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Kidnap suspect to face Sydney court for extradition to Chile

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:49pm

A woman wanted in Chile on kidnapping charges dating back to Chile's 1973-1990 military dictatorship is expected to appear in a Sydney court on Wednesday for an extradition hearing.

8th lawmaker quits UK's Labour over anti-Semitism and Brexit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:44pm

An eighth lawmaker has quit Britain's Labour Party over its handling of anti-Semitism and Brexit, boosting a new breakaway group from the U.K.'s main opposition party.

Benetton makes its Milan runway debut with Lagerfeld tribute

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:06pm

Milan Fashion Week promised to be a running tribute to Karl Lagerfeld, who died Tuesday as collateral events got unde way.

5 to stand trial in Guatemala shelter fire that killed 41

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 2:55pm

A judge on Tuesday ruled that five current and former Guatemalan officials should stand trial over a blaze that killed 41 girls at a state-run home for troubled youth.

Israeli police arrest 19 protesters at Jerusalem holy site

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:52pm

Israeli police say they have arrested 19 Palestinians as clashes broke out at a contested Jerusalem holy site.

Venezuela shuts sea, air links to Dutch islands amid turmoil

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 1:12pm

Venezuelan officials said Tuesday that the country is banning air and sea trips to and from three Dutch Caribbean islands — a region that has been linked to efforts to undermine President Nicolas Maduro by sending emergency aid to the South American nation.

Mexico closes temporary migrant shelter near US border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:46pm

Officials in the northern Mexico border state of Coahuila said Tuesday they have closed a shelter in the border city of Piedras Negras where about 1,600 Central American migrants had been confined during the past two weeks.

Venezuela official: Maritime links with Dutch Caribbean islands closed indefinitely amid political turmoil

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:42pm

Venezuela official: Maritime links with Dutch Caribbean islands closed indefinitely amid political turmoil.

Lawyer: Britain plans to strip IS teen of UK citizenship

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 12:39pm

Shamima Begum, a London teenager who left Britain four years ago to join the Islamic State group, is to be stripped of her U.K. citizenship by the government, her family's lawyer said Tuesday.

French police kill suspect after knife attack in Marseille

Margaid Quioc, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:28am

A knife-wielding man on a wanted list was shot dead by police Tuesday shortly after he injured four people, one seriously, on a major street in the French city of Marseille, the local prosecutor said.

Haiti probes US men detained with weapons, no license plates

Evens Sanon, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:24am

Authorities in Haiti said Tuesday that five U.S. citizens are among eight men who have been detained with automatic weapons and other arms, and they are investigating whether anyone authorized their entry into the country.

The Latest: French rally to say 'No' to anti-Semitism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:56am

The Latest on events condemning anti-Semitism in France(all times local):

UN envoy says Yemen ports deal is chance for peace talks

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:09am

The expected pullout of forces from three key ports in Yemen provides an opportunity to move to the major goal of ending the four-year conflict that has created the world's worst humanitarian crisis, the U.N. envoy for the war-battered country said Tuesday.

EU official criticizes Hungary PM Orban for campaign posters

Raf Casert and Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:42am

A top European Union official criticized Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday for election campaign posters alleging that EU headquarters has purposely weakened the bloc's external borders to let in more migrants.

Egypt detains, expels NY Times reporter entering at airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:28am

Egyptian authorities have detained and expelled a New York Times journalist upon his arrival at Cairo international airport, the latest move in the country's crackdown on free speech and the media.

Beijing's Forbidden City illuminated for Lantern Festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:26am

Beijing's Forbidden City has been illuminated and opened to the general public for night visits for the first time to celebrate China's Lantern Festival.

7 Syrian refugee children die in Canadian house fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:03am

Seven children, all members of a Syrian refugee family, died early Tuesday in a fast-moving house fire described as Nova Scotia's deadliest blaze in recent memory.

Chinese ivory trafficker gets 15 years in Tanzanian sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:01am

A Tanzanian judge has sentenced a Chinese trafficker who was labeled the "ivory queen" to 15 years in jail after she was convicted of smuggling about 700 elephant tusks.

Avalanche hits skiers at Swiss resort; 4 rescued so far

Jamey Keaten, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 9:01am

An afternoon avalanche swept up skiers as it rumbled across a slope at a popular Swiss Alps ski resort Tuesday, sparking a hurried search that rescued four people and extended into the night for others who might still be buried, authorities said.