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Canada to end bombing mission against Islamic State group
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's prime minister says the country's six fighter jets will end their airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria within the next two weeks.... 2/8/2016 4:51 PM

Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin has scrambled thousands of troops and hundreds of warplanes across southwestern Russia for large-scale military drills intended to test the troops' readiness amid continuing tensions with the West.... 2/8/2016 4:49 PM

Source: Top Cuban player left team in Dominican Republic
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Star Cuban infielder Yulieski Gourriel and his younger brother slipped away from their hotel in the Dominican Republic early Monday in an apparent effort to launch careers in Major League Baseball.... 2/8/2016 4:49 PM

'Georgy Girl' writer Margaret Forster has died. She was 77.
LONDON (AP) -- Margaret Forster, the author of "Georgy Girl" and more than 20 other novels, has died in London after suffering from cancer in the back and spine. She was 77.... 2/8/2016 4:36 PM

Displaced by fighting, Kurdish residents call for peace
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) -- Azize Calis is pleading for peace.... 2/8/2016 4:25 PM

French ex-minister in court over tax fraud, money laundering
PARIS (AP) -- Jerome Cahuzac was the face of France's fight against tax evaders - until he was forced to acknowledge that he himself was dodging taxes, hiding money in tax havens around the world.... 2/8/2016 4:22 PM

Obama seeks $250M to help Puerto Rico fight Zika
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- The Obama administration is seeking $250 million in federal funds to help Puerto Rico fight an increase in Zika cases after the governor declared a public health emergency.... 2/8/2016 4:20 PM

The Latest: Austrian official warns of migrant limits
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):... 2/8/2016 4:20 PM

Quality control chief leaves scandal-hit Volkswagen
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Volkswagen says its quality control chief is leaving the company.... 2/8/2016 4:17 PM

Fans can have Hendrix experience at guitarist's London home
LONDON (AP) -- When he was not being a string-shredding, amp-blasting guitar hero, Jimi Hendrix liked nothing better than to sit at home drinking tea and watching the British soap opera "Coronation Street."... 2/8/2016 4:12 PM

Chechen Special Ops in Syria says republic's leader
MOSCOW (AP) -- The strongman leader of Russia's Chechen republic says special operation units from his region have infiltrated the Islamic State group.... 2/8/2016 4:06 PM

Belarusian leader says Russia will offer bailout
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- The leader of Belarus says Russia has promised to offer financial assistance to his nation.... 2/8/2016 4:03 PM

Suspect in murder of dismembered Spaniard in Thai custody
BANGKOK (AP) -- A Spanish man who is the prime suspect in the gruesome murder of a fellow Spaniard was in Thai custody Monday after being arrested in Cambodia, where he fled after the victim's dismembered body was recovered over several days from Bangkok's Chao Phraya River.... 2/8/2016 4:01 PM

Hundreds of thousands celebrate Carnival in Cologne
COLOGNE, Germany (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets of Cologne for its annual Rose Monday parade, the culmination of five days of Carnival festivities that took place amid heightened security following robberies and sexual assaults in the city on New Year's Eve.... 2/8/2016 3:59 PM

Dubai ruler says Emirates to privatize government services
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The ruler of Dubai says authorities hope to privatize some government services in the oil-rich country.... 2/8/2016 3:46 PM

King of Bahrain in Russia for talks with Putin
SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin has hosted the ruler of Bahrain for talks focused on the Syrian crisis and economic cooperation.... 2/8/2016 3:37 PM

Vatican stresses policy role of sex committee after ouster
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis' sex-abuse commission stressed Monday that its sole purpose is to propose initiatives to protect children from pedophiles, after it effectively suspended a member who advocated a more activist role.... 2/8/2016 3:18 PM

UN panel documents 'extermination' of detainees in Syria
GENEVA (AP) -- International investigators say several thousands of detainees have been executed, beaten to death or otherwise left to die during Syria's civil war, in policies that appear to amount to extermination under international law.... 2/8/2016 3:11 PM

Senegal fears extremism amid imam arrests, regional attacks
KAOLACK, Senegal (AP) -- Dozens of armed security forces descended on the Quranic school at night, arresting an imam suspected of having links to Islamic extremists in Nigeria.... 2/8/2016 2:59 PM

Merkel says 'horrified' by Russian bombings in Syria
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey and Germany agreed on Monday on a set of measures to try to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis, including a joint diplomatic initiative aimed at halting attacks against Syria's largest city.... 2/8/2016 2:44 PM

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