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UN rights office slams Israeli soldier's 'lenient' sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:10am

The U.N. human rights office said Friday it's "deeply disturbed" by the "lenient" 18-month prison sentence handed down by a Tel Aviv military court against an Israeli soldier who killed a badly wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground.

The Latest: Syria bombing killed 60; 2 Turkish troops die

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:05am

The Latest on the developments in the Syrian conflict (all times local):

Palestinian protesters throw shoes at Trump picture

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:05am

Palestinian protesters have thrown shoes at a banner depicting U.S. President Donald Trump in protest of his Mideast policies.

CORRECTS: Turkish prime minister says 2 Turkish soldiers killed in a new IS suicide attack near Syrian town of al Bab

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:57am

CORRECTS: Turkish prime minister says 2 Turkish soldiers killed in a new IS suicide attack near Syrian town of al Bab. (Corrects APNewsAlert that misspelled the dateline.)

Libyan military authorities impose ban on travelers under 45

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:52am

The military governor of eastern Libyan cities has imposed a ban on all travelers under 45 years old without a security clearance.

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

Omer Farooq, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:41am

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 the investigation into the crime.

UK Conservatives deal Labour, Corbyn severe election defeat

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:34am

Britain's governing Conservative Party Friday dealt a humiliating blow to the opposition Labour Party and its struggling leader Jeremy Corbyn by seizing a parliamentary seat in a special election.

French centrist candidate Macron: I'm not a bubble

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:34am

Centrist French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron started revealing his campaign program at last Friday, saying he wants to slash 60 billion euros in spending but invest 50 billion euros in re-training and other stimulus programs.

Turkey's news agency says the death toll from a car bomb near a Syrian town just taken from IS has increased to 60

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:34am

Turkey's news agency says the death toll from a car bomb near a Syrian town just taken from IS has increased to 60.

Norway, Germany give $394 million to help African region

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:24am

Norway and Germany told an international donor conference Friday they are jointly giving 373 million euros to prevent a famine in the African countries around the Lake Chad Basin.

Yemen officials: 8 soldiers killed in suicide car bombing

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:24am

Yemeni security officials say a suicide car bomber has struck a security camp in a southern Yemeni city, killing eight soldiers.

South Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt in capital

Nqobile Ntshangase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:19am

Police fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannon Friday as the latest wave of anti-immigrant protests broke out in South Africa's capital, while President Jacob Zuma condemned anti-foreigner violence and appealed for calm.

Car bomb kills 2 soldiers, wounds 3 others in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:15am

An Afghan official says a suicide car bomb has killed at least two soldiers and wounded three others in southern Helmand province.

US changes rules of engagement for Mosul fight in Iraq

Susannah George and Balint Szlanko, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:04am

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.

Car bomb near Syria town captured from IS kills 35 people

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:33am

A car bombing north of a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed at least 35 people on Friday, mostly civilians who had gathered trying to go back home, Turkey's news agency and Syrian activists said.

Iraqi forces enter western Mosul, take airport from IS

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:03am

Iraqi forces pushed into the first neighborhood in western Mosul on Friday and took full control of the international airport on the city's southwestern edge from the Islamic State group, according to Iraqi officials.

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.

Australians doubt Trump's commitment to its traditional ally

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:18am

Some Australians foresee trouble in their country's traditionally strong alliance with the United States because of what they see as "unpresidential" behavior from President Donald Trump, while others think outspoken businessman-turned-Australian-leader Malcolm Turnbull is a good match for him.

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.