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The Latest: Roadside bomb kills 5 in Afghanistan

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:53am

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

Germany's center-left Social Democrats to elect new leader

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:52am

Germany's center-left Social Democrats are electing a new leader to spearhead the party's recovery from a disastrous election result and guide it through a fractious coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

Syrian military pummels IS-held districts in Damascus

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 2:46am

Syrian state media says government forces are pounding districts of southern Damascus held by Islamic State militants in a bid to enforce an evacuation deal reached earlier in the week.

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.

Iran detains ex-prosecutor convicted in 2009 torture case

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 1:07am

Iranian police have arrested a former prosecutor known as the "torturer of Tehran," who faces a two-year prison sentence over the death of prisoners following 2009 protests, Iranian media reported on Sunday.

Israel says 15 Hamas operatives arrested in West Bank raid

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 22nd - 12:30am

The Israeli military says it has arrested 15 Hamas operatives in an overnight West Bank raid.

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

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:48pm

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

17 killed as 2 dragon boats capsize in southern China

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 6:48pm

Seventeen people were killed after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, authorities said Sunday.

Fire department says death toll in capsize of two dragon boats during practice run in southern China has risen to 17.

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 6:32pm

Fire department says death toll in capsize of two dragon boats during practice run in southern China has risen to 17.

An official says world's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 6:18pm

An official says world's oldest person dies in Japan at age of 117.

Chemical weapons inspectors collect samples from Syria site

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 5:05pm

Chemical weapons inspectors collected samples from Syria's Douma on Saturday, two weeks after a suspected gas attack there followed by retaliatory strikes by Western powers on the Syrian government's chemical facilities.

Armenia protests: 70 arrested, including 2 suspected bombers

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 3:13pm

Armenian authorities say more than 70 people have been arrested, including two people suspected of building bombs, as large protests against the new government entered their second week in the capital.

State media: Saudi security forces respond to small drone

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 2:54pm

Saudi state media is reporting that security forces responded to a small drone flying over a neighborhood in the kingdom's capital after online videos circulated purporting to show the area ringing with small-arms fire.

Cuba's Diaz-Canel receives Maduro in first act as president

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 2:45pm

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel met with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro Saturday in his first official act as the country's leader.

Hungary: Anti-government rally focuses on media freedom

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 2:27pm

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied in Hungary for the second consecutive Saturday, this time against the media policies and campaign against civic groups pursued by Prime Minister Viktor Orban's government.

Holocaust survivor warns Polish leaders over Nazi groups

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 2:19pm

A Holocaust survivor told people at a counter-rally held Saturday in a Polish city where far-right groups marched a week earlier that Poland's leaders tolerate organizations with Nazi-inspired ideologies.

Turkish opposition leader says Erdogan will lose at polls

Ayse Wieting and Zeynep Bilginsoy., Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 2:06pm

The leader of Turkey's main opposition party predicted Saturday that voters who backed President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the past would "side with democracy" instead of a "dictatorship" during the next elections in June.

Israel's Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths

Fares Akram and Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 12:32pm

Israel's defense minister said Saturday that Hamas leaders are the "only culprits" in continued bloodshed on the Gaza border, as the European Union and a top United Nations official made new demands to investigate shootings of unarmed Palestinians by Israeli soldiers, including the killing of a 14-year-old boy.