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January 16, 2019 5:35 AM U.S. police arrest journalist working for Iran's state TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. police have arrested an American-born journalist working for Iran’s English-language Press TV on unspecified charges, the state-run broadcaster reported on Wednesday. “Marziyeh Hashemi was arrested in St. Louis and sent to custody in Washington DC although no formal charges have been pressed against her,” it said. “She was detained 5062 1

December 31, 2018 6:04 PM Russia detains U.S. citizen in Moscow for suspected spying

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s FSB state security service said on Monday it had detained an American citizen suspected of spying in Moscow and had opened a criminal case against him. The FSB said the American had been detained on December 28 but it gave no details of the nature of his alleged espionage activities. A U.S. State Department spokesperson said Russia 134

December 28, 2018 1:28 PM Vatican official urges Iraq's Christians to forgive, rebuild

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican secretary of state urged Iraqi Christians who have endured years of Islamic extremist persecution to forgive, reconcile and rebuild their broken communities as he celebrated Mass Friday in Iraq's largest Christian town. Cardinal Pietro Parolin has spent the Christmas holidays in Iraq in a show of Pope Francis' solidarity with the region's 126

December 17, 2018 1:05 AM Philip Colbert updates pop art for the digital age in new show

LONDON (Reuters) - Artist and designer Philip Colbert, whose surrealist clothes have been worn by Lady Gaga and Rita Ora, brings pop art back to British painting with a new show that comments on consumerist culture, climate change and our appetite for social media. Scottish born Colbert, who has worked across music, fashion and design, says his large-scale 195

December 11, 2018 5:36 PM Varnish accuses British Cycling of applying 'extreme control' over riders

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Former European team sprint champion Jess Varnish told an employment tribunal on Tuesday that British Cycling used to exert extreme control over their athletes, as she seeks to sue the body for wrongful dismissal and sexual discrimination. Varnish was dropped by the British cycling squad in 2016 before the Rio Olympic Games. She has alleged 106

December 10, 2018 1:00 PM Facebook's hidden battle against ad-blockers

The methods Facebook uses to thwart ad-blocking technology have been criticised by web developers. The social network injects dozens of lines of code in every page to make it harder for ad blockers to detect and hide sponsored posts. But that makes the website less efficient and stops software such as screen readers used by visually impaired users from working 98

December 6, 2018 10:43 PM US fails to win UN condemnation of Hamas militants in Gaza

Palestinian women hurl stones at Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip's border with Israel on May 4, 2018. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra) UNITED NATIONS – A U.S.-sponsored draft resolution that for the first time would have condemned the militant Islamic group Hamas, which controls Gaza, failed to win the required two-thirds majority in the U.N. General 128

December 5, 2018 9:05 AM Dean at North Carolina university refers to freshmen as 'freshmores': report

In an effort to make campus life at one North Carolina university more gender inclusive, some students are ditching the term freshman in favor of “freshmore” to describe first-year students. Jefford Vahlbusch, dean of the Honors College at Appalachian State University, introduced the term when he came to the school two years ago, The Appalachian student 109

December 4, 2018 4:05 AM Cambodia eases pressure on opposition, media after EU sanctions threat

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia’s parliament is reviewing a five-year ban on more than 100 members of the main opposition party, which could allow them to return to politics, following threats by the European Union to deny duty-free trading access to the Southeast Asian nation. The EU last month began a formal procedure to strip Cambodia of its “Everything 122

November 24, 2018 2:12 PM US, Britain mourn loss of Syrian activists

In this photo undated photo released by the Syrian anti-government activist group Kafranbl News, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a portrait of the anti-Syrian government activist Raed Fares, who was also a vocal critic of Islamic militants, killed on Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, by gunmen with his colleague 212