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Deported woman's UK family launch campaign for her return

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:12am

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.

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.

Philippine militants release video of German's beheading

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:42am

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.

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.

Fire sweeps through Mogadishu's main market killing 2 people

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:16am

A huge fire engulfed Somali capital's main market, killing at least two people, a Somali police officer said Monday.

Detained Philippine senator asks court to nullify arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:04am

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

Prosecutors probe possible 'junta' within Turkey's military

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:58am

Turkey's state-run news agency says a prosecutor has launched an investigation into the possible existence of a clique within the military capable of "obstructing" the government.

Iraqi commander says troops push deeper into western Mosul

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:32am

Iraqi federal police units pushed deeper into western Mosul on Monday, gaining control of a neighborhood along the Tigris River and the foot of one of the city's five bridges amid intense clashes with Islamic State militants, a senior Iraqi police commander said.

Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:15am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday urged the international community to protect the two-state solution, in a message aimed at Israel and the new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump.

Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for Germans

Lekan Oyekanmi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:49am

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.

Malaysian officials run into N. Korean's diplomatic immunity

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:32am

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.

France's 2 left-wing presidential candidates refuse to unite

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:32am

The two main left-leaning candidates in France's presidential election won't join forces after all.