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S. Africa: Search continues for 3 missing in mine collapse
BARBERTON, South Africa (AP) -- A mine manager says rescue teams have removed 3,500 tons of debris in their search for three people still trapped underground after a collapse at a South African mine.... 2/7/2016 5:22 PM

The Latest: Security Council expected to condemn North Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):... 2/7/2016 5:21 PM

Pilot after Somalia emergency: Airplane security is "zero"
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- The Serb pilot who landed a jetliner in Somalia with a three-foot hole on its fuselage said Sunday he never doubted that it was caused by a bomb and describes the security surround the airplane at Mogadishu Airport as "zero."... 2/7/2016 5:19 PM

Spanish village of Lantz celebrates clash between good, evil
LANTZ, Spain (AP) -- The inhabitants of a northern Spanish mountain village have taken part in an age-old Carnival festival that re-enacts a legendary confrontation between good and evil.... 2/7/2016 5:15 PM

N. Korea praises rocket; others view as covert missile test
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapor" through the clear blue sky. For South Korea's president, and other world leaders, it was a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and yet another "intolerable provocation."... 2/7/2016 5:05 PM

Slain Italian student in Egypt suffered 'inhuman' violence
ROME (AP) -- A second autopsy on the body of an Italian found slain in Egypt reveals that the doctoral student suffered "inhuman, animal-like" violence, Italy's interior minister said Sunday as he pressed Egypt's president to fully cooperate with the criminal investigation.... 2/7/2016 4:54 PM

Red Cross in Gaza closes office due to violent protests
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday it is temporarily closing its Gaza office after protesters repeatedly tried to storm it.... 2/7/2016 4:41 PM

Jordan: Promised trade perks will help employ Syria refugees
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan's planning minister says his country has been promised easier trade terms by the international community, potentially generating large-scale investment and "hundreds of thousands of job opportunities."... 2/7/2016 4:34 PM

Gale warning puts dampener on Cologne Carnival procession
BERLIN (AP) -- Organizers are banning horses, large puppets and flags during the main procession at this year's street Carnival in Cologne because of a gale warning.... 2/7/2016 4:32 PM

Turkey: Reaching limits but will keep taking in refugees
KILIS, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said Sunday, as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border to tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled a government onslaught.... 2/7/2016 4:29 PM

Spanish police arrest 7 on suspicion of jihadi links to IS
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police arrested seven suspected members of a jihadi cell linked to the Islamic State group and Jabhat al-Nusra militants during raids Sunday in the eastern provinces of Valencia and Alicante, and in Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta.... 2/7/2016 4:06 PM

Angela Davis stopped from visiting separatist in Spain jail
MADRID (AP) -- A delegation including American rights activist Angela Davis has been turned away from a Spanish prison where it tried to visit imprisoned Basque separatist politician Arnaldo Otegi.... 2/7/2016 3:55 PM

Airstrike hits college in eastern Libyan city, killing 4
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- A Libyan parliamentarian says an airstrike hit a medical technology college in a populated area of the eastern city of Darna, killing four people, including a woman and her son.... 2/7/2016 3:38 PM

UK's Cameron: Review how prisons treat pregnant women
LONDON (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron is calling for an urgent review of how pregnant women are handled by prisons in light of figures showing 100 babies spent time in prison last year.... 2/7/2016 3:30 PM

An exploding bus movie stunt sparks concerns in London
LONDON (AP) -- A bus has exploded in central London - but this time it's only for a movie.... 2/7/2016 2:31 PM

Afghanistan hopes for talks with Taliban this month
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan expects to hold direct talks with the Taliban by the end of this month, an official said Sunday.... 2/7/2016 2:15 PM

Authorities close German unit of Canada's Maple Financial
BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities have ordered the closure of Maple Bank after the Canadian-owned company was investigated for alleged tax evasion and money laundering.... 2/7/2016 2:01 PM

Algeria's parliament OKs new constitution with term limits
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's parliament has overwhelmingly approved a new constitution aimed at reforming the country by limiting presidents to two terms and recognizing the language used by its Berber minority as official.... 2/7/2016 1:56 PM

Sri Lanka's Tamil leaders call for UN help on 4,000 missing
JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil leaders on Sunday asked the top U.N. human rights official to help determine the fate of more than 4,000 civilians reported missing in the country's long civil war amid the government's assertion that most of them are probably dead.... 2/7/2016 1:38 PM

Divisive Polish party leader Kaczynski pulls the strings
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- When Hungary's prime minister had a secret five-hour meeting in a secluded mountain resort with the most powerful person in Poland, he didn't convene with his counterpart or the Polish president.... 2/7/2016 1:37 PM

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