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April 26, 2016 - 4:13am
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STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's security service says it is "working to assess information" after Swedish media reported that Iraqi authorities had told the agency about a group of men said to be planning a terror attack in the capital.

The Expressen daily said Iraqi authorities had informed Swedes that "seven or eight terrorists" from the Islamic State group had traveled to Sweden. The daily, quoting unidentified sources, added that the security service, known as SAPO, had...

April 26, 2016 - 4:12am
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BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian rebel-run first responder service says an airstrike has hit its training center in northern Syria, killing five personnel.

The Syrian Civil Defense, which conducts search and rescue operations in rebel-held areas, says the attack took place in the town of Atareb, west of the city of Aleppo, on Tuesday morning.

The organization, also known as the White Helmets, has received global praise for its rescue operations in Syria....

April 26, 2016 - 4:07am
1 week 2 days ago

WARRINGTON, England (AP) — A jury has found that 96 soccer fans were "unlawfully killed" in the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium disaster because of mistakes by the police.

The verdicts mark the conclusion of inquests that lasted more than two years into Britain's worst sporting disaster.

The original verdicts of accidental death were overturned in 2012, and a new inquest was ordered after years of campaigning by the victims' families.

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April 26, 2016 - 4:07am
1 week 2 days ago

TOKYO (AP) — Mitsubishi Motors Corp., the Japanese automaker that acknowledged last week that it had intentionally lied about its models' mileage, said an internal investigation found such tampering dated back to 1991.

President Tetsuro Aikawa told reporters Tuesday the probe was still ongoing, suggesting that more irregularities might be found.

He said so much was unknown that it's uncertain what action the company will take. He said he didn't know...

April 26, 2016 - 3:59am
1 week 2 days ago

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's investigative committee says an explosion of a bus in the country's capital has left two dead and seven injured.

Investigators have not yet determined the cause of the Monday evening explosion on the streets of Yerevan, several kilometers northwest of the central square.

Armenian's chief of police Vladimir Gasparyan said the explosion was inside the bus and it was not a diesel fuel explosion or a gas cylinder leak,...

April 26, 2016 - 3:52am
1 week 2 days ago

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament has endorsed a partial Cabinet reshuffle proposed by Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, bowing to mounting public pressure for reform, including mass protests led by an influential Shiite cleric.

Parliament spokesman Emad al-Khafaji says lawmakers approved nominees for six ministries: health, labor and social affairs; water resources; electricity; higher education and culture.

Al-Khafaji says al-Abadi has until Thursday...

April 26, 2016 - 3:44am
1 week 1 day ago

MADRID (AP) — Spain's King Felipe VI has decided that no political party has enough support to form a government, meaning the country will hold repeat elections in June six months after a poll that marked the end of the nation's traditional two-party system.

Felipe announced his decision in a statement Tuesday night after spending two days meeting with party leaders — including those in charge of the conservative Popular Party, the center-left Socialists, the far-left...

April 26, 2016 - 3:31am
1 week 2 days ago

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military has come under increased pressure to rescue more than 20 foreign hostages after their Muslim extremist captors beheaded a Canadian man, but they face a dilemma in how to go about that and also ensure the safety of the remaining captives.

The Abu Sayyaf extremists beheaded John Ridsdel Monday, sparking condemnations and prompting a pledge by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to help pursue the extremists behind the "...

April 26, 2016 - 3:09am
1 week 2 days ago

SYDNEY (AP) — Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court has ruled that Australia's detention of asylum seekers at a facility on the country's Manus Island is unconstitutional.

The Pacific island nation's ruling on Tuesday could jeopardize Australia's divisive policy of refusing to accept any asylum seekers who try to reach its shores by boat. The country pays Papua New Guinea and the tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru to hold them in detention camps instead.

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April 26, 2016 - 2:51am
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YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's military newspaper says a military helicopter has crashed during a training exercise and both pilots were rescued by fishermen.

The army's Myawaddy newspaper reported on its Facebook page that the Bell helicopter crash-landed into a dam after taking off from Meiktila airport in central Myanmar early Tuesday.

It said both pilots were rescued by fishermen and had minor injuries.

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