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'CIA lied to justify torture programme', US Senate report to claim

US Senate committee will vote on Thursday to declassify 400-page summary of damning review exposing failings and exaggerations in the CIA's post-September 11 torture and rendition programme<p>The CIA lied and exaggerated about its secret kidnap and interrogation programme in the years after September …

Chinese ships search new area for Malaysian plane

SYDNEY/PERTH (Reuters) - Chinese ships trawled a new area in the Indian Ocean for a missing Malaysian passenger jet on Saturday, as the search for Flight MH370 entered its fourth week amid a series of false dawns over sightings of debris.<p>Australian authorities coordinating the operation moved the …

Flight 370 crashed in Indian Ocean, far from landing sites

Anguished family members were finally told Monday – some by text message – that their loved ones on board the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that mysteriously vanished more than two weeks ago were dead.<p>In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak, dressed in funereal black, …

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North Korea fires rockets into sea

Pyongyang test-fires 25 rockets off the east of the Korean peninsula, South Korea's Defence Ministry says.<p>North Korea has test-fired 25 rockets into the sea, South Korea's Defence Ministry has said, the latest in a series of launches that have provoked criticism from Seoul and Washington.<p>The …

Crimea votes to secede from Ukraine in 'illegal' poll

Crimea voted to secede from Ukraine in a referendum that most of the world has condemned as illegal. Early results – when 50% of the votes were counted – showed that 95.5% of ballots were in favour of joining Russia.<p>Russia's lower house of parliament will pass legislation allowing Ukraine's …

Ukraine crisis: Russia begins new military exercises

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1060000/1060321_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534410776_ff7b850620fcfc1a18db8a0cab426224<p><b>Russia has begun military exercises, involving more than 8,000 troops, close to the border with Ukraine.</b><p>The defence ministry in Moscow confirmed that …

Confusion over last known movements of missing Malaysia Airlines plane

The mystery, confusion and disarray surrounding the missing Malaysia Airlines plane worsened on Tuesday, after a military official suggested the aircraft had not only been turned around but had flown back across the Malay peninsula.<p>Flight MH370 was bound for Beijing when it vanished in the early …

Flappy Bird and the Renaissance of Challenge

Or, why "hard fun" is a valid design choice.<p>News of Flappy Bird’s existence first came to me via a series of wry high-score tweets: 3 ... 7 ... 2. …

Biden rejects Venezuelan 'aggression,' says nation is concocting 'bogus' stories

Vice President Biden calls Venezuela's situation alarming in remarks published Sunday, suggesting its government is using "armed vigilantes" against peaceful protesters and accusing it of "concocting false and outlandish conspiracy theories" about the United States.<p>Biden's remarks, issued in …

Wellcome image awards 2014: life in extreme close-up - in pictures

Beautiful, strange and occasionally alarming pictures from the shortlist for this year’s Wellcome image awards – which celebrate the very best in science photography and imaging – from an x-ray of a bat to a micrograph of a kidney stone. The exhibition opens on 12 March at three science centres and …

Ukraine Troops in Crimea Face Dilemma: To Defect, Flee or Fight

On Friday night, when Russian troops began storming the command center of Ukraine’s air defenses in the region of Crimea, the hundred or so soldiers …

The Grand Budapest Hotel review – Wes Anderson's tightly wound confection

The cinema of Wes Anderson is nothing if not mechanical. Watching his movies is less like marvelling at the silent workings of a Swiss watch than goggling at the innards of a grandfather clock, cogs and pulleys proudly displayed. Theatrical framing devices are everywhere, from book bindings to …

Search intensifies for Malaysian airliner and 239 people, rescue ships head to sea

(CNN) -- Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 239 people from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing disappeared Saturday after air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane, the airline said.<p>"At the moment we have no idea where this aircraft is right now," Malaysia Airlines Vice President of Operations …

Hillary Clinton Compares Russia Moves To Nazi Aggression

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine at a fundraiser in California on Tuesday, comparing Russia's decision to issue passports in the Crimean region to the "population transfers" carried out by Nazi Germany before World War II.<p>Clinton made the remarks at …

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Genetics Startup Wants To Prolong Life, 'Make 100 Years Old The Next 60'

Brought to you by entrepreneur J. Craig Venter<p>J. Craig Venter, the scientist and entrepreneur involved in the first sequencing of the human genome and the first synthetic cell, today announced a typically ambitious project: tack another few decades onto everyone's lives through the largest human …

China Reacts to Terrorism 'Double-Standard' After Kunming Mass Murder

It has been called China’s 9/11 or 3-01 after the date on which horror descended. On March 1, in the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming, assailants …

Russia says Yanukovich asked for intervention

Moscow's envoy tells UN Security Council that ousted Ukrainian leader requested Russia's armed forces to enter Ukraine.<p>Vitaly Churkin, Russia's envoy to the UN, has told an emergency meeting of the Security Council that Viktor Yanukovich, Ukraine's ousted president, requested Russia's armed forces …

Vladimir Putin tightens grip on Crimea, bringing region to 'brink of war'

The fledgling government in Kiev put the country on a war footing on Sunday as the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, tightened his grip on the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula of Crimea and western powers were left scrambling to find a response to the escalating crisis.<p>"We are on the brink of …

Hundreds Of Gunmen Surround Ukraine Military Base In Crimea

In Kiev, Ukraine's new prime minister urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull back his military, warning that "we are on the brink of disaster."<p>Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk spoke a day after Russian forces took over the strategic Black Sea peninsula of Crimea from Ukraine without firing …

Ukraine Calls For World Help: We Are 'on the Brink of Disaster'

World<p>Ukraine’s interim leaders called on the world to help Sunday, saying the country was “on the brink of disaster.”<p>Acting Prime Minister PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk said the move by Russian forces to surround military bases in Crimea was "a declaration of war."<p>His comments were echoed by acting …

Ukraine PM warns of war as Russian military seizes control in Crimea

Ukraine has put its armed forces on full alert and warned Russia that military intervention will lead to war shortly after Vladimir Putin gave the green light for an invasion as the upper house of the Russian parliament unanimously approved his request to send troops into the neighbouring …

Non-Stop review – plane thriller stays grounded

First published on Sat 1 Mar 2014 19.05 EST<p>Fasten your seatbelts, please, it's Shakes on a Plane time, as alcoholic air marshal Liam Neeson tries to figure out who's sending him threatening texts before passengers start getting killed at the rate of one every 20 minutes – probably by him. With it's …