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Car bombs in Yemen's Aden kill 6: officials

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:53am

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 claimed later by the extremist Islamic State group.

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.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 10:20am

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

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.

Politician: Ex-Austrian chancellor part of Manafort lobbying

Dmytro Vlasov, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 9:43am

A Ukrainian opposition lawmaker said Saturday that a former Austrian chancellor was among the European politicians who were allegedly secretly paid to lobby for Ukraine by Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.

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.

Pakistan promises to expedite steps to curb terror financing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:25am

Pakistan's interior minister says the Islamic nation will expedite steps to curb terror financing and money laundering a day after the country avoided ending up on a terror watch list by a global task force.

As deadly shells fall, fear spreads anew in Syrian capital

Albert Aji and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:18am

As the Syrian government escalates its attacks on opposition-held suburbs of Damascus, rebels in outlying towns are retaliating with volleys of mortar shells and rockets into the capital, killing more than 25 civilians in the past two weeks and spreading fear among its 4 million residents.

The Latest: Official: 18 soldiers killed in west Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:03am

The Latest on bombing in Afghanistan capital and other violence (all times local):