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Source: The Guradian

Students who escaped Florida shooting voice anger at Trump as protests spread

Today 17:16 GMT

Students who escaped the deadly school shooting in Florida have focused their anger at Donald Trump, saying that his response to the attack has been needlessly divisive.

Instead of going to classes, she urged her fellow students to stage protests on the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine high school in Colorado in which 15 people died, including the two killers. Florida politicians, meanwhile, scrambled to produce legislation in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting.

Source: CTV

Trump's Twitter tirades turn to Oprah

Today 17:16 GMT

By late Sunday night, Trump shifted his wide-ranging Twitter critique to Oprah Winfrey, who has played down suggestions she should run for president in 2020.

As the nation mourned, President Donald Trump kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate, instead raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the attack.

Source: CBS News

Transcript: John Podesta on "Face the Nation," Feb. 18, 2018

Today 17:17 GMT

JOHN PODESTA: Well, you know, I think that Mr. Trump's psyche is complicated and people have said a lot, a lot about it, but he certainly can't accept that this activity may have helped him, and I think he just constantly tries to move the ball away, including what was, I think, really a despicable tweet about the fact that he's blaming the FBI for investigating the Russia investigation and somehow relating that to the tragic killings in Florida.

Source: Washington Post

Trump lashes out over Russia probe in angry and error-laden tweetstorm

Today 17:17 GMT

President Trump lashed out with fresh anger about the intensifying Russia probe over the weekend, accusing Democrats of enabling a foreign adversary to interfere in the 2016 election and attacking the FBI as well as his own national security adviser.

In a defiant and error-laden tweetstorm that was remarkable even by his own combative standards, Trump stewed aloud about the latest indictments brought by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III against Russians for their elaborate campaign to denigrate Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and push voters toward Trump.

Source: ABC News

Facebook to verify ads with postcards after Russian meddling

Today 17:16 GMT

Baffled in 2016 by Russian agents who bought ads to sway the U.S. presidential campaign, Facebook's global politics and government outreach director, Katie Harbath, told a meeting of the National Association of Secretaries of State in Washington on Saturday that the company would send postcards to potential buyers of political ads to confirm they reside in the U.S.. The recipient would then have to enter a code in Facebook to continue buying the ad.

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: Global News

Doping charge against Russian medallist could ruin country’s shot at reinstatement

Today 17:16 GMT

Russia could lose its chance to be reinstated before the end of the Winter Olympics because of a doping charge against curling bronze medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky.

Russian medal-winning curler suspected of doping at Pyeongchang Games. IOC spokesman Mark Adams says a failed doping test could keep Russia’s banned team from marching under the national flag at the closing ceremony. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a statement Monday that it has “initiated a procedure involving” Krushelnitsky, who finished third in mixed doubles with his wife, Anastasia Bryzgalova.

Source: New York Times

‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Records and Hollywood Myths

Today 17:17 GMT

The Disney-Marvel movie “Black Panther,” which finds the superheroic T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) returning to his remote African kingdom to assume the throne, roared into theaters over the weekend as a full-blown cultural event, breaking box office records and shattering a myth about the overseas viability of movies rooted in black culture.

Robert A. Iger, Disney’s chief executive, took a personal interest in “Black Panther,” approving its $200 million production budget (at least 30 percent more than budgets for other Marvel nonsequels like “Doctor Strange” and “Ant-Man”) despite concern by some at Disney about sales of “Black Panther” toys. “The concept of an African story, with actors of African descent at the forefront, combined with the scale of modern franchise filmmaking, is something that hasn’t really been seen before,” Mr. Coogler, the director, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Source: BBC

Agonising wait for Iran crash relatives

Today 06:05 GMT

August 2014: Sepahan airways Antonov carrying 40 crashes shortly after take-off from Tehran, killing 39 - engine failure blamed. January 2011:IranAir Boeing 727 breaks up on landing in snowstorm in north-west, killing 78. July 2009: Caspian Airlines Tupolev bound for Armenia from Tehran catches fire shortly after take-off killing all 168 on board

Relatives of 66 people who were on board a plane that crashed in Iran are desperately waiting for any news, as a search operation is set to resume.

Source: Washington Post

U.S. women’s hockey team thumps Finland, moves into gold medal game

Today 17:16 GMT

Long before any hockey teams touched down at Seoul’s Incheon International Airport or the puck dropped on a single game in PyeongChang, there was always a sense of inevitability surrounding the Olympic women’s hockey tournament.

It has won a medal at every Winter Games since women’s hockey was added in 1998: a gold, three silvers and a bronze.

Source: Washington Post

Wizards guard Bradley Beal makes the most of his NBA All-Star Game debut

Today 17:16 GMT

In a competitive game that concluded with Beal’s Team LeBron rushing the court and chest-bumping in celebration for its 148-145 win over Team Stephen, Beal played almost 17 minutes in his all-star debut and scored 14 points on 5-for-10 shooting.

When Team LeBron played without a point guard on the floor, Beal often dribbled the ball up court, assuming the responsibilities from his day job while Wizards teammate John Wall recovers from left knee surgery.

Source: Global News

Students caught in the Florida school shooting chronicled their trauma on social media

Today 17:17 GMT

Social media has allowed the world to watch as horrific events, like the shootings at a south Florida high school that left 17 dead this past week, unfold in real time.

Gordon Gow, an associate professor of communication at the University of Alberta, notes that the images and videos of the Florida school shooting on social media lack the same filters as mainstream media coverage, which is part of what makes them so potent.

Source: Fox News

Netanyahu tells Iran that Israel 'will act if necessary' after drone incident

Today 17:17 GMT

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Iran on Sunday that Israel "will act if necessary" after an Iranian drone entered the country's airspace earlier this month and warned the country is growing its presence in the Middle East.

“The unfortunate thing is that as ISIS compresses and Iran moves in, it is trying to establish this continuous empire surrounding the Middle East from the south in Yemen but also trying to create a land bridge from Iran to Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Gaza,” Netanyahu said.

Source: Fox News

Junior ROTC leader shocked that Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was his cadet

Today 17:16 GMT

Although some students said they weren’t surprised by the alleged gunman of last week’s Florida shooting massacre, Jack Ciaramello was.

Ciaramello, a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High senior, said he found Cruz a bit odd but didn’t consider his cadet dangerous. In the days since, reports of Cruz’s violent, threatening behavior have flooded mainstream and social media.

Source: DW

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

Today 06:05 GMT

A great deal of swapping goes on in a kiss: 60?milligrams of water, 0.5 milligrams of protein, 0.15?milligrams of gland secretion, 0.4?milligrams of salt and up to 22,000?bacteria.

They've discovered two out of three people tilt their heads to the right when kissing.. 7. Doctors are totally enthusiastic about kissing because it strengthens our immune system and slows down the ageing process.

Source: DW

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

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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: CTV

#BeccaToldMeTo: Teen who inspired kindness movement dies at 18

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Washington Post

How two GMU professors teamed up to create high-tech music

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: Global News

Trudeau, Sajjan ask to meet with Indian politician who criticized Canadian government

Today 17:17 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Beats, rhymes and ice: Olympians rely on their tunes, and science backs them up

Today 08:59 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The Pride Flag Waves at the Olympics for Adam Rippon

Today 06:05 GMT
Source: NBC News

Celebrate Lunar New Year with dumplings, noodles, meatballs and more

Today 17:16 GMT
Source: DW

Berlin 24/7: The sound of Berlin

Today 06:05 GMT

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