FB's India stumble could embolden other regulators

India's decision to effectively ban Facebook's pared-back free Internet service is a major blow to the social network's plans, and may prompt other regulators to demand equal online access for their users.

Indian soldier pulled out alive after six days buried in snow 2:04pm IST

SRINAGAR, India An Indian soldier declared dead has been found alive under 25 feet (8 metres) of snow, six days after he was buried by an avalanche that hit his military post in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

Members of emergency services work at the site of two crashed trains near Bad Aibling in southwestern Germany, February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Eight dead, 150 hurt in train crash in Germany

Eight people were killed when two trains collided head-on in southeast Germany on Tuesday, police said, adding about 150 people were injured, including 50 seriously.  Full Article 

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF INJURY OR DEATH. Nepalese Prime Minister Khadga Prashad Sharma Oli, also known as KP Oli, pays his respects to the late former Prime Minister Sushil Koirala in Kathmandu, Nepal, February 9, 2016.  REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
Asia

Koirala's death poses potential problems

Former PM Sushil Koirala, a moderate figure in Nepal's unsettled politics, died on Tuesday, presenting a potential hurdle in attempts to win greater rights for minorities in a new constitution.  Full Article 

Nominee for the 2015 FIFA World Player of the Year FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi of Argentina attends a news conference prior to the Ballon d'Or 2015 awards ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, January 11, 2016. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich/Files

Messi undergoes tests for kidney problems

Barcelona striker Lionel Messi is expected to play in Wednesday's King's Cup semi-final against Valencia despite missing training on Monday to have tests on his kidneys, the La Liga club said.  Story 

Swimmers walk into the surf next to a sign declaring a shark sighting on Sydney's Manly Beach, Australia, November 24, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/Files
Man vs Wild

Record number of shark attacks in 2015

Sharks attacked people 98 times in 2015, a spike in unprovoked attacks that set a new record as human and shark populations rise, researchers have found in an annual global tally. While last year saw twice as many fatal attacks as 2014, the number of deadly encounters was roughly on par with the past decade's average, said George Burgess, director of the International Shark Attack File.  Full Article 

A deer tick, or blacklegged tick, Ixodes scapularis, is seen on a blade of grass, in this undated picture from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. REUTERS/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention/Handout via Reuters
Science

New bacteria causing Lyme disease found

Researchers have discovered a new bacteria that causes Lyme disease in humans, a U.S. health agency said on Monday. Previously, only one bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, was believed to cause human Lyme disease, which is transmitted through bites from by the blacklegged "deer" tick, the CDC statement said.  Full Article 

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