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  • Turkey, U.S. play down differences on fight against Islamic State

    By Dasha Afanasieva and Humeyra Pamuk ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey and the United States played down differences in the fight against Islamic State on Friday, but Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu made clear Ankara would keep pressing for a no-fly zone in Syria and President Bashar al-Assad's removal.…

    Reuters
  • Biden voices support for Ukraine, denounces Russia's Putin

    By Alessandra Prentice KIEV (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned Russia's behaviour in Ukraine as "unacceptable" and said Moscow should abide by a September peace deal and pull its military forces out of the country. Addressing himself rhetorically to Russian leader…

    Reuters
  • Portuguese police arrest ex-PM Socrates in corruption investigation

    LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese police have arrested former Socialist prime minister Jose Socrates and three other people in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering, the Prosecutor General's office said on Saturday. It said in a statement that Socrates, who was…

    Reuters
  • Adam Lanza report: How system and personal failings led to Newtown massacre

    A report on Adam Lanza, who carried out the mass shootings nearly two years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was released Friday by the state’s Office of the Child Advocate.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • As deadline nears for Iran nuclear talks, how will opponents of a deal react?

    Just after President Obama challenged Congress with his executive action on immigration, the administration may present congressional leaders with another tough nut – either a comprehensive Iran nuclear deal or an extension of nuclear talks with Tehran.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Why would someone fly a Nazi flag to protest Obama?

    This morning I woke to find myself tagged in a Facebook post by a friend in my town whose neighbor had chosen to fly a Nazi flag.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • House Republicans sue Obama over unilateral Obamacare changes

    It an apparent opening salvo in the looming battle between Republicans in Congress and President Obama, a lawyer for the House of Representatives filed a lawsuit on Friday claiming the Obama administration acted illegally and unconstitutionally by unilaterally amending the president’s health care…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • UK volunteers fly to Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The British government says the first group of National Health Service volunteers has left for Sierra Leone, where they will work in Ebola treatment centers across the country.

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  • Iraqi forces, Islamic State group battle in Ramadi

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi soldiers backed by Sunni fighters launched a major operation Saturday to retake a section of the city of Ramadi seized by Islamic State group militants, an official and residents said.

    Associated Press16 mins ago
  • Hundreds evacuated after London hotel explosion

    LONDON (AP) — London fire officials say a suspected gas leak touched off an explosion in the basement of a London hotel, injuring 11 people and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of guests.

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  • Plague outbreak kills 40 people in Madagascar

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization says 40 people have died from the plague in Madagascar.

    Associated Press33 mins ago
  • Top Asian News at 10:00 a.m. GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said. The…

    Associated Press35 mins ago
  • Strong quake hits west China's Sichuan province

    BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of injuries or major damage.

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  • Egypt to host major economic conference in March

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's prime minister says his government will host a three-day international economic conference in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh starting March 13 to support the country's economy.

    Associated Press40 mins ago
  • AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said.

    Associated Press47 mins ago
  • Kenya police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in bus

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Suspected Islamic extremists from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday.

    Associated Press50 mins ago
  • All Blacks in quest to continue Wales domination

    Cardiff (United Kingdom) (AFP) - New Zealand will seek to stretch an impressive winning streak when they face Wales at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Saturday.

    AFP
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  • Virgin's Sam Bird wins in Malaysia Formula E race

    Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Virgin Racing driver Sam Bird put up a superb performance Saturday to clinch victory in the Formula E on the Putrajaya street circuit in Malaysia despite a raging Lucas Di Grassi hot on the Englishman's heels.

    AFP