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Suicide bombing in north Afghanistan kills 3 Afghan soldiers
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- At least three Afghan soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack Monday morning on an army minibus near their base in northern Balkh province, an official said.... 2/8/2016 6:30 AM

Controversial minister to become Australia's rights envoy
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's government says the former immigration minister who began the policy of sending asylum seekers to Pacific island detention camps will become the country's first special envoy for human rights.... 2/8/2016 6:27 AM

Erdogan: US should choose between Turkey, Kurdish forces
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president lashed out at the United States a week after President Barack Obama's envoy visited a northern Syrian town that is under the control of Syrian Kurdish forces, which Ankara considers terrorists.... 2/8/2016 5:38 AM

Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Two survivors - one found shielded under the body of her husband - were pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building on Monday, two days after a powerful quake that killed at least 36.... 2/8/2016 5:15 AM

Tattoos on the rebound in Cuba after years underground
HAVANA (AP) -- Bent in concentration beneath the vaulted ceiling of his Old Havana studio, Mauro Coca draws a tropical bird in blue ink down the length of Julivic Marquez's arm.... 2/8/2016 5:03 AM

Nominees for Myanmar's next president to be known March 17
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- The chairman of Myanmar's parliament says the nominees for the country's next president and two vice presidents will be known on March 17.... 2/8/2016 4:51 AM

Murder suspect of dismembered Spaniard arrested in Cambodia
PNHOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- A Spanish man who is the prime suspect in the gruesome murder of a fellow Spaniard was arrested in Cambodia, where he is believed to have fled after the victim's dismembered body was recovered piece by piece from Bangkok's Chao Phraya River, police said Monday.... 2/8/2016 4:50 AM

Myanmar parliament chairman says nominees for country's next president, 2 vice presidents ...
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) -- Myanmar parliament chairman says nominees for country's next president, 2 vice presidents will be revealed March 17.... 2/8/2016 4:43 AM

The Latest: Japan mulls sanctions after NKorea launch
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):... 2/8/2016 4:28 AM

Asia stocks flat as investors fret over global economy
TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stock markets were little changed Monday in thin holiday trading as investors fretted about a global economic slowdown after data showed U.S. employers added fewer jobs last month.... 2/8/2016 4:23 AM

Haiti's president departs to make way for interim government
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- President Michel Martelly made his farewell speech to Haiti as he departed office Sunday with no successor yet chosen because a runoff election was delayed for a second time last month amid violent protests and deep suspicions about vote rigging.... 2/8/2016 3:30 AM

2 killed on Calgary bobsled track mourned
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Twin teenage brothers who died during an after-hours visit to a luge-bobsled track are being remembered as dynamic members of their school communities, while prayers continued for other boys who were hurt in the crash.... 2/8/2016 3:24 AM

2 killed, 8 injured in fire on Mexico offshore oil platform
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's state oil company says a fire that erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed two workers and injured eight.... 2/8/2016 1:54 AM

Somalia spokesman: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Security video footage taken at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint, Somalia's government spokesman said Sunday.... 2/7/2016 11:31 PM

UN condemns NKorea launch, pledges significant new sanctions
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders denounced as a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation." The U.N.'s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions.... 2/7/2016 10:11 PM

Turkey: Reaching limits but will keep taking in refugees
KILIS, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said Sunday, as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border to tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled a government onslaught.... 2/7/2016 9:34 PM

German police search homes of suspected extremists
BERLIN (AP) -- German police on Sunday searched the homes of two men suspected of being part of an extremist organization, prosecutors said.... 2/7/2016 7:42 PM

Hamas kills a local commander for unnamed 'violations'
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, said Sunday that it has killed one of its own commanders over unnamed "moral and behavioral violations."... 2/7/2016 7:28 PM

Iraq says planned Baghdad wall not change demographics
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A spokesman for Iraq's prime minister said Sunday that a security wall is being built around Baghdad but that it is "not politically motivated" or aimed at "achieving demographic change."... 2/7/2016 7:18 PM

Pope Francis visit to celebrate Mexico's indigenous church
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico (AP) -- Pope Francis' visit to the heavily indigenous Mexican state of Chiapas appears aimed at celebrating the region's "Indian church," a mix of Catholicism and indigenous culture once considered a thorn in the side of standard liturgy by the Vatican.... 2/7/2016 6:53 PM



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