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The Latest: EU urges Turkey to keep border open to migrants
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Latest on the movement of refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe (all times local):... 2/6/2016 1:31 PM

Sex-abuse survivor takes leave of absence from Vatican panel
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis' efforts to show that he's tough on clerical sex abuse suffered a blow Saturday after a high-profile abuse survivor took a leave of absence from the pontiff's advisory commission.... 2/6/2016 1:23 PM

The Latest: Turkey aiding Syrians, but border closed
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Latest on the fighting in Syria, where government forces are waging a massive offensive around the northern city of Aleppo, once the country's largest. (all times local):... 2/6/2016 1:19 PM

Hungary's public education official replaced amid protests
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary's state secretary of public education has been replaced amid growing discontent and protests by teachers, students and parents against the government's centralization of the school system.... 2/6/2016 1:16 PM

S. Africa: Search continues for 3 missing in mine collapse
BARBERTON, South Africa (AP) -- A mine manager says rescuers are still searching for three people trapped underground after a collapse at a South African mine.... 2/6/2016 1:13 PM

Over 100 missing, 13 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn and caused a high-rise residential building to collapse, killing at least 13 people and injuring hundreds.... 2/6/2016 1:08 PM

Suicide bomber targeting security forces kills 8 in Pakistan
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber riding on a bicycle targeted a vehicle carrying security forces in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least eight people, mostly civilians, and wounding more than 20.... 2/6/2016 1:07 PM

Egypt's el-Sissi directs $127.7 million for housing units
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's state-run news agency says President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ordered that one billion Egyptian pounds ($127 million dollars) worth of funds donated by government supporters be used to build 100,000 housing units.... 2/6/2016 1:06 PM

5 arrested in killing of British pilot in Tanzania
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A total of five people have been arrested for the shooting death of a British pilot who was flying a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission in Tanzania, a conservation group said.... 2/6/2016 1:02 PM

Guinea: Journalist shot dead outside opposition meeting
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Guinea's government says a journalist was shot and killed during clashes outside a meeting of the main opposition party.... 2/6/2016 12:56 PM

Turkmen president fires key aide amid corruption allegations
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) -- The president of Turkmenistan has fired a deputy prime minister amid corruption allegations.... 2/6/2016 12:52 PM

FM: Foreign troops entering Syria would return 'in coffins'
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign ground troops entering Syria would "return home in wooden coffins," and called on rebel groups fighting a massive government offensive in the north to "come to their senses" and lay down their weapons.... 2/6/2016 12:51 PM

The Latest: More than 100 missing, 13 dead in Taiwan quake
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- The Latest on a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):... 2/6/2016 12:42 PM

2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish emergency services say an explosion at a biodiesel plant has killed two people and left one survivor seriously injured.... 2/6/2016 12:40 PM

Authorities in Taiwanese city of Tainan say more than 100 missing, 13 dead in earthquake
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Authorities in Taiwanese city of Tainan say more than 100 missing, 13 dead in earthquake.... 2/6/2016 12:32 PM

Correction: Catalonia Independence story
MADRID (AP) -- In a Feb. 5 story about Catalonia Independence, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the Catalan government spokeswoman. The correct spelling is Neus Munte, not Neus Monte.... 2/6/2016 12:08 PM

Body of Italian student found in Cairo flown back to Italy
CAIRO (AP) -- The body of the Italian student who was found this week in a Cairo suburb was flown back to Italy Saturday morning, Egyptian airport officials and Italy's foreign minister said.... 2/6/2016 12:04 PM

Seoul: N. Korea moves up rocket launch window to Feb. 7-14
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Saturday. The launch, which the North says is an effort to send a satellite into orbit, would be in defiance of repeated warnings by outside governments who suspect it is a banned test of ballistic missile technology.... 2/6/2016 12:04 PM

Top UN human rights official arrives in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- The top U.N. human rights official arrived Saturday in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit aimed at reviewing the measures taken by the island nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during the long civil war that left tens of thousands dead.... 2/6/2016 11:40 AM

Iran body reverses ban on 1,500 election candidate
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's constitutional watchdog, the hard-line Guardian Council, reversed a ban on 1,500 candidates who had registered to run in Feb. 26 parliamentary elections, state media reported on Saturday.... 2/6/2016 11:36 AM

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