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  • EU ministers want to buttress borders to stem refugee flow

    A woman covered with a blanket walks with her children at a parking area near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. A European Union official says Greece is making "rapid progress" in overcoming delays in building screening centers for migrants and refugees on islands facing Turkey, after involving the armed forces in the effort. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)AMSTERDAM (AP) — European Union nations anxious to stem the flow of asylum-seekers coming through the Balkans are increasingly considering sending more help to non-member Macedonia as a better way to protect European borders instead of relying on EU member Greece.


  • Thirteen dead after powerful Taiwan quake fells buildings

    Rescue personnel help a young victim at the site of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the island early on February 6, 2016Relatives of missing residents from a 16-storey apartment complex felled by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan that killed 13 people were praying for miracles Saturday as rescuers scoured the rubble for survivors. The cluster of buildings in the historic southern city of Tainan were full of families who had gathered for Lunar New Year celebrations when it collapsed, with residents still trapped inside on Saturday night and the death toll rising. Tainan bore the brunt of the 6.4 magnitude quake and the disaster zone centres around the residential complex containing almost 100 homes which were toppled.


  • Woman convicted in ex-quarterback fraud scheme rebuilds life

    Anita Barney talks about losing her fortune in a swindle perpetrated by former Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter, followed by her own role stealing nearly $500,000 from friends on Schlichter's instructions, on Dec. 15, 2015, in Dublin, Ohio. Barney, the widow of an ex-Wendy's CEO, has written a book, "Quarterback Sneak," about her experiences, which included pleading guilty in 2012 to two felony theft charges. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman accused of stealing nearly $500,000 from several friends as part of a fraud perpetrated by an ex-Ohio State and NFL quarterback says she's trying to rebuild her life.


  • Lindsey Vonn wins women's World Cup downhill

    Lindsey Vonn, of the United States, competes during an alpine ski, women's World Cup downhill in Garmisch Partenkirchen, Germany, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Marco Trovati)GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Lindsey Vonn is feeling very much at home in this southern German resort, on and off the hill.


  • Egypt returns body of slain Italian student: state news agency

    Policemen guard in front of a morgue where the body of an Italian Giulio Regeni is kept in CairoThe body of an Italian student who was found dead by a roadside in Cairo has been returned to Rome, Egyptian state news agency MENA reported on Saturday quoting Egyptian officials at Cairo airport. Giulio Regeni was found dead on Wednesday having gone missing on Jan. 25. The 28-year-old graduate student's body found half naked by the roadside with cigarette burns and other signs of torture, a senior Egyptian prosecutor said.


  • Haiti leader departs as he came: amid uncertainty, disorder

    In this May 5, 2011 photo, Haiti's President-elect Michel Martelly leaves after a press conference in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Martelly came to office promising a stronger Haiti following a messy election that provoked widespread skepticism. He is due to leave power Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 at the close of his five-year term with few accomplishments and a legacy clouded by a new political crisis. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Michel Martelly came to office promising a stronger Haiti following a messy election that provoked widespread skepticism. He is due to leave power Sunday at the close of his five-year term with few accomplishments and a legacy clouded by a new political crisis.


  • Willett leads in Dubai after third round

    Danny Willett of England plays a shot on the 18th hole during 3rd round of the Dubai Desert Classic golf tournament in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Danny Willett shot a second successive round of seven-under par 65 to enjoy a one-shot advantage on top of the Dubai Desert Classic leaderboard after the third round Saturday.


  • The Latest: Iran holds funeral for troops killed in Syria

    Civilians and armed forces members carry the flag draped coffin of Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Gen. Mohsen Ghajarian, who was killed in fighting in Syria, during his funeral ceremony outside headquarters of the guard's ground forces in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the fighting in Syria, where government forces are waging a massive offensive around the northern city of Aleppo, once the country's largest. (all times local):


  • British member of Vatican sexual abuse commission leaves

    Saint Peter's square is silhouetted during a sunset in RomeBy Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A leading British member of a papal advisory commission on sexual abuse who has been among the most outspokenly critical of the Vatican has left the group, the Vatican said on Saturday, in an embarrassment for the Holy See. A statement said that at a commission meeting "it was decided" that Peter Saunders would take a leave of absence. Saunders, himself a victim of sexual abuse by a priest, did not immediately reply to a telephone message requesting a comment on the circumstances of his departure.


