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NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis
BRUSSELS (AP) -- In a dramatic response to Europe's gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece.... 2/11/2016 5:05 PM

2 alleged human smugglers on trial over Aylan Kurdi's death
BODRUM, Turkey (AP) -- Two suspected people-smugglers went on trial in Turkey on Thursday accused of causing the death of 3-year-old Aylan Kurdi - whose drowning put a human face on the Syrian refugee crisis - and four other people.... 2/11/2016 4:57 PM

AP Interview: IOC medical chief seeks to allay Zika fears
LONDON (AP) -- Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said "everything that can be done is being done" to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.... 2/11/2016 4:55 PM

German police say death toll from train crash rises to 11
BERLIN (AP) -- Police in southern Germany said Thursday that the death toll from a head-on train collision in Bavaria has risen to 11, after a man succumbed to his injuries two days after the crash.... 2/11/2016 4:53 PM

Brazil and US university reach deal on Zika vaccine
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Brazil has signed an agreement with the University of Texas Medical Branch to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus, adding the goal is for the vaccine to be ready for clinical testing within 12 months.... 2/11/2016 4:50 PM

Former Auschwitz guard, 94, goes on trial in Germany
DETMOLD, Germany (AP) -- A 94-year-old former SS sergeant went on trial Thursday in western Germany on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder, based on accusations that he served as a guard in the Auschwitz death camp as hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews and others were gassed to death there.... 2/11/2016 4:49 PM

Nigerian suicide bomber gets cold feet, refuses to kill
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Local Nigerian officials say a teenage girl packed with explosives by a Nigerian rebel group ripped off her vest to avoid taking part in an attack on a refugee camp.... 2/11/2016 4:44 PM

52 dead in riot at northern Mexico prison
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- A brutal fight between rival factions killed 52 inmates and injured 12 at a prison in northern Mexico on Thursday, the state governor said.... 2/11/2016 4:44 PM

The Latest: German foreign min wants breakthrough on Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):... 2/11/2016 4:33 PM

UK health secretary to impose contract on junior doctors
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's health secretary has taken the unusual step of opting to impose a new contract on junior doctors after failing to strike a deal with thousands of medical professionals in England.... 2/11/2016 4:33 PM

5 Things to Know about the pope's trip to Mexico
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- History's first Latin American pope travels to Mexico on Friday for a weeklong tour of some of the most violent, poverty-stricken and peripheral places in the Americas. He'll be bringing a message of hope and solidarity to victims of drug violence, trafficking and discrimination - a message the Vatican hopes will also resonate north of the border.... 2/11/2016 4:31 PM

Tutu asks why it took years to prosecute apartheid murder
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Why has it taken South African prosecutors so long to charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of a young activist, Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu asked Thursday.... 2/11/2016 4:18 PM

Head of Google in Europe grilled by UK lawmakers
LONDON (AP) -- A British parliamentary committee has grilled Google's president of European operations, questioning in blunt terms whether the Internet giant had paid its fair share of taxes.... 2/11/2016 4:17 PM

Police: 21 wounded in grenade attack in Burundi's capital
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundian police say 21 people been wounded in a grenade attack in the Burundian capital, nine of them seriously.... 2/11/2016 4:16 PM

French president names new foreign minister in reshuffle
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande has named former Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault as foreign minister in a government reshuffle.... 2/11/2016 4:15 PM

N. Korea orders military takeover of inter-Korean factories
PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Thursday ordered a military takeover of a factory park that had been the last major symbol of cooperation with South Korea, calling Seoul's earlier suspension of operations at the jointly run facility as punishment for the North's recent rocket launch a "dangerous declaration of war."... 2/11/2016 4:03 PM

Gay imam helps young Muslims balance religion, sexuality
MARSEILLE, France (AP) -- Growing up in Algeria, Shaira had almost everything a young man could wish for. But he also had a big secret.... 2/11/2016 3:51 PM

Pentagon chief predicting 'tangible gains' in Iraq, Syria
BRUSSELS (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter predicted on Thursday that recent U.S.-led efforts to accelerate the fight against the Islamic State group would produce "tangible gains" in Iraq and Syria by March, even as he urged coalition partners to expand and deepen their military contributions.... 2/11/2016 3:50 PM

South African president faces protests at parliament
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African police fired stun grenades at dozens of clashing supporters of the ruling African National Congress and an opposition party ahead of the much-awaited state-of-the-nation address by the president.... 2/11/2016 3:49 PM

Pakistani Oscar-nominated film tackles 'honor' killings
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) -- When Saba Qaiser was 19 years old, her uncle and father shot her in the head, stuffed her in a bag and threw into a river to die. They said she had shamed her family when she married the boy of her choice.... 2/11/2016 3:46 PM

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