Thursday, 29th January 2015

World News

Accused Pennsylvania police shooter enters plea (CBS News)

ISIS prisoner swap deadline expires - now what? (CBS News)

Why NASA satellite rocket launch was scrubbed (CBS News)

Video: Dutch Police Confront Gunman Who Broke Into TV Studio (Time Magazine)

The Americans Showrunners on That Shocking Death From Season 3's Premiere (Time Magazine)

Journey from hell! Commuter chaos in Paris after train drivers go on strike following violent attack on colleague (Daily Mail)

Meet Saudi Arabia's Special Security Forces (Time Magazine)

Why Taylor Swift Drama Is The Real Story of Katy Perry's Halftime Show (Time Magazine)

French police interrogate boy aged EIGHT after school reports him for praising terrorism (Daily Mail)

EU extends sanctions against Russia (BBC)

Essex gym fanatic suffers heart attack after taking steroids to bulk up quickly (Daily Mail)

EU Extends Targeted Sanctions on Russia (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Snow continues to cause disruption (BBC)

Russia Says It Would Consider Financial Help for Greece (Time Magazine)

Gunman detained inside Dutch TV station NOS - video (Guardian)

Much confusion, few answers, in mysterious death of Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman (Fox News)

EU wins Greek backing to extend Russia sanctions, delays decision on new steps (Reuters)

Greece On Board With E.U.'s Sanctions Policy Against Russia (New York Times - Paywall)

Contractors die at Kabul airport attack (CNN)

Insurers discriminating against HIV/AIDS patients via drug costs study (Russia Today)

Drunk driver tells police his windscreen was already smashed (Daily Mail)

Battles remain but Ebola war is being won (CNN)

At least 25 killed in Egypt as militants attack army and police targets in Sinai (Guardian)

Boston's battle for parking spots, man who cleared snow from marathon finish line (CBS News)

Israels clash with Hezbollah most intense since 06 war (CBS News)

ISIS deadline passes as hostages wife issues plea (CBS News)

William & Son jewellers targeted in violent smash and grab attack on Mayfair store (Daily Mail)

Cars stuck in snow amid ice warning (BBC)

Saudi king orders payout to state employees, reshuffles cabinet (Reuters)

Family of Man Shot by NYC Police in Stairwell to Sue City (Time Magazine)

NFL star's lawyer: Murder police sloppy (CNN)

Saudi King Reshuffles Cabinet, Keeps Oil Minister in Place (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

New video shows white Seattle cop arresting 70yo black veteran for carrying golf club (Russia Today)

Dutch police arrest armed man demanding to go on national TV (Guardian)

Ian Wootton separated from Filipino bride as she gives birth after she was banned from the UK (Daily Mail)

Wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes says husband can't take flogging (Fox News)

Video shows moment of blast (CNN)

New Saudi king reshuffles cabinet a week after assuming throne (Fox News)

Wife of flogged Saudi blogger says his health is worsening (Reuters)

VIDEO: Aerial video after Mexico gas blast (BBC)

Hostages wife issues plea as ISIS deadline passes (CBS News)

Tough times for ISIS as it seeks to regroup (CNN)

UK jets intercept Russia bombers (CNN)

Hungary's Experience Suggests Greece Will Follow E.U. on Russia For a Price (Time Magazine)

EU countries could hire PR firms to beat back Isis (Independent)

russia ukraine Nadezhda Savchenko (Los Angeles Times)

Charlie Hebdo attack: War of ideas hots up as French police quiz eight-year-old (Independent)

EU fails to agree new Russia sanctions (Financial Times - Paywall)

Isis hostages: On Syria's border, the sun goes down on a desperate waiting game (Independent)

Six dead, Egyptian state newspaper office destroyed in Sinai attack - state media (Reuters)

Russian jets 'disrupted UK aviation' (BBC)

Looted artefacts are funding Isis campaign (Independent)

The truth about why women have 'designer vagina' surgery (Daily Mail)

