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The United Nations is appealing to the international community to help with humanitarian efforts in the Central African Republic. The agency says half of the population requires urgent assistance. Fighting between various armed groups plunged the country into civil conflict in 2013, and the violence is spreading fast with many groups involved in the fighting. Al Jazeera's Catherine Soi reports from the town of Bria, Central African Republic. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
 
Country superstar Lindsay Ell talks about her life in music and reveals why she wouldn't change a thing about her rise to fame. (Feb. 23) Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events. The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP
 

Movie stars praise brilliant Berlin

Speaking at the Berlin International Film Festival - where their movie "Black 47" premiered - actors including Hugo Weaving, Jim Broadbent and Freddie Fox talk about their love for the German capital. (Feb. 23) Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events. The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP
 

Ellen Page vs. zombies

Actress Ellen Page talks about her "fresh" zombie movie, "The Cured." (Feb. 23) Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events. The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP
 

The head of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, on

The head of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, on what he blames for the mass shooting at a Florida high school. (Source BBC News) www.facebook.com
 

African countries ban secondhand clothes imports

Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda have agreed to ban second-hand clothing, mostly imported from the US and UK, in order to support their own textile industries. They hope local factories will create much-needed jobs and increase exports. The three countries are now facing threats of trade sanctions from the US who says the ban violates free-trade agreements. Al Jazeera's Malcolm Webb reports from Uganda's capital Kampala. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
 

G5 Sahel military force still needs money

The European Union is doubling its funding for an African body aimed at combatting armed groups across the Sahel region. Leaders of five African countries are in Brussels for a security fundraising summit. They need to raise more money to fund a joint military force that works alongside French and UN troops. More than 50 countries are at the donor conference, including the US. The so-called G5 Sahel group is made up of soldiers from Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Chad. Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler reports. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
 

Former prisoner of war, 96, attacked in his own home

Two burglars have attacked a 96-year-old former prisoner of war in his own home - holding a quilt over his mouth and removing his emergency pendant (Source Sky News) news.sky.com
 

Stephen Fry recovering from cancer op

The actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry is recovering from surgery for prostate cancer and said "it all seemed to go pretty well". (Source BBC News) bbc.in
 

ShowBiz Minute: Weinstein, Haddish, Hadid

Harvey Weinstein apologizes to Meryl Streep and Jennifer Lawrence for lawyers' words; Tiffany Haddish to host MTV Movie and TV Awards in June; Led by Gigi Hadid, next-gen supermodels fill Milan runways. (Feb. 23) Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events. The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP
 
There's concern in north east Nigeria after the government retracted a statement claiming dozens of abducted schoolgirls had been rescued. Suspected Boko Haram fighters took the girls from their school in the town of Dapchi in Yobe State on Monday. Al Jazeera's Ahmed Idris was the first international journalist to get there and has this report from Dapchi, Nigeria. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
 

Some of the poorest people in the Philippines capital, Manila are

Some of the poorest people in the Philippines capital, Manila are eating meat salvage from rubbish tips? Warning: You may wish to skip this one if you have a delicate disposition. (via BBC World Service) (Source BBC News) www.facebook.com
 

?? Trump suggests arming school teachers

US President Donald Trump is not backing away from his controversial proposal to arm teachers to prevent school shootings. He's suggested that they should be paid a bonus. Trump is under pressure to pass tougher gun laws after last week's mass shooting at a Florida high school. Al Jazeera's White House Correspondent Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington, DC. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
 
As people in Eastern Ghouta continued to die, the United Nations Security Council continued to argue. The UN humanitarian chief has been urging the Security Council to call for a desperately needed ceasefire to deliver food and medicine to Eastern Ghouta. Members of the Security Council gathered to vote on the resolution, but it was clear Russia wanted amendments and would not let the resolution pass in its current form. Al Jazeera's diplomatic editor James Bays reports from the UN. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
 
A man convicted of raping and killing a college student yelled "murderers!" three times as he was put to death by lethal injection (Source Sky News) news.sky.com
 

At Least 3 Dead In Indiana Small Plane Crash

Indiana State Police say a small plane crashed northwest of Indianapolis on Thursday night, killing everyone on board. At least three people were on the Cessna 441 Conquest Turboprop. It was flying from Indianapolis to Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Feb. 23) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP
 

A five-day-long bombardment by Syrian government forces is

A five-day-long bombardment by Syrian government forces is reported to have killed more than 300 civilians in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area. These children are part of the human cost. (Source BBC News) www.facebook.com
 

Female ensemble rock 'Annihilation'

Stars of sci-fi adaptation "Annihilation" - Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson and Gina Rodriguez - discuss the film's all-female ensemble. (Feb. 23) Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events. The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP
 

Idris Elba - no wedding date yet

Idris Elba reveals he hasn't set a date for his upcoming wedding to Sabrina Dhowre and discusses working as a first-time director on "Yardie" at the film's Berlin International Film Festival premiere. (Feb. 23) Subscribe for more Arts and Entertainment News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get fast, accurate coverage of every arts and entertainment story making headlines worldwide, from festivals and premieres to births, deaths, scandals and arrests, plus celebrity reactions to news events. The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP
 
Britain is looking at outlawing plastic straws in a bid to tackle pollution in the world's oceans (Source Sky News) news.sky.com
 

Massive Floods in Midwestern States

Heavy rain and melting snow are causing major floods in the Midwest and South. Some evacuations were ordered in Illinois. Flooding covered some athletic fields, parking lots and roads on Michigan State University's campus in East Lansing. (Feb. 23) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP
 
Tax fraud charges filed against ex-Trump chiefs Paul Manafort and Rick Gates (Source Sky News) news.sky.com
 

Billionaire Offers to Pay for Jerusalem Embassy

President Donald Trump's administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. (Feb. 23) Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress Get updates and more Breaking News here: http://smarturl.it/APBreakingNews Find the 45th President of the United States Donald Trump's latest press conferences, announcements, speeches and highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnwt1fUa-EVgihKJ_26XtMdmGDOmABAAa The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP
 

Farming the old-fashioned way

The farmer is going back to his roots... way back. ??? (Source BBC News) bbc.in
 

Shock DNA study shows the last 'wild' horses are not truly wild

Shock DNA study shows the last 'wild' horses are not truly wild (Source Sky News) news.sky.com
 

Texas governor spares convicted killer from execution

Texas governor spares convicted killer from execution (Source Sky News) news.sky.com
 

AP Top Stories February 23 A

Here's the latest for Friday, February 23rd: Armed officer didn't enter Florida school during shooting; Missouri Gov. indicted on felony charge; Flooding spreads in Midwest, South; Airbnb sending inspectors to rate properties. Stay up to date with daily round ups: http://smarturl.it/APTopStories Subscribe for more Breaking News: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. AP’s commitment to independent, comprehensive journalism has deep roots. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings. AP is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/AssociatedPress http://www.ap.org/ https://plus.google.com/+AP/ https://www.facebook.com/APNews https://twitter.com/AP
 

Fruit tea is good for you. Right...? bbc.in/2CdDbV3 (Via BBC

Fruit tea is good for you. Right...? bbc.in/2CdDbV3 (Via BBC Lifestyle & Health News) (Source BBC News) www.facebook.com
 

MPs to debate legislation to bring in 'opt-out' organ donation

MPs to debate legislation to bring in 'opt-out' organ donation (Source Sky News) news.sky.com
 
'He never went in': Armed officer did not confront Florida school gunman (Source Sky News) news.sky.com