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Kuwait invites Philippines leader to visit amid tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 8:03am

Kuwait's ruling emir has reportedly invited Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to his country to resolve tensions after a Filipina maid was found dead in a freezer.

Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash

Amir Vahdat, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:57am

Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported.

Turkey renames US Embassy street after Syria offensive

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:51am

Turkish authorities on Monday renamed a street where the U.S. Embassy is located with the name of Turkey's military offensive in Syria that had led to tensions between the allies.

The Latest: Turkish, Russian leaders speak on Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:49am

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Video of model revisiting Italy kidnap sites shown at trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:39am

Video footage of a British model leading Italian police to locations connected to her alleged kidnapping has been played at the trial of the man charged with abducting her.

French government presents plan to protect wolves

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:33am

The French government has presented a plan to ensure the survival of wolves in the country as farmers repeatedly protest about financial losses caysed bt attacks on livestock.

Bodies found in Mexico belong to 2 kidnapped federal agents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:19am

Mexico's federal Attorney General's Office says two bodies found in a car have been confirmed to be those of two prosecution agents kidnapped Feb. 5 and forced to appear on a video by a drug gang.

17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:03am

Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital on Monday, killing as many as 17 people who were buried by debris.

Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 6:57am

The risks of a "miscalculation" and armed conflict have risen in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway, the Philippine envoy to Beijing said Monday.

Germany's Merkel brings possible successor to Berlin

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 6:43am

Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed Monday that the governor of Germany's tiny western state of Saarland run her party's day-to-day operations — putting her in prime position eventually to succeed Merkel as leader of the center-right Christian Democratic Union.

IS ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fighters

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 6:42am

Islamic State militants ambushed a group of Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary fighters, killing at least 27 more than two months after Baghdad declared victory over the extremist group, officials said Monday

2 Americans, 2 Ukrainians arrested in Serbia over drone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 6:40am

Two U.S. and two Ukrainian citizens have been arrested in Serbia for trying to photograph the military security headquarters in downtown Belgrade with a drone.

AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 10 at the Pyeongchang Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 6:33am

Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir floated across the ice in perfect harmony to break their own record for a short program. American Lindsey Vonn was third-fastest on the second day of Olympic downhill training. And the U.S. women's hockey team made it back to the Olympic gold medal game after routing Finland 5-0 in the semifinal.

2 Kuwait royals sentenced for insulting parliament speaker

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 6:09am

A lawyer says two Kuwaiti ruling family members have been found guilty of insulting the country's National Assembly speaker.

Mozambican media say at least 17 killed when heavy rains triggered partial collapse of huge mound of garbage in Maputo

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 5:56am

Mozambican media say at least 17 killed when heavy rains triggered partial collapse of huge mound of garbage in Maputo.

Case against activists threatens Kuwait's political openness

Jon Gambrell and Malak Harb, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 5:51am

In Kuwait, activists have been gathering nightly to peacefully demonstrate against their government — something that elsewhere in the Arabian Peninsula would see protesters tear-gassed, beaten, arrested and sentenced to prison.

5.9 quake hits southern Mexico, but no damage reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 5:51am

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake shook the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca on Monday, days after a more powerful temblor hit the same area.

South Africa steps up action against Zuma-linked family

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 5:37am

South African authorities are escalating an anti-corruption drive against a business family linked to former president Jacob Zuma, saying they could seek Interpol's help to track suspects believed to be out of the country.

Philippine forces arrest alleged ex-Islamic State commander

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 5:15am

Philippine police and army troops have arrested an Arab man they believe was a former commander of the Islamic State group along the Syria and Turkey border in a raid on a Manila apartment, where they found bomb-making materials and an IS-style flag, the national police chief said Monday.