Nicolae Dumitrache and Alison Mutler, Associated Press | Posted Feb 10th - 3:40am
A Romanian appeals court on Wednesday upheld a 20-year prison sentence for a 90-year-old communist-era prison guard convicted of crimes against humanity, in the first such case since dictator Nicolae Ceausescu was tried and executed in 1989.
An Indonesian air force plane crashed into a house on the country's main island of Java on Wednesday, killing the pilot and two people in the house, a senior official said. A second person on the plane was missing.
Police say a recent grenade attack on an asylum seekers' home in Germany wasn't triggered by hatred on refugees, but suspect it was caused by rivalry between different companies involved in providing safety for asylum centers.
A Hong Kong student activist was detained at the city's airport on Wednesday morning, apparently on suspicion of involvement in a violent Lunar New Year clash between police and protesters, his group said.
Christopher Sherman, Associated Press | Posted Feb 9th - 10:12pm
For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It's the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives.