Bieber bumped in onstage scuffle in Dubai

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Megastar singer Justin Bieber is known for his slick dance moves on stage. But spinning away from a mash-up between security guards and a rogue fan has become the hit of his…

Brands risk image in varying Bangladesh responses

MUMBAI, India (AP) — Global clothing brands involved in Bangladesh’s troubled garment industry responded in starkly different ways to the building collapse that killed more than 600 people. Some quickly acknowledged their links to the tragedy and promised…

Iraqi death hints of Iran’s role in Syrian crisis

BAGHDAD (AP) — Officials say a bomb that went off at a Baghdad restaurant has killed four civilians. Two police officers say the bomb went off Monday afternoon in the Iraqi capital’s southern Dora neighborhood. They say four…

UK, lawyers for Kenya torture victims in talks

LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for Kenyans suing Britain over alleged torture during an anti-colonial uprising say they are negotiating with the British government over a possible settlement. Law firm Leigh Day confirmed Monday that talks were taking place,…

SAfrican firm tries to free 12 workers in Senegal

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A South African company which specializes in the removal land mines has reached out to the government of Senegal and to the United Nations to try to win the release of their 12 Senegalese…

Bomb at Pakistan Islamist party rally kills 16

PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says a bomb blast has killed at least 14 people at an election campaign rally of a pro-Taliban party in the country’s northwest. Javed Khan, a government administrator in the Kurram…

Afghanistan protests to Pakistan over border

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan says it has lodged an official protest with Pakistan after its forces allegedly came under fire along a contested stretch of their border. The Foreign Ministry says the incident along the eastern frontier…

Tanzania police: 4 Saudis arrested after blast

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — A police commander in Tanzania says four Saudi Arabian citizens have been arrested following a bomb attack on a Catholic church. Magesa Mulogo said Monday that the four Saudi nationals were among six people…

Tuareg leaders announce new group in northern Mali

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A new group of Tuareg leaders in northern Mali says it wants to hold negotiations with the Malian government. A statement from Tuareg leaders in the Kidal region announced the launch of the High…

US-led Gulf naval exercises underway

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The US Navy says envoys from 41 nations have gathered in Bahrain to begin anti-mine drills in the Persian Gulf amid efforts by Iran to expand its naval presence there. The US-led exercises, which…

US-led Gulf naval exercises underway

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The US Navy says envoys from 41 nations have gathered in Bahrain to begin anti-mine drills in the Persian Gulf amid efforts by Iran to expand its naval presence there. The US-led exercises, which…

Italy’s ex-premier Giulio Andreotti dies at 94

ROME (AP) — Giulio Andreotti, Italy’s former seven-time premier and a symbol of post-war Italy, died Monday at his home in Rome, Italian officials said. He was 94. In announcing the death, Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno called Andreotti…

Italy state TV: Ex-Premier Giulio Andreotti dies

ROME (AP) — Giulio Andreotti, Italy’s former seven-time premier and a symbol of post-war Italy, died Monday at his home in Rome, Italian officials said. He was 94. In announcing the death, Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno called Andreotti…

Court: Berlusconi trials stay in Milan

ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest court has denied a defense motion to move Silvio Berlusconi’s sex-for-hire trial and tax fraud appeal away from Milan. The ruling Monday allows resumption of both trials, which are nearing verdicts. The defense…

Kosovo police arrest suspected drugs kingpin

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo police say they have arrested a suspected Balkan drugs kingpin wanted on an international arrest warrant and blacklisted by U.S. authorities. Naser Kelmendi, 56, a Kosovo-born ethnic Albanian businessman allegedly runs a major…

Belgian Nobel Prize winner de Duve dies at 95

BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian university says that biochemist Christian de Duve, who won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine in 1974, has died in an act of euthanasia. He was 95. His university, UCL in Louvain-la-Neuve,…

China hosting both Palestinian, Israeli leaders

BEIJING (AP) — China is hosting both the Palestinian and Israeli leaders this week in a sign of its desire for a larger role in the Middle East. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was welcomed by his Chinese counterpart…

Jailed protesters cast shadow on anti-Putin rally

MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow police say a man helping construct the stage for a major protest rally has died after a column of sound equipment collapsed. The accident at midday Monday came just a few hours before opponents…

Malaysian elections expose worrying social schisms

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — It was hardly the look of the victorious. Wearing a bright blue shirt and a grim expression, Prime Minister Najib Razak appeared before the media early Monday to somberly acknowledge that his coalition…

Malaysian elections expose worrying social schisms

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — It was hardly the look of the victorious. Wearing a bright blue shirt and a grim expression, Prime Minister Najib Razak appeared before the media early Monday to somberly acknowledge that his coalition…