• Somalia plane bomber was meant to board Turkish flight: airline executive

    By Drazen Jorgic NAIROBI (Reuters) - A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, Daallo's chief executive said on Monday. The bomber was…

  • Saudi Arabia says open to sending special forces into Syria

    Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Monday held out the possibility of sending Saudi special forces into Syria as part of a U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State. "There is a discussion with regard to a ground force contingent, or a special forces contingent, to operate in Syria by…

  • Hong Kong riot police clash with protesters amid crackdown on street vendors

    By Clare Baldwin HONG KONG (Reuters) - Riot police used batons and pepper spray early on Tuesday to disperse crowds after clashes erupted when authorities tried to move illegal street vendors from a working-class district, the worst street violence since pro-democracy protests in late 2014. …

  • 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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  • Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this."

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  • Top Asian News 3:31 a.m. GMT

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a powerful quake two days earlier, as frustration grew among families waiting for searchers to reach their buried loved ones. More than 100 people…

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  • Sushil Koirala, Nepal's former prime minister, dies at 78

    KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Sushil Koirala, a former Nepalese prime minister and leader of nation's largest political party, has died in Kathmandu. He was 78.

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  • Judge again denies Texas' efforts to block Syrian refugees

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Monday again ruled against Texas in its efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees, saying that while it would be "foolish" to deny there are risks following the Paris attacks, state officials have never shown an imminent danger to the public.

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  • Asia stocks extend global sell-off, Japan down 5.1 percent

    Asian markets tumbled Tuesday as renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 dived 5.1 percent to 16,132.25 and Australia's S&P/ASX ...

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  • Mexico IDs human remains as youths missing in Veracruz

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities say human remains discovered in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz belong to two of five young people who disappeared last month.

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  • 2015 sets record for most shark attacks, with 98 worldwide

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Experts say 2015 saw a record-setting 98 unprovoked shark attacks worldwide, including 30 in Florida alone.

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  • 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 fish balls and other local holiday delicacies, leaving dozens injured and arrested.

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  • U.N. group agrees to aircraft standards to cut CO2 emissions

    By Allison Lampert and Valerie Volcovici MONTREAL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global aviation experts agreed on Monday to the first emissions-reduction standards for aircraft in a deal that will take effect with new models in four years, but environmental groups said the carbon dioxide cuts did not go…

  • Prosecutors say gunmen kidnapped reporter in southern Mexico

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A reporter was dragged from her home by armed assailants before dawn Monday in southern Mexico and had not been seen since, authorities said.

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