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Somalia spokesman: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Security video footage taken at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber after he passed through the security checkpoint, Somalia's government spokesman said Sunday.... 2/7/2016 11:31 PM

Erdogan: US should choose between Turkey, Kurdish forces
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president lashed out at the United States a week after 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 11:03 PM

Haiti's president departs to make way for interim government
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- President Michel Martelly made his farewell speech to Haiti as he departed office Sunday with no successor yet chosen because a runoff election was scrapped last month amid violent protests and deep suspicions about vote rigging.... 2/7/2016 10:33 PM

UN condemns NKorea launch, pledges significant new sanctions
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council on Sunday strongly condemned North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket that world leaders denounced as a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and another "intolerable provocation." The U.N.'s most powerful body pledged to quickly adopt a new resolution with "significant" new sanctions.... 2/7/2016 10:11 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 9:34 PM

German police search homes of suspected extremists
BERLIN (AP) -- German police on Sunday searched the homes of two men suspected of being part of an extremist organization, prosecutors said.... 2/7/2016 7:42 PM

Hamas kills a local commander for unnamed 'violations'
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, said Sunday that it has killed one of its own commanders over unnamed "moral and behavioral violations."... 2/7/2016 7:28 PM

The Latest: Kerry consults with Japan, SKorean counterparts
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):... 2/7/2016 7:27 PM

Iraq says planned Baghdad wall not change demographics
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A spokesman for Iraq's prime minister said Sunday that a security wall is being built around Baghdad but that it is "not politically motivated" or aimed at "achieving demographic change."... 2/7/2016 7:18 PM

Pope Francis visit to celebrate Mexico's indigenous church
SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico (AP) -- Pope Francis' visit to the heavily indigenous Mexican state of Chiapas appears aimed at celebrating the region's "Indian church," a mix of Catholicism and indigenous culture once considered a thorn in the side of standard liturgy by the Vatican.... 2/7/2016 6:53 PM

Rescuers in Taiwan pull out survivors from quake rubble
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- As anxious families waited nearby, rescuers on Sunday painstakingly pulled more survivors from the remains of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake that shook southern Taiwan and killed at least 32 people. More than 100 remained buried in the building's rubble.... 2/7/2016 6:36 PM

UN Security Council adopts statement strongly condemning North Korea rocket launch (Correc...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- UN Security Council adopts statement strongly condemning North Korea rocket launch (Corrects dateline to United Nations)... 2/7/2016 6:05 PM

Egyptian police kill 4 suspected militants south of Cairo
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's Interior Ministry says it has killed four "terrorist elements" in a gunfight after security forces raided a house south of Cairo where they were making explosives.... 2/7/2016 6:01 PM

S. Africa: Search continues for 3 missing in mine collapse
BARBERTON, South Africa (AP) -- A mine manager says rescue teams have removed 3,500 tons of debris in their search for three people still trapped underground after a collapse at a South African mine.... 2/7/2016 5:22 PM

Spanish village of Lantz celebrates clash between good, evil
LANTZ, Spain (AP) -- The inhabitants of a northern Spanish mountain village have taken part in an age-old Carnival festival that re-enacts a legendary confrontation between good and evil.... 2/7/2016 5:15 PM

Slain Italian student in Egypt suffered 'inhuman' violence
ROME (AP) -- A second autopsy on the body of an Italian found slain in Egypt reveals that the doctoral student suffered "inhuman, animal-like" violence, Italy's interior minister said Sunday as he pressed Egypt's president to fully cooperate with the criminal investigation.... 2/7/2016 4:54 PM

Red Cross in Gaza closes office due to violent protests
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross said Sunday it is temporarily closing its Gaza office after protesters repeatedly tried to storm it.... 2/7/2016 4:41 PM

Jordan: Promised trade perks will help employ Syria refugees
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan's planning minister says his country has been promised easier trade terms by the international community, potentially generating large-scale investment and "hundreds of thousands of job opportunities."... 2/7/2016 4:34 PM

Gale warning puts dampener on Cologne Carnival procession
BERLIN (AP) -- Organizers are banning horses, large puppets and flags during the main procession at this year's street Carnival in Cologne because of a gale warning.... 2/7/2016 4:32 PM

Spanish police arrest 7 on suspicion of jihadi links to IS
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish police arrested seven suspected members of a jihadi cell linked to the Islamic State group and Jabhat al-Nusra militants during raids Sunday in the eastern provinces of Valencia and Alicante, and in Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta.... 2/7/2016 4:06 PM

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