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The Latest: Merkel, Renzi see eye-to-eye on Africa aid
ROME (AP) -- The Latest on Europe's response to the wave of migration from the Middle East and elsewhere (all times local):... 5/5/2016 4:08 PM

Al-Qaida withdrawing from 2 cities east of Yemen's Aden port
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Al-Qaida militants in Yemen are pulling out of two coastal cities east of the key southern port of Aden following tribal-led negotiations, security officials and witnesses said on Thursday.... 5/5/2016 4:05 PM

Uganda government bans press coverage of protest movement
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Uganda's government on Thursday banned media coverage of a protest movement against the disputed re-election of the country's long-time president.... 5/5/2016 4:03 PM

Marchers at Auschwitz honor Jews killed in Holocaust
OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) -- Several of the thousands of people who on Thursday attended the March of the Living, a yearly remembrance march at Auschwitz-Birkenau, shared their reasons for taking part.... 5/5/2016 4:03 PM

Saudi raid targeting Islamic State group near Mecca kills 4
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia says a raid targeting suspected Islamic State militants near the holy city of Mecca saw security forces shoot and kill two people while two others blew themselves up with suicide belts.... 5/5/2016 4:03 PM

Israel discovers new cross-border tunnel from Gaza Strip
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military said it uncovered a new tunnel Thursday stretching from southern Gaza Strip into Israel and built by Palestinian militants seeking to stage attacks in Israel, a discovery that comes amid an escalation in violence between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers.... 5/5/2016 3:58 PM

Pregnant woman rescued 6 days after Kenyan building collapse
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A pregnant woman was rescued Thursday after being trapped for six days in a collapsed apartment building in the Kenyan capital, the second survivor found this week in the rubble of the seven-story structure that fell amid heavy rains and killed 36 people.... 5/5/2016 3:55 PM

Turkish prime minister announces decision to step down
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced his resignation on Thursday, paving the way for the country's president to pursue a tighter grip on power.... 5/5/2016 3:54 PM

The Latest: Russian conductor leads Palmyra concert in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):... 5/5/2016 3:49 PM

Greek unions call 3-day general strike over new austerity
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Unions in Greece have called a three-day general strike to protest against new bailout austerity measures, in a sign of growing discontent with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' left-wing government.... 5/5/2016 3:41 PM

Iraq routed IS from Ramadi at a high cost: A city destroyed
RAMADI, Iraq (AP) -- This is what victory looks like in the Iraqi city of Ramadi: In the once thriving Haji Ziad Square, not a single structure still stands. Turning in every direction yields a picture of devastation.... 5/5/2016 3:40 PM

Spanish court seeks arrest of Putin-linked Russians
MADRID (AP) -- A Spanish judge wants two senior Russian officials with links to the Kremlin arrested so they can be questioned in court about suspected money laundering and criminal association.... 5/5/2016 3:30 PM

London could get first Muslim mayor in UK local elections
LONDON (AP) -- Londoners cast votes Thursday in an election that could give the city its first Muslim mayor, while voters elsewhere in Britain were expected to punish the main opposition Labour Party in local and regional polls.... 5/5/2016 3:20 PM

Footage from within Islamic State attack cell yields secrets
PARIS (AP) -- A French Islamic State cell dismantled in the final stages of planning an attack has yielded a new secret this week, with the release of undercover footage showing how a group of disaffected petty criminals transformed into a terror network.... 5/5/2016 3:14 PM

Ex-CIA agent continues fight against extradition to Italy
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A former CIA agent has lodged another appeal at Portugal's Constitutional Court against her extradition to Italy to serve a four-year sentence for her part in the U.S. extraordinary renditions program, a court official said Thursday.... 5/5/2016 3:12 PM

Some howl over Alibaba's place in anti-counterfeiting group
SHANGHAI (AP) -- The prospect of sitting in a Hyatt Regency ballroom in Florida and listening to Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, deliver the keynote for the International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition's conference this month did not sit well with Michael Kors' general counsel. In fact, Ma's imminent speech - and the IACC's April decision to welcome Alibaba as a new member - so incensed the U.S. luxury brand that it severed its... 5/5/2016 3:10 PM

Northern Ireland police arrest 14 men after IRA funeral
DUBLIN (AP) -- Northern Ireland police say they have arrested 14 men on suspicion of Irish Republican Army membership following an IRA funeral featuring a military-style procession beside an Irish flag-draped coffin.... 5/5/2016 3:04 PM

Black woman who defied Swedish neo-Nazis inspired by Mandela
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- A black woman who stood up to 300 neo-Nazis in Sweden hopes her gesture will draw attention to the fight against racism in the Scandinavian country.... 5/5/2016 2:56 PM

Libya official: IS suicide bomber kills 5 militiamen in west
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- A senior Libyan military official says an Islamic State suicide bomber has rammed his car into a checkpoint in the country's west manned by a militia from the western city of Misrata, killing five militiamen.... 5/5/2016 2:55 PM

Alberta fire evacuees moved a 2nd time as weather shifts
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- A raging wildfire in the Canadian province of Alberta has moved south, forcing three more communities to evacuate and an emergency operations center to move again - taking it far from the devastated oil sands city of Fort McMurray.... 5/5/2016 2:52 PM

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