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12 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world The Latest: Pope arrives in Mexico to begin five-day visit

The latest on Pope Franciss historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico all times local:

12 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea

The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Koreas nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set up an even more sophisticated U.S. missile defense in a move that has worried China and Russia.

13 minutes ago // ABC

world The Latest: Mexico Greets Pope With Extravagant Show

The Latest: A smiling Pope Francis has been greeted at Mexico City's airport with a rock concert-like show with blue floodlights illuminating a stage and bandstands and crowds waving yellow handkerchiefs

14 minutes ago // BBC

world US scientists warn on 'dustbowl' risk

US scientists have modelled how a 1930s-like "dustbowl" drought might impact American agriculture today, and found it to be just as damaging.

16 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Grandma who ran nine-year-old to death for lie about candy dies in prison

Joyce Hardin Garrard received a life-without-parole sentence for the killing of her 9-year-old granddaughter, who she made run for hours after lying about candyAn Alabama woman, convicted of capital murder for making her 9-year-old granddaughter run for hours as punishment for lying about candy, died Friday less than a year into her life-withou

16 minutes ago // CBS

world Stocks end losing streak as oil prices jump

Investors cheered by robust consumer spending in U.S. and signs that OPEC could act to boost crude prices

23 minutes ago // BBC

world BBC Three and Radio One 'merger plan'

BBC Three and BBC Radio One could be merged under the same division in future, according to reports.

27 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Pope Francis plane has landed in Mexico City to start the pontiffs five-day visit.

Pope Francis plane has landed in Mexico City to start the pontiffs five-day visit.

27 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea

United States has temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Koreas nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch.

29 minutes ago // New York Times

world Italian Students Death Highlights Perils for Egyptians, Too

If Giulio Regeni had not been Italian, his brutal death in Egypt might have been just one of many there that are treated indifferently.

32 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Poll: Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk's popularity plummets

Labor also trails the Liberal National party 48-52 on a two-party preferred basis, a poll conducted this week indicatesThe popularity of premier Annastacia Palaszczuk among Queensland voters has plummeted, a new poll has found. Related: Annastacia Palaszczuk to earn more than prime ministers of UK and Canada

33 minutes ago // CBS

world Italy mourns, demands truth from Egypt in slaying

Giulio Regeni's body was discovered along a road on Cairo's outskirts; Italian news reports said his toenails and fingernails had been ripped off

34 minutes ago // VOA

world App Shakes Up Earthquake Science by Turning Users into Sensors

Smartphones could become the makeshift quake detectors of the future, thanks to a new app launched Friday designed to track tremors and potentially save the lives of its users. MyShake, available on Android, links users to become an all-in-one earthquake warning system; it records quake-type rumblings, ties a critical number of users to a location, and could eventually provide a countdown to the start of shaking. Its inventors say the app, released by the University of California, Berkeley,

35 minutes ago // ABC

world US Deploys More Patriot Missiles in South Korea

The United States has deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch

38 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Greek Farmers Clash With Police in Tax Protests

Thousands of farmers marched in central Athens on Friday amid growing protests against proposed pension and tax reforms demanded by the countrys lenders in exchange for further rescue funding.

39 minutes ago // The Guardian

world China criticises Britain for 'interfering in case of missing Hong Kong booksellers

Beijing hits back after UK foreign secretary accused it of eroding rights and freedoms in Hong Kong following the disappearance of five publishersBeijing has strongly criticised Britain for suggesting that a Hong Kong bookseller believed to be detained by China was involuntarily removed to the mainland, accusing the former colonial power of interfering in Chinese domestic affairs.Britain on Friday released a report describing the disappearance of Lee Bo, who holds a

42 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights

The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday.

43 minutes ago // Reuters

world China foreign minister urges U.S. caution on missile system

BEIJING Reuters - The United States needs to proceed with caution on possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system following North Korea's recent rocket launch and not use this as an excuse to affect China's security, the Chinese foreign minister said.

43 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Two teen girls killed at Arizona school in murder-suicide

Two teenage girls died Friday at a high school in Arizona in what police called a murder-suicide.

43 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Italian Town Fights to Keep Annual Citrus Brawl From Going Sour

An orange-throwing tradition in Ivrea gets locals juices flowing as some complain of injuries and food waste.

46 minutes ago // New York Times

world Bill Richardson Aids Effort to Free Student Held in North Korea

The former New Mexico governor, who has helped negotiate the release of Americans imprisoned by Pyongyang, was assisting in the case of Otto Warmbier.

47 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Grandma Convicted in Girl's Running Death Dies

An Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in the running death of her granddaughter died less than a year into her life sentence for the killing.

48 minutes ago // ABC

world The Latest: Pope Arrives in Mexico to Begin Five-Day Visit

The Latest: Pope Francis has landed in the Mexican capital for his first papal visit to Mexico in which he wants to convey a message of solidarity with the victims of violence and communities stuck in poverty

51 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Scabies mite genome mapped in boost for remote Indigenous health

Study by Australian researchers could lead to healthier skin in people in remote Indigenous communities Related: Funding gaps could lead to trachoma resurgence Indigenous health experts Thousands of scabies mites were analysed by Australian researchers in a study that could lead to more healthy skin in people in remote Indi

52 minutes ago // CBS

world Photos of the week

The most compelling photos from the week's news, February 6-12, 2016, a woman in a bottle, a rampaging elephant and the New Hampshire primary

53 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Europe Turns to NATO to Rescue Shaky Turkish Migrant Pact

The North Atlantic Treaty Organizations new plan to use warships to help stop the flow of refugees to Europe is an acknowledgment of a simple fact: Europe cant rely on Turkey to deliver the quick results it wants.

55 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Deaths of 2 Teens at High School Was Murder-Suicide, Police Say

One 15-year-old girl fatally shot another and then killed herself at Independence High School in Glendale, police said. A suicide note was found.

56 minutes ago // ABC

world US Deploys More Patriot Missiles in South Korea

United States has temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch

57 minutes ago // New York Times

world Syria Truce Deal Makes Aid a Political Tool, Critics Say

Access to aid is enshrined in international law. But in Syria, humanitarian groups say, it is used as leverage in battle and negotiations.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Pope Francis' Plane Has Landed in Mexico City to Start the Pontiff's Five-Day Visit.

Pope Francis' plane has landed in Mexico City to start the pontiff's five-day visit.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Photographs of Dublin in rubble

The story told by rare photos of the 1916 Easter Rising

1 hour ago // ABC

world US, Cuba to Sign Agreement on Restarting Commercial Flights

US officials say the United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall

1 hour ago // BBC

world The graphs that show the search for love has changed

Seven graphs that show how the search for love has changed

1 hour ago // NPR

world Jim Gilmore, Who Was Campaigning For President, Isn't Anymore

He had the resume swing-state governor, veteran, ex-party leader but there's a good chance you had no idea he was running. Judging by vote totals, Iowa and New Hampshire may have missed it too.

1 hour ago // BBC

world VIDEO: Woman and toddler saved from sinking car

Video has emerged showing the dramatic rescue of a woman and her child after her car went into a canal in Amsterdam.

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world Finally: Pope meets Russian Orthodox leader

With a hug and an exclamation of Finally, Pope Francis met Friday with Patriarch Kirill in the first ever meeting between a pontiff and the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, a historic development in the 1,000-year schism that has divided Christianity.