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US F-16 dumped 2 fuel tanks near fishermen at Japan lake

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:04am

A U.S. fighter jet has dumped fuel tanks into a lake in northern Japan, narrowly missing a dozen fishermen catching clams in the water. Nobody was injured.

Report: Iran summons Swedish envoy over granting citizenship

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:57pm

Iran's official IRNA news agency says the foreign ministry has summoned Sweden's ambassador over the Nordic country decision to grant citizenship to an Iranian researcher who is in jail in Tehran.

Ohio businessman, deported after 38 years in US, vows return

Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:50pm

Amer Othman's life turned upside down in an instant.

Afghan officials say insurgent attacks killed 9 policemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:39pm

Afghan officials say insurgents have killed nine policemen in separate attacks in the country's west and east.

In Iran, Sufi followers killed 2 paramilitaries, 3 policemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:01pm

Iranian media have updated the death toll from clashes the previous night with Sufi followers in Tehran, saying two members of the paramilitary forces were also killed, as well as three policemen.

Forget tourism: Pyeongchang's legacy probably debt and anger

Foster Klug and Kim Tong-Hyung, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:56pm

The equation was supposed to be simple. To build a world-class ski destination, simply add the Olympics and wait.

Court: Pardoned Peru strongman Fujimori can be tried again

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 9:59pm

A court in Peru has ruled that former strongman Alberto Fujimori can be tried in connection with a 1992 massacre despite his recent pardon from a 25-year jail sentence.

Gray whale returned to ocean after 3 days beached in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:36pm

A gray whale has been returned safely to the Pacific Ocean after three days beached on the coast of Mexico's Baja California Sur state.

17 killed in garbage dump collapse in Mozambique

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 7:18pm

Heavy rains triggered the partial collapse of a huge mound of garbage in Mozambique's capital on Monday, killing 17 people who were buried by debris.

Israeli settler leader says settlements grew rapidly in 2017

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 6:35pm

The number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank grew at nearly twice the rate of Israel's overall population last year, a settler leader said Monday, predicting that settlement growth would surge even more in the coming years thanks in part to the Trump presidency.

Gulf cartel boss captured in Mexican state bordering Texas

Alfredo Pena, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 6:01pm

An alleged top boss of the Gulf drug cartel was captured by Mexican marines Monday in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, which for years has been terrorized by gangland violence.

Rio could be 'laboratory' for solving Brazil's crime crisis

Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 5:57pm

Brazilian leaders said Monday that the use of the military to combat rising violence in Rio de Janeiro could serve as a model for other violent areas of Brazil.

Oxfam says staff intimidated witnesses in Haiti sex scandal

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 4:27pm

Oxfam workers suspected of sexual misconduct in Haiti intimidated and threatened a witness as the charity investigated the original claims, according to the organization's report on the internal inquiry.

Scandals highlight Israeli leader's media obsession

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 1:49pm

Benjamin Netanyahu came to prominence as a star of the media age, an upgrade from older Israeli politicians in his telegenic poise, mastery of message and gift for the sound bite in English and Hebrew. But those skills may have morphed into a darker obsession with controlling the media that now accounts for much of the scandal threatening his rule.

Report: Supporter of Sufi leader kills 3 police in Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:48am

Iran's semi-official Fars news agency says a supporter of a Sufi leader has rammed a bus into police, killing three of them before being arrested.

Greek carnival celebrations get a little flour power

Petros Giannakouris, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:47am

For a few hours every year, residents and visitors of this pretty Greek seaside town have a license to lose their civility.

Turkey warns as Syrian government poised to enter Afrin

Zeina Karam and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:15am

Turkey warned the Syrian government Monday against entering the Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria where a major Turkish military offensive is underway, saying it would hit back at the troops if their goal is to protect the Kurdish fighters.

The Latest: Turkey denies reports that Syria will aid Kurds

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 11:01am

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

Court video shows kidnapped model revisiting scenes of crime

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 19th - 10:15am

Video of a British model retracing her movements from a city studio where she was allegedly grabbed to a farmhouse where she was held for six days was played Monday at the trial in Italy of a Polish man charged in her kidnapping for ransom.