Syrian residents look at the damage following reported rebel shelling in Aleppo's government-controlled neighbourhood of Suleimaniyeh, on February 14, 2016

Hopes for Syria ceasefire dim as Turkey shells Kurds

AFP News Hopes for a ceasefire taking hold in Syria this week dimmed Sunday as Turkey renewed its shelling of advancing Kurdish militants and Washington demanded Moscow end air strikes on rebels. Tensions over Syria have continued to mount despite the proposal from international powers in Munich on Friday for a "cessation of hostilities" within a week. Defying US and French calls, Turkey on Sund…

  • Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen (R) and Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen speak to Bodil Uzan (L), mother of Dan Uzan who was killed while working as a security guard at a synagoge, during a commemoration in Copenhagen on February 14, 2016

    Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen warned Sunday that Denmark still faces a "serious terror threat" as it marked a year since a gunman killed a filmmaker and a Jewish security guard in twin attacks in Copenhagen. The Danish capital honoured the victims under tight security, as Rasmussen left flowers outside the cultural …

  • Refugees sleep outside the entrance of the Swedish Migration Agency's arrival center for asylum seekers at Jagersro in Malmo, Sweden, early November 20, 2015

    Swedish police said Sunday they had launched a murder inquiry after one person was killed in a fight at a refugee centre, raising fresh concerns about security in the country's increasingly overstretched asylum homes. The latest incident comes less than a month after a 22-year-old female employee at a refugee centre was …

  • Catholic faithful cheer as Pope Francis drives by in his popemobile in Ecatepec, Mexico, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016. Pope Francis will give a Mass at an outdoor field in the capital's suburb of Ecatepec to an estimated crowd of 400,000 pilgrims. It is to be his biggest event during his trip to Mexico. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

    ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Pope Francis urged Mexicans to shun the devil and resist the temptations of wealth and corruption Sunday as he celebrated an open-air Mass for hundreds of thousands of people in this drug- and violence-riddled city on the outskirts of Mexico's capital.

  • Actors Ryan Reynolds (L) and Morena Baccarin, seen on February 9, 2016 in New York City, star in "Deadpool", which claimed the biggest-ever February and R-rated debut

    Superhero movie "Deadpool" dominated the North American box office on its debut weekend, taking in a record breaking $135 million and leaving its competitors in the dust, industry estimates showed Sunday. Starring Ryan Reynolds as a Marvel Comics character, the film's blow out reception in theaters propelled it to the …

  • FILE - In this Oct., 15, 2006 file photo, Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at the ACLU Membership Conference in Washington. On Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016, the U.S. Marshals Service confirmed that Scalia has died at the age of 79. (AP Photo/Chris Greenberg, File)

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Antonin Scalia's body lay in a Texas funeral home Sunday and officials awaited word about whether they would need to perform an autopsy before the late Supreme Court justice could return home to Virginia. In the nation's capital, where flags flew at half-staff at the White House and Supreme Court, …

  • Pope Francis celebrates an open-air mass in Ecatepec on February 14, 2016

    Pope Francis celebrated an open-air mass with 300,000 Catholic faithful in a crime-plagued Mexican city on Sunday, urging them to create a country free of emigration and "merchants of death." The pontiff used the service in Ecatepec, a rough Mexico City suburb, to touch on two major themes of his trip to Mexico -- drug …

  • US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, pictured on October 5, 2011, has died at the age of 79

    The sudden death of Justice Antonin Scalia, a towering conservative icon on the US Supreme Court, has set off an epic election-year battle over his successor that will shape American life far into the future. Scalia died in his sleep at age 79, leaving what has been a conservative-dominated court evenly divided in a year …

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  • An injured protestor is carried by others during clashes between Turkish protestors and police as they demonstrate against curfews in eastern Turkey on February 14, 2016, in Istanbul

    Turkish police on Sunday clashed with pro-Kurdish protestors in a flashpoint district of Istanbul, leaving at least two wounded, an AFP photographer and reports said.

  • Scalia's death means loss of key vote in divided cases

    Justice Antonin Scalia's death deprives conservatives of a key vote that could change the outcome in some major Supreme Court cases, including one in which labor unions appeared headed for a big defeat. ...

  • Kanye West followed up his big New York Fashion Week show and album listening party for "Life of...

  • US President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One upon arrival at Palm Springs International Airport in Palm Springs, California on February 12, 2016

    President Barack Obama looks to put domestic issues aside and cap his long courtship with fast-rising South East Asian nations Monday, hosting leaders at a California desert retreat. The visitors may have preferred the cachet of a White House visit and an Oval Office photo-op. Before sitting down at the summit table, …

  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), an influential member of the Senate Democratic caucus...

  • Big 'Deadpool' debut annihilates 'Fifty Shades' record, more

    The R-rated "Deadpool" has taken the box office by storm, annihilating records with an eye-popping $135 million from its first three days in U.S. theaters, according to comScore estimates Sunday. ...

  • Migrants and refugees cross the Greek-Macedonian border near the town of Gevgelija, on February 14, 2016

    Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders on Sunday said Europe must control its borders but not close them, as divisions deepen over how the continent should stem its huge influx of migrants. Koenders, whose country currently holds the European Union's rotating six-month presidency, rejected calls for Macedonia to seal off …

 

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