Italy demands answers as student’s body flown in from Cairo

ROME (AP) — Italy demanded Saturday that Egyptian authorities swiftly determine who was responsible for the torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student researching Egyptian labor movements and other social issues in Cairo. Justice Minister Andrea Orlando spoke...

Somali official: Bomb blew hole in passenger jet

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — It was a bomb that blew a hole in a jetliner, killing one person and forcing the plane to make an emergency landing on Tuesday in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, a Somali official said Saturday. “Experts who were investigating the cause...

Leicester stuns Man City to stretch EPL lead, Spurs go 2nd

AP Photo/Jon Super LONDON (AP) — With a 3-1 win at Manchester City, Leicester showed why it really could be lifting the Premier League trophy for the first time in May. From 5,000-1 outsiders for the title in August, Leicester became the 7/4 favorites with several British...

2 dead, 1 badly hurt in explosion at Spanish biodiesel plant

MADRID (AP) — An explosion at a biodiesel plant has killed two workers and left one survivor seriously injured, Spanish emergency services said Saturday. The Emergency Coordination and Information Center for the regional government of Valencia said the explosion occurred at...

Directors Guild Awards offer a peek behind the camera

LOS ANGELES (AP) — While the annual Directors Guild of America Awards can herald the eventual Oscar winners in the best director and picture categories, Saturday’s ceremony also offers a telling look at who’s working behind the camera in Hollywood amid the...

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

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. The launch, which the North says is an effort to send a satellite into orbit, would be in defiance of...

Syria says any foreign troops would return ‘in coffins’

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s foreign minister warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign troops entering his country would “return home in wooden coffins” and asserted that recent military advances put his government “on track” to end the...

Afghanistan meeting ends with call for talks with Taliban

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Four-nation talks aimed at ending Afghanistan’s 15-year war concluded Saturday with a call for direct negotiations between the government and the Taliban by the end of February, but recent battlefield advances by the insurgents could make it hard to...

Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe; clashes in Amsterdam

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — Protesters rallied against Islam and immigration in several European cities Saturday, sometimes clashing with police or counter-demonstrators, amid growing tensions over the massive influx of asylum-seekers to the continent. Riot police clashed with...

Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan

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, causing a high-rise residential building to collapse and killing at least 14 people. Nearly 340 people...