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Australian cancer con woman faces lawsuit for deception

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 5:40am

Officials say 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.

Sister: Chinese activist may be seriously ill and needs care

Didi Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 5:20am

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.

Prominent rights lawyer arrested in Egypt over protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 5:00am

Egypt's state news agency says a prominent rights lawyer has been detained for 15 days pending investigation into a catalog of allegations including plotting a coup, two weeks after security forces stifled demonstrations against the president's decision to give up two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia last month.

Convicted Colombian drug-traffickers go missing in Portugal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:50am

A lawyer for two Colombians convicted in Portugal of drug-trafficking says the pair are missing after being released from prison while their appeals are being considered.

Voters punish the Labour Party in Scotland

Danica Kirka and Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:50am

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.

The Latest: Labour leader says elections results were good

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:40am

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US Navy commander says canceled HK visit a minor hurdle

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:30am

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.

Activists: Insurgents seize village south of Aleppo

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 4:10am

A coalition of Syrian rebels and jihadists seized a strategic village from pro-government forces outside the contested city of Aleppo on Friday, signaling the reemergence of a powerful, ultraconservative insurgent coalition on the opposition's side in the Syria conflict.

Algerian faces trial over New Year sexual assault in Cologne

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 6th - 2:10am

An Algerian man is due to go on trial for allegedly being part of a group that groped a woman on Cologne on New Year's Eve. He's the first person to appear in court for a sexual offense after the events that heightened tensions over Germany's migrant influx.

Video: Canada evacuating 8K wildfire evacuees by air

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 11:28pm

Canadian officials will start moving thousands of people from work camps north of devastated Fort McMurray in a mass highway convoy Friday morning if it is safe from a massive wildfire raging in Alberta.

Scotland's pro-independence party scores big gains in vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 11:20pm

The pro-independence Scottish National Party has secured a third term in government with an overwhelming victory in parliamentary elections.

Mexico City lifts smog alert, allowing more cars on streets

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:01pm

Mexico City has discontinued a pollution alert after three days of persistently high smog levels and will allow more cars on the streets Friday.

3 nations move against alleged big money launderer in Panama

Juan Zamorano and Joshua Goodman, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:41pm

Authorities have arrested a prominent Panama businessman and dismantled an empire of banking, real estate and retail businesses that the U.S. says were part of a top worldwide money-laundering organization for drug traffickers.

Survivors found 6 days after Kenyan building collapse

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:10pm

Rescuers found four survivors Thursday in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed six days ago amid heavy rains in the Kenyan capital, raising hopes that more people might still be alive in a disaster that has left dozens dead and missing.

120 nations accuse US top court of violating law over Iran

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:20pm

The 120-nation Nonaligned Movement headed by Iran accused the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday of violating international law by ruling that nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets can be paid to victims of attacks linked to the country.

Russian orchestra plays in Palmyra ruins as strikes kill 28

Albert Aji and Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 5:10pm

A renowned Russian conductor led a triumphant concert Thursday in the ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, once terrorized by the Islamic State group, even as an airstrike on a refugee camp in the north left at least 28 people dead and dozens wounded, including many children.

Brazil's high court suspends house speaker, foe of president

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 4:40pm

Brazil's top court voted unanimously Thursday to suspend the scandal-tainted leader of the lower house of Congress from his duties.

The Latest: UN says Aleppo attack could be war crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 3:21pm

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EU official Tusk: Idea of one European nation is 'illusion'

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 2:11pm

Worried about anti-European Union sentiment fueling nationalism on the continent, a top official said Thursday that the bloc must "stop the radicals" from gaining power by making citizens feel safe amid the migrant crisis.