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Netanyahu: US Vice President Biden may visit Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of Biden's possible visit to the country.... 2/14/2016 10:07 AM

Kerry in Albania to press reform
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is visiting Albania to make a push for the Balkan nation to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms.... 2/14/2016 10:04 AM

UN: 2015 civilian injuries in Afghan war worst since 2009
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Civilian injuries in Afghanistan's long war with the Taliban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt of the violence, the United Nations said in a report on Sunday.... 2/14/2016 10:02 AM

5 British men killed in road accident near Stockholm
HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedish police say that the five people killed Saturday when their car plunged off the road into a canal in Sweden were British citizens.... 2/14/2016 9:52 AM

Opposition activists say Turkey shelling Kurds in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Opposition activists say Turkey has shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day Sunday.... 2/14/2016 9:45 AM

Saudi Arabia shoots down Scud missile fired from Yemen
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen says the kingdom has shot down a Scud missile fired from Yemen.... 2/14/2016 9:43 AM

Somalia's president: Many fight for al-Shabab for money
MUNICH (AP) -- Somalia's president says military forces have made inroads in their fight against al-Shabab militants but the key to defeating them lies in providing better opportunities for the country's youth.... 2/14/2016 9:31 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 8:59 AM

Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A majority of Haitian lawmakers have chosen the troubled country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by the recent departure of former President Michel Martelly.... 2/14/2016 8:46 AM

Group: 1,800 housing starts in West Bank settlements in 2015
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A watchdog group says Israel began building 1,800 new settlement homes in the West Bank in 2015.... 2/14/2016 8:44 AM

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

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



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