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Chinese troops rumble through Xinjiang city in new display

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:34am

China has staged a fresh display of military might in its western Xinjiang region, sending more than 10,000 armed police, columns of armored vehicles and helicopters rumbling through the regional capital.

Deported Singaporean says UK treated her 'like a terrorist'

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:34am

A Singaporean grandmother who was deported from Britain because her immigration status had lapsed said Tuesday that police treated her "like a terrorist" before putting her on a plane back to Asia.

The Latest: Report: Eritreans suffer as EU closes ways there

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:34am

A new report by Doctors Without Borders says thousands of Eritreans trying to reach Europe are suffering as the European Union works with the governments of Libya, Sudan and Ethiopia to keep them from completing the journey.

Somalia's new leader declares drought national disaster

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:22am

Somalia's new president has declared a national disaster for a drought that threatens millions of people and is creating fears of a full-blown famine.

Myanmar army: Charges of abusing Rohingya unsubstantiated

Min Kyi Thein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:20am

Myanmar's military, under international pressure over alleged abuse against members of the Muslim Rohingya minority, has said official investigations failed to substantiate most allegations.

Philippine president apologizes to Germany for hostage death

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:04am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte apologized to Germany on Tuesday for failing to save a German hostage, who was beheaded by Muslim militants, and said a massive offensive backed by fighter jets against the extremists was underway.

Clashes break out in Palestinian camp in Lebanon

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:04am

Palestinian security officials say clashes have erupted in a densely-packed refugee camp in southern Lebanon, wounding at least four civilians, including a three-year-old boy with a bullet-wound to the head.

Amnesty says Yemeni rebels recruit fighters as young as 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:00am

A rights group says Yemen's Houthi rebels are recruiting fighters as young as 15, including by using religious schools to lure teenagers into their ranks without their parents' knowledge.

Farage calls for ouster of his party's only UK lawmaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 5:54am

Former U.K. Independence Party leader Nigel Farage is calling for the ouster of the party's only lawmaker in Parliament, as internal squabbling threatens to split the right-wing anti-EU party.

Philippines marshals troops in deadly anti-drug crackdown

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 5:35am

The Philippines' main antinarcotics agency signed an agreement with the military Tuesday to harness troops in President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug crackdown after he barred the national police force from carrying out the campaign to cleanse its ranks of rogue personnel.

Putin says Russia could close military base in Kyrgyzstan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 5:35am

President Vladimir Putin says Russia will close its military base in Kyrgyzstan if the government of the Central Asian nation asks it to.

Activists: Syrian pro-government forces near IS-held Palmyra

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 5:24am

Syrian government forces and their allies from the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah reached the outskirts of Palmyra in their push to drive Islamic State militants from the ancient town, activists said Tuesday.

Palestinian government: No voting in May in Hamas-run Gaza

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 5:24am

The Palestinian government in the West Bank has announced that upcoming municipal elections will not take place in the Gaza Strip, territory ruled by the Islamic militant group Hamas.

Probe of US-based Turk hacker leads to Austrian intel fight

George Jahn, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 5:20am

Austria's intelligence services on Tuesday confirmed a news report that they have tracked down a U.S.-based Turkish hacker who attacked several government websites.

N. Korean diplomats in Malaysia to seek Kim's brother's body

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 5:06am

A high-level North Korean delegation arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday seeking the body of leader Kim Jong Un's half brother, the victim of a nerve-agent attack that many suspect the North itself of orchestrating.

Egyptian police arrest 22 over riot in coastal city

Mossad El-Gohary, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 4:53am

Security officials say police have arrested 22 people after hundreds went on a rampage in Egypt's coastal city of Port Said to protest death sentences for 10 residents for their part in a deadly 2012 soccer riot.

UK judge says Tunisia police 'shambolic' during beach attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 4:40am

A British coroner says the Tunisian police response to a deadly gun attack on the beach resort of Sousse was "at best shambolic, at worst cowardly."

UN: 8,000 flee as Iraqi forces fight IS in western Mosul

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 4:32am

Since Iraqi government forces launched the push to take the western half of Mosul from the Islamic State group last week, about 8,000 people have fled from that part of the city and surrounding villages, the U.N. humanitarian aid agency said Tuesday.

Israeli forces begin evacuating 9 settler homes in West Bank

Alon Bernstein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 4:32am

Israeli forces began evacuating nine homes in the West Bank settlement of Ofra on Tuesday, following a Supreme Court decision that ruled they were built on private Palestinian land.