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Police in Sweden probe rape reportedly aired on Facebook

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:22am

Three men have been arrested in Sweden on suspicion of participating in a group rape that was streamed live on a closed Facebook group, Swedish authorities said Tuesday.

Cyberconscripts: Baltic draftees can choose IT over infantry

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:11am

The tiny Baltic nation of Estonia is experimenting with the idea of cyberconscription, giving draftees with tech skills the chance to step into roles defending the military's electronic infrastructure.

All 6 dead in helicopter crash in central Italy

Pietro Decristofaro and Gregorio Borgia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:10am

A helicopter ferrying an injured skier off the slopes crashed Tuesday into a mountainside in central Italy, killing all six people aboard in the latest tragedy to hit a region slammed by recent earthquakes, heavy snowfall and an avalanche, officials said.

The Latest: Russian bombers hit IS targets in eastern Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 8:03am

The latest developments on Syria following two-day talks in Kazakhstan between the Damascus government and rebel factions (all times local):

In Zimbabwe, losing husband can mean 'losing everything'

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:53am

For many Zimbabwean women, the death of a husband means much more than losing a spouse.

Israel approves 2,500 West Bank settlement homes

Tia Goldenberg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:51am

Israel said Tuesday it approved 2,500 new settler homes in the West Bank, signaling a major ramp-up of construction just days after the swearing-in of U.S. President Donald Trump, whose election has emboldened the settlement movement.

Poland's FM blasted for publishing internal document

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:41am

Poland's foreign minister is under fire for publishing a March 2008 internal document that outlined the previous government's thinking about Russia and Ukraine.

The Latest: Palestinians condemn Israeli settlement plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:34am

The Latest on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after Israel announced the construction of 2,500 new settler homes in the West Bank (all times local):

The Latest: Dutch catch more migrants heading for Britain

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:20am

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

Philippines apologizes to South Korea over Korean's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:20am

The Philippine government apologized to South Korea on Tuesday for the reported killing of a South Korean man at the country's main police camp, a crime that has tainted law enforcers carrying out the president's controversial anti-drug crackdown.

Hong Kong to release 9 seized Singapore troop carriers

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 7:11am

Nine armored personnel carriers belonging to Singapore that were seized in the Chinese territory of Hong Kong will be returned, officials said Tuesday.

Toll from Italy avalanche climbs to 15 as hopes diminish

Pietro Decristofaro and Paolo Santalucia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:54am

Hopes were fading on Tuesday that any more survivors would be found from a devastating avalanche, as the death toll climbed to 15 and rescue crews were hit with another tragedy nearby: an unrelated helicopter crash.

Briton fatally shot in Porsche in Thai resort town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:40am

A 39-year-old British man was killed in his Porsche sedan in the Thai resort town of Pattaya on Tuesday by a gunman who pulled open the door and shot him at point-blank range, police said.

Israel approves 2,500 West Bank settlement homes, signaling new approach under Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:40am

Israel approves 2,500 West Bank settlement homes, signaling new approach under Trump.

Japan's military launches first communications satellite

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:30am

Japan successfully launched its first military communications satellite Tuesday that is designed to upgrade its network in the face of China's increasingly assertive maritime activity and North Korea's missile threat.

Hopes fade for justice for dead, lost Sri Lankan journalists

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:30am

Hope is fading fast that Sri Lanka's government will take action against those responsible for the deaths and disappearances of dozens of journalists during and after the country's long civil war, activists and relatives said Tuesday.

NATO boosts its Baltic presence, new troops start to arrive

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:30am

The first of a 1,200-strong NATO force have arrived in Lithuania close to a key Russian Baltic Sea exclave amid growing fears on security in the region.

Syria talks in Astana close with pledge to safeguard truce

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:20am

Russia, Iran and Turkey — sponsors of talks in Kazakhstan between Syria and rebel factions — pledged Tuesday to consolidate the country's nearly month-old cease-fire and set up a three-way mechanism to ensure compliance of all sides.

Germany arrests 2 brothers suspected of extremism

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 24th - 6:00am

German authorities have arrested two German-Moroccan brothers suspected of being members of the Islamic State and al-Nusra Front extremist groups.