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Malian Tuaregs returning home face violence in Timbuktu
TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) -- Charred timbers are all that remain of a dozen Tuareg homes burned down last week in Mali's northern city of Timbuktu by a mob angry after reports of a gun attack on Malian security forces nearby.... 2/6/2016 1:42 PM

Top UN human rights official begins talks in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- The top U.N. human rights official began discussions with the Sri Lankan government Saturday on the measures taken by the island nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during its long civil war, as hundreds of protesters marched against the world body's involvement.... 2/6/2016 1:42 PM

S. Africa: Search continues for 3 missing in mine collapse
BARBERTON, South Africa (AP) -- The families of three missing mineworkers sang and prayed at the scene of a collapsed mine in South Africa as rescuers continued their search on Saturday.... 2/6/2016 1:39 PM

The Latest: EU urges Turkey to keep border open to migrants
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Latest on the movement of refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe (all times local):... 2/6/2016 1:31 PM

Sex-abuse survivor takes leave of absence from Vatican panel
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis' efforts to show that he's tough on clerical sex abuse suffered a blow Saturday after a high-profile abuse survivor took a leave of absence from the pontiff's advisory commission.... 2/6/2016 1:23 PM

The Latest: Turkey aiding Syrians, but border closed
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Latest on the fighting in Syria, where government forces are waging a massive offensive around the northern city of Aleppo, once the country's largest. (all times local):... 2/6/2016 1:19 PM

Hungary's public education official replaced amid protests
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary's state secretary of public education has been replaced amid growing discontent and protests by teachers, students and parents against the government's centralization of the school system.... 2/6/2016 1:16 PM

Over 100 missing, 13 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 and caused a high-rise residential building to collapse, killing at least 13 people and injuring hundreds.... 2/6/2016 1:08 PM

Suicide bomber targeting security forces kills 8 in Pakistan
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber riding on a bicycle targeted a vehicle carrying security forces in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least eight people, mostly civilians, and wounding more than 20.... 2/6/2016 1:07 PM

Egypt's el-Sissi directs $127.7 million for housing units
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's state-run news agency says President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ordered that one billion Egyptian pounds ($127 million dollars) worth of funds donated by government supporters be used to build 100,000 housing units.... 2/6/2016 1:06 PM

5 arrested in killing of British pilot in Tanzania
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A total of five people have been arrested for the shooting death of a British pilot who was flying a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission in Tanzania, a conservation group said.... 2/6/2016 1:02 PM

Guinea: Journalist shot dead outside opposition meeting
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Guinea's government says a journalist was shot and killed during clashes outside a meeting of the main opposition party.... 2/6/2016 12:56 PM

Turkmen president fires key aide amid corruption allegations
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) -- The president of Turkmenistan has fired a deputy prime minister amid corruption allegations.... 2/6/2016 12:52 PM

FM: Foreign troops entering Syria would return 'in coffins'
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign ground troops entering Syria would "return home in wooden coffins," and called on rebel groups fighting a massive government offensive in the north to "come to their senses" and lay down their weapons.... 2/6/2016 12:51 PM

The Latest: More than 100 missing, 13 dead in Taiwan quake
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- The Latest on a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):... 2/6/2016 12:42 PM

2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish emergency services say an explosion at a biodiesel plant has killed two people and left one survivor seriously injured.... 2/6/2016 12:40 PM

Authorities in Taiwanese city of Tainan say more than 100 missing, 13 dead in earthquake
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Authorities in Taiwanese city of Tainan say more than 100 missing, 13 dead in earthquake.... 2/6/2016 12:32 PM

Correction: Catalonia Independence story
MADRID (AP) -- In a Feb. 5 story about Catalonia Independence, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the Catalan government spokeswoman. The correct spelling is Neus Munte, not Neus Monte.... 2/6/2016 12:08 PM

Body of Italian student found in Cairo flown back to Italy
CAIRO (AP) -- The body of the Italian student who was found this week in a Cairo suburb was flown back to Italy Saturday morning, Egyptian airport officials and Italy's foreign minister said.... 2/6/2016 12:04 PM

Seoul: N. Korea moves up rocket launch window to Feb. 7-14
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Saturday. The launch, which the North says is an effort to send a satellite into orbit, would be in defiance of repeated warnings by outside governments who suspect it is a banned test of ballistic missile technology.... 2/6/2016 12:04 PM

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