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Authorities investigate killing of hippo at El Salvador zoo

February 27, 2017

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's widespread violence reached an unexpected corner with the brutal and fatal beating of the national zoo's beloved hippopotamus Gustavito. more »»

 
 
 
Warplanes pound northwest Syria as Geneva meetings continue

February 27, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib province killed at least 11 people on Monday, opposition activists said, in the latest spasm of violence to mar U.N. more »»

Nazi's son returns art that his family looted in Poland

February 27, 2017

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The son of a Nazi official has returned three artworks that his family had looted from the southern Polish city of Krakow during World War II. more »»

Oscars mistake puts consulting firm's reputation in jeopardy

February 27, 2017

LONDON (AP) — For 82 years, accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards. more »»

Jets pound northwest Syria as Geneva meetings continue

February 27, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib province killed at least 11 people on Monday, opposition activists said, in the latest spasm of violence to mar U.N. more »»

Germany sees "alarmingly high" number of anti-migrant crimes

February 27, 2017

BERLIN (AP) — Migrants and their homes in Germany faced more than 3,500 attacks in 2016, a number that is "alarmingly high and cause for concern," a German official said Monday, while adding that... more »»

7-foot-7 'Game of Thrones' actor Neil Fingleton dies at 36

February 27, 2017

LONDON (AP) — Neil Fingleton, a 7-foot 7-inch actor who played the giant Mag the Mighty in "Game of Thrones" has died at 36. more »»

Iraqi forces battling Islamic State reach Mosul bridge

February 27, 2017

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi forces reached one of Mosul's five destroyed bridges on Monday as they pushed deeper into the western half of Iraq's second largest city, driving Islamic State militants back... more »»

Jets pound northwest Syria as Geneva talks continue

February 27, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib province killed at least 11 people on Monday, opposition activists said, in the latest spasm of violence to mar U.N. more »»

IS militants in north Sinai showing their strength

February 27, 2017

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — In the past three days, Islamic State militants in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai region abducted four men accused of collaborating with the government, three of them... more »»

Iranians cheer Farhadi's Oscar as rebuke of Trump policies

February 27, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Oscar for Asghar Farhadi's "The Salesman" energized many of the filmmaker's fellow Iranians, who saw the win for best foreign film Monday as a pointed rebuke to the Trump... more »»

Police officer: Not clear if ransom was paid for Germans

February 27, 2017

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — 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. more »»

US embassy condemns far-right march with US flag in Croatia

February 27, 2017

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — The U.S. more »»

Russian opposition struggles 2 years after Nemtsov killing

February 27, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — Two years after he was killed near the Kremlin, Boris Nemtsov can still attract crowds of supporters. more »»

Drought, hunger push Somalis to flee amid fears of famine

February 27, 2017

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Her eyes glued to the feeble movements of her malnourished baby with protruding ribs and sunken eyes, Fadumo Abdi Ibrahim struggled to hold back her tears in the stiflin... more »»

Oscar-winning Syrian group hopes award will stop 'massacres'

February 27, 2017

BEIRUT (AP) — A young volunteer in the Syrian search-and-rescue group featured in an Academy Award-winning documentary said Monday he hopes the award will help stop "massacres" in his country, an... more »»

Iraqi commander says troops push deeper into western Mosul

February 27, 2017

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi federal police units pushed deeper into western Mosul on Monday, gaining control of a neighborhood along the Tigris River and the foot of one of the city's five bridges amid... more »»

Poland's populist govt brings hope to struggling rural areas

February 27, 2017

KOBYLIN-BORZYMY, Poland (AP) — Life has always been hard for Witold Pogorzelski, a farmer in eastern Poland. Fuel shortages in the communist era prevented him from transporting his produc. more »»

Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solution

February 27, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — 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. more »»

French Institute in Athens targeted in arson attack

February 27, 2017

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say an overnight arson attack against the French Institute and French archaeological school in Athens caused minor damage but no injurie. more »»

France's 2 left-wing presidential candidates refuse to unite

February 27, 2017

PARIS (AP) — The two main left-leaning candidates in France's presidential election won't join forces after all. more »»

 
 
 

 

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