Woman falls to her death in Ibiza after jumping up as her boyfriend proposed to her (Daily Mail)

Boston Marathon: Mystery over as Chris Laudani is revealed as man who cleared snow from finishing line as sign of respect (Independent)

EU to extend existing Russia sanctions over Ukraine (Fox News)

Greece delays EU agreement on Russia sanctions (Guardian)

Police death inquiry data lost by MoJ (BBC)

Amazing Super Slow-Mo Video Shows How Your Camera Works (Time Magazine)

3 American contractors killed in suspected insider attack near Kabul airport (Russia Today)

Father of captured pilot appeals for mercy from Islamic State - video (Guardian)

Mazhar Hussain Nawab stabbed wife to death as she lay in bed (Daily Mail)

Child abuse victims received death threats after MPs revealed identities (Daily Mail)

Scientist jailed for offering to help Venezuela build nuclear bomb to attack New York City (Daily Express)

EU foreign ministers to extend sanctions against Russians, E. Ukraine rebels (Russia Today)

Why Israel-Hezbollah conflict is also about ISIS and oil (CNN)

In pictures: UK snow 29 January 2015 (BBC)

Jordan Demands Proof Hostage Is Alive Before Swap (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Police say Waze traffic app could put officers at risk (CBS News)

European Police Face Being Outgunned By Jihadis with Assault Rifles (Time Magazine)

Woman falls to her death as she celebrates marriage proposal at the edge of Ibiza cliff (Independent)

One of the biggest L-shaped steel furnaces in the western world is imploded in video (Daily Mail)

Brittany Maynard's Memory Is Helping Us Achieve Death With Dignity (Time Magazine)

Michelle Obama Praised for Bold Stand She Didn't Take in Saudi Arabia (New York Times - Paywall)

The rise and rise of family history DNA tests: AncestryDNA's kit is the latest to launch in the UK - and can find relatives in SECONDS (Daily Mail)

Neo-Nazi jailed for racial attack (BBC)

Death toll mounts in intense clashes in east Ukraine (Reuters)

French Video Tries to Blunt Jihad's Allure Among Youth (New York Times - Paywall)

Jordan demands proof hostage is alive (Financial Times - Paywall)

'Yarn bombers' plot large-scale knitting attack (CNN)

Mother of 17yo Denver girl slain by police demands independent autopsy (Russia Today)

Deadline for possible prisoner swap passes as Jordan asks ISIS for proof that pilot is alive (Fox News)

ISIS sets sunset deadline in hostage standoff (CBS News)

Living in a minefield: the refugee camp where Pakistanis are a step from death (Guardian)

Snow brings disruption to travellers (BBC)

UK MPs criticise delay in publishing Iraq War inquiry report (Reuters)

Jordan still holding prisoner demanded by Islamic State as deadline passes (Reuters)

Bad bodyguards: 80 elite British police officers disciplined for misconduct since 2010 (Russia Today)

Aftermath of explosion at Mexico City children's hospital - video (Guardian)

Moaz al-Kassasbeh captured by ISIS (CNN)

Jordan demands proof captured pilot is alive as Islamic State deadline passes (Washington Post - Paywall)

Friends Life hand sisters £110k insurance windfall after father's death but have to pay it back (Daily Mail)

Families plead for release of Islamic State hostages as deadline passes (Los Angeles Times)

Spanish Water Dog Hector Is Having A Better Time In The Snow Than You (Huffington Post)

French Police Question Boy, 8, Over Remarks on Paris Terror Attacks (New York Times - Paywall)

Over 100 bodies of dead foreign ISIS fighters pile up in Iraqi hospitals (Daily Mail)

Joanne Dowling wins restraining order against neighbour who GREASED her wheelie bin (Daily Mail)

Britain summons ambassador for explanation after Russian bombers approach UK airspace (Fox News)

Saudi king faces reform balancing act (Financial Times - Paywall)

Young Yazidi woman kidnapped and raped by ISIS tells story of her ordeal (Daily Mail)

