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world Maryland college in turmoil after professors fired over student newspaper report

It all began when Mount Saint Mary's school newspaper reported on the president's scheme to rid the school of struggling students

12 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ireland's party leaders round on Gerry Adams in TV election debate

Fine Gael, Fianna Fil and Labour line up against head of Sinn Fin as he presents his party as an alternative to others that have tried and failedThe leaders of Irelands other major parties accused the Sinn Féin chief Gerry Adams of directing IRA violence in the past and seeking to endanger jurors as they took part in their first head-to-head debate ahead of Irelands 26 February election.Adams spent much of Thursday nights 90-minute live televised event

13 minutes ago // CBS

world George W. Bush to hit the campaign trail for Jeb Bush Monday

The former president fared well in South Carolina during his first election

15 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Sanders and Clinton trade blows over corrupt campaign finances at Democratic debate live

Both candidates eye black votes with calls for police and justice reform Sanders accuses Wall Street of institutional racismJudy Woodruff asks Clinton about her problem with female votersThe Minute: ev

15 minutes ago // CBS

world Clinton, Sanders face off in first debate since New Hampshire

The debate is being held at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee

16 minutes ago // Reuters

world Britain says missing Hong Kong bookseller 'involuntarily removed' to China

HONG KONG Reuters - Britain said on Friday that a missing Hong Kong seller of gossipy books on China's leaders had likely been "involuntarily removed" to China from Hong Kong, constituting a "serious breach" of a longstanding bilateral treaty between the U.K. and China.

22 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Drug smuggling charge dropped against 92-year-old Sydney man

Prosecutors dropped a charge against a 92-year-old retired surgeon on Friday that alleged he had smuggled 1 million Australian dollars $700,000 in cocaine hidden on bars of soap into Sydney airport.

22 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Britain hopes UN will agree soon on tough NKorea sanctions

Britains United Nations ambassador says he hopes the U.N. Security Council will agree as soon as possible on a resolution imposing tough new sanctions on North Korea in response to its recent nuclear test and long-range rocket launch.

22 minutes ago // The Guardian

world China's young reporters give up on journalism: 'You can't write what you want':

The ever greater constraints placed on news reporting by Xi Jinping mean many Chinese journalists see no point in pursuing a media careerWhen a 7.9-magnitude earthquake ripped through Sichuan province in May 2008, Lin Tianhong, a 29-year-old reporter at China Youth Daily, was one of the first to volunteer to head into the disaster zone.Everyone wanted to go, he recalled.

25 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Massive Calif. Methane Leak Stopped, Gas Company Says

The blowout in Porter Ranch released more than 2 million tons of methane above the Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley.

25 minutes ago // ABC

world Japanese Lawmaker Pushing Women's Rights Resigns Over Affair

A Japanese lawmaker who had planned to take paternity leave to promote women's rights has resigned over allegations of an affair

26 minutes ago // Reuters

world South Korea cuts off power, water into Kaesong zone in North Korea

SEOUL Reuters - South Korea has cut off the supply of power and water into the Kaesong industrial zone run jointly with North Korea, it said on Friday, hours after the North kicked out the South's workers and froze the assets of companies operating there.

29 minutes ago // The Guardian

world John Kerry outlines terms of Syria ceasefire after Munich deal video

The US secretary of state, John Kerry, says diplomats in Munich have agreed to a nationwide cessation of hostilities in Syria, starting in a week. Kerry says the partial ceasefire will apply to any and all parties in Syria with the exception of the terrorist organisations Daesh and al-Nusra, and any other terrorist organisation designated by the security council. Kerry says the US, Ru

31 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Democratic debate: Sanders and Clinton address criminal justice reform, race relations live

Both candidates eye black votes with calls for police and justice reform Sanders accuses Wall Street of institutional racismJudy Woodruff asks Clinton about her problem with female votersThe Minute: ev

32 minutes ago // CBS

world Massive gas leak at LA suburb plugged after 16 weeks, utility says

California utility tried unsuccessfully for weeks to force mud into the well to stop the leak that drove thousands of residents from their homes

37 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Venezuela top court overrules Congress on economic emergency

Venezuelas Supreme Court overruled the opposition-controlled congress on Thursday and granted broad decree powers to President Nicolas Maduro.

37 minutes ago // ABC

world Britain Hopes UN Will Agree Soon on Tough NKorea Sanctions

Britain's U.N. ambassador says he hopes the U.N. Security Council will agree soon on a resolution imposing tough new sanctions on North Korea

39 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Democratic debate: Sanders and Clinton go head-to-head in Milwaukee live

Sanders kicks off debate highlighting economic inequality in USClinton defends Affordable Care Act and touts her own workJudy Woodruff asks Clinton about her problem with female votersThe Minute: everything

40 minutes ago // New York Times

world Defense Secretary Says Anti-ISIS Coalition Has Agreed to Step Up

Secretary Ashton B. Carter said he had received pledges from 90 percent of the 40 countries fighting the Islamic State, but he did not offer specifics.

