• Saudis seek greater US role in Mideast as Obama visits

    New Saudi King Salman is expected to use President Barack Obama's stopover on Tuesday to push for greater US involvement in resolving Middle East crises, analysts say.

  • Modi in diplomatic balancing act as Obama visits India

    Narendra Modi has trumpeted a new era of friendship with Barack Obama but experts say the Indian premier will be careful not to alienate traditional ally Russia or giant rival China.

  • Maiduguri residents told to stay and fight, as curfew lifted

    A city-wide curfew was lifted Monday in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, following a weekend Boko Haram attack that prompted the state governor to urge residents to stay and fight any future assaults.

  • Airlines cancel thousands of flights ahead of Northeast snow

    Airlines cancelled thousands of flights into and out of East Coast airports as a major snowstorm packing up to three feet of snow barrels down on the region.

  • Austrian court to hear Facebook class action suit

    An Austrian court on Monday agreed to consider a class action lawsuit by 25,000 people against Facebook for alleged violations of their privacy.

  • Prosecutors demand 26 years in jail for Concordia captain

    Italian prosecutors called Monday for Francesco Schettino, the captain of the doomed Costa Concordia cruise liner, to serve 26 years and three months in jail for the 2012 shipwreck which left 32 people dead.

  • China's online population nears 650 million: Govt

    The number of Internet users in China has risen to nearly 650 million, authorities said over the weekend, as the world's largest online population continues to rise.

  • IAEA chief urges vigilance against 'terrorist' nuke threats

    The head of the UN's atomic watchdog warned Monday that "terrorists" could attack or sabotage nuclear facilities in countries where security is weak, and urged governments not to let their guard down.

  • Toll of Filipino commandos killed in rebel clash rises to 43

    At least 43 Philippine police commandos were killed in a fierce battle with Muslim guerrillas after launching an assault in which they may have killed one of southeast Asia's most-wanted terrorists, officials said Monday.

  • Egypt revolt anniversary death toll rises to 20: Officials

    The death toll from clashes between protesters and police as Egypt marked the fourth anniversary of its 2011 uprising has risen to 20, most of them Islamist demonstrators, officials said Monday.

  • Ukraine rushes to evacuate children as new clashes hit war zone

    Ukrainian authorities rushed to evacuate children from parts of the war zone Monday in the wake of a deadly rocket attack on the port city of Mariupol and as fresh clashes hit the country's east.

  • Hong Kong media 'manipulated' by officials: Report

    A report by the International Federation of Journalists warned Monday of "intervention behind the scenes" of Hong Kong's media as fears grow over press freedoms and interference from Beijing.

  • Church of England consecrates first female bishop

    The Church of England ends centuries of male-only leadership Monday when it consecrates its first female bishop in the face of fierce opposition from traditionalists.

  • Leprosy requires renewed efforts, greater push: WHO

    The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Southeast Asia regional office says countries need to renew their commitment for the last mile to completely eliminate leprosy worldwide even though the number of cases has come down to less than a quarter of a million from 11 million in 1983.

  • Malaysia Air site hacked by group claiming support for IS

    The website of Malaysia Airlines was hacked Monday by a group that proclaimed support for the militant Islamic State group and also vowed to release data stolen from the site.

  • Syrian opposition begins talks in Moscow

    Syrian opposition figures on Monday began four days of talks on how to end the near four-year conflict, with members of President Bashar al-Assad's regime set to join them but the main exiled opposition alliance boycotting the event.

  • 200 million people moved to cities in East Asia in decade: World Bank

    Almost 200 million people in East Asia moved to urban areas in the decade to 2010, the World Bank said Monday, creating a massive challenge to the region's planners.

  • Greece's Syriza seeks coalition partners after poll win

    Greece's left-wing Syriza party prepared to launch coalition talks Monday, hours after a landmark general election victory fought on a pledge to rewrite the country's massive bailout deal with the eurozone.

  • Obama takes in India's grand Republic Day parade

    President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities.

  • Dwindling group of survivors to mark Auschwitz 70 years on

    A decade ago, 1,500 Holocaust survivors traveled to Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. On Tuesday, for the 70th anniversary, organizers are expecting 300, the youngest in their 70s.

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