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News Headlines of February 15

Mideast uprisings spur new protests in Iran

CAIRO – Tens of thousands of protesters faced club-wielding security forces Monday in Bahrain, Yemen and Iran in what experts said may be shaping up as a pro-democracy wave ignited by the revolts that drove Egypt’s and Tunisia’s autocratic rulers from power.

Colombia nabs fully submersible drug submarine

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian soldiers have for the first time seized a fully submersible drug-smuggling submarine capable of reaching the coast of Mexico, authorities announced Monday. Last July, another fully submersible “narcosub” was seized just across the border by authorities in neighboring Ecuador.

No survivors in Honduras plane crash

There were no survivors among the 12 passengers and two pilots aboard a small passenger airplane that crashed into a mountain just south of the capital of Honduras early today. Three Americans were among the fatalities, CNN reported.

Beijing backs railway rival to Panama Canal

It could one day become the most dramatic symbol of China’s new economic incursion into South America: a 220km railway line bisecting the neck of Colombia just south of Panama, creating a whole new means of moving goods at low cost between the Pacific and the Atlantic.

Rocks and batons fly as Yemen protests erupt in violence

Tweet – Rocks and batons flew in central Sanaa on Monday as pro-democracy protesters clashed violently with police and supporters of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, witnesses said.

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