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Kuwait arrests 2 Filipinos accused of helping runaway maids

Hussain Al-Qatari, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:36am

Kuwaiti police arrested two Filipinos for allegedly convincing housemaids to run away from their employers' homes as the Philippines' ambassador faced questions for comments about his embassy's work in aiding abused workers, authorities said Sunday.

Islamic State suicide bomber kills 57 in Afghan capital

Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 8:03am

A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 57 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

The Latest: Toll from Kabul bombing climbs to 57 dead

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:57am

The Latest on the violence in Afghanistan (all times local):

Iraq says its strikes in Syria killed 36 IS militants

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:51am

A spokesman for Iraq's military says 36 Islamic State militants have been killed in Thursday's airstrikes by Iraq's air force in Syria.

High-rise tower in Dubai catches fire; no injuries reported

Kamran Jebreili, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:31am

A fire broke out Sunday atop a prominent skyscraper in Dubai, sending smoke billowing from its roof and those inside fleeing into the streets before firefighters extinguished the blaze. No injuries were reported.

Turkey opposition OKs party switch in challenge to Erdogan

Zeynep Bilginsoy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:21am

More than a dozen Turkish opposition lawmakers switched parties Sunday in a show of solidarity as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's rivals scramble to challenge him in a surprise snap election that could solidify his rule.

Troubled German Social Democrats elect combative new leader

Geir Moulson, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 7:03am

Germany's center-left Social Democrats on Sunday elected a combative new leader to spearhead their recovery from a disastrous election result while guiding them through a fractious coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Russia adds Google IPs to registry of banned sites

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:59am

Russia's communications watchdog agency says it is adding some Google IP addresses to the state register of banned sites, as a dispute over a banned messaging app intensifies.

US, Jordan troops practice response to hazardous materials

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:55am

U.S. and Jordanian forces in protective suits have practiced how to handle chemical, biological and nuclear materials.

Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:47am

Syrian government forces used warplanes, helicopters and artillery on Sunday to pound districts of the capital held by the Islamic State group, in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached with the militants earlier in the week.

World's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:43am

The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died.

Afghan officials say toll from Kabul bombing climbs to 48 killed, 112 wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:15am

Afghan officials say toll from Kabul bombing climbs to 48 killed, 112 wounded.

Armenia protest leader arrested after failed talks with PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 6:07am

The leader of major political protests that have gripped the Armenian capital for more than a week has been arrested, and the streets of Yerevan are echoing with the blare of car horns in a new technique for expressing opposition.

Libyan airstrikes target 'terrorist sites' east of Misrata

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 5:14am

The self-styled Libyan National Army says it has carried out airstrikes against "terrorist sites" near the city of Misrata, which is controlled by a rival militia.

Malaysia: Security beefed up after Palestinian gunned down

Eileen Ng, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 4:18am

Malaysian police said Sunday that an investigation was underway into the gunning down of a Palestinian man a day earlier and gave assurances that security was being beefed up in the country following recent high-profile assassinations.

Police say 14 Maoist rebels killed in raid in western India

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 4:15am

Government forces killed at least 14 Maoist rebels during a raid on their hideout Sunday in a forested area in western India, police said.

Local vote comes as Italy struggles to form government

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 3:45am

Voting in one of Italy's tiniest regions is being watched for any shift in voter sentiment as politicians in Rome struggle to form a national government.

Afghan officials say toll from suicide bombing in Kabul rises to 31 dead, 54 wounded

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:33am

Afghan officials say toll from suicide bombing in Kabul rises to 31 dead, 54 wounded.

Afghan Public Health Ministry says 12 killed, 57 wounded in Kabul bombing, toll likely to rise

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 1:54am

Afghan Public Health Ministry says 12 killed, 57 wounded in Kabul bombing, toll likely to rise.