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April 24, 2015 - 8:23am
3 days 12 hours ago

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — An opposition leader in South Sudan says his house in the capital was surrounded overnight by the country's security forces.

Lam Akol told The Associated Press Friday that security operatives closed the two roads leading to his house in Juba, although they had not forced their way into his property.

Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth denied Akol was under house arrest, saying the politician remains a free citizen....

April 24, 2015 - 8:21am
3 days 13 hours ago

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Supreme Court of Canada has ordered the extradition of two men to New Hampshire to face charges in the deaths of two Nashua women nearly 27 years ago.

The Canadian Press reports the justices ruled Thursday on Anthony Barnaby and David Caplin.

The men are Canadian Micmac Indians who were working construction in Nashua when 48-year-old Charlene Ranstrom and 32-year-old Brenda Warner were bound, beaten and stabbed to death in...

April 24, 2015 - 7:59am
3 days 13 hours ago

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish government is demanding that toy producer Mattel recall a party game and correct a card that refers to "Nazi Poland."

That language is hugely offensive to Poles because the country was subjected to a brutal occupation by Nazi Germany throughout World War II.

Foreign Minister Grzegorz Schetyna said Friday that the Polish embassy in Washington is asking Mattel to withdraw "Apples to Apples," a game in which players...

April 24, 2015 - 7:56am
3 days 14 hours ago

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court has sentenced a senior judge to 10 years and eight months in prison for demanding money from defendants in exchange for favorable verdicts.

Stan Mustata was convicted on six counts of taking bribes, influence peddling and abusing privileged information between October 2013 and April 2014. One count related to a trial of fraudulent football transfers. Mustata said he was inebriated when some of the discussions took place....

April 24, 2015 - 7:41am
3 days 14 hours ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say two bombings, one near a marketplace and the other near a courthouse, have killed seven people.

Police officials say the first of Friday's attacks took place in the morning, when a bomb exploded near an outdoor market in the Sunni town of Tarmiyiah, killing four people and wounding eight. Tarmiyah is 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Baghdad.

A bomb near a courthouse killed three people and wounded nine in the town...

April 24, 2015 - 7:36am
3 days 14 hours ago

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's border agency Frontex is to send its ships further into the Mediterranean Sea in response to a deadly exodus of migrants leaving Libya.

EU migration spokeswoman Natasha Bertaud said Friday that the area of operations "will have to be extended."

She said a new operational plan for Frontex's Triton mission will be agreed with Italian authorities and that this "will be ready in the coming days."


April 24, 2015 - 6:56am
3 days 14 hours ago

LONDON (AP) — The United Nations' human rights chief has accused Britain's tabloid newspapers of hate speech against immigrants.

Zeid Raad al-Hussein, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights, said Friday that an article in The Sun comparing migrants to cockroaches used language similar to that employed by the instigators of Rwanda's 1994 genocide.

The April 17 column by Katie Hopkins, a former contestant on TV show "The Apprentice," has caused...

April 24, 2015 - 6:21am
3 days 15 hours ago

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's foreign minister says Southeast Asian leaders will seek next week to speed up plans for a binding code of conduct with China that would govern behavior in the disputed South China Sea.

Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said a massive outflow of Muslim Rohingya refugees from Myanmar to neighboring countries also will be discussed at a two-day summit of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations which starts Monday....

April 24, 2015 - 6:09am
3 days 15 hours ago

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A leading politician in Ukraine has accused the country's richest man of inciting public unrest to ensure the government steers clear of reforms that would hurt his businesses.

Mustafa Nayyem, a respected former reporter, published documents Friday claiming to prove that protest marches this week by miners were organized by an energy company owned by billionaire Rinat Akhmetov.

Hundreds of miners have gathered outside government...

April 24, 2015 - 6:02am
3 days 15 hours ago

BERLIN (AP) — An 18-year-old man on trial over the death of German-Turkish student Tugce Albayrak says he regrets his actions.

The defendant, identified only as Sanel M., told a regional court in Darmstadt on Friday that he slapped Albayrak in the face before she fell to the ground.

The 23-year-old died two weeks after the Nov. 15 altercation at a fast food restaurant in the city of Offenbach, prompting outrage in Germany and Turkey. Witnesses said...

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