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Estonians vote under shadow of resurgent Russia

Estonian Prime Minister Taavi Roivas is tipped to hold onto power after legislative electionsEstonians voted Sunday in an election marked by jitters over a militarily resurgent Russia and a popular pro-Kremlin party, with the security-focused centre-left coalition tipped for another term. Moscow's annexation of Crimea last year and its meddling in eastern Ukraine have galvanised the European Union, including this eurozone member of 1.3 million people, a quarter of whom are ethnic Russian. Military manoeuvres by Moscow on Estonia's border just days ahead of the vote further stoked deep concerns in Europe that the Kremlin could attempt to destabilise countries that were in its orbit during Soviet times. NATO is countering the moves by boosting defences on Europe's eastern flank with a spearhead force of 5,000 troops and command centres in six formerly communist members of the alliance, including one in Estonia.



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Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present

In this Feb. 24, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks during his meeting with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. In the first week of March Obama plans to invoke America’s civil rights struggles from past to present. He due to begin his week Monday by receiving the recommendations of his Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Obama plans to end the week by visiting Selma, Alabama, on Saturday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it's a week to invoke America's civil rights struggles from past to present.



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Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo, ice forms along the shore of the Manhattan side of the East River in New York where temperatures in the city were in the single digits. For many cities in the Northeast, it was the coldest February on record, and some places recorded the most days of zero or below temperatures. The Manhattan Bridge is in the background. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — February 2015 was one for the record books in the Northeast — the coldest month ever for four cities in New York and the snowiest ever for Boston.



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Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ tops box office with $19.1 million

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Will Smith, center, and Margot Robbie, right, appear in a scene from the film, "Focus." (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Frank Masi)NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith's con-man caper "Focus" dethroned "Fifty Shades of Grey" at the box office, but the film's modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.



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Samsung ditches plastic design, HTC One improves camera

JK Shin, CEO of Samsung's mobile division, shows the new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, during a Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2015 event on the eve of this week’s Mobile World Congress wireless show, in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Samsung unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for metal and glass. The South Korean phone manufacturer also unveiled a premium model with a display that curves around the left and right edges so that information can be quickly glanced at on the side. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung has unveiled a stylish new flagship phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass.



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Egypt court declares part of election law unconstitutional

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday ruled as unconstitutional a clause in the election law that draws voting districts, a verdict that is almost certain to delay parliamentary elections scheduled to start later this month.
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Coalition balks at signing peace accord for northern Mali

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A coalition of armed opposition groups says it’s not ready to sign a peace accord for restive northern Mali.
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US astronauts speed through spacewalk at orbiting lab

NASA video image showing US astronaut Terry Virts during a spacewalk on March 1, 2015Two US astronauts on Sunday made speedy work of their third spacewalk to get the International Space Station ready for the arrival of more commercial spacecraft in the coming years. Tethered to the outside of the orbiting outpost, space station commander Barry Wilmore and flight engineer Terry Virts completed their tasks in five hours and 38 minutes, about an hour earlier than planned. "You guys have done an outstanding job, even for two shuttle pilots," said Suni Williams, herself a veteran shuttle astronaut and spacewalker who, working from mission control in Houston, led the men through their tasks in orbit. The astronauts each installed a boom with two antennas for a communications system so that future crews launching from Florida on US commercial spacecraft will be able to park at the space station, NASA said.



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Upping juvenile criminal age to 18 may be Texas non-starter

In this Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015 photo, Jason Wang poses for a photo in the Las Colinas section of Irving, Texas. When Wang got into trouble at age 15, as a minor, he went to a juvenile lockup, where he took classes that eventually helped him earn a college scholarship. His friend, who was 17, went to prison for the same crime, where little effort was spent on trying to turn his life around. Since 1918, Texas has charged 17-year-olds as adults, even though they can’t vote, join the military or serve on juries. With the state at odds with a federal law governing the housing of juvenile prison inmates and docked about $800,000 in funding last year, some are pushing to raise the age of defendants classed as adults to 18. (AP Photo/LM Otero)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Jason Wang and Johnny Truong were part of a gang that dressed as utility workers and held a suburban Dallas homeowner at gunpoint, making off with $68,000 in cash, electronics and jewelry before they were eventually caught.



