- Putin puts Crimean site under federal control after scandal
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Saturday placed a major archaeological site in Crimea, which he has hailed as the country's most sacred spiritual symbol, under federal control following turmoil over the appointment of its director.
- Palestinian shot by Israeli troops during protest dies
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — An 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler died of his wounds Saturday, Palestinian health officials said.
- 21 feared dead in mudslide in India's remote northeast
GAUHATI, India (AP) — Police on Saturday were searching for 21 people feared dead in a mudslide triggered by torrential monsoon rains in India's remote mountainous northeast region.
- Suspected Flight 370 wing flap arrives at French facility
BALMA, France (AP) — A wing flap suspected to be from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 arrived at a French military testing facility Saturday where it will be analyzed by experts.
- Doctors in South Africa assess infection of Desmond Tutu
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African retired archbishop Desmond Tutu has undergone a "small investigative procedure" in a hospital to assess an infection, a foundation said Saturday.
- Exiled Yemen prime minister returns to war-torn city of Aden
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's exiled prime minister has returned to the country's war-torn city of Aden, months after a Saudi-led airstrike campaign began against Shiite Houthi rebels there, authorities said.
- 1,300 march in Berlin in support of 2 journalists
BERLIN (AP) — Some 1,300 people have rallied in Berlin in support of two journalists who prosecutors are investigating for treason over two reports revealing authorities' plans to expand surveillance of online communication.
- Iraqi Kurds ask Kurdistan Workers Party to 'withdraw'
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's Kurdish regional government called on the Kurdistan Worker's Party to "withdraw" from Iraq's Kurdish territory Saturday to prevent civilian deaths amid a campaign of Turkish airstrikes targeting the group.
- Syrian rebel group leaves their HQ after clash with al-Qaida
BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes between members of al-Qaida's branch in Syria and a rebel faction in the country's north believed to have been trained by the U.S. government have stopped after the rebels left their headquarters, activists said Saturday.
- UK police confirm 3 bin Ladens killed in England plane crash
LONDON (AP) — Three relatives of the late al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden were among four people killed when a private jet crashed on landing in southern England, British police confirmed Saturday.
- Berlin landmark daubed with anti-Semitic graffiti
BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police say a well-known city landmark has been defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti in an incident that comes as thousands of Jewish athletes are in the German capital for the European Maccabi Games.
- Working-class barrio turns into huge rainbow mural in Mexico
PACHUCA, Mexico (AP) — A community project in central Mexico is bringing art to people's homes. Literally.
- Man who studied Cecil the lion for 9 years talks impact
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When Cecil the lion's carcass was finally found after he was lured out of a Zimbabwe wildlife reserve to be killed by an American hunter, it was a headless, skinless skeleton the vultures had been picking at for about a week.
- Display plane crashes during car show in England
LONDON (AP) — Witnesses say a display plane has crashed during a car and music show in northwest England. There was no immediate word on the condition of the pilot or injuries among spectators.
- South Sudan: Thousands risk starvation amid Nile blockade
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food, aid agencies said Friday.