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15 minutes ago // Reuters

world Hezbollah says doesn't want war with Israel but not afraid of one

BEIRUT Reuters - The leader of Hezbollah said on Friday his group did not want war with Israel but was ready for one and had the right to respond to Israeli "aggression" in any time and place.

15 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world German Beer Sales Rise

Beer sales in Germany expanded by 1% in 2014 from 2013, showing the first annual growth since 2006. Altogether 95.6 million hectoliters of beer were sold, according to a statistics agency.

17 minutes ago // ABC

world Bomb Rips Through Shiite Muslim Mosque in Pakistan, 49 Dead

Bomb tears through Shiite Muslim mosque in southern Pakistan, killing 49 worshippers

18 minutes ago // BBC

world VIDEO: More snow forecast for parts of UK

Wintry weather continues to cause travel disruption in parts of England.

19 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Heather Cho apologises outside court over 'nut rage' incident video

On Friday Korean Airlines' chairman Cho Yang-ho testifies at the second court hearing in Seoul for his daughter, Heather Cho, a former executive of his company, who is charged with violating aviation laws after her outburst over the way she was served nuts, which caused a passenger plane to be delayed. Following the hearing Heather Cho repeats that she is sorry for the incident. Cho has been in detention since 30 December over the incident

19 minutes ago // ABC

world Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe New African Union Chairman

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe takes over as new n of 54-nation African Union

19 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Dozens killed in bombing at Shiite mosque in Pakistan

A powerful bomb ripped through a Shiite Muslim mosque in southern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 49 worshipers and wounding dozens in the deadliest sectarian attack in months in the South Asian nation.

20 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Red Tape Traps Civilians in War-Torn Eastern Ukraine

Red tape is preventing war-weary civilians from fleeing relentless shelling in this rebel stronghold.

21 minutes ago // NPR

world Jailed Saudi Blogger Granted Another Reprieve From Flogging, Reason Unclear

Raif Badawi is being punished for insulting Islam. He was flogged Jan. 9, part of a sentence of 50 lashes a week for 20 weeks, along with a decade in prison. Two previous rounds were also canceled.

21 minutes ago // ABC

world Eurozone Official: No Plan for When Greece's Bailout Ends

Eurozone finance official: no decision what to do after Greek bailout ends after next month

21 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Bomb blast at Shia mosque in Pakistan, toll rises to 50

A police official says the death toll from a blast at a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan has risen to 50.

22 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Good cop, bad cop on North Korea? Washington plays the tough guy.

SEOUL Differences between the United States and South Korea over their approach to North Korea are becoming increasingly apparent, and Seouls interest in exploring renewed contacts with its estranged Communist sibling could call into question the likely success of the Obama administrations harder line.

23 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Taliban claims responsibility for attack on Americans at Kabul airport base

KABUL The Taliban claimed responsibility Friday for a shooting incident at a military base attached to Kabuls international airport Thursday that killed three American civilian contractors and an Afghan national, saying the attacker had infiltrated the ranks of the security forces.

25 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Shikarpur, Pakistan, in shock after mosque bomb blast kills 20 video

At least 20 people were killed on Friday when an explosion ripped through a packed Shia mosque in the Pakistani city of Shikarpur and left more than 50 others injured, officials said. No one has claimed the bombing and local police say it is not clear who is responsible. Recently sectarian violence has been on the rise with Sunni Islamist groups bombing mosques visited by Shia muslims Continue readi

25 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Peshmerga fighters battle Isis in Kirkuk video

Kurdish peshmerga forces exchange fire with Islamic State Isis gunmen after they stormed a disused hotel in Kirkuk in south Iraq on Friday. The Kurdish forces attacked the building containing the militants after they entered the hotel following a car bomb explosion, which injured two people. It was later confirmed that all three of the militants were killed Continue reading...

25 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Insurance industry data link NFL games to higher car crash rates

On Super Bowl Sunday, the football players will be taking hits on the field. The rest of us will be taking hits on the road.

25 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Lawyer E. Randol Schoenberg likes being film fodder for Ryan Reynolds

Like wars, movies about real, living people have a home front.

