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Report: Emirati woman wakes up from coma after 27 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:03am

The story of a woman in the United Arab Emirates who woke up from a 27-year-long coma has grabbed international headlines.

UN rights chief condemns 'shocking' Saudi mass executions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:02am

The U.N.'s human rights chief is calling Saudi Arabia's mass execution of 37 men, including three who were sentenced as minors, "shocking" and "abhorrent."

Vienna-based advocacy group honors Pakistani journalist

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 7:01am

A Vienna-based advocacy group has honored a Pakistani journalist known for his critical reporting on the country's powerful military establishment.

Russia offers quick citizenship in Ukraine's separatist area

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 6:46am

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to expedite applications for Russian citizenship by Ukrainians living in separatist-held areas.

Yemeni officials say 5,000 migrants detained in Aden

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 6:15am

Yemeni security officials say police have detained at least 5,000 migrants over the last 10 days who were attempting to cross to Saudi Arabia.

With limos and private train, Kim Jong Un travels in style

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 5:49am

It's a short hop from Pyongyang to Vladivostok by plane. There's even a semi-regular flight.

Duterte threatens to dump garbage back to Canada, embassy

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 5:31am

The Philippine president has threatened to ship truckloads of garbage back to Canada and dump some of it at Canada's embassy in Manila if Canadian officials don't take back the waste that Filipino officials say was illegally transported to the country years ago.

Man pleads guilty to murdering 5 family members in Australia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 5:18am

A 25-year-old man pleaded guilty in an Australian court on Wednesday to murdering his three children, wife and mother-in-law in the west coast city of Perth last year.

Rights group denounces 'unfree and unfair' Egyptian vote

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 5:15am

The referendum approved by Egyptian voters that allows President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to extend his rule to 2030 was held in an "unfair and unfree" environment and has "no pretense to legitimacy," an international rights group said.

Sri Lanka says president asked for resignations of defense secretary and national police chief after Easter bombings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 5:00am

Sri Lanka says president asked for resignations of defense secretary and national police chief after Easter bombings.

Cyprus murders: Police search mineshaft for missing girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 4:43am

Cypriot authorities say they are using a remote-controlled camera to search a flooded mineshaft where the bodies of two murdered women were found this month.

Specialist says Notre Dame organ unharmed by fire

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 4:41am

Notre Dame cathedral's 8,000-pipe organ has escaped undamaged from the flames that engulfed the building last week.

Slovak prime minister to meet with Trump in May

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 4:19am

Slovakia's prime minister says he has been invited by U.S. President Donald Trump to meet him next month in Washington.

UN: Libya fighting reaches facility holding migrants

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 4:16am

The fighting in Libya's capital has reached a detention center holding hundreds of detained migrants and refugees, the U.N. said Tuesday.

Japan reporter sues government after passport is invalidated

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 4:15am

A Japanese journalist known for covering war zones has sued the Foreign Ministry after it invalidated his passport and demanded he surrender it, saying it deprives him of his right to travel and interferes with press freedom.

Scottish leader to give update on independence plans

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 4:05am

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon is due to outline her plans for a new referendum on independence from the U.K.

Seoul lawmaker: Top Kim Jong Un adviser removed from post

Kim Tong-Hyung and Tong-Hin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 4:03am

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's most trusted policy adviser apparently has been removed from one of his posts, a South Korean lawmaker said Wednesday, a possible personnel reshuffle in the wake of the breakdown of the North Korea-U.S. summit in February.

Turkey urges study of its archives over Armenian genocide

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:58am

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is challenging nations who label the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide, saying they should inspect Turkey's Ottoman-era archives and "we have nothing to hide."

Syrian media: Bomb placed in car kills civilian in Damascus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 24th - 3:35am

Syrian state-run media say a bomb has killed a civilian and wounded five other people in a Damascus neighborhood.