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Cambodian official urges emulating Trump's position on press

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:16am

A Cambodian government official says U.S. President Donald Trump's attacks on the media are an inspiration to his own country to observe limits on freedom of expression.

Deported woman's UK family launch campaign for her return

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:16am

The British family of a grandmother deported to Singapore launched a campaign on Monday to raise money to fund a legal fight for her return.

Fire sweeps through Mogadishu's main market killing 2 people

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:16am

A huge fire engulfed Somali capital's main market, killing at least two people, a Somali police officer said Monday.

Detained Philippine senator asks court to nullify arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:04am

A Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs petitioned the Supreme Court on Monday to nullify an arrest warrant for her on drug charges and release her from jail.

US embassy condemns far-right march in Croatia with US flag

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 6:00am

The U.S. Embassy has denounced a march by a group of far-right supporters in the Croatian capital who also waved an American flag and reportedly voiced support for President Donald Trump.

Prosecutors probe possible 'junta' within Turkey's military

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:58am

Turkey's state-run news agency says a prosecutor has launched an investigation into the possible existence of a clique within the military capable of "obstructing" the government.

Gerald Kaufman, UK's longest-serving lawmaker, dies at 86

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:40am

Gerald Kaufman, the longest-serving lawmaker in Britain's House of Commons, has died aged 86.

Iraqi commander says troops push deeper into western Mosul

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:32am

Iraqi federal police units pushed deeper into western Mosul on Monday, gaining control of a neighborhood along the Tigris River and the foot of one of the city's five bridges amid intense clashes with Islamic State militants, a senior Iraqi police commander said.

Philippine militants release video of German's beheading

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:15am

Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines released a video showing the beheading of a German hostage in the first sign the brutal Philippine militants carried out a threat to kill him after a ransom deadline lapsed over the weekend.

Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solution

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 5:15am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday urged the international community to protect the two-state solution, in a message aimed at Israel and the new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump.

Jets pound northwest Syria as Geneva talks continue

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:52am

Syrian activists say airstrikes in the country's rebel-held Idlib province have killed at least 11 people.

Israel launches airstrikes in Gaza after rocket attack

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:50am

Israel carried out a series of airstrikes on militant sites across the Gaza Strip on Monday, wounding at least four people, officials said, following a rocket attack on southern Israel that caused no casualties.

Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for Germans

Lekan Oyekanmi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:49am

Nigerian police say it is not clear if a ransom was paid for the release of two German archaeologists freed by their kidnappers over the weekend.

Malaysian officials run into N. Korean's diplomatic immunity

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:32am

Malaysian police investigating the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced. They know his name, his nationality and have a pretty good idea where he's holed up.

France's 2 left-wing presidential candidates refuse to unite

Samuel Petrequin, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:32am

The two main left-leaning candidates in France's presidential election won't join forces after all.

7 dead as gunmen shoot at Sri Lanka prison bus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 4:07am

Seven people were killed Monday when gunmen shot at a bus transporting prisoners to a court in southwest Sri Lanka, news reports said.

Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines release video of beheading of German hostage

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:45am

Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines release video of beheading of German hostage.

Float crashes, injuring 20 people at Rio's Carnival parade

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 3:25am

A float crashed during Rio de Janeiro's world famous Carnival parade Sunday evening and injured at least 20 people, including three people reported in serious condition, but organizers proceeded with the show.

Seoul says North Korea executes 5 senior security officials

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 27th - 2:51am

North Korea executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that "enraged" leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea's spy agency said Monday.