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  • Marius the giraffe is pictured in Copenhagen Zoo on February 7. — Reuters photo

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Taliban set tough terms for peace talks progress

Taliban insurgents have set tough terms for peace talks with the Pakistani government, demanding the release of all imprisoned fighters and the withdrawal of troops from the tribal areas, officials said Monday. Full story

Syria’s warring parties kick off new round of talks

Syria’s warring sides launched a new round of peace talks Monday, as an agreement from the first round last month was being implemented with aid convoys evacuating the besieged city of Homs. The UN and Arab League... Full story

UAE to use drones for govt services

The United Arab Emirates says it plans to use unmanned aerial drones to deliver official documents and packages to its citizens as part of efforts to upgrade government services. The wealthy Gulf state is known for its showmanship... Full story

Wildfires destroy 30 homes in Australia

More than 30 homes have been razed in the worst fire conditions Australia has seen since a 2009 inferno killed 173 people, with flames threatening the country’s second-largest city, officials said on Monday. Full story

Tweaking exercise routine to stay strong after 50

People turning 50 may want to consider tweaking their exercise routines because as they age stiffer joints, slower recovery from injury and the loss of lean body mass are among the perils facing the youngest baby boomers... Full story

Italy objects to Indian piracy law in marine case

Italy strongly objects to India’s decision to use an anti-piracy law in prosecuting two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen, even if the marines will not face the death penalty, a senior Italian official said Monday. Full story

River Thames breaches its banks near London

The River Thames has burst its banks after reaching its highest level in years, flooding riverside towns upstream of London. Residents and British troops had piled up sandbags in a bid to protect properties from the latest bout... Full story

21 killed by own car bomb in Iraq

A car bomb mistakenly went off in a militant compound north of Baghdad Monday, killing 21 insurgents including a suicide bomber, an anti-Qaeda militia leader and a police officer said. Full story

First key protest leader arrested in Thailand

The Thai police made their first arrest of a senior leader of anti-government protests for violating the country’s emergency law Monday as government officials promised to apprehend other leaders of the movement, too. Full story

Uproar as giraffe put down at zoo

Marius the giraffe is pictured in Copenhagen Zoo on February 7. — Reuters photo
A Danish zoo sparked outrage on Sunday when it put down a young giraffe then chopped it up and fed it to lions as visitors, including young children, looked on. The fate of 18-month-old Marius shocked animal lovers around the world, with thousands... Full story

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A suicide bomber killed four women in northwest Pakistan on Monday in an attempted attack on mourners at a funeral, the police said. The blast hit a house in Peshawar, a frontline city in Pakistan’s battle against Islamist... Full story


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