Rap mogul Suge Knight charged with murder

Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested on a murder charge in a fatal hit-and-run in Los Angeles.
Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's information office said Knight was arrested at about 3 a.m. and is being held on $2 million bail.

Gorbachev warns Cold War could heat up to all-out war

Gorbachev, in comments to the Interfax news agency, said Thursday the West has "dragged" Russia into a new Cold War and warned of risks of a military confrontation. "I can no longer say that this Cold War will not lead to a 'Hot War.' I fear that they could risk it," he was quoted as saying.  

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U.S. armed drone program in Yemen facing intelligence gaps

The United States is facing increasing difficulty acquiring intelligence needed to run its stealth drone program in Yemen, undermining a campaign against the most lethal branch of al Qaeda after Houthi rebels seized control of parts of the country’s security apparatus, U.S. officials say.  

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Gun range's ban on Muslims draws fire

She made the decision in September after two customers she deemed suspicious visited. She said their furtive behavior and cellphone ringtones of “Allahu Akhbar” prompted her to revise her range’s policies.  

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Ebola May Be Mutating

Only a day after the World Health Organization announced that an end was in sight for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, scientists had less uplifting news: The virus may be mutating.  

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Senate approves Keystone pipeline bill, in face of White House veto threat

Senate approves Keystone pipeline bill, in face of White House veto threatThe legislation passed on a 62-36 vote, after lawmakers spent weeks considering amendments. The House passed a similar bill earlier this month, though there are slight differences that have to be ironed out before the bill can go to President Obama's desk. The vote nevertheless marked the first time the Senate has voted to approve the controversial Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline. Nine Democrats joined with 53 Republicans to back the measure.  

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Islamic State's Egypt wing claims credit for terror attacks that killed 27

Islamic State's Egypt wing claimed responsibility for a series of attacks that killed at least 27 on Thursday in some of the worst anti-state violence in months, after commemorations around the anniversary of the 2011 uprising turned deadly this week. Egypt's government faces an Islamist insurgency based in Sinai and growing discontent with what critics perceive as heavy handed security tactics.  

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North Korea might be restarting nuke plant, US institute says

North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday. If true, the finding, which is based on recent commercial satellite imagery, will be an added worry for the United States and the North's neighbors at a time of increasing animosity over recent U.S. sanctions against the North and Pyongyang's fury about a U.N. push to punish its alleged human rights abuses.  

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Nature’s Fireworks: The Best Meteor Showers Coming in 2015

The coming year promises to be another good one for meteor buffs, so here’s a guide on what to expect and how best to enjoy nature’s own firework displays. 

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Brazil hit hard by worst drought since 1930

The government has called on Brazilians to cut their water and energy use. "We are living an atypical situation and it is very important that people do their part and avoid the waste of water," the environment minister, Izabella Teixeira, said at a press conference last week. Low water levels also spell trouble for electricity generation. Brazil relies on hydroelectric power for around 65 per cent of its supply..  

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Iran calls for assassination of Netanyahu's children

The publication of the personal information and biographies of Netanyahu’s children follows an Israeli airstrike last week that killed several key Hezbollah leaders and an Iranian commander affiliated with the country’s hardline Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).  

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The Ebola Virus Is Mutating, Say Scientists

Scientists at a French research institute say the Ebola virus has mutated and they are studying whether it may have become more contagious.

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Gallup: Obama Plummets to Lowest Annual Approval Rating Ever

With six years down and just two left in which to build a legacy, President Barack Obama has posted his lowest-ever average annual approval rating. A Gallup poll finds that Obama, in the one-year period between Jan. 20, 2014, and Monday, posted an approval average of just 42.6 percent.  

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Twelve Israeli cyber-security firms to watch

When hackers exposed embarrassing emails, passwords, Social Security numbers and other sensitive data from Sony Pictures Entertainment in November last year, the world sat up and took notice. The data thieves (purportedly from North Korea) wreaked internal havoc at Sony and disrupted the planned rollout of its film The Interview, costing the company millions of dollars.  

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Obama pushes tax plan, wields veto pen in defiant State of the Union address

A defiant President Obama staked out a populist agenda Tuesday night for his final two years in office built on what he called “middle-class economics,” while using his sixth State of the Union address to deliver a slew of veto threats challenging the new, Republican-led Congress.  

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Paris attacks: France boosts anti-terror strategy

France is to create 2,680 new jobs and boost spending by €425m (£325m; $490m) to bolster counter-terrorism efforts, Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said. He said such resources were crucial to dealing with an expanded extremist threat, with 3,000 people currently requiring surveillance across France. Mr Valls was laying out the government's plans following attacks in Paris in which 17 were killed.  

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Earthquakes, Blizzards, Volcanic Activity All Hit Russia's Far East on One Day

Severe natural upheavals raged across Russia's Far East on Thursday, as the region experienced increased volcanic activity, at least five earthquakes, avalanches and a month's worth of snow within a day, media reports said. 

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6 Times The Obama Administration Said Its Job Was to Promote Islam

White House press secretary Josh Earnest announced that the Obama administration would prioritize fighting Islamophobia in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo in France. Never mind that most Westerners aren’t Islamophobic, but rather GettingShotInTheFaceForExpressingMyOpinion-Phobic.  

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French losing control over their country

French President Francois Hollande, the man who only several days ago instructed France's representative at the United Nations Security Council to vote in favor of the establishment of a Palestinian state, outdid himself on Wednesday when he declared that the massacre at the office of weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo was "a terrorist attack."  

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France deploys 88,000 troops as Charlie Hebdo manhunt focuses northeast of Paris

France deployed tens of thousands of security forces in the hunt for two brothers accused of killing 12 people at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, a hunt which is now focused on a forest and several woodland villages northeast of Paris.  

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