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Car bomb kills 2 soldiers, wounds 3 others in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:04am

An Afghan official says a suicide car bomb has killed at least two soldiers and wounded three others in southern Helmand province.

South Africa anti-immigrant protests erupt in capital

Nqobile Ntshangase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:04am

Police fired stun grenades, rubber bullets and water cannon Friday as the latest wave of anti-immigrant protests broke out in South Africa's capital, while President Jacob Zuma condemned anti-foreigner violence and appealed for calm.

Car bomb near Syria town captured from IS kills 35 people

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:33am

A car bombing north of a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed at least 35 people on Friday, mostly civilians who had gathered trying to go back home, Turkey's news agency and Syrian activists said.

Norway, Germany give $394 million to help African region

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:25am

Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende says his country is giving 1.6 billion kroner ($192 million) over a three-year period to prevent a famine in the African countries around the Lake Chad Basin, while Germany on Friday added 120 million euros ($127 million).

Iraqi forces enter western Mosul, take airport from IS

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:03am

Iraqi forces pushed into the first neighborhood in western Mosul on Friday and took full control of the international airport on the city's southwestern edge from the Islamic State group, according to Iraqi officials.

Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed outcast North Korean scion

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:03am

The poison used to kill the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader at a crowded air terminal in Malaysia was the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent, police said Friday, as they began a sweep of the airport for any traces of the deadly toxin.

Shooting of 2 Indians in US bar sends shock waves in India

Omer Farooq, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:53am

The shooting of two Indians in a crowded suburban Kansas City bar has sent shock waves through their hometowns, and India's government is rushing diplomats to monitor progress in investigation into the crime.

Senegal arrests 2 suspected extremists over 2016 attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:50am

Senegalese police say they have arrested two suspected extremists from Mali connected to the deadly attacks in Ivory Coast last year.

Australians doubt Trump's commitment to its traditional ally

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:18am

Some Australians foresee trouble in their country's traditionally strong alliance with the United States because of what they see as "unpresidential" behavior from President Donald Trump, while others think outspoken businessman-turned-Australian-leader Malcolm Turnbull is a good match for him.

French presidency: Green candidate bows out, joins Socialist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:10am

The French environmental party's presidential candidate is giving up his bid and joining the campaign of Socialist Benoit Hamon, in hopes of boosting the floundering left's chances of keeping the Elysee Palace.

Officials: Iraqi forces enter first western Mosul neighborhood, fully retake the city's airport from Islamic State group

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:56am

Officials: Iraqi forces enter first western Mosul neighborhood, fully retake the city's airport from Islamic State group.

Poll puts Germany's SPD slightly ahead of Merkel's party

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:44am

A new poll shows Germany's center-left Social Democrats nudging past Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc in support for the first time in more than a decade, riding a wave of enthusiasm from their surprise nomination of a new leader.

Turkish news agency says 35 Syrian opposition fighters, civilians killed in car bombing near Syrian town taken from IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:44am

Turkish news agency says 35 Syrian opposition fighters, civilians killed in car bombing near Syrian town taken from IS.

Russia's ambassador to UN laid to rest in Moscow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:40am

Russia is holding a funeral for its long-time ambassador to the United Nations who died suddenly earlier this week.

UK Conservatives take long-held Labour Party seat

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:16am

Britain's governing Conservative Party on Friday seized a parliamentary seat long held by the Labour Party in a special election blow to the opposition.

Israel denies work visa to Human Rights Watch official

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:35pm

Israeli authorities have rejected a request from Human Rights Watch to grant a work permit to its regional director, accusing the group of engaging in Palestinian "propaganda," the group said Friday.

Japan first lady resigns from honorary position at school

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:00pm

The Japanese first lady has resigned as "honorary principal" of a private elementary school run by a man with ultra-nationalistic views following an escalating controversy over the low price the school paid for government land.

The Latest: Japanese cult also used VX nerve gas

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:00pm

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

Malaysian police say one suspect in VX poisoning of Kim Jong Nam was sickened, vomited after attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:51pm

Malaysian police say one suspect in VX poisoning of Kim Jong Nam was sickened, vomited after attack.