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Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- At least three people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a powerful quake two days earlier, as frustration grew among families waiting for searchers to reach their buried loved ones.... 2/8/2016 10:15 AM

South Africa's Desmond Tutu defends reconciliation process
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has defended the reconciliation policy that ended white minority rule in South Africa, saying the country has social and economic problems largely because of later mismanagement.... 2/8/2016 10:10 AM

Iran awards medals of honor to nuclear team
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran awarded medals of honor on Monday to its nuclear negotiators who helped clinch a landmark deal with world powers last year.... 2/8/2016 10:06 AM

Obama says Mideast countries must 'lift up their citizens'
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- U.S. President Barack Obama says governments across the Middle East that make a "commitment to justice and human rights" will continue to have a friend in America.... 2/8/2016 9:58 AM

The Latest: Greece: Golden Dawn rally against transit camp
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):... 2/8/2016 9:57 AM

Chechen leader posts threatening messages online
MOSCOW (AP) -- The leader of Russia's Chechen republic has posted several pictures online that have been viewed as threats to the Russian opposition.... 2/8/2016 9:51 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 told a court Monday that he traveled to India seven times to scout potential targets for a Pakistan-based militant group.... 2/8/2016 9:32 AM

Saudi Arabia shoots down missile fired from Yemen
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen says Saudi Arabia has shot down a ballistic missile launched toward the kingdom from Yemen.... 2/8/2016 9:29 AM

Qatar acquires stake in Chevron oil project off Morocco
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- The Qatari state oil company, Qatar Petroleum, says it has reached a deal with Chevron to acquire 30 percent of its stake in offshore drilling areas in Morocco.... 2/8/2016 9:01 AM

Chinese visit temples, fairs to ring in Year of the Monkey
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese are flocking to temples and fairs to pray for good health and fortune on the first day of the Lunar New Year holiday.... 2/8/2016 8:51 AM

Germany's Merkel in Turkey for talks over migrants
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and other Turkish officials for talks on reducing the influx of migrants to Europe.... 2/8/2016 8:39 AM

North Korea's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site
TOKYO (AP) -- Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended.... 2/8/2016 8:20 AM

Australian released by jihadists arrives in Burkina Faso
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- An Australian woman who was freed by her al-Qaida captors after several weeks landed in Burkina Faso's capital early Monday, as family members urged the militants to grant similar mercy to her husband who remained a hostage.... 2/8/2016 8:19 AM

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

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

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

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