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Car bomb kills 2 in western Iraqi village near Syrian border

Qassim Abdul-Zahra, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 9:24am

An Iraqi security official says a car bomb has exploded in a western village near the Syrian border, killing two people and wounding two others.

Wildfires sweep across Israel as heatwave grips region

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 8:46am

Wildfires raged in Israel on Thursday amid a major heatwave, with police ordering the evacuation of several communities in the country's center and south.

Indian opposition Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi concedes loss of his parliamentary seat in Modi's BJP election sweep

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 6:31am

Indian opposition Congress party chief Rahul Gandhi concedes loss of his parliamentary seat in Modi's BJP election sweep.

Egypt frees Al-Jazeera journalist detained since 2016

Noha Elhennawy, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 6:14am

An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of an Al-Jazeera journalist who had been detained since 2016 on allegations of spreading false news and defaming Egypt's reputation.

Egyptian court orders release of Al-Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein, detained since 2016 for spreading false news

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:49am

Egyptian court orders release of Al-Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein, detained since 2016 for spreading false news.

2 migrants die after found hiding in truck tank in Serbia

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:43am

Serbian authorities say two migrants are dead and two others are in serious condition after hiding in a truck tank in a bid to reach Western Europe.

Central African Republic massacres leave more than 30 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 5:02am

Authorities say more than 30 people are dead after a militia attacked several villages in Central African Republic.

The Latest: British govt delays vote on Brexit bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 4:53am

The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):

Sudanese protesters plan mass rally as talks stall with army

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 4:53am

Sudan's protest leaders are calling for mass rallies across the country amid deadlocked negotiations with the ruling military over its handover of power.

Police say 7 died in Indonesia election rioting

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 4:33am

Seven people have died in election violence in the Indonesian capital, police said Thursday, as calm returned to the city and the losing presidential candidate prepared to challenge the result in court.

Austria: 3 women found dead in Vienna apparently starved

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 4:28am

Austrian police say that a woman and her two daughters who were found dead at their Vienna apartment earlier this week appear to have starved to death.

The Latest: EU citizens complain they can't vote in UK

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 4:07am

The Latest on the European Parliament elections (all times local):

UN health agency issues 1st strategy to address snake bites

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:20am

The World Health Organization is publishing its first-ever global strategy to tackle the problem of snake bites, aiming to halve the number of people killed and disabled by snakes by 2030.

Hunger-striking Greek extremist wins new hope of jail leave

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 3:05am

Greece's supreme court on Thursday ordered lower judges to reconsider granting a new temporary leave from prison to a far-left extremist serving 11 life sentences, who has been on hunger strike for three weeks after his initial request was rejected.

Senior German diplomat in Tehran for nuclear deal talks

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:51am

A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing pressure from Washington.

Animal rights activists score win at Barcelona zoo

Renata Brito, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:49am

Animal rights activists in Barcelona are celebrating a victory after the Spanish city ordered its municipal zoo to restrict the reproduction of captive animals unless their young are destined to be reintroduced into the wild.

Britain's May hunkers down as premiership enters final stage

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 2:14am

British Prime Minister Theresa May was hunkered down with close allies Thursday as she considered whether to give in to relentless pressure to resign, or fight on to save her Brexit plan and her premiership.

Pakistan says it has test-fired nuclear-capable missile

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:52am

Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a long-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

AP PHOTOS: Fascist legacy endures in Rome's architecture

Andrew Medichini and Beatrice Larco, Associated Press  |  Posted May 23rd - 1:48am

While Germany systematically wiped out traces of Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime after World War II, the legacy of his Axis ally, Benito Mussolini, remains present in Italy even today.