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Arab youths dissatisfied with the present are looking longingly to the past, and Islam's glory days. That, and a dearth of opportunities, says Jordani...
The Israeli leader will meet with Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Harry Reid, D-Nev., after his March 3 speech. Also, two senior Obama administratio...
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Washington Post contributor Souad Mekhennet. The Post broke the news about the identity of "Jihadi John,...

World

BBC
Lloyds Banking Group confirms that it will resume paying dividends to shareholders for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008....
At least 15 people are missing after a boat believed to be carrying would-be migrants capsizes off Macau....
A $150,000 custom-made Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress, worn by actress Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars, has been stolen in Hollywood....
Following clashes on the streets of Athens, German MPs are due to vote on a plan to extend financial aid to Greece by another four months....
A Hong Kong woman is jailed for six years for severely abusing her Indonesian maid, in a case that sparked international concern....

Europe

BBC
Following clashes on the streets of Athens, German MPs are due to vote on a plan to extend financial aid to Greece by another four months....
Russia will host the next football World Cup, and with three years to go before the finals, FIFA has called the level of racism in the Russian game "c...
What Americans make of Britain's most vocal Eurosceptic...
BBC reporter witnesses racism in Russian football first-hand...
The Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John", who has been pictured in videos of the beheadings of hostages, is named as Mohammed Emwazi from Lon...

Canada

CBC
A forensic psychiatrist, who has worked at the hospital where child-killer Allan Schoenborn is being treated, says people who commit g...
In Grand Forks, B.C. a dozen locals likely saved the life of a deer that had a heavy bag wrapped around its face — and they did it c...
People from Stewart, B.C., and Hyder, Alaska, have lived side-by-side for more than 100 years, but the two towns that operate as one c...
In most cases where someone is willing to travel for terror-related reasons, those around them are aware of their beliefs, Public Safe...
Neither of the two men accused of plotting to derail a passenger train are choosing to call evidence or witnesses in their defence at ...

Australia-Pacific

ABC
The Australian share market finishes the week on a high, despite a hammering for Woolworths after the supermarket giant reports a fall in profit....
The former disability commissioner, Graeme Innes, has come out swinging against Attorney-General George Brandis, arguing he is not doing his job....
Former Wallaby Clyde Rathbone says it is "ridiculous" that five Gold Coast Titans players are facing criminal convictions and lengthy sporting bans ov...

Middle East

BBC
The widow of a UK aid worker killed by "Jihadi John", the masked IS militant identified as a man from London, tells the BBC she wants him caught alive...
How an Israeli and an Iranian bonded over chamber music...
A former aide of Osama Bin Laden has been found guilty of plotting the al-Qaeda bombing of US embassies in east Africa in 1998, killing 224 people....
What we know about abduction of Syrian Christians by IS...
A video released by the Islamic State group appears to show the destruction of statues said to be ancient artefacts from northern Iraq....

Asia-Pacific

BBC
Japan's benchmark Nikkei index edged up to a new 15-year high as the yen weakened, with investors shrugging off a raft of mostly disappointing economi...
At least 15 people are missing after a boat believed to be carrying would-be migrants capsizes off Macau....
Papers urge for severe punishment for officials who fake personal details....
A Hong Kong woman is jailed for six years for severely abusing her Indonesian maid, in a case that sparked international concern....
A gunman kills three people and then himself at an apartment in the South Korean city of Hwaseong, reports say....

South-Asia

BBC
Japan's benchmark Nikkei index edged up to a new 15-year high as the yen weakened, with investors shrugging off a raft of mostly disappointing economi...
At least 15 people are missing after a boat believed to be carrying would-be migrants capsizes off Macau....
Papers urge for severe punishment for officials who fake personal details....
A Hong Kong woman is jailed for six years for severely abusing her Indonesian maid, in a case that sparked international concern....
A gunman kills three people and then himself at an apartment in the South Korean city of Hwaseong, reports say....

Business

BBC
Lloyds Banking Group confirms that it will resume paying dividends to shareholders for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008....
Japan's benchmark Nikkei index edged up to a new 15-year high as the yen weakened, with investors shrugging off a raft of mostly disappointing economi...
One of the world's biggest listed winemakers, Australia's Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) has returned to profit in the six months to December....
AirAsia, one of Asia's most successful carriers, has posted its first net loss in two years, citing currency exchange losses and higher taxes....
Will Narendra Modi be India's Thatcher?...
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