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This image released by the Thiqa News Agency, burned motorcycles and car that damaged after a suicide attacker blew his small pick-up truck outside a security office in Sousian village, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) north of al-Bab, Syria, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. A car bombing north of a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed several people, mostly civilians who had gathered trying to go back home, Turkey's news agency and Syrian activists said. (Thiqa News Agency, via AP)
The Latest: Day 2 of UN-hosted Syria peace talks in GenevaThe Latest: UN envoy for Syria kicks off second day of meetings in Geneva with Syrian government, opposition
The Associated Press9 minutes ago
A police officer checks his phone inside the forensic department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used in the murder of Kim Jong Nam, the North Korean ruler's outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, police said Friday. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)
Malaysia: VX nerve agent killed outcast North Korean scionThe poison used to kill the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader at a crowded air terminal in Malaysia was the banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent, police said, as they began a sweep of the airport for any traces of the deadly toxin
The Associated Press11 minutes ago
Car bomb kills 2 soldiers, wounds 3 others in AfghanistanAn Afghan official says a suicide car bomb has killed at least two soldiers and wounded three others in southern Helmand province
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Map locates Al-Bab, Syria; 1c x 2 1/4 inches; 46.5 mm x 57 mm;
Car bomb near Syria town captured from IS kills 35 peopleSyrian activists, Turkish news agency: Car bomb north of town just captured from IS kills at least 35 people
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Opposition Senator Leila de Lima emotionally addresses the media after a warrant for her arrest was issued by a regional trial court Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, in suburban Pasay city, south of Manila, Philippines. The Philippine court issued an arrest warrant on drug charges for the senator and former top human rights official who is one of the most vocal critics of President Rodrigo Duterte and his deadly crackdown on illegal drugs. De Lima has vehemently denied the charges, which she says are part of Duterte's attempt to intimidate critics of his crackdown, which has left more than 7,000 drug suspects dead. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Leading critic of Philippine leader arrested on drug chargesA Philippine opposition senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly anti-drug crackdown was arrested Friday on drug charges but professed her innocence and vowed she would not be intimidated by a leader she called a "serial killer."
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Displaced Iraqis flee their homes due to fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 2017. The Iraqi security forces advance comes as part of a major assault that started five days earlier to drive Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
Iraqi forces enter western Mosul, take airport from ISIraqi forces have entered the first western Mosul neighborhood on the city's southwestern edge and have taken full control of Mosul's international airport from the Islamic State group
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Displaced Iraqis flee their homes due to fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Thursday, Feb. 2017. The Iraqi security forces advance comes as part of a major assault that started five days earlier to drive Islamic State militants from the western half of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)
The Latest: Iraqi troops enter first west Mosul neighborhoodThe Latest: Iraqi forces enter first neighborhood of western half of Mosul, gain full control of city's airport
The Associated Press3 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, center left, shakes hands with Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray as U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, left, and Mexico's Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong look on, at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Mexico City, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017. Mexico's mounting unease and resentment over President Donald Trump's immigration crackdown are looming over a Thursday meeting between Tillerson, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, and Mexican leaders that the U.S. had hoped would project a strong future for relations between neighbors. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)
US envoys try to lower Mexico tensions as Trump amps them upAmerican officials visited Mexico with promises of cooperation and closer economic ties, but no public mentions of a border wall or President Donald Trump's plan to deport non-Mexicans to Mexico
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Members of French Jewish community walk in a street of Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017.  If far-right candidate Marine Le Pen wins the upcoming presidential election, she plans to ban religious symbols from French streets, which would impact on  Jews who would no longer be allowed to wear their kippa head-coverings, and Muslims who would no longer be allowed to wear headscarfs in public which may dramatically alter the country's urban landscape. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Schaeffer)
Far-right candidate sees a France sans kippas, headscarvesMarine Le Pen's refusal to don a headscarf this week cost her a meeting with Lebanon's grand mufti, Sheikh Abdel-Latif Derian
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this photo dated Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, Boutheina Chili Ezzine poses for a photo in Tunis, Tunisia.  Ezzine is a member of "Le Collectif des citoyens de Tunisie " (Citizens Collective of Tunisia), an organization that is protesting against the return of Tunisians who left to join extremist groups.  Tunisia has the dubious distinction of being one of the world's primary exporters of jihadi fighters, and now as extremists suffer defeats on the battlefield, many Tunisian people fear what will happen when  Jihadis return to this vulnerable country. (AP Photo/Ons Abid)
Tunisia overwhelmed, divided over returning extremistsTunisia has the unwilling distinction of being one of the world's primary exporters of jihadi fighters, only to see young men trained by the Islamic State group return home to attack, killing Western tourists, soldiers and even an unwitting shepherd
The Associated Press5 minutes ago
This undated photo provided by Human Rights Watch on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 shows Omar Shakir, the group's New York-based Israel and Palestine director. Israeli authorities have rejected a request from Human Rights Watch to grant Shakir a work permit, accusing the group of engaging in Palestinian "propaganda." The decision was Israel's latest step against human rights groups and other advocacy organizations that it accuses of bias against the Jewish state. (Human Rights Watch via AP)
Israel denies work visa to Human Rights Watch officialIsrael denies work visa to regional director of Human Rights Watch, accuses group of 'Palestinian propaganda'
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - In this May 1, 2016 file photo, Cuba's First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel, left, stands with President Raul Castro during the May Day parade in Havana, Cuba. Diaz-Canel, an engineer by training who began his career as a provincial bureaucrat, is expected in 2018 to assume one of Raul Castro’s roles: the presidency. Castro plans to remain first secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, a potentially more powerful position, until at least 2021.  (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa, File)
Cuba a year from getting new, non-Castro presidentIf all goes as expected, in exactly one year President Raul Castro will hand responsibility for Cuba's faltering economy and aging, disaffected population to a little-known 57-year-old Communist Party official
The Associated Press7 hours ago
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