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Nigeria's military: Battling tribal militia, not civilians
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's military says it is battling audacious tribal militias in central Nigeria and denies charges by community leaders that its troops have killed dozens of civilians.... 5/4/2015 8:47 PM

SurveyMonkey CEO died of head trauma in exercise accident
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A Mexican state official says SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an exercise accident.... 5/4/2015 8:34 PM

Colombia stunned by theft of Garcia Marquez's first edition
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombian police are investigating the theft of a valuable first edition copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's masterpiece "One Hundred Years of Solitude."... 5/4/2015 8:24 PM

Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from French far-right party
PARIS (AP) -- French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the National Front party he built into a political force over four decades after a series of controversial remarks about Jews and Nazis put him on the fast track to disgrace.... 5/4/2015 8:18 PM

Anti-Cuban embargo movement picks up steam in US
HAVANA (AP) -- Big businesses and politicians from both sides of the ideological spectrum are putting their muscle into new Washington lobbying efforts to end the U.S. embargo on Cuba as the two countries press ahead to re-establish diplomatic relations.... 5/4/2015 8:00 PM

Rio environmental official takes dip in polluted bay
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A Brazilian state environmental secretary has plunged into the polluted waters of Guanabara Bay as part of a televised stunt meant to assuage worries about health risks faced by sailors competing in the 2016 Olympics.... 5/4/2015 7:56 PM

Airstrikes hit Yemen airports as Saudis ponder cease-fire
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes targeted several airports Monday across Yemen even as the kingdom's foreign minister said officials were considering a cease-fire to allow aid into the Arab world's poorest country, while Senegal announced it would be contributing troops to back the Saudi-led coalition.... 5/4/2015 7:29 PM

Burundi Red Cross: 3 killed in clashes with security forces
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- At least three people have been killed in Burundi on Monday in violent clashes with the security forces, said the Red Cross, as street demonstrations persist over the president's third term bid.... 5/4/2015 7:13 PM

Senegal pledges 2,100 troops to aid effort in Yemen
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Senegal is sending 2,100 troops to help back the military intervention led by Saudi Arabia that is underway in Yemen, becoming the first sub-Saharan African country to contribute soldiers to the effort, the country's foreign minister said Monday.... 5/4/2015 7:10 PM

UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon will go to Moscow to attend Victory Day events this weekend, the world body announced Monday, amid criticism that Russia should not be rewarded after annexing Crimea from Ukraine.... 5/4/2015 7:08 PM

Protests highlight troubles of Ethiopian Jews in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- When Israel secretly airlifted waves of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s and 1990s, saving them from war and famine in the Horn of Africa, it was celebrated as a triumphant show of unity for the Jewish people.... 5/4/2015 7:04 PM

AP Interview: Qatar minister vows to improve migrants' lives
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Qatar's inability to ensure decent housing for its bulging migrant labor population was "a mistake" the government is working to fix as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup, the country's top labor official said Monday, vowing his country would improve conditions for its vast foreign labor force.... 5/4/2015 7:01 PM

Russia's new Armata tank makes debut in parade rehearsal
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's new Armata tank appeared in public for the first time Monday, rumbling down a broad Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square for the final rehearsal of the Victory Day parade.... 5/4/2015 6:53 PM

Nepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstruction
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top official said Monday.... 5/4/2015 6:41 PM

Berlin police make city's largest-ever cocaine seizure
BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin police on Monday found more than 386 kilograms (850 pounds) of cocaine inside banana boxes at a discount grocery chain in what authorities say is the largest-ever seizure of the drug in the German capital. No arrests have been made.... 5/4/2015 6:35 PM

Egypt's deposed autocrat Mubarak turns 87, waves to fans
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's deposed longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak celebrated his 87th birthday Monday by waving to some 100 supporters gathered outside of the military hospital where he is being held in Cairo.... 5/4/2015 6:33 PM

Canada seeks stay of bail against former Gitmo inmate
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's government said Monday it is seeking an emergency stay of a Canadian judge's decision to give a former Guantanamo Bay inmate bail while he appeals his conviction in a Washington court for war crimes.... 5/4/2015 6:31 PM

Israeli foreign minister steps down to join opposition
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's foreign minister dealt a blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's effort to build a coalition by announcing Monday he is stepping down and that his secular, nationalist party is joining the opposition.... 5/4/2015 6:25 PM

French president visits Qatar, deepening ties to Gulf
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande, seeking to strengthen political and business ties with the energy-rich Gulf states, held talks with the ruler of Qatar on Monday at the start of a two-nation trip that includes a visit to neighboring Saudi Arabia.... 5/4/2015 6:17 PM

Greece to lobby EU, ECB for swift loan payout
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's cash-strapped government said Monday it was seeking the swift release of delayed bailout money to keep up with its debt payments, following weekend progress in negotiations with creditors.... 5/4/2015 6:06 PM

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