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Germany: Far right rebuked over 'natural selection' comment

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:42am

The deputy speaker of Germany's parliament has rebuked members of a far-right party for suggesting that women aren't fit to be lawmakers.

Measles epidemic in Madagascar kills more than 900, says WHO

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:07am

The World Health Organization says that an epidemic of measles in Madagascar has caused more than 900 deaths.

Armed group caught in Haiti returned to US

Evens Sanon and Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:33am

The U.S. State Department said several men arrested in Haiti with a cache of weaponry at a time of violent demonstrations have been returned to the United States before a scheduled court hearing in the Caribbean nation.

Estonians kick off online voting for March 3 election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:32am

Balloting has started for next month's general election in Estonia, an online voting pioneer, a day after Microsoft warned that hackers linked to Russia allegedly had targeted democratic institutions in several European countries.

Germany's Merkel offers Juncker solidarity in Hungary spat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:14am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the head of the European Union's executive branch has her full support in the face of a new Hungarian government campaign alleging that EU headquarters has purposely weakened the bloc's external borders to let in more migrants.

Strong quake hits Japan's northernmost main island Hokkaido

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:00am

A strong earthquake shook a wide area of Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido on Thursday evening, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or injuries.

Sudan government arrests opposition leaders ahead of protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:55am

A Sudanese opposition party says more than 10 opposition leaders have been arrested ahead of the latest day of protests urging President Omar al-Bashir to resign.

Chechen religious leaders re-open landmark mosque in Syria

Nataliya Vasilyeva, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:47am

Religious leaders of Russia's republic of Chechnya have inaugurated a re-opened landmark mosque in Syria's Homs, once the symbol of the rebellion against President Bashar Assad.

UK Conservative lawmaker charged with falsifying expenses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:28am

A lawmaker from Britain's governing Conservative Party has been charged with making false expenses claims.

Drone sighting halts flights at Ireland's Dublin Airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:20am

Flights to and from Dublin Airport in Ireland were briefly halted Thursday after a drone was spotted over the airfield.

Greek authorities rescue 21 migrants adrift off usual route

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:36am

Greek authorities say they have rescued 21 migrants found adrift in a small boat in a section of the northeastern Aegean Sea off the usual illegal immigration route.

Pakistan orders 9-day detention for held provincial official

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:18am

A Pakistani court has extended the detention of a provincial assembly speaker and opposition member arrested on corruption allegations.

2 killed in military helicopter crash in Algeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:03am

The Algerian defense ministry says a military helicopter crashed overnight in a remote area of the northwestern province of Tiaret, killing the two officers on board.

AP Photos: Looking back at historic first Trump-Kim summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:58am

A second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set for Vietnam's capital from Feb. 27-28.

UN experts urge Indonesia to respect Papuans' human rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:46am

Five independent experts linked to the U.N. human rights office are calling for quick and impartial investigations of mistreatment by Indonesian security forces of indigenous Papuans, including alleged killings, unlawful arrests and use of snakes to terrorize.

Albanian opposition holds anti-govt rally, demands new vote

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:44am

Thousands of protesters supporting Albania's opposition surrounded the parliament building Thursday and demanded the government step down, claiming it's corrupt and has links to organized crime.

AP Photos: Historic Bangladesh district razed by deadly fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:29am

Charred buildings and vehicles are all that remain of sections of a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh's capital, where a late-night fire raced through narrow alleys packed with residences, shops, restaurants and warehouses and killed dozens of people.

2 killed in Munich shooting, police say no danger to public

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:16am

German media report that two men have died after a shooting in Munich.

Indigo, ash and time mark Nigeria's centuries-old dye pits

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:14am

A little indigo, a handful of ash and time. The dye pits in Nigeria's ancient northern city of Kano are said to be the last ones of their kind after five centuries of existence.