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Improvised migrant shelter in northern Mexico to close

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 2:53pm

Authorities in northern Mexico have decided to close an improvised shelter in the border city of Piedras Negras where hundreds of Central American migrants have been living for over a week.

Armed bar attack kills 5, wounds 5 more in Mexico's Cancun

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 1:26pm

Gunmen burst into a bar in the Caribbean resort city of Cancun and opened fire, killing five people and wounding five more, authorities said Saturday.

Bulgarian nationalists march in honor of pro-Nazi general

Veselin Toshkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 11:52am

Bulgarian nationalists have marched through Sofia, the country's capital, to honor a World War II general known for his anti-Semitic and pro-Nazi activities.

Kenya recalls ambassador to Somalia over water rights clash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 11:16am

A top Kenyan official says the country has recalled its ambassador to Somalia and told the Somali ambassador to leave over an alleged land grab by Somalia.

Hezbollah leader blasts Trump over fight against IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 10:04am

The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group is blasting President Donald Trump ahead of his expected declaration of victory against the Islamic State group in Syria.

Does Catalan crisis threaten to make Spain 'ungovernable'?

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:49am

The secession crisis festering in Spain's northeastern corner of Catalonia has spread to the political heart of the European Union nation.

North Macedonia police break up migrant smugglers ring

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:41am

Police in North Macedonia say they've broken up a criminal ring of migrant smugglers and filed charges against 21 people, including a police officer, for illegal trafficking.

Danish woman nominated to head UN Environment Program

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:41am

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says he intends to appoint Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Program, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Hezbollah denies US charges it has cells in Venezuela

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:36am

The leader of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group has denied U.S. assertions that it has cells in Venezuela saying the Latin American nation "does not need them."

Russian officials say several floors of a university building in St. Petersburg have collapsed; casualties unknown

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 9:06am

Russian officials say several floors of a university building in St. Petersburg have collapsed; casualties unknown.

South African activists try to protect endangered pangolins

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 7:30am

As World Pangolin Day is marked around the globe, Saturday, some conservationists in South Africa are working to protect the endangered animals, including caring for a few that have been rescued from traffickers.

Egypt says deadly extremist attack hits Sinai checkpoint

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:33am

Extremists attacked an army checkpoint in the troubled northern Sinai peninsula on Saturday at dawn, causing 15 casualties among the armed forces including at least one officer shot dead, Egypt's military spokesman said.

The Latest: Extremist attack in Nigeria kills 4 civilians

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:19am

The Latest on Nigeria's postponed presidential election (all times local):

Nigeria's candidates blame each other in surprise vote delay

Hilary Uguru, Cara Anna and Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:14am

Nigeria's top candidates on Saturday condemned the surprise last-minute decision to delay the presidential election for a week until Feb. 23, blaming each other but appealing to Africa's largest democracy for calm.

North Macedonia: Bus crash death toll rises to 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 5:14am

Health authorities say the death toll from a bus crash in North Macedonia has risen to 15 after a man died early Saturday at a clinic in the capital, Skopje.

Opposition supporters clash with police in Albania

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 4:16am

Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters clashed with police Saturday at an anti-government rally protesting what they claim is a corrupt and inefficient Cabinet. The protesters demanded that the government resign and an early election be held.

Tear gas, hate speech marks 14th yellow vest protest

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:59am

Police fired tear gas and brought in water cannons and a horse brigade to disperse several thousand yellow vest protesters Saturday massed near a Paris landmark at the end of a march through the French capital, the 14th straight weekend of demonstrations.

Retired Indian general urges caution against Pakistan strike

Aijaz Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:58am

As India considers its response to the suicide car bombing of a paramilitary convoy in the disputed region of Kashmir that killed dozens of soldiers, a retired military commander who oversaw a much-lauded military strike against neighboring Pakistan in 2016 has urged caution.

The Latest: Merkel defends Iran deal; Pence blasts Europe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 16th - 3:49am

The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local):