Jamaica Bobsled Team Crowdfunds to Get to Olympics

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_e6ef8749ad.jpgRobert Laberge/Getty Images (SOCHI, Russia) -- Last competing in the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City in 2002, the Jamaican bobsled team has qualified to compete once again this year -- if they can raise enough cash to cover the costs. But unlike a decade ago, the Jamaican team and other athletes are going to online sites like Reddit and Indiegogo to cover their costs. The crowdfunding website Crowdtilt has raised more than $25,909 for the team while a fundraising site on Indiegogo has raised about $16,000.

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Terror 'Surprise' for Sochi Olympics? Purported Bombers' New Threat

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_55be2e0398.jpgYoutube/ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Citing a new "surprise package" for Russia and Olympic spectators, Islamist militants in the North Caucasus on Sunday launched a new threat to the Sochi Olympics with a purported "martyrdom" video by two suicide bombers who attacked a transit hub 400 miles away. The video posted on a Chechen extremist site considered a credible platform for militant statements featured two unidentified men before the black flag of jihad and cradling AKMS rifles.

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Professor Among Americans Killed in Kabul Restaurant Attack

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_9f496bdd24.jpgJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images (KABUL, Afghanistan) -- A U.S political science professor teaching in Afghanistan, a Chicago woman and a Somali-American nutrition specialist were among the 21 people who died in a Taliban attack against a popular Kabul restaurant. The American University of Afghanistan has confirmed that Alexandros Petersen, a professor of political science there, died in the Saturday assault. Petersen, who had just arrived in Kabul, has family in Washington, university president Michael Smith said.

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Thousands Demonstrate Against New Anti-Protest Laws in Ukraine

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_65f8135046.jpgSERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images (KIEV, Ukraine) -- Thousands of protesters are rallying in Kiev, Ukraine on Sunday and in some cases clashing with police after new laws were passed to curb protests. BBC News reports that the laws were passed "with a quick show of hands on Thursday by MPs loyal to President Viktor Yanukovych. The opposition party accused Yanukovych's administration of a coup.

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How to Wake Up Rosetta and Catch a Comet

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_220cb660ce.jpgESA/AFP/Getty Images (DARMSTADT, Germany) -- How to catch a comet: First, set your alarm clock to wake up after a two and a half year nap, then reboot your computer and check your odometer. You are now 500 million miles from where you started 10 years ago. Rosetta is the European Space Agency’s incredibly daring mission to catch up to comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko after 10 years of hurtling through space to rendezvous with the comet, which is speeding through space at 24,600 mph.

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