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  • Air strikes force ISIS to halve fighters' pay: Glaser

    The Islamic State (IS) militant group has been forced to cut its fighters' pay by up to 50 percent because U.S.-led air strikes have had a substantial impact on the money it makes from oil, a senior U.S official said on Monday. Daniel Glaser, assistant secretary for terrorist financing at the U.S.…

    Reuters56 mins ago
  • Twenty-three migrants drown as boat capsizes near Turkey, coast guard says

    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 fisherman and three more were rescued by the coast guard, which…

    Reuters43 mins ago
  • Suicide bombers in Afghanistan kill nine, wound 23

    Two suicide bombers targeting Afghan government and military employees killed at least nine people on Monday and wounded 23, officials said. Six civilians died and nine were injured in a blast outside a bakery shop in Yahyakhil district of Paktika province, an area near Afghanistan's eastern…

    Reuters25 mins ago
  • Why an SNL impression won't curb Bernie Sanders voters' enthusiasm

    The star of HBO’s ‘Curb your Enthusiasm’ and former SNL writer Larry David has come on the show to play Sanders twice already: in an October sketch of the first Democratic debate and then again in November after the MSNBC Forum. Recommended: How well do you know Bernie Sanders?

    Christian Science Monitor
  • How NYC schools are celebrating Lunar New Year this Monday

    New York City public schools are wishing students a happy Lunar New Year by officially recognizing it as a holiday. In a city where one in eight residents is of Asian descent, according to the US Census, Chinese, Taiwanese, and Korean American parents for years have had to choose between…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • What does North Korea's rocket launch mean?

    North Korea’s launching of a long-range rocket Sunday was declared a success by the reclusive state, as countries around the world condemned the operation. Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), North Korea's state news agency, reported that the missile launched into space was carrying an…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Should feminists feel ashamed for supporting Bernie Sanders?

    Hillary Clinton’s older feminist supporters took campaign smack talk to a whole new level over the weekend, when two icons separately chided young women for supporting Bernie Sanders. Ms. Clinton is nearly 20 points behind her opponent in support among women ages 18 to 34, according to a USA…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Top Asian News 12:58 p.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…

    Associated Press14 mins ago
  • Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake

    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.

    Associated Press15 mins ago
  • Germany's Merkel: 'appalled and horrified' by suffering caused by Russian bombing in Syria

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Germany's Merkel: 'appalled and horrified' by suffering caused by Russian bombing in Syria.

    Associated Press17 mins ago
  • Turkey will take refugees fleeing Syrian forces 'when necessary': PM

    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will admit the almost 30,000 people fleeing war-torn Syria who have amassed at the border "when necessary," Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said, adding Russia's air assault should not be tolerated with the idea that Turkey will accept the refugees. The latest developments…

    Reuters19 mins ago
  • Ex-French minister in court for tax fraud, money laundering

    PARIS (AP) — A former French budget minister will appear in court on charges of tax fraud and money laundering that forced him to dramatically resign three years ago in the first political scandal under President Francois Hollande.

    Associated Press19 mins ago
  • Top Philippine diplomat and China critic resigns over health

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat, who was behind a bold government move to challenge the validity of China's vast territorial claims in the South China Sea at an international tribunal, has resigned due to health reasons, officials said Monday.

    Associated Press21 mins ago
  • Turkish PM: Turkey, Germany to start joint diplomatic involvement to end onslaught in Aleppo

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish PM: Turkey, Germany to start joint diplomatic involvement to end onslaught in Aleppo.

    Associated Press27 mins ago
  • India says economy grew 7.3 percent in Q3, surpassing China

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India says its economy grew 7.3 percent in the last three months of 2015, a rate of expansion that puts the South Asian nation ahead of China's 6.8 percent growth during the same period.

    Associated Press29 mins ago
  • Spain: Madrid city calls for release of puppeteers

    MADRID (AP) — Madrid city hall apologized Monday to parents for exposing their children to a violent puppet show, but says jailing the puppeteers for allegedly praising terrorism was disproportionate.

    Associated Press35 mins ago
  • Leopard wanders south Indian school, injures 3 before caught

    BANGALORE, India (AP) — A leopard wandered into a school in southern India and injured three people as it tried to escape, officials said.

    Associated Press39 mins ago
  • Monaco defender Coentrao likely to be out injured for weeks

    MONACO (AP) — Monaco defender Fabio Coentrao is expected to miss several weeks of action after fracturing his left foot over the weekend.

    Associated Press40 mins ago