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Turkish state media: Pro-Syrian government forces withdraw from Afrin city following Turkish shelling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:48am

Turkish state media: Pro-Syrian government forces withdraw from Afrin city following Turkish shelling .

Woman in burqa attacked, abused in Berlin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:47am

German police say a Muslim woman wearing a veil covering her entire face and body was attacked and verbally abused inside a Berlin store.

Brazil's lower house approves military intervention in Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:26am

Brazil's lower house has approved a decree to put the military in charge of Rio de Janeiro's security forces amid a spike in violence.

Japanese man given custody of 13 surrogate kids

Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:26am

A Thai court on Tuesday granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a secretive Japanese millionaire who is their biological father, reviving a bizarre tale that captured tabloid headlines four years ago, but leaving some basic questions unanswered.

Zimbabwean opposition leader is buried in rural home

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:24am

Thousands of people in Zimbabwe on Tuesday gathered for the burial of opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai, whose death from cancer exacerbated divisions within a movement preparing for elections this year.

The Latest: Greece jails Palestinian over migrant smuggling

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:18am

The Latest on migrant issues in Europe (all times local):

Australia resettles Cambodian activist's family as refugees

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:16am

Australia has accepted the family of a murdered Cambodian political activist as refugees, a lawmaker said Tuesday, as the Australian government encourages its rejected refugees to resettle in Cambodia.

Parts of Warsaw Ghetto wall to become historic monuments

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:14am

Two remaining fragments of the wall that isolated the Warsaw Ghetto should be put on a list of historical monuments, a regional conservation official in Poland said Tuesday.

More big parties join Venezuela ballot boycott: official

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:07am

A Venezuelan opposition official says the largest parties in the broad anti-government coalition have decided to boycott an upcoming presidential election they say won't be free or fair.

Syrian Kurdish militia confirms Syrian troops entered Afrin to deploy along border with Turkey and help defend enclave

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:06am

Syrian Kurdish militia confirms Syrian troops entered Afrin to deploy along border with Turkey and help defend enclave.

Russian officials look to blame someone for curler's doping

Chris Lehourites, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 8:00am

After confirming that both of Alexander Krushelnitsky's doping samples tested positive for the heart drug meldonium, the officials in charge of the Russian team at the Pyeongchang Olympics sought to blame just about anyone other than the curler himself.

Syrian TV reports Turks shelling area where pro-government forces have entered Afrin enclave, journalists flee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:45am

Syrian TV reports Turks shelling area where pro-government forces have entered Afrin enclave, journalists flee.

Rights groups want probe of civilians held by Myanmar army

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:26am

Rights groups are urging authorities in Myanmar to investigate and release information about two ethnic Kachin civilians believed to be held by soldiers in the country's north, where fighting has raged between government forces and armed Kachin rebels.

Pro-government Syrian fighters begin entering Kurdish enclave of Afrin despite Turkish threats

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:25am

Pro-government Syrian fighters begin entering Kurdish enclave of Afrin despite Turkish threats.

Czechs to open satellite center to serve intelligence, NATO

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:20am

The Czech Republic's army says it is planning to open a new satellite center to serve the country's military intelligence and NATO.

South African president announces "lifestyle audits"

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:20am

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa says public representatives will undergo "lifestyle audits" as part of his campaign to clean up the government.

3 detained in southern France over 2017 Barcelona attacks

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:17am

The French prosecutor's office says three people have been detained in France in connection with August's deadly attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils.

300 arrested after Sufis clash with Iran police, killing 5

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:17am

Overnight clashes between followers of a Sufi Islam leader and Iranian police killed five members of the security forces and injured 30, Iranian media reported Tuesday, the latest tension between the mystical order and authorities. Over 300 were arrested.

Oxfam apologizes over handling of Haiti abuse scandal

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 7:06am

Oxfam's leadership apologized Tuesday for downplaying the significance of a sexual misconduct scandal in Haiti and sought to stem the tide of cancelled donations.