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  • Second bombing in Russia raises fears before Olympics

    MOSCOW — At least 14 people were killed and 28 injured Monday in the second suspected suicide bombing in the southern Russian city of Volgograd in as many days, heightening concern about security at the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Sochi....
  • Al Jazeera America Will Be 'Envy of the Industry,' Chief Says

    Al Jazeera America president Kate O'Brian has told staffers that the fledgling cabler is on its way to being "the envy of the industry" as it heads into 2014 with ambitious plans. O'Brian can be forgiven for a little hyperbole in her year-end memo to the...
  • BET seeks to broaden audience with its first scripted drama, 'Being Mary Jane'

    BET seeks to broaden audience with its first scripted drama, 'Being Mary Jane'
    "Being Mary Jane" is much more than just the latest entry on BET's prime-time lineup. It's a milestone. Debuting six months after its movie-length pilot attracted more than 4 million viewers, "Being Mary Jane," which premieres Tuesday starring Gabrielle...
  • Senate panel hires attorney to advise on Calderon probe

    Senate panel hires attorney to advise on Calderon probe
    SACRAMENTO -- The California Senate’s ethics committee has hired an outside attorney to advise it on a possible investigation into allegations of corruption contained in an FBI affidavit targeting Sen. Ronald S. Calderon (D-Montebello), officials...
  • British, New Zealand teachers found shot to death in Libya

    British, New Zealand teachers found shot to death in Libya
    The bodies of a British man and a New Zealand woman shot to death near an oil terminal in western Libya were discovered Thursday by government troops, news agencies in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, reported. Both victims were believed to have been...
  • Czech police probing fatal explosion find arms at Palestinian Embassy

    Czech police investigating the fatal New Year's Day explosion at the Palestinian Authority Embassy in Prague found unregistered weapons at the mission, government officials reported Thursday. The discovery of an undisclosed number and type of arms has...
  • Maliki calls on Iraqis to expel Al Qaeda from Anbar or face attack

    Maliki calls on Iraqis to expel Al Qaeda from Anbar or face attack
    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki urged the residents of Fallouja to expel Al Qaeda-aligned militants who seized the city last week or deal with an imminent attack by government forces to regain the Sunni Muslim stronghold, news agencies in Baghdad...
  • For some fine TV journalism, check out this Times 'Retro' video

    For some fine TV journalism, check out this Times 'Retro' video
    Last month, I described 2013 as the year I lost faith in one of the few bastions of TV journalism in which I still believed: "60 Minutes." I vowed to look in new places in 2014 for TV journalism I could confidently tell readers to trust. I found one...
  • Deaths, displacements mount in South Sudan as peace talks drag

    Deaths, displacements mount in South Sudan as peace talks drag
    Despite peace talks under way in Ethiopia, government forces and rebels in South Sudan continued fighting for control of key oil-producing venues, driving more people to flee their homes to escape the deadly clashes. More than 250 people drowned when an...
  • 'The Newsroom' will get third and final season on HBO

    'The Newsroom' will get third and final season on HBO
    Aaron Sorkin's cable news drama "The Newsroom" will be back for a third and final season. HBO announced production on the final season would begin this spring with plans for a fall debut. Jeff Daniels stars in the series as outspoken cable news anchor...
  • Officials call for Syria measures to bolster peace talks

    BEIRUT — Diplomats on Monday pushed for a limited cease-fire in Syria, a prisoner exchange and better access for aid efforts before a peace conference scheduled to begin next week in Switzerland. At a news conference in Paris, U.S. Secretary of...