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Migrants rescued after 12 days at sea; EU eyes seizing boats
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Nearly 100 migrants who reported being at sea for 12 days arrived in Sicily on Wednesday as diplomats mulled a draft U.N. resolution authorizing an EU mission to seize the smugglers' boats that are fueling the Mediterranean migrant crisis.... 5/6/2015 7:30 PM

Teen survivor tells of panic during deadly migrant rescue
NICOLOSI, Sicily (AP) -- Calloused and stained, Baboucar Lowe's hands tell the story of a difficult life, one that nearly ended at 17 when the rubber dinghy he was on deflated within sight of a rescue ship, drowning dozens of migrants trying to reach Europe.... 5/6/2015 7:13 PM

Burundian opposition leader arrested as protests continue
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundian Police arrested an opposition leader Wednesday after he attended a meeting of foreign ministers from the East African Community who were seeking a solution to the unrest in the country, triggered by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term.... 5/6/2015 7:11 PM

3,000 Nigerians escaping Boko Haram deported from Niger
GAIDAM, Nigeria (AP) -- Niger troops have deported more than 3,000 Nigerian fishermen and refugees escaping Boko Haram, forcing them to undertake a brutal three-day trek in which at least a dozen people died, an official and witnesses said Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 7:03 PM

New opposition protests in Macedonia follow violent clashes
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- More than 1,000 opposition supporters protested outside Macedonia's parliament on Wednesday over the 2011 police killing of a student, a day after violence at a similar demonstration left 38 officers and one protester injured.... 5/6/2015 6:49 PM

Kenya Red Cross: 54 killed in cattle raid attacks
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Fifty-four people have been killed in Kenya's northern region in tribal fighting that police say was started by a cattle raid, the Kenya Red Cross said Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 6:35 PM

Danish intelligence chief resigns before gun attack report
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- The head of Denmark's intelligence agency announced his resignation on Wednesday, hours before a government report was released criticizing some parts of the police response to the two fatal shooting attacks in Copenhagen in February.... 5/6/2015 6:34 PM

Belarus requires the idle to pay for not working
MINSK, Belarus (AP) -- Under a new measure in Belarus, people who work less than half the year will have to pay the government for their idleness.... 5/6/2015 6:33 PM

Yemen Shiite rebels take neighborhood in Aden, occupy palace
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's Shiite rebels and their allies consolidated their hold in another part of the southern port city of Aden on Wednesday after heavy fighting with militiamen loyal to the exiled government and capturing the area's presidential palace, officials said.... 5/6/2015 6:32 PM

EgyptAir pilots threaten to resign, talks set for Saturday
CAIRO (AP) -- Union officials say 224 EgyptAir pilots have threatened to resign after disputes with the company and will meet with managers and civil aviation officials this weekend for talks.... 5/6/2015 6:28 PM

Tunisia steps up security at Jewish pilgrimage to Ghriba
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia says it has increased security for the Jewish pilgrimage to the age-old Ghriba synagogue after the Bardo Museum attack in Tunis that left 22 people dead, mostly foreign tourists.... 5/6/2015 6:16 PM

Germanwings co-pilot tested descents hours before crash
PARIS (AP) -- A co-pilot who purposely crashed a Germanwings A320 plane into the French Alps appeared to have rehearsed sending the jet into a deadly descent on another flight just two hours earlier, investigators said Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 6:02 PM

5 Ukrainian troops killed as cease-fire teeters on brink
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Five Ukrainian government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February, military officials said Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 5:46 PM

Kerry seeks pause in Yemen war as he arrives in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought to secure a pause in Yemen's war as he arrived in Saudi Arabia Wednesday for meeting with top officials, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring countries bracing for a mass exodus of refugees. He was to hold further talks Thursday, too.... 5/6/2015 5:42 PM

Israel's Netanyahu reportedly close to forming coalition
JERUSALEM (AP) -- With the clock ticking toward a midnight deadline, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday inched closer toward a deal to form a new government as he rushed to work out the details of an emerging agreement with his final coalition partner.... 5/6/2015 5:33 PM

New UN envoy on Yemen sets off for region; talks planned
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The new U.N. envoy for Yemen is on his way to the region for "intensive consultations," while the U.N. tries to organize a conference on the crisis as soon as possible on neutral ground.... 5/6/2015 5:16 PM

Striking Zimbabwean nurses refuse to work night shift
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Nurses in Zimbabwe are refusing to work the night shift in the southern African nation's public hospitals and clinics in a nationwide strike over salaries.... 5/6/2015 5:04 PM

Hot Chocolate singer Errol Brown dies at 71 in the Bahamas
LONDON (AP) -- Errol Brown, the lead singer of the band Hot Chocolate, has died in the Bahamas, his manager said Wednesday. He was 71.... 5/6/2015 4:52 PM

Iran says it will release seized Maersk ship after fine paid
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A Marshal Islands-flagged cargo vessel seized by Iranian forces as it traversed the Strait of Hormuz last month likely will be released in two days after a fine is paid, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 4:51 PM

Airline trade group wants more uniform rules on child seats
PARIS (AP) -- So you're headed off to a foreign destination with your family, hauling a car seat or similar device for your infant to occupy for the hours-long flight. But once abroad, the corresponding airline says the device isn't authorized in that country and must be checked, making for a frustrating connection.... 5/6/2015 4:50 PM



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