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The Latest: Iran holds funeral for troops killed in Syria

February 6, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Latest on the fighting in Syria, where government forces are waging a massive offensive around the northern city of Aleppo, once the country's largest. more »»

Seoul: N. Korea moves up rocket launch window to Feb. 7-14

February 6, 2016

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Saturday. more »»

Afghanistan meeting ends with call for talks with Taliban

February 6, 2016

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Four-nation talks aimed at ending Afghanistan's 15-year war concluded with a call for direct talks between the government and the Taliban by the end of Februar. more »»

Over 100 missing, 13 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan

February 6, 2016

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn and caused a high-rise... more »»

5 arrested in killing of British pilot in Tanzania

February 6, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A total of five people have been arrested for the shooting death of a British pilot who was flying a helicopter on an anti-poaching mission in Tanzania, a conservation group... more »»

FM: Foreign troops entering Syria would return 'in coffins'

February 6, 2016

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign ground troops entering Syria would "return home in wooden coffins," and called on rebel groups... more »»

The Latest: More than 100 missing, 13 dead in Taiwan quake

February 6, 2016

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

8:40 p.. more »»

Iran body reverses ban on 1,500 election candidate

February 6, 2016

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's constitutional watchdog, the hard-line Guardian Council, reversed a ban on 1,500 candidates who had registered to run in Feb. more »»

11 dead, hundreds rescued as strong quake rattles Taiwan

February 6, 2016

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers raced to find additional survivors after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday and collapsed a building in a high-rise... more »»

The Latest: Death toll rises to 11 in Taiwan quake

February 6, 2016

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

6:55 p.m. more »»

Four-country talks resume on path to Afghan peace

February 6, 2016

ISLAMABAD (AP) — China, the United States, Afghanistan and Pakistan launched their third round of talks Saturday aimed at finding a way to get the warring Taliban to sit and talk peace with the... more »»

7 dead, hundreds rescued and injured as quake rattles Taiwan

February 6, 2016

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers raced to find additional survivors after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday and collapsed a high-rise residential complex,... more »»

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

February 6, 2016

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. more »»

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 »»

 
 

 

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