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Israel veterans group alleges Israeli misconduct in Gaza war
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli group that collects testimonies from combat soldiers has published accounts from last year's Gaza war alleging indiscriminate fire killed Palestinian civilians.... 5/4/2015 5:44 PM

Jihadists destroy proposed world heritage site in Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Authorities say Islamic militants have destroyed an historic mausoleum in central Mali that had been nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage site.... 5/4/2015 5:44 PM

Rights group: 64 civilians killed in Syria coalition strike
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Syrian rights group reported Monday that the death toll of civilians purportedly killed in airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition on a village controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria has risen to 64, including 31 children, as the U.S. military said it is assessing whether to launch a formal investigation into the claim.... 5/4/2015 5:41 PM

In China, Taiwan party leader calls for more global access
BEIJING (AP) -- The head of Taiwan's ruling Nationalist Party called for more chances for the island to participate in international organizations after a meeting Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose government views the territory as a renegade province.... 5/4/2015 5:37 PM

Suicide bomber blows himself up during Damascus attack
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian soldiers battled a small group of insurgents, including a suicide bomber, who attacked a Syrian military logistics facility in the capital Monday, militants and activists said.... 5/4/2015 5:34 PM

Texas looks to German experience for Astrodome plans
BRAND, Germany (AP) -- It rose on a former Soviet airfield south of Berlin, a towering hangar bigger than a dozen football fields where ambitious entrepreneurs planned to revive Germany's zeppelin industry. That dream died in 2002 when funding ran out, but the building was reborn as a massive popular tropical theme park, complete with a rainforest, a beach, waterslides and more than 850 hotel beds.... 5/4/2015 5:29 PM

Italian ships rescue nearly 6,800 migrants; baby born at sea
ROME (AP) -- Italian rescue ships brought migrants by the thousands to the country's southern ports, including a baby born aboard a navy vessel, as crowded shelters in Sicily and on the mainland struggled Monday to find room for them.... 5/4/2015 5:28 PM

Burundi Red Cross: 3 killed in clashes with security forces
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- At least three people have been killed in Burundi on Monday in violent clashes with the security forces, said the Red Cross, as street demonstrations persist over the president's third term bid.... 5/4/2015 5:27 PM

Canada seeks stay of bail against former Gitmo inmate
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada is seeking an emergency stay of a judge's decision to give a former Guantanamo Bay inmate bail while he appeals his conviction in a Washington court for war crimes.... 5/4/2015 5:09 PM

Polish doctors perform rare throat-area transplant
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish surgeons said Monday they have successfully performed a rare and extensive transplant of the throat area.... 5/4/2015 5:05 PM

UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. confirms that Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will go to Moscow to attend Victory Day events this weekend.... 5/4/2015 5:00 PM

Britain's new princess is named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
LONDON (AP) -- It's a name that immediately evokes British royal history: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.... 5/4/2015 5:00 PM

US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to Somalia.... 5/4/2015 4:52 PM

Berlin police make city's largest-ever cocaine seizure
BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin police on Monday found more than 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of cocaine inside banana boxes at a discount grocery chain in what authorities say is the largest-ever seizure of the drug in the German capital. No arrests have been made.... 5/4/2015 4:47 PM

Discussing police, Iran president pushes against hard-liners
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Ahead of summer in Iran, when hard-liners want women in the Islamic Republic to be veiled and covered to their standards, the country's president is taking a stand against police enforcing morality rules.... 5/4/2015 4:46 PM

Kerry makes emotional appeal to So. Sudan's warring leaders
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry condemned South Sudan's warring president and opposition leader as "disgraceful" Monday for squandering the promise of the world's youngest country and pledged $5 million to create a court or another institution that might one day hold perpetrators of the nation's violence accountable.... 5/4/2015 4:31 PM

Uber drivers beware! Car at risk in Brussels after ruling
BRUSSELS (AP) -- A driver for the Uber mobile app taxi service had his car confiscated Monday after a Brussels court said the ride-sharing service does not respect taxi regulations in the Belgian capital.... 5/4/2015 4:22 PM

Taliban kill 17 Afghans even as they 'welcome' peace push
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade on Monday expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues, an apparent shift that could eventually lead to peace talks.... 5/4/2015 4:04 PM

Airstrikes hit Yemen airports as Saudis ponder cease-fire
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes targeted several airports Monday across Yemen even as the kingdom's foreign minister said officials were considering a cease-fire to allow aid into the Arab world's poorest country.... 5/4/2015 4:03 PM

Finnish military informs 900,000 reservists about war duty
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finland's defense forces have begun informing 900,000 reservists about their duties during war, as military activity mounts in the Baltic Sea region.... 5/4/2015 3:47 PM



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