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Zimbabwe's Mugabe turns 93, says he will stand in 2018 polls

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:21am

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who turned 93 years old on Tuesday, described his wife Grace, an increasingly political figure, as "fireworks" because of her feisty remarks in his defense.

Red Crescent: 74 bodies of migrants wash ashore in Libya

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:21am

Libya's Red Crescent says 74 bodies of migrants have washed ashore in the western city of Zawiya on the Mediterranean Sea.

Iran's leader calls Israel a 'fake' nation, 'dirty chapter'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:10am

Iran's supreme leader has used the podium of a pro-Palestinian gathering in Tehran to call Israel a "fake" nation and a "dirty chapter" of history.

Family believes Vietnamese suspect in Kim's death was duped

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 2:10am

The family of a Vietnamese woman arrested in the death of the half brother of North Korea's ruler in Malaysia has confirmed she is their relative, but believes she didn't knowingly participate in the killing.

UNICEF, French president urge protection for children of war

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:33am

Child soldiers, underage sex slaves, orphaned adolescent refugees — France's president and UNICEF are urging the international community to do more to protect the more than 200 million children of today's conflict zones.

Suicide bombers kill 5 outside court in northwest Pakistan

Riaz Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:30am

A group of suicide bombers struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing five people in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group.

Floods inundate thousands of homes in Indonesian capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:21am

Torrential rains in the Indonesian capital have overwhelmed drains and flooded roads and thousands of homes.

Prefecture in China's Xinjiang to track cars by satellite

Gerry Shih, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 1:01am

A prefecture in China's far western Xinjiang region is requiring all vehicles to install satellite tracking systems as part of stepped-up measures against violent attacks.

Malaysian officials say cause of death still not determined for half brother of North Korean ruler

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 21st - 12:20am

Malaysian officials say cause of death still not determined for half brother of North Korean ruler.

4 US tourists and pilot killed in Australian plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:56pm

An Australian pilot and four American tourists on a golfing vacation were killed when a light plane crashed in flames into a shopping mall on Tuesday shortly after takeoff in the Australian city of Melbourne, officials said.

Malaysian diplomat says Kim death investigation impartial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:04pm

The investigation into the death of the exiled half-brother of North Korea's ruler is being conducted in an impartial manner, Malaysia's ambassador to Pyongyang said Tuesday, rejecting accusations from the North that the probe was politically tinged.

Plane carrying 5 people hits Australian shopping mall

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 11:04pm

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.

Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks

Bram Janssen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 10:14pm

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.

Man involved in Mexico crash pulls gun on ambulance crew

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 9:51pm

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 taking him to the hospital and escaped in a taxi. Authorities say he was caught later when he sought medical treatment at a clinic.

Death toll in Philippine bus crash climbs to 15

Aaron Favila, Associated Press  |  Posted  Feb 20th - 8:51pm

The death toll has risen to 15 from a bus crash in the Philippines, officials said Tuesday, and could climb further as many of the nearly 50 others who were hurt in the accident are in serious condition.

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.

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.