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Indian police investigate suspected people smuggling to NZ

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:37am

Police in southern India say they are investigating a suspected attempt to illegally transport more than 100 Indians by boat to New Zealand.

Venezuelan security forces fire tear gas against protesters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:28am

Security forces have fired tear gas against a group of protesters in Venezuela's capital after an apparent uprising by a national guard unit.

Zimbabwe returning to normal after week of turmoil, violence

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:09am

Zimbabwe's capital is returning to normal Monday, after a week of turmoil in which Zimbabweans protested dramatic fuel price hikes and government security forces launched a crackdown in which 12 people were killed.

Spanish rescuers battle tough conditions to reach toddler

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 5:05am

Spanish officials say rescuers are making slow progress in exceptionally difficult conditions to reach a 2-year-old boy who fell into a narrow, deep borehole in the countryside eight days ago.

Colombian rebels claim responsibility for deadly car bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:57am

The National Liberation Army has claimed responsibility for a car bombing at a Colombian police academy that left 21 dead and dozens more wounded.

The Latest: EU slaps sanctions on more Syrian businessmen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:50am

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Mali al-Qaida branch claims responsibility for attack on UN

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:34am

SITE Intelligence Group says Mali's al-Qaida branch has claimed responsibility for an attack on a United Nations peacekeeping mission that killed at least 10 peacekeepers and wounded 25 others in northern Mali's Kidal region.

Lofven presents his new minority government in Sweden

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:28am

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven on Monday presented his two-party, center-left minority government that has ended a four-month political deadlock.

Thailand commits to policy of not detaining migrant children

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:22am

Advocates for the protection of refugees and asylum seekers lauded a commitment by Thailand on Monday to release children held in its immigration detention centers.

Syrian media: Blast hits Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:19am

Syrian state media and a war monitoring group are reporting that an explosion has gone off in Syria's northeastern province of Hassakeh, inflicting casualties.

Cambodia's Hun Sen meets Xi Jinping on Beijing visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 4:03am

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to Beijing that reinforces ties between China and its closest ally in Southeast Asia.

EU deplores Nicaragua crackdown, stands ready to help

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:57am

The European Union says it stands ready to use all peaceful means available to help prevent further human rights abuses in Nicaragua, where hundreds have died in a crackdown on protests since last year.

Austria's young chancellor welcomes one of oldest PMs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:43am

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has some special words of welcome for his guest, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, who is more than six decades his senior.

The Latest: Israeli PM says Iranian sites in Syria 'pounded'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 3:05am

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Cyprus: 2 men missing with baby they allegedly bought

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:38am

Cypriot police say they are seeking two men who are missing with a baby girl that they allegedly tried to adopt after a domestic worker purchased the child in the Philippines on their behalf.

Reinvented legacy: Nazi's paintings fund foundation for Jews

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 2:12am

When Hilde Schramm inherited several paintings collected by her father, Hitler's chief architect and Armaments Minister Albert Speer, she was only sure of one thing: she didn't want them.

Israel says its jets struck Iranian military sites in Syria

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 1:31am

The Israeli military said its jets struck a series of Iranian military targets in Syria early Monday, an announcement that was a rare departure from Israel's years-long policy of ambiguity regarding activities in neighboring war-torn Syria.

Pakistan kicks off year's first polio campaign in 2019

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 21st - 12:30am

A Pakistani health official says the country has kicked off its first nationwide polio vaccination campaign for the year in efforts to eradicate the crippling disease by the end of 2019.

China plans major cut in number of Everest climbers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:17pm

China will cut the number of climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest from the north by one-third this year as part of plans for a major cleanup on the world's highest peak, state media reported Monday.