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Italian officials: Migrant rescuers mishandled medical waste

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 5:25am

Italian prosecutors have ordered the seizure of a migrant rescue ship and accused the aid group Doctors Without Borders of illegally disposing of 24 metric tons (26.4 tons) of medical and contaminated waste accumulated during rescues.

Acquitted Christian woman wants to leave Pakistan for West

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 5:01am

A lawyer for Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy charges after eight years on death row in Pakistan, says she would like to leave her homeland for any western country willing to issue visas for her and her family.

Romanian diplomat who fought antisemitism dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 4:57am

Romania's government said Tuesday that diplomat Mihnea Constanescu, praised internationally for his efforts to combat antisemitism, has died. He was 57.

Denmark says it's sending ambassador back to Iran

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 4:54am

Denmark is sending its ambassador back to Tehran after he was recalled over Copenhagen's allegations about an Iranian plot to kill an opposition activist in Denmark.

Russian challenge to chemical weapons watchdog rejected

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 4:25am

The U.S. and Western powers have staved off a challenge by Russia and China questioning whether the global chemical weapons watchdog could start apportioning blame for poison gas and nerve agent attacks.

Report says Putin's bodyguards got prized land plots

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 4:19am

A Russian newspaper is reporting that President Vladimir Putin's bodyguards and their relatives obtained prized land plots and built opulent houses near Putin's residence outside Moscow.

The Latest: Saudi Arabia, UAE pledge $500 million Yemen aid

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 4:09am

The Latest on the situation in Yemen (all times local):

European court orders Turkey to free ex-Kurdish party leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 3:56am

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday called on Turkey to release the former head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition from detention. Turkey's president responded by claiming his country was not bound by the court's rulings.

3 people die in Azerbaijan gas explosion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 3:41am

A section of an apartment building has collapsed following a gas explosion in Azerbaijan, killing at least three people and injuring another.

Kosovo's bid to join Interpol rejected at agency's assembly

Aya Batrawy and Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 3:34am

Kosovo's bid to join Interpol failed on Tuesday during a vote at the body's annual general assembly, dealing a blow to the country's efforts to boost recognition of its statehood.

US Navy to make Hong Kong port call after earlier refusal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 3:05am

China is allowing a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and its battle group to make a port call in Hong Kong after it earlier turned down a similar request amid tensions with Washington.

Serbian and Kosovo officials say Kosovo has been denied entry into the international police organization, Interpol.

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 3:02am

Serbian and Kosovo officials say Kosovo has been denied entry into the international police organization, Interpol.

Germany: Man kills ex-girlfriend, her new partner, baby

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 2:59am

German authorities say a 38-year-old man is believed to have stabbed to death his ex-girlfriend, her new partner and a three-week old baby before killing himself.

Moroccan in UAE arrested for killing, butchering boyfriend

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 2:54am

Prosecutors in the United Arab Emirates are accusing a Moroccan woman of killing her boyfriend, then butchering and cooking his body and serving his remains to Pakistani workers in a traditional rice and meat dish known as machboos.

Pakistan summons US envoy over Trump's remarks on bin Laden

Munir Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 2:08am

Pakistan summoned the top U.S. diplomat in Islamabad on Tuesday to protest President Donald Trump's allegation that the country had harbored al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden despite getting billions of dollars in American aid.

Dead whale had 115 plastic cups, 2 flip-flops in its stomach

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 1:24am

A dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach, including drinking cups and flip-flops, a park official said Tuesday, causing concern among environmentalists and government officials in one of the world's largest plastic polluting countries.

Thailand sentences 3 to prison over smuggling of rhino horns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 1:11am

A Thai court on Tuesday sentenced three people to prison over the smuggling of nearly two dozen rhinoceros horns from Ethiopia worth $1.5 million.

Despite UN call for Yemen truce, new clashes around key port

Ahmed Al-Haj and Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 12:47am

Fighting between Saudi-led coalition forces and Yemen's Shiite rebels flared up again around the Red Sea port city of Hodeida despite U.N. calls for a cease-fire, Yemeni officials and witnesses said Tuesday.

Seoul: North Korea destroys 10 guard posts to lower tensions

Hyung-Jin Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 12:34am

North Korea on Tuesday blew up some of its front-line guard posts as part of an agreement to ease tensions along its heavily fortified border with South Korea, Seoul's Defense Ministry said.