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Islamic extremists take control of town in southern Somalia

February 5, 2016

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Residents in the southern Somali town of Marka say fighters from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab have taken control there after the withdrawal of African Union... more »»

UN panel: Assange detained arbitrarily, should be freed

February 5, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — A United Nations human rights panel has sided with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his long-running battle with Swedish and British authorities, saying he should be freed... more »»

Experts say launch won't bring N. Korea much closer to ICBM

February 5, 2016

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has deployed PAC-3 missile batteries in the heart of Tokyo to shoot down any incoming rocket debris. South Korea is reportedly mobilizing two Aegis-equipped destroyers. The U.. more »»

World pledges $10B for Syrians, but peace prospects bleak

February 5, 2016

LONDON (AP) — World leaders pledged more than $10 billion Thursday to help fund schools, shelter and jobs for refugees from Syria's civil war, money that British Prime Minister David Cameron said... more »»

UN: At least 200 million females estimated to be circumcised

February 5, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — At least 200 million girls and women in 30 countries are estimated to have undergone female circumcision — half of them in Egypt, Ethiopia and Indonesia, the U.N. more »»

Brazil health official confirms Zika spread via transfusion

February 4, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Two people in southeastern Brazil contracted the Zika virus through blood transfusions, a municipal health official said Thursday, presenting a fresh challenge to efforts to... more »»

The Latest: US, Colombia to team up on Zika research

February 4, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on the mosquito-born Zika virus, which is suspected of causing brain deformities in babies (all times local):

6:45 p.m. more »»

Tortured Italian student died 'slow death': Egypt official

February 4, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — The body of an Italian graduate student who disappeared last month has been found with multiple stab wounds, cigarette burns and other signs of torture and a "slow death" on a... more »»

More sex abuse by UN troops alleged in C. African Republic

February 4, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A human rights group alleged Thursday that at least eight women and girls were raped or sexually exploited by U.N. more »»

Protests, EU demands add pressure on Greece's Tsipras

February 4, 2016

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Tens of thousands joined anti-government protests across Greece Thursday as the country was crippled by a general strike against painful pension reforms demanded by bailout... more »»

The Latest: 'Like a siege of Aleppo is about to begin'

February 4, 2016

LONDON (AP) — The latest on fighting in Syria and Thursday's Syria aid conference (all times local):

8:30 p.. more »»

Saudi official says kingdom ready to send troops to Syria

February 4, 2016

CAIRO (AP) — A Saudi military spokesman said Thursday the kingdom is ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State group provided coalition leaders agree during an upcoming meeting... more »»

Airline CEO: Explosive residue found in Somalia incident

February 4, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the airline whose jetliner was damaged in an explosion shortly after takeoff from Somalia said Thursday that investigators have found what appears t... more »»

The Latest: Army says Saudi ready to send troops to Syria

February 4, 2016

LONDON (AP) — The latest on fighting in Syria and Thursday's Syria aid conference (all times local):

7. more »»

World pledges $10B for Syrians, but peace prospects bleak

February 4, 2016

LONDON (AP) — World leaders pledged more than $10 billion Thursday to help fund schools, shelter and jobs for refugees from Syria's civil war, money that British Prime Minister David Cameron said... more »»

AP photographer reflects on 'bucket baby' in Brazil

February 4, 2016

RECIFE, Brazil (AP) — The first time I met Solange Ferreira was in December. more »»

Assange finds surprising ally _ but it may not be enough

February 4, 2016

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has found a surprising ally — a little known United Nations panel that has decided he has been unfairly detained in Britain while seeking to avoid... more »»

Russia accuses Turkey of preparing to invade Syria

February 4, 2016

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian military said Thursday that it has "reasonable grounds" to suspect that Turkey is making intensive preparations for a military invasion of neighboring Syri. more »»

Latin America scrambles to squash Zika-spreading mosquito

February 4, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — With no hope for a vaccine to prevent Zika in the near future, authorities are focusing on the most effective way to combat the virus: killing the mosquito that carries it. more »»

The Latest: Legal expert questions reported Assange ruling

February 4, 2016

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and impending finding by a U.N. body on his detention (all times local):

5:30 p.. more »»

 
 
 

 

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