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Colombia: 3,177 pregnant women with Zika; no microcephaly
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos says there's no evidence that Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, though it has diagnosed 3,177 pregnant women with the virus.... 2/6/2016 8:45 PM

Somali officials: Suicide bomber may have blown hole in jet
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A suicide bomber is suspected to have set off the explosive that blew a hole in a jetliner, sucked the man out of the plane and forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, Somali officials said Saturday.... 2/6/2016 8:36 PM

Aniseh Makhlouf, mother of Syria's Assad, dies
BEIRUT (AP) -- Aniseh Makhlouf, Syria's former first lady and the mother of current President Bashar Assad, died Saturday, the presidency announced. She was 86.... 2/6/2016 8:21 PM

The Latest: Attackers torch refugee center in Prague
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Latest on the flow of thousands of would-be refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe (all times local):... 2/6/2016 8:17 PM

AU and Somali troops retake Somali town from militants
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali military official says allied African Union and Somali troops have retaken the town Marka one day after Islamic extremist fighters took control of the center following the withdrawal of African Union forces.... 2/6/2016 8:15 PM

AP NewsBreak: Deal reached on provisional Haiti government
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Top Haitian leaders have reached an agreement to install a provisional government less than a day before President Michel Martelly is scheduled to step down, an official with the Organization of American States told The Associated Press on Saturday.... 2/6/2016 7:29 PM

Turkey under pressure as Syrians mass at border
BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkey came under mounting pressure to open its border Saturday as tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government onslaught sought entry and the European Union called on Ankara to grant them refuge.... 2/6/2016 7:22 PM

2 puppeteers held in Spain for allegedly praising terrorism
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish court has ordered the detention of two puppeteers for allegedly praising terrorism during a performance in Madrid.... 2/6/2016 7:10 PM

Tunisia unveils anti-jihadi fence on Libyan border
BEN GUERDANE, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's defense minister has visited an anti-jihadi fence that's being built on the country's border with Libya to stop Islamist militants from entering Tunisian territory.... 2/6/2016 7:02 PM

Haiti leader departs as he came: amid uncertainty, disorder
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Michel Martelly came to office promising a stronger Haiti following??a messy election that provoked widespread skepticism. He is due to leave power Sunday at the close of his five-year term with few accomplishments and a legacy clouded by a new political crisis.... 2/6/2016 7:01 PM

Pope's sex abuse panel tells abuse survivor to take a leave
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission.... 2/6/2016 6:32 PM

Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to collapse and killing at least 14 people and injuring hundreds.... 2/6/2016 6:22 PM

Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe; clashes in Amsterdam
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) -- Protesters rallied against Islam and immigration in several European cities Saturday, sometimes clashing with police or counter-demonstrators amid growing tensions over the massive influx of asylum-seekers to the continent.... 2/6/2016 6:09 PM

Benedict Cumberbatch, Emma Watson named Oxford fellows
LONDON (AP) -- Benedict Cumberbatch and Emma Watson have got new roles: Visiting fellows at Oxford University.... 2/6/2016 5:45 PM

Italy demands answers as student's body flown in from Cairo
ROME (AP) -- Italy demanded Saturday that Egyptian authorities swiftly determine who was responsible for the torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student researching Egyptian labor movements and other social issues in Cairo.... 2/6/2016 5:42 PM

Austrian police: 5 skiers killed in 'massive' avalanche
BERLIN (AP) -- Five people were killed Saturday when a "massive" avalanche in the Austrian Alps struck skiers from the Czech Republic taking part in a freeriding camp, police said.... 2/6/2016 5:40 PM

Jewish woman stabbed in Arab town in southern Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Police say an attacker stabbed a Jewish woman in a market in an Arab town in southern Israel, seriously wounding her before running away.... 2/6/2016 5:02 PM

Austrian police: 5 people killed after 'massive' avalanche sweeps away 17 Czech skiers in ...
BERLIN (AP) -- Austrian police: 5 people killed after 'massive' avalanche sweeps away 17 Czech skiers in Alps.... 2/6/2016 4:51 PM

2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant
MADRID (AP) -- An explosion at a biodiesel plant has killed two workers and left one survivor seriously injured, Spanish emergency services said Saturday.... 2/6/2016 4:43 PM

Somali official says a bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the ...
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Somali official says a bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.... 2/6/2016 4:39 PM



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