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Senegal's president Macky Sall seeks 2nd term

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 6:29am

Senegalese President Macky Sall is seeking a second term in office and hopes to win re-election Sunday in the first round.

German govt denies cover-up over Berlin Xmas market attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:34am

The German government has rejected media reports claiming authorities sought to cover up the involvement of a second man in the deadly 2016 truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market by deporting him.

Indian court orders 1 million to vacate forest land

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:28am

India's top court has ordered more than a dozen states to evict nearly 1 million people from forest land as they have their failed to prove ownership claims.

Pakistan re-imposes ban on US-wanted suspect's charities

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:00am

Pakistan has re-imposed a ban on two charities run by a U.S.-wanted suspect behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks.

UN body expresses concern over executions in Egypt

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:57am

A U.N. human rights body has expressed concerns about a recent spike of executions in Egypt, following several death sentences handed down amid allegations of the use of torture to extract confessions.

Family of IS teen appeals to UK to help bring her child home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:40am

The family of a U.K. teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group as a minor is begging the British government to help bring her newborn son to Britain.

Powerful 7.5-magnitude quake hits southern Ecuador

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:28am

A very powerful magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck southern Ecuador in the early hours of Friday close to the country's border with Peru, although no immediate reports of possible casualties or damage were available.

USGS: A 7.5 preliminary magnitude earthquake has hit the Ecuador-Peru border region near Montalvo, Ecuador

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 4:23am

USGS: A 7.5 preliminary magnitude earthquake has hit the Ecuador-Peru border region near Montalvo, Ecuador.

Swede gets 4.5 years for royal jewels heist

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:48am

A 22-year-old Swede was sentenced Friday to four and a half years in prison after he was convicted of stealing 17th-century Swedish royal treasures estimated to be worth 65 million kronor ($7 million) from a cathedral last year.

South Sudan's hunger is growing, despite 5 months of peace

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:33am

Five months into South Sudan's fragile peace, 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation and half the population, more than six million people, are facing extreme hunger, say the United Nations and South Sudan's government in a report issued Friday.

Ireland publishes no-deal Brexit bill it hopes it won't need

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:20am

The Irish government published legislation Friday designed to ease the damage if Britain leaves the European Union next month without a Brexit divorce deal — but said it hoped the law would never be needed.

In Nigeria, Boko Haram violence disenfranchises many voters

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:19am

Mariam Musa gestured with her hand toward her mouth, twisting her face as she told of her main problem: not enough to eat or drink.

French national faces Myanmar court on drone flying charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:05am

A French national appeared in court Friday in Myanmar after being arrested two weeks ago for allegedly flying a drone close to the country's vast parliament complex.

Russian opens money laundering probe involving Moldova

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:00am

The Russian Interior Ministry says that it has launched a money laundering probe involving the influential leader of Moldova's Democratic Party, just two days before parliamentary elections in the former Soviet republic.

More civilians leave last IS-held pocket in eastern Syria

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:46am

Small trucks carrying disheveled men, women and children left the Islamic State group's last pocket of territory in eastern Syria in an escorted convoy on Friday, hours after U.S.-led coalition airstrikes meant to pressure the militants targeted the area on the banks of the Euphrates River.

Labour lawmaker quits party in latest jolt to UK politics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:46am

A 12th British lawmaker this week has quit one of the country's main political parties, as fallout from Brexit continues to splinter U.K. politics.

Rights group urges Libyan forces to lift siege on civilians

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:27am

An international rights group has urged Libyan strongman's self-styled army to lift its siege inside an eastern Mediterranean city where civilians have been trapped.

Fly-past honors WWII airmen who died saving UK children

Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:12am

U.S. and Royal Air Force planes soared over Sheffield on Friday to honor 10 U.S. airmen who sacrificed their lives during World War II to save children playing in a park where they wanted to land.

Africa's largest democracy finally goes to vote, a week late

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:55am

A voting card and a metal rod for self-defense are both close at hand in Christopher Obiorah's tiny bookshop but he hopes to use just one of them when Africa's largest democracy goes to the polls on Saturday, one week after a surprise delay.