Rubio ready for prime time?

MANCHESTER, N.H. - A week ago, it looked like the stars were aligning for Marco Rubio. Now, he has to hope the sky does not come crashing down on him in New Hampshire.

Wall St. turns positive after weak start as tech rebounds 10:20am EST

Wall Street eked out small gains in early trading on Tuesday, easing off a lower opening, as a drop in energy and financial stocks was offset by a rebound in the technology sector.

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. Picture taken February 7, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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U.N. warns of a massive new flight of refugees

GENEVA/AMMAN - Hundreds of thousands of civilians could be cut off from food if Syrian government forces encircle rebel-held parts of Aleppo, the United Nations said, warning of a massive new flight of refugees from a Russian-backed assault.  Full Article 

Rosana Vieira Alves holds her 4-month-old daughter Luana Vieira, who was born with microcephaly, at their house in Olinda, Brazil, February 3, 2016.  REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Studies aim to unravel Zika's link to birth defects

CHICAGO - Brazilian specialists are studying the most urgent question of the Zika outbreak: Is the virus causing a spike in birth defects, and, if so, how great is the risk?  Full Article 

A section of the BP Eastern Trough Area Project (ETAP) oil platform is seen in the North Sea, around 100 miles east of Aberdeen in Scotland February 24, 2014.  REUTERS/Andy Buchanan/pool

Oil prices rise, shrugs off equity slump

TOKYO - Crude oil prices rose, shrugging off big drops in Japan's stock market and eroding some of the previous session's losses that were driven by festering concerns about global oversupply.  Full Article 

Riot police move forward to charge at protesters during a clash at Mongkok district in Hong Kong, China February 9, 2016.      REUTERS/Bobby Yip

HONG KONG - Hong Kong riot police fired warning shots during clashes that erupted in the Chinese-ruled city when authorities tried to remove illegal street stalls set up for Lunar New Year celebrations.  Reuters TV | Full Article 

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Violence reigns in Aden months after recapture

Last summer a Saudi-led coalition wrestled control of the Yemen city of Aden from Houthi militia, but as Reuters Yara Bayoumy reports, deadly violence still grips the region.

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