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US stocks open slightly lower; Japan's market slumps

February 9, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening modestly lower in the U.S., led by declines in energy companies and banks.

Several companies were moving on earnings news early Tuesda. more »»

AP Photos: Hong Kong new year celebration marred by violence

February 9, 2016

The unrest started when authorities tried to prevent unlicensed food vendors from operating street stalls on Monday night in the crowded Kowloon neighborhood during Hong Kong's Lunar New Year... more »»

UK media groups lose secrecy challenge on terror trial

February 9, 2016

LONDON (AP) — British media trying to report on the terrorism trial of a law student lost a legal challenge Tuesday over unprecedented secrecy surrounding the case. more »»

The Latest: Islamic State group claims Damascus bombing

February 9, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):

4:15 p.m. more »»

Aid group: 409 migrants have died in Mediterranean in 2016

February 9, 2016

GENEVA (AP) — The International Organization for Migration says 409 people have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, and migrant crossings in the first six weeks of 2016 are... more »»

The Latest: Drivers likely didn't see the other before crash

February 9, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a train crash in Germany that has caused deaths and injuries (all times local):

1:40 p.. more »»

US Army study: Iraq's Mosul dam at 'higher risk' of failure

February 9, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — The US Army Corps of Engineers say they have identified "signs of distress" at Mosul dam, indicating that it is at "significantly higher risk of failure" than previously understood. more »»

UK lawmakers say proposed spy law fails to protect privacy

February 9, 2016

LONDON (AP) — British government plans to strengthen spies' powers to snoop on the Internet are muddled and don't do enough to protect privacy, lawmakers responsible for scrutinizing the country'... more »»

Indian scientists study chunk that fell from sky, killed man

February 9, 2016

NEW DELHI (AP) — Scientists are analyzing a small blue object that plummeted from the sky and killed a man in southern India, after authorities said it was a meteorite. more »»

S. Korea: North blew up rocket stage to confound analysts

February 9, 2016

TOKYO (AP) — Minutes after North Korea launched its rocket, South Korea's navy detected a rain of fragments falling into the sea and then a sooner-than-expected disappearance of the rocket from... more »»

Train crash in Germany kills at least 9, injures 150

February 9, 2016

BAD AIBLING, Germany (AP) — Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cu... more »»

Iraqi government says it fully recaptured Ramadi from IS

February 9, 2016

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi security forces and the U.S.-led coalition say the government has regained full control of Ramadi after pushing Islamic State group fighters out of the city's outskirts. more »»

Report: Car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10

February 9, 2016

BEIRUT (AP) — A car bomb driven by a suicide attacker exploded Tuesday near a police officers' club in the Syrian capital Damascus, killing at least 10 people and causing wide material damage,... more »»

South Africa prosecute 4 apartheid-era cops for murder

February 9, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African prosecutors plan to charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of a young woman who had recently graduated from... more »»

Taiwan seeks detention of developers of toppled building

February 9, 2016

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) — Prosecutors have requested the detention of the developers of a high-rise apartment building in southern Taiwan that collapsed over the weekend following a strong earthquake... more »»

Brother of Dublin crime boss killed in growing gangland feud

February 9, 2016

DUBLIN (AP) — As Dublin's gangland tensions deepened, Ireland's justice minister urged gang members to seek police protection Tuesday after gunmen shot to death the brother of a Dublin crime... more »»

The Latest: Train crash death toll rises to 9

February 9, 2016

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on a train crash in Germany that has caused deaths and injuries (all times local):

12:25 p.m. more »»

Belligerence as strategy: Pyongyang and its provocations

February 9, 2016

In Japan, the prime minister said North Korea would be committing a "grave, provocative act" if it followed through on plans to launch a long-range rocket. more »»

South African court hears case against president

February 9, 2016

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's highest court on Tuesday heard a case against President Jacob Zuma, who is accused of violating the constitution in a scandal over state spending on his private... more »»

Spain: Princess Cristina back in court for tax fraud trial

February 9, 2016

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — Spain's Princess Cristina was back in court Tuesday for trial along with 17 others, including her husband, on charges ranging from tax fraud to embezzlement. more »»

 
 
 

 

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