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Vatican's anti-money laundering norms taking hold
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican's financial watchdog agency said Friday it received 147 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, a sign that tough new anti-money laundering norms are taking hold at its scandal-marred bank.... 5/29/2015 9:37 AM

Britain's Cameron in Poland, seeking support on EU reform
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron pressed his case for renegotiating his country's relationship with the European Union Friday in Poland, with the Polish prime minister expressing resistance to any changes that would limit the rights of the many Polish migrants living in the U.K.... 5/29/2015 9:36 AM

US says China has artillery vehicles on artificial island
SINGAPORE (AP) -- U.S. officials say that two large artillery vehicles have been detected on one of the artificial islands that China is creating in the South China Sea.... 5/29/2015 9:35 AM

Wife of Czech ex-PM acquitted by court of abuse of power
PRAGUE (AP) -- A Prague court has acquitted the wife of former Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas of abuse of power charges in a case that brought down his government.... 5/29/2015 9:30 AM

Blatter says vote for Russia, Qatar the root of FIFA crisis
ZURICH (AP) -- The worst corruption crisis in soccer history stems from the governing body's decision to award Russia and Qatar the next two World Cup tournaments, FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Friday.... 5/29/2015 9:30 AM

Volcano erupts in southern Japan, spewing ash high into sky
TOKYO (AP) -- A volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into the sky. Authorities told people on the island to evacuate.... 5/29/2015 9:23 AM

China executes teacher who molested or raped 26 students
BEIJING (AP) -- A former Chinese elementary school teacher has been executed for molesting or raping 26 students, some as young as 4 years old.... 5/29/2015 9:18 AM

Ruble rebound threatens 'Made in Russia' industry revival
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's ruble is on a roller-coaster. After being the world's second worst-performing currency against the dollar last year, it is among the best in 2015.... 5/29/2015 9:18 AM

12 Russians injured in lightning strike at ruins on Crete
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek authorities say 12 Russian tourists have been injured in a lightning strike at the archaeological site of Knossos, on the southern island of Crete.... 5/29/2015 9:16 AM

Malaysia denies entry to second Hong Kong activist
HONG KONG (AP) -- Malaysian authorities have denied entry to a radical Hong Kong lawmaker at Kuala Lumpur's airport, the second time this week they have barred one of the city's outspoken pro-democracy activists.... 5/29/2015 9:13 AM

Anniversary of 1st Everest climb marked as industry frets
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Everest Day, marking the conquest of the world's tallest peak 62 years ago, was marked quietly by officials, people in the mountaineering business and a few climbers Friday, little more than a month after an earthquake-triggered avalanche swept the base camp and killed 19 people.... 5/29/2015 9:13 AM

South African rhino gets treated after poacher attack
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A rhino in South Africa that survived an attack by poachers who cut off her horns, leaving a massive wound on her face, has had a setback in her medical treatment.... 5/29/2015 9:02 AM

THE LATEST: Call for revote if World Cups awarded corruptly
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:... 5/29/2015 8:51 AM

Turkmenistan considers extending presidential rule
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) -- Legislators in the authoritarian Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan are considering scrapping the 70-year age limit at which a president can serve, enabling the incumbent to serve for life.... 5/29/2015 8:40 AM

India's heat wave tests water supply; death toll over 1,800
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weekslong heat wave to at least 1,826, officials said Friday.... 5/29/2015 8:36 AM

Iraqi authorities raise Baghdad attacks death toll to 15
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Authorities in Iraq have raised the death toll from bombings that targeted two top hotels in Baghdad to 15 people, with another 42 wounded.... 5/29/2015 8:11 AM

Myanmar warns against 'finger pointing' at migrant meeting
BANGKOK (AP) -- Regional talks to deal with the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia began Friday with a defensive Myanmar official criticizing those who blame his country for causing the crisis, saying "finger pointing" would not help.... 5/29/2015 8:06 AM

UN nuke agency to issue report showing Iran probe stalled
VIENNA (AP) -- Diplomats say the U.N.'s atomic agency will be reporting a standstill in attempts to probe allegations Iran worked on nuclear arms, in an assessment later Friday.... 5/29/2015 7:55 AM

Britain's Cameron in Poland in search for support on reform
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron is in Warsaw as a part of a visit to four European capitals as he seeks support for renegotiating his country's relationship with the European Union.... 5/29/2015 7:20 AM

Muhammadu Buhari takes over Nigeria in crisis
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Muhammadu Buhari takes over a nation in crisis Friday with an Islamic uprising that has made 1.5 million people homeless and coffers emptied by massive corruption.... 5/29/2015 7:11 AM

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