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Woman activist slain in Libya...Hague in Iraq...Ukraine leader exhorts Russia to act, not talk

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 26, 2014 at 5:51 a.m.



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CAIRO (AP) — One of Libya's most prominent female activists is dead. The state news agency reports Salma Bugaighis was assassinated in the restive eastern city of Benghazi when gunmen stormed her house. She had been at the forefront in the 2011 uprising against Moammar Gadhafi and was also among the most vocal and outspoken activists against militiamen and Islamic extremists running rampant in Libya.

KALAK, Iraq (AP) — British Foreign Secretary William Hague has followed U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry into Baghdad to echo calls for unity. Hague calls the Sunni militants a "mortal threat." Meanwhile, hundreds of Iraqi villagers fleeing the militants crowded at a checkpoint leading to relatively safe Kurdish territory. Many others have already gotten in.

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's message to Moscow is actions speak louder than words. Speaking at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg today, Poroshenko called for Russia to support his peace plan with deeds to "stop the killing of civilians and the military" and prevent armed separatists from crossing the Russian border into Ukraine.

CLEVELAND (AP) — A court case involving an underage girl may have proved too much for an Ohio man. A coroner is trying to determine the cause of death of 51-year-old Miguel Aybar, who collapsed and died outside a courtroom minutes after a judge sentenced him to 60 days in jail for trying to restrain and kiss a 14-year-old girl.

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Google says the process has begun but there's still a backlog of European takedown requests to work through. The Internet search giant has begun to comply with a May court ruling that European Union citizens have a right to ask for the removal of irrelevant or embarrassing personal information that pops up on a search of their names.

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