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Turkish media: Explosion near police station in southern Turkey wounds 9 people

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 1st - 1:10am

Turkish media: Explosion near police station in southern Turkey wounds 9 people.

Malaysia deports 32 Taiwanese to China, draws protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:30pm

Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia's deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island's nationals to China to face wire fraud charges.

Fighting rages in Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:20pm

The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in other parts of the country appeared to be holding on its first day.

Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 12:10pm

Anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the Iraqi capital's heavily fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a political crisis that has simmered for months.

Iran's moderates get most parliament seats after runoff

Nasser Karimi and Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 11:50am

Iranian moderates and reformists who support last year's landmark nuclear deal have won the largest number of seats in parliament following runoff elections, marking a shift away from hard-liners and boosting moderate President Hassan Rouhani as he looks to secure a second term in office.

Sudanese army transport plane crashes, killing all 5 crew

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 11:30am

Sudan's army says a military transport plane has crashed due to a technical failure while landing in the country's south, killing all five crew members.

Protests in Germany overshadow anti-Islam party's convention

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 10:10am

A national convention by a populist German party was overshadowed Saturday by clashes between leftists and police, who temporarily detained more than 400 demonstrators in the southern city of Stuttgart.

Thousands claim vote rigging by Serbia's ruling populists

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 8:30am

Chanting "Thieves! Thieves!," thousands of opposition supporters protested Saturday in front of Serbia's state electoral commission over what their leaders said was widespread vote rigging by the ruling populists.

Wrecked helicopter fuselage raised from the sea in Norway

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 8:21am

Emergency crews pulled the wrecked fuselage of an Airbus EC-225 helicopter out of the sea Saturday off western Norway after a crash that killed all 13 people on board.

20 Egyptians get life in prison over 2013 storming of jail

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 7:51am

An Egyptian court has sentenced 20 people to life in prison for storming a prison in the Suez Canal city of Port Said in January 2013.

Kenya's president sets fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory in dramatic statement against poaching

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 7:50am

Kenya's president sets fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory in dramatic statement against poaching.

Kremlin: Japan's PM Abe to visit Putin in Russia next week

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 7:30am

The Kremlin has announced that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Russia next week to meet with President Vladimir Putin, a step toward deepening relations overshadowed by a World War II territorial dispute.

China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan

Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 7:20am

China laid out firm conditions Saturday for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo's visiting foreign minister that there could be "no ambiguity or vacillation" in meeting Beijing's demands over historical interpretation, relations with Taiwan and other key matters.

Turkish airstrikes target Kurdish rebels overnight

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 4:50am

The Turkish military says it conducted overnight airstrikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq and southeast Turkey.

IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombing that killed 21

Susannah George, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 4:50am

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday east of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on an IS-affiliated website. The attack killed at least 21 people and wounded at least 42 others, according to Iraqi police and hospital officials. The IS statement described the attack as a three-ton truck bombing.

Kenya police: 6-story residential building collapses in rain

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 4:00am

A six-story residential building in a low income area of the Kenyan capital collapsed Friday night under heavy rain and flooding, killing at least seven people and injuring 121 others, Kenyan officials said.

Saudi forces kill 2 militants after failed car-bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 2:10am

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says security forces have killed two militants before they were able to detonate a car bomb in the southwestern town of Bisha.

Officials: at least 17 dead in Baghdad car bomb targeting civilians in the city's southeast

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 1:40am

Officials: at least 17 dead in Baghdad car bomb targeting civilians in the city's southeast.

Nairobi police say 7 people confirmed dead in collapse of residential building

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 1:20am

Nairobi police say 7 people confirmed dead in collapse of residential building.