25 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Five takeaways from Lakers' double-overtime win over Chicago Bulls

The Lakers 13-34 ended a nine-game losing streak Thursday night, beating the Chicago Bulls 30-18 in double overtime. Here are five takeaways from their 123-118 win at Staples Center.

25 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Airfare: From LAX, Puerto Rico for $358 on American, United, US Airways

You can take a vacation that feels exotic without ever leaving the U.S., but you must hurry to get this $358 round-trip from LAX to San Juan, Puerto Rico, on American, United or US Airways.

25 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Lose your room keys? There's an app for that at Cromwell Las Vegas

Never lose your room keys again. The boutique hotel Cromwell Las Vegas launches a new mobile app that acts like a key to unlock hotel room doors.

25 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Home of the Day: Celebrity escape in Shady Canyon

Accessed through a courtyard entry with a tiled fireplace, the Spanish-style home in the Shady Canyon area of Irvine is distinguished by such details as hand-crafted tile flooring, cathedral ceilings and custom ironwork. Large formal areas, a center-island kitchen and a wet bar are among the...

28 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Mattel fourth-quarter profit falls as Barbie sales drop again

Mattel Inc.'s fourth-quarter profit plunged as the struggling toy maker dealt with waning interest in its leggy Barbie doll and other core brands.

29 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Canadian Economy Shrinks

The Canadian economy contracted unexpectedly in November as manufacturing output fell sharply and mining and oil-and-gas extraction shrank.

29 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Police: Youth Who Stormed Broadcaster Said He Acted Alone

A 19-year-old man who stormed the Dutch state broadcaster was carrying a fake gun and said he had no ties to any terrorist organization, police said Friday.

30 minutes ago // NPR

world After Testing Positive For EPO, Running Star Rita Jeptoo Banned For 2 Years

Jeptoo, the three-time winner of the Boston Marathon, tested positive for EPO, a performance-enhancing drug. Last year, she was well on her way to winning the World Marathon Majors championship.

30 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world George Zimmerman won't be prosecuted in aggravated-assault case

George Zimmerman, who was arrested earlier this month on an aggravated-assault charge, won't be prosecuted, a Florida state attorney said.

32 minutes ago // BBC

world Curfew in Kirkuk amid IS attacks

A curfew is imposed in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk following fierce overnight fighting between Kurdish Peshmerga forces and Islamic State militants.

33 minutes ago // UPI

world Attack on Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan kills dozens

JC FinleyISLAMABAD, Jan. 30 UPI -- Dozens were reportedly killed and another 50 injured in an attack on a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan on Friday.

34 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Taliban claims responsibility for attack on Americans at airport military base

KABUL The Taliban claimed responsibility Friday for a shooting incident at a military base attached to Kabuls international airport Thursday that killed three American civilian contractors and an Afghan national, saying the attacker had infiltrated the ranks of the security forces.

39 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Etan Patz Case: Trial to Open 35 Years After Boy Vanished

Pedro Hernandez is going on trial in a murder and kidnapping case that shaped the nation's approach to missing children.

39 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ukraine: artillery fire in Donetsk kills at least 12 civilians, according to reports

Fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops intensifies, with hostilities focused around Debaltseve Continue reading...

40 minutes ago // Reuters

world Ukraine peace talks aborted as civilians die in Donetsk

MINSK/DONETSK, Ukraine Reuters - Civilians were killed on both sides in heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine on Friday, while an attempt to reopen peace talks in neighboring Belarus was aborted before it began.

41 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Israeli PM's wife 'obsessively recycled bottles for cash'

Sara Netanyahu reportedly instructed her staff to recycle bottles published with public funds for cash so she could keep 4,000 profit

42 minutes ago // Fox News

world At least 49 dead in bomb blast at Shiite mosque in Pakistan

A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, killing 49 people and wounding dozens, officials said.

46 minutes ago // MSNBC

world No Charges Against George Zimmerman in Assault Case

Zimmerman was arrested this month for aggravated assault and domestic violence with a weapon in an incident involving his girlfriend, Fla. cops said.

46 minutes ago // Time

world Artillery Fire Kills At Least 12 Civilians in Ukraine

There has been a recent surge in fighting between government forces and separatist rebels