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Brazilian arms dealer arrested in the United States

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:47am

Brazilian police say the man considered to be the country's largest arms dealer has been arrested in the United States by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

Red Cross: 21 resigned or fired since 2015 in sex cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:38am

The International Committee of the Red Cross has joined the list of prominent charities that have uncovered sexual misconduct among its staff.

Greek police arrest 2 migrant traffickers, 14 Syrians

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:32am

Greek police say they have arrested two migrant traffickers who were transporting 14 undocumented Syrians, eight of them children.

Guatemala City Archbishop Vian, critic of graft, dies at 70

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:24am

Roman Catholic authorities say Oscar Julio Vian, archbishop of Guatemala City and an outspoken critic of corruption in the Central American nation, has died at 70.

Car bombs in Yemen's Aden kill 6, wound dozens: officials

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:15am

Two car bomb explosions killed at least six people and wounded 43 others including civilians on Saturday in Yemen's southern city of Aden, security officials and witnesses said, in an attack later claimed by the extremist Islamic State group.

Airstrikes on suburbs of Syrian capital claim more lives

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:09am

A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least 22 people dead and dozens wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to 500, including scores of women and children.

Italians stage protests in violence-marred election campaign

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:37am

Italians demonstrated Saturday against racism, revivals of fascism, labor reforms, mandatory vaccines and other hotly-debated issues, at some points clashing with police, as antagonism flared between far-left and far-right activists in a violence-marred election campaign.

Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in Lebanon

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:15am

Lebanese authorities in Beirut are interrogating a man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait, security and judicial officials said Saturday.

Manhunt for suspect after 2 found dead at house in Austria

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:21am

Police say two people have been found dead at a house in a small town in southeastern Austria and another person is injured.

Overturned bus in northern Egypt catches fire, killing 8

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:46am

Egypt's official news agency says a bus carrying workers has burst into flames after it overturned west of the coastal city of Alexandria, killing at least eight people.

EU and Russia vie for influence in volatile Balkans region

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:35am

For years, Russia has worked to gain influence in Southeast Europe, using Serbia as a foothold to establish a friendly pocket on a hostile continent.

Female Nobel laureates in Bangladesh to meet Rohingya women

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:35am

Three female Nobel Peace laureates began a weeklong trip to Bangladesh on Saturday to meet Rohingya Muslim women who were tortured and raped by soldiers in Myanmar before fleeing the country.

Speeding jeep kills 9 schoolchildren in eastern India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:01am

A speeding jeep plowed through a group of schoolchildren crossing a road in eastern India on Saturday, killing nine and injuring 10 of them.

Vic Wild finds much different welcome at these Olympics

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:39am

It was a feel-good love story about snowboarders that made Russia smile.

Death toll from twin blasts in Somalia's capital rises to 21

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:25am

Authorities say the death toll in a pair of explosions Friday evening in Somalia's capital has risen to 21.

Egypt court fines leading activist over insulting judiciary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:20am

An Egyptian court has fined one of the leading activists behind the 2011 uprising 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($565) during his re-trial over insulting the judiciary.

Inmates escape Philippine jail after guard leaves

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:49am

At least 29 detainees escaped from a jail in the southern Philippines on Saturday when a guard briefly left his post, but 17 of them were immediately captured when law enforcers fired warning shots, police said.

Estonia celebrates 100 years of independence declaration

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:45am

Estonia is celebrating the centenary of its independence declaration with festivities and a military parade.

Officials say suicide bomber kills 2 in Afghan capital

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:15am

A suicide bomber killed at least two and wounded seven in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital on Saturday, and at least 18 soldiers died in an attack on a checkpoint by Taliban insurgents in the country's west, authorities said.