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Ukraine crisis: US reaches out to India, China to isolate Russia

<b>Washington:</b> The United States says it is talking with India and China among others as part of diplomatic efforts to isolate Russia over its …

Russia

Black box data could be streamed live to control centres

Aviation safety bodies are considering making live streaming from aircraft compulsory after second major air crash in five years<p>Airlines could be obliged to stream “black box” data to prevent it being lost in the event of an accident.<p>The disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 has …

David Cameron on the first UK same-sex marriages

Extracts from the article:<p>This weekend is an important moment for our country. For the first time, the couples getting married won’t just include men …

LGBTQI

Egypt reopens Gaza crossing for three days

Egypt has reopened its land border with the Gaza Strip after a 50-day closure, but only for three days and then just for special cases, Gaza's governing group Hamas has said.<p>Passage to Egypt will be limited to those seeking medical treatment, students going to their places of study, foreigners and …

West accuses Syria over 3.5 million in need

The Syrian government has allowed aid convoys to cross only one of eight border crossings identified by the United Nations as a priority, Western ambassadors said.<p>In February, the UN Security Council passed the first humanitarian resolution of the three-year civil war, demanding that the government …

Taliban Siege at Election Building in Kabul Ends: Police

KABUL — Five Taliban militants who were involved in the attack on the election commission headquarters on Saturday have been killed, Afghan's Deputy Interior Minister told NBC News.<p>A SWAT team took control of the Independent Election Commission compound, ending the siege of the building. Two police …

Turkey begins espionage investigation after Syria leak

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has started an espionage investigation after a discussion between top officials on potential military action in Syria was leaked on YouTube, heralding a possible government crackdown on its political opponents after elections on Sunday.<p>Supporters of the ruling AK Party …

Russia sees no need for Ukraine incursion, Tatars seek autonomy

MOSCOW/BAKHCHISARAY, Crimea (Reuters) - Russia said on Saturday it had no intention of invading eastern Ukraine following its annexation of Crimea, while the Black Sea peninsula’s Muslim Tatars demanded autonomy.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet …

Britain full of beans about new best friend Berlin

The British government has a new best friend, and it won't let anyone else leave the playground before they've heard all about it. Since rolling out "the reddest of red carpets" for Angela Merkel last month, no further sign of the new British-German alliance has been allowed to pass without fanfare …

How the NSA can use metadata to predict your personality

The president and congressional leaders want to end NSA bulk metadata collection, but not the use of metadata, which may even be expanded. From a technical perspective, the question of what your metadata can reveal about you, or potential enemies, remains as important as it was since the Edward …

Surveillance

If the west wants to hurt Putin, could Saudi Arabia do its dirty work?

Russia is vulnerable to sanctions. Economic weakness caused the collapse of the Soviet Union a quarter of a century ago and – the self-enrichment of the oligarchs apart – not much has changed since. Energy exports to the rest of the world pay for imports of machines and consumer goods. The …

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Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>Heartbreak as England knocked out of World Cup<p>Fans go from ecstasy to despair …

Russia's 2014 Economic Outlook Bleak Amid Toughening Western Sanctions

The Russian economy was barely growing even before it was hit with Western sanctions following the annexation of Crimea. Many economists believe …

Grenade attack on Thai anti-graft office ahead of PM hearing

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Grenades were thrown at the offices of Thailand’s anti-corruption agency, which has summoned the prime minister to answer charges of dereliction of duty next week, as protesters trying to oust her prepared for a big weekend rally.<p>Anti-government protesters hold Thai baht …

UN warns of Syria spillover into Iraq

The United Nations has warned that armed groups are increasingly forging links across the border of Syria and Iraq, fuelling sectarian tensions in a region that has suffered from years of bloodshed.<p>Speaking at the UN Security Council, the special envoy to Iraq, Nickolay Mladenov, said the conflict …

