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French PM: there will be other major terrorist attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 2:21am

France's prime minister is warning that the terrorist threat is a long-term one and there will be other major attacks.

2 Indian soldiers, 4 rebels killed in Kashmir fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 1:30am

Four suspected rebels and two soldiers were killed in a fierce gunbattle Saturday in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, an army official said.

113 bodies pulled out from Taiwan quake rubble; 4 missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:41pm

Rescuers have pulled out 113 dead a week since a powerful earthquake struck Taiwan's oldest city of Tainan, leaving only four missing in the rubble of a collapsed 17-story residential complex, authorities said Saturday.

North Korea halts probe into fate of kidnapped Japanese

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:30pm

North Korea has reacted angrily to new sanctions announced by Japan over its recent rocket launch and said in response it will halt an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped decades ago.

Pope Francis' plane has landed in Mexico City to start the pontiff's five-day visit.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 6:20pm

Pope Francis' plane has landed in Mexico City to start the pontiff's five-day visit.

Experts identify cases of Syria chemical attacks to probe

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 5:11pm

The international body charged with establishing who is responsible for chemical attacks in Syria says it has identified at least five potential cases for investigation — four where chlorine gas was allegedly used against rebel-held areas and one involving mustard gas.

Dominican police kill suspect in attack on German tourist

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 4:10pm

Police in the Dominican Republic say they have killed one of two men suspected in the slaying of an elderly German tourist during a robbery.

Police officer fatally shot while on patrol in Haiti capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 3:21pm

A Haitian police officer has been killed by multiple gunshots as he patrolled a rough section of the country's capital on a motorcycle.

The Latest: UN envoy: Key to Syria deal is its 'commitment'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 2:01pm

The Latest on the conflict in Syria and international diplomatic efforts to end the violence (all times local):

Brazil minister says no doubt Zika connected to microcephaly

Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 2:01pm

Brazil's health minister said Friday that authorities were "absolutely sure" that the Zika virus is connected to devastating birth defects and rejected criticism that the government was slow to investigate the surge of cases that set off international alarms.

Saudi envoy: Aid groups in Yemen urged to 'be careful'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 1:51pm

Saudi Arabia's permanent representative in Geneva says his country sent letters to the U.N. humanitarian agency chief calling on aid groups to "be careful" to avoid damage from air strikes led by the Saudi-led coalition in war-torn Yemen.

US Africa Command: Senior LRA rebel commander defects in CAR

Carley Petesch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:42pm

A senior commander with the rebel group Lord's Resistance Army has defected to villagers in Central African Republic, the U.S. Africa Command said Friday.

Spain premier doesn't shake hands with opposition leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:41pm

Acting Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy didn't shake hands with Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez during a meeting that's part of the drive to form a government following an inconclusive national election.

Spain: Civil servant fined after skipping work for years

Alan Clendenning and Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:31pm

The case started with confusion over where a civil servant in southern Spain worked. Now a court has ruled he must pay back nearly 27,000 euros ($30,500) in wages because for years he actually didn't work at all.

Iran sees chance to bring down 'wall of mistrust' with US

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:31pm

Iran's foreign minister says the nuclear deal with world powers offers a chance to demolish a "wall of mistrust" between Iran and the United States, but it's not a task for Tehran alone.

Militants shoot down Libyan fighter jet

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:21pm

Libya's air force chief of staff says a fighter jet was shot down while carrying out airstrikes against Islamic militants, the third jet to be downed in nearly 40 days.

Saudi foreign minister defends policy at Munich meeting

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:21pm

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Friday defended his country's foreign policy and its stance in Yemen and Syria, insisting that the kingdom has no ambitions beyond its borders.

ICC blocks use of 5 witnesses who pulled out of Kenya case

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:11pm

International Criminal Court appeals judges ruled Friday that statements made by five witnesses who later changed their stories or refused to testify against Kenya's deputy president cannot be used as evidence.

5 killed in UN base attack in Mali; 3 killed near Timbuktu

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 12:11pm

Militants attacked a U.N. base in northern Mali on Friday, killing at least 5 peacekeepers and wounding 30 others, a U.N. official said.