TODAY'S WORLD HEADLINES

Chinese relatives reject Malaysia's MH370 death declaration 31-Jan-15, 3:10 AM | Agence France-Presse

Japan, Jordan seek news on fate of Islamic State captives 31-Jan-15, 1:23 AM | Suleiman Al-Khalidi and Elaine Lies, Reuters

Republican Mitt Romney opts out of 2016 run for president 31-Jan-15, 5:49 AM | Steve Holland, Reuters

Korean Air boss apologizes in court for daughter's 'nut rage' 31-Jan-15, 1:48 AM | Agence France-Presse | Ju-Min Park, Reuters

Top comics festival in France honors Charlie Hebdo contributor 2:20 am | Agence France-Presse A youngster's tale of life torn between France and the Middle East by a Charlie Hebdo contributor scooped the top award at one of the world's biggest comics festivals in France on Sunday.

Ex-president Ahmadinejad launches website ahead of Iran polls Ex-president Ahmadinejad launches website ahead of Iran polls 1:45 am | Agence France-Presse Iran's hardline former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Sunday launched his official website, in a possible…

Outspoken Saudi prince launches pan-Arab news channel 1:15 am | Agence France-Presse Outspoken billionaire Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal on Sunday launched a pan-Arab satellite news channel…

China Mobile eyes 5G technology 12:20 am | Xinhua China Mobile, the country's largest 4G mobile network operator, has began development on the next…

Death toll of off-piste skiiers in Swiss Alps rises to 11 11:36 pm | Agence France-Presse Eleven people have died in off-piste skiing accidents in the Swiss Alps despite repeated avalanche…

BUSINESS NEWS

Cost of living higher for the poor for a second straight year Cost of living higher for the poor for a second straight year Inflation for the bottom 30 percent of Filipino households was above the BSP target.

Consumer group seeks rebates from telcos if broadband speeds fall below standard Consumer group seeks rebates from telcos if broadband speeds fall below standard Democracy.net.ph has proposed a 50 percent minimum downstream or upstream data rate.

January inflation, corporate earnings seen to weigh on Philippine share prices this week January inflation, corporate earnings seen to weigh on Philippine share prices this week Analysts say any decline may be limited, adding that investors should take advantage of dips to buy.

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Egypt orders deportation of jailed Australian reporter Greste: police 11:10 pm | Agence France-Presse Egypt has decided to deport jailed Australian reporter Peter Greste to his home country, a senior interior ministry official told AFP on Sunday.

Obama proposes 14 percent tax on U.S. companies' untaxed foreign earnings 10:39 pm | Reuters Obama proposes 14 percent tax on U.S. companies\Obama’s proposal is aimed at closing a tax loophole that lets multinational corporations avoid paying taxes on active profits they earn abroad, or that they shift into foreign countries from the United States through various strategies to reduce their U.S. taxable income.

East Ukraine death toll mounts after peace talks fail 9:50 pm | Reuters East Ukraine death toll mounts after peace talks failFighting continues across all sections of the frontline, Kiev military spokesman Volodymyr Polyovy says, briefing journalists.

Ukraine peace talks collapse, Kiev and separatists trade blame 10:39 am | Reuters Ukraine peace talks collapse, Kiev and separatists trade blamePeace talks on Ukraine collapsed on Saturday after just over four hours with no tangible progress towards a new ceasefire but with Ukraine's representative and separatist envoys angrily accusing each other of sabotaging the meeting.

Polish transsexual lawmaker announces bid for president 10:31 am | Agence France-Presse Polish transsexual lawmaker Anna Grodzka said Friday she would run for president in May elections, breaking new ground in the staunchly Catholic country.

Obama condemns 'heinous murder' of ISIL hostage Kenji Goto 7:55 am | Agence France-Presse Obama condemns \President Barack Obama condemned Saturday the 'heinous murder' of a Japanese hostage after the Islamic State group released a video purportedly showing his beheading.

Japan denounces beheading of Japanese hostage Goto 7:00 am | Reuters Japan denounces beheading of Japanese hostage Goto(UPDATE - 5:55 p.m.) Islamic State militants said on Saturday they had killed Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, after the apparent failure of sustained international efforts to secure his release through a prisoner swap.

Egypt's president says battle against jihadists will be a tough one 3:13 am | Tony Gamal-Gabriel, Agence France-Presse Egypt\Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said Saturday the battle against jihadist insurgents in the Sinai Peninsula would be a long and hard one, as violence there continues unabated.

Kenyan president says ICC case against deputy will fail 2:40 am | Agence France-Presse Kenyan president says ICC case against deputy will failKenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has told fellow African leaders that the International Criminal Court's crimes against humanity trial of his deputy will collapse, and again levelled fierce criticism against the tribunal.

Chile's president sends abortion bill to Congress 2:10 am | Agence France-Presse Chile\Chile's President Michelle Bachelet on Saturday pressed ahead with plans to decriminalize abortion in certain cases, a decades-old taboo in one of Latin America's most socially conservative countries.

Chadian aircraft bomb Nigerian town in anti-Boko Haram raid: sources 1:29 am | Agence France-Presse Chadian aircraft bomb Nigerian town in anti-Boko Haram raid: sourcesChadian aircraft on Saturday bombed the Nigerian town of Gamboru in a raid targeting Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, security sources said.

Oscar-nominated English actor backs historic pardon for British gay men 1:05 am | Agence France-Presse Actor Benedict Cumberbatch was among some 75,000 people to sign a petition Saturday urging a pardon for all gay men convicted of indecency in Britain under historic laws.