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Nigerian army frees 267 detainees, no links to Boko Haram

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

Nigeria's army is freeing 267 detainees found to have no links to the Boko Haram Islamic extremists including 72 minors, some looking no more than 3 years old.


Auschwitz survivors testify at former SS sergeant's trial

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:30am

Three Holocaust survivors testified Friday about the horrors they experienced at the Auschwitz the death camp, on the second day of the trial of a former SS sergeant on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder.

Italy mourns, premier demands truth from Egypt in slaying

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:01am

Italy's premier insisted Friday that his country's friendship with Egypt can only exist "if the truth emerges" about the death of an Italian doctoral student who was doing research in Cairo.

UK: Hong Kong bookseller 'removed' in breach of China treaty

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:01am

Britain says a missing Hong Kong bookseller was likely abducted to mainland China, calling it a "serious breach" of the treaty under which Beijing took control of the city.

North Korea halts probe into fate of kidnapped Japanese

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:01am

North Korea reacted angrily Friday 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.

France's new foreign minister to join Syria talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:01am

France's new foreign minister is going to join talks on Syria at a conference in southern Germany on Saturday.

Missing Canada man to reunite with family after 30 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 9:01am

An Ontario man who disappeared three decades ago and was believed dead is about to be reunited with his family after recovering some of his memory, police said Friday.

Nigerian army: 12 senior officers investigated for graft

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:50am

Nigeria's army says 12 senior officers are being investigated for corruption.

Czechs reject extradition of man wanted by Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:30am

A Czech court has rejected a request by Turkey to extradite a Turkish national for alleged links to terrorism.

Unknown DNA found on explosive vest linked to Paris attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:30am

The Paris prosecutor's office says unidentified DNA has been found on two explosives belts linked to assailants in the November attacks around Paris.

APNewsBreak: EU is poised to restrict passport-free travel

Derek Gatopoulos and Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:30am

European Union countries are poised to restrict passport-free travel by invoking an emergency rule to keep some border controls for two more years because of the migration crisis and Greece's troubles in controlling its border, according to EU documents seen by The Associated Press.

Brazil's Health Ministry delays providing dengue test kits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:21am

Brazilian laboratories say delays in providing kits to test for mosquito-borne dengue have forced them to store patient blood samples until the kits are delivered.

Spain: Civil servant fined after skipping work for years

Alan Clendenning and Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:20am

A Spanish court has ruled that a civil servant who failed to show up to work for years must pay back nearly 27,000 euros ($30,500) in wages.

Mideast 'quartet' to prepare report on peace prospects

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:11am

The international diplomatic "quartet" on the Mideast says it will prepare a report on the current situation between Israel and the Palestinians with an eye toward resuming peace talks.

WHO: Zika vaccines at least 18 months away from broad trials

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:01am

Possible Zika vaccines are at least 18 months away from large-scale trials, the World Health Organization said Friday, while advising pregnant women to consider delaying travel to areas where the mosquito-borne virus has turned up amid concerns it may be linked to abnormally small heads in newborn children.

Rwanda plans to relocate Burundian refugees

Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 8:00am

Rwanda's government said Friday it plans to relocate 75,000 Burundian refugees to other countries following accusations that Rwanda is harboring and training rebels opposed to the Burundian government.

US Sen. McCain urges assistance to migrant route countries

Jovana Gec, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:41am

U.S. Sen. John McCain on Friday called for additional assistance to countries along the Balkan migrant corridor and expressed hope for an end to wars in Syria and Afghanistan fueling the refugee crisis.

Doctors stage rare public protest against police abuses

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:30am

Thousands of Egypt's doctors staged a rare protest against police abuses after accusations two doctors were beaten up by policemen in a Cairo hospital.

The Latest: Austria says it's nearly full for 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 12th - 7:20am

The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):