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Taiwan Earthquake Update: Magnitude 6.4 Rocks Country, No Casualties Reported - International Business Times

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International Business Times

Taiwan Earthquake Update: Magnitude 6.4 Rocks Country, No Casualties Reported
International Business Times
UPDATE 4:05 p.m. EST -- Taiwan was hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, initially reported as 6.7 by the U.S. Geological Survey, and a second earthquake that the Tawain's Central Weather Bureau reported had a 4.3 magnitude. Both earthquakes occurred ...
USGS: 6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes TaiwanFox News
Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake Rattles TaiwanNewsweek
6.4 magnitude quake hits southern TaiwanKSPR
RT
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Pope Francis to find a Mexico where Catholics are no longer 'in the closet' - Crux: Covering all things Catholic

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Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Pope Francis to find a Mexico where Catholics are no longer 'in the closet'
Crux: Covering all things Catholic
Late afternoon light falls on a giant billboard with an image of Pope Francis and a message saying "Juarez is Love, We Are Ready" in Ciudad Juarez, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills). Share on Twitter Share on Facebook . E-mail this ...
Pope to OK Use of Indigenous Languages for Mass in MexicoNew York Times

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At least 1 dead, 3 injured in massive crane collapse in NYC - USA TODAY

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USA TODAY

At least 1 dead, 3 injured in massive crane collapse in NYC
USA TODAY
NEW YORK — One person sitting in a parked car was killed and three people were injured Friday when a huge construction crane collapsed in lower Manhattan as workers tried to lower and secure it against rising winds, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The ...
Manhattan crane topples into street killing 1, injuring 3Washington Post
Manhattan crane collapse kills 1 person, injures 3 othersAL.com
Crane Collapse In Tribeca Leaves 1 Dead, At Least 3 HurtCBS Local
CBS News -Miami Herald -NBCNews.com
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Gunmen Shoot Boxing Fans at Dublin Hotel; 1 Dead, 2 Wounded - New York Times

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Irish Independent

Gunmen Shoot Boxing Fans at Dublin Hotel; 1 Dead, 2 Wounded
New York Times
DUBLIN — Gunmen wearing disguises opened fire on boxing fans at a Dublin hotel Friday, killing one man and wounding two others in an attack that could reflect tensions within Ireland's top cocaine-smuggling gang. Fans attending the weigh-in ceremonies ...
Gunmen dressed as police shoot boxing fans at Dublin hotel; 1 deadCBS News
Dublin Weigh-In Turns Deadly; Saturday Show CanceledBoxingScene.com
One killed, two injured when gunmen in police gear armed with AK-47s open fire on boxing event at Dublin hotelNew York Daily News
Wall Street Journal -Bloody Elbow
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People of the World: Iranians after sanctions - CNN

5 hours 3 min ago

CNN

People of the World: Iranians after sanctions
CNN
Tehran, Iran (CNN) Sanctions against Iran were imposed by the United States and Europe to punish the government and try to effect policy change, but of course ordinary Iranians were hit too. Now, with those sanctions in the process of being lifted, CNN ...
Canada lifting some Iran sanctions, says Bombardier should benefitReuters
In Iran, State-Backed Companies Win From Lifted SanctionsNew York Times
Iranian Regime, Not Private Business, Benefitting From Post-Nuclear Deal Sanctions ReliefWashington Free Beacon

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Why pensions are the new flashpoint in Greece's crisis - Glens Falls Post-Star

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Glens Falls Post-Star

Why pensions are the new flashpoint in Greece's crisis
Glens Falls Post-Star
In this Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, file photo, a lawyer waves his tie as others shout shout slogans during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in Athens. Combine a rapidly aging population, a depleted work force and leaky finances and any country's ...
Greece and lenders want to finish review by end-FebReuters
The Latest: Protests in Athens Over Pension ChangesABC News

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David Mirra, BMX Bike Star, Dies in an Apparent Suicide - New York Times

