ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):
CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi is coming under criticism after a massive red carpet was laid over public roads for his motorcade during a trip to open social housing projects in a Cairo suburb.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — An Australian woman who was freed by her al-Qaida captors after several weeks said Monday that she hopes her husband who remains a hostage will soon be released as well so they can continue their charity work in the West African country.
MOSCOW (AP) — The leader of Russia's Chechen republic has posted several pictures online that have been viewed as threats to the Russian opposition.
BANGALORE, India (AP) — Officials say a leopard wandered into a school in southern India and injured three people as it tried to escape.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel held talks in Ankara Monday on how to reduce the influx of people into Europe as reports emerged that another 33 people died off Turkey's coast attempting to reach Greece.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — World leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama called Monday for governments to be responsive to and inclusive of their citizens, especially as the unrest of the Arab Spring still reverberates across the Middle East.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has reopened its Gaza office after closing it the previous day in response to repeated attempts by protesters to storm it.
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.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The top central bankers from France and Germany are joining in an appeal to fix longstanding flaws in the euro currency by more closely integrating their economies and putting more authority over policy at the European level.
PRAGUE (AP) — After the attacks in Paris and New Year's security scares, Germans have been snapping up self-defense equipment like stun guns — to the delight of a Czech manufacturer who corners the market.
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The main ethnic group that's been protesting for months over the new constitution is ending its border blockade and general strike in southern Nepal, bringing relief to the Himalayan nation suffering severe shortages of fuel, medicine and other supplies.
MADRID (AP) — Madrid city hall has apologized to parents for exposing their children to a violent puppet show, but says authorities' decision to jail the puppeteers for allegedly praising terrorism was disproportionate.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Maldives police arrested a judge and a former prosecutor general for issuing an arrest warrant for the country's president without the police requesting one, an official said Monday in the latest political turmoil in the Indian Ocean archipelago.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials say the country's top diplomat, who was behind a bold government move to challenge the validity of China's vast territorial claims in the South China Sea before an international tribunal, has resigned due to health reasons.
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