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  • Germany expects fewer than 300,000 refugees this year

    33 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top migration official expects fewer than 300,000 refugees will come to the country this year. Frank-Juergen Weise says his agency is planning for between 250,000 and 300,000 new arrivals in 2016. The head of the Federal ...

  • Turkish bombing kills at least 20 in northern Syria

    53 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — A Syria monitoring group and a spokesman for a Kurdish-led force say Turkish airstrikes and shelling have killed as many as 20 civilians in northern Syria. Turkey sent tanks across the border to help Syrian rebels drive ...

  • 10,000th Syrian reaches US this week in resettlement program

    2 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Jordan says Washington will reach its target Monday of taking in 10,000 Syrian war refugees in a yearlong resettlement program. The program emerged as an issue in the U.S. presidential campaign, with ...

  • Europe's refugee crisis simmers despite efforts to solve it

    3 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — Faced with more than 1 million migrants flooding across the Mediterranean last year, European nations tightened border controls, set up naval patrols to stop smugglers, negotiated an agreement with Turkey to limit the numbers crossing, shut the ...

  • Would-be bomber fails to detonate in Indonesian church

    3 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Police in western Indonesia say a would-be suicide bomber failed to detonate explosives in a packed church during Sunday Mass. National police spokesman Maj. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar says the assailant left a bench and ran ...

  • Kurdish militants fire rocket at civilian airport in Turkey

    4 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish militants have launched a rocket-propelled grenade at a civilian airport in the southeast of the country, causing minor damage and no injuries. The Anadolu Agency said Sunday the target of the ...

  • Filipino militants free 8 comrades, 15 others in jail attack

    6 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) CAGAYAN DE ORO, Philippines (AP) — Muslim extremists supporting the Islamic State group have freed eight fellow militants in a daring attack that also allowed 15 other inmates to escape from a provincial jail in the southern Philippines. Police say ...

  • Mining leader, 2 others, accused in Bolivia official's death

    9 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Authorities in Bolivia say they have accused the president of a mining federation and two of his top officials for the killing of deputy interior minister Rodolfo Illanes amid a bitter strike. Forty miners have ...

  • Turkish state media: 1 Turkish soldier killed, 3 wounded in Syria; 1st Turkish casualties in Syria operation

    15 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish state media: 1 Turkish soldier killed, 3 wounded in Syria; 1st Turkish casualties in Syria operation.

  • Colombian rebels announce final conference of peace talks

    15 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are announcing a final conference of its guerrillas to ratify peace accord reached this week with the government and prepare to make the transition to an unarmed political movement. The ...

  • FARC rebels announce final conference to ratify Colombia peace accords, create political movement

    15 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — FARC rebels announce final conference to ratify Colombia peace accords, create political movement.

  • Turkey extradites 5 Macedonians planning to join IS

    16 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian police say Turkey has extradited five Macedonians arrested in Istanbul in an operation to crack down on recruitment for the Islamic State group. Police said Saturday that the Macedonians, aged 18 to 24, were arrested ...

  • Spanish police arrest 57 in illegal Chinese immigration ring

    16 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have arrested 57 people and dismantled an illegal immigration ring giving Chinese citizens Spanish residency permits through fake job contracts as domestic staff. The Spanish National police said Saturday the arrests took place ...

  • Venezuelan police jail prominent activist in pre-dawn raid

    16 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A prominent opposition leader has been jailed again after being picked up by intelligence agents before dawn at the Caracas home where he was held under house arrest on civil rebellion charges. Patricia Gutierrez said that ...

  • 5 troops killed in suspected rebel attack in north Paraguay

    18 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Paraguay's interior minister says five soldiers have been killed in an attack by suspected rebels in the country's north. Minister Francisco De Vargas said Saturday that the attack occurred in a town named Arroyitos, about 305 ...

  • Lawyers: 3 Salvadoran military officers released

    19 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Lawyers say three former Salvadoran military officers who Spanish courts wanted to put on trial for their alleged roles in the killing of six Jesuit priests have been freed from prison after the Supreme ...

  • Cops: Son beat parents to death inside family home

    19 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) WEST DEPTOFRD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man fatally beat his parents with his hands and an object inside the family's New Jersey home. But a motive for the attack in West Deptford, a suburb of Philadelphia, remains under ...

  • Zimbabwe police arrest 67 over anti-government protest

    19 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe police say they arrested 67 people following a violent protest that rocked the capital, Harare, as the president warned against an Arab Spring type of revolution. Police spokesman Paul Nyathi on Saturday said they had ...

  • Traffic chaos as truck hits, collapses bridge on UK highway

    19 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Witnesses and British emergency services say a truck has struck an overpass and collapsed a pedestrian bridge onto one of England's busiest highways, injuring one person. Witnesses say a truck hauling construction vehicles appeared to clip the ...

  • The embrace of life: A story of 2 sisters in Italy's quake

    20 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) ASCOLI PIECENO, Italy (AP) — In the chaos of Italy's devastating earthquake, an older sister's embrace allowed a four-year-old girl to survive. The heartbreaking story of Giulia Rinaldo, 9, and her 4-year-old sister Giorgia was recounted Saturday by the bishop ...

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