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Russian officials say several floors of a university building in St. Petersburg have collapsed; casualties unknown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:06am

Russian officials say several floors of a university building in St. Petersburg have collapsed; casualties unknown.

Egypt says deadly extremist attack hits Sinai checkpoint

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:33am

Extremists attacked an army checkpoint in the troubled northern Sinai peninsula on Saturday at dawn, causing 15 casualties among the armed forces including at least one officer shot dead, Egypt's military spokesman said.

The Latest: Nigeria says vote delay not due to interference

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:19am

The Latest on Nigeria's postponed presidential election (all times local):

Nigeria's candidates blame each other in surprise vote delay

Rodney Muhumuza, Hilary Uguru and Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:14am

Nigeria's top candidates on Saturday condemned the last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb. 23, blaming each other but appealing to Africa's largest democracy for calm.

North Macedonia: Bus crash death toll rises to 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:14am

Health authorities say the death toll from a bus crash in North Macedonia has risen to 15 after a man died early Saturday at a clinic in the capital, Skopje.

Opposition supporters clash with police in Albania

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 4:16am

Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters clashed with police Saturday at an anti-government rally protesting what they claim is a corrupt and inefficient Cabinet. The protesters demanded that the government resign and an early election be held.

Scattered yellow vest protests against Macron, anti-Semitism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:59am

Hundreds of yellow vest protesters marched through Paris, one of seven scattered demonstrations in the French capital Saturday, for the 14th straight weekend.

Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:58am

As India considers its response to the suicide car bombing of a paramilitary convoy in the disputed region of Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a much-lauded military strike against neighboring Pakistan in 2016 has urged caution.

The Latest: Serbia, Kosovo trade barbs over strained ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:49am

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

Merkel defends Iran deal, multilateralism but Pence resists

David Rising and Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:17am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel robustly defended European nations' decision to stand by the Iran nuclear deal in a spirited backing Saturday of her multilateral approach to global affairs, but U.S. Vice President Mike Pence promptly accused Europe of once again undermining the United States.

AP Interview: Karzai worries Pakistan talks risk peace pact

Kathy Gannon, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:12am

Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Saturday that previously unscheduled peace talks between the Taliban and the United States in Pakistan risk engulfing the country in regional rivalries.

US-backed fighters squeezing IS gunmen in eastern Syria

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:07am

A U.S.-backed force in Syria is closing in on Islamic State militants in a tiny area less than a square kilometer (square mile) in eastern Syria, and will soon declare the defeat of the militant group, a commander with the group said Saturday.

The Latest: Nigerian president 'disappointed' by poll delay

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:02am

The Latest on Nigeria's postponed presidential election (all times local):

The Latest: EU says current agreement is "best possible"

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:22am

The European Union presidency says the deal with Britain on leaving the bloc is the "best possible agreement" and preferable to a "no-deal" Brexit.

France: Syrian suspect accused of crimes against humanity

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:17am

French authorities have filed preliminary charges of complicity in crimes against humanity against a Syrian suspected of involvement in a bloody secret police crackdown on opposition activists.

Pope defrocks ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick for sex abuse, punishing the U.S. churchman on eve of crisis summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:01am

Pope defrocks ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick for sex abuse, punishing the U.S. churchman on eve of crisis summit.

8 miners rescued in Zimbabwe; dozens more feared dead

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:50am

Eight artisanal miners who were trapped underground for several days after heavy flooding in Zimbabwe have been rescued, though dozens of their co-workers are still missing and feared dead.

Nigeria delays its election; candidates rush back to capital

Rodney Muhumuza and Hilary Uguru, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:39am

Nigerians awakened on Saturday to find the presidential election delayed a week until Feb. 23 because of what the electoral commission called unspecified "challenges."

Thousands in Iran attend funeral for slain Guard members

Ebrahim Noroozi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:01am

Dozens of comrades circled caskets on the back of trucks on Saturday as thousands of mourners attended a mass funeral for 27 elite Revolutionary Guard soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing this week in Iran's Sistan and Baluchistan province.