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Yemeni officials: Al-Qaida bomb maker killed in US strike

Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:50pm

Yemeni officials and a tribal leader say al-Qaida's chief bomb maker behind the 2009 Christmas Day plot to down an airliner over Detroit was killed months ago by a U.S. drone strike.

Romanian PM tells EU: Force against protesters was justified

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 12:07pm

Romania's prime minister on Friday defended the use of force by riot police during a violent anti-government protest that left more than 450 people injured earlier this month.

Yemeni official says rebels storm WFP warehouse in port city

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:57am

A Yemeni minister has accused rival Houthi rebels of storming a warehouse used by the World Food Program to store humanitarian aid in the war-torn Red Sea port city of Hodeida.

Al-Qaida in Yemen denies AP report on secret deals with UAE

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 11:28am

Yemen's al-Qaida branch denied on Friday an Associated Press report saying it struck secret deals over territories it controls with the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in the country.

'Disruptive' man in Tinkerbell dress ousted from Ryanair jet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:45am

Authorities say a man dressed as Tinkerbell has been removed from a plane at London's Stansted Airport for disruptive behavior.

Strong, deep earthquake shakes area off Indonesia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:43am

A strong earthquake located far below the Earth's surface shook an area in Indonesia's Flores Sea late Friday. There were no immediate reports of damage or tsunami warnings.

Palestinians say 2 killed by Israel fire at Gaza border

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 10:15am

Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and another 60 injured at a protest along the Gaza border amid ongoing Egyptian efforts to broker a cease-fire, Gaza's Health Ministry said Friday.

Turkey: 2 dead, 5 hurt in shooting at local cleric's office

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:52am

Turkey's state-run news agency says an employee at the office of a local Muslim cleric in eastern Turkey has opened fire at his colleagues, before turning the gun on himself in a failed suicide attempt. Two people were killed and five others — including the gunman — were wounded in the incident.

German charged over alleged combat role in Afghan Taliban

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 9:15am

Prosecutors have charged a German citizen who allegedly fought for the Taliban in Afghanistan, accusing him of membership in a terrorist organization, attempted murder and weapons offenses.

Could Brazil's da Silva really run? It's not likely

Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:53am

While jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has long insisted he can run for Brazil's presidency again despite his conviction, legal experts say the path to doing that is extremely narrow and unlikely to happen. And his Workers' Party risks missing the deadline to register an alternative candidate if it pushes his case for too long.

Culinary greats honor late French master chef Joel Robuchon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:37am

Hundreds of people, among them scores of chefs and students of the culinary arts from around the world, gathered Friday to pay their respects to one of the masters of French cuisine, the late French chef Joel Robuchon.

Sri Lanka police query ex-president over abducted journalist

Krishan Francis, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:23am

Police in Sri Lanka questioned the former president on Friday as part of an investigation into the abduction of a journalist during the country's civil war 10 years ago.

Tipping the scales: White lion cubs bulking up in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 8:04am

They're still tiny, but the white lion cubs at the Magdeburg zoo in eastern Germany are putting on weight fast.

Germany: Possible Syria meeting with France, Russia, Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 7:51am

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says officials are looking into the possibility of a four-way meeting on Syria involving Turkey, Russia, Germany and France.

The Latest: Germany seeks refugee who may have been with IS

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 7:43am

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Former comedian appointed Slovenia's premier designate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 7:43am

A former comedian whose party finished second in Slovenia's parliamentary election was appointed prime minister designate on Friday.

The Latest: Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan as PM

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:59am

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Pakistani lawmakers elect former cricket star Imran Khan as prime minister for the next five years

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:49am

Pakistani lawmakers elect former cricket star Imran Khan as prime minister for the next five years.

Woman whose family perished in Greek fire files lawsuit

Elena Becatoros and Fanis Karabatsakis, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 17th - 6:05am

A woman whose family perished in a deadly Greek forest fire filed a criminal lawsuit Friday against seven officials, including Greece's interior minister, asserting they share the blame for the blaze that killed dozens.