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Sri Lanka asks US to review travel ban on its army chief

- Associated Press

Sri Lanka asked the United States on Sunday to review its decision to impose a travel ban on the island nation's army chief, who has been accused of grave human rights abuses during the final stage of the country's civil war that ended 11 years ago.

In this Feb. 6, 2020 photo, Michael Burlingame, a Naomi B. Lynn Distinguished Chair in Lincoln Studies at the University of Illinois Springfield, with the sculpture of Abraham Lincoln sculpted by Colorado artist Mark Lundeen that depicts Lincoln relaxing on a bench with a copy of his Second Inaugural Address in his hand in Springfield, Ill. (/The State Journal-Register via AP)/The State Journal-Register via AP)

Lincoln’s legacy offers lessons in statesmanship

- Associated Press

In an aptly named permanent exhibit of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum called The Whispering Gallery, visitors are visually and audibly confronted with political cartoons and newspapers from the 1860s against the backdrop of a soundtrack critical of Lincoln’s ascendancy to the presidency.

In this photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, a woman walks past Lunar New Year decor and shuttered bars at a retail district in Beijing, China. Millions of Chinese workers and entrepreneurs are bearing the rising costs of an anti-virus campaign that has shut down large sections of the economy. The government has imposed restrictions nationwide that have stalled travel and sales of real estate and autos. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

Cost of China's anti-virus fight rises with workers idle

- Associated Press

Real estate agent Du Xuekun’s sales usually jump after the Lunar New Year holiday. But this year, Du has been at home for a month with no income after vast swathes of China’s economy were shut down in a sweeping effort to contain a virus outbreak.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro speaks, accompanied by televangelist R.R. Soares, at an International Grace of God Church event, at Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Tens of thousands of people gathered to celebrated the 40th anniversary of the evangelical church. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

Bolsonaro stresses Christian morals amid Rio's pre-Carnival

- Associated Press

President Jair Bolsonaro addressed tens of thousands of evangelicals on a Rio de Janeiro beach Saturday, telling them Brazil's government is working to restore morality in Latin America’s largest nation, just as pre-Carnival festivities get under way.

Ivanka Trump, the daughter and senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump visits the Louvre Museum in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. Ivanka Trump will deliver keynote address at Global Women's Forum in Dubai tomorrow. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Ivanka Trump in Abu Dhabi ahead of women's conference

Associated Press

Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrived in the United Arab Emirates on Saturday, where she met with women entrepreneurs and was to meet Abu Dhabi's crown prince.

Livestock disease found in elk in Montana's Ruby Mountains

Associated Press

State officials say the livestock disease brucellosis has been found in elk in southwestern Montana’s Ruby Mountains, the latest evidence that the disease continues to slowly spread among wildlife in the Yellowstone region.

Waves crash over Blackpool waterfront in England, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. Storm Ciara battered the U.K. and northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains Sunday, halting flights and trains and producing heaving seas that closed down ports. Propelled by the fierce winds, a British Airways plane was thought to have made the fastest New York-to-London flight by a conventional airliner. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

UK faces another fierce storm; 2 found dead in rough seas

- Associated Press

Rescuers pulled two male bodies from rough seas off the coast of southeast England and military personnel mobilized to help build flood barriers Saturday as a second straight weekend of stormy weather wreaked havoc across Britain.

U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia W. Patrick Murphy arrives at the sea port where the MS Westerdam, owned by Holland America Line, docked in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. After being stranded at sea for two weeks because five ports refused to allow their cruise ship to dock, the passengers of the MS Westerdam were anything but sure their ordeal was finally over. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Cambodia gets more praise for allowing cruise ship to dock

- Associated Press

The cruise ship that was allowed to dock in Cambodia after being turned away at five other ports by authorities fearful of the spread of the deadly new virus from China disembarked passengers for a second day on Saturday so they can fly home.