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'Arbeit macht frei': Stolen Nazi gate is returned to Dachau

Christoph Noelting, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:20am

The wrought iron gate to the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp, which prompted an international outcry when it was stolen more than two years ago, has been returned to the German memorial site.

AP PHOTOS: Brazil's crowded prisons feed gangs, violence

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:17am

First, dominate overcrowded prisons. Then, control the streets and international drug routes.

India's vice president visits Uganda, meets president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:17am

India's Vice President Hamid Ansari is meeting with Ugandan officials on the second leg of his African visit.

UK appoints 1st female Scotland Yard chief in 188 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 8:00am

The British government says senior officer Cressida Dick will be the next commissioner of London's Metropolitan Police — the first woman to lead Scotland Yard in its 188-year history.

Police: Suspects in N. Korean death coated hands with poison

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:49am

The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals and then wipe them on his face, police in Malaysia said Wednesday, announcing they were seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack.

Want to run for French president? Join the crowd

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:47am

More and more people want to join France's unpredictable presidential race, with a once-prominent centrist expected to join the field Wednesday along with other hopefuls who will never win — but might garner enough votes to tilt the outcome.

Frenchman who signed Arabic terrorism confession appeals

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:47am

A Frenchman arrested in anti-terrorism raids in Morocco was in court Wednesday to appeal his conviction, claiming he signed a confession in Arabic that he could neither read nor understand.

Gambia police say country's former spy chief arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:47am

Gambia's police spokesman says the former director general of the National Intelligence Agency has been arrested.

Iraqi Shiite militias push to take villages west of Mosul

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:47am

Iraq's government-sanctioned paramilitary forces have launched a new push to capture villages west of Mosul that have been under the control of Islamic State militants.

Russia: Syria safe zones need to be agreed with Damascus

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:46am

Russia is open for dialogue with the United States on safe zones in Syria but believes that any such initiative needs to be coordinated with the Syrian government, Moscow's top diplomat said Wednesday.

Amnesty blames Trump, others in global rollback of rights.

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:46am

Amnesty International says "toxic" fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is contributing to a global pushback against human rights.

EU officials urge Albania opposition not to block reform

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:33am

A senior European Parliament politician on Wednesday called on the Albanian opposition Democratic Party not to block a judicial reform — the main step toward launching Albania's membership negotiations with the European Union.

Would-be jihadi jailed by Dutch tried to reach Syria twice

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:22am

A Dutch court has convicted a man who twice attempted to join a jihadi group in Syria and sentenced him to 31 months for terrorism offenses.

Pakistan to send paramilitaries to fight Punjab militants

Asif Shahzad, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:14am

Pakistan said Wednesday it will send paramilitary forces to crack down on Islamic militants in the Punjab province, a move that the ruling party of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had long rejected because of opposition among its Islamist supporters.

Iraqi Shiite militias push to take villages west of Mosul

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 7:14am

Iraq's government-sanctioned paramilitary forces, made up mainly of Shiite militiamen, launched a new push Wednesday to capture villages west of the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants, officials said.

Netanyahu is first Israeli prime minister to visit Australia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:53am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is praising Australia for being "courageously willing to puncture U.N. hypocrisy" on anti-Israel resolutions.

Somalia's new leader inaugurated, vowing to restore dignity

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:43am

Somalia's new leader was inaugurated Wednesday while promising to restore dignity to the troubled Horn of Africa nation but warning it will take another two decades to "fix" the country.

Partner of UK author Helen Bailey convicted of her murder

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:43am

The partner of British children's author Helen Bailey was convicted Wednesday of killing her and dumping her body in a cesspool in a financially motivated murder.

Philippines to deport convicted US pedophile

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 6:43am

The Philippines' Bureau of Immigration said Wednesday it had arrested a convicted American pedophile wanted by U.S. authorities for a string of crimes.