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Top Stories: Jailed American's Plea; Syrian Peace Talks

Good morning, here are our early stories:

-- American Held In North Korea Asks U.S. To Secure His Release.

-- U.N. Invites Iran To First Day Of Syrian Peace Negotiations.

And here are more early headlines:

U.N. Says Iran Suspends Certain Nuclear Enrichment Work. ( Reuters)

"No Shots Fired" In Honor Of King Today, Daughter Urges. ( Chicago Tribune)

Strong Quake Shakes New Zealand Causing Minor Injuries. ( New Zealand Herald)

Islamist Militant Group Threatens Sochi Olympic Games. ( CBC)

European Space Probe On Comet Mission To "Activate" Today. ( VOA)

Nadal Advances, Sharapova Out At Australian Open. ( AP)

Denver, Seattle Win Conference Championships, Head For Super Bowl. ( AP)

Italian Conductor Claudio Abbado Dies. ( Telegraph)

"12 Years A Slave", "Gravity" Tie For Top Producers Guild Honor. ( Los Angeles Times)

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