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world Russian, Ukrainian, German, French Officials Meet on Ukraine

Senior officials from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France have met on the sidelines of a security conference in Munich to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine

18 minutes ago // ABC

world 2 Indian Soldiers, 4 Rebels Killed in Kashmir Fighting

The Indian army says four suspected rebels and two army soldiers have been killed in a fierce gunbattle in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir

26 minutes ago // Reuters

world Myanmar army chief to get five year extension as talks with Suu Kyi continue-media

YANGON Reuters - Myanmar's powerful army chief Min Aung Hlaing and his deputy are slated to extend their terms for another five years, a local newspaper said on Saturday, as the military and democracy champion Aung San Suu Kyi negotiate the terms of transition.

26 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world 115 bodies pulled out from Taiwan quake rubble; 2 missing

Rescuers have pulled out 115 dead a week since a powerful earthquake struck Taiwans oldest city of Tainan, leaving only two missing in the rubble of a collapsed 17-story residential complex, authorities said Saturday.

34 minutes ago // The Guardian

world London mayor race: the Green Party vision of Sian Berry

Community empowerment, an inclusive economy and small initiatives with big effects are key elements of the Green idea for running the capitalSian Berry was the Green Partys London mayor candidate in 2008. I dont recall her saying sentences like this: The reason you need to build profit into your development plans is because of risk. But if you know you can get something through at a lower risk, you plan for a lower profit. Or this: I want to see total transparency on

41 minutes ago // The Guardian

world How local radio put Sierra Leone on the right wavelength to deal with Ebola Musa Sangarie

As rumour and surmise swirled during Sierra Leones Ebola outbreak, the clear, timely and often tailored advice offered by local radio stations helped to save lives a reminder, on World Radio Day, of the enduring power of broadcastingThis years World Radio Day celebrates broadcastings potential to save lives in times of emergency and disaster.Take the situation in Sierra Leone during the Ebola outbreak. Not since the

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world 115 Bodies Pulled out From Taiwan Quake Rubble; 2 Missing

Rescuers have pulled out 115 dead a week since a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan, leaving only two missing in the rubble of a collapsed 17-story residential complex

55 minutes ago // ABC

world 2 Indian Soldiers, 4 Rebels Killed in Kashmir Fighting

The Indian army says four suspected rebels and 2 army soldiers have been killed in a fierce gunbattle in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir

56 minutes ago // CBS

world Alabama woman convicted in girl's running death dies

Joyce Hardin Garrard was convicted of killing nine-year-old Savannah Hardin by making her run as punishment for a lie about eating candy

57 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Israeli educators battle government over textbook content

Israels main high school civics textbook has become a new battleground in a culture war embroiling the country pitting politicians against educators in a debate over how much religion and Jewish history should be included in the countrys national curriculum.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world UK needs Trident so it can play 'outsized' role in world affairs, says US defence secretary

Ash Carter says it is important the UK has military might that backs up its moral standing and its historical standing in world Britain must keep its Trident nuclear deterrent to maintain its outsized role in the world, the US defence secretary, Ash Carter, has said.Carter said the nuclear-armed submarines were an important part of the deterrent structure of Nato.

1 hour ago // The Telegraph

world Happy Chinese New Year 2016! The Year of the Monkey kicks off in London and around the world

The Chinese New Year party in London is the biggest outside of Asia. Here's your guide to the celebrations in the capital and elsewhere

1 hour ago // VOA

world North Korea Halts Probe Into Japanese Abductees

Japan is frustrated with North Korea's decision dismissing an investigation into its abductions of Japanese citizens decades ago. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said Friday it is "extremely regrettable" that North Korea has decided to discard the investigation. Pyongyang opted to quash the probe Friday after fresh sanctions were imposed by Tokyo over North Korea's recent nuclear and long-range rocket tests. In 2002, North Korea admitted to kidnapping 13 Japanese citizens in the 19

1 hour ago // New York Times

world North Korea Cancels Investigation Into Abductions of Japanese Citizens

Pyongyang halted its inquiry into the fate of Japanese said to have been kidnapped by its agents decades ago, retaliating for new sanctions imposed by Tokyo.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Israeli Educators Battle Government Over Textbook Content

Israel's main high school civics textbook has become a new battleground in a culture war embroiling the country over how much religion and Jewish history should be included in its national curriculum

1 hour ago // Fox News

world 115 bodies pulled out from Taiwan quake rubble; 2 missing

Rescuers have pulled out 115 dead a week since a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan, leaving only two missing in the rubble of a collapsed 17-story residential complex, authorities said Saturday.

