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Nationalist party declares Islam doesn't belong to Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Members of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party have backed a political program that says Islam doesn't belong to Germany and supports a ban against minarets, muezzin calls and headscarves for women and girls in school.... 5/1/2016 1:53 PM

Slovakia's premier leaves hospital after heart surgery
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) -- Slovakia's prime minister has been discharged from a clinic in the capital following heart surgery.... 5/1/2016 1:52 PM

Pope insists pedophile criminals be 'severely' punished
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is insisting that pedophiles who abuse children be severely punished.... 5/1/2016 1:38 PM

South Africa: Rescued lions explore new home in sanctuary
Vaalwater, South Africa (AP) -- Lions rescued from circuses in Colombia and Peru and airlifted to South Africa are exploring their new territory of bush grasses and trees after being released into a sanctuary north of Johannesburg.... 5/1/2016 1:35 PM

French far-right father-daughter feud disrupts tradition
PARIS (AP) -- Jean-Marie Le Pen, a founder and the decades-long leader of France's far-right National Front, declared Sunday that his daughter, the party president who has expelled him, will lose next year's presidential race if she fails to unify the party.... 5/1/2016 1:34 PM

3 dead in eastern Ukraine amid Easter armistice violations
MOSCOW (AP) -- Three deaths were reported Sunday in the fighting in eastern Ukraine despite a recently brokered armistice for Orthodox Easter.... 5/1/2016 1:16 PM

North Korea party congress to show unity around Kim Jong Un
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea is preparing to hold a once-in-a-generation congress of its ruling party that is intended to rally the nation behind leader Kim Jong Un and could provide an important glimpse into Kim's plans for the country's economy and military.... 5/1/2016 1:10 PM

Kenya officials: Death toll of collapsed building up to 16
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan rescuers are continuing to search for survivors of a residential building that collapsed Friday as officials said the death toll rose to 16 and 73 people are missing.... 5/1/2016 1:10 PM

South Korean president visits Iran to boost ties
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- South Korea's president has arrived in Tehran in the first such high-level visit since the two nations established diplomatic ties in 1962.... 5/1/2016 1:06 PM

Labour Party denies anti-Semitism in its ranks as vote nears
LONDON (AP) -- Senior Labour Party figures are fighting back against charges there is anti-Semitism in the party's ranks ahead of Thursday's vote for a new mayor of London and other posts.... 5/1/2016 12:57 PM

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 12:55 PM

UN: Violence in April kills at least 741 Iraqis
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The United Nations says at least 741 Iraqis have been killed in April due to ongoing violence, a sharp decline from the previous month.... 5/1/2016 12:44 PM

Damascus extends cease-fire by 24 hours
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria's state news agency says the military has extended its cease-fire around Damascus for another 24 hours. Thousands of rebels are fighting pro-government forces in the region.... 5/1/2016 12:41 PM

Car bomb in southern Turkey kills 2 policemen, 22 wounded
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A car bomb struck the entrance of a Turkish police station Sunday in the southern city of Gaziantep, killing two police officers and wounding 22 other people, according to the state-run Anadolu Agency.... 5/1/2016 12:27 PM

3 detained after stabbing death of Hindu man in Bangladesh
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Police in Bangladesh have detained three men, including the head of an Islamic school, in connection with the stabbing death of a Hindu tailor in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.... 5/1/2016 12:16 PM

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

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

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