Wall Street pares losses

Stocks trimmed losses after sinking sharply, while investors backed off from richly valued tech and consumer stocks amid persistent fears of a global slowdown.

U.N. group agrees to world's first emission standards for planes 3:30pm EST

MONTREAL Global aviation leaders agreed on Monday to the world's first carbon dioxide emissions standards for new aircraft in production and new plane programs starting in 2020, three sources familiar with the matter said.

Showdown in New Hampshire

Jeb Bush embraces Lindsey Graham after Graham introduced him at a town hall during a campaign stop at Woodbury School in Salem, February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif .

Donald Trump and Jeb Bush opened political hostilities as Republican and Democratic candidates stormed across New Hampshire before the state's crucial primary.  Full Article 

Rescue personnel help a child rescued at the site where a 17-storey apartment building collapsed during an earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan, February 6, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer

Taiwan quake death toll could exceed 100

TAINAN, Taiwan - Rescuers continue to pull residents out of the rubble of a collapsed apartment block, more than 60 hours after a quake rocked the southern city of Tainan.  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 

A woman looks on next to a banner as soldiers and municipal health workers take part in cleaning of the streets, gardens and homes as part of the city's efforts to prevent the spread of the Zika virus vector, the Aedes aegypti mosquito, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, February 6, 2016.  REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Obama seeks funds to fight Zika

WASHINGTON/LONDON - President Barack Obama will ask Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funds to fight Zika at home and abroad and pursue a vaccine, the White House said.   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 

New dinosaur species offers evolutionary clues

A recently found 200 million year old dinosaur found in Wales is offering vital clues to understanding the evolutionary change from the late Triassic to the early Jurassic Period. Jim Drury reports.

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