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2 purloined penguins returned to UK zoo; both are fine

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 9:32am

Nottinghamshire Police in England have located and returned two purloined penguins missing from a local zoo since November.

Man sets himself on fire amid Czech commemoration event

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 9:01am

Czech officials say a man has been seriously injured after he set himself on fire in downtown Prague amid commemorative events to remember a student who burned himself to death 50 years ago to inspire resistance against the 1968 Soviet-led invasion of Czechoslovakia.

Iran's FM mocks John Bolton with '10-year challenge'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 8:31am

Iran's foreign minister has mocked the U.S. national security adviser's calls for a strike on Iran, in a play on the viral 10-year challenge meme on social media.

The Latest: Airstrike in IS-held area in Syria kills 20

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

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Airstrike on IS-held area in Eastern Syria kills 20

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:48am

An airstrike hit militants and civilians trying to flee the last area controlled by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria on Friday, killing at least 20, the country's state media and opposition activists reported.

Thai military chief urges loyalty ahead of expected election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:43am

Thailand's military held its annual Armed Forces Day parade on Friday as the country prepares for expected elections more than four years after soldiers overthrew an elected government.

Ethiopian rebel group accuses government of airstrikes

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:30am

An Ethiopian rebel group recently welcomed back to the country accuses the reformist government of targeting it with airstrikes. The government denies it.

Norway investigates supermarket stabbing as terror attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:30am

Police in Norway say the stabbing of a woman in a supermarket is being investigated as a terror attack.

France's Macron debates with mayors amid protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 7:17am

French President Emmanuel Macron meets Friday with mayors of southwestern France as part of a grand debate aimed at appeasing the yellow vest movement, as protesters call for new actions this weekend.

The Latest: Spain to improve conditions at migrant centers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:34am

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The Latest: 5 suspected in Kenya attack appear in court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:33am

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Swiss investigators: Boy, 14, at controls of crashed plane

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:07am

Swiss investigators say a 14-year-old was at the controls of a small plane that crashed in the Alps in 2017, killing him and two other people.

German far-right party angered by leaked report on extremism

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:04am

The far-right Alternative for Germany party said Friday it's exploring legal action against the country's domestic intelligence agency after a report examining extremist tendencies within the party was leaked to the media.

Drilling machines help frantic search of trapped Spanish boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 6:01am

Heavy machinery has been brought in by rescuers in southern Spain who plan to drill vertical tunnels next to a deep borehole to reach a 2-year-old boy trapped there for five days.

Colombia's defense minister says ELN rebels behind deadly car bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:59am

Colombia's defense minister says ELN rebels behind deadly car bombing.

Greek islander famous for nursing refugee baby dies aged 90

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:56am

An elderly Greek islander who unwillingly gained international fame for helping newly landed refugees at the height of Europe's immigration crisis has died aged 90.

EU cool on Arab League summit over Syria, Saudi concerns

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:52am

A month after European Union leaders prepared for a summit with Arab League nations, enthusiasm for the Feb. 24-25 meeting in Egypt is waning.

EU's commission vice-president to run for Slovak president

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:37am

European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic says he is ready to run for the post of Slovakia's president in the forthcoming presidential election.

EU could snub US-Mideast meeting over Iran concerns

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 18th - 5:34am

European Union countries appear ready to snub an international conference on the Middle East in Poland next month over concerns it is part of a U.S. drive to ramp up pressure on Iran.