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Egypt refers 6 death sentences to religious authority

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:55am

An Egyptian court has referred the case of six alleged Muslim Brotherhood members convicted of terrorism to the Grand Mufti, Egypt's top religious authority, for a non-binding opinion on their execution.

Anti-groping smartphone app highly popular in Japan

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:38am

A smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains.

Germany deports teenage Afghan convicted in assaults

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:24am

Germany has deported an 18-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker who was recently convicted over a string of assaults that prompted a public outcry.

Syria insurgents recapture village from government forces

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:19am

Syrian activists and rebels say opposition fighters have recaptured a village on the edge of their stronghold in northwestern Syria.

Opposition starts campaign for Istanbul mayor in re-run

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:11am

The opposition's candidate for Istanbul mayor has launched his campaign for the June 23 re-run elections, promising to win again after Turkey's electoral board ruled the initial vote invalid.

French-Spanish nun killed in Central African Republic

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:08am

A 77-year-old French-Spanish nun has been killed in Central African Republic, where she taught poor schoolgirls.

No time to chicken out: Hungary's opposition gets creative

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 5:04am

Selling yourself in five minutes can be tough.

Afghan official: Taliban explosion kills 2 police, civilian

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:51am

Afghan officials say a confrontation with the Taliban in eastern Ghazni province has killed two members of the security forces and a civilian passer-by.

EU police agency says operation smashed organized crime ring

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:36am

The European Union's police agency says an international law enforcement operation has smashed an organized crime gang that earned hundreds of millions of euros in drug and cigarette trafficking, assassinations and money laundering.

Libya's Hifter meets French leader Macron amid fighting

Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:32am

Libyan commander Khalifa Hifter was in Paris Wednesday for meetings with French President Emmanuel Macron amid growing international concern about his weeks-long offensive to take Libya's capital, Tripoli.

Islamabad police official suspended following girl's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:28am

Authorities in Pakistan have suspended a police chief in the capital, Islamabad, over the disappearance, rape and killing of a 10-year-old girl whose case triggered widespread condemnation and outrage, including on social media.

Italy: Tourist bus overturns in Tuscany, killing 1

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:23am

A double-deck bus carrying 60 tourists from eastern Europe overturned on a Tuscan highway Wednesday, killing one passenger and injuring more than dozen others, the news agency ANSA reported.

Germany charges woman over IS ties, suicide belt

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:12am

Prosecutors say they have filed charges against a German woman accused of belonging to the Islamic State group and attempting to sell a suicide belt online.

Netanyahu's pre-indictment hearing postponed till October

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:08am

Israel's attorney general says he has postponed a scheduled pre-indictment hearing for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by three months.

Poland's Kaczynski says Le Pen's party 'linked to Moscow'

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 4:06am

Poland's nationalist ruling party leader said political groupings in some European Union states, including Marine Le Pen's party in France, are "obviously linked to Moscow and receive its support."

Indonesian president says government won't tolerate threats to security, authorities have situation under control

The Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:52am

Indonesian president says government won't tolerate threats to security, authorities have situation under control.

Thai police summon activists to hear sedition charges

Jerry Harmer, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 3:24am

Thirteen Thai political activists appeared at a Bangkok police station Wednesday to answer a summons on sedition charges that critics say are part of a plan to remove a rising progressive politician from the political scene.

Iranian lawmaker says his country doesn't want war with US

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 2:31am

Iran will "under no circumstances" enter a war either directly or indirectly with the United States, a prominent reformist Iranian lawmaker said Wednesday, as both Washington and Tehran try to ease heightened tensions in the region.

Big question for EU vote: How well will the far-right do?

Raf Casert, Associated Press  |  Posted May 22nd - 1:19am

The elections to the European Parliament have never been so hotly anticipated, with many predicting that this year's ballot which starts Thursday will mark a coming-of-age moment for the euroskeptic far-right movement.