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Disabled Iranian woman seeks new opportunities in the West

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 3:03am

Mahana Jami, whose legs were paralyzed by childhood polio, is pursuing her goal of life in a free country somewhere in the West where her disability is recognized and accommodated — and she has the chance to scale the world's tallest towers using only her arms.

UK's May to meet EU chief Juncker as Brexit deadline looms

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 2:47am

British Prime Minister Theresa May is flying to Brussels to meet European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in a bid to finalize a Brexit agreement between the U.K. and the European Union.

Merkel says UN migrants pact is in Germany's interest

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 2:41am

Chancellor Angela Merkel says it's in Germany's interest to support a U.N. agreement on migration that countries such as the United States, Hungary and Poland have rejected.

Israeli Cabinet minister: Gaza leader's days are numbered

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 2:33am

A senior Israeli Cabinet minister is threatening to kill the leader of the militant Hamas movement ruling Gaza.

Poland moves to reinstate retired judges to Supreme Court

Vanessa Gera, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 2:32am

Poland's ruling party submitted draft legislation to parliament on Wednesday that would reinstate Supreme Court judges who were recently forced into early retirement,

Australian drug smuggler banned from Indonesia after release

Andi Jatmiko, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 2:23am

Indonesia said an Australian woman freed Wednesday after serving nearly 14 years in prison for smuggling heroin to the tourist island of Bali will be deported and banned from the country for life.

Amnesty to expand probe of US-led campaign in Syria's Raqqa

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 2:23am

Amnesty International said Wednesday it is enlisting the help of thousands of online activists to speed up its investigation into the U.S.-led campaign that drove Islamic State militants from their self-styled capital of Raqqa but left the Syrian city in ruins.

AP PHOTOS: Russians keep alive winter boots tradition

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 1:47am

As freezing temperatures are setting in, Russians are rediscovering an old winter staple — felt boots called valenki.

German police conduct anti-terror drill at Cologne airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 1:17am

German police have conducted a large-scale anti-terror drill at Cologne-Bonn airport, in the west of the country, amid ongoing concerns about the threat posed by Islamic extremists.

The Latest: Kremlin critic salutes Interpol president choice

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 12:49am

The Latest on the election of Interpol's next president (all times local):

Baby dies in Bali after US woman allegedly threw it from car

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 12:42am

An American woman allegedly threw her 2-month-old daughter from a moving car on the tourist island of Bali and then tried to kill herself by jumping from the vehicle, Indonesian police said Wednesday.

South Korean named Interpol president in blow to Russia

Aya Batrawy and Angela Charlton, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 12:29am

South Korea's Kim Jong Yang was elected as Interpol's president on Wednesday, edging out a longtime veteran of Russia's security services who was strongly opposed by the U.S., Britain and other European nations.

Aid group: 85,000 children may have died of hunger in Yemen

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 12:18am

An estimated 85,000 children under age 5 may have died of hunger and disease since the outbreak of Yemen's civil war in 2015, an international aid group said Wednesday.

Interpol elects South Korea's Kim Jong Yang as its president in blow to Russian efforts at naming one of their own

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 21st - 12:16am

Interpol elects South Korea's Kim Jong Yang as its president in blow to Russian efforts at naming one of their own.

American believed killed by isolated tribe on Indian island

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:44pm

An American is believed to have been killed by an isolated Indian island tribe known to fire at outsiders with bows and arrows, police said Wednesday.

Iraqi town fearful as battle against IS rages next door

Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 11:34pm

More than a year after the Iraqi town of Qaim was freed from the Islamic State group, booms from airstrikes still echo and columns of smoke rise beyond the berms and concrete walls marking the border with Syria. There, on the other side, the fight is raging to capture one of the militants' last enclaves.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 5:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:41pm

Turkey's foreign minister says the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi should not be covered up for the sake of maintaining trade ties with Saudi Arabia. Mevlut Cavusoglu says Saudi Arabia's cooperation over the investigation into the killing is not "at the desired level." His comments came Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump made clear that the benefits of good relations with Saudi Arabia outweigh the possibility that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing.

Italian woman kidnapped by gunmen along Kenya's coast

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:35pm

Around eight gunmen kidnapped an Italian volunteer along Kenya's coast and wounded several people, including three children, police said Wednesday.

US carrier in Hong Kong after bombers fly over S. China Sea

Alice Fung and Christopher Bodeen, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 20th - 10:17pm

A U.S. aircraft carrier docked in Hong Kong on Wednesday, days after a pair of American B-52 bombers flew over the disputed South China Sea.