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The Latest: Death toll in German train crash rises to 8
BERLIN (AP) -- The Latest on a train crash in Germany that has caused deaths and injuries (all times local):... 2/9/2016 10:14 AM

German police say death toll in Bavaria train crash rises to 8.
BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) -- German police say death toll in Bavaria train crash rises to 8.... 2/9/2016 10:08 AM

South African court hears case against president
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's highest court on Tuesday heard a case against President Jacob Zuma, who is accused of violating the constitution in a scandal over state spending on his private home.... 2/9/2016 10:07 AM

The Latest: European banks in spotlight amid bad loan fears
LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):... 2/9/2016 10:02 AM

Spain: Princess Cristina back in court for tax fraud trial
PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (AP) -- Spain's Princess Cristina was back in court Tuesday for trial along with 17 others, including her husband, on charges ranging from tax fraud to embezzlement.... 2/9/2016 9:40 AM

South Africa prosecute 4 apartheid-era cops for murder
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African prosecutors plan to charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of an activist who opposed white-minority rule.... 2/9/2016 9:40 AM

Indian scientists study chunk that fell from sky, killed man
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Scientists are analyzing a small blue object that plummeted from the sky and killed a man in southern India, after authorities said it was a meteorite.... 2/9/2016 9:24 AM

Train crash in Germany kills at least 4, injures scores
BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) -- Two trains crashed head-on in southern Germany early Tuesday, leaving at least four people dead and 40 seriously injured, the German news agency dpa said. More than three hours after the crash, emergency services were still trying to reach people trapped in the wreckage.... 2/9/2016 9:11 AM

Brother of Dublin crime boss killed in growing gangland feud
DUBLIN (AP) -- Irish police say a four-man gang has shot to death the brother of a Dublin crime kingpin as a feud between rival drug trafficking gangs deepens.... 2/9/2016 9:00 AM

Indian soldier buried by avalanche saved; 9 bodies recovered
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- An Indian soldier buried by an avalanche for six days in the Himalayan region of Kashmir has been found alive and pulled from the snow, along with the bodies of nine other soldiers, officials said Tuesday.... 2/9/2016 8:38 AM

HRW: Russia and Syria carry out daily cluster bomb attacks
BEIRUT (AP) -- An international human rights group says Syrian government forces and the Russian military have been carrying out daily cluster bomb attacks over the past few weeks.... 2/9/2016 8:38 AM

Taiwan seeks detention of developers of toppled building
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Prosecutors have requested the detention of the developers of a high-rise apartment building in southern Taiwan that collapsed over the weekend following a strong earthquake, killing dozens of people, official media said Tuesday.... 2/9/2016 8:33 AM

US Army study: Iraq's Mosul dam at 'higher risk' of failure
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The US Army Corps of Engineers say they have identified "signs of distress" at Mosul dam, indicating that it is at "significantly higher risk of failure" than previously understood.... 2/9/2016 8:30 AM

Japan's parliament condemns North Korea rocket launch
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's parliament condemned North Korea's long-range rocket launch Tuesday, calling it a serious provocation against international peace and demanding that the communist nation immediately stop such activity.... 2/9/2016 7:12 AM

Palestinian doctor aims to boost West Bank medical services
NABLUS, West Bank (AP) -- After Dr. Saleem Haj-Yahia performed the first-ever successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank last month he was greeted with flowers, balloons and cheering crowds and publicly praised by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.... 2/9/2016 6:42 AM

Japan worried about 2020 problem, or life after the Olympics
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan is gearing up for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with gusto, investing in everything from stadiums to electric cars, and expecting an economic bonanza from a construction frenzy and an influx of visitors.... 2/9/2016 6:31 AM

Survivor tells of living through collapse of Taiwan building
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- After propping himself against a wall for 20 hours to avoid smothering his girlfriend, Ko Ching-chung's strength was draining away.... 2/9/2016 6:27 AM

Frowning masks and whips highlight Carnival in Brazil town
TRIUNFO, Brazil (AP) -- Far from the glitz and glamour of Rio de Janeiro's famous Sambadrome parades, people in this northeast Brazilian town put a frown on their Carnival celebration.... 2/9/2016 5:08 AM

Gas blast injures 5 migrants held captive in Mexico house
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- A gas explosion ripped through a house where dozens of abducted migrants were being held captive in a city on the Texas border Monday, injuring five people, two of them gravely, Mexican authorities said.... 2/9/2016 4:22 AM

Mexico IDs human remains as youths missing in Veracruz
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican authorities say human remains discovered in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz belong to two of five young people who disappeared last month.... 2/9/2016 2:37 AM

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