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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian plane crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of Tehran, Iran. The downing of a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran highlights the limits of the civilian arm of Iran's government against the absolute power of the Shiite theocracy and the paramilitary forces beneath it. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)
Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic's wider woesThe downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in Iran, killing 176 people, has revealed wider woes facing the Islamic Republic
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Paramilitary police wearing face masks gesture as they stand on guard near Tiananmen Square in Beijing, Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. China on Monday expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week's Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 80. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China extends holiday to contain virus as death toll risesChina has expanded sweeping efforts to contain a viral disease by postponing the end of this week's Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 80
The Associated Press7 hours ago
People hold signs of their dead and missing relatives during a march against violence called "Walk for Peace," in Mexico City, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. Thousands marched against violence in Mexico, making their way towards Mexico City's main square the Zocalo. (AP Photo/Ginnette Riquelme)
Mexican march for peace swarmed by angry protestersA four-day pilgrimage by family members of murdered or missing Mexicans has culminated in a tense confrontation in the capital's main square as supporters of Mexico's president hurled insults at the families — including dozens of Mormons with dual U.S.-citizenship
The Associated Press8 hours ago
New Boeing Jetliner Takes Off and LandsFinally, good news for Boeing: Its new jetliner took off, flew, and landed without a hitch. A crowd watched the Boeing 777X (also called the 777-9 and 777-9X) complete its maiden flight north of Seattle on Saturday morning, Reuters reports. But the world's biggest twin-engined jetliner still requires FAA approval,...
Newser11 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, shake hands during their meeting in Jerusalem, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty,pool)
Zelenskiy marks Auschwitz anniversary honoring survivorsUkrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has paid tribute to Holocaust survivors, telling them on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the death camp's liberation that they are an example to humanity
The Associated Press13 hours ago
France reports 27% increase in anti-Semitic actsFrance's interior minister says that anti-Semitic acts rose by 27% between 2018 and 2019, in an “intolerable” syndrome of hate that also affects Muslims and Christians
The Associated Press13 hours ago
Iran's Military Lied to Government About Downing PlaneAn officer of the Revolutionary Guards tried to reach the command center for instructions when he spotted what he thought was an unidentified aircraft near the airport in Tehran. He couldn't get through, leaving him seconds to make the decision himself. So the officer, on the military's highest alert for...
Newser15 hours ago
A boy, wearing a Jewish skullcap, or kippa, walks away after putting a stone on the "Auschwitz Never Again" monument, after the National Holocaust Commoration in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. The commemoration marked the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
Dutch premier issues historic apology at Holocaust memorialThe Dutch prime minister has apologized for the failure of officials in the Nazi-occupied country during World War II to do more to prevent the deportation and murder of just over 100,000 Jews
The Associated Press15 hours ago
Never Again, Pope Says of HolocaustMonday, the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Speaking to the crowd in St. Peter's Square on Sunday, Pope Francis made a request, Reuters reports. "Indifference is inadmissible before this enormous tragedy, this atrocity, and memory is a duty," he said. "Tomorrow,...
Newser15 hours ago
In this May 5, 2019, photo, hundreds form a line of the edge of the Billings Rimrocks for Line the Rims in Red event to honor missing and murdered indigenous people, in Billings, Mont. Reno Charette asked people to wear red and line the rim of sandstone rocks at the city park. They brought posters of men, women and children who are missing, and changed the name of the local movement to Missing and Murdered Indigenous People.  (Larry Mayer/The Billings Gazette via AP)
Movement to highlight missing Native women expands to malesA movement to draw attention to Native American women and girls who have been killed or reported missing is expanding in some areas to include males
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad attend a meeting Sunday, Jan.26, 2020 in Algiers. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Algeria for talks on the conflict in neighbouring Libya. (AP Photo/Fateh Guidoum)
Visiting Turkey leader: Algeria key in region's stabilityThe visiting president of Turkey tells Algeria it is important for regional stability
The Associated Press16 hours ago
Israeli Naama Issachar gestures during an appeal hearings in a courtroom in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. An Israeli backpacker serving prison time in Russia on a drug conviction is appealing her case and says she was wasn't provided a translator or lawyer after being detained at a Moscow airport. She was arrested in April in Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport, where she was transferring flights en route from India to Israel. More than nine grams of hashish were found in her luggage. She was later sentenced to 7 1/2 years. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr.)
Israeli backpacker jailed in Russia files for pardonAn Israeli woman jailed in Russia on drug charges has submitted a petition to be pardoned by President Vladimir Putin
The Associated Press16 hours ago
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