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U.S. Says North Korea Bent on Fielding Long-Range Missile

North Korea remains committed to developing a long-range, nuclear-armed missile that could pose a threat to the U.S., a Pentagon report released on ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba

HAVANA - Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for ...

- Reuters - US

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.

- New York Times - US

Pope, Head Of The Russian Orthodox Church Meet For The First Time

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill are meeting in Havana, Cuba. It's the first time leaders of the two churches have met since a ...

- NPR - US

Third investigator fired for misconduct in probe of Texas deputy's death

An investigator looking into the death of a Houston-area deputy who was fatally shot in a hail of bullets last year was terminated on Friday, the ...

- The Raw Story - US

?Cessation of hostilities? lets Russia keep bombing Syria

Moscow must halt strikes for any peace deal to work: Nato MUNICH: Major powers agreed on Friday to a "cessation of hostilities" in Syria to begin in a ...

- The News International - PK

?Zika link proven in weeks as US, India lead vaccine race?

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation expects suspected links between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, microcephaly in babies and ...

- The News International - PK

Heroes save mum and toddler from sinking car in Amsterdam river

February 13, 2016 11:11 AMA dramatic rescue of a woman and her toddler from an icy river in Amsterdam has been captured on video.

- The Straits Times - SG

Dominican police kill suspect in attack on German tourist

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic " Police in the Dominican Republic say they have killed one of two men suspected in the slaying of an elderly German ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

What's News: Feb 13, 2016

February 13, 2016 5:00 AMFear gripped Asian markets yesterday, with Tokyo taking a beating as investors dumped stocks in search of safe havens.

- The Straits Times - SG

Former Virginia Gov. Gilmore ends bid for the White House

WASHINGTON " Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore says he is dropping out of the race for the White House.The Republican says in a statement he plans to ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

American Absence and Franco-German Divides

The first day of the 2016 Munich Security Conference was marked by little mention of the United States and by sharp differences between France and ...

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Toward a Nuclear Suppliers Group Policy for States Not Party to the NPT

The Nuclear Suppliers Group needs a policy governing the participation of candidate states that are not parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation ...

- Carnegie Endowment - US

Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of ...

- NPR - US

Police called to home of 'affluenza' teen's dad, no charges

FORT WORTH, Texas " Police said they were called to the residence of "affluenza teen" Ethan Couch's father on Friday to investigate claims that Fred ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Business Highlights

___Eurozone economy grew a paltry 0.3 percent in Q4BRUSSELS " The 19-country eurozone grew by a paltry quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in the final ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'No rhyme or reason' for machete attack at Ohio restaurant

From the front door, the man with the machete didn't have a straight path to people in the booths at the small suburban restaurant. He stepped by the ...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Paris attacks suspect's DNA 'not found on suicide belt'

No DNA from fugitive Salah Abdeslam, a key suspect in November's Paris attacks, has been found on a suicide belt discovered in the French capital, a ...

- Times Of India - IN

Memphis cop under investigation after local news crew catches violent arrest on camera

Memphis police are investigating one officer's conduct after a local news station filmed him kicking an unarmed suspect and hitting him with his ...

- The Raw Story - US

Eric Garner's daughter , and 20 women you might not know back Bernie Sanders

Erica Garner-Snipes, whose unarmed father was murdered by police, released an extremely moving video endorsing Bernie Sanders on Thursday. Garner ...

- The Raw Story - US

Death toll in Taiwan earthquake rises to 109

TAIPEI, Taiwan " The death toll in a powerful earthquake that struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan a week ago has risen to 109 with at least nine ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'No Bashar al-Assad in the future', says Saudi foreign minister: report

BERLIN - Bashar al-Assad will not be ruling Syria in the future and Russia's military interventions will not help him stay in power, Saudi Arabia's ...

- Reuters - US

Three Iraqi presidential guards kidnapped

BAGHDAD: Three members of Iraq’s presidential guard were kidnapped on Friday near a checkpoint run by militiamen close to the northern district ...

- The News International - PK

Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore drops Republican presidential bid

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore ended his long-shot campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Friday after dismal showings in the ...

