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Rome student burned alive by ex-boyfriend, police say

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 12:30pm

A Rome university student was burned alive by her ex-boyfriend after she left him, authorities said Monday — a slaying one investigator called the most atrocious crime he has seen in his career.

Libyan forces advance in push on Islamic State strongholds

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 12:20pm

Libyan forces loyal to the U.N.-brokered government advanced on Monday against two key Islamic State strongholds, with several officials saying the troops had taken a town from the extremists.

Tusk comes out against too much EU integration

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 12:10pm

European Union President Donald Tusk says that those who believe in "instant and total integration" of the EU have missed what many people really want and raised the prospect of having an open and big debate among member states on where the EU should be heading.

Israeli ultranationalist sworn in as defense minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 12:10pm

Israeli ultranationalist Avigdor Lieberman has been sworn in as defense minister after his appointment was confirmed by parliament.

4 killed in bomb attack targeting police in southeast Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 12:01pm

Turkey's state-run news agency says Kurdish rebels have detonated a bomb as a police vehicle was passing by, killing four people.

EU official: Turkey makes progress in visa-free travel talks

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 11:40am

Turkey is making progress on measures that need to be passed before visa-free travel to the European Union can be instituted, a senior EU official said Monday. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, meanwhile, is standing by the overall deal with Turkey amid Europe's refugee crisis.

Saudi human rights activist sentenced to 8 years in prison

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 11:40am

A court in Saudi Arabia sentenced a member of an independent human rights organization to eight years in prison in the latest guilty verdict to be issued against the group's members, rights group Amnesty International said.

Palestinian arrested after stabbing soldier in Tel Aviv

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 11:30am

Israeli police say a 17-year-old Palestinian stabbed a soldier in central Tel Aviv, lightly wounding him before being arrested after a short chase.

2 men sentenced to life terms for bombing Somali airliner

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 10:20am

A military court in the Somali capital on Monday gave life terms to two men convicted of masterminding the bombing in February of an airliner which made an emergency landing with a gaping hole in the fuselage.

French jihadi network that groomed Bataclan killer on trial

Lori Hinnant, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 10:10am

The French jihadi network that groomed one of the Nov. 13 Paris attackers went on trial Monday minus its most infamous member, a man killed in the Bataclan concert hall on a night of bloodshed that left 130 people dead in the French capital.

The Latest: Serbia stops 44 migrants from entering Hungary

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 10:10am

The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

Uganda to stop security cooperation with North Korea

Rodney Muhumuza, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 10:10am

Uganda is cutting military ties with North Korea to comply with U.N. sanctions over North Korea's nuclear program, a Ugandan official said Monday following a meeting between President Yoweri Museveni and South Korea's visiting president.

Iraqi forces push into Fallujah as IS bombings kill 24

Sinan Salaheddin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 10:00am

Iraqi forces started pushing into the city of Fallujah on Monday as a wave of bombings claimed by the Islamic State group in Baghdad and near the Iraqi capital killed at least 24 people.

Poachers in Zimbabwe use cyanide to kill 5 elephants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 9:32am

Zimbabwean officials say poachers killed five elephants by poisoning them with cyanide.

It's raining men! Sweden sees historic gender balance shift

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 9:30am

It's a highly unusual development for a Western country -- since women have historically been the majority in almost every country.

Poland's ruling party leader vague on support for EU's Tusk

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 9:30am

The leader of Poland's ruling party said Monday the government isn't ready to confirm whether it will support a second term for European Council head Donald Tusk.

Libyan American father and son acquitted in UAE trial

Aya Batrawy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 9:20am

Two Libyan Americans detained in the United Arab Emirates for nearly two years were acquitted on Monday of charges they illegally raised funds for a foreign entity and took hostile actions against a foreign country.

Indonesian navy fires shots, seizes Chinese fishing boat

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 9:10am

Indonesia's navy said Monday it fired shots at a Chinese trawler when it refused to stop fishing in Indonesian waters, and then seized the vessel and its eight crewmembers.

UK charges 2 men with immigration offenses after boat rescue

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 30th - 9:10am

Two British men have been charged with immigration offenses after the weekend rescue of 18 Albanians whose small inflatable boat was taking on water in the English Channel, UK officials said Monday.