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Friday, February 27, 2015
Clashes after police kill boy at Venezuela protest
The killing of a 14-year-old boy by a policeman during an anti-government protest raised already high tensions Wednesday in Venezuela amid a crackdown on the opposition and crippling economic problems.
The mother of Trayvon Martin says she's disappointed that federal prosecutors decided not to charge a neighborhood watch volunteer with a hate crime for killing her son three years ago.
Democrats signed on to a Senate Republican plan to avoid a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, putting pressure on House Republicans to drop their insistence that any funding measure reverse President Barack Obama's orders easing immigration policies.
3 accused in IS plot 'vocal about beliefs'
Two men arrested on charges of plotting to help the Islamic State group were vocal both online and in personal conversations about their commitment and desire to join the extremists, with one of them threatening to shoot President Barack Obama to “strike fear in the hearts of infidels,” federal authorities said.
A 65-year-old retired teacher died early Wednesday, a day after suffering injuries when riot police cleared away protesters who tried blocking access to the airport in the resort city of Acapulco.
The armed men who abducted an American missionary earlier this week in southern Nigeria have demanded a ransom of nearly US$300,000, police said Wednesday.
Three Al-Jazeera journalists have been arrested for illegally flying a drone in Paris Wednesday, after unidentified drones flew over the Eiffel Tower and key Paris landmarks for a second night running.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Islamic State militants have moved a large group of Christians they abducted to one of their strongholds as fighting raged on Wednesday between the extremists and Kurdish and Christian militiamen for control of a chain of villages along a strategic river in northeastern Syria, activists and state-run media said.
World leaders have proved “shameful and ineffective” in failing to protect civilians from groups like Islamic State (IS), Amnesty International said Wednesday, calling 2014 a “catastrophic” year.
Britain has become the first country in the world to allow the creation of human embryos from the DNA of three people, a technique intended to help mothers avoid passing on genetically degenerative diseases to their babies.
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