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Deported woman's UK family launch campaign for her return

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:29am

The British family of a grandmother deported to Singapore launched a campaign on Monday to raise money to fund a legal fight for her return.

IS militants in north Sinai showing their strength

Ashraf Sweilam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:06am

In the past three days, Islamic State militants in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai region abducted four men accused of collaborating with the government, three of them during a brazen raid in the middle of a public market. Two of the men have been found slain while the others remain missing; Egyptian officials say that one of the slain men had his eyes plucked out and was set on fire before being shot to death.

Philippine militants release video of German's beheading

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:58am

Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Filipino militants carried out a threat to kill him after a ransom deadline lapsed over the weekend.

Iraqi commander says troops push deeper into western Mosul

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:56am

Iraqi forces pushed deeper into western Mosul on Monday, gaining control of a neighborhood along the Tigris River and the foot of one of the city's five bridges amid intense clashes with Islamic State militants, a senior Iraqi police commander said.

The dirty dozen: UN issues list of 12 most worrying bacteria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:56am

The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options.

The Latest: Austria wants migrant holding camps in Africa

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:49am

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

Kim Jong Un 'ordered' half brother's killing, South Korean intelligence says

Ben Westcott, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:41am

Two North Korean ministries orchestrated the plot to kill Kim Jong Nam on the orders of his half-brother, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's spy agency has said.

Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for Germans

Lekan Oyekanmi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:35am

Nigerian police say it is not clear if a ransom was paid for the release of two German archaeologists freed by their kidnappers over the weekend.

Hungary building 2nd border fence to stop migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:16am

Hungary has begun building a second fence on its border with Serbia to stop migrants from freely entering the country, the government said Monday.

Prosecutors probe possible 'junta' within Turkey's military

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:55am

A prosecutor in Istanbul launched an investigation Monday into the possible existence of a clique within the Turkish military capable of "obstructing" the government, the state-run news agency reported.

Malaysian officials run into N. Korean's diplomatic immunity

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:37am

Malaysian police investigating the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced. They know his name, his nationality and have a pretty good idea where he's holed up.

Kosovo imam accused of terror charges, tax evasion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:26am

Prosecutors in Kosovo say they have charged an imam with urging people to join terror groups in Syria and Iraq and commit terror acts and also inciting inter-ethnic hatred.

Gerald Kaufman, UK's longest-serving lawmaker, dies at 86

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:10am

Gerald Kaufman, the longest-serving lawmaker in Britain's House of Commons, has died aged 86.

Float crashes, injuring 20 people at Rio's Carnival parade

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:03am

A float crashed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade Sunday evening and injured at least 20 people, including three people reported in serious condition, but organizers proceeded with the show.

US embassy condemns far-right march with US flag in Croatia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:53am

The U.S. Embassy in Croatia on Monday strongly denounced a march by far-right nationalists in the Croatian capital of Zagreb who also waved an American flag and reportedly voiced support for President Donald Trump.

South Africa reports drop in rhinos killed by poachers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:53am

South Africa says poachers killed 1,054 rhinos in the country last year, a 10.3 percent drop from 2015.

German Die Welt journalist questioned by Turkish prosecutor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:50am

Germany's Die Welt newspaper says one of its journalists who was detained over his reports on a hacker attack on the email account of Turkey's energy minister, has appeared before a prosecutor.

Seoul: 4 N. Korean spies involved in Kim killing in Malaysia

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:26am

South Korea's intelligence service told lawmakers Monday that four North Korean government spies were involved in the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un.

Israeli airstrikes wound 4 in Gaza after rocket attack

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:26am

Israel carried out a series of airstrikes on militant sites across the Gaza Strip on Monday, wounding at least four people, officials said, following a rocket attack on southern Israel that caused no casualties.