Why I Find The Galliano Love-In Hard To Take (Huffington Post)

50% of female inmates should not be in prison UK justice minister (Russia Today)

Western Women of ISIS (Huffington Post)

Death toll climbs to 7 in explosion at Mexican children's hospital (Los Angeles Times)

WorldViews: Watch: What's missing from India's glitzy video of Obama's visit (Washington Post - Paywall)

Ed Miliband reveals plan for family visit to Buchenwald death camp (Daily Mail)

Icy weather and snow hits Britain, closing Manchester Airport and affecting train services (Fox News)

Jordan: no proof yet pilot is alive for prisoner swap - video (Guardian)

Ukrainian forces blow up railway tracks in Luhansk video (Guardian)

German carnival drops Charlie Hebdo-inspired float after Paris attack (Reuters)

Japan "trusting" Jordan to save ISIS hostage (CBS News)

Saudi Arabia Wants To Host A Segregated Olympic Games (Huffington Post)

The FBI's Top Hostage Negotiator Teaches You How to Lower Your Bills (Time Magazine)

Hostages' sunset deadline expires amid reports talks between ISIS and Jordan have collapsed (Daily Mail)

Russia Scales Down 2018 World Cup Budget (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Wife of Japanese hostage makes emotional appeal for his life (Fox News)

Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east in onslaught against army troops (Fox News)

Jordan demands proof from Isis that captured pilot is alive (Guardian)

Greek Ties to Russia Cloud EU's Policy (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Watch Kanye West's Emotional New Music Video Starring His Daughter North (Time Magazine)

Arrest after man stabbed to death (BBC)

Crowds of women rally in Cairo to denounce death of female protester (Guardian)

Heavy snow brings travel disruption to UK roads video (Guardian)

In Sinai, Egypt Faces Another Insurgency Tied to Islamic State (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Angel of Death nurse Daniella Poggiali admits selfies with dead patients was wrong (Daily Mail)

Wife of Isis hostage Kenji Goto breaks her silence to plead for husband's safe return (Independent)

Swedish spy who sold Cold War secrets to Soviets dies at 77 (Reuters)

Will Prayer Power Rid The World Of ISIS And Ebola? (Huffington Post)

Police fire tear gas as youths stone Nigerian leader's convoy (Fox News)

Britain is on major SNOW ALERT as NINE inches of snow cripples the country (Daily Express)

Argentines Riveted by Details Surrounding Prosecutor's Death (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Prince Charles to visit Kuwait, Jordan, Qatar and Saudi Arabia next month (Daily Mail)

There are 20 different kinds of cameras spying on UK motorists (Daily Mail)

African golden cat captured on video in the wild for the first time (Daily Mail)

Armed police communication 'lacking' (BBC)

Activists: Syria government airstrikes kill at least 8 in city held by Islamic State (Fox News)

Congo declares start of campaign against Rwandan Hutu rebels (Reuters)

Bank of England chief 'delusional' to claim UK escaped debt trap - economist (Russia Today)

ISIS demands swap 'by sunset' (CNN)

More snow on way to New England, forecasters say (CBS News)

Martin Scorsese 'in shock and sorrow' after death on set of new film Silence (Independent)

Jordan's Talks With ISIS for Hostage Release Said to Fail (New York Times - Paywall)

Bearplane' airport logo causes internet storm in Russia (Russia Today)

Italy's Renzi proposes senior judge as state president (Reuters)

Burglars 'enjoyed' lecturer attack (BBC)

UK weather forecast predicts Up to NINE inches of snow (Daily Mail)

British government says data from inquiries into police killings lost in the mail (Fox News)

Sydney siege victim 'killed by police bullets' (CNN)

Spain calls for UN inquiry into death of Spanish peacekeeper in Lebanon (Guardian)

VIDEO: Heavy snow disrupts parts of UK (BBC)

Ikea reveals it will roll out VEGAN 'meatballs' across its UK stores from April (Daily Mail)

Colombian teen dead after police caught him with crack cocaine and forced him to EAT IT (Daily Mail)

New Deadline Approaches in ISIS Hostage Crisis (Time Magazine)

Men will have to prove a woman said yes in new rules for police investigating date rape (Daily Mail)

More snow forecast after disruption (BBC)

Aaron Hernandez: Prosecution to open case against rising American Football star charged with 'execution-style' killing of another player (Independent)

Aaron Hernandez: Prosecution to open case against rising American football star charged with 'execution-style' killing of another player (Independent)

Iraqi woman involved in al-Qaida's 2005 Jordan attack named in Islamic State hostage crisis (Fox News)

Bosnians split over a 5 million euro weapons export deal to Ukraine that Russia objects to (Fox News)

The UK Man Who Tracks Britain's Living War Criminals, Just Don't Call Him A Nazi Hunter (Huffington Post)

Gorbachev: US dragging Russia into new Cold War, which might grow into armed conflict (Russia Today)

Indonesian Women Fight Back At Felix Siauw's Islamic Selfie Ban With #Selfie4Siauw (Huffington Post)

Pentagon: US may lose high-tech military superiority to China, Russia (Russia Today)

The Smithsonian open first foreign branch in the UK (Daily Mail)

Netanyahu blames Iran for Hezbollah attack on Lebanon border (Fox News)

Hezbollah Said to Not Be Planning More Action Against Israel (New York Times - Paywall)

Youths angry at failure to fight Islamic uprising stone Nigerian president's convoy in Yola (Fox News)

Why We Shouldn't #SaveDippy (Huffington Post)

Philippines, Vietnam upgrade ties in show of unity against China (Reuters)

Elderly People 'Still Enjoy Active Sex Lives', So Why Is Sex Over 70 Such A Taboo? (Huffington Post)

Russia and Ukraine: Understanding Putin's plans (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

War in Ukraine: Ceasefire no more (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

War on film: Bleeding red and blue (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Attack in Tripoli: Islamic State heads west (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Saudi Arabia: Keeping it in the family (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Apartheid's legacy: Dr Death and Prime Evil (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Donetsk, Ukraine: 'They are trying to destroy us' video (Guardian)

Why China Is Nervous About Its Role in the World (Time Magazine)

This Is Why Your Co-Workers Are Judging You (Time Magazine)

Japan Seeks Out Jordan, Turkey in Hostage Standoff (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

MPs debate Iraq war inquiry delay (Russia Today)

In violent Venezuela, police killings surge to almost one a day (Reuters)

Emily Colbourne banned after her husband tipped off police that she was drink-driving (Daily Mail)

Teen killer of teacher Ann Maguire loses appeal against sentence (Daily Star)

Drone video shows scale of Auschwitz camp (CNN)

Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappearance declared an accident video (Guardian)

Eyewitness: London, UK (Guardian)

Five Reasons Why I'm Digging the All-Female Ghostbusters Cast (Huffington Post)

Rome Jewish leader trapped in Auschwitz and questioned by police (Guardian)

French Police Arrested an 8-Year Old for Supporting Terrorism (Time Magazine)

Armitage questioned by French police (BBC)

Kiev Students Record Video Appeal Telling Russian Youths: Doubt Everything (Huffington Post)

Why the Eurozone May Need to Sacrifice Greece to Save Spain (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Why was ex-KGB spy's tea poisoned? (CNN)

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Video Shows Off The World's Most Powerful Rocket (Huffington Post)

Video released of teenager being shot by officers in police station (Independent)

Violet battling cancer tells Juni also fighting cancer she's going to Disneyland in video (Daily Mail)

South Sudan: Why Peace Eludes Us All (Huffington Post)

UK Weather Forecast Warns Thundersnow Storms Set To Batter Britain With 6 Inches Of Snow (Huffington Post)

Elusive African golden cat is captured on camera for first time video (Guardian)

Poland says more sanctions against Russia needed - minister (Reuters)

Bluffer's Guide to Etiquette author William Hanson on why women are getting it wrong when it comes to walking in heels (Daily Mail)

LIVE UPDATES: Britain braced for huge snowfall as winter weather strikes UK (Daily Star)

Why Do Estate Agents Still Exist? (Huffington Post)

UK fighter jets scrambled to intercept Russian bombers (Russia Today)

Woman on death row in Jordan, Japanese war reporter, Jordanian pilot at center of IS standoff (Fox News)

Female Muslim converts drawn to Islamic State (BBC)

Ukip candidate Mark Walker's race hate rant on Facebook about Charlie Hebdo attack (Daily Mail)

Isis hostage situation: The three people at the centre of the crisis (Independent)

Kenji Goto, Muath al-Kasaesbeh and Sajida al-Rishawi: The three people at the centre of the Isis hostage crisis (Independent)

UK weather predicts four inches of snow as temperatures plummet (Daily Mail)

Sinosphere Blog: Comments Used in Case Against Pu Zhiqiang Spread Online (New York Times - Paywall)

Hazare to campaign against India PM (BBC)

Bill Gates on AI doomsday: I don't understand why we aren't concerned' (Russia Today)

Rome's Jewish leader pushes way into Auschwitz visitor center, triggers police intervention (Fox News)

Justin Bieber Releases Odd Apology Video After The Ellen Degeneres Show' Appearance (Huffington Post)

Lebanese-Israeli border quiet after concerns of another war erupting (Washington Post - Paywall)

Sony signs up Spotify in bid to take on Apple in online music war (Daily Mail)

Drunk football star Tasered by police after he climbed a tree and taunted them 'You can't get me now!' (Daily Mail)

Ex-Soviet leader Gorbachev warns the Cold War between Russia, West could spill into fighting (Fox News)

Life under fire: Civilians trapped in E. Ukraine conflict zone adjust to war reality (Russia Today)

ISIS hostage Kenji Goto issues audio for Sajida al-Rishawi swap deadline (Daily Mail)

Sydney siege inquest reveals Katrina Dawson was killed by police bullets (Daily Mail)

French police question 8yo in Nice for praising terrorists (Russia Today)

Isis sets sunset deadline for Jordan to free bomber and save hostage (Guardian)

ALEX BRUMMER and SARAH VINE each give ten reasons why they love or hate Apple (Daily Mail)

Sri Lanka plans fresh inquiry into human rights abuses during civil war (Guardian)

Isis 'extends deadline to sunset' for Jordan to save captured pilot Mu'ath al-Kasaseabeh (Independent)

Isis sunset deadline for Jordan to save captured pilot Mu'ath al-Kasaseabeh draws closer (Independent)

Russia suspends rule in Europe's human rights watchdog after being stripped of vote (Fox News)

FBI investigating Twitter threats against airplanes (CBS News)

Sri Lanka's new government plans fresh war crimes probe (Reuters)

Hostage in Sydney cafe siege killed by police bullet, inquest hears (Fox News)

Unwanted: Bodies of foreign ISIS fighters pile up in Iraqi hospitals (Fox News)

Islamic State threaten to kill Jordanian pilot unless Iraqi suicide bomber is freed (Daily Express)

New ISIS message features voice claiming to be Japanese hostage (CBS News)

More snow for blizzard-hit U.S. states (CNN)

8-year-old faces police questioning for saying he supported Charlie Hebdo attackers (Fox News)

Why cant men face the truth: periods sabotage our lives. Heather Watson spoke publicly about it last week, but why is this still a taboo subject for women (Daily Mail)

Israel-Lebanon border calm but Israel on alert day after deadliest escalation since 2006 war (Fox News)

Soldiers killed in missile attack (CNN)

New audio claims sunset deadline for Jordan to save hostage (Channel4)

My mother was a child of the Nazi death factory (CNN)

