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Guam ban on smoking in bars to become law in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:10am

Smoking in bars will be prohibited in Guam next year under a measure that expands provisions to the island's anti-smoking law.

Train crash in Germany kills at least 9, injures 150

Matthias Schrader and Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:10am

Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cut out of the wreckage and transported across a river for medical care, police said.

Iraqi government says it fully recaptured Ramadi from IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:00am

Iraqi security forces and the U.S.-led coalition say the government has regained full control of Ramadi after pushing Islamic State group fighters out of the city's outskirts.

Report: Car bomb in Syrian capital kills 10

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:00am

A car bomb driven by a suicide attacker exploded Tuesday near a police officers' club in the Syrian capital Damascus, killing at least 10 people and causing wide material damage, state media said.

Bosnian Serb convicted in Srebrenica genocide dies in cell

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 4:50am

A Bosnian Serb general convicted by a United Nations tribunal of involvement in the Srebrenica genocide has died in his cell.

South Africa prosecute 4 apartheid-era cops for murder

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 4:41am

South African prosecutors plan to charge four former members of the apartheid-era security forces for the 1983 murder of a young woman who had recently graduated from university and was a courier for the then-banned African National Congress.

The Latest: Train crash death toll rises to 9

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 4:31am

The Latest on a train crash in Germany that has caused deaths and injuries (all times local):

Brother of Dublin crime boss killed in growing gangland feud

Shawn Pogatchnik, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 4:31am

As Dublin's gangland tensions deepened, Ireland's justice minister urged gang members to seek police protection Tuesday after gunmen shot to death the brother of a Dublin crime kingpin in apparent retaliation for last week's deadly attack on a boxing ceremony.

Indonesia sentences 7 for IS links, as Bashir files appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 4:30am

Indonesia has sentenced seven men for conspiring with the Islamic State, the first time it has sent anyone to prison for IS links, as the jailed radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir filed an appeal to have his conviction overturned.

The Latest: IOM: 409 migrants die in Mediterranean in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 4:30am

The International Organization for Migration says 409 people have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, and migrant crossings in the first six weeks of 2016 are running at nearly ten times the rate of the same period last year.

German police say all train crash survivors have been rescued from wreckage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 4:10am

German police say all train crash survivors have been rescued from wreckage.

Israel's military chief: Stopping Gaza tunnels top priority

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 4:10am

Israel's military chief says its number one mission is to counter the threat posed by attack tunnels from Gaza.

Indian soldier buried by avalanche saved; 9 bodies recovered

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 4:00am

An Indian soldier buried by an avalanche for six days in the Himalayan region of Kashmir has been found alive and pulled from the snow, along with the bodies of nine other soldiers, officials said Tuesday.

German police say death toll in Bavaria train crash rises to 8.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 3:10am

German police say death toll in Bavaria train crash rises to 8.

South African court hears case against president

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 3:10am

South Africa's highest court on Tuesday heard a case against President Jacob Zuma, who is accused of violating the constitution in a scandal over state spending on his private home.

US Army study: Iraq's Mosul dam at 'higher risk' of failure

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 1:30am

The US Army Corps of Engineers say they have identified "signs of distress" at Mosul dam, indicating that it is at "significantly higher risk of failure" than previously understood.

Police say several injured in early morning train crash in southern Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 12:40am

Police say several injured in early morning train crash in southern Germany.

Japan's parliament condemns North Korea rocket launch

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 12:20am

Japan's parliament condemned North Korea's long-range rocket launch Tuesday, calling it a serious provocation against international peace and demanding that the communist nation immediately stop such activity.

Palestinian doctor aims to boost West Bank medical services

Mohammed Daraghmeh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 8th - 11:50pm

After Dr. Saleem Haj-Yahia performed the first-ever successful artificial heart transplant in the West Bank last month he was greeted with flowers, balloons and cheering crowds and publicly praised by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.