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Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the capital's heavily-fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a monthslong political crisis.... 4/30/2016 4:46 PM

Gibraltar pushes for airport to be under EU aviation laws
GIBRALTAR (AP) -- Gibraltar's authorities have joined air-travel industry leaders in calling for the small British territory on Spain's southwestern tip to be included in the European Union's laws governing European aviation.... 4/30/2016 4:46 PM

Fighting rages in Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in other parts of the country appeared to be holding on its first day.... 4/30/2016 4:40 PM

Police: 12 dead in building collapse in Kenyan capital
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A six-story residential building collapsed in heavy rain in Nairobi, killing 12 people and injuring at least 134, Kenyan officials said Saturday.... 4/30/2016 4:35 PM

Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.... 4/30/2016 4:26 PM

Protests in Germany overshadow anti-Islam party's convention
BERLIN (AP) -- A national convention by a populist German party was overshadowed Saturday by clashes between leftists and police, who temporarily detained more than 400 demonstrators in the southern city of Stuttgart.... 4/30/2016 4:03 PM

The Latest: Iraqi forces fire tear gas at protesters
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local):... 4/30/2016 3:35 PM

Leicester soccer team was 5,000-1 longshot, now eyes title
LONDON (AP) -- Bettors looking for a wager with a fancifully high payoff last summer could have gone into their local betting shop in England and risked a bit of cash on the proposition that Elvis Presley would be found alive and well.... 4/30/2016 3:22 PM

Iran's moderates emerge from runoff with most seats
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian moderates and reformists who support President Hassan Rouhani and last year's landmark nuclear deal have failed to secure a majority after parliamentary runoff elections but the bloc will retain the highest number of seats, followed by hard-liners and independents.... 4/30/2016 3:04 PM

Thousands claim vote rigging by Serbia's ruling populists
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Chanting "Thieves! Thieves!," thousands of opposition supporters protested Saturday in front of Serbia's state electoral commission over what their leaders said was widespread vote rigging by the ruling populists.... 4/30/2016 2:27 PM

Wrecked helicopter fuselage raised from the sea in Norway
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Emergency crews pulled the wrecked fuselage of an Airbus EC-225 helicopter out of the sea Saturday off western Norway after a crash that killed all 13 people on board.... 4/30/2016 2:20 PM

Kenya's president sets fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory in dramatic statement against po...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's president sets fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory in dramatic statement against poaching.... 4/30/2016 1:44 PM

20 Egyptians get life in prison over 2013 storming of jail
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court has sentenced 20 people to life in prison for storming a prison in the Suez Canal city of Port Said in January 2013.... 4/30/2016 1:37 PM

Bangladesh Hindu man hacked to death in latest such attack
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A Hindu man was hacked to death in central Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, following a spate of similar attacks in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.... 4/30/2016 1:35 PM

Holy fire ceremony in Jerusalem draws thousands
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection.... 4/30/2016 1:19 PM

China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan
BEIJING (AP) -- China laid out firm conditions Saturday for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo's visiting foreign minister that there could be "no ambiguity or vacillation" in meeting Beijing's demands over historical interpretation, relations with Taiwan and other key matters.... 4/30/2016 1:14 PM

Protesters loyal to Shiite cleric breach Baghdad's Green Zone, home to government, embassi...
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Protesters loyal to Shiite cleric breach Baghdad's Green Zone, home to government, embassies.... 4/30/2016 12:20 PM

South Sudan: 32 kidnapped Ethiopian children recovered
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Authorities in South Sudan said they have recovered 32 of the 125 Ethiopian children who the Ethiopian government said were abducted from its Gambela region two weeks ago during a deadly cattle raid blamed on a South Sudanese militia.... 4/30/2016 11:41 AM

Educated migrants have edge as Germany aims for integration
BERLIN (AP) -- Wafaa Askar arrived in Germany barely a year and a half ago from her Syrian homeland, but she already speaks German fluently and counts more Germans than Syrians as friends. Orhan Sahin arrived from Turkey more than three decades ago, but still feels like a foreigner and speaks in broken German.... 4/30/2016 11:14 AM

Turkish airstrikes target Kurdish rebels overnight
ISTANBUL (AP) -- The Turkish military says it conducted overnight airstrikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq and southeast Turkey.... 4/30/2016 10:44 AM

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