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

Ukraine, rebels gather for talks as fighting rages

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 

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 

Luna, an electronic cigarette vaporizer, and its components are seen at Thermo-Essence Technologies in San Carlos, California May 2, 2014. REUTERS/Stephen Lam

Smokers prefer e-cigs to traditional quitting aids

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 

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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 

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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Thousands say goodbye to victims of deadly mosque blast

Thousands attend the funerals for victims killed in a powerful explosion at a crowded Shi'ite mosque in Pakistan's Shikarpur. Nathan Frandino reports.