Martin shooter held on assault charges

George Zimmerman, who was acquitted in 2013 in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault. Zimmerman, 31, was accused of throwing a wine bottle at a woman at his home, according to Lake Mary police. A Seminole County judge set bond for Zimmerman at $5,000 and ordered him to have no contact with the woman, who was not identified. Zimmerman was also ordered to surrender any firearms he may possess by Tuesday. He posted bond and was released from jail. His next court date is Feb. 17.

South Korea

Korean-American woman is deported

A Korean-American woman accused of praising rival North Korea in a recent lecture was deported from South Korea, in the latest in a series of cases that critics say infringe on the country's freedom of speech. Shin Eun-mi, a California resident, was deported after prosecutors determined that her comments violated South Korea's National Security Law. Shin departed the country on a flight to the U.S. "Frankly speaking, I feel like I'm betrayed by someone who I have a crush on," Shin told reporters before her departure. She said she hopes to be able to return to both Koreas.


Political protests in capital turn violent

Protesters burned tires and threw rocks at police during the latest anti-government demonstration in Port-au-Prince amid a bitter political stalemate over long-delayed elections. The gathering reached a peak of about 1,500 as protesters called for the departure of President Michel Martelly. Riot police fired tear gas, dispersing the crowd near the site of the National Palace before it collapsed in Haiti's 2010 earthquake. There has been no letup in protests since last month's resignation of Martelly's prime minister, aimed at resolving the stalemate holding up legislative elections.


Tripoli cafe struck by suicide bombing

A suicide bombing struck a coffee shop in Tripoli, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 30. Syria's Al-Qaida-linked Nusra Front claimed responsibility for the blast in Tripoli's Jabal Mohsen neighborhood, saying it was a twin suicide attack. The state-run National News Agency said the attack killed nine people and was carried out by two suicide bombers, identifying them as Lebanese citizens from a nearby poor neighborhood. Security officials said that the attack began when a grenade was tossed inside the cafe.

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