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Wed, Feb 10 2016

Russia, pressed to end Syria bombing, proposes March truce

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UNITED NATIONS/DAMASCUS/ONCUPINAR, Turkey World powers pressed Russia on Wednesday to stop bombing around Aleppo in support of a Syrian government offensive to recapture the city and a Western official said Moscow had presented a proposal envisaging a truce in three weeks' time.

World, Syria, Middle East 10 Feb 2016

Female suicide bombers kill over 60 people in northeast Nigeria - officials

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria Two female suicide bombers killed more than 60 people at a camp for people displaced by an insurgency of the jihadist Boko Haram group in the northeast Nigerian town of Dikwa, military and emergency officials said on Wednesday.

World, Africa 10 Feb 2016

German train crash investigators focus on signal controller - source

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BAD AIBLING/BERLIN German prosecutors and police investigating a head-on train crash in Bavaria that killed ten people are focussing on the actions of a signal controller, a source involved in the inquiry told Reuters on Wednesday.

10 Feb 2016

North Korea satellite not transmitting, but rocket payload a concern - U.S.

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WASHINGTON A satellite put into orbit by North Korea at the weekend does not appear to be transmitting, but it is worrying that the rocket that took it there delivered twice the payload of Pyongyang's previous launch, the head of the U.S. Army's Missile Defense Command said on Wednesday.

10 Feb 2016

NATO agrees Russian deterrent but avoids Cold War footing

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BRUSSELS NATO agreed on Wednesday its boldest steps yet to deter Russia from any attack in the Baltics or eastern Europe, setting out ways to rapidly deploy air, naval and ground forces without resorting to Cold War-era military bases.

10 Feb 2016

Turkey, Greece seek NATO mission in Aegean - German official

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BRUSSELS Turkey and Greece have agreed to ask for a NATO mission to monitor refugee flows in the Aegean Sea and combat people smugglers, a senior German government official said late on Wednesday.

10 Feb 2016

WHO advises women on Zika protection but no travel advisories

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GENEVA/LONDON The World Health Organisation advised women on Wednesday on how to protect themselves from Zika, particularly if pregnant, but also reassured them that most women in areas affected by the mosquito-borne virus will give birth to "normal infants." | Video

Sport, World 10 Feb 2016

With fewer U.S. troops in Afghanistan, pressure grows for more air strikes

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KABUL Pressure is growing on the U.S. military to do more to help Afghan forces repel the threat posed by Taliban militants, and commanders in Washington and Kabul agree that enhanced air power may be where it can make the most difference.

10 Feb 2016

Auschwitz guard, 93, stands trial in Germany

BERLIN A 93-year-old former guard at Auschwitz goes on trial in Germany on Thursday accused of being an accessory to the murder of at least 170,000 people - the first of four such court cases that could be the last due to the very old age of the defendants.

10 Feb 2016