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world Julio Csar Strassera Dies; Prosecuted Argentine Junta

Argentine Prosecutor Julio Csar Strassera, a champion of human rights who prosecuted military leaders accused of killing thousands of civilians during Argentinas so-called dirty war, died on Friday. He was 81 years old.

23 minutes ago // New York Times

world Sinosphere Blog: The Evolution of Xi Jinpings Four Comprehensives

President Xi Jinpings Four Comprehensives, praised lavishly by state-run media, shows how party messages are crafted with vagueness to give an aura of grandeur to the business of ruling.

27 minutes ago // BBC

world Estonia ruling party 'wins election'

Estonia's ruling party claims victory in national elections and is expected to form a governing coalition after defeating its pro-Russian rival.

27 minutes ago // The Independent

world Isis releases 19 of the Christians it kidnapped in Syria last week

Isis has released at least 19 Christians who were among more than 220 people captured in north-eastern Syria last week.

28 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Iraq PM urges forces to spare civilians in Tikrit battle

Iraq's prime minister has announced the launch of a military operation to retake Tikrit from the Islamic State jihadist group, urging his troops to spare civilians in the battle.

29 minutes ago // The Independent

world Top US general 'very concerned' about Britain's defence cuts

The US armys most senior general has said he is very concerned about the effect of cuts to the UK militarys budget.

30 minutes ago // Reuters

world Estonia's ruling, pro-NATO center-right claims election win

TALLINN Reuters - Estonia's center-right prime minister claimed victory in an election on Sunday, cementing pro-NATO policies after a campaign dominated by fears of interference by neighboring Russia following Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region.

34 minutes ago // New York Times

world Netanyahus Speech Opens Political Divisions in Israel, Too

The debate over Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus coming speech to Congress is taking place in a highly charged election period in Israel and has spawned a fraught debate.

36 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Family fear Saudi blogger could face execution by beheading

They say Raif Badawi, already sentenced to public flogging and ten years in prison, could also be tried for apostasy, which carries the death penalty

38 minutes ago // BBC

world Argentine leader hails lower debt

Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner defends her economic policy in her last speech to Congress before she steps down in December.

41 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: IS defector: 'Jihadi John a loner'

The BBC speaks exclusively to a former member of Islamic State who met Mohammed Emwazi - dubbed "Jihadi John" - during his early days in Syria.

42 minutes ago // VOA

world Ukrainian Volunteers Prepare to Defend Mariupol

Despite the ongoing ceasefire in Ukraine, soldiers in the city of Mariupol fear that pro-Russian separatists may be getting ready to attack. The separatists must take or encircle the city if they wish to gain land access to Crimea, which was annexed by Russia early last year. But Ukrainian forces, many of them volunteers, say they are determined to defend it. Patrick Wells reports from Mariupol.

43 minutes ago // VOA

world Ukrainian Volunteers Prepare to Defend Mariupol

Despite the ongoing ceasefire in Ukraine, soldiers in the city of Mariupol fear that pro-Russian separatists may be getting ready to attack. The separatists must take or encircle the city if they wish to gain land access to Crimea, which was annexed by Russia early last year. But Ukrainian forces, many of them volunteers, say they are determined to defend it. On the hills overlooking the sea of Azov, soldiers of the Ukrainian army are digging in. These trenches, bunkers and fighting p

48 minutes ago // Reuters

world Cleared of cover-up charges, Argentine leader comes out swinging

BUENOS AIRES Reuters - Argentina's scandal-hit president came out swinging with a fiery speech about justice on Sunday, retaking the initiative three days after being cleared of allegations that she tried to derail an investigation into a deadly 1994 bombing in Buenos Aires.

49 minutes ago // Fox News

world Iraqi premier gives ultimatum ahead of hinted attack on ISIS-controlled Tikrit

Iraq's prime minister called on Sunni tribal fighters to abandon the Islamic State group Sunday, ahead of a promised offensive to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the extremists.

52 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Police shoot person in downtown L.A. while responding to altercation

A Los Angeles police officer shot apersonduring a confrontation Sunday afternoon in downtowns skid row, authorities said.

