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7 children die in Canadian house fire

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

Canadian police say seven children died in an early morning fire that witnesses say engulfed a home in a suburb of the Atlantic coast city of Halifax.

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.

Police: Avalanche buries 'several people' near Swiss peak

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

Police say an avalanche at the Swiss ski resort of Crans-Montana has buried "several people" and rescue teams have been deployed.

Saudi Crown Prince arrives in India amid row with Pakistan

Emily Schmall, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:52am

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has arrived in India after visiting Pakistan, which New Delhi blames for a suicide bombing attack last week that killed at least 40 Indian soldiers in disputed Kashmir.

Style, selfies and hamburgers: Karl Lagerfeld in quotes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:09am

Couturier Karl Lagerfeld, who died Tuesday, was almost as famous for his biting and often controversial quips as he was for his fashion designs. Here are a few of his memorable quotes:

Roadside bomb kills 6 civilians in eastern Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:53am

An Afghan official says at least six civilians were killed by a roadside bomb as their vehicle was traveling through the eastern province of Laghman.

Ukraine president signs amendment on NATO, EU membership

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:48am

Ukraine's president has signed a constitutional amendment committing to join NATO and the European Union.

Nigeria's opposition urges military to stay away from vote

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 7:42am

Nigeria's top opposition candidate urged the military not to be involved in the upcoming presidential election, saying the army "has no role to play in the conduct" of the poll.

Ahead of election, tech could unite Europe's populist groups

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:45am

.The web platform was named for a revered French populist philosopher and created by an Italian internet entrepreneur to transform common grievances into proposals and activists into political candidates.

Iran says suicide bomber was a Pakistani national

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:30am

An Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander says the suicide bomber who carried out last week's deadly attack on the elite military force was a Pakistani national.

Brother of Iran's president goes on trial for corruption

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:28am

The trial has begun for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's brother and close confidante, who faces corruption allegations brought by hard-liners who dominate the country's judiciary.

Iraqi man convicted in Sweden of war crimes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 6:11am

A Swedish court has convicted a man who fought against the Islamic State group in Iraq of war crimes for posting macabre pictures and videos on Facebook.

US charity opens cancer ward for children in Gaza

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:29am

A U.S. charity has inaugurated the first children's cancer department in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

France express support for Georgia territorial integrity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:04am

French President Emmanuel Macron has expressed France's support for Georgia's territorial integrity, as the former Soviet Republic seeks closer ties with the European Union.

Efforts aimed at evacuating civilians from IS area in Syria

Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 5:02am

A spokesman for a U.S.-backed Syrian force fighting the Islamic State said Tuesday a military operation aimed at ousting the extremists from their last remaining area in eastern Syria will commence after separating or evacuating civilians holed up with them.

Indonesian forest fires highlight president's campaign gaffe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 4:32am

Deliberately set fires are burning through peatland forests in the Indonesian province of Riau, the disaster agency said Tuesday, just two days after President Joko Widodo incorrectly claimed there'd been no fires for several years.

The Latest: Germany recorded more asylum requests last month

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:43am

The Latest on migrants and asylum-seekers in Europe (all times local):

Turkish court upholds Cumhuriyet newspaper convictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:33am

An appeals court in Turkey has upheld the convictions of 14 journalists and senior staff members of a prominent opposition newspaper.

Pakistan says India using UN court for 'political theater'

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:22am

Pakistan accused India on Tuesday of sponsoring terrorism and of using the United Nations' highest court for "political theater" as it urged judges to dismiss an Indian case seeking to save an alleged spy from execution.