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February 7, 2016 - 2:59am
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JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say a soldier has been stabbed in southern Israel.

Police spokeswoman Luba Samri says the soldier was standing near the central bus station in the southern city of Ashkelon Sunday when he was stabbed in his torso. He was lightly wounded. The stabber was shot and apprehended.

The stabbing is the latest in five months of near-daily Palestinian assaults, mainly stabbings, against Israeli civilians and security personnel...

February 7, 2016 - 2:24am
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ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's parliament will be voting on a new constitution that's aimed at reforming the country by limiting presidents to two terms and recognizing the language used by its Berber minority as official.

The new text is being presented Sunday to the assembly and the senate. It was promised by 79-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and his government following the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings in neighboring countries. It limits presidents to two...

February 7, 2016 - 1:31am
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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says one policeman has been killed in a roadside bomb explosion in the country's east.

Salim Saleh, spokesman for the provincial governor in Logar province, said on Sunday that eight others were wounded in the attack which took place in Puli Alim, the capital of the province.

Saleh says that Haqiq Rahman, the head provincial judge, and Abdul Rahman, head of the city's appeals court, as well as two other...

February 7, 2016 - 1:30am
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

South Korea says t will further restrict the entry of its nationals to a jointly run factory park in North Korea.

The number of South Koreans staying in the Kaesong industrial complex, the last major cooperation project between the rivals, will be decreased to 500 from the current 650, according to South Korea's...

February 7, 2016 - 1:02am
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BAGHDAD (AP) — The Iraqi Prime Minister is dismissing plans to build a wall around the Iraqi capital, according to a statement released by his office Saturday night.

The plan for the wall was originally drafted by the Interior Ministry as an effort to prevent Islamic State group attacks inside Baghdad.

"Baghdad is the capital for all Iraqis and it's not possible for a wall or a fence to isolate the city," Haider al-Abadi said in the statement....

February 6, 2016 - 8:54pm
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BEIJING (AP) — A Christian rights group says a pastor in a Chinese province where authorities have been cracking down on churches has been charged with embezzling funds.

China's state-sanctioned Protestant church body announced a week ago than Gu Yuese was under investigation for suspected misappropriation of funds and other unspecified economic crimes.

U.S.-based Christian rights group ChinaAid said in an email that, according to a notice issued to...

February 6, 2016 - 8:01pm
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):

1:55 p.m.

China, North Korea's main ally, has expressed regret at Pyongyang's rocket launch.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement that although China believes that North Korea should have the right to peaceful utilization of space, "at present this right is restricted by U.N. Security Council...

February 6, 2016 - 6:27pm
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CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Police say two young men died and six others were injured after using their personal sled/toboggan to go down a luge-bobsled track after hours at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

Calgary police said Saturday that emergency crews received a call from an employee at the WinSport Canada facility in northwest Calgary at 1:30 a.m. after a report of several injured people on a closed track.

Insp. Kelly Campbell says that part way...

February 6, 2016 - 5:49pm
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NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — A spokesman for Niger's president says an Australian woman kidnapped last month in northern Burkina Faso has been freed.

Jocelyn Elliott and her husband — surgeon Ken Elliott — were kidnapped near the Burkina Faso town of Djibo on Jan. 15. Al-Qaida's North Africa wing claimed responsibility for the kidnapping Friday and said it would release Jocelyn Elliott so as "not to make women involved in the war," according to an audio recording translated by...

February 6, 2016 - 4:14pm
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TORONTO (AP) — Police say three people are dead, and 15 others are hospitalized for various injuries following a fire at a seniors' building in Toronto.

Paramedic spokesman Peter Rotolo said Saturday that four people were in critical condition after the Friday afternoon blaze. Three people have been pronounced dead.

Rotolo says paramedics and firefighters pulled residents from apartments on the top floor of the five-story building....

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