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Italy presses Egypt to help find who killed student
ROME (AP) -- Italy kept pressure on Egypt Monday to cooperate in finding who tortured and murdered an Italian student doing research in Cairo, insisting it wouldn't accept convenient answers in the case.... 2/8/2016 6:26 PM

Displaced by fighting, Kurdish residents call for peace
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) -- Azize Calis is pleading for peace.... 2/8/2016 6:21 PM

Canada to end airstrikes against Islamic State group shortly
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's prime minister on Monday announced that the country will end airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq by Feb. 22, saying that "the people terrorized by ISIL every day don't need our vengeance, they need our help."... 2/8/2016 6:14 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 6:07 PM

Saudi offer to send troops to Syria comes with uncertainty
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's offer to send troops to fight Islamic State in Syria is as much about the kingdom's growing determination to flex its military might as it is about answering U.S. calls for more help from its allies in the Middle East.... 2/8/2016 6:06 PM

Top Cuban player slips away with brother to join US majors
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 6:04 PM

'Georgy Girl' author Margaret Forster, 77, dies of cancer
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 6:02 PM

Dubai ruler says Emirates to privatize government services
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Dubai's ruler said Monday the United Arab Emirates will privatize some government services in the oil-rich country, as well as create a state minister position devoted to ensuring the happiness of its citizens.... 2/8/2016 5:50 PM

Nobel medicine prize panel official resigns over inquiry
HELSINKI (AP) -- The Swedish panel that awards the Nobel medicine prize says its secretary-general, Urban Lendahl, has resigned because of an investigation into disputed stem-cell scientist Paolo Macchiarini.... 2/8/2016 5:41 PM

Storm Imogen lashes Britain with wind, huge waves
LONDON (AP) -- A winter storm with hurricane-force winds and huge waves battered Britain's coastline Monday, cutting power to thousands and disrupting travel across the country.... 2/8/2016 5:22 PM

Israel looking to ban Arab MPs who met attackers' relatives
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's government is promoting legislation to ban three Arab lawmakers who met with families of Palestinians who carried out deadly attacks.... 2/8/2016 5:22 PM

Pope's visit to violent Mexican city highlights broader ills
ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) -- One evening in September 2014, Mariana Yanez left her home in this crime-plagued Mexico City suburb saying she was going to make some photocopies. Then she vanished.... 2/8/2016 5:19 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 5:18 PM

Egypt insists Italian student's slaying was "criminal"
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt has denied the police had anything to do with the brutal killing of an Italian student whose body was found on the outskirts of Cairo bearing signs of torture.... 2/8/2016 5:13 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

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

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