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Amazon is testing a free sommelier service

As part of Amazon's ongoing quest to run every aspect of your life, the tech giant is testing a free sommelier consultation service. Customers can ...

- The Week - US

Turkey President Lambasts US Over Support For Syrian Kurds

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday bitterly attacked ally the United States over its support for Syrian Kurdish groups, as they ...

- NDTV - IN

​Spain: Puppeteers in terror case released from jail

Puppeteers allegedly praised al Qaeda and Spain's armed Basque group ETA during controversial Carnival show

- CBS NEWS - US

Ex-president of El Salvador faces trial over source of $700,000

SAN SALVADOR - Former El Salvador President Mauricio Funes will face a civil trial after he was not able to verify the source of more than ...

- Reuters - US

S Arabia to send forces to Syria if coalition decides

RABAT: Saudi Arabia would be willing to commit special forces to Syria should the international coalition decide to deploy ground troops against ...

- The News International - PK

Apple co-founder is bringing us an even nerdier 'Comic Con'

SAN FRANCISCO " Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak had a front row seat as the personal computer began to reshape society. So it made perfect sense to him ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

S. Korea shuts down joint industrial park with N. Korea

South Korean workers have started shutting down a jointly run industrial park in North Korea. The move on Thursday will end, at least temporarily, the ...

- The Hindu - IN

Gravitational waves discovery would open up new world of science

Scientists across the world are giddy with the prospect that the final piece in the puzzle emerging from Einstein's theory of general relativity will ...

- Stuff - NZ

Stunning break in cold case: Former priest arrested over 1960 rape and murder of Texas beauty queen

A former Catholic priest has been charged in a 55-year-old murder case in which he is suspected of beating and raping a beauty queen in south Texas ...

- The Raw Story - US

Zika research to be published rapidly, and free: statement

Top research institutions, funders and publishers said Wednesday they would make all scientific findings on the Zika virus assailing Latin America ...

- MENAFN - JO

Hillary fails to rally women!

Hillary Clinton made the prospect of her being elected the first woman US president a centerpiece of her campaign, then lost a critical nominating ...

- The News International - PK

Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to China's economic embrace

Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lanka's business ties with China came under close scrutiny, Colombo is reversing course by ...

- Times Of India - IN

Preaching austerity, Egypt president rolls out 2.5-mile red carpet

Move by Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has Egyptians in uproar; military provides rare public defense of president's actions

- CBS NEWS - US

Four civilians killed in Ukraine

KIEV: Four Ukrainian civilians were killed when a minivan carrying them drove over a landmine as they waited to cross out of separatist-held territory ...

- The News International - PK

Six in ten would favour leaving UK in event of EU exit

Almost six in ten voters in Scotland would choose to leave the UK if anti-European Union campaigners win a referendum...

- The Times - UK

Fiery showdown over mansplaining in Australian senate committee hearing

Australia's senate's community affairs committee erupted in fireworks.

- Stuff - NZ

Christie, Fiorina quit race

The New Jersery Governor and the former HP boss have exited the Republican presidential contest dominated by Donald Trump.

- The Australian - AU

Southern heath monitor caught eating tiger snake

An officer with the Department of Parks and Wildlife in Western Australia captured an incredible photo near the town of Walpole and posted it on ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

At Twitter, A Gender-Bias Claim Gets Swept Up In The Talent Wars

Two hot issues in Silicon Valley -- the lack of diversity and the battle for talent -- have collided at Twitter.

- NDTV - IN

This Is How Twitter's New Timeline Works

Well, Twitter fans. The apocalypse has come. Twitter's reordered timeline is here.

- NDTV - IN

Hertha get Dortmund, Bayern welcome Bremen in German Cup semifinals

Borussia Dortmund get a tricky away tie in Berlin while Bayern Munich welcome Bundesliga strugglers Werder Bremen to the Allianz Arena. The ties will ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Justice Dept. sues Ferguson, Missouri, to force police reforms

FERGUSON, Mo./WASHINGTON - The U.S. Justice Department sued Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday to force the city to change its police department and ...

- Reuters - US

U.S. backs Canada's new IS mission ahead of coalition meeting

U.S. Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter praised Canada's revamped contribution during a one-on-one meeting with Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Australian charged with sex attack on 2 backpackers on beach

ADELAIDE, Australia " Two female backpackers from Europe were savagely attacked on a remote Australian beach by a traveling companion they had met ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

7 innocents spend time in jail for new TV show

NEW YORK " Seven innocent civilians agreed to spend two months in an Indiana jail and have their experiences filmed for an A&E Network series, "60 ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Mangeira's samba wins Rio Carnival

One of Rio de Janeiro's oldest samba schools, Mangeira, wins this year's carnival.

