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  • Attackers hack American blogger to death in Bangladesh

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife, police said Friday.

    Associated Press
  • Highway Patrol Error Results In Hellish Roadside Experience For Classic Car Owner

    Now, the couple, Robin and Beverly Bruins, have filed suit against the troopers and the Nevada Highway Patrol. “No, you can’t have anything you brought with you,” Robin says he was told.

    The Daily Caller
  • US-led strikes on IS after group seizes 220 Christians

    The US-led coalition has carried out air strikes against the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria, where the jihadists have launched a new offensive and kidnapped 220 Assyrian Christians. The raids on Thursday struck areas around the town of Tal Tamr in Hasakeh province, the Syrian Observatory…

    AFP
  • California couple, married 67 years, die holding hands

    (Reuters) - A California couple, married 67 years, died hours apart while holding hands this month, their daughter said on Thursday. Floyd Hartwig, 90, and wife Violet, 89, died on Feb. 11 in their home in Easton, California, outside Fresno, their family said. The couple had known each other since…

    Reuters
  • Prince William strikes a friendly contrast to Japan's prince

    TOKYO (AP) — Britain's Prince William, on his second day of his four-day trip to Japan, is having tea Friday with Crown Prince Naruhito. Both princes may be equally charming, but it is no contest which one is seen as more approachable.

    Associated Press
  • British media unmask killer 'Jihadi John' with first schoolboy photograph

    The "Jihadi John" killer who fronted Islamic State beheading videos was unmasked publicly for the first time on Friday by British media which published a photograph showing Mohammed Emwazi as a smiling schoolboy. The black-clad militant brandishing a knife and speaking with an English accent was…

    Reuters
  • Nigeria's president visits massacre site, as 35 killed in bombings

    Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday visited the scene of what is feared to be Boko Haram's worst massacre and vowed that the insurgency would soon be over. The bombings raised fears of a renewed wave of attacks against vulnerable targets in urban centres, as troops from Nigeria,…

    AFP
  • Maid assaulted, burned in Queens home; 2 employers arrested

    Authorities say a 54-year-old woman who works as a maid in the house was held against her will and burned while repeatedly being struck in her body with an unknown object.

    WABC – NY
  • Saudi Arabia beheads Indian axe murderer, Pakistani

    Saudi Arabia on Thursday beheaded an Indian axe murderer and a Pakistani heroin trafficker, bringing to 34 the number of death sentences carried out this year. Vijay Kumar Saleem, of India, was convicted of killing a Yemeni by striking him in the head with the axe, an interior ministry statement…

    AFP
  • Johansson: Nothing 'creepy or inappropriate' about Travolta

    Scarlett Johansson defended John Travolta on Thursday, calling the actor "a class act" and denouncing the image of the two on the Academy Awards red carpet as "an unfortunate still-frame" that doesn't reflect a "totally sweet and totally welcome" encounter.

    Associated Press
  • Stiff sentence sought for Chicago woman in immigration case

    DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors are recommending at least five years in prison for a Chicago activist who didn't tell immigration officials about her conviction decades ago for bombings in Israel, including one that killed two college students at a supermarket.

    Associated Press
  • Chinese diplomat tells West to consider Russia's security concerns over Ukraine

    Western powers should take into consideration Russia's legitimate security concerns over Ukraine, a top Chinese diplomat has said in an unusually frank and open display of support for Moscow's position in the crisis. Qu Xing, China's ambassador to Belgium, was quoted by state news agency Xinhua…

    Reuters
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    Photos of the day - February 26, 2015 (27 photos)

    Men inspect the damage at a site hit by what activists said were two barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo's al-Shaar neighborhood, Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler, center, joins hands with FCC Commissioners Mignon Clyburn,…

    Yahoo News
  • Ukrainian pilot could 'die within days' in Russian jail

    The health of a hunger-striking Ukrainian pilot held in a Russian jail has deteriorated significantly and she "could die within days," a member of the Kremlin's human rights council said on Friday. Nadia Savchenko, a 33-year-old Ukrainian helicopter navigator, who has been charged with involvement…

    AFP
  • The Clooney Effect

    "When even a lifelong bachelor like George Clooney settles down, you know things are changing," writes Fisher of her tongue-in-cheek term, which recalls the actor's marriage to Amal Alamuddin, an accomplished human-rights barrister. Becker actually wrote a chapter for the book.

    The Atlantic
  • Here are the Apple Watch’s first magazine ads

    With the Apple Watch launch coming in April, now is the time for the company to start turning up its ad campaign for the new device. Ad Age has snagged some pictures of the first Apple Watch magazine ads that are slated to appear in the March Issue of Vogue and they not surprisingly take a…

    BGR News
  • S. Africa family reunited with child snatched in 1997

    A baby stolen from her sleeping mother's arms shortly after birth has been found by the family through an astonishing coincidence 17 years later, South African police said Friday. A 50-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with kidnapping after pupils noticed a remarkable likeness between…

    AFP
  • 3 arrested after woman imprisoned, sexually abused for weeks

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Three men were arrested in the case of a woman who reported being held captive and sexually abused for almost two months, authorities said.

    Associated Press
  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe says wife not the power behind his throne

    By MacDonald Dzirutwe HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's 91-year-old President Robert Mugabe told state television that his wife Grace, a rising political star in the ruling party, is not the power behind his throne. Mugabe, the only leader his country has known since independence from Britain in 1980,…

    Reuters