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Latvian MEP says barred from entering Russia for Nemtsov funeral

Riga - Latvian MEP Sandra Kalniete who planned to attend the funeral of slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov said Monday she had been refused entry into Russia at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport.

Polish, Latvian officials barred from entering Russia for Nemtsov funeral

Warsaw - Senior Polish and Latvian officials who sought to attend the Moscow funeral of slain Russian opposition activist Boris Nemtsov said Monday they had been denied entry into Russia on the eve of the ceremony.

Nemtsov murder witness says blocked from leaving Moscow

Moscow - The Ukrainian model girlfriend of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov complained Monday she was being blocked from leaving Moscow, as authorities vowed to solve the most shocking political assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule.

Singapore founding PM Lee Kuan Yew in ICU but 'stable'

Singapore - Singapore's founding leader Lee Kuan Yew, credited with transforming the city-state to one of Asia's wealthiest economies, is in hospital breathing with the help of a machine but in stable condition, the government said Saturday.

Argentine president to tackle Navratilova, Farrow over 'smears'

Buenos Aires - Argentine President Cristina Kirchner plans to write actress Mia Farrow and retired tennis star Martina Navratilova to rebut their recent criticism and explain that the scandal engulfing her is a smear campaign, officials said Thursday.

Microsoft's Outlook email app nears top of iOS charts

Yesterday Microsoft released a new version of Outlook for iOS and Android phones that seems to be going down well with consumers, now sitting in the "Best New Apps" list and climbing rapidly.

Lawyers for Prince Andrew accuser request sworn interview

Miami - Lawyers for a woman who says an American billionaire forced her into sexual relations with Britain's Prince Andrew when she was 17 want the royal to respond under oath to the allegations.

Cancer-stricken Iranian teacher's pupils shave heads

Tehran - It is a disease that strikes tens of thousands of Iranians each year, but for 300 pupils news that their teacher had cancer prompted an unusual response -- they shaved their heads in sympathy.

Jackie Chan's son gets 6 months for China drugs offence: court

Bejing - The son of kung fu star Jackie Chan admitted drugs offences on Friday and was sentenced to six months in prison, a Beijing court said.

Buckingham Palace in fresh denial of Andrew sex claims

London - Buckingham Palace issued a new denial Sunday of allegations that a US woman was kept as an underage "sex slave" and forced to have sexual relations with Britain's Prince Andrew.

Woman making Prince Andrew sex claims stands by story

London - The woman who alleged in a US court filing she was kept as an underage "sex slave" by a Wall Street financier and forced to have sex with Britain's Prince Andrew stood by her story on Saturday despite Buckingham Palace's strong denial.

Obama, Malaysian PM hit the links in Hawaii

Kaneohe - US President Barack Obama, on vacation in Hawaii, tends to golf with buddies and aides, but on Wednesday mixed things up, hitting the links with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

S.Africa's Zuma denies hinting at getting fifth wife

Johanesburg - South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday denied media local reports that he has hinted he may be ready to take a fifth wife to accompany him through old age.

French court hears ex L'Oreal boss's smelly chip stand complaint

Albertville - A "clash of cultures" erupted Tuesday in a French court as former L'Oreal boss Lindsay Owen-Jones brought a case against the manager of a chip shop he accuses of stinking out his luxury ski apartment.

French chip stand gets up nose of British ex-boss of L'Oreal

Grenoble - A chip shop camped outside his luxury French ski apartment is getting up the nose of British former L'Oreal CEO Lindsay Owen-Jones.

What do people get up to in washrooms?

According to a new survey, based on people in the U.S., washrooms are used for a lot of different activities (beyond the obvious).

Spanish court to consider paternity suits against ex-king

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court will consider two paternity suits against former king Juan Carlos lodged by a waiter and his sister who believe they are the illegitimate children of the ex-monarch, a judicial source said.

Malala vows to fight on as she shares Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - Malala Yousafzai vowed Wednesday to struggle for every child's right to go to school as she became the youngest ever Nobel laureate, sharing the peace prize with Indian campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.

Time names Ebola fighters as 'person' of 2014

New York - Time magazine on Wednesday named as its "Person of the Year 2014" the medics treating the Ebola epidemic that has killed more than 6,300 people, paying tribute to their courage and mercy.

Malala, Satyarthi receive Nobel Peace Prize

Oslo - Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai received the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday as the youngest ever laureate, sharing her award with Indian child rights campaigner Kailash Satyarthi.

British royals crown New York visit with gala dinner

New York - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate crowned their whirlwind tour of New York with a glittering gala dinner to raise money for the university where they fell in love.

Sting, Tom Hanks, Al Green feted at Kennedy Center Honors

Washington - An Englishman in New York was the toast of Washington as British pop star Sting was feted with fellow recipients of this year's Kennedy Center Honors.

Snaps of Hollande and actress prompt palace job transfers

Paris - Five presidential staff are being transferred after photos appeared of French President Francois Hollande with actress Julie Gayet inside the Elysee Palace, officials confirmed.

Lost languages leave a mark on the brain

Washington - Babies adopted across international borders may not remember the language they heard in their first days, but the words leave a lasting mark on their minds, scientists said Monday.

Turkey's Erdogan planning to expand palace with residence

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning to expand his already controversial new presidential palace with a 250-room residency building, Ankara's top architect was quoted as saying Thursday.

Comcast launches talking TV interface for the blind

Philadelphia - In the U.S., TV accessibility for those who are blind and visually impaired is far behind in advances, compared to other countries, such as the UK. Today, however, Comcast is taking the first step to an accessible future

Erdogan's grand palace: Costly folly or symbol of new Turkey?

Ankara - For critics, it is the latest excess of an authoritarian ruler, a folly comparable to the notorious Palace of the People of deposed Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.Even the Turkish deputy prime minister admits the costs ran a little high.

French reality TV star held on suspicion of stabbing boyfriend

Boulogne-billancourt - A French reality TV star whose trademark "hello? I mean hello?" expression earned her national derision and fame has been detained on suspicion of stabbing her boyfriend in the chest, police said Friday.

Murder plot charge against AC/DC drummer dropped

Wellington - A murder-for-hire case against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd collapsed on Friday when New Zealand prosecutors found there was insufficient evidence to proceed, just 24 hours after police filed the sensational charges.

Murder plot charge against AC/DC drummer dropped, his lawyer says

Wellington - A charge alleging that AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd was involved in a murder plot was dropped Friday after New Zealand authorities found there was insufficient evidence, his lawyer said.
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