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Taiwan Earthquake: Death Toll Rises as Survivors Pulled From Rubble
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:37:00 GMTThe death toll from a powerful earthquake in southern Taiwan rose to 32 on Sunday, although officials feared that more than 100 people remained trapped under a collapsed high-rise apartment building. The 6.4-magnitude quake struck early Saturday morning ...

Syrian refugees: We did not flee for tents
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:30:00 GMTSyria-Turkey border (CNN)Tantalizingly close to Turkish soil, thousands of Syrian refugees fleeing an upsurge in violence have gathered at their neighbor's border. They can see Turkey's flag fluttering in the distance, the safety they long for painfully ...

The Latest: Merkel 'Horrified' by Russian Bombing in Syria
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:49:00 GMTGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel says she's "not just appalled but horrified" by the suffering caused by Russian bombing in Syria. Merkel, speaking Monday after a meeting with Turkey's prime minister, said that Turkey and Germany will push at the United ...

Syrian government, terrorists engaging in prisoner 'extermination,' UN finds
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:24:00 GMTUnited Nations investigators say thousands of detainees have been executed, beaten to death or otherwise left to die as part of an “extermination” during Syria's civil war, in policies that appear to amount to crimes against humanity. The U.N.-backed ...

Was it a meteorite? Tests will determine what killed Indian man
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:59:00 GMTNew Delhi (CNN)Indian scientists will examine remains from an object that fell from the sky Saturday, causing a large explosion which killed a man, to determine if it is a meteorite, police say. If the object is confirmed to be a meteorite -- a fragment of ...

North Korean satellite flies over Super Bowl site shortly after game
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:07:00 GMTTOKYO – Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended. Whatever motives Pyongyang may have about using its rocket launches to develop nuclear-tipped long-range missiles ...

Belarusian leader says Russia will offer bailout
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:11:00 GMTMINSK, Belarus (AP) — The leader of Belarus says Russia has promised to offer financial assistance to his nation. President Alexander Lukashenko said Monday that he has secured Russian President Vladimir Putin's promise to help shore up the Belarusian ...

Nepotism And Dynasty In Central Asian Politics
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:34:00 GMTIt seems a pattern of governance has emerged, or rather reappeared, in Central Asia: the dynasty. It's been clear for a long time that four of the five current leaders have no plans to leave office. But some of them are entering, or are well into, their ...

Italy presses Egypt to help find who killed Italian student
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:31:00 GMTROME (AP) — Italy kept up its pressure on Egypt Monday to cooperate in finding who tortured and murdered an Italian student doing research in Cairo, insisting it wouldn't accept convenient "truths" in the case. "We won't settle for purported truths, as ...

Report: IRA faction claims Dublin hotel shooting
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:31:00 GMTA police (Garda) cordon outside the Regency Hotel in Dublin, Ireland, after one man died and two others were injured following a shooting incident at the hotel, Friday Feb. 5, 2016. (Photo: Niall Carson, AP) LONDON — A faction of the Irish Republican ...

Thirty Years After Chernobyl, Ukraine Doubles Down On Nuclear Power
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:34:00 GMTNearly 30 years after Chernobyl spewed nuclear dust across Europe and sparked fears of fallout around the globe, a strapped, war-torn Ukraine is opting for "upgrades" rather than shutdowns of its fleet of Soviet-era nuclear power reactors. Kyiv is planning ...

Spanish Raids Net Seven Suspected of Supplying Cash, Weapons to ISIS
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 06:36:00 GMTLONDON — Seven people were arrested in Spain Sunday in relation to the supply of firearms and cash to terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq. The Spanish interior ministry said the international cell operated as a "business complex," which allowed it to send ...

Maldives Arrests Judge, Former Legal Official Over Court Order
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:33:00 GMTPolice in the Maldives arrested a judge and former prosecutor general over their alleged involvement in issuing a fraudulent court order to arrest President Abdulla Yameen, a presidential spokesman said on Monday. But the main opposition, led by jailed ...

Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:11:00 GMTMOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has scrambled troops across southwestern Russia for large-scale military drills intended to test the troops' readiness amid continuing tensions with the West. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that military units ...

23 Migrants Drown As They Try To Reach Greek Island
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:41:00 GMTISTANBUL (Reuters) - Twenty-three migrants drowned off Turkey's Aegean coast as they tried to reach a Greek island, the Turkish coast guard said, and a search and rescue operation was underway for the remaining passengers. One migrant was rescued by a ...

SEE IT: Leopard wanders through school hallways, injures six during chase
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:27:00 GMTThis feline ruled the hallways. Surveillance footage shows a leopard wandering through a school in southern India and injuring people as it tried to escape. The big cat entered Vibgyor School in Bangalore early Sunday morning, when no students were present.

Twin teen brothers, 17, killed during off-hours crash at Canada bobsled track
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 07:45:00 GMTTwin teen brothers who died in a crash on an Alberta, Canada bobsled track are being mourned by relatives and classmates — and may have been participating in a “tradition” by sliding down the track after-hours, former staff members say. Jordan and ...

In Syria, The Battering of Aleppo Is a Trophy for Putin
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:37:00 GMTRussia has made no bones about its desire to keep Hafez al-Assad in power in Syria and Vladimir Putin has clearly put his bombs where his mouth is: Aleppo, Syria's biggest city and the most important one outside of Damascus, is on the way to falling to ...

Turkey, West in Standoff Over Syrian Refugees
Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:33:00 GMTMore than 25,000 Syrian civilians have become the unwitting victims of a standoff between Turkey and Western relief agencies. The Turkish government refuses to admit the refugees, the first in a wave of civilians fleeing an offensive by the regime of ...



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