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Former soldiers clash with protesters in Haiti; 1 dead
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- A band of former Haitian soldiers clashed Friday with a far larger gathering of anti-government demonstrators in the troubled country's capital, resulting in the killing of an ex-member of the abolished military.... 2/6/2016 12:36 AM

UN chief: 34 groups now allied to Islamic State extremists
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says 34 militant groups from around the world had reportedly pledged allegiance to the Islamic State extremist group by mid-December - and the number will grow in 2016.... 2/6/2016 12:33 AM

Taiwan's Tainan city government says 221 people rescued, 115 hospitalized, and two in crit...
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Taiwan's Tainan city government says 221 people rescued, 115 hospitalized, and two in critical condition after quake.... 2/6/2016 12:31 AM

Strong quake hits Taiwan; 160 pulled alive, many trapped
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling a complex of two high-rise residential buildings where rescuers pulled out more than 160 people. More are still believed to be trapped inside.... 2/6/2016 12:14 AM

The Latest: More than 120 rescued from toppled high-rise
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- The Latest on a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):... 2/5/2016 11:44 PM

In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present.... 2/5/2016 10:23 PM

Ecuador president fires military chiefs via Twitter
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- President Rafael Correa says he has fired Ecuador's military high command for refusing to pay back to the state $41 million from an overvalued land deal.... 2/5/2016 10:14 PM

Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting
BEIRUT (AP) -- Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria's largest city of Aleppo.... 2/5/2016 10:09 PM

Top Colombian far-right warlord freed
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Ramon Isaza, a 75-year-old patriarch of the far-right paramilitary bands that killed thousands in Colombia, has been released from prison after serving less than 10 years, it was announced Friday.... 2/5/2016 10:07 PM

After much upheaval Danish TV has a request: "Don't hate us"
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Danish television has a request for the world: "Don't hate us!"... 2/5/2016 10:03 PM

Brazil considers reforming biosecurity law amid criticism
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Brazilian officials will soon decide whether to amend the South American nation's rigid procedures for sharing Zika samples, the Cabinet chief's spokeswoman said Friday, as officials announced that they were sending a set of samples to U.S. researchers amid complaints of hoarding.... 2/5/2016 9:53 PM

Canada eases certain sanctions against Iran
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada has dropped many of the sanctions it imposed on Iran over that country's nuclear ambitions.... 2/5/2016 9:27 PM

Russia says it will offer new ideas to restart Syria talks
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Facing Western criticism over the halt to Syria peace talks, Russia said Friday it plans to present new ideas on how to restart peace efforts at a meeting of nearly 20 key nations on Feb. 11.... 2/5/2016 9:24 PM

The Latest: Kerry says Russia, Assad not complying with UN
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local):... 2/5/2016 9:22 PM

The Latest: France says Turkey must fight trafficking groups
BERLIN (AP) -- The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):... 2/5/2016 8:19 PM

Pope to OK use of indigenous languages for Mass in Mexico
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis will issue a decree authorizing the use of indigenous languages in Mass celebrations when he travels to Mexico next week, one of the symbolic gestures he will make in defense of Indian rights in the country.... 2/5/2016 8:06 PM

The Latest: Puerto Rico declares Zika emergency
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Latest on efforts to battle the Zika virus (all times local):... 2/5/2016 8:03 PM

Serbia's defense minister dismissed over sexist remark
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Serbian lawmakers have voted to dismiss the defense minister who had insulted a female journalist with a sexist remark.... 2/5/2016 7:47 PM

Actress' email shows she wanted sex after alleged assault
TORONTO (AP) -- A television actress acknowledged Friday that she told a former Canadian Broadcast Corp. radio host that she wanted to have sex with him a day after he allegedly choked and slapped her.... 2/5/2016 7:36 PM

Italian investigators unraveling mystery of strangled actor
MILAN (AP) -- Italian authorities are trying to unravel the mystery of an actor who was strangled on a theater stage in Pisa during a hanging scene.... 2/5/2016 7:32 PM

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