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Iran cartoonist freed; president calls for free expression
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- An Iranian cartoonist imprisoned over portraying lawmakers as animals to criticize a draft law restricting contraception and criminalizing voluntary sterilization was released from prison Tuesday, her lawyer said.... 5/3/2016 2:21 PM

EU says permanent border checks would cost billions annually
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Commission estimates that a permanent reintroduction of border checks in Europe's passport-free travel area could cost up to 18 billion euros ($20.7 billion) a year.... 5/3/2016 2:19 PM

Tribunal: India, Italy should agree on Italian marine's bail
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India and Italy should work toward an agreement to allow an Italian marine to return home while an arbitration process continues in the fatally shootings of two Indian fishermen in 2012, a tribunal said Tuesday.... 5/3/2016 2:15 PM

Italian court: homeless man stealing hot dogs did no crime
ROME (AP) -- Italy's top criminal court has ruled that a hungry homeless man who took a package of hot dogs from a supermarket committed no crime.... 5/3/2016 2:14 PM

Rio de Janeiro Olympic torch relay kicks off 3-month journey
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- The Brazilian torch relay for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics kicked off Tuesday with double gold-medal winning volleyball player Fabiana Claudino running the first leg after the torch was ignited by embattled President Dilma Rousseff.... 5/3/2016 2:12 PM

Turkey's Kurdish MP's closer to trial after parliament brawl
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A Turkish parliamentary committee has approved a contentious ruling-party proposal to strip legislators of their immunity from prosecution despite punches being thrown and water bottles hurled during the debate.... 5/3/2016 2:07 PM

French parliament debates labor law after violent protests
PARIS (AP) -- After a month of often violent protests, French legislators on Tuesday started to debate a hotly contested labor bill that would make it easier to lay off workers, weaken some union powers, and relax rules regulating the country's 35-hour workweek.... 5/3/2016 2:01 PM

Israel finds explosives chemical in salt destined to Gaza
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel said Tuesday that customs officials thwarted a plot to smuggle explosive materials into the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.... 5/3/2016 1:54 PM

Islamic State fire kills American in combat in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An American serviceman was killed in Iraq by fire from the Islamic State group during an attack on Iraqi Kurdish positions outside the IS-held city of Mosul on Tuesday morning.... 5/3/2016 1:46 PM

Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills more than a dozen people
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.... 5/3/2016 1:42 PM

Suspended executive at VW's Porsche brand is replaced
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Volkswagen's Porsche division has replaced a top vehicle development manager suspended since the start of the Volkswagen group's scandal over diesel cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests.... 5/3/2016 1:42 PM

NATO alliance getting new supreme commander
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The NATO alliance this week is getting a new supreme commander, a former top-ranking U.S. military officer in Korea hailed Tuesday by Defense Secretary Ash Carter as a proven warrior-diplomat and "a soldiers' general."... 5/3/2016 1:41 PM

Nepal to expel Canadian man over critical tweets
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal has ordered a Canadian man to leave the country within two days for posting messages on social media that could disturb social harmony, officials said Tuesday.... 5/3/2016 1:34 PM

Memos from Egypt's Interior Ministry leaked to journalists
CAIRO (AP) -- Memos containing internal instructions from Egypt's Interior Ministry were leaked to the media on Tuesday, outlining strategies on how to deflect public outrage over arrests it made inside the journalists' union, handle the media in general, and deal with the case of an Italian student found tortured to death.... 5/3/2016 1:29 PM

Senator alarmed by Philippine candidate's plan on guerrillas
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Philippine senator expressed alarm Tuesday over a presidential frontrunner's plan to allow communist guerrillas to play a political role in the government if he wins, saying this would cause rumblings within the military.... 5/3/2016 1:28 PM

EU to move on ending visas for Turkish citizens
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union is set to take a big step Wednesday toward ending visa requirements for Turkish citizens, as a widely criticized deal to get Turkey to stop migrants entering the EU gathers pace.... 5/3/2016 1:23 PM

'Sharia police' that patrolled German city to be tried
BERLIN (AP) -- A German court says a group of Islamic extremists who patrolled the streets of the city of Wuppertal in orange vests with the words "Sharia police" can be tried for violating laws against wearing uniforms with political messages.... 5/3/2016 1:20 PM

6-month-old rescued from collapsed building in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A nearly 6-month-old girl was rescued Tuesday from the rubble of a building that collapsed last week, raising hopes for more survivors in the disaster that has left 23 people dead and 93 others missing.... 5/3/2016 1:15 PM

Kosovo elected as UEFA member in 28-24 vote
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Kosovo was given UEFA membership Tuesday, and could now be fast-tracked into FIFA and the 2018 World Cup qualifying program.... 5/3/2016 1:08 PM

Gaza sewage crisis, festering in conflict, poisons coast
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.... 5/3/2016 1:07 PM

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