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2 lions saved from Mideast wars head to South Africa refuge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:52am

Two African lions rescued from war zones in Iraq and Syria are heading to a permanent home in South Africa, after resting in Jordan where they recuperated from physical and psychological trauma.

Syrian Kurdish leader detained in Prague on Turkey's request

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:33am

Czech authorities detained a former leader of a Syrian Kurdish political party under an Interpol red notice that was based on Turkey's request for his arrest, Turkey's official news agency and a Kurdish official said Sunday.

France thwarts 2 attempted terror attacks since January

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 5:17am

France's interior minister says two potential terror attacks have been thwarted in France since January.

China paves way for Xi Jinping to extend rule beyond 2 terms

Gillian Wong, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 4:33am

China's ruling Communist Party has proposed scrapping term limits for the country's president, the official news agency said Sunday, appearing to lay the groundwork for party leader Xi Jinping to rule as president beyond 2023.

Parents release names of 105 missing Nigerian girls

Haruna Umar, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 4:29am

Parents in Nigeria have released a list of the 105 young women they say are still missing nearly a week after Boko Haram militants attacked a northern town, demanding that residents direct them toward the school for girls.

Germany's Merkel to name her team for new Cabinet

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 4:09am

Chancellor Angela Merkel is preparing to name her ministerial team for a new German government, amid reports that she plans to promote an ambitious conservative critic.

Column: Americans over-promise, under-deliver in SKorea

Paul Newberry, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 4:03am

They had their moments, without a doubt.

Afghan official: Drive-by attack kills lawmaker, bodyguard

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 3:30am

An Afghan official says that a former lawmaker and one of his bodyguards were killed after gunmen opened fire on their vehicle in the capital, Kabul.

Switzerland: 1 dead, 3 injured after being hit by avalanche

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 3:12am

Swiss police say a woman has died after being hit by an avalanche in the Alps near the Italian border.

UNICEF: Basic needs of young Syrian refugee children not met

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 2:49am

The U.N. agency for children says 85 percent of Syrian refugee children in Jordan live in poverty, 38 percent are not in school and almost half of those under the age of five don't have access to proper health care.

China's ruling Communist Party proposes removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the president and vice president.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 1:55am

China's ruling Communist Party proposes removing a limit of two consecutive terms for the president and vice president.

6 months after attacks began, Rohingya see no end in sight

Julhas Alam, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 25th - 12:09am

Their houses are often made of plastic sheets. Much of their food comes from aid agencies. Jobs are few, and there is painfully little to do. The nightmares are relentless.

Avant-garde mosque angers hard-liners in Iran

Nasser Karimi and Mohammad Nasiri, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 11:11pm

A newly built avant-garde mosque in the heart of Iran's capital would have hard-liners shouting from the minarets — if there were any.

Suspect in killing of Filipina maid interrogated in Lebanon

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:27pm

Lebanese authorities in Beirut are interrogating a man suspected in the death of a Filipina maid whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in Kuwait, security and judicial officials said Saturday.

Cambodia's ruling party has sure lock on Senate election

Sopheng Cheang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:13pm

Cambodia's ruling party is assured of a sweeping victory in the election of a new Senate after the only real opposition to it was eliminated.

China will deal 'seriously' with N. Korea sanctions breaches

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 8:10pm

China will "seriously" deal with any breaches of U.N. Security Council resolutions on North Korea should they be found, a Chinese official said, soon after the third report this month of a ship-to-ship transfer suspected of violating sanctions.

Colombia extradites major drug suspect to US

Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 5:31pm

A suspected drug chief known as the "Pablo Escobar of Ecuador" was extradited to the United States on Saturday, Colombia's chief prosecutor's office announced.

UN to vote Monday on resolution that would condemn Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:52pm

The Security Council is expected to vote Monday on a British-drafted U.N. resolution that would condemn Iran for violating a U.N. arms embargo by providing missiles and drones to Shiite rebels in Yemen — and commit to future action against Tehran.

Mexico arrests 4 police officers in case of missing Italians

Peter Orsi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 4:36pm

Four municipal police officers were arrested Saturday in the disappearance of three Italians last heard from more than three weeks ago in western Mexico, and authorities said the agents apparently handed the men over to a criminal gang.