GERMANY'S NATL SECURITY SERVICE WARNS ISIS TERRORISTS ARE INFILTRATING EUROPE UNDER THE GUISE OF ASYLUM SEEKERS *

WARNING COMES AFTER BERLIN POLICE ARRESTED THREE THURS IN AN INVESTIGATION OF FOUR ALGERIAN MEN WHO ARE SUSPECTED OF PLANNING TERROR ATTACKS IN GERMANY AND HAVING ISIS TIES *

GERMAN AUTHORITIES BELIEVE FOUR MEN HAD CONTACTS WITH ISIS AND THAT AT LEAST ONE RECEIVED MILITARY TRAINING IN SYRIA *

ARRESTS WERE MADE IN BERLIN AT A REFUGEE HOME AND WERE BASED ON EXISTING WARRANTS IN OTHER CASES *

KEY MEMBER OF POPE FRANCIS' SEX-ABUSE COMMISSION TAKING LEAVE OF ABSENCE *

PETER SAUNDERS, A BRITISH ADVOCATE FOR SURVIVORS, HAD BEEN CRITICAL OF SLOW PACE OF PROGRESS BY VATICAN IN TAKING MEASURES TO PROTECT CHILDREN AND PUNISH THOSE WHO COVERED UP FOR PEDOPHILE PRIESTS *

DEPARTURE LEAVES JUST ONE OTHER SURVIVOR OF ABUSE ON COMMISSION *

IT WAS FORMED IN 2013 TO PROVIDE VATICAN WITH ADVICE ON PROTECTING CHILDREN, EDUCATING CHURCH PERSONNEL AND PARISHIONERS ABOUT ABUSE AND KEEPING PEDOPHILES OUT OF PRIESTHOOD *

N KOREA MOVES UP WINDOW OF ITS PLANNED LONG-RANGE ROCKET LAUNCH TO FEB 7-14 *

LAUNCH, WHICH PYONGYANG SAYS IS EFFORT TO SEND A SATELLITE INTO ORBIT, WOULD BE IN DEFIANCE OF REPEATED WARNINGS BY OUTSIDE GOVTS THAT SUSPECT IT'S A BANNED TEST OF BALLISTIC MISSILE TECHNOLOGY *

N KOREA SAID TUES IT WOULD ATTEMPT SATELLITE LAUNCH BETWEEN FEB 8 AND 25 *

LAUNCH DECLARATION CAME JUST WEEKS AFTER N KOREA CONDUCTED ITS FOURTH NUCLEAR TEST *

FOUR-NATION TALKS AIMED AT ENDING AFGHANISTAN'S 15-YEAR WAR END SAT WITH CALL FOR DIRECT TALKS BETWEEN AFGHAN GOVT AND TALIBAN BY END OF FEB *

STATEMENT RELEASED AT END OF MEETING IN ISLAMABAD SAT SAYS ROADMAP FOR PEACE HAD BEEN AGREED UPON BUT PROVIDED NO FURTHER DETAILS *

IT URGES TALIBAN, WHO WERE NOT PRESENT AT MEETING ATTENDED BY REPS FROM U.S., PAKISTAN, AFGHANISTAN AND CHINA, TO JOIN PEACE PROCESS *

ALL FOUR COUNTRIES AGREED TO HOLD FOURTH MEETING IN KABUL ON FEB 23 *

LAST DIRECT TALKS BETWEEN AFGHAN GOVT AND TALIBAN BROKE DOWN LAST YEAR FOLLOWING ANNOUNCEMENT OF DEATH OF LONGTIME TALIBAN LEADER MULLAH MOHAMMAD OMAR *

RESCUERS CONTINUE SEARCH FOR MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE STILL MISSING AFTER SHALLOW MAG-6.4 EARTHQUAKE IN SOUTHERN TAIWAN *

QUAKE, WHICH KILLED AT LEAST 14 PEOPLE, CAUSED HIGH-RISE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING TO COLLAPSE IN TAINAN, THE CITY HIT WORST BY QUAKE *

