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35 dead in Yemen after airstrikes hit factory vicinity
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led coalition warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions Wednesday across Yemen as a missile strike on a dairy factory killed 35 workers, authorities said, as both sides disputed who fired on it.... 4/1/2015 6:49 PM

Gay premier urges businesses in Indiana to move to Ontario
TORONTO (AP) -- Ontario's premier, who is openly gay, is urging businesses upset by a so-called religious objections law in Indiana to set up shop in Canada's most populous province.... 4/1/2015 6:47 PM

Israel reports successful test of missile-defense system
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli officials announced Wednesday that a joint U.S.-Israeli missile-defense system has successfully passed a new test and is expected to be operational next year - a development that would provide an important tool in protecting the country against Hezbollah militants in Lebanon.... 4/1/2015 6:44 PM

Al-Jazeera journalist says Canada not issuing him passport
TORONTO (AP) -- Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who remains in Egypt on bail while awaiting trial on terror charges, said Wednesday Canada is refusing to issue him a new passport.... 4/1/2015 6:36 PM

Iran nuke talks stumble a day after missing deal deadline
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program appeared headed for double overtime on Wednesday, beset by competing claims after diplomats abandoned a March 31 deadline for the outline of a deal and agreed to press on.... 4/1/2015 6:30 PM

Lufthansa CEO at crash site: 'Long, long time' to understand
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) -- Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the French Alps last week - but refused to say exactly what the airline knew about the mental health of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately destroying the plane.... 4/1/2015 6:29 PM

Iraq declares victory over Islamic State group in Tikrit
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq declared a "magnificent victory" Wednesday over the Islamic State group in Tikrit, a key step in driving the militants out of their biggest strongholds.... 4/1/2015 6:29 PM

French officials: Alps avalanche kills 3 tourists, injures 1
PARIS (AP) -- Three foreign tourists - two Austrians and an Italian - have died in an avalanche in the French Alps, and a fourth tourist has been taken by helicopter to a hospital in Grenoble with unspecified injuries.... 4/1/2015 6:23 PM

Germany: Pissarro work from Gurlitt trove to be returned
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany says experts have determined that a Camille Pissarro painting from the art trove hoarded by the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt was looted by the Nazis and will be returned to its rightful owner's descendants.... 4/1/2015 6:20 PM

Macedonian intel chief accused of bribery in Israel deal
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia's main left-wing opposition leader on Wednesday accused the head of the country's intelligence service of taking a large bribe for a surveillance equipment deal with Israel in 2011.... 4/1/2015 6:15 PM

Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer
LONDON (AP) -- Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, died of cancer Wednesday at her home in Spain. She was 75.... 4/1/2015 5:55 PM

9 UK citizens headed to Syria arrested, Turkey military says
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's military says that nine British citizens have been arrested trying to cross into Syria.... 4/1/2015 5:52 PM

10 Ebola cases found during Sierra Leone's shutdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone found 10 new Ebola cases during a three-day countrywide shutdown, an official said Wednesday, declaring that the West African country is now at the "tail end" of the epidemic.... 4/1/2015 5:47 PM

Greek pensioners hold anti-government rallies
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Holding up walking sticks and chanting anti-government slogans, thousands of pensioners have joined protest rallies around Greece to demand that the country's new left-wing government end cuts to their monthly payments.... 4/1/2015 5:43 PM

Mexican oil rig burns off coast, 4 dead, 16 injured
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A fire at a shallow-water oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has killed four workers, injured 16 and forced the evacuation of 300, Mexico's state-owned oil company said Wednesday.... 4/1/2015 5:38 PM

In Jamaica, man hurls 'suspicious package' at US Embassy
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaican soldiers and police took positions around the U.S. Embassy in the island's capital on Wednesday after a man hurled a "suspicious package" over the building's wall.... 4/1/2015 5:26 PM

Popularity of presidents of Brazil, Chile fall amid scandals
SAO PAULO (AP) -- The once-popular presidents of Brazil and Chile have both seen their approval ratings plunge amid corruption scandals that have battered their center-left governments, according to polls released Wednesday.... 4/1/2015 5:19 PM

Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's junta lifted martial law in most of the nation, but 10 months after staging a coup, it remains firmly in control - with new laws invoked Wednesday that essentially give it absolute power.... 4/1/2015 5:11 PM

Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win; challenges loom
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerians celebrated Muhammadu Buhari's electrifying victory in presidential elections Wednesday but sobering challenges confront their next leader, from an Islamic uprising to widespread poverty and graft.... 4/1/2015 5:05 PM

Italy senate approves law to fight corruption amid scandals
ROME (AP) -- Italy's Senate has approved an anti-corruption bill amid a rash of kickback and bribery scandals.... 4/1/2015 5:02 PM

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