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Canada to end bombing mission against Islamic State group

Charmaine Noronha, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:51am

Canada's prime minister says the country's six fighter jets will end their airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria within the next two weeks.

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.

The Latest: Austrian official warns of migrant limits

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:20am

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

Italy presses Egypt to help find who killed Italian student

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:01am

Italy kept up its 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 "truths" in the case.

Hundreds of thousands celebrate Carnival in Cologne

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 9:00am

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.

Merkel says 'horrified' by Russian bombings in Syria

Suzan Fraser and Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:50am

Turkey and Germany agreed on Monday on a set of measures to try to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis, including a joint diplomatic initiative aimed at halting attacks against Syria's largest city.

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.

Giant red carpet for Egypt leader's motorcade sparks uproar

Maram Mazen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:40am

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.

Iran awards medals of honor to its nuclear team

Ali Akbar Dareini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:40am

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

Storm Imogen lashes Britain with wind, huge waves

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:30am

Hurricane-force winds and huge waves are battering Britain's coastline as the country is soaked by a winter storm.

Kurdish protest against Turkey turns violent in Paris

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:20am

Clashes have erupted outside the Turkish Embassy in Paris after police moved in to disperse a demonstration by Kurdish political activists.

IRA faction says it attacked Dublin boxing event, killed man

Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 7:01am

An Irish Republican Army faction claimed responsibility Monday for killing a reputed member of a drug-dealing gang in a machine gun attack on a Dublin boxing event — and threatened to kill more criminal rivals as part of a long-running underworld feud.

Call for responsive governments at Dubai summit amid turmoil

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:50am

U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders called on governments to be responsive to and inclusive of their citizens at a conference in Dubai on Monday, as the unrest of the Arab Spring reverberates across the Middle East.

Suicide bomber strikes Afghan market, killing 5

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:40am

A suicide bomber struck in a crowded market in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, killing five civilians and wounding nine others, a local official said.

Leopard wanders south Indian school, injures 3 before caught

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:40am

A leopard wandered into a school in southern India and injured three people as it tried to escape, officials said.

Human rights body reviews disputed legal changes in Poland

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:11am

An international human rights commission began two days of meetings with Polish officials Monday to determine whether recent legal changes to Poland's Constitutional Tribunal are in line with democratic standards.

Top Philippine diplomat and China critic resigns over health

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:10am

The Philippines' top diplomat, who was behind a bold government move to challenge the validity of China's vast territorial claims in the South China Sea at an international tribunal, has resigned due to health reasons, officials said Monday.

Saudi police: No injuries in blast in capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:10am

Police in Saudi Arabia say an explosion damaged cars in the capital, Riyadh, but did not wound anyone.

Germany's Merkel: 'appalled and horrified' by suffering caused by Russian bombing in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 6:00am

Germany's Merkel: 'appalled and horrified' by suffering caused by Russian bombing in Syria.