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Chechen religious leaders re-open landmark mosque in Syria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:47am

Religious leaders of Russia's republic of Chechnya have inaugurated a re-opened landmark mosque in Syria's Homs, once the symbol of the rebellion against President Bashar Assad.

UK Conservative lawmaker charged with falsifying expenses

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:28am

A lawmaker from Britain's governing Conservative Party has been charged with making false expenses claims.

Drone sighting halts flights at Ireland's Dublin Airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 5:20am

Flights to and from Dublin Airport in Ireland were briefly halted after a drone was spotted over the airfield.

Greek authorities rescue 21 migrants adrift off usual route

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:36am

Greek authorities say they have rescued 21 migrants found adrift in a small boat in a section of the northeastern Aegean Sea off the usual illegal immigration route.

2 killed in military helicopter crash in Algeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 4:03am

The Algerian defense ministry says a military helicopter crashed overnight in a remote area of the northwestern province of Tiaret, killing the two officers on board.

AP Photos: Looking back at historic first Trump-Kim summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:58am

A second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is set for Vietnam's capital from Feb. 27-28.

UN experts urge Indonesia to respect Papuans' human rights

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 3:46am

Five independent experts linked to the U.N. human rights office are calling for quick and impartial investigations of mistreatment by Indonesian security forces of indigenous Papuans, including alleged killings, unlawful arrests and use of snakes to terrorize.

Albanian opposition holds anti-govt rally, demands new vote

Llazar Semini, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:44am

Thousands of protesters supporting Albania's opposition surrounded the parliament building Thursday and demanded the government step down, claiming it's corrupt and has links to organized crime.

AP Photos: Historic Bangladesh district razed by deadly fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:29am

Charred buildings and vehicles are all that remain of sections of a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh's capital, where a late-night fire raced through narrow alleys packed with residences, shops, restaurants and warehouses and killed dozens of people.

2 killed in Munich shooting, police say no danger to public

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:16am

German media report that two men have died after a shooting in Munich.

Indigo, ash and time mark Nigeria's centuries-old dye pits

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:14am

A little indigo, a handful of ash and time. The dye pits in Nigeria's ancient northern city of Kano are said to be the last ones of their kind after five centuries of existence.

Recruitment of new soldiers threatens South Sudan's peace

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 2:13am

South Sudan's rival armed groups are forcefully recruiting civilians, including child soldiers, violating a fragile peace deal signed five months ago.

More than 150 IS militants handed over to Iraq from Syria

Sarah El Deeb and Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:54am

U.S.-backed Syrian forces fighting the Islamic State group in Syria handed over more than 150 Iraqi members of the group to Iraq, the first batch of several to come, an Iraqi security official said Thursday.

Iraqi security official: U.S.-backed Syrian militia hands over more than 150 Iraqi Islamic State group members to Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:33am

Iraqi security official: U.S.-backed Syrian militia hands over more than 150 Iraqi Islamic State group members to Iraq.

Death toll from Pakistan flash floods, rains rises to 26

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

Torrential rains lashed several cities in Pakistan on Thursday, triggering flash floods and leaving at least 26 dead across the country, many swept away by the waters or killed when their roofs collapsed before dawn, authorities said.

German police raid 16 homes of suspected Islamic extremists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:14am

German police are searching 16 homes of alleged Islamic extremists in central and western Germany.

Avalanche in Indian Himalayas kills 1, leaves 5 missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:50pm

Indian rescuers have found the body of an army soldier and are searching for five other soldiers after an avalanche struck a Himalayan border post in the country's north, police said Thursday.

11 wounded in China knife attack blamed on mentally ill man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:32pm

A reportedly mentally ill man attacked morning commuters with a knife in southern China on Thursday, wounding 11 people, including students, police reported.

Top centrist Netanyahu rivals unite for Israeli election run

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:12pm

Israel's primary centrist challengers to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Thursday they were joining forces ahead of April elections — a dramatic move that shook up the country's political system and created the first credible alternative to Netanyahu's decade-long rule.