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Report: Violence against Jews dropped in 2015

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:20am

A Tel Aviv University report has found a drop in violent attacks against Jews last year, but said the number remains high and that "institutional anti-Semitism" is on the rise.

Iranian commander threatens to close Strait of Hormuz to US

Amir Vahdat, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:11am

The deputy commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard said Iranian forces will close the strategic Strait of Hormuz to the United States and its allies if they "threaten" the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported Wednesday.

Burundi's former President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza dies

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

Burundi's government says former President Jean-Baptiste Bagaza has died in Belgium, where he received medical care for two weeks.

Virginia man sentenced in church attack plot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 10:00am

A Virginia man has been sentenced to 17½ years in federal prison for plotting to shoot up or bomb synagogues and black churches.

Egypt's journalists vow to go on strike if minister stays

Sam Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:51am

Hundreds of Egyptian journalists rallied in Cairo on Wednesday in an escalating standoff with police, saying the media would go on strike next week if demands including the dismissal of the interior minister are not met.

Romania: new culture minister sworn in amid opera dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:30am

Romania's president has urged the country's new culture minister to resolve a major crisis at the country's main opera house that cost her predecessor his job.

The Latest: France blames Assad for escalating Syrian unrest

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:30am

The Latest on Syria's civil war (all times local):

Global gender gap in politics wide, women legislators say

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:10am

Some 260 women lawmakers from more than 60 countries have come together to find ways to close a global gender gap in politics more quickly.

NATO alliance gets new supreme commander

John-Thor Dahlburg, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:10am

NATO's new supreme allied commander, U.S. Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti, said Wednesday the alliance should consider what weaponry it could provide so Ukraine can better combat a pro-Moscow insurgency.

Group: 13 Peuhls killed in latest attacks in Mali

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:00am

Pro-government militia killed four members of the Peuhl ethnic group in central Mali and then struck again at the funeral, killing nine more victims, a local community group said Wednesday.

Western countries urge Kenya to take steps for smooth polls

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:00am

Eleven representatives of western countries in Kenya say voters must have confidence that the electoral commission and judiciary are impartial and efficient ahead of polls next year.

The Latest: Italy's PM: Austrian border measures propaganda

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:10am

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

Egypt court acquits Mubarak-era premier of graft

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:00am

An Egyptian court has acquitted a former prime minister of graft charges in the latest retrial linked to his time serving under longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak.

Malta's premier visits Libya to discuss migration, security

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 8:00am

Malta's prime minister became the first head of government to visit Libya since the formation of a unity government following a U.N.-brokered agreement, meeting the Libyan prime minister-designate at a naval base near Tripoli's international airport.

People holding blanket save mom, kids from fire in S. Korea

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:50am

Residents and U.S. military personnel in a South Korean city rescued a woman and her three children from a fire by safely catching them with a blanket as they fell four floors, fire officials said Wednesday.

Turkish president says IS is in for heavy losses

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 7:10am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned the Islamic State group will suffer heavy losses if it continues attacking Turkey.

Coalition vows to build up further against Islamic State

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:40am

An international coalition leading the military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq agreed Wednesday to accelerate their contributions but did not publicly specify what those would be. The group also called on Iraqi leaders to reconcile political differences.

NATO alliance gets new supreme commander

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

NATO has a new supreme allied commander, the former top American general in Korea who has said the Western alliance must stand up to Russia and give Ukraine weapons to defend itself.

Syrian state media say rebel shelling kills 3 in Aleppo

Albert Aji, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 4th - 6:00am

Three people were killed on Wednesday in renewed shelling by Syrian rebels of government-held areas in the deeply contested northern city of Aleppo, state media and opposition activists said.