1. As Ebola Ebbs in Africa, Focus Turns From Death to Life

    New cases in Liberia, where streets were littered with the Ebola dead just a few months ago at the height of the epidemic, now number in the single digits, according to the World Health Organization.

  1. Novak Djokovic Defeats Andy Murray to Win Australian Open

    7:32 AM ETTop-seeded Novak Djokovic won his Open Era-record fifth Australian Open title Sunday, beating sixth-seeded Andy Murray in the final.

  2. Taliban Justice Gains Favor as Official Afghan Courts Fail

    After paying bribes and enduring long delays while pursuing resolution in Afghanistan’s government courts, a growing number of citizens are turning to an informal justice system that includes tribal elders and the Taliban insurgents.

  3. ISIS Says It Has Killed 2nd Japanese Hostage

    A video showed the beheading of a journalist, Kenji Goto, killed a week after ISIS announced the killing of another Japanese hostage.

  4. Hostage’s Beheading Stirs Outrage in Japan

    7:56 AM ETAfter the apparent death of the journalist Kenji Goto, the public has remained supportive of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s stand against Mr. Goto’s kidnappers.

  5. Tribal Loyalties Drive Jordan’s Effort to Free Pilot

    A Jordanian pilot captured by the Islamic State is a member of a politically influential tribe, part of a crucial base of tribal support for the king.

  6. Pro-Democracy Protesters Return to Streets of Hong Kong

    6:09 AM ETThe rally was much milder than the “Occupy” protests that ended in mid-December, and fell well short of the 50,000 participants that organizers had promised.

  7. Clashes Intensify Between Armenia and Azerbaijan Over Disputed Land

    Dozens of soldiers on each side have been killed and the countries are perilously close to open war.

  8. Louisiana Squeezed as Oil Prices Drop

    Every downturn is a little bit different, and every downturn falls unevenly — even within the oil industry, as Louisiana’s complicated place in the current price collapse shows.

  9. Memo From London
    Public Survey Highlights Britons’ Global Ambitions

    Despite an election season that has seen little mention of defense and foreign policy issues, more than 60 percent of Britons surveyed believed the nation should remain a “great power.”

  10. At This Party, You’d Better Keep It Down

    Inmates at the Maricopa County Jail in Arizona will be allowed to watch the Super Bowl on television, but Sheriff Joe Arpaio still has strict rules.

  11. Super Bowl 2015: Seahawks vs. Patriots Preview

    The Seahawks should be able to put points on the board, which may not be true for Tom Brady and the New England offense, unless the Patriots commit to running the ball and succeed.

  12. Crystal Bowl: Make Your Super Bowl Predictions

    Who’s going to win? What color will Katy Perry’s hair be? What about the commercials? Make your Super Bowl picks and predictions and share your ballot with your friends.

  13. The Carpetbagger
    Top Sundance Prizes Go to ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’

    The whimsical tearjerker that rode a crescendo of buzz after screening in Park City last week claimed top prizes at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival awards on Saturday night.

  14. A Silver Lining Coated in Coal Dust in Eastern Ukraine

    The rebel government has lifted a ban on private coal mining, a widespread practice in the financially struggling region.

  15. Update
    Paris Takes Pains to Reassure Tourists

    Less than a month after 17 people were killed in terror attacks on France, the government is assuring travelers that the City of Light is safe.

  16. 127-Year-Old Rivalry of Celtic and Rangers Resumes in Scotland

    Rangers and Celtic will end a three-year hiatus when they meet in the semifinals of Scotland’s League Cup.

  17. Climate Change’s Bottom Line

    The Risky Business Project’s well-known business and policy leaders hope its research will persuade companies to prepare for, and help mitigate, climate change.

  18. Ratings Now Cut Both Ways, So Don’t Sass Your Uber Driver

    Companies from Uber to Airbnb are rating their customers on degrees of promptness and politeness, but who owns the data that details good and bad behavior?


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