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Salma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generations
BEIRUT (AP) -- Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal movie, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.... 4/27/2015 2:49 PM

Global effort to help Nepal earthquake victims intensifies
LONDON (AP) -- The desperate effort to save lives in earthquake-ravaged Nepal intensified Monday as aid flights arrived bearing emergency medical teams, search-and-rescue equipment, and tarps for shelter.... 4/27/2015 2:46 PM

Turkey rebukes newly-elected Turkish Cypriot leader
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president has rebuked the newly-elected leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state after he suggested that Turkey should deal with northern Cyprus as an equal.... 4/27/2015 2:39 PM

American Civil War commemorated way down south of Dixie
SANTA BARBARA D'OESTE, Brazil (AP) -- It had all the trappings of a down-home country fair somewhere well below the Mason-Dixon line: Lynyrd Skynyrd medleys, mile-long lines for fried chicken, barbeque and draft beer, and a plethora of Confederate flags emblazoning everything from belt buckles to motorcycle vests to trucker caps.... 4/27/2015 2:36 PM

The Netherlands turns all orange for King's Day
DORDRECHT, Netherlands (AP) -- The Netherlands turned out in orange on Monday and the famed national football team wasn't even playing. Monarch Willem-Alexander turned 48 and the whole country celebrated King's Day.... 4/27/2015 2:33 PM

Expats try phones, social apps to connect to quake-hit Nepal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- After the earthquake hit Nepal, Prem Raja Mahat spent a sleepless night at his Baltimore home, trying again and again to reach his son, who was visiting friends and family back in Mahat's home country.... 4/27/2015 2:33 PM

Russian official: wages to space center workers to be repaid
MOSCOW (AP) -- A senior Russian official has visited a space center under construction and has promised to pay back wages to workers by the weekend.... 4/27/2015 2:32 PM

Polish border guards refuse entry for 10 Russian bikers
TERESPOL, Poland (AP) -- Polish border guards on Monday blocked 10 nationalistic Russian bikers loyal to President Vladimir Putin from entering Poland as part of a ride to commemorate the Red Army's victory over Nazi Germany 70 years ago.... 4/27/2015 2:24 PM

Death toll from Pakistan storm rises to 45
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) -- Officials say the death toll from severe weather in northwestern Pakistan has risen to 45.... 4/27/2015 2:23 PM

Dissident to face UK charges of possessing indecent images
LONDON (AP) -- British authorities have summoned a former Soviet-era dissident to appear in court on charges of possessing and making indecent images of children.... 4/27/2015 2:12 PM

Ex-president OK'd CIA site, denies knowing what it was for
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A former Romanian president has acknowledged approving the CIA's request for a site in Romania, but said he would have refused had he known how it would be used.... 4/27/2015 1:57 PM

Afghan president delays trip to India by few hours
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan president delayed his official trip to India by a few hours Monday to hold an emergency meeting with the NATO commander in Afghanistan and top Afghan security officials.... 4/27/2015 1:38 PM

Burundi Red Cross: 6 killed in anti-president protests
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- At least six people have been killed in street clashes between the police and civilians demonstrating against the Burundian president's bid for a third term, a spokesman for the Burundi Red Cross said on Monday, as hundreds continued to gather in the streets of the capital despite a heavy military presence.... 4/27/2015 1:33 PM

Austria's president warns against extreme-right sentiment
VIENNA (AP) -- Austria's president has reminded citizens that their country was a supporter of Nazi Germany and has urged them to be vigilant against a resurgence of extreme-right sentiment.... 4/27/2015 1:23 PM

Poll: Most Greeks dissatisfied with government performance
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A small majority of Greeks are dissatisfied with the new government's performance, and half want it to compromise with its European creditors if the current tortuous bailout talks don't progress, a poll published over the weekend showed.... 4/27/2015 1:20 PM

Ukraine leader sees country ready for EU entrance in 5 years
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's president says his country will be able meet conditions to apply for European Union membership within five years.... 4/27/2015 1:18 PM

Bulgari, Dubai developer Meraas to build luxury properties
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Well-heeled Middle Eastern fans of Italian jewelry and watch maker Bulgari will soon be able to surround themselves in the luxury brand at all hours of the day.... 4/27/2015 1:13 PM

Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers - Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the countryside, it was worse, though how much worse was only beginning to become apparent.... 4/27/2015 1:06 PM

Army rescuer decorated after Greece shipwreck
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's Defense Ministry has honored an army sergeant shown in photographs and video footage around the world rescuing an Eritrean asylum seeker following a deadly shipwreck on the island of Rhodes.... 4/27/2015 12:58 PM

Saudi-led strikes target Yemen's Shiite rebels across Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led airstrikes on Monday targeted Shiite rebels across Yemen, killing at least at least five people in the southern port city of Aden and striking a weapons depot in the rebel-held capital, officials and witnesses said.... 4/27/2015 12:57 PM



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