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Shooting of 2 Indians in US bar sends shock waves in India

Omer Farooq, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:53am

The shooting of two Indians in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar has sent shock waves through their hometowns, and India's government is rushing diplomats to monitor progress in investigation into the crime.

Senegal arrests 2 suspected extremists over 2016 attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:50am

Senegalese police say they have arrested two suspected extremists from Mali connected to the deadly attacks in Ivory Coast last year.

South Africa urges restraint amid anti-foreigner protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:25am

South Africa's president on Friday condemned reports of violence and intimidation against foreigners and called for restraint as residents of the capital launched a protest against Nigerians and others.

French presidency: Green candidate bows out, joins Socialist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:10am

The French environmental party's presidential candidate is giving up his bid and joining the campaign of Socialist Benoit Hamon, in hopes of boosting the floundering left's chances of keeping the Elysee Palace.

Iraqi forces take control of most of Mosul airport from IS

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:57am

Iraqi forces on Friday gained control of most of Mosul's airport on the city's southwestern edge and all of a sprawling military base next to it, Iraqi officials said — key milestones in the first phase of the battle to rout Islamic State militants from the western part of Mosul.

Officials: Iraqi forces enter first western Mosul neighborhood, fully retake the city's airport from Islamic State group

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:56am

Officials: Iraqi forces enter first western Mosul neighborhood, fully retake the city's airport from Islamic State group.

Car bombing near Syria town captured from IS kills 35 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:56am

Turkey's news agency says a car bomb north of a town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from Islamic State militants has killed at least 35 people.

Poll puts Germany's SPD slightly ahead of Merkel's party

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:44am

A new poll shows Germany's center-left Social Democrats nudging past Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc in support for the first time in more than a decade, riding a wave of enthusiasm from their surprise nomination of a new leader.

Turkish news agency says 35 Syrian opposition fighters, civilians killed in car bombing near Syrian town taken from IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:44am

Turkish news agency says 35 Syrian opposition fighters, civilians killed in car bombing near Syrian town taken from IS.

Russia's ambassador to UN laid to rest in Moscow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:40am

Russia is holding a funeral for its long-time ambassador to the United Nations who died suddenly earlier this week.

Malaysia says VX nerve agent used in killing of North Korean

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:30am

The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was attacked by two women who rubbed the substance on his face at the airport in Malaysia's capital last week, police said Friday.

UK Conservatives take long-held Labour Party seat

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:16am

Britain's governing Conservative Party on Friday seized a parliamentary seat long held by the Labour Party in a special election blow to the opposition.

Israel denies work visa to Human Rights Watch official

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:35pm

Israeli authorities have rejected a request from Human Rights Watch to grant a work permit to its regional director, accusing the group of engaging in Palestinian "propaganda," the group said Friday.

US changes rules of engagement for Mosul fight in Iraq

Susannah George and Balint Szlanko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:13pm

U.S. Army Lt. Col. James Browning juggled phone calls on an overstuffed sofa in a small village south of Mosul. His counterparts in the Iraqi army's 9th Division were pushing toward western Mosul, just a few miles away and were coming under mortar fire from the Islamic State group as they moved on a power station.

Japan first lady resigns from honorary position at school

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:00pm

The Japanese first lady has resigned as "honorary principal" of a private elementary school run by a man with ultra-nationalistic views following an escalating controversy over the low price the school paid for government land.

The Latest: Japanese cult also used VX nerve gas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:00pm

The Latest on the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong Nam, the half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (all times local):

Malaysian police say one suspect in VX poisoning of Kim Jong Nam was sickened, vomited after attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:51pm

Malaysian police say one suspect in VX poisoning of Kim Jong Nam was sickened, vomited after attack.

Leading critic of Philippine leader arrested on drug charges

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:29pm

A Philippine opposition senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug crackdown was arrested Friday on drug charges but professed her innocence and vowed she would not be intimidated by a leader she called a "serial killer."

Police say the half brother of North Korea's leader who was killed in a Malaysian airport had nerve agent on his face

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:47pm

Police say the half brother of North Korea's leader who was killed in a Malaysian airport had nerve agent on his face.