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Demonstrators rally as Crimea crisis mounts - CNN.com

Ukrainian tanks are transported from their base in Perevalne, Crimea, on Wednesday, March 26. After Russian troops seized most of Ukraine's bases in Crimea, interim Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov ordered the withdrawal of armed forces from the peninsula, citing Russian threats to the lives …

Vast waters hide clues in hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines flight

The mysteries surrounding the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, and the true identities of some of its passengers, are as deep as the southeast Asian waters where multinational search teams are searching for the jet.<p>Navies from two of Malaysia's neighbors were pursuing new leads as …

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Found: Mysterious asteroid falling apart at a rate of 1 mile per hour

Peering deep into the asteroid belt between Jupiter and Mars, scientists have spotted the first disintegrating space rock ever observed.<p>The rock is crumbing slowly -- its disparate pieces gliding gently away from each other at the sluggish rate of one mile an hour, slower than human walking …

Western Countries Attempt to Put Pressure on Russia

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>President Obama met with his National Security Council for more than two hours on Monday night, …

Thousands Choking on Smoke from Indonesian Fires

Photo<p>Air quality has reached dangerous levels as forest fires rage on in Indonesia's Riau province following a sustained period of dry weather. Indonesia has declared a state of emergency as the Riau haze has worsened and has left more than 22,000 residents with respiratory problems.

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Taliban militants escape from Kandahar prison for fourth time in a decade

At least 10 Taliban insurgents leave the prison through the front door, after their names were forged on a prisoner release form<p>At least 12 Taliban insurgents have escaped from the heavily guarded Sarposa Prison in Kandahar, after a prison employee falsely put their names on a list of detainees who …

Ultra-Orthodox Rally in Israel Against Military Draft Bill

World<p>JERUSALEM — Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews rallied Sunday in the streets of Jerusalem, blocking roads and paralyzing the city in a massive show of force against new plans to require them to serve in the Israeli military.<p>The widespread opposition to the draft poses a challenge to …

Mount Everest litter targeted by Nepalese authorities

Climbers scaling Mount Everest will have to bring back 8kg (17.6lb) of rubbish under rules designed to clean up the world's highest peak.<p>The rule, one of several new measures for mountaineering in Nepal, will apply to climbers ascending beyond Everest's base camp from April, said tourism ministry …

Ukraine crisis: Vladimir Putin has lost the plot, says German chancellor

Vladimir Putin has lost the plot over Ukraine, according to the German chancellor, Angela Merkel.<p>US reports said Merkel phoned Barack Obama on Sunday evening after speaking to the Russian president to press him to back down from his invasion of Ukraine and occupation of the Crimean peninsula.<p>"She …

Ukraine tells Putin: this could be war

Thousands of Ukrainian troops put on combat alert as UK calls urgent meeting of UN Security Council<p>Ukraine defied Russian aggression on Saturday night warning that any military intervention would lead to war.<p>Ukraine’s acting leaders appeared on television in a sombre address to the nation after …

North Korea fires more missiles amid US-Seoul military drills

North Korea has fired two short-range missiles into the sea – the second such launch in less than a week – while annual military exercises between Seoul and Washington continue, South Korean officials said.<p>The launches appear to be a continuation of North Korea's protest against the drills it calls …

Let's Play The Titanfall Beta: Last Titan Standing - Episode 8 - IGN Video

Alfredo and Greg test their Titan skills in a Last Titan Standing match.

Starbreeze Recoups 15 Year Loss in Just Six Months

Payday 2, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons drive historic, record profit for Starbreeze.<p>Payday 2 and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, in conjunction with …

Payday 2: The Death Wish hustles in new difficulty, masks, enemies and more

<i>Payday 2: The Death Wish</i>, the latest free update for Overkill's heist-based shooter, is now live for Windows PC and introduces a new difficulty, 35 new achievements, new enemies and more.<p>Those who download <i>The</i> <i>D</i><i>eath Wish</i> will receive a free melee weapon, the "350K" brass knuckles, referring to …

Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer villains hit Xbox March 4

<i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i> players on Xbox 360 and Xbox One will be able to play as three of the first-person shooter series' villains beginning March 4.<p>According to a post on One of Swords, the $3.99 Makarov Legend Pack will bring <i>Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2</i> terrorist leader Vladamir Makarov to <i>Ghosts</i>. …

Americans Think the Afghanistan War Was a Mistake, Just Like All the Other Wars Since 1950

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The war in Afghanistan is now more unpopular than at any point since its start, according to a new …

Pakistan bombs militant hideouts in tribal areas

<b>Pakistani fighter jets have launched air strikes on suspected militant hideouts in the north-west, killing at least 15 people, local officials say.</b><p>Raids focused on Mir Ali town and surrounding areas of North Waziristan, but military sources said strikes were also carried out in the Khyber …

EU and US consider sanctions against Ukraine as death toll reaches 26

The EU and the US are threatening targeted sanctions against Ukranian officials they hold responsible for the violence in Kiev that has killed at least 28 people and injured more than 200.<p>In a foretaste of the broader package of sanctions under consideration, the US announced on Wednesday that it …