack had …

Latin America

Israeli police: Palestinian stabs passengers on Tel Aviv bus

A Palestinian man stabbed nine people on a Tel Aviv bus before being shot and arrested Wednesday in an incident police called a terror attack.<p>Police said five people were seriously or moderately wounded and four were slightly injured in the incident, which happened at about 7:30 a.m local time. The …

Extremism

U.N. alarmed by 'downward spiral' of Israelis, Palestinians

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is alarmed that Israelis and Palestinians are engaged in a downward spiral of actions and counter actions and calls on both sides not to exacerbate existing divisions, a senior U.N. official said on Thursday.<p>United Nations …

Israel

Oklahoma execution of Charles Frederick Warner now up to Supreme Court

<b>Dallas (CNN) —</b> Oklahoma's first scheduled execution since last April's controversial botched lethal injection is now in the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court to decide.<p>Charles Frederick Warner, who was convicted in 2003 for the first-degree rape and murder of his then-girlfriend's 11-month-old …

U.S. Supreme Court

David Cameron and Barack Obama in anti-terrorism vow

<b>David Cameron and Barack Obama have vowed to defeat the "distorted ideology" of terrorism, ahead of talks in Washington.</b><p>The UK and US leaders said they would not allow anyone to "muzzle free speech" after Islamist gunmen killed 17 people in terror attacks in Paris.<p>They are expected to discuss cyber …

United Kingdom

U.S. Capitol Plot Suspect Christopher Cornell Was Interested in 'Anarchy': Pal

The Ohio man accused of plotting an attack on the U.S. Capitol became interested in "anarchy" during high school and made "radical" comments about the government, a former schoolmate told NBC News.<p>Christopher Lee Cornell, 20, of Green Township, near Cincinnati, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion …

Middle School