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Source: Global News

Capitals’ Devante Smith-Pelly calls Blackhawks fans racial taunts ‘sad’

Today 17:17 GMT

Washington Capitals forward Devante Smith-Pelly is disgusted and saddened black athletes such as himself continue to be the targets of racial taunts from fans.

The comments were Smith-Pelly’s first a day after four fans were ejected from Chicago’s United Center for chanting a racial taunt while he served a penalty for fighting during the Capitals’ 7-1 loss to the Blackhawks. “You’d think there would be some sort of change or progression, but we’re still working toward it, I guess, and we’re going to keep working toward it,” he said.

Source: BBC

Swastikas drawn on Poland's Israel embassy

Today 17:16 GMT

Swastikas have been drawn on the gates of Poland's embassy in Israel, a day after the country's PM said Jews were among perpetrators of the Holocaust.

However, historians say others were complicit by acts such as informing on Jews in hiding for rewards, and participating in Nazi-instigated massacres including in Jedwabne where hundreds of Jews were murdered by their neighbours.

Source: DW

Iran and Saudi Arabia need a 'fresh security architecture'

Today 14:32 GMT

At this year's Munich Security Conference, several Middle Eastern leaders proposed the idea of a new "security architecture" in the Middle East to help usher in a new era of lower tensions in the region.

The relationship, which had been deteriorating for decades, took a dramatic downward turn in January 2016 when Saudi authorities executed several members of Saudi Arabia's Shiite community, including prominent cleric Nimr al-Nimr.

Source: CBS News

Stoneman Douglas students say "adults let us down" in wake of shooting

Today 17:17 GMT

Just days after a former student allegedly opened fire on Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17, students who survived the attack are calling on lawmakers to act like "adults" and prevent further tragedies. "The adult politicians have been playing around while my generation has been losing our lives," Cameron Kasky, a student at Stoneman Douglas, told "Face the Nation" on Sunday.

Source: DW

Opinion: Munich Security Conference – the end of diplomacy?

Today 17:17 GMT

Although conference leader Wolfgang Ischinger deserves a great deal of praise for bringing various representatives from many different camps together at one venue, the conference hall itself appeared to have been reduced to a stage for contradictory, isolated and seemingly irreconcilable narratives.

As a diplomat, a man generally obliged to at least cautious optimism – could do no more than to state that participants heard far too little about concrete steps toward mitigating the world's many security problems.

Source: Washington Post

D.C.-area forecast: Winter quickly yields to another spring fling, with 70s by midweek

Today 06:05 GMT

Keep reading for the forecast through midweek…. Tomorrow (Presidents’ Day): A warm front lifts into the region, bringing mostly cloudy skies back to the forecast.

Confidence: Medium. SNOW POTENTIAL INDEX A daily assessment of the potential for at least 1 inch of snow in the next week, on a 0-10 scale.

Source: New York Times

Men’s Giant Slalom Live Results: Marcel Hirscher Leads; Ligety Trails

Sunday 23:40 GMT

Hirscher, the three-time World Cup giant slalom champion, stayed true to form Sunday with a blistering, mistake-free first run to take the lead at the halfway point of the Olympic men’s giant slalom.

• The only other man to win a World Cup giant slalom this season is Alexis Pinturault of France, who was second to Hirscher in the combined. Asked after the combined win how often he had thought about his failure to win Olympic gold, he replied, “I mean, every day, but now it’s over.”

Source: NBC News

At rally, Parkland shooting survivors rail against NRA and Trump

Sunday 20:55 GMT

At times their voices broke with emotion or rage, but each person who addressed the Rally to Support Firearm Safety Legislation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was united in their message: This massacre should never have happened.

Seventeen-year-old David Hogg, whose message to lawmakers went viral after the shooting, said he wanted the community to channel its pain and frustration into voting out the politicians who support gun laws.

Source: Global News

Here’s what Canada did while you were sleeping on Day 10 of the 2018 Winter Olympics

Today 17:16 GMT

Day 10 of the 2018 Winter Olympics opened with good news on the ski halfpipe and a record-breaking performance on the skating rink.

Canadian flag-bearers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir delivered a stunning short dance performance early Monday to secure first place heading into the free dance on Tuesday. The top of the podium may now be in sight for the three-time world champions, who have been partners for two decades.

