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World powers agree 'cessation of hostilities' in Syria

The Express Tribune - ‎53 minutes ago‎
MUNICH: Major powers agreed on Friday to a cessation of hostilities in Syria set to begin in a week and to provide rapid humanitarian access to besieged Syrian towns, but failed to secure a complete ceasefire or an end to Russian bombing.
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South Korea, US to discuss missile defence; South cuts power to Kaesong park

Reuters UK - ‎1 hour ago‎
SEOUL South Korea will begin talks with Washington as early as next week on deploying an advanced U.S. missile defence system following North Korea's rocket launch, an official said on Friday, as Seoul cut power to a factory park run jointly with the ...
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US says wins Saudi air campaign commitment against Islamic State

Reuters - ‎5 hours ago‎
BRUSSELS U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who has been under pressure to shore up support from Sunni Arab allies to fight the Islamic State group, on Thursday welcomed a commitment from Saudi Arabia to expand its role in air strikes against the ...
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Fear pervasive after Mexican prison riot that killed 49

Daily Mail - ‎18 minutes ago‎
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) - A prison riot that left 49 inmates hacked, beaten or burned to death opened searing questions about gang rule, extortion and human rights violations in Mexico's overcrowded prisons, where people merely awaiting trial are ...
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Alleged former Auschwitz guard Reinhold Hanning on trial in Germany

Telegraph.co.uk - ‎12 hours ago‎
There were dramatic scenes as the trial of a 94-year-old alleged former SS guard opened in Germany on Thursday and he was confronted by a survivor of the Nazi extermination camp.
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Turkey Threatens to Open the Gates for Syrian Exodus on Way to Europe

The New Indian Express - ‎1 hour ago‎
Turkey is prepared to "open the gates" and allow hundreds of thousands of refugees to cross into Europe, the country's president threatened yesterday (Thursday), as he denounced the West's "shameful" contribution to the crisis.
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Britain accuses China of serious breach of treaty over 'removed' Hong Kong booksellers

The Guardian - ‎39 minutes ago‎
British foreign secretary Philip Hammond urged authorities in Hong Kong to uphold rights and freedoms after a scathing assessment of the vanished Hong Kong booksellers.
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Jacob Zuma announces sweeping reforms for South Africa

The Globe and Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
Mired in his worst political and economic crisis since winning power in 2009, South African President Jacob Zuma has vowed to slash costs, get rid of state companies and make his government more friendly to business.
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Taiwan City Looks At Developer's Other Buildings After Quake Collapse

malaysiandigest.com - ‎4 hours ago‎
Pic: AFPTAINAN, TAIWAN: When an earthquake struck the Taiwanese city of Tainan in the early hours of Saturday morning, Wu Hsiu-chi's unit in the seven-storey Wei-guan Dragon Door World Family Building shook hard, but survived with little damage.
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NATO attempts to deter human trafficking

Toledo Blade - ‎2 hours ago‎
BRUSSELS - With more than 1 million migrants having reached Europe in the last year and many more on the way, NATO stepped into the crisis for the first time Thursday, saying it would deploy ships to the Aegean Sea in an attempt to stop smugglers.
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Pope, patriarch trying to heal old and new wounds

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - ‎34 minutes ago‎
When Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill meet today in Cuba, the heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches will be making history, trying to change history and struggling against history.
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6 French teens killed as lorry crashes through school bus

Scotsman - ‎10 hours ago‎
French police examine the wreckage of a school bus in which six pupils died after part of a lorry sliced through the vehicle. Picture: AFP/Getty Images.
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Schools shut in India's Bangalore after leopard sighting

The Nation - ‎3 hours ago‎
BANGALORE : A reported leopard sighting close to where a big cat injured five people at the weekend forced the closure of 130 schools in the southern Indian city of Bangalore Thursday, the education authority said.
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Backpacker 'naked, screaming for help' after escaping alleged attacker in South Australia

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
A group of fishermen have described the harrowing moment a terrified young European backpacker emerged from sand dunes at a remote South Australian beach - naked, bleeding and begging for their help.
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'Human error' responsible for German head-on train crash

Ceylon Daily News - ‎3 hours ago‎
GERMANY: The head-on collision of two commuter trains in southern Germany that left 10 people dead and dozens injured was caused by "human error," a source close to the investigation said of the initial findings.
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