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North Korea spy chief, accused in deadly attacks on South Korea, to lead Olympic delegation at closing ceremony

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A former North Korean intelligence chief, believed to be the mastermind behind a deadly attack on South Korea, will lead the Hermit Kingdom's high-level delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics’ closing ceremony -- acting the part of…

Police officer dies after fan violence before game in Spain


Spanish police say an officer has died after clashes between police and soccer fans before a Europa League match on Thursday.

French court keeps Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan in prison


A court has rejected a release request by a prominent Islamic scholar incarcerated this month on preliminary rape charges.

Haiti suspends Oxfam pending investigation into sexual abuse


A Haitian government minster says Oxfam will be suspended in the country for two months pending an investigation into sexual misconduct by employees of the aid group.

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UNICEF official resigns after allegations made


A senior official at UNICEF has resigned after allegations of inappropriate behavior during an earlier stint at Save The Children.

Argentina: arrests after cocaine seized at Russian embassy


Argentine officials say that a police officer and a Russian diplomatic official were arrested after authorities seized a large cocaine shipment at the Russian embassy in Buenos Aires.


Dutch lawmakers label massacre of Armenians as genocide


Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament have overwhelmingly voted to label as genocide the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks more than a century ago.

Romanian minister calls for firing of anti-graft prosecutor


Romania's justice minister has called for the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor to be removed from her post, citing what he said were serious concerns about the way she conducted her job.

Jimmy Carter warns against one-state for Israel-Palestine


Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is warning that the two-state solution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict "is being overtaken by a one-state reality which will have dire consequences for Israel in the long-term."

101 Nigerian girls missing after Boko Haram attack, parents say


Parents in northern Nigeria say more than 100 girls are still missing three days after suspected Boko Haram extremists attacked their school.

Israel extends detention for 2 suspects in Netanyahu case


An Israeli court has extended the arrests of a media tycoon and a former adviser to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implicated in a corruption case involving Israel's telecom giant.


Online dating couple jailed in UK for IS-inspired bomb plot


A man and woman who met on a Muslim dating website have been handed prison sentences for plotting an Islamic State-inspired bomb attack in Britain.


Police seal off Brussels streets amid reports of gunman


Belgian police sealed off part of a Brussels suburb Thursday and searched two apartments, warning residents to stay inside following witness reports that an armed man could be at large.

7 Americans among injured after ferry explosion in Mexico


Seven Americans were among more than two dozen people injured when an explosion ripped through a ferry as it unloaded passengers in a Mexican tourist destination Wednesday.


Bangladesh High Court accepts appeal by ex-PM in graft case


Bangladesh's High Court has accepted an appeal by former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia of her five-year prison sentence in a corruption case.

UK's May gathers divided Cabinet, seeking Brexit compromise


British Prime Minister Theresa May is gathering her divided ministers for a marathon meeting aimed at hammering out a common position on Brexit.


EU, Africa leaders drum up support for impoverished Sahel

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European Union leaders meet Friday with counterparts from West Africa in a show of support for the impoverished Sahel region that has fallen prey to extremists and is a key transit point for migrants heading to Europe.

Want an evening out with Trump Jr? You're probably too late

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Want an evening out with Donald Trump Jr.? Sorry, even if you have an extra $39,000 it's probably too late to buy a "conversation and dinner" with the eldest son of the American president.


Venezuelan pastor fills presidential void left by opposition


With two months to go before Venezuela's presidential election, the only challenger to jump in the ring against President Nicolas Maduro is a little-known television evangelist who was once arrested for fuel smuggling and has a range of…


US Embassy in Montenegro attacked with grenade, prompting security scare

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The U.S. Embassy in the Balkan state of Montenegro was attacked by a man armed with a hand grenade, who hurled the explosive at the building before blowing himself up.

Wednesday, Feb 21

Kim Jong Un's hard currency expected to run dry by October, South Korean lawmaker says


Kim Jong Un’s cash flow is expected to run dry by October if international sanctions continue crippling his regime’s economy, a South Korean lawmaker said Wednesday, following months of rumors about North Korea’s financial woes.

The Latest: Turkey vows to press on with Syria offensive


The Latest on the Syrian civil war (all times local): 12:15 p.m.

South Korean speed skaters pressured to leave after alleged bullying


Almost half a million people in South Korea have signed a petition demanding the removal of two speed skaters from Pyeongchang’s national team for their supposed “bullying” of a fellow teammate, The San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Tuesday, Feb 20

More than 100 killed when Syrian forces bomb Damascus suburb


Syrian government forces bombarded rebel-held suburbs of the capital, Damascus, for a second consecutive day Tuesday, killing more than 100 people and raising the specter of a full-scale offensive that could spell catastrophe for the…

Syrian government bombs Damascus suburb, killing 98, report says


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.

Gray whale returned to ocean after 3 days beached in Mexico


A gray whale has been returned safely to the Pacific Ocean after three days beached on the coast of Mexico's Baja California Sur state.

Monday, Feb 19

UK woman arrested after leaving 'vile' note on parked ambulance responding to emergency call

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A British woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly left a scathing note on an ambulance that was responding to an emergency call.

17 killed in Mozambique garbage dump collapse


At least 17 people were killed and several others were injured when a massive garbage mound partially collapsed in Mozambique’s capital Monday after heavy rains fell on Maputo, local media reported.

ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Orthodox church attack in Russia


ISIS claimed responsibility Monday for the deadly attack on Orthodox churchgoers in Russia that left at least five women dead.

Iran flier texted before deadly plane crash: 'May God protect us'


A passenger killed in the deadly Iranian commercial plane crash on Sunday reportedly channeled his faith just moments before take-off, sending his girlfriend one last text.

Sunday, Feb 18

Russia church shooting kills 5 after gunman opens fire on people leaving service


Five women were killed and several others were injured after a gunman opened fire with a hunting rifle on people leaving a church service in Russia's Dagestan region on Sunday, Russian media outlets reported.

Avalanche hits hikers in Switzerland, local police say


Hikers were reported missing on Sunday after they were swept away by an avalanche in Switzerland, reports said.

Nigeria releasing 475 Boko Haram suspects for rehabilitation


Authorities in Nigeria are releasing hundreds of people accused of supporting an Islamic extremist group, citing a lack of evidence.

Iranian commercial plane crashes, killing all 65 people aboard, airline says

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A commercial plane crashed in a mountainous region in southern Iran on Sunday, killing all 65 people on board, an airline spokesman told Iran state television.