- The Raw Story - US

If the left leaves it to David Cameron, we'll have Brexit for sure

Only an upbeat, leftwing case can keep Britain in the European Union. After months flapping and hesitation, and with much of the reporting and detail ...

- New Statesman - UK

Millions die from air pollution, mainly in China, India

Air pollution kills more than 5.5 million people around the world each year, with over half of those deaths occurring in fast-growing China and India, ...

- MENAFN - JO

Life inside Australia's toughest prison

Gangs and ethnic groups often stick together and, for all their crimes, inmates do have a moral compass that regards some criminals as lesser than ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Apple to launch new iPhone, iPad in March, 9To5Mac

Apple Inc is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology ...

- NDTV - IN

Pope Francis Makes History by Meeting With Russian Orthodox Church's Leader

It's the first-ever papal meeting with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church

- TIME Magazine - US

Number Of In Taiwan Earthquake Rises To 109

The number of deaths in a powerful earthquake that struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan a week ago has risen to 109 with at least nine missing.

- NDTV - IN

Praise for Iran, Russia and Hezbollah after ending Syrian siege

- CNN Top Stories - US

Pope Francis Moves to End a 1,000-Year Rift

The leaders of the Catholic and Russian Orthodox Churches took a major step toward ending a 1,000-year split between Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy ...

- Wall Street Journal - US

Zika link to birth defects could be proven within weeks: WHO

GENEVA/LONDON - The suspected link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, the birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, ...

- Reuters - US

New dolls represent all sorts of women!

The Pandora doll was the must-have item for any European woman who wanted to remain at the forefront of fashion. In the17th and 18th centuries, as ...

- The News International - PK

A crowd of dictators is coming to Southern California

President Obama is about to host a cavalcade of dictators in Southern California. On Monday and Tuesday, Obama will meet heads of state from the 10 ...

- Los Angeles Times - US

China urges UN action to make N Korea ?pay price?

MUNICH, Germany: China will back a UN Security Council resolution to make North Korea "pay the necessary price" for recent rocket launches, its ...

- The News International - PK

U.S., Russia trade jabs on Twitter over Syria bombings

Doug G. WareARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 12 -- The latest diplomatic row between the United States and Russia found a new venue this week -- social media, ...

- UPI - US

Experts identify cases of Syria chemical attacks to probe

UNITED NATIONS " The international body charged with establishing who is responsible for chemical attacks in Syria says it has identified at least ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Samuel DuBose's family files federal suit against Cincinnati cop who killed him

The family of a black man shot and killed last summer by a University of Cincinnati police officer during a traffic stop sued the officer in federal ...

- The Raw Story - US

Ukrainian cooking shakes off the old Soviet fur coat

Forget the stereotype: Ukranian cuisine is about more than just borscht, as a new cookbook shows. Potatoes,' Olia Hercules fumes. Everyone thinks I've ...

- New Statesman - UK

How a man solved the 30-year-old mystery of his own disappearance

For 30 years, Edgar Latulip didn't remember his own name or realise he was living 130km from home, where there were competing theories about how and ...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Snowboarding, in a baseball stadium?!

The famous Fenway Park baseball stadium in Boston has been transformed into a spectacular winter sports venue for two days only.

- CNN Top Stories - US

The Syrian cease-fire is unlikely to lure many refugees home

The news that a cease-fire agreement had been reached among warring parties in Syria came as a relief to refugees from the conflict who have made ...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Hillary Clinton comes out swinging in debate against Bernie Sanders

February 13, 2016 5:00 AMMILWAUKEE • Mrs Hillary Clinton, scrambling to recover from her double-digit defeat in the New Hampshire primary, ...

- The Straits Times - SG

Russia Keeps Bombing Despite Syria truce President Bashar al-Assad Vows To Fight On

Major powers agreed on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria, but Russia pressed on with bombing in support of its ally President Bashar al-Assad, who ...

- NDTV - IN

Iraq wins back ?territories?

MUNICH: Iraqi forces have won back half of the territory previously under the control of Islamic State militants, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told ...

- The News International - PK