California

Manhunt targets three jail escapees

Authorities launched a frantic manhunt after three inmates charged with violent crimes, including torture and murder, escaped an Orange County jail. The inmates were last seen Friday at the Orange County Central Men's Jail in Santa Ana, about 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Lt. Jeff Hallock, a spokesman with the Orange County Sheriff's Department, said it was the first escape from the facility in at least the past 20 years.

Parole for Manson follower rejected

Gov. Jerry Brown rejected parole for a third time for a follower of cult leader Charles Manson 46 years after a series of bloody murders. Bruce Davis was convicted of the 1969 slayings of Gary Hinman and Donald Shea. He was not involved in the killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others. Brown said that Davis, 73, remains a danger.

Israel

Girl with knife shot by security guard

A 13-year-old Palestinian girl was fatally shot by an Israeli security guard at the entrance to a West Bank settlement after she ran at him with a knife, according to the Israeli police. The girl was identified by the official Palestinian news agency as Ruqayya Eid Abu Eid, a resident of the Palestinian village of Anata.

Pakistan

5 suspects arrested in university attack

The Pakistani army arrested five suspects on charges of facilitating a deadly militant attack on a university that killed 21, mostly students. Islamic militants stormed Bacha Khan University in Charsadda on Jan. 20. The five suspects allegedly provided the attackers with shelter, transport and weapons.

Russia

Plane lands on Moscow highway

A single-engine plane made an emergency landing on one of the main highways leading out of Moscow. No injuries were reported. Russian news reports said the plane's engine is believed to have failed.

Burkina Faso

Soldiers arrested in raid on armory

Eleven soldiers were arrested in a raid on an armory. All 11 were former members of the presidential guard, a unit loyal to longtime President Blaise Compaore, who was ousted in 2014. The presidential guard was disbanded after members staged a failed coup last September. The raid came one week after Islamic extremists attacked a cafe and hotel, killing at least 30 people.

Italy

Thousands demand gay, lesbian rights

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in nearly 100 cities across Italy to urge the government to permit gay and lesbian couples to have civil unions and legally recognized families. The gay rights group Arcigay estimated that 1 million people participated in the demonstrations, calling it "a historic day for our country."

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