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US-Schwarzkopf-Obit (3 a.m.)
Retired Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded coalition forces during the Gulf War, died Thursday, a U.S. official said. He was 78.
While much of the United States was enjoying a reprieve from this week's storm system, some areas were still getting heavy snowfalls and others were feeling extra cold. Nine people have died in storm-related incidents since Tuesday, including a Indiana couple who crash on their scooter.
Syria-Civil-War (will update)
Monitoring for the latest developments in Syria's 21-month civil war.
Egypt-Mubarak (will update)
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who is serving a life sentence in a Cairo prison, is being transferred to a military hospital for medical treatment, state-run TV reported. His lawyer says he cracked three ribs in a fall.
Central-African-Republic-Unrest (will update as merits)
The president of the Central African Republic has asked for help from other nations to stave off rebel advances that threaten his rule.
A teenager has killed herself after she was sexually assaulted last month, police said on Friday, citing her suicide note.
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North Korea likely engaged in a deliberate campaign of deception before a December 12 long-range missile launch, catching the United States and its Asian allies "off guard," according to a U.S. official with direct knowledge of analysis of the incident conducted by U.S. military and intelligence agencies.
The president of the Central African Republic asked Thursday for help from other nations to stave off rebel advances that threaten his rule.
The victim of a brutal gang rape that sparked massive protests in India arrived in Singapore for treatment Thursday morning.
Lakhdar Brahimi, the U.N. and Arab League point man who has been shuttling among capitals in an attempt to broker a halt to the war in Syria, said Thursday he is pinning his hopes on the formation of a transitional government in Damascus that would hold power until an election.