1. Viola Davis’ Natural Hair At The 2015 SAG Awards Is Her Crowning Glory
     Published by Huffington Post on 2015-01-26 at 06:41:03

The 2015 SAG Awards red carpet was filled with stunning looks, but Viola Davis is a contender for best beauty of the night.

Dressed in a custom white Max Mara gown, Davis looked like a goddess with her fabulous Afro and smoldering eye makeup. We rarely s...

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2. Tsipras declares end to ‘vicious cycle of austerity’ after Syriza wins Greek election – live updates
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-26 at 04:22:33

Official projection puts Syriza just short of outright majority Syriza says ‘hope has won’Result could plunge Europe deeper into crisisPM Antonis Samaras congratulates Alexis Tsipras on Syriza’s victoryGuardianWitness: your hopes and fears for the f...

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3. Boko Haram assaults Nigerian city
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-26 at 01:27:43

Nigerian Islamist Boko Haram fighters have attacked the strategically important north-eastern city of Maiduguri, with dozens reported dead.

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4. New York Prepares for Blizzard Amid Warnings of Closings and Hazards
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-26 at 07:32:39

The storm is expected to begin with flurries late Monday morning and gather force as the day goes on, bringing high winds, low visibility and “treacherous” road conditions.

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6. Life, laughter and loss in a Nepal leprosy colony – in pictures
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-25 at 13:30:16

On 25 January, activists mark World Leprosy Day to raise awareness of leprosy as a 21st-century disease. Freelance photographer Tom Bradley has been documenting the effects of leprosy since 2009, focusing on the lives of those affected by this complex dis...

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7. Muslims will speak up for British values only when they know they will be heard
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-25 at 03:10:16

Former Tory chairwoman accuses government she served of undermining the fight against religious extremismLady Warsi launches bitter assault on coalition strategy towards Muslims Continue reading...

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8. Ministry of Justice bids for contract with Saudi prison service
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-25 at 13:59:03

New commercial arm of justice ministry hopes to sell expertise to country under scrutiny over beheadings and floggings Continue reading...

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9. Greek election: ‘The hour of the left has come. Hope has arrived’
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-26 at 04:24:35

Euphoria among Syriza supporters as once-marginalised activists take power – but party knows the hard work begins now Continue reading...

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10. India and US seal nuclear deal
     Published by BBC on 2015-01-25 at 21:33:40

India and the US announce a breakthrough on a deal for supplying civilian nuclear technology, on the first day of President Barack Obama's visit.

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11. Greece elections: anti-austerity Syriza party sweeps to stunning victory
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-26 at 05:55:00

Alexis Tsipras’s leftwing party finish eight points clear of the incumbent conservatives, New Democracy Continue reading...

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14. W.H.O. Members Endorse Resolution to Improve Response to Health Emergencies
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-26 at 07:25:53

Key provisions include creating a global cadre of emergency health workers, establishing a fund that could be tapped quickly, and support for the development of treatments for emerging infectious diseases.

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15. 17 killed in pro-democracy protests in Egypt on anniversary of 2011 uprising
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-26 at 01:25:00

Police accused of shooting demonstrators in Cairo while trouble erupts in Alexandria as mourners bury victim of security forces Continue reading...

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16. US changes its tune on Syrian regime change as Isis threat takes top priority
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-25 at 23:55:07

Washington still hopes Bashar al-Assad will be removed from power, but is no longer insisting on it as a precondition for peace Continue reading...

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17. Massive power failure plunges 80% of Pakistan into darkness
     Published by The Guardian on 2015-01-25 at 12:40:14

Rebels blamed for breakdown of power transmission line on SundayHuge blackout is latest reminder of the country’s chronic problems Continue reading...

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18. Two Japanese Hostages, as Different as Can Be, Linked by Fate in Syria
     Published by The New York Times on 2015-01-26 at 06:26:10

The surviving hostage is a respected journalist, while the other man was a lost soul who had attempted suicide and seemed to become unhinged by setbacks in life.

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