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Bahrain strips 9 of citizenship amid wide crackdown

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 9:14am

A court in the Arab Gulf state of Bahrain has revoked the nationality of nine people and sentenced them to between three and 15 years in jail, amid a yearslong crackdown on dissent.

South African man, 23, found guilty of ax murders of family

Fazlur Phillips and Krista Mahr, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:50am

A South African man has been found guilty of murdering three members of his immediate family on Monday, more than three years after the gruesome attack in an upscale housing estate that shocked the nation.

Funeral for Polish WWII hero held in Warsaw

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:34am

A funeral with military honors was held in Poland's capital Monday for a World War II hero and resistance fighter who took part in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising.

South African man,23, found guilty of ax murder of parents and brother

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:20am

South African man,23, found guilty of ax murder of parents and brother.

Survey: Japanese female journalists report sexual misconduct

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:10am

A survey of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks has found 156 cases of alleged sexual misconduct reported by 35 women, about one-third of which involved lawmakers, government officials and law enforcers, a researcher said Monday.

4 charged in Greece over attack on Thessaloniki mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:05am

Greek authorities charged four men Monday over a weekend mob attack on the 75-year-old mayor of the country's second-largest city, carried out in an apparent venting of nationalist sentiment.

Macedonia's prime minister cleared on bribery charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 8:02am

A criminal court in Skopje has cleared Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev on bribery charges dating back to when he was mayor of the southern town of Strumica.

Syria says capital is free of militants after defeat of IS

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:52am

Syria's military said Monday it has retaken the last neighborhoods in southern Damascus held by the Islamic State group and declared the Syrian capital and its surroundings "completely safe" from militants for the first time in nearly seven years.

Sri Lanka storms, landslides kill 7, leave 1,000 displaced

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:46am

Heavy rain and lightning strikes across Sri Lanka have left at least seven people dead and displaced more than 1,000, officials said Monday.

Ex-Yugo autocratic leader's iconic yacht given new life

Dusan Stojanovic, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:10am

Decades of rust are covering its hull, the furniture is broken in its once luxurious salons, its powerful engines are permanently idle. But against all odds, the iconic yacht that once belonged to the late Yugoslav strongman Josip Broz Tito has been given a new lease on life.

The Latest: Syrian military declares victory in capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:08am

The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

Syrian military declares capital, surrounding areas free from militants for first time in nearly 7 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 7:01am

Syrian military declares capital, surrounding areas free from militants for first time in nearly 7 years.

Medical teams sent to south India amid deadly virus outbreak

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:44am

A deadly virus has killed at least three people in southern India, officials said Monday, with medical teams dispatched to the area amid reports that up to six other people could have died from the disease and others are ill.

Poland's Walesa visits disabled protesters in parliament

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:42am

Former Polish president and anti-communist leader Lech Walesa met Monday with disabled people and their parents who have been staging a sit-in in the parliament for over a month, offering them his solidarity and strongly denouncing the country's populist government.

14-nation Latin American political alliance denounces Venezuela vote, vows to reduce diplomatic ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:36am

14-nation Latin American political alliance denounces Venezuela vote, vows to reduce diplomatic ties.

Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts

Saleh Mwanamilongo, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 6:14am

A nurse has died from Ebola in Bikoro, the rural northwestern town where the outbreak began, as the country Monday begins a vaccination campaign in three health zones affected by the deadly outbreak, Congo's health minister said.

In North Korea nuke site closure, spectacle trumps substance

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 5:34am

Foreign journalists will be allowed to journey deep into the mountains of North Korea this week to observe the closing of the country's Punggye-ri nuclear test site in a much-touted display of goodwill before leader Kim Jong Un's planned summit with President Donald Trump next month.

Australian state government proposes protecting wild horses

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 5:16am

An Australian state government has decided to legally protect rather than kill thousands of wild horses, infuriating scientists who argue the feral species is doing severe environmental damage to the country's iconic Snowy Mountains alpine region.

Defiant new Catalan leader wants jailed separatists in gov't

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 21st - 4:54am

Catalonia's newly elected president is showing no sign of backing down from the region's political standoff with Spanish authorities, insisting he wants jailed former lawmakers to join his pro-independence Catalan government.