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South African police captain arrested in fatal beatings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 5:50am

South African authorities say a police captain faces murder charges for allegedly helping four farmers beat two suspected thieves to death in a case that ignited racial tension in a rural town.

Turkish military ends operations in Kurdish town of Cizre

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 5:40am

Turkey's Interior Minister says military operations against militants in the mainly Kurdish southeastern town of Cizre have ended.

7 arrested in attack on Kurdish migrants in northern France

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 5:40am

A French prosecutor says seven masked men carrying iron bars were arrested overnight in northern France after an attack on migrants near the city of Calais.

Turkish minister: military operations against Kurdish militants in southeastern town have ended

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 5:30am

Turkish minister: military operations against Kurdish militants in southeastern town have ended.

Russian deputy prime minister barred from Montenegro

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 5:20am

Russian deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin has been barred from entering Montenegro, which is facing strong pressure from the Kremlin for its plans to join NATO.

Cleanup in train crash continues in southern Germany

Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 5:10am

Emergency workers on Thursday were working with two huge cranes to remove the wreckage of a head-on train crash that killed 10 people and injured dozens in southern Germany. They were also still looking for a missing black box hoping to get more clues about the cause of the accident.

Lawmakers say UK's draft online spying law needs changes

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 5:10am

The British government is under pressure to amend a contentious Internet surveillance bill after a parliamentary committee said plans to make service providers retain all users' data have not been adequately thought through.

UN agency: Major droughts count rises amid record-hot 2015

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 5:00am

The U.N. agency specializing in reduction of disaster risks says the Earth faced more than twice as many major droughts last year than the average of the last decade.

The Latest: Erdogan threatened to send migrants to Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 5:00am

The Latest on the massive influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):

Carter expects NATO endorsement of anti-IS campaign plan

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 4:50am

U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday he expects a gathering of more than two dozen countries contributing to the war against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq to endorse a U.S. plan for accelerating the campaign.

Taiwan earthquake death toll rises to 59; 76 still missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 4:50am

The death toll from a weekend earthquake in Taiwan rose to 59 on Thursday, with 76 people still missing and presumed trapped under the rubble of a collapsed residential building, the Ministry of Interior said.

Bangladesh court confirms death sentences for 3

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 4:40am

A Bangladesh appeals court on Thursday confirmed the death sentences handed to the head of a banned Islamist group and two of his associates for a 2004 grenade attack on a former British diplomat at a prominent Islamic shrine.

Kurdish fighters capture military air base in northern Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 4:40am

Kurdish fighters and their allies captured a military air base in northern Syria under the cover of airstrikes as Russia announced on Thursday that its air force carried out more than 500 combat missions in Syria over the past week.

NATO warships ordered to Aegean to help with migrant crisis

John-Thor Dahlburg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 4:40am

NATO's European commander on Thursday ordered three warships to move immediately to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of migrants between Turkey and Greece.

Pro-government newspapers attacked in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 4:30am

Two pro-government newspapers say they were attacked overnight with firebombs and gunfire. No one was hurt.

The Latest: UN warns of humanitarian crisis near Homs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 4:30am

The Latest developments on the war in Syria, the refugee crisis and security talks in Munich, Germany. (all times local):

NATO chief: NATO Maritime Group being ordered into Aegean to help end smuggling of migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 4:10am

NATO chief: NATO Maritime Group being ordered into Aegean to help end smuggling of migrants.

Pakistan army confirms death sentences for 12 militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 4:10am

Pakistan's powerful army chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif, on Thursday confirmed death sentences awarded by military courts to 12 "hardcore terrorists" over their involvement in a series of attacks against security forces, the military said.

At least 69 injured in train derailment in Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 11th - 4:10am

At least 69 people were injured when a train derailed and two of its cars overturned as it was travelling north toward Cairo on Thursday, an Egyptian Health Ministry official said.