• The Italian ambassador's vehicle leaves the Italian Hospital in Cairo after a a private mass at the church in the hospital complex for slain Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Regeni, a 28-year-old Cambridge University PhD candidate who had been researching labor rights in Egypt, went missing on Jan. 25, the fifth anniversary of the popular uprising that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak. His body was found Wednesday bearing signs of torture. (AP Photo/Belal Darder)

    Body of Italian student found in Cairo flown back to Italy

    CAIRO (AP) — The body of the Italian student who was found this week in a Cairo suburb was flown back to Italy Saturday morning, Egyptian airport officials and Italy’s foreign minister said.

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  • This image posted online after the Jan. 25, 2016 disappearance of Italian graduate student Giulio Regeni in Cairo, Egypt shows Reggeni in a graphic used in an online campaign, #whereisgiulio seeking information on his whereabouts. The body of the missing Italian student was found with signs of torture, including multiple stab wounds and cigarette burns, by the side of a highway on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital, an investigating prosecutor told The Associated Press on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2015. (#wheresgiulio via AP)

    Tortured Italian student died ‘slow death’: Egypt official

    CAIRO (AP) — The body of an Italian graduate student who disappeared last month has been found with multiple stab wounds, cigarette burns and other signs of torture and a “slow death” on a roadside on the outskirts of Cairo, an Egyptian prosecutor said Thursday.

  • Saudi official says kingdom ready to send troops to Syria

    CAIRO (AP) — A Saudi military spokesman said Thursday the kingdom is ready to send ground troops to Syria to fight Islamic State group provided coalition leaders agree during an upcoming meeting in Brussels.

  • A female reveller celebrates in front of the cathedral during the start of the street carnival in Cologne, Germany, on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016. After a string of robberies and sexual assaults on New Year's Eve in the city that police say were committed largely by foreigners, German authorities are keen to avoid a repeat of those events during the five-day street party. ( AP Photo/Martin Meissner

    New Year’s attacks overshadow start of Cologne Carnival

    COLOGNE, Germany (AP) — Cannon fire followed by a rain of confetti heralded the start Thursday of Cologne’s annual Carnival, when hundreds of thousands of revelers take to the streets and pubs of the ancient German city for five days of boisterous partying.

  • President Barack Obama speaks to members of the Muslim-American community at the Islamic Society of Baltimore, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, in Baltimore, Md. Obama is making his first visit to a U.S. mosque at a time Muslim-Americans say they're confronting increasing levels of bias in speech and deeds.(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Obama makes first visit of his presidency to a US mosque

    CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — President Barack Obama sought Wednesday to correct what he called a “hugely distorted impression” of Muslim-Americans as he made his first visit to a U.S. mosque. He said those who demonize all Muslims for the acts of a few are playing into extremists’ hands.

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    Today is Wednesday, Feb. 3, the 34th day of 2016. There are 332 days left in the year.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, right, talks to special presidential envoy to the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, Brett McGurk, during a 23-nation conference, in Rome, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Nations fighting the Islamic State are discussing how to prevent the group from gaining a stranglehold in Libya, though no one is resolved yet to launch a second military intervention in the North African country this decade. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

    Libya’s political chaos slows response to Islamic State

    ROME (AP) — The military strategy for eliminating the Islamic State in Libya appeared on hold Tuesday as nations fighting the extremist group said they could help the North African country re-establish security once its long-awaited new government is established.

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    Today is Monday, Feb. 1, the 32nd day of 2016. There are 334 days left in the year.