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Afghan official: Policeman turns gun on colleagues, kills 11

Mirwais Khan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 2:19am

An Afghan policeman turned his rifle on his colleagues at a checkpoint in southern Helmand province, killing 11 of them before fleeing the scene, officials said Tuesday.

Part of Rio Carnival float collapses, injuring 12

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 2:08am

The top of a float collapsed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade early Tuesday, injuring at least 12 people, officials said.

Indian hometown grieves for engineer killed in Kansas bar

Omer Farooq, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 2:02am

Hundreds of grieving family and friends tearfully mourned a 32-year-old engineer in his southern Indian hometown Tuesday after he was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting in a crowded Kansas bar.

N. Korean diplomats in Malaysia to get Kim's brother's body

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 1:15am

A high-level North Korean delegation arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday seeking the body of leader Kim Jong Un's half brother, the victim of a nerve-agent attack that many suspect Pyongyang itself of orchestrating.

German police raid sites linked to radical mosque in Berlin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 12:50am

German police are searching dozens of sites across Berlin linked to a mosque visited by the truck attacker Anis Amri.

Bangladesh militants get death sentence for killing Japanese

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 12:35am

Five members of a banned militant group were sentenced to death by a Bangladesh court Tuesday for their involvement in the slaying of a Japanese agricultural researcher two years ago.

North Korea sends high-level delegation to Malaysia to seek return of body of leader's slain half brother

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 28th - 12:20am

North Korea sends high-level delegation to Malaysia to seek return of body of leader's slain half brother.

Australian accused of planning to help IS develop missiles

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 11:09pm

Australian counterterrorism police arrested a man on Tuesday who officials say was planning to advise the Islamic State group on how to develop missiles.

Rights group says Thai prisons fall short of world standards

Kaweewit Kaewjinda and Dake Kang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 10:18pm

Thailand's prisons fail to meet international standards, with inmates routinely shackled, stuffed into overcrowded cells and forced to work in harsh conditions, an international human rights group said Tuesday.

Taiwan marks crackdown anniversary amid China tensions

Ralph Jennings, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:52pm

Amid renewed tensions between Beijing and Taipei, Taiwan on Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of a bloody crackdown on anti-government protesters that is widely seen as a rejection of China's claims to the self-governing island democracy.

Japanese emperor departs for visit to Vietnam and Thailand

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 9:22pm

The emperor and empress of Japan departed Tuesday for a one-week trip to Vietnam and Thailand.

Vancouver police prepare for protests at new Trump tower

Cara McKenna and Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 7:24pm

Police are preparing for protests when President Donald Trump's two oldest sons officially open a new Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver on Tuesday, and the U.S. consulate is warning Americans to stay away.

Fallen Argentine troops' relatives wait for identification

Almudena Calatrava and Paul Byrne, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:45pm

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.

Chilean homes without water; 3 dead, 19 missing in floods

Patricia Luna, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:37pm

Hundreds of thousands of homes in communities around Chile's capital remained without water Monday as authorities struggled to restore service following floods caused by Andean rainfall.

UN condemns NKorea's provocative attempts to evade sanctions

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:55pm

The Security Council on Monday condemned North Korea's "irresponsible and provocative" attempts to evade U.N. sanctions.

IS militants in north Sinai showing their strength

Ashraf Sweilam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:27pm

In the past three days, Islamic State militants in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai region abducted four men accused of collaborating with the government, three of them during a brazen raid in the middle of a public market. Two of the men have been found slain while the others remain missing; Egyptian officials say that one of the slain men had his eyes plucked out and was set on fire before being shot to death.

Authorities investigate killing of hippo at El Salvador zoo

Marcos Aleman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:16pm

El Salvador's widespread violence reached an unexpected corner with the brutal and fatal beating of the national zoo's beloved hippopotamus Gustavito.

Dancers dress as devil in popular Argentina carnival

Alvaro Medina, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:39pm

To the beat of drums, more than 300 people dressed as devils descend a sacred hill as one of the most singular Carnival events in South America begins.

Warplanes pound northwest Syria as Geneva meetings continue

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:38pm

Airstrikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib province killed at least 11 people on Monday, opposition activists said, in the latest spasm of violence to mar U.N.-brokered talks in Geneva between the government and the opposition.