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In a bad mood? Your social networks might be to blame

Contagious effect of sad and happy messages in real life also observable in virtual networks, survey of Facebook data reveals<p>The next time you feel compelled to share your misery on Facebook, spare a thought for your friends. For mood on social networks is contagious, and spreads to those you are …

Obama, Ukraine premier outline potential opening over Crimea | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Just days before a referendum in Crimea to decide if it should become part of Russia, President Barack Obama and Ukraine’s prime minister outlined a potential diplomatic opening on Wednesday that could give Russians a greater voice in the disputed region.<p>The United States and …

Venezuela says death toll from protests rises to 28 | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s state prosecutor said on Thursday the death toll from a month of violent protests had risen to 28, after the nation’s top court ordered opposition mayors to dismantle barricades set up by street protesters.<p>State prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz, speaking on the sidelines …

Russia holds war games near Ukraine; Merkel warns of catastrophe | Reuters

BERLIN/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia launched new military exercises near its border with Ukraine on Thursday, showing no sign of backing down on plans to annex its neighbour’s Crimea region despite a stronger than expected drive for sanctions from the EU and United States.<p>In an unusually robust and …

Rescuers seek survivors of NY building collapse; seven dead | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Search crews picked through still-smouldering rubble on Thursday, looking for survivors of a gas explosion that caused the collapse of two New York apartment buildings a day earlier, killing seven people and injuring about 60.<p>Facing thick smoke and bitter cold, dozens of …

Insight - Release of Afghan prisoners exposes root of rift with U.S | Reuters

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - U.S. military commanders believe Sardar Mohammad is a dangerous Taliban bomb-maker who has attacked foreign and Afghan soldiers. In April last year, U.S. and Afghan forces captured Sardar and placed him in a military prison.<p>Sher Mohammad, one of the 65 prisoners …

U.S. news readers less engaged when referred by Facebook - study | Reuters

(Reuters) - Readers of some of the top U.S. news sites are more engaged when they go directly to the website rather than through Facebook, according to a study from the Pew Research Center released on Monday.<p>A portrait of the Facebook logo in Ventura, California December 21, 2013. REUTERS/Eric …

Malaysia jet sent 'pings' after going missing, sources say | Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellites picked up faint electronic pulses from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 after it went missing on Saturday, but the signals gave no information about where the stray jet was heading and little else about its fate, two sources close to the investigation said …