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Italy: Don't want to take migrants? Then you pay

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:20am

A top aide to Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says Rome supports a proposal by the European Union's executive to fine nations for refusing migrants they were supposed to accept.

Al-Qaida withdrawing from 2 cities east of Yemen's Aden port

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:10am

Yemeni security officials and witness say al-Qaida forces are withdrawing from two coastal cities east of the key port of Aden following tribal-led negotiations.

Kenya: Woman found alive after 6 days in collapsed building

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:01am

A woman has been found alive after six days in a collapsed building and rescuers are working to free her, a Kenyan government official said Thursday.

Spain: Town that changed anti-Semitic name suffers vandalism

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:00am

An ancient Spanish town that voted to change its name because it was deemed anti-Semitic has come under attack from extremist groups who have daubed the town's signposts and buildings with offensive right-wing symbols and messages protesting the change.

Sri Lanka suspends 2 lawmakers over fistfight in parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:00am

Sri Lanka's Parliament on Thursday suspended two lawmakers for one week for getting into a fistfight that left several people injured earlier this week.

Lawyer: Canadian to leave Nepal after work visa revoked

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:50am

A Canadian man will leave Nepal on Thursday after a court failed to hear his appeal for the revocation of his work visa over critical social media posts, his lawyer said.

Iraq's PM replaces military commander over Green Zone breach

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:40am

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi replaced the commander of a military division tasked with protecting the heavily fortified Green Zone Thursday after hundreds of angry anti-government protesters broke into the parliament building last week.

Israel discovers new tunnel from Gaza

Daniel Estrin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:40am

The Israeli military says it has discovered a new tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip underneath the border and into Israel.

Poland charges Russian-born lawyer with spying for Moscow

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:30am

Poland has charged a Warsaw lawyer with dual Polish-Russian citizenship with spying for Russian military intelligence, a prosecutor said Thursday.

Israeli army deputy chief draws rebuke for Holocaust comment

Daniel Estrin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:20am

The Israeli army's deputy chief of staff drew rebukes from hawkish Israeli ministers Thursday for comparing pre-Holocaust Germany to trends in Israel today.

Kenya: Woman found alive after 6 days in collapsed building, rescuers trying to free her

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:10am

Kenya: Woman found alive after 6 days in collapsed building, rescuers trying to free her.

Turkish PM meets party leaders, expected to step down

Suzan Fraser and Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:10am

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu met with officials of his party on Thursday amid reports that he intends to step down after falling out of favor with the country's all-powerful president.

UK votes in local elections expected to deal blow to Labour

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:50am

Britons voted Thursday in local and regional elections that will choose a new mayor for London — and are expected to deal a blow to Britain's main opposition Labour Party.

The Latest: State TV reports 2 explosions in Homs province

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:30am

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

Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines agree to boost sea security

Slamet Riyadi, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:20am

Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines agreed Thursday to run coordinated patrols to boost maritime security following the kidnappings at sea of Indonesians by suspected Abu Sayyaf militants.

British newspaper to close only 9 weeks after its start

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:10am

The New Day newspaper is shutting down after only nine weeks after its circulation failed to meet expectations.

Blasts in Syria kill 6 as Aleppo mostly calm after truce

Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:10am

Two blasts struck a central Syrian village Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding dozens, hours after a truce brought relative calm to the northern city of Aleppo after weeks of escalating violence there.

Bus falls into dry river bed in central India, killing 16

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 2:40am

A passenger bus fell into a dry river bed after crashing through the railing of a bridge in central India, killing 16 people, police said Thursday.

Australia says most dangerous Australian IS operative killed

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 12:50am

Australia's most dangerous known Islamic State movement operative had been killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, the government said Thursday.