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Puerto Rico arrests leader of gang in killing of prosecutor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 3:01pm

Authorities in Puerto Rico say the alleged head of an auto theft gang has been arrested in connection with last month's killing of a prosecutor.

Protesters in Spain urge puppeteers' acquittal on charges

Harold Heckle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 12:00pm

Protesters marched through Madrid and the southern Spanish city of Granada on Saturday calling for charges to be dropped against two puppeteers jailed for allegedly praising terrorism.

Puerto Rican judge nominated as 1st gay chief justice

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 12:00pm

Puerto Rican judge Maite Oronoz Rodriguez has been nominated to head the U.S. territory's Supreme Court as the first openly gay chief justice in the United States.

Russian PM: West is rekindling the Cold War with NATO moves

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 11:50am

Russia's prime minister accused NATO on Saturday of restarting the Cold War amid increased military maneuvers and troop deployments to countries neighboring Russia, moves the alliance's top official defended as a necessary response to aggression from Moscow.

Brazil troops battle Zika mosquitoes

Stan Lehman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 11:10am

More than 200,000 army, navy and air force troops fanned out across Brazil on Saturday to teach people how to eliminate the Aedes aegypti mosquito that spreads the Zika virus that many health officials believe is linked to severe birth defects.

Burundi government has nationwide protests against Rwanda

Eloge Willy Kaneza and Ignatius Ssuuna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:50am

Thousands of Burundians on Saturday participated in government-sanctioned demonstrations against neighboring Rwanda whom it accuses of supporting a rebellion to topple Burundi's president.

Syrian troops capture village near northern city of Aleppo

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:40am

Syrian government forces on Saturday captured another village near Aleppo, tightening the noose around rebel-held parts of the northern city, Syrian state TV and an opposition activist group said.

WHO reports rise of neurological disorder in Zika outbreak

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:31am

A rare neurological disorder is on the rise in several Latin American countries that are also seeing an outbreak of the Zika virus, the World Health Organization said Saturday.

South Sudan rebel leader says he is will take up VP position

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:11am

South Sudan's rebel leader said Saturday that he has accepted his appointment by President Salva Kiir as vice president and will return to the country to take up the position when adequate security arrangements are made.

Palestinian shot dead after stabbing soldier, bystander

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:10am

A knife-wielding Palestinian woman attacked an Israeli soldier on guard near a sensitive West Bank holy site sacred to both Jews and Muslims on Saturday, wounding him and a Palestinian bystander before she was shot and killed by Israeli troops, the military said.

The Latest: Kerry says will make Syria agreement work

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:10am

The Latest on the conflict in Syria as government troops, backed by Russian air power, continue to encircle rebel-held districts of the northern city of Aleppo (all times local):

The Latest: US has 'profound interest' in UK staying in EU

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:00am

The Latest on the security conference in Munich (all times local):

5 men killed when their car plunges into Swedish canal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:50am

Swedish police say five people have been killed when their car plunged more than 25 meters (82 feet) from a highway bridge into a canal in the capital of Stockholm.

Mali: Extremists claim attack that killed 5 peacekeepers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:20am

A group that tracks jihadi activity online says Mali-based Islamic extremists have claimed responsibility for an attack on a U.N. base that killed five peacekeepers.

Somalia: Al-Shabab claims responsibility for plane bomb

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 9:00am

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, said Saturday they carried out the bombing of a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that blew a hole in the fuselage, sucking out the suspected bomber and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing.

SAfrica: Rescuers suspend search after second mine collapse

Lynsey Chutel, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:20am

A second collapse of a mine shaft on Saturday has forced rescuers to suspend a search for three people who have been trapped underground for more than a week at a South African mine.

Rebels in eastern Congo kill 6, kidnap 14 in village attack

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 8:00am

Rebels in northeast Congo killed six civilians and kidnapped 14 others, a local activist group reported Saturday, the latest attack in a region the United Nations says is facing deteriorating security.

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, say they bombed a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that forced the pla

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:51am

Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, say they bombed a commercial passenger jet earlier this month that forced the plane to make an emergency landing.

Turkish media say Saudi Arabia, Turkey may strike in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:41am

Turkey's foreign minister says his country and Saudi Arabia may launch ground operations against the Islamic State group in Syria, Turkish media reported Saturday.