A woman reacts as she looks at the debris of her house, which according to locals was recently damaged by shelling, in the suburbs of Donetsk January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Fighting rages in eastern Ukraine, 15 soldiers killed

KIEV - Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine as pro-Russian separatists sought to tighten the circle around government forces clinging on to a rail center, with 15 Ukrainian soldiers killed in the past 24 hours.  Full Article 

Islamic State seizes oil facility in northern Iraq, 15 workers missing 7:50am EST

KIRKUK, Iraq - Islamic State insurgents on Saturday seized a small crude oil station near the northern Iraqi city Kirkuk where 15 employees were working, and explosions in and around the capital Baghdad killed at least nine people. | Video

A man shoots video footage of part of the fuselage of crashed AirAsia Flight QZ8501 inside a storage facility at Kumai port in Pangkalan Bun, January 19, 2015.  REUTERS/Beawiharta

AirAsia captain left seat before jet lost control

SINGAPORE/JAKARTA/PARIS - The captain of the AirAsia jet that crashed into the sea in December was out of his seat conducting an unorthodox procedure when his co-pilot apparently lost control, and by the time he returned it was too late to save the plane.  Full Article 

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney arrives with his wife Ann to speak at the Republican National Committee Winter Meeting in San Diego, California January 16, 2015.  REUTERS/Mike Blake

Romney opts out of a 2016 run for president

WASHINGTON - Republican Mitt Romney bowed out of the 2016 U.S. presidential race, and told supporters it was time for the next generation of party leaders to seek the White House.  Full Article 

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Vigilantes fight human trafficking

Armed volunteers patrol southern Thailand to help to tackle human trafficking as the country fights to improve its record.  Video 

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks to the media before Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, Arizona January 30, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Goodell plays defense in league address

PHOENIX - NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's annual Super Bowl state of the league address was not so much about highlighting the league as it was defending his own job performance during what has been a tumultuous season.  Full Article | Video 

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves the federal court in New York January 22, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

American corruption is exceptional, too

The difference between corruption in the United States and many truly lawless nations is that U.S. politicians invariably get caught.  Commentary 

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China's "Great Firewall" frustrates internet users

The Chinese government moves to tighten regulations for virtual private network (VPN) services that are used to access websites and services normally blocked in China. That's affected many internet users in the country. Yiming Woo reports.