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Outrage in China over pressure on student to stop activism

Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 3:06am

Before Yue Xin became a central figure in China's burgeoning movement against sexual harassment, she recorded herself singing a revamped version of the 1960s pop classic "Que Sera Sera."

EU urge Russia, Iran, Turkey to deliver on Syria promises

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:36am

The European Union on Wednesday called on Russia, Iran and Turkey to ensure a halt to fighting in Syria, as international donors gathered in Brussels to drum up aid for the conflict-ravaged country.

Verdict expected in submarine death of Swedish journalist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:36am

A verdict is expected at the Copenhagen City Court Wednesday on whether Danish inventor Peter Madsen tortured and murdered a Swedish journalist during a private submarine trip.

Pakistan exhumes body of suspected 'honor killing' victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:16am

Pakistani authorities have exhumed the body of a woman who police suspect was killed by her father and uncle for refusing an arranged marriage.

Egypt says 3 troops killed fighting militants in Sinai

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:12am

Egypt's military says three officers have been killed in the last week in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula, where it is battling an Islamic State-led insurgency.

Talks on Armenia's political future are called off

Yuras Karmanau, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 2:09am

Several thousand protesters took to the streets of the Armenian capital on Wednesday morning after talks between the opposition and the acting prime minister were called off.

More than 70 nations hold talks on terror financing in Paris

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:33am

About 500 experts from more than 70 nations are holding talks in Paris on how to choke off financing for the Islamic State group and Al-Qaida.

Greenland's center-left win elections, coalition talks ahead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:32am

Greenland's ruling center-left Siumut party has topped the polls in the election for the sparsely populated Arctic island's parliament, but both it and its main rival saw their votes reduced.

Afghanistan's Taliban announce annual spring offensive

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:27am

The Taliban announced their annual spring offensive in Afghanistan on Wednesday, at a time when insurgents are already regularly launching attacks and battling security forces.

EU leader says current Iran nuclear deal should be kept

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:22am

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini says the current deal with Iran is working effectively to keep Tehran from developing nuclear weapons and should be preserved for the future.

Tourists enjoy final day at beach before Boracay closure

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 1:18am

Tourists are spending their final hours on Boracay, enjoying the Philippine island's famed white-sand beaches before it closes for up to six months to recover from overcrowding and development.

Indonesia oil well fire kills 15 people, injures dozens

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:58am

A newly drilled, unregulated oil well in western Indonesia exploded into flames early Wednesday, burning to death 15 people and injuring dozens of others.

Malaysia releases photo of 1 assailant in Palestinian murder

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:32am

Malaysian police on Wednesday released a photo of one of the two alleged assailants who gunned down a Palestinian engineer over the weekend, and said they are believed to still be in the country.

Kim, Moon seek to control optics at their historic summit

Foster Klug, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:12am

Kim Jong Un will be in unchartered territory when the third-generation autocrat crosses over to the southern half of the Demilitarized Zone separating the rival Koreas on Friday, possibly on foot, and greets South Korean President Moon Jae-in.

Indian court finds spiritual guru guilty of raping devotee

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 25th - 12:04am

An Indian court on Wednesday found a high-profile spiritual guru Asaram Bapu guilty of raping a teenage female devotee in 2013 and he faces a maximum of life in prison.

Pakistan bars US diplomat from travel over fatal crash

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:47pm

Pakistani officials say an American diplomat who struck a Pakistani motorcyclist in a fatal road accident earlier this month has been barred from leaving the country, pending a civil court case.

China says further steps ready to target Taiwan independence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:25pm

China said Wednesday that it is prepared to take further steps to counter perceived moves by self-ruling Taiwan toward formal independence following recent war games aimed at intimidating the island's leaders.

Australians commemorate 103rd anniversary of WWI battle

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 11:09pm

Australians gathered with descendants of former allies and enemies around the country, on a Turkish coast and in a French town Wednesday in dawn services to commemorate the moment when Australian and New Zealand Army Corps troops waded ashore at the Gallipoli peninsula in Turkey 103 years ago in their first major battle of World War I.

In northern Myanmar, forgotten Kachin conflict intensifies

Todd Pitman and Esther Htusan, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 10:58pm

On the front lines, the army is pounding rebels with airstrikes and artillery. In the displacement camps, terrified civilians are building bomb shelters of sandbags and stones. And everywhere in this troubled swath of Myanmar's north, there is a growing sense the conflict will only get worse.