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My Chemical Romance announced split after 12 years making music

US alternative rock band My Chemical Romance have split up after 12 years together, the group confirmed on their website Saturday. The band was founded in New Jersey in 2001, comprising members Gerard Way, Ray Toro, Mikey Way and Frank Iero. “Being in this band for the past 12 years…

Depositors at Cyprus’ largest bank await the fate of the money in their accounts

Big depositors in Bank of Cyprus, the island’s largest lender, anxiously awaited the outcome of last-ditch talks between the government and eurozone officials on Saturday on the scale of the hit they will take. Savers in number two lender Popular Bank, or Laiki, already saw legislation passed on Saturday to…

Reports indicate CIA helping Syria rebels obtain arms and intelligence

The US Central Intelligence Agency has been feeding information to select rebel fighters in Syria to try to make them more effective against government troops, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Citing unnamed current and former US officials, the newspaper said the new CIA effort reflected a change in the…

New York theatre serves up old movies, gourmet fare and new profit streams for troubled industry

There’s popcorn and movies, there’s the infamous frozen TV dinner, and then, in one corner of New York, there’s getting a top chef to feed you delicacies that echo the story unfolding on the big screen. Old fashioned junk food won’t cut the moviegoer’s mustard in the hipster hotbed of…

Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky confirmed dead in London at age 67

In the wild world of Russian oligarchs, Boris Berezovsky was among the wildest, gloating over the semi-legal schemes that made him a billionaire in the 1990s and vowing to overthrow the Kremlin from exile in London. Berezovsky’s career traced the arc of Russian society from the dawn of free enterprise…

Octogenarian widow becomes the face of the legal fight for same sex marriage

An 83-year-old widow will carry the hopes of America’s gay community on her frail shoulders when she takes her landmark same-sex marriage case before the US Supreme Court next week. Edie Windsor, a lesbian who married in Canada, is seeking to overturn the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which has…

WATCH: U.S. soccer team fights for a win in driving snow, freezing temps

The United States defied the difficulties of driving snow to get their 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with a 1-0 triumph over Costa Rica. In a match put in jeopardy by blizzard conditions, which saw the grounds crew in a constant battle to keep the pitch clear…

1,000 bank workers march on Cyprus’ presidential palace to protest bank restructuring

At least 1,000 bank workers fearing for their jobs staged a march on the Cyprus presidency on Saturday ahead of a planned protest outside parliament which is to debate a bailout to save the island from bankruptcy. An AFP journalist said the workers marched from the headquarters of the Cyprus…

Obama ends four-day Middle East tour with visit to Jordan’s ‘spectacular’ Petra ruins

US President Barack Obama strolled among the ancient Jordanian ruins at Petra on Saturday, on the final leg of a four-day Middle East tour dominated by his embrace of Israel. Obama flew by helicopter to view the rose-coloured stone ruins of the ancient Nabataean city, after winds from a sandstorm…

When something goes wrong at the hospital

How is it possible to move past medical harm when every single aspect of life is impacted by it 2013 when absolutely everything a person believed about doctors, lawyers, oversight agencies, insurance companies is turned upside down and inside out? -Robin Karr, patient harm survivor A slip of the scalpel,…

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