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Amnesty urges Egypt to investigate Sinai killings by police

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 12:03pm

Egypt must launch an independent and thorough investigation into the recent killing of 10 men by security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, Amnesty International said on Monday.

Video shows Italian who was tortured to death in Egypt

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:53am

Egyptian state television aired footage on Monday of an Italian student taken weeks before he was abducted and tortured to death, the first images of him involving the case to be made public.

The Latest: US denies Russian claim of Syria coordination

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:41am

The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local):

Sinn Fein chooses new leader O'Neill for Northern Ireland

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 11:10am

Michelle O'Neill has been named as the new leader of the Sinn Fein party in Northern Ireland.

3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 22 people missing

Paolo Santalucia and Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:42am

Italian emergency crews pulled three wiggling, white sheepdog puppies out Monday from under tons of snow and rubble at an avalanche-struck hotel, lifting spirits even as the search for 22 people still missing dragged on five days after the disaster.

Talks on Syria's civil war off to a rocky start

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:36am

Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in the war's dynamics and confirmed Russia's role as regional heavyweight.

Mexico ex-governor denies fake medicine claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:31am

Mexico has become accustomed to accusations of wrongdoing by former state governors, but the most recent scandal has been especially shocking.

France's President in Colombia to show support for peace

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:20am

French President Francois Hollande is in Colombia's capital as part of a two-day tour and he's expressing his support for a peace deal to end the country's half-century conflict.

Russian Defense Ministry says its warplanes have flown first combat mission in Syria with U.S.-led coalition aircraft

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:20am

Russian Defense Ministry says its warplanes have flown first combat mission in Syria with U.S.-led coalition aircraft.

Austrian official: suspect potentially dangerous radical

George Jahn, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:00am

Austrian police urged Vienna residents Monday to be on heightened alert for suspicious objects and activities as they hunted for possible associates of a suspected Islamic radical who they say might have been planning a bomb attack.

Greek island mayors say refugee overcrowding too high

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 10:00am

The mayors of five eastern Greek islands used to limit the movement of refugees and migrants have called on the European Union to ease the restrictions amid continued problems created by winter weather and overcrowding.

Official: 236 dead at camp bombed by Nigeria's air force

Haruna Umar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:40am

The death toll from the bombing of a refugee camp by Nigeria's air force has climbed to 236, a local official said Monday — a sharp increase from earlier counts.

German populists to discipline member for Holocaust remarks

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:21am

The nationalist Alternative for Germany party said Monday it will take "internal measures" against a prominent member for his comments suggesting ending the country's tradition of acknowledging and atoning for its Nazi past, but stopped short of expelling him from the party.

Congo expels Human Rights Watch researcher a second time

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 9:21am

Human Rights Watch says Congo expelled one of its researchers for the second time in less than six months.

US lawmakers call for action on Venezuela food corruption

Hannah Dreier and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:44am

Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country.

Yemeni government forces take strategic port of Mokha

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:40am

Forces allied with the internationally-recognized government of Yemen seized control of a strategic Red Sea port on Monday after waging an assault against Shiite rebels, a top military commander said.

UK's Theresa May was briefed on nuclear missile system test

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:11am

Officials say British Prime Minister Theresa May was told about the June test of Britain's nuclear deterrent system when she took office last year.

European police arrest 245 for arms trafficking

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:10am

Spanish police say a pan-European crackdown on illegal arms trafficking has resulted in 664 guns being seized and 245 people arrested in 11 countries.

Icy, brief face-to-face meeting of Syria government, rebels

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jan 23rd - 8:00am

Their seats remained empty for a few tense minutes after the Russia-Turkey-sponsored talks were officially inaugurated. Then, the Syrian rebel delegation finally walked into the room, marking what was supposed to be an ice-breaking first encounter.