French Comedian Stands Trial Over Comment Against Jewish Journalist (New York Times - Paywall)

Why this man wants to rule soccer (CNN)

Inquest: Hostage in Sydney standoff killed by police bullet fragments (CBS News)

In France's suburbs, state neglect breeds resentment (Reuters)

ISIS hostage sends new warning message (CBS News)

Libya peace talks gain in urgency after Isis attack on Tripoli hotel (Guardian)

As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from Islamic State, some local Sunnis are wary of their liberators (Fox News)

Tokyo studying new message, purportedly by Japanese hostage, in Mideast hostage crisis (Fox News)

Afghan officials: Roadside bomb kills 4 in the east, Taliban attack on checkpoint kills 11 (Fox News)

War in Ukraine flares amid worsening tensions (CBS News)

No response from ISIS to proposed prisoner swap (CBS News)

Forecast: New round of snow on its way (CBS News)

Hezbollah attack on Israeli soldiers prompts more fighting (CBS News)

POLAR VORTEX HITS: Extreme cold will last for days as UK blizzards bring a FOOT of snow (Daily Express)

Sydney Siege Inquest Hears How a Hostage Was Forced to Kneel Before Being Shot (Time Magazine)

Flash Points: New king in Saudi Arabia, chaos in Yemen (CBS News)

Police Bullets Killed a Hostage in Sydney Cafe Siege, Inquest Is Told (New York Times - Paywall)

War of words between Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels heats up (CBS News)

What does a prisoner exchange mean for ISIS and U.S.? (CBS News)

Prisoner swap to free two ISIS hostages remains unclear (CBS News)

Why snoring shouldn't be ignored (CNN)

First lady in Saudi Arabia: No headscarf, no scandal? (CNN)

Hostage in Sydney siege 'killed by police bullet ricochet' (Reuters)

First Lady shakes hands with Saudi king (CNN)

ISIS campaign in photos (CNN)

Saudi Arabia and an uncertain future (BBC)

Deadly border clashes stoke fears of war in Israel, Lebanon (Washington Post - Paywall)

How Russia outfoxes its enemies (BBC)

Attack From Lebanon Kills 2 Israelis (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

WorldViews: Hundreds of civilians died the last time Israel and Hezbollah fought a war (Washington Post - Paywall)

British grandmothers cheat death after attempted armed robbery in Spain (Daily Mail)

Sydney siege inquest: Hostage died from fragments of ricocheted police bullet (Independent)

Just TEN minutes of exercise a day can protect against a heart attack or stroke (Daily Mail)

ISIS sets new deadline for prisoner handover (CNN)

Jordan prepared to swap terrorist convict for pilot captured by Islamic State (Washington Post - Paywall)

Michelle Obama sparks fury after NOT wearing head scarf in Saudi Arabia (Daily Express)

Source: Panama Supreme Court OKs probe of corruption charges against ex-President Martinelli (Fox News)

North Korean Leader to Visit Russia in May (New York Times - Paywall)

French police question eight-year-old over terrorism comments (Guardian)

Jordan willing to release militant for pilot held by Islamic State (Los Angeles Times)

ISIS threatens to execute Jordanian hostage unless Iraqi prisoner released by Thursday sunset (Russia Today)

Michelle Obama chooses not to wear headscarf in Saudi Arabia video (Guardian)

Masked hunt protesters launch a brutal attack on huntsman (Daily Express)

Dad tipped off police to wife's drink-drive school run (Daily Express)

Extremist postman delivers an Islamic State hate sermon (Daily Star)

Horrifying attack as charity is hit by 'despicable' swastika from graffiti vandals (Daily Express)

Man stabbed prostitute to death while recovering from botched penis enlargement (Daily Star)

Horror Arctic freeze will bring snow and ice hell as -10C weather hits Britain (Daily Star)

Jordan prisoner swap on hold, fate of Japanese ISIS hostage unclear (Reuters)

U.S. provides more aid to Ukraine, threatens to step up sanctions on Russia (Reuters)

