• Taiwan developer arrested after deadly quake fells building

    Prosecutors in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan have arrested the developer of a building which collapsed during an earthquake on Saturday killing at least 39 people, officials said on Tuesday, as rescue efforts increasingly turned to recovery. The quake struck at about 4 a.m. on Saturday (3.00…

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  • Syrian opposition insists Russia should end air strikes: Interfax

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia should immediately end its air strikes in Syria as a condition for negotiations between the opposition and the central government in Damascus, Interfax news agency quoted a Syrian opposition member as saying on Tuesday. "It (Russia's air force operation) complicates the…

  • U.S. troop reinforcements head for embattled southern Afghan province

    By Josh Smith KABUL (Reuters) - Hundreds more U.S. troops are headed for Afghanistan’s strife-torn Helmand province to shore up security forces who have struggled in the face of sustained Taliban attacks, officials said. The core of the new force will provide more security and act as advisers to…

  • Beyoncé's black pride moment at the Super Bowl

    The sound may not have been working correctly, but Beyoncé made a statement during Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 halftime show that didn’t escape anyone’s notice. Audio trouble couldn’t prevent an estimated 100 million viewers from watching the pop superstar – flanked by a platoon of female dancers in…

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  • Could John Kasich be New Hampshire primary's Rocky Balboa?

    Could John Kasich be the Rocky Balboa of the New Hampshire primary – the fighting underdog who shocks the world? Ohio Governor Kasich seems to be running as an unapologetic blast-from-the-past candidate. During his opening statement at last September’s Ronald Reagan Library GOP debate, Kasich…

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  • Sideways snow lashes New England coast

    A storm over New England is dumping snow and vigorous winds on the southern part of the region on Monday, closing schools and government offices, and crippling travel. Cape Cod and the islands are under a blizzard warning through the evening, said the National Weather Service, which is projecting…

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  • Mercy for Myanmar's military?

    As she prepares to wield power in Myanmar’s legislature in April after a historic election, Aung San Suu Kyi is giving this advice to all those who suffered under the country’s military rule over the past half century: Set aside a desire for revenge against the Army. “The Lady,” as Ms. Aung San…

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  • Spain: Princess Cristina back in court for tax fraud trial

    PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — Spain's Princess Cristina was back in court Tuesday for trial along with 17 others, including her husband, on charges ranging from tax fraud to embezzlement.

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  • South Africa prosecute 4 apartheid-era cops for murder

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African prosecutors plan to charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of an activist who opposed white-minority rule.

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  • Protests as S.Africa's top court hears case against Zuma

    South African opposition protesters marched on Tuesday to Johannesburg's Constitutional Court, where judges heard a case over public money spent on President Jacob Zuma's private house. The upgrades at Zuma's homestead, which were valued in 2014 at about 216 million rand (then $24 million), have…

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  • The Latest: Trains crashed in inaccessible area

    BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a train crash in Germany that has caused deaths and injuries (all times local):

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  • Hong Kong riot police fire warning shots in bloody street clashes

    By Clare Baldwin and Donny Kwok HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots on Tuesday during clashes that erupted in the Chinese-ruled city when authorities tried to remove illegal street stalls set up for Lunar New Year celebrations, the worst violence since pro-democracy…

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  • Top Asian News 9:24 a.m. GMT

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Prosecutors have requested the detention of the developers of a high-rise apartment building in southern Taiwan that collapsed over the weekend following a strong earthquake, killing dozens of people, official media said Tuesday. The Tainan District Prosecutors Office said Lin…

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  • Indian scientists study chunk that fell from sky, killed man

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Scientists are analyzing a small blue object that plummeted from the sky and killed a man in southern India, after authorities said it was a meteorite.

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  • Train crash in Germany kills at least 4, injures scores

    BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) — Two trains crashed head-on in southern Germany early Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead and 40 seriously injured, the German news agency dpa said. More than three hours after the crash, emergency services were still trying to reach people trapped in the wreckage.

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  • Wave of Aden killings tests Gulf role in Yemen

    By Mohammed Ghobari and Yara Bayoumy CAIRO/DUBAI (Reuters) - The recapture of Aden by Gulf Arab coalition troops last summer has failed to provide any respite from Yemen's civil war, with residents facing a wave of bomb and gun attacks that is crippling efforts to stabilize the city. Since July,…

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  • North Korea turns to 'old workhorse' rocket to repeat past success

    By Jack Kim and David Brunnstrom SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's weekend rocket launch repeated earlier success rather than breaking new ground, using a nearly identical design from a 2012 launch, experts said, adding the reclusive country probably remained years from building a…

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