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In Egypt, militants attack security forces' base in Sinai
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- Egyptian officials say suspected Islamic militants have attacked a security forces' base in northern Sinai, near the border with Gaza. There was no immediate word on casualties.... 5/4/2015 2:45 PM

Nepal: We will need huge foreign support for reconstruction
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal's government will need immense international support as the Himalayan nation begins turning its attention toward reconstruction in the coming weeks, in the wake of the devastating April earthquake, a top official said Monday.... 5/4/2015 2:44 PM

Centenarian survives Nepal quake, worries he's testing fate
BIDUR, Nepal (AP) -- It was an unlikely escape. By his own account, he should have died. But when the humble hut of stacked grey stones collapsed onto Funchu Tamang, who believes himself to be 101 years old, his daughter-in-law quickly pulled him from the wreckage.... 5/4/2015 2:42 PM

30 people arrested in renewed soccer violence in Poland
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Thirty people were arrested and five police vans damaged during a second night of violence in Knurow, southern Poland, following the death of a soccer fan hit by a rubber bullet fired by police.... 5/4/2015 2:42 PM

Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.... 5/4/2015 2:33 PM

South African man in court over wife's murder
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A South African man has been charged with his wife's murder, police said on Monday, days after local media reported that the touching eulogy he delivered at her funeral was plagiarized.... 5/4/2015 2:30 PM

US military: No indication civilians killed in Syria strike
BEIRUT (AP) -- The U.S. military denied Monday reports that civilians were killed in U.S.-led coalition airstrikes last week on a village controlled by the Islamic State group in northern Syria. Meanwhile the rights group which first reported the civilian casualties said the death toll has risen to 64, including at least 31 children.... 5/4/2015 2:29 PM

Britain's new princess can't expect fairy-tale life
LONDON (AP) -- William and Kate's new daughter is the first British princess who won't face royal discrimination because she's a girl, but that doesn't mean her life will be a fairy tale.... 5/4/2015 2:18 PM

Israeli foreign minister steps down to join opposition
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's foreign minister dealt a blow to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's effort to build a coalition by announcing Monday he is stepping down and that his secular, nationalist party is joining the opposition.... 5/4/2015 2:17 PM

Italian ships rescue nearly 6,800 migrants; baby born at sea
ROME (AP) -- Italian rescue ships brought migrants by the thousands to the country's southern ports, including a baby born aboard a navy vessel, as crowded shelters in Sicily and on the mainland struggled on Monday to find room for them.... 5/4/2015 2:15 PM

Muted celebrations of Buddha's birthday in Nepal
BIDUR, Nepal (AP) -- Celebrations of Buddha's birthday in Nepal were muted on Monday, as the faithful turned their prayers to loved ones lost in the country's massive earthquake and worries that the tragedy might be the start of a much larger reckoning.... 5/4/2015 2:08 PM

Report: harassment, threats against Czech Jews rise
PRAGUE (AP) -- A new report by Prague's Jewish community has registered a significant increase of cases of harassment and threats against Jews last year.... 5/4/2015 1:51 PM

Dutch, Canadian leaders lead off week of WWII remembrance
HOLTEN, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper are meeting to kick off a week of celebrations and remembrances to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of World War II.... 5/4/2015 1:42 PM

Discussing police, Iran president pushes against hard-liners
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's president is rejecting the idea of police officers enforcing morality rules, staking a clear position against hard-liners who largely oppose his outreach to the West.... 5/4/2015 1:24 PM

Everest climbing season likely over in Nepal
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Sherpas in Nepal have refused to rebuild a climbing route on Mount Everest that was destroyed by an earthquake-triggered avalanche more than a week ago, a decision likely to end this year's climbing season.... 5/4/2015 2:47 PM

In the face of IS successes, al-Qaida adapts, grows stronger
CAIRO (AP) -- When al-Qaida overran the Yemeni port city of Mukalla last month, the group's commanders immediately struck a deal to share power with the area's tribesmen. No jihadi banners were raised. Al-