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Rebels in eastern Congo kill 6, kidnap 14 in village attack

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:00am

Rebels in northeast Congo killed six civilians and kidnapped 14 others, a local activist group reported Saturday, the latest attack in a region the United Nations says is facing deteriorating security.

Somalia: Al-Shabab claims responsibility for plane bomb

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:51am

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, say they carried out the bombing of a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that blew a hole in the fuselage, sucking out the suspected bomber and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, say they bombed a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that forced the pla

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:51am

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, say they bombed a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that forced the plane to make an emergency landing.

Turkish media say Saudi Arabia, Turkey may strike in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:41am

Turkey's foreign minister says his country and Saudi Arabia may launch ground operations against the Islamic State group in Syria, Turkish media reported Saturday.

Officials: 6 Afghan security men killed in Taliban attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:10am

Taliban insurgents killed six Afghan security personnel Saturday in two separate attacks, Afghan officials said.

Brazil troops battle Zika mosquitoes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:50am

More than 200,000 army, navy and air force troops are fanning out across Brazil to show people how to eliminate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus, which many health officials believe is linked to severe birth defects.

UN peacekeepers prepare for Central African Republic vote

Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:50am

Thousands of U.N. peacekeepers fanned out across Central African Republic on Saturday, delivering voting materials to polling stations and stepping up security ahead of a historic presidential runoff election.

The Latest: Lavrov says all sides in Syria are guilty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:10am

The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local):

Palestinian shot dead after stabbing soldier, bystander

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:10am

A knife-wielding Palestinian woman attacked an Israeli soldier on guard near a sensitive West Bank holy site sacred to both Jews and Muslims on Saturday, wounding him and a Palestinian bystander before she was shot and killed by Israeli troops, the military said.

Russian PM: West rekindling the Cold War

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 5:40am

Russia's prime minister accused the West on Saturday of rekindling the Cold War, telling a meeting of top defense officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after the annexation of Crimea and new moves by the NATO alliance "only aggravate" tensions.

Syrian troops capture village near northern city of Aleppo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 5:30am

Syrian state TV and an opposition activist group say government forces have captured another village near Aleppo, tightening the noose around rebel-held parts of the northern city.

Major ivory network dismantled in Congo, wildlife group says

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:30am

Authorities in Congo have dismantled a major ivory network, arresting three traffickers in a blow to poaching operations that threaten the survival of the African forest elephant, the conservation group WWF said.

Germany presses Russia, Ukraine to implement peace deal

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:20am

Germany's foreign minister pressed for progress on a year-old peace plan for eastern Ukraine as he met Saturday with senior officials from Russia, Ukraine and France, saying he hopes that Moscow and Kiev realize that they don't have forever to implement the deal.

2 Indian soldiers, 5 rebels killed in Kashmir fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:20am

Five suspected rebels and two soldiers were killed in a fierce gunbattle Saturday in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir, officials said.

Gunmen kill police officer, wound 2 in Pakistani capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:20am

Pakistani police say two gunmen shot and killed a police officer and wounded two others in an attack on a patrol on a main road in the capital, Islamabad.

Gaza's Hamas rulers says Egypt briefly opens border crossing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 2:30am

The Islamic militant group Hamas that rules Gaza says Egypt has opened its border with the territory for the first time this year.

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.

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.