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Slovaks mark anniversary of slayings of journalist, fiancee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:34am

Thousands of people rallied in Bratislava and across Slovakia on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee.

Italy sees confirmed virus cases more than quadruple due to an emerging cluster in the country's north

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

Italy sees confirmed virus cases more than quadruple due to an emerging cluster in the country's north.

Mexico extradites son of Jalisco cartel to face US charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:54am

Mexico extradited the son of the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel to face drug charges in the United States, leading to fears his gang may stage retaliations.

Survivor: German shooter emptied magazine, calmly walked out

Christoph Noelting, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:56am

Piter Minnemann and his friends were eating when they heard shots fired outside the door of the snack bar in Hanau where they had gathered.

Israel says cruise passenger flown home from Japan has virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:00am

One of the 11 Israelis who were flown home after being quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan has tested positive for the new virus that emerged in China late last year, the first case to be reported inside Israel, officials said Friday.

IS supporter pleads guilty to St. Paul's Cathedral bomb plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:53am

ABritish woman who supported the Islamic State group pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to bomb St. Paul's Cathedralin London.

US, Taliban to begin a countdown to Afghan peace deal

Kathy Gannon and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:48am

The countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States to end the 18 years of war in Afghanistan will begin on Friday night, when the seven-day “reduction of violence" promised by the Taliban will go into effect, a senior U.S. State Department official said. The deal will be signed on Feb. 29.

US official: 7-day 'reduction of violence' promised by Taliban starts tonight; US-Taliban deal to be signed Feb. 29

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:44am

US official: 7-day 'reduction of violence' promised by Taliban starts tonight; US-Taliban deal to be signed Feb. 29.

Italy sees virus cases quadruple in emerging cluster

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:18am

A Ukrainian village where residents clashed with riot police and threw rocks at buses while protesting the local quarantine of people evacuated from China is under control, but the unrest may continue, Ukraine's prime minister said Friday.

Iran reports 2 more deaths, 13 new cases of new coronavirus

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:18am

Iranian health authorities on Friday reported two more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China and said the fatalities were from among 13 new confirmed cases of the virus in Iran.

Lesotho's PM fails to show in court to face murder charge

Herbert Moyo, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:18am

Lesotho’s prime minister failed to show up in court on Friday to be charged with murder in the killing of his estranged wife, and police said he might have gone to neighboring South Africa for an undisclosed ailment.

Iran reports 2 more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China, says they were from among 13 new confirmed cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:10am

Iran reports 2 more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China, says they were from among 13 new confirmed cases.

Grief, anger and calls for action after shooting in Germany

David McHugh and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:33am

Hundreds of grieving people flocked to Friday prayers in the mosques of the German town of Hanau, two days after a racially motivated shooting shook the country and prompted fresh calls for a crackdown on far-right extremism.

South Korea has reported additional 48 cases of a new virus, raising its total to 204

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:05am

South Korea has reported additional 48 cases of a new virus, raising its total to 204.

New Zealand killer of British backpacker sentenced to life

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:59am

A New Zealand man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for murdering a young British backpacker, whose mother told the court the stealing of her daughter's life had ripped a hole in her heart.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:40pm

Democratic voters feel generally positive about all of their top candidates for president, but they have only moderate levels of confidence that their party’s nomination process is fair. That's according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Among Democrats, self-described moderates and conservatives are more likely than liberals to have high confidence that the party's process is fair. Democrats age 45 and older are more likely to be very confident than those who are younger. Some respondents worry the bitter internal battle for the nomination could weaken whomever emerges as the party's pick to take on President Donald Trump in November.

Stress, rumors, even violence: Virus fear goes viral

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:04pm

You might have heard that the fear of a new virus from China is spreading faster than the actual virus.

South Korean capital Seoul bans rallies in major downtown areas in efforts to fight viral outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:03pm

South Korean capital Seoul bans rallies in major downtown areas in efforts to fight viral outbreak.

South Korea reports 52 new cases of coronavirus, raising its total to 156, after declaring southern city a special zone

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:02pm

South Korea reports 52 new cases of coronavirus, raising its total to 156, after declaring southern city a special zone.