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May 21, 2015 - 11:43am
2 days 21 hours ago

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they have filed terror charges against two men they say are members of the Islamic State group who traveled to Syria via Turkey in May 2014.

Federal prosecutors said Thursday that 27-year-old Ayoub B. and 26-year-old Ebrahim H. B. — whose surnames were withheld under German privacy rules — have been charged with being members of a foreign terror organization.

The 27-year-old allegedly underwent weapons training...

May 21, 2015 - 10:46am
3 days 47 min ago

OFER MILITARY BASE, West Bank (AP) — An Israeli military court has ruled that Palestinian legislator Khalida Jarrar should be released on bail, but has ordered her held for at least three more days while the prosecutor decides whether to appeal.

Jarrar, 52, was seized from her West Bank home in pre-dawn army raid on April 2. She has been charged with membership in a small leftist PLO faction banned by Israel and with inciting violence.

Jarrar told...

May 21, 2015 - 10:45am
3 days 3 hours ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers are calling on Myanmar to end the persecution of Rohingya Muslims and for Thailand to launch investigations into reports of mass graves of the Muslim minority.

In a resolution Thursday, the lawmakers also called for the Thai government and officials to "end any complicity with the criminal gangs trafficking Rohingya people and other migrants in Thailand."

The U.N. says the Rohingya are one of the most...

May 21, 2015 - 10:27am
3 days 6 hours ago

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government has granted a temporary residence permit to an 8-year-old Ivory Coast boy that a woman tried to smuggle into Spain in a suitcase.

Adou Ouattara was discovered when police scanned the suitcase May 7 in Ceuta, a Spanish city enclave in North Africa. The Interior Ministry's office in the city said Thursday the boy's residence permit is for a year.

The boy's father, who lives legally with the mother in Spain, was...

May 21, 2015 - 10:08am
3 days 8 hours ago

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — An official says Cambodia has accepted the first four people under the agreement it made with Australia nine months ago to take in asylum-seekers rejected for residency there.

Prime Minister Hun Sen signed an endorsement letter Wednesday and the two countries are now discussing when the four will arrive in Cambodia, said Gen. Khieu Sopheak, spokesman of Cambodia's Interior Ministry.

Two are Iranian men, one is an Iranian...

May 21, 2015 - 10:02am
3 days 11 hours ago

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists operating the world's biggest particle collider say they have set a new energy record ahead of the massive machine's full restart in June.

The European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, says it succeeded late Wednesday in smashing together protons at 13 trillion electronvolts.

That's close to the 14 trillion electronvolts maximum that the Large Hadron Collider, located in a 27-kilometer (16.8-mile) tunnel beneath...

May 21, 2015 - 9:52am
3 days 11 hours ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States has sent a top official to Israel in an effort to revive talks on a Middle East zone free of nuclear weapons, a central issue of a nuclear treaty review conference that some fear will end Friday without progress on global disarmament.

The State Department confirmed that the assistant secretary of state for international security and nonproliferation was in Israel to discuss the issue. An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman declined...

May 21, 2015 - 9:50am
3 days 11 hours ago

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has claimed that a person linked to a leftist extremist group is behind two attacks this week against Turkey's pro-Kurdish political party, which injured six people.

Davutoglu said Thursday a suspect previously arrested for links to the banned DHKP-C carried out Monday's bomb attacks on the People's Democratic Party offices in southern Turkey.

The suspect has not been named and is still at...

May 21, 2015 - 9:48am
3 days 11 hours ago

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A Burundi Red Cross official says two protesters have been shot dead as pitched battles escalated between police and demonstrators opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term.

Red Cross spokesman Alexi Manirakiza said Thursday that a protester from the capital's Ngagara neighborhood was shot dead and another was killed in the Musuga neighborhood.

These deaths raised the number of people killed to at least...

May 21, 2015 - 9:48am
3 days 13 hours ago

CAIRO (AP) — The leader of an Islamic State affiliate in Egypt has vowed to kill judges and security forces in retaliation for the execution of six suspected militants earlier this week.

Abu Osama el-Masri, the leader of the group calling itself the Sinai Province, made his threat in an audio message posted Thursday on social networking sites.

"You have killed our brothers, enraged our hearts ... In the name of God, we will take revenge after (the...

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