NATO’s top military commander has said he is “very concerned” that Russia’s military build-up in the annexed Crimean region could be used as a launchpad for attacks across the whole Black Sea region. US General Philip Breedlove’s comments late on Wednesday came amid fears in Kiev that Russian-backed rebels will try to grab more land […]

A suicide attack on a foreign convoy on Kabul’s Jalalabad Road has left at least five people dead and 20 others wounded, according to Afghanistan’s Health Ministry. General Ayoub Salangi, Afghanistan’s deputy interior minister, said the attacker was riding a motorcycle during Thursday’s attack. The Taliban claimed responsibilty for the attack, saying that it had […]

In the seven years that she has worked for Walmart, Venanzi Luna, 35, has started a new tradition. She doesn’t cook a turkey. She doesn’t set a table. She doesn’t give thanks for the most important things in her life. Instead, each Thanksgiving, she puts on her uniform and goes to work. “I work every […]

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Human trial of Ebola vaccine ‘promising’

November 26, 2014

Researchers in the US say they are a step closer to developing an Ebola vaccine, with a Phase 1 trial showing promising results, but it will be months at the earliest before it can be used in the field. The news comes amid the worst ever outbreak of the hemorrhagic fever, which has killed nearly […]

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Family says Ferguson decision ‘heartbreaking’

November 26, 2014

Slain US teenager Michael Brown’s mother says it has been a “sleepless, very hard, heartbreaking and unbelievable” time for her since the grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for killing her son. Lesley McSpadden said on Wednesday during an interview on NBC’s “Today” show that she felt that Wilson’s description of her son […]

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Anna Kendrick on the need to embrace feminism: “It’s practically become a curse word”

November 26, 2014

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 5:49 PM UTC The actress suggests overcoming negative stereotypes and taking on the feminist label in a Daily Beast interview Jenny Kutner Follow Topics: anna kendrick, Feminism, feminist, Cinderella, Into the Woods, Fairy tales, strong women, daily beast, Life News, Entertainment News, News Anna Kendrick(Credit: AP/Dan Steinberg) Anna Kendrick doesn’t seem […]

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Mark Whitaker: “I was wrong to not deal with the sexual assault charges” in Cosby biography

November 26, 2014

Nearly two dozen women have publicly accused Bill Cosby of drugging and raping them since 2004, with many coming forward recently to tell their stories. None of those stories, however, were included in Mark Whitaker’s recent biography of the comedian, “Cosby: His Life and Times,” which manages to mention Cosby’s multiple “infidelities” without a nod […]

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