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Police remove students from occupied Paris university site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:09am

French police removed students from a Paris university building Friday that had been occupied for a month to protest admission changes that also are causing turmoil at other campuses.

Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya in seas off Aceh

Zik Maulana, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:06am

Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh on Friday, authorities said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea.

The Latest: Prince Charles reportedly to lead Commonwealth

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:57am

The Latest on the Commonwealth heads of government meeting (all times local):

British media say Commonwealth leaders have agreed that Prince Charles should be the next head of the 53-nation group

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:53am

British media say Commonwealth leaders have agreed that Prince Charles should be the next head of the 53-nation group.

Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 2 Palestinians

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:49am

Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protest on Gaza's border with Israel on Friday, some burning tires or flying kites with flaming rags dangling from their tails. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops firing from across the border fence, health officials said.

The Latest: Officials say 2nd Palestinian killed in protest

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:49am

The Latest on the crisis along the Israel-Gaza border (all times local):

Man arrested after bottle attack on woman in German subway

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:36am

German police say they have arrested a man in connection with an attack on a young woman in the western city of Essen that was caught on video last week.

Romania: leaders row about relocating embassy to Jerusalem

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:35am

Romania's president and the country's foreign minister on Friday downplayed a statement from the leader of Romania's ruling party that the country was ready to soon join the U.S. and move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after protests

Nqobile Ntshangase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:24am

South Africa's president has cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital.

Evacuation in Slovakia after unexploded WWII bombs found

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:18am

Slovak authorities have started evacuating people in a town near the southern border with Hungary after four unexploded World War II bombs were found.

1 dead, 10 injured during shoot-out in Puerto Rico

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:17am

One person has been killed and 10 others injured in a shoot-out in Puerto Rico.

Burundi's new foreign minister once led violent youth group

Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:10am

Burundi's president has appointed the former leader of a violent youth group linked to the ruling party as his foreign minister.

Croatia's president honors victims of WWII camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:57am

Croatian president has visited the site of a World War II concentration camp and honored its victims. Croatia's Jews, however, have boycotted the official commemoration ceremonies.

WWII bomb defused in Berlin after large central evacuation

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:52am

Berlin police evacuated thousands of people from a central area of the German capital Friday and shut down the main train station as a precaution while they defused and removed an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work.

German official, lawyers probed in bribes-for-asylum case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:46am

German authorities are investigating an official and three lawyers on suspicion of corruption in the granting of asylum to people who weren't eligible.

Who's next? Leaders to discuss next Commonwealth head

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:46am

Commonwealth leaders met behind the thick walls of Windsor Castle Friday to discuss whether Prince Charles should succeed his mother Queen Elizabeth II as head of the 53-nation alliance.

Myanmar policeman testifies arrested reporters were set up

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:38am

The prosecution of two Myanmar journalists accused of violating a state secrets law by acquiring official documents given to them by police suffered a major setback Friday when a police officer testified that he and his colleagues were ordered to entrap the reporters.

South Sudan says military chief has died during Egypt visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:20am

South Sudan says its military chief has died during a visit to Egypt and after a "short illness."

Saudi ministry: Gunmen attack, kill 4 policemen in the south

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:11am

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says four policemen were killed after gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in the southwestern province of Asir, which borders Yemen.