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Obama leads Leonard Nimoy tributes

BBC News - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:55
President Obama is among those paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek actor who has died aged 83, saying: "I loved Spock."
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'Exquisite' gravity probe leaves UK

BBC News - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:54
UK industry completes construction of the modules that make up the Lisa Pathfinder satellite - a remarkable probe that will test the key technologies needed to detect gravitational waves in space.
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French ski stations cut off by giant rockfall - RFI

Google News French - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:28

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French ski stations cut off by giant rockfall
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Access to two French Alpine ski stations was cut off on Saturday morning after two giant rocks fell on the road on Friday afternoon. The body of a young seasonal worker was found after being sucked up by a snow-clearing machine in the Pyrenees ...
Thousands of Brits stranded in the French Alps after giant boulder blocks the roadMirror.co.uk

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The rise of Yemen's Houthi rebels

BBC News - Sat, 2015-02-28 03:11
Ansar Allah, or the Houthi movement, began as a defence of the Zaidi religious tradition but experienced several major transformations in arriving at its current dominance of Yemeni politics, Charles Schmitz writes.
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VIDEO: Mariupol's volunteer defence force

BBC News - Sat, 2015-02-28 02:19
Fighting has died down in Ukraine's Donetsk and Luhansk regions in recent days, after a ceasefire agreed between the government and pro-Russian rebels.
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MPs call for energy switch 'refunds'

BBC News - Sat, 2015-02-28 02:17
Energy price comparison sites should compensate customers who changed to tariffs that may not have been the cheapest deals, MPs say.
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India budget to boost investment

BBC News - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:25
Indian PM Narendra Modi's government unveils a business-friendly budget aimed at attracting greater investment for the economy.
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Nyong'o stolen dress 'recovered'

BBC News - Sat, 2015-02-28 01:02
A dress "resembling" the $150,000 (£97,000) outfit worn by Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars has been found, Los Angeles police say.
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France's Anti-Terror, Free-Market Socialist - Wall Street Journal

Google News France - Sat, 2015-02-28 00:25

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France's Anti-Terror, Free-Market Socialist
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Paris. 'France has been struck very much at its heart by terrorism—jihadist terrorism and radical Islamism, because let us call things like they are.” So begins French Prime Minister Manuel Valls as we sit down Tuesday in his office at the Hotel ...
Sunday Shopping and the Salvation of FranceForbes

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Unclaimed Lottery money could be used to fund French Quarter police patrols ... - NOLA.com

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Unclaimed Lottery money could be used to fund French Quarter police patrols ...
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Louisiana Lottery officials said they are willing to work with state lawmakers on a proposal that would use unclaimed prize money to help fund additional Louisiana State Police patrols in the French Quarter, according to WGNO News. In this July 5, 2014 ...

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UK 'must prepare for Russian threat'

BBC News - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:35
Russia has become a danger to Britain and the country must be prepared to take steps to defend itself and its allies, the former head of MI6 says.
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VIDEO: 'Russia always an issue of concern'

BBC News - Fri, 2015-02-27 23:01
The former chief of MI6 says that Russia has always been an "issue of concern" for the security services.
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US avoids homeland security shutdown

BBC News - Fri, 2015-02-27 22:53
Lawmakers in the US avoid a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department after passing a one-week funding extension two hours before a deadline.
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VIDEO: Missing Oscars dress 'found'

BBC News - Fri, 2015-02-27 22:51
Police in California say they have found a dress which could be the one worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars.
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VIDEO: Hungarian village up for rent

BBC News - Fri, 2015-02-27 22:50
A small Hungarian village has put itself up for tourists to rent, in an attempt to raise money to revitalise it.
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Diamond Thief Gets 15 Years in Paris Heist

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Fri, 2015-02-27 20:19
A French court concluded that Daoudi Yahiaoui, a convicted drug trafficker, was the brain behind a $100 million diamond heist at a Harry Winston jewelry store in 2008.






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Distinct ME stages found, says study

BBC News - Fri, 2015-02-27 19:31
Scientists say they have found distinct changes in the immune systems of patients with ME or chronic fatigue syndrome, which could lead to better diagnosis and treatment.
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IS using love as a recruitment tool

BBC News - Fri, 2015-02-27 19:03
IS needs women to build a state, says Razia Iqbal - and it is using social media to lure impressionable recruits.
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Boris Nemtsov, Putin Foe, Is Shot Dead in Shadow of Kremlin

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Fri, 2015-02-27 18:59
Mr. Nemtsov, a former first deputy prime minister of Russia, was killed in central Moscow in the highest-profile assassination in Russia during the tenure of President Vladimir V. Putin.






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‘Jihadi John’ From ISIS Execution Videos Was Under Watch by British Intelligence

International Herald Tribune - Europe - Fri, 2015-02-27 18:50
The man, identified as Mohammed Emwazi, came to the attention of the authorities in 2009, when they thought he was going to fight with Al Shabab.






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