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U.S. to add troops in Helmand

Step boosts training of Afghans fighting Taliban in province

Subscriber onlyThe U.S. Army will deploy hundreds of soldiers to the southern Afghan province of Helmand, where government forces have been pushed to the brink by Taliban militants, a military spokesman said Tuesday. Continue reading...

Open border, U.N. agency urges Turkey

Tens of thousands of fleeing Syrians overcrowd tents; food running low

Subscriber onlyTurkey must open its doors to the tens of thousands of Syrians who have massed at the border after fleeing violence, the U.N. demanded Tuesday, as an aide group said tents on the Syrian side are overcrowded and food in short supply. Continue reading...

ISIS determined to strike U.S. this year, Senate told

Subscriber onlyLeaders of the Islamic State extremist group are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials told lawmakers Tuesday. Continue reading...

Officials fear U.S. lagging in electronic war

Subscriber onlyIn the future, many of the most effective weapons used against the U.S. military are likely to be unseen: electromagnetic waves that disrupt radios or jam global positioning systems. Continue reading...

Hong Kong revelry takes chaotic turn

Activists, police clash over food sellers

Subscriber only During Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration, clashes between protesters and police at a street market left dozens injured and more than 60 arrested. Continue reading...

2 German trains' collision kills 10

Safety-system failure in head-on wreck puzzles authorities

Subscriber onlyCrews using helicopters and boats rescued dozens of people from the wreckage of two German commuter trains that crashed head-on Tuesday, killing at least 10 and leaving authorities trying to determine why multiple safety measures failed. Continue reading...

Iraqi dam on brink of failure, U.S. says

Baghdad says report overstates risk that leaky structure near Mosul will topple

Subscriber onlyIraq's Mosul Dam has long been branded the world's most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of people. Continue reading...

The world in brief

Subscriber only3 detained in Taiwan building’s collapse TAINAN, Taiwan — Prosecutors investigating the deadly collapse of an apartment building in southern Taiwan have approved the detention of three construction company executives on charges of professional negligence resulting in death. Continue reading...

Egypt officer gets eight years in slaying

Subscriber onlyAn Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced a police officer to eight years in prison for beating a veterinarian to death, in a case that sparked public anger over police abuses. Continue reading...

Train crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures nearly 90

BAD AIBLING, Germany — Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday in southern Germany, killing 10 people and injuring around 90 as they slammed into each other on a curve after an automatic safety braking system apparently failed, the transport minister said. Continue reading...

Obama seeks $1.8B to fight Zika virus' spread

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it, but he said "there shouldn't be a panic on this." Continue reading...

Leaders urge diplomacy in Syria

Germany, Turkey denounce Russian strikes near Aleppo

Subscriber onlyANKARA, Turkey -- As tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence massed at Turkey's border, Turkish and German leaders pledged Monday to redouble diplomatic efforts to end the fighting around Syria's largest city, Aleppo, and prevent more refugees from making their way into Europe. Continue reading...

4 rescued from rubble of Taiwan quake

Subscriber onlyTAINAN, Taiwan -- At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a powerful quake two days earlier, as frustration grew among families waiting for searchers to reach their buried loved ones. Continue reading...

S. Korea's case for U.S. missiles grows

Subscriber onlyThe United States has opened the door to parking a ballistic missile defense system on North Korea's doorstep after Sunday's launch of a long-range rocket prompted South Korea to again say it will consider allowing the deployment on its soil of a U.S. army system known as THAAD. Continue reading...

The World in Brief

Subscriber onlyAl-Qaida factions battle in Yemeni city Continue reading...

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