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New York Times

David Mirra, BMX Bike Star, Dies in an Apparent Suicide
New York Times
Dave Mirra, a leading figure in the world of BMX, was found dead on Thursday in Greenville, N.C., a city he helped transform into a center of the sport. He was 41. Continue reading the main story ...
BMX star Dave Mirra, rocker Maurce White dead: Today's front pages (photos, videos)cleveland.com
Police: BMX rider Dave Mirra dies at 41 of apparent suicideWinston-Salem Journal
Before his death, Dave Mirra overcame at least two horrible accidents to rule BMXWashington Post
RollingStone.com -Hollywood Life -WITN
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Britain's EU Deal 'Reversible', Says Schulz - Sky News

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Britain's EU Deal 'Reversible', Says Schulz
Sky News
Comments by the European Parliament chief will prove unhelpful to David Cameron as as he seeks to rally support for his reforms. 12:36, UK, Friday 05 February 2016. EU negotiations. Play video "Cameron Seeks Backing For EU Reform" ...

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Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet in historic step - Washington Post

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Manila Bulletin

Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet in historic step
Washington Post
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis and the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church will meet in Cuba next week in a historic step to heal the 1,000-year-old schism that divided Christianity between East and West, both churches announced Friday. The meeting ...
A Historic Meeting in CubaThe Atlantic
'First in history' – Pope Francis to meet Russian Patriarch in CubaCatholic News Agency
Pope, Russian Orthodox patriarch to meet, Vatican announcesCatholic News Service
Religion News Service -Reuters -Yahoo News
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Sakurajima volcano erupts spectacularly in southern Japan - Morganton News Herald

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Morganton News Herald

Sakurajima volcano erupts spectacularly in southern Japan
Morganton News Herald
Lightning flashes above flowing lava as Sakurajima, a well-known volcano, erupts Friday evening in southern Japan. Japan's Meteorological Agency said Sakurajima on the island of Kyushu erupted at around 7 p.m. (1000 GMT). (Kyodo News via AP) JAPAN ...
Japanese volcano erupts, nearby nuclear plant unaffectedReuters

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Drought-Stricken Zimbabwe Declares State of Disaster - New York Times

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Zimbabwe Independent

Drought-Stricken Zimbabwe Declares State of Disaster
New York Times
HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster as the country struggles to deal with a drought afflicting the region. A government statement said Thursday that Mugabe had announced the designation, which is ...
Zimbabwe to Declare National Emergency Over Food ShortagesBloomberg
Zimbabwe's Mugabe declares disaster in drought-stricken areasReuters
Zimbabwe declares 'state of disaster' due to droughtThe Guardian
GlobalPost -EIN News World (registration)
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The Latest: Syria Troops Take Northern Village in Offensive - New York Times

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NDTV

The Latest: Syria Troops Take Northern Village in Offensive
New York Times
BEIRUT — The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local): 12:40 p.m.. Syria's state news agency SANA and an opposition monitoring group say pro-government troops have taken another northern community as part of a weeklong offensive aimed at encircling the ...
Kremlin Slams BBC for Program Simulating WWIII NATO-Russia ConflictNewsweek
NATO Tells Putin Syria Bombing Is Hindering West's Peace EffortBloomberg
NATO chief meets EU defense ministers to discuss cooperationFox News
Kansas City Star
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The Latest: 50000 Syrians amass near Turkish border - Washington Post

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Washington Post

The Latest: 50000 Syrians amass near Turkish border
Washington Post
BEIRUT — The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local): 17:00 p.m.. A Turkish charity says about 50,000 people fleeing intense fighting in northern Syria have arrived at a Syrian-Turkish border crossing. Serkan Nergis of the Islamic charity IHH says ...
The Latest: Senior Iranian commander killed in SyriaPost-Bulletin
VOA English Newscast 1300 UTC February 5, 2016Voice of America (blog)

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Pakistan commemorates 'Kashmir Day' - Washington Post

