Sun03012015

LAST_UPDATESat, 28 Feb 2015 10pm

Dozens Dead As Al-Qaeda In Syria Takes Rebel Base, Says Monitor

Pic: ReutersBEIRUT — Al-Qaeda’s Syria affiliate today drove US-backed rebels out of a strategic northern military base in fierce fighting that left dozens dead, a monitor said.

Read more: Dozens Dead As Al-Qaeda In Syria Takes Rebel Base, Says Monitor

Nepal Police Fire Teargas As Thousands Protest Over Constitution

Pic: ReutersKATHMANDU — Protesters and police clashed in Kathmandu today at a demonstration by some 30,000 people led by the Maoist opposition to demand that political parties reach a consensus on a new constitution, in the biggest street march in Nepal in years.

Read more: Nepal Police Fire Teargas As Thousands Protest Over Constitution

Top Brotherhood Leader Sentenced To Life In Egypt

Pic: ReutersCAIRO — An Egyptian court sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood’s top leader Mohamed Badie to life in prison today while other members received the death penalty, as part of a sustained crackdown by authorities on Islamists.

Read more: Top Brotherhood Leader Sentenced To Life In Egypt

Lee Kuan Yew’s Condition Improving Slightly: Hsien Loong

Pic: STKUALA LUMPUR: Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong says his father, Lee Kuan Yew, is improving slightly and continuing with antibiotics.

Read more: Lee Kuan Yew’s Condition Improving Slightly: Hsien Loong

BLACKOUT Warning: Biggest Solar Eclipse Since 1999 Could Lead To Power Cuts Across Europe

BLACKOUTS could ripple through parts of Europe next month when the UK is plummeted into darkness by a total eclipse of the sun, energy experts have warned.

Read more: BLACKOUT Warning: Biggest Solar Eclipse Since 1999 Could Lead To Power Cuts Across Europe

'I Wish I Could Be There' Benedict Cumberbatch Tribute To Tragic Sherlock Fan Eve, 14

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH sent a touching message to a teenager’s funeral after hearing she was an avid Sherlock fan.

Read more: 'I Wish I Could Be There' Benedict Cumberbatch Tribute To Tragic Sherlock Fan Eve, 14

Malnutrition Kills One Child Every 10 Seconds According To 'Shameful' Figures

MALNUTRITION kills 3.1million young children every year - equivalent to one every 10 SECONDS - according to the latest shocking figures.

Read more: Malnutrition Kills One Child Every 10 Seconds According To 'Shameful' Figures

Teen Kidnapped At Birth Found At Same School As Biological Sister

JOHANNESBURG — A newborn was kidnapped from a Cape Town hospital in 1997 but her parents never gave up hope and now, 17 years later, they have found her.

Read more: Teen Kidnapped At Birth Found At Same School As Biological Sister

Woman Jarred Off Dock Into The East River Dies

 FDNY and NYPD divers pull a female out of the water near the East River Ferry terminal in Brooklyn. A woman fell into the frigid East River from the North Williamsburg ferry dock Friday night when an arriving boat jarred the ramp she was standing on and she lost her balance, a police source said.

Read more: Woman Jarred Off Dock Into The East River Dies

Russian Opposition Leader Killed Just A Day Before Anti-Putin March

A PROMINENT Russian opposition figure who had voiced opposition to the war in Ukraine has been shot dead on the streets of Moscow.

Read more: Russian Opposition Leader Killed Just A Day Before Anti-Putin March