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African leaders to court: Drop cases against top Africans

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir arrives for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) summit, held on the eve of the heads of state meeting of the African Union summit, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The threat posed by Boko Haram, Nigeria's Islamic extremist rebels, will be a focus of U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon as he attends the African Union heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a spokesman said. (AP Photo/Elias Asmare)ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The International Criminal Court should drop or suspend charges against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto until African concerns about the court and proposals to change its founding treaty are considered, African leaders say.


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Sun, 01 Feb 2015 03:00:51 -0500 - Yahoo News - Top Stories
Pats stand in way of Seahawks dynastic aims

A Seattle Seahawks fan visits the NFL Experience at the Phoenix Convention Center on January 31, 2015 in Phoenix, ArizonaSunday's Super Bowl 49 caps a National Football League season marred by scandal with a compelling clash between Seattle and New England that promises to clear away the clouds. Each team can cement a place in Super Bowl lore with a victory. Fans partied Saturday night around Phoenix and at the NFL Experience gridiron theme park near the University of Phoenix Stadium in suburban Glendale, Arizona where the game was scheduled to kick off at 4:30 pm (23:30 GMT). "Everything is done," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said.


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Sun, 01 Feb 2015 03:02:40 -0500 - Yahoo News - Top Stories
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VIDEO: Coping with the cold, bracing for snow

VIDEO: Coping with the cold, bracing for snowPeople across the region are coping with the cold while bracing for more snow on the way on Super Bowl Sunday.


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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:16:12 -0500 - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Man and woman found dead in Mt. Holly home

Man and woman found dead in Mt. Holly homeAuthorities are investigating after a man and a woman were found dead inside a home in Mt. Holly, New Jersey.


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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:20:56 -0500 - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Analysis: The world's problems enter Japan's psyche, again

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second right, talks during a ministerial meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015 after the release of an online video that purported to show an Islamic State group militant beheading Japanese journalist Kenji Goto. Japan condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the video posted on militant websites late Saturday Middle East time. Defense Minister Gen Nakatani, right, and Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga, second left, also attend the meeting. (AP Photo/Kimimasa Mayama, Pool)TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese, who inhabit one of the safest countries in the world, have been brutally reminded that the world is a dangerous place.


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Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:24:59 -0500 - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
6 missing Bulgarians working for UN in Sudan 'released'
CAIRO (AP) — A spokeswoman for the U.N.'s World Food Program in Sudan says a six-person Bulgarian helicopter crew has returned to South Sudan and are well a week after they went missing in a conflict-torn area. -- read full article
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 05:38:17 -0500 - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Two US defence contractors shot at in Saudi

File picture shows members of the Saudi special police unit in MeccaA US defence contractor said Sunday that two of its American employees came under fire in the latest attack against Westerners in Saudi Arabia. It was the second time in recent months that staff of the contractor Vinnell Arabia have been targeted. "We can confirm that two Vinnell Arabia employees were involved in an incident on Friday, in which they were shot at by assailants in the al-Ahsa province of Saudi Arabia," the company said in a statement issued through a public relations firm. Vinnell Arabia provides training for the Saudi National Guard, a parallel army.


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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:14:31 -0500 - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
Refugee protest at Australian Open final

Protesters unfurl a banner as a member of security reacts after a protester jumps down onto the court in the middle of the men's singles final match on day 14 of the 2015 Australian OpenPlay was held up during the Australian Open men's final on Sunday when a banner was unfurled protesting against the treatment of refugees, with one person jumping on centre court. Security officials quickly encircled Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray during a changeover in the second set with the Serbian world number one leading 7-6 (7/5), 4-3. A woman was carried from the court by security officials with at least four others, wearing Australian Open Refugee t-shirts, led from the grandstands before play resumed after five minutes. Several dignitaries were in the crowd, including tennis legends Margaret Court and Rod Laver and Australian Hollywood stars Toni Collette and Eric Bana.


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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:17:48 -0500 - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
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4G in Brazil sees 400 percent growth in 2014

4G in Brazil sees 400 percent growth in 2014Some 6.76 million new customers signed up for the service last year, says research


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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:00:48 -0500 - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Danger zone: Enterprise maintenance and support

Danger zone: Enterprise maintenance and supportEnterprise software vendors want you to purchase expensive support contracts, but is that the right decision? Get the facts here.


