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AP Interview: Karzai's brother on Afghan voteFri, 07 Mar 2014 08:16 | Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan president's elder brother says he quit the April 5 presidential race to rally undecided countrymen in favor of a moderate candidate, the country's former foreign minister.
Toll from barracks gunfight in South Sudan's capital rises to 35Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:14 | Reuters
South Sudan's military said 35 people were killed in fighting at its main barracks this week over delayed salaries, raising the toll from five, and sporadic shooting was heard in the capital Juba on Thursday night. The flare-up on Wednesday at Giada barracks, where clashes December spilled over into Juba and beyond, shows the tensions that persist in Africa's newest nation, which came close to civil war before an often-violated January 23 ceasefire. He gave no explanation for the gunfire in Juba overnight. Peter Gatwech Gai, the head of the commando unit was put in isolation "for his safety" after the incident, the military said.
10 Things to Know-TodayFri, 07 Mar 2014 08:13 | Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Opening statements to begin in general's sex trialFri, 07 Mar 2014 08:04 | Associated Press
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — With the Pentagon under increased scrutiny over revelations of rampant rape and sexual misconduct within the ranks, opening statements were set to begin Friday in a rare court-martial of an Army general — believed to be the most senior member of the U.S. military to face trial on sex assault charges.
5 things to know about Dutch drug lawsFri, 07 Mar 2014 08:04 | Associated Press
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands may be known as home to one of the world's most liberal drug policies, but it isn't totally freewheeling. There are plenty of rules and regulations smokers and weed-selling coffee shops must stick to.
Malaysia's Anwar decries sodomy ruling as 'travesty'Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:00 | AFP
Putrajaya (Malaysia) (AFP) - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's acquittal on sodomy charges was overturned Friday, in a fresh threat to the career of a charismatic politician who helped turn around the country's once-hapless opposition. A Court of Appeals panel sided with a government challenge to Anwar's 2012 acquittal on charges he sodomised a male former aide, saying a lower court had misjudged evidence. Anwar, 66, was sentenced to five years in jail, but freed pending appeal. Once a rising star in Malaysia's long-ruling party until his spectacular ouster in the late 1990s, Anwar has alleged a long-running campaign by the ruling regime to destroy his political career with false charges.
"Angry" Pistorius fired shot out of car sun-roof, ex tells courtFri, 07 Mar 2014 07:59 | Reuters
By Mike Hutchings PRETORIA (Reuters) - A seething Oscar Pistorius fired his pistol out of a car's open sun-roof after an argument with a police officer, ex-girlfriend Samantha Taylor told a court on Friday, the fifth day of his trial for the murder of Reeva Steenkamp. Testifying in the Pretoria High Court, she described how the 27-year-old South African Olympic athlete shouted at a policeman after the car they were driving in was pulled over for speeding south of Johannesburg in September 2012. After seeing Pistorius' pistol lying on the car seat, the officer picked it up and emptied its magazine onto the floor of the car, prompting an outburst from Pistorius, Taylor said.
As US states allow pot sales, Dutch reverse courseFri, 07 Mar 2014 07:56 | Associated Press
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands (AP) — A young man at a bus stop hisses at a passer-by: "What you looking for ... marijuana?" It's a scene of street peddling that the Netherlands hoped to stamp out in the 1970s when it launched a policy of tolerating "coffee shops" where people could buy and smoke pot freely.
Religious conservatives facing off at conferenceFri, 07 Mar 2014 07:56 | Associated Press
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The early auditions for the Republican Party's next presidential contest are in full swing at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists, where some of the GOP's most prominent religious conservatives are facing off.
Russia says EU unconstructive, will retaliate against sanctionsFri, 07 Mar 2014 07:49 | Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Friday accused the European Union of taking an "extremely unconstructive position" by freezing talks on easing visa barriers that complicate travel between Russia and the EU over Ukraine. "Russia will not accept the language of sanctions and threats" and will retaliate if sanctions are imposed, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement about agreements reached at an emergency EU summit on Thursday. (Writing by Steve Gutterman; Editing by Gabriela Baczynska)
Greek bank shares volatile after stress testsFri, 07 Mar 2014 07:49 | Associated Press
LONDON (AP) — Greek banks have seen their share prices swing sharply, a day after the country's central bank said they need to raise billions of euros to plug holes in their finances.
Syria's Assad hails Russia's takeover of CrimeaFri, 07 Mar 2014 07:40 | Associated Press
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says Russia's military takeover of Crimea reflects President Vladimir Putin's "wise policy" and his efforts to restore "security and stability" in Ukraine after an "attempted coup."
Oil rises amid hopes of solid gain in US hiringFri, 07 Mar 2014 07:40 | Associated Press
The price of oil crept up to near $102 a barrel Friday as expectations rose for a solid increase in U.S. employment.
AP Exclusive: Man said to create bitcoin denies itFri, 07 Mar 2014 07:37 | Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto said Thursday that he is not the creator of bitcoin, adding further mystery to the story of how the world's most popular digital currency came to be.
What's special today for you
Is your birthday on a 7th?
