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Gusty winds in Berlin terrify people in passenger balloon

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:40am

Police in Berlin say several people are being treated for shock after a helium passenger balloon was shaken around wildly by gusty winds for several minutes.

UN experts: Human rights in Flint may have been violated

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:20am

Residents of Flint, Michigan, may have had their human rights violated because of a lack of regular access to safe drinking water over the past two years, U.N. experts said Tuesday.

Italian navy to resume recovery of boat full of migrant dead

Frances D'Emilio, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:10am

Improved sea conditions are permitting the Italian navy to resume a complex operation to recover a sunken fishing boat with the bodies of hundreds of migrants inside.

UN rights experts criticize Chinese law on foreign NGOs

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 11:00am

U.N. human rights experts have called on China to repeal a law tightening controls over foreign non-governmental organizations by subjecting them to close police supervision.

Israeli sentenced to life over killing of Palestinian teen

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:50am

A Jerusalem court on Tuesday handed a life sentence to the main attacker in the killing of a Palestinian teenager in 2014 whose death helped spark a chain of events that led to that year's Gaza war.

Kenya: Police disrupt alleged plot by extremist medics

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:50am

Kenya's police chief says officers have disrupted a cell of extremist medics linked to the Islamic State group who are suspected of plotting an attack on Kenya and recruiting university students to join the group in Libya and Syria.

Islamic State fire kills American in combat in Iraq

Susannah George and Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:50am

A U.S Navy SEAL was killed Tuesday by fire from the Islamic State group outside the IS-held city of Mosul, and Defense Secretary Ash Carter acknowledged it as a "combat death" as the U.S. expands its role in the northern part of Iraq.

German comedian bashes Merkel's response to his Erdogan poem

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:40am

A German comedian has sharply criticized Chancellor Angela Merkel for "serving me up for tea" to the Turkish president in a heated dispute over a poem he read on German TV.

Press Freedom Day: Journalists keep working despite threats

Abdi Guled, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 10:11am

For Abdiqadir Dulyar, simply reading messages sent to his phone can be chilling.

Netherlands grants Lebanon $92M to cope with refugees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:50am

The Netherlands has granted Lebanon 80 million euros ($92.3 million) until the end of 2017 to help the tiny Arab country cope with hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees.

German PEGIDA leader fined over incitement on Facebook

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:50am

A German court has fined the anti-immigration group PEGIDA's best-known figure for inciting hatred against migrants on Facebook.

Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills more than a dozen people

Bassem Mroue, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:40am

Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country's largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were also shelling rebel-held parts of the city, killing two people and wounding several.

Ash Carter accuses Russia of 'nuclear saber-rattling'

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 9:40am

Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a U.S. military changing-of-the-guard ceremony Tuesday to blast Russian aggression in Europe, saying Moscow is "going backward in time" with warlike actions that compel a U.S. military buildup on NATO's eastern flank.

Lawmakers injured in fisticuffs inside Sri Lanka parliament

Bharatha Mallawarachi, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:50am

Several lawmakers were injured in fisticuffs inside Sri Lanka's Parliament on Tuesday after a protest over the removal of military security for former President Mahinda Rajapakasa. One lawmaker was hospitalized.

3 detained after Dalit law student raped, murdered in India

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:50am

Police detained three men for questioning Tuesday in the rape and murder of a law student whose body was found mutilated in southern India, officials said.

Singapore detains 8 Bangladeshis suspected of IS group links

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:50am

Singapore has detained eight Bangladeshi workers on suspicion of planning attacks linked to the Islamic State group in their home country, authorities said Tuesday

Iran cartoonist freed; president calls for free expression

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:30am

An Iranian cartoonist imprisoned over portraying lawmakers as animals to criticize a draft law restricting contraception and criminalizing voluntary sterilization was released from prison Tuesday, her lawyer said.

Tribunal: India, Italy should agree on Italian marine's bail

Katy Daigle, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:20am

India and Italy should work toward an agreement to allow an Italian marine to return home while an arbitration process continues in the fatally shootings of two Indian fishermen in 2012, a tribunal said Tuesday.

Italian court: homeless man stealing hot dogs did no crime

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 3rd - 8:20am

Italy's top criminal court has ruled that a hungry homeless man who took a package of hot dogs from a supermarket committed no crime.