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Flight to UAE diverted to air base after bomb threat
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates' state news agency says a commercial plane was diverted to a military airbase in Dubai after a passenger said the plane would explode.... 5/4/2015 5:13 AM

French far right patriarch to go before disciplinary board
PARIS (AP) -- The man who for nearly four decades headed France's far-right National Front may now be on the fast-track to disgrace.... 5/4/2015 5:02 AM

Philippine military chief confirms wanted militant killed
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine military chief confirmed Monday that wanted Filipino bomb-maker Abdul Basit Usman, who has links to the Indonesian-based Jemaah Islamiyah terrorist network and is a suspect in deadly bomb attacks in the south, has been killed.... 5/4/2015 4:58 AM

Taiwan party leader affirms eventual reunion with China
BEIJING (AP) -- The head of Taiwan's Nationalists reaffirmed the party's support for eventual unification with the mainland when he met Monday with Chinese President Xi Jinping as part of continuing rapprochement between the former bitter enemies.... 5/4/2015 4:53 AM

Asia stocks rise on China stimulus hopes, Wall St. rebound
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stock markets rose Monday after Wall Street rebounded and China's leaders promised more measures to shore up slowing growth.... 5/4/2015 4:01 AM

S. Korea urges N. Korea to release New York Univ. student
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea on Monday urged North Korea to quickly free a South Korean student of New York University detained in the North for illegally entering the country.... 5/4/2015 3:56 AM

Magnitude-5.6 quake jolts New Zealand; no major damage
WANAKA, New Zealand (AP) -- A magnitude-5.6 earthquake jolted the South Island of New Zealand Monday afternoon, but there were no initial reports of major damage or injuries.... 5/4/2015 3:39 AM

Nepal's wrenching choices: 'I feel like I could die anytime'
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Four days after the earthquake ripped apart the supporting wall attaching her ancient brick house to the tilting seven-story building next door, Parbati Gautam moved back in.... 5/4/2015 3:24 AM

Australia says Europeans seek advice on stopping migrants
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Europeans grappling with mass migration from Libya were seeking information about Australia's controversial success in stopping asylum seeker boats reaching its shores, the Australian prime minister said Monday.... 5/4/2015 3:10 AM

Airliner makes emergency landing at Vancouver airport
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- A U.S. passenger flight has made an emergency landing at Vancouver International Airport.... 5/4/2015 3:00 AM

Israeli Ethiopian protest against racism turns violent
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Several thousand people from Israel's Jewish Ethiopian minority protested in Tel Aviv against racism and police brutality on Sunday, shutting down a major highway and clashing with police on horseback long into the night.... 5/4/2015 2:17 AM

US pilot, Chinese killed in light aircraft crash in China
BEIJING (AP) -- An American pilot and a Chinese passenger have been killed in a light airplane crash in eastern China, state media reported.... 5/4/2015 1:49 AM

Puerto Rico governor signs order to legalize medical pot
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor on Sunday signed an executive order to authorize the use of medical marijuana in the U.S. territory in an unexpected move following a lengthy public debate.... 5/4/2015 12:33 AM

Community leaders: Nigerian troops kill dozens of civilians
JOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerian troops have killed dozens of civilians and razed scores of homes to avenge the deaths of six soldiers, community leaders and residents of central Plateau state charged on Sunday.... 5/3/2015 10:27 PM

Arab coalition 'reconnaissance' troops land in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- With helicopter gunships hovering overhead, at least 20 troops from a Saudi-led Arab coalition came ashore Sunday in the southern port city of Aden on what military officials called a "reconnaissance" mission, as fighting raged between Iranian-backed Shiite rebels and forces loyal to the nation's exiled president.... 5/3/2015 9:56 PM

With rescue near, Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armored car and three died when a land mine exploded as they walked to freedom.... 5/3/2015 9:13 PM

Rebels kill 8 Indian paramilitary soldiers
GAUHATI, India (AP) -- Suspected rebels on Sunday ambushed and killed eight Indian paramilitary soldiers in the remote, troubled northeast, police said.... 5/3/2015 9:08 PM

Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials said the overall logistics situation was improving.... 5/3/2015 8:53 PM

Athens prison brawl leaves at least 2 dead, 21 injured
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A brawl in an Athens prison wing housing foreigners left at least two inmates dead and 21 others injured on Sunday, many seriously, authorities said.... 5/3/2015 8:36 PM

Congressmen to reconsider separate funding for Iraq factions
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Congress may reconsider a provision in an upcoming bill funding the training of the Iraqi army that would also send weapons directly to Arab Sunnis and Kurds, a congressman visiting Baghdad said Sunday.... 5/3/2015 7:49 PM

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