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Defense Sec'y Carter says Russia is 'nuclear saber-rattling'

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 6:00am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a U.S. military changing-of-the-guard ceremony Tuesday to blast Russian aggression in Europe, saying Moscow is "going backward in time" with warlike actions that compel a U.S. military buildup on NATO's eastern flank.

3 detained after Dalit law student raped, murdered in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:50am

Police detained three men for questioning Tuesday in the rape and murder of a law student whose body was found mutilated in southern India, officials said.

Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills more than a dozen people

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:50am

Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country's largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were also shelling rebel-held parts of the city, killing two people and wounding several.

Turkey war planes hit Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:40am

The Turkish military says its warplanes have pounded Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq, killing 18 militants.

NATO alliance getting new supreme commander

John-Thor Dahlburg, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:40am

The NATO alliance this week is getting a new supreme commander, a former top-ranking U.S. military officer in Korea hailed Tuesday by Defense Secretary Ash Carter as a proven warrior-diplomat and "a soldiers' general."

Press Freedom: Journalists face murders but keep working

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:31am

For Abdiqadir Dulyar, simply reading messages sent to his phone can send shivers down his spine.

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who killed 2 Israelis

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:30am

The Israeli military says it has demolished the home of a Palestinian attacker who killed two Israelis in front of their children last year.

Myanmar fire leaves 440 Rohingya families homeless

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:21am

A fire on Tuesday burned down a camp in western Myanmar that shelters members of the country's persecuted Rohingya minority, leaving 440 families homeless.

The Latest: Syrian army says it is repelling rebel attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:02am

The Latest on Syria's civil war and the escalating violence in the contested northern city of Aleppo (all times local):

Bangladesh war crimes court sentences 4 to death

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:00am

A special war crimes court in Bangladesh sentenced four men to death Tuesday for killing, torture, arson and looting during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.

German authorities say couple killed 2 women

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 5:00am

German authorities say a couple in custody for allegedly holding a woman captive for nearly two months and abusing her so badly that she died are believed also to have killed a second woman.

Turkish committee clears contentious bill following brawl

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 4:50am

Punches were thrown and water bottles were hurled, but a Turkish parliamentary committee has approved a contentious ruling-party proposal to strip legislators of their immunity from prosecution.

Singapore detains 8 Bangladeshis suspected of IS group links

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 4:40am

Singapore has detained eight Bangladeshi workers on suspicion of planning attacks linked to the Islamic State group in their home country, authorities said Tuesday

Cambodia bars cars near Angkor Wat temple

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 4:40am

The main road alongside Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat temple is now off-limits to cars as authorities seek to ease traffic jams at the site that draws 2.1 million tourists a year.

Defense Secretary Carter: American killed in combat in Iraq

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 4:21am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday that an American serviceman has been killed near Irbil in Iraq.

Rouhani rallies for more freedom of speech in Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 4:00am

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has rallied for more freedom of speech in his country, saying government critics should not be imprisoned.

Defense Secretary Ash Carter: US serviceman killed 'in the neighborhood' of Irbil, Iraq

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 3:50am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter: US serviceman killed 'in the neighborhood' of Irbil, Iraq.

Philippines to discuss lease of Japan surveillance planes

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 3:50am

The Philippine defense chief said Tuesday his government has agreed in principle to lease five Japanese surveillance planes to be used in patrolling disputed areas of the South China Sea and in search-and-rescue missions during disasters.

Spain king signs decree for unprecedented new elections

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 2:50am

Spain's King Felipe VI has signed a decree dissolving parliament and calling elections for June 26 after deputies elected in an inconclusive December election failed to agree on a new prime minister.