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India vows swift justice after African student killed

Muneeza Naqvi, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:51am

India on Wednesday promised swift punishment after a student from Congo was fatally attacked last week in New Delhi, following a demand by several African missions that the government take steps to ensure the safety of Africans living in India.

Egypt deports French journalist amid crackdown on the media

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:50am

Egypt deported a French journalist without explanation on Wednesday, the reporter and his newspaper said, the latest move in an ongoing crackdown by President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's government on freedom of expression and the media in this Mideast country.

Poland's suspect in home-made bomb blast confesses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:50am

A 22-year-old student confessed during questioning to having planted a home-made explosive device on a city bus in southwestern Poland and prosecutors are seeking his formal arrest, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

Israel's new defense minister could clash with his soldiers

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:31am

Israel's incoming defense minister once called for bombing Egypt, suggested just weeks ago that Israel kill Hamas' leader in the Gaza Strip and opposed the prosecution of a soldier accused of killing a wounded Palestinian. These are just a few of the positions that could put former bar bouncer Avigdor Lieberman at odds with a military he is now to command.

Wind, snow hamper searching, retrieval of bodies on Everest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:30am

Expedition organizers say bad weather was preventing the retrieval of two bodies of climbers who died on Mount Everest and the search for two who disappeared near the summit.

The Latest: 7 dead, 500 rescued in Mediterranean

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:20am

The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):

Kenya military: 21 al-Shabab militants killed in ambush

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:20am

A Kenyan military official says Kenyan troops in Somalia killed 21 suspected al-Shabab extremists who were plotting an ambush in southern Somalia.

Macedonia constitutional court annuls parliament dissolution

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:10am

Macedonia's constitutional court has ruled that a decision to dissolve parliament to pave the way for early general elections was unconstitutional, and has formally annulled the move.

Obama urges Vietnam youth to tackle climate change

Nancy Benac, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:10am

Wrapping up a historic visit to Vietnam, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the country's next generation of leaders for being more conscious of the environment than previous ones and urged them to "do something about" climate change.

British historian wins prestigious Spanish Asturias prize

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:00am

British historian Mary Beard has been awarded Spain's Princess of Asturias 2016 social sciences prize for her work in spreading knowledge of ancient times.

Official: Ukrainian pilot released in Russia, returning home

Efrem Lukatsky, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:00am

Russia on Wednesday released Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko as part of a swap for two Russian servicemen jailed in Ukraine, an official in the Ukrainian presidential administration said.

Philippine Congress starts counting presidential, VP votes

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:50am

The Philippine Congress on Wednesday started the official count of votes cast in the May 9 presidential election, though confirmation of Rodrigo Duterte's apparent victory may be slowed by disputes in the more closely fought vice presidential race.

Correction: Italy-NATO story

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:40am

In a story May 25 on the Italian premier's comments about NATO, The Associated Press reported erroneously that NATO experts will visit Libya. Instead, Libyan experts are to visit NATO.

Water main break creates sinkhole along Florence's Arno

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:40am

An underground water main break along Florence's picturesque Arno River has created a 200-meter (yard) -long sinkhole that buried dozens of parked cars.

Magnitude 5.5 quake off Crete, no damage, injuries reported

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:20am

Greek authorities say a strong earthquake with preliminary magnitude 5.5 has occurred off the southern island of Crete, but no damage or injuries have been reported.

Ukrainian official says Russia has released jailed pilot Nadezhda Savchenko and she is being flown to Ukraine

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:10am

Ukrainian official says Russia has released jailed pilot Nadezhda Savchenko and she is being flown to Ukraine.

German Cabinet finalizing details on migrant integration

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:10am

Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a raft of new measures combining "opportunities and obligations" designed to help Germany deal with the influx of some 1.1 million asylum-seekers registered as entering the country last year and help those who stay become "good neighbors and citizens."

Refugees keep moving out of Greece's Idomeni border camp

Costas Kantouris, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:10am

Refugees and other migrants were boarding buses Wednesday on the second day of an operation to evacuate the sprawling, makeshift Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border.

German Chancellor Merkel says Cabinet has agreed on package of measures that are 'milestone' in integrating migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:00am

German Chancellor Merkel says Cabinet has agreed on package of measures that are 'milestone' in integrating migrants.