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AP Top International News at 10:32 p.m. EST

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week
MUNICH (AP) -- Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in a week's time. The deal appeared to be the result of a compromise between the United States, which had wanted an immediate ceasefire, and Russia, which had proposed one to start on March 1....

Seoul cuts off power supplies to factory park in North Korea
PAJU, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea has cut off power and water supplies to a factory park in North Korea, officials said Friday, a day after the North deported all South Korean workers there and ordered a military takeover of the complex that had been the last major symbol of cooperation between the rivals....

NATO orders warships into Aegean to help ease migrant crisis
BRUSSELS (AP) -- In a dramatic response to Europe's gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to Greece....

Adams isolated as Irish leaders debate ahead of Feb. 26 vote
DUBLIN (AP) -- The leaders of Ireland's other major parties accused Sinn Fein chief Gerry Adams of directing IRA violence in the past and seeking to endanger jurors today as they waged their first head-to-head debate ahead of Ireland's Feb. 26 election....

Riot at prison in northern Mexico leaves 49 inmates dead
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's deadliest prison melee in years....

Italy urged Egypt for help hours after student disappeared
CAIRO (AP) -- Italian officials contacted Egyptian authorities hours after a student later found tortured to death disappeared in central Cairo last month, according to an official summary of early Italian efforts to locate him....

The Latest: Donald Trump ready to take on George W. Bush
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail (all times local):...

Economy focus of S. African nation speech, despite heckling
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's struggling economy was the focus point of the president's state-of-the-nation address on Thursday, which went ahead despite disruptions and heckling from opposition politicians....

Ireland slams threats to reporters covering Dublin gang war
DUBLIN (AP) -- Two reporters covering the Dublin gang war have received death threats from criminals because of their work, but they won't be deterred from exposing Ireland's underworld, the country's largest newspaper group said Thursday....

Berlin Film Festival jury questioned over diversity
BERLIN (AP) -- The Berlin International Film Festival became embroiled Thursday in the debate about diversity in the movie industry, with jury president Meryl Streep dismissing questions about the all-white panel by telling reporters that "we're all Africans, really."...

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Africa
France consulting on new UN resolution on Burundi violence

Asia
Taiwanese leaders and victims' families hold quake memorial

Europe
Adams isolated as Irish leaders debate ahead of Feb. 26 vote

Latin America/Caribbean
Venezuela top court overrules Congress on economic emergency

Middle East
The Latest: Kerry calls for genuine negotiation on Syria