  • Vonn within 10 of Stenmark's record after Garmisch downhill win

    US ski queen Lindsey Vonn obliterated the field in GarmischGarmisch-Partenkirchen (Germany) (AFP) - Lindsey Vonn put in a devastating display to win the women's downhill in Garmisch on Saturday and claim her 76th World Cup victory to edge closer to Ingemar Stenmark's record. The US ski queen obliterated the field, building up speed down the Kandahar course to shave half, then nearly a full second off Fabienne Suter's previous fastest time before crossing the line 1.51 sec ahead of the Swiss skier, who finished second. Germany's Viktoria Regensburg was third in front of her home crowd, finishing 1.57sec behind Vonn.


  • Afghanistan meeting ends with call for talks with Taliban

    In this photo released by Associated Press of Pakistan, Sartaj Aziz, center, adviser to the Pakistani prime minister on foreign affairs, speaks during the third round of a meetings at the foreign ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. China, the United States, Afghanistan and Pakistan launched their third round of talks Saturday aimed at finding a way to get the warring Taliban to sit and talk peace with the Afghan government. (Associated Press of Pakistan via AP)ISLAMABAD (AP) — Four-nation talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 15-year war concluded with a call for direct talks between the government and the Taliban by the end of February.


  • Malian Tuaregs returning home face violence in Timbuktu TIMBUKTU, Mali (AP) — Charred timbers are all that remain of a dozen Tuareg homes burned down last week in Mali's northern city of Timbuktu by a mob angry after reports of a gun attack on Malian security forces nearby.
  • North Korea brings forward rocket launch to as soon as Sunday

    Airbus Defense & Space and 38 North satellite image of the Sohae Satellite Launching Station in North KoreaBy Nobuhiro Kubo and Ju-min Park TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea could launch a rocket that it says will carry an earth observation satellite as soon as Sunday, after bringing forward and shortening the time frame for the launch, the Japanese and South Korean governments said on Saturday. North Korea had earlier told the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) it would launch the rocket some time between Feb. 8 and Feb. 25, triggering international opposition from governments that see it as a long-range missile test. Japan and South Korea said North Korea had issued a Notice to Airmen that the launch would take place some time between Sunday and the following Sunday, Feb. 14.


  • S. Africa: Search continues for 3 missing in mine collapse BARBERTON, South Africa (AP) — The families of three missing mineworkers sang and prayed at the scene of a collapsed mine in South Africa as rescuers continued their search on Saturday.
  • The Latest: EU urges Turkey to keep border open to migrants

    Afghan refugees sit inside a tent as they wait to be allowed to continue their journey to Macedonia, at a refugee camp near the northern Greek village of Idomeni, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. A European Union official says Greece is making "rapid progress" in overcoming delays in building screening centers for migrants and refugees on islands facing Turkey, after involving the armed forces in the effort. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos)AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Latest on the movement of refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe (all times local):


  • Thousands of Syrians brave cold, rain at Turkish border

    A boy on a fence in Bab-Al Salam near the Turkish border on February 6, 2016 as Syrians flee AleppoThousands of Syrians were braving cold and rain at the Turkish border Saturday after fleeing a Russian-backed regime offensive on Aleppo that threatens a fresh humanitarian disaster in the country's second city. Tens of thousands have escaped fierce fighting as government forces unleashed an advance this week against rebels, severing the opposition's main supply route into Aleppo. On Saturday morning, Turkey's Oncupinar border crossing -- which faces Bab al-Salama on Syrian soil -- remained closed, an AFP correspondent said, as Turkish authorities said they were working to free up space within existing camps to accommodate the new arrivals.


  • Syria says any foreign aggressors will go home "in coffins" Syria will resist any ground incursion into its territory and send the aggressors home "in coffins", its foreign minister said on Saturday, in comments clearly aimed at Sunni Arab countries that have said they were ready to join such an operation. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem also told a news conference a ceasefire in the Syria conflict would be virtually impossible while rebels opposed to President Bashar al-Assad's government were able to pass freely across the borders with Turkey and Jordan.
  • Al Qaeda claims responsibility for attack on U.N. base in Mali

    Malian officials carry a corpse outside the Radisson hotel in BamakoAl Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility for Friday's deadly attack on a U.N. police base in the northern Malian city of Timbuktu, a statement monitored by the SITE Intelligence group showed on Saturday. Malian troops backed by U.N. helicopters recaptured the base in a former hotel hours after it was taken and a Malian commander and four attackers were killed. Militants have expanded their attacks in the region, killing 20 people in a raid on a hotel in Mali's capital in November and 30 more in an attack in the capital of Burkina Faso last month.


