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Severely ill children left in limbo by Venezuela-US crisis

Joseph Wilson, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:36am

Carlos Acosta thought his prayers had been answered when he was able to fly his son out of Venezuela, where hospitals lack basic supplies, to Spain for a needed bone marrow transplant.

The Latest: Nigeria's leader already claiming election win

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:16am

The Latest on Nigeria's election (all times local):

Polls open in Nigeria as president seeks 2nd term in Africa's most populous nation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 23rd - 12:12am

Polls open in Nigeria as president seeks 2nd term in Africa's most populous nation.

Gunfire heard in cities as Nigerians finally go to the polls

Ben Curtis, Rodney Muhumuza and Hilary Uguru, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:59pm

Gunfire opened Nigeria's delayed election day on Saturday as President Muhammadu Buhari seeks a second term in Africa's most populous nation.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 2:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:45pm

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is denying misdemeanor charges of soliciting a prostitute. But police in Jupiter, Florida, say Kraft was twice videotaped in a sex act at a shopping center massage parlor. Police have not released details about the charges, filed as part of a six-month investigation of spas. Kraft, a 77-year-old billionaire, could face trouble with the National Football League. The NFL says it's aware of the case and is monitoring.

Aid showdown: Venezuela opposition prepares to deliver goods

Christine Armario, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:04pm

Venezuelans frustrated over their nation's crippling food and medical shortages are expected to join opposition leaders Saturday in a potentially risky push to deliver international aid that Nicolas Maduro has refused to accept into the country.

Venezuela's government orders partial closure of border with Colombia ahead of humanitarian aid delivery

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 7:28pm

Venezuela's government orders partial closure of border with Colombia ahead of humanitarian aid delivery.

Japan's crown prince hopes to continue father's legacy

Haruka Nuga, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 5:48pm

Japanese Crown Prince Naruhito says he hopes to continue the close relationship his father built with the people when he succeeds him as emperor later this year.

New graft probe targets Guatemala first lady

Sonny Figueroa, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:26pm

Prosecutors said Friday they have opened an investigation into first lady Patricia Marroquin de Morales related to apparently unreported campaign checks during President Jimmy Morales' election bid.

Venezuela opposition leader shows up at benefit concert in Colombia, in defiance of travel ban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 3:21pm

Venezuela opposition leader shows up at benefit concert in Colombia, in defiance of travel ban .

Sudan declares state of emergency, disbands Cabinet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:12pm

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, facing deadly protests, on Friday declared a state of emergency for a year, disbanded the federal government and replaced all state governors with senior army officers.

Brazil moves Venezuela aid to border despite closure

Peter Prengaman, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 2:04pm

Brazilian authorities on Friday began moving humanitarian aid to its northern border with Venezuela even though the international crossing has been closed.

Indian police say at least 50 people have died after drinking tainted liquor in remote northeast.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 1:52pm

Indian police say at least 50 people have died after drinking tainted liquor in remote northeast.

Tropical storm warning for Guam as typhoon nears

Grace Garces Bordallo and Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 12:28pm

A typhoon was expected to pass south of Guam, but residents were still preparing for the possibility of changes in the storm's trajectory and destructive winds.

UN court sets date for deciding Bosnian Serb leader's appeal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 11:15am

A United Nations court says it will deliver its judgment next month in former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic's appeal of his convictions for genocide and other crimes for masterminding atrocities during the 1992-95 Bosnian war.

Swiss court fines veteran for joining anti-IS militia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:27am

A military court in Switzerland has fined a former sergeant in the Alpine nation's army 500 Swiss francs ($500) for joining a foreign militia to fight the Islamic State group in Syria between 2013 and 2015.

Medellin razes Pablo Escobar's home in symbol of rebirth

Diego Escudero and Cesar Garcia, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 10:26am

A six-floor apartment building in Medellin that Pablo Escobar once called home was demolished Friday in an emotional ceremony that officials hope will dampen some of the fervor for the notorious drug lord's criminal life and instead showcase the city's rebirth.

Protests in Algeria against president's bid for 5th term

Aomar Ouali, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:07am

Thousands of Algerians have taken to the streets in several towns to denounce ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term.

UN nuclear watchdog: Iran in compliance with 2015 deal aimed at preventing Tehran from developing atomic weapons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 22nd - 9:01am

UN nuclear watchdog: Iran in compliance with 2015 deal aimed at preventing Tehran from developing atomic weapons.