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Female Nobel laureates in Bangladesh to meet Rohingya women

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:35am

Three female Nobel Peace laureates began a weeklong trip to Bangladesh on Saturday to meet Rohingya Muslim women who were tortured and raped by soldiers in Myanmar before fleeing the country.

Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in Lebanon

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:05am

Lebanese security and judicial officials say authorities in Beirut are interrogating a man who is suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait.

EU and Russia vie for influence in volatile Balkans region

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:03am

For years, Russia has worked to gain influence in Southeast Europe, using Serbia as a foothold to establish a friendly pocket on a hostile continent.

Speeding jeep kills 9 schoolchildren in eastern India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 6:01am

A speeding jeep plowed through a group of schoolchildren crossing a road in eastern India on Saturday, killing nine and injuring 10 of them.

Airstrikes on suburbs of Syrian capital claim more lives

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:49am

A new wave of airstrikes and shelling on eastern suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus left at least five people dead and more than a dozen wounded Saturday, raising the death toll of a week of bombing in the area to nearly 500, including scores of women and children.

Vic Wild finds much different welcome at these Olympics

Eddie Pells, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:39am

It was a feel-good love story about snowboarders that made Russia smile.

Death toll from twin blasts in Somalia's capital rises to 21

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:25am

Authorities say the death toll in a pair of explosions Friday evening in Somalia's capital has risen to 21.

Egypt court fines leading activist over insulting judiciary

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:20am

An Egyptian court has fined one of the leading activists behind the 2011 uprising 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($565) during his re-trial over insulting the judiciary.

Inmates escape Philippine jail after guard leaves

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:49am

At least 29 detainees escaped from a jail in the southern Philippines on Saturday when a guard briefly left his post, but 17 of them were immediately captured when law enforcers fired warning shots, police said.

Estonia celebrates 100 years of independence declaration

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:45am

Estonia is celebrating the centenary of its independence declaration with festivities and a military parade.

Officials say suicide bomber kills 2 in Afghan capital

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 3:15am

A suicide bomber killed at least two and wounded seven in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital on Saturday, and at least 18 soldiers died in an attack on a checkpoint by Taliban insurgents in the country's west, authorities said.

Pakistan promises to expedite steps to curb terror financing

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:25am

Pakistan's interior minister says the Islamic nation will expedite steps to curb terror financing and money laundering a day after the country avoided ending up on a terror watch list by a global task force.

As deadly shells fall, fear spreads anew in Syrian capital

Albert Aji and Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 2:18am

As the Syrian government escalates its attacks on opposition-held suburbs of Damascus, rebels in outlying towns are retaliating with volleys of mortar shells and rockets into the capital, killing more than 25 civilians in the past two weeks and spreading fear among its 4 million residents.

The Latest: Official: 18 soldiers killed in west Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 12:03am

The Latest on bombing in Afghanistan capital and other violence (all times local):

Ivanka Trump at Olympics for politics, to back athletes

Errin Haines Whack, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:59pm

U.S. President Donald Trump's daughter toured the 2018 Winter Olympics on Saturday, the morning after telling South Korea's president that she would use her visit to the Pyeongchang Games to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program.

Defense Ministry says 18 soldiers killed in Taliban attack in western Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:57pm

Defense Ministry says 18 soldiers killed in Taliban attack in western Afghanistan.

Islamic State group in statement on website claims responsibility for suicide bombing attack in Afghan capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 11:46pm

Islamic State group in statement on website claims responsibility for suicide bombing attack in Afghan capital.

Several bombs set off around troubled Myanmar state, 1 hurt

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:30pm

One of several bombs targeting government offices and other places in Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state exploded Saturday morning, injuring a police officer, authorities said.

Afghan interior ministry spokesman says an explosion has occurred in Kabul

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:15pm

Afghan interior ministry spokesman says an explosion has occurred in Kabul.