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Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for Germans

Lekan Oyekanmi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:16am

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

7 dead as gunmen shoot at Sri Lanka prison bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:07am

Seven people were killed Monday when gunmen shot at a bus transporting prisoners to a court in southwest Sri Lanka, news reports said.

Philippine militants release video of German's beheading

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:07am

Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines have released a video of the beheading of a German hostage.

Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines release video of beheading of German hostage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:45am

Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines release video of beheading of German hostage.

Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:45am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is urging the international community to protect the two-state solution as Israel expands settlement construction.

Cambodian official urges emulating Trump's position on press

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:35am

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

Malaysian officials run into N. Korean's diplomatic immunity

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:00am

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.

Seoul says North Korea executes 5 senior security officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:51am

North Korea executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that "enraged" leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's spy agency said Monday.

Afghan President: Taliban shadow governor killed in Kunduz

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:51am

A senior Taliban commander was killed Sunday in Afghanistan's Kunduz province, according to the Afghan president and the militant group.

EU member states back visa liberalization for Georgia

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:50am

European Union member states have backed a proposal to allow Georgian citizens into Europe's passport-free area without visas for short stays.

Pakistani capital on high alert after a series of attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:06am

Pakistani officials say the capital Islamabad and other parts of the country have been put on high alert after a series of militant attacks.

South Korea's opposition threatens to impeach acting leader

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 1:37am

South Korea's main opposition parties threatened Monday to impeach the country's acting leader after he refused to extend a special investigation into the huge corruption scandal that toppled conservative President Park Geun-hye.

Bomb targets bus in Bahrain, wounding 5 police officers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 1:20am

Authorities in Bahrain say five police officers have been wounded in a bomb attack that targeted a bus in the island nation.

Indonesia police shoot dead suspected militant during attack

Adi Marsiela, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 12:59am

Indonesian police said they shot and killed a suspected militant in the West Java capital of Bandung on Monday after his bomb exploded in a vacant lot and he fled into a municipal building and set it alight.

1st senior Chinese official visits Washington in Trump era

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 12:01am

China is sending its first senior official to visit the United States since President Donald Trump took office, amid uncertainties over trade relations and new security tensions in east Asia.

US officials not yet authorized to vet Pacific refugees

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:40pm

U.S. security officers have yet to be authorized by President Donald Trump's administration to vet refugees held on Pacific islands for potential resettlement in the United States, an Australian official said on Monday.

Australian leader blames predecessor for popularity decline

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:40pm

Australia's prime minister on Monday blamed recent criticism from his predecessor for a dip in the government's popularity in a closely watched opinion poll.

Detained Philippine senator asks court to nullify arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:28pm

A Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs petitioned the Supreme Court Monday to nullify a Manila court's arrest warrant against her for drug charges and release her from jail.

Fallen Argentine troops' relatives wait for identification

Almudena Calatrava and Paul Byrne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 26th - 10:10pm

The body of Jose Antonio Reyes Lobos rests in the Falkland Islands along with those of more than 100 other fallen Argentine soldiers. But his 79-year-old mother says she doesn't want to leave this world without putting a flower on a grave bearing the name of her son killed in combat more than three decades ago.