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U.N. exhorts Turkey to take in refugees

KILIS, Turkey — Turkey must open its doors to the tens of thousands of Syrians who have massed at the border after fleeing violence, the ...

Ireland arms police unit to counter gang violence

DUBLIN — Ireland's police force deployed military-style road checkpoints Tuesday as the government announced toughened measures to try to prevent a gang war in Dublin ...

ISIS worsens risk factors of Mosul Dam

BAGHDAD — Iraq's Mosul Dam has long been branded the world's most dangerous dam, at risk of collapsing and sending water crashing over millions of ...

Food market center of dispute

HONG KONG — Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaos as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over ...

Germany, Turkey vow diplomatic effort to end Aleppo violence

ANKARA, Turkey — As tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence massed at Turkey's border, Turkish and German leaders pledged Monday to redouble diplomatic efforts ...

Head-on train crash in Germany kills at least 10, injures about 90

BAD AIBLING, Germany — Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday in southern Germany, killing at least 10 people and injuring around 90 as they slammed ...

More plucked from earthquake rubble in Taiwan as doubts about construction quality arise

TAINAN, Taiwan — At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a powerful quake ...

Giant red carpet for Egypt leader's motorcade sparks uproar

CAIRO — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is facing criticism after a massive red carpet was laid over public roads for his motorcade on a trip ...

United States, South Korea, Japan military chiefs to consult on North Korea, U.S. officials say

WASHINGTON — The United States' top military commander will discuss North Korea's latest satellite launch with his Japanese and South Korean counterparts this week as ...

United Nations slams satellite launch by North Korea

The United Nations on Sunday condemned North Korea's satellite launch as a "dangerous and serious" violation of international restrictions, and the organization threatened new sanctions ...

Spanish police arrest 7 on suspicion of jihadi links to ISIS

MADRID — Spanish police arrested seven suspected members of a jihadi cell linked to the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra during raids Sunday in the ...

Pope Francis plans symbolic visit to Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Pope Francis travels to Mexico this week, saying he wants to "live the faith" of the overwhelmingly Roman Catholic country but will ...

Haitian President Martelly departs to make way for interim government

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — President Michel Martelly made his farewell speech to Haiti as he departed office Sunday with no successor yet chosen because a runoff ...

Rescuers in Taiwan pull out survivors from quake rubble

TAINAN, Taiwan — As anxious families waited nearby, rescuers Sunday painstakingly pulled more survivors from the remains of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed a ...

Turkey: Reaching limits, but will keep taking in refugees

KILIS, Turkey — Turkey has reached the end of its "capacity to absorb" refugees but will continue to take them in, the deputy premier said ...

Somali government: Video shows laptop handed to bomb suspect

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Security video footage taken at Mogadishu airport shows two men handing what looks like a laptop computer to the suspected suicide bomber ...

Egyptian activists demand answers about slain Italian student

CAIRO — The brutal killing of Italian student Giulio Regeni, 28, has chilled the large expatriate community in Egypt and sparked questions here and abroad ...

Italy demands swift answers in student's torture slaying in Egypt

ROME — Italy demanded Saturday that Egyptian authorities swiftly determine who was responsible for the torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student researching Egyptian ...

Blows on battlefield stagger ISIS

BEIRUT — The Islamic State's recent defeats on the battlefield signal that its once-vaunted militia army has been hobbled by worsening money problems, desertions and ...

Deal reached for short-term, caretaker government in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — Top Haitian leaders negotiated an agreement to install a short-term provisional government less than 24 hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled ...