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  • Somali officials: Suicide bomber may have blown hole in jet
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 12:40 pm
    A suicide bomber is suspected to have set off the explosive that blew a hole in a jetliner, sucked the man out of the plane and forced the aircraft to make an emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, Somali officials said Saturday.
  • Aniseh Makhlouf, mother of Syria's Assad, dies
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 12:24 pm
    Aniseh Makhlouf, Syria's former first lady and the mother of current President Bashar Assad, died Saturday, the presidency announced. She was 86.
  • The Latest: Attackers torch refugee center in Prague
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 12:20 pm
    The Latest on the flow of thousands of would-be refugees from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe (all times local):
  • AU and Somali troops retake Somali town from militants
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 12:17 pm
    A Somali military official says allied African Union and Somali troops have retaken the town Marka one day after Islamic extremist fighters took control of the center following the withdrawal of African Union forces.
  • Turkey under pressure as Syrians mass at border
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 11:33 am
    Turkey came under mounting pressure to open its border Saturday as tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing a government onslaught sought entry and the European Union called on Ankara to grant them refuge.
  • AP NewsBreak: Deal reached on provisional Haiti government
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 11:32 am
    Top Haitian leaders have reached an agreement to install a provisional government less than a day before President Michel Martelly is scheduled to step down, an official with the Organization of American States told The Associated Press on Saturday.
  • Tunisia unveils anti-jihadi fence on Libyan border
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 11:04 am
    Tunisia's defense minister has visited an anti-jihadi fence that's being built on the country's border with Libya to stop Islamist militants from entering Tunisian territory.
  • Pope's sex abuse panel tells abuse survivor to take a leave
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 10:41 am
    Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory committee voted Saturday to sideline one of its members, a high-profile abuse survivor who had clashed with the commission over its mission.
  • Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 10:24 am
    Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to collapse and killing at least 14 people and injuring hundreds.
  • Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe; clashes in Amsterdam
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 10:12 am
    Protesters rallied against Islam and immigration in several European cities Saturday, sometimes clashing with police or counter-demonstrators amid growing tensions over the massive influx of asylum-seekers to the continent.
  • Italy demands answers as student's body flown in from Cairo
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 9:44 am
    Italy demanded Saturday that Egyptian authorities swiftly determine who was responsible for the torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student researching Egyptian labor movements and other social issues in Cairo.
  • Austrian police: 5 skiers killed in 'massive' avalanche
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 9:44 am
    Five people were killed Saturday when a "massive" avalanche in the Austrian Alps struck skiers from the Czech Republic taking part in a freeriding camp, police said.
  • Jewish woman stabbed in Arab town in southern Israel
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 9:04 am
    Police say an attacker stabbed a Jewish woman in a market in an Arab town in southern Israel, seriously wounding her before running away.
  • 2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 8:44 am
    An explosion at a biodiesel plant has killed two workers and left one survivor seriously injured, Spanish emergency services said Saturday.
  • Egypt arrests 3 for selling stones from Giza Pyramids
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 8:32 am
    Egyptian authorities have arrested three people after they appeared in a video selling stones from the 4,500-year-old Giza Pyramids to undercover journalists.