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US Army study: Iraq's Mosul dam at 'higher risk' of failure

February 9, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — The US Army Corps of Engineers say they have identified "signs of distress" at Mosul dam, indicating that it is at "significantly higher risk of failure" than previously understood. more »»

UK lawmakers say proposed spy law fails to protect privacy

February 9, 2016

LONDON (AP) — British government plans to strengthen spies' powers to snoop on the Internet are muddled and don't do enough to protect privacy, lawmakers responsible for scrutinizing the country'... more »»

Indian scientists study chunk that fell from sky, killed man

February 9, 2016

NEW DELHI (AP) — Scientists are analyzing a small blue object that plummeted from the sky and killed a man in southern India, after authorities said it was a meteorite. more »»

S. Korea: North blew up rocket stage to confound analysts

February 9, 2016

TOKYO (AP) — Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea's navy detected a rain of fragments falling into the sea and then a sooner-than-expected disappearance of the rocket from... more »»

Train crash in Germany kills at least 9, injures 150

February 9, 2016

BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) — Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cu... more »»

Iraqi government says it fully recaptured Ramadi from IS

February 9, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces and the U.S.-led coalition say the government has regained full control of Ramadi after pushing Islamic State group fighters out of the city's outskirts. more »»

Report: Car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10

February 9, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — A car bomb driven by a suicide attacker exploded Tuesday near a police officers' club in the Syrian capital Damascus, killing at least 10 people and causing wide material damage,... more »»

South Africa prosecute 4 apartheid-era cops for murder

February 9, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African prosecutors plan to charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of a young woman who had recently graduated from... more »»

Taiwan seeks detention of developers of toppled building

February 9, 2016

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Prosecutors have requested the detention of the developers of a high-rise apartment building in southern Taiwan that collapsed over the weekend following a strong earthquake... more »»

Brother of Dublin crime boss killed in growing gangland feud

February 9, 2016

DUBLIN (AP) — As Dublin's gangland tensions deepened, Ireland's justice minister urged gang members to seek police protection Tuesday after gunmen shot to death the brother of a Dublin crime... more »»

The Latest: Train crash death toll rises to 9

February 9, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a train crash in Germany that has caused deaths and injuries (all times local):

12:25 p.m. more »»

Belligerence as strategy: Pyongyang and its provocations

February 9, 2016

In Japan, the prime minister said North Korea would be committing a "grave, provocative act" if it followed through on plans to launch a long-range rocket. more »»

South African court hears case against president

February 9, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's highest court on Tuesday heard a case against President Jacob Zuma, who is accused of violating the constitution in a scandal over state spending on his private... more »»

Spain: Princess Cristina back in court for tax fraud trial

February 9, 2016

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — Spain's Princess Cristina was back in court Tuesday for trial along with 17 others, including her husband, on charges ranging from tax fraud to embezzlement. more »»

Survivor tells of living through collapse of Taiwan building

February 9, 2016

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — After propping himself against a wall for 20 hours to avoid smothering his girlfriend, Ko Ching-chung's strength was draining awa. more »»

More than 1 million are besieged in Syria, new report says

February 9, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — More than one million Syrians are trapped in besieged areas, a new report says in a challenge to the United Nations, which estimates just half that amount and has been accused by... more »»

Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls

February 9, 2016

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fish... more »»

Search for life continues at Taiwan complex toppled by quake

February 9, 2016

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers using cranes, dogs and electronic devices searched for survivors Tuesday in a high-rise apartment complex in southern Taiwan that was toppled three days earlier by ... more »»

Germany, Turkey vow diplomatic effort to end Aleppo violence

February 8, 2016

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — As tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence massed at Turkey's border, Turkish and German leaders pledged Monday to redouble diplomatic efforts to end the fighting... more »»

Saudi offer to send troops to Syria comes with uncertainty

February 8, 2016

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's offer to send troops to fight Islamic State in Syria is as much about the kingdom's growing determination to flex its military might as it is... more »»

 
 
 

 

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