MINSK/KIEV - A new round of peace talks were about to start on the Ukraine crisis, even as fighting between Kiev government forces and pro-Russian separatists raged in the east, claiming civilian and military lives. Full Article
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
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
NEW YORK - E-cigarettes are transforming the market for smoking cessation products and slowing the $2.4 billion in global sales of long-standing aids such as nicotine patches and gum. Full Article
Thousands attend the funerals for victims killed in a powerful explosion at a crowded Shi'ite mosque in Pakistan's Shikarpur. Nathan Frandino reports.