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Video purportedly shows police... A video posted on social media Sunday appeared to show a homeless man being shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers earlier in the day. The video, shot on a cell phone and posted on Facebook, appears to show the man as he grappled with police on ... Posted on 01 March 2015 | 9:11 pm
Iraq State TV: Operation to Retake... Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said, a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large ... Posted on 01 March 2015 | 9:20 pm
U.S. Works to Ease Tensions With... U.S. officials made a strong show of support Sunday for Israel as anger swirled around Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's controversial speech to Congress this week. The Obama administration has previously made it clear that it hadn't approved the address ... Posted on 01 March 2015 | 9:22 pm
Arrival of March brings more snow... In keeping with the proverb, March came in like a lion for many parts of the country as snow fell over an area stretching from the Ohio Valley to southern New England and Boston edged closer to breaking its 20-year-old snowfall record. The Boston Globe ... Posted on 01 March 2015 | 8:10 pm
A $75 million question confronts... Call it the $75 million question. It’s the most important question every Republican who wants to run for president needs to answer and the one that will divide the massive field between those who can win and the rest. The $75 million refers to the ... Posted on 01 March 2015 | 8:06 pm
Iraq army and Shi'ite militias... By Dominic Evans BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's armed forces, backed by Shi'ite militia, attacked Islamic State strongholds north of Baghdad on Monday at the start of a campaign aimed at driving them out of the mainly Sunni Muslim province of Salahuddin. The offensive is the biggest military operation in the province since the Sunni Islamist radicals seized swaths of north Iraq last June and advanced towards the capital Baghdad. The pace of their progress in Salahuddin could affect plans to recapture Mosul further north. A U.S. official said the assault on Mosul, the largest city under Islamic State control, could start as early as April but Iraqi officials have declined to confirm that timetable. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 2:42 am
Hopes for peaceful Russian... By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has dampened any hope for a peaceful political transition in Russia away from President Vladimir Putin's government, Garry Kasparov, a prominent opposition voice, said in an interview on Sunday. Kasparov, a former world chess champion who lives in self-imposed exile in the United States, offered a gloomy outlook for Russia's political opposition after Nemtsov was shot dead meters from the Kremlin late on Friday. Posted on 01 March 2015 | 11:43 pm
Netanyahu arrives in U.S., signs... By Matt Spetalnick and Dan Williams WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran. Policy differences over the negotiations with Iran remained firm, however, as Netanyahu arrived in the United States on Sunday afternoon for a speech to Congress, which has imperiled ties between the two allies. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 3:41 am
U.S. army chief says 'very... LONDON (Reuters) - The United States' army chief of staff said he was very concerned about the impact of cuts to British defense spending that he said had forced a review of how Britain's troops could be deployed alongside U.S. forces in future conflicts. In an interview with the Daily Telegraph newspaper published on Monday, Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno urged Britain to maintain defense spending at the NATO agreed level of 2 percent of national output, warning that British forces could end up fighting inside U.S. units rather than alongside them. ... Posted on 02 March 2015 | 4:12 am
Hong Kong arrests 38 as anti-China... By Venus Wu and Bobby Yip HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police arrested 38 people after a group of about 400 demonstrators clashed with police, in the latest sign of tension caused by China's influence in the city. Protesters in Yuen Long, in the New Territories just a stone's throw from mainland China, chanted "Cancel the multiple-entry permit," and "Topple the Chinese Communist Party," as they complained about so-called parallel traders, who make profits by selling across the border goods bought in Hong Kong. On Monday afternoon, a police spokesman said a total of 38 people aged 13 to 74 had been arrested for offences ranging from the possession of offensive weapons to assault and disorder. The protests have tapped a seam of resentment against China, resulting in calls for greater Hong Kong nationalism and even independence, nearly three months after police cleared away the last of the city's pro-democracy street protests. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 3:49 am
Iraq moves against IS in Tikrit Iraq launches military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State, Iraqi TV says. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 4:55 am
Emwazi 'not huge concern' at school Islamic State militant Mohammed Emwazi was never suspected of being radicalised during his school days, his former head teacher says. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 4:42 am
UK to pioneer lagoon power plants Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons are unveiled in the UK, with sites proposed in Wales, Somerset and Cumbria. Posted on 01 March 2015 | 10:58 pm
UK cuts 'concern' head of US Army The US Army's most senior general says he is "very concerned" about the impact spending cuts will have on the strength of the UK's armed forces. Posted on 01 March 2015 | 8:58 pm
Stolen van drags man along motorway A man is arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a motorist is dragged along a motorway by his own stolen van and seriously injured. Posted on 01 March 2015 | 6:22 pm
Kerry meets Lavrov for Ukraine... US secretary of state and Russian counterpart meet as UN says Ukraine death toll has passed 6,000 in less than a year. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 4:39 am
ISIL releases Assyrian Christian... Twenty-one Assyrians freed after "ISIL court" in the Syrian town of Al-Shadadi ordered their release. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 4:33 am
Iraq launches offensive to take... Thousands of troops, Shia militia and armed Sunni tribesmen launch large-scale offensive on Saddam Hussein's hometown. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 4:11 am
Aleppo rebels reject UN plan for... Opposition council snubs UN envoy Staffan de Mistura's proposal for a six-week ceasefire in northern Syrian city. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 4:10 am
Israel-Palestine: Is it even... Israel-Palestine conflict is no longer the magnetic centre of national struggles in the Middle East. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 3:48 am
NXP, Freescale Agree to Merger NXP Semiconductors and Freescale Semiconductor have agreed to merge in a deal that values Freescale at $11.8 billion and would create a combined company with a market value of more than $30 billion.