40 minutes ago // VOA

world Clinton and Sanders Face Off in Wisconsin

The two Democratic U.S. presidential candidates, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, are holding another debate Thursday night in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as their race for the White House enters a new phase. Clinton was touted for more than a year as the Democrats' top choice and almost certain to get the nomination. But she barely beat Sanders in the Iowa caucus and lost the New Hampshire primary in a landslide. Sanders - the self-described democrati

40 minutes ago // VOA

world Clinton, Sanders Debating Again in US Democratic Presidential Contest

The two Democratic U.S. presidential candidates, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, are holding another debate Thursday night in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as their race for the White House enters a new phase. Clinton was touted for more than a year as the Democrats' top choice and almost certain to get the nomination. But she barely beat Sanders in the Iowa caucus and lost the New Hampshire primary in a landslide. Sanders -- the self-described democrat

43 minutes ago // CBS

world Ex-priest charged in beauty queen cold case in court

"...This whole thing thing makes no sense because the crime in question took place in 1960," Father John Feit told a judge

48 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Venezuela under 'economic emergency' as court gives Maduro decree powers

Supreme court overrules opposition-controlled Congress to grant president broad authority over the struggling economy for 60 daysVenezuelas supreme court has overruled the opposition-controlled congress and granted broad decree powers to President Nicolás Maduro. Related: Venezuela asks more than 100 malls to close to save electricity

50 minutes ago // New York Times

world Ex-Guantnamo Detainee Is Freed From Moroccan Prison

Younis Shokuri had remained in custody for months despite assurances from Morocco that he would probably be released soon after his transfer from the prison in Cuba.

52 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary cessation of hostilities in a weeks time. The deal appeared to be the result of a compromise between the United States, which had wanted an immediate ceasefire, and Russia, which had proposed one to start on March 1.

53 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Drug smuggling charge dropped against 92-year-old Sydney man

Prosecutors have dropped a charge against a 92-year-old retired surgeon that alleged he had smuggled 1 million Australian dollars $700,000 in cocaine hidden on bars of soap into Sydney airport.

54 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Syria: cessation of hostilities 'within a week' agreed at Munich talks live

Crunch peace talks in Munich reach late-night dealHumanitarian access is first priority, say John Kerry and Sergei LavrovMilitary action against Islamic State will continue Read the full text of the communique

55 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Reserve Bank has room to cut rates further as markets 'drop their bundle'

RBA governor Glenn Stevens says panic in the financial system might hurt the Australian economy but there was flexibility for more monetary easingThe Reserve Bank has room to cut interest rates again if global investors continue to panic and the uncertainty sweeping financial markets hurts the Australian economy, governor Glenn Stevens has said.As Australian shares fell again on Friday in the wake

56 minutes ago // VOA

world Taiwan City Looks at Developer's Other Buildings After Quake Collapse

When an earthquake struck the Taiwanese city of Tainan in the early hours of Saturday morning, Wu Hsiu-chi's unit in the seven-story Wei-guan Dragon Door World Family Building shook hard, but survived with little damage. In another taller apartment block, built by the same developer in the same neighborhood, scores of residents were not so lucky. The lower floors of the Wei-guan Golden Dragon Building collapsed on top of each other during the 6.4 magnitude tremor, before the entire U-shaped

57 minutes ago // ABC

world Japan's Nikkei 225 Stock Index Falls More Than 5 Percent After US, European Sell-Off

Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index falls more than 5 percent after US, European sell-off

58 minutes ago // ABC

world Venezuela Top Court Overrules Congress on Economic Emergency

Venezuela's Supreme Court has overruled the opposition-controlled congress and granted broad decree powers to President Nicolas Maduro

58 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Teenager seized for Boko Haram attack tells how she tore off suicide vest and fled

Girl feared going against orders but was even more afraid of killing her father who she knew was staying at the crowded camp in Nigeria that was her targetStrapped with a suicide bomb vest and sent by the extremist Boko Haram group to kill as many people as possible, the teenage girl tore off the explosives and fled as soon as she was out of sight of her handlers.Her two companions, however, completed their grisly mission and walked into a crowd of hundreds at Dikwa refugee camp

58 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Democratic debate: Sanders and Clinton go head-to-head in Milwaukee live

Sanders kicks off debate highlighting economic inequality in USClinton defends Affordable Care ActThe Minute: everything you need to know from the campaign trail 2.23am GMT

1 hour ago // New York Times

world U.S. Issues Sanctions Against Three ISIS Leaders

The leaders were said to be crucial to sustaining the militant groups flow of cash, and the sanctions will freeze any assets or property belonging to the men.

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world "Cessation of hostilities' in Syria

MUNICH — The United States, Russia and other powers agreed to a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria’s civil war, to take place within the next week, and immediate humanitarian access into besieged areas, Secretary of State John F. Kerry announced here ea …

1 hour ago // VOA

world NYC Childrens Museum Celebrates Muslim Diversity

Imagine a place where children can steer a dhow boat across the Indian Ocean, sell Egyptian spices and Moroccan rugs, hop on a camel and embark across the Sahara. America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far is a groundbreaking interactive museum exhibit in the heart of New York City that lets kids do just that: explore the A-to-Z of Muslim cultures. The Childrens Museum of Manhattan CMOM, established in 1973, is a hands-on cultural destination for families committed to nurturi