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In a commercial, the comedian pretends no one can see her. One Indian journalist says there's more to the ad than selling insurance. Being visible com...
ISIS militants continued their deadly attacks this week, evidence that the campaign by Iraq and the U.S. to defeat the group could take years. NPR's A...
The Oscar-nominated star of the Alan Turing biopic The Imitation Game has joined actor and comedian Stephen Fry in calling for a blanket pardon of 49,...

World

BBC
A fifty-one-year-old man is missing after being swept out to sea while scattering ashes in North Cornwall....
A British woman, sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Bali, has written to the UK government asking for legal help or funding for an appeal....
Boko Haram Islamist militants launch a fresh assault on the strategically important Nigerian city of Maiduguri, eyewitnesses say....
Pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since the mass Occupy demonstrations ended last year....
World champion Lewis Hamilton says he knows his "worth" as he prepares for contract talks with Mercedes....

Europe

BBC
The man who saved thousands of Jews then disappeared...
A blaze rages for more than 17 hours at one of Russia's largest public libraries, destroying parts of the building in the capital Moscow....
At least 40 people, including soldiers and civilians, are reported to have died in eastern Ukraine as ceasefire talks end without progress....
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras seeks to repair relations with creditors, amid fears of a showdown over Greece's efforts to roll back austerity measures....
The annual Carnival of Venice is under way...

Canada

CBC
An amateur videographer has captured rare footage of northern resident orcas at a rubbing beach on Dog Bay in B.C.'s Discovery Islands...
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has applauded the move by the United States to re-establish relations with Cuba....
Pat Quinn, the legendary hockey coach who was born in Hamilton where he launched his career, was honoured Saturday with a special mass...
A nor'easter set to hit Nova Scotia on Monday is expected to bring up to 50 centimetres of snow with blizzard-like conditions due to h...
On Friday, Stephen Harper announced new anti-terror legislation to combat domestic extremism and prevent potential terrorist attacks. ...

Australia-Pacific

ABC
Three people who police believe are from the same family die and a boy is taken to hospital after a car crash at Ourimbah on the New South Wales Centr...
New Social Services Minister Scott Morrison dumps the Federal Government's relationship counselling vouchers championed by his predecessor....
Abuse victim Manny Waks returns to Melbourne as a royal commission turns its attention to the Australian Jewish community's response to child sexual a...

Middle East

BBC
Japan reacts with anger as a video is released online appearing to show the murder of hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant....
Protestors in Yemen are continuing to voice their anger against the militant Shia-Muslim faction known as the Houthis who have taken control of the ca...
The great Kuwaiti cat-meat scandal...
Egypt faces a long and difficult battle with militants, the country's president says, in his first remarks since a deadly attack in the Sinai region....
The government of Bahrain revokes the nationalities of 72 citizens for damaging national security, the state BNA news agency has reported....

Asia-Pacific

BBC
A British woman, sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Bali, has written to the UK government asking for legal help or funding for an appeal....
Pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since the mass Occupy demonstrations ended last year....
Japan reacts with anger as a video is released online appearing to show the murder of hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant....
Australian PM Tony Abbott's coalition seems to be heading for a dramatic defeat in elections in the north-eastern state of Queensland....
Playpens are being used to save thousands of children from drowning in Bangladesh....

South-Asia

BBC
A British woman, sentenced to death for drug smuggling in Bali, has written to the UK government asking for legal help or funding for an appeal....
Pro-democracy protesters return to the streets of Hong Kong for the first time since the mass Occupy demonstrations ended last year....
Japan reacts with anger as a video is released online appearing to show the murder of hostage Kenji Goto by an Islamic State militant....
Australian PM Tony Abbott's coalition seems to be heading for a dramatic defeat in elections in the north-eastern state of Queensland....
Playpens are being used to save thousands of children from drowning in Bangladesh....

Business

BBC
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts....
Shares in US burger chain Shake Shack surge 118% on their New York Stock Exchange debut, valuing the company at $1.8bn....
Greece's new finance minister snubs his main eurozone counterpart, saying Athens will not negotiate over debts with the EU-IMF troika....
Shares in London end the day lower, dragged down by BA owner IAG....
Qatar Airways announces a surprise investment in International Airlines Group, the owner of British Airways and Iberia....
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