Posted on 01 March 2015 | 9:30 pm
Dollar Surges on China's Rate Cut The U.S. dollar surged in Europe close to an 11-year high against a number of major currencies, boosted by Beijing???s decision over the weekend to cut interest rates for the second time in less than four months.
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Buffett's Successor: A Jain and... Ajit Jain, who runs Berkshire Hathaway???s reinsurance business, and Greg Abel, who runs the conglomerate???s energy business, have emerged as favorites to succeed Warren Buffett as CEO.
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European Banks Draw Scrutiny Over... Behind the scenes in Europe, banks regularly dole out lucrative work to their competitors, partly based on how much business they will receive in return.
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China's Rate Cut Renews Economic... The central bank???s surprise rate cut shaves a quarter of a percentage point off benchmark lending and deposit rates, and came less than four months after the last reduction???sooner than many expected.
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Iraq army and Shi'ite militias... SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its east coast on Monday, South Korean officials said, a defiant response to annual military exercises between South Korea and the United States but one which drew a swift protest from Japan.
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Oil falls more than 1 percent on... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Israel showed signs of seeking to defuse tensions on Sunday ahead of a speech in Washington by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he will warn against a possible nuclear deal with Iran.
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AT&T to hook up its automated... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov has dampened any hope for a peaceful political transition in Russia away from President Vladimir Putin's government, Garry Kasparov, a prominent opposition voice, said in an interview on Sunday.
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Homeland Security funding drama... SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia are launching a trial to allow air traffic controllers to more closely track aircraft traversing remote oceans such as the one believed to be the final resting place of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.
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Americans say keep politics out of... WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Janet Yellen's premium on consensus may lead to a Federal Reserve decision the chair hasn't yet endorsed, as a near majority aligns in favor of a possible June interest rate hike.
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WATCH LIVE: Lavrov, Zarif address... JPost.com brings you all the latest news on Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 4:45 am
Israel charges 4 businessmen for... The video footage of host Gaber al-Karmoty first appeared on the Egyptian ON TV network and was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 3:29 am
Netanyahu set to 'reveal new... Marwan Issa told a gathering Gaza City that Hamas continues to manufacture rockets and forge alliances with whoever can assist its cause. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 3:13 am
Jordan's king calls fight against... By traveling to Switzerland, Saudi Arabia and Britain this week, US Secretary of State John Kerry will avoid being in Washington at the same time as Netanyahu. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 1:56 am
WATCH: Netanyahu, Bennett battle... Expert to ???Post???: Whether it is a nuclear armed Shi???ite Iran or ISIS, Saudi Arabia may be seeking a way to rally support. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 12:48 am
???It will be this week for sure??? ANDREW Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be transferred this week to the island where they will be executed, Indonesia’s chief prosecutor has said. Posted on 01 March 2015 | 10:08 pm
Secret ???longest drug tunnel???... US Federal agents have discovered the longest drug tunnel in Arizona, after more than 2100kg of marijuana was seized in a drug bust worth $3 million. Posted on 01 March 2015 | 9:25 pm
Sarah gave $1.4 million to online... THIS woman astounded a TV audience by admitting she sent $1.4 million to an online lover she has never met. All signs point to a scam but Sarah “believes in love”. Posted on 01 March 2015 | 8:01 pm
Girl shot dead in Facebook feud A FACEBOOK row that led to a group of girls agreeing to fight in a park has ended with one of them shot dead and two wounded. Posted on 01 March 2015 | 5:44 pm
Twist in ditched baby saga A MUM accused of abandoning her Down syndrome baby reportedly wants him back — after more than $641,000 was donated to help him. Posted on 01 March 2015 | 2:48 pm
New mutual to launch for military... The Military Mutual will offer a range of insurance products designed for armed forces personnel and their families Posted on 02 March 2015 | 5:04 am
J K Rowling left 'crying her eyes... CONTAINS SPOILERS: J K Rowling left "crying her eyes out" over the ending of The Casual Vacancy, as fans complain at changes in the BBC adaptation Posted on 02 March 2015 | 4:47 am
North Korea expected to announce... North Korea is preparing to lift its ban on foreign tourists, according to a Beijing-based travel agency Posted on 02 March 2015 | 4:45 am
Bangladesh arrests main suspect in... Bangladesh's elite security force arrest Farabi Shafiur Rahman over last week's murder of the atheist American blogger Avijit Roy Posted on 02 March 2015 | 4:43 am
Man dragged along M602 near... Driver critically ill in hospital with serious head injuries after clinging onto Volkswagen Caddy as stricken lorry driver tries to steal van on M602 near Salford Posted on 02 March 2015 | 4:28 am
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Deadly bacteria release sparks...
