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England's Moeen Ali retires from test cricket after 7 years

LONDON (AP) — England allrounder Moeen Ali has retired from test cricket and said he hopes his career can inspire other English Muslims to play the sport. Ali made his test debut in ...

Refugees in fear as sentiment turns against them in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Fatima Alzahra Shon thinks neighbors attacked her and her son in their Istanbul apartment building because she is Syrian. The 32-year-old refugee from Aleppo w...

Frustrated Abbas gives Israel ultimatum in harsh UN address

JERUSALEM (AP) — In an unusually harsh speech, President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday gave Israel one year to end its occupation of territories the Palestinians want for a future state. He threatened to wi...

The AP Interview: Top Pakistan diplomat details Taliban plan

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Be realistic. Show patience. Engage. And above all, don't isolate. Those are the pillars of an approach emerging in Pakistan to deal with the fledgling government that is suddenl...

The Latest: Kenya's president outlines his UN priorities

The Latest on the UN General Assembly: ___ UNITED NATIONS — With Kenya poised to assume the presidency of the United Nations Security Council next month, the countr...

Is reconciliation with New Delhi possible in Indian Kashmir?

"Just like everything else in Kashmir, I am a shadow of my previous self," 58-year-old Shabir, a boatman from the city of Srinagar in Indian-administered Kashmir, told DW. Shabir, whose nam...

Thailand urged not to deport trans woman charged in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A human rights group urged Thailand not to deport a transgender businesswoman to her home country of Malaysia, where she is charged under Islamic laws for insulting Islam...

IS bomb attacks on Taliban raise specter of wider conflict

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The extremist Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a series of deadly roadside bombs targeting Taliban fighters in eastern Afghanistan, raising the spe...

San Diego synagogue shooter avoids death penalty with plea

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 22-year-old former nursing student pleaded guilty to the murder of one person and the attempted murders of 53 others in connection with a 2019 deadly shooting at a Southern Californ...

Justice Department reviewing policies on transgender inmates

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is reviewing its policies on housing transgender inmates in the federal prison system after protections for transgender prisoners were rolled back in the Trump...

India: Religious riots surge in 2020, despite lockdown — report

India, like many other countries around the world, spent much of the year 2020 under lockdown due the coronavirus pandemic. While the restrictions led to a decline in crime, civil clashes saw a signif...

After killing Sahel Islamic State leader, France to hunt other chiefs

French military forces have killed the leader of a West African affiliate of Islamic State by drone strike in a "decisive blow" against the group, and vowed to continue hunting down jihadist...

Israel comes to halt for solemn day of Yom Kippur

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli life came to a standstill on Wednesday as Jews marked the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement and the most solemn point on their calendar, at sundown. ...

With Taliban's rise, India sees renewed threat in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — India's leaders are anxiously watching the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, fearing that it will benefit their bitter rival Pakistan and feed a long-simmering insurgency in the ...

Militia leader to be sentenced in Minnesota mosque bombing

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The leader of an Illinois anti-government militia group who authorities say masterminded the 2017 bombing of a Minnesota mosque is to be sentenced Monday for several civil right...