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French investigators to release report on Germanwings crash
PARIS (AP) -- France's air accident investigation agency says it will release an interim report about the crash of Germanwings Flight 4525, amid lingering questions about why the co-pilot appeared to intentionally drive the plane into the French Alps.... 5/6/2015 9:03 AM

Russia's failed cargo spacecraft to fall from orbit Friday
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian space agency Roscosmos says the cargo ship that failed in its mission to deliver supplies to the International Space Station will fall from orbit on Friday.... 5/6/2015 9:00 AM

BMW profits rise on SUVs, strong sales in UK, US
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- German luxury carmaker BMW increased its profits in the first quarter thanks to strong demand for its expensive SUVs and higher sales in the U.S. and Britain as well as in a recovering European market.... 5/6/2015 8:53 AM

A bit late, Vatican officially approves Junipero sainthood
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican's saint-making office has officially given its thumbs up for the Rev. Junipero Serra to be declared a saint - four months after Pope Francis announced he would canonize the controversial 18th-century missionary during his upcoming visit to the United States.... 5/6/2015 8:50 AM

Germany: 4 arrests in alleged plot to attack Islamic targets
BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities conducted raids across the country on Wednesday, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers.... 5/6/2015 8:47 AM

Nigerian troops who fled Boko Haram now have them on the run
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- A year ago, a dozen Nigerian troops fighting about 200 Boko Haram militants in the town of Chibok exhausted their ammunition and ran, leaving the road open for the abduction of nearly 300 girls.... 5/6/2015 8:45 AM

Police in China fatally shoot man seeking aid for family
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese police fatally shot a man in northern China who was on his way to Beijing to ask the central government to help house and take care of his sons and elderly mother.... 5/6/2015 8:44 AM

Israel's Netanyahu races to form narrow coalition government
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is racing to put together a governing coalition with a deadline only hours away.... 5/6/2015 8:43 AM

For most, N. Korean online shopping not just a click away
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Online shopping has arrived in North Korea, though it's as isolated from the rest of the world as the country itself, and the vast majority of North Koreans lack the technology to use it.... 5/6/2015 8:39 AM

Afghan judge sentences 4 to death in mob killing of woman
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March - a slaying that shocked the nation and spurred calls for authorities to ensure women's rights to equality and protection from violence.... 5/6/2015 8:20 AM

Australian leader brushes off snub to diplomat's gay partner
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's prime minister on Wednesday brushed off controversy over his office's treatment of the gay partner of the Australian ambassador to France.... 5/6/2015 8:16 AM

Indian court says Bollywood actor guilty in 2002 case
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, has been found guilty of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk, killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged through the courts for more than 12 years.... 5/6/2015 7:49 AM

AP NewsAlert
BERLIN (AP) -- German police arrest 4 they say were plotting to attack Islamic targets; seize explosives.... 5/6/2015 7:38 AM

Analysis: Despite Saudi strikes, Yemen rebels remain dug in
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- More than a month of relentless airstrikes by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia has inflicted painful damage on Shiite rebels in Yemen, but they show little sign of collapse.... 5/6/2015 7:36 AM

Asia stocks down as earnings disappoint, Greece date looms
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Asian stock markets were in the red on Wednesday, dented by weak earnings in Australia and doubts about Greece's ability to repay debts due to the IMF this month. Chinese markets turned lower after a brief rebound from the previous day's sell-off.... 5/6/2015 7:26 AM

Nepal's earthquake highlights village exodus of the young
KHADKA TOLE, Nepal (AP) -- Gone, the girl says as she squints into the sun, the air around her shimmering with wind-blown wheat chaff. She points to one house after another nestled in the green hills, most shattered from the massive earthquake that hit Nepal last month.... 5/6/2015 7:18 AM

Koala pays late night visit to Australian hospital
SYDNEY (AP) -- Staffers at an Australian hospital's emergency department received a rather unusual late night visitor - a koala.... 5/6/2015 7:04 AM

Kerry trip to Djibouti highlights importance of small nation
DJIBOUTI (AP) -- A sleepy coastal nation in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti was the last French colony to achieve independence. Today, nearly four decades later, the mainly Sunni nation has become a critical part of U.S. foreign policy.... 5/6/2015 7:03 AM

As Ukraine erects defenses, critics fear expensive failure
HOPTIVKA, Ukraine (AP) -- The flimsy, razor wire-topped fences popping up along bare expanses of Ukraine's eastern frontier are the first line of defense against a much-feared Russian invasion. Trenches fortified by timber have been hollowed out for soldiers to take up positions. And bulky, metallic obstacles looped together with more barbed wire are laid across the fields to halt advancing tanks and infantry.... 5/6/2015 7:02 AM

Germany bans extremist Turkish paper, conducts raids
BERLIN (AP) -- The German government says it has banned a leftist-terrorist newspaper published by the Turkish extremist group DHKP-C and conducted raids across the country in connection with the ban.... 5/6/2015 6:57 AM

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