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Saudi crown prince lauds centuries-old ties with India

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:36pm

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Wednesday said his visit to India will improve centuries-old ties, which he said are "in our DNA."

David Icke, accused of anti-Semitism, denied Australian visa

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:05pm

British author and broadcaster David Icke, who critics accuse of anti-Semitism and of being a conspiracy theorist, has had his Australian visa canceled ahead of a speaking tour.

Daughter of ex-Mao secretary boycotts Communist-led memorial

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 11:05pm

The daughter of a Chinese Communist Party veteran boycotted his funeral Wednesday, calling it an improper tribute to a man who once worked for Mao Zedong but later became a fierce critic of the regime.

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The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:41pm

Disputes over President Donald Trump's border wall and California's bullet train are intensifying the feud between the White House and the nation's most populous state. The Trump administration says it plans to cancel or claw back $3.5 billion in federal dollars allocated to California's high-speed rail project. It's a move Gov. Gavin Newsom calls "political retribution" for the state's lawsuit against Trump's declaration of a national emergency.

Deadly crackdown stokes fear among protesters in Venezuela

Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 10:04pm

Jhonny Godoy had taken to Twitter to proclaim his opposition to President Nicolas Maduro, posting a video that showed him running through the streets waving the national flag as protests erupted across Venezuela's capital.

China closes Tibet to foreigners for sensitive anniversaries

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 8:11pm

China is barring foreign travelers from Tibet over a period of several weeks that includes a pair of sensitive political anniversaries questioning the legitimacy of Beijing's rule over the Himalayan region.

Suspect in Pinochet-era crimes in Sydney extradition hearing

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 appeared in a Sydney court on Wednesday for an extradition hearing.

AP Explains: Venezuela opposition's fight to win over troops

Christine Armario and Fabiola Sanchez, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 19th - 3:44pm

U.S. President Donald Trump and Venezuela's opposition are pushing the military to let in humanitarian aid in the belief that it could break a month-long standoff over power in the troubled South American nation. But top commanders are showing no signs of breaking their loyalty to Nicolas Maduro and disgruntled rank-and-file troops have yet to act.

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):