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  • Russian amnesty law brings Pussy Riot members closer to freedom

    Russian amnesty law brings Pussy Riot members closer to freedom
    Jailed members of Pussy Riot are expected be freed months ahead of when their prison terms are due to end. Russian lawmakers on Wednesday approved an amnesty law that would clear an immediate path of freedom for Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina....
  • Egypt's referendum appears to be big winner amid light turnout

    Egypt's referendum appears to be big winner amid light turnout
    CAIRO -- In a lopsided margin reminiscent of elections held during ex-dictator Hosni Mubarak’s decades of rule, unofficial results on Thursday indicated that Egypt’s new constitution was approved by nearly 98% of voters. The military-...
  • Senate panel hires attorney to advise on Calderon probe

    Senate panel hires attorney to advise on Calderon probe
    SACRAMENTO -- The California Senate’s ethics committee has hired an outside attorney to advise it on a possible investigation into allegations of corruption contained in an FBI affidavit targeting Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello), officials...
  • British, New Zealand teachers found shot to death in Libya

    British, New Zealand teachers found shot to death in Libya
    The bodies of a British man and a New Zealand woman shot to death near an oil terminal in western Libya were discovered Thursday by government troops, news agencies in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, reported. Both victims were believed to have been...
  • BET seeks to broaden audience with its first scripted drama, 'Being Mary Jane'

    BET seeks to broaden audience with its first scripted drama, 'Being Mary Jane'
    "Being Mary Jane" is much more than just the latest entry on BET's prime-time lineup. It's a milestone. Debuting six months after its movie-length pilot attracted more than 4 million viewers, "Being Mary Jane," which premieres Tuesday starring Gabrielle...
  • Czech police probing fatal explosion find arms at Palestinian Embassy

    Czech police probing fatal explosion find arms at Palestinian Embassy
    Czech police investigating the fatal New Year's Day explosion at the Palestinian Authority Embassy in Prague found unregistered weapons at the mission, government officials reported Thursday. The discovery of an undisclosed number and type of arms has...
  • Deaths, displacements mount in South Sudan as peace talks drag

    Deaths, displacements mount in South Sudan as peace talks drag
    Despite peace talks under way in Ethiopia, government forces and rebels in South Sudan continued fighting for control of key oil-producing venues, driving more people to flee their homes to escape the deadly clashes. More than 250 people drowned when an...
  • 'The Newsroom' will get third and final season on HBO

    'The Newsroom' will get third and final season on HBO
    Aaron Sorkin's cable news drama "The Newsroom" will be back for a third and final season. HBO announced production on the final season would begin this spring with plans for a fall debut. Jeff Daniels stars in the series as outspoken cable news anchor...
  • Officials call for Syria measures to bolster peace talks

    Officials call for Syria measures to bolster peace talks
    BEIRUT — Diplomats on Monday pushed for a limited cease-fire in Syria, a prisoner exchange and better access for aid efforts before a peace conference scheduled to begin next week in Switzerland. At a news conference in Paris, U.S. Secretary of...
  • Maliki calls on Iraqis to expel Al Qaeda from Anbar or face attack

    Maliki calls on Iraqis to expel Al Qaeda from Anbar or face attack
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki urged the residents of Fallouja to expel Al Qaeda-aligned militants who seized the city last week or deal with an imminent attack by government forces to regain the Sunni Muslim stronghold, news agencies in Baghdad...
  • Israeli soldiers kill two Palestinians in West Bank clashes

    Israeli soldiers kill two Palestinians in West Bank clashes
    JERUSALEM -- Two Palestinians were killed in separate clashes with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank early Thursday, Palestinian sources and the Israeli military reported. According to an Israeli army statement, Israeli forces were carrying out a...