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Cambodia pardons Australian filmmaker convicted of espionage

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia has pardoned Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, who was sentenced last month to six years in jail on an espionage charge in a trial that...
Sep. 21, 2018

Romania ruling party meets; members urge party chief to go

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party is meeting amid growing calls for the party's chairman, recently convicted of abuse of power, to resign. It's not clear whether...
Sep. 21, 2018

Man charged with murder in stabbing death of runner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have arrested a man suspected of stabbing a runner to death while she was near her apartment in the nation's capital. News outlets report 23-year-old Anthony...
Sep. 21, 2018

Pope lets more bishops go as part of Chile sex abuse fallout

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignations of two more bishops in Chile, as fallout mounts from widespread sex abuse scandals there. The Vatican said Friday said...
Sep. 21, 2018

SeaWorld Orlando gets rid of VR goggles on roller coaster

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Orlando has gotten rid of virtual reality headsets that were installed on its Kraken Unleashed roller coaster a little more than a year ago. News...
Sep. 21, 2018

Witness: Fatal police shootout in Miami 'was like a war'

MIAMI (AP) — Police say a man wanted by the FBI for kidnapping was fatally shot by officers after he fired an assault rifle at them during a confrontation near...
Sep. 21, 2018

Cambodia grants pardon to Australian filmmaker sentenced to 6 years' imprisonment on espionage charge

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia grants pardon to Australian filmmaker sentenced to 6 years' imprisonment on espionage charge.
Sep. 21, 2018

5 people, 3 of them infants, stabbed at NYC day care center

NEW YORK (AP) — Police in New York say at least five people, including three infants, were stabbed at an overnight day care center in Queens. NBC New York reports...
Sep. 21, 2018

Mass tourism threatens Croatia's 'Game of Thrones' town

DUBROVNIK, Croatia (AP) — Marc van Bloemen has lived in the old town of Dubrovnik, a Croatian citadel widely praised as the jewel of the Adriatic, since he was a...
Sep. 21, 2018

Turkey: Joint patrols with US to begin soon in Syrian town

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey says joint patrols with U.S. forces will start soon in the strategic northern Syrian town of Manbij. The patrols are part of a "road map" that...
Sep. 21, 2018

Singer Elton John and partner win libel judgment

LONDON (AP) — Singer Elton John and partner David Furnish have accepted an apology and undisclosed libel damages over a newspaper report that their dog severely injured a child while...
Sep. 21, 2018

Disaster declared after army rocket sparks German wildfire

BERLIN (AP) — Officials in northwestern Germany are declaring a disaster over a wildfire triggered two weeks ago by a rocket test on an army training site. Authorities in the...
Sep. 21, 2018

Police: 8-year-old girl among 5 shot during memorial service

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say five people, including an 8-year-old girl, have been shot during a memorial service in upstate New York. Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler says the...
Sep. 21, 2018

Tutu urges regulated euthanasia after campaigner's arrest

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African archbishop Desmond Tutu says terminally ill people should have the right to a "dignified assisted death" following a murder charge against a campaigner for...
Sep. 21, 2018

German police question suspect in girl's 2001 disappearance

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they may have made a breakthrough in their investigation of the mysterious 2001 disappearance of a 9-year-old girl. Bavarian officials said Friday that a...
Sep. 21, 2018

China 'outraged' by US sanctions over Russian weapons buy

BEIJING (AP) — China is expressing outrage over U.S. sanctions against a Chinese military agency and its director over the purchase of Russian weapons. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said...
Sep. 21, 2018

Japan space rovers lowered to asteroid to collect data

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese spacecraft has released two small exploration robots on an asteroid in a research effort that may provide clues to the origin of the solar system...
Sep. 21, 2018

Germany arrests woman accused of Islamic State membership

BERLIN (AP) — German police have arrested a 20-year-old woman on suspicion of serving in the Islamic State group. Federal prosecutors said Friday the German-Algerian woman, identified as Sarah O...
Sep. 21, 2018

Call for men to 'step up' puts Sen. Hirono in the spotlight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hawaii Sen. Mazie Hirono, one of only four women on the 21-member Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh the same questions on sexual harassment...
Sep. 21, 2018

AP Explains: How new criminal laws threaten Nepal journalism

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Journalists in Nepal are demanding changes to new criminal and civil codes they say undermine freedom of speech and expression. The laws that took effect last...
Sep. 21, 2018

Report: Benedict defends 'emeritus pope' title to critic

BERLIN (AP) — A German newspaper that quoted letters by Benedict XVI hitting back at criticism of his 2013 resignation said Friday that he was responding to a conservative German...
Sep. 21, 2018

Turkey arrests Austrian national for alleged terror links

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's official news agency says an Austrian national has been arrested for alleged terror links. Anadolu Agency reported Friday that writer Max Zirngast — referring to him...
Sep. 21, 2018

Over 100 dead after Tanzania ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The death toll rose above 100 on Friday after a ferry capsized and sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported. The toll is likely to...
Sep. 21, 2018

Funeral to be held for mother of suspected MS-13 victim

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A funeral will be held Friday for a mother recognized by President Donald Trump for turning grief over her daughter's suspected gang killing into a crusade...
Sep. 21, 2018

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says he is providing "critical information" as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S...
Sep. 21, 2018

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