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Thai official warns of 'alarming level' of boat people
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's Foreign Minister said Friday that the upsurge of boat people in Southeast Asia has reached an "alarming level," and called for governments in the region to address the root causes of the crisis - a reference to the swelling number of refugees who have fled persecution in Myanmar.... 5/29/2015 4:19 AM

Biblical soap opera enjoying ungodly success in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The actress agonizes on her deathbed, her hair and makeup impeccable, as the hunky male lead clutches her hand. Tears pour down his face while her eyelids flutter to a final close.... 5/29/2015 4:00 AM

Ex-FIFA vice president Warner leaves jail in ambulance
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) -- Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner left a Trinidad jail by ambulance Thursday, a day after he was charged in a U.S. corruption case that has led to the arrests of more than a dozen international soccer officials and businessmen.... 5/29/2015 3:44 AM

Volcano erupts on southern Japanese island
TOKYO (AP) -- A volcano erupted on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing black clouds of ash and rock towering into the sky and prompting authorities to tell residents to evacuate the island.... 5/29/2015 3:33 AM

China stocks extend fall, investors jittery after big tumble
HONG KONG (AP) -- Chinese stocks fell again Friday as investors remained jittery a day after a sharp sell-off. Other major Asian benchmarks climbed.... 5/29/2015 3:18 AM

Ex-Guatemala vice president's properties raided amid scandal
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Authorities in Guatemala have raided properties linked to former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, who resigned amid a customs corruption scandal that implicated her former private secretary.... 5/29/2015 3:14 AM

Japan CPI weak at 0.6 percent, as jobless rate at 18-yr low
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's jobless rate dropped to an 18-year low in April, but industrial production, inflation and household spending were muted as consumers kept purse strings tight.... 5/29/2015 1:12 AM

Chile customs workers end strike that disrupted exports
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Chilean customs workers are returning to work after reaching a deal to end a nationwide strike that halted shipments causing losses for the fruit and salmon industries.... 5/28/2015 11:58 PM

Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec
MONTREAL (AP) -- Vladimir Katriuk, the man who held the No. 2 spot on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of most wanted Nazi war criminals, has died, his lawyer said Thursday. He was 93.... 5/28/2015 11:37 PM

THE LATEST: US will vote for Prince Ali in FIFA election
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:... 5/28/2015 11:27 PM

2 ex-Guantanamo detainees to tie knot with Uruguayan women
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Two former Guantanamo Bay detainees are planning to tie the knot with women from their adopted home of Uruguay.... 5/28/2015 10:32 PM

2 car bombs kill 10 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Authorities in Iraq say two separate car bombs inside parking lot of two hotels have killed 10 people in the capital Baghdad.... 5/28/2015 10:06 PM

Shocking ads ignite debate about abortion ban in Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- The video shows a woman climbing a stairwell, her belly visibly pregnant, as she offers suggestions: Make sure there are no security cameras. Be careful not to look down or you might regret it.... 5/28/2015 9:49 PM

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BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials: Suicide car bomb in Baghdad kills 10, wounds 27.... 5/28/2015 9:43 PM

200,000 shark fins seized at Ecuadorean port
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Police in the Ecuadorean port city of Manta say they have seized about 200,000 shark fins destined to be illegally exported to Asia where they would fetch up to $1.5 million.... 5/28/2015 9:30 PM

Greece could use 'Zambia' option as progress on deal unclear
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece and rescue lenders remained at odds over whether the two sides are close to a breakthrough in negotiations, as the International Monetary Fund confirmed Thursday that Athens had the right to ask for "bundled" repayments next month.... 5/28/2015 8:25 PM

Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret.... 5/28/2015 8:19 PM

Photographer gets 3-year prison term in L'Oreal heiress case
PARIS (AP) -- A French court has handed a famed photographer a three-year prison sentence on charges of swindling millions of euros from France's richest woman, L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt, by taking advantage of her weak mental state.... 5/28/2015 8:12 PM

Kurdish fighters in Syria on the march against IS militants
BEIRUT (AP) -- In contrast to the Iraqi army's failures, Kurdish fighters in Syria are on the march against the Islamic State group, capturing towns and villages in an oil-rich swath of the country's northeast under the cover of U.S.-led airstrikes.... 5/28/2015 7:39 PM

Cameron begins tour of EU states to build support for reform
PARIS (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron met with the leaders of the Netherlands and France on Thursday, as Cameron began a whirlwind visit to four European capitals, pressing his case that the U.K. needs to renegotiate its relationship with the European Union.... 5/28/2015 7:38 PM



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