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The Latest: Death toll rises to 7 in Taiwan quake

February 6, 2016

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):

2 p.m. more »»

Firebrand monks a powerful force in Myanmar despite setback

February 6, 2016

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. more »»

The Latest: Facebook activates 'safety check' for Taiwan

February 6, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):

12:45 p.. more »»

In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss

February 6, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use... more »»

Strong quake hits Taiwan, killing 5 and injuring 318

February 6, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday, collapsing two high-rise residential towers and killing at least five people and injuring hundreds. more »»

The Latest: Death toll in south Taiwan quake rises to 5

February 6, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The Latest on a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in southern Taiwan (all times local):

11:25 a.m. more »»

Brazil considers reforming biosecurity law amid criticism

February 6, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian officials will soon decide whether to amend the South American nation's rigid procedures for sharing Zika samples, the Cabinet chief's spokeswoman said Friday, as... more »»

Monkey Year inspires kung fu, predictions of fire, disease

February 6, 2016

BEIJING (AP) — The new Chinese year is the one to go bananas over. On Feb. 8, the zodiac calendar enters the Year of the Monkey — the ninth of 12 animal signs. more »»

Strong quake hits Taiwan, killing 3; 221 rescued from rubble

February 6, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 221 people and three dead from a residential high-rise complex that collapsed when a shallow 6. more »»

Strong quake hits Taiwan; 221 people pulled out from rubble

February 6, 2016

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 221 people from two residential high-rises that collapsed when a shallow 6. more »»

After much upheaval Danish TV has a request: "Don't hate us"

February 5, 2016

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish television has a request for the world: "Don't hate us!"

Several high profile events — from the killing of Marius the giraffe and his very public dissectio... more »»

Brazil considers reforming biosecurity law amid criticism

February 5, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian officials will soon decide whether to amend the South American nation's rigid procedures for sharing Zika samples, the Cabinet chief's spokeswoman said Friday, as... more »»

Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting

February 5, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of Syrians rushed toward the Turkish border Friday, fleeing a fierce government offensive and intense Russian airstrikes near Syria's largest city of Aleppo. more »»

Canada eases certain sanctions against Iran

February 5, 2016

TORONTO (AP) — Canada has dropped many of the sanctions it imposed on Iran over that country's nuclear ambitions. more »»

Russia says it will offer new ideas to restart Syria talks

February 5, 2016

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Facing Western criticism over the halt to Syria peace talks, Russia said Friday it plans to present new ideas on how to restart peace efforts at a meeting of nearly 20 key... more »»

The Latest: Kerry says Russia, Assad not complying with UN

February 5, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria (all times Syria local):

23.00 p.m.

U.S. more »»

Pope to OK use of indigenous languages for Mass in Mexico

February 5, 2016

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will issue a decree authorizing the use of indigenous languages in Mass celebrations when he travels to Mexico next week, one of the symbolic gestures he will mak... more »»

The Latest: Puerto Rico declares Zika emergency

February 5, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Latest on efforts to battle the Zika virus (all times local):

6:00 p.m. more »»

Italian investigators unraveling mystery of strangled actor

February 5, 2016

MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities are trying to unravel the mystery of an actor who was strangled on a theater stage in Pisa during a hanging scene. more »»

 
 
 

 

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