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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

Rescuers in Taiwan pull out survivors from quake rubble
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- With anxious families waiting 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 26 people. More than 100 remained buried in the building's rubble.... 2/7/2016 10:51 AM

Extremists free Australian woman kidnapped in Burkina Faso
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) -- Islamic extremists have freed an Australian woman kidnapped last month in northern Burkina Faso, although her husband remains in captivity despite pleas from the family and efforts by officials to secure his release.... 2/7/2016 10:16 AM

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, Turkey's deputy premier said Sunday as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border, where tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government onslaught have arrived.... 2/7/2016 10:09 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 9:41 AM

Police: Israeli soldier stabbed in southern Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a soldier has been stabbed in southern Israel.... 2/7/2016 8:00 AM

Divisive Polish party leader Kaczynski pulls the strings
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- When Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban had a secret five-hour meeting in a secluded mountain resort with the most powerful person in Poland, he didn't convene with his counterpart or the Polish president.... 2/7/2016 7:45 AM

Algeria's parliament to vote on a new constitution
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's parliament will be voting on a new constitution that's aimed at reforming the country by limiting presidents to two terms and recognizing the language used by its Berber minority as official.... 2/7/2016 7:25 AM

Storms may brew, but in N. Korea pride over new satellite
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Hours after the rest of the world already knew, North Korea's state media triumphantly announced in a special news bulletin to the nation Sunday it had successfully launched a satellite into orbit, calling it a major milestone in the nation's history and the "greatest gift of loyalty" to the country's young leader, Kim Jong Un.... 2/7/2016 7:17 AM

N. Korea praises rocket; others see covert missile test
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapor" through the clear blue sky. For South Korea's president, and other world leaders, it was a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and yet another "intolerable provocation."... 2/7/2016 6:45 AM

Police officer killed in roadside bombing in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says one policeman has been killed in a roadside bomb explosion in the country's east.... 2/7/2016 6:31 AM

The Latest: S. Korea to begin talks on US missile defense
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):... 2/7/2016 6:31 AM

South Korea says it has agreed to begin talks with Washington on possible deployment of US...
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea says it has agreed to begin talks with Washington on possible deployment of US missile defense system.... 2/7/2016 6:21 AM

New Year's fireworks a little quieter in Chinese capital
BEIJING (AP) -- Much of China's population can expect sub-standard sleep after the country starts ringing in the Year of the Monkey. The rat-a-tat snaps of firecrackers, whistling rockets and mortar-like fireworks with possibly enough gunpowder to down a small aircraft will make sure of that.... 2/7/2016 6:08 AM

Iraq's Abadi dismisses Baghdad wall plans
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Iraqi Prime Minister is dismissing plans to build a wall around the Iraqi capital, according to a statement released by his office Saturday night.... 2/7/2016 6:02 AM

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 5:24 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 4:26 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

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



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