  • Syria warns Saudis against incursion, says will be resisted

    Still image taken from video shows Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem speaking during a news conference at the Syrian Foreign Ministry in DamascusBEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria will see any incursion on its territory as an act of aggression, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem said on Saturday, days after Saudi Arabia announced it was ready to send in ground troops. "Any ground intervention on Syrian land without the agreement of the Syrian government is an act of aggression ... we regret that those (who invade) will return to their countries in coffins," al-Moualem told journalists. (Reporting by Lisa Barrington and Tom Perry)


  • 5 arrested in killing of British pilot in Tanzania JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A total of five people have been arrested for the shooting death of a British pilot who was flying a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission in Tanzania, a conservation group said.
  • Turkey-Syria border still open, Syrians fleeing: Turkish foreign minister Turkey's border with Syria remains open and up to 55,000 people are fleeing toward the frontier, Turkey's foreign minister said on Saturday. "We are still keeping this open border policy for people fleeing (Syria)," Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters as he left a meeting with EU foreign ministers in Amsterdam.
  • Guinea: Journalist shot dead outside opposition meeting CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea's government says a journalist was shot and killed during clashes outside a meeting of the main opposition party.
  • Around 35,000 Syrians have arrived at Turkish border in 48 hours: governor Around 35,000 Syrian refugees have arrived at the Turkish border near the southern city of Kilis in the last 48 hours and are being accommodated at camps on the Syrian side of the border, the governor of Kilis province said on Saturday. Suleyman Tapsiz also told reporters at the Oncupinar border crossing near Kilis that another 70,000 Syrians could be expected if Russian air strikes and military advances by the Syrian regime continued.
  • FM: Foreign troops entering Syria would return 'in coffins' DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign ground troops entering Syria would "return home in wooden coffins," and called on rebel groups fighting a massive government offensive in the north to "come to their senses" and lay down their weapons.
  • The Latest: More than 100 missing, 13 dead in Taiwan quake

    Rescue workers search a collapsed building from an early morning earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):


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  • Syrians flee to Turkish border as Aleppo assault intensifies

    Internally displaced Syrians fleeing advancing pro-government Syrian forces wait near the Syrian-Turkish border after they were given permission by the Turkish authorities to enter Turkey, in Khirbet Al-JozBy Humeyra Pamuk ONCUPINAR, Turkey (Reuters) - Russian and Syrian government forces gained ground north of Aleppo on Saturday, intensifying an assault on rebel-held areas that has prompted tens of thousands more Syrians to seek refuge across the border in Turkey. The assault around Aleppo, which aid workers have said could soon fall to government forces, helped to torpedo Syrian peace talks in Geneva this week. Russia's intervention has tipped the war President Bashar al-Assad's way, reversing gains the rebels made last year.


  • Body of Italian student found in Cairo flown back to Italy

    The Italian ambassador's vehicle leaves the Italian Hospital in Cairo after a a private mass at the church in the hospital complex for slain Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Regeni, a 28-year-old Cambridge University PhD candidate who had been researching labor rights in Egypt, went missing on Jan. 25, the fifth anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. His body was found Wednesday bearing signs of torture. (AP Photo/Belal Darder)CAIRO (AP) — The body of the Italian student who was found this week in a Cairo suburb was flown back to Italy Saturday morning, Egyptian airport officials and Italy's foreign minister said.


  • N. Korea says rocket launch early as Sunday

    US soldiers stand guard at Taesungdong Elementary School as a North Korean flag fluttering over the propaganda village of Gijeongdong, seen from South Korea's Taesungdong freedom village in the Demilitarized zone in Paju on February 4, 2016North Korea's widely-condemned launch of a long-range rocket could happen within a matter of hours, after Pyongyang shortened and brought forward the start of the launch window to Sunday morning. An updated notification sent by Pyongyang to UN agencies on Saturday -- a copy of which was released by the South Korean government -- said the launch would now take place between February 7-14. The initial window announced by the North on Tuesday had been February 8-25.


  • Nigerians have image problem abroad, hampers emigration to West - president

    Nigeria's President Buhari arrives to address the European Parliament in StrasbourgNigerians have an image problem abroad which makes it difficult to emigrate to the West, but they can stay at home where their services are needed, President Muhammadu Buhari was quoted as saying by a British newspaper on Saturday. A former army ruler from the 1980s who returned to power as a civilian after winning an election in March last year, Buhari has the image of an ascetic disciplinarian keen to tackle his country's persistent problems with crime and corruption. "Some Nigerians' claim is that life is too difficult back home," he was quoted as telling the Daily Telegraph newspaper.


