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Russian PM Medvedev says Russia not bombing civilians in Syria

MUNICH Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev rejected accusations on Saturday that his country's forces have bombed civilians in Syria, saying this was "just not true".

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Mali Islamist group Ansar Dine claims attack on U.N. base

DAKAR Malian Islamist militant group Ansar Dine said it carried out a suicide and rocket attack on a U.N. base in Kidal, north Mali on Friday that killed six peacekeepers, the SITE Intelligence Group said.

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Apple to launch new iPhone, iPad in March: 9to5mac

Apple Inc is on target to introduce its next iPhone and iPad models on March 15, and aims to start selling the devices in the same week, technology blog 9to5Mac reported, citing sources.

12 Feb 2016

South Korea, U.S. to discuss missile defense; South cuts power to Kaesong park

SEOUL South Korea and the United States are expected to begin talks next week on possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defense system following North Korea's recent rocket launch, officials said on Friday, as Seoul cut power to a factory park run jointly with the North.

Zika link to birth defects could be proven within weeks: WHO

GENEVA/LONDON The suspected link between the Zika virus and two neurological disorders, the birth defect microcephaly and Guillain-Barre syndrome, could be confirmed within weeks, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Friday. | Video

12 Feb 2016

Michigan warning on Flint Legionnaires' outbreak came late

DETROIT State officials knew about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease and its suspected link to water system issues in impoverished Flint, Michigan, at least 10 months before a public announcement was made, documents released on Friday showed.

U.S., Health, Environment 12 Feb 2016
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Oregon refuge searched for evidence, explosives after occupiers leave

BURNS, Ore. Police and federal agents searched a U.S. wildlife refuge in Oregon for explosives and evidence on Friday, a day after the last holdouts in a protest over federal control of Western land surrendered to end a six-week armed standoff.