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  • Egypt parliamentary poll looks set for delay after court ruling
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/egypts-sisi-calls-election-law-amended-within-month-104032554.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/kj49e1yjQxxHBYz8ROKq5A--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-03-01T142159Z_1_LYNXMPEB200O9_RTROPTP_2_EGYPT-ELECTION.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Members of the special forces police stand guard in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo" align="left" title="Members of the special forces police stand guard in front of the Supreme Constitutional Court in Cairo" border="0" /></a>By Ahmed Tolba and Mahmoud Mourad CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt&#039;s parliamentary poll looks set to be delayed after a court ruled part of an election law was unconstitutional and the main election committee said it was working on a new timetable for the long-awaited vote. President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi directed his government to amend the law within one month. The election is the final step in a political roadmap the army announced in July 2013. Egypt has been without a parliament since June 2012 when a court dissolved the democratically elected main chamber, reversing a major accomplishment of the 2011 uprising that toppled autocrat Hosni Mubarak.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Will Smith's 'Focus' tops box office with $19.1 million
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/smiths-focus-tops-box-office-19-1-million-163618056--finance.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/o3Hy34wM5jrtlKPrm1b47g--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/dba8dac25a745e096f0f6a706700f8b4.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Will Smith, center, and Margot Robbie, right, appear in a scene from the film, &quot;Focus.&quot; (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Frank Masi)" align="left" title="In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Will Smith, center, and Margot Robbie, right, appear in a scene from the film, &quot;Focus.&quot; (AP Photo/Warner Bros. Pictures, Frank Masi)" border="0" /></a>NEW YORK (AP) — Will Smith&#039;s caper &quot;Focus&quot; dethroned &quot;Fifty Shades of Grey&quot; at the box office, but the film&#039;s modest $19.1 million opening still left questions about the drawing power of the once unstoppable star.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Spanish PM hits back at Greek accusation of anti-Athens 'axis'
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/spanish-pm-hits-back-greek-accusation-anti-athens-150541259--business.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/_.S9KloQKwePTtsBMgfuLw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2015-03-01T150541Z_1_LYNXMPEB200P2_RTROPTP_2_SPAIN-RAJOY.JPG" width="130" height="86" alt="Spain PM Rajoy attends a party meeting in the Andalusian capital of Seville" align="left" title="Spain PM Rajoy attends a party meeting in the Andalusian capital of Seville" border="0" /></a>By Costas Pitas and Sonya Dowsett ATHENS/MADRID (Reuters) - Spain&#039;s centre-right Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy hit back on Sunday against accusations from Greece&#039;s leftist premier that Spain and Portugal had led a conservative conspiracy to topple his anti-austerity government. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said Spain and Portugal had taken a hard line in talks on the euro zone extending the Greek bailout program because they feared the rise of the left in their own countries. &quot;We found opposing us an axis of powers ... led by the governments of Spain and Portugal which for obvious political reasons attempted to lead the entire negotiations to the brink,&quot; Tsipras said. &quot;Their plan was and is to wear down, topple or bring our government to unconditional surrender before our work begins to bear fruit and before the Greek example affects other countries,&quot; he said, adding: &quot;And mainly before the election in Spain.&quot; Rajoy said Spain had shown solidarity with Greece as part of the euro zone by helping with its bailout and urged Greece to fulfil its obligations and keep its promises.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Russians march in memory of murdered Putin critic
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/russians-march-memory-murdered-critic-putin-101910307.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/NazOVfp0NQnOjj3ChS4m_A--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/54e615faab3c87096f0f6a7067008009.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="People lay flowers during a march next to the place where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, with St, Basil Cathedral is in the background in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Thousands converged Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition. They carried flowers, portraits and white signs that said “I am not afraid.” (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)" align="left" title="People lay flowers during a march next to the place where Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, with St, Basil Cathedral is in the background in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Thousands converged Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition. They carried flowers, portraits and white signs that said “I am not afraid.” (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)" border="0" /></a>By Polina Devitt and Maxim Rodionov MOSCOW (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Russians marched through central Moscow on Sunday, carrying banners declaring &quot;I am not afraid&quot; and chanting &quot;Russia without Putin&quot; in memory of murdered Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Families, the old and young walked slowly, with many holding portraits of the opposition politician and former deputy prime minister who was shot dead while walking home from a nearby restaurant on Friday night. His supporters have blamed the authorities. &quot;If we can stop the campaign of hate that&#039;s being directed at the opposition, then we have a chance to change Russia.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Chicago's 1st black major league baseball player Minoso dies
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/chicagos-1st-black-major-league-baseball-player-minoso-150654899--spt.html"><img src="http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/QWaQZACGvaV2DAOIthIyjw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/705e42e3ab4787096f0f6a706700598f.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="FILE - In a Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, former Negro Leaguer and Chicago White Sox player Minnie Minoso stands during the national anthem before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers, in Chicago. Major league baseball&#039;s first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday, March 1, 2015. There is some question about his age but the White Sox say he was 92. (AP Photo/David Banks, File)" align="left" title="FILE - In a Aug. 24, 2013 file photo, former Negro Leaguer and Chicago White Sox player Minnie Minoso stands during the national anthem before a baseball game between the Chicago White Sox and the Texas Rangers, in Chicago. Major league baseball&#039;s first black player in Chicago, Minnie Minoso, has died. The Cook County medical examiner confirmed his death Sunday, March 1, 2015. There is some question about his age but the White Sox say he was 92. (AP Photo/David Banks, File)" border="0" /></a>CHICAGO (AP) — Minnie Minoso, who hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat when he became major league baseball&#039;s first black player in Chicago in 1951, has died, the Cook County medical examiner said Sunday.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Newspaper: Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her
    DALLAS (AP) — A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.
