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Train crash in southern Germany causes deaths, injuries
BERLIN (AP) -- Police say several people have been killed or injured in an early morning train crash in southern Germany.... 2/9/2016 7:49 AM

Police say several injured in early morning train crash in southern Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Police say several injured in early morning train crash in southern Germany.... 2/9/2016 7:39 AM

Japan's parliament condemns North Korea rocket launch
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's parliament condemned North Korea's long-range rocket launch Tuesday, calling it a serious provocation against international peace and demanding that the communist nation immediately stop such activity.... 2/9/2016 7:12 AM

Indian soldier buried by avalanche saved; 9 bodies recovered
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Officials say an Indian soldier buried by an avalanche for six days in the Himalayan region of Kashmir has been rescued, but that the bodies of nine other soldiers were recovered.... 2/9/2016 6:44 AM

Palestinian doctor aims to boost West Bank medical services
NABLUS, West Bank (AP) -- After Dr. Saleem Haj-Yahia performed the first-ever successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank last month he was greeted with flowers, balloons and cheering crowds and publicly praised by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.... 2/9/2016 6:42 AM

Japan worried about 2020 problem, or life after the Olympics
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors.... 2/9/2016 6:31 AM

Survivor tells of living through collapse of Taiwan building
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- After propping himself against a wall for 20 hours to avoid smothering his girlfriend, Ko Ching-chung's strength was draining away.... 2/9/2016 6:27 AM

Frowning masks and whips highlight Carnival in Brazil town
TRIUNFO, Brazil (AP) -- Far from the glitz and glamour of Rio de Janeiro's famous Sambadrome parades, people in this northeast Brazilian town put a frown on their Carnival celebration.... 2/9/2016 5:08 AM

Gas blast injures 5 migrants held captive in Mexico house
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- A gas explosion ripped through a house where dozens of abducted migrants were being held captive in a city on the Texas border Monday, injuring five people, two of them gravely, Mexican authorities said.... 2/9/2016 4:22 AM

Search for life continues at Taiwan complex toppled by quake
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Rescuers using cranes, dogs and electronic devices searched for survivors Tuesday in a high-rise apartment complex in southern Taiwan that was toppled three days earlier by a powerful earthquake.... 2/9/2016 4:18 AM

Mexico IDs human remains as youths missing in Veracruz
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities say human remains discovered in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz belong to two of five young people who disappeared last month.... 2/9/2016 2:37 AM

Sushil Koirala, Nepal's former prime minister, dies at 78
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Sushil Koirala, a former Nepalese prime minister and leader of nation's largest political party, has died in Kathmandu. He was 78.... 2/9/2016 2:21 AM

Prosecutors say gunmen kidnapped reporter in southern Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A reporter was dragged from her home by armed assailants before dawn Monday in southern Mexico and had not been seen since, authorities said.... 2/9/2016 1:45 AM

Witness in ex-CBC host assault trial says she misled police
TORONTO (AP) -- The third witness at the sexual assault trial of a former Canadian Broadcast Corp. radio host acknowledged that she deliberately misled police when she didn't tell them that she had engaged in some sexual activity with him after the alleged assault took place.... 2/9/2016 1:31 AM

Mexico names new heads of Pemex, health, social security
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A U.S.-educated economist took up the reins of state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos in one of several Cabinet changes announced Monday by President Enrique Pena Nieto.... 2/9/2016 12:11 AM

Stronger regional coordination can counter Africa extremism
THIES, Senegal (AP) -- Violent extremist groups and their affiliates are collaborating more in northern Africa, and regional forces must be built up and supported with deeper intelligence sharing to counter the increasing threat of attacks, the head of the U.S. military's Special Operations Command Africa said Monday.... 2/9/2016 12:01 AM

Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration has descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police clashed over a street market selling fish balls and other local holiday delicacies.... 2/8/2016 11:53 PM

US peacekeeping expert to coordinate sexual abuse response
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Jane Holl Lute, a U.S. security expert who has held top posts in U.N. peacekeeping, was appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday to coordinate improvements in the United Nations' response to allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse by peacekeepers.... 2/8/2016 11:25 PM

Syria attacks stir humanitarian response as thousands flee
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N.'s emergency relief coordinator says his organization and humanitarian partners are working to provide food, water and medical aid as a Syrian government offensive in Aleppo sends tens of thousands fleeing toward the border with Turkey.... 2/8/2016 10:11 PM

Peruvian dies after stepping on land mine at Chile border
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- A Peruvian man was killed when he stepped on a land mine trying to cross the border illegally into Chile, authorities said Monday.... 2/8/2016 9:34 PM

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