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AirAsia QZ8501: 'Black box' flight recorders 'found'

<b>Indonesian divers may have located the flight recorders of missing AirAsia flight QZ8501, the head of the search and recovery operation has said.</b><p>Bambang Sulistoyo said he believed they had been found - and divers would try to retrieve them on Monday.<p>They are buried on the seabed underneath the …

Child marriage in Ivory Coast

Child brides are more likely to contract HIV, be victims of domestic violence and die during childbirth, but one third of girls in the developing world are married before the age of 18.<p>A recent court case in Ivory Coast aimed to address this issue - a father has been jailed for trying to arrange …

Grabar-Kitarovic elected Croatia's first woman president

<b>Opposition challenger Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has become the first female president of Croatia, winning by the narrowest of margins.</b><p>She secured 50.5% of the vote with 99% of ballots counted, while incumbent Ivo Josipovic was close behind on 49.5%.<p>Mr Josipovic has conceded defeat and congratulated …

US warns its citizens abroad to maintain vigilance

The United States has urged its citizens abroad to “maintain a high level of vigilance” after the terrorist attacks in France.<p>Travellers have been told to take “appropriate steps to increase their security awareness” as many intelligence experts believe France’s allies could now be targeted.<p>Cedric …

Murdoch says Muslims must be held responsible for France terror attacks

News Corp boss tweets to say even peaceful Muslims must bear burden of deadly Charlie Hebdo death toll ‘until they destroy growing jihadist cancer’<p>Rupert Murdoch has been strongly criticised after tweeting that “most Moslems” – even if peaceful – must be held responsible for the religion’s “growing …

Hezbollah Chief: Islamic Extremists Like ISIS And Al Qaeda Are The 'Biggest Threat To Islam'

Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Shia group Hezbollah, reportedly said on Friday that Islamic extremists had caused more damage to the religion than …

Pope names new envoy to Haiti on 5th quake anniversary

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has named a new envoy to Haiti as he emphasized that much work still needs to be done to rebuild the country five …

'Leap second' will give you a (very) little more time in 2015

If you were hoping to find a little more time for yourself or your loved ones in the new year, you are in luck: 2015 is going to be exactly one second longer than 2014.<p>The "leap second" was decreed this week by astronomers at the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service in Paris …

500 extra soldiers to be deployed in greater Paris: ministry

"We will this morning announce a reinforcement of 500 additional military personnel, in two waves in Ile de France," said the ministry, referring to Paris and the immediate surrounding areas.

Cambodia finds 212 with HIV where unlicensed medic operated | Reuters

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian health authorities have found 212 villagers infected with HIV in a district where an unlicensed medic has been charged with murder on suspicion of spreading the virus with contaminated equipment.<p>Prosecutors charged the medic with murder last month after the spread …

Syrian refugees face hellish winter in Lebanon

Thousands of Syrians who have fled the war to Lebanon are facing a sub-zero winter in tents made of potato sacks<p>In northern <b>Lebanon,</b> thick layers of snow have covered the mountains and slopes in Akkar. A thin layer has also reached the coast for the first time in 60 years.<p>There are now more than …

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Hong Kong reforms: Li Ka-shing urges lawmakers to act

<b>Hong Kong's richest person, Li Ka-shing, has urged lawmakers to pass controversial reforms that will change how the territory's leader is elected.</b><p>He said the damage to Hong Kong could be "immeasurable" if they were blocked.<p>The government hopes to pass reforms enabling public elections for the …

Deadly clashes reported in Libya's Benghazi

At least six people have been killed while 20 others have been wounded in clashes that took place in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi, local sources told Al Jazeera.<p>The deadly clashes between rival armed groups occurred in al-Lithi, al-Hadaeq and al-Sabri, northeast and south of Benghazi, on Friday.<p>…

Boko Haram escapee: ‘I kept stepping on dead bodies’

Yanaye Grema hid for three days between a wall and his neighbours’ house, as Boko Haram fighters ransacked his home town of Baga on the shore of Lake Chad in Nigeria’s far northeast.<p>The 38-year-old fisherman already knew the attack was serious: he joined civilian vigilantes to defend the town but …

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Earthquake: 3.0 quake strikes southwest of Chico

A shallow magnitude 3.0 earthquake was reported Saturday morning eight miles from Maxwell, Calif., southweset of Chico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 5:45 a.m. PST at a depth of 16.2 miles.<p>According to the USGS, the epicenter was 27 miles from Chico, 31 miles from …

Thousands protest anti-Islamic rallies in German city

BERLIN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people are protesting in the eastern German city of Dresden against racism and for an open society.<p>The protests …

Massive chain-reaction accident closes I-94 in Michigan

<b>(CNN) —</b> Michigan State Police had to use buses to evacuate people from a massive traffic pileup that also became a hazardous materials situation and included a fireworks explosion.<p>The accident happened Friday morning on Interstate 94, west of Battle Creek. Police said weather played a role by …

Germany on high alert following France terrorist attacks | DW | 10.01.2015

German news magazine "Der Spiegel" reported state and federal security agencies had been instructed to locate the whereabouts of Islamic or other …

Saudi blogger receives first 50 lashes of sentence for 'insulting Islam'

A Saudi blogger convicted of insulting Islam was brought after Friday prayers to a public square in the port city of Jeddah and flogged 50 times before hundreds of spectators, a witness to the lashing said.<p>The witness said Raif Badawi’s feet and hands were shackled during the flogging but his face …

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Two Arrested on Terrorism Charges in Canada

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