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  • Ukraine warns of rising risk of war with Russia Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 8:38 AM ET
    Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko attends a ceremony at the training center of the Ukrainian National Guard outside Kiev.

    Hopes that Ukraine can get back on track were hit on Wednesday, when the country's president warned that the probability of war with Russia had risen and its economy minister resigned.

  • INSIGHT-Drought tests a changed Ethiopia Sunday, 31 Jan 2016 | 4:00 AM ET

    *Ethiopia's ambitions challenged, at least in short term. FEDETO/ ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, Jan 31- On a treeless plain in eastern Ethiopia, thousands of destitute pastoralists have set up camp outside the tiny village of Fedeto. Ethiopia's failed rains, which meteorologists blame on the El Nino weather phenomenon, have created a drought in some areas of the country...

  • *Wild weather across Australia kills one. *Tasmania fires burn through 72,000 hectares, floods threaten communities. PERTH, Jan 31- A tropical cyclone that crossed Australia's northwest coast early on Sunday weakened, although several small inland communities were on red alert and the risk of heavy swells, flooding and storm surges remained.

  • Zika epidemic on US doorstep spurs vaccine hunt Thursday, 28 Jan 2016 | 7:40 AM ET

    The rapid spread of the zika virus has spurred the hunt for a cure, but the financial incentive and likely length of time for a vaccine are unclear.

  • *About 14 million people facing hunger in southern Africa. *Villagers sell cattle for $50 versus $400 in good times. MAFOMOTI, Zimbabwe, Jan 26- In the dusty village of Mafomoti, southern Zimbabwe, farmers have already lost cattle and crops in the severest drought to hit the nation in a quarter of a century.

  • The damburst is considered by many to be the worst environmental disaster in Brazil's history. Samarco, a 50-50 joint venture between Brazil's Vale SA and Australia's BHP Billiton Ltd, is in talks with Brazilian federal and state prosecutors and environmental agencies to settle a 20 billion real public lawsuit. The November accident sent a tsunami of mud...

  • The damburst is considered by many to be the worst environmental disaster in Brazil's history. Samarco, a 50-50 joint venture between Brazil's Vale SA and Australia's BHP Billiton Ltd, is in talks with Brazilian federal and state prosecutors and environmental agencies to settle a 20 billion real public lawsuit. The November accident sent a tsunami of mud...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Jan 23- A monster blizzard that has paralyzed much of the U.S. East Coast intensified on Saturday as it barreled into New York City, forcing the closure of all bridges and tunnels into the largest U.S. city and prompting a travel ban on area highways. At least 13 people have been killed in weather-related car crashes in Arkansas, North Carolina,...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 21- Brazil's government and Samarco Mineração SA moved closer to a deal to settle a 20 billion-real lawsuit for damages related to a deadly November dam disaster, Brazil's attorney general said on Thursday. Brazil sued Samarco, a 50-50 joint venture between Brazil's Vale SA and Australia's BHP Billiton Ltd, for 20 billion reais after an iron ore...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 20- Brazilian mining company Samarco Mineração S.A. said on Wednesday CEO Ricardo Vescovi and Director of Operations Kleber Terra had temporarily stepped aside to focus on preparing their defense in the wake of November's mine disaster. Federal police accused the executives of the company co-owned by BHP Billiton and Vale SA of crimes...

  • *Freeport faces difficult journey to extend mining contract. Freeport's long-held desire to continue mining in Indonesia beyond 2021 has been beset by controversy, including cabinet infighting, resignations and a major political scandal that led to the resignation of the parliamentary speaker. "The last couple of months have been a total disaster for...

  • Glenn Frey dead at age 67 Tuesday, 19 Jan 2016 | 5:00 AM ET
    Glenn Frey dead at age 67

    Founding member and guitarist of rock band the Eagles has died at age 67.

  • Business Tip: Antonia's advice for opening a restaurant Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 11:30 AM ET
    Business Tip: Antonia's Advice for Opening a Restaurant

    Antonia Lofaso emphasizes the importance of experience when opening up a new restaurant.

  • ISIS claims responsibility for Jakarta attack Thursday, 14 Jan 2016 | 10:38 AM ET
    Indonesian police hold rifles while walking behind a car for protection in Jakarta January 14, 2016. Several explosions went off and gunfire broke out in the center of the Indonesian capital on Thursday and police said they suspected a suicide bomber was responsible for at least one the blasts.

    The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a terrorist bomb and gun attack in Jakarta, Indonesia, according to Reuters.

  • JAKARTA, Jan 12- Indonesian energy company Lapindo Brantas plans to resume drilling for gas near the site of a mud volcano, its CEO said, referring to a disaster that some scientists say it helped to create around 10 years ago. The Sidoarjo mud volcano, which started erupting in May 2006 near Indonesia's second-biggest city of Surabaya, inundated 12 villages and...

  • Istanbul suicide bomber was IS member: Turkish PM Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | 10:16 AM ET
    Tourists hold umbrellas to shelter from the rain in the central square inside the Blue Mosque, also known as the Sultan Ahmed, in Istanbul, Turkey, on Friday, June 14, 2013

    The suicide bomber who killed at least 10 foreigners in Istanbul was a foreign member of Islamic State, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.

  • Azeri oil disaster an open wound for survivors Tuesday, 12 Jan 2016 | 2:00 AM ET

    BAKU, Jan 12- For the survivors of a lifeboat which hung between a blazing oil rig and 10- metre waves on a wind-lashed sea, the horror lives on while the search for the comrades they saw die is not complete. A fire still burns from the worst ever accident in Azerbaijan's oil industry. An enquiry continues on the Dec. 4 disaster which took around 30 lives when a 27- hour...

  • Singer David Bowie dead at age 69 Monday, 11 Jan 2016 | 5:02 AM ET
    Singer David Bowie dead at age 69

    World-famous singer David Bowie has died at the age of 69 following an 18-month battle with cancer.

  • *Millions face hunger as drought scorches parts of Africa. The drought, which extends to South Africa, the continent's biggest maize producer, has been exacerbated by an El Nino weather pattern and follows dry spells last year that affected countries from Zimbabwe to Malawi. Aid agency Oxfam has said 10 million people, mostly in Africa, face hunger because of...

  • Why you shouldn't panic about North Korea's H-bomb Wednesday, 6 Jan 2016 | 3:11 PM ET
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watches a firing contest of the KPA artillery units at an undisclosed location in a photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency in Pyongyang on Jan. 5, 2016.

    There are two main reasons why you shouldn't panic about North Korea's alleged H-bomb, says Notre Dame Professor Michael Desch.