Deadly quake rattles Taiwan

TAINAN, Taiwan - A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan killing at least eight people, most in a 17-storey apartment building that collapsed, with five people still missing in the ruins of the complex as darkness fell.

Trump, Rubio likely targets in eighth Republican presidential debate 6:07am EST

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire Donald Trump and Marco Rubio could be top targets for rivals' fire on Saturday when seven Republican White House hopefuls take the stage in New Hampshire for their eighth debate, just days before the state's high-stakes primary.

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As Myanmar powerbrokers talk, could Suu Kyi emerge as president?

NAYPYITAW/YANGON As Aung San Suu Kyi's lawmakers smiled for the cameras at the first sessions of Myanmar's parliament, a summit of generals convened at a base just minutes from the chamber. On every mind was the same question: who will be the country's next president?

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North Korea brings forward rocket launch time frame to Feb. 7-14

TOKYO North Korea has brought forward a time frame for the launch of a rocket that it says will carry an earth observation satellite, to begin on Sunday, the Japanese and South Korean governments said on Saturday.

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Exclusive: Presidential hopefuls Sanders, Clinton in dead heat - Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has erased Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's wide lead for the Democratic presidential nomination since the start of year, putting the two in a dead heat nationally, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll.

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Unpaid and angry, some Chinese workers ditch holidays to protest

QIAN'AN/DONGGUAN, China This year, laborer Fan Fu and 20 or so colleagues working on the Zixia Garden apartment complex in Hebei province have not joined China's legion of migrant workers returning home to celebrate new year with their families.

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Technology rout pushes Nasdaq to lowest close since 2014

The Nasdaq Composite that includes large-cap technology names like Alphabet, Microsoft and Facebook led another broad rout on Wall Street Friday, closing at its lowest level since October 2014. | Video

No kissing for Carnival

Model Juliana Paesthe (C) of Viradouro samba school participates in the annual carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome, February 15, 2015.    REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

RIO DE JANEIRO - Scientists identified the Zika virus in the saliva and urine of two infected patients, a top Brazilian biomedical research institution said on Friday, prompting its president to urge pregnant women not to kiss strangers just as local Carnival celebrations begin.  Full Article 

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