U.S. President Barack Obama lays out his plan to ensure more children graduate from school fully prepared for college and a career during his weekly address.
Two commercial ships and an Italian coastguard vessel have rescued about 700 migrants from overcrowded boats near the Libyan coast. One hundred arrive on the Italian island of Lampedusa in the evening.
(Next Media Online) – At least 300 migrants are feared dead in Mediterranean waters after they tried to reach Europe from Africa, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Over 100 pilot whales died after nearly 200 are beached in New Zealand, local media reported.
Canada (Next Media) – Canadian police said they acted on a tip provided by the public and intercepted a mass shooting plot on Valentine’s Day.
A man has been arrested and charged with fatally shooting three young people near the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill raising questions of whether the victims were targeted because they were Muslim.
A day after parliament descended into chaos, with opposition lawmakers removed by force after disrupting Jacob Zuma’s annual address, people on the streets of Johannesburg say they believe the focus should be on the resolving the country’s problems.
EU leaders arriving at a summit in Brussels give a cautious welcome to the ceasefire agreed in Minsk.
South African security officers remove far-left Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) lawmakers from parliament after they disrupted President Jacob Zuma’s State-Of-The-Nation speech and members of the main opposition walk out in protest.
Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s sexual practices come under scrutiny at his pimping trial, as one prostitute with whom he had relations says he did not respect her.