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Amnesty's Thailand torture allegations spark arrest threat

Natnicha Chuwiruch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:40am

Thai authorities threatened to arrest Amnesty International speakers who were set to hold a news conference Wednesday to release a report detailing allegations of torture at the hands of the military and police, causing the rights group to cancel the event.

Judge bans publication of hacked Pippa Middleton photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:40am

British judge has banned publication of stolen photographs of Pippa Middleton after allegations that 3,000 personal images were taken in a hacking attack on her iCloud account.

Bulgaria replaces candidate for the United Nations' top job

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:22am

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov announced Wednesday that the government is nominating its European commissioner, Kristalina Georgieva, as candidate to be United Nations Secretary-General, replacing its previous candidate, UNESCO chief Irina Bokova.

Dutch investigators to give results of MH17 criminal probe

John-Thor Dahlburg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:21am

Relatives of victims of the shooting-down of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner over Ukraine more than two years ago were gathering Wednesday to learn the preliminary results of a Dutch-led criminal probe of the disaster that claimed 298 lives.

5 jihadi suspects arrested in Spain, Belgium, Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:10am

Police in Spain, Belgium and Germany on Wednesday arrested five people suspected of forming a cell that spread propaganda and sought to recruit militants for the Islamic State armed group, officials said.

Appeals court can't guarantee Snowden safe travel to Norway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:10am

A Norwegian appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit seeking a legal guarantee to allow Edward Snowden to travel to Norway without risk of being extradited to the United States.

Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres' funeral

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:10am

Israel on Wednesday mourned the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government began preparations for a funeral that is expected to bring together an array of world leaders and international dignitaries.

Minister: 32,000 people arrested since failed coup in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:50am

The Turkish justice minister says 32,000 people have been arrested since the country's failed coup, and more may follow.

Australian state loses power as strong storm lashes region

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:50am

An entire Australian state has lost power as a strong storm lashes the region with heavy rain and fierce winds.

The Latest: Hamas says it's happy about Shimon Peres' death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:40am

The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local):

Medical officials: airstrikes knock out 2 Aleppo hospitals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:30am

Medical officials say airstrikes have severely damaged two hospitals in eastern rebel-held Aleppo, leading to the death of two seriously ill patients.

AP Photos: Pyongyang starts day early with patriotic music

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:01am

North Korea's capital is still a pretty quiet place compared to most urban centers around the world, but it gets its start early — and orderly.

Ex-PM fuels Socialist party feud over political impasse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:00am

Former Socialist Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez says he feels cheated by current Socialist party leader Pedro Sanchez for allegedly backtracking on a plan to abstain in a parliament vote and allow the formation of a conservative government in order to end Spain's nine-month political deadlock.

Afghan official: 13 civilians killed in airstrike on house

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:51am

At least 13 civilians were killed in an airstrike that hit a residential building in a volatile district of eastern Nangarhar province early Wednesday, an Afghan official said.

Etihad flight to Sydney turns back after engine fails

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:50am

The United Arab Emirates' national airline says one of its flights made an emergency landing in Abu Dhabi after an engine failed shortly after takeoff.

Suspected IS militants kill 3 police, 1 civilian in Egypt

Ashraf Sweilam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:40am

An Egyptian police statement says three policemen and a civilian have been shot dead by suspected Islamic State group militants who ambushed their taxi in the coastal city of el-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula.

Earthquake strikes southern Greece; no injuries, damage

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:31am

The Athens Geodynamic Institute says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5 has struck off the southern coast of the Peloponnese in southern Greece. No damage or injuries were reported immediately.

German police shoot dead man wielding knife in refugee home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:31am

Police in the German capital have shot dead a man who attacked another resident with a knife in a refugee shelter.

World figures to attend funeral of Israel's Shimon Peres

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:31am

The following world figures will attend Shimon Peres' funeral in Jerusalem on Friday, according to Israel's Foreign Ministry: