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Trial of Navy SEAL accused of killing prisoner set for June

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The court martial of a SEAL accused of killing an Islamic state prisoner under his care in Iraq in 2017 is scheduled to start June 10.


Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric hold sit-ins against war

BAGHDAD (AP) — Thousands of supporters of an Iraqi populist Shiite cleric held sit-ins around Iraq on Friday night, saying their country should not be a battlefield between the United States and Iran.


Islamists in Sudan rally in support of Islamic rule

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Thousands of Islamists in Sudan long allied with ousted president Omar al-Bashir's regime are rallying to support military-backed Islamic rule in the face of alleged attempts by protesters to abolish it.


Iran's foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iran's foreign minister lashed out at President Donald Trump on Friday during a critically timed visit to Pakistan amid a simmering crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week's emergency Arab League meeting called by Saudi Arabia over the region's tensions.


Lebanese Cabinet agrees on 2019 austerity budget

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese Cabinet ministers wrapped up weeks of haggling, agreeing on a 2019 draft budget that aims to avert a financial crisis by cutting public spending and reduce a ballooning deficit. Critics say the proposed measures fail to introduce structural reforms needed to rescue the flagging economy.


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US following deportation case of rights activist in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — The U.S. State Department says it is closely following Israel's case against the local director of Human Rights Watch, who faces deportation under a law barring entry to those who have publicly supported a boycott of Israel or its West Bank settlements.


Yemen's president in letter to UN chief criticizes his envoy

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's internationally recognized president sent a letter to the U.N. secretary-general criticizing his envoy to the war-torn Arab country over allegedly siding with Iran-aligned Houthi rebels, the president's office said Friday.


Libya confirms it rescued 290 migrants in Mediterranean

CAIRO (AP) — Libya's navy confirmed on Friday that it rescued three boats carrying a total of 290 Europe-bound migrants off the country's Mediterranean coast, a day after a German aid group released video showing a sinking raft packed with dozens of migrants, with some people scattered in the sea.


The Latest: Japan PM mulls Iran visit to mediate crisis

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):


Israel braces for more wildfires as temperatures spike

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel braced for renewed wildfires Friday amid a major heat wave that shows no signs of abating.


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Northwest Syria fighting damages schools, health facilities

BEIRUT (AP) — Bombings by Syrian government forces damaged two schools and a health facility in the rebels' last stronghold in the northwest, activists said Thursday, after insurgents successfully hit a power station in a government-held town.


Lawyer: Synagogue massacre suspect wants plea deal

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The man charged in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre still wants to plead guilty in exchange for a life sentence, his lawyer said Thursday.


Wildfires sweep across Israel as heatwave grips region

JERUSALEM (AP) — Wildfires raged in Israel on Thursday amid a major heatwave, with police ordering the evacuation of several communities in the country's center and south.


Car bomb kills 2 in western Iraqi village near Syrian border

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi security official says a car bomb has exploded in a western village near the Syrian border, killing two people and wounding two others.


Egypt frees Al-Jazeera journalist detained since 2016

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Thursday ordered the release of an Al-Jazeera journalist who had been detained since 2016 on allegations of spreading false news and defaming Egypt's reputation.


Egyptian court orders release of Al-Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein, detained since 2016 for spreading false news

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian court orders release of Al-Jazeera journalist Mahmoud Hussein, detained since 2016 for spreading false news.


For Gaza grooms, crippling debt overshadows marital bliss

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two years ago, Gaza resident Saleh Abu Serdanah took out a small loan in order to get married and start a family. These days, the 31-year-old construction worker is on the run, hiding from police in a tiny rental apartment and unable to repay the money he borrowed.


Sudanese protesters plan mass rally as talks stall with army

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's protest leaders are calling for mass rallies across the country amid deadlocked negotiations with the ruling military over its handover of power.


Supreme leader criticizes Iran's politicians amid US tension

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's supreme leader publicly chastised the country's moderate president and foreign minister Wednesday, saying he disagreed with the implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal they had negotiated with world powers.


The Latest: Iran supreme leader critical of FM in nuke deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local):


Soldier surprises little brother

Soldier surprises little brother

N Carolina transgender inmate to transfer to women's prison
Lawsuit: Flood damage at Noah's Ark attraction in Kentucky

Lawsuit: Flood damage at Noah's Ark attraction in Kentucky

Defrocked Mass. priest ordered to serve 16 years in Maine

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2 Texas men died trying to jump car over open drawbridge
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Judge tells attacker to study Sikhs as part of sentence

Judge tells attacker to study Sikhs as part of sentence

Fire in tutoring center kills 19 students in western India

Fire in tutoring center kills 19 students in western India

Japan's charm campaign ready to roll: Golf, sumo await Trump

Donald Trump, Shinzo Abe

Losing Indonesian candidate challenges election in court
Afghan police official says blast at Kabul mosque kills 2

Afghan police official says blast at Kabul mosque kills 2

Terror probe after 'low force' blast in French city of Lyon

Terror probe after 'low force' blast in French city of Lyon

Climate change is hot topic in the European Parliament vote

Climate change is hot topic in the European Parliament vote

May's relationship with EU was often rocky

May's relationship with EU was often rocky

AP Interview: Catalan separatist vows EU parliament fight

AP Interview: Catalan separatist vows EU parliament fight

May to quit as party leader June 7, opening race for new PM

May to quit as party leader June 7, opening race for new PM

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