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  • 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,…

    Reuters
  • 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…

    Reuters
  • Britons vote Thatcher most influential woman of past 200 years

    Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is the most influential woman of the past 200 years, according to a survey of Britons published on Tuesday which showed men place a higher value on political influence than women do. Thatcher, who was Britain's first - and, so far, only - prime…

    Reuters58 mins ago
  • 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.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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?

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • 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…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Top Asian News 5:25 a.m. GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea launched a long-range rocket Sunday, the first day of its announced eight-day launch window and about a month after the country's fourth nuclear test led to international condemnation. Already, world leaders are lining up to condemn the firing, which is being…

    Associated Press17 mins ago
  • What N. Korea rocket launch may mean for region and world

    North Korea launched a long-range rocket Sunday, the first day of its announced eight-day launch window and about a month after the country's fourth nuclear test led to international condemnation. Already, ...

    Associated Press18 mins ago
  • Economy, security woes dent popularity of Canada's Trudeau

    One hundred days after Justin Trudeau's Liberal government was sworn in, the still-popular Canadian prime minister faces mounting criticism, against the backdrop of a floundering economy and terror fears. The 44-year-old Trudeau -- a former schoolteacher and the son of a popular prime minister --…

    AFP34 mins ago
  • Top Asian News 4:43 a.m. GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland. The rocket was fired from North Korea's west coast and…

    Associated Press59 mins ago
  • Taiwan rescuers find signs of life in quake rubble

    TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers on Sunday found signs of life within the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful, shallow earthquake in southern Taiwan that killed at least 19 people, as families anxiously waited on site.

    Associated Press59 mins ago
  • Rubio wilts, Trump strong in Republican debate

    Surging Republican hope Marco Rubio wilted under sustained attack in the last US presidential debate before the New Hampshire primary as frontrunner Donald Trump insisted he could be commander in chief. The telegenic, 44-year-old Florida senator, who polls suggest would have the best change of…

    AFP
  • U.N. Security Council to hold emergency meeting on North Korea launch

    The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Sunday to discuss the North Korean rocket launch as requested by United States, Japan and South Korea, the U.N. press office said. The closed-door consultations of the 15-nation council on North Korea will take place at 11 a.m.…

    Reuters
  • El Salvador arrests 4 ex-soldiers in massacre of Jesuits

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Salvadoran police have arrested four former soldiers wanted in Spain for the 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests during the Central American country's brutal civil war, officials said Saturday. Five of the priests were Spanish and their killings sparked international…

    Associated Press
  • Australian woman freed after kidnap by al Qaeda in Burkina Faso

    An elderly Australian woman kidnapped with her husband in Burkina Faso by a group affiliated to al Qaeda has been freed, neighboring Niger's President Mahamadou Issoufou said on Saturday. Issoufou presented the woman, Jocelyn Elliott, at a news conference in Dosso, southwestern Niger, and said…

    Reuters
  • Rescuers race to save over 100 buried after Taiwan quake

    Rescuers raced against time Sunday to free more than 100 people buried beneath the rubble of apartment blocks felled by an earthquake in southern Taiwan that left 19 dead, as an investigation was launched into the building collapse. The death toll is rising as emergency workers dig to find…

    AFP