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Man disguised as a woman involved in Regency Hotel shooting

Irish Examiner - ‎11 hours ago‎
Update 9pm: Gardaí believe that at least four people were involved in today's shooting at the Regency Hotel in Dublin. Two were described at wearing police-style uniforms similar to a SWAT team uniform, including metal helmets.

Assange feels vindicated by UN panel ruling he's being 'arbitrarily detained'

CNN - ‎15 hours ago‎
(CNN) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange declared victory Friday, expressing vindication over a U.N. panel's judgment that the Swedish and UK governments have "arbitrarily detained" him since 2010.

Twitter shuts down over 125000 accounts linked to ISIS

Economic Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
WASHINGTON: Twitter Inc has shut down more than 125,000 terrorism-related accounts since the middle of 2015, most of them linked to the Islamic State group, the company said in a blog post on Friday.

Huge construction crane collapses in Manhattan, one killed

Daily News & Analysis - ‎1 hour ago‎
De Blasio said pedestrians has been cleared from the street before workers began lowering the crane, averting a potentially greater calamity during the morning rush to work.

US Officials Say North Korea May Be Nearing Rocket Launch

NDTV - ‎1 hour ago‎
People watch a news report showing file footage of North Korea's Unha-3 rocket ahead of North Korea's planned rocket launch.

El Nino creates African crisis

The Kingston Whig-Standard - ‎12 hours ago‎
Edmund Blair/Reuters Residents wait to receive food aid at a distribution centre in Halo village, a drought-stricken area in Oromia region in Ethiopia, on Jan. 31.

Battle from afar wages within: Worthington Anuak community pleads for peace in Ethiopian homeland

West Central Tribune - ‎3 hours ago‎
WORTHINGTON - Residents see him around Worthington - at gatherings or community events - and they'd know him by a name other than Meerbeer.

The Perils of Ethnic Federalism Part II: Defenders of the Killils By Worku Aberra (PhD)

Abugidainfo - ‎4 hours ago‎
In the previous installment, I discussed the inherent dangers of ethnic politics. In this section, I will outline the arguments that the defenders of the killils make, and hint at reforming ethnic federalism.

EU calls on South Sudan government to review NGOs bill

Sudan Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
February 6, 2016 (JUBA) - Member countries of the European Union (EU) have expressed deep concern about the negative impact of the bill on Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs) passed this week by the South Sudanese national parliament, calling ...

If you vote for another party, you waste your vote: Jacob Zuma

Times LIVE - ‎1 hour ago‎
President Jacob Zuma lashed out at why other political parties were established at an ANC fundraising event held in Pretoria on Friday evening.

Zimbabwe declares 'state of disaster'

The Hindu - ‎8 hours ago‎
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday declared a "state of disaster" in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with 26 percent of the population facing food shortages.

Group expresses worry over Supreme Court over judgments

Vanguard - ‎20 minutes ago‎
A group, Grassroot Democracy, has expressed concerns over the recent Supreme Court judgements on governorship petitions across some states in the country.

Alleged false declaration of assets: S-Court okays Saraki for trial

Vanguard - ‎5 hours ago‎
THE Supreme Court, yesterday, dashed the hopes of Senate President Bukola Saraki of wriggling out of the 13-count criminal charge the Federal Government preferred against him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.

End of the 1000-year schism? Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet pope in Cuba

National Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
VATICAN CITY - In a historic step to heal the 1,000-year schism that split Christianity, Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in an attempt to begin bridging the church's East-West divide.

Controversial TPP pact signed amid New Zealand protests

MWC News - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Protesters highlight the deal's corporate agenda as 12 countries sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership in Auckland. One of the biggest and most controversial trade deals in history was signed on Thursday by ministers from the Asia-Pacific region and the ...

BMX legend Dave Mirra dead in apparent suicide

CNN International - ‎17 hours ago‎
(CNN) Dave Mirra, whose dazzling aerial flips and tricks made him a legend in freestyle BMX and one of the most successful competitors in X Games history, died Thursday of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police in North Carolina said.

How Saudis sending ground forces into Syria will affect the civil war

Times of India - ‎1 hour ago‎
The sending of ground forces by Saudi Arabia into Syria will have immense ramifications for the country's civil war and the wider region.

