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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.

Protesters in Spain urge puppeteers' acquittal on charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:20am

Around 600 protesters have marched through the southern Spanish city of Granada calling for charges to be dropped against two puppeteers jailed for allegedly praising terrorism.

Russian PM: West rekindling the Cold War

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 10:20am

Russia's prime minister accused the West on Saturday of rekindling the Cold War, telling a meeting of top defense officials, diplomats and national leaders that sanctions imposed after the annexation of Crimea and new moves by the NATO alliance "only aggravate" tensions.

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.

Officials: 6 Afghan security men killed in Taliban attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 7:10am

Taliban insurgents killed six Afghan security personnel Saturday in two separate attacks, Afghan officials said.

UN peacekeepers prepare for Central African Republic vote

Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 6:50am

Thousands of U.N. peacekeepers fanned out across Central African Republic on Saturday, delivering voting materials to polling stations and stepping up security ahead of a historic presidential runoff election.

Major ivory network dismantled in Congo, wildlife group says

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 13th - 4:30am

Authorities in Congo have dismantled a major ivory network, arresting three traffickers in a blow to poaching operations that threaten the survival of the African forest elephant, the conservation group WWF said.