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Ethiopia to demolish thousands of houses, prompting anger

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 5:02am

The Ethiopian government has begun demolishing thousands of houses they say are illegal in the Oromia region in the outskirts of the capital, Addis Ababa.

Gale force winds sweep across Croatian coast

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 4:42am

Gale force winds have swept across much of the Croatian Adriatic coast, toppling trees, damaging cars and shattering windows.

India police arrest Kashmir activists amid rising tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 4:37am

Police have arrested at least 200 activists seeking the end of Indian rule in disputed Kashmir, escalating fears among already wary residents that a sweeping crackdown could touch off renewed anti-India protests and clashes.

Vietnam arrests 2 ex-ministers suspected of mismanagement

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 4:09am

Vietnamese officials said Saturday that they have arrested two former information ministers suspected of mismanaging state investment capital, as the authorities toughen their crackdown on corruption.

Yellow vest protesters try to keep up momentum on week 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 3:51am

French yellow vest protest organizers are trying to tamp down violence and anti-Semitism in the movement's ranks as they launch a 15th straight weekend of demonstrations.

3 UK Cabinet ministers may break with PM May over Brexit

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 2:53am

Three senior British Cabinet ministers suggested Saturday they may break with Prime Minister Theresa May and back amendments to delay Brexit unless a deal is agreed to in the next week.

Pakistan FM's letter to UN warns of security deterioration

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 2:00am

Pakistan's foreign minister has appealed to the U.N. Security Council to draw attention to Indian threats of force in the wake of the Pulwama suicide bombing that killed more than 40 Indian soldiers in disputed Kashmir.

Moldova parliamentary ballot: what's at stake?

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 1:17am

More than three million Moldovans are eligible to vote in parliamentary elections Sunday in this former Soviet republic wedged between Romania and Ukraine. They will choose representatives for the next four-year term of the 101-seat legislature. No outright winner is expected and the ballot will likely deepen a rift between pro-Western and pro-Russian forces, amid concerns about endemic corruption and crumbling democracy.

Bangladesh's leader visits injured in deadly Dhaka fire

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:56am

Bangladesh's prime minister on Saturday visited some of the people injured in a devastating fire in the capital, while investigators said they had found a huge stock of flammable materials stashed in the basement of the five-story building where the blaze began.

Severely ill children left in limbo by Venezuela-US crisis

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:36am

Carlos Acosta thought his prayers had been answered when he was able to fly his son out of Venezuela, where hospitals lack basic supplies, to Spain for a needed bone marrow transplant.

The Latest: Voting delayed at some polling units in Nigeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:16am

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

Polls open in Nigeria as president seeks 2nd term in Africa's most populous nation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:12am

Polls open in Nigeria as president seeks 2nd term in Africa's most populous nation.

Gunfire heard in cities as Nigerians finally go to the polls

Ben Curtis, Rodney Muhumuza and Hilary Uguru, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:59pm

Gunfire opened Nigeria's delayed election on Saturday as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa's most populous nation. Among the country's first voters, he said he was ready to congratulate himself in a race seen as too close to call.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:45pm

Special counsel Robert Mueller's sentencing memorandum for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was not publicly available Friday, suggesting it may still be under seal. Mueller's team was to have weighed in by the end of the day on Manafort's punishment in one of his two criminal cases. But the memo was not publicly filed by midnight Friday, an indication the document includes sensitive information and prosecutors are seeking a judge's approval to redact that material.

Aid showdown: Venezuela opposition prepares to deliver goods

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:04pm

Venezuelans frustrated over their nation's crippling food and medical shortages are expected to join opposition leaders Saturday in a potentially risky push to deliver international aid that Nicolas Maduro has refused to accept into the country.

Venezuela's government orders partial closure of border with Colombia ahead of humanitarian aid delivery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:28pm

Venezuela's government orders partial closure of border with Colombia ahead of humanitarian aid delivery.

Japan's crown prince hopes to continue father's legacy

Haruka Nuga, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:48pm

Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito says he hopes to continue the close relationship his father built with the people when he succeeds him as emperor later this year.

New graft probe targets Guatemala first lady

Sonny Figueroa, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:26pm

Prosecutors said Friday they have opened an investigation into first lady Patricia Marroquin de Morales related to apparently unreported campaign checks during President Jimmy Morales' election bid.

Venezuela opposition leader shows up at benefit concert in Colombia, in defiance of travel ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:21pm

Venezuela opposition leader shows up at benefit concert in Colombia, in defiance of travel ban .