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Amnesty's Thailand torture allegations spark arrest threat

Natnicha Chuwiruch, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:11am

Thai authorities threatened to arrest Amnesty International speakers who were set to hold a news conference Wednesday to release a report detailing allegations of torture at the hands of the military and police, causing the rights group to cancel the event.

Romania: party leader resigns amid corruption probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 6:11am

A leader of a major Romanian political party has resigned after anti-corruption prosecutors charged him with influence-peddling.

Prosecutor says multiple Nice attacks stopped since July 14

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:50am

The Nice prosecutor says multiple attacks in the southern French city have been thwarted since July 14, when a man rammed a truck into a crowd celebrating Bastille Day, killing 86.

India's top court allows Italian marine to stay in Italy

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:50am

India's top court has allowed an Italian marine to continue to stay in Italy while arbitration continues over the 2012 shooting deaths of two Indian fishermen in which two marines are implicated.

The Latest: Palestinian leader expresses sorrow over Peres

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:32am

The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local):

Dutch-led investigators say evidence shows Malaysian jet was shot down by Buk missile moved into Ukraine from Russia.

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:30am

Dutch-led investigators say evidence shows Malaysian jet was shot down by Buk missile moved into Ukraine from Russia.

Ex-PM fuels Socialist party feud over political impasse

Ciaran Giles, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:30am

Former Socialist Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez said Wednesday he feels "cheated" by current Socialist party leader Pedro Sanchez for failing to end Spain's nine-month political deadlock.

Indonesia evacuates tourists after Mount Barujari eruption

Niniek Karmini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:22am

Indonesian authorities say they have evacuated most tourists from Mount Barujari on Lombok island after it spewed a massive column of ash into the atmosphere.

UK judge bans publication of hacked Pippa Middleton photos

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:22am

A British judge on Wednesday banned the publication of stolen photographs of Pippa Middleton after allegations that 3,000 personal images were taken in a hacking attack on her iCloud account.

Russian man suspected of breaking law with drone in Warsaw

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:20am

Warsaw prosecutors have officially informed a Russian citizen that he is suspected of violating Polish aviation law by flying a drone over Polish government buildings in Warsaw.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas extends 'sorrow and sympathy' over Peres' death, praises him for pursuing peace

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:20am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas extends 'sorrow and sympathy' over Peres' death, praises him for pursuing peace.

Shimon Peres witnessed Israel's history, and shaped it

Josef Federman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 5:10am

At every corner of Israel's tumultuous history, Shimon Peres was there.

5 jihadi suspects arrested in Spain, Belgium, Germany

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:52am

Police in Spain, Belgium and Germany on Wednesday arrested five people suspected of forming a cell that spread propaganda and sought to recruit militants for the Islamic State armed group, officials said.

German police shoot dead man wielding knife in refugee home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:50am

An Iraqi man was shot dead by police in Berlin after lunging with a knife at another man who he believed had sexually abused his daughter, officials said Wednesday.

Victims' relatives: Dutch-led probe finds missile that downed Malaysian jet, killing 298, was fired from area controlled by Ukra

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:50am

Victims' relatives: Dutch-led probe finds missile that downed Malaysian jet, killing 298, was fired from area controlled by Ukraine rebels.

US rights group says abuse rife in notorious Egypt prison

Brian Rohan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:50am

Authorities at a maximum-security prison in the Egyptian capital routinely abuse political prisoners by cramming them into packed cells, cutting off access to families and lawyers, and blocking medical treatment, Human Rights Watch said Wednesday.

Up to 8 inmates fight in Philippine prison, 1 Chinese killed

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:40am

Up to eight inmates fought at the Philippine national penitentiary Wednesday, leaving a high-profile Chinese drug lord dead and four other inmates injured, officials said. The melee occurred amid a congressional investigation into the drug trade within the facility.

Bulgaria replaces candidate for the United Nations' top job

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:22am

Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov announced Wednesday that the government is nominating its European commissioner, Kristalina Georgieva, as candidate to be United Nations Secretary-General, replacing its previous candidate, UNESCO chief Irina Bokova.

Appeals court can't guarantee Snowden safe travel to Norway

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Sep 28th - 4:10am

A Norwegian appeals court has dismissed a lawsuit seeking a legal guarantee to allow Edward Snowden to travel to Norway without risk of being extradited to the United States.