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Justice Scalia, conservative icon, dead at 79

WASHINGTON Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election. | Video

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New Zealand's Christchurch rocked by 5.7 magnitude quake, cliffs collapse into sea

WELLINGTON A strong 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand on Sunday, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city, which was devastated by a 2011 quake which killed nearly 200 people. | Video

'Project Panic' rather than love may keep Britain in EU

BRUSSELS Panic rather than love may keep Britain in the European Union when voters cast their ballots in a referendum, probably in June, on whether to stay in the 28-nation bloc under Prime Minister David Cameron's "new settlement".

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North Korea took 70 percent of Kaesong wages for weapons program: South Korea

SEOUL South Korea said 70 percent of the U.S. dollars paid as wages and fees for the suspended Kaesong industrial project, run jointly with the North, had been diverted for Pyongyang's weapons program and luxury goods for leader Kim Jong Un.

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EU's elder statesmen to Britain: 'Don't leave us now'

BRUSSELS Elder statesmen who built and shaped the European Union have a clear message for Britain as it prepares for a referendum on whether to stay in the bloc: "We love you. Don't leave us now."

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Deep freeze grips U.S. northeast, triggers fatal 50-car pileup

BOSTON, Mass A dangerous cold snap bringing life-threatening cold was settling in across the northeastern United States on Saturday and a snow squall triggered a pileup of dozens of vehicles on a Pennsylvania highway that left several people dead. | Video

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Turkey shells Syrian Kurds, Russia says will keep bombing anti-Assad rebels

BEIRUT/MUNICH The Turkish army shelled Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, while Russia made clear it would continue bombing Syrian rebel targets, raising doubts that a planned ceasefire would bring much relief.