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  • Teacher at UK school accused of anti-Semitic slur

    LONDON (AP) — One of Britain's most prestigious all-girl schools is investigating an alleged anti-Semitic comment made by a teacher to a student. The North London Collegiate School and its public relations firm have not denied reports in the Mail on Sunday newspaper that a teacher told a...

  • Iran envoy visits Emirates in sign of warming ties

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — State media in the United Arab Emirates says Dubai's ruler has welcomed the Iranian foreign minister at his palace, a sign of warming ties between the two countries. News agency WAM says Dubai ruler Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Iranian Foreign...

  • Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief

    CAIRO (AP) — Zeina Karam, who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading coverage of Lebanon as well as the devastating conflict in Syria. The appointment was...

  • In handcuffs, Rwanda musician admits to crimes

    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A day after his arrest, a prominent Rwandan singer said at a police news conference Tuesday that he has been in touch with outlawed rebel groups. Kizito Mihigo, a genocide survivor and prominent singer and composer, said he engaged in "treasonous exchanges" over Skype...

  • Berlusconi given community service for tax fraud

    MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi was ordered Tuesday to spend four hours a week helping the elderly to repay society for his tax fraud conviction, a sentence that imposes few restrictions on his campaigning in the upcoming European elections. The 77-year-old three-time...

  • Minister: 75 dead in blast at Nigerian bus station

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's health minister says three wounded victims have died, raising the toll to 75 dead in the massive blast at a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital. Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu visited some of the wounded in hospitals Tuesday, and put their number at 141. He said...

  • Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the ouster of dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Assailants...

  • India's top court recognizes third gender category

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents. The Supreme Court directed the federal and state governments to include transgendered people...

  • Pakistan brothers in cannibalism case face court

    KHAWAR KALAN, Pakistan (AP) — Two brothers arrested for the second time over accusations of cannibalism appeared in court Tuesday, police officials said, in a sensational case that has horrified Pakistanis. A judge in an anti-terrorism court in Sargodha district ordered the men detained for a...

  • Vatican responds to next round of UN abuse inquiry

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has responded to the latest round of U.N. sex abuse inquiries by suggesting it is only responsible for implementing a U.N. treaty against torture within the confines of the tiny Vatican City State. The Vatican issued a statement Tuesday ahead of a May 5-6...

  • Ukraine making plans to pull troops from Crimea

    Ukraine's government says it is drawing up plans to withdraw its troops from Crimea, where Russia is steadily taking formal control as its armed forces seize military installations across the peninsula.



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