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London couple convicted of murdering nanny, burning her body

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:09am

A couple has been found guilty of murdering their French nanny and burning her body on a bonfire in their London backyard.

South Sudan's quiet victims of war: With HIV, without help

Sam Mednick, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 4:02am

Tracing his fingers over his bald head, the 11-year-old boy shifts uncomfortably in his chair. "I'm scared," James Seferino says. "All I know is that if I don't take my pills I'll die."

Spain raids Catalan public offices amid probe into aid money

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

Authorities in Spain say police are raiding several public and private offices across Catalonia in an operation against the alleged misappropriation of public development aid money.

Airstrikes on pro-government positions in east Syria kill 12

Philip Issa, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:40am

Airstrikes overnight in eastern Syria killed at least 12 pro-government fighters, all reportedly foreign nationals, a war-monitoring group said Thursday. The Syrian government-run media blamed the strikes on the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group.

Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

Jon Gambrell, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:40am

Cyclone Mekunu pounded the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea on Thursday morning, lashing it with heavy rain and strong winds as the powerful storm remained on path to strike Oman this weekend. At least 17 people were reported missing.

Thai court extends detention of pro-democracy activists

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

A court in Thailand extended the detention Thursday of 15 pro-democracy activists arrested earlier this week after several thousand police were deployed to halt their small protest against military rule.

Investigators: Russian military missile downed Flight MH17

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:28am

An international team of investigators says that detailed analysis of video images has established that the Buk missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 nearly four years ago came from a Russia-based military unit.

Investigators: Missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014 was from Russian military

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:15am

Investigators: Missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in 2014 was from Russian military.

Congo says Ebola cases have reached 30, warns against rumors

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:10am

Congo's Ministry of Health says the number of confirmed Ebola cases has reached 30, including 8 deaths in the 3 affected health zones in the country's Equateur province.

Australian sentenced to death in Malaysia drugs case

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:10am

An Australian woman accused of drug trafficking in Malaysia was sentenced to death after an appeals court on Thursday overturned a lower court's acquittal, her lawyer said.

Lebanese president begins consultations to name new premier

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:06am

Lebanon's president is consulting with lawmakers on naming a new prime minister after this month's parliamentary elections.

China says no reason found for US staffer's sonic condition

Yanan Wang, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 3:02am

No explanation has yet been found for a U.S. government employee's report of abnormal sensations of sound and pressure, China said Thursday, as the incident in southern Guangzhou city recalled the experiences of illness-stricken American diplomats in Cuba.

Israel defense chief plans 2,500 new West Bank settler homes

Ilan Ben Zion, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:56am

Israel's defense minister said Thursday he will seek approval next week to fast-track construction of 2,500 new West Bank settlement homes in 2018, an announcement likely to further ratchet up tensions between Israelis and Palestinians.

Australia to hold 5 by-elections due to citizenship crisis

Rod McGuirk, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:54am

Australian will hold an unprecedented five by-elections on the same day in July due to a political crisis over a 117-year-old constitutional ban on dual citizens holding seats in Parliament.

Landmark abortion vote in Ireland may change constitution

Leo Enright, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:48am

An abortion debate that has inflamed passions in Ireland for decades will come down to a single question on Friday: yes or no?

Sweden adopts law that says non-consensual sex is rape

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:42am

Sweden has adopted a law requiring people to get explicit consent before sexual contact. Otherwise it will be considered as rape.

Turkish trial against Australian IS suspect postponed

Mehmet Guzel, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:41am

A Turkish court has postponed an extradition case against an Australian Islamic State suspect pending the result of a Turkish terror-related investigation.

China calls US withdrawal of drills invite 'unconstructive'

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 2:10am

China's Defense Ministry is criticizing Washington's withdrawal of an invitation for it to participate in a multinational naval exercise the U.S. is hosting this summer as "unconstructive."

North Korea slams Pence as summit with Trump grows shakier

Eric Talmadge, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 24th - 1:04am

North Korea has lobbed another verbal salvo at Washington ahead of an increasingly embattled plan for its leader, Kim Jong Un, and President Donald Trump to meet next month, calling Vice President Mike Pence a "political dummy" and saying it is just as ready to meet in a nuclear confrontation as at the negotiating table.