  • Iran body reverses ban on 1,500 election candidate TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's constitutional watchdog, the hard-line Guardian Council, reversed a ban on 1,500 candidates who had registered to run in Feb. 26 parliamentary elections, state media reported on Saturday.
  • Heavy clashes in southeast Libya, 30 killed

    Libyan Army soldiers demonstrate their skills during a military graduation parade in Tripoli(Reuters) - Two days of clashes in southeastern Libya between a local armed faction and Sudanese fighters have left more than 30 people dead, a local mayor said on Friday. The commander of the Libyan Subul Assalam faction, Abdurrahman Hashim, said the Sudanese fighters were rebels from Sudan's Darfur region who had moved into the area around the town of Kufra following the uprising that toppled Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in 2011.


  • Guinea journalist killed in clashes between opposition factions A journalist was shot and killed in Guinea on Friday during clashes between rival factions of the West African nation's main opposition party, witnesses and the government said. El Hadj Mohamed Diallo was killed at the headquarters of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG) in the capital Conakry. Violence broke out when Mamadou Oury Bah, a founding member of the UFDG who was excluded from the party earlier in the day, attempted to enter the party headquarters accompanied by his supporters to participate in a leadership meeting.
  • Al Qaeda group claims kidnapping of Australians in Burkina Faso

    A French police officer photographs burned vehicles outside the Splendid Hotel in OuagadougouThe recording by the al Mourabitoun branch of AQIM, released on its official Telegram channel, also said the group had decided to release one of the captives - a woman - unconditionally. "The primary motive behind their kidnapping was an attempt to (gain) release of our captives who sit behind bars and suffer the pain of imprisonment, as well as being deprived of their basic rights," the recording stated. Dr Ken Elliott and his wife, Jocelyn, who are in their 80s, have operated a 120-bed clinic in the town of Djibo for more than 40 years.


  • Obama seeks to double US funds for clean energy research

    Barack Obama speaks with Commander Col Ronald Jolly as he visits a solar array at Hill Air Force Base in Utah on April 3, 2014President Barack Obama on Saturday proposed doubling US funding over the next five years for clean energy research and development, as part of his ongoing effort to tackle climate change. The president next week sends to Congress the final spending blueprint of his presidency -- a guidepost to his policy priorities -- including proposals in the coming fiscal year to raise taxes and boost spending. "One of the greatest challenges of our time is climate change," the US leader said.


  • Trump, Rubio likely targets in eighth Republican presidential debate

    Republican U.S. presidential candidate Trump talks to Senator Rubio during a break in the Fox Business Network Republican presidential candidates debate in North CharlestonBy Emily Stephenson MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Donald Trump and Marco Rubio could be top targets for rivals' fire on Saturday when seven Republican White House hopefuls take the stage in New Hampshire for their eighth debate, just days before the state's high-stakes primary. Billionaire Trump held a wide lead in polls in New Hampshire, with U.S. Senator Rubio of Florida second in a rapid rise ahead of Tuesday's primary, part of the series of contests to pick the nominee for the Nov. 8 presidential election. Trump and Rubio have taken flak from competitors as candidates launched an all-out offensive across New Hampshire.


  • Tampa police: 1 dead, 7 injured in shooting at club TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Tampa police say a shooting at a strip club has left one person dead and seven others injured.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa to shift sugar sales to region as EU quotas end

    Worker harvests sugarcane near Swaziland's capital Mbabane.By Zandi Shabalala and David Brough JOHANNESBURG/LONDON (Reuters) - Sub-Saharan African sugar producers will shift sales to growing regional and domestic markets when exports to the European Union become less attractive after production quotas are dismantled in 2017, industry sources and analysts said on Friday. EU sugar production is forecast to expand when quotas are lifted after Sept. 30, 2017, diminishing import needs. Gavin Dalgleish, managing director of Africa's biggest producer Illovo Sugar, part of Associated British Foods, said that while the reform process had reduced the attractiveness of the EU market, it will have limited impact on the company’s growth strategy due to expectations of rising regional consumption.


  • AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

    A member of the Maasai Cricket Warriors runs onto the field during a charity cricket match against former Rugby players in Sydney, Australia, Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. The Maasai Cricket Warriors travel the world to campaign against female genital mutilation and substance abuse, while promoting conservation in their homeland. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.


  • Iggy Azalea: I have more belief in myself as a trendsetter

    Iggy Azalea performs at the Sports Illustrated Super Bowl Party held at 1015 Folsom on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in San Francisco. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As Iggy Azalea readies the release of her sophomore album, the rapper says she's feeling more self-assured and less worried about being or sounding cool.