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Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, trick cable job

In this image from NASA television astronaut Terry Virts exits the Quest airlock hatch beginning the third spacewalk outside the International Space Station early Sunday morning March 1, 2015. Terry Virts and Butch Wilmore have 400 feet of cable and two antennas to install. Once that's complete, the spacewalkers will have routed nearly 800 feet of power and data lines, all of it needed for future American crew capsules. (AP Photo/NASA-TV)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA.



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US seeks ‘transparent, real’ probe into Nemtsov murder – Kerry

Russia's opposition supporters march in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov in Moscow on March 1, 2015US Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Russia to carry out a "thorough, transparent, real investigation" into the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, a fierce critic of President Vladimir Putin. "The bottom line is that we hope there will be a thorough, transparent, real investigation not just who actually fired the shots, but who if anyone may have ordered or instructed this or been behind this," said Kerry, speaking to ABC television's "This Week" program. Police and investigators in Russia said Nemtsov was shot down by unidentified assailants as he was walking with a woman along a bridge not far from the Kremlin.



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Israel’s Netanyahu to arrive for ‘historic’ US mission

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem, on February 28, 2015Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was due in Washington Sunday on what he has called a "historic" quest to stop an international nuclear deal with Iran that the United States is determined to pursue. Netanyahu's controversial 48-hour visit has stoked discord with US President Barack Obama and brought bilateral relations to their lowest point in years. The speech by the Israeli leader aims to drum up last-minute support to halt a possible world deal with Iran over its nuclear program. For his part, Netanyahu, who will also address the annual policy conference of the pro-Israel AIPAC lobby, has refused to back down.



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Sierra Leone’s vice president in quarantine for Ebola

In this photo taken on Sept. 25, 2014, Chinese Ambassador Zhao Yanbo, center left, stands next to Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma, center, and Sierra Leone's Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana, centre right, during the opening ceremony of the China Friendship Hospital catering for Ebola virus patience in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Sam-Sumana voluntarily decided to quarantine himself for 21 days following the death from Ebola last Tuesday Feb. 24, 2015, of one of his security personnel, according to a report issued late Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, by the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation. (AP Photo/ Michael Duff)FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards.



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Bangladesh rallies for free speech after U.S. blogger’s murder

By Ruma Paul DHAKA (Reuters) – Bangladeshis gathered on Sunday to pay tribute to an American blogger and critic of religious extremism who was hacked to death in Dhaka, in the latest of a series of attacks on writers in the predominantly Muslim nation. Avijit Roy, an engineer of Bangladeshi origin, was killed by machete-wielding assailants on Thursday while returning from a book fair. His wife and fellow blogger Rafida Ahmed suffered head injuries and lost a finger. Students, professors and writers were among those laying flowers on Avijit’s coffin, placed in the grounds of Dhaka University.
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Mourners gather for slain Putin critic

Authorities didn’t issue a permit for today’s march when it was billed as an opposition rally. But they agreed to allow the procession honoring Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down Friday. FULL STORY


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Tens of thousands march for slain Russian opposition leader Nemtsov

Organisers said 70,000 people turned out for a rally in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov in Moscow, on March 1, 2015Tens of thousands of people marched in central Moscow on Sunday to honour the memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down near the Kremlin in the highest-profile assassination of Vladimir Putin's rule. A sea of grim supporters waving Russian flags with black ribbons, marched in drizzle from a packed Moscow square to the bridge over the Moskva where the 55-year-old was shot in the back shortly before midnight Friday. In what appeared to be the largest opposition gathering since anti-Kremlin rallies in 2011-12 brought more than 100,000 people into the streets, marchers honoured Nemtsov's memory while slamming Moscow's stance on Ukraine. "Stop the war" in Ukraine, said others.



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Happy 21st, Mr. Bieber

Justin Bieber rang in his 21st birthday on Sunday with sparklers and bottles popping off in a manner befitting his outsized celebrity.


