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South Korea's Yonhap news agency says North Korean launch may have failed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 6:30pm

South Korea's Yonhap news agency says North Korean launch may have failed .

The Latest: S. Korea report says launch may have failed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 6:30pm

The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):

North Korea has fired a long-range rocket critics see as cover for banned missile test

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:40pm

North Korea has fired a long-range rocket critics see as cover for banned missile test .

The Latest: More than 130 missing, 18 dead in Taiwan quake

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 5:40pm

The Latest on a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):

AP NewsBreak: Deal reached on provisional Haiti government

David McFadden, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 4:30pm

Top Haitian leaders negotiated an agreement to install a short-term provisional government less than 24 hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled to step down, an official with the Organization of American States and local authorities announced Saturday.

Militants free Australian woman kidnapped in Burkina Faso

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 3:51pm

A spokesman for Niger's president says an Australian woman kidnapped last month in northern Burkina Faso has been freed.

Colombia: 3,177 pregnant women with Zika; no microcephaly

Ch/Jr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 3:20pm

Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said Saturday that there's no evidence Zika has caused any cases of the birth defect known as microcephaly in his country, though it has diagnosed 3,177 pregnant women with the virus.

El Salvador arrests 4 ex-soldiers in massacre of Jesuits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 2:41pm

Salvadoran police have arrested four former soldiers wanted in Spain for the 1989 murder of six Jesuit priests in the Central American country, officials said Saturday. Five of the priests were Spanish and their killings sparked international outrage.

3 people dead after Toronto fire in seniors' building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 2:21pm

Police say three people are dead, and 15 others are hospitalized for various injuries following a fire at a seniors' building in Toronto.

Jewish group condemns far-right WWII remembrance in Hungary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 2:01pm

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has condemned a far-right commemoration in Hungary of a World War II battle in which speakers lauded a wartime pro-Nazi Hungarian leader.

Somali officials: Suicide bomber may have blown hole in jet

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 1:52pm

A suicide bomber is suspected to have set off the explosive that blew a hole in a jetliner, sucked the man out of the plane and forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, Somali officials said Saturday.

Aniseh Makhlouf, mother of Syria's Assad, dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 1:21pm

Aniseh Makhlouf, Syria's former first lady and the mother of current President Bashar Assad, died Saturday, the presidency announced. She was 86.

AU and Somali troops retake Somali town from militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 1:20pm

A Somali military official says allied African Union and Somali troops have retaken the town Marka one day after Islamic extremist fighters took control of the center following the withdrawal of African Union forces.

Tunisia unveils anti-jihadi fence on Libyan border

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 12:10pm

Tunisia's defense minister has visited an anti-jihadi fence that's being built on the country's border with Libya to stop Islamist militants from entering Tunisian territory.

Syria says any foreign troops would return 'in coffins'

Albert Aji and Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:44am

Syria's foreign minister warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign troops entering his country would "return home in wooden coffins" and asserted that recent military advances put his government "on track" to end the five-year-old civil war.

Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe; clashes in Amsterdam

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 11:10am

Protesters rallied against Islam and immigration in several European cities Saturday, sometimes clashing with police or counter-demonstrators amid growing tensions over the massive influx of asylum-seekers to the continent.

Austrian police: 5 skiers killed in 'massive' avalanche

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:41am

Five people were killed Saturday when a "massive" avalanche in the Austrian Alps struck skiers from the Czech Republic taking part in a freeriding camp, police said.

Jewish woman stabbed in Arab town in southern Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 10:10am

Police say an attacker stabbed a Jewish woman in a market in an Arab town in southern Israel, seriously wounding her before running away.

Somali official says a bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make emergency landing on Tue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 6th - 9:40am

Somali official says a bomb blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu.