AP NewsBreak: Deal Reached on Provisional Haiti Government
Top Haitian leaders negotiated an agreement to install a short-term provisional government less than 24 hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled to step down, an official with the Organization of American States and local authorities ...
Provisional government to rule Haiti after Martelly departsMiami Herald
More showman than statesman, Haiti's Martelly exits powerKansas City Star
Haiti leader departs as he came: amid uncertainty, disorderPalm Beach Post
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Militants Free Australian Woman Kidnapped in Burkina Faso
Militants have freed an Australian woman kidnapped last month in northern Burkina Faso, a spokesman for the president of neighboring Niger said Saturday. Jocelyn Elliott and her husband — surgeon Ken Elliott — were kidnapped on Jan. 15 near the ...
Jihadists Release Elderly Woman Kidnapped in Burkina FasoVoice of America
Australian Woman Kidnapped in Burkina Faso Is ReleasedWall Street Journal
Australian Woman Freed in NigerGuardian Liberty Voice
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
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Somali officials: Suicide bomber may have blown hole in jet
MOGADISHU, Somalia -- A suicide bomber is suspected to have set off the explosive that blew a hole in a jetliner, sucked the man out of the plane and forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, Somali ...
FBI in Somalia to help probe inflight blast described as 'deliberate act of terror'CNN
Airport Staff, Airline Employees Detained Over Somali Plane BlastVoice of America
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Anti-Migrant Protesters Rally in Several Major European Cities
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February 06, 2016 5:33 PM. Germany's anti-Islamic organization Pegida held rallies in several European cities Saturday to protest against mass immigration and what it calls the “Islamization” of Europe. Several thousand supporters of Pegida, which is ...
Anti-Islam movement stages anti-immigration protests across EuropeChristian Science Monitor
Thousands march across Europe in anti-Islam Pegida ralliesGlobalPost
Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe; clashes in AmsterdamColorado Springs Gazette
Dubuque Telegraph Herald
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Neighbors Begin Vigilance as North Korea Launch Window Opens
New York Times
SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea's neighbors began an uneasy waiting game Sunday, the start of an eight-day window for a planned North Korean long-range rocket launch. Any such launch, which the North says is an effort to send a satellite into orbit, ...
Analysis: AP bureau chiefs in Koreas on planned launchNewser
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Suicide bomb kills at least nine in SW Pakistan: officials
Nine people are killed and more than 35 injured when a suicide bomber on a bicycle blows himself up near a security forces truck in the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta, officials say. Video provided by AFP. Loading… Post to Facebook. Suicide ...
Suicide bomber kills eight, injures dozens in Pakistan – 12 year old girl among the deadKuwait Times
8 dead after explosive-laden motorcycle rams Pakistani security forces vehicleCNN
Suicide bomber kills nine, injures dozens, in Pakistan city of QuettaReuters
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UN: WikiLeaks founder arbitrarily detained, should be released
[JURIST] The UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention [official website] on Thursday released a statement [press release] finding that Julian Assange [BBC profile], founder of the controversial website WikiLeaks [website], has been arbitrarily detained ...
U.N. group's protection of Assange is unjustifiable: Bloomberg ViewOregonLive.com
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Julian Assange is no victimExtremeTech
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Syria says any foreign troops would return 'in coffins'
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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria's foreign minister warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign troops entering his country would "return home in wooden coffins" and asserted that recent military advances put his government "on track" to end the five-year ...
Syria says any foreign aggressors will go home "in coffins"Reuters
Top Syria Official: Foreign Troops Would Return 'in Coffins'Newsmax
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Backed By Russia, Syrian Troops Advance In A Major Battle For Aleppo
With the assistance of Russian airstrikes, President Bashar Assad's forces are pressing ahead with a major offensive around the northern city of Aleppo, a development that has sent another wave of Syrian civilians seeking refugee in neighboring Turkey.
Turkey under pressure as Syrians mass at borderMilitary Times
Thousands brave freeze at Turkey border as Syria warns Riyadh, AnkaraGlobalPost
Europe pleads with Turkey to open border for Syrians fleeing Aleppo siegeMashable
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Nations aim for Afghan peace talks with Taliban by end-February
ISLAMABAD Officials from the four nations seeking to end Afghanistan's 15-year-old war agreed on Saturday to press for direct talks between Taliban groups and the U.S.-backed government in Kabul by the end of the month. Afghanistan, Pakistan, the ...
Pakistan's Hand in the Rise of International JihadNew York Times
4-Party Talks Agree on Afghan Peace 'Roadmap'Voice of America
Afghanistan Meeting Ends With Call for Talks With TalibanABC News
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Austrian police: 5 people killed after 'massive' avalanche sweeps away 17 Czech skiers in Alps - Chicago Sun-Times
Austrian police: 5 people killed after 'massive' avalanche sweeps away 17 Czech skiers in Alps
BERLIN — Five people were killed Saturday when a “massive” avalanche in the Austrian Alps struck skiers from the Czech Republic taking part in a freeriding camp, police said. Two other skiers were injured and ten were rescued unharmed, Tirol police ...
Avalanche in Austria Buries 17, Kills FiveNewsweek
Five Czechs killed as huge Austrian avalanche buries 17Reuters
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Rescuers race to find survivors after deadly quake
TAINAN, Taiwan -- Rescuers raced to find additional survivors after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday and collapsed a high-rise residential building, killing at least 11 people and injuring hundreds. Nearly 340 ...
Rescue workers race to find survivors after Taiwan quake kills at least 14Washington Post
Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles TaiwanSanta Rosa Press Democrat
Over 130 people still trapped in quake-hit Taiwan tower - officialReuters
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Sri Lankan nationalists protest UN rights chief's visit on war crimes
COLOMBO Hundreds of hardline nationalists gathered outside the United Nations' office in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Saturday to protest against a visit by the U.N. human rights chief who will assess Sri Lanka's progress in prosecuting alleged ...
Top UN human rights official begins talks in Sri LankaFox News
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Pope's Sex Abuse Panel Tells Survivor to Take a Time-Out
Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission. Peter Saunders, a British advocate for victims, had been highly critical of ...
Critic of Vatican leaves its sexual abuse commissionReuters
Abuse survivor no longer working with Vatican commissionNational Catholic Reporter
Sex abuse survivor takes a leave of absence from Vatican panelChristian Science Monitor
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EU Ministers Want to Buttress Borders to Stem Refugee Flow
New York Times
AMSTERDAM — European Union nations anxious to stem the flow of asylum-seekers coming through the Balkans are increasingly considering sending more help to non-member Macedonia as a better way to protect European borders instead of relying on ...
EU ministers may send more help to non-EU nations to toughen up bordersChristian Science Monitor
The Latest: Anti-migrant protesters rally in PragueHelena Independent Record
Turkey must cut migrant flows to Europe, top EU official saysYahoo News
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Iranian commander mocks Saudi offer to intervene in Syria
(CNN) Saudi Arabia's fresh public willingness to send ground troops into Syria is drawing ridicule from the kingdom's chief regional rival. The commander of Iran's revolutionary guard on Saturday mocked Saudi Arabia's declaration that it is prepared to ...
Iranian Commander Dismisses Saudi Role in SyriaNew York Times
Why would Saudi Arabia and Turkey send troops into Syria?Christian Science Monitor
Why Would Iran Be Worried About Saudis Fighting ISIS? Because It's Not About ISISWashington Times
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Cause of Deadly NYC Crane Collapse Is Under Investigation
A collapsed crane fills the street on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in New York. The huge construction crane was being lowered to safety in a snow squall when plummeted onto the street in the Tribeca neighborhood of lower Manhattan. (Brian Marrone via AP).
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Syrians flee to Turkish border as Aleppo assault intensifies
BAB AL SALAMA, Syria/BEIRUT Russian and Syrian government forces on Saturday intensified an assault on rebel-held areas around the Syrian city of Aleppo that has prompted tens of thousands to flee to the Turkish border to seek refuge. The assault ...
The Latest: Iran Holds Funeral for Troops Killed in SyriaNew York Times
EU Pleads With Turkey to Halt Refugees as Syrian War WorsensBloomberg
EU to Ankara: You Must Help RefugeesVoice of America
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Officials working to determine cause of NYC crane collapse
A collapsed crane fills the street on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in New York. The huge construction crane was being lowered to safety in a snow squall when plummeted onto the street in the Tribeca neighborhood of lower Manhattan. (Brian Marrone via AP) ...
One dead, three injured in massive crane collapseCBS News
Crane collapsed in lower Manhattan kills oneCrain's New York Business
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PM Cameron wins approval from Poland's Kaczynski on deal to keep Britain in EU
WARSAW/LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron appeared to win support from Poland on Friday for a proposed deal to keep Britain in the European Union, though an opinion poll suggested voters could still reject membership by as much as ...
Pound Hurt by `Brexit' Debate as Traders Await Clarity on TimingBloomberg
The UK leaving the European Union could mean the end of both of themWashington Post
Poland's Kaczynski backs deal with Cameron to keep Britain in EUReuters
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