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Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 - 8:51am

Seoul: N. Korea moves up rocket launch window to Feb. 7-14

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Saturday. The launch, which the North says is an effort to send a satellite into orbit, would be in defiance of repeated warnings by outside governments that suspect it is a banned test of ballistic missile technology....

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Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 - 8:47am

Afghanistan meeting ends with call for talks with Taliban

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....

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Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 - 8:23am

Sex-abuse survivor takes leave of absence from Vatican panel

VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis' efforts to show that he's tough on clerical sex abuse suffered a blow Saturday after a high-profile abuse survivor took a leave of absence from the pontiff's advisory commission....

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Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 - 8:19am

The Latest: Turkey aiding Syrians, but border closed

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):...

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Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 - 8:08am

Over 100 missing, 13 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn and caused a high-rise residential building to collapse, killing at least 13 people and injuring hundreds....

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Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 - 7:51am

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....

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Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 - 7:04am

Body of Italian student found in Cairo flown back to Italy

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....

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Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 - 4:06am

Rough seas, harsh winter, border limits add to migrant woes

PRESEVO, Serbia (AP) -- Rasul Orwani thought he had faced the worst after braving cold, rough seas in a rickety wooden boat to travel from Turkey to Greece, then came the Balkans....

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Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 - 1:25am

Analysis: AP bureau chiefs in Koreas on planned launch

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- It's another big, splashy step for the North Korean government: a planned rocket launch the world will see as a banned test of long-range missile technology that comes only weeks after testing what it said was a hydrogen bomb....

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Saturday, Feb 6, 2016 - 12:10am

Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dark-skinned and bearded men jump a young woman after she prays at a Buddhist shrine. They push her to the ground and rape her. Then they cut off her ear and slit her throat....

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