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Zimbabwean opposition leader Tsvangirai buried in rural home

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:52am

Thousands of people in Zimbabwe gathered on Tuesday for the burial of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose death from cancer exacerbated divisions within a movement preparing for elections just months away.

Netanyahu confidant identified as scandals mount

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:48am

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, already reeling from a damaging police report into alleged corruption, faced yet another scandal on Tuesday — with allegations that a longtime confidant attempted to bribe a judge in exchange for dropping a corruption case against the Israeli leader's wife.

Insiders: Russia troll farm even zanier than indictment says

Raphael Satter and Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:39am

A Clinton-Obama sex tape using body doubles. A Facebook page promoting Texas independence riddled with grammatical mistakes.

The Latest: Erdogan: Pro-Syrian forces pushed back in Afrin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:18am

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Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:06am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with key goals of full U.N. membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for resolving all issues with Israel for a two-state solution.

Ukraine's president signs bill on Russia-backed regions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:04am

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has signed a bill aimed at reintegrating the territory in the country's east controlled by Russia-backed separatists.

Turkey's Erdogan confirms pro-Syrian government fighters pushed back from Afrin, warns against 'wrongful steps'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:02am

Turkey's Erdogan confirms pro-Syrian government fighters pushed back from Afrin, warns against 'wrongful steps'

Brazil's lower house approves military intervention in Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 10:00am

Brazil's lower house approved a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's security forces early Tuesday as soldiers and police spread out throughout in the city to combat rising crime.

Parts of Warsaw Ghetto wall to become historic monuments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:54am

Two sections of the wall that isolated the Warsaw Ghetto during World War II should be added to a list of historical monuments, a regional conservation official in Poland said Tuesday.

More than 100 killed in Syria assault on Damascus suburb

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:44am

Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed nearly 130 people in two days, marking some of the deadliest bombardment of the rebellious region in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said Tuesday.

Kosovo to vote on revised demarcation deal with Montenegro

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:44am

Kosovo's government has asked parliament to vote later this week on a revised version of a border demarcation deal with Montenegro.

Oxfam apologizes over handling of Haiti abuse scandal

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:32am

Oxfam's leadership apologized Tuesday for downplaying the significance of a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti as they were grilled by British lawmakers and sought to stem the tide of cancelled donations.

Malta's only airport reopens after 2-hour closure for fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:25am

Authorities at Malta's only airport say a fire in a fish tank pump room forced the airport to close for two hours while half-a- dozen incoming flights were diverted to Sicily.

Police reject German nationalists' criticism over march

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 9:10am

Berlin police have dismissed a nationalist party's claim that officers failed to protect participants in a weekend protest march.

Turkish state media: Pro-Syrian government forces withdraw from Afrin city following Turkish shelling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:48am

Turkish state media: Pro-Syrian government forces withdraw from Afrin city following Turkish shelling .

Woman in burqa attacked, abused in Berlin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:47am

German police say a Muslim woman wearing a veil covering her entire face and body was attacked and verbally abused inside a Berlin store.

Japanese man given custody of 13 surrogate kids

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:26am

A Thai court on Tuesday granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their biological father, reviving a bizarre tale that captured tabloid headlines four years ago, but leaving some basic questions unanswered.

The Latest: Greece jails Palestinian over migrant smuggling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:18am

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Australia resettles Cambodian activist's family as refugees

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:16am

Australia has accepted the family of a murdered Cambodian political activist as refugees, a lawmaker said Tuesday, as the Australian government encourages its rejected refugees to resettle in Cambodia.