You are sensitive to changes around you but your feeling is hardly
expressed. You hate exaggerations. Under your quiet personality, you
are rather stubborn and self-centered. These qualities are the force
behind your extreme persistence. You have enormous courage to please
your lover. Your relationship often progresses quickly.
Queen Elizabeth 1, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Sir Isaac Newton,
William Wordsworth and Billy Graham were born under the number 7.
Do whatever is necessary. Your arguments have to convince people. Getting the point across is no problem. Getting others to agree with you might be more of a challenge. Your logic should be tight enough to hold water, and seamless enough to prevent opponents from getting a handhold and attacking you with it. How you make things happen is part of who you are. Start your job with the right tools, and you`ll have extra time at the end for detailing and ornamentation. Even if you don`t accomplish all you set out to do, at least you can be proud of your work.
You just finished having fun. You could do more of the same, of course, but it`s time to take care of business. Now that you`re fresh in everybody`s mind as the life of the party, you`ll probably make better progress if you keep a low profile. Wear soft or neutral colors to deflect unwanted attention. Keep your music low and subtle so that fewer heads turn as you pass. As an overall strategy, limit any new commitments until you finish what you already have on your plate. You`ll be popular in a different, longer-lasting way once you complete this delivery.
The shelves are empty. The pages are all blank. Everything is new and shiny, just waiting to be named, explored or mastered. Possibilities stretch out in every direction. It`s not as if you never come here, but the Stars make it all different this time. Familiar people are ready to change the subject, letting you call the tune. You may spend the whole day talking to them, each new idea flooding your mind with light. If you could put this in a box for less inspired days, you`d have a long line of customers who`d pay good money for the experience.
What was once firmly under your control is moving out of reach into unrecognizable territory. Face the music whether or not you like the tune. Think about the long-term benefits. Really visualize them. This is how you`ll turn the short-term effects into something a lot more bearable.
You`re not sitting around the house today. Your friends are waiting. Maybe they have plans, or maybe you`ll all jump aboard whatever adventure comes your way. You make a game out of anything, despite its original purpose or intention. Art is where you find it, or in whatever supplies the Universe provides. You love watching people, because you never know what they`ll do next. Inspiration and love are in the air. You might not recognize these magical elements at first, but they sparkle at the edges of your vision no matter where you look.
Teachers are familiar at dealing with inept students. However, this is a new experience for those who are used to dealing with equals, or at least sufficiently informed people. Certain questions could make you angry. They seem deceptively easy on the surface, but you`re dismayed to realize that even you don`t know the answer. What does this tell you about things that you`ve long accepted as canon? With the smell of uncertainty hanging in the air, you`re more tuned in than ever to workplace gossip. Maybe you should believe what you hear for a change. There are many ways to open your eyes.
Wherever you`re headed now, you`re good to go. The Stars smile on your travel arrangements. Maybe you`re en route to a strategic business meeting and need an exhilarating ride to get your thoughts in order. Maybe you`re on a grand tour with your loved one, taking in all the sights that are important to you, or even finding a new favorite place. As you wander through the world, respect other people`s needs, and be clear about your own. A peaceful feeling descends upon you after you make a big decision. The world is turning your way again.
Those who wait for the luck of the draw should bring a project to keep themselves busy. Gambling only pays when you win, and at this moment, the odds are sneering in your direction. If you believe in calculated risk, make sure that you get a full disclosure before proceeding. This is more about realism than pessimism. The world doesn`t owe you anything, but it will make reasonable concessions when the price is right. Expecting the worst is just a useful operating principle. You`re likely to end up with something a lot better than that.
People who don`t usually express their feelings may suddenly find that they have no choice. All the things you never say come bursting into the open. Anyone who wasn`t expecting this from you gets a crash course in what a Sagittarius is really like. That in and of itself doesn`t have to be a bad revelation, but calm surfaces will get churned up. Just because something is emotionally messy doesn`t mean that it will leave a stain. This experience can be cathartic and cleansing. Save the philosophy and theory for later. What everyone here needs now is honesty and candor.
Essential forces are powerful, but they`re not everything. Brilliant thoughts languish in your mind or on your desktop when you lack the clarity to express them. You certainly have the courage, though. Before making too much of an effort, be sure you`re reaching out to the most appropriate audience. You might have to go looking for these people. Step out before the walls close in. Until you have the opportunity for more exercise and better rest, a change of scenery could be exactly what you need. Ride the coattails of astrological neighbors who are out to see the world.
You`re poised for awe and intensity. Even when you expect to fall in love, the event itself always comes as a surprise. Maybe you`ll find a new friend or discover new magic in an old friendship. Clearly this is your moment to reach out, grab others by the soul and give them a good shake. Business types present a mission statement about their company`s radical shift in direction. Artists leap onto tables to read a manifesto that does nothing less than launch a new movement. All Aquarians get lucky because that`s the way they look and feel.
Look at everything through the poet`s lens. Maybe you thought it was all doggerel about roses are red and the honeymoons in June. As you cultivate an interest in the creative use of language, you can see that it goes much deeper. Parse other people`s words for mythic resonance and possibly unintended metaphors. Listen to yourself, too, because the way you speak says more than you realize about who you are. If you`re uncomfortable with your usual definition of reality, welcome to the club. Many try to convince themselves that they live in a different world.