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  • Nigerian army frees 267 detainees, no links to Boko Haram

    5 minutes ago

    (AP) MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's army is freeing 267 detainees found to have no links to the Boko Haram Islamic extremists including 72 minors, some looking no more than 3 years old. Maj. Gen. Haruna Umaru says another eight suspects ...

  • Smithsonian giving visitors a virtual look inside Apollo 11

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — They are bits of space graffiti hidden from the public for decades: a crude calendar, scrawled lunar coordinates and markings warning of a locker containing "smelly waste." Apollo 11 astronauts left those scribbles inside the spacecraft that ...

  • France's new foreign minister to join Syria talks

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — France's new foreign minister is going to join talks on Syria at a conference in southern Germany on Saturday. Jean-Marc Ayrault, who was prime minister from 2012 to 2014, on Friday formally replaced Laurent Fabius, who leaves ...

  • Nigerian army: 12 senior officers investigated for graft

    56 minutes ago

    (AP) LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's army says 12 senior officers are being investigated for corruption. It's unclear if the investigation is linked to a $2.1 billion scandal in which money meant to buy weapons to fight Boko Haram extremists was ...

  • Iran rules "decadent" Valentine's Day celebrations a crime

    1 hour ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran says it is cracking down on Valentine's Day celebrations and shops engaging in them will be guilty of a crime. Iranian news outlets reported the police directive Friday warning retailers against promoting "decadent Western culture ...

  • Migrants attacked around Calais, tinderbox of tensions

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) CALAIS, France (AP) — Mysterious armed groups are on the prowl, targeting migrants in night attacks in Calais and elsewhere in northern France, sowing fear among the displaced travelers living in squalid slums and deepening concerns the city is becoming ...

  • Unknown DNA found on explosive vest linked to Paris attacks

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — The Paris prosecutor's office says unidentified DNA has been found on two explosives belts linked to assailants in the November attacks around Paris. Authorities have not said how many people may have been involved in the attacks ...

  • Missing Canada to reunite with family after 30 years

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) NIAGARA, Ontario (AP) — An Ontario man who disappeared three decades ago and was believed dead is about to be reunited with his family after recovering some of his memory. Police said Friday that Edgar Latulip was reported missing in ...

  • Mideast 'quartet' to prepare report on peace prospects

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) MUNICH (AP) — The international diplomatic "quartet" on the Mideast says it will prepare a report on the current situation between Israel and the Palestinians with an eye toward resuming peace talks. After meeting Friday in Munich, the United States, ...

  • Police: Suspect in 4 heists needed money for kitty litter

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a Pittsburgh woman jailed in four recent store robberies told police she needed money for dog food and kitty litter. Police say 28-year-old Melissa Santoro netted less than $300 in the heists. Police say a ...

  • North Korea halts probe into fate of kidnapped Japanese

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has expressed anger over new sanctions announced by Japan over its recent rocket launch and says in response it has halted an investigation into the fate of Japanese citizens it kidnapped decades ago. ...

  • Russian opposition figure files suit against Putin

    1 hour, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has confirmed that a prominent Russian opposition figure has filed a suit which accuses President Vladimir Putin of breaking the nation's anti-corruption law. The Tverskoy Court told The Associated Press on Friday that papers ...

  • The Latest: Jeb Bush draws large crowds in South Carolina

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016. (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Jeb Bush is drawing larger than expected crowds in South Carolina. The former Florida governor's campaign says that events Friday and Saturday are being moved to ...

  • Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC

    2 hours ago

    (AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Presidential candidates in both parties battled for the crucial backing of black in Hispanic voters Friday as the race shifted toward states with more minority voters. Republicans crisscrossed South Carolina looking to derail billionaire Donald Trump ...

  • Doctors stage rare public protest against police abuses

    2 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Thousands of Egypt's doctors staged a rare protest against police abuses after accusations two doctors were beaten up by policemen in a Cairo hospital. At the headquarters of the doctors' union, known as the Egyptian Medical Syndicate, ...

  • The Latest: Austria says it's nearly full for 2016

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) SID, Serbia (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Austria 's foreign minister says the country has nearly reached the maximum number of refugees it proposes to accept this year, and ...

  • US Sen. McCain urges assistance to migrant route countries

    2 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) SID, Serbia (AP) — U.S. Senator John McCain has called for additional assistance to countries along the Balkan migrant corridor and expressed hope of ending the wars in Syria and Afghanistan fueling the refugee crisis. Republican Sen. McCain of Arizona ...

  • Police: Witnesses' quick info helped find machete attacker

    3 hours ago

    (AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say quick observations by employees and patrons witnessing a machete attack at an Ohio restaurant helped authorities track down the fleeing suspect, who was fatally shot in a confrontation with officers a few miles away. ...

  • Spain: Civil servant fined after skipping work for years

    3 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has ruled that a civil servant who failed to show up to work for years in the southern city of Cadiz must pay back nearly 27,000 euros ($30,500) in wages. The ruling says the ...

  • Bosnian Serb Tolimir died of natural causes in UN detention

    3 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former Bosnian Serb general who was found dead at the detention unit of the United Nations court that convicted him of genocide died of natural causes. The Hague-based Yugoslav war crimes tribunal did not ...

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