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Officials: Inmate serving life sentence jumps to his death

Officials say an inmate serving a life sentence for a 1989 murder jumped to his death from the second floor of a housing unit at a Pennsylvania prison.

Ukrainian parliament passes bill on ‘occupied’ territories

Ukraine’s parliament has passed a bill on the “occupied” territories in the country’s east controlled by Russia-backed separatists.

Turkey efforts underway to remove skidded plane from slope

Turkish authorities are using a large crane to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a runway in northern Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope meters away from the Black Sea.

Afghan official: roadside a mine has killed 5 people western

A government official says a mine possibly meant for later use against security forces exploded in a residential home in western Afghanistan, killing five people.

IS claims responsibility for twin suicide bombing in Baghdad

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for back-to-back suicide bombings in central Baghdad that killed at least 38 people.

Pair of giant pandas get snowy welcome in Finland

A pair of giant pandas has arrived in snowy Finland as China’s gift to mark the small Nordic nation’s independence centenary.

Egypt raises ‘extreme concern’ about Nile dam with Ethiopia

Egypt’s president says he expressed his “extreme concern” over the lack of progress in talks over the construction of a massive Nile dam in Ethiopia during a meeting with that country’s visiting prime minister.

Zimbabwe’s president says elections to be in May or June

Zimbabwe’s president says elections will be in May or June, as he faces pressure at home and abroad to deliver a credible vote to cement his legitimacy.

De Blasio plans to open homeless shelter on ‘Billionaire’s Row’

Mayor de Blasio blindsided Manhattan’s “Billionaire’s Row” with a quietly announced plan to open a men’s homeless shelter in the former Park Savoy Hotel.

Suspected Afghan Taliban member indicted in Germany

German authorities have filed terrorism and murder charges against a suspected member of Afghanistan’s Taliban whom they accuse of participating in the killing of an Afghan police officer.