Ethiopia and Luxembourg to Strengthen their Business Tie

2merkato - Ethiopian Business Portal - ‎12 hours ago‎
The Ethio-Luxembourg business discourse began at the Hilton Hotel on February 4, 2016 with an opening speech by the Ethiopian State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Regassa Kefale, Fana Broadcasting reported.

LARK GOULD: Airline travel secret: free stopovers

Washington Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
Ethiopian Airlines offers nonstop flights from Los Angeles to Dublin Airport (DUB) with onward flights to Addis Ababa that allow passengers unrestricted stopovers in Dublin, Ireland.

BlackBerry cuts 200 jobs in Ontario and Florida to trim costs

Reuters Canada - ‎8 hours ago‎
TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd is cutting 200 jobs at its hometown headquarters in Ontario and in Florida in order to trim costs, it said on Friday, as the smartphone maker moves to turn around its fortunes and put more emphasis on its enterprise ...

LinkedIn sheds $11 billion in value on stock's worst day since debut

Reuters - ‎10 hours ago‎
LinkedIn Corp's (LNKD.N) shares closed down 43.6 percent on Friday, wiping out nearly $11 billion of market value, after the social network for professionals shocked Wall Street with a revenue forecast that fell far short of expectations.

Scientists Celebrate as Lions Rediscovered in Ethiopian Park

The Indian Republic - ‎6 hours ago‎
Bauer and his colleagues had previously report on the decline of lion populations in west and central Africa, and the revered animals appear to be extinct in some national parks in that area.

Quick Bites: Revel Pastry Co. opens, Art Cafe Ethiopian Kitchen details, and more

Creative Loafing Atlanta - ‎15 hours ago‎
Erik Meadows/CL File; LEAVE OF ABSENCE: Pallookaville Fine Foods in Avondale Estates has closed for mechanical repairs and will reopen next month.

Playboy Model Katie May Dead at 34 After Suffering a Stroke, Her Brother Confirms

People Magazine - ‎Feb 4, 2016‎
Playboy model Katie May has died after suffering from a stroke, PEOPLE confirms. She was 34. The model, named the "Queen of Snapchat" by Sports Illustrated, GQ and others, had been suffering from neck pain and was seeking treatment prior to her stroke, ...

Former F1 boss Eddie Jordan 'revving up for Top Gear presenting role'

Newbury and Thatcham Chronicle - ‎7 hours ago‎
Former Formula One boss Eddie Jordan is set to join the new Top Gear presenting team, according to reports. said t he Irish commentator is expected to be named as one of the hosts of the new series within days despite not having yet ...

Working with David Bowie high point of my career: Ben Stiller

The Indian Express - ‎1 hour ago‎
Ben Stiller said, "It was really a high point in my career that he came down to spend time with us. Bowie is sadly missed, it is just terrible news.

Teixeira becomes China's latest record transfer

Daily Express - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIJING: Brazilian midfielder Alex Teixeira became China's third record signing in just over a week on Friday when Jiangsu Suning snapped him up for 50 million euros ($56 million) - following earlier interest from English giants Liverpool.

UN asks Zika-hit nations to allow abortion

The Hindu - ‎8 hours ago‎
The United Nations on Friday urged countries hit by the dangerous Zika virus to let women have access to contraception and abortion.

First Zika-linked deaths reported in Colombia

Peninsula On-line - ‎2 hours ago‎
A Health Ministry employee fumigates a home against the Aedes aegypti mosquito in the San Lucia del Camino community, Oaxaca State, Mexico.

Study: BMI misreads millions' health

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - ‎4 hours ago‎
Calling the assistant city attorneys' actions “disingenuous” and lacking candor, Judge Glenn Yamahiro ruled their appeal of the dismissal of the ticket issued to Roufusport promoter Scott Joffe was frivolous.

'Many stay silent to avoid backlash': This female genital mutilation survivor is speaking out and you should listen

Firstpost - ‎1 hour ago‎
On a day like any other, a seven-year-old girl was told by her grandmother that they would be going out. Like any other child, excited at the prospect of an outing and probably getting goodies, she went along.