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Storm prompts German cities to scrap Carnival parades
BERLIN (AP) -- Duesseldorf and Essen have joined several other German cities in calling off their main Carnival processions because of a forecast storm.... 2/8/2016 8:09 AM

Iran awards medals of honor to nuclear team
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran has awarded medals of honor to its nuclear negotiators who helped clinch a landmark deal with world powers last year.... 2/8/2016 8:06 AM

Australian freed by jihadis arrives in Burkina Faso capital
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- An elderly Australian woman who was kidnapped along with her husband by al-Qaida militants has arrived in Burkina Faso's capital after she was released.... 2/8/2016 8:01 AM

Human rights body reviews disputed legal changes in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish officials are trying to prove to the members of an international human rights commission that recent changes to the Constitutional Tribunal are in line with the Polish constitution and European Union standards.... 2/8/2016 7:51 AM

Russia's central bank revokes licenses of 2 banks
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's Central Bank has withdrawn the licenses from two of the country's banks as part of a larger effort to consolidate the banking sector.... 2/8/2016 7:42 AM

American says he visited Mumbai 7 times before 2008 attack
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A Pakistani-American who helped plan a 2008 attack on India's financial hub Monday told a court in India that he traveled to India seven times to scout potential targets for a Pakistan-based group.... 2/8/2016 7:17 AM

Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Two survivors - one found shielded under the body of her husband - were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake in southern Taiwan killed at least 37.... 2/8/2016 6:57 AM

Controversial minister to become Australia's rights envoy
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- The former Australian immigration minister who began the widely condemned policy of sending asylum seekers to Pacific island detention camps will become Australia's first special envoy for human rights, the government said Monday.... 2/8/2016 6:49 AM

Asian stock markets inch higher in holiday-thinned trading
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets crept higher Monday in thin holiday trading, with gains kept in check as investors fretted about a global economic slowdown after data showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs last month.... 2/8/2016 6:40 AM

Suicide bombing in north Afghanistan kills 3 Afghan soldiers
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- At least three Afghan soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack Monday morning on an army minibus near their base in northern Balkh province, an official said.... 2/8/2016 6:30 AM

Erdogan: US should choose between Turkey, Kurdish forces
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president lashed out at the United States a week after President Barack Obama's envoy visited a northern Syrian town that is under the control of Syrian Kurdish forces, which Ankara considers terrorists.... 2/8/2016 5:38 AM

Tattoos on the rebound in Cuba after years underground
HAVANA (AP) -- Bent in concentration beneath the vaulted ceiling of his Old Havana studio, Mauro Coca draws a tropical bird in blue ink down the length of Julivic Marquez's arm.... 2/8/2016 5:03 AM

Nominees for Myanmar's next president to be known March 17
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- The chairman of Myanmar's parliament says the nominees for the country's next president and two vice presidents will be known on March 17.... 2/8/2016 4:51 AM

Murder suspect of dismembered Spaniard arrested in Cambodia
PNHOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- A Spanish man who is the prime suspect in the gruesome murder of a fellow Spaniard was arrested in Cambodia, where he is believed to have fled after the victim's dismembered body was recovered piece by piece from Bangkok's Chao Phraya River, police said Monday.... 2/8/2016 4:50 AM

Myanmar parliament chairman says nominees for country's next president, 2 vice presidents ...
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar parliament chairman says nominees for country's next president, 2 vice presidents will be revealed March 17.... 2/8/2016 4:43 AM

The Latest: Japan mulls sanctions after NKorea launch
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):... 2/8/2016 4:28 AM

Haiti's president departs to make way for interim government
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- President Michel Martelly made his farewell speech to Haiti as he departed office Sunday with no successor yet chosen because a runoff election was delayed for a second time last month amid violent protests and deep suspicions about vote rigging.... 2/8/2016 3:30 AM

2 killed on Calgary bobsled track mourned
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Twin teenage brothers who died during an after-hours visit to a luge-bobsled track are being remembered as dynamic members of their school communities, while prayers continued for other boys who were hurt in the crash.... 2/8/2016 3:24 AM

2 killed, 8 injured in fire on Mexico offshore oil platform
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's state oil company says a fire that erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed two workers and injured eight.... 2/8/2016 1:54 AM

Somalia spokesman: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Security video footage taken at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint, Somalia's government spokesman said Sunday.... 2/7/2016 11:31 PM

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