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Netanyahu speech exposes partisan...
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Police: Boy, 4, dead after finding...
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Man dead after struggle with L.A.... Posted on 01 March 2015 | 6:05 am
White House and Netanyahu Are Set... A day before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu???s speech to Congress, the verbal sparring over an American deal with Iran is likely to continue. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 5:00 am
Bits Blog: Microsoft Presents... At the Mobile World Congress, the company for the first time showed off the operating system for phones and continued its evolving strategy of delivering low-cost Lumia devices. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 4:59 am
Iraq State TV: Operation to Retake... Backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters, Iraqi security forces on Monday began a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group, state TV said, a major step in a campaign to reclaim a large swath of territory in northern Iraq controlled by the militants. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 2:58 am
After 7 Months in Jail, U.S.... The obstruction of Jason Rezaian???s right to counsel has been one of many questions shrouding the Washington Post reporter???s prosecution on undisclosed charges. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 2:30 am
North Korea Launches 2 Missiles... South Korea condemned the North Korean missile tests as a ???saber-rattling provocation??? and a violation of United Nations resolutions. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 1:27 am
Search For Missing Becky Watts... Forensic teams are at three locations in Bristol as police officers from four counties continue their search for the teenager. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 1:02 am
Ambulance Services Spent ??5m On... A Sky News investigation finds thousands of hours were wasted as ambulance crews were forced to wait outside A&E over the winter. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 2:24 am
Emwazi 'Best Employee We Had',... A former employer is shocked the 26-year-old identified as 'Jihadi John' is behind the reign of terror in Islamic State videos. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 5:19 am
Dramatic Rescue As Skydiver... The Australian was unconscious and hurtling towards the ground when his instructor managed to release his parachute for him. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 5:06 am
Man Dragged Along Motorway In Van... The "Good Samaritan" stopped to help a man whose lorry had overturned only for the driver to speed off in his van as he clung on. Posted on 01 March 2015 | 5:25 pm
British Gas owner posts huge... British Gas' owner has increased profits at its residential arm by 23 per cent in a move fanning flames of anger over recent price hikes.Related StoriesCentrica criticised over profitsBatman shootings: Amateur video of audience fleeingJamie Heaton's parents visit Shaw explosion siteBo's wife charged with murder of British businessmanRelated StoriesFirst outing for fastest cubs on landMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingPolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 yearsKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego Posted on 26 July 2012 | 9:12 am
Warsi cleared of expenses fiddle The Conservative Party says its co-chairman Baroness Warsi has been cleared of allegations she wrongly claimed Parliamentary expenses.Related StoriesDavid Cameron heckled at Olympic eventMost over-the-top PMQs question ever?Cameron: 'We have to deal with banking culture'David Cameron confronted by angry Yorkshire residentRelated StoriesDavid Beckham surprises Team GB fans in photo boothAll children to be given flu vaccineOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungePolice numbers drop to lowest level in 9 years Posted on 26 July 2012 | 9:12 am
Bo's wife charged with murder of... The wife of scandal-hit Chinese politician Bo Xilai is to be prosecuted for the murder of British businessman Neil Heywood.Related StoriesNorth Korean soldiers dance to celebrate Kim's promotionBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWedding party's cars plunge into river as bridge collapsesRelated StoriesChina shows off elite Harbin Z-9 helicopterAdorable white lion cubs born in MexicoBreathtaking volcano eruption in JapanSenior Syrian diplomats defectKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San Diego Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:49 am
Olympics kicks off with flag gaffe Olympic organisers LOCOG have been forced to apologise to the North Korean women's football team, after the South Korean flag was displayed before their first match.Related StoriesDavid Beckham: 'I have a small role in opening ceremony'London 2012 kicks off with footballOlympics 'sabotage' strike called offMariem Alaoui Selsouli suspendedTall ships sail to the Thames for the Olympics Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:11 am
