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5 jihadi suspects arrested in Spain, Belgium, Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:52am

Police in Spain, Belgium and Germany on Wednesday arrested five people suspected of forming a cell that spread propaganda and sought to recruit militants for the Islamic State armed group, officials said.

Victims' relatives: Dutch-led probe finds missile that downed Malaysian jet, killing 298, was fired from area controlled by Ukra

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:50am

Victims' relatives: Dutch-led probe finds missile that downed Malaysian jet, killing 298, was fired from area controlled by Ukraine rebels.

US rights group says abuse rife in notorious Egypt prison

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:50am

Authorities at a maximum-security prison in the Egyptian capital routinely abuse political prisoners by cramming them into packed cells, cutting off access to families and lawyers, and blocking medical treatment, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Amnesty's Thailand torture allegations spark arrest threat

Natnicha Chuwiruch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:40am

Thai authorities threatened to arrest Amnesty International speakers who were set to hold a news conference Wednesday to release a report detailing allegations of torture at the hands of the military and police, causing the rights group to cancel the event.

Up to 8 inmates fight in Philippine prison, 1 Chinese killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:40am

Up to eight inmates fought at the Philippine national penitentiary Wednesday, leaving a high-profile Chinese drug lord dead and four other inmates injured, officials said. The melee occurred amid a congressional investigation into the drug trade within the facility.

Judge bans publication of hacked Pippa Middleton photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:40am

British judge has banned publication of stolen photographs of Pippa Middleton after allegations that 3,000 personal images were taken in a hacking attack on her iCloud account.

Bulgaria replaces candidate for the United Nations' top job

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:22am

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov announced Wednesday that the government is nominating its European commissioner, Kristalina Georgieva, as candidate to be United Nations Secretary-General, replacing its previous candidate, UNESCO chief Irina Bokova.

Dutch investigators to give results of MH17 criminal probe

John-Thor Dahlburg, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:21am

A relative of a victim of the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine says he and other family members have been told that a Dutch-led investigation has found proof that a mobile Buk missile launcher had been moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia at the time.

Appeals court can't guarantee Snowden safe travel to Norway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:10am

A Norwegian appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit seeking a legal guarantee to allow Edward Snowden to travel to Norway without risk of being extradited to the United States.

Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres' funeral

Aron Heller, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:10am

Israel on Wednesday mourned the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government began preparations for a funeral that is expected to bring together an array of world leaders and international dignitaries.

Minister: 32,000 people arrested since failed coup in Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:50am

The Turkish justice minister says 32,000 people have been arrested since the country's failed coup, and more may follow.

Australian state loses power as strong storm lashes region

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:50am

An entire Australian state has lost power as a strong storm lashes the region with heavy rain and fierce winds.

The Latest: Hamas says it's happy about Shimon Peres' death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:40am

The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local):

Medical officials: airstrikes knock out 2 Aleppo hospitals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:30am

Medical officials say airstrikes have severely damaged two hospitals in eastern rebel-held Aleppo, leading to the death of two seriously ill patients.

AP Photos: Pyongyang starts day early with patriotic music

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:01am

North Korea's capital is still a pretty quiet place compared to most urban centers around the world, but it gets its start early — and orderly.

Ex-PM fuels Socialist party feud over political impasse

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 3:00am

Former Socialist Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez says he feels cheated by current Socialist party leader Pedro Sanchez for allegedly backtracking on a plan to abstain in a parliament vote and allow the formation of a conservative government in order to end Spain's nine-month political deadlock.

Afghan official: 13 civilians killed in airstrike on house

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:51am

At least 13 civilians were killed in an airstrike that hit a residential building in a volatile district of eastern Nangarhar province early Wednesday, an Afghan official said.

Etihad flight to Sydney turns back after engine fails

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:50am

The United Arab Emirates' national airline says one of its flights made an emergency landing in Abu Dhabi after an engine failed shortly after takeoff.

Suspected IS militants kill 3 police, 1 civilian in Egypt

Ashraf Sweilam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 2:40am

An Egyptian police statement says three policemen and a civilian have been shot dead by suspected Islamic State group militants who ambushed their taxi in the coastal city of el-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula.