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Civilians biggest losers on Afghan war's new northern front
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AP) -- When the Taliban descended a month ago on Dam Shakh, a hamlet on the wheat-growing plains of northern Afghanistan's Kunduz province, nobody was prepared.... 5/29/2015 6:55 AM

Volcano erupts on southern Japanese island
TOKYO (AP) -- A volcano erupted on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing black clouds of ash and rock towering into the sky and prompting authorities to tell residents to evacuate the island.... 5/29/2015 6:55 AM

Myanmar warns against 'finger pointing' at migrant meeting
BANGKOK (AP) -- Regional talks to deal with the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia began Friday with a defensive Myanmar official criticizing those who blame his country for causing the crisis, saying "finger pointing" would not help.... 5/29/2015 6:49 AM

China destroys more than 660 tons of smuggled ivory
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities have destroyed 662 tons of ivory that was seized after being smuggled in the country, as part of a crackdown on the illegal trade.... 5/29/2015 6:42 AM

Thailand says agrees to US flights to search for boat people
BANGKOK (AP) -- Bangkok has agreed to allow the U.S. military to operate flights out of Thailand to search for migrants stuck on boats, a Thai official said Friday.... 5/29/2015 6:42 AM

India's heat wave tests water supply; death toll over 1,800
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Dizzying temperatures killed hundreds more Indians over the past day, causing water shortages in thousands of villages and driving the death toll from a weeks-long heat wave to at least 1,826 by Friday.... 5/29/2015 6:37 AM

Muhammadu Buhari takes over a nation in crisis
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Muhammadu Buhari takes over a nation in crisis with an Islamic uprising that has made 1.5 million people homeless and coffers emptied by massive corruption.... 5/29/2015 6:33 AM

Russia steps up propaganda push with online "Kremlin trolls"
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as "Kremlin trolls," the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at stamping President Vladimir Putin's world vision on Russia, and the world.... 5/29/2015 6:09 AM

FIFA President Blatter asks to be re-elected despite crisis
ZURICH (AP) -- Sepp Blatter will seek another term as FIFA president later Friday after asking soccer leaders to entrust him with guiding the governing body's recovery from a corruption crisis - again.... 5/29/2015 6:06 AM

Japan data show spending, factory output muted as yen falls
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese data on Friday showed a mixed outlook for the world's third-largest economy while a renewed decline in the value of the yen is adding to uncertainty over whether the recovery is gaining ground.... 5/29/2015 6:04 AM

Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec
MONTREAL (AP) -- The second most wanted man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of Nazi war criminals - charged earlier this month by Russia with genocide - has died at age 93, his lawyer said.... 5/29/2015 5:45 AM

AP Exclusive: UN rights staff fear for jobs amid abuse case
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N.'s poor handling of child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers has human rights staffers fearing for their jobs as they struggle with how to respond to highly sensitive allegations in the future, according to a letter to the world body's human rights chief obtained by The Associated Press.... 5/29/2015 5:02 AM

Ex-FIFA vice president Warner leaves jail in ambulance
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) -- Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner left a Trinidad jail by ambulance Thursday, a day after he was charged in a U.S. corruption case that has led to the arrests of more than a dozen international soccer officials and businessmen.... 5/29/2015 4:39 AM

Biblical soap opera enjoying ungodly success in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The actress agonizes on her deathbed, her hair and makeup impeccable, as the hunky male lead clutches her hand. Tears pour down his face while her eyelids flutter to a final close.... 5/29/2015 4:00 AM

China stocks extend fall, investors jittery after big tumble
HONG KONG (AP) -- Chinese stocks fell again Friday as investors remained jittery a day after a sharp sell-off. Other major Asian benchmarks climbed.... 5/29/2015 3:18 AM

Ex-Guatemala vice president's properties raided amid scandal
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Authorities in Guatemala have raided properties linked to former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, who resigned amid a customs corruption scandal that implicated her former private secretary.... 5/29/2015 3:14 AM

Chile customs workers end strike that disrupted exports
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- Chilean customs workers are returning to work after reaching a deal to end a nationwide strike that halted shipments causing losses for the fruit and salmon industries.... 5/28/2015 11:58 PM

THE LATEST: US will vote for Prince Ali in FIFA election
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:... 5/28/2015 11:27 PM

2 ex-Guantanamo detainees to tie knot with Uruguayan women
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Two former Guantanamo Bay detainees are planning to tie the knot with women from their adopted home of Uruguay.... 5/28/2015 10:32 PM

2 car bombs kill 10 people in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Authorities in Iraq say two separate car bombs inside parking lot of two hotels have killed 10 people in the capital Baghdad.... 5/28/2015 10:06 PM

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