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Spanish police arrest 7 on suspicion of jihadi links to IS
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police arrested seven suspected members Sunday of a jihadi cell linked to Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra militants during raids in the eastern provinces of Valencia and Alicante and in Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta.... 2/7/2016 1:14 PM

Former top Thatcher adviser says she would back deal with EU
LONDON (AP) -- A former top adviser says the late Margaret Thatcher would have supported the proposed deal outlined this week to keep Britain inside the 28-nation European Union.... 2/7/2016 1:12 PM

Afghanistan hopes to meet with Taliban this month
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan expects to hold direct talks with the Taliban by the end of this month, an official said Sunday.... 2/7/2016 1:10 PM

Italian au
ROME (AP) -- An Italian minister says a second autopsy on the body of an Italian found slain in Egypt reveals that the doctoral student suffered "inhuman, animal-like" violence.... 2/7/2016 1:04 PM

Sri Lanka's Tamil leaders call for UN help on 4,000 missing
JAFFNA, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's ethnic Tamil leaders on Sunday asked the top U.N. human rights official to help determine the fate of more than 4,000 civilians reported missing in the country's long civil war amid the government's assertion that most of them are probably dead.... 2/7/2016 12:54 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 12:50 PM

Iraqi Kurds protest against Turkey, 3 police wounded
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Protests against Turkey in Iraq's northern Kurdish region turned violent on Sunday, with three police officers wounded.... 2/7/2016 12:33 PM

The Latest: NATO chief strongly condemns N. Korea rocket
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):... 2/7/2016 12:31 PM

UAE says it's prepared to send ground forces to Syria
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A top official in the United Arab Emirates said Sunday that his country is prepared to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State militants as part of an international coalition.... 2/7/2016 12:27 PM

Duchess of Cambridge: Support children's mental health
LONDON (AP) -- The Duchess of Cambridge says in a new video that she and Prince William want all children to get support during difficult times to help them overcome mental health challenges.... 2/7/2016 12:24 PM

What N. Korea rocket launch may mean for region and world
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea launched a long-range rocket Sunday, the first day of its announced eight-day launch window and about a month after the country's fourth nuclear test led to international condemnation.... 2/7/2016 12:07 PM

Pope pleas for help for Syrians fleeing war so they survive
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has made a public plea for help for Syrians fleeing civil war so that their survival and dignity are assured.... 2/7/2016 11:53 AM

Bosnian first-graders reach out to deaf schoolmate
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- When Mirzana Coralic asked the primary school in her Sarajevo neighborhood whether they would enroll her deaf son, teacher Sanela Ljumanovic volunteered without thinking much about it.... 2/7/2016 11:44 AM

Light quake shakes buildings in Tokyo; no injuries or damage
TOKYO (AP) -- A light earthquake struck north of Tokyo on Sunday, shaking buildings in the Japanese capital.... 2/7/2016 11:43 AM

Israeli leader calls on world to condemn arson of synagogue
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on the world to condemn a suspected arson attack against a makeshift synagogue in the West Bank where Jewish Torah scrolls were burned.... 2/7/2016 11:40 AM

Erdogan: US should choose between Turkey, Kurdish forces
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president has lashed out at the United States a week after a President Barack Obama's envoy visited a northern Syrian town that is under the control of Syrian Kurdish forces, which Ankara considers terrorists.... 2/7/2016 11:32 AM

Hut fire kills all 10 family member on Pakistani island
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A Pakistani police official says fire has killed all 10 members of a fisherman's family on an island in southern Pakistan.... 2/7/2016 11:31 AM

Police officer killed in roadside bombing in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan policeman was killed in a roadside bomb explosion in the country's east, an official said on Sunday.... 2/7/2016 11:28 AM

Islamic authority rejects new Jerusalem Jewish prayer area
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Islamic authority that oversees a sensitive Jerusalem holy site says it opposes a new prayer area for non-Orthodox Jews at the adjacent Western Wall.... 2/7/2016 11:22 AM

Austrian police: 5 skiers killed in 'massive' avalanche
BERLIN (AP) -- Five people were killed when a "massive" avalanche in the Austrian Alps struck skiers from the Czech Republic taking part in a freeriding camp, police said.... 2/7/2016 11:08 AM



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