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Seoul: Pyongyang used money from joint factories for weapons
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea channeled about 70 percent of the money it received for workers at the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial park into its weapons programs and to buy luxury goods for the impoverished nation's tiny elite, South Korea said Sunday.... 2/14/2016 7:03 AM

Central African Republic voters seek leader to end chaos
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Central African Republic went ahead with a presidential runoff vote Sunday that many hope will solidify the country's tentative peace after more than two years of sectarian fighting left thousands dead and nearly 1 million people displaced including most of the capital's Muslim population.... 2/14/2016 6:53 AM

India disappointed by sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India said it is disappointed with the United States' decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan and does not believe such an arms transfer would help combat terrorism.... 2/14/2016 6:38 AM

Brazil's Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Before her son was born, Danielle Alves didn't know Luiz Gustavo would have microcephaly, a condition that has left the 3-year-old so disabled he can't walk, talk or eat without help.... 2/14/2016 6:02 AM

Chinese media in uproar over US move to honor dissident
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese nationalist newspaper says American politicians are resorting to petty actions following a unanimous bill approval by the Senate to rename the plaza in front of the Chinese Embassy in Washington after an imprisoned Chinese political dissident.... 2/14/2016 5:42 AM

Pope to bring message of hope to gritty Mexico City suburb
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis heads into the capital's crime-ridden suburb of Ecatepec on Sunday to see firsthand the reality of the Mexican "periphery," where drug violence, gangland-style executions and kidnappings are daily facts of life.... 2/14/2016 5:05 AM

Zach LaVine wins dunk thriller to cap All-Star Saturday
TORONTO (AP) -- Aaron Gordon soared over his mascot, but nobody flies higher than Zach LaVine in the slam dunk contest.... 2/14/2016 5:04 AM

The Latest: Pope ventures out again to greet faithful
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):... 2/14/2016 4:28 AM

The Latest: Zach LaVine takes flight, wins 2nd dunk contest
TORONTO (AP) -- The Latest on Saturday's events at the NBA's All-Star Weekend in Toronto (all times local):... 2/14/2016 3:43 AM

Hong Kong hosts Valentine's Day with 25,000 LED roses
HONG KONG (AP) -- It's like a romantic scene out of one of South Korea's sappy soap dramas - tens of thousands of illuminated roses forming an impressive backdrop for the lead actor and actress to declare their love for each other.... 2/14/2016 2:40 AM

2 heavily armed British men arrested near Turkish border
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- Greek authorities say they have arrested two heavily armed suspects near the border with Turkey.... 2/14/2016 12:16 AM

Puerto Rico arrests leader of gang in killing of prosecutor
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Authorities in Puerto Rico say they have arrested the alleged head of an auto theft gang whose other members have been arrested in last month's killing of a prosecutor.... 2/13/2016 11:08 PM

Mexico warden, 2 other prison officers charged over riot
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- The warden, superintendent and a guard have been arrested on murder charges following a prison riot in northern Mexico that killed 49 people, state prosecutors said Saturday.... 2/13/2016 10:47 PM

The Latest: Turkey confirms shelling Kurds in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the conflict in Syria as government troops, backed by Russian air power, continue to encircle rebel-held districts of the northern city of Aleppo (all times local):... 2/13/2016 10:46 PM

Syrian troops capture village near northern city of Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces on Saturday captured another village near Aleppo, tightening the noose around rebel-held parts of the northern city, Syrian state TV and an opposition activist group said.... 2/13/2016 10:26 PM

Greek farmers end blockade of central Athens in tax dispute
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek farmers protesting planned tax hikes and pension changes have left a central Athens square where they had been camped out since Friday but are vowing to keep protesting until the government listens.... 2/13/2016 8:41 PM

Uganda's president cites security as key topic in debate
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Uganda's long-time president declared Saturday he would deal firmly with any security threats during and after next week's presidential election, brushing aside fears of violence during a televised debate with seven challengers.... 2/13/2016 8:22 PM

Church lifts ban of Indian priest convicted of sex assault
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The Roman Catholic church in southern India has lifted the suspension of a priest convicted last year of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the United States more than a decade ago, a spokesman said Saturday.... 2/13/2016 7:29 PM

Puerto Rican judge nominated as 1st gay chief justice
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rican judge Maite Oronoz Rodriguez has been nominated to head the U.S. territory's Supreme Court as the first openly gay chief justice in the United States.... 2/13/2016 6:59 PM

Protesters in Spain urge puppeteers' acquittal on charges
MADRID (AP) -- Protesters marched through Madrid and the southern Spanish city of Granada on Saturday calling for charges to be dropped against two puppeteers jailed for allegedly praising terrorism.... 2/13/2016 6:52 PM

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