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In this image of a printed photo taken in 2013 and released by Zhao Yifeng, Zhao Liping is seen during a family excursion near Hohhot city in northern China's Inner Mongolia region. Zhao Liping, who had enjoyed broad powers as head of public security in the northern Chinese region of Inner Mongolia, was sentenced to death in November 2016 for murder, accepting bribes and the possession of firearms. Zhao, who has denied the charges, appealed the sentence. (Zhao Yifeng via AP)
Brother seeks retrial for China ex-police chief facing deathThe brother of Zhao Liping, a retired Chinese senior police chief sentenced to death for murder and corruption, is calling for a retrial of the case, saying he was abused in police custody and sentenced in a show trial
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Protesters gather at Marsivo Field in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, March 26, 2017. Thousands of people crowded in St.Petersburg on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, the biggest gathering in a wave of nationwide protests that were the most extensive show of defiance in years. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Nationwide protests bring thousands to Russia's streetsRussia's opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength with dozens of protest rallies across the vast country
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, May 9, 2016 file photo, Cheryl Cole and Liam Payne pose during a photo call for the Global Gift Gala at Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris. Former Girls Aloud star Cheryl and partner Liam Payne of One Direction fame announced on Saturday March 25, 2017, the birth of their first child. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
Cheryl and partner Liam Payne announce birth of first sonFormer Girls Aloud star Cheryl and partner Liam Payne of One Direction fame have announced the birth of their first child
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Bulgarian former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov, leader of the center-right GERB party, exits a voting cabin in Sofia, Bulgaria, Sunday, March 26, 2017. Bulgarians are heading to the polls for the third time in four years in a snap vote that could tilt the European Union's poorest member country closer to Russia as surveys put the GERB party neck-and-neck with the Socialist Party. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Center-right party tops Bulgaria election; Socialists yieldThe center-right party of former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov took the lead in Bulgaria's parliamentary election, a pair of exit polls showed, a result that if confirmed by official returns indicates support for the country keeping its European identity
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Pope's sex abuse board vows to go on without survivor memberMembers of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory board are vowing to press ahead with their work even with no survivors in their ranks following the resignation of Irish survivor Marie Collins
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Islamic State warns Syrian dam at risk, evacuates residents
US-backed forces capture Syrian air base from ISU.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces say they captured a strategically important air base from Islamic State militants in north Syria in the first major victory for the group since the U.S. airlifted the forces behind enemy lines four days ago
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Bulgarian former Prime Minister Boiko Borisov, leader of the center-right GERB party, exits a voting cabin in Sofia, Bulgaria, Sunday, March 26, 2017. Bulgarians are heading to the polls for the third time in four years in a snap vote that could tilt the European Union's poorest member country closer to Russia as surveys put the GERB party neck-and-neck with the Socialist Party. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
The Latest: Bulgaria's Socialist leader concedes electionThe leader of Bulgaria's Socialists has conceded defeat after exit polls showed her party placing second in the parliamentary election held Sunday
The Associated Press10 hours ago
The Latest: US claims Tabqa dam is not in danger of burstingU.S.-led coalition forces say the Tabqa Dam in northern Syria is structurally sound
The Associated Press10 hours ago
File -- In this Jan. 22, 2017 file photo, workers carry material at a construction site in the West Bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim. Yaakov Katz, a prominent West Bank settler, said Sunday, March 26, 2017, that the number of Israelis living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people. Katz says the rapid growth means the internationally backed idea of a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians is now impossible. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean, File)
Settler leader: Population growth is end of 2-state solutionA prominent West Bank settler says the number of Israelis living in the West Bank has soared by nearly one quarter over the past five years to over 420,000 people
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Christian Democratic top candidate Saarland governor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, right, and the top candidate of the Social Democratic party Anke Rehlinger attend a TV debate after the state election in German state of Saarland in Saarbruecken, Sunday, March 26, 2017. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party easily won an election in Germany’s western Saarland state on Sunday, an unexpectedly strong performance. (Uwe Anspach/dpa via AP)
Merkel party wins state vote as election year startsChancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party has easily won an election in Germany's western Saarland state, an unexpectedly strong performance as Merkel prepares to seek a fourth term in a national vote later this year
The Associated Press11 hours ago
A man walks by the pictures of the French former soccer player and administrator Michel Platini in a museum owned by Philippos Stavrou Platini, who legally adopted his sports hero's surname, dedicated to Michel Platini, in Mosfiloti, Cyprus on Sunday, March 26, 2017.  A Cypriot fan Michel Platini is renewing a bid to be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest collection of Plantini memorabilia. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
Ooh la la! Cypriot renews Platini memorabilia record bidA Cypriot fan of former soccer player and administrator Michel Platini is renewing a bid to be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest collection of Platini memorabilia
The Associated Press12 hours ago
6 aid workers killed in South SudanSix aid workers were ambushed and killed in South Sudan on Saturday, the deadliest attack on humanitarian workers since the East African nation's civil war began in 2013
The Associated Press12 hours ago
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