• Iran blocks websites for reporting on reformist ex-president

    Iran has blocked two news websites after they published reports about former reformist president Mohammad Khatami and pictures of him, state-run IRNA news agency said Friday. Newspapers have said judicial authorities told media they were banned from publishing information, including pictures, about…

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    • British TV shows student picture of 'Jihadi John' in baseball cap

      Sky News broadcast a photograph of the 26-year-old wearing a black cap with a logo that resembled the P from the Pittsburgh Pirates U.S. Major League Baseball team, which it said was stored by the University of Westminster where he studied. Two U.S. government sources have told Reuters that Emwazi…

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      • Taylor Swift posted her first bikini pic to Instagram to prevent paparazzi from selling it, after rumors about her belly button

        For years, Taylor Swift has been plagued by the rumor that she doesn't have a belly button. I don't like showing my belly button. When you start showing your belly button then you're really committing to the midriff thing.

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        • Oscars still top draw for advertisers despite fickle ratings

          By Eric Kelsey and Lisa Richwine LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The number of people who watched Sunday's Oscars was down and the critics were less than impressed, but Hollywood's biggest night is still a top draw for television advertisers. Despite a 15 percent drop in viewership to 37.3 million,…

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          • In Algeria, women 'imams' battle Islamist radicalisation

            Hundreds of female religious guides have been at the forefront of Algeria's battle against Islamic radicalisation since the civil war that devastated the North African country in the 1990s. The surge of the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, and even in Libya next door, as well as the growing…

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              • Debate rages over color of dress photographed in rare light

                Friends and co-workers worldwide are debating the true hues of a royal blue dress with black lace that, to many an eye, transforms in one photograph into gold and white. Experts are calling the photo a one-in-a-million shot that perfectly captures how people's brains perceive color and process…

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                • Over 40 killed as Iraqi forces battle IS

                  Baghdad, Feb 28 (IANS) At least 41 people were killed and over 100 injured in Iraq Saturday, as Iraqi forces and allied militiamen clashed with Sunni jihadi group Islamic State, security sources said. In the deadliest militant attack, three suicide car bombers backed by dozens of IS militants…

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                  • Indonesia's stance 'clear' on Australians' executions: Widodo

                    Indonesian President Joko Widodo has said his country's stance is "clear" on the pending executions of two Australian drug smugglers, despite the suggestion by Australia's prime minister that he is "carefully considering" his position. The executions by firing squad of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew…

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                      • Invite the world to fight ISIS but help it militarily

                        Iraq's army has just shot down two British planes as they were carrying weapons to the ISIS in Al Anbar province. The Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defence Committee have photos of the planes that have been shot down. In recent months, if you called up contacts in Baghdad, Najaf and…

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                        • Japan police arrest teen for 'IS-inspired' killing

                          Japanese police on Friday arrested a teenager on suspicion of killing a 13-year-old schoolboy, in a chilling murder some local media suggested was inspired by Islamist extremist executions. The brutalised and naked body of Ryota Uemura was found in undergrowth near a river last Friday. Low-crime…

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                          • How Samsung won and then lost the smartphone war

                            In November 2011, Samsung released the first of a series of ads that would define the company for the next three years. It started with a bunch of hipster-looking people waiting outside a mock Apple Store for the next iPhone. As the hipsters tick down the hours until they have the right to get…

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                            • Most of the NBA's highest-paid players aren't worth it

                              Because of the NBA's salary cap system, the players that are hurt most often are the best players in the league. A perfect example is LeBron James who is just the 5th highest-paid player in the NBA. Below is look at the expected salaries for the 12 highest-paid players in the NBA.

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                              • Saudi reports 10 MERS deaths in a week

                                Ten more people in Saudi Arabia have died from MERS over the past week, health ministry figures showed on Friday, after an international mission urged extra measures to combat the virus. Saudi Arabia is the country worst-hit by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Doctor Abdul…

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                                • Oil rebounds after volatile week

                                  Oil prices rebounded Friday on bargain-hunting at the end of a volatile trading week, having slumped the previous day as surging US crude reserves added to the global supply glut.European benchmark Brent North Sea crude for April delivery rallied $1.14

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                                  • Pakistan tycoon launches memoir in Dubai

                                    Leading Pakistani businessman Sadruddin Hashwani launched his memoirTruth Always Prevails on Thursday in Dubai, which he considers his second home following “death threats” in Pakistan. Narrating his struggles in the 248-page book, Hashwani claims his blunt words and stance against “corruption” in…

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                                    • Safarova beats Azarenka to win the Qatar Open

                                      Fed Cup winner Lucie Safarova beat Victoria Azarenka in straight sets, 6-4, 6-3 to clinch the Qatar Open on Saturday. The Czech snapped Azarenka's 14-match winning streak in Doha and also foiled the Belarusian's attempt to clinch a record third Qatar Open title.

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                                      • Dozens dead as Qaeda militants in Syria seize rebel base

                                        Al-Qaeda's Syria affiliate on Saturday drove US-backed rebels out of a strategic northern military base in fierce fighting that left dozens dead, a monitor said. At least 29 fighters from the Western-armed Hazm movement were killed along with six Al-Nusra Front jihadists, according to the Syrian…

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