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  • Fire in Greek psychiatric hospital leaves 3 dead

    16 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek authorities say a fire at an Athens psychiatric hospital has killed at least three people, believed to be patients. The fire brigade says a fourth person is missing after the fire broke out Friday at ...

  • Custody battle waged over San Francisco Bay Bridge chicken

    16 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three people are claiming ownership of the small brown chicken that fouled up rush-hour traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this week. The Oakland Tribune reports (http://bayareane.ws/1QdD8Wx ) Friday that the Oakland Animal Shelter ...

  • 4 men plead guilty in major London jewel heist over Easter

    17 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Four men have pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a major jewel heist in London's Hatton Garden diamond district over the Easter weekend. The theft had fascinated Britain after it was discovered the thieves had entered a vault ...

  • UN human rights chief calls for peacekeeper accountability

    18 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief says there needs to be greater accountability for international peacekeepers following of yet another sexual abuse allegation in Central African Republic. Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, the U.N. High Commissioner ...

  • Prosecutor: Doctor who's treated pilots sold prescriptions

    18 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a doctor who's treated airline pilots at New York's Kennedy Airport is accused of selling oxycodone prescriptions. New York City's special narcotics prosecutor says Dr. Gerald Surya was arrested Thursday on 26 counts of ...

  • 22 Emirati troops in Saudi-led coalition killed in Yemen

    19 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' state news agency says 22 members of the Gulf nation's military have been killed while taking part in Saudi-led military operations in Yemen. News agency WAM announced the deaths Friday, ...

  • United Arab Emirates says 22 of its troops killed in Yemen as part of Saudi-led coalition

    19 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — United Arab Emirates says 22 of its troops killed in Yemen as part of Saudi-led coalition.

  • Sinai peacekeeping official says force attacked in white car

    19 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — An official from the Multinational Force and Observers' peacekeeping mission in Egypt's northern Sinai Peninsula says their vehicles that were hit with explosive devices are similar to ones used by the Egyptian army, but were painted ...

  • The Latest: Jailed clerk's husband says she won't resign

    19 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — The latest on the county clerk in Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage (all times local): 7:45 a.m. The husband of a Kentucky court clerk jailed for ...

  • 3 Indians get 20 years in jail for raping Japanese student

    19 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) JAIPUR, India (AP) — A court in India has sentenced three men to 20 years in prison for raping a Japanese student who was sightseeing in one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Prosecutors say the 20-year-old Japanese had ...

  • 2 men claiming to have found Nazi train appear on Polish TV

    19 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two men have appeared on Polish TV claiming they are the finders of a Nazi train said to be laden with gold. Identifying themselves as Andreas Richter and Piotr Koper they appeared on TVP.INFO on Friday ...

  • Austrian police: Migrants found dead in truck last week included Syrians, Iraqis, Afghans

    19 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) EISENSTADT, Austria (AP) — Austrian police: Migrants found dead in truck last week included Syrians, Iraqis, Afghans.

  • Austrian police: 71 migrants found dead in truck on highway last week probably suffocated.

    19 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) EISENSTADT, Austria (AP) — Austrian police: 71 migrants found dead in truck on highway last week probably suffocated.

  • UN refugee agency says Britain will take 4,000 more Syrian refugees from Middle East camps.

    20 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — UN refugee agency says Britain will take 4,000 more Syrian refugees from Middle East camps.

  • Soyuz with Russian, Dane, Kazakh docks at space station

    20 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — A Soyuz spacecraft carrying three crew has docked at the International Space Station after a two-day flight. The arrival of Russia's Sergei Volkov, Denmark's Andreas Mogensen and Kazakhstan's Aidyn Aimbetov brings the number of crew on the ...

  • Denmark: ex-PM candidates for UN refugee agency top job

    21 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen says his predecessor is the country's candidate to head the U.N. refugee agency. Loekke Rasmussen said Friday Helle Thorning-Schmidt "has (the) strong political leadership experience and an international profile" needed ...

  • The Latest: British leader pledges more help for migrants

    21 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) BICSKE, Hungary (AP) — The latest news from the crisis of migrants pouring into countries across Europe. All times local (CET): ___ 11:50 a.m. British Prime Minister David Cameron says the United Kingdom will accept "thousands more" Syrian refugees to ...

  • Lawyer: Vice News journalists face deportation from Turkey

    21 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A lawyer says two Vice News journalists who were arrested on terror-related charges are expected to be deported from Turkey. The two British journalists, correspondent Jake Hanrahan and cameraman Philip Pendlebury, were detained last week in ...

  • Official: Islamic militants destroy ancient tombs in Syria

    21 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A Syrian government official in charge of antiquities says that Islamic State militants have destroyed three ancient tower tombs in the central city of Palmyra. Tower tombs, built on high grounds, are a particular feature of ...

  • South Africa's Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu leaves hospital

    21 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African foundation says retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has left a Cape Town hospital after receiving treatment there. The foundation, named after Tutu and his wife Leah, said in a statement that the 83-year-old was released ...

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