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China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan
BEIJING (AP) -- China laid out firm conditions Saturday for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo's visiting foreign minister that there could be "no ambiguity or vacillation" in meeting Beijing's demands over historical interpretation, relations with Taiwan and other key matters.... 4/30/2016 1:14 PM

Kenya to burn huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya is set to burn 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.... 4/30/2016 1:13 PM

Police: 10 dead in building collapse in Kenyan capital
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A six-story residential building collapsed in heavy rain in Nairobi, killing 10 people and injuring at least 134, Kenyan officials said Saturday.... 4/30/2016 1:02 PM

Iraqi protesters breach Green Zone, storm parliament
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Hundreds of protesters climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad's highly-fortified Green Zone for the first time on Saturday and stormed into parliament, carrying Iraqi flags and chanting against the government.... 4/30/2016 1:02 PM

Air strikes on Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government warplanes and helicopter gunships launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo. The fresh violence comes as the International Committee of the Red Cross warned that the intensification of fighting brings millions of people closer to a humanitarian disaster.... 4/30/2016 1:01 PM

Wrecked helicopter fuselage raised from the sea in Norway
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Emergency crews pulled the wrecked fuselage of an Airbus EC-225 helicopter out of the sea Saturday off western Norway after a crash that killed all 13 people on board.... 4/30/2016 12:56 PM

Protesters loyal to Shiite cleric breach Baghdad's Green Zone, home to government, embassi...
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Protesters loyal to Shiite cleric breach Baghdad's Green Zone, home to government, embassies.... 4/30/2016 12:20 PM

Iran media: Moderates win more than 30 more parliament seats
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's moderate-reformist bloc secured more than 30 additional seats in parliamentary runoff elections, according to a Saturday report on state TV.... 4/30/2016 11:57 AM

South Sudan: 32 kidnapped Ethiopian children recovered
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Authorities in South Sudan said they have recovered 32 of the 125 Ethiopian children who the Ethiopian government said were abducted from its Gambela region two weeks ago during a deadly cattle raid blamed on a South Sudanese militia.... 4/30/2016 11:41 AM

Bangladesh Hindu man hacked to death, in latest such attack
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Police in Bangladesh say a Hindu man has been hacked to death on the heels of a spate of similar attacks in the South Asian nation.... 4/30/2016 11:23 AM

English soccer team, 5,000-1 longshots, close in on title
LONDON (AP) -- Bettors looking for a wager with a fancifully high payoff last fall could have gone into their local betting shop in England and risked a bit of cash on the proposition that Elvis Presley would be found alive and well.... 4/30/2016 11:22 AM

Educated migrants have edge as Germany aims for integration
BERLIN (AP) -- Wafaa Askar arrived in Germany barely a year and a half ago from her Syrian homeland, but she already speaks German fluently and counts more Germans than Syrians as friends. Orhan Sahin arrived from Turkey more than three decades ago, but still feels like a foreigner and speaks in broken German.... 4/30/2016 11:14 AM

Turkish airstrikes target Kurdish rebels overnight
ISTANBUL (AP) -- The Turkish military says it conducted overnight airstrikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq and southeast Turkey.... 4/30/2016 10:44 AM

IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombing that killed 21
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday east of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on an IS-affiliated website. The attack killed at least 21 people and wounded at least 42 others, according to Iraqi police and hospital officials. The IS statement described the attack as a three-ton truck bombing.... 4/30/2016 10:43 AM

Police detain protesters at party convention in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Police have detained about 400 leftists who were protesting against the national convention of the populist Alternative for Germany party in Stuttgart.... 4/30/2016 9:56 AM

Saudi forces kill 2 militants after failed car-bombing
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says security forces have killed two militants before they were able to detonate a car bomb in the southwestern town of Bisha.... 4/30/2016 8:02 AM

Officials: at least 17 dead in Baghdad car bomb targeting civilians in the city's southeas...
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Officials: at least 17 dead in Baghdad car bomb targeting civilians in the city's southeast.... 4/30/2016 7:33 AM

Kenya police: 7 confirmed dead in building collapse
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Police in Nairobi say that seven people have been confirmed dead in the collapse of a residential building in a low-income area of the capital.... 4/30/2016 7:19 AM

Nairobi police say 7 people confirmed dead in collapse of residential building
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Nairobi police say 7 people confirmed dead in collapse of residential building.... 4/30/2016 7:11 AM

Overturned truck carrying stones kills 14 in China
BEIJING (AP) -- A roadside activity center in southern China was crushed by stones from an overturned truck, leaving 14 people dead, authorities said Saturday.... 4/30/2016 5:24 AM



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