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After Pakistan bus attack, worry an insurgency growing worse
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- As hundreds of mourners on Saturday protested the killing of 19 people in deadly bus hijackings in western Pakistan, the assaults raised new fears that a long-simmering insurgency there could be growing more violent.... 5/30/2015 10:46 AM

THE LATEST: No loss for Europe; FIFA keeps World Cup quotas
ZURICH (AP) -- The latest developments concerning FIFA:... 5/30/2015 10:38 AM

Activists say Syrian army strikes kill 45 people in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian army airstrikes killed at least 45 people, most of them civilians, and wounded scores in attacks Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo that struck civilian areas, including a packed market in town held by the Islamic State group, activists said.... 5/30/2015 10:27 AM

Rocket grenades kill 7 as Boko Haram attacks Nigerian city
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Witnesses say seven people were killed by rocket-propelled grenades shot into several homes in the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri as Boko Haram extremists unleash a new kind of violence.... 5/30/2015 10:21 AM

Merkel: Germany didn't lie over chances of US no-spy deal
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel is rejecting suggestions her government lied in 2013 about the United States' willingness to negotiate a "no-spy" agreement with Germany.... 5/30/2015 10:20 AM

Heat wave eases in India after killing nearly 2,000 people
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- A meteorologist says showers and thunderstorms have eased sizzling summer temperatures in southern India, where a weekslong heat wave has claimed nearly 2,000 lives.... 5/30/2015 10:15 AM

Italy: 4,200 more migrants saved off Libya's coasts, 17 die
ROME (AP) -- The Italian coast guard says it has coordinated the rescue of more than 4,000 migrants off Libya's coast in 22 separate operations.... 5/30/2015 10:14 AM

US, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline
GENEVA (AP) -- A month out from a nuclear deal deadline, the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats gathered in Geneva Saturday in an effort to bridge differences over how quickly to ease economic sanctions on Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections.... 5/30/2015 9:56 AM

Egypt frees US-Egyptian national sentenced to life in prison
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian authorities freed a dual U.S.-Egyptian citizen on Saturday who had been on hunger strike for over a year and was sentenced to life in prison on charges of financing an anti-government sit-in and spreading "false news."... 5/30/2015 9:42 AM

Blatter says he will forgive but won't forget UEFA rebellion
ZURICH (AP) -- Emboldened by his fresh mandate to lead world soccer, Sepp Blatter made it clear there may be consequences for European leaders who tried to oust him from FIFA.... 5/30/2015 9:41 AM

UN rights chief urges deeper probe of Central Africa abuses
BERLIN (AP) -- The United Nations' human rights chief is urging several countries to step up efforts to investigate allegations that peacekeepers in Central African Republic may have committed abuses, a call that comes as the U.N. itself faces pressure over child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers.... 5/30/2015 9:41 AM

Blatter criticizes US justice chief, soccer corruption case
ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter criticized U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and an American federal investigation into soccer corruption which could yet lead directly to his door.... 5/30/2015 9:24 AM

McCain: US should allow sale of defensive weapons to Vietnam
SINGAPORE (AP) -- America needs to provide Vietnam with more defensive weapons, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday as tensions in the Asia Pacific region heightened over China's expanding land reclamation projects in the South China Sea.... 5/30/2015 9:13 AM

North Korean ex-POWs hope to return home before they die
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- After the Korean War ended in 1953, Kim Myeong Bok and 75 other North Korean prisoners of war detained in South Korea opted to live abroad rather than risk hostile welcomes in either half of their homeland. Now he wants to come home, though he may find little more than rejection and suspicion.... 5/30/2015 7:14 AM

15 wounded in 2 explosions in restive southern Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- At least 15 people have been wounded in two separate blasts that hit a police camp in a restive southern Philippine province where Muslim militants operate, police said Saturday.... 5/30/2015 7:04 AM

Gravely ill Russian opposition figure won't be sent abroad
MOSCOW (AP) -- A prominent Russian opposition figure who is being treated at a Moscow hospital for a sudden, mysterious illness won't be taken abroad for care.... 5/30/2015 7:01 AM

Turkey seizes bank associated with US-based Muslim cleric
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's banking regulator says a state fund has seized a bank associated with a movement led by the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, which authorities have accused of attempting to destabilize the government.... 5/30/2015 6:55 AM

Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."... 5/30/2015 4:47 AM

Pentagon chief criticizes Beijing's South China Sea moves
SINGAPORE (AP) -- China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won't expand its sovereignty, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told an international security conference Saturday, stepping up America's condemnation of the communist giant as Beijing officials sat in the audience.... 5/30/2015 4:33 AM

No major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisis
BANGKOK (AP) -- A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended with no major breakthroughs, with Myanmar deflecting blame for fueling the crisis and warning that "finger pointing" would not help.... 5/30/2015 1:59 AM

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