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Iraqi security official: U.S.-backed Syrian militia hands over more than 150 Iraqi Islamic State group members to Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:33am

Iraqi security official: U.S.-backed Syrian militia hands over more than 150 Iraqi Islamic State group members to Iraq.

Pakistani officials say flash floods, rains killed 12 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:21am

Pakistani officials say flash floods and heavy winter rains have led to the deaths of 12 people in the country's southwest and central regions.

German police raid 16 homes of suspected Islamic extremists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 21st - 1:14am

German police are searching 16 homes of alleged Islamic extremists in central and western Germany.

Avalanche in Indian Himalayas kills 1, leaves 5 missing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:50pm

Indian rescuers have found the body of an army soldier and are searching for five other soldiers after an avalanche struck a Himalayan border post in the country's north, police said Thursday.

11 wounded in China knife attack blamed on mentally ill man

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 10:32pm

A reportedly mentally ill man attacked morning commuters with a knife in southern China on Thursday, wounding 11 people, including students, police reported.

The Latest: Fire in Bangladesh's capital kills at least 69

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 8:04pm

The Latest on a fire in Bangladesh's capital (all times local):

Authorities say fire in old part of Bangladesh's capital is mostly under control, death toll rises to at least 69

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 7:56pm

Authorities say fire in old part of Bangladesh's capital is mostly under control, death toll rises to at least 69.

UN envoy says risk of Israeli-Palestinian war looms large

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 6:05pm

The prospect of peace between Israel and the Palestinians is fading by the day as violence and radicalism grow — and "the risk of war continues to loom large," the U.N. Mideast envoy warned Wednesday.

Fire in centuries-old part of Bangladesh's capital kills 70

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:59pm

A devastating fire raced through densely packed buildings in a centuries-old shopping district in Bangladesh's capital, killing at least 70 people, officials and witnesses said Thursday.

Officials say a fire racing through buildings in the old part of Bangladesh's capital has killed 45, not under control

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:54pm

Officials say a fire racing through buildings in the old part of Bangladesh's capital has killed 45, not under control.

UN gives green light for North Koreans to travel to Vietnam

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:35pm

The Security Council committee monitoring sanctions against North Korea has given a green light to Kim Jong Un's delegation to travel to Vietnam next week for talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, U.N. diplomats said Wednesday.

Mexico invites international experts on case of 43 students

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 5:23pm

The Mexican government will once again invite a team of international experts to investigate the case of 43 students missing since 2014.

Mexican court nixes 70-year-old capo's plea for house arrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:51pm

A court in Mexico has denied a request by convicted drug lord Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo to serve out his sentence under house arrest due to his bad health and advanced age.

Denmark's Inger Andersen elected UN environment chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 4:47pm

The U.N. General Assembly has elected Inger Andersen of Denmark as the new executive director of the United Nations Environment Program, which is based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Venezuela seeks UN support against 'military aggression'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:45pm

Venezuela's U.N. Mission is inviting ambassadors of 46 countries to an informal meeting Friday with Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza to underline the U.N. Charter's commitment to noninterference in a nation's internal affairs and oppose "threats of military aggression."

Gucci unmasks a harder, more masculine collection

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:19pm

Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele says the blackface controversy has had a deep impact on the company and provided a learning experience for everyone.

Official: 8 armed men detained in Haiti could be sent to US

Evens Sanon and Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 3:10pm

An official with Haiti's communications ministry said Wednesday that eight men, including five U.S. citizens, who authorities say were detained over the weekend with automatic weapons and other arms could be transferred soon to the United States.

16 killed in attack by suspected herdsmen in Nigeria

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 2:30pm

An official in the central Nigerian state of Benue says 16 people have been killed in an attack apparently staged by herdsmen.

Nicaraguan poet-priest Cardenal leaves hospital, thanks pope

The Associated Press  |  Posted Feb 20th - 1:52pm

Renowned Nicaraguan poet and priest Ernesto Cardenal was released from a hospital Wednesday two weeks after he entered for treatment for an infection that provoked other ailments.