Police numbers drop to lowest... The number of police officers in England and Wales has fallen to its lowest level in nine years, figures showed today.Related StoriesEngland and Wales are ageing faster than ever beforeBNP members to be 'banned' from ChurchWarsi cleared of expenses fiddleWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeRelated StoriesBritish Gas owner posts huge profitsHSBC dealt record fine over drug-money launderingWitnesses describe horror at Tate Modern death plungeKiller whale drags trainer underwater at SeaWorld, San DiegoWarsi cleared of expenses fiddle Posted on 26 July 2012 | 7:03 am
12 ways to protect your family on... Posted on 01 March 2015 | 10:50 pm
Bits Blog: Microsoft Presents... At the Mobile World Congress, the company for the first time showed off the operating system for phones and continued its evolving strategy of delivering low-cost Lumia devices. Posted on 02 March 2015 | 4:45 am
Rocket Internet's Latest Company... Berlin-based Rocket Internet is broadening its already wide portfolio of companies with Everjobs, a career-listings platform. Like other Rocket Internet companies, Everjobs, which is already live in Sri Lanka, will tackle emerging markets in Asia and Africa and plans to expand r?… Posted on 02 March 2015 | 4:44 am
UN rights office: Death toll in... AP reports; Posted on 02 March 2015 | 3:49 am
Emily Blunt, John Krasinski... Posted on 02 March 2015 | 5:08 am
USA: Los Angeles police shoot... Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) have shot and killed a homeless man during a confrontation in the Skid Row are of the city.… Posted on 02 March 2015 | 4:35 am
North Korea missile-launch... The latest chapter in a tale of tensions between North and South Korea has opened with Seoul accusing Pyongyang of firing two short-range missiles… Posted on 02 March 2015 | 3:39 am
Netanyahu arrives in US on... Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in the US ahead of a planned speech to Congress on Tuesday (March 3). As he boarded the plane… Posted on 02 March 2015 | 2:03 am
Bremen police downgrade terror... Police in the German port city of Bremen have downgraded their terror alert after Saturday's warning of a possible attack from Islamist… Posted on 01 March 2015 | 11:01 pm
Brazil's president inaugurates new... Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has inaugurated a new road tunnel in Rio de Janeiro's central port area as part of the city's 450th anniversary… Posted on 01 March 2015 | 10:46 pm
Anti-Jewish attacks in Europe:...
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ISIS releases Christian hostages...
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The 'memristor': A new era for...
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Texas nurse who contracted Ebola...
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UN: 6,000 people have died in...
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Fatal shooting by Los Angeles... A homeless man has been shot dead by three Los Angeles police officers in
another incident similar to several that have... Posted on 02 March 2015 | 1:59 am
Sex workers describe the job as... Two thirds of sex workers say they find the job ???fun???, while a massive
majority (91 per cent) describe it... Posted on 02 March 2015 | 1:21 am
Prince meets president in a boost... Prince William today began a four-day tour of China by painting a pair of eyes
on a giant model of... Posted on 02 March 2015 | 12:02 am
Australia in talks to end hunt for... Australia has begun talks with China and Malaysia to set a deadline for ending
the search for the missing Malaysia... Posted on 01 March 2015 | 10:57 pm
William Shatner misses funeral of... As Leonard Nimoy???s family gathered for the funeral of the actor yesterday, his
longtime friend and colleague William Shatner offered... Posted on 01 March 2015 | 9:57 pm
Obama: Allies Will Soon Take... Filed under: Democrats, Republicans, Foreign Policy, Obama Administration, International, Congress, Conservatives'I have absolutely no doubt that we will be able to transfer control of this operation to an international coalition,' President Obama said Tuesday. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 10:11 pm
Democrats Could Lose Senate, Biden... Filed under: Senate, Democrats, Republicans, 2012 ElectionsDemocrats are only four seats away from losing control of the Senate to Republicans in 2012, Vice President Biden warned supporters in a online appeal for donations Tuesday. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 7:30 pm
South Dakota Governor Signs Tough... Filed under: AbortionThe measure would require a women seeking an abortion to wait three days after meeting with a doctor and receive counseling before undergoing the procedure. Opponents promise a lawsuit. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 7:04 pm
Republican Sen. Scott Brown: GOP's... Filed under: Senate, House, Democrats, Republicans, Abortion, CongressThe Massachusetts Republican joins another GOP senator, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, in expressing concerns about a proposal to end federal funding for the organization. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 4:44 pm
Half of Americans Approve of... Filed under: Polls, Foreign Policy, Obama Administration, Poll Watch, IndependentsObama's marks for his handling of Libya come despite criticism from the left, right and abroad that he waited too long to act against the Gadhafi regime, and that once he did, the mission was not as defined as he promised it would be. Posted on 22 March 2011 | 1:46 pm
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