NEARLY 340 PEOPLE WERE RESCUED FROM RUBBLE IN TAINAN, INCLUDING 247 FROM 17-FLOOR RESIDENTIAL BUILDING *

EARTHQUAKES FREQUENTLY RATTLE TAIWAN, BUT MOST ARE MINOR AND CAUSE LITTLE OR NO DAMAGE *

HOWEVER, MAG-7.6 QUAKE IN CENTRAL TAIWAN IN 1999 KILLED MORE THAN 2,300 PEOPLE *

TURKEY CARING FOR SOME 30,000 TO 35,000 DISPLACED SYRIANS ON SYRIAN SIDE OF BORDER BETWEEN TWO COUNTRIES *

TURKISH OFFICIALS SAY THERE ARE NO IMMEDIATE PLANS TO ALLOW THEM ENTRY, ADDING PREPARATIONS HAVE BEEN MADE TO DO SO IN THE EVENT OF AN "EXTRAORDINARY CRISIS" *

OFFICIALS SAY ANOTHER 70,000 SYRIANS COULD ARRIVE AT ONCUPINAR BORDER CROSSING IF RUSSIAN AND SYRIAN STRIKES DON'T END *

TURKEY IS ALREADY HOME TO 2.5 MIL SYRIAN REFUGEES *

NURSE AT JAIL IN NASSAU COUNTY NEW YORK CHARGED WITH SMUGGLING RAZORS AND SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA TO INMATES *

25-YR-OLD CHANTIEL COX FACING CHARGES OF CONSPIRACY AND PROMOTING PRISON CONTRABAND *

DEFENSE ATTY SAYS COX IS BEING USED AS "A SCAPEGOAT" FOR INSTITUTIONAL PROBLEMS AT JAIL *

TWO OTHER WOMEN HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH SUPPLYING CONTRABAND TO COX *

U.N. SECY-GEN BAN KI-MOON SAYS 34 TERROR GROUPS WORLDWIDE HAVE REPORTEDLY PLEDGED ALLEGIANCE TO ISIS *

BAN SAYS NUMBER WILL GROW IN 2016, ADDING ISIS POSES UNPRECEDENTED THREAT DUE TO ITS ABILITY TO PERSUADE GROUPS TO PLEDGE THEIR ALLEGIANCE *

BAN CALLS ISIS WORLDS WEALTHIEST TERRORIST ORGANIZATION," CITING ESTIMATES IT GENERATED $400-$500 MIL FROM OIL AND OIL PRODUCTS IN 2015 *

HE SAYS U.N. MEMBER STATES SHOULD PREPARE FOR INCREASE IN ATTACKS BY ISIS ASSOCIATED GROUPS TRAVELING TO OTHER COUNTRIES TO LAUNCH ATTACKS AND DEVELOP NETWORKS *

AUTHORITIES CALL OFF SEARCH FOR POSSIBLE SURVIVORS OF MIDAIR COLLISION FRI THAT SENT AT LEAST ONE PLANE PLUNGING INTO OCEAN NEAR PORT OF LOS ANGELES *

COAST GUARD HAS SUSPENDED ACTIVE SEARCH EFFORTS IN 200-SQ-MILE AREA WHERE DIVERS FOUND WRECKAGE FRI *

HUNT FOR THREE MISSING PEOPLE NOW BEING CALLED RECOVERY OP *

AUTHORITIES SAY TWO MEN, AGES 61 AND 81, WERE ABOARD PLANE THAT RADAR SHOWED COLLIDING FRI AFTERNOON WITH AIRCRAFT PILOTED BY 72-YR-OLD WOMAN *

WRECKAGE AND LOGBOOK FROM ONE PLANE WAS FOUND AND OTHER IS MISSING *

AUTHORITIES ARREST 21-YR-OLD MICHIGAN MAN ACCUSED OF SUPPORTING ISIS AND PLOTTING ATTACK ON DETROIT CHURCH *

KHALIL ABU-RAYYAN, WHO HASN'T BEEN CHARGED WITH TERRORISM-RELATED CRIMES, HAS BEEN INVESTIGATED SINCE MAY AND FACES MARIJUANA AND GUN CHARGES *

AUTHORITIES SAY ABU-RAYYAN HAD BEEN UNDER CONSTANT FBI SURVEILLANCE RECENTLY DUE TO GROWING CONCERN ABOUT THREATS HE MADE AGAINST CHURCH, POLICE AND OTHERS IN SUPPORT OF ISIS, ADDING HE'D BEEN COMMUNICATING WITH AN UNDERCOVER AGENT *

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