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3 hours ago Germany sees “alarmingly high” number of anti-migrant crimes
Germany’s Interior Ministry says a new report showing more than 3,500 attacks in 2016 on migrants and their homes is “alarmingly high and cause for concern” but says authorities are prosecuting the crimes aggressively and the numbers are now falling.
3 hours ago Gerald Kaufman, UK’s longest-serving lawmaker, dies at 86
Gerald Kaufman, the longest-serving lawmaker in Britain’s House of Commons, has died aged 86.
3 hours ago Malaysian officials run into N. Korean’s diplomatic immunity
Malaysian police investigating the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced. They know his name, his nationality and have a pretty good idea where he’s holed up.
3 hours ago Prosecutors probe possible ‘junta’ within Turkey’s military
A prosecutor in Istanbul launched an investigation Monday into the possible existence of a clique within the Turkish military capable of “obstructing” the government, the state-run news agency reported.
3 hours ago 2 convicted of murder for deadly drag race in Germany
Two men have been convicted of murder for a midnight drag race along a chic Berlin boulevard that ended with the death of another motorist.
3 hours ago Deported woman’s UK family launch campaign for her return
The British family of a grandmother deported to Singapore launched a campaign on Monday to raise money to fund a legal fight for her return.
3 hours ago Trump’s taunts are stirring a level of nationalism Mexico hasn’t seen in years
The U.S. president’s policies are tapping into Mexico’s historic grievances.
3 hours ago How the Oscars put Syria in the spotlight
As the Oscar-winning documentary was named, the White Helmets in war-torn Syria were rescuing a child. "That's the real win," the group said.
3 hours ago Philippine militant group posts video claiming to show beheading of German hostage
Abu Sayyaf had demanded a $600,000 ransom for the release of Jurgen Kantner.
3 hours ago ‘I can’t breathe’: James Baldwin found refuge in Turkey from fiery debates at home
Baldwin made an impression in Turkey, but signs of his decade there are now hard to find.
6 hours ago Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for Germans
Nigerian police say it is not clear if a ransom was paid for the release of two German archaeologists freed by their kidnappers over the weekend.
6 hours ago Philippine militants release video of German’s beheading
Abu Sayyaf extremists in the Philippines have released a video of the beheading of a German hostage.
6 hours ago French Institute in Athens targeted in arson attack
Greek authorities say an overnight arson attack against the French Institute and French archaeological school in Athens caused minor damage but no injuries.
6 hours ago Jets pound northwest Syria as Geneva talks continue
Syrian activists say airstrikes in the country’s rebel-held Idlib province have killed at least 11 people.
6 hours ago Fire sweeps through Mogadishu’s main market killing 2 people
A Somali police officer says a huge fire hit Somali capital’s main market, killing at least two people.
6 hours ago Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solution
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday urged the international community to protect the two-state solution, in a message aimed at Israel and the new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump.
6 hours ago “I can’t breathe.” James Baldwin found refuge in Turkey from fiery debates at home.
Baldwin made an impression in Turkey, but signs of his decade there are now hard to find.
6 hours ago Philippine militant group posts video claiming to show beheading German hostage
Abu Sayyaf had demanded a $600,000 ransom for the release of Jurgen Kantner.
9 hours ago Bomb targets bus in Bahrain, wounding 5 police officers
Authorities in Bahrain say five police officers have been wounded in a bomb attack that targeted a bus in the island nation.
9 hours ago Float crashes, injuring 20 people at Rio’s Carnival parade
A float crashed during Rio de Janeiro’s world famous Carnival parade Sunday evening and injured at least 20 people, including three people reported in serious condition, but organizers proceeded with the show.
9 hours ago South Korea’s opposition threatens to impeach acting leader
South Korea’s main opposition parties threatened Monday to impeach the country’s acting leader after he refused to extend a special investigation into the huge corruption scandal that toppled conservative President Park Geun-hye.
9 hours ago Egypt’s Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void
After Islamic militants barged into his uncle’s house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sameh Adel Fawzy knew it was time to leave.
9 hours ago Pakistani capital on high alert after a series of attacks
Pakistani officials say the capital Islamabad and other parts of the country have been put on high alert after a series of militant attacks.
9 hours ago Seoul says North Korea executes 5 senior security officials
North Korea executed five senior security officials with anti-aircraft guns because they made false reports that “enraged” leader Kim Jong Un, South Korea’s spy agency said Monday.
Today Fallen Argentine troops’ relatives wait for identification
The body of Jose Antonio Reyes Lobos rests in the Falkland Islands along with those of more than 100 other fallen Argentine soldiers. But his 79-year-old mother says she doesn’t want to leave this world without putting a flower on a grave bearing the name of her son killed in combat more than three decades ago.
Today Detained Philippine senator asks court to nullify arrest
A Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte’s deadly crackdown on illegal drugs petitioned the Supreme Court Monday to nullify a Manila court’s arrest warrant against her for drug charges and release her from jail.
Today Indonesian police shoot suspected militant after standoff
Indonesian police said they shot a suspected militant in the West Java capital of Bandung on Monday after his bomb exploded in a vacant lot and he fled into a municipal building and set it alight.
Today Australian leader blames predecessor for popularity decline
Australia’s prime minister on Monday blamed recent criticism from his predecessor for a dip in the government’s popularity in a closely watched opinion poll.
Today US officials not yet authorized to vet Pacific refugees
U.S. security officers have yet to be authorized by President Donald Trump’s administration to vet refugees held on Pacific islands for potential resettlement in the United States, an Australian official said on Monday.
Today Float crashes, injuring 12 people at Rio’s Carnival parade
A float crashed during Rio de Janeiro’s world famous Carnival parade Sunday evening and injured at least 12 people, including at least one person reported in serious condition, but organizers proceeded with the show.