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Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president
ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter will resign from soccer's governing body amid a widening corruption scandal and has promised to call for fresh elections to choose a successor.... 6/2/2015 5:00 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 what monitors describe as his government's abysmal human rights record.... 6/2/2015 4:54 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 4:49 PM

Greece submits draft bailout plan, creditors say not enough
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece submitted a proposal for an agreement with its bailout lenders, the country's prime minister said Tuesday, in the hope of getting desperately needed rescue money - but its creditors were quick to respond that much work remained to be done.... 6/2/2015 4:40 PM

British actor joins Kurds fighting against IS
BEIRUT (AP) -- A British actor who has had minor roles in Hollywood films has joined Kurdish fighters battling the Islamic State group in Syria.... 6/2/2015 4:21 PM

Over 400 still missing from capsized cruise ship in China
JIANLI, China (AP) -- As the Eastern Star cruise ship listed heavily amid pounding rain on the Yangtze River, tour guide Zhang Hui told a colleague, "Looks like we are in trouble."... 6/2/2015 4:17 PM

UK roller coaster crash leaves 4 seriously injured, 12 stuck
LONDON (AP) -- One roller coaster car slammed into another Tuesday on one of Britain's biggest amusement park rides, leaving four teenagers seriously injured and stranding passengers 25 feet (8 meters) in the air, officials said.... 6/2/2015 4:13 PM

Use of 'doggie double' in talent show causes uproar in UK
LONDON (AP) -- Producers and TV executives have apologized for failing to inform viewers ahead of time that a dog trainer who won the season-ending finale of the highly-rated "Britain's Got Talent" competition used a "doggie double" to perform a risky trick.... 6/2/2015 4:09 PM

US-led coalition doubles down on IS group strategy
PARIS (AP) -- The U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State is doubling down on its strategy to fight the extremists, despite the radical group's recent conquests on both sides of the border between Iraq and Syria.... 6/2/2015 4:05 PM

Report says schools for Canadian-Indians "cultural genocide"
TORONTO (AP) -- A long-awaited report into Canada's decades-long government policy requiring Canadian Indians to attend state-funded church schools called it "nothing less than cultural genocide."... 6/2/2015 3:46 PM

Fact-finding team heads to Syria to probe toxic chemical use
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A fact-finding team with the global chemical weapons watchdog is going to Syria to look into recent allegations of attacks using toxic chemicals.... 6/2/2015 3:32 PM

Thawing of US-Cuba relations inspires Havana tourism dreams
HAVANA (AP) -- Tourism dreams are growing in Cuba.... 6/2/2015 3:31 PM

Copter chartered by aid group crashes in Nepal, killing 4
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- A helicopter chartered by Doctors Without Borders crashed in quake-damaged northeast Nepal on Tuesday and four people on board were killed, police and the aid group said.... 6/2/2015 3:20 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 3:16 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 3:15 PM

Islamic State fighters battle militants in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian militants sent reinforcements to fight the Islamic State group in the northern province of Aleppo, where rival factions battled Tuesday near the Turkish border, activists said.... 6/2/2015 3:10 PM

Greece casts shadow as ECB gauges strength of recovery
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- More and more, Europe's economy is showing signs of life. Now if only this Greek thing would clear up.... 6/2/2015 3:07 PM

Israel army scraps punishment for soldier over pork sandwich
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military on Tuesday scrapped a punishment for a U.S.-born Israeli soldier who had caused a stink by violating the military's kosher rules by eating a pork sandwich while in uniform.... 6/2/2015 3:02 PM

Boko Haram video allegedly shows militants killing soldiers
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A new Boko Haram video allegedly shows a militant shooting wounded soldiers in the head, and charred parts claimed to be the remnants of a downed Nigerian jet fighter.... 6/2/2015 3:01 PM

Business as usual at SAfrican lion park after fatal attack
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Despite a fatal lion attack the previous day, business ran pretty much as usual on Tuesday at the Lion Park north of Johannesburg, and visitors were driving through with all their windows rolled up.... 6/2/2015 2:58 PM

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