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The Latest: Iran offers to help Syria with air defenses
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the civil war in Syria (all times local):... 2/14/2016 12:43 PM

Egypt policeman's conviction overturned in protester's death
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's highest appeals court on Sunday overturned the conviction of a police officer sentenced to 15 years in prison for the killing of a female protester in a January 2015 shooting captured on video and photos.... 2/14/2016 12:40 PM

Israeli soldiers kill 3 Palestinians in separate incidents
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Three Palestinian teenagers were shot and killed while attempting to attack Israeli security forces in two separate incidents in the West Bank on Sunday, the Israeli military and police said.... 2/14/2016 12:32 PM

Multiple crises challenge European Union ahead of summit
LONDON (AP) -- NATO warships are steaming toward the Aegean Sea in an escalated bid to impose order on the chaotic arrival of more than 1 million migrants, which has not abated despite the wintry weather in southern Europe.... 2/14/2016 12:31 PM

Syrian opposition figure slams Russia for continued bombing
MUNICH (AP) -- A top Syrian opposition figure criticized Russia on Sunday for continuing with its bombing in Syria, insisting that people in the country need to see action rather than words.... 2/14/2016 12:23 PM

Obama faces challenge in forging front vs. China sea actions
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- With the symbolic handshakes and unity photo-op, President Barack Obama's high-profile summit with Southeast Asian leaders in California this week aims to step up pressure against China's increasingly worrisome behavior in disputed waters.... 2/14/2016 12:19 PM

Suspected former Nazi camp guard dies in Croatia at 92
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- Jakob Denzinger, a suspected former Nazi prison guard at Auschwitz and other camps, has died in his native Croatia. He was 92.... 2/14/2016 12:04 PM

5 British men killed in road accident near Stockholm
HELSINKI (AP) -- Five British men, reportedly including members of British indie band Viola Beach, were killed when their car drove through a barrier and plunged into a canal near Stockholm.... 2/14/2016 11:49 AM

Kerry in Albania to press reform
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pushed Albania on Sunday to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms.... 2/14/2016 11:46 AM

DiCaprio favored for best-actor prize at Britain's BAFTAs
LONDON (AP) -- Leonardo DiCaprio could add to his accolades for epic endurance story "The Revenant" with a win at the British Academy Film Awards.... 2/14/2016 11:38 AM

Haiti lawmakers elect Senate chief as provisional president
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A majority of Haitian lawmakers on Sunday chose the country's Senate chief to lead a caretaker government that will fill the void left by last week's departure of former President Michel Martelly and perhaps ease lingering tensions that recently pushed the deeply polarized nation into political crisis.... 2/14/2016 11:10 AM

Putin, Obama discuss Syria, Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Kremlin says Vladimir Putin and President Barack Obama have held a telephone conversation about the Syrian war and the unresolved conflict in Ukraine.... 2/14/2016 10:43 AM

Saudi Arabia shoots down Scud missile fired from Yemen
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- The Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen said Sunday that the kingdom has shot down a Scud missile fired from Yemen.... 2/14/2016 10:42 AM

Opposition activists say Turkey shelling Kurds in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkey shelled positions held by the main Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day Sunday, adding complexity to an inflamed situation in the area where Russian-backed Syrian government forces are also on the march, opposition activists said.... 2/14/2016 10:34 AM

Indonesian officials, clerics ban Valentine's Day observance
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesian officials and Muslim clerics have banned young Muslims from celebrating Valentine's Day, arguing that the observance runs against Islamic teachings.... 2/14/2016 10:26 AM

Republic of Congo: Ex-army chief to run for president
BRAZZAVILLE, Republic of Congo (AP) -- The former chief of staff of Republic of Congo's army has announced he will be running as a candidate in the March 20 presidential election.... 2/14/2016 10:15 AM

Netanyahu: US Vice President Biden may visit Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says staffers for U.S. Vice President Joe Biden are arriving in Israel ahead of Biden's possible visit to the country.... 2/14/2016 10:07 AM

UN: 2015 civilian injuries in Afghan war worst since 2009
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Civilian injuries in Afghanistan's long war with the Taliban rose last year, with women and children again bearing the brunt of the violence, the United Nations said in a report on Sunday.... 2/14/2016 10:02 AM

Central African Republic voters seek leader to end chaos
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Central African Republic went ahead with a presidential runoff vote Sunday that many hope will solidify the country's tentative peace after more than two years of sectarian fighting left thousands dead and nearly 1 million people displaced including most of the capital's Muslim population.... 2/14/2016 8:59 AM

Seoul: Pyongyang used money from joint factories for weapons
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea channeled about 70 percent of the money it received for workers at the now-shuttered Kaesong industrial park into its weapons programs and to buy luxury goods for the impoverished nation's tiny elite, South Korea said Sunday.... 2/14/2016 7:03 AM

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