  • US astronauts begin spacewalk at orbiting lab
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/us-astronauts-begin-spacewalk-orbiting-lab-150811825.html"><img src="http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/8gvr0a2qi3hni5Rykt0fSg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/afp.com/Part-WAS-Was8908291-1-1-0.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="NASA video image showing US astronaut Terry Virts during a spacewalk on March 1, 2015" align="left" title="NASA video image showing US astronaut Terry Virts during a spacewalk on March 1, 2015" border="0" /></a>Two US astronauts on Sunday stepped out on the third spacewalk to prepare the International Space Station for the arrival of more commercial spacecraft in the coming years. Barry Wilmore and Terry Virts began the spacewalk at 6:52 am (1152 GMT). During the six hour, 45 minute outing, they plan to set up antennas and communications equipment so that future crews launching from Florida on US commercial spacecraft will be able to park at the space station, NASA said. The spacewalk is the third in eight days for NASA, and is the 187th in the history of the space station.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • UN says violence in Iraq kills at least 1,100 in February
    BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.N. mission to Iraq said Sunday that violence claimed the lives of at least 1,100 Iraqis in February, including more than 600 civilians.
  • Obama invoking civil rights struggles past and present
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/obama-invoking-civil-rights-struggles-past-present-161623297--politics.html"><img src="http://l2.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/1L_z6TrPUKOPACE_.1S3Gg--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/5ade6eb4aa1882096f0f6a7067001362.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="In this Feb. 24, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks during his meeting with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. In the first week of March Obama plans to invoke America’s civil rights struggles from past to present. He due to begin his week Monday by receiving the recommendations of his Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Obama plans to end the week by visiting Selma, Alabama, on Saturday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)" align="left" title="In this Feb. 24, 2015, photo, President Barack Obama speaks during his meeting with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. In the first week of March Obama plans to invoke America’s civil rights struggles from past to present. He due to begin his week Monday by receiving the recommendations of his Task Force on 21st Century Policing. Obama plans to end the week by visiting Selma, Alabama, on Saturday. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)" border="0" /></a>WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, it&#039;s a week to invoke America&#039;s civil rights struggles from past to present.</p><br clear="all"/>
  • Thousands march in Russia to mourn Putin critic Nemtsov
    <p><a href="http://news.yahoo.com/thousands-march-moscow-mourn-slain-boris-nemtsov-104509353.html"><img src="http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/DknTqbg0GtTHGVINKLlbQA--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9ZmlsbDtoPTg2O3E9NzU7dz0xMzA-/http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/ap_webfeeds/2b4fbaf8ab1686096f0f6a7067006a18.jpg" width="130" height="86" alt="People with Russian national flags march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Thousands converged Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition. They carried flowers, portraits and white signs that said “I am not afraid.” (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)" align="left" title="People with Russian national flags march in memory of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 near the Kremlin, in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Thousands converged Sunday in central Moscow to mourn veteran liberal politician Boris Nemtsov, whose killing on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia’s beleaguered opposition. They carried flowers, portraits and white signs that said “I am not afraid.” (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)" border="0" /></a>MOSCOW (AP) — Carrying flowers, portraits and signs that said &quot;I am not afraid,&quot; more than 20,000 people somberly marched Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, whose slaying on the streets of the capital has shaken Russia&#039;s beleaguered opposition.</p><br clear="all"/>

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