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'Brooklyn' named best British movie at BAFTA film awards
LONDON (AP) -- Irish emigrant saga "Brooklyn" has been named best British picture at the British Academy Film Awards.... 2/14/2016 7:26 PM

The Latest: Pope urges making Mexico 'land of opportunity'
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Mexico (all times local):... 2/14/2016 7:13 PM

Brazil's Zika-related abortion debate sparks backlash
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Before her son was born, Danielle Alves didn't know Luiz Gustavo would have microcephaly, a condition that has left the 3-year-old so disabled he can't walk, talk or eat without help.... 2/14/2016 7:04 PM

Love in the time of militias: Valentine's Day in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Baghdad is plastered with Valentine hearts and roses, and newly engaged Nour and Ahmed are out and about, enjoying a rare lull in violence in the Iraqi capital but wondering how long it will last.... 2/14/2016 6:57 PM

Pope warns against devil in hardscrabble Mexico City suburb
ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of people gathered Sunday for the biggest event of Pope Francis' five-day trip to Mexico, a Mass in the capital's crime-ridden suburb of Ecatepec, where drug violence, gangland-style executions and kidnappings are a daily fact of life. Francis had a clear message for the masses: "With the devil, there is no dialogue."... 2/14/2016 6:48 PM

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 a tentative peace after more than two years of sectarian fighting left untold thousands dead and forced nearly 500,000 people to flee to neighboring countries.... 2/14/2016 6:35 PM

Memorial service held for victims of train crash in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Hundreds of mourners have gathered at a memorial service for the 11 victims who died in a head-on train crash in southern Germany.... 2/14/2016 6:23 PM

'National Bird' gives new perspective on America's drone war
BERLIN (AP) -- Among the eeriest scenes in "National Bird," a documentary which tracks the fallout of drone warfare from the point of view of American whistleblowers and Afghan victims, is the languid aerial footage of U.S. suburbs, sports fields and skyscrapers.... 2/14/2016 6:21 PM

UAE sentences 4 to death for Islamic State involvement
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A court in the United Arab Emirates has sentenced four people to death in absentia after finding them guilty of involvement with the Islamic State group.... 2/14/2016 6:09 PM

Saudi Arabia and allies gather for major military exercises
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia says troops from 20 countries are gathering in the oil-rich nation for large-scale military exercises.... 2/14/2016 6:04 PM

Florists heartbroken as Pakistan spurns Valentine's Day
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Flower shops in Pakistan were largely empty over the weekend after officials and religious leaders condemned Valentine's Day as a Western import and urged people to shun the festivities.... 2/14/2016 5:54 PM

Bahrain protesters clash with police on uprising anniversary
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Hundreds of Bahraini youths shouting anti-government slogans took to the streets in Bahrain despite a heavy police presence Sunday to mark the fifth anniversary of an uprising calling for political change in the tiny island kingdom.... 2/14/2016 5:45 PM

2 people missing as weather causes havoc in Spain, Portugal
MADRID (AP) -- Rescue services are searching for two missing people after heavy rainfall and strong winds damaged buildings and blocked roads in northern Spain and Portugal.... 2/14/2016 5:41 PM

Former Lebanese premier calls for ending presidential vacuum
BEIRUT (AP) -- Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has called on the Lebanese to put aside differences and vote for a new president to end a vacuum that has lasted nearly two years.... 2/14/2016 5:34 PM

Russia blocking Ukraine trucks in response to protests
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's Transport Ministry has ordered that Ukraine-registered trucks be stopped from entering in Russia, in response to growing efforts by protesters in Ukraine to block Russian trucks.... 2/14/2016 5:32 PM

Turkey shells Kurdish positions in Syria for 2nd day
BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkey shelled positions held by a U.S.-backed Kurdish militia in northern Syria for a second day on Sunday, drawing condemnation from the Syrian government, whose forces are advancing against insurgents in the same area under the cover of Russian airstrikes.... 2/14/2016 5:25 PM

Danes mark anniversary of victims killed in gunman attacks
HELSINKI (AP) -- Danes have honored the two victims of attacks by a gunman at a cultural center and synagogue a year ago in the capital, Copenhagen, with flowers, speeches and a torchlight parade.... 2/14/2016 4:56 PM

Israeli leader defends gas extraction deal in Supreme Court
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made an unprecedented appearance at the Supreme Court Sunday to defend a deal signed in December with U.S. and Israeli developers drilling offshore gas deposits.... 2/14/2016 4:49 PM

UK band members killed after car crashes into Swedish canal
HELSINKI (AP) -- Five British men, 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 4:44 PM

US pushing Albania to enact judicial, legislative reforms
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday pushed Albania to enact a major package of judicial and legislative reforms, backed by U.S. money that also is intended to help the Balkan nation take in Iranian refugees from Iraq.... 2/14/2016 4:37 PM

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