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One man’s conversations with his missing wife

As the one-year anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 nears, K.S. Narendran reflects on his 25-year marriage and the void he feels. FULL STORY


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Rival Yemeni camps entrench as Iran flights arrive

Yemeni airport, security and transportation officials greet a plane from the Iranian private airline, Mahan Air after it lands at the international airport in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, March 1, 2015. The first direct flight from Iran to the rebel-held Yemeni capital arrived, Sunday, an Airbus 310 carrying Iranians including aid workers from the Iranian Red Crescent as Yemen's Shiite rebels formalize ties with the regional Shiite powerhouse. The rebels, who overran the capital, Sanaa, last September, are widely believed to have support from Iran, a claim they frequently denied. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)SANAA, Yemen (AP) — An Iranian airplane delivered supplies to Yemen's Shiite rebel-held capital on Sunday, while the president gained support from influential tribal and provincial leaders in signs that the rival camps seeking to rule the rapidly unravelling country are entrenching their positions.



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1st glimpse of girls since they left UK 2 weeks ago

New images show the three boarding a bus in Turkey. Authorities believe they have crossed into neighboring Syria, with the apparent goal of joining ISIS. FULL STORY


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Gaza fears isolation as Egypt calls Hamas ‘terrorist’ group

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2014 file photo, masked Palestinian Hamas gunmen display their military skills during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the Hamas militant group, in Gaza City, Gaza. An Egyptian court declared Hamas a "terrorist organization" Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, further isolating the rulers of the Gaza Strip who once found a warm welcome under the country's past Islamist government. The ruling described Hamas as targeting both civilians and security forces inside Egypt's restive Sinai Peninsula and aiming to harm the country. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza residents said Sunday they fear growing isolation and more hardships after an Egyptian court declared the territory's ruling Hamas a terrorist organization. Some blamed the Islamic militant Hamas while others said Egypt is being unreasonable.



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Henderson, Coutinho hit Man City’s title bid

Philippe Coutinho (L) celebrates scoring Liverpool's second and winning goal against Manchester City on March 1, 2015Spectacular long-range strikes by midfielders Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho earned Liverpool a 2-1 victory over Manchester City on Sunday that seriously compromised the Premier League champions' title defence. After Henderson's fine 11th-minute opener had been cancelled out by Edin Dzeko at Anfield, Coutinho curled home in sumptuous fashion from 25 yards to enhance Liverpool's hopes of Champions League qualification.



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Lady Gaga, Vince Vaughn take charity polar plunge in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — Lady Gaga and Vince Vaughn made plunges into the icy waters of Chicago’s Lake Michigan at a fundraiser for Special Olympics.
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Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov

People with Russian national flags march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Thousands converged Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition. They carried flowers, portraits and white signs that said “I am not afraid.” (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)MOSCOW (AP) — Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said "I am not afraid," tens of thousands of people somberly marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia's beleaguered opposition.



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Party of Lesotho’s prime minister ahead in election results

A woman carries grain to feed for her animals in a field near Maseru, Lesotho, Sunday March 1, 2015, as the country awaits the results of elections held Saturday. The southern African nation held an early election aimed at overcoming tension among political factions that has led to violence among security forces since last year. (AP Photo)JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The party of Lesotho's prime minister on Sunday led in initial results from an election in the mountain kingdom, which held an early vote in an attempt to overcome tension among political factions.



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Sri Lanka hammer England as Pakistan falter at ICC World Cup

Sri Lanka's batsman Kumar Sangakkara (C) survives a run-out chance against England during their World Cup Pool A match in Wellington, on March 1, 2015England's hopes of reaching the quarter-finals were left hanging by a thread as Sri Lanka inflicted their third crushing defeat of the World Cup on Sunday, while Pakistan began a salvage operation with a tense 20-run win over Zimbabwe. Sri Lanka cruised to a seemingly stiff target of 310 for the loss of just one wicket with 16 balls to spare as Lahiru Thirimanne (139 not out), and Kumar Sangakkara (117 not out) shared an unbroken second-wicket partnership of 212 in Wellington. Yet Sangakkara insisted he still planned to retire from white-ball cricket after the World Cup as he was "getting old". "Everything I tried came off," he said after a win that left 1996 champions Sri Lanka, losing finalists at the last two World Cups, on course for the last eight.



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New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

A Chinese family member of a passenger on board the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, cries after praying at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial to enhance the tracking of aircraft over remote oceans, allowing planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday. The announcement comes one week ahead of the anniversary of the disappearance of Flight 370, which vanished last year on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. No trace of the plane has been found. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.



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Kerry asks for benefit of the doubt on Iran nuclear talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looks on before praying at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City, Saturday Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Marc Sellem, Pool)WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal.



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