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Syrian foreign minister says any foreign ground troops who enter Syria will return home in...
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian foreign minister says any foreign ground troops who enter Syria will return home in wooden coffins.... 2/6/2016 11:29 AM

Body of Italian student found in Cairo flown back to Italy
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian airport officials say the body of the Italian student who was found this week in a Cairo suburb was flown back to Italy.... 2/6/2016 11:15 AM

EU ministers want to buttress borders to stem migrant flow
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- European Union foreign ministers anxious to stem the flow of migrants coming through the Balkans on Saturday sought with their counterparts from the region better ways to protect borders.... 2/6/2016 11:13 AM

The Latest: Turkey admits 15 fleeing Aleppo; border closed
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Latest on the movement of refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe (all times local):... 2/6/2016 11:11 AM

The Latest: Death toll rises to 11 in Taiwan quake
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- The Latest on a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):... 2/6/2016 10:59 AM

Officials say death toll in Taiwan earthquake rises to 11.
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Officials say death toll in Taiwan earthquake rises to 11.... 2/6/2016 10:40 AM

Angelina Jolie's film 'Unbroken' finally opens in Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken" opened Saturday more than a year after the rest of the world in Japan, where the main character endures as a prisoner of war and where some have called for a boycott of the movie.... 2/6/2016 10:40 AM

Bhutan's queen gives birth to a baby boy
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has a new crown prince.... 2/6/2016 10:18 AM

Seoul: N. Korea moves up rocket launch window to Feb. 7-14
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's Defense Ministry says North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14.... 2/6/2016 10:09 AM

Iran body reverses ban on 1,500 election candidates
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's constitutional watchdog, the hard-line Guardian Council, has reversed a ban on 1,500 candidates who had registered to run in Feb. 26 parliamentary elections.... 2/6/2016 9:23 AM

Rough seas, harsh winter, border limits add to migrant woes
PRESEVO, Serbia (AP) -- Rasul Orwani thought he had faced the worst after braving cold, rough seas in a rickety wooden boat to travel from Turkey to Greece, then came the Balkans.... 2/6/2016 9:06 AM

Monkey Year inspires kung fu, predictions of fire, disease
BEIJING (AP) -- The new Chinese year is the one to go bananas over. On Feb. 8, the zodiac calendar enters the Year of the Monkey - the ninth of 12 animal signs. Plastic monkeys are adorning shopping centers and office buildings, and government departments have been giving out toy monkeys.... 2/6/2016 9:04 AM

Top UN human rights official arrives in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- The top U.N. human rights official arrived Saturday in Sri Lanka on a four-day visit aimed at reviewing the measures taken by the island-nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during the long civil war that left tens of thousands dead.... 2/6/2016 7:06 AM

7 dead, hundreds rescued and injured as quake rattles Taiwan
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Rescuers raced to find survivors after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday, collapsing a high-rise residential complex and killing at least seven people, sending scores to hospital and leaving about a couple dozen missing.... 2/6/2016 6:58 AM

Analysis: AP bureau chiefs in Koreas on planned launch
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- It's another big, splashy step for the North Korean government: a planned rocket launch the world will see as a banned test of long-range missile technology that comes only weeks after testing what it said was a hydrogen bomb.... 2/6/2016 6:25 AM

In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present.... 2/6/2016 4:26 AM

UN chief: 34 groups now allied to Islamic State extremists
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Thirty-four militant groups from around the world had reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State extremist group as of mid-December - and that number will only grow in 2016, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report Friday.... 2/6/2016 4:03 AM

Brazil considers reforming biosecurity law amid criticism
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian officials will soon decide whether to amend the South American nation's rigid procedures for sharing Zika samples, the Cabinet chief's spokeswoman said Friday, as officials announced that they were sending a set of samples to U.S. researchers amid complaints of hoarding.... 2/6/2016 3:19 AM

Former soldiers clash with protesters in Haiti; 1 dead
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A band of former Haitian soldiers clashed Friday with a far larger gathering of anti-government demonstrators in the troubled country's capital, resulting in the killing of an ex-member of the abolished military amid an ongoing political crisis.... 2/6/2016 1:09 AM

Ecuador president fires military chiefs via Twitter
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- President Rafael Correa says he has fired Ecuador's military high command for refusing to pay back to the state $41 million from an overvalued land deal.... 2/5/2016 10:14 PM

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