News Headlines - 18 February 2014

Ukraine crisis: flames and stun grenades as police launch all-out assault on protesters in Kiev - Telegraph

Police in the Ukrainian capital Kiev launch fierce attack on protesters in main city square after a day of violence and deaths

Two members of Pussy Riot detained in Sochi for four hours, complain of rough treatment - The Washington Post

The two performance artists known as Pussy Riot – who served nearly two years in prison for singing a protest song on the altar of Moscow’s main cathedral – made a surprise visit here Tuesday and soon found themselves in familiar surroundings: the inside of a police station.

BBC News - Thailand police and protesters clash in Bangkok

Three people have been killed and dozens injured in violence that erupted as Thai police began clearing protest sites in the capital, Bangkok.
Police are trying to retake official sites that have been blocked by demonstrators since late last year.

Inflation falls below BoE target for first time since Nov 2009 | Reuters

British inflation last month fell below the Bank of England's target level for the first time in over four years, further bolstering the BoE's message that there is no rush to raise interest rates.
Consumer prices rose 1.9 percent on the year in January, slowing from December's rate of 2.0 percent, making it the smallest increase since November 2009, the Office for National Statistics said.

Online trolls are psychopaths and sadists, psychologists claim - The Independent

Canadian researchers have confirmed what most people suspected all along: that internet trolls are archetypal Machiavellian sadists.
In a survey conducted by the group of psychologists, people who partake in so-called trolling online showed signs of sadism, psychopathy, and were Machiavellian in their manipulation of others and their disregard for morality.








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