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Verdict looms into macabre death of Swedish journalist

Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:12am

One of the most talked-about and macabre court cases in recent Danish history is set to conclude Wednesday when the verdict is handed down on whether Peter Madsen tortured and murdered a Swedish journalist during a private submarine trip.

Twitter blocks Israeli lawmaker for wishing Palestinian shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:11am

A hard-line Israeli lawmaker is sarcastically thanking Twitter for briefly freezing his account following a post he wrote about wishing a teen Palestinian protester had been shot.

Ahead of summits, US tones down war games with S. Korea

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:08am

Spring on the Korean Peninsula is normally the season of D-Day-style beach landings with big guns thumping in the distance and skies crisscrossed by the contrails of fighter aircraft.

Egypt sends former anti-graft chief to prison for 5 years

Samy Magdy, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:06am

An Egyptian military court on Tuesday convicted the country's former anti-graft chief of insulting the armed forces and sentenced him to five years in prison, according to two defense lawyers.

Corrupt Indonesia politician sentenced to 15 years in prison

Niniek Karmini and Stephen Wright, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 5:02am

An Indonesian court sentenced a politician praised by President Donald Trump to 15 years in prison on Tuesday for his role in the theft of $170 million of public money, a victory for anti-corruption police fighting the country's rampant graft.

Suffragist is 1st woman to get statue outside UK Parliament

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:57am

British Prime Minister Theresa May has helped unveil a statue of women's rights campaigner Millicent Fawcett outside Britain's Parliament. Fawcett is the first woman to be commemorated there alongside 11 statues of men including Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill.

German Jewish leader advises against skullcaps in cities

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:55am

Germany's main Jewish leader says he would advise people visiting big cities against wearing Jewish skullcaps, following a street assault last week on two young men wearing them.

Syrian migrants bring traditional Arab dance to Berlin

Jona Kallgren, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:19am

With stomping feet, swinging hips, a drumbeat and lots of laughter, two Syrian migrants lead a group of Germans and others in traditional Arab dance at a Berlin studio to share part of their culture with the country that took them in.

Moon to raise Japanese abductee issue in North Korea summit

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 4:10am

South Korean President Moon Jae-in plans to raise the issue of Japanese citizens who were abducted decades ago by North Korea in his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un this week.

Lawyer says court has sentenced Egypt's former anti-graft chief to 5 years in prison for insulting the military

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:59am

Lawyer says court has sentenced Egypt's former anti-graft chief to 5 years in prison for insulting the military.

Father: Sick UK child surviving after life support withdrawn

Danica Kirka, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:59am

The father of a terminally ill British toddler said the child is surviving after being taken off life support, surprising doctors who had argued he should be allowed to die.

Israeli army says it demolished Palestinian attacker's home

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:56am

The Israeli military says it has demolished the home of a Palestinian involved in the killing of a West Bank settler.

As Trump and Macron meet, Iran's Rouhani warns on nuke deal

Nasser Karimi, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 3:33am

Iran's president reiterated his warning against a U.S. pullout from the landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers as meetings between President Donald Trump France's Emmanuel Macron got underway in Washington.

Dozens injured after earthquake in southeast Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:41am

Turkish officials say dozens were slightly injured after an earthquake in southeastern Turkey.

Afghan officials: Taliban attacks kill 11 troops, policemen

Amir Shah and Rahim Faiez, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:39am

A new wave of Taliban attacks across Afghanistan killed at least 11 Afghan soldiers and policemen on Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a particularly deadly week of assaults by militants.

2 Indian troops, rebel killed in Kashmir fighting

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:30am

A soldier, a counterinsurgency police official and a rebel were killed in a gunfight on Tuesday in Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said, triggering anti-India protests and clashes.

The Latest: Taliban kill 2 Afghan police, capture 6 troops

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 2:05am

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

China says terrorism tops meeting of Central Asian states

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:57am

China's defense minister said Tuesday that fighting the threat of terrorism is a top concern to be discussed by a Beijing-led group of Central Asian states at a meeting this week that highlights Chinese ambitions to dominate the Asian security agenda.

Police arrest suspect in China arson attack that killed 18

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 24th - 1:53am

Police in a southern Chinese city have caught a man suspected of setting a fire at a three-story building Tuesday that killed 18 people and injured five others.