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Save the Children: Dozens feared dead in migrant tragedy
ROME (AP) -- The Save the Children aid group reported another Mediterranean migrant tragedy Tuesday, with survivors saying "dozens" of their fellow passengers fell out of their rubber boat and likely drowned as a rescue vessel neared.... 5/5/2015 10:53 AM

German train drivers start five-day strike in wage dispute
BERLIN (AP) -- German train drivers started a five-day strike Tuesday, their longest walkout yet in an increasingly bitter dispute with the country's main railway operator.... 5/5/2015 10:50 AM

NATO to briefly move command HQ to Romania from Naples
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A top NATO commander says the alliance will briefly move an allied joint force command headquarters to Romania as NATO continues to hone its ability to react to Russia's moves in Ukraine and other security challenges.... 5/5/2015 10:48 AM

Kerry visits Somalia; 1st such trip for a secretary of state
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry made an unannounced trip to Somalia Tuesday in a show of solidarity with a government trying to defeat al-Qaida-allied militants and end decades of war in the African country. He is the first top U.S. diplomat ever to visit Somalia.... 5/5/2015 10:47 AM

Burundi court validates president's third term bid
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's constitutional court on Tuesday validated the president's controversial bid for a third term but the deputy president of the court, who fled to Rwanda ahead of the ruling, called the ruling unconstitutional.... 5/5/2015 10:46 AM

Ex-IRA man linked to 2005 slaying shot to death in Belfast
DUBLIN (AP) -- The central Irish Republican Army figure in one of the outlawed group's most notorious killings has been shot to death in Belfast, residents and police said Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 10:45 AM

Iraq sends troops to key refinery amid heavy clashes with IS
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Reinforcements are being rushed to the key Beiji refinery in northern Iraq amid heavy fighting with Islamic State militants who have been trying to capture the facility for months, Iraqi officials said Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 10:41 AM

Jordan hosts 18-country military drill amid wars, tensions
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan has kicked off a two-week military exercise with some 10,000 participants from 18 countries, many members of a U.S.-led military coalition against the Islamic State group, which controls much of neighboring Iraq and Syria.... 5/5/2015 10:36 AM

Thai police find new trafficker camps; crackdown intensifies
PADANG BESAR, Thailand (AP) -- Police found two more camps Tuesday believed to have held human trafficking victims in southern Thailand - one recently abandoned and the other containing a buried skeleton - days after the grim discovery of 26 bodies at a separate location exposed a thriving human smuggling network in the country.... 5/5/2015 10:32 AM

China to lift price controls on most drugs starting June 1
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese regulators will lift price controls on most pharmaceutical drugs starting June 1 in hopes that the market-driven pricing system will keep medical costs in check, the National Development and Reform Commission announced Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 10:23 AM

EU raises eurozone forecast despite bleaker Greek outlook
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has nudged up its forecast for economic growth across the 19-country eurozone despite a much gloomier outlook for Greece, which is struggling to get its hands on vital bailout cash it needs to pay off debts.... 5/5/2015 10:19 AM

Thailand's 87-year-old king makes rare public appearance
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej made a rare public appearance Tuesday to mark the 65th anniversary of his coronation.... 5/5/2015 10:18 AM

Lebanese held hostage by Syria militants appear in video
BEIRUT (AP) -- Seven Lebanese troops held hostage by al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate have appeared in a video posted online.... 5/5/2015 10:13 AM

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ROME (AP) -- Save the Children aid group reports dozens of migrants dead in new rescue tragedy.... 5/5/2015 10:06 AM

Greek police: body of murdered 4-year-old can never be found
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek police say the body of 4-year-old Bulgarian girl believed to have been killed by her father will likely never be found due to the way in which her killer disposed of her remains.... 5/5/2015 9:53 AM

IS claims responsibility for Texas cartoon attack
CAIRO (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility on Tuesday for a weekend attack at a center near Dallas, Texas, exhibiting cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.... 5/5/2015 9:45 AM

Start your engines: UK election hopefuls burn rubber
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's candidates are campaigning from Cornwall in southwestern England to the far northern reaches of Scotland in search of votes with the general election just two days away.... 5/5/2015 9:21 AM

China stocks fall on IPO wave, Australia flat after rate cut
HONG KONG (AP) -- Chinese stocks plunged Tuesday as the start of an IPO wave cooled investor sentiment and Australian shares were flat after the central bank cut interest rates to a record low to stimulate the limping economy. Other global benchmarks were mixed with two major Asian markets closed.... 5/5/2015 9:04 AM

Climbers leave Everest after Sherpas refuse to rebuild route
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Climbers who stayed in villages close to the Everest base camp are packing their gear and leaving the mountain because Sherpa guides have refused to rebuild a climbing route destroyed by the earthquake-triggered avalanche, mountaineering officials said Tuesday.... 5/5/2015 9:00 AM

Nepali police dig bodies from village and trekking route
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Rescuers were digging Tuesday through thousands of tons of earth from a quake-triggered mudslide in Nepal that wiped out an entire village along a popular Himalayan trekking route and killed at least 60 people.... 5/5/2015 8:39 AM



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