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  • Malian Tuaregs returning home face violence in Timbuktu
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 7:08 am
    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.
  • EU foreign affairs chief announces visit to Iran
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 7:00 am
    European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini says she is preparing to visit Iran following the implementation of a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran with world powers.
  • EU ministers want to buttress borders to stem refugee flow
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 6:36 am
    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.
  • The Latest: Iran holds funeral for troops killed in Syria
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 6:04 am
    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):
  • Top UN human rights official begins talks in Sri Lanka
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 5:44 am
    The top U.N. human rights official began discussions with the Sri Lankan government Saturday on the measures taken by the island nation to investigate alleged atrocities committed during its long civil war, as hundreds of protesters marched against the world body's involvement.
  • Hungary's public education official replaced amid protests
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 5:16 am
    Hungary's state secretary of public education has been replaced amid growing discontent and protests by teachers, students and parents against the government's centralization of the school system.
  • Egypt's el-Sissi directs $127.7 million for housing units
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 5:08 am
    Egypt's state-run news agency says President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has ordered that one billion Egyptian pounds ($127 million dollars) worth of funds donated by government supporters be used to build 100,000 housing units.
  • Suicide bomber targeting security forces kills 8 in Pakistan
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 5:08 am
    A suicide bomber riding on a bicycle targeted a vehicle carrying security forces in southwestern Pakistan on Saturday, killing at least eight people, mostly civilians, and wounding more than 20.
  • 5 arrested in killing of British pilot in Tanzania
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 5:04 am
    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.
  • Guinea: Journalist shot dead outside opposition meeting
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 5:01 am
    Guinea's government says a journalist was shot and killed during clashes outside a meeting of the main opposition party.
  • Turkmen president fires key aide amid corruption allegations
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 4:58 am
    The president of Turkmenistan has fired a deputy prime minister amid corruption allegations.
  • The Latest: More than 100 missing, 13 dead in Taiwan quake
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 4:44 am
    The Latest on a magnitude-6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):
  • Correction: Catalonia Independence story
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 4:12 am
    In a Feb. 5 story about Catalonia Independence, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the Catalan government spokeswoman. The correct spelling is Neus Munte, not Neus Monte.
  • Iran body reverses ban on 1,500 election candidate
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 3:40 am
    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.
  • Bhutan's queen gives birth to a baby boy
    Associated Press | February 06, 2016 2:20 am
    The tiny Himalayan nation of Bhutan has a new crown prince.