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Militants behead 4 people in Egypt's Sinai

Ashraf Sweilam, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:20am

Egyptian security officials say militants have beheaded four people in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula.

Architect: Notre Dame far from safe for restoration work

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 9:00am

A French architect says that Notre Dame Cathedral still isn't safe enough for restoration work to begin, more than three months after a devastating fire nearly destroyed the monument.

EU takes further step against Poland over judicial reforms

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:28am

The European Union has given Poland's government two months to reverse new disciplinary regulations the bloc says undermine the independence of the country's judges.

AP names Andrew Drake as deputy news director for Africa

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:10am

The Associated Press on Wednesday named an award-winning video producer with years of experience leading coverage in Africa as its deputy news director for Africa.

Indian court convicts 1 in 2008 death of teen British girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 8:00am

An Indian appeals court on Wednesday convicted one of two suspects in the rape and murder of a teenage British girl whose bruised body was found on a beach in the western resort city of Goa in 2008.

Italy, FBI crack down on Mafia clan with Gambino ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:58am

Italian police and FBI agents have cracked down on a Palermo-area Mafia clan with ties to the U.S.-based Gambino crime family.

Turkey acquits 3 rights activists of terror-related charges

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:46am

A court in Istanbul has acquitted the Turkey representative for Reporters Without Borders and two other human rights activists of charges of engaging in terrorist propaganda.

Brother of Manchester Arena suicide bomber arrested in UK

Gregory Katz and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 7:07am

Hashem Abedi, a key suspect in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing that killed 22 people, was arrested Wednesday at a London airport after being extradited from Libya, British police said.

Attack in restaurant in northern Iraq kills Turkish diplomat

Salar Salim and Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:40am

A gunman opened fire inside a Turkish-owned restaurant in the northern Iraqi city of Irbil on Wednesday, killing at least one Turkish diplomat stationed in Ankara's consulate, Turkey's state-run news agency and Iraqi media said.

Turkish state media: Diplomat working at Turkish Consulate in Irbil, Iraq, killed in attack at a restaurant there

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:31am

Turkish state media: Diplomat working at Turkish Consulate in Irbil, Iraq, killed in attack at a restaurant there .

UN court rejects Pakistan's argument in Indian spy case

David Rising and Mark Carlson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 6:26am

The United Nations' highest court ordered Pakistan on Wednesday to stay the execution of an alleged Indian spy and undertake a full review of his case, after agreeing with India's contention the man's rights had been violated in a case that has been a source of friction between the nuclear neighbors.

Finland says Russian aircraft suspected of air violation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:43am

Finland's defense ministry says a Russian aircraft is suspected of having violated the Nordic country's airspace.

Man who rammed people by UK Parliament guilty of murder bid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:42am

A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been convicted of attempted murder.

US: Russia is refusing visas to teachers of diplomats' kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:34am

The U.S. and British embassies in Moscow said Wednesday that Russia has refused visas to teachers at a school that educates diplomats' children.

Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 5:26am

The German government is proposing a measure to make measles vaccinations mandatory for children and employees of kindergartens and schools.

Relatives of victims mark 5th anniversary of MH17 downing

Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:55am

With songs, speeches and solemn silence, relatives and friends on Wednesday commemorated the 298 passengers and crew killed five years ago when a missile blew Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out of the sky above war-torn eastern Ukraine.

UK Labour Party lords condemn 'toxic' anti-Semtism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:48am

More than 60 Labour Party members of Britain's House of Lords have taken out a newspaper advertisement accusing leader Jeremy Corbyn of overseeing a "toxic culture" by allowing anti-Semitism to fester in the party.

British-Iranian woman held in Iran moved to psychiatric ward

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:40am

A British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran has been transferred to a hospital mental health facility, her husband said Wednesday.

Hong Kong elders march in support of young demonstrators

Alice Fung, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 17th - 4:17am

Thousands of Hong Kong senior citizens, including a popular actress, marched Wednesday in a show of support for youths at the forefront of monthlong protests against a contentious extradition bill in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory.