• North Korean patrol boat crosses to South, retreats after warning shots

    A North Korean patrol boat crossed into South Korean waters early on Monday and retreated after the South Korean navy fired warning shots, a South Korean military official said. The incursion came amid heightened tensions on the Korean peninsula, a day after North Korea fired a long-range rocket…

  • Second member of ISIS execution cell identified as Briton: report

    A second member of a British group of Islamic State militants dubbed "the Beatles" has been identified as 32-year-old Londoner Alexanda Kotey, according to a Washington Post and BuzzFeed investigation published on Sunday. The group, whose leader Mohammed Emwazi gained notoriety for appearing in…

  • In Aleppo, underground schools face bombardments and burnout

    By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - At the unofficial schools run by Syrian activist group Kesh Malek in opposition-held districts of Aleppo, the children don't go outside to play during breaks in case a barrel bomb should drop from the sky. Syria's largest city before the civil war, Aleppo is…

  • 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?

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Top Asian News 6:57 a.m. GMT

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Two survivors — one found shielded under the body of her husband — were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake in southern Taiwan killed at least 37. Taiwan's Eastern Broadcasting Corp. reported that Tsao…

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  • Controversial minister to become Australia's rights envoy

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The former Australian immigration minister who began the widely condemned policy of sending asylum seekers to Pacific island detention camps will become Australia's first special envoy for human rights, the government said Monday.

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  • 6 Chinese, 2 Cambodians rescued after their boat capsizes

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Police said they have rescued six Chinese tourists and two Cambodians after their speed boat sank while on the way to celebrate the Lunar New Year on a popular island.

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  • American says he visited Mumbai 7 times before 2008 attack

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A Pakistani-American who helped plan a 2008 attack on India's financial hub has told a court in India that he traveled to India seven times to scout potential targets for a Pakistan-based group.

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  • Martelly leaves office with Haiti in crisis

    Port-au-Prince (AFP) - Michel Martelly ended his presidential term without handing power to a successor, in an electoral crisis highlighting Haiti's long struggle to keep democracy on track in the 30 years since the Duvalier dictatorship ended. Martelly was able to leave office thanks to a…

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  • Name of Myanmar's next president to be known March 17

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — The names of Myanmar's next president and two vice presidents will be revealed on March 17, an official said Monday, setting a clear timeline for the transition of power from a military-controlled government to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's party.

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  • Suicide bombing in north Afghanistan kills 3 Afghan soldiers

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — At least three Afghan soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack Monday morning on an army minibus near their base in northern Balkh province, an official said.

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  • Erdogan: US should choose between Turkey, Kurdish forces

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's president lashed out at the United States a week after President Barack Obama's envoy visited a northern Syrian town that is under the control of Syrian Kurdish forces, which Ankara considers terrorists.

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  • North Korea rocket launch may spur U.S. missile defense buildup in Asia

    By Andrea Shalal and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea's latest rocket launch might kick off a buildup of U.S. missile defense systems in Asia, U.S. officials and missile defense experts said, something that could further strain U.S.-China ties and also hurt relations between…

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  • Two more survivors found, Taiwan quake toll could exceed 100

    By J.R. Wu TAINAN, Taiwan (Reuters) - Rescuers pulled two more survivors from the rubble of a collapsed building in Taiwan on Monday more than 48 hours after a deadly earthquake struck, but the mayor of the southern city of Tainan warned the death toll was likely to exceed 100. The death toll…

  • Broncos D dominates Panthers in 24-10 Super Bowl win

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A reborn Orange Crush might have sent Peyton Manning into retirement with a Super ending to his career.

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