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Kim Jong Un 'ordered' half brother's killing, South Korean intelligence says

Ben Westcott, CNN  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:41am

Two North Korean ministries orchestrated the plot to kill Kim Jong Nam on the orders of his half-brother, North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's spy agency has said.

Philippine militants release video of German's beheading

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:35am

Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Filipino militants carried out a threat to kill him after a ransom deadline lapsed over the weekend.

Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for Germans

Lekan Oyekanmi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:35am

Nigerian police say it is not clear if a ransom was paid for the release of two German archaeologists freed by their kidnappers over the weekend.

Hungary building 2nd border fence to stop migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:16am

Hungary has begun building a second fence on its border with Serbia to stop migrants from freely entering the country, the government said Monday.

The dirty dozen: UN issues list of 12 most worrying bacteria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 8:16am

The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options.

Prosecutors probe possible 'junta' within Turkey's military

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:55am

A prosecutor in Istanbul launched an investigation Monday into the possible existence of a clique within the Turkish military capable of "obstructing" the government, the state-run news agency reported.

Deported woman's UK family launch campaign for her return

Lynne O'Donnell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:55am

The British family of a grandmother deported to Singapore launched a campaign on Monday to raise money to fund a legal fight for her return.

Malaysian officials run into N. Korean's diplomatic immunity

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:37am

Malaysian police investigating the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced. They know his name, his nationality and have a pretty good idea where he's holed up.

Kosovo imam accused of terror charges, tax evasion

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:26am

Prosecutors in Kosovo say they have charged an imam with urging people to join terror groups in Syria and Iraq and commit terror acts and also inciting inter-ethnic hatred.

Gerald Kaufman, UK's longest-serving lawmaker, dies at 86

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:10am

Gerald Kaufman, the longest-serving lawmaker in Britain's House of Commons, has died aged 86.

Float crashes, injuring 20 people at Rio's Carnival parade

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:03am

A float crashed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade Sunday evening and injured at least 20 people, including three people reported in serious condition, but organizers proceeded with the show.

US embassy condemns far-right march with US flag in Croatia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:53am

The U.S. Embassy in Croatia on Monday strongly denounced a march by far-right nationalists in the Croatian capital of Zagreb who also waved an American flag and reportedly voiced support for President Donald Trump.

Jets pound northwest Syria as Geneva talks continue

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:53am

At least 11 people were killed in airstrikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Monday, opposition activists said, in the latest spasm of violence to mar U.N.-brokered talks in Geneva between the Syrian government and the opposition.

South Africa reports drop in rhinos killed by poachers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:53am

South Africa says poachers killed 1,054 rhinos in the country last year, a 10.3 percent drop from 2015.

German Die Welt journalist questioned by Turkish prosecutor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:50am

Germany's Die Welt newspaper says one of its journalists who was detained over his reports on a hacker attack on the email account of Turkey's energy minister, has appeared before a prosecutor.

Seoul: 4 N. Korean spies involved in Kim killing in Malaysia

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:26am

South Korea's intelligence service told lawmakers Monday that four North Korean government spies were involved in the killing of the estranged half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un.

Israeli airstrikes wound 4 in Gaza after rocket attack

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:26am

Israel carried out a series of airstrikes on militant sites across the Gaza Strip on Monday, wounding at least four people, officials said, following a rocket attack on southern Israel that caused no casualties.

US general discusses military aid on Lebanon visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:26am

The commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East has met with top officials in Lebanon to discuss American military aid and other efforts to contain the fallout from the civil war in neighboring Syria.

Cambodian official urges emulating Trump's position on press

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:16am

A Cambodian government official says U.S. President Donald Trump's attacks on the media are an inspiration to his own country to observe limits on freedom of expression.