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Iraq: Car bombings kill at least 23 people in southern city
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Militants on Sunday unleashed dual car bomb attacks in southern Iraq, killing at least 23 people and wounding dozens, officials said, at a time when the country's government is struggling with mounting public unrest in the capital over delays in promised reform plans.... 5/1/2016 11:51 AM

Pope decries 'desperate' situation in Syrian city of Aleppo
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is decrying worsening violence amid the already "desperate" humanitarian situation in Syria, particularly in the northern city of Aleppo.... 5/1/2016 11:35 AM

Saudi Binladin Group employees set fire to buses in protest
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Employees at giant construction firm, the Saudi Binladin Group, have set fire to more than seven company buses to protest a reportedly large round of looming layoffs and not being paid their salaries for months.... 5/1/2016 11:27 AM

Ukraine accuses separatists of violating Easter armistice
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Ukrainian government says one soldier has been killed and several troops wounded in the country's east in what seems to be a violation of a recently brokered armistice.... 5/1/2016 11:06 AM

Militants free 10 Indonesian hostages in south Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Abu Sayyaf militants have freed 10 Indonesian crewmen who were seized at sea in March in the first of three attacks on tugboats that have sparked a regional maritime security alarm, officials said Sunday.... 5/1/2016 11:03 AM

In London's mayoral race, candidate rejects 'extremism' barb
LONDON (AP) -- One is a bus driver's son who grew up in social housing, the other a billionaire's son raised in a mansion. They are two very different London success stories, and one is about to become the city's next mayor.... 5/1/2016 10:59 AM

Iraqi officials: Double car bombings in southern Iraq kill at least 18 people, wound up to...
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials: Double car bombings in southern Iraq kill at least 18 people, wound up to 40 others.... 5/1/2016 10:48 AM

Iraq says oil exports, revenues increase in April
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq says April crude oil exports have increased by 2.3 percent from the previous month, filling cash-strapped coffers amid an acute economic crisis.... 5/1/2016 10:33 AM

Watchdog looks to counter new chemical weapons threats
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- With about 92 percent of the world's declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups while still dealing with unfinished business in Syria.... 5/1/2016 9:58 AM

Car bomb in southern Turkey kills policeman, 23 wounded
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing a policeman and injuring 23 other people, an official said.... 5/1/2016 9:10 AM

Palestinians blast Eurovision Song Contest's flag policy
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian leaders are blasting the Eurovision Song Contest for preventing their flag from being flown during the event this month.... 5/1/2016 8:12 AM

Iran president welcomes parliamentary results
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's official IRNA news agency reports that President Hassan Rouhani has welcomed the success of the moderate-reformist bloc in parliamentary runoff elections.... 5/1/2016 8:02 AM

Philippine officials say 10 Indonesian hostages have been freed by Muslim extremists in th...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine officials say 10 Indonesian hostages have been freed by Muslim extremists in the country's south.... 5/1/2016 8:01 AM

Turkish media: Explosion near police station in southern Turkey wounds 9 people
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish media: Explosion near police station in southern Turkey wounds 9 people.... 5/1/2016 7:01 AM

Malaysia deports 32 Taiwanese to China, draws protest
BEIJING (AP) -- Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia's deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island's nationals to China to face wire fraud charges.... 5/1/2016 4:27 AM

Venezuela hikes minimum wage 30 percent amid economic crunch
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic stagnation.... 5/1/2016 4:02 AM

China's April manufacturing activity weaker than expected
BEIJING (AP) -- China's manufacturing activity was weaker than expected in April, according to a survey by an industry group.... 5/1/2016 3:22 AM

33 rescued lions arrive in South Africa in airlift
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The roars of lions filled the cargo section of Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport Saturday evening as 33 lions rescued from South American circuses landed in South Africa where they will be released into a bush sanctuary for big cats.... 4/30/2016 9:30 PM

Worker dies after falling ill at World Cup stadium site
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- World Cup organizers say a worker has died after falling ill on the site of one of the stadiums being constructed for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.... 4/30/2016 9:03 PM

Officials: Collapsed Kenyan building had no occupancy permit
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A building that collapsed amid heavy rains in Nairobi, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 134, did not have an occupancy permit, officials said Saturday as they ordered its owner to turn himself in.... 4/30/2016 7:34 PM



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