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Kenya: Hundreds homeless as condemned buildings demolished

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 8:00am

As emergency workers retrieved four bodies from a building that collapsed a week ago, bringing the death toll to 41, hundreds of residents were evicted from nearby buildings that are being torn down to prevent other disasters.

The Latest: Russia denies its planes behind Syria airstrike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 8:00am

The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

Student accused of owing $2.4M after bank error in Australia

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:50am

A Malaysian student has been charged in a Sydney court with dishonesty offenses after a bank accidentally gave her a 4.6 million Australian dollar ($3.4 million) overdraft four years ago.

Irish Prime Minister Kenny re-elected after 70-day deadlock

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:40am

Ireland's lawmakers have narrowly re-elected Enda Kenny as prime minister, ending 70 days of deadlock following an inconclusive election.

Officials say Saudi security officer killed after Mecca raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:30am

Officials in Saudi Arabia say a security officer has been shot and killed in the holy city of Mecca, just hours after a raid there targeting suspected Islamic State militants.

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny re-elected after 70-day parliamentary deadlock, will lead new minority government

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:30am

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny re-elected after 70-day parliamentary deadlock, will lead new minority government.

US Navy commander says canceled HK visit a minor hurdle

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:30am

The commander of the U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet on Friday dismissed the cancellation of a planned port visit to Hong Kong by an American aircraft carrier as a "minor hurdle" in relations between the two militaries.

Prominent rights lawyer arrested in Egypt over protests

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:30am

A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer who had raised a legal suit against the president's decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia was arrested early on Friday and ordered held in custody for 15 days, pending investigation into a list of allegations, including plotting a coup.

Imelda Marcos on son's rise: 'Truth and justice will come'

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:30am

Imelda Marcos expressed elation over her son strong pre-election ratings in the Philippine vice presidential race, saying "at last, truth and justice will come."

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi makes first official trip, to Laos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:20am

Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's de facto leader and foreign minister, visited neighboring Laos on Friday in her first official trip abroad.

The Latest: Erdogan seeks fast switch to presidential system

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:20am

The Latest on developments in Turkey after the prime minister announced his resignation (all times local):

Algerian cleared of sexual assault in Cologne crimes trial

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:10am

An Algerian man who was accused of being part of a group that groped a woman in Cologne on New Year's Eve was cleared Friday of attempted sexual assault, though he was convicted of handling stolen goods.

Official: Afghan raid frees 60 from Taliban-run prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:10am

A local official says that Afghan special forces troops have liberated more than 60 prisoners from a Taliban prison in the southern province of Helmand.

Romania: prosecutors probe suspected electoral fraud plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:10am

Anti-corruption prosecutors seeking to thwart possible plans to tamper with upcoming local elections in Romania have carried out searches in homes and public institutions.

Turkey's Erdogan presses for rapid switch to presidential system a day after PM steps down

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:10am

Turkey's Erdogan presses for rapid switch to presidential system a day after PM steps down.

Erdogan hints Turkey won't revise terror law for visa deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:10am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey won't change its anti-terrorism legislation for the sake of visa-free travel to Europe for its citizens.

Voters punish the Labour Party in Scotland

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 7:00am

Voters punished the opposition Labour Party in Scotland as the results rolled in Friday for local and regional elections — races that underscored divisions in the public mood across the United Kingdom.

Sister: Chinese activist may be seriously ill and needs care

Didi Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:30am

The sister of a prominent imprisoned Chinese political activist said Friday she fears her brother is seriously ill and is urging the authorities to allow him access to better medical treatment, in what an international rights group said is the latest example of China routinely denying political prisoners adequate care.

Australia state aims to sue author for fake cancer cure diet

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 6:20am

Australian author and blogger Belle Gibson faces a possible government lawsuit after admitting that she lied about beating a normally deadly brain tumor through healthy eating and natural therapies, officials said on Friday.