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Israeli military: Palestinian killed after attacking soldier

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 5:10am

Israel's military says a Palestinian was shot and killed after she pulled out a knife and attacked a soldier on guard near a sensitive West Bank holy site.

Officials: 6 Afghan security men killed in Taliban attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 5:10am

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

Turkish media say Saudi Arabia, Turkey may strike in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:40am

Turkish media are quoting Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu as saying his country and Saudi Arabia may launch ground operations against the Islamic State group in Syria.

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.

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.

The Latest: Polish leader says beefed-up NATO is necessary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:00am

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

Russian PM: West rekindling the Cold War

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:30am

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.

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.

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.