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BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says he expects a gathering of more than two dozen countries contributing to the war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq to endorse a U.S. plan for accelerating the campaign this year.
The Kremlin said on Thursday that discussions about a possible ceasefire in Syria were still ongoing and there was no unanimity on resolution of the Syrian crisis. "The process is very fragile, discussions are under way, one can't speak about unanimity in the process of a Syrian settlement," Dmitry Peskov told reporters during a conference call when asked if Russia had proposed March 1 as a date for the beginning of a ceasefire. A Western official said on Wednesday that Russia had made a proposal to begin a ceasefire in Syria on March 1, but the official said no agreement has been reached on the Russian offer.
PAJU, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on tensions between North and South Korea following Pyongyang's rocket launch (all times local):
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — An occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control for ranching, mining, logging and other uses. It has stretched on for more than a month.
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A century ago, Albert Einstein hypothesized the existence of gravitational waves, small ripples in space and time that dash across the universe at the speed of light. On Thursday, at a news conference called by the U.S. National Science Foundation, researchers may announce at long last direct observations of the elusive waves. Such a discovery would represent a scientific landmark, opening the door to an entirely new way to observe the cosmos and unlock secrets about the early universe and mysterious objects like black holes and neutron stars.
North Korea on Thursday expelled all South Koreans from the jointly run Kaesong industrial zone and seized their factory assets, saying Seoul's earlier decision to shutter the complex had amounted to a "declaration of war". Pyongyang said it was placing Kaesong, which lies 10 kilometres (six miles) inside North Korea, under military control and cutting two key communication hotlines with Seoul. The measures mark a significant escalation of cross-border tensions that have been elevated since North Korea carried out a nuclear test last month and a long-range rocket launch on Sunday.
PAJU, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that was the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, saying Seoul's suspension of operations at the jointly run facility was a "dangerous declaration of war."
Russia said Thursday it was ready to discuss a ceasefire in Syria as foreign ministers gathered in Munich in a bid to kick-start peace talks derailed by the regime onslaught on the besieged city of Aleppo. Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled to the Turkish border as government forces, backed by Russian bombers and Iranian fighters, bombard the northern city, leaving the opposition there virtually surrounded. Russia's deputy foreign minister Gennady Gatilov said Moscow was "ready to discuss the modalities of a ceasefire" and that peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition rebels could "possibly start earlier" than the proposed date of February 25.
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The last four armed occupiers of a national wildlife refuge in eastern Oregon said they would turn themselves in Thursday morning after law officers surrounded them in a tense standoff.
North Korea vows to cut two crucial military communication hotlines with the South, as tension rises after the North's recent rocket and nuclear tests.
Nato is ready to patrol the Aegean Sea to deter people-smugglers taking migrants from Turkey to Greece, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter says.
A 94-year-old former Nazi SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp goes on trial in Germany over the murder of at least 170,000 people.
The armed occupiers of a US wildlife reserve in the state of Oregon are preparing to surrender, a member of the group says on a live internet feed.
London's top shares fall nearly 3%, while other European markets see even bigger falls, amid anxiety about the health of the global economy.
A US push for an immediate ceasefire in Syria runs into Russian opposition ahead of talks aimed at reviving stalled peace negotiations on the conflict.
An Australian man is charged over the alleged kidnapping and attempted murder of two female backpackers on a beach south of Adelaide.
More than 100 schools are closed in Bangalore after reports that another leopard is sighted on the outskirts of the Indian city.
Thirty-seven people appear in court in Hong Kong charged with rioting over food stall protests in Mong Kok earlier this week.
Officials in western France say six children have been killed in a collision involving a school bus in Rochefort.
The BBC's Steve Evans reports from the border between North and South Korea on the shutting down of operations by South Korea, in the Kaesong industrial park.
Winter rains have led to squalid conditions in the migrant camps of northern France. Yet one British citizen has chosen to live in Dunkirk, to be with his family.
A group of 36 young people are taking part in an ecclesiastical experiment; since September 2015 they have been living together as part of a quasi-monastic community.
Sesame Street's Elmo explains why his neighbourhood seems to have gone upmarket.
Over a million people attend the victory parade for the Denver Broncos, celebrating their Super Bowl win over the Carolina Panthers.
Hedge funds are increasingly turning to artificial intelligence in order to spot trends to try to make money for their customers
As Barack Obama requests $1.8bn to fight Zika, some communities in El Salvador think they hold the key to stopping the spread of the virus.
At India's "dead" car auctions, you can buy a car for a fraction of its market price. But there's a catch - the cars have all been damaged by flooding.
The BBC's Jonah Fisher reports from the Kokang special region in north-eastern Myanmar, a year on from the scene of heavy fighting.
At 93, Danish pensioner 'Svend Stensgaard' is the world's oldest licensed powerlifter,