Elias Meseret, Associated Press | PostedFeb 18th - 5:03am
America’s top diplomat in his final Africa stop on Tuesday discussed dramatic political reforms with Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister, and the U.S. plans to provide “substantial financial support” to strengthen them, Ethiopia said.
Residents in central England and Wales piled up sandbags, readied water pumps and hoped for the best Tuesday as rivers peaked after a weekend storm brought up to 6 inches (150 mm) of rain to an already waterlogged region.
Amir Vahdat, Associated Press | PostedFeb 18th - 3:15am
Iran sentenced eight environmental activists, including an Iranian who reportedly also has British and American citizenship, to prison sentences ranging from four to 10 years on charges of spying for the United States and acting against Iran's national security, the judiciary said Tuesday.
A court in Istanbul on Tuesday acquitted nine leading Turkish civil society activists of terrorism-related charges related to anti-government protests, including a renowned philanthropist who has been jailed for more than two years.
A roadside bombing targeted a police vehicle in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing a policeman and wounding three others, officials said. The police were assigned to escort health workers during an anti-polio vaccination campaign in the region.
Turkish prosecutors have issued detention warrants against 695 people suspected of links to the U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed by Turkey for a failed coup attempt in 2016, state media reported Tuesday.
A federal judge has refused to delay sentencing for Roger Stone on his conviction for witness tampering and lying to Congress. Judge Amy Berman Jackson's decision came after President Donald Trump tweeted that his longtime ally's conviction “should be thrown out.” Stone's defense team has requested a new trial and sought to delay sentencing. But with Stone present on speaker phone, Jackson said delaying the sentencing “would not be a prudent thing to do." Stone is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday. Prosecutors had recommended a seven- to nine-year sentence, but Attorney General William Barr reversed that. The prosecution team resigned from the case in protest.
As a mysterious new virus enveloped central China's Wuhan early this year, Liu Zhiming mobilized all the resources of his hospital in the city's Wuchang district to deal with the thousands of sick people arriving daily, threatening to overwhelm the local health care system.
Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press | PostedFeb 17th - 6:39pm
The U.N humanitarian coordinator for Libya said Monday the impact of the country’s nine-year war on civilians “is incalculable,” pointing to its intensity escalating “exponentially” since a rebel commander launched an offensive last April, casualties rising and almost 900,000 people now needing assistance.
The killing of a 7-year-old girl on the southern outskirts of Mexico City has stoked rising anger over the brutal slayings of women, including one found stabbed to death and skinned earlier this month.