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Taiwan earthquake death toll rises to 59; 76 still missing
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Taiwan's Ministry of Interior says the death toll from a weekend earthquake has risen to 59, with 76 people still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble of a collapsed residential building.... 2/11/2016 8:44 AM

The Latest: Russia slams US for not sharing intel in 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 8:40 AM

More than 70 injured in train derailment in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian health ministry official says 69 people were injured when a train derailed and two of its cars overturned, as it was travelling north toward Cairo.... 2/11/2016 8:30 AM

N. Korea vows to deport all S. Koreans from factory park
PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea is vowing to immediately deport all South Korean nationals and freeze all South Korean assets at a jointly run factory park in the North.... 2/11/2016 8:22 AM

Afghan policeman opens fire on colleagues, kills 4
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says that a policeman in the southern province of Kandahar has killed four of his colleagues and wounded another seven.... 2/11/2016 8:15 AM

War, plunging oil prices send Iraq's economy into crisis
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Plunging oil prices have pitched Iraq into a severe financial crisis as it struggles to combat the Islamic State group, play host to millions of refugees and rebuild cities and towns ravaged by war.... 2/11/2016 8:13 AM

Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; US wants it now
MUNICH (AP) -- Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, U.S. officials say, but Washington believes Moscow is giving itself and the Syrian government three weeks to try to crush moderate rebel groups.... 2/11/2016 8:10 AM

North Korea says it will deport all South Korean nationals from jointly run factory park i...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea says it will deport all South Korean nationals from jointly run factory park in North .... 2/11/2016 8:07 AM

Kurdish fighters capture military air base in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- An opposition activist group and a rebel say Kurdish fighters and their allies have captured a military air base in northern Syria.... 2/11/2016 7:42 AM

94 year old former Auschwitz guard goes on trial in Germany
DETMOLD, Germany (AP) -- A 94-year-old former Auschwitz guard is going on trial on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder in western Germany, accused of serving in the death camp at a time when hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews were gassed.... 2/11/2016 7:31 AM

Hong Kong, Seoul stocks sharply lower after holidays
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stocks shuddered again Thursday, led by sharp drops in Hong Kong and South Korea, which were catching up to global market turmoil after being shut for Lunar New Year holidays.... 2/11/2016 7:15 AM

Iranians rally to celebrate anniversary of 1979 revolution
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranians have begun nationwide celebrations to commemorate the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution.... 2/11/2016 6:46 AM

Church talks help make Cuba 'perfect place for negotiations'
HAVANA (AP) -- The heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches will hold a historic meeting Friday in the threadbare international airport of an officially secular, communist-run tropical island.... 2/11/2016 5:13 AM

Hong Kong to send Chinese man back to US over teen deaths
HONG KONG (AP) -- A Chinese man agreed in a Hong Kong court Thursday to be sent back to the U.S., where he is wanted by authorities in connection with the slayings of his teenage nephews.... 2/11/2016 4:42 AM

US WWII vet reunites with wartime girlfriend in Australia
SYDNEY (AP) -- A 93-year-old World War II veteran from the United States embraced his wartime girlfriend in Australia in their reunion Wednesday after more than 70 years apart.... 2/11/2016 4:05 AM

Seoul: N. Korean leader Kim had his military chief executed
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had his military chief executed for corruption and other charges, a South Korean official said Thursday.... 2/11/2016 3:25 AM

Australian deputy prime minister announces retirement
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's deputy prime minister announced his retirement Thursday, with the prime minister likely to announce a cabinet reshuffle before elections due this year.... 2/11/2016 2:07 AM

Salvador high court orders civil prosecution of ex-president
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- El Salvador's Supreme Court ordered a lower tribunal to open a civil prosecution Wednesday against former President Mauricio Funes for possible illicit enrichment.... 2/10/2016 11:42 PM

Prosecutor requests life sentence for ex-Chad dictator
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The prosecution has requested that Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre be sentenced to life imprisonment if convicted of crimes against humanity, torture and war crimes in an unprecedented trial in which one African country is prosecuting the former ruler of another.... 2/10/2016 11:10 PM

APNewsBreak: Kenyan athletes allege doping bribery
EMBU, Kenya (AP) -- Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country's governing body for track and field, asked them each for a $24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions.... 2/10/2016 10:44 PM



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