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Man on trial in London Tube stabbing for 'Syrian brothers'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 11:10am

Prosecutors say a mentally ill taxi driver attacked passengers at a London subway station with a knife in revenge for Western airstrikes on Syria.

Western Sahara independence movement leader Abdelaziz dies

Aomar Ouali and Elaine Ganley, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 11:01am

The head of the independence movement in the Western Sahara, Mohamed Abdelaziz, died on Tuesday after a long illness, the Polisario Front said in a statement. He was in his late 60s.

Ex-employee of Israeli PM's wife wins abuse case against her

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 10:50am

A former employee of the wife of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has won a court case against her alleging mistreatment, Israeli media reported Tuesday.

Philippine president-elect offers bounties for drug lords

Jim Gomez, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 10:50am

The Philippine president-elect said Tuesday he will pay bounties to police or military officials who capture suspected drug lords "dead or alive," adding that there is enough reward money to leave "100 persons dead."

Stowaway found aboard Emirates flight from China to Dubai

Adam Schreck, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 10:50am

A teenage boy sneaked into the cargo hold of an Emirates passenger plane in China and made it all the way to Dubai before being apprehended, the airline and Chinese media said Tuesday.

Man accused in Canada military stabbing faces terror charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 10:50am

Police say a Canadian man accused of stabbing soldiers at a military recruitment center in Toronto and then saying he did it at the behest of Allah is now facing nine terrorism charges.

Heavy rain drenches swaths of France, disrupts French Open

Angela Charlton and Mstyslav Chernov, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 10:50am

Heavy rain drenched parts of France on Tuesday, prompting flood warnings near the English Channel, causing more delays at the French Open and soaking tourists in Paris.

Turkey concerned over Germany's stance on Armenian killings

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 10:40am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday expressed concerns to German Chancellor Angela Merkel over plans in Germany's parliament to recognize the World War I killings of Armenians as genocide.

NATO chief says Warsaw summit comes at 'critical time'

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 10:40am

A NATO summit set for Warsaw in July comes at a "critical time" as the alliance deals with Russian assertiveness and the threat of terrorism amid other challenges, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday.

Kenya president meets South Korean president for trade talks

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 10:30am

South Korea's President Park Geun-hye met Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta Tuesday and discussed the trade imbalance between the two countries on the second day of her three-day visit to Kenya.

Testimony from families of 9/11 victims sought at Guantanamo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 10:20am

Prosecutors at the Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal at Guantanamo Bay want 10 people who lost relatives in the terrorist attack to testify before the long-stalled case goes to trial.

Bahrain releases prominent activist from prison

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 10:20am

Bahraini authorities have released prominent rights activist Zainab al-Khawaja on humanitarian grounds after two and a half months behind bars, her sister told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Denmark plans to delist transgender identity as mental issue

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 10:20am

Denmark is preparing to change the law so that being transgender will no longer be considered a mental disorder.

Kenya protests dogs, slaves reference by Egyptian diplomat

Tom Odula and Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 10:00am

A Kenyan diplomat has written to the dean of the Africa Diplomatic Corps to protest what she calls "uncivilized, undiplomatic, irresponsible, degrading and insulting behavior" by an Egyptian diplomat who is alleged to have called sub-Saharan Africans "slaves and dogs."

Egyptian girl dies during female circumcision

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 9:50am

A 17-year-old girl has died while undergoing female circumcision in Egypt, prompting health authorities to shut down the hospital and refer doctors for prosecution, a senior health official said Tuesday.

Polisario Front announces that head of the Western Sahara independence movement dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 9:40am

Polisario Front announces that head of the Western Sahara independence movement dies.

The Latest: Paris to create center to take in migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 9:30am

The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

4 Bangladeshi men convicted of terror financing in Singapore

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 9:20am

Four Bangladeshi workers held on suspicion of planning attacks linked to the Islamic State group in their own country were convicted of financing terrorism by a court in Singapore on Tuesday.

UN envoy: Libyan forces should fight IS, not each other

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 31st - 9:20am

The U.N. envoy for Libya on Tuesday urged rival factions there to unite against the Islamic State group and stop fighting each other.