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Red Cross in Gaza closes office due to violent protests
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross says it is temporarily closing its Gaza office after protesters repeatedly tried to storm it.... 2/7/2016 3:03 PM

Pilot after emergency: Somali airport security is 'zero'
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- The Serb pilot who landed a jetliner in Somalia with a large hole on its fuselage says he has never doubted that it was caused by a bomb and describes the security at Mogadishu Airport as "zero."... 2/7/2016 2:35 PM

An exploding bus movie stunt sparks concerns in London
LONDON (AP) -- A bus has exploded in central London - but this time it's only for a movie.... 2/7/2016 2:31 PM

The Latest: Rome says launch N. Korea's 'latest provocation'
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):... 2/7/2016 2:19 PM

Afghanistan hopes for talks 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 2:15 PM

Authorities close German unit of Canada's Maple Financial
BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities have ordered the closure of Maple Bank after the Canadian-owned company was investigated for alleged tax evasion and money laundering.... 2/7/2016 2:01 PM

Algeria's parliament OKs new constitution with term limits
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- Algeria's parliament has overwhelmingly approved a new constitution 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 1:56 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 1:43 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 1:38 PM

Divisive Polish party leader Kaczynski pulls the strings
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- When Hungary's prime minister 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 1:37 PM

Iraqi Kurds protest against Turkey, 3 police wounded
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- Protests against Turkey in Iraq's northern Kurdish region have turned violent, with three police officers wounded.... 2/7/2016 1:22 PM

N. Korea praises rocket; others view as 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 1:19 PM

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

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



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