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Central African Republic: UN votes to send peacekeepers

<b>The UN Security Council has voted to send a 12,000-strong force to the Central African Republic (CAR).</b><p>UN chief Ban Ki-moon has warned of "ethno-religious cleansing" in CAR, with lynchings, decapitations and sexual violence going unpunished.<p>The UN resolution also authorises some 2,000 French troops …

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Resigning

Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will announce Friday she is stepping down, ABC News has confirmed.<p>The president will nominate …

Ice Skating Fails to Get You Ready for the Olympics

The Winter Olympics are weird, utterly specific and exclusionary to a fault.<p>The events are also pretty awesome if you care to open your eyelids and actually give them a shake.<p>Take figure skating, for example. At face value, it's skinny guys in matador-casual chucking around women from the ex-Soviet …

Red Carpet

Australians ramp up security precautions for 2014 Sochi Olympics

SOCHI, Russia — Concerned about the safety of their team, Australian Olympic officials have put restrictions on the movement of athletes during the 2014 Sochi Games.<p>At a Sunday news conference, chef de mission Ian Chesterman said team members must remain in secured areas and travel only on the …

Winter Olympics: A blizzard of U.S. medals, or more of a trickle?

Wearing both 'optimist' and 'pessimist' hats, Olympic reporter Philip Hersh predicts best- and worst-case scenarios for U.S. athletes at Sochi.<p>February 01, 2014|By Philip Hersh<p>U.S. teenager Mikaela Shiffrin is a World Cup slalom champion capable of… (Marco Trovati / Associated…)<p>SOCHI, Russia — Last …

Andrew HS Teen Memorialized at Special Olympics Tournament

Friends came together and volunteered in honor of Matt Kocher, 15, an Andrew High School sophomore who drowned in July 2013. A Special Olympics …

Hamas and Hezbollah reject own blacklisting by Canada

Two political parties in the Middle East designated as terror groups by Canada predict the Islamic State movement won't survive and question why they're blacklisted when co-operation could defeat the common enemy.<p>Representatives of both Hezbollah and Hamas in Lebanon have separately condemned the …

Sochi Has Been Poisoning Stray Dogs Before The Olympics

Sochi has a sizeable stray dog population.<p>Alexei Sorokin, the owner of the company hired to cull the population, defended the practice in an interview with ABC. He said the dogs are incubators for disease and could potentially disrupt the games by attacking tourists and even interfering with …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

B.C. town may end long holdout against daylight saving time

In Creston, B.C., the following question counts as deep political inquiry: What time is it?<p>When Mayor Ron Toyota hears the question, he rolls his head back, clutches his stomach and lets out a high-pitched laugh. "Well," he says, seated at Jimmy's Pub & Bar downtown, "that's complicated."<p>Creston, …

The Week in Review: Looking Forward to Super Sunday

Inside Flipboard / January 31, 2014<p>Now that the San Francisco 49ers will not be in Super Bowl XLVIII, the question is, will anyone bother to watch …

On the Red Couch with Flipboard Photo Editor Steve Fine

Inside Flipboard / January 30, 2014<p>When it comes to photo editing and picking the right shot, Steve Fine goes back to a piece of advice he was given …

Japanese whaling fleet filmed with dead minke whales in Southern Ocean

At least three dead whales have been spotted aboard a Japanese vessel in the Southern Ocean.<p>New Zealand's foreign minister condemned the whaling but disputed claims by conservation group Sea Shepherd that the fleet had been operating in New Zealand’s territorial waters, in the Ross Sea in …

8 Facts You Never Knew About Christmas

Magic mushrooms, prostitution, home invasions? The story that Americans celebrate has far from family-friendly origins. The truth about this holiday, …

Geminid Sky Shower Strikes This Weekend

Explosion is at least five times more powerful than previous events, study says.<p><b>As darkness falls this weekend, look toward the heavens for a gem of a sky show from one of the year’s best meteor showers, peaking overnight on December 13 and 14.</b><p><b>The annual Geminid meteor shower promises colorful</b> …

Vietnam leprosy community move raises fears for future

Da Nang, Vietnam<p>Thuong Nhu Trinh deftly tugs strands of nylon threads together at his two-room house, despite several missing fingers.<p>The 47-year-old's job - making nets - is the only reminder of his old life as a fisherman.<p>Now he lives on the outskirts of Da Nang, in central Vietnam. He is one of …

Colorado School Shooting Suspect May Have Been Out For Revenge, Police Say

A Colorado student who may have been seeking revenge against a teacher barged into his school with a shotgun on Friday, set off an explosive device …

Advocates of new Iran sanctions fail to advance key legislation

WASHINGTON– Despite intense lobbying, advocates of imposing new sanctions on Iran failed to advance key legislation inCongressthis week, a sign that the Obama administration may have more support for its pleas of restraint than it appears.<p>Supporters of more penalties have been urging lawmakers to …

Nelson Mandela: Hundreds break through police barrier to see Madiba

Hundreds of South Africans pushed their way past a police cordon in a bid to see Nelson Mandela's body, in the final moments of his lying in state.<p>The group bustled past officers after they, along with tens of thousands of other mourners, were told they would not get to pay their last respects to …

South Africa

Exclusive: McCain Flies to Ukraine as Protests Rage

As pro-euro protests continue to rock Kiev, the senator is flying there to show support—the highest-ranking American official yet do so.<p>Sen. John …

Execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle raises fears of instability in North Korea

North Korea's brutal purge and execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle has raised fears of instability in a state with a nuclear weapons programme and a willingness to ratchet up regional tensions.<p>Jang Song-thaek was accused of everything from plotting a coup to instigating disastrous currency reforms and …

Missing CIA operative failed by US government, family says

The family of an American missing for almost seven years, revealed to have been engaged on a rogue CIA mission in Iran, berated the US government for failing to do enough to secure his release on Friday and called on the Obama administration to “step up and take care of one of its own”.<p>A day after …