1 hour ago // Fox News

world 2 Indian soldiers, 4 rebels killed in Kashmir fighting

The Indian army says four suspected rebels and two soldiers have been killed in a fierce gunbattle in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world 150,000 penguins killed after giant iceberg renders colony landlocked

Penguins of Cape Denison in Antarctica have been effectively trapped by an iceberg the size of Rome and face 120km round trip to feedAn estimated 150,000 Adelie penguins living in Antarctica have died after an iceberg the size of Rome became grounded near their colony, forcing them to trek 60km to the sea for food.The penguins of Cape Denison in Commonwealth Bay used to live close to a large body of open water. However, in 2010 a colossal iceberg measuring 2900sq km became trapp

1 hour ago // Newsvine

world 'Goodbye rebels, thank you Russia!' Life after siege

Nubl, Syria CNN"Thank you Russia! Thank you Hezbollah! Thank you Iran!" shouts the man, as he passes us in the busy square.

1 hour ago // MSNBC

world Death Toll in Taiwan Quake Rises to 113

The death toll in a powerful earthquake that struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan a week ago rose to 113 on Saturday with an estimated nine people missing.

2 hours ago // BBC

world 'Relegation battle helped Leicester'

Midfielder Riyad Mahrez says Leicester's battle against relegation last year has helped them in this season's title challenge.

2 hours ago // Fox News

world Seeking a Splash: Klay goes for All-Star 3s upset of Curry

A year after Stephen Curry had a record 27 points in the final round of the 3-point contest to beat Golden State Warriors teammate Klay Thompson, the latter is coming in with confidence on All-Star Saturday.

2 hours ago // The Times of India

world Taiwan quake death toll rises to 112

The death toll in a powerful earthquake that struck Taiwan on February 6 has risen to 112 with five people still reported missing, the authorities announced on Saturday.

2 hours ago // The Washington Post

world Bangladesh begins survey of undocumented Rohingya Muslims

Authorities in Bangladesh began a survey to determine the number of Rohingya Muslims who have fled persecution in majority-Buddhist Myanmar.

2 hours ago // Reuters

world South Korea, U.S. to discuss missile defense; South cuts power to Kaesong park

SEOUL Reuters - South Korea and the United States are expected to begin talks next week on possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system following North Korea's recent rocket launch, officials said on Friday, as Seoul cut power to a factory park run jointly with the North.

2 hours ago // BBC

world Alzheimer's drug hope and footballer in court

Hopes of a breakthrough in preventing Alzheimer's and reports from the opening day of footballer Adam Johnson's trial feature in many of Saturday's front pages.

2 hours ago // Fox News

world Israeli educators battle government over textbook content

Israel's main high school civics textbook has become a new battleground in a culture war embroiling the country pitting politicians against educators in a debate over how much religion and Jewish history should be included in the country's national curriculum.

2 hours ago // MSNBC

world This Is How Science Says You Can Have a Better Valentine's Day

Here are some study-backed ideas for how to boost the connection you feel with your date this February 14.

2 hours ago // ABC

world Obama to Push Trade Agenda at Summit With Southeast Asia

A summit next week between Southeast Asian leaders and President Barack Obama is unlikely to deliver any big economic prizes, but will allow the American side to press the advantages of joining a Pacific trade pact that doesn't include China

2 hours ago // The Guardian

world Malcolm Turnbull's new cabinet and ministry: the full list

An at-a-glance rundown of who is in the prime ministers new-look cabinet and ministryTurnbull announces cabinet reshuffle aimed squarely at next electionPrime minister Malcolm Turnbull Related:

2 hours ago // The Guardian

world You British can be hard work, but please dont leave Natalie Natalie Nougayde

We on the continent find the UK membership of the European Union a constant challenge. But we wouldnt want a BrexitDear British people,You are difficult partners in Europe, but we love you and admire you all the same. We also need you immensely but we dont think that gives your government a free pass to extract more and more concessions in its renegotiation with Brussels.

2 hours ago // The Guardian

world Anger in India as US approves sale of eight F16 fighter jets to Pakistan

India plans to summon US ambassador over the arms deal, which includes the jets, training and radar equipment worth $699mThe United States has approved selling up to eight Lockheed Martin F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, along with training, radar and other equipment, worth a total of $699m.The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, which coordinates such foreign arms sales, said it had informed Congress of the plans on Thursday.

2 hours ago // BBC

world Pope in historic Russia church talks

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill call for restored Christian unity between the two churches at historic talks in Cuba.

2 hours ago // The Telegraph

world United States deploys extra Patriot missiles in South Korea

Additional deployment is in response to Pyongyang missile and rocket tests

3 hours ago // CBS

world Sports Illustrated features plus-size models

For its annual swimsuit edition, Sports Illustrated agreed to include an ad campaign featuring plus-size models and one woman who is 56 years old

3 hours ago // The Washington Post

world Pope opens Mexico visit after historic stop with patriarch

Pope Francis kicks off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with speeches to the countrys political and ecclesial elites, riding in on the success of his historic meeting in Cuba with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.