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Pope's sex abuse panel tells survivor to take a time-out
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission.... 2/6/2016 3:32 PM

The Latest: Anti-migrant protesters rally in Prague
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Latest on the flow of refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe (all times local):... 2/6/2016 3:27 PM

Malian Tuaregs returning home face violence in Timbuktu
TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) -- Charred timbers are all that remain of a dozen Tuareg homes burned down last week in Mali's northern city of Timbuktu by a mob angry after reports of a gun attack on Malian security forces nearby.... 2/6/2016 3:07 PM

EU foreign affairs chief announces visit to Iran
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini says she is preparing to visit Iran following the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran with world powers.... 2/6/2016 2:58 PM

Body of Italian student found in Cairo flown back to Italy
ROME (AP) -- Italy is demanding that Egyptian authorities swiftly help determine the truth about the killing of an Italian doctoral student in Cairo, where he was researching Egyptian labor movements and other social issues.... 2/6/2016 2:48 PM

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.... 2/6/2016 2:46 PM

Thousands take part in anti-Islam protests across Europe
DRESDEN, Germany (AP) -- Thousands of people are taking part in protests against Islam and immigration in several European cities.... 2/6/2016 2:43 PM

EU ministers want to buttress borders to stem refugee flow
AMSTERDAM (AP) -- European Union nations anxious to stem the flow of asylum-seekers coming through the Balkans are increasingly considering sending more help to non-member Macedonia as a better way to protect European borders instead of relying on EU member Greece.... 2/6/2016 2:34 PM

Austrian police say 12 skiers caught in avalanche
BERLIN (AP) -- Police in Austria say 12 skiers from the Czech Republic have been caught in an Alpine avalanche.... 2/6/2016 2:29 PM

Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to collapse, killing at least 14 people and injuring hundreds.... 2/6/2016 2:08 PM

The Latest: Iran holds funeral for troops killed in Syria
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Latest on the fighting in Syria, where government forces are waging a massive offensive around the northern city of Aleppo, once the country's largest. (all times local):... 2/6/2016 2:02 PM

Seoul: N. Korea moves up rocket launch window to Feb. 7-14
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Saturday. The launch, which the North says is an effort to send a satellite into orbit, would be in defiance of repeated warnings by outside governments that suspect it is a banned test of ballistic missile technology.... 2/6/2016 1:51 PM

Afghanistan meeting ends with call for talks with Taliban
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Four-nation talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 15-year war concluded with a call for direct talks between the government and the Taliban by the end of February.... 2/6/2016 1:47 PM

Top UN human rights official begins talks in Sri Lanka
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- The top U.N. human rights official began discussions with the Sri Lankan government Saturday on the measures taken by the island nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during its long civil war, as hundreds of protesters marched against the world body's involvement.... 2/6/2016 1:42 PM

S. Africa: Search continues for 3 missing in mine collapse
BARBERTON, South Africa (AP) -- The families of three missing mineworkers sang and prayed at the scene of a collapsed mine in South Africa as rescuers continued their search on Saturday.... 2/6/2016 1:39 PM

Hungary's public education official replaced amid protests
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary's state secretary of public education has been replaced amid growing discontent and protests by teachers, students and parents against the government's centralization of the school system.... 2/6/2016 1:16 PM

Suicide bomber targeting security forces kills 8 in Pakistan
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- A suicide bomber riding on a bicycle targeted a vehicle carrying security forces in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least eight people, mostly civilians, and wounding more than 20.... 2/6/2016 1:07 PM

Egypt's el-Sissi directs $127.7 million for housing units
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's state-run news agency says President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ordered that one billion Egyptian pounds ($127 million dollars) worth of funds donated by government supporters be used to build 100,000 housing units.... 2/6/2016 1:06 PM

5 arrested in killing of British pilot in Tanzania
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A total of five people have been arrested for the shooting death of a British pilot who was flying a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission in Tanzania, a conservation group said.... 2/6/2016 1:02 PM

Guinea: Journalist shot dead outside opposition meeting
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Guinea's government says a journalist was shot and killed during clashes outside a meeting of the main opposition party.... 2/6/2016 12:56 PM

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