Here’s a brief look at some of the top news stories around the world for Feb. 23, 2015.
Homeland security could shut down
Funding for the United State's Homeland Security agency runs out in a few days – and a budget battle in Congress means the department could simply shut down if a bill isn't approved.
[Read more from the New York Times]
France takes passports of 6 Syria-bound travelers
Six people who French authorities say were traveling to Syria to join jihadists had their passports revoked. It's the first time France has taken passports under a new terror policy.
[Read more from the BBC]
Swine flu kills 21 more in India
Another 21 people have died from the H1N1 virus (often called swine flu) in India, bringing the total number of deaths in the country to 833. In all, more than 14,000 have been sickened.
[Read more from the Times of India]