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Bulgarian Parliament replaces vice-premier over public anger

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 7:45am

The Bulgarian Parliament has approved the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister Valeri Simeonov after a month of street protests over his remarks about disabled people.

Facebook shuts 20 pages claiming to be Ethiopian broadcaster

Elias Meseret, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 7:21am

A major Ethiopian broadcaster says Facebook has shut 20 pages that falsely used its name.

Voters in German state approve abolishing death penalty

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 7:19am

Voters have approved a constitutional change abolishing the death penalty in Hesse, the last German state to have capital punishment on the books.

Child bride auction in South Sudan goes viral, sparks anger

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 7:07am

Five hundred cows, two luxury cars, $10,000, two bikes, a boat and a few cell phones made up the final price in a heated bidding war for a child bride in South Sudan that went viral after the auction was pointed out on Facebook. It is the largest dowry ever paid in the civil war-torn country, the government said.

German nurse on trial over 100 killings says he's sorry

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 6:46am

A former nurse accused of killing 100 patients at two hospitals in Germany says he's sorry and ashamed of what he did.

Mali's central region faces unprecedented violence: Report

Baba Ahmed, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 6:34am

Mali faces unprecedented violence in its central region where extremists, armed groups and the military are committing abuses as fighters linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State group move in from the north, international rights groups said Wednesday.

US airstrike in Somalia against al-Shabab kills 7 extremists

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 6:06am

The U.S. military says it has carried out an airstrike in central Somalia targeting al-Shabab that killed seven extremists.

Switzerland delays final decision on UN migration pact

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 5:43am

The Swiss government says the country won't attend a conference next month at which a U.N.-backed agreement on migration is to be approved because it wants to wait for parliamentary debates at home before giving its final blessing.

Macedonia court orders 30-day custody for former spy chief

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 5:33am

A former Macedonian intelligence chief has been taken into custody for a minimum of 30 days after judicial authorities considered him a flight risk to potentially avoid standing trial over a major wiretapping scandal.

Italy arrests Egyptian accused of backing Islamic State

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 5:31am

Italian authorities have arrested an Egyptian man accused of supporting the Islamic State and planning go to fight himself, saying he used social media chats to spread jihadist propaganda.

Romania agrees to support EU migration reforms

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 5:23am

Romania's government has agreed to back EU reforms to overhaul the bloc's migration system, a top European Union official said Wednesday.

Dolce & Gabbana accused of insulting China; blames hackers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 5:21am

Dolce & Gabbana apologized Wednesday for insulting remarks about China it allegedly made in conversations on Instagram but denied that it was responsible.

Hong Kong finds humans contracted hepatitis carried in rats

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 5:17am

The Hong Kong Health Department says a second person in the city has been found to have contracted a strain of hepatitis that is carried by rats. Both human cases appear to be the first known globally.

UAE sentences British academic to life in prison for spying

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 5:06am

A British academic was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday in the United Arab Emirates on charges he was spying for the U.K. — a verdict that Britain described as shocking as it urged the Middle East country to reconsider its decision.

AP Explains: Dispute between Seoul, Tokyo over WWII brothels

Kim Tong-Hyung and Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 4:51am

South Korea's decision to dissolve a foundation funded by Japan to compensate South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's World War II military brothels has thrown fuel on the diplomatic fire between the countries, who share a bitter wartime history.

Spanish court rules union of sex workers illegal

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 4:19am

Spain's National Court has outlawed a union of sex workers, saying that recognition of the group amounted to making the exploitation of prostitutes legal.

Top Israeli minister: Trump wasting his time with peace plan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 4:14am

A top Israeli Cabinet minister says President Donald Trump is wasting his time trying to push for an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan.

Cameroon military frees 9 abducted children, teacher

Edwin Kindzeka Moki, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 4:04am

Cameroon's military has freed nine children and their teacher who had been kidnapped by gunmen Tuesday from a school in Kumba, in the country's restive English-speaking South West region, a military official said Wednesday.

4 Finns held in Malaysia for distributing religious material

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 3:59am

Malaysian police said Wednesday that four tourists from Finland have been arrested for distributing Christian materials at public places on a resort island.