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South African court rules ICC withdrawal unconstitutional

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:03am

A South African court ruled Wednesday that the government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court without parliament's approval was unconstitutional.

Russian military continues massive upgrade

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 4:00am

Russia's defense minister says the military received an array of new weapons last year, including 41 intercontinental ballistic missiles.

Cyprus peace process falters after latest talks called off

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:50am

A spokesman for the government of Cyprus says a scheduled meeting between the ethnically split island's rival leaders that aimed to nudge peace talks forward has been called off.

Body of Egypt's so-called Blind Sheikh brought home from US

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:50am

The body of a blind Egyptian cleric convicted of plotting terror attacks in New York has been brought back to Egypt for burial after he died in a U.S. federal prison over the weekend.

Russian defense minister happy with results of Syria mission

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:41am

Russia's defense minister has hailed the military's performance in Syria, saying new Russian weapons have proven their worth in the conflict.

Amnesty: Turkey among countries with worst rights practices

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:40am

The international human rights group Amnesty International says Turkey was among countries with the worst practices for human rights in 2016.

Germany approves faster deportation of failed asylum-seekers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:31am

Germany's Cabinet has approved a plan that makes it easier to deport rejected asylum-seekers.

Dutch security officer held for suspected data leak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:30am

Dutch police say they have detained a member of a security detail responsible for tasks including protecting anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders on suspicion of leaking classified information.

New hope for Yazidi women raped and tortured by IS fighters

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:12am

It's been less than two weeks since Perwin Ali Baku escaped the Islamic State group, after more than two years in captivity, bought and sold from fighter to fighter and carted from Iraq to Syria and then back again.

New hope for Yazidi women raped and tortured by IS fighters

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:12am

It's been less than two weeks since Perwin Ali Baku escaped the Islamic State group, after more than two years in captivity, bought and sold from fighter to fighter and carted from Iraq to Syria and then back again.

Khmer Rouge tribunal drops case vs lower-ranking suspect

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 3:10am

Cambodia's Khmer Rouge tribunal has dropped crimes against humanity charges against a former lower-ranking Khmer Rouge official, saying she was not high enough in the regime's leadership hierarchy.

Mexicans weigh the daunting prospect of deportee camps

Mark Stevenson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:42am

Mexicans fear deportee and refugee camps could be popping up along their northern border under the Trump administration's plan to start deporting to Mexico all Latin Americans and others who entered the U.S. illegally through this country.

Iraqi Shiite militias push to take villages west of Mosul

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:42am

Iraq's government-sanctioned paramilitary forces, made up mainly of Shiite militiamen, have launched a new push to capture villages west of the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants.

Russia's highest court frees opposition activist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 2:42am

Russia's highest court has overturned the conviction of a jailed opposition activist and ordered him released.

South African court rules that government's decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court is unconstitutional.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:44am

South African court rules that government's decision to withdraw from International Criminal Court is unconstitutional.

South Africa sees another rise in tension over immigrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:34am

The South African government says it is concerned about inflammatory remarks on social media following recent attacks on foreign immigrants.

The Latest: North Korea says women suspects should be freed

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:34am

The Latest on the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong Un's half brother, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (all times local):

North Korean diplomats urge immediate release of "innocent females" arrested in airport death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 1:00am

North Korean diplomats urge immediate release of "innocent females" arrested in airport death .

Turkey detains 35 IS suspects in Istanbul raids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:20am

Turkey's state-run news agency says anti-terrorism police in Istanbul have detained 35 people suspected of links to the Islamic State group.