- BBC - UK

NATO ministers approve new reinforcements for eastern Europe

NATO defense ministers on Wednesday approved new multinational reinforcements to beef up defenses of frontline alliance members most at risk from ...

- Washington Post - US

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius bows out of government

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius received a standing ovation in the country's National Assembly on Wednesday after announcing that he was…

- Euronews - FR

Salvador high court orders civil prosecution of ex-president

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador " El Salvador's Supreme Court ordered a lower tribunal to open a civil prosecution Wednesday against former President ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to China's embrace

Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lanka's business ties with China came under close scrutiny, Colombo is reversing course by ...

- Times Of India - IN

Chris Christie suspends his presidential campaign

Chris Christie - the brash New Jersey governor whose fast rise in Republican politics was undone by a petty scheme to clog traffic on a bridge - ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Republicans Christie, Fiorina quit bids for White House

Results from the New Hampshire have culled an unwieldy field of contenders for the Republican presidential nomination. After dismal showings, Chris ...

- Deutsche Welle - DE

As budget advisory panel turns 70, Ban lauds 'strong collaboration' on reaching UN's goals

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the UN's advisory committee on budgetary matters for its help in carrying out the world ...

- UN - INT

NATO to send signal to Russia with eastern presence

February 11, 2016 11:35 AMBRUSSELS - North Atlantic Treaty Organization chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday said the alliance had approved plans for ...

- The Straits Times - SG

World Briefing: Yemen: Airstrike Kills Family in Capital

Two television journalists and their three children died when an airstrike by the military coalition led by Saudi Arabia hit their house in Sana.

- New York Times - US

2 deputies, suspect killed in shooting at Maryland Panera Bread

Two sheriff's deputies were killed in Abingdon, Maryland, on Wednesday, after approaching a suspect inside a Panera Bread during the lunch hour. On ...

- The Week - US

We Spoke To Immigrants Who Are Hiding In US Churches To Avoid Being Deported

Central American migrants like Hilda Ramirez are finding sanctuary in a network of churches that have offered to house migrants since the US ...

- VICE News - US

Ex-priest arrested in 1960 slaying of Texas beauty queen

HOUSTON " For more than half a century, the unsolved killing of a young schoolteacher and beauty queen who was last seen at church haunted the Texas ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

INTERVIEW: UN information technology chief believes all girls should aspire to be 'geeks'

Atefah “Atti” Riazi, the Chief Information Technology Officer of the United Nations, carries the following items in her handbag at all ...

- UN - INT

India begins massive deworming campaign for millions of children

Campaign is targeting 270 million children across the country to prevent parasitic worms from infecting bodies and impairing development

- CBS NEWS - US

Bernie's success is less surprising once you remember Occupy Wall Street

Listening to Hillary Clinton's concession speech after the New Hampshire primary was almost like listening to a female version of Bernie Sanders ...

- The Raw Story - US

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- USA TODAY - US

Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday.

- Washington Post - US

Lobby funds? No, thank you, say outsiders Bernie and Trump

Kingmakers in the US presidential elections are in a fix as two insurgents, openly challenging mainstream candidates, have emerged as leading ...

- Times Of India - IN

European and US stocks rise despite downbeat Yellen

Stock markets in Europe and the United States pushed higher despite downbeat comments from Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, but only after Asia ...

- MENAFN - JO

Report paints heartbreaking picture of Zika-linked birth defects

Report paints heartbreaking picture of Zika-linked birth defects         

- USA TODAY - US

US worried over 'Rwanda's Burundi role'

The US raises concerns with Rwandan officials over reports suggesting it is involved in "destabilising activities" in neighbouring Burundi.

- BBC - UK

Disillusioned Mexicans await Pope Francis' visit

On a recent morning outside the Church of San Agustin in the middle-class neighborhood of Narvarte, two students sell bric-a-brac and blast the ...

- Washington Post - US

Michigan governor plans $360M for Flint water crisis, infrastructure

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday proposed spending hundreds of millions more dollars to address Flint's water crisis and to update ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Reince Priebus thinks Michael Bloomberg's campaign would ensure a Republican victory

Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus wouldn't be thrown by Michael Bloomberg entering the presidential race as an independent. In ...

- The Week - US