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February 8, 2016 - 1:36am
6 min 52 sec ago

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Pakistani-American who helped plan a 2008 attack on India's financial hub has told a court in India that he traveled to India seven times to scout potential targets for a Pakistan-based group.

David Coleman Headley gave the court details of his role in planning the attack in which more than 160 people were killed.

Headley said he supplied his handlers in the Lashkar-e-Tayyaba with videos and maps of hotels, a Jewish center and the...

February 8, 2016 - 1:27am
6 min 52 sec ago

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's government says the former immigration minister who began the policy of sending asylum seekers to Pacific island detention camps will become the country's first special envoy for human rights.

Philip Ruddock is Australia's longest-serving immigration minister, serving from 1996 to 2003. During his tenure, he implemented the controversial policy — the so-called Pacific solution — to deter asylum seekers from attempting to reach...

February 8, 2016 - 12:24am
6 min 52 sec ago

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An official says at least three Afghan soldiers have been killed in a suicide bomb attack on an army minibus near their base in northern Balkh province.

Munir Ahmad Farhad, spokesman for the provincial governor in Balkh, says the suicide bomber was on foot and targeted the army vehicle Monday morning in Dahdadi district.

He says 18 other military personnel were wounded in the attack.

Taliban spokesman...

February 7, 2016 - 11:08pm
6 min 52 sec ago

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan media are reporting that a survivor found shielded under the body of her husband has been pulled out alive from a toppled high-rise apartment building, two days after a powerful quake killed at least 36 people.

Eastern Broadcasting Corp. reports that Tsao Wei-ling called out "here I am" as rescuers dug through to find her Monday.

The death toll from Saturday's powerful 6.4-magnitude quake in south Taiwan stands at 36....

February 7, 2016 - 10:28pm
6 min 52 sec ago

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — The chairman of Myanmar's parliament says the nominees for the country's next president and two vice presidents will be known on March 17.

Parliament chairman Man Win Khine announced Monday that the upper house, the lower House and the military will have to select one candidate each for the three posts on March 17.

Parliament will then take a vote and the person with the largest number of votes will become president, and the...

February 7, 2016 - 10:24pm
6 min 52 sec ago

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Twin teenage brothers who died during an after-hours visit to a luge-bobsled track are being remembered as dynamic members of their school communities, while prayers continued for other boys who were hurt in the crash.

Jordan and Evan Caldwell, 17, were killed and six other male teens were injured early Saturday while using a personal sled/toboggan to go down the bobsled track at Canada Olympic Park.

Their sled hit a large...

February 7, 2016 - 8:54pm
6 min 51 sec ago

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's state oil company says a fire that erupted on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico killed two workers and injured eight.

Petroleos Mexico says via Twitter that the fire on the Abkatun A platform off the coast of the southern state of Campeche was brought under control Sunday morning and the installation was never abandoned.

It says one Pemex employee and a worker for a contractor died in the blaze. Six of the injured were...

February 7, 2016 - 2:34pm
6 min 51 sec ago

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — President Michel Martelly has made his farewell address to Haiti as he leaves office with no successor yet chosen.

In a speech before Parliament, Martelly says his "biggest regret is that the presidential election was postponed." He leaves office Sunday.

He says he worked "night and day" to better Haiti and he's "ready to answer before the court of history."

Lawmakers are beginning a process to patch...

February 7, 2016 - 1:01pm
2 hours 36 min ago

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Interior Ministry says it has killed four "terrorist elements" in a gunfight after security forces raided a house south of Cairo where they were making explosives.

The ministry said Sunday the four were members of the Ajnad Misr, or Soldiers of Egypt militant group. It says they were making explosives in a rented house in a village south of Cairo. The ministry did not say whether anyone was arrested.

It said the four are...

February 7, 2016 - 12:36pm
2 hours 36 min ago

BERLIN (AP) — German police have searched the homes of two men suspected of being part of an extremist organization.

The dpa news agency cited a spokesman for German federal prosecutors confirming the raids Sunday near the western city of Mainz.

The men are reportedly suspected of membership in a "foreign terrorist organization" active in Syria.

News website Spiegel Online reported that one of the men, a 23-year-old, was a...

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