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North Korea satellite in stable orbit but not seen transmitting: US sources

10 Feb 2016
North Korea's recently launched satellite has achieved stable orbit but is not believed to have transmitted data back to Earth, US sources said of a launch that has so far failed to convince experts that Pyongyang has significantly...
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US & India consider joint patrols in South China Sea: US official

10 Feb 2016
The United States and India have held talks about conducting joint naval patrols that a US defense official said could include the disputed South China Sea, a move that would likely anger Beijing, which claims most of the waterway.  ...
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Founding members say European Union is in bad shape

The European Union flag flies amongst European Union member countries' national flags in front of the European Parliament on 12 October 2012 in Strasbourg, eastern France.
10 Feb 2016
The European Union faces "critical times" and all its members should set aside selfish interests to tackle problems such as immigration and terrorism, the bloc's six founding nations said on Tuesday.   A week after the...
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US Air Force veteran accused of Islamic State support faces trial

A pair of US Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria, in this US Air Force handout photo taken early in the morning of 23 September 2014.
09 Feb 2016
A US Air Force veteran accused of trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State is set to become the first person in the United States to face trial for attempting to support the militant group.   Questionnaires are expected to be...
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Bosnian Serb general who helped lead Srebrenica massacre dies

09 Feb 2016
Bosnian Serb General Zdravko Tolimir, serving a life sentence for genocide including the massacre at Srebrenica during the early 1990s war in Bosnia, died in The Hague on Monday evening, a court spokesman said.   The former head of...
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Protests as S.Africa's top court hears case against Zuma

09 Feb 2016
South African opposition protesters marched on Tuesday to Johannesburg's Constitutional Court, where judges heard a case over public money spent on President Jacob Zuma's private house.   The upgrades at Zuma's homestead,...
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Four dead, 150 hurt in train crash in Bavaria: police

09 Feb 2016
Four people were killed when two trains collided head-on in the southern German state of Bavaria on Tuesday, a police spokesman said, adding about 150 people were injured, including 10 very seriously.   The collision took place on a...
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US troop reinforcements head for embattled southern Afghan province

09 Feb 2016
Hundreds more US troops are headed for Afghanistan’s strife-torn Helmand province to shore up security forces who have struggled in the face of sustained Taliban attacks, officials said.   The core of the new force will provide...
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Hong Kong riot police fire warning shots in bloody street clashes

09 Feb 2016
Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots on Tuesday during angry clashes that erupted when authorities tried to remove illegal street stalls set up for Lunar New Year celebrations, the worst street violence since pro-democracy protests in...
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Haiti's mood grim as president leaves with no replacement, Carnival delayed

08 Feb 2016
Michel Martelly stepped down as Haitian president on Sunday, leaving a deeply divided country in the hands of a disputed interim government, while the first day of Carnival celebrations was canceled as violent protests erupted.   The...
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