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Australian released by jihadists arrives in Burkina Faso

Brahima Ouedraogo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:20am

An Australian woman who was freed by her al-Qaida captors after several weeks landed in Burkina Faso's capital early Monday, as family members urged the militants to grant similar mercy to her husband who remained a hostage.

Storm prompts German cities to scrap Carnival parades

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:10am

Duesseldorf and Essen have joined several other German cities in calling off their main Carnival processions because of a forecast storm.

Iran awards medals of honor to nuclear team

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:10am

Iran has awarded medals of honor to its nuclear negotiators who helped clinch a landmark deal with world powers last year.

Human rights body reviews disputed legal changes in Poland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:00am

Polish officials are trying to prove to the members of an international human rights commission that recent changes to the Constitutional Tribunal are in line with the Polish constitution and European Union standards.

American says he visited Mumbai 7 times before 2008 attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:20am

A Pakistani-American who helped plan a 2008 attack on India's financial hub Monday told a court in India that he traveled to India seven times to scout potential targets for a Pakistan-based group.

Controversial minister to become Australia's rights envoy

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:20am

The former Australian immigration minister who began the widely condemned policy of sending asylum seekers to Pacific island detention camps will become Australia's first special envoy for human rights, the government said Monday.

Name of Myanmar's next president to be known March 17

Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 11:40pm

The names of Myanmar's next president and two vice presidents will be revealed on March 17, an official said Monday, setting a clear timeline for the transition of power from a military-controlled government to democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi's party.

Suicide bombing in north Afghanistan kills 3 Afghan soldiers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 11:31pm

At least three Afghan soldiers were killed in a suicide bomb attack Monday morning on an army minibus near their base in northern Balkh province, an official said.

Survivor pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:41pm

Taiwan media are reporting that a survivor found shielded under the body of her husband has been pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building, two days after a powerful quake killed at least 36 people.

Erdogan: US should choose between Turkey, Kurdish forces

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:40pm

Turkey's president lashed out at the United States a week after President Barack Obama's envoy visited a northern Syrian town that is under the control of Syrian Kurdish forces, which Ankara considers terrorists.

Myanmar parliament chairman says nominees for country's next president, 2 vice presidents will be revealed March 17

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 9:50pm

Myanmar parliament chairman says nominees for country's next president, 2 vice presidents will be revealed March 17.

Taiwan media report survivor pulled out two days after earthquake collapsed high-rise building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:41pm

Taiwan media report survivor pulled out two days after earthquake collapsed high-rise building.

Haiti's president departs to make way for interim government

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 8:32pm

President Michel Martelly made his farewell speech to Haiti as he departed office Sunday with no successor yet chosen because a runoff election was delayed for a second time last month amid violent protests and deep suspicions about vote rigging.

Turkey: Reaching limits but will keep taking in refugees

Mehmet Guzel and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 2:41pm

Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said Sunday, as his country faced mounting pressure to open its border to tens of thousands of Syrians who have fled a government onslaught.

German police search homes of suspected extremists

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 12:50pm

German police on Sunday searched the homes of two men suspected of being part of an extremist organization, prosecutors said.

Hamas kills a local commander for unnamed 'violations'

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 12:30pm

Hamas, the Islamic militant group that rules Gaza, said Sunday that it has killed one of its own commanders over unnamed "moral and behavioral violations."

Iraq says planned Baghdad wall not change demographics

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

A spokesman for Iraq's prime minister said Sunday that a security wall is being built around Baghdad but that it is "not politically motivated" or aimed at "achieving demographic change."

Spanish village of Lantz celebrates clash between good, evil

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:20am

The inhabitants of a northern Spanish mountain village have taken part in an age-old Carnival festival that re-enacts a legendary confrontation between good and evil.

Slain Italian student in Egypt suffered 'inhuman' violence

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 7th - 10:00am

A second autopsy on the body of an Italian found slain in Egypt reveals that the doctoral student suffered "inhuman, animal-like" violence, Italy's interior minister said Sunday as he pressed Egypt's president to fully cooperate with the criminal investigation.