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Colombia protests China's execution of 72-year-old drug mule

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:40am

Colombia's government is protesting China's execution of a retired journalist who was sentenced to death for smuggling cocaine into the Asian country.

Tuareg rebels join Mali army in operation against extremists

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:28am

Malian soldiers and former Tuareg rebels have staged their first joint patrol in northern Mali, a key step in a 2015 peace agreement meant to help calm a region under threat from multiple extremist and other armed groups.

Somalia's new leader declares drought national disaster

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:15am

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

Clashes break out in Palestinian camp in Lebanon

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:15am

Clashes erupted in a densely-packed Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon on Tuesday, wounding at least four people, including a three-year-old boy with a bullet-wound to the head, Palestinian security officials said.

Amnesty says Yemeni rebels recruit fighters as young as 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 7:03am

Yemen's Houthi rebels are recruiting fighters as young as 15 and using religious schools to lure teenagers into their ranks without their parents' knowledge, a rights group said Tuesday.

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

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:56am

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.

German police raid sites linked to radical mosque in Berlin

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:54am

Police searched dozens of sites in Germany linked to a mosque that was frequented by the Berlin market attacker Anis Amri, after authorities banned the Islamic group that operated the prayer house Tuesday.

Man allegedly kills grandmother, 2 police in eastern Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:53am

German police say a 24-year-old man killed his grandmother, then ran over and killed two police officers as he fled from them.

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.

Indian hometown grieves for engineer killed in Kansas bar

Omer Farooq, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 6:34am

Hundreds of grieving family and friends tearfully mourned a 32-year-old engineer in his southern Indian hometown Tuesday after he was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting in a crowded Kansas bar.

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.

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.

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.