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Nations pledge millions for Syrian opposition -
By AP ISTANBUL (AP) -- A coalition of more than 70 partners, including the United States, pledged Sunday to send millions of dollars and communications equipment to Syria's opposition groups, signaling deeper involvement in the conflict amid a growing ...

Aung San Suu Kyi: Peaceful freedom fighter

CNN International -
By Paul Armstrong, CNN Pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has spent much of the last 20 years under house arrest. (CNN) -- The election of Aung San Suu Kyi to Myanmar's parliament caps a remarkable turn around for the pro-democracy campaigner, ...

Trayvon Martin's father says they are looking for a peaceful resolution in the ...

Fox News -
NEW YORK - The father of a black Florida teen killed in February by a neighborhood watch captain says his son's death shouldn't be a race issue, and that his family is looking for a peaceful resolution in the case.

History, headliners collide when Kansas meets Kentucky for national title

Washington Post -
NEW ORLEANS - Kentucky has the best players. Kansas has the most heart. From the first practice in October to the final cutting of the nets in April, that's how the two teams remaining in the NCAA tournament have made a name for themselves.

Romney stays optimistic before Tuesday votes despite unwavering challengers

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Republican primary calendar resumes this week with contests in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia, all of which former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is expected to win.

Swift Caps 24 Hours To Remember With Win At ACMs

by AP There was little surprise when Taylor Swift won entertainer of the year at The Academy of Country Awards on Sunday night - except maybe in how little surprise the 22-year-old sensation showed when her name was called.

Russian plane crash kills 31, 12 survive

Reuters -
By Steve Gutterman | MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian passenger plane crashed and burst into flames after takeoff in an oil-producing region of Siberia on Monday, killing at least 31 of the 43 people on board, emergency officials said.

Mali coup: West African bloc Ecowas to mull sanctions

BBC News -
West African leaders are set to meet to discuss imposing sanctions on Mali, after a deadline they set for mutinous troops to return to barracks expired.

Some Argentines Demand Return Of Falkland Islands

by Juan Forero People walk past the Malvinas Falklands war Memorial in Ushuaia, Argentina on Sunday. Some Argentines want the British to return the Falkland Islands, which they lost in a bloody war in 1982.

Passengers on fire-stricken cruise ship recall barbecue parties, sleeping on ...

Washington Post -
SANDAKAN, Malaysia - The smell of smoke spread fear on the cruise ship Azamara Quest, whose passengers put on life vests and gathered for roll call thinking of a deadly capsizing of another luxury vessel.

Cutter carrying 2 injured sailors to SF Bay

The Associated Press -
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two injured British sailors who were rescued from a yacht hit by a monster wave while participating in an around-the-world race were expected to reach San Francisco Bay on US Coast Guard cutter Monday morning.

Motor home crash kills 5 in Minn. family

The Associated Press -
By HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH, AP - 1 minute ago KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the cause of a motor home crash that killed 5 people from a Minnesota family and sent 13 others to hospitals.

Friends recall Micah True: passionate and playful

The Associated Press -
By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN, AP - 1 minute ago ALBUQUERQUE, NM (AP) - Up mountainsides, through deserts and the wildest of rugged terrain, there was little that could break the serenity or solitude of Micah True as he ran.

Asian Stocks Rise on China Manufacturing; Aussie Climbs

Bloomberg -
European stocks and commodities rose after the region's policy makers increased bailout funds and a Chinese manufacturing gauge advanced to a one-year high.

Airlines Did a Better Job for Passengers in 2011

ABC News -
Airline performance improved last year as judged by four measures - passengers who endured lost bags, delayed flights, lousy service or bumpings from full flights, according to an annual report to be released Monday.

US credit card processor breached by hackers

Financial Times -
By Nicole Bullock in New York Global Payments, a processor of credit and debit card transactions involving brands such as Visa and MasterCard, said late on Sunday that up to 1.5m card numbers in North America may have been stolen in a security breach ...

Obama campaign fundraiser faces fraud allegations: paper

Chicago Tribune -
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A top fundraiser for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has been accused of fraud, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

Romney's staff pulls April Fools' gag on candidate

The Associated Press -
By STEVE PEOPLES, AP - 2 hours ago MILWAUKEE (AP) - Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney may have forgotten that Sunday was April Fools' Day.

GOP Tries to Woo Hispanics

Wall Street Journal -
By LAURA MECKLER Congressional Republicans and Mitt Romney's presidential campaign are working to fashion proposals that could make up ground with Hispanic voters, concerned rhetoric on immigration from many in the party is turning away the ...

HTC One X Review

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HTC needed to hit reset on its smartphone strategy. Lulled, perhaps, by several years of leading the Android device market, 2011 brought an incredibly strong push by Samsung and a growing mismatch between the agile software users desired and the ...

Developer defends Girls Around Me app

Russian developer says the controversial app only used publicly available data and is being made a privacy scapegoat. by Steven Musil April 1, 2012 9:17 AM PDT Follow @stevenmusil The Girls Around Me app showed the location of women near users of the ...

Adam Sandler movie Jack and Jill sweeps Razzie awards

BBC News -
Adam Sandler's movie Jack and Jill has swept the board at the Razzie awards, which highlight the year's worst films. The comedy picked up a record 10 prizes, including worst picture.

Ashton Kutcher 'to play Steve Jobs in biopic' -
Ashton Kutcher is set to play Steve Jobs in a forthcoming biopic about the late Apple founder, according to reports in the US. Apple founder Steve Jobs in 1977 (left) and in 1998 Photo: AP By Amy Willis, Los Angeles The film, to be directed by Joshua ...

Another victorious weekend for 'The Hunger Games'

Los Angeles Times -
The Jennifer Lawrence starrer easily defeats two newcomers - 'Wrath of the Titans' and 'Mirror Mirror' - raking in an additional $61.1 million domestically.

'Game of Thrones' Recap: Throwing the Babies Out With the Bathwater

Hollywood Reporter -
HBO's fantasy hit returns for Season 2 with dragons, wolves, war and a boiling tension between the series' growing number of players.

Notre Dame stops UConn -
The expressions on the faces of the UConn bench sum up the Huskies' overtime loss to Notre Dame at the women's Final Four.

Union hires lawyer for Saints players

New York Post -
The NFL Players Association has told players involved in the Saints' bounty case there's a chance they could face criminal charges and it has hired outside counsel.

He hyperextended his elbow in Game 3 of Boston's second-round series with Miami

BOSTON -- The opening tip hopped in high, slow arcs as Rajon Rondo ran back to meet the ball. He watched it bounce as he settled underneath it.

Ryan Newman won at Martinsville after a three-wide accident took out leaders

MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- After crisscrossing the country twice in the last three weeks the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returned to its roots at Martinsville Speedway.

Let 'forage fish' multiply, scientists say -
By TONY BARBOZA LOS ANGELES -- The catch of small, schooling fish such as sardines and anchovies should be cut in half globally and the amount left in the ocean doubled to protect the ecologically vital species from collapse, scientists say in a new ...

Big Blue to handle SKA's Big Data about Big Bang

Register -
By Simon Sharwood, APAC Editor • Get more from this author Big Blue has been given the ultimate big data gig - collecting and analysing data all the way back to the big bang, thanks to a brief - and €32.9m cheque - from the Netherlands Institute for ...

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