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Oxfam reports staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:01am

Oxfam's report on sexual misconduct allegations in Haiti shows that three staff members intimidated and physically threatened witnesses as the charity investigated the original claims.

5.9 quake hits southern Mexico, days after more powerful one

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:50am

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 has struck the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, days after a more powerful temblor hit the same area.

The Latest: Turkey detains 786 for Syria offensive criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:31am

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

Syrian TV: Pro-government forces to enter Kurdish enclave

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:16am

Syrian state TV says pro-government forces will begin entering the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin in the country's northwest "within hours."

Syrian TV: Pro-government forces to enter Kurdish enclave of Afrin "within hours," which may prompt Turkish pullout

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:09am

Syrian TV: Pro-government forces to enter Kurdish enclave of Afrin "within hours," which may prompt Turkish pullout.

German nationalist urges AfD followers to reject violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:56am

A leading figure in the nationalist Alternative for Germany has urged the party's followers to reject violence.

Israel hits militant site in Gaza after renewed rocket fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:47am

The Israeli military says it has struck an underground militant infrastructure site in Gaza in response to rocket fire toward Israel.

Iranian rescue teams find site, wreckage from plane crash

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:53am

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

Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:13am

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.

Afghan official: Bodies found of 9 people abducted last year

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:04am

An Afghan official says that bodies of nine civilians abducted by militants early last year have been found in the country's eastern province of Nangarhar.

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 5:49pm

An Iranian airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials feared all 65 people on board were killed.

Main party candidates formally join Mexico presidential race

Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 4:01pm

Three presidential candidates formally accepted the nominations of Mexico's main political parties on Sunday, entering what is shaping up to be a crowded, six-person race to the July 1 election.

Winners of the 2018 British Academy Film Awards

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:34pm

Winners of the 2018 British Academy Film Awards, presented Sunday:

Frances McDormand named best actress at British Academy Film Awards for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:15pm

Frances McDormand named best actress at British Academy Film Awards for "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

Avalanches kill 2 skiers in France, injure 2 in Switzerland

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 2:05pm

Authorities say two skiers were killed by an avalanche in the French Alps, and two more people were injured by an avalanche in Switzerland near the border with France.

Bolivia blames both Carnival blasts on dynamite

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:45pm

Bolivian authorities said Sunday that both of the explosions that killed 12 people during recent Carnival celebrations were caused by dynamite, not exploding gas canisters as initially thought.

Saakashvili supporters march to demand Poroshenko step down

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:15pm

Several thousand supporters of deported Ukrainian opposition figure Mikheil Saakashvili marched through the center of Kiev on Sunday, demanding the resignation of President Petro Poroshenko.

Turkey: Soldiers die after vehicle topples in flooded river

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 1:08pm

The bodies of two Turkish soldiers who went missing in a flood after heavy rains pummeled the country's southeast were found late Sunday, the military said.

The Latest: Iran says 65 killed in airplane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 12:45pm

The Latest on the crash of an Iranian passenger plane in southern Iran (all times local):