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Survivors pulled from China boat capsizing; hundreds missing
JIANLI, China (AP) -- Divers pulled three people alive from inside an overturned cruise ship and searched for other survivors Tuesday, state media said, giving some small hope amid an apparently massive tragedy with well over 400 people still missing on the Yangtze River.... 6/2/2015 2:38 PM

Militant attack kills 9 Afghans working for Czech charity
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Militants attacked a remote guesthouse and killed nine Afghans working for a Czech charity on Tuesday, as a new report by a U.S. university warned that almost 100,000 people have been killed in Afghanistan since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion.... 6/2/2015 2:35 PM

France awaits Vatican word on ambassador said to be gay
PARIS (AP) -- The French government is expecting the Vatican to decide within days whether to approve the nomination of a respected diplomat who is said to be gay as French ambassador to the Holy See.... 6/2/2015 2:35 PM

Thawing of US-Cuba relations inspires Havana tourism dreams
HAVANA (AP) -- Tourism dreams are growing in Cuba.... 6/2/2015 2:34 PM

UK roller coaster collision leaves 4 seriously injured
LONDON (AP) -- A roller coaster collision at a British amusement park has left four people seriously injured, according to an ambulance service.... 6/2/2015 2:32 PM

Visiting vintage Havana involves some old-school hassles
HAVANA (AP) -- Travel experts and upscale magazines are urging travel to Cuba before it changes. But visitors envisioning salsa in the streets and glamorous vintage cars should also be prepared to manage without ATMs, credit cards, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, seat belts or toilet paper. Here are eight tips for visiting Havana.... 6/2/2015 2:31 PM

Car bomb near restaurant kills 6 people in Iraqi capital
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials say a car bomb has struck near a restaurant in the capital, Baghdad, killing six people.... 6/2/2015 2:27 PM

German court cancels session in Auschwitz guard trial
BERLIN (AP) -- A German court has canceled another session in the trial of a 93-year-old former Auschwitz guard due to his poor health.... 6/2/2015 2:27 PM

FIFA says Valcke not behind $10M payment in corruption probe
ZURICH (AP) -- Amid a deepening corruption crisis within soccer's governing body, FIFA defended its second-in-command on Tuesday by trying to distance him from claims he helped authorize $10 million in bribes for World Cup bidding votes.... 6/2/2015 2:25 PM

Egypt's el-Sissi heads to Germany, seeking Western support
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi travels to Berlin on Tuesday, where German leaders are ready to roll out the red carpet for the ex-general despite his government's abysmal human rights record.... 6/2/2015 2:25 PM

Slaves who died in 1794 Cape Town shipwreck are remembered
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- Against a backdrop of exclusive, sea-view apartments in Cape Town, South African and American researchers on Tuesday paid tribute at the spot where slaves died when the Portuguese ship that was carrying them into bondage sank in 1794.... 6/2/2015 2:21 PM

Sudan swears in President al-Bashir, wanted for war crimes
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Sudan swore in President Omar al-Bashir for another five-year term Tuesday, extending his 25-year rule as many Arab leaders stayed away from the ceremony for the world's only sitting leader wanting on international war crimes charges.... 6/2/2015 2:21 PM

Burundi: Electoral body considering new election schedule
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's electoral commission is considering alternative dates for national elections amid growing calls for the polls to be postponed due to political unrest, an official said Tuesday as anti-government protests returned to parts of the capital.... 6/2/2015 2:11 PM

Poland to cull pigs to prevent African swine fever spread
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish authorities say they will cull about 5,800 pigs to prevent the spread of African swine fever.... 6/2/2015 2:08 PM

Airbnb offers authenticity and a few challenges in Havana
HAVANA (AP) -- In the two months since Airbnb started doing business in Cuba, listings have ballooned to about 2,000. The website makes it relatively easy to find lodging in a country that's largely been cut off from the online booking systems most travelers take for granted.... 6/2/2015 2:05 PM

Matterhorn closes down on 150th anniversary of 1st ascent
BERLIN (AP) -- Switzerland's most famous mountain, the Matterhorn, will be closed to climbers on the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of its summit.... 6/2/2015 2:03 PM

Boko Haram attacks northeast Nigerian city, bomb kills many
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Boko Haram attacked the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Tuesday with deafening explosions from the west and a suicide bombing near the center that witnesses said killed as many as 20 people.... 6/2/2015 1:56 PM

Portuguese government wants better offers in airline sale
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A senior Portuguese official has given the two bidders in the privatization of TAP Air Portugal three days to improve their offers, hinting the flag carrier's sale could be called off if they don't.... 6/2/2015 1:48 PM

Sinkings in S. Korea, China present divers different tests
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- As divers scramble to save hundreds trapped in a capsized cruise ship in China's Yangtze River, the scene in some ways evokes Northeast Asia's last major maritime disaster: the ferry sinking last year that killed more than 300 people off South Korea's southwest coast. Yet even at this early stage, there are far more differences than similarities.... 6/2/2015 1:46 PM

Islamic State fighters battle militants in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists say Syrian militants are sending reinforcements to fight the Islamic State group in the northern province of Aleppo, where they say the rival factions are battling near the Turkish border.... 6/2/2015 1:44 PM

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