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Philippines: Suspect in Filipina's freezer death arrested

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:10am

The Philippine foreign secretary says one of two suspects in the gruesome death of a Filipina housemaid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in an apartment in Kuwait has been arrested in Lebanon.

Ivanka Trump to push for 'maximum pressure' on North Korea

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:08am

Ivanka Trump told South Korea's president on Friday that she will use her visit to the Winter Olympics to advocate maximum pressure on North Korea to halt its nuclear program.

US Embassy in Montenegro reopens after bomb incident

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:08am

The U.S. embassy in the Montenegrin capital of Podgorica has reopened a day after an ex-Yugoslav soldier hurled a hand grenade into the compound and then killed himself with another one.

France unveils vast new plan to tackle radicalization

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:59am

France has unveiled a vast new program to counter radicalization, as jihadis return from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq and the watch list of people showing risk signs grows.

The Latest: Turkish army strikes convoy near Syria's Afrin

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:58am

The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

Gang rapes and beheadings: UN reveals new South Sudan abuses

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:49am

The witness accounts remain appalling. One South Sudanese man returned home after hiding from government soldiers to find they had blinded his mother, gouging out her eyes with spears.

South Sudan sentences South African rebel adviser to death

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:46am

South Sudan's special high court has sentenced a South African military veteran to execution by hanging.

Parents fear worst for missing girls after Nigeria attack

Haruna Umar and Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:16am

The sound of gunfire rang out as residents gathered for evening prayers at the mosque. Soon the armed fighters showed up in their trucks and made their target clear: Where was the girls' school, they asked.

Israeli army says tear gas, not beating, killed Palestinian

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 6:04am

The Israel military says an initial inquiry suggests that a Palestinian whose beating by soldiers was caught on video may have died from tear gas inhalation.

Modi hugs Trudeau amid Indo-Canada invitation embarrassment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:52am

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau on Friday with a hug, one day after embarrassed Canadian diplomats had to revoke a party invitation for a man convicted of attempting to kill an Indian politician.

The Latest: $510 million pledged for West Africa's Sahel

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 5:08am

The Latest on European Union meeting on West Africa's Sahel region (all times local):

Top EU diplomat says donors pledge 414 million euros ($510 million) for Africa's Sahel region

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:58am

Top EU diplomat says donors pledge 414 million euros ($510 million) for Africa's Sahel region .

Palestinian president says he is in good health after tests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:38am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he has undergone medical tests while in the United States and that he is in good health.

Germany says another citizen detained in Turkey released

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 4:11am

The German government says one of its citizens held in Turkey has been released, but must remain in the country.

US envoy summoned after Duterte named in threat report

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:52am

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's top aide has summoned the U.S. ambassador to discuss a global threat assessment by American intelligence agencies that mentioned Duterte along with dangers facing democracy in Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.

5 Congolese refugees killed in protests, Rwandan police say

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:42am

Five Congolese refugees have been killed during protests over reduced food rations, with the U.N. refugee agency saying Friday that police fired at the angry protesters.

Rain hampers search for Indonesian landslide victims, 7 dead

Agus Basuki, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:32am

Heavy rains hampered the search Friday for victims of a landslide on the Indonesian island of Java as authorities raised the death toll to seven.

China orders 2 detained for posing in Japanese army uniforms

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:29am

Chinese police have ordered two men detained for 15 days after they posted pictures on the internet of themselves wearing Japanese World War II army uniforms at the site of one of the war's worst atrocities.

More deaths in Syria bombing campaign near Damascus

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 3:18am

Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day Friday, killing five people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400.