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Ecuador president fires military chiefs via Twitter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 3:20pm

President Rafael Correa says he has fired Ecuador's military high command for refusing to pay back to the state $41 million from an overvalued land deal.

Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting

Karin Laub and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 3:10pm

Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria's largest city of Aleppo.

Brazil considers reforming biosecurity law amid criticism

Jenny Barchfield and Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 3:01pm

Brazilian officials will soon decide whether to amend the South American nation's rigid procedures for sharing Zika samples, the Cabinet chief's spokeswoman said Friday, as officials announced that they were sending a set of samples to U.S. researchers amid complaints of hoarding.

The Latest: Kerry says Russia, Assad not complying with UN

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:31pm

The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local):

Canada eases certain sanctions against Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:31pm

Canada has dropped many of the sanctions it imposed on Iran over that country's nuclear ambitions.

Russia says it will offer new ideas to restart Syria talks

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:31pm

Facing Western criticism over the halt to Syria peace talks, Russia said Friday it plans to present new ideas on how to restart peace efforts at a meeting of nearly 20 key nations on Feb. 11.

In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss

Jenny Barchfield and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 2:01pm

In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present.

German university closes prayer room after segregation row

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:50pm

A German university has announced that it is closing its interfaith prayer room after Muslim students tried to make women wear veils and use a segregated area.

Serbia's defense minister dismissed over sexist remark

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:50pm

Serbian lawmakers have voted to dismiss the defense minister who had insulted a female journalist with a sexist remark.

Actress' email shows she wanted sex after alleged assault

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:40pm

A television actress acknowledged Friday that she told a former Canadian Broadcast Corp. radio host that she wanted to have sex with him a day after he allegedly choked and slapped her.

Memorial service held for Italian student killed in Egypt

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:20pm

Friends, family and diplomats held a memorial ceremony Friday at a Cairo church for an Italian student whose body was found this week, nine days after he disappeared from the streets of the Egyptian capital.

Assange sex case sinks in international quagmire

Gregory Katz and Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 12:11pm

It started more than five years ago as what appeared to be a fairly simple sex crime case: two women in Sweden came forward to accuse Julian Assange of sexual misconduct.

South Africa: All but 3 rescued after collapse at gold mine

Lynsey Chutel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 11:00am

A building collapsed above a gold mine in South Africa on Friday, trapping dozens of people before they were rescued. After several hours, three people remained missing, a union spokesman said.

For Brazil's Carnival fans, even Zika can't stop the party

Jenny Barchfield, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 10:50am

Brazilian Carnival could be called a hungry mosquito's dream — five days of non-stop street parties that bring together millions of revelers in an inviting mass of bare ankles, uncovered legs and denuded torsos. So the mosquito-borne Zika virus might be expected to dampen this year's debauchery.

Media leaders urge tougher protection for journalists

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 10:41am

World media executives are urging governments to stop looking at journalists as the enemy, and to better protect reporters covering wars, crime and corruption.

Belgium to hire 1,000 more police to combat radicalism

John-Thor Dahlburg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 10:30am

The Belgian government on Friday approved a sweeping plan to combat Islamic radicalism and the threat of extremist violence by hiring 1,000 new police officers over the next four years.

The Latest: Assange hails 'victory' from embassy balcony

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

The Latest on the U.N. panel's determination that Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained (all times local):

Poland says it wins protection for Poles in British EU deal

Vanessa Gera and Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:50am

British Prime Minister David Cameron found support Friday for a renegotiated deal with the European Union from Poland and Denmark, marking a positive start to a two-week tour of European capitals aimed at winning over European partners to his plans for a looser union with the bloc.

Germany: Suspect in attack plot registered as Syrian refugee

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 5th - 9:30am

One of four Algerian men suspected of plotting an attack in Berlin had registered in Germany as a Syrian refugee and another had contacts in Belgium, police said Friday.