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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.

Long road ahead for justice and accountability in Syria

Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:08am

A fresh round of Syrian peace talks is set to begin in Geneva on Thursday. And while the U.N-sponsored talks may represent the best opportunity in years to make progress toward an end to the conflict, the burning question for many Syria observers is whether justice will be sacrificed in the name of peace.

Pakistani lawyers protest court bombing that killed 7

Riaz Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 22nd - 12:01am

Lawyers in northwestern Pakistan boycotted court hearings in protest on Wednesday, a day after a suicide bombing killed seven people outside a courthouse in the region, officials said.

Island kingdom of Tonga mourns the death of its queen mother

Pesi Fonua, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:52pm

The South Pacific island kingdom of Tonga is mourning the death of its queen mother, who dedicated her time to helping the elderly and those with disabilities.

Ex-Hong Kong leader gets 20 months in jail for misconduct

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 10:12pm

A former leader of Hong Kong was sentenced Wednesday to 20 months in prison for misconduct after failing to disclose plans to rent a luxury apartment for his retirement from a businessman applying for a broadcasting license.

Pilot radioed in 'Mayday' call before Australian plane crash

David Warren and Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:55pm

A pilot repeatedly yelled out "Mayday" but did not say what the emergency was before his light plane crashed into the roof of an Australian shopping mall, killing himself and four American tourists, an accident investigator said Wednesday.

The Latest: Son of slain N. Korean not in Malaysia: police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:53pm

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):

Philippines to deport convicted US pedophile

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:42pm

The Philippines' Bureau of Immigration said Wednesday it had arrested a convicted American pedophile wanted by U.S. authorities for a string of crimes.

New Zealand unveils national memorial for quake victims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 9:22pm

The New Zealand city of Christchurch unveiled a national memorial Wednesday to commemorate the 185 people who died in an earthquake six years ago.

Malaysia police chief: Suspects in Kim Jong Nam killing were trained to wipe toxin on his face, then wash hands

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 8:20pm

Malaysia police chief: Suspects in Kim Jong Nam killing were trained to wipe toxin on his face, then wash hands .

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang gets 20 months in prison for corruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 7:50pm

Former Hong Kong leader Donald Tsang gets 20 months in prison for corruption.

Amnesty blames Trump, others in global rollback of rights.

John Leicester, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 21st - 6:32pm

Amnesty International says "toxic" fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is contributing to a global pushback against human rights.