• Malaysia's new Twitter police target critics of PM Najib

    By A. Ananthalakshmi KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Digitally savvy Malaysian police have been taking to social media to issue warnings to critics of scandal-hit Prime Minister Najib Razak in an unusual online campaign that critics say is unlikely to work. Najib is facing the biggest political crisis…

  • Anti-Islam movement PEGIDA stages protests across Europe

    Germany's anti-Islam PEGIDA movement staged rallies in several cities across Europe on Saturday to protest against the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Middle East and Africa. The movement, whose name stands for Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West,…

  • Critic of Vatican refuses to step down from sex abuse commission

    By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A prominent and outspoken British member of a papal advisory commission on sexual abuse by the clergy on Saturday refused to step down despite a no-confidence vote, and said only Pope Francis could dismiss him. A statement issued earlier said that "it…

  • Super Bowl 50 preview: Denver Broncos vs. Carolina Panthers

    Peyton Manning has the opportunity to complete the dream farewell tour. The Carolina Panthers have proven themselves to be the best team in the NFL this season and their quarterback is quickly becoming the next great player in the league.

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  • New Hampshire: What to watch for in the primary vote

    Iowa set the scene, and so the race began in earnest. This week, New Hampshire voters will have their chance to weigh in on the ambitions of would-be presidents. Recommended: How well do you know Marco Rubio?

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  • Super Bowl surprise? Why North Korea may launch its rocket early

    A North Korean rocket launch could be as early as Sunday – during the US Super Bowl, according to South Korean and Japanese officials. Japan and South Korea have announced that North Korea has moved up the launch window for its missile launch to sometime this coming week. Originally, North Korea…

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  • Why meeting between pope and Russian church leader is a big deal

    Decades of diplomacy between Russian patriarch, and the Vatican, that began under Pope John Paul II have finally come to fruition. Pope Francis plans to travel to Cuba later this month to meet Patriarch Kirill, leader of the Russian Orthodox church, marking the first meeting between a pope and a…

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  • Police: Israeli soldier stabbed in southern Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a soldier has been stabbed in southern Israel.

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  • Froome wins stage 4, overall Australia tour

    Two-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome won Australia's Herald Sun Tour on Sunday ahead of fellow Briton Peter Kennaugh, as he took the fourth and final stage of the race. Froome (Team Sky), who had not competed for five months, won the 121.8-kilometre (75.7-mile) stage four in the…

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  • Janka wins super-G in Jeongseon

    Carlo Janka of Switzerland took the Alpine Ski World Cup men's super-G race in South Korea on Sunday, his first career victory in the discipline. The 2010 Olympic giant slalom champion posted a time of 1 min, 26.16 seconds at Jeongseon Alpine Centre in South Korea, which is hosting the World Cup…

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  • Taiwan rescuers pull out survivors from quake rubble

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers on Sunday painstaking pulled out more survivors from the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful, shallow earthquake in southern Taiwan, which killed at least 24 people, as families anxiously waited on site.

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  • Five questions about N. Korea's latest rocket launch

    North Korea launched a long-range rocket Sunday, triggering fresh outrage from an international community already determined to punish Pyongyang for a nuclear test last month. Here are five questions and answers on what lies behind the global concern over what North Korea insists is a purely…

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  • Top Asian News 7:18 a.m. GMT

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Hours after the rest of the world already knew, North Korea's state media triumphantly announced in a special news bulletin to the nation Sunday it had successfully launched a satellite into orbit, calling it a major milestone in the nation's history and the "greatest…

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  • South Korea says will discuss new missile defense with U.S.

    South Korea said on Sunday it and the United States would begin discussion on deploying an advanced missile-defense system to South Korea to counter the growing threat of North Korea’s weapons capabilities. U.S. military officials have said the sophisticated system called Terminal High Altitude…

  • More pulled out alive after Taiwan quake, about 120 people still trapped

    By Yimou Lee TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Rescuers in Taiwan pulled more people alive from a collapsed apartment tower on Sunday, a day after a strong earthquake shook the island, and kept searching for about 120 people still believed trapped in the ruins of the building.

  • The Latest: Seoul restricts entry to joint park with North

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):

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  • England's Georgia Hall wins Victoria Open

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — England teenager Georgia Hall held her nerve to claim a one-stroke victory in the Victoria Open on Sunday while Australia's seven-time major winner Karrie Webb shot 68 to finish in a tie for 11th.

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  • Police officer killed in roadside bombing in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says one policeman has been killed in a roadside bomb explosion in the country's east.

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  • South Korea says it has agreed to begin talks with Washington on possible deployment of US missile defense system

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it has agreed to begin talks with Washington on possible deployment of US missile defense system.

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