• 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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  • Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge toward Turkey border

    By Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Humeyra Pamuk BEIRUT/ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - The Syrian army advanced toward the Turkish border on Monday in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly five-year-old insurrection against President Bashar…

  • Politics, princess's trial cast Spain's King Felipe in testing role

    By Sarah White MADRID (Reuters) - Sympathy for the Spanish monarchy is in short supply among the spectators heading into a theater in Madrid's edgy Lavapies district, where an irreverent look at the former King Juan Carlos' fall from grace is playing to sell-out audiences. The play, called "El…

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  • 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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  • Top Asian News 7:12 a.m. GMT

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers using cranes, dogs and electronic devices searched for survivors Tuesday in a high-rise apartment complex in southern Taiwan that was toppled three days earlier by a powerful earthquake. The death toll in Saturday's disaster stood at 40, while 320 people had been…

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  • Japan's parliament condemns North Korea rocket launch

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's parliament condemned North Korea's long-range rocket launch Tuesday, calling it a serious provocation against international peace and demanding that the communist nation immediately stop such activity.

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  • Arrest warrant issued for Taiwan building developer

    TAIPEI (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan have issued an arrest warrant for the developer of a building which collapsed during an earthquake on Saturday killing at least 39 people, a government official said on Tuesday. (Reporting by Faith Hung; Writing by Ben Blanchard;…

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  • Tokyo leads Asian equities rout as traders flee to safety

    Tokyo stocks led a rout across Asian markets Tuesday, while Japanese government bond yields turned negative, the dollar dived against the yen and gold jumped as fears about the global economy sent investors scrambling to safety. The latest round of blood-letting came on the back of worries about…

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  • Indian soldier buried by avalanche saved; 9 bodies recovered

    SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Officials say an Indian soldier buried by an avalanche for six days in the Himalayan region of Kashmir has been rescued, but that the bodies of nine other soldiers were recovered.

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  • Palestinian doctor aims to boost West Bank medical services

    NABLUS, West Bank (AP) — After Dr. Saleem Haj-Yahia performed the first-ever successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank last month he was greeted with flowers, balloons and cheering crowds and publicly praised by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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  • Survivor tells of living through collapse of Taiwan building

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — After propping himself against a wall for 20 hours to avoid smothering his girlfriend, Ko Ching-chung's strength was draining away.

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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 angry clashes that erupted when authorities tried to remove illegal street stalls set up for Lunar New Year celebrations, the worst street violence since pro-democracy protests in…

  • Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fishballs and other local holiday delicacies, with dozens injured and arrested.

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  • N. Korea rocket more powerful than old one: Seoul

    The rocket North Korea launched this week appeared to be more powerful than one fired in 2012, with an increased range of 12,000 kilometres (7,500 miles) which puts most of the US within reach, a South Korean defence ministry official said Tuesday. There had been speculation the North might use a…