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Twenty-seven migrants drown as boat capsizes near Turkey

Twenty-seven migrants drown as boat capsizes near Turkey

Twenty-seven migrants, 11 of them children, drowned off Turkey's Aegean coast as they tried to reach a Greek island, the Turkish coast guard said.

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South Sudan troops suffocated 50 people in container Boko Haram burns kids alive in Nigeria, 86 dead Millions of Ethiopians facing worst drought for decades: UN At least 12 killed in suicide blasts in north Nigeria Ivory Coast ex-leader Gbagbo denies crimes against humanity Sudan opens border with South Sudan for first time since 2011

Middle East

Thousands of Syrians wait at closed Turkey border after Russian airstrikes on Aleppo Syrian army advances towards rebel town near Turkey Anxious wait in Turkey for Syrian relatives of refugees World powers pledge $10 billion in aid for Syria Syria peace talks suspended until Feb 25 U.N. announces start of Syria peace talks as government troops advance

Europe

Twenty-seven migrants drown as boat capsizes near Turkey Assange hails 'victory' from embassy balcony after UN panel ruling Europe's shift to dark green forests stokes global warming-study WikiLeaks founder Assange may leave embassy after UN panel ruling Greek police turn to teargas as tempers flare over pensions EU leaders 'not happy' with UK reform proposals

Asia - Pacific

More pulled out alive after Taiwan quake, about 120 people still trapped U.N. Security Council condemns North Korea launch, vows action Global outrage over North Korea rocket launch Rescuers search for survivors in southern Taiwan earthquake Volcano in southern Japan erupts in fiery show of nature New era in Myanmar as parliament holds historic session

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Major crane collapse in New York City Obama takes credit as unemployment hits eight year low Obama offers Colombia more than $450 million aid to help with peace process

Latin America & Caribbean

Obama offers Colombia more than $450 million aid to help with peace process First U.S. Zika virus transmission reported, attributed to sex WHO declares global health emergency over Zika situation

South Asia

Ethnic protesters in Nepal withdraw border blockade, strike Pakistan police arrest six over child wedding Bhutan's queen gives birth to a baby boy

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US South, East hit by monster winter storm

A deadly blizzard blanketed the eastern United States in near-record amounts of snow Saturday, shutting down New York and Washington in a colossal sto ...

Series of explosions rock Jakarta

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a series of gun and bomb attacks in central Jakarta earlier Thursday, Reuters reported.Several explosive ...

Obama cries during gun remarks

President Barack Obama, at one point wiping tears from his cheek, unveiled his plan Tuesday to tighten control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S. ...

World welcomes New Year 2016

Millions of people around the world welcomed in the New Year on high security alert, with Munich stations evacuated over an imminent terror threat and ...

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Terrorist Threat In Central Asia: One Problem, Different Approaches

Terrorism and security have newly become one of the top priorities in post-Soviet Central Asia. States are discussing how to face the threat of a stre ...

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