North Korea warning: The North warns of escalating tensions and a potential nuclear confrontation as the US and South Korea prepare for war games next month. This North Korea warning mirrors similar pronouncements in the past.
Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor, who won the Wimbledon mixed doubles title last year, fended off all five break points they faced and broke the Mirza-Tecau combination four times in the 58-minute match.
Kefalonia earthquake: Schools were closed Monday after Sunday's earthquake damaged homes and injured at least seven people. Kefalonia and nearby Zakinthos and Ithaki were devastated by massive earthquakes in 1953.
Highlighting the immense hurdles facing efforts at peace in Syria, representatives of the Assad regime and the opposition failed to find common ground on the release of prisoners or humanitarian aid during Sunday's negotiations.
Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland beat an injured Rafael Nadal of Spain Sunday, to win the Australian Open and his first Grand Slam. He is the first man in 21 years to beat the No. 1 and No. 2 ranked players en route to a Grand Slam title.
Demonstrators clashed with police Sunday in central Kiev, attempting to storm a cultural center. Opposition leaders vowed to press the government for more concessions following the president's offer of top seats to some of their leaders.
In Cairo and beyond, giant crowds danced at government-backed rallies and Egyptian security forces crushed demonstrations by rival Islamists and some secular activists. Clashes nationwide killed at least 29 protesters.
Scarlett Johansson is endorsing an Israeli soda during the Super Bowl on Feb. 2. But the Israeli company operates in the Palestinian West Bank, and critics, including Oxfam, are angry about Scarlett Johansson's support for SodaStream.
After weeks of violent protests, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych offered the position of prime minister to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who has led the effort to integrate Ukraine with the EU. Yatsenyuk did not immediately comment on the offer.