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Malaysia: Poisoning of Kim caused paralysis, quick death

Malaysia's health minister said Sunday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused "very serious paralysis."

Fire at large Swedish refugee center injures at least 15

Swedish police say at least 15 people have been injured when a fire broke out overnight at one of the country's largest refugee centers outside of Vanersborg in southwestern Sweden.

Pamela Lee and Jamie Foxx hobnob at Dolce & Gabbana

While Giorgio Armani posed the question explicitly earlier this week, Milan designers in general appear to be asking what will be remembered of this era's fashions in decades to come.

Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void

After Islamic militants barged into his uncle's house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sameh Adel Fawzy knew it was time to leave.

6 bull riders, 2 companions reported kidnapped in Mexico

Prosecutors in Mexico say six bull riders and two companions have been reported kidnapped in the southern state of Guerrero.

Italy's Pisa plans to test appeal of towering Ferris wheel

The Italian city of Pisa has decided to add a towering Ferris wheel to its roster of tourist attractions.

Israeli hospitals demand funds to continue treating Syrians

An Israeli health official says Israel's hospitals will stop treating Syrian patients in non-emergency cases beginning next week unless the Israeli government fully reimburses the hospitals for years of medical treatments to those wounded in the Syrian civil war.

UN suspends Gaza staffer amid allegations of Hamas ties

The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees suspended a Palestinian staffer Sunday, a spokesman for the U.N. agency said as Israel alleged the employee was elected to a leadership position with the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Biopic about Turkey's president screened at birthday gala

The producers of a new movie about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have hosted a gala screening in Istanbul to celebrate the film and its subject.

Far from Carnival street fests, glitzy Rio Ball for elite

Women in elegant, long-flowing dresses saunter on the red carpet while men in tuxedos smile broadly and wave to hundreds of people who have lined up along Rio de Janeiro's Avenida Atlantica to have a look.

Romanians form EU flag during 27th night of protests

Thousands of Romanians have staged another anti-government protest, standing together to form a European Union flag to signal support for the bloc and its values.

Russian world ice fishing champion, Ukraine team winner

Russia's Dmitry Eliseev is the new World Ice Fishing Champion after beating a field of 78 others on the frozen Baltic Sea off the coast of the Latvian capital.

The Latest: Representative calls for unity among opposition

The Latest on developments in Syria and at the Geneva talks (all times local):

Czech man released from Sudan prison during minister's trip

The Czech Republic's Foreign Ministry says a Czech national who was sentenced to a stiff prison term in Sudan last month has been released and is on the way home with the minister.

Iran begins annual navy drill off Strait of Hormuz

Iran's navy began an annual drill Sunday near the strategic Strait of Hormuz, its first major exercise since the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump, state television reported.

Brazil's Carnival revelers channel anger against president

The exuberant, sassy celebration of Carnival is giving Brazil's battered leftists a stage to vent their frustrations — even while having a good time — after a year that saw their movement pushed out of power and the economic achievements of a decade undercut by a persistent crisis.

Francis becomes 1st pope to visit an Anglican church in Rome

Pope Francis on Sunday became the first Catholic pontiff to visit an Anglican parish in Rome, using the historic occasion to press for greater closeness after centuries of mistrust, prejudices and hostility between the two churches.

Syrian warplanes pound rebel-held area in central city

Government warplanes pounded a rebel-held neighborhood in the central city of Homs on Sunday, killing at least three and wounding dozens, Syrian opposition activists said, and President Bashar Assad's forces pushed ahead in Syria's offensive on the historic town of Palmyra held by the Islamic State group.

Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in IS-held Mosul

"We have wounded!" the men shouted from the roadside. Two soldiers, bleeding, were being bandaged beside their smoking vehicle on the side of a dusty dirt road.