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Kyrgyz Divorcees Left Out in the Cold.

Bermet, a mother-of-three from Bishkek, was recently abandoned by her husband after three years of marriage. Despite their official divorce – he has since remarried - and a court order ruling him liable for monthly child support payments, 26-year-old Bermet has yet to receive a penny. She now works as a cleaner to support ...

- IWPR - UK

Dozens of bodies wash ashore in Libya.

The bodies of dozens of migrants wash ashore in Libya after their boat capsized.         

- USA TODAY - US

At U.K. Parliament, Zingers Fly In Debate Over Trump State Visit.

As thousands protested outside Britain's Parliament Monday, members debated whether President Trump should have the honor of meeting the queen on a state visit. Rhetorical skills were on full display.

- NPR - US

Fewer teen suicide attempts in states with gay marriage: study.

Fewer teen suicide attempts in states with gay marriage: study...

- MENAFN - JO

Secretary Of State Rex Tillerson Keeps Low Profile Since Taking Office.

Questions are being raised about how much influence Tillerson has with the White House. He was absent from the president's recent meetings with the leaders of Canada, Israel and Japan.

- NPR - US

Sweden to Trump: Immigrants aren't causing a crime wave.

Swedish officials say their crime rate has been flat despite a spike in asylum-seekers.         

- USA TODAY - US

Trump administration working on trans bathroom guidelines.

WASHINGTON " The Trump administration is working on a new set of directives on the use of school bathrooms by transgender students, the White House said Tuesday.The announcement alarmed LGBT groups across the country who have...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Anne Frank Center slams Trump: 'Do not make us Jews settle for crumbs of condescension'.

President Donald Trump spoke out against anti-Semitic threats Tuesday, but his words were not enough for the Anne Frank Center for Mutual Respect, whose executive director called the president's acknowledgment of anti-Semitism a "Band-Aid on the cancer of Antisemitism that has infected his own...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Brazil Senate committee approves Temer pick for Supreme Court.

BRASILIA - A Senate committee cleared President Michel Temer's nominee for Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday despite criticism the choice of his justice minister was aimed at helping shield cabinet members from corruption investigations.

- Reuters - US

Hafiz Saeed challenges arrest.

Jamaat-ud Dawa Chief Hafiz Saeed on Tuesday challenged his preventive detention by Pakistani authorities. The Lahore High Court has fixed the case for hearing on Wednesday, his lawyer A.K. Dogar said....

- The Hindu - IN

Peugeot in 'fruitful' talks with Merkel over Opel merger.

Peugeot in 'fruitful' talks with Merkel over Opel merger...

- MENAFN - JO

Pensioners buy ticket with last $11

A pair of Aussie pensioners were on the brink of losing their home when they used their last $11 to buy a winning Lotto ticket to last night's draw.The couple, aged in their 60s, became millionaires overnight after buying the country's...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Supreme Court Considers Case Involving Border Agent Shooting Mexican Teen

The Supreme Court appeared divided over whether a U.S. Border Patrol agent can be sued for fatally shooting an unarmed Mexican teenager who stood on the other side of the international border.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Milo Yiannopoulos apologizes for remarks, quits Breitbart

NEW YORK " Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned after coming under fire from other conservatives over comments on sexual relationships between boys and men.Speaking to reporters in New York on Tuesday, the writer...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Australian mall crash pilot Max Quartermain was already under investigation

The pilot of a plane that crashed near an Australian airport, killing all on board, was the subject of an ongoing investigation by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau that had been deferred on three separate occasions.

- Stuff - NZ

Marine Le Pen refuses headscarf, nixes talks with Lebanese cleric

France's far-right presidential candidate walked away from the scheduled appointment after a brief squabble.

- Washington Post - US

'Workers' mobility issue is key to U.K.-India FTA'

Real potential of bilateral trade has not been tapped: Envoy

- The Hindu - IN

Ukraine Lawmaker Who Worked With Trump Associates Faces Treason Inquiry

Prosecutors are weighing charges against Andrii V. Artemenko, who worked on a back-channel plan to settle Ukraine’s conflicts with Russia.

