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Nazi's son returns art that his family looted in Poland

An artwork that was returned to Poland by Austria's Horst von Waechter.

The son of a Nazi official has returned three artworks that his family had looted from the southern Polish city of Krakow during World War II.

Militant group posts video claiming to show beheading of German hostage

German hostage Jurgen Gustav Kantner was seized by Abu Sayyaf rebels in November, sailing along the coast of the southern Philippines. His wife, Sabine Merz, was killed in the assault on their 53-foot yacht.

ADB says Asia needs to double infrastructure spending

Developing countries in Asia and the Pacific will need to invest up to $1.7 trillion a year, or $26 trillion through 2030, to meet their infrastructure needs and to maintain the region's growth momentum — more than double the previous estimate in 2009, an Asian Development Bank report said Tuesday.

Vancouver police prepare for protests at new Trump tower

Police are preparing forprotests when President Donald Trump's two oldest sons officially open a new Trump International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver on Tuesday, and the U.S. consulate is warning Americans to stay away.

Fallen Argentine troops' relatives wait for identification

The body of Jose Antonio Reyes Lobos rests in the Falkland Islands along with those of more than 100 other fallen Argentine soldiers. But his 79-year-old mother says she doesn't want to leave this world without putting a flower on a grave bearing the name of her son killed in combat more than three decades ago.

Chilean homes without water; 3 dead, 19 missing in floods

Hundreds of thousands of homes in communities around Chile's capital remained without water Monday as authorities struggled to restore service following floods caused by Andean rainfall.

UN condemns NKorea's provocative attempts to evade sanctions

The Security Council on Monday condemned North Korea's "irresponsible and provocative" attempts to evade U.N. sanctions.

Flooding leaves millions without water in Chile

Mudslides contaminated river that's a main source.

IS militants in north Sinai showing their strength

In the past three days, Islamic State militants in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai region abducted four men accused of collaborating with the government, three of them during a brazen raid in the middle of a public market. Two of the men have been found slain while the others remain missing; Egyptian officials say that one of the slain men had his eyes plucked out and was set on fire before being shot to death.

Authorities investigate killing of hippo at El Salvador zoo

El Salvador's widespread violence reached an unexpected corner with the brutal and fatal beating of the national zoo's beloved hippopotamus Gustavito.

Mexico ex-president Felipe Calderon donates pension

Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he will donate his government pension to a nonprofit group that helps children with cancer.

Dancers dress as devil in popular Argentina carnival

To the beat of drums, more than 300 people dressed as devils descend a sacred hill as one of the most singular Carnival events in South America begins.

Warplanes pound northwest Syria as Geneva meetings continue

Airstrikes on Syria's rebel-held Idlib province killed at least 11 people on Monday, opposition activists said, in the latest spasm of violence to mar U.N.-brokered talks in Geneva between the government and the opposition.

UN welcomes Moroccan pullout from Western Sahara buffer area

The United Nations is welcoming the pullout of Moroccan security forces from the tense border strip in southern Western Sahara and is calling on the Polisario Front independence movement to also withdraw its fighters.

Turkey orders German newspaper journalist jailed until trial

A Turkish court ordered a journalist for Germany's Die Welt newspaper jailed on Monday pending a trial on charges of terrorist propaganda and inciting hatred, media reports said. The action came amid a continuing crackdown on journalists and press freedom in Turkey.

The Latest: Head of al-Qaida affiliate derides Syria talks

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

Colombia pushes to stop China from executing drug smuggler

Colombia's government on Monday protested to China over the impending execution of a convicted drug trafficker in a last-minute diplomatic effort to stop the death penalty from being applied against one of its nationals.

US Coast Guard unloads major drug haul in Puerto Rico

Authorities have made the largest maritime seizure of cocaine in the Atlantic region since 1999 from a boat off South America's northeastern coast, the U.S. Coast Guard said Monday.

The Latest: 41 rescued on Aegean Sea after distress call

The Latest on the flow of migrants into Europe (all times local):