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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 11:44 PM

AP NewsBreak: Deal reached on provisional Haiti government
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Top Haitian leaders negotiated an agreement to install a short-term provisional government less than 24 hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled to step down, an official with the Organization of American States and local authorities announced Saturday.... 2/6/2016 11:28 PM

After-hours visit to Calgary bobsled track leads to 2 deaths
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Police say two young men died and six others were injured after using their personal sled/toboggan to go down a luge-bobsled track after hours at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.... 2/6/2016 11:27 PM

Militants free Australian woman kidnapped in Burkina Faso
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Militants have freed an Australian woman kidnapped last month in northern Burkina Faso, a spokesman for the president of neighboring Niger said Saturday.... 2/6/2016 11:17 PM

Colombia: 3,177 pregnant women with Zika; no microcephaly
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday that there's no evidence 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 10:13 PM

El Salvador arrests 4 ex-soldiers in massacre of Jesuits
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Salvadoran police have arrested four former soldiers wanted in Spain for the 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests in the Central American country, officials said Saturday. Five of the priests were Spanish and their killings sparked international outrage.... 2/6/2016 9:35 PM

3 people dead after Toronto fire in seniors' building
TORONTO (AP) -- Police say three people are dead, and 15 others are hospitalized for various injuries following a fire at a seniors' building in Toronto.... 2/6/2016 9:15 PM

Jewish group condemns far-right WWII remembrance in Hungary
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center has condemned a far-right commemoration in Hungary of a World War II battle in which speakers lauded a wartime pro-Nazi Hungarian leader.... 2/6/2016 8:57 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 8:49 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

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

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



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