Spain blames Israel for death of peacekeeper in military's flare-up with Hezbollah (Fox News)

Russia boycotts European rights body (BBC)

ISIS Libya branch claims hotel attack (CNN)

Who is she? And why does ISIS want her? (CNN)

Amid ruins of Kobani, Kurds relish victory over Islamic State (Los Angeles Times)

U.S. says air strikes pound Islamic State targets near Kobani, Syria (Reuters)

France releases anti-jihadist video (BBC)

Jordan offers to free prisoner for ISIS hostage (CBS News)

Israel blames Hezbollah for Spanish peacekeeper's death on Lebanese border (Russia Today)

Branch of ISIS claims responsibility for deadly attack on hotel in Libya (CBS News)

New Hampshire bill proposes ban on police receiving military-grade weapons (Russia Today)

Isis hostage crisis: Jordan offers prisoner in exchange for its captured pilot (Independent)

Isis hostage crisis: Jordan offers prisoner in exchange for its captured pilot - but no mention of Japanese captive held by militants (Independent)

Isis hostage crisis: You have until sunset to hand over prisoner or we kill your pilot, Isis tells Jordan (Independent)

Russia considers creation of bad bank' (Financial Times - Paywall)

Isis retreat from Kobani: Most of the militants have left the embattled Syrian town, and its residents are eager to return home (Independent)

Syriza links with Russia spark alarm (Financial Times - Paywall)

Islamic State operative confesses to receiving funding through US - report (Russia Today)

PACE strips Russia of voting rights until April over Ukraine, Russia quits for 1 yr (Russia Today)

Michael Wenham is found guilty of stabbing prostitute to death with Stanley knife (Daily Mail)

Arrest in Lebanon lifts veil on life of Islamic State leader's ex-wife, Saja al-Dulaimi (Washington Post - Paywall)

You will discover hell on earth': French govt launches campaign against jihadists (Russia Today)

Ed Miliband's attack on NHS privatisation left in tatters (Daily Mail)

Germany Gears Up Against Russian Propaganda (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

As Obama visits India, Pakistan looks to Russia for military, economic assistance (Washington Post - Paywall)

Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it (Independent)

Isis hostage crisis: Jordan's fear of internal strife is behind decision to release of bomber Sajida al-Rishawi (Independent)

WorldViews: Michelle Obama isn't the only high-profile guest to not wear a headscarf in Saudi Arabia (Washington Post - Paywall)

There Is a Simple Way to Get the UK Economy to Perform Significantly Better (Huffington Post)

Spelling error costs UK govt £9mn and causes 124yo Welsh engineering firm to collapse (Russia Today)

Girl jumps from 14th-floor apartment in Russia after parents discover porn (Daily Mail)

WorldViews: France turns to YouTube to stop would-be jihadists joining the Islamic State (Washington Post - Paywall)

Hundreds of UK child sex offenders spared jail, let off with cautions (Russia Today)

Jordan "ready" to free suicide bomber in ISIS swap (CBS News)

Rising anti-Semitism: The Pianist' actress considers leaving UK (Russia Today)

Suicide attack against Mali Tuaregs (BBC)

Two Israeli soldiers killed in Hezbollah attack (Channel4)

Matter of deadly legacies: War on terror and new Cold War (Russia Today)

North Korea's Kim Jong Un looks set to visit Russia in May (Los Angeles Times)

Give modern slavery victims petty crime immunity, build case against traffickers UK govt (Russia Today)

Kobane Pictures Reveal Devastation Of Syrian Town After Isis Was Driven Out (Huffington Post)

Baby birds face-to-face with kitten but prove too much for him to handle in video (Daily Mail)

Fundamentally corrupt': UK banks slammed for selling pointless card insurance (Russia Today)

Jordan offers prisoner swap with Isis (Financial Times - Paywall)

WorldViews: Germany's right-wing protesters accidentally march against right-wing extremism (Washington Post - Paywall)

