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When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun
HELSINKI (AP) -- When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun....

After 3 years in prison, night-time detentions for Egyptian activist as another government measure to punish dissent
CAIRO (AP) -- It's that time of day - just before 6 p.m. to be exact - when Ahmed Maher must leave his family and spend the night in a tiny room in the local police station. It's a grim routine that will likely define the life of the iconic "revolutionary" for the next three years....

Ahead of a new round of Syrian peace talks, legal experts mull prospects for accountability for the war
GENEVA (AP) -- A fresh round of Syrian peace talks is set to begin in Geneva on Thursday. And while the U.N-sponsored talks may represent the best opportunity in years to make progress toward an end to the conflict, the burning question for many Syria observers is whether justice will be sacrificed in the name of peace....

An Israeli soldier is sentenced to 18 months in prison for killing a badly wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground in a landmark decision that has deepened fissures in Israeli society and drawn Palestinian criticism for being too lenient
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli soldier was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for killing a badly wounded Palestinian assailant as he lay on the ground, in a landmark decision that deepened fissures in Israeli society and drew Palestinian criticism for being too lenient....

North Korean diplomats called for the release of the "innocent women" arrested in connection with the apparent poisoning of a scion of the North Korean ruling family
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The Latest on the investigation into the killing of Kim Jong Nam, Kim Jong Un's half brother, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (all times local):...

Police say the women suspected of poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The women suspected of fatally poisoning a scion of North Korea's ruling family were trained to coat their hands with toxic chemicals then wipe them on his face, police said Wednesday, announcing they were now seeking a North Korean diplomat in connection with the attack....

Amnesty International says "toxic" fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is contributing to a global pushback against human rights
PARIS (AP) -- Amnesty International says "toxic" fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is contributing to a global pushback against human rights....

The typical view of Carnival in Brazil is anything goes, with no headdress too big, no outfit too small, no song too ribald, but this year some organizers of the world's best known party are drawing the line at lyrics that are sexist, homophobic or racist
SAO PAULO (AP) -- The typical notion of Carnival in Brazil is that anything goes: no headdress too big, no outfit too small, no song too ribald. This year, some organizers of the world's best known street party are saying: "Enough!" At least to the lyrics....

Police say three suicide bombers have attacked a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan, killing six people
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- A group of suicide bombers with grenades and assault rifles struck outside a courthouse in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday, killing six people in an attack claimed by a Taliban splinter group....

An unmanned Russian cargo ship has lifted off successfully on a supply mission to the International Space Station
MOSCOW (AP) -- An unmanned Russian cargo ship lifted off successfully Wednesday on a supply mission to the International Space Station....

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Europe
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Middle East
After 3 years in prison, night-time detentions for Egyptian activist as another government measure to punish dissent


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