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German man in court after anti-migrant Facebook post

Lutz Bachmann, the founder of Germany’s far-right anti-Islamist movement, has practically made a habit out of appearing in court. Over the past few decades, the now 43-year-old has been convicted of drug-dealing, drunken driving, and assault, to name a few.

Pro-government warplanes bomb a rebel-held town in Syria

BEIRUT — Even though they strongly oppose militants linked to al-Qaida, residents of a rebel-held town in northwestern Syria on Tuesday faced devastating airstrikes from pro-government warplanes that killed at least 37 people, according to activists and a monitoring group.

Afghan Taliban kill at least 28 in major attack in central Kabul

KABUL — A Taliban suicide bomb and gun assault on a government security building during Tuesday morning rush hour in central Kabul killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 320. It was the deadliest single attack in the Afghan capital since 2011.

Japan quake rattles markets as factories shut

TOKYO — The Japanese share market fell more than 3 percent on Monday after a series of earthquakes measuring up to 7.3 magnitude struck a southern manufacturing hub, killing at least 42 people and forcing major companies to close factories.

Ecuador quake toll rises to 350

PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador — Ecuador’s earthquake death toll rose to 350 on Monday as traumatized survivors rested amid the rubble of their homes and rescuers dug for survivors in the Andean nation’s shattered coastal region.

Castro warns Cubans to be alert to U.S. intentions

HAVANA — President Raul Castro warned Cubans on Saturday that the United States was determined to end Cuba’s socialist revolution despite restoring relations and a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama, saying one-party Communism was essential to defend the system.

Quake hits southern Japan, causes hardest shaking since ‘11

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck at a shallow depth in southern Japan, causing the strongest shaking since the 2011 disaster and collapsing houses. There were reports of deaths and injuries, but no tsunami warning was issued.

Video claims to show 15 girls taken by Boko Haram

NAIROBI, Kenya — A video purporting to show some of the more than 200 girls kidnapped by Nigerian-based Islamist militant group Boko Haram has surfaced on the abduction’s second anniversary.

Flouting peace talks with rebels, Syria holds elections

GAZIANTEP, Turkey — Even as Syrian peace efforts resumed Wednesday in Geneva, President Bashar Assad took a major jab at the process from Damascus: voting in parliamentary elections denounced as a farce by the opposition.

Sting like a bee: Alternative therapy in Gaza

GAZA — Rateb Samour sees 250 patients a day whose complaints range from hair loss to cerebral palsy and cancer. But he is not a doctor and has never worked in a hospital.

Philippines army on defensive after clash with militants

MANILA — The Philippines army defended its operations on Monday after 18 soldiers were killed and more than 50 wounded in a jungle ambush by militants in the south of the country who have pledged allegiance to Islamic State.

Indian police detain five after fire kills 108

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India — Indian police have detained five people after a fireworks display at a Hindu temple set off explosions and fire, killing 108 people, in one of the worst accidents at a religious festival.

UK’s Cameron releases tax records to calm storm

LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron took the unusual step on Sunday of publishing his tax records to try to end days of questions about his personal wealth raised by the mention of his late father’s offshore fund in the Panama Papers.

Last main Brussels and Paris suspects held, threat remains

BRUSSELS — The main identified suspects in Islamic State attacks on Paris and Brussels are now dead or in custody after Belgian investigators charged two men on Saturday with aiding last month's Brussels suicide bombers.