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world Slain Activist's Career Traces Arc of Russia's Dimmed Hopes for Democracy

Boris Nemtsovs nearly three-decade career as a liberal activist traced the arc of Russias now-dimmed and tarnished hopes for democracy and reform after the Soviet Unions collapse.

20 minutes ago // BBC

world Wind farm secures millions of pounds

A wind farm development near the village of Lesmahagow in South Lanarkshire receives more than 8m in funding.

24 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Rise of Sri Lankas luxury tourist resorts fuels round of human rights abuses

British-based travel agencies among those named in report as hotel complexes hit traditional way of lifeBritish-based travel agencies are among the European holiday firms criticised in a report that alleges tourism development in Sri Lanka is prompting new human rights abuses.Large-scale tourism developments since the end of the

24 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Forget Madonna Malawis parents find their own way of keeping girls in school

The superstars much-hyped bid to set up a girls academy failed. Now villagers are ensuring their daughters stay in education, and success is built on small steps - like making sure pupils have lunchOn weak-legged plastic chairs under the partial shade of one of the schoolyards two vast acacia trees, there is a lot of counting on fingers going on.Their children might be well beyond basic maths now at Likwenu secondary, but these mothers, sharp as they are, have had little exper

25 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Netanyahus Congress speech scuppers bipartisan unity on support for Israel

Israeli PM is accused of conspiring with Republicans to condemn Obamas policy on Iranian nuclear talksA set piece of the annual gathering of one of the most powerful political lobbies in Washington is the roll call of support in Congress for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee Aipac.Members of Congress are invited to stand one by one to be acknowledged for their support for Israel, or for Aipacs hawkish brand of it. It typically takes half an hour as

26 minutes ago // The Guardian

world UK director gets star backing for daughters of India campaign

Global drive to tackle violence against women takes title from documentary about Delhi rape Continue reading...

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Thunder's Russell Westbrook has surgery to repair cheekbone fracture

Oklahoma City Thunder All-Star point guard Russell Westbrook underwent surgery Saturday to repair a fracture in his right cheekbone and will not play against the Lakers on Sunday.

28 minutes ago // BBC

world Venezuela limits US diplomats

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro has announced measures to impose limits on US diplomats working in the country.

29 minutes ago // The Independent

world Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to 650 a night

Think of it as Airbnb with turrets and copious waiting staff. In northern Italy, an aristocratic fan of ITVs Downton Abbey has persuaded her friends to open their castle doors to the public in order to cash in on the worldwide popularity of the hit period drama.

29 minutes ago // The Independent

world Boko Haram: Thousands march in Cameroon to protest against the Islamist terror movement

Thousands of people marched in Cameroons capital yesterday to protest against Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist movement based in northeast Nigeria, but also active in Chad, Niger and northern Cameroon.

29 minutes ago // The Independent

world India's economy 'about to take off' as Finance Minister unveils budget that puts boosting growth before painful reforms

Indias Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, presented a budget yesterday that put boosting growth before painful reforms, claiming that the countrys economy was about to take off.

29 minutes ago // The Independent

world Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Moscow in shock over street murder of outspoken opposition leader

Tears streamed down the faces of many of those who flocked to the heart of Moscow yesterday to mourn the loss of prominent opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead late on Friday night as world leaders lined up to condemn his murder.

29 minutes ago // The Independent

world China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

They have acquired a reputation as being rather picky when it comes to sex, but giant pandas in the wild appear to have been busy. According to a new census in China, the population of the animals has gone up by 268 since 2003, taking their total numbers to 1,864 an increase of nearly 17 per cent. The bears have also extended

29 minutes ago // The Independent

world Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

When the Duke of Cambridge arrives in China later today, behind the scenes of his historic visit is another landmark development Britains first female ambassador to the emerging global superpower.

29 minutes ago // The Independent

world Syrian rebels call for support as they face attacks on three fronts

In what has become an all-too-familiar scene, US-backed Syrian rebels have been beaten back by militants affiliated with al-Qaeda.

33 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Tamir Rice's Death Was Caused by His Own Actions: City

The city of Cleveland said that "losses" resulting from Tamir Rice's death were brought on by actions of the boy and his family.

36 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Venezuela president Maduro announces diplomatic sanctions against US

President says in public speech: Conspirator meetings are overGeorge W Bush, Dick Cheney and George Tennet on banned list Related: Venezuela clamps down further on dissent amid deepening economic woes In a further deterioration of diplomatic ties between Venezuela and the US, President Nicolás Maduro announced on Saturday

36 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Venezuela president Maduro announces diplomatic sanctions against US

President says in public speech: Conspirator meetings are overGeorge W Bush, Dick Cheney and George Tennet on banned list Continue reading...

