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Turkey's weak opposition scrambles to challenge Erdogan

Suzan Fraser, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:58am

One party leader is in jail. Another doesn't have a candidate. A third might face eligibility issues for her party. Turkey's weak opposition is scrambling to mount a meaningful challenge against strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with just nine weeks to prepare for snap elections.

Indian police arrest 18 Rohingya Muslims

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:41am

Indian police say they have arrested 18 Rohingya Muslims in a remote northeastern region as they prepared to board a train for New Delhi after entering illegally from Bangladesh.

Women take fall in Nobel scandal for man's alleged misdeeds

David Keyton, David Rising and Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:18am

An internal fight among members of the secretive academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature is spilling on to the streets of Sweden as outrage grows after a sex-abuse scandal linked to the body resulted in the ouster of the woman who ran it.

The Latest: Russia: Syria found German chlorine in Ghouta

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:18am

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Rebels in Syria's south brace for onslaught, fear wider war

Alice Su, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:08am

Rebels in southern Syria who were once backed by the United States fear a new offensive by President Bashar Assad's forces, one that risks igniting a wider conflict.

UN health agency: Dengue vaccine shouldn't be used widely

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:08am

The World Health Organization says the first-ever vaccine for dengue needs to be dealt with in "a much safer way," meaning that the shot should mostly be given to people who have previously been infected with the disease.

Gaza protest camps moved closer to Israel border fence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:08am

Organizers of mass marches on Gaza's border with Israel have moved protest tent camps dozens of meters (yards) closer to the border fence, heightening the risk of more bloodshed.

Egypt FM warn Ethiopia over Nile River dam

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:03am

Egypt's foreign minister has delivered a warning to Ethiopia over a dam it is building on a Nile River tributary.

Raul Castro says new Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel could become Communist Party head once Castro leaves the post

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 9:00am

Raul Castro says new Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel could become Communist Party head once Castro leaves the post.

Video of woman's violent arrest sparks outrage in Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:51am

Iran has ordered an investigation after a video surfaced showing police pushing and pulling a young woman who was resisting arrest for not adhering to the Islamic dress code.

Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:48am

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that his rival, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, isn't asking for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. If true, this would seem to remove a major sticking point to a potential nuclear disarmament deal.

Ivory Coast ambassador Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue to UN dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:39am

Veteran diplomat Bernard Tanoh-Boutchoue, the Ivory Coast's ambassador to the United Nations and a member of the U.N. Security Council, has died suddenly.

Poland marks 75th anniversary of uprising in Warsaw Ghetto

Monika Scislowska and Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:18am

Sirens wailed, church bells tolled and yellow paper daffodils of remembrance dotted the crowd as Polish and Jewish leaders extolled the heroism and determination of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising fighters on the 75th anniversary of their ill-fated rebellion.

Attacker in Berlin skullcap case turns himself in to police

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:16am

A 19-year-old Syrian asylum-seeker turned himself in to police Thursday after his violent attack on a man wearing a Jewish skullcap in Berlin caused outrage across Germany.

Greek court backs release of Turkish officer seeking asylum

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 8:10am

Greece's highest court on Thursday approved the release from custody of one of eight Turkish servicemen who have applied for asylum in Greece after fleeing Turkey following a failed 2016 coup in the neighboring country.

Belarus to require internet comments to be authorized

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 7:52am

The parliament in Belarus has passed a measure prohibiting internet users from commenting on forums without authorization and requiring online publications to register with the government as mass media.

Egypt exhibiting previously unseen Ptolemaic artifacts

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 7:51am

Egypt is exhibiting artifacts from the Ptolemaic period for the first time in The Egyptian Museum in Cairo.

EU foreign policy chief praises Montenegro's role in Balkans

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 7:40am

The European Union foreign policy chief has praised Montenegro's role in the volatile Balkans region, where Russia is also vying for influence.

Taiwan calls Chinese military drills a threat to region

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 19th - 7:38am

Taiwan's government said Thursday that recent Chinese military drills are aimed at intimidating the island and are a threat to regional peace and stability.