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UN Agency says violence has displaced 300,000 in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A United Nations agency says some 300,000 Yemenis have been driven from their homes by the country's conflict, double the number only two weeks earlier, amid escalating fighting with Shiite rebels and the continued Saudi-led air campaign.... 4/28/2015 4:11 PM

Madeleine McCann's parents win Portuguese libel case
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann have won 500,000 euros ($549,000) in a libel action against a former Portuguese detective who published a book alleging they were involved in their daughter's disappearance.... 4/28/2015 4:10 PM


LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- Madeleine McCann's parents win 500,000 euros ($549,000) in Portuguese libel case.... 4/28/2015 4:07 PM

UN, Vatican team up for climate change agenda
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The United Nations and Vatican joined forces Tuesday to warn about the dire effects of climate change, gathering religious leaders, Nobel laureates and heads of state to present a united front ahead of make-or-break environment talks later this year in Paris.... 4/28/2015 4:04 PM

Coffins arrive at Indonesian prison as executions near
CILICAP, Indonesia (AP) -- Ambulances carrying coffins arrived Tuesday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones as Indonesia announced it will execute eight foreigners and one Indonesian man on drug charges, despite an international outcry and pleas for mercy.... 4/28/2015 4:03 PM

EU officials seek major changes to face security challenges
STRASBOURG, France (AP) -- European Union officials on Tuesday called for sweeping changes in bloc policies and practices to confront new security risks to its 500 million citizens from terrorism, organized crime and cybercrime.... 4/28/2015 4:01 PM

Police station attack in Bosnia reignites ethnic tensions
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- The killing of a policeman by a Muslim gunman prompted Bosnian Serb leaders on Tuesday to renew calls for independence from the federation forged in a U.S.-brokered peace deal in 1995. That's dangerous talk in the Balkans, whose economically depressed states are rife with ethnic rivalries and border disputes that could explode at any moment.... 4/28/2015 3:55 PM

Witnesses: Hundreds of bodies in town held by Boko Haram
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Hundreds of skeletons of children, women and men believed killed by Boko Haram have been found in a recaptured Nigerian border town, indicating another atrocity by the Islamic extremists, witnesses say.... 4/28/2015 3:53 PM

Spain: Mediterranean ferry catches fire, passengers evacuate
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's development ministry says a ferry heading from the Mediterranean island city of Palma de Mallorca to the southern coastal city of Valencia is burning at sea, forcing passengers to abandon ship in lifeboats.... 4/28/2015 3:49 PM

Kurds arrest alleged IS cell behind attack on US mission
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Kurdish authorities announced Tuesday the arrest of a cell with alleged links to the Islamic State group that they say is responsible for the deadly bomb attack two weeks ago against the U.S. consulate in northern Iraq.... 4/28/2015 3:44 PM

Burundi: 3rd day of protests against president
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's anti-government street demonstrations continued for a third day Tuesday as residents protest President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term.... 4/28/2015 3:31 PM

Lawyers for relatives of Germanwings victims may sue in US
BERLIN (AP) -- German lawyers representing dozens of families who lost loved ones in the Germanwings plane crash last month say they may sue the airline in the United States to get more compensation.... 4/28/2015 3:27 PM

Protesters in Israel demand solution to Arab housing
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Hundreds of people are protesting in Tel Aviv against Israel's housing policies for its Arab citizens.... 4/28/2015 3:21 PM

EU border agents too busy to screen migrants
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The EU border agency says its agents are so busy dealing with the record number of migrants entering the European Union that they can no longer screen people before they move deeper into the EU.... 4/28/2015 3:20 PM

Michael Douglas warns nukes more powerful 'than ever before'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Actor Michael Douglas is reminding world powers that the threat of nuclear weapons is "no less important today than it was in my childhood."... 4/28/2015 3:18 PM

Swedish top court allows Assange to appeal detention order
HELSINKI (AP) -- Sweden says it will allow Julian Assange to appeal a detention order against the WikiLeaks founder over allegations of sex crimes.... 4/28/2015 3:17 PM

Jamaica woman brings attention to rapes targeting lesbians
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- When Angeline Jackson and a friend were ambushed at gunpoint and sexually assaulted on a wooded trail outside the Jamaican capital, police initially seemed less concerned about the attack than the fact she is a lesbian.... 4/28/2015 3:13 PM

Russian bikers: Poland's entry ban won't stop ride to Berlin
BREST, Belarus (AP) -- The leader of a Russian nationalist motorcycle club whose members were refused entry into Poland said Tuesday they haven't abandoned their plans to ride to Berlin to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany 70 years ago.... 4/28/2015 3:10 PM

Problems delay docking of Russia cargo ship at space station
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's space agency postponed the docking of a cargo ship with the International Space Station on Tuesday because of problems with the unmanned spacecraft.... 4/28/2015 3:06 PM

Golf course debate reflects Vietnam army's capitalist streak
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam's busiest airport, once a major gateway for thousands of U.S. troops headed for battle, is now the scene of a slow-burning controversy linked to the commercial clout of the country's powerful military.... 4/28/2015 3:05 PM



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