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AP Top International News at 12:17 p.m. EDT

U.S. officials say American serviceman killed in Iraq by Islamic State group was Navy SEAL
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An American serviceman killed in Iraq by fire from the Islamic State group has been identified as a Navy SEAL....

Syrian rebels, government forces shell each other's neighborhoods in Aleppo, killing more than a dozen
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country's largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were also shelling rebel-held parts of the city, killing two people and wounding several....

Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone
SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone....

A Jerusalem court has handed a life sentence to the main attacker in the killing of a Palestinian teenager in 2014 whose death helped spark a chain of events that led to that year's Gaza war
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Jerusalem court has handed a life sentence to the main attacker in the killing of a Palestinian teenager in 2014 whose death helped spark a chain of events that led to that year's Gaza war....

North Korea is the world's last great master of Cold War-era spectacle and it is likely to deliver a big one when the country's ruling party holds its first congress in 36 years later this week
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea, the world's last great master of Cold War-era spectacle, is likely to deliver a big one when its ruling party holds its first congress in 36 years later this week....

Germany's Jews are divided over whether to welcome or oppose an unprecedented wave of immigration from Muslim lands traditionally hostile to Israel
BERLIN (AP) -- When the leader of Germany's Jews spoke out against the flow of Muslim migrants to Europe, a rabbinical student denounced his views as racist - and ignited a debate over whether Jews are right to fear unprecedented levels of immigration from Muslim lands traditionally hostile to Israel....

For many in the tech world, the true identity of bitcoin's elusive founder has been a long-running parlor game
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Who is Satoshi Nakamoto? For many in the tech world, the identity of bitcoin's elusive creator has been a long-running parlor game. And the speculation might not be over....

Russia's Lavrov raises prospects of Syria truce revival, saying he hopes cease-fire covering Aleppo would be announced soon
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on Syria's civil war and the escalating violence in the contested northern city of Aleppo (all times local):...

Spain's king has signed a decree setting a historic new election for June 26 after politicians chosen in an inconclusive December ballot failed to agree on which of them should form a government
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's king signed a decree Tuesday setting a historic new election for June 26 after politicians chosen in an inconclusive December ballot failed to agree on which of them should form a government, despite months of negotiations....

World Video
Up to the Minute
Africa
As journalists mark World Press Freedom Day, many face threats and intimidation

Asia
Police in southern India have detained three suspects for questioning in the rape and murder of a 30-year-old law student from the Dalit caste

Europe
After a month of often violent protests, French legislators are starting to debate a hotly contested labor bill that would make it easier to fire workers and weaken some union powers

Latin America/Caribbean
Otumba is a place where every donkey gets his day _ a small town just north of Mexico City that gives the beasts of burden a chance on May Day to kick up their hooves

Middle East
A Jerusalem court has handed a life sentence to the main attacker in the killing of a Palestinian teenager in 2014 whose death helped spark a chain of events that led to that year's Gaza war


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