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Spain drops fraud investigation of former Mexico politician

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 8:00am

Spain's National Court has dropped an investigation into a prominent former Mexican politician arrested last month in a corruption probe.

The Latest: New migrant route in Balkans announced

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:52am

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

Poland to ask Germany about satirical Carnival float

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:50am

The Polish government has taken offense at a German Carnival float that satirizes the country's ruling party leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, and plans to raise the matter with the German government, Poland's foreign minister said Tuesday.

Pakistan army training aircraft crashes, 2 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:40am

Pakistan's army says a training aircraft has crashed near Gujranwala in the eastern Punjab province, killing the instructor and trainee who were on board.


Train crash in Germany kills at least 9, injures 150

Matthias Schrader and Kirsten Grieshaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:40am

Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring around 150, slamming into each other on a curve without braking after an automatic safety system apparently failed to stop them, the transport minister said.

The Latest: Islamic State group claims Damascus bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 7:20am

The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):

Bosnian Serb convicted in Srebrenica genocide dies in cell

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:41am

A Bosnian Serb general convicted by United Nations judges of genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and described as the "right hand" of Ratko Mladic has died in his cell, the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal announced Tuesday.

Sushil Koirala, Nepal's former prime minister, dies at 78

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:20am

Sushil Koirala, a former Nepalese prime minister and leader of the nation's largest political party, has died in Kathmandu. He was 78.

Indonesia sentences 7 for IS links, as Bashir files appeal

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:10am

An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced seven men for conspiring with the Islamic State group, the first time the country has sent anyone to prison for IS links, as radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir appealed his conviction.

Closely fought Philippine presidential race gets underway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:10am

Five key Philippine presidential candidates, including a crime-busting mayor and an adopted daughter of movie stars, have launched their campaigns to lead one of Asia's most unwieldy democracies.

Saudi Arabia says it shot down missile fired from Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 6:00am

Saudi Arabia says it has shot down a ballistic missile fired from Yemen as a police officer was killed by cross-border fire.

The Latest: Drivers likely didn't see the other before crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:50am

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

Aid group: 409 migrants have died in Mediterranean in 2016

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:50am

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.

Israeli military says top mission is countering Gaza tunnels

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:50am

Israel's top general said Tuesday that the military's number one mission for the coming year is to counter the renewed threat posed by militant attack tunnels from Gaza.

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

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:40am

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.

Guam ban on smoking in bars to become law in 2017

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:30am

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

Indian soldier buried by avalanche saved; 9 bodies recovered

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 9th - 5:30am

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

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.

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.