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  • Police question child who backed Charlie Hebdo attackers

    6 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Police detained and questioned an 8-year-old boy from the south of France who claimed to support the men who attacked the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, drawing criticism Thursday that France's measures to prevent people from defending terrorism ...

  • Bulgaria extradites man suspected of link to French attacks

    10 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — A judicial official says a Frenchman wanted in connection with deadly terrorist attacks in Paris has been extradited from Bulgaria to France, where he is facing charges of links to terrorism. Fritz-Joly Joachin was arrested Jan. 1 ...

  • Kuwaiti gets 5 years in jail for Twitter posts

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) KUWAIT CITY (AP) — A Kuwaiti defense lawyer says an appeals court has upheld a ruling against a Twitter user and ordered him jailed for five years over comments he posted online deemed insulting to the ruler of the Gulf ...

  • Attacks kill 9 people in Iraq

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    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say bombings and a shooting have killed nine people, including three soldiers, around Baghdad. Police officials say the first attack took place Thursday when gunmen in a speeding car opened fire on soldiers manning a ...

  • Netanyahu blasts Iran for Hezbollah attack on Lebanon border

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said that Iran is to blame for a deadly flare-up along the Israeli-Lebanese border the previous day, the deadliest escalation in the disputed zone since the 2006 war ...

  • Italy lawmakers vote for new president in test for Renzi

    33 minutes ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — Lawmakers cast ballots Thursday for a new Italian president in a vote testing Premier Matteo Renzi's abilty to rally his divided party behind his reform agenda and a single candidate. No winner is expected Thursday: Polling is ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 7 a.m. EST

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    (AP) Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave Pennsylvania shop owner makes deflated chocolate football Man hid cocaine inside prosthetic leg in his car, police say Expect tiny tuxes but no real puppy love at doggy ...

  • Uganda: Mass trial over alleged terror ties to start

    45 minutes ago

    (AP) KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A dozen suspects have appeared in a Ugandan court to face charges, including murder and terrorism, amid what local officials say is the budding threat of Islamic here. Police spokesman Fred Enanga said Thursday the suspects ...

  • Military judge weighs female Guantanamo guards

    49 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge is hearing arguments on whether to make permanent a temporary order limiting the use of female guards to move prisoners around the Guantanamo Bay prison. Thursday is the fourth day of a ...

  • Dinosaur no more: Fans lament loss of museum's iconic Dippy

    1 hour, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum — and his fans aren't happy. The London museum announced Thursday that the 85-foot (26-meter) plaster skeleton, which has been on display for more than a ...

  • France: Crew tried to eject in NATO jet crash that killed 11

    1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — The head of France's air force says the crash of a NATO jet in Spain that left 11 people dead, including nine French airmen, came after the Greek crew tried to eject from the plane during a ...

  • Romania: ex-minister indicted for money-laundering

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Prosecutors have indicted a former presidential candidate, who was one of Romania's most influential politicians in recent years, on suspicion of money-laundering and making false statements. Anti-corruption prosecutors questioned Elena Udrea Thursday on suspicion that she ...

  • Stig Bergling, Swede who spied for Soviets, dies

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) STOCKHOLM (AP) — Stig Bergling, a former Swedish security officer who spied for the Soviet Union during the Cold War, has died. He was 77. Bergling's death was first reported Thursday by Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. The Swedish tax authority, ...

  • Malaysia says MH370 crash an accident to clear compensation

    2 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's Civil Aviation Authority has officially declared the MH370 crash an accident, fulfilling a legal obligation that will allow efforts to proceed with compensation claims. Malaysia civil aviation chief Azharuddin Abdul Rahman said Thursday that ...

  • Malaysia civil aviation says MH370 crash an accident, to clear compensation claims

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia civil aviation says MH370 crash an accident, to clear compensation claims.

  • Boat carrying migrants sinks near Bangladesh; 20 missing

    2 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Officials say a fishing boat carrying migrants to Malaysia has capsized off the coast of Bangladesh and about 20 people are missing. Government official Nurul Bashar Chowdhury says rescuers saved 39 people after the boat ...

  • UN chief: Boko Haram to top discussions at Africa Union meet

    2 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A spokesman for the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he will be attending the African Union heads of state summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and that the threat posed by Boko Haram, an Islamic extremist ...

  • Bus crashes into fuel truck in Afghanistan, 23 killed

    2 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least 23 people died and 31 were injured when a bus crashed into a fuel truck on a narrow road in southern Zabul province. Zabul's governor, Mohammad Ashraf Nasiri, says the ...

  • Rome Jewish leader triggers police intervention at Auschwitz

    2 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities say the head of Rome's Jewish community and four others were questioned by police after triggering an alarm at the visitor's center at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum. They were released after questioning. Museum spokesman ...

  • Gorbachev warns of military conflict between Russia, West

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev says the confrontation between Russia and the West could spill into all-out war. More than 5,100 people have been killed in a bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian separatists. ...

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