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North Korea state media vows the country will launch more satellites
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea state media vows the country will launch more satellites.... 2/7/2016 3:36 AM

North Korea fires rocket seen as covert missile test
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Sunday defied international warnings and launched a long-range rocket that the United Nations and others call a cover for a banned test of technology for a missile that could strike the U.S. mainland.... 2/7/2016 3:15 AM

The Latest: US presidential candidates speak on N. Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):... 2/7/2016 3:09 AM

AP NewsBreak: Deal reached on provisional Haiti government
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Top Haitian leaders negotiated an agreement to install a short-term provisional government less than 24 hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled to step down, an official with the Organization of American States and local authorities announced Saturday.... 2/7/2016 2:35 AM

El Salvador arrests 4 ex-soldiers in massacre of Jesuits
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) -- Salvadoran police have arrested four former soldiers wanted in Spain for the 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests during the Central American country's brutal civil war, officials said Saturday. Five of the priests were Spanish and their killings sparked international outrage.... 2/7/2016 2:25 AM

Christian group says China charges pastor with embezzling
BEIJING (AP) -- A Christian rights group says that a pastor in a Chinese province where authorities have been cracking down on churches has been charged with embezzling funds.... 2/7/2016 2:12 AM

Developments in North Korea nuke and missile programs
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A month after shocking the world with its fourth nuclear test, North Korea has followed through with its plans to fire a long-range rocket, defying outside governments that see the launch as a banned test of ballistic missile technology.... 2/7/2016 2:01 AM

Over 100 missing, 18 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Rescuers on Sunday found signs of live within the remains of a high-rise residential building that collapsed in a powerful, shallow earthquake in southern Taiwan that killed at least 18 people and injured hundreds.... 2/7/2016 1:19 AM

After-hours visit to Calgary bobsled track leads to 2 deaths
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) -- Police say two young men died and six others were injured after using their personal sled/toboggan to go down a luge-bobsled track after hours at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.... 2/7/2016 12:54 AM

The Latest: More than 130 missing, 18 dead in Taiwan quake
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- The Latest on a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):... 2/7/2016 12:34 AM

Haiti leader departs as he came: amid uncertainty, disorder
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Michel Martelly came to office promising a stronger Haiti following??a messy election that provoked widespread skepticism. He is due to leave power Sunday at the close of his five-year term with few accomplishments and a legacy clouded by a new political crisis.... 2/7/2016 12:18 AM

Militants free Australian woman kidnapped in Burkina Faso
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Militants have freed an Australian woman kidnapped last month in northern Burkina Faso, a spokesman for the president of neighboring Niger said Saturday.... 2/6/2016 11:17 PM

Colombia: 3,177 pregnant women with Zika; no microcephaly
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday that there's no evidence Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, though it has diagnosed 3,177 pregnant women with the virus.... 2/6/2016 10:13 PM

3 people dead after Toronto fire in seniors' building
TORONTO (AP) -- Police say three people are dead, and 15 others are hospitalized for various injuries following a fire at a seniors' building in Toronto.... 2/6/2016 9:15 PM

Jewish group condemns far-right WWII remembrance in Hungary
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- The Simon Wiesenthal Center has condemned a far-right commemoration in Hungary of a World War II battle in which speakers lauded a wartime pro-Nazi Hungarian leader.... 2/6/2016 8:57 PM

Somali officials: Suicide bomber may have blown hole in jet
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A suicide bomber is suspected to have set off the explosive that blew a hole in a jetliner, sucked the man out of the plane and forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, Somali officials said Saturday.... 2/6/2016 8:49 PM

Aniseh Makhlouf, mother of Syria's Assad, dies
BEIRUT (AP) -- Aniseh Makhlouf, Syria's former first lady and the mother of current President Bashar Assad, died Saturday, the presidency announced. She was 86.... 2/6/2016 8:21 PM

The Latest: Attackers torch refugee center in Prague
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Latest on the flow of thousands of would-be refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe (all times local):... 2/6/2016 8:17 PM

AU and Somali troops retake Somali town from militants
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- A Somali military official says allied African Union and Somali troops have retaken the town Marka one day after Islamic extremist fighters took control of the center following the withdrawal of African Union forces.... 2/6/2016 8:15 PM

Turkey under pressure as Syrians mass at border
BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkey came under mounting pressure to open its border Saturday as tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government onslaught sought entry and the European Union called on Ankara to grant them refuge.... 2/6/2016 7:22 PM

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