Russia Lifts Crisis Cost Estimate (Wall Street Journal - Paywall)

Dementia sufferer who had no idea he'd battered wife to death is detained indefinitely (Daily Mail)

Communists propose Russia exit from PACE to stop negative influence' (Russia Today)

Libyan Islamic State affiliate claims responsibility for hotel attack (Los Angeles Times)

Why is Apple sitting on $142bn? (BBC)

Military must sweat buildings & land' in asset sell-off UK defense secretary (Russia Today)

How viral video of intruder beating created #MrWrongHouse (Channel4)

Syrian cartoonist illustrates UK govt's failure to aid refugees (Russia Today)

£5bn Scotch whisky industry outpaces UK steel, shipbuilding (Russia Today)

No cover-up: Michelle Obama's missing scarf draws Twitter fire in Saudi Arabia (Russia Today)

Humans can stop global warming and maintain high quality of life' UK govt (Russia Today)

Gaza war unlawful': Israeli rights group blames IDF for deliberately targeting residential areas (Russia Today)

Top Kremlin official states deeper crisis in Ukraine is against Russian interests (Russia Today)

Why the term 'colored' is so offensive (CNN)

ISIS & Japan agree on hostage swap, Japanese journalist to be freed 'within hours' (Russia Today)

'Tangible risk' of terror attack at Euro 2016 looms large in France (Russia Today)

Royal shake-up follows Saudi King's death (CNN)

Could drones be used against U.S.? (CNN)

Why nudity doesn't shock us anymore (CNN)

American among victims of attack on hotel in Libyan capital (Washington Post - Paywall)

WorldViews: Michelle Obama forgoes a headscarf and sparks a backlash in Saudi Arabia (Washington Post - Paywall)

Belsen survivor: the camp was something from hell - video (Channel4)

WorldViews: 13 times U.S. presidents and Saudi kings have met (Washington Post - Paywall)

Boston in shutdown as New York enjoys a snow day (Channel4)

'Our past must not become our children's future' - video (Channel4)

New York hunkers down for storm Juno - video (Channel4)

Thousands march in Mexico for missing students - video (Channel4)

Plane ditches in sea after running out of fuel - video (Channel4)

Can Syriza live up to the hype? - video (Channel4)

Humanity at its most inhumane: Auschwitz remembered - video (Channel4)

Kurds 'take full control' of Kobani from Islamic State (Channel4)

The British Nigerians leading the fight against Boko Haram (Channel4)

Thousands turn out for anti-Islam rally in Dresden - video (Channel4)

Eight dead after Boko Haram attack Nigerian city (Channel4)

Auschwitz survivor: 'We should live as one people' - video (Channel4)

Dashcam video captures 'moment shell explodes in Mariupol' (Channel4)

World leaders visit Saudi Arabia - video (Channel4)

Rebel shelling 'kills 15' in Mariupol - video (Channel4)

Thousands march in Yemen against Shia rebel takeover - video (Channel4)

Why Yemen's political collapse matters (Channel4)

Instability in Yemen: Held hostage (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

War in Ukraine: Airport saga (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

The fight against Boko Haram: Africa's Islamic State (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

The flogging of a Saudi blogger: Victim of hypocrites (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Lexington: Hugging the Saudi floggers (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

The state of the states: Republicans in charge (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Saudi Arabia's gerontocracy: Ail the king (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Terror in Paris: A blow against freedom (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

19 monuments lost in war zones (CNN)

Iran in Iraq and Syria: Death of a general (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Nigerian politics: Church, state and mosque (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Housing: Why grumble? (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

The war on obesity: Heavy weapons (Economist Magazine - Paywall)

Rick Scott tries to clarify attack ad on Charlie Crist (Miami Herald)

Missing Miami woman’s ex kills himself after police find body in car trunk (Miami Herald)

Mystery man in Rick Scott attack ad unveiled, misleads about Charlie Crist and Ponzi scheme (Miami Herald)