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Russian court convicts Ukrainian teen of plotting bombing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:51am

A Russian court on Friday sentenced a Ukrainian teenager to six years in prison for plotting a bombing in a Russian school.

Syrian man suspected of IS beheadings held in Hungary

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:45am

A Syrian man suspected of having taken part in beheadings carried out by the Islamic State in Homs has been taken into custody and questioned by authorities in Hungary.

Belgian carnival may lose UN recognition amid anti-Semitism

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:41am

The U.N.'s cultural agency is considering possibly removing the recognition of a Belgium carnival as intangible cultural heritage following accusations of anti-Semitism during a parade.

Looks like what? Helmet ad stirs controversy in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:32am

Germany's conservative transport minister has some choice words for cyclists who are too vain to wear helmets.

The Latest: Dutch: Utrecht shooting suspect has confessed

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:29am

The Latest on the deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht (all times local):

Prosecutors: Suspect confesses to Utrecht tram shootings that killed 3 people; motive still under investigation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:19am

Prosecutors: Suspect confesses to Utrecht tram shootings that killed 3 people; motive still under investigation.

Rights body votes to beef up monitoring of Palestinian areas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 7:59am

The top U.N. human rights body on Friday asked its chief to strengthen her office's presence in Palestinian areas following an investigation that found Israeli soldiers may have committed war crimes in a deadly response to Gaza protests last year.

Catalan government backs down over pro-independence banners

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 6:29am

Catalonia's regional government on Friday removed eye-catching pro-independence banners from its headquarters in Barcelona, hours before police were due to take them down on orders from the country's electoral board.

For EU, Brexit has trashed May's 'strong and stable' image

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 6:23am

Prime Minister Theresa May used to promise "strong and stable" government. Fellow EU leaders used to believe her.

Exiled Thai leader is father of the bride ahead of election

Yoyo Chow, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 6:17am

Thailand's exiled former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra, won't know until Sunday whether people in his homeland are still fans of his politics, but he was happy Friday as he hosted a wedding reception in Hong Kong for his youngest daughter.

Prosecutors: Suspect confessed to Utrecht tram shooting

Aleksandar Furtula and Mike Corder, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 5:41am

The main suspect in a deadly shooting in a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht has confessed to the attack and said he acted alone, prosecutors announced Friday.

Swiss prosecutors puzzling over motive in boy's killing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 5:37am

The family of a seven-year-old boy stabbed to death in Switzerland as he walked home from school, apparently by an elderly woman he didn't know, expressed shock Friday over the attack and said they're still trying to understand what happened.

Pakistan police say gunmen targeted cleric, killed 2 guards

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 5:30am

Police in Pakistan say gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a convoy carrying a prominent religious scholar and his associates in the southern port city of Karachi, killing the cleric's two guards and seriously wounding his driver.

Algerians protest, urging President Bouteflika, 82, to quit

Hassan Moali, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:41am

Thousands of Algerians are demonstrating in the major cities of the oil-rich North African country, demanding the resignation of ailing, 82-year-old President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

UN: Ebola increasing in Congo due to 'security challenges'

Maria Cheng, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:31am

The World Health Organization says Ebola has spiked in Congo in recent days because of "increased security challenges," a week after its director-general predicted the outbreak might be contained within six months.

Sudan summons Egypt's ambassador over border dispute

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:29am

Sudan has summoned Egypt's ambassador to protest his country's announcement of an international tender in a disputed border area between the two nations.

Thaksin allies face uphill battle in bid to oust Thai junta

Preeyapa T. Khunsong and Kaweewit Kaewjinda, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 4:07am

The political movement that has won every Thai election in nearly two decades is facing its biggest test yet: Squaring off against the allies of the military junta that removed it from power and rewrote the electoral rules with the goal of putting an end to those victories.

'Rise up!' NZ students heal with haka after mosque attacks

Kristen Gelineau, Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:57am

Their voices have thundered across this heartsick city, in parks and at flower memorials and schools. Day after day, the students of Christchurch have gathered, feet smashing the ground in unison as they chant the words of their nation's indigenous people in an outpouring of grief and love and support.

20 detained at protests in Kazakhstan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 3:29am

Media reports say that more two dozen people have been detained in Kazakhstan's capital over a proposed name change.