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  • Paris smog leaves drivers desperate to get around car ban

    March 17, 2014 4:57 PM 17

    Paris enforced the most drastic traffic curbs in 20 years on Monday, fining almost 4,000 drivers who tried to dodge them, but stopping at a single day of restrictions as cooler weather brought relief from pollution. Transport chiefs made public transport free in the French capital, while drivers with even-numbered licence plates were told to leave their

  • Teens face child porn charges following alleged sexting incidents

    March 17, 2014 3:45 PM 26

    Two Oxford County teens face child porn charges after allegedly sharing nude photos of a 13-year-old girl. According to Oxford County OPP, police were contacted by a county resident with concerns that photos of the girl were being stored and shared via mobile devices. Both are charged with possessing and distributing child pornography, while the 14-year-old

  • Military rejected Canada Day Afghan tribute, citing concerns of ‘militarization’

    March 17, 2014 1:27 PM 56

    03/17/2014 07:54 AM Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press Military planners have treaded delicately on how best to remind the country of the sacrifices of Canadian Forces members in Afghanistan, raising concerns about potential political and public sensitivities, newly released documents show. That led military brass to ultimately recommend abandoning

  • Officials: Car bomb kills at least five at Libya army base

    March 17, 2014 11:56 AM 17

    A car bomb exploded outside a Libyan army base in the eastern city of Benghazi on Monday, killing at least five people and wounding others, hospital sources and a security official said. A hospital official in Benghazi said the five were killed when the bomb exploded as people were leaving a graduation ceremony for officers in the army, Reuters reported

  • Parades, races honoring St. Patrick's Day in Bay City, Detroit take place in deep freeze

    March 17, 2014 9:17 AM 37

    BAY CITY, Michigan — St. Patrick's Day revelers in Michigan have faced a test of their hardiness as temperatures mainly in the teens greet those marking the annual celebration of the Irish saint. Michigan temperatures were mainly in the teens Sunday at the start of parades in Bay City and Detroit. An organizer tells The Bay City Times that about 5,500 people

  • Ukraine's east on fire: Kharkov demands referendum, Donetsk prosecutor’s HQ stormed

    March 17, 2014 7:40 AM 31

    Demonstrators in Kharkov, north-east Ukraine, have appealed to Russia to pass to the UN their demands over a referendum on the federalization, while hundreds of protesters in Donetsk stormed a prosecutor’s office demanding to free a local “governor”. As Crimea decides on its future in a referendum, Sunday in eastern Ukraine was marked by a fresh series

  • Tai Babilonia Remembers David Brenner After Some Confuse Her For His Wife

    March 16, 2014 10:27 PM 35

    Some headlines have even gotten their relationship wrong. The Gossip Herald wrote that Brenner was “survived by wife Tai Babilonia.” In actuality, Brenner did die with a wife by his side; it just wasn’t the former Olympic skater, but his wife, Ruth. Babilonia, 54, took to Facebook to share her grief over Brenner’s passing and gave social media users

  • Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 investigators forced to consider possibility of pilot suicide

    March 16, 2014 5:59 PM 35

    There are three pieces of evidence that aviation safety experts say make it clear the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 jet was taken over by someone who was knowledgeable about how the plane worked. One clue is that the plane’s transponder – a signal system that identifies the plane to radar – was shut off about an hour into the flight. In order

  • U.S. official: Iran pursuing banned items for nuclear, missile work

    March 16, 2014 3:52 PM 230

    Iran is still 'very actively' creating front companies and engaging in other activity to conceal procurements, says official. Iran has pursued a longstanding effort to buy banned components for its nuclear and missile programmes in recent months, a U.S. official said on Sunday, a period when it struck an interim deal with major powers to limit its disputed

  • Merkel wants more observers in Ukraine, Putin agrees

    March 16, 2014 3:33 PM 33

    "The chancellor proposed swiftly expanding the existing OSCE presence in Ukraine and sending a bigger number of observers into hot spots, especially in East Ukraine," Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement about a phone call between the two leaders. "The Russian president viewed this initiative positively. He promised he would instruct