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Malaysian officials run into N. Korean's diplomatic immunity

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:24:07 GMT2017-02-27T14:24:07Z

TOKYO (AP) -- 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....



Russian opposition struggles 2 years after Nemtsov killing

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:33:46 GMT2017-02-27T13:33:46Z

MOSCOW (AP) -- Two years after he was killed near the Kremlin, Boris Nemtsov can still attract crowds of supporters. But his death left in tatters Russia's opposition movement, which is struggling with infighting and seems unable to rally behind one unifying figure....



Iranians cheer Farhadi's Oscar as rebuke of Trump policies

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:37:11 GMT2017-02-27T15:37:11Z

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 administration and its efforts to deny them entry into the U.S....



Iraqi forces battling Islamic State reach Mosul bridge

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:57:56 GMT2017-02-27T16:57:56Z

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 with the help of U.S.-led airstrikes....



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

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:18:43 GMT2017-02-27T19:18:43Z

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, and described a U.S. decision to block him from traveling to Los Angeles for the Oscars as "America's loss."...



Warplanes pound northwest Syria as Geneva meetings continue

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 22:27:05 GMT2017-02-27T22:27:05Z

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.-brokered talks in Geneva between the government and the opposition....



Authorities investigate killing of hippo at El Salvador zoo

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 23:05:57 GMT2017-02-27T23:05:57Z

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....



Poland's populist govt brings hope to struggling rural areas

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:21:56 GMT2017-02-27T12:21:56Z

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 produce. In the capitalist era, the nearby sugar factory that provided an income to him and his wife was forced to close....



Oscars mistake puts consulting firm's reputation in jeopardy

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:11:38 GMT2017-02-27T18:11:38Z

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



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

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:11:24 GMT2017-02-27T17:11:24Z

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 the crimes are being aggressively prosecuted and the numbers of such attacks are now falling....