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After nuclear deal, Iranian art auction sees $7.4M in sales
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An annual art auction in Tehran drew record sales of $7.4 million Friday, a sign of Iran's emerging arts market that buyers hope will be buoyed by the recent nuclear deal with world powers.... 5/27/2016 6:11 PM

Putin eyes privatization deals during visit to Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- On his first trip to a European Union country this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin traveled to Greece Friday to visit a secluded Christian Orthodox monastic sanctuary and eye energy and privatization deals in the cash-strapped country.... 5/27/2016 6:09 PM

Gulf Air says Manila-Manama flight hits severe turbulence
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Bahrain's state carrier Gulf Air says severe turbulence on a flight from Manila to Manama caused some crew and passengers to suffer minor injuries.... 5/27/2016 6:05 PM

Pakistani premier to undergo open heart surgery in London
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- A spokesman says Pakistan's prime minister is due to undergo open heart surgery in London next week.... 5/27/2016 6:04 PM

Space probe confirms chemicals of life in comet's halo
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists have found further evidence supporting the theory that some of the building blocks for life may have come to Earth from outer space.... 5/27/2016 6:01 PM

Report: Rockets fired from Syria hit Turkey, 5 wounded
ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says rockets fired from Syria have struck southern Turkey wounding five people.... 5/27/2016 5:48 PM

Migrant shipwreck survivor says he was under hull, pal died
SICULIANA, Sicily (AP) -- A Sudanese man who survived the capsizing of a heavily overcrowded smugglers boat off Libya says the vessel tipped over when fellow migrants heard the voice of approaching rescuers and rushed above deck.... 5/27/2016 5:39 PM

Brazil police identify 4 of 30-plus men wanted for gang rape
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that has rocked Latin America's largest nation and highlighted its endemic problem of violence against women.... 5/27/2016 5:37 PM

The Latest: HRW: 165,000 Syrians trapped at Turkish border
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the fighting in Syria (all times local):... 5/27/2016 5:37 PM

The Latest: UN chief welcomes Obama's Hiroshima visit
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima, Japan (all times local):... 5/27/2016 5:37 PM

Israeli Christian wins first 'Miss Trans Israel' pageant
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- An Israeli from a Catholic Arab family has been crowned the winner of the country's first transgender pageant.... 5/27/2016 5:34 PM

Health experts urge WHO to consider moving Rio Olympics
LONDON (AP) -- Health experts on Friday urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak.... 5/27/2016 5:33 PM

IS grabs territory from Syrian rebels near Turkish border
BEIRUT (AP) -- Militants of the Islamic State group on Friday seized a string of villages from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border in rapid advances that forced the evacuation of a hospital and trapped tens of thousands of people amid heavy fighting, Syrian opposition activists and an international medical organization said.... 5/27/2016 5:17 PM

Defying critics, Libya's eastern bank prints its own money
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- Libya's cash-strapped eastern central bank announced it had printed its own bank notes Friday, overcoming initial opposition from the U.N.-backed western government but sparking concern at the divided country's ability to develop coherent monetary and economic policies.... 5/27/2016 5:11 PM

Man with reported ties to Montreal Mafia gunned down
LAVAL, Quebec (AP) -- Quebec provincial police say a man with reported high-level ties to organized crime has been shot dead north of Montreal.... 5/27/2016 5:08 PM

Israeli ex-officers issue peace plan, condemn gov't inaction
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A group of more than 200 Israeli military and intelligence officers are criticizing the government for a lack of action in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and have issued a detailed plan they say can end the impasse.... 5/27/2016 5:03 PM

Cave art trove found in Spain 1,000 feet underground
MADRID (AP) -- Spanish archaeologists say they have discovered an exceptional set of Paleolithic-era cave drawings that could rank among the best in a country that already boasts some of the world's most important cave art.... 5/27/2016 4:49 PM

Uganda: 5 al-Shabab World Cup bombers given life in jail
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- A judge has given life sentences to five men convicted of carrying out twin bombings which killed 76 people who were watching the 2010 World Cup final in the Ugandan capital Kampala.... 5/27/2016 4:42 PM

Egypt says search for crashed EgyptAir plane narrows
CAIRO (AP) -- The search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board has narrowed to a 5-kilometer-wide area in the Mediterranean Sea, based on signals from the craft's emergency beacon, Egypt's chief investigator said.... 5/27/2016 4:41 PM

The Latest: IOM eyes closer ties to UN to help migrants
GENEVA (AP) -- The Latest on Europe's response to the migrant crisis (all times local):... 5/27/2016 4:12 PM

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