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Train crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures 80
BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) -- Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday in southern Germany, killing 10 people and injuring 80 as they slammed into each other on a curve after an automatic safety braking system apparently failed, the transport minister said.... 2/9/2016 5:45 PM

The Latest: Norway investigating migrant child abuse cases
GENEVA (AP) -- The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):... 2/9/2016 5:43 PM

UN: Number of Haitians needing food aid spikes amid drought
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- U.N. officials say the number of Haitians in need of urgent food aid has spiked as a drought is exacerbated by the El Nino weather pattern.... 2/9/2016 5:37 PM

Son of Iraqi Kurdish leader calls for aid to battle IS
SALAHUDDIN, Iraq (AP) -- A senior Iraqi Kurdish leader has called for international aid to help finance the war against the Islamic State group, saying it's a "miracle" that underpaid Kurdish forces are still on the front lines.... 2/9/2016 5:34 PM

Putin's ex-bodyguard turned governor recalls facing bear
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin's former bodyguard, who recently has been appointed regional governor, said he once confronted a bear outside of Putin's residence.... 2/9/2016 5:29 PM

The Latest: Death toll in German train crash up to 10
BERLIN (AP) -- The Latest on a train crash in Germany that has caused deaths and injuries (all times local):... 2/9/2016 5:20 PM

UN chief: Leaders must stop conflicts that drive aid crises
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Over 80 percent of humanitarian funding requested by the United Nations is going toward life-saving needs in a growing number of global conflicts, and urgent action is needed to shift away from perpetual crisis management, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday.... 2/9/2016 5:20 PM

The Latest: French central banker says volatility excessive
LONDON (AP) -- The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):... 2/9/2016 5:19 PM

Vietnam vet sues VA trying to get benefits living in Cuba
HAVANA (AP) -- Otto Macias was 19 when he left Cuba in the throes of a socialist revolution, enlisted in the U.S. Army and went to fight communists as a machine-gunner in Vietnam.... 2/9/2016 5:13 PM

Bring on the drones: Mediterranean sees severe overfishing
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Experts say almost all species in the Mediterranean are still overfished despite decades of seeing stocks dwindle - and the European Union is considering creative solutions like using drones or space technology to catch fraudulent fishermen.... 2/9/2016 5:06 PM

Brazil governor wants environmental fund to pay pensions
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A major Brazilian daily says the Rio de Janeiro state governor wants to use money earmarked for an environmental fund to cover shortfalls in civil servants' pensions.... 2/9/2016 4:53 PM

Controversy in Austria over criticism of Nazi camp inmates
VIENNA (AP) -- The senior party in Austria's government coalition is suggesting that an official in its partner party be removed for indirectly backing an article describing some Nazi concentration camp inmates as a "scourge."... 2/9/2016 4:48 PM

South African court hears case against president
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The chant "Pay back the money" filtered into South Africa's highest court on Tuesday, as judges heard a case in which President Jacob Zuma is accused of violating the constitution in a scandal over state spending on his private home.... 2/9/2016 4:45 PM

Irish deploy military-style checkpoints to suppress gang war
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland's police force deployed military-style road checkpoints Tuesday as the government announced toughened measures to try to prevent a gang war in Dublin from claiming more lives.... 2/9/2016 4:20 PM

Suspension of Turkey flights costs Russian airports heavily
MOSCOW (AP) -- A top official at Russia's busiest airport says the halt or reduction of flights to Turkey, Ukraine and Egypt over the past three months has cost the country's airports six billion rubles ($77 million).... 2/9/2016 4:10 PM

Israeli military says top mission is countering Gaza tunnels
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's top general said Tuesday that the military's number one mission for the coming year is to counter the renewed threat posed by militant attack tunnels from Gaza.... 2/9/2016 3:57 PM

Ikea recalls ceiling lamps for risk of falling glass shades
HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedish furniture retailer Ikea is recalling two types of ceiling lamps because of a risk that the glass shades might fall and injure people.... 2/9/2016 3:48 PM

Egyptian policeman sentenced to 8 years over a vet death
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced a policeman to eight years in prison for beating a veterinarian to death, in a case that sparked public anger over rampant police abuses.... 2/9/2016 3:48 PM

Macedonia: Trial opens for 29 men accused of terrorism
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- A trial has started in Macedonia of 29 men charged with terrorism-related offences in connection with a two-day shootout with police in 2015 that left 18 dead, including eight police officers.... 2/9/2016 3:38 PM

UN urges Turkey to open border; warns Aleppo could lack aid
KILIS, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey must open its doors to the thousands of Syrians who have massed at the border after fleeing violence, the U.N. demanded Tuesday, warning that hundreds of thousands of others in Syria's largest city could be soon cut off from humanitarian aid amid blistering Syrian and Russian airstrikes.... 2/9/2016 3:16 PM

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