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Iran's president slams morality police's tactics with women

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 11:40am

Iran's state TV is reporting that the country's president has criticized the morality police's use of violence against women failing to observe the national Islamic dress code.

French nun known as allied troops 'White Angel' dies at 103

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 11:39am

The mayor of a city in France's Normandy region says a 103-year-old nun known as the "White Angel" to allied soldiers injured during a failed World War II raid has died.

Chemical weapons inspectors collect samples from Syria site

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 11:24am

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.

Red Cross says shooting in Yemen kills staffer

Ahmed Al-Haj, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 11:01am

Unidentified armed men shot dead a humanitarian aid worker in Yemen's southwestern province of Taiz early Saturday, the International Committee of the Red Cross said.

Hamas vows revenge for key member killed in Malaysia

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 10:58am

Gaza's ruling Hamas militant group said Saturday that a man who was gunned down in Malaysia was an important member of the organization, accusing Israel of being behind the brazen killing.

Russia reports 10 terror suspects killed in Caucasus region

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 10:45am

Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee says nine insurgents in the Caucasus region who allegedly were planning acts of terrorism during public holidays in May have been killed by police.

Holocaust survivor warns Polish leaders over Nazi groups

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 10:24am

A Holocaust survivor has told people at an anti-fascist rally that Poland's leaders tolerate groups with Nazi-inspired ideologies.

India approves death penalty for rape of young children

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:53am

India's government on Saturday approved of the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12, responding to widespread outrage over the recent rape and killing of a young girl and other attacks on children.

First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president

Michael Weissenstein and Andrea Rodriguez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:21am

Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all.

Irish premier launches bid to overturn abortion restrictions

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:21am

Ireland's premier has urged his country to show compassion as he launched a campaign to overturn some of Europe's strictest abortion rules.

The Latest: OPCW team visits Douma to probe chemical attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:17am

The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):

Chemical weapons watchdog confirms that inspectors have visited Douma to investigate alleged April 7 chemical attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 9:12am

Chemical weapons watchdog confirms that inspectors have visited Douma to investigate alleged April 7 chemical attack.

The Latest: Hamas mourns slain engineer 'commander'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 8:49am

The Latest on developments related to Gaza protests (all times local):

Pakistan: Traders call for reopening of Afghan border

Javed Hussain, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 8:35am

Pakistani traders have demanded the reopening of an Afghan border point closed last week after a deadly clash between the two sides.

5 killed, multiple missing after boat accident in China

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 8:07am

Five people were killed on Saturday and multiple others were missing after two dragon boats capsized in southern China, causing 60 people to fall into the water, state broadcaster CCTV reported.

Israel's Lieberman blames Hamas over Gaza deaths

Fares Akram and Karin Laub, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 8:03am

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

Myanmar evicts kin of officer who told of reporters' setup

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 7:59am

Myanmar police on Saturday evicted the family of a police officer who had testified a day earlier that he and others were ordered to entrap two Reuters news agency reporters facing charges that could get them up to 14 years in prison, the officer's wife said.

Armenia protests: 70 arrested, including 2 suspected bombers

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

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

Russian Foreign Ministry says chemical weapons inspectors have left for Syria's Douma

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 21st - 6:47am

Russian Foreign Ministry says chemical weapons inspectors have left for Syria's Douma.