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Red Crescent: 74 bodies of migrants wash ashore in Libya

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:53am

Scores of bodies of African migrants washed ashore in Libya, in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea, a spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent said on Tuesday.

Azerbaijan's leader names his wife first as vice president

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:53am

Azerbaijan's president on Tuesday appointed his wife as the first vice president of the ex-Soviet nation — the person next in line in the nation's power hierarchy.

UN cites flaws in Libya trial of Gadhafi's son, others

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:53am

A United Nations report says the trial in Libya of over three dozen people including Moammar Gadhafi's son failed to meet international fair-trial standards.

Israeli media: Military court sentences Israeli soldier to 18 months for fatal shooting of wounded Palestinian attacker

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:50am

Israeli media: Military court sentences Israeli soldier to 18 months for fatal shooting of wounded Palestinian attacker.

Prosecutors seek 8-year terms for tourists in Bali death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:50am

Indonesian prosecutors have sought eight-year prison sentences for a British man and an Australian woman accused of killing a police officer on the tourist island of Bali.

Israeli court gives soldier 18 months for fatal shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:50am

An Israeli military court has sentenced a soldier to 18 months in prison for the fatal shooting last year of a wounded Palestinian attacker.

The Latest: Pope demands protection for migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:50am

The Latest on response to wave of migration to Europe (all times local):

Suicide bombers kill 5 outside court in northwest Pakistan

Riaz Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:40am

A group of suicide bombers struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing at least five people in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group.

Brexit official: Latvians in Britain will keep their rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:20am

Britain's top official negotiating an exit from the European Union says Latvian citizens in Britain will "have all the rights they have now" after Brexit.

40 groups call for prioritizing human rights in Syria talks

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 3:20am

Some 40 human rights groups and other organizations say that U.N.-sponsored Syrian peace talks that will begin in Geneva this week should prioritize five key human rights issues during negotiations.

Italy's Democrats scramble to keep party together

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:50am

Leaders of Italy's ruling Democratic Party are scrambling to keep the party together, with former Premier Romano Prodi warning that a threatened schism would be political "suicide" if Italy wants to stem the advances of populist forces in upcoming elections.

Overnight riots in predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:40am

Swedish police say riots broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges.

Burundi ex-deputy leader returns home, criticizes opposition

Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:40am

A former vice president of Burundi who fled the country after criticizing the ruling party has returned to the country after accusing some of her colleagues in the opposition of being "destructive."

Iraqi military says troops consolidate gains south of Mosul

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:30am

Iraqi forces were consolidating their gains south of Mosul on Tuesday ahead of moving into the city's Islamic State-held western half, a military spokesman said.

Iran's leader calls Israel a 'fake' nation, 'dirty chapter'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:10am

Iran's supreme leader has used the podium of a pro-Palestinian gathering in Tehran to call Israel a "fake" nation and a "dirty chapter" of history.

Family believes Vietnamese suspect in Kim's death was duped

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:10am

The family of a Vietnamese woman arrested in the death of the half brother of North Korea's ruler in Malaysia has confirmed she is their relative, but believes she didn't knowingly participate in the killing.

UNICEF, French president urge protection for children of war

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:33am

Child soldiers, underage sex slaves, orphaned adolescent refugees — France's president and UNICEF are urging the international community to do more to protect the more than 200 million children of today's conflict zones.

Floods inundate thousands of homes in Indonesian capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:21am

Torrential rains in the Indonesian capital have overwhelmed drains and flooded roads and thousands of homes.

Prefecture in China's Xinjiang to track cars by satellite

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:01am

A prefecture in China's far western Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks.