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Turkey arrests 3 suspected of training as IS suicide bombers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:43am

Turkish officials say authorities have arrested three alleged Islamic State militants who are suspected of having trained to become suicide bombers.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:37am

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.

Pakistani court frees man sentenced to death for blasphemy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:34am

A Pakistani court freed an Islamic preacher who was sentenced to death four years ago on charges of blasphemy, a defense lawyer said Tuesday.

Myanmar army: Charges of abuse of Rohingya unsubstantiated

Min Kyi Thein, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:33am

Myanmar's military, under international pressure over alleged abuses against members of the country's Muslim Rohingya minority, said Tuesday that official investigations failed to substantiate most accusations.


Authorities investigate killing of hippo at El Salvador zoo

Marcos Aleman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:30am

El Salvador's widespread violence reached an unexpected corner with the brutal and fatal beating of the national zoo's beloved hippopotamus Gustavito.

German police raid sites linked to radical mosque in Berlin

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:22am

Police on Tuesday 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 it.

Australian woman apologizes over death of policeman on Bali

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:20am

An Australian woman on trial with her British boyfriend in the death of a police officer on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali has expressed deep regret and apologized, but says she did not kill the victim.

Madrid officials fight bus carrying anti-transgender message

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:10am

Madrid's regional government says it is assessing how to get an orange-and-white bus campaigning against allowing children to change their gender off the Spanish capital's streets.

EU indicates Swiss immigration compromise is acceptable

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 8:00am

European Union governments are indicating that a compromise on a Swiss referendum result calling for some immigration limits is acceptable, if the principle of freedom of movement for EU workers is respected.

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.

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.