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Puerto Rico to receive $250M from US govt to fight Zika

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 8:31am

Puerto Rico is to receive $250 million in federal funds to fight an increase in Zika cases after the governor declared a public health emergency.

Merkel says 'horrified' by Russian bombings in Syria

Suzan Fraser and Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:50am

Turkey and Germany agreed on Monday on a set of measures to try to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis, including a joint diplomatic initiative aimed at halting attacks against Syria's largest city.

Al-Qaida militants battle each other in southern Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:41am

Al-Qaida militants battled each other on Monday in a southern Yemeni city controlled by the group, in what appeared to be an internal power struggle that erupted after a senior militant was killed in a U.S. drone strike.

Giant red carpet for Egypt leader's motorcade sparks uproar

Maram Mazen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:40am

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is facing criticism after a massive red carpet was laid over public roads for his motorcade during a trip to open a social housing project in a Cairo suburb.

Iran awards medals of honor to its nuclear team

Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:40am

Iran awarded medals of honor on Monday to its nuclear negotiators, who helped clinch a landmark deal with world powers last year.

Storm Imogen lashes Britain with wind, huge waves

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:30am

Hurricane-force winds and huge waves are battering Britain's coastline as the country is soaked by a winter storm.

Kurdish protest against Turkey turns violent in Paris

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:20am

Clashes have erupted outside the Turkish Embassy in Paris after police moved in to disperse a demonstration by Kurdish political activists.

IRA faction says it attacked Dublin boxing event, killed man

Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:01am

An Irish Republican Army faction claimed responsibility Monday for killing a reputed member of a drug-dealing gang in a machine gun attack on a Dublin boxing event — and threatened to kill more criminal rivals as part of a long-running underworld feud.

Italy presses Egypt to help find who killed Italian student

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:50am

Italy's foreign minister is pressing Egypt to help find who killed an Italian student whose beaten, tortured body was found last week, nine days after he disappeared in Cairo.

Call for responsive governments at Dubai summit amid turmoil

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:50am

U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders called on governments to be responsive to and inclusive of their citizens at a conference in Dubai on Monday, as the unrest of the Arab Spring reverberates across the Middle East.

Suicide bomber strikes Afghan market, killing 5

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:40am

A suicide bomber struck in a crowded market in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, killing five civilians and wounding nine others, a local official said.

Leopard wanders south Indian school, injures 3 before caught

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:40am

A leopard wandered into a school in southern India and injured three people as it tried to escape, officials said.

Human rights body reviews disputed legal changes in Poland

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:11am

An international human rights commission began two days of meetings with Polish officials Monday to determine whether recent legal changes to Poland's Constitutional Tribunal are in line with democratic standards.

Top Philippine diplomat and China critic resigns over health

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:10am

The Philippines' top diplomat, who was behind a bold government move to challenge the validity of China's vast territorial claims in the South China Sea at an international tribunal, has resigned due to health reasons, officials said Monday.

Saudi police: No injuries in blast in capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:10am

Police in Saudi Arabia say an explosion damaged cars in the capital, Riyadh, but did not wound anyone.

Germany's Merkel: 'appalled and horrified' by suffering caused by Russian bombing in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:00am

Germany's Merkel: 'appalled and horrified' by suffering caused by Russian bombing in Syria.

Turkish prime minister: Turkey, Germany to work together for NATO involvement in curbing refugee flow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:50am

Turkish prime minister: Turkey, Germany to work together for NATO involvement in curbing refugee flow.

Turkish PM: Turkey, Germany to start joint diplomatic involvement to end onslaught in Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:50am

Turkish PM: Turkey, Germany to start joint diplomatic involvement to end onslaught in Aleppo.

Ethnic protesters in Nepal withdraw border blockade, strike

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 5:40am

The main ethnic group that's been protesting for months over Nepal's new constitution is ending its border blockade and general strike, bringing relief to the Himalayan nation severely short of fuel, medicine and other supplies.