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This image released by the Thiqa News Agency shows damaged cars after a suicide attacker blew his small pick-up truck outside a security office in Sousian village, about 8 kilometers (5 miles) north of al-Bab, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. A car bombing north of a Syrian town just captured by Turkish forces and Syrian opposition fighters from the Islamic State group killed several people, mostly civilians who had gathered trying to go back home, Turkey's news agency and Syrian activists said. (Thiqa News Agency, via AP)

Syria bombing kills 60; 2 Turkish troops die

Associated Press

Turkey’s state news agency Andadolu says the death toll from a car bomb near the town of al-Bab, just captured from Islamic State militants in northern Syria, has risen to 60. Most of the victims were civilians.

FILE - In this May 4, 2001, file photo, a man believed to be Kim Jong Nam, the eldest son of then North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, looks at a battery of photographers as he exits a police van to board a plane to Beijing at Narita international airport in Narita, northeast of Tokyo. Police in Malaysia say the half brother of North Korea's leader who was killed in a Kuala Lumpur airport more than a week ago had a nerve agent on his eye and his face. A statement Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 from the inspector general of police said that a preliminary analysis from the Chemistry Department of Malaysia identified the agent at "VX NERVE AGENT." (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

Police: VX nerve agent used in killing of Kim Jong-nam

- Associated Press

The banned chemical weapon VX nerve agent was used to kill Kim Jong-nam, the North Korean ruler’s outcast half brother who was poisoned last week at the airport in Kuala Lumpur, police said Friday. The announcement raised serious questions about public safety in a building that authorities went 11 days without decontaminating.

Iceland, once a highly stable nation, suffered greatly in a 2008 market crash, leading it to eventually declare bankruptcy. The island nation is considering joining the European Union to stabilize its currency. (Associated Press)

As other countries eye exit, Iceland debates joining EU

Britain may want out of the exclusive club that is the European Union, and far-right politicians in France and the Netherlands are hoping their countries will soon follow. Even some top Trump administration officials say they have little use for the 28-nation bloc. But here in Iceland, some powerful voices in the tiny country want in.

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Smoke rises from the western side of Mosul following a U.S.-led coalition airstrike, in Abu Saif, outside the western side of Mosul, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

U.S.-backed Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport, military base

- Associated Press

Backed by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces fought their way Thursday into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city's airport, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges of fire with Islamic State militants.

Supporters of Syrian President Bashar Assad celebrated a government military victory in Aleppo last month. A common enemy, the Islamic State terrorist group, has created a delicate coalition of U.S., Turkish, Russian and Iranian-backed forces, as well as moderate Sunni Muslim Arab rebels and Kurdish paramilitaries. (Associated Press)

Syria 'safe zones' for refugees pose dangers for U.S. alliances

- The Washington Times

President Trump's vision of "safe zones" for refugees fleeing the brutal violence of Syria's civil war is running into opposition from a key ally, Turkey, which is warning that the U.S.-protected areas will become havens for Kurdish militant movements that have long battled Ankara. The dispute widens deep-seated resentments between two key allies that the U.S. is relying on in the final battle to defeat the Islamic State in Syria.

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly, center, gives a press conference at La Aurora Air Force Base in Guatemala City, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Kelly ends a two-day official visit and is traveling to Mexico next. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

DHS chief says U.S. won't have mass deportations

- Associated Press

U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly said Wednesday on a visit to Guatemala that there won't be mass deportations by the Unites States, but he strongly discouraged any Guatemalans from considering the journey north.

Analysis: As China ups heat on NKorea, US faces questions

- Associated Press

China's surprising suspension of North Korean coal imports puts pressure not only on Pyongyang, but also on President Donald Trump. The question for him: Should the U.S. respond with new North Korea negotiations?

U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont, center, shoots pictures of reporters during a press conference alongside Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico, right, and Senator Thad Cochran of Minnesota, left, at the U.S. embassy in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. The U.S. delegation met Tuesday with Cuba's President Raul Castro. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

US senators say Raul Castro eager to maintain US relations

- Associated Press

Cuban President Raul Castro appears eager to maintain better relations with the United States and gave a group of U.S. Congress members signed copies of a recent speech expressing his willingness to negotiate with President Donald Trump, Sen. Patrick Leahy said Wednesday.

Protesters jeer Nevada congressmen over public availability

- Associated Press

Over the jeers of 200 protesters outside, Nevada's two Republican congressmen said Wednesday that town hall meetings will be more appropriate once they have a better grasp of how the party will unite to reform the Affordable Care Act.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is seen at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. President Donald Trump is sending his Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly to Mexico on a fence-mending mission made all the more challenging by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Trump sends top aides to Mexico amid deep strains with US

- Associated Press

President Donald Trump dispatched his top diplomat and homeland security chief to Mexico on Wednesday on a fence-mending mission complicated by the actual fence he wants to build on the southern border. Mexico's government signaled it was in no mood to be lectured by the new U.S. administration.

Editorials from around New York

- Associated Press

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers:

In this Nov. 9, 1985, file photo provided by the Ronald Reagan Library, actor John Travolta dances with Princess Diana at a White House dinner in Washington. This outfit is featured in an exhibition of 25 dresses and outfits worn by Diana titled "Diana: Her Fashion Story" at Kensington Palace in London, opening on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (Ronald Reagan Library via AP, File)

Princess Diana's life in fashion: Dresses that tell a story

- Associated Press

The dresses tell the story of a life cut short: first the frilly debutante frocks Princess Diana wore before she married Prince Charles, then the elaborate gowns that stunned the world, and finally the power suits she favored shortly before her death.

Malaysia's Inspector-General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar, left, speaks as Selangor Police Chief Abdul Samah Mat listens during a press conference at the Bukit Aman national police headquarters in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Malaysia's police chief says a North Korean Embassy official is among eight North Korean suspects in last week's fatal poisoning of the half brother of Pyongyang's leader Kim Jong Un in Kuala Lumpur's airport. (AP Photo/Alexandra Radu)

Suspects in Kim Jong-nam's death coated hands with poison, police say

- Associated Press

The two women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals and then wipe them on his face, police in Malaysia said Wednesday, announcing they were seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack.

Secretary General of Amnesty International Salil Shetty shows the 2016/2017 Amnesty International report during a press conference, in Paris, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Amnesty blames Trump, others in global rollback of human rights

- Associated Press

Amnesty International says "toxic" fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is contributing to a global pushback against human rights.

This militant photo released by Ninawa State, a media arm of the Islamic State terror group on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 shows Abu Zakariya al-Britani, suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week who was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release. The Islamic State group identified the bomber as Abu Zakariya al-Britani and two British security officials also confirmed the man featured in the Islamic State group video was a 50-year-old formerly Briton formerly known as Ronald Fiddler and as Jamal al-Harith. (Ninawa State via AP)

Abu Zakariya al-Britani, Iraqi suicide bomber, was ex-Gitmo detainee

- Associated Press

A suicide bomber who attacked a military base in Iraq this week was a former Guantanamo Bay detainee freed in 2004 after Britain lobbied for his release, raising questions about the ability of security services to track the whereabouts of potential terrorists.