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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 21:54:00 -0500 - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Amazon's Echo lets you control iTunes, Pandora and Spotify with your voice

Amazon's Echo lets you control iTunes, Pandora and Spotify with your voice


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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:40:00 -0500 - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
Marriott is no longer fighting for permission to block WiFi hotspots

Marriott is no longer fighting for permission to block WiFi hotspots


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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:32:00 -0500 - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Golf-U.S. PGA Tour Phoenix Open scores
Jan 31 (Infostrada Sports) - Scores from the U.S. PGA Tour Phoenix Open at the par-71 course on Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona 200 Martin Laird (Britain) 66 66 68 203 Brooks Koepka (U.S.) 71 68 64 Hideki Matsuyama (Japan) 69 71 63 Zach Johnson (U.S.) 66 70 67 204 Justin Thomas (U.S.) 67 68 69 Jon Rahm (Spain) 70 68 66 Ryan Palmer (U.S.) 64 72 68 205 Bubba Watson (U.S.) 65 71 69 Daniel Berger (U.S.) 65 69 71 Kevin Chappell (U.S.) 75 65 65 Ryan Moore (U.S.) 69 67 69 Russell Henley (U.S. ... -- read full article
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18:33:25 -0500 - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Scotland's Laird stretches lead at Phoenix Open

Martin Laird of Scotland lines up a putt during the Waste Management Phoenix Open on January 31, 2015 in Scottsdale, ArizonaScotsman Martin Laird fired a three-under par 68 and stretched his PGA Phoenix Open lead to three shots despite a charge from Japan's Hideki Matsuyama in Saturday's third round. Laird, who began the day with a two-shot cushion, fired six birdies against three bogeys to stand on 13-under 200 after 54 holes with Matsuyama, who fired a bogey-free 63 sharing second on 203 with Americans Brooks Koepka and Zach Johnson. Spanish amateur Jon Rahm shared fifth on 204 with Americans Justin Thomas and Ryan Palmer.


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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 19:29:22 -0500 - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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British actress Geraldine McEwan dies at age 82

FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2003 file photo, British actress Geraldine McEwan is seen in London. The family of longtime actress Geraldine McEwan says she has died following treatment for a stroke. She was 82. McEwan was known for many roles including playing the famous Agatha Christie detective Miss Marple in 12 TV movies. Her son and daughter said in a statement that she died Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 after suffering a severe stroke at the end of October. She had been hospitalized extensively since then. (AP Photo/Ian West, PA Wire, file) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESLONDON (AP) — The family of longtime actress Geraldine McEwan says she has died following treatment for a stroke. She was 82.


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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 14:47:57 -0500 - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
Ewan McGregor plays Jesus and the devil in Sundance epic

Ewan McGregor poses for a portrait to promote the film, "Last Days in the Desert", at the Eddie Bauer Adventure House during the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Victoria Will/Invision/AP)PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Epic is not usually a term associated with films coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, which makes director Rodrigo Garcia's imagined story of Jesus's journey through the desert even more striking.


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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 15:12:25 -0500 - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
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Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2009 file photo, Carl Djerassi talks to Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, not seen, at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria. Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died of complications of cancer in his San Francisco home, Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said. He was 91. Djerassi, a professor emeritus of chemistry at Stanford, was most famous for leading a research team in Mexico City that in 1951 developed norethindrone, a synthetic molecule that became a key component of the first birth control pill. "The pill" as it came to be known radically transformed sexual practices and women's lives. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.


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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:29:52 -0500 - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
Seattle vs. Boston: Who Wins the 'Energy Bowl'?
The Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots will face each other on the gridiron for Super Bowl supremacy Sunday (Feb. 1). The company compared energy usage in Boston, Seattle, their respective states and even their respective stadiums to award a title that quarterback Tom Brady didn't even know he was fighting for. Seattle and Washington state put up a strong front. The Seahawk's home, CenturyLink Field, gets 30 percent of its energy from solar panels, despite Seattle's famously cloudy weather. -- read full article
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 22:48:19 -0500 - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Scientist considered father of birth control pill dies

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2009 file photo, Carl Djerassi talks to Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann, not seen, at the federal chancellery in Vienna, Austria. Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died of complications of cancer in his San Francisco home, Stanford University spokesman Dan Stober said. He was 91. Djerassi, a professor emeritus of chemistry at Stanford, was most famous for leading a research team in Mexico City that in 1951 developed norethindrone, a synthetic molecule that became a key component of the first birth control pill. "The pill" as it came to be known radically transformed sexual practices and women's lives. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Carl Djerassi, the chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died.


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Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:29:52 -0500 - Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
China to tackle food safety as policy priority: Xinhua

A sales assistant helps a customer to select Dumex milk powders at a supermarket in HefeiChina has promised to address food safety issues and modernize its agriculture as policy priorities this year, state news agency Xinhua quoted the nation's 2015 agenda for rural matters as saying on Sunday. The 'number one document', issued every January by the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party, sets the country's policy priorities for the year, and has focused on rural matters every year since 2003.


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Sun, 01 Feb 2015 06:08:28 -0500 - Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Holloway disappearance hits cold case file
None of the three suspects in the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway will be charged, the Aruban public prosecutor's office said today. Hans Mos, the island nation's chief public prosecutor, said there was not enough evidence to take the case to trial.
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Girl who shielded mom is a hero at school
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'Yarn bombers' plot large-scale knitting attack
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