56 minutes ago // BBC

world Lib Dems want extra 1bn bank levy

Lib Dem Treasury Secretary Danny Alexander is calling for an extra 1bn tax on Britain's banks to help pay off the deficit.

59 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Thousands March in Moscow for Slain Activist

Thousands of Russians marched in Moscow in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying has sent shock waves through society as the highest-profile assassination in Russia during the Putin era.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Rain, snow storm moves into Southern California

A winter storm began bringing rain and cooler temperatures to Southern California on Saturday, with showers expected off and on through Monday, the National Weather Service said.

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world A rare look inside a Saudi prison that showers terrorists with perks

Except for the machine guns and guard towers, the al-Hair high-security prison looks remarkably like a hotel especially the conjugal-visit wing.Beyond a heavy iron gate, its bars painted a cheerful lavender, a red carpet stretches the length of a long hallway, where each of the 38 private cells has a queen-size bed, a fridge, a television and a shower.

1 hour ago // NPR

world How Pittsburgh's Freedom House Pioneered Paramedic Treatment

The groundbreaking ambulance service was created in the 1960s as the city struggled with racial tensions and poor medical transport. It trained African-American men to provide crucial emergency care.

1 hour ago // NPR

world A Standout Student, A Star At Goldman Sachs And Undocumented

Julissa Arce was a stellar student and an even better financial analyst, but she was scared to go to work every day. "Maybe today's the day someone's going to find out," she feared.

1 hour ago // NPR

world The Brother Went To Fight Ebola. So Did His Sister. Mom Was 'A Wreck'

He's an epidemiologist. She's a nurse. And both of them felt compelled to head off to West Africa to battle the virus.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world 'Tell Me Off': Shatner Defends Missing Nimoy's Funeral

Shatner also took the opportunity to talk with fans about Nimoy.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Real Madrid 1-1 Villarreal

Real Madrid's title hopes suffer a setback as Gerard Moreno's goal earns Villarreal a point at the Bernabeu Stadium.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world World Moved by Chile 14-Year-Old's Plea to Be Allowed to Die

A 14-year-old Chilean girl's request to be allowed to die has touched the world as her plea on social media has gone viral.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Saudi blogger Raif Badawi could be retried and beheaded, say his family

Judge who cleared Badawi of the capital crime of renouncing Islam has referred his case back to court, say his family, who call for a royal pardon Continue reading...

1 hour ago // CBS

world Massive "demand for tickets" to Netanyahu speech, Boehner says

House Speaker claims White House "attacked" him and Israeli PM ahead of his allegedly in-demand and divisive appearance before Congress

1 hour ago // CBS

world "Demand for tickets" to Netanyahu speech: Boehner

House Speaker claims White House "attacked" him and Israeli PM ahead of latter's allegedly in-demand and divisive appearance before Congress

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Rain continues into Monday as storm moves through Southern California

A winter storm is expected to bring up to a foot of snow to local ski resorts Sunday night as well as scattered showers and possibly hail to the Los Angeles area.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.N. Warns Arms Bound for Libya Pose Terror Risk

Foreign governments that send fresh military supplies to Libyas warring factions risk increasing arms flows to Middle East terror groups, a United Nations report warned.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Argentine President: Late Prosecutor Had Also Praised Her

Argentine president says prosecutor building cover-up case against her had also praised her

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Minnie Minoso dies; Chicago's first black big-league baseball player

Minnie Minoso, the Cuban comet who became Chicagos first black major league baseball player when he signed on with the White Sox in 1951, died Sunday.

1 hour ago // BBC

world How Man City let Liverpool duo shine

MOTD2 pundit Danny Murphy says Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini's team selection suited Liverpool in the Reds' win.

1 hour ago // UPI

world Anti-immigration rally in Rome brings out thousands, incites counter-protest

Fred LambertROME, March 1 UPI -- A right-wing anti-immigration rally in Rome on Saturday garnered thousands of attendees and incited a left-wing counter-protest.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Greece Protests Planned Turkish Air Maneuvers in Aegean Sea

Greece protests Turkish move to reserve Aegean Sea airspace for military maneuvers