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Germany worries migrants will try to reach Europe from Libya
BERLIN (AP) -- German Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has told reporters the government is concerned that an increasing number of migrants will try to reach Europe this summer by crossing the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy.... 4/29/2016 8:20 AM

After days of carnage, Syrian city of Aleppo mostly calm
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian opposition activists say the northern city of Aleppo is mostly calm after days of intense shelling and airstrikes that killed dozens.... 4/29/2016 8:03 AM

Residents of Iraq's IS-held Fallujah suffer under siege
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Abu Jassim can only afford to provide one meal a day for his seven-member family - usually a stew made of locally grown leafy green vegetables or rice with a small portion of flat bread.... 4/29/2016 7:55 AM

Polls open in key runoff parliamentary election in Iran
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's parliamentary runoff elections got underway Friday, state media reported, a key vote that is expected to decide exactly how much power moderate forces backing President Hassan Rouhani will have in the next legislature.... 4/29/2016 7:39 AM

North Korea accuses US soldiers of provoking border troops
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North.... 4/29/2016 7:32 AM

Biden to see Pope Francis, discuss cancer cures at Vatican
ROME (AP) -- Having pushed to accelerate cancer research at home, Vice President Joe Biden is working to focus the global community's attention on the devastating disease at the Vatican.... 4/29/2016 7:29 AM

Russia, China in agreement on North Korea, South China Sea
BEIJING (AP) -- Denouncing what they see as outside interference in the South China Sea and Korean Peninsula, the foreign ministers of Russia and China voiced mutual support Friday as they seek to counter the influence of Washington and its allies, particularly in Asia.... 4/29/2016 7:22 AM

Former SS Auschwitz guard to testify at his trial in Germany
DETMOLD, Germany (AP) -- A 94-year-old former SS sergeant plans to make his first statement to a German court since his trial opened in February on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder over allegations he served as a guard at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp.... 4/29/2016 7:14 AM

Australia blocks farm sale to Chinese over national interest
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Citing national interest, the Australian government on Friday blocked a Chinese-led consortium from buying the nation's largest private land holding, a collection of Outback cattle ranches bigger than South Korea.... 4/29/2016 7:02 AM

North Korea sends another US citizen to prison
PYONGYANG, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.... 4/29/2016 6:38 AM

Iranian refugee dies after setting himself on fire on Nauru
SYDNEY (AP) -- An Iranian refugee who set himself on fire at Australia's immigration detention camp on the Pacific island nation of Nauru has died of his injuries.... 4/29/2016 5:21 AM

Australian believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan
SYDNEY (AP) -- An Australian aid worker is believed to have been kidnapped in Afghanistan, Australian officials said on Friday, as her father issued a plea for her safe return.... 4/29/2016 5:00 AM

Japan abandons costly X-ray satellite lost in space
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's space agency has abandoned its efforts to restore the operations of a multimillion-dollar satellite that was to probe the mysteries of black holes using X-ray telescopes.... 4/29/2016 4:27 AM

UK company fined for misleading Australians over painkillers
SYDNEY (AP) -- An Australian court has ordered a British consumer goods company to pay 1.7 million Australian dollars ($1.3 million) in penalties after ruling the company misled consumers about the effectiveness of a popular painkiller.... 4/29/2016 4:01 AM

AP PHOTOS: Fragments of shattered lives after Ecuador quake
PEDERNALES, Ecuador (AP) -- The dreams, plans and even the lives of hundreds of families were shattered in one moment - 6:58 p.m. on April 16 - when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake rocked the central coast of Ecuador.... 4/29/2016 4:01 AM

South Africa: Shoppers go to new mall, despite economy woes
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South African shoppers flocked to the opening Thursday of one of Africa's largest malls outside Johannesburg, despite rising unemployment and slowing economic growth.... 4/29/2016 3:37 AM

US official visits Haiti to assess progress toward elections
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- The U.S. State Department's special coordinator for Haiti arrived in the troubled Caribbean nation Thursday seeking to help resolve a political standoff that has left elections in limbo.... 4/29/2016 2:06 AM

K-tel creator Philip Kives has died at age 87
TORONTO (AP) -- Philip Kives, the tireless TV pitchman whose commercials implored viewers to "wait, there's more!" while selling everything from vegetable slicers to hit music compilations on vinyl, has died at age 87.... 4/29/2016 1:23 AM

Venezuela congress votes to censure food czar amid shortages
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress voted Thursday to censure the country's food minister amid widespread shortages.... 4/29/2016 12:08 AM

Brother takes Colombian politician's place as rebel hostage
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- When leftist rebels earlier this month freed a former governor held captive more than two years, Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed the release as a hopeful sign that the National Liberation Army had finally sworn off kidnapping as peace talks with the group were getting under way.... 4/28/2016 11:55 PM

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