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3 detained in Portugal amid police attacks, racial tensions

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 4:45am

Portuguese police say they have detained three juveniles amid a spate of attacks on police and night-time burnings of sidewalk trash cans and recycle bins.

Australian city Adelaide sets new national heat record

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 4:44am

Adelaide has sweltered through the highest temperature ever recorded by a major Australian city, peaking at a searing 46.6 degrees Celsius (115.9 degrees Fahrenheit) as the drought-parched nation heads toward potentially the hottest January on record.

Cypriots 'vindicated' after UK settlement of torture claims

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 3:57am

About three dozen Cypriots who alleged they were tortured while in custody during fighting against British colonial rule more than 60 years ago say they feel vindicated after the U.K. government agreed to pay them 1 million pounds sterling ($1.3 million).

Hundreds of Syrian refugees return home from Lebanon

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 3:36am

Hundreds of Syrian refugees in Lebanon have gone back to Syria, the latest batch to head home to the war-torn country in months.

European court orders Italy to pay Amanda Knox damages for failure to provide lawyer, translator during 2007 questioning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 3:23am

European court orders Italy to pay Amanda Knox damages for failure to provide lawyer, translator during 2007 questioning.

Nigeria top female candidate drops out of presidential race

Ismail Alfa Abdulrahim, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 3:08am

The woman who led the global campaign to free Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram extremists said Thursday she was dropping out of the race for Nigeria's presidency to form an opposition coalition ahead of next month's election.

Europe court orders Italy to pay damages to Amanda Knox

Colleen Barry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 3:01am

Europe's human rights court on Thursday ordered Italy to pay Amanda Knox financial damages for police failure to provide legal assistance and a translator during a long night of questioning following the Nov. 1, 2007 murder of her British roommate. But the court said there was insufficient evidence to support claims of psychological and physical mistreatment at the hands of police.

Top Pakistani court sets date for hearing on Christian woman

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 2:59am

A Pakistani Christian woman's defense lawyer says the country's top court has set the date for the much-awaited hearing on a petition by radical Islamists against her acquittal from death row.

Turkey: time for world probe into Saudi writer's death

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 2:57am

Turkey's foreign minister says the time has come for an international investigation into the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Reports: Former Scottish leader Salmond arrested, charged

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 2:55am

Former Scottish leader Alex Salmond has been arrested and charged with an unspecified offense, Scottish authorities and media said Thursday.

Ukrainian court finds ex-president guilty of treason

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 2:09am

A court in the Ukrainian capital Kiev has found former President Viktor Yanukovych guilty of treason.

The Latest: China says holding writer on security charge

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 2:04am

The Latest on the Chinese-Australian writer held in China (all times local):

China says it has detained Chinese-Australian writer for 'criminal activities endangering China's national security'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 1:59am

China says it has detained Chinese-Australian writer for 'criminal activities endangering China's national security'

Alleged cocaine smuggler appears in Australian court

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 1:11am

An Australian businessman who was allegedly part of a criminal syndicate that smuggled 1.28 metric tons (1.41 U.S. tons) of cocaine inside a shipment of prefabricated steel from China faced a Sydney court on Thursday after becoming the last of three accused conspirators to be extradited from Serbia.

Malaysian royals pick Pahang sultan as new king

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 12:59am

Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah of central Pahang state was named Malaysia's new king on Thursday, replacing Sultan Muhammad V who abdicated unexpectedly after just two years on the throne.

The Latest: France's Macron: Maduro's election illegitimate

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 12:29am

The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):

Indonesian in North Korea trial wins appeal for statements

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:52pm

An Indonesian woman jointly accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader won an appeal Thursday to obtain witness statements given to police as part of her defense.

Amnesty criticizes Iran's mass arrests as US frees reporter

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 11:33pm

Iran arrested more than 7,000 people last year, including dozens of journalists, in what Amnesty International on Thursday called a "shameless campaign of repression" as the U.S. released an American anchorwoman for Iranian state television held for days as a material witness.

Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 6:40 a.m. EST

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:41pm

President Donald Trump says he'll postpone his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi served notice Wednesday that Trump wouldn't be allowed to deliver the address to a joint session of Congress next week. Later, Trump tweeted that there's, "no venue that can compete with the history, tradition and importance of the House Chamber."