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Croatia's president honors victims of WWII camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:57am

Croatian president has visited the site of a World War II concentration camp and honored its victims. Croatia's Jews, however, have boycotted the official commemoration ceremonies.

Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya in seas off Aceh

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:57am

Indonesian fishermen rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims stranded off the coast of Aceh on Friday, authorities said, in the latest attempt by members of the persecuted ethnic group to flee Myanmar by sea.

WWII bomb defused in Berlin after large central evacuation

David Rising, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:52am

Berlin police evacuated thousands of people from a central area of the German capital Friday and shut down the main train station as a precaution while they defused and removed an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work.

German official, lawyers probed in bribes-for-asylum case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:46am

German authorities are investigating an official and three lawyers on suspicion of corruption in the granting of asylum to people who weren't eligible.

Who's next? Leaders to discuss next Commonwealth head

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:46am

Commonwealth leaders met behind the thick walls of Windsor Castle Friday to discuss whether Prince Charles should succeed his mother Queen Elizabeth II as head of the 53-nation alliance.

Myanmar policeman testifies arrested reporters were set up

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:38am

The prosecution of two Myanmar journalists accused of violating a state secrets law by acquiring official documents given to them by police suffered a major setback Friday when a police officer testified that he and his colleagues were ordered to entrap the reporters.

Gaza man killed by Israeli fire as 4th border protest begins

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:31am

A Gaza man was killed on Friday by Israeli troops firing from across the strip's border, health officials said, as hundreds of Palestinians flocked to the frontier for the fourth weekly protest.

South Sudan says military chief has died during Egypt visit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:20am

South Sudan says its military chief has died during a visit to Egypt and after a "short illness."

South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after protests

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:16am

South Africa's president has cut short a visit to Britain to return home and deal with violent protests in a provincial capital.

Saudi ministry: Gunmen attack, kill 4 policemen in the south

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:11am

Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says four policemen were killed after gunmen attacked a security checkpoint in the southwestern province of Asir, which borders Yemen.

Islamic State group to give up last pocket in Syrian capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:08am

Syrian state media says Islamic State group militants have agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus.

The Latest: Gaza youth dies of Israeli fire near border

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:04am

The Latest on the crisis along the Israel-Gaza border (all times local):

UK lawmakers form group to combat 'malign' Russian influence

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 5:00am

British lawmakers have set up a special group to focus on Russian meddling, saying more must be done to understand the extent of Moscow's "malign influence."

Gaza health officials: 25-year-old Palestinian has died after being critically wounded by Israeli fire near Gaza border

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:53am

Gaza health officials: 25-year-old Palestinian has died after being critically wounded by Israeli fire near Gaza border.

Former French PM mulls candidacy to become Barcelona mayor

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:52am

Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls says he is considering running in Barcelona's mayoral election next year as a candidate for a Spanish pro-business party that opposes Catalan independence.

Evacuation in Slovakia after unexploded WWII bombs found

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:50am

Slovak authorities have started evacuating people in a town near the southern border with Hungary after four unexploded World War II bombs were found.

Afghan official: Roadside bomb kills 5 in eastern province

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:38am

An Afghan official says a roadside bomb has killed five people in eastern Nangarhar province.

Australia won't abandon S. China Sea patrols after encounter

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:28am

Australia's prime minister said his country has a "perfect right" to traverse the South China Sea after a media report Friday that the Chinese navy challenged three Australian warships in the hotly contested waterway.

Police in Indonesia say fishermen have rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims from boat stranded off Aceh province

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 4:18am

Police in Indonesia say fishermen have rescued 76 Rohingya Muslims from boat stranded off Aceh province.