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Nigerian president condemns Boko Haram killing of aid worker

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:35am

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari is strongly condemning Boko Haram's killing of a Red Cross aid worker and vows his government will do everything possible to ensure the safe return of all held by the extremist group.

Palestinians say 2 killed by Israeli fire along Gaza border

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:29am

Gaza's Health Ministry says two Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire at a protest near a crossing point between the enclave and Israel.

World court opens preliminary probe into Rohingya expulsions

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:18am

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor announced Tuesday that she is launching a preliminary investigation into deportations of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh.

International Criminal Court prosecutor launches preliminary investigation into Rohingya deportations

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 11:06am

International Criminal Court prosecutor launches preliminary investigation into Rohingya deportations.

Greek conservative opposition boycotts state TV, citing bias

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:38am

Greece's main opposition conservative party says it has instructed its lawmakers and senior officials not to appear on state-run TV news programs, accusing the broadcaster of pro-government bias.

German domestic intelligence chief loses job after spat with Chancellor Angela Merkel over anti-migrant violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 10:00am

German domestic intelligence chief loses job after spat with Chancellor Angela Merkel over anti-migrant violence.

Mexico fires morgue director in corpse scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 9:23am

The governor of the western Mexico state of Jalisco has fired the director of the state morgue after a refrigerated truck carrying 157 unidentified bodies drew complaints from neighbors over the smell.

Amnesty calls Egypt an 'open-air prison' for critics

Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:29am

Egypt's crackdown on freedom of expression under the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has reached "alarming" and "unprecedented" levels, Amnesty International said Tuesday, calling for the unconditional release of Egyptians jailed for peacefully expressing their views.

The Latest: UN Syria envoy says Idlib deal 'very good news'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:11am

The Latest on development in Syria(all times local):

Korean leaders meet in Pyongyang for potentially tough talks

Eric Talmadge and Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:03am

South Korean President Moon Jae-in began his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday with possibly his hardest mission to date — brokering some kind of compromise to keep North Korea's talks with Washington from imploding and pushing ahead with his own plans to expand economic cooperation and bring a stable peace to the Korean Peninsula.

Israel says deputy ambassador in Moscow was summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry after aircraft shot down over Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 8:03am

Israel says deputy ambassador in Moscow was summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry after aircraft shot down over Syria.

China announces tariff hike on $60B of U.S. products in response to Trump duty increase in technology dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:23am

China announces tariff hike on $60B of U.S. products in response to Trump duty increase in technology dispute.

Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to boost security for Russian troops in Syria in the aftermath of plane crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 7:15am

Russian President Vladimir Putin vows to boost security for Russian troops in Syria in the aftermath of plane crash.

Iraqi held over fatal stabbing released from German jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:58am

German news agency dpa reports that a court in the eastern city of Chemnitz has ordered the release of an Iraqi man detained over the fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old German last month that sparked violent protests.

Greece to move 2,000 out of overcrowded Lesbos migrant camp

Elena Becatoros and Menelaos Hadjicostis, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:57am

Some 2,000 asylum-seekers will be moved out of a severely overcrowded migrant camp on the Greek island of Lesbos this month, a Greek official said Tuesday as charities slammed conditions at the camp, which has raw sewage running out of its main entrance.

Syria's government and opposition welcome Idlib deal

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:53am

Syria welcomed Tuesday the Turkey-Russia deal declaring a demilitarized zone around Idlib province but vowed to keep up its campaign against "terrorism," either through military action or reconciliation deals with the opposition.

Top German spy ousted after clash with Merkel over migrants

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:43am

The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency lost his job Tuesday after his remarks downplaying anti-migrant violence became a battleground between Chancellor Angela Merkel and her conservative critics.

Burkina Faso arrests 30 over illegal female circumcisions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:29am

Burkina Faso authorities have jailed more than 30 adults after they carried out botched female genital mutilation on nearly 60 infants and girls who have been hospitalized.

Sri Lanka activists urge fairness for terror suspect

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 18th - 6:29am

Family members, human rights activists and civic groups gathered in Colombo on Tuesday to demand a speedy and fair investigation of a Sri Lankan student detained in Australia on a terrorism charge.