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Daily Times

Pakistan commemorates 'Kashmir Day'
Washington Post
ISLAMABAD — Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called for resolution of lingering issue of Kashmir in accordance with the U.N. Security Council resolution, saying the credibility of the global organization will be at stake if it fails to ...
PM announces Rs250 million for AJK's developmentThe Express Tribune
Pakistan's fatuous "Kashmir Solidarity Day"Business Standard
Kashmir issue is test of vision of regional leadership : ShariefRising Kashmir Daily English Newspaper

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Assange To Demand Freedom After Winning Backing From UN Panel - Huffington Post

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Huffington Post

Assange To Demand Freedom After Winning Backing From UN Panel
Huffington Post
LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will demand that he be allowed to leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London a free man, after a U.N. panel ruled on Friday he was detained arbitrarily there. Assange, who enraged the United ...
UN panel: WikiLeaks' Assange 'arbitrarily detained'USA TODAY
Julian Assange's 3.5 Year Detainment in Embassy Ruled UnlawfulWIRED
After UN Finding on Julian Assange, a Look Back at the CaseNew York Times
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Afghan Taliban Close Ranks Around New Leader - New York Times

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Hindustan Times

Afghan Taliban Close Ranks Around New Leader
New York Times
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Afghanistan's Taliban are closing ranks around their new leader after months of infighting that followed the death of Mullah Mohammad Omar, which could allow the insurgents to speak with one voice in hoped-for peace talks but ...
Taliban execute Afghan boy, 11, who defended family homeWDAM-TV
Indian consulate attack: Afghanistan would have shared relevant information with India, says Abdullah AbdullahEconomic Times

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Chinese Governor Removed for Disloyalty - Daily Beast

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 23:43

Daily Beast

Chinese Governor Removed for Disloyalty
Daily Beast
China's ruling Communist Party removed the governor of a major province over supposed "disloyalty" to leaders. Wei Hong, governor of the Sichuan province, was deposed as part of "growing political intolerance under President and party chief Xi Jinping ...
China governor fired for 'disloyalty' as Xi tightens gripWashington Post
Governor of Major China Province Removed for 'Disloyalty'New York Times

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Rubio Proves Obama's Point About Islam and Intolerance in the US - Defense One

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 23:20

Defense One

Rubio Proves Obama's Point About Islam and Intolerance in the US
Defense One
Sen. Marco Rubio accused the president of 'pitting people against each other' in Obama's visit to a mosque this week. 2016; /; White House; /; Commentary. Reagan's '76 Playbook Is the Ticket for Cruz and Trump · Rand Paul the Dove Never Stood a Chance ...

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Gov't to be alert over N.K. rocket launch during key holiday - GlobalPost

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 21:01

Daily Times

Gov't to be alert over N.K. rocket launch during key holiday
GlobalPost
SEOUL, Feb. 5 (Yonhap) -- The Unification Ministry said Friday it will be on high alert during the Lunar New Year's holiday to monitor a possible launch of North Korea's long-range rocket. North Korea has notified U.N. agencies that it will launch a ...
North Korea launches newest offensive: cigarette buttsThe Seattle Times
In The Heart Of Seoul, A Trove Of North Korean PropagandaWCAI
Experts Doubtful About North Korea's ICBM CapabilityVoice of America
The Korea Times US -Korea Times
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Fewer Fighters in Iraq/Syria as IS Focuses on 'Third Capital' - Voice of America

Thu, 02/04/2016 - 18:18

Voice of America

Fewer Fighters in Iraq/Syria as IS Focuses on 'Third Capital'
Voice of America
February 04, 2016 7:00 PM. WASHINGTON—. Some U.S. officials are heralding new intelligence on the number of Islamic State (IS) fighters as a sign the tide is starting to turn in the battle against the terror group but there are concerns the self ...
The Islamic State is still on the riseWashington Post
What We Know About ISIS In LibyaHuffington Post
US weighs options as IS presence soars in LibyaYahoo News
The Seattle Times -Reuters -Newsweek
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