Subject matter ranges from a tribal love story to a gripping World War II drama to a poignant drama from Iran.

Five Foreign Language Films Up for Oscar
Hundreds of Mosul residents fled after IS fighters, ousted by U.S.-backed forces from the city's airport, infiltrated nearby neighborhoods.
Estonia delivery robots are transforming the world.
The seven planets, according to a press release, "all have masses less than or similar to the Earth."

Astronomers Discover New Earths In Our Celestial Neighborhood
But in Germany, global uncertainty will likely lead German voters to put economic stability ahead of immigration.

Poll Shows Europeans Want Muslim Migration Ban
War and drought are driving food insecurity across the continent.

Experts: African Hunger Crisis Largely Man-Made
OSCARS 2017: In 'Hidden Figures,' 3 Women of Color Help NASA Win Space Race [ Link ]
Islamabad, Kabul developing joint 'mechanism' to address cross-border threats; deal could be formalized next wee.

Pakistan, Afghanistan to Hold Counterterror Talks
The government shut down displaced persons' camp at the airport in its capital and sent camp's 30,000 remaining residents packing.

Central African Republic Returnees Face Challenges, Insecurity
When awards handed out Sunday, best original song category has two songs from La La Land competing against one another.

La La Land Has Two Chances for Best Original Song Oscar
"It really confirms our worst suspicions about the regime in North Korea," Panetta told VOA when asked what conclusions he would draw if Pyongyang was confirmed as being responsible.

Panetta: Killing of Kim Jong Nam Reflects Instability in Pyongyang
Several news groups that have been critical of President Donald Trump, including CNN and The New York Times, were among those excluded from the briefing.

White House Criticized for Limiting Briefing to a Few Reporters
The White House-FBI conversation could be a violation of longstanding Department of Justice ethics rules.

White House Confirms It Discussed News Report about Trump-Russia Ties With FBI
OSCARS 2017: Two documentaries on the plight of refugees off the Italian coast and the Greek coast have received Oscar nominations this year. "Fire at Sea," by Gianfranco Rosi has been selected in the Feature Documentary category and "4.1 Miles" by Daphne Matziaraki has been nominated in the Short Documentary category. [ Link ]
Construction projects in South China Sea seen as test for new Trump administration.

Report: China Nears Completion of Militarizing Island Chain
“We have eliminated elephant poaching completely for nearly two years." - Nick Milne, the founder and head of the Bumi Hills Foundation

Zimbabwe Anti-poaching Unit Scores Success
In photos: Fleeing Islamic State with livestock.
Displaced Iraqis flee their homes and take their livestock with them during a battle with Islamic State militants. Photos: Reuters
Seven Earth-like planets that could support life were discovered orbiting the same star.
Parisian streets have been plastered with signs urging voters to draft former U.S. president.

Group Urges Obama to Run for President - of France
A very rare 56-hour face transplant was performed on a Wyoming man.