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Far-right German party's plans for Jewish section criticized

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 5:32am

A Jewish student group says it will protest the far-right Alternative for Germany's plans to found a Jewish section within party.

In policy change, Scotland Yard gives thumbs up to tattoos

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 5:24am

London's Metropolitan Police force is changing its no-tattoo policy for new recruits.

Report says nearly 400,000 'excess deaths' in South Sudan

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 5:07am

South Sudan's civil war has caused nearly 400,000 "excess deaths" since fighting erupted in late 2013, a new report funded by the U.S. State Department said Wednesday after years of uncertainty.

Lao drug kingpin with celebrity links gets 2nd life sentence

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 4:17am

A court in Thailand gave a second life sentence Wednesday to a drug kingpin from Laos whose social connections to various celebrities were exposed by his arrest.

Poland's PM gets Polish language lesson from minister

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 3:54am

Poland's prime minister has received an on-camera lesson in the Polish language from his education minister after making a grammatical mistake during an election speech.

Rare goat-antelope safely back inside UK zoo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 3:13am

A rare goat-antelope that escaped from a zoo in southwestern England two days ago has returned unharmed.

UN: Renewed fighting in Libyan capital displaces thousands

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 3:04am

The U.N. aid agency says renewed fighting between rival militias in Libya's capital has displaced 1,700 families in the past two days.

Cameroon lurches toward election amid separatist conflict

Edwin Kindzeka Moki, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 3:03am

John Nlom has five children and wants to keep them alive. When machete-wielding men attacked a nearby school this month in a suspected strike against the teaching of French, wounded students were rushed to hospitals while frightened parents decided to flee.

Syrian official says S-300 defenses will give Israel pause

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 2:53am

Israel should think carefully before attacking Syria again once it obtains the sophisticated S-300 defense system from Russia, a Damascus official said.

UK police arrest man suspected of stealing Mr. Muk, a cat

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 2:44am

British police have made an unusual arrest of a man accused of stealing a cat.

2 guards killed in explosion in southeastern Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 2:31am

Turkey's state-run news agency says an improvised explosive device believed to have been planted by Kurdish rebels has exploded on a road in the country's southeast, killing two government-paid village guards.

French court reduces seizure of Le Pen's party funding

Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 1:59am

A French court decided on Wednesday to release half of the 2 million euros ($2.35 million) in state funding to Marine Le Pen's far-right party that had been withheld during an ongoing investigation into alleged misuse of EU funds.

Congo says Ebola efforts can resume after deadly attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 1:50am

Congo's health ministry says efforts to contain the latest Ebola outbreak can resume Wednesday in a key community where a deadly rebel attack over the weekend caused work to be suspended.

Turkish president to visit Moldova after teachers expelled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 1:50am

Moldovan authorities say Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to visit the former Soviet republic, weeks after Moldova expelled seven Turkish teachers in a joint operation with the Turkish intelligence service.

Convicted Danish submarine killer in court for appeal

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 1:40am

Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, convicted of torturing and murdering Swedish reporter Kim Wall last year, apologized to his victim's family Wednesday as he appeared in court for the last day of his appeal against a life sentence.

Pakistanis in China seek answers about detained Uighur wives

Dake Kang and Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 1:37am

Two Pakistani men went to their embassy in Beijing on Wednesday to lobby for help in reuniting with their wives, who they say are ethnic Uighurs blocked from leaving China, in an example of how a sweeping crackdown has spilled across China's borders.

UN says 21 Afghan civilians killed in separate airstrikes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 1:26am

The U.N. mission in Afghanistan said Wednesday that 21 civilians were killed in two separate airstrikes over the weekend.

With bated breath, UN awaits another first for Trump

Matthew Pennington and Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 1:07am

More world leaders step up to the podium at the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday but the lion's share of attention will be down the hall where U.S. President Donald Trump will be chairing the Security Council.

Elaborate throne for Japan's next emperor arrives in Tokyo

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Sep 26th - 1:04am

The monumental imperial throne for the coronation of Japan's new emperor has arrived in Tokyo from an ancient imperial palace in Kyoto more than a year ahead of time, officials said Wednesday.