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North Korea nuclear program

White House says there is agreement with allies on the need for 'impactful response' following North Korea rocket test, says response could include range of economic sanctions to further isolate North Korea - Reuters

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Syrian civil war

Ottawa Public Health seeks one-time infusion of cash from province to help with costs of caring for Syrian refugees - CBC

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Yemen crisis

US Secretary of State Kerry says after meeting with his Saudi counterpart that he hopes to see talks on ending Yemen conflict in coming weeks - Reuters

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Hong Kong pro-democracy protests 2014-2015

Video: Police and pro-democracy protesters clash in Hong Kong's Mong Kok district - @ChrisDerps

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2016 US elections

Photo: GOP candidate Jeb Bush packs a snowball to throw at press as he departs speech in Nashua, NH - @jjk607

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Zika virus outbreak 2016

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest: Unaware of Zika funding request to include funding for abortions, says questions like that shouldn't impede acting quickly - @FredLucasWH

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2016 US elections

Donald Trump, during Monday campaign event in New Hampshire, says his message to Syrian refugee children: 'You can't come here' - New York Daily News

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2016 US elections

Photo: Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Manchester, NH - @JeanneShaheen

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Italy

Photo: US President Obama and Italian President Mattarella shake hands during Mattarella's visit to the White House on Monday - @DoriToribio

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2016 US elections

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will help raise money for Hillary Clinton's presidential bid at campaign event in New York City on Feb. 16 - New York Times

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Iraqi Civil War (2014-present)

White House says US President Obama discussed situation in Iraq, Syria with Italian President Mattarella; pair also discussed critical role Italy will play in fortifying Mosul - Reuters

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Bahrain

Bahrain's King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa visits Russian President Putin in Sochi, discussed regional stability, terrorism, economic issues - Bahrain News Agency

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New York, US

New York State restricts funding for 'gay conversion' therapy - Wall Street Journal

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Flint, Mich., water crisis

Rep. Dan Kildee, R-Mich., on Gov. Rick Snyder and US House hearing on Flint crisis: 'Governor Snyder's refusal to show up and testify is deeply disappointing. His administration's policies led to this man-made crisis and he needs to answer questions so that the whole truth can be found'

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2016 US elections

Photo: GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush campaigns at Nashua Rotary Club in New Hampshire - @ZekeJMiller

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Flint, Mich., water crisis

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder turns down request to testify at 2nd congressional hearing on Flint crisis; Snyder due to present budget proposal on same day as hearing - The Hill

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2016 US elections

Poll: Bernie Sanders up by double digits in Democratic race one day before New Hampshire primary, according to University of Massachusetts-Lowell/7 News survey - The Hill

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Fight against Islamic State militants

Canadian PM Trudeau: Islamic State wants us to see them as a threat, but Canada is stronger than that, says 'the lethal enemy of barbarism is not hate, it is reason' - CBC

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Canada

Canada to end airstrikes against Islamic State within next 2 weeks, triple forces training ground troops in Iraq - CBC

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Chuka, Eastern, Kenya

Photo: Hundreds of students evacuate Chuka University in Kenya after indefinite closure; students protested over university council elections - @TheBillyhFactor

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