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Dominican government asks OAS to investigate e-vote failure

MartÍn JosÉ Adames AlcÁntara, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:11pm

Officials in the Dominican Republic announced Friday that they have asked the Organization of American States to investigate the failure of an electronic voting system some believe was tampered with in an incident that sparked protests and delayed municipal elections.

UN chief calls for immediate cease-fire in Syria's northwest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 12:01pm

The United Nations chief called Friday for an immediate cease-fire in Syria’s war-torn Idlib province “to avoid an uncontrollable escalation” and urged donors to contribute an additional $500 million to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing the violence.

Syrian war pulls in major foreign actors, increasing tension

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:34am

In northern Syria, heavy exchanges between Syrian and Turkish troops are erupting with more frequency, threatening to escalate into full-blown conflict. Russian and U.S. convoys crisscross each other on remote dirt roads, the tension between them on full display. U.S. troops even have had a deadly clash with Syrian gunmen at a checkpoint.

Judge: High-profile corruption trial to stay in Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 11:25am

A federal judge on Friday denied a request to move an upcoming corruption trial against former Puerto Rico Education Secretary Julia Keleher to the U.S. mainland.

Slovaks mark anniversary of slayings of journalist, fiancee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:34am

Thousands of people rallied in Bratislava and across Slovakia on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the slayings of an investigative reporter and his fiancee.

Italy sees confirmed virus cases more than quadruple due to an emerging cluster in the country's north

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 10:21am

Italy sees confirmed virus cases more than quadruple due to an emerging cluster in the country's north.

Tokyo delays Olympic volunteer training because of virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 9:16am

While again stating there are no plans to cancel or delay the Tokyo Olympics, local organizers postponed training sessions for volunteers on Friday for at least two months because of the virus outbreak spreading from China.

Son of Mexican drug kingpin pleads not guilty to US charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 7:54am

Mexico extradited the son of the leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel to face drug charges in the United States, leading to fears his gang may stage retaliations.

Survivor: German shooter emptied magazine, calmly walked out

Christoph Noelting, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 6:56am

Piter Minnemann and his friends were eating when they heard shots fired outside the door of the snack bar in Hanau where they had gathered.

Israel says cruise passenger flown home from Japan has virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:00am

One of the 11 Israelis who were flown home after being quarantined on a cruise ship in Japan has tested positive for the new virus that emerged in China late last year, the first case to be reported inside Israel, officials said Friday.

IS supporter pleads guilty to St. Paul's Cathedral bomb plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:53am

ABritish woman who supported the Islamic State group pleaded guilty Friday to plotting to bomb St. Paul's Cathedralin London.

US, Taliban truce takes effect, setting stage for peace deal

Kathy Gannon and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:48am

A temporary truce between the United States and the Taliban took effect on Friday, setting the stage for the two sides to sign a peace deal next week aimed at ending 18 years of war in Afghanistan and bringing U.S. troops home.

US official: 7-day 'reduction of violence' promised by Taliban starts tonight; US-Taliban deal to be signed Feb. 29

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:44am

US official: 7-day 'reduction of violence' promised by Taliban starts tonight; US-Taliban deal to be signed Feb. 29.

Italy's virus cases more than quadruple as cluster emerges

Luca Bruno and Nicole Winfield, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:18am

The number of people in Italy infected with the new virus from China more than quadrupled Friday due to an emerging cluster of cases in the country's north that prompted officials to order schools, restaurants and businesses to close.

Iran reports 2 more deaths, 13 new cases of new coronavirus

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:18am

Iranian health authorities Friday reported two more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China and said the fatalities were from among 13 new confirmed cases of the virus in Iran.

Lesotho's PM fails to show in court to face murder charge

Herbert Moyo, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:18am

Lesotho’s prime minister failed to show up in court on Friday to be charged with murder in the killing of his estranged wife, and police said he might have gone to neighboring South Africa for an undisclosed ailment.

Iran reports 2 more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China, says they were from among 13 new confirmed cases

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:10am

Iran reports 2 more deaths from the new virus that emerged in China, says they were from among 13 new confirmed cases.

Grief, anger and calls for action after shooting in Germany

David McHugh and Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:33am

Gokhan Gultekin’s juggling act was in many ways typical of Hanau’s Turkish community: taking care of frail parents, hustling to work at a late-night cafe, making some cash on the side at a second job and attending Friday prayers at the mosque across town.

South Korea has reported additional 48 cases of a new virus, raising its total to 204

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:05am

South Korea has reported additional 48 cases of a new virus, raising its total to 204.