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Turkey: Reaching limits but will keep taking in refugees
KILIS, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said Sunday, as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border to tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled a government onslaught.... 2/7/2016 9:34 PM

German police search homes of suspected extremists
BERLIN (AP) -- German police on Sunday searched the homes of two men suspected of being part of an extremist organization, prosecutors said.... 2/7/2016 7:42 PM

Haiti leader departs to make way for interim government
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- President Michel Martelly has made his farewell address to Haiti as he leaves office with no successor yet chosen.... 2/7/2016 7:34 PM

Hamas kills a local commander for unnamed 'violations'
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, said Sunday that it has killed one of its own commanders over unnamed "moral and behavioral violations."... 2/7/2016 7:28 PM

The Latest: Kerry consults with Japan, SKorean counterparts
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):... 2/7/2016 7:27 PM

Iraq says planned Baghdad wall not change demographics
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A spokesman for Iraq's prime minister said Sunday that a security wall is being built around Baghdad but that it is "not politically motivated" or aimed at "achieving demographic change."... 2/7/2016 7:18 PM

Pope Francis visit to celebrate Mexico's indigenous church
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico (AP) -- Pope Francis' visit to the heavily indigenous Mexican state of Chiapas appears aimed at celebrating the region's "Indian church," a mix of Catholicism and indigenous culture once considered a thorn in the side of standard liturgy by the Vatican.... 2/7/2016 6:53 PM

Rescuers in Taiwan pull out survivors from quake rubble
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- As anxious families waited nearby, rescuers on Sunday painstakingly pulled more survivors from the remains of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake that shook southern Taiwan and killed at least 32 people. More than 100 remained buried in the building's rubble.... 2/7/2016 6:36 PM

AP Interview: Pilot in Somalia emergency says security zero
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- The Serb pilot who landed a jetliner in Somalia with a gaping hole in its fuselage said Sunday he never doubted that it was caused by a bomb and described the security surround the airplane at Mogadishu Airport as "zero."... 2/7/2016 6:33 PM

N. Korea praises rocket; others view as covert missile test
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapor" through the clear blue sky. For South Korea's president, and other world leaders, it was a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and yet another "intolerable provocation."... 2/7/2016 6:27 PM

UN Security Council adopts statement strongly condemning North Korea rocket launch (Correc...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- UN Security Council adopts statement strongly condemning North Korea rocket launch (Corrects dateline to United Nations)... 2/7/2016 6:05 PM

Egyptian police kill 4 suspected militants south of Cairo
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Interior Ministry says it has killed four "terrorist elements" in a gunfight after security forces raided a house south of Cairo where they were making explosives.... 2/7/2016 6:01 PM

S. Africa: Search continues for 3 missing in mine collapse
BARBERTON, South Africa (AP) -- A mine manager says rescue teams have removed 3,500 tons of debris in their search for three people still trapped underground after a collapse at a South African mine.... 2/7/2016 5:22 PM

Spanish village of Lantz celebrates clash between good, evil
LANTZ, Spain (AP) -- The inhabitants of a northern Spanish mountain village have taken part in an age-old Carnival festival that re-enacts a legendary confrontation between good and evil.... 2/7/2016 5:15 PM

Slain Italian student in Egypt suffered 'inhuman' violence
ROME (AP) -- A second autopsy on the body of an Italian found slain in Egypt reveals that the doctoral student suffered "inhuman, animal-like" violence, Italy's interior minister said Sunday as he pressed Egypt's president to fully cooperate with the criminal investigation.... 2/7/2016 4:54 PM

Red Cross in Gaza closes office due to violent protests
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday it is temporarily closing its Gaza office after protesters repeatedly tried to storm it.... 2/7/2016 4:41 PM

Jordan: Promised trade perks will help employ Syria refugees
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan's planning minister says his country has been promised easier trade terms by the international community, potentially generating large-scale investment and "hundreds of thousands of job opportunities."... 2/7/2016 4:34 PM

Gale warning puts dampener on Cologne Carnival procession
BERLIN (AP) -- Organizers are banning horses, large puppets and flags during the main procession at this year's street Carnival in Cologne because of a gale warning.... 2/7/2016 4:32 PM

Spanish police arrest 7 on suspicion of jihadi links to IS
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police arrested seven suspected members of a jihadi cell linked to the Islamic State group and Jabhat al-Nusra militants during raids Sunday in the eastern provinces of Valencia and Alicante, and in Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta.... 2/7/2016 4:06 PM

Angela Davis stopped from visiting separatist in Spain jail
MADRID (AP) -- A delegation including American rights activist Angela Davis has been turned away from a Spanish prison where it tried to visit imprisoned Basque separatist politician Arnaldo Otegi.... 2/7/2016 3:55 PM

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