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South Africa honors more than 600 dead in WWI ship sinking

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:28pm

It was a cataclysmic loss among many during World War I. On the foggy early morning of Feb. 21, 1917, in the channel between Britain and France, a British steamship accidentally rammed the smaller SS Mendi, sinking the vessel in about 20 minutes and killing more than 600 southern African troops on board, the vast majority of them black.

Man involved in Mexico crash pulls gun on ambulance crew

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:13pm

Mexican officials say the driver of an SUV involved in a traffic accident that killed eight people in western Mexico pulled a gun on an ambulance crew him to the hospital and escaped in a taxi. Authorities say he was caught later when he sought medical treatment at a clinic.

Plane carrying 5 people hits Australian shopping mall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:10pm

Five people were believed killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said.

Singaporean PM, hosting Netanyahu, endorses 'two-state' plan

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 7:45pm

Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, hosting a visit by his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, said Monday his country believes in a "two-state solution" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Guinea: 5 killed amid student protests over teacher strikes

Boubacar Diallo, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:40pm

At least five people were killed Monday when police in Guinea clamped down on hundreds of students who demonstrated with stones and sticks amid teacher strikes that have kept them out of class for weeks.

German nationalist Petry met with Putin allies

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:33pm

Germany's most prominent nationalist politician held talks with Russian lawmakers over the weekend, including senior members of President Vladimir Putin's United Russia party, her office said Monday.

Magnitude 4.7 earthquake shakes Panama's capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 2:22pm

An earthquake caused skyscrapers in Panama's capital to sway Monday and led to the evacuation of some buildings. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

French far-right chief calls Assad solution to Syria crisis

Andrea Rosa and Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 1:44pm

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen tried to raise her international profile and press her pro-Syria, pro-Christian stance with a visit to Lebanon on Monday, holding her first campaign meeting with a head of state.

Amid protests, UK lawmakers debate downgrading Trump visit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:56pm

Thousands of protesters against U.S. President Donald Trump rallied outside Britain's Parliament on Monday, while lawmakers inside urged the government to rescind its offer to the president of a state visit stamped with pomp, pageantry and royal approval.

More than 100 injured in train collision in South Africa

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:56pm

South African paramedics say two trains have collided in the capital, Pretoria, injuring more than 100 people.

Pence tries to reassure European leaders shaken by Trump

Ken Thomas and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:42pm

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday vowed to stand with the European Union and the NATO military alliance, but was met with some skepticism from leaders shaken by President Donald Trump's more critical comments.

UK's May says Lords must respect people's will on Brexit

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 12:06pm

Britain's House of Lords launched a bid Monday to gain a greater say for Parliament over the terms of the U.K.'s European Union exit, as Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers not to hold up "what the British people want" by trying to delay the process.

Pakistan says airstrikes have killed 'dozens' of militants

Riaz Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:43am

Pakistani airstrikes killed "dozens" of militants on Monday in a tribal region along the Afghan border, the military said.

Poland tells EU: We value democracy, respect our sovereignty

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:34am

Poland's Foreign Ministry said Monday it has written to the European Union in response to the bloc's recommendations on rule of law in the country, the latest step in a standoff between Warsaw's populist government and EU officials concerned about weakening democratic standards.

7 killed in airstrikes on Syrian capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:33am

Airstrikes in the Syrian capital, Damascus, left at least seven people dead Monday as activists reported a third straight day of escalations by pro-government forces against opposition-held areas inside and around the capital.

Montenegro accuses Russia over alleged coup plot

Predrag Milic, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:33am

Montenegro's special prosecutor has accused Russia and its secret service operatives of plotting an election-day coup attempt that included plans to kill the small Balkan country's former prime minister.

North African diplomats seek solutions for chaotic Libya

Bouazza Ben Bouazza, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:32am

The presidents of Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia will hold a summit soon to try to find ways to reconcile neighboring Libya's rival political factions and stem the country's chaos, diplomats said Monday.

Israeli soldier to be sentenced Tuesday for manslaughter

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:20am

The Israeli army says a military court on Tuesday will sentence a soldier convicted of manslaughter for fatally shooting a wounded Palestinian assailant.

Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks

Bram Janssen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:35am

Iraqi forces advanced Monday into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive Islamic State militants from the city's western half, as the visiting U.S. defense secretary met with officials to discuss the fight against the extremists.