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Husband says Iranian-British woman faces new charges in Iran

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-British woman serving a five-year prison sentence in Iran for plotting the "soft toppling" of its government while traveling with her toddler daughter faces new charges that could add 16 years to her sentence, ...

Migration agency says 8 people dead, 20 missing off Tunisia

By COLLEEN BARRY, Associated Press MILAN (AP) — Eight Tunisian migrants have died and a further 20 are believed to be missing after a Tunisian naval ship collided with a wooden boat packed with migrants, the U.N. migration agency said Monday. Tunisian authorities said 38 people were ...

Shark-suit wearer runs afoul of Austria’s “burqa ban” law

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian law that forbids any kind of full-face covering including Islamic veils has claimed an unusual victim — a man wearing a shark suit. Police say they issued a citation Monday after the man — part of a street advertising campaign for the McShark computer chain ...

Turkey shells Syria’s northern Idlib province

By SARAH EL DEEB and ZEYNEP BILGINSOY, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — Turkish forces on Sunday shelled areas along its border with Syria's northwestern province, an area dominated by al-Qaida-linked militants, as Turkey's president says an operation in the area to enforce a "de-escalation" ...

UK police free driver in museum car crash; inquiry continues

By GREGORY KATZ, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — London police on Sunday released a 47-year-old man arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving after a car crash outside the Natural History Museum injured 11 people. Police said the man was released "under investigation." He has not been ...

Hundreds protest to free Morocco’s northern activists

By REDA ZAIREG, Associated Press CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — Hundreds of people from around Morocco protested on Sunday in the nation's economic capital, Casablanca, to demand freedom for activists jailed for their roles in a protest movement that took off a year ago in a neglected northern ...

Egypt court asks Mufti to weigh in on death sentences for 13

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has referred the case of 13 defendants accused on terrorism charges to the country's top religious authority, the Grand Mufi, for a non-binding opinion on whether they can be potentially executed as the prosecution seeks. The Giza Criminal Court says Sunday the ...

11 activists charged in Turkey over alleged terror links

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Istanbul prosecutor's office is charging Amnesty International's Turkey chief and 10 others for allegedly belonging to and aiding terror groups with the completion of an indictment Sunday, according to the country's official news agency. The Anadolu news agency said ...

Italian, Swiss journalists among 3 detained in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A Venezuelan journalists association says the country's National Guard has detained three journalists who were reporting on a prison. They include an Italian and a Swiss citizen. The National Press Workers Union says on its Twitter feed that it's not sure why ...

South African musician Hugh Masekela battles prostate cancer

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African musician Hugh Masekela says he is canceling commitments in the near future because he needs all his energy to continue treatment for prostate cancer. The jazz trumpeter said in a statement Saturday that he started treatment in 2008 after doctors found a ...