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Autopsy aside, Israeli army says tear gas killed Palestinian

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 12:03pm

An initial inquiry suggested that a Palestinian whose beating by soldiers was caught on video died from tear gas inhalation, the Israeli military said Friday, ahead of a planned autopsy.

UN to vote on 30-day humanitarian cease-fire in Syria

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:32am

The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Friday on a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.

Deaths mount in Syria bombing campaign near Damascus

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:58am

Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing 32 people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400.

France unveils broad new plan to tackle radicalization

Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:56am

France unveiled a wide-ranging new program on Friday to counter radicalization, as French jihadis return from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and the watch list grows of people showing risk signs.

18 dead after 2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:44am

Two car bomb blasts rocked Somalia's capital on Friday evening, followed by gunfire, police said, and an ambulance service said at least 18 people had been killed.

The Latest: At least 18 dead in 2 blasts in Somali capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:36am

The Latest on the attack in Somalia's capital (all times local):

At least 18 people killed in pair of explosions in Somalia's capital, ambulance service says

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:30am

At least 18 people killed in pair of explosions in Somalia's capital, ambulance service says.

Switzerland: 2 killed in apparent murder-suicide in Zurich

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:06am

A man fired several shots at a woman and then shot himself in Zurich on Friday, Swiss police said, adding that both died in what appeared to have been a "relationship crime."

8 charged in murder of wildlife conservationist in Tanzania

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:58am

A U.S.-based wildlife conservation group says authorities in Tanzania have arrested and charged eight people for the murder of the group's co-founder Wayne Lotter, who was shot in Dar es Salaam last year.

Mexico finds 103 migrants abandoned in freight trailer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:56am

Mexican immigration agents say they have found 103 Central American migrants in a freight trailer left by a roadside near the U.S. border.

Parents fear worst for missing girls after Nigeria attack

Haruna Umar and Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:52am

The sound of gunfire rang out as residents gathered for evening prayers at the mosque. Soon the armed fighters showed up in their trucks and made their target clear: Where was the girls' school, they asked.

The Latest: Syrian opposition says 32 killed near Damascus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:49am

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Canadian police charge alleged killer with another murder

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:25am

Canadian police say they've charged an alleged serial killer with one additional charge of murder, bringing the total to six. Police believe there are more victims.

Somali police official says 2 car bomb blasts rock Mogadishu, following by sustained gunfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:11am

Somali police official says 2 car bomb blasts rock Mogadishu, following by sustained gunfire.

German food bank criticized, praised for anti-migrant stance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:46am

A food bank in western Germany drew widespread criticism Friday for its decision to stop giving access cards to foreigners, who it says make up a growing percentage of its users. The move was hailed by some far-right groups.

France to charge suspect in Spain attacks that killed 16

Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:44am

The French prosecutor's office says an unnamed person detained in France in connection with the August extremist attacks in Spain will be handed preliminary charges.

Russia: Embassy coke bust shows our mission's strength

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:52am

A spokeswoman for Russia's Foreign Ministry is brushing off suggestions that the discovery of hundreds of kilograms (pounds) of cocaine in a school attached to Moscow's Argentina embassy harms the mission's reputation.

Turkish court rules 3 academics committed terror propaganda

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:45am

Turkey's official news agency says a court has ruled that three academics who signed a peace petition committed terror propaganda but deferred a final verdict for five years.

Philippines: Suspect in Filipina's freezer death arrested

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:36am

One of two suspects in the gruesome death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in an apartment in Kuwait has been arrested in Lebanon, the Philippine foreign secretary said Friday.