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Turkish Cypriot leadership election to go into 2nd round
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- The election for the Turkish Cypriot leadership will go to a second round after none of the candidates managed to garner enough votes Sunday to avoid a runoff, authorities said, as talks to reunify the ethnically-split island of Cyprus are expected to resume next month.... 4/19/2015 6:48 PM

UN anti-crime commission's future uncertain in Guatemala
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Even in crime-ridden Guatemala, the headlines were startling: Prosecutors busted a customs bribery ring that likely defrauded the state of millions of dollars, with the current and former Tax Authority chiefs and a top aide to the vice president implicated.... 4/19/2015 6:44 PM

Hundreds of migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean Sea
ROME (AP) -- Only a few dozen people were saved Sunday after a fishing boat smuggling hundreds of migrants from Libya to Europe overturned in what could become one of the Mediterranean's deadliest mass drownings.... 4/19/2015 6:35 PM

Opposition Center Party takes early lead in Finnish election
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finland voted Sunday to determine which coalition could lift the country out of a three-year recession, with the opposition Center Party in an early lead over the ruling conservatives whose leader, Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, acknowledged his government was slow to enact economic reforms.... 4/19/2015 6:27 PM

Yemen Shiite rebel leader vows not to surrender amid strikes
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A Shiite rebel leader in Yemen vowed to not surrender Sunday amid Saudi-led airstrikes in a rambling speech that rejected U.N. efforts to halt violence there, even as the political party of the country's former leader welcomed international efforts for a cease-fire.... 4/19/2015 6:22 PM

Officials say attacks around Iraq's capital kill 14 people
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Authorities in Iraq say bombings and mortar fire targeting public places have killed 14 people around the capital, Baghdad.... 4/19/2015 5:48 PM

Poland summons US envoy over FBI head's Holocaust comments
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's Foreign Ministry urgently summoned U.S. Ambassador Stephen Mull on Sunday to "protest and demand an apology," saying the head of the FBI suggested that Poles were accomplices in the Holocaust.... 4/19/2015 5:39 PM

Mexico officials report capture of alleged cartel leader
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican security officials say they've captured the man accused of running the Juarez drug cartel following last year's arrest of Vicente Carrillo Fuentes.... 4/19/2015 5:28 PM

Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared caliphate in Syria and Iraq.... 4/19/2015 5:27 PM

Hungarian Holocaust survivors thank American rescuers
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungarian Holocaust survivors rescued 70 years ago from a train taking them from one concentration camp to another paid tribute to the American soldiers who helped liberate them.... 4/19/2015 5:16 PM

Afghan police say insurgents enter southern police compound
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Insurgents armed with guns and explosives entered a police station in Afghanistan's southern city of Lashkar Gar on Sunday after a suicide bomber detonated explosives at the gate of the compound allowing the others to gain entry, a senior policeman said.... 4/19/2015 5:04 PM

8 people killed at Brazilian soccer team's fan club
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A group of armed men killed eight people in a raid on a Sao Paulo soccer fan club with close links to a notorious former prison, Brazilian police said on Sunday.... 4/19/2015 4:57 PM

Kenya official: I did not cause delay in ending attack
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The use of a police plane for a personal errand did not delay the deployment of the police tactical team which ended the extremist attack in eastern Kenya where 148 people, the majority of them university students, were killed, a police official said in a statement.... 4/19/2015 4:55 PM

Palestinian Cabinet ministers make rare visit to Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Ten months after taking office, Cabinet ministers in a Palestinian unity government paid a rare visit to the Gaza Strip on Sunday, hoping to breathe life into a troubled reconciliation process with the Hamas militant group.... 4/19/2015 4:40 PM

Czech Republic beats France 3-1 in Fed Cup semis
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) -- Defending champion Czech Republic reached its fourth Fed Cup final in five years by defeating France after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.... 4/19/2015 4:31 PM

Wartime climate in Saudi puts calls for reform on hold
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- An electronic billboard at an upscale Saudi mall flashes an advertisement for a designer fragrance before switching to images of soaring F-16s and King Salman saluting the troops. "The response has come to you who threaten the nation," the caption says. "To those who test me, take this war as a reply."... 4/19/2015 4:25 PM

Iran's powerful Guard rejects inspection of military sites
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- International nuclear inspectors will be barred from all Iranian military sites under any deal with world powers, a senior commander in the Revolutionary Guard said Sunday, setting up a possible standoff as negotiators try to reach a final deal.... 4/19/2015 4:20 PM

Fire sends plume of smoke above Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A fire in a brewery's warehouse sent a towering black plume of smoke pouring into the sky above Mexico City on Sunday, but officials said there were no reported injuries.... 4/19/2015 3:59 PM

Sea of sorrows: Many migrants drown trying to reach Italy
ROME (AP) -- Migrants seeking a better life in Europe have died by the thousands in the Mediterranean Sea in recent years while fleeing poverty and bloodshed in Africa, the Middle East and Asia.... 4/19/2015 3:56 PM

Despite victory, Israeli leader struggling to form coalition
JERUSALEM (AP) -- With a resounding election victory last month, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seemed to have an easy path toward quickly establishing a coalition government with his traditional nationalist, religious and ultra-Orthodox Jewish allies.... 4/19/2015 3:55 PM



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