- New York Times - US

Court considers constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process

A federal appeals plans to consider arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again. At issue is whether a contested sedative, midazolam, is powerful enough to put inmates into a deep state of unconsciousness...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

No injuries amid reports of Houston hospital gunfire, police say

No one was found injured and there was no evidence that a shooting happened amid reports of gunfire Tuesday inside a hospital at the Texas Medical Center in Houston, authorities said. "I can't say there was no shooting," Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said. "I am confident if there was a threat,...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Daredevils film themselves on the roof of 50-storey Canary Wharf skyscraper

Two so-called "rooftoppers" have posted heart-stopping footage of their perilous climb to the top of One Canada Square, one of Canary Wharf's iconic buildings.They posted an astonishing 10-and-a-half minute clip to YouTube, in which...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

In South Sudan, People Are Dying Of Hunger As Civil War Continues

The U.N. says nearly 5 million people do not have enough food, and it issued a formal famine declaration for Unity State in the north-central part of the country.

- NPR - US

Supreme Court divided over U.S.-Mexico border shooting

The justices appeared split over a Border Patrol agent's killing of a Mexican teenager.         

- USA TODAY - US

Israeli soldier sentenced to 18 months for killing a wounded Palestinian, in a case that roiled the nation

An Israeli military tribunal on Tuesday sentenced a soldier to 18 months in jail for fatally shooting a Palestinian knife assailant lying wounded on the ground in the West Bank city of Hebron last March. The decision comes a month and a half after the military court unanimously convicted Sgt. Elor...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Concerns about 10-year-old boy rapist's ability to understand Australian court system

Perth Children's Court has to determine whether a 10-year-old boy who raped an eight-year-old boy has the capacity to understand the court process.

- Stuff - NZ

Lawmakers urge VA to explain rising cases of drug theft

WASHINGTON " The heads of two congressional committees said Tuesday they want the Department of Veterans Affairs to better explain its efforts to stem drug theft and loss in light of rising cases of missing prescriptions and...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

In the most populous Muslim nation, a test of tolerance

Last year, British voters in London elected a Muslim as mayor. A good example is happening in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation and its third-largest democracy. On Feb. 15, in a three-way race for the governorship of the capital, Jakarta, the Christian incumbent – who faces blasphemy charges for allegedly ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Peugeot: We'll uphold Opel-Vauxhall jobs guarantee

The French carmaker has promised it will not immediately force job cuts on German assembly workers. Talks are advancing for a 1.9 billion euro takeover of General Motors Europe, which owns Opel and Vauxhall.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

US Treasury's Mnuchin tells IMF to monitor currencies

US Treasury's Mnuchin tells IMF to monitor currencies...

- MENAFN - JO

Azerbaijan President appoints wife as First Vice President

Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his socialite wife Mehriban as the country's 'First Vice President.' The opposition denounced the move as a 'first step to the establishment of an absolute monarchy.'

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Trump issues first public condemnation of anti-Semitic incidents

US President Donald Trump delivered his first public condemnation of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States on Tuesday after a new spate of bomb threats to Jewish community centers around the country and vandalism in a Jewish cemetery.

- GMA News - PH

Almost 1.4 million children face 'imminent death,' U.N. agency warns

Famine threatens parts of South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

- Washington Post - US

Australian mall crash: Light plane crashes happen, but aren't common

Despite thousands of flights every year in Melbourne, Australia, crashes numbers are low... but they do happen.

- Stuff - NZ

Economic Scene: President Trump Wants a Wall? Mexico Is It

Talk of a Mexican border wall to stop illegal immigration ignores the fact that Mexico has been stopping and returning Central American migrants.

- New York Times - US

Struggling Australian couple spent last $11 on a $1 million winning Lotto ticket

Two Australian pensioners used their last A$11 in change to buy what became a winning Lotto ticket. 

