North Korea's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

Eric Talmadge 7:07 AM   Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended.

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Merkel outraged over Russian air strikes

Outraged: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is appalled by the suffering of tens of thousands of Syrians through bomb ...

Arne Delfs, Onur Ant and Patrick Donahue 6:18 AM   Russian air strikes in Syria amount to an ethnic massacre, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says.

Bill Clinton lets fly at Bernie Sanders

Former President Bill Clinton meets with people after speaking at a rally for presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton last ...

Bill Clinton has uncorked an extended attack on Senator Bernie Sanders, harshly criticising Sanders and his supporters for what he described as inaccurate and "sexist" attacks on Hillary Clinton.

Cruise ship sails into Atlantic mega storm

Anthem of the Seas.

Angela Fritz 8:03 AM   At the height of the storm, waves were breaking over the tops of the life boats and the whole ship was listing to almost 45 degrees.

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Islamic State: Is Australia too worried? One Israeli expert

The flag of Islamic State in an area west of Kirkuk in September.

Do Australians worry too much about the threat of Islamic State? One political scientist thinks so.

Meteorite may have killed someone for the first time in two centuries

This 1.68 kilogram meteorite was tracked and retrieved by Australian scientists in January.

Ishaan Tharoor 8:46 AM   Local authorities in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu are investigating whether the death of a man at a college campus over the weekend was the result of a falling meteorite.

North Korea's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site

A South Korean man watches a TV news  report on North Korea's rocket launch at Seoul Railway Station.

Eric Talmadge 7:07 AM   Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended.

Migrant boat sinks en route to Greece, 27 dead

Migrants in Turkey en route to boats for Greece.

Michele Kambas 4:37 AM   Coastguards have confirmed 27 migrants, 11 of them children, drowned off Turkey's Aegean coast as they tried to reach Greece.

Family's dramatic rescue from car swallowed by sinkhole in Peru

The dramatic rescue as a car disappears into a sinkhole in Peru.

Locals have scrambled to rescue a family of three after their car was swallowed by a five-metre-deep sinkhole in Trujillo, Peru.

Syrian government is 'exterminating' its population: UN

Brazilian Paulo Pinheiro, Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry on Syria, fronts the media to talk about the UN ...

Stephanie Nebehay 1:50 AM   Detainees held by the Syrian government are dying on a massive scale, amounting to a state policy of "extermination" of the civilian population, United Nations investigators say.

Wild leopard wreaks havoc, mauls six in Bangalore school rampage

Scary encounter: The leopard chases down a man on the school grounds.

A leopard on the loose in a school in India has mauled six people who attempted to capture the wild animal.

Somalia plane bomber was meant to be on Turkish flight - airline executive

The plane operated by Daallo Airlines sits on the runway in Mogadishu. A gaping hole in the commercial airliner forced ...

Drazen Jorgic 9:26 PM   A suspected suicide bomber who blew a hole in the fuselage of a Daallo Airlines plane last week and forced it to make an emergency landing in Mogadishu was meant to be on a Turkish Airlines flight, the Daallo chief executive said on Monday.

Kidnapped Australian arrives in Burkina Faso

Jocelyn Elliott is greeted at the airport in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

9:09 PM   Australian woman Jocelyn Elliot, who was kidnapped along with her husband Ken by al-Qaeda militants before being released on the weekend, has arrived in Burkina Faso's capital.

Turkey steps up involvement in Syria conflict

Refugees who have fled bombing in Aleppo wait at the Bab al-Salam crossing, opposite the Turkish province of Kilis, on ...

Nick Tattersall 4:45 PM   Aid trucks and ambulances entered Syria from Turkey on Sunday to help tens of thousands of people who had fled an escalating Assad government assault on Aleppo, as air strikes targeted villages on the road linking the city to the Turkish border.

Brazil's carnival revellers party on despite Zika fears

A dancer from the Unidos do Peruche samba school performs during a carnival parade in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

3:50 PM   Street processions, block parties and the televised, big budget parades of carnival moved into their second day on Sunday, even as Brazilian health officials continued to grapple with a Zika outbreak that might have infected as many as 1.5 million people.

Parisians can now buy steak from machines 24 hrs a day

The team at the Boucherie Basque "l'ami Txulette" in Paris. The butchers have now added a vending machine to the outside ...

David Chazan 3:42 PM   Paris: Parisians seized with a sudden hunger for red meat can now buy steaks or sausages at any time of day or night from the capital's first automatic raw meat vending machine.

Two found alive in Taiwan quake debris

Two emergency workers carry a victim recovered from a collapsed building in Tainan, Taiwan, on Sunday.

J.R.Wu 3:03 PM   A woman has been pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwan city of Tainan and another man has been found alive trapped inside more than 48 hours after a deadly earthquake struck

Loan rejection may have been early warning of Taiwan building collapse

Emergency rescuers continue to search for missing in a collapsed building from an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan.

Yimou Lee 2:25 PM   Before their apartment tower collapsed in a Taiwan earthquake at the weekend, a young couple living on the 14th floor had already been given a clue that the building was unsafe.

Aleppo's underground schools face bombardment and burnout

Syrians, many from Aleppo, walk towards the Turkish border at the Bab al-Salam border gate last week.

Estelle Shirbon 1:55 PM   At the unofficial schools run by Syrian activist group Kesh Malek in opposition-held districts of Aleppo, the children don't go outside to play during breaks in case a barrel bomb should drop from the sky.

Twitter police target critics of Malaysian PM

A caricature of Malaysian PM Najib Razak posted online.

A. Ananthalakshmi 1:48 PM   Police are responding with warnings as Malaysians voice their exasperation with the Prime Minister on social media.

North Korean patrol boat crosses to South drawing warning shots

A South Korean man watches a TV news report on North Korea's rocket launch at Seoul Railway Station.

1:46 PM   A North Korean patrol boat crossed into South Korean waters early on Monday and retreated after the South Korean navy fired warning shots, a South Korean military official said.

Jihadi John's sidekick identified as Briton Kotey

Alexe Kotey, from West London, was a friend 'Jihadi John'.

Adam Goldman and souad Mekhennet 12:17 PM   A West London Muslim extremist who travelled to the Middle East on an aid convoy organised by a British MP has been named as a member of Jihadi John's gang of four masked executioners with self-assigned Beatles nicknames.

Bernie Sanders makes SNL appearance

Larry David giving an uncanny impression of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.

David Bauder 10:42 AM   Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a cameo appearance on Saturday Night Live three days before the New Hampshire primary, appearing in a skit with host Larry David, the comic who has done a dead-on impersonation of him.

'Problem app' Kik offers teenagers, and predators, anonymity

A 2015 photo of Nicole Lovell, who reportedly chatted with anonymous strangers via Kik.

Sheryl Gay Stolberg, Richard Perez-Pena 10:30 AM   The death of Nicole Madison Lovell has put Kik — widely used by teenagers but not as well known to adults as Snapchat or Instagram — in the spotlight.

Bootleg liquor kills 24 in Indonesia

Deaths from moonshine are common in Indonesia, particularly in rural areas where many villagers are unable to afford ...

Bootleg liquor has reportedly killed at least two dozen people in a village in Indonesia's Central Java province over the past few days.

UN Security Council condemns North Korea after rocket launch

People in Seoul, South Korea watch news of North Korea's long-range rocket launch.

Greg Miller and Anna Fifield   The United Nations Security Council began an emergency meeting on North Korea's rocket launch on Sunday, with diplomats expected to condemn Pyongyang following rocket launch.