Source: Washington Post

‘We lost five women’: Porn industry reckons with assault allegations and a string of deaths

Sunday 19:59 GMT

Adult video is dealing with its own heartache in the wake of its assault allegations and the mysterious deaths of five porn actresses in the last four months — both of which have inspired some insiders to try to fight for change.

Even before the allegations against Harvey Weinstein in October and Hollywood’s Time’s Up initiative to combat sexual misconduct, adult video had seen scandals, including star Nikki Benz’s claims of on-set sexual assault last year against producer-director Tony T. Benz said via Twitter that the director stomped her head and choked her after she yelled “cut.”

Source: The Week

The kids are all Democrats

Today 17:16 GMT

To reverse their decline, Republicans would have to make inroads either with Generation Xers or with even younger voters.

It gets even worse for the GOP: A 2017 Pew poll found that fully a quarter of young Republicans had defected to the Democrats since 2015. Nor does the increasing progressivism of America's youngest voters seem to be driven by short-term reactions to particular political figures or developments.

Source: New York Times

Iran, Deeply Embedded in Syria, Expands ‘Axis of Resistance’

Today 17:16 GMT

The day of fighting drew new attention to how deeply Iran has embedded itself in Syria, redrawing the strategic map of the region.

Israeli officials have said that Iran and its allies are seeking to establish a land corridor from Iran to the Mediterranean, via Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, to ease the transportation of such weapons and to build underground factories to manufacture them in Lebanon and Syria.

Source: CBS News

Should we rethink school shootings as a homeland security threat?

Today 17:16 GMT

Frances Townsend, who was homeland security adviser during President George W. Bush's administration, said it might be time to rethink how the country treats school shootings.

When a 29-year-old man from Uzbekistan plowed a truck into a crowd of people in Manhattan in October, killing eight, President Trump's response to the attack as a matter of homeland security was swift. Within hours, the president decried the attack and attacker as having been carried out by a "sick and deranged person," implied an affiliation with ISIS, and said he had ordered the Department of Homeland Security step up the "Extreme Vetting Program."

Source: Fox News

Wallace tops Daytona 500 speed chart in final practice

Today 14:32 GMT

Darrell Wallace Jr. turned heads again Saturday at Daytona International Speedway and topped the speed chart in the final practice for NASCAR's season opener.

Wallace and 20-year-old Hendrick Motorsports rookie prospect William Byron are Daytona 500 first-timers and headline a crop of blossoming young talent NASCAR is banking on to lead the sport into the next decade. Three drivers under age 25 will start in the first two rows and there are six drivers under age 30 in the first eight spots.

Source: NBC News

Six miles can be difference between life and death for Syria's wounded

Today 06:05 GMT

Rescuers assist a victim following airstrikes on the besieged rebel-held enclave of Kafr Batna, Syria, on Feb. 6. Amer Almohibany / AFP - Getty Images. BRUSSELS — In Syria’s bomb-tilled earth, six miles can mean the difference between life and death.

“Doctors are standing helpless in front of their patients,” said Dr. Mohammad Katoub of the Syrian American Medical Society (SAMS), which works in rebel-held parts of Syria. “It is very hard for a doctor when a patient knows it’s a very simple protocol, but because of the siege treatment isn’t available.”

Source: DW

What's in a kiss 12 *fun* facts about kissing

Saturday 16:21 GMT
Source: New York Times

In Colombia Border Town, Desperate Venezuelans Sell Hair to Survive

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: BBC

What to expect at the 2018 Bafta Awards

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Saakashvili supporters march in Kiev calling for president to quit

Sunday 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Bundesliga LIVE: VfL Wolfsburg vs. Bayern Munich

Saturday 15:26 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Hanif Kureishi: my beautiful box-set binge

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Homeland: Claire Danes sulks her way through more relentless catastrophising

Saturday 11:49 GMT
Source: NBC News

Connecting mental illness with mass shootings misses the point: experts

Sunday 20:55 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Jokhang temple: fire engulfs ancient 'heart' of Tibetan Buddhism

Today 03:19 GMT
Source: Fox News

Police arrest 5 in killing of endangered orangutan shot 130 times

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Thousands of Berlin residents without internet after attempted bank robbery

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: Washington Post

State elections officials fret over cybersecurity threats

Sunday 22:44 GMT
Source: Washington Post

NBC’s Mike Milbury calls domestic violence charge ‘unfortunate incident,’ incurs wrath

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Fox News

Russia church shooting leaves 5 dead after gunman opens fire on people leaving service

Today 17:17 GMT

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