Afghanistan election officials say state employees are aiding candidate

Afghan election organisers have warned president Hamid Karzai that government employees have thrown state resources behind one of the main candidates vying to replace him, a senior official said.<p>The president should fire the man responsible, who was backing the former foreign minister Zalmai …

Burma mobs put census in doubt as western aid workers flee violence

Burma's first census for 30 years is at risk of being derailed before it has even started, as renewed unrest in the country's west threatens to send foreign aid workers fleeing, making conditions impossible for counters.<p>The government is planning a 12-day marathon operation from Sunday in which …

Why freedom of expression is under threat in Turkey

We are writers from around the world who love, live and breathe words. We are united in our belief that freedom of expression is a universal and fundamental human right. We are gravely concerned about "the freedom of words" in Turkey. We connect both within and across borders through words, written …

India's opposition weighs Gujarat farm model if it wins elections

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India’s main opposition party would, if elected, roll out a program to boost farm efficiency that its prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, has championed in his home state of Gujarat.<p>Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India's main …

Obama Set to Meet Mideast Ally King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

President Barack Obama was scheduled to have dinner with a key Middle East ally on Friday in a planned bilateral meeting with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah.<p>The event – taking place at the king’s desert camp, a 30-minute helicopter ride from Riyadh – was the final stop in a jam-packed five-day …

Germany backs UK over calls for 'fairness' in EU reforms

<b>David Cameron's hopes of renegotiating the UK's place in the European Union have been boosted after Germany said any future changes must be fair to nations not using the single currency.</b><p>Its finance minister Wolfgang Schauble said countries outside the eurozone should not be put at a "systematic …

Scotland 'could vote for independence unless pro-UK campaign improves'

Willie Rennie, the leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats, has said there is a "distinct possibility" that Scotland could vote for independence unless the pro-UK campaign improves.<p>Speaking as party activists gathered in Aberdeen, Rennie said the anti-independence campaigners had to be far more …

Russia criticizes U.N. resolution condemning Crimea's secession

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Friday a U.N. resolution declaring invalid Crimea’s Moscow-backed referendum on seceding from Ukraine was counterproductive and accused Western states of using blackmail and threats to drum up “yes” votes.<p>The non-binding resolution passed with 100 votes in favor, …

Gay Marriage: 22% Of Britons 'Would Spurn An Invitation To A Same-Sex Ceremony

From midnight tonight, gay Christians can get married in the UK in a landmark move that will see thousands of ceremonies taking place across the …

Malaysia plane saga: Your questions answered

It's been nearly three weeks since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished. Malaysian authorities say the plane went down in the southern Indian Ocean. Search efforts are concentrated in an area far off Australia's west coast.<p><b>What's the latest?</b><p>Australian authorities said Friday that they have shifted …

Search for Malaysia jet shifts 680 miles northeast

BEIJING — The Australian Maritime Safety Authority said Friday it had a new "credible lead" that suggested Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 probably crashed 680 miles northeast of the search area where more than a dozen planes and ships have been looking the last 10 days.<p>The location was changed after …

Airplanes

North Korea test-fires ballistic missiles as Barack Obama holds Japan-South Korea summit

Over the past four weeks, North Korea has conducted multiple launches of short-range Scud missiles and rockets to coincide with the annual joint military drills South Korea is conducting with the United States<p>North Korea has test-fired two ballistic missiles, as US President Barack Obama hosted a …

11 Aircraft, 5 Ships Resume Search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Eleven aircraft and five ships began another round of search efforts for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, as searchers aim to cover roughly 30,115 …

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Ukraine's spy dolphins switch allegiance to Russia

Ukrainian Army dophins, which have been trained to plant bombs and kill frogmen, will be transferred to Russia<p>Russian forces completed their take over of the Ukrainian navy’s assets in Crimea with the storming of the minesweeper Cherkessy.<p>The Ukrainian navy has been reduced to only 10 vessels, with …