36 minutes ago // Reuters

world Ukrainian journalist killed in shelling despite ceasefire

KIEV Reuters - A Ukrainian journalist was killed by shelling in east Ukraine on Saturday, his newspaper said, even as the Ukrainian military reported a significant drop in rebel attacks, boosting hopes for a two-week-old ceasefire.

37 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted on sex charges

RIO DE JANEIRO Brazilian authorities said Saturday they arrested a self-professed minister put on a U.S. most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a "Maidens Group" at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota.A statement posted on the website of the Public Security Secretariat for the Rio Grande do Norte state government reported the arrest of Victor Arden Barnard, 53. The U.S. Marshals Service also confirmed the arrest in a statement.

43 minutes ago // New York Times

world Charming and Erratic, a Notorious Afghan Speaks

Shirin Gul is in the 12th year of a 20-year prison sentence for a killing spree that claimed the lives of 27 men. She says the murders were her lovers idea.

50 minutes ago // UPI

world Rwanda urged to take legal action against BBC over genocide documentary

Fred LambertKIGALI, Rwanda, Feb. 28 UPI -- Rwanda has been urged to take legal action against the BBC over a documentary questioning official accounts of the country's 1994 genocide.

51 minutes ago // BBC

world Frampton beats Avalos in round five

Carl Frampton retains his IBF super-bantamweight title with a fifth-round stoppage of Chris Avalos in Belfast.

52 minutes ago // Reuters

world 3.2 billion euros of Egypt-French arms deal financed by loan from Paris: Sisi

CAIRO Reuters - The French government loaned Egypt 3.2 billion euros to finance the recent multibillion-euro purchase of French military equipment, Egypt's president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said in an interview on al-Arabiya TV on Saturday.

54 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Jihadi John': Emails and errors - front pages

Front pages feature fresh revelations about the Islamic State extremist nicknamed "Jihadi John", with the Mail on Sunday revealing details of emails he sent the paper in 2010.

55 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Russia Probes Motives in Putin Critic's Killing

Russian investigators said they were probing motives into the killing of prominent opposition leader Boris Nemtsov that include possible links to the Ukraine conflict, Islamic extremism or a plan to destabilize the country.

55 minutes ago // VOA

world Sierra Leone VP Quarantines Self After Bodyguard Dies of Ebola

Sierra Leonean Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana placed himself under a 21-day quarantine Saturday after one of his bodyguards died of Ebola. Sam-Sumana told Reuters, "I have decided to be put under quarantine because I do not want to take chances and I want to lead by example. I am very well and showing no signs of illness." Doctors say the incubation period for Ebola the period between infection with the virus and the appearance of symptoms is 21 days. Cases of the deadly disease

58 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Sen. Rand Paul wins conservative CPAC straw poll - again

Sen. Rand Paul was the top choice of conservatives in a straw poll for potential Republican presidential contenders at an annual conservative conference near Washington.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Brazil Arrests US Sect Leader Wanted on Sex Charges

Brazil arrests US sect leader wanted in Minnesota for sex crimes against girls

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world Netanyahus address to Congress will be most important speech of his life

JERUSALEM Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus upcoming address to a joint session of Congress will probably be the most important speech of his career and one that has already jeopardized relations between Israel and the United States.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Missing Syria schoolgirls: CCTV appears to show teenagers at an Istanbul bus station

Three British schoolgirls feared to have left the UK with the aim of joining Isis in Syria are believed to have been recorded by CCTV cameras at a bus station in Istanbul.

1 hour ago // The Independent

world Missing Syria schoolgirls: CCTV appears to show teenagers at an Istanbul bus station

Three British schoolgirls feared to have left the UK with the aim of joining the Isis in Syria are believed to have been recorded by CCTV cameras at a bus station in Istanbul.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Spurs wanted me as boss - Mourinho

Jose Mourinho reveals ahead of Sunday's Capital One Cup final that Spurs approached him for the manager's job in 2007.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Sierra Leone vice-president self-imposes quarantine as bodyguard dies of Ebola

Samuel Sam-Sumana isolates himself and puts staff under observation because I do not want to take chances and I want to lead by exampleSierra Leones vice-president, Samuel Sam-Sumana, said that he has placed himself in a 21-day quarantine after one of his bodyguards died of Ebola amid a worrying recent surge in new infections in the west African nation. Cases of Ebola, which has killed nearly 10,000 people in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea during a year-long epidemic,

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Sierra Leone vice-president self-imposes quarantine as bodyguard dies of Ebola

Samuel Sam-Sumana isolates himself and puts staff under observation because I do not want to take chances and I want to lead by example Continue reading...

1 hour ago // BBC

world CCTV shows UK girls en route to Syria

CCTV pictures emerge of three UK schoolgirls on the Turkish leg of what is believed to have been their journey to join Islamic State in Syria.