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Russia Backs Egyptian Military Ruler In Attempt To Eclipse U.S. Influence

ISTANBUL -- In a high-profile meeting in Moscow this week, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave his full-fledged support for Egypt's military leader to run for president, a sign of yet another diplomatic tug of war between Russia and the United States in the region.<p>The nod of approval for Field …

USAID Retracts Request for ‘Positive Images’ of Work in Afghanistan

Jordain Carney<p>Feb. 14, 2014, 10:48 a.m.<p>The U.S. Agency for In­ter­na­tion­al De­vel­op­ment — which has faced ac­cus­a­tions of mis­man­age­ment and …

Christian threats force Muslim convoy to turn back in CAR exodus

Thousands of Muslims tried to flee the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday, only for their mass convoy of cars and trucks to be turned back as crowds of angry Christians taunted: "We're going to kill you all."<p>The drama unfolded as Amnesty International said it had uncovered …

14,000 flights from Texas to Maine grounded by storm

Number of the day<p>More than 14,000<p>That's how many flights were grounded this week after the winter storm that spread snow and ice from Texas to Maine caused chaos on the roads and in the air as well as knocking out power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses. Central Park received 12 1/2 …

Cape Cod

Health Officials Warn San Francisco BART-Riders Of Measles Exposure

Health officials are warning riders of the San Francisco Bay Area's BART public transportation system that they may have been exposed to measles last week.<p>Contra Costa Health Services issued a warning that a student at the University of California, Berkeley, rode the BART between the school and …

Associated Press News

Panel: N. Korea crimes vs. humanity

A U.N. panel has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and will call for an international criminal investigation, The Associated Press has learned.<p>The report, to be released Monday, is the most authoritative account yet of rights violations by North Korean …

Associated Press News

Volcanic Eruption Kills at Least Two, Cloaks Parts of Indonesia With Ash

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>More than 100,000 people in the vicinity of the Mount Kelud in Indonesia were evacuated prior to a …

U.S. Ice Storm 'Holds Hands' With UK Flood

Yet another storm battered southern parts of the United Kingdom on Friday, with winds up to 80 mph and heavy rain. Based on satellite imagery, this …

Nazis 'researched use of mosquitoes for war' at Dachau

<b>German scientists at Dachau concentration camp researched the possible use of malaria-infected mosquitoes as weapons during World War Two, a researcher has claimed.</b><p>Dr Klaus Reinhardt of Tuebingen University examined the archives of the Entomological Institute at Dachau.<p>He found that biologists had …

Flappy Bird Will be No More! Developer Removing it from the Play Store and iOS App Store

Well today marks the last day of Flappy Bird existence in the Play Store and iOS App Stores. The developer, Dong Nguyen says that he “cannot take …

RAF has fired missiles in Afghanistan using US drones, MoD reveals

British pilots have launched at least 39 missile strikes against suspected Taliban insurgents from American drones based in Afghanistan, according to new figures.<p>The details have emerged from the Ministry of Defence, which has for the first time disclosed how RAF crews using unmanned US aircraft …

Mexico Captures Suspected Drug Lord Linked To 76 Tons Of Cocaine Shipped Into The US

The U.S. State Department has been offering a $5 million reward for information that could lead to the capture o fMartinez Sanchez, believed to be the leader of a group that brought 76 tons of cocaine into the United States between 2000 and 2003.<p>Mexico's Interior Ministry said in a statement that …

Instead of planning every moment when visiting Seattle, I let the locals guide me

<i>Dispatch is a new series of first-person stories from the road. Readers can share their experiences, from the sublime to the strange.</i><p>Vacations can present a strange form of tyranny. You're going away to rest and recharge. But more often than not, you find yourself caught in an endless cycle of …

Clock running on debt ceiling

It’s getting close to crunch time.<p>There have been conversations between Speaker John Boehner’s office and the White House on lifting the debt limit, but no negotiations over a package, according to sources familiar with the talks.<p>Time is running short for Congress to raise the nation’s borrowing …

Six hundred Syrians flee besieged Old Homs in aid convoy

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Six hundred people left the besieged ruins of rebel-held central Homs on Sunday, escaping more than a year of hunger and deprivation caused by one of the most protracted blockades of Syria’s devastating conflict.<p>The evacuees, mainly women, children and old men, were brought out …

Turning A Million Cubic Yards Of Post-Typhoon Trash Into Jobs

In an open dump, in a village outside of Tacloban in the central Philippines, we're sloshing through rainwater and leachate — that's the goo that comes out of rotting trash — while Tim Walsh surveys the site.<p>"Just walk on the dry bit," he says. "I've got used to the smell over the years and you get …

Pro-nuclear candidate Masuzoe wins Tokyo governor vote

<b>Former TV presenter and cabinet minister Yoichi Masuzoe has won the election for Tokyo governor by a wide margin.</b><p>The vote had been seen as a test of popular sentiment on nuclear power.<p>Mr Masuzoe agrees with government plans to restart Japan's nuclear reactors, while his two closest rivals …

US extends legal rights for same-sex spouses

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1051000/1051325_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524640572_27f68e028a41f7a487789b8ab27effae<p><b>The US is to make changes to the justice system to give greater legal recognition to same-sex marriages.</b><p>In a speech at a gay rights event in New York, …

UN vows to press on with Homs aid delivery

The UN's humanitarian chief Valerie Amos has vowed to push on with relief deliveries to civilians trapped in Homs, after a Red Crescent aid convoy was attacked.<p>Amos' comments come after the convoy came under mortar and gun attack on Saturday in the Syrian city, despite an agreed three-day ceasefire …

Olympics 2018

Bode Miller Makes A Critical Mistake On His Last Olympic Downhill Ever

Miller got off to a dream start, leading the gold-medal pace by 0.31 seconds through the upper part of the course.<p>But he faded in the lower part of the course, and finished 8th.<p>Things began to go wrong for the 36-year-old when he smashed into a gate panel at 1 minute, 25 seconds into his run.<p>He's …

Weather could alter men's downhill outlook

<b>By David Leon Moore</b><p>KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – It’s 9 a.m., and clouds have moved in above the mountain that will stage today’s men’s downhill at 11 a.m.<p>They are the first clouds to appear at the alpine venue since downhill training began on Thursday, and whether they have an effect on the racing …