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Prosecutors: German angered by immigration attacked refugees

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:39am

Prosecutors in southwest Germany say a man who attacked and wounded three migrants with a knife apparently acted because he was angry about the government's refugee policy.

The Latest: Shells rain down on Damascus from rebel suburbs

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:24am

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

Australia resettles Cambodian activist's family as refugees

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:17am

Australia has accepted the family of a murdered Cambodian political activist as refugees, as the Australian government encourages its rejected refugees to resettle in Cambodia.

Parts of New Zealand flood as remnants of Cyclone Gita hit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:09am

Parts of New Zealand have declared an emergency as a powerful storm hits, causing flooding and forcing some people to evacuate their homes.

300 arrested after Sufis clash with Iran police, killing 5

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:07am

Overnight clashes between followers of a Sufi Islam leader and Iranian police killed five members of the security forces and injured 30, Iranian media reported Tuesday, the latest tension between the mystical order and authorities. Over 300 were arrested.

US fighter jet dumps fuel tanks near fishermen in Japan lake

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 2:04am

A U.S. fighter jet dumped two fuel tanks into a lake in northern Japan on Tuesday, creating a fuel slick, as about 10 fishermen were catching clams in boats below, officials said. No one was injured.

Police name Netanyahu associates in Israeli corruption probe

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:56am

Israeli police on Tuesday named the two close associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who have been arrested for their suspected role in a wide-ranging corruption probe that has cast a further pall of suspicion over the longtime Israeli leader.

Ramaphosa tells South Africa: get some morning exercise

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

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is winning some fans with his habit of early morning jogs and walks in which he interacts with the public.

UNICEF says Pakistan is riskiest country for newborns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:46am

The U.N. children's agency has singled out Pakistan as the riskiest country for newborns, saying that out of every 1,000 children born in Pakistan, 46 die at birth.

Thai court gives Japanese man custody of surrogate kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:39am

A Thai court has granted legal custody of 13 babies carried by surrogate mothers to a Japanese millionaire who is their biological father.

Police: Angry mob kills suspects in murder of girl in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:33am

Around 1,000 people dragged two suspects out of a police station and beat them to death in anger after the rape and killing of a 5-year-old girl in India's remote northeast, police said Tuesday.

Activists: Syria's shelling of Damascus suburb killed 98

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:31am

A Syrian monitoring group and paramedics say government shelling and airstrikes on rebel-held suburbs of the capital, Damascus, killed at least 98 people on Monday.

Syrian activists, paramedics say 98 people were killed in government shelling of rebel-held Damascus suburbs on Monday

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:17am

Syrian activists, paramedics say 98 people were killed in government shelling of rebel-held Damascus suburbs on Monday.

German man fined $258,000 for cheating at self-service till

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 1:03am

A German man has been fined 208,000 euros ($258,000) for cheating at a supermarket self-service till.

Pakistan: Indian troops open fire in Kashmir, killing boy

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 20th - 12:42am

Pakistan's foreign ministry says Indian troops have opened fire in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, killing an 8-year-old boy.

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.

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.