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Saudi offer to send troops to Syria comes with uncertainty
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's offer to send troops to fight Islamic State in Syria is as much about the kingdom's growing determination to flex its military might as it is about answering U.S. calls for more help from its allies in the Middle East....

Pope's visit to violent Mexican city highlights broader ills
ECATEPEC, Mexico (AP) -- One evening in September 2014, Mariana Yanez left her home in this crime-plagued Mexico City suburb saying she was going to make some photocopies. Then she vanished....

Germany, Turkey vow diplomatic effort to end Aleppo violence
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- As tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence massed at Turkey's border, Turkish and German leaders pledged Monday to redouble diplomatic efforts to end the fighting around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo and prevent more refugees making their way into Europe....

Displaced by fighting, Kurdish residents call for peace
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) -- Azize Calis is pleading for peace....

Canada to end airstrikes against Islamic State group shortly
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's prime minister on Monday announced that the country will end airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq by Feb. 22, saying that "the people terrorized by ISIL every day don't need our vengeance, they need our help."...

Syria troops make more gains in Aleppo, near Turkish border
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian army troops recaptured a new village north of Aleppo Monday, bringing troops and allied militiamen to within a few kilometers of the Turkish border as part of a major Russian-backed offensive in the area, the Syrian government and opposition activists said....

The Latest: Greece: Stop migrants in Turkish waters
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):...

Survivors pulled out from building 2 days after Taiwan quake
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- At least four people, including an 8-year-old girl, were rescued Monday from a high-rise Taiwanese apartment building toppled by a powerful quake two days earlier, as frustration grew among families waiting for searchers to reach their buried loved ones....

North Korea's new satellite flew over Super Bowl site
TOKYO (AP) -- Here's a bit of Super Bowl trivia: North Korea's newest satellite passed almost right over the stadium just an hour after it ended....

'Georgy Girl' author Margaret Forster, 77, dies of cancer
LONDON (AP) -- Margaret Forster, the author of "Georgy Girl" and more than 20 other novels, has died in London after suffering from cancer in the back and spine. She was 77....

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