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Greste's family euphoric at son's release

The Australian (blog) - ‎29 minutes ago‎
THE family of freed Australian journalist Peter Greste won't say when he'll be home, saying their top priority is protecting his mental health after 400 days in jail in Egypt.

Japan should consider military undertaking overseas rescues: PM

TODAYonline - ‎28 minutes ago‎
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Abe said on Monday he wants to discuss a framework that would allow Japan's military to rescue Japanese citizens in danger, following the beheading of a Japanese reporter by Islamic State militants.

France Offers Support, but No Debt Relief, to Greece

New York Times - ‎29 minutes ago‎
PARIS - French officials said Sunday they would support the new Greek government's efforts to get the country back on its feet after five years of crushing austerity, but warned that there would be no write-down of Greece's debt and pressed Athens to ...

Bobby Brown 'Inconsolable' Over Bobbi Kristina's Hospitalization

People Magazine - ‎46 minutes ago‎
As conditions have yet to improve for daughter Bobbi Kristina, who was hospitalized yesterday after being found unconscious by her husband Nick Gordon and a friend in her Georgia home, Bobby Brown is "inconsolable," a family source tells PEOPLE ...

The Pirate Bay is alive and kicking

The Australian - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Pirate Bay has risen from the ashes. Source: Screenshot from More than seven weeks after its servers were raided Swedish-based torrent site The Pirate Bay is back online.

Timberlake shares birthday baby news

Brisbane Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Singer Justin Timberlake shares a picture on Instagram of a bulging belly, presumably belonging to wife Jessica Biel. 02/02/15. Whitney Houston's daughter rushed to hospital (Video Thumbnail).

Emails raise query over Islington 'terrorist' held by Ethiopia

BBC News - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Ethiopian authorities have broadcast a video of a man from Islington in London, who they have been holding in secret since he was kidnapped in Yemen in June.

Attacks Against Foreign Migrants on Rise in South Africa - IOM

Ghana Broadcasting Corporation - ‎4 hours ago‎
The International Organization for Migration is condemning growing violence against foreign nationals and their businesses in several Johannesburg townships.

Amaechi, Lamido in secret meeting

Nigerian Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
LESS than two weeks to the presidential election, the Director-General (DG) of All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Organisation and River State governor, Rotimi Ameachi, has wooed Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State, who is ...

Nigeria cannot afford to fail in forthcoming elections —OBJ

Nigerian Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
NIGERIA'S former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has said that the country cannot afford to fail in the forthcoming elections, insisting that the elections are crucial, not only to Nigerians, but the international community.

De Kock's payback time

Times LIVE - ‎3 hours ago‎
Soon De Kock could be assisting the National Prosecuting Authority's missing persons team find the remains of activists who disappeared during the apartheid era.

Albuquerque Toddler Shoots Parents: Toddler Shoots Parents with Single Bullet

The Cubic Lane - ‎42 minutes ago‎
An Albuquerque toddler shoots both his parents with a single bullet. Authorities say the three-year-old boy reached for an iPod in his mother's purse, where he found an unlocked, loaded gun.

At least 7 dead, 20 wounded when bus blows up in Damascus

Fox News Latino - ‎3 hours ago‎
At least seven civilians were killed and 20 injured on Sunday when a bus blew up in Syria's capital of Damascus near the Al Hamidiya marketplace, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported.

Pro-democracy activists back on Hong Kong streets

Business Standard - ‎3 hours ago‎
Beijing, Feb 2 (IANS/EFE) Pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong took to the streets again Sunday to demand "real democracy" in their first big march after the "Umbrella Movement" folded up in December, last year.

Rebels Agree to Cease-Fire in South Sudan

New York Times - ‎4 minutes ago‎
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - President Salva Kiir of South Sudan and the rebel commander Riek Machar signed another cease-fire agreement on Monday, edging them closer to a final deal to end a 15-month conflict that has ravaged the new country, ...

Official testing of Addis Ababa light railway inaugurated

Shanghai Daily (subscription) - ‎1 hour ago‎
ADDIS ABABA, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) -- Official testing of the Addis Ababa light railway was launched on Sunday at a colorful ceremony in the presence of senior government officials, diplomats, other dignitaries as well as residents here in Ethiopia's capital.

Africa Loses at Least $50 Billion Annually Through Illicit Financial Flows

Sputnik International - ‎2 hours ago‎
Tax Justice Network Africa civil society group has revealed that African companies and government officials transfer at least $50 billion out of Africa illegally each year.

Four progressive forces that will reshape China

The Australian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Click here to subscribe to the China Spectator daily newsletter. It is easy to get gloomy about China nowadays. The economy is slowing down and the ruling party is cracking down on dissent across the spectrum of Chinese society.

Google Now updated to soak up data from third-party apps

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎6 minutes ago‎
Android users will soon give Google permission to rifle through the mountains of data collected by apps outside the Googleverse, in the search giant's latest push to be the sole intermediary between service providers and consumers.

WhatsApp starts testing out Voice Calling feature with select users

Inferse - ‎4 hours ago‎
Summary: WhatsApp is in the process of rolling out a voice calling feature that will begin to go live on Monday along with an update to the mainframe of the app itself.

Apple Watch Release Date Confirmed

AndroidOrigin - ‎2 hours ago‎
Apple Watch release date Apple's upcoming piece of wearable tech has been the subject of a lot of disputes lately regarding its release date, but we finally have an official and confirmed date, albeit not a specific one.

Verizon offers supercookies removal option to secure your online data

Wall Street Hedge - ‎2 hours ago‎
US wireless carrier Verizon is now offering its users with a tool to shut down the so-called “supercookies” that keeps a close eye on their Internet activities and keep their personal data at stake.

Bronze statues may be last remaining by Michelangelo

Zee News - ‎34 minutes ago‎
London: Two sculptures that languished in obscurity for more than a century may be the only surviving bronze works by Michelangelo, researchers announced in Britain on Monday.

Nicki Minaj's ex, Safaree, denies writing her lyrics

Daily Sun - ‎2 hours ago‎
Breakups are miserable enough, but when one or both parties involved are celebrities, it can turn into an all-out nightmare. Nicki Minaj and Safaree “Scaff Beezy” Samuels ended their 11-year relationship last year, but a recent interview is still causing a bit of ...

Arsene Wenger plays down Arsenal title tilt

Sports Mole - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger refutes the notion that his side are back in the title race after thumping Aston Villa 5-0. By Shane Callaghan, Reporter Filed: Monday, February 2, 2015 at 00:26 UK.

Messi, Neymar lead Barca to 3-2 comeback win over

Jakarta Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
Lionel Messi and Neymar both scored to help Barcelona come from behind twice to beat Villarreal 3-2 and stay in the hunt for the Spanish league title on Sunday.

Gritty Lyon stay top after Monaco deadlock

Bangkok Post - ‎53 minutes ago‎
Lyon saw their lead at the top of Ligue 1 cut to two points on Sunday but may count themselves fortunate to have come away from resurgent Monaco with a 0-0 draw.

La Liga Sunday wrap: Barca edge Villareal, Aspas saves Sevilla - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Barcelona came from behind twice to beat Villareal 3-2 for their eighth straight win. Denis Cheryshev put the visitors ahead in the 30th minute, but Neymar leveled for Barca just before the half.

Ebola-hit Liberia delays school reopening

Business Recorder - ‎6 hours ago‎
image MONROVIA: Liberia's education ministry said on Sunday it had postponed by two weeks the reopening of the country's schools, which were closed six months ago to limit the spread of the Ebola virus.

PIC: This Photo Of Human Kindness Will Restore Your Faith In People - ‎5 hours ago‎
With the cold, snow and often icy conditions out there, it can be a difficult time for the elderly to get out and about, let alone do their food shop.