- Stuff - NZ

Netanyahu is first Israeli prime minister to visit Australia

SYDNEY " Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Sydney on Wednesday on the first visit to Australia by a serving Israeli prime minister.Netanyahu will start his four-day visit with talks with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Yiannopoulos resigns after backlash over paedophilia comments

Milo Yiannopoulos, the incendiary writer and commentator who helped make Breitbart News a leading organ of the "alt-right", resigned from the news organisation today after a video of him endorsing paedophilia resurfaced online over...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Trump prefers glitzy Mar-a-Lago to rustic Camp David

Dwayne Snurr, a janitor and lifelong resident of this rural, working-class town 60 miles from the White House, was eating chicken wings in a cafe off Main Street last week when he began chewing over a locally important subject: President Donald Trump's taste in vacations. "I guess he's got that...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Australian model saves teens who fell through icy New York pond

An Australian model and his skateboarding friend have been hailed as heroes in New York after they risked their lives to save seven teenagers who fell through ice in Central Park.

- Stuff - NZ

'Out Of Gitmo': Released Guantanamo Detainee Struggles In His New Home

Are former detainees still a threat or just desperate to rebuild their lives? In partnership with PBS' Frontline, Arun Rath traveled to Serbia to find out why it's so difficult to relocate the men.

- NPR - US

Does more homework make for a smarter kid? In Spain, many have doubts.

The fourth-graders in Miren Artetxe's classroom have sat through an intensive morning of math tables, reading comprehension, and videos about bullying. They've worked hard enough,' says Ms. Artetxe, surveying her empty classroom at a public elementary school in this tiny Basque town in northern Spain. Recommended: Test your ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Ukraine ceasefire 'doesn't look too good': OSCE head

UNITED NATIONS - The head of the OSCE said on Tuesday that a ceasefire in Ukraine was not looking "too good" and confirmation of the agreed removal of heavy artillery would have to wait until at least Wednesday.

- Reuters - US

Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos resigns following outrage over his pedophilia comments

Milo Yiannopoulos, the incendiary writer and commentator who helped make Breitbart News a leading organ of the "alt-right," resigned from the news organization Tuesday after a video of him endorsing pedophilia surfaced online over the weekend. Yiannopoulos - known simply as MILO in Breitbart's...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Trump praises new African American museum during first visit

WASHINGTON " President Donald Trump denounced "bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms" during his first visit to the new Smithsonian black history museum on Tuesday.Trump, in remarks after his tour, called...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Marine Le Pen sparks controversy in Lebanon

Refuses to don veil for meeting cleric

- The Hindu - IN

Austrian court approves extradition of Ukrainian oligarch tied to Trump campaign adviser

Dmytro Firtash, a gas magnate, faces U.S. bribery charges.

- Washington Post - US

Evidence of rising anti-Semitism, but data mostly elusive

ST. LOUIS " Has anti-Semitism accompanied Donald Trump's rise to power? Some organizations that monitor hate groups and hate crimes believe so, noting a rash of recent incidents. But data is elusive, and the president's supporters...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

As Mexico awaits U.S. visit, many question the point of talking to a government seen as hostile

Mexican officials are hoping for a bit more calm, less vitriol and more constructive talk with the U.S. this week when the secretaries of state and homeland security arrive after months in which U.S. President Donald Trump has hammered Mexico. Rex Tillerson and John Kelly are widely seen as less...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

New Report Finds ISIS Territorial Defeats Are Also Hitting The Group's Wallet

The researchers found that ISIS took in approximately 50 percent less income last year than in 2014. That's because its financial fortunes are linked to the amount of territory it controls.

- NPR - US

Ukraine Lawmaker Who Aided Trump Associates on Pact Faces Treason Inquiry

Prosecutors are weighing charges against Andrii V. Artemenko, who worked on a back-channel plan to settle Ukraine’s conflicts with Russia.

- New York Times - US