Trial of alleged neo-Nazi starts in Germany

MUNICH (AP) — The trial of five Germans alleged to have been part of a neo-Nazi terror campaign against immigrants begins Monday in Munich. The main defendant is 38-year-old Beate Zschaepe. Prosecutors accuse her of complicity in the…

Syrian rebels shoot down regime helicopter in east

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say Syrian rebels have shot down a military helicopter in the country’s east, killing eight government troops on board. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on Monday posted a video online showing several…
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Egypt police: Men fire birdshot at PM’s convoy

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian police officials say five men in a pick-up truck fired birdshot at the prime minister’s convoy during a traffic argument, not knowing he was inside. They say Prime Minister Hesham Kandil’s three-car convoy was…
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Sudan: At least 20 die in shootout in border area

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan and the U.N. say a shootout in a disputed oil-rich border region has left at least 20 people dead, including at least one Ethiopian U.N. peacekeeper and a tribal chief traveling with them.…
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Hungary’s prime minister denounces anti-Semitism

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary’s prime minister told an international assembly of Jews on Sunday that his government has declared “zero tolerance” on anti-Semitism, but his speech failed to impress those gathered who said he has failed to…

Chile’s Bachelet courts Communists for big reforms

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Communist and other leftists were considered enemies of the state during Chile’s military dictatorship, a 17-year period that saw thousands of people killed and disappeared for their politics. But as this year’s elections nears,…

Central African Republic to probe ousted leader

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Central African Republic’s interim government says it is investigating what it claims are human rights abuses committed under the rule of deposed president Francois Bozize. Justice Minister Arsene Senda, speaking on state…

Libya bans Gadhafi-era officials from state posts

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s parliament has passed a law that bans government officials who held senior positions under Moammar Gadhafi from holding high-level posts. The bill, dubbed the “Political Isolation Law”, could effectively dismiss many of Libya’s…

In Pakistan town, men have spoken: No women vote

MATEELA, Pakistan (AP) — For decades, not a single woman in this dusty Pakistani village surrounded by wheat fields and orange trees has voted. And they aren’t likely to in next week’s parliamentary election either. The village’s men…

Zimbabwe army chief: No talks with prime minister

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s army commander said he would not speak to the nation’s prime minister, describing him as a “sellout” and a “psychiatric patient,” reported a state-controlled Sunday newspaper. Gen. Constantine Chiwenga dismissed calls for him…

Syrian rebels enter northern air base

BEIRUT (AP) — Rebels occupied Sunday parts of a military air base in northern Syria after days of fighting with government troops who have been defending the sprawling position for months, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for…

1 dead, 44 injured in blast in Tanzania church

ZANZIBAR, Tanzania (AP) — A Tanzanian police official says a woman died and 44 people were seriously injured when a bomb exploded in a Roman Catholic Church in northern Tanzania. The regional police Commissioner of Arusha, Magesa Mulogo,…

Thousands of leftists protest Hollande’s 1st year

PARIS (AP) — Tens of thousands of supporters of leftist parties are marching through central Paris to express disappointment with President Francois Hollande’s first year in power, criticizing the leader for reneging on his promises to rein in…

NKorea: Detained American disguised identity

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Sunday revealed a few more details about a Korean-American recently sentenced to 15 years’ hard labor, saying he entered the country with a disguised identity. Pyongyang also rejected speculation that…

AP PHOTOS: Few know story of Jews in Red Army

JERUSALEM (AP) — Once a year, Israel’s Jewish war veterans don suit jackets and uniforms dripping in Red Army medals, the shiny bronzes and silvers pinned to their chests in tight rows, like armor. About 500,000 Soviet Jews…

Bahrain court sentences 31 over police attack

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — A defense lawyer in Bahrain says a court has sentenced 31 protesters to 15 years in prison each for roles in firebomb attacks against security forces during an anti-government demonstration last year. The defendants,…

Pope encourages protection of children from abuse

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is calling for courageous defense of children to protect them from abuse. Francis made no mention of the church scandals in many countries in which clergy abused children and hierarchy covered up…

8 Pakistani soldiers and police killed in violence

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani officials say six troops have been killed in various operations and a bomb attack. A military official says two soldiers were killed and three were injured on Sunday during a Pakistani…

Attacks in Iraq kill 9, wound 33

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi authorities say two attacks, including a blast near a Sunni mosque, have killed three people and wounded six others near the capital. Police officials said that the first attack occurred Sunday morning bomb went…

1 German soldier killed, 1 wounded in Afghanistan

BERLIN (AP) — Insurgents in northern Afghanistan have killed a German special forces soldier and wounded a second, the German defense minister said Sunday. The fatality marks the first death in combat of a member of Germany’s special…