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Peruvian dies after stepping on land mine in Chile border

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:31pm

Authorities in Peru say a Peruvian man was killed when he stepped on a land mine trying to cross the border illegally into Chile.

Investigators identify Syria site of possible sarin attack

Michael Astor, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 2:21pm

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons has identified the Damascus suburb of Daraya as the site of a possible sarin gas attack last year, citing blood samples provided by the Syrian government.

Israel: Palestinians use UN chief's words for 'terror'

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:41pm

Israel's U.N. ambassador on Monday said the Palestinian leadership has started using recent statements by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon "to justify deplorable acts of terror," and he called on the U.N. chief to withdraw them.

Israeli parliament suspends Arab MPs who met attackers' kin

Ian Deitch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:21pm

Israel's government on Monday temporarily suspended from parliamentary meetings three Arab lawmakers who met with families of Palestinians who carried out deadly attacks.

The Latest: Greece: Stop migrants in Turkish waters

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 1:11pm

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

Russian envoy says Moscow will respond to NATO buildup

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:41pm

Russia's envoy to NATO has warned that Moscow will respond to a buildup of the alliance's forces near Russian borders.

Canada to end airstrikes against Islamic State group shortly

Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:40pm

Canada's prime minister on Monday announced that the country will end airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq by Feb. 22, saying that "the people terrorized by ISIL every day don't need our vengeance, they need our help."

Iraq will send more troops to base outside Mosul

Bram Janssen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:20pm

Iraq will send additional troops to a base outside the northern Islamic State-held city of Mosul.

Militants shoot down Libyan fighter jet

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:11pm

Libya's air force chief of staff says a fighter jet was shot down while carrying out airstrikes against Islamic militants.

Italy urges Egypt to help find who tortured, killed student

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:00pm

Italy kept pressure on Egypt Monday to cooperate in finding who tortured and murdered an Italian student doing research in Cairo, insisting it wouldn't accept convenient answers in the case.

4 crew dead in Russian military helicopter crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 12:00pm

The Russian Defense Ministry says one of its helicopters has crashed in northwestern Russia, killing its entire crew of four.

Giant red carpet for Egypt leader's motorcade sparks uproar

Maram Mazen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:52am

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is facing criticism after a massive red carpet was laid over public roads for his motorcade during a trip to open a social housing project in a Cairo suburb, where he preached austerity.

Tanzania arrests more suspects in slaying of British pilot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:40am

Police in Tanzania say they are holding a total of nine suspects over the killing of a British helicopter pilot who was on an anti-poaching mission.

Hundreds of thousands celebrate Carnival in Cologne

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:11am

Hundreds of thousands of people packed the streets of Cologne for its annual Rose Monday parade, the culmination of five days of Carnival festivities that took place amid heightened security following robberies and sexual assaults in the city on New Year's Eve.

Storm Imogen lashes Britain with wind, huge waves

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:30am

A winter storm with hurricane-force winds and huge waves battered Britain's coastline Monday, cutting power to thousands and disrupting travel across the country.

Egypt insists Italian student's slaying was "criminal"

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 10:20am

Egypt has denied the police had anything to do with the brutal killing of an Italian student whose body was found on the outskirts of Cairo bearing signs of torture.

Russian troops put on high alert as part of massive drills

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:51am

President Vladimir Putin has scrambled thousands of troops and hundreds of warplanes across southwestern Russia for large-scale military drills intended to test the troops' readiness amid continuing tensions with the West.

Obama seeks $250M to help Puerto Rico fight Zika

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:21am

The Obama administration is seeking $250 million in federal funds to help Puerto Rico fight an increase in Zika cases after the governor declared a public health emergency.

Al-Qaida militants battle each other in southern Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:41am

Al-Qaida militants battled each other on Monday in a southern Yemeni city controlled by the group, in what appeared to be an internal power struggle that erupted after a senior militant was killed in a U.S. drone strike.