Obama seeks Zika funds

WASHINGTON/LONDON - Barack Obama will ask Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad.

Wall St. in selloff mode as techs extend rout, oil falls 1:01pm EST

Wall Street was deep in the red in volatile trading on Monday, as technology stocks continued to sell off and oil prices remained under pressure, sending investors scurrying to safe-haven assets.

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Melissa Chandler holds onto Bleu, a Scottish Highlander steer wearing a campaign sticker for Bernie Sanders, in downtown Manchester, February 8, 2016. Chandler brought Bleu downtown to promote New Hampshire agriculture. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Voters head to the polls on Tuesday for the first primary after the Iowa caucus. The stakes are high for candidates here as those who don't do well here often go on to drop out of the race.   Live Coverage 

Cast members (L-R) Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, Marisa Tomei and Steve Carell pose at the premiere of "The Big Short" during the closing night of AFI Fest 2015 in Hollywood, California November 12, 2015.   REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Wall St. crooks get a screen test

NEW YORK - With the 2008-2009 financial crisis and the accompanying Great Recession still having an impact on many lives, stories about greed on Wall Street are having their moment on the big screen.  Full Article 

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he speaks on stage during a town hall at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California September 27, 2015. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

New rules bar Facebook's free Internet

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI - India introduced rules to prevent Internet service providers from having different pricing policies for accessing different parts of the Web, in a setback to Facebook's plan to roll out a pared-back free Internet service to the masses.  Full Article 

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan holds a news conference after the first meeting of the International Health Regulations (IHR) Emergency Committee concerning the Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations in Geneva, Switzerland, February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Pierre Albouy

Physicians, heal thyselves

GENEVA - It was accused of overreacting to the H1N1 pandemic. It was blasted for underreacting to Ebola. And now the World Health Organisation is under fire for its Zika response. What's going on over there?  Full Article 

Internally displaced people, covered with mud, wait as they are stuck in the town of Khirbet Al-Joz, in Latakia countryside, waiting to get permission to cross into Turkey near the Syrian-Turkish border, Syria, February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

Russian firepower helps Syrian forces

BEIRUT - The Syrian army advanced toward the Turkish border in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly five-year-old insurrection against President Bashar al-Assad.  Full Article 

A performer plays an instrument at a temple fair in the beginning of Chinese Lunar New Year, at Huangsi Temple in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China, February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Sheng Li

Images from Lunar New Year celebrations around the world.  Slideshow | Video 

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Two booksellers, one diplomatic dustup

China is facing a diplomatic crisis over two Hong Kong booksellers with foreign passports. They've turned up in custody on the mainland, and their governments say Beijing is blocking access to them.

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