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Saudi raid targeting Islamic State group near Mecca kills 4

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

Saudi Arabia says a raid targeting suspected Islamic State militants near the holy city of Mecca saw security forces shoot and kill two people while two others blew themselves up with suicide belts.

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

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

Al-Qaida militants in Yemen are pulling out of two coastal cities east of the key southern port of Aden following tribal-led negotiations, security officials and witnesses said on Thursday.

The Latest: Merkel, Renzi see eye-to-eye on Africa aid

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

The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):

Turkish prime minister announces decision to step down

Suzan Fraser and Dominique Soguel, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:00am

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for the country's president to pursue a tighter grip on power.

Pregnant woman rescued 6 days after Kenyan building collapse

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:00am

A pregnant woman was rescued Thursday after being trapped for six days in a collapsed apartment building in the Kenyan capital, the second survivor found this week in the rubble of the seven-story structure that fell amid heavy rains and killed 36 people.

Israel discovers new cross-border tunnel from Gaza Strip

Daniel Estrin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:00am

The Israeli military said it uncovered a new tunnel Thursday stretching from southern Gaza Strip into Israel and built by Palestinian militants seeking to stage attacks in Israel, a discovery that comes amid an escalation in violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers.

Spanish court seeks arrest of Putin-linked Russians

Barry Hatton and Alan Clendenning, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 9:32am

A Spanish judge wants two senior Russian officials with links to the Kremlin arrested so they can be questioned in court about suspected money laundering and criminal association.

London could get first Muslim mayor in UK local elections

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 9:21am

Londoners cast votes Thursday in an election that could give the city its first Muslim mayor, while voters elsewhere in Britain were expected to punish the main opposition Labour Party in local and regional polls.

Ex-CIA agent continues fight against extradition to Italy

Barry Hatton, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 9:20am

A former CIA agent has lodged another appeal at Portugal's Constitutional Court against her extradition to Italy to serve a four-year sentence for her part in the U.S. extraordinary renditions program, a court official said Thursday.

Northern Ireland police arrest 14 men after IRA funeral

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 9:10am

Northern Ireland police say they have arrested 14 men on suspicion of Irish Republican Army membership following an IRA funeral featuring a military-style procession beside an Irish flag-draped coffin.

Libya official: IS suicide bomber kills 5 militiamen in west

Rami Musa, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 9:00am

A senior Libyan military official says an Islamic State suicide bomber has rammed his car into a checkpoint in the country's west manned by a militia from the western city of Misrata, killing five militiamen.

Thousands pay homage to Holocaust victims in Auschwitz march

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 8:50am

Thousands of people from around the world, many draped in Israeli flags, have paid homage to the victims of the Holocaust with a somber march from the barracks of Auschwitz to nearby Birkenau.

Afghan official says roadside bomb killed 5 in remote area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 8:50am

An Afghan official says a roadside bombing has killed five civilians and wounded five others in a remote northwestern province.

Zimbabweans hunt for US cash as shortages bite

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 8:40am

Severe shortages of U.S. dollars that are used as local currency in Zimbabwe have forced many residents to become cash hunter-gatherers.

Brazilian justice suspends house speaker, foe of president

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 8:30am

A justice on Brazil's supreme court suspended the leader of the country's lower house of Congress on Thursday, removing one of the nation's most powerful politicians who is reviled by many for numerous corruption allegations.

Rainstorm kills 6, hurts 30 during Hindu pilgrimage in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 8:30am

A heavy rainstorm Thursday collapsed tents and gates at a sprawling Hindu pilgrimage site in central India, killing at least six people and injuring 30, police said.

UK's Cameron: Trump deserves respect but is wrong on Muslims

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 8:20am

British Prime Minister David Cameron has toned down his comments on Donald Trump, saying the Republican presidential hopeful deserves respect — but was wrong to call for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S.

Blasts in Syria kill 10 but Aleppo mostly calm amid truce

Albert Aji and Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:30am

A car bomb exploded in the main square of a central Syrian village on Thursday and once people gathered to help the victims, a suicide bomber riding a motorcycle detonated his explosives belt nearby, killing at least 10 people and wounding scores, state media and the regional governor said.

Armenia considers vote on recognizing separatist enclave

Avet Demourian, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 5th - 7:21am

Armenia's government gave the go-ahead on Thursday to legislation that calls for recognizing the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh, a separatist region which is officially part of neighboring Azerbaijan.