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Turkish lawmakers approve early elections called by Erdogan

Turkey's parliament has approved holding the country's presidential and parliamentary elections a year-and-half early, a change President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said is needed because of uncertainties over Syria.

The week in pictures

Take a look and enjoy some of the most eloquent images captured around the world in the past seven days.

AP Analysis: Gaza flare-up driven by deep misery in strip

By JOSEF FEDERMAN and DAN PERRY

The flareup of deadly violence in Gaza is of a new kind, even in the inventive annals of Mideast conflicts: Israeli soldiers shooting at Palestinian demonstrators burning tires and hurling firebombs across what looks like an international border, inflicting casualties while claiming concerns of a mass breach of the barrier.

German production of Hitler satire to have some patrons wear swastikas for free admission

By Lucia Suarez Sang

A German theater premiering a satirical play about Adolf Hitler’s youth on Friday will proceed with its plans to give theatergoers free admittance if they wear a swastika armband, while those who pay for admittance will be asked to wear a Jewish Star of David.

Pakistan: Armed men rob, harass prominent right activist

A prominent Pakistani rights group says armed men have raided the house of one of its editors, harassing her and stealing her laptop, two hard drives and two cell phones, as well as some jewelry and cash.

Indian opposition parties seek impeachment of chief justice

India's main opposition parties are seeking to impeach the country's top judge, accusing him of misuse of authority and acting under government pressure.

The Latest: Prince Charles reportedly to lead Commonwealth

The Latest on the Commonwealth heads of government meeting (all times local): 1:55 p.m. British media say Commonwealth leaders have agreed that Prince Charles should succeed his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, as head of the 53-nation group.

Man arrested after bottle attack on woman in German subway

German police say they have arrested a man in connection with an attack on a young woman in the western city of Essen that was caught on video last week.

Case of Jewish boy taken by pope flares over doctored memoir

By NICOLE WINFIELD

It's an incident that has stained the Vatican for 160 years: a 6-year-old Jewish boy taken from his family by papal police and brought to Rome to be raised Catholic after church authorities learned his housekeeper had secretly had him baptized.

Key findings in analysis of memoir of a Jew raised Catholic

The case of Edgardo Mortara has roiled Catholic-Jewish relations ever since the 6-year-old Jewish boy was taken from his home in Bologna by papal police and brought to Rome to be raised a Catholic.

Correction: Israel at 70 story

In a story on April 18 and April 19 about Israel's 70th independence day, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Israel's founding document described the country as a "light unto the nations."

Swiss prosecutor appeals for cooperation on FIFA case file

Switzerland's attorney general has a message for his foreign counterparts as his office pores over reams of seized documents and dozens of criminal cases linked to FIFA: "Come to us." Michael Lauber says the investigations require both quick action and patience, and noted "good developments" like how growing cooperation has led to 45 requests for legal assistance from Switzerland with regard to soccer.

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