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Poland again denies entry to nationalist Russian bikers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 6:00am

Poland's foreign minister says "security regulations" were behind the decision to ban pro-Kremlin Russian bikers from riding through Poland as they mark the anniversary of the end of World War II.

South Africa: Court says charges against Zuma to be reviewed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 6:00am

A South African court has ruled that a decision to drop 738 corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma should be reviewed, adding to the leader's legal troubles.

Voting underway in key runoff parliamentary election in Iran

Amir Vahdat, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 5:51am

Iranians voted Friday in the country's parliamentary runoff elections, state media reported, a key polling that is expected to decide exactly how much power moderate forces backing President Hassan Rouhani will have in the next legislature.

The Latest: Biden meets with Vatican secretary of state

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 5:50am

The Latest on Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Vatican City and Rome (all times local):

Sri Lankan protest demands new probe of journalist's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 5:50am

Hundreds of journalists and media rights activists have protested to demand Sri Lanka's government start a fresh investigation into the abduction and killing of a prominent ethnic Tamil journalist 11 years ago, during the country's civil war.

Helicopter carrying oil workers crashes in western Norway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 5:50am

A helicopter carrying around 13 people from an offshore oil field crashed Friday near the western Norwegian city of Bergen, police said. Many are feared dead.

Parts of India ban daytime cooking as hundreds die of heat

Nirmala George and Indrajit Singh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 5:41am

With sizzling temperatures claiming more than 300 lives this month in India, officials said Friday they were banning daytime cooking in some parts of the drought-stricken country in a bid to prevent accidental fires that have killed nearly 80 more people.

Syrian state TV: Rebels shell mosque in government-held part of Aleppo, killing at least 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 5:40am

Syrian state TV: Rebels shell mosque in government-held part of Aleppo, killing at least 15.

The Latest: Syrian TV: Rebels shell Aleppo mosque, kill 15

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 5:40am

The Latest on developments in Syria's civil war (all times local):

Former SS Auschwitz guard apologizes at trial in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 5:31am

A 94-year-old former SS sergeant has told a German court he is "ashamed" that he served as a guard in the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp and that he knew what was going on there but did nothing to stop it.

In Sweden, 5 charged with murder over tavern shooting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 5:10am

Swedish prosecutors have charged five men with murder over a shooting in Sweden's second largest city last year that left two dead and eight wounded. Three others were charged with accessory to murder.

After brief lull, new air raids over Syrian city of Aleppo

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:51am

After a brief morning lull, Syrian government warplanes launched fresh airstrikes Friday targeting rebel-held parts of Aleppo, raising fears of more casualties after days of carnage that propelled the contested northern city once again as a main battlefield in Syria's devastating civil war.

Norwegian police say a helicopter carrying at least 14 has crashed near the city of Bergen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:40am

Norwegian police say a helicopter carrying at least 14 has crashed near the city of Bergen.

French politicians decry violence at Nuit Debout protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 4:30am

French politicians have decried the violence which erupted at the margins of anti-labor reform protests in Paris and other French cities.

The Latest: Albania stages exercise to prepare for migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:30am

The Latest on Europe's response to migrants (all times local):

Lavrov: Baltics show no gratitude for Moscow letting them go

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 3:00am

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the Baltic countries have shown no gratitude to Moscow for letting them "go in peace" after the Soviet Union collapsed.

Islamic State group claims bomb attack on Saudi police

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 2:50am

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a bomb attack in eastern Saudi Arabia that officials say wounded an officer on patrol.

Germany worries migrants will try to reach Europe from Libya

Berlin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 2:30am

German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has told reporters the government is concerned that an increasing number of migrants will try to reach Europe this summer by crossing the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy.

North Korea accuses US soldiers of provoking border troops

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 2:20am

North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North.