AP News一分钟新闻:2016-02-24

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1. Mourners streamed into a Kalamazoo church for a special Sunday night pray service to help residents cope with the shooting rampage that rocked the western Michigan community. The service came a night after authorities say a 45-year old man fatally shot 6 people and wounded 2 others in 3 incidents around the Kalamazoo .

2. Greenpeace activists blocked entrance into a conference center where EU and U.S negotiators were set to discuss a free-trade deal known as TTIP(Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership).  The protesters described the agreement as a threat to democracy, environmental protection, health standards and working conditions.

3. Cleanup has started after a powerful cyclone tore through Fiji over the weekend, killing at least 15 people. Winds from cyclone Winston reached 177 miles per hour, making it the strongest cyclone in the southern hemisphere since record-keeping began, according to weather underground.

4. Forecasters gathered in Seoul to strongly denounce North Korea's latest nuclear test and long-range missile launch. Demonstrators slashed and burned  North Korea's flag, as well as a picture of North Korea's leader Kim Jong UN.

Matthew Burgoyne, the associated press, with AP news minute.