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'Pop Idol' and stage star Darius Campbell Danesh dies at 41

Aug. 16, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Performer Darius Campbell Danesh, who went from a British reality television show to a stage and music career, has died at the age of 41. The singer's family said Tuesday that he was found unresponsive in his apartment in Rochester, Minnesota on Aug. 11 and pronounced...

Palestinian President Abbas skirts apology for Munich attack

Aug. 16, 2022 13:51 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed no regret Tuesday for the deadly attack by Palestinian militants against Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics half a century ago, countering that Israel had committed “Holocausts” against Palestinians over the years. ...

Reports: Turkish airstrike in north Syria kills at least 11

Aug. 16, 2022 12:40 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey carried out an airstrike in northern Syria on Tuesday near its border killing at least 11 people, including Syrian government soldiers, an opposition war monitor and a Kurdish media outlet said. The attack happened just west of the northern town of Kobani and...

Crystal Palace player gets death threats after Núñez ejected

Aug. 16, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen says he received death threats and an avalanche of abuse online after Liverpool's Darwin Núñez was ejected for headbutting him in a Premier League game on Monday night. Andersen took to Instagram to share what he said was a...

Russia warns Britain against planned spy plane overflight

Aug. 16, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Defense Ministry warned Britain Tuesday against a planned spy plane flight over Russian territory, saying the country's air force has been given orders to prevent an intrusion. The tough statement comes amid tensions between Russia and the West over Moscow's...

Estonia removes Soviet-era monument, citing public order

Aug. 16, 2022 11:32 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Estonia's government started removing a Soviet World War II monument Tuesday from near a city on the Russian border as part of a wider effort, prompted by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, to dismantle remaining Soviet-era symbols. Crews removed a replica...

Greece seeks ways to recover migrant girl's body from border

Aug. 16, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — Greece says it will work with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent to seek the body of a child who a group of asylum-seekers said had died of a scorpion sting while they were stranded for days on the Greek-Turkish border. Migration Minister Notis...

New Scottish law makes period products free for all

Aug. 16, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A law has taken effect in Scotland to ensure period products are available free of charge to anyone who needs them. The Scottish government said it became the first in the world to legally protect the right to access free period products when its Period Products Act...

Poland consulting foreign labs over Oder River fish die-off

Aug. 16, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is turning to laboratories abroad in a bid to solve the mystery of a massive fish die-off in the Oder River, authorities said Tuesday, while the government pledged to toughen laws against environmental polluters. Experts in Poland and Germany, which...

French backpacker missing in Egypt for a year back in Paris

Aug. 16, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A French backpacker who had gone missing in Egypt a year ago has safely returned home to Paris, a lawyer representing his family said on Tuesday. It’s not clear what happened over the past year to Yann Bourdon, whose family had speculated that he might have been...