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Turkey threatens to battle Syrian government troops if they enter Syrian enclave to protect Kurdish fighters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:06am

Turkey threatens to battle Syrian government troops if they enter Syrian enclave to protect Kurdish fighters.

Police arrest 5 who killed orangutan in Borneo with air gun

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:01am

Indonesian police say they have arrested four men and a boy who shot a critically endangered orangutan at least 130 times with an air gun.

IS ambushes Iraqi Shiite-led force, killing 27 fighters

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:59am

Islamic State militants have ambushed a group of Iraq's Shiite-led paramilitary fighters, killing at least 27.

Caricature of Thai scholar raises money for dissidents

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:57am

A cartoonist who lampoons Thailand's military government has done a caricature of a historian critical of the nation's monarchy and sold it in an online auction to raise money for legal aid for political dissidents.

Iranian rescue teams find site, wreckage from plane crash

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:35am

Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash the previous day that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported.

Iraq's Shiite-led force: Militants disguised in army uniforms ambush paramilitary troops north of Baghdad, killing 27

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:30am

Iraq's Shiite-led force: Militants disguised in army uniforms ambush paramilitary troops north of Baghdad, killing 27.

Gambia president announces moratorium on death penalty

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:27am

Gambia's president has declared a moratorium on the death penalty, calling it a "first step toward abolition."

Catalan politicians in Spanish court in secession probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:17am

Two prominent Catalan politicians are testifying before a Supreme Court judge for their roles in holding a banned independence referendum and making an illegal declaration of independence based on its results.

Syrian TV: Pro-government forces to enter Kurdish enclave

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:13am

Pro-Syrian government forces will begin entering the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin in the country's northwest "within hours," after reaching an agreement with the Kurdish militia in control of the region, Syrian state media said Monday.

Reports: Merkel favors German governor to run party affairs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:11am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is reported to favor the governor of Saarland state to run her center-right party's day-to-day operations.

France argues World Court has no jurisdiction in graft case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:10am

A legal battle between France and Equatorial Guinea over the corruption prosecution of the African nation's vice president is back before the International Court of Justice, months after a Paris court convicted the vice president.

Oxfam reports staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti scandal

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 3:01am

Oxfam's report on sexual misconduct allegations in Haiti shows that three staff members intimidated and physically threatened witnesses as the charity investigated the original claims.

5.9 quake hits southern Mexico, days after more powerful one

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:50am

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 has struck the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, days after a more powerful temblor hit the same area.

AP PHOTOS: Highlights of Day 10 at the Pyeongchang Olympics

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:49am

Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir floated across the ice in perfect harmony to break their own record for a short program. American Lindsey Vonn was third-fastest on the second day of Olympic downhill training. And the U.S. women's hockey team made it back to the Olympic gold medal game after routing Finland 5-0 in the semifinal.

The Latest: Turkey detains 786 for Syria offensive criticism

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:31am

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Syrian TV: Pro-government forces to enter Kurdish enclave of Afrin "within hours," which may prompt Turkish pullout

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 2:09am

Syrian TV: Pro-government forces to enter Kurdish enclave of Afrin "within hours," which may prompt Turkish pullout.

German nationalist urges AfD followers to reject violence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:56am

A leading figure in the nationalist Alternative for Germany has urged the party's followers to reject violence.

Israel hits militant site in Gaza after renewed rocket fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:47am

The Israeli military says it has struck an underground militant infrastructure site in Gaza in response to rocket fire toward Israel.

Philippines: Risks rising with China challenging US at sea

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 12:13am

The risks of a "miscalculation" and armed conflict have risen in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the dominant power in the strategic waterway, the Philippine envoy to Beijing said Monday.