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Mustafa Akinci elected leader of breakaway Turkish Cypriots
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Mustafa Akinci, a veteran politician with a strong track record of reaching out to rival Greek Cypriots, was elected Sunday as leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots in ethnically divided Cyprus.... 4/26/2015 5:51 PM

France detains 3 new suspects in thwarted attack probe
PARIS (AP) -- French police have detained three people in an investigation into an alleged plot to attack a church near Paris, authorities said Sunday.... 4/26/2015 5:33 PM

3 young women jailed in Russia for twerking next to monument
MOSCOW (AP) -- A court in southern Russia has sentenced three young women to brief jail terms for making a video showing them twerking next to a World War II memorial.... 4/26/2015 5:29 PM

Aftershocks terrify survivors of quake that killed 2,500
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Shell-shocked and sleeping in the streets, tens of thousands of Nepalese braced against terrifying aftershocks Sunday while digging for survivors in the devastation wrought a day earlier by a massive earthquake that ripped across this Himalayan nation and killed more than 2,500 people.... 4/26/2015 5:24 PM

Salma Hayek visits Lebanon to launch film 'The Prophet'
BCHARRE, Lebanon (AP) -- Salma Hayek is visiting her ancestral homeland Lebanon to launch "The Prophet," an animated feature film she co-produced.... 4/26/2015 5:16 PM

Israeli military indicts 3 soldiers for looting in Gaza war
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military announced Sunday it indicted three soldiers for allegedly taking money from a building in Gaza during last year's war against Hamas militants.... 4/26/2015 5:13 PM

Fighting rages in Yemen's 3rd-largest city, strikes continue
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Deadly street battles raged in Yemen's third-largest city on Sunday, as airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition battling Shiite rebels struck targets in several cities, security officials said.... 4/26/2015 4:39 PM

No time to lose: Global response to Nepal quake gears up
LONDON (AP) -- There is still time to save lives - that's why governments and aid agencies Sunday rushed doctors, volunteers and equipment to Nepal without waiting for the dust to settle.... 4/26/2015 4:37 PM

Activists: Syrian air raids kill 34 in northwestern town
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government aircraft pounded opposition-held areas in the country's northwest on Sunday, killing at least 34 in one strike on a town near the Turkish border, activists said.... 4/26/2015 4:15 PM

Quake agony revealed quietly on trip from Nepal airport
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Soon after landing at Kathmandu airport, the Thai Airways captain made a bizarre announcement to passengers: Nobody is in the control tower.... 4/26/2015 3:58 PM

Saudi Arabia: Military training aircraft crashes, killing 2
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's Defense Ministry says a military training aircraft has crashed, killing the instructor and a student pilot.... 4/26/2015 3:42 PM

Mountaineers, guides stream from Everest after avalanche
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Mountaineers, guides and porters streamed from Mount Everest base camp on Sunday in the wake of a deadly earthquake-triggered avalanche that obliterated parts of the rocky village of nylon tents. Some warned that dozens of people may still be missing.... 4/26/2015 3:36 PM

Protests after Burundi leader is nominated for a third term
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Hundreds of people in Burundi protested in the capital Sunday after the country's ruling party nominated President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term.... 4/26/2015 3:36 PM

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Death toll from Nepal earthquake tops 2,500.... 4/26/2015 3:26 PM

French leader visits gas chamber to honor Nazi camp victims
PARIS (AP) -- French President Francois Hollande urged vigilance against resurgent anti-Semitism and racism, as he visited a former gas chamber Sunday to honor Jews, Gypsies and French resistance fighters who died in the only Nazi concentration camp on French soil.... 4/26/2015 3:12 PM

Togo counts votes as president seeks third term
LOME, Togo (AP) -- Togo's election officials on Sunday added up results from a presidential vote that had the lowest turnout of any election conducted in the past decade.... 4/26/2015 3:06 PM

Kazakhstan goes to polls as president expected to win
ALMATY, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Voters in oil-rich Kazakhstan turned out in abundance Sunday for a carefully choreographed presidential election intended to cement the rule of the incumbent, who has ruled over the former Soviet republic for more than 25 years.... 4/26/2015 3:04 PM

Putin accuses US of supporting separatists in Russia
MOSCOW (AP) -- In a new documentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin says intercepted calls showed that the U.S. helped separatists in Russia's North Caucasus in the 2000s, underscoring his suspicions of the West.... 4/26/2015 2:43 PM

Deutsche Bank Q1 earnings fall to $610M, hurt by penalties
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Deutsche Bank says net profit fell to 559 million euros ($610 million) in the first quarter as legal penalties ate into stronger revenues from trading stocks and bonds.... 4/26/2015 2:34 PM

Iraqi army claims progress in Anbar amid Baghdad bombings
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's army announced it was making progress in the battle against Islamic State militants in Anbar province Sunday even as it struggled to retake territory lost over the weekend and a string of bombings rocked the capital.... 4/26/2015 2:30 PM

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