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The Latest: At least 18 dead in 2 blasts in Somali capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:36am

The Latest on the attack in Somalia's capital (all times local):

At least 18 people killed in pair of explosions in Somalia's capital, ambulance service says

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

At least 18 people killed in pair of explosions in Somalia's capital, ambulance service says.

Israeli army says tear gas, not beating, killed Palestinian

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 10:07am

An initial inquiry suggests that a Palestinian whose beating by soldiers was caught on video may have died from tear gas inhalation, the Israeli military said Friday, ahead of a planned autopsy. Meanwhile, Palestinians continued to clash with Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and along the Gaza Strip border.

8 charged in murder of wildlife conservationist in Tanzania

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:58am

A U.S.-based wildlife conservation group says authorities in Tanzania have arrested and charged eight people for the murder of the group's co-founder Wayne Lotter, who was shot in Dar es Salaam last year.

Mexico finds 103 migrants abandoned in freight trailer

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:56am

Mexican immigration agents say they have found 103 Central American migrants in a freight trailer left by a roadside near the U.S. border.

UN to vote on 30-day humanitarian cease-fire in Syria

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:52am

The U.N. Security Council scheduled a vote Friday on a resolution demanding a 30-day cease-fire across Syria to deliver humanitarian aid to millions and evacuate the critically ill and wounded.

Parents fear worst for missing girls after Nigeria attack

Haruna Umar and Krista Larson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:52am

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.

The Latest: Syrian opposition says 32 killed near Damascus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:49am

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

2 blasts, gunfire rock Somalia's capital; 3 said killed

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:45am

Two car bomb blasts rocked Somalia's capital on Friday evening, followed by sustained gunfire, and at least three people were killed, a police official said.

Canadian police charge alleged killer with another murder

Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:25am

Canadian police say they've charged an alleged serial killer with one additional charge of murder, bringing the total to six. Police believe there are more victims.

Somali police official says 2 car bomb blasts rock Mogadishu, following by sustained gunfire

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 9:11am

Somali police official says 2 car bomb blasts rock Mogadishu, following by sustained gunfire.

German food bank criticized, praised for anti-migrant stance

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:46am

A food bank in western Germany drew widespread criticism Friday for its decision to stop giving access cards to foreigners, who it says make up a growing percentage of its users. The move was hailed by some far-right groups.

France to charge suspect in Spain attacks that killed 16

Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:44am

The French prosecutor's office says an unnamed person detained in France in connection with the August extremist attacks in Spain will be handed preliminary charges.

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

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 8:26am

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.

Russia: Embassy coke bust shows our mission's strength

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:52am

A spokeswoman for Russia's Foreign Ministry is brushing off suggestions that the discovery of hundreds of kilograms (pounds) of cocaine in a school attached to Moscow's Argentina embassy harms the mission's reputation.

Turkish court rules 3 academics committed terror propaganda

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:45am

Turkey's official news agency says a court has ruled that three academics who signed a peace petition committed terror propaganda but deferred a final verdict for five years.

Deaths mount in Syria bombing campaign near Damascus

Zeina Karam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:40am

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

Philippines: Suspect in Filipina's freezer death arrested

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:36am

One of two suspects in the gruesome death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in an apartment in Kuwait has been arrested in Lebanon, the Philippine foreign secretary said Friday.

Social media helps French police find WWI soldier's relative

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 23rd - 7:32am

A fallen soldier's letter from World War I that was discovered in France has touched authorities so much they launched a successful search for the soldier's living relatives.