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More than half a million children in the West African area wracked by Boko Haram extremists are so malnourished their lives could be in danger unless they get aid, a U.N. humanitarian official said Monday, describing a region where millions get by on one meal a day and some communities have lost all their toddlers.
Residents of the community of Pumanque south of the Chilean capital have lost most of their belongings and their livelihood to some of the worst wildfires in their country’s history.
The United Nations says preventive diplomacy in Gambia avoided bloodshed, restored democracy and averted what it calls a “humanitarian disaster.”
In a foreign policy speech, President Enrique Peña Nieto vowed to defend Mexico’s “national interests” in the face of Trump’s “new vision.”
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Unusually fast by North Korean standards.
A lawyer for Panama’s jailed ex-dictator Manuel Noriega says a court has granted him house arrest so he can prepare for brain surgery.
Many say U.S. troops are needed to stop the Taliban, but also want them out.
Attorney says former Panama leader Manuel Noriega allowed house arrest pending surgery.
Romania’s president has called for a referendum on a government proposal to pardon thousands of prisoners, which critics say could weaken the anti-corruption fight.
As talks between the Syrian government and rebel factions continue in Kazakhstan, Nordic and United Nations aid groups are meeting in Finland to discuss the plight of civilians in the war that has killed hundreds of thousands and displaced half the country’s population.
"Their struggles are worth listening to,” former Hiroshima mayor Tadatoshi Akiba wrote in a letter to President Trump.
Michelle O’Neill has been named as the new leader of the Sinn Fein party in Northern Ireland.
Egypt’s presidency says that U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who expressed hope for a “new push” in bilateral relations under Trump’s administration.
Visitors are flocking to the all-women San Diego prison in this popular Caribbean tourist town — to dine at Cartagena’s trendiest new restaurant.
Mexico has become accustomed to accusations of wrongdoing by former state governors, but the most recent scandal has been especially shocking.
French President Francois Hollande is in Colombia’s capital as part of a two-day tour and he’s expressing his support for a peace deal to end the country’s half-century conflict.
Russian Defense Ministry says its warplanes have flown first combat mission in Syria with U.S.-led coalition aircraft.
The mayors of five eastern Greek islands used to limit the movement of refugees and migrants have called on the European Union to ease the restrictions amid continued problems created by winter weather and overcrowding.
FIFA says it will stage the 2018 World Cup draw on Dec. 1 at a Kremlin concert hall in Moscow.
Mark Rutte's open letter appeals to far-right voters ahead of a tight election.
Amnesty International says Egypt must launch an independent and thorough investigation into the recent killing of 10 men by security forces in the Sinai Peninsula.
Human Rights Watch says Congo expelled one of its researchers for the second time in less than six months.
A local official says the death toll from the bombing of a refugee camp by Nigeria’s air force has climbed to 236 — a sharp increase from earlier counts.
Egyptian state television has aired footage of an Italian student taken weeks before he was abducted and tortured to death.
A Hungarian teacher who pulled some students out of a fiery bus in Italy despite getting burned and losing his own two children in the crash was being hailed as a hero Monday as Hungary held a national day of mourning for the 16 victims.
Israel’s prime minister says he doesn’t want to surprise the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, while recognizing the “significant opportunities” the new president may present.
Spanish police say a pan-European crackdown on illegal arms trafficking has resulted in 664 guns being seized and 245 people arrested in 11 countries.
Their seats remained empty for a few tense minutes after the Russia-Turkey-sponsored talks were officially inaugurated. Then, the Syrian rebel delegation finally walked into the room, marking what was supposed to be an ice-breaking first encounter.
Berlin police say a man suspected of killing an elderly man and collecting his pension for a decade, before police found his body in a freezer, may have had a second victim.
The nationalist Alternative for Germany party says it will take “internal measures” against a prominent member for his comments suggesting ending the country’s tradition of acknowledging and atoning for its Nazi past, but stopped short of expelling him from the party.
A top military official says forces allied with the internationally-recognized government of Yemen have seized control of a strategic Red Sea port, after waging an assault against Shiite rebels.
The top Hamas official from the Gaza Strip has arrived in Egypt for meetings with security officials, the highest level visit by a member of the Palestinian militant group since Egypt’s army overthrew an Islamist president in 2013.
Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, which is hosting Syria peace talks, is a relatively new name on the map.
Iraq’s prime minister has ordered an investigation into violations of human rights and other abuses purportedly committed by government troops and paramilitary forces battling the Islamic State group to retake the city of Mosul.
Malaysian authorities say 10 bodies, believed to be Indonesian migrants, were found washed ashore after their boat capsized. Two Indonesians were rescued.
The move seems aimed a companies offering a bypass route around Chinese censors.
Officials say British Prime Minister Theresa May was told about the June test of Britain’s nuclear deterrent system when she took office last year.
Liberia’s international soccer star turned presidential candidate has named the ex-wife of former President Charles Taylor as his running mate.
Dairy farmers from across the European Union have sprayed the EU’s headquarters with milk powder to protest the crisis in their sector.
Polish prosecutors have started questioning 21 anti-government protesters whose images have been posted by police over allegations they violated “legal order.”
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The gathering in Kazakhstan signaled the beginning of a new Mideast role for Moscow.
France’s presidential hopeful Manuel Valls, who seeks the Socialist nomination, has pledged to tax U.S. imports if President Donald Trump pulls his country out of the global climate deal reached in Paris in 2015.
Hungary’s prime minister says U.S. President Donald Trump’s position that all countries have the right to put their own interests first was the key phrase of his inaugural address.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is seeking to lure voters away from anti-immigration lawmaker Geert Wilders, as campaigning for March 15 national elections heats up.
Iran is being cautious in its first comments on U.S. President Donald Trump.
Thick fog has caused numerous flight delays and cancellations at London Heathrow and other area airports.
Syria talks in the Kazakh capital Astana come at a time of significant changes to the conflict in its sixth year. Although promising to focus on reinforcing a cease-fire, the conference has raised expectations of a path toward a political settlement of the civil war.
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The Great Mosque of Aleppo, a centuries-old treasure at the heart of one of the world’s oldest cities, is today a grim monument to the ravages of Syria’s war.
Syrian government envoy denounces speech by rebel representative at Astana talks, calls it ‘insolent’ and ‘provocative’
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is meeting with Tanzania’s leaders on the first leg of his tour of Africa during which he is expected to push for the closure or takeover of schools linked to Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Britain’s Supreme Court will rule Tuesday on whether the prime minister or Parliament has the right to trigger the process of taking Britain out of the European Union.
Rescue crews are considering whether to start using heavy equipment to speed up the search for 23 people still buried under the ruins of a central Italy hotel crushed by an avalanche.
A group of Turkish servicemen who fled to Greece in a military helicopter after last year’s failed coup have appeared at Greece’s Supreme Court in a closely watched extradition hearing.
While its not uncommon for African leaders to strike it rich on the back of their impoverished people, anti-corruption cases are growing.
The mayor of Jerusalem says the Trump administration is “serious” and committed to moving the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Austria’s interior minister says authorities are treating a recently arrested teenager as a potentially dangerous radical with connections to the Islamic State group.
The Egyptian army says jihadi militants have killed five soldiers in the restive Sinai Peninsula, the latest casualties in a yearslong struggle to control the area’s northeast.
Hungary’s national flag has been raised and then lowered to half-staff on a towering flagpole outside parliament as the country marked a day of mourning for the victims of a fiery bus crash in Italy involving students and teachers from a Budapest high school returning from a ski trip.
Conservative French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon, worried about the direction of the new U.S. government, wants a new European military alliance to protect the continent and fight Islamic extremism.
More than a decade ago, Sapae-ing Basor was one of Thailand’s most wanted, his face plastered on posters around the south offering 10 million baht, more than $250,000, for his capture.
A Chinese technology regulator has announced a 14-month campaign to root out services that allow people in the country to circumvent the government’s internet censorship.
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Dozens of officers and soldiers have gone on trial in Istanbul for their alleged role in the failed military coup in July.
Russia- and Turkey-backed talks between Syrian rebel factions and government representatives open in Kazakhstan.
Kuwait’s national oil company says it has contained an oil leak at one of its southwestern oil fields.
Talks between Syrian rebel factions and the government they are trying to overthrow are set to begin in Kazakhstan.
Kuwait’s national oil company has declared a state of emergency over an oil leak in one of its southwestern oil fields.
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An Afghan official says the roof of a shoddily constructed house in a refugee camp in eastern Afghanistan collapsed as a family was sleeping inside, killing 6 family members, including two women and two children.
China has launched a renewed crackdown on golf, closing 111 courses and telling members of the ruling Communist Party to stay off the links in an effort to conserve water and land.
Voters may turn against nation’s center-left establishment in contest widely expected to shape course of a troubled Europe.
Businesses around the world bearing U.S. President Donald Trump’s name face an increased risk now that he is in the White House, security experts warn, especially as several are in areas previously targeted by violence.
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Iran’s official news agency says search teams have found four more bodies of victims from last week’s deadly building collapse in Tehran.
Venezuelan officials may face U.S. sanctions for profiting from food shortages that have exacerbated hunger in the South American country.
A Japanese government panel studying a possible abdication of Emperor Akihito is set to release an interim report that supports enacting special legislation that is applicable only to him.
The ship involved in the recently halted hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has returned to port in western Australia for the final time.
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Protesters in Mexico took control of vehicle lanes at one of the busiest crossings on the U.S. border Sunday to oppose Mexican gasoline price hikes, waving through motorists after Mexican authorities abandoned their posts.
Prosecutors say 56 sets of human remains have been identified in a jumble of bone fragments found at a burial pit in the border state of Nuevo Leon.
Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that problems with the design and manufacturing of batteries in its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones caused them to overheat and burst into fire.
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Authorities in Cameroon say a helicopter fighting the Boko Haram insurgency has crashed on the border with Nigeria, killing six people including the commander of this central African nation’s troops.
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The Mosque En-Nour has become a symbol of the precarious position of French Muslims.
Northern Ireland officials say that a police officer has been shot in the arm in Belfast.
Adviser to Gambia president: Exiled leader emptied state coffers, shipped out luxury vehicles.
French presidential primary: Partial results: Valls, hard-left candidate Hamon advance to Socialist party runoff.
Spanish and Portuguese airport authorities say that an American Airlines flight heading to Barcelona from New York was forced to make an emergency landing in northwest Portugal because of technical problems.
President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state nominee says he’d review Colombia’s recent peace agreement to determine how much the U.S. should continue to support a deal that was enthusiastically backed by the Obama administration.
Authorities in the Dominican Republic say that Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura and former major leaguer Andy Marte both have died in separate traffic accidents.
Thousands have marched through the Romanian capital and other cities to protest a government proposal to pardon thousands of prisoners which critics say could reverse the anti-corruption fight.
Brazilian authorities say they’ve now confirmed 47 cases of yellow fever, and 25 deaths.
Authorities in Dominican Republic say MLB players Yordano Ventura, Andy Marte have both died in separate car crashes.
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OPEC and key non-OPEC oil producers seeking to push up the price of crude by cutting production say participants appear to be exceeding pledges to reduce output.
Egypt has agreed to Italy’s request to send experts to try and retrieve footage from security cameras at a Cairo metro station that a murdered Italian student used the day he disappeared nearly a year ago.