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Rights group: Lebanon evicting Syrian refugees from towns

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 9:03am

Local officials in Lebanon are throwing Syrian out of their towns in a violation of their rights as refugees and residents, a human rights group said in a new report released Friday.

Indian opposition parties seek impeachment of chief justice

Ashok Sharma, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:59am

India's main opposition parties sought Friday to impeach the country's top judge, accusing him of misuse of authority and acting under government pressure.

Court bans alcohol at neo-Nazi rock festival in Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:29am

A German court has banned the consumption of alcohol at a planned neo-Nazi concert in hopes of preventing violence.

South Africa's leader cuts short UK visit after protests

Nqobile Ntshangase, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:29am

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

Myanmar policeman testifies arrested reporters were set up

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:25am

A Myanmar police officer testified Friday that he and several colleagues were ordered to entrap two reporters working for the Reuters news agency, dealing a major blow to the government's case against the journalists under the colonial-era Official Secrets Act.

The Latest: Israeli defense minister shrugs off video threat

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:07am

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

Reports: Leaders OK Prince Charles as next Commonwealth head

Jill Lawless, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:05am

Heir to the British throne Prince Charles was approved Friday as the next head of the Commonwealth of the U.K. and its former colonies, according to U.K. media reports.

Islamic State group to give up last pocket in Syrian capital

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 8:03am

Islamic State militants agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus on Friday, state media reported, as the government seeks to retake the entire Syrian capital and its surrounding areas for the first time since 2011.

Croatia's president honors victims of WWII camp

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:40am

Croatia's president on Friday visited the site of a World War II concentration camp and honored its victims. Croatia's Jews, however, are boycotting the official commemoration ceremonies for a third year in a row.

New role for Czech Republic TV tower: A giant sundial

Karel Janicek, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:31am

The second-tallest television tower in the Czech Republic has a new function: it's become part of a huge sundial.

Pakistan: Armed men rob, harass prominent right activist

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:31am

A prominent Pakistani rights group says armed men have raided the house of one of its editors, harassing her and stealing her laptop, two hard drives and two cell phones, as well as some jewelry and cash.

Russia: Trump promised to make reciprocal visit to Moscow

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:29am

Russia's foreign minister says U.S. President Donald Trump indicated he could make a reciprocal trip to Russia if President Vladimir Putin were able to accept his invitation to the White House.

South Sudan says military chief has died during Egypt visit

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:29am

South Sudan's military chief has died during a visit to Egypt and after a "short illness," the government announced Friday.

UK Supreme Court declines to hear appeal by parents who want to take terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:26am

UK Supreme Court declines to hear appeal by parents who want to take terminally ill toddler to Italy for treatment.

Police remove students from occupied Paris university site

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:09am

French police removed students from a Paris university building Friday that had been occupied for a month to protest admission changes that also are causing turmoil at other campuses.

Indonesian fishermen rescue Rohingya in seas off Aceh

Zik Maulana, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 7:06am

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.

The Latest: Prince Charles reportedly to lead Commonwealth

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:57am

The Latest on the Commonwealth heads of government meeting (all times local):

British media say Commonwealth leaders have agreed that Prince Charles should be the next head of the 53-nation group

The Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:53am

British media say Commonwealth leaders have agreed that Prince Charles should be the next head of the 53-nation group.

Israeli fire in new Gaza border protest kills 2 Palestinians

Fares Akram, Associated Press  |  Posted   Apr 20th - 6:49am

Thousands of Palestinians joined the fourth weekly protest on Gaza's border with Israel on Friday, some burning tires or flying kites with flaming rags dangling from their tails. Two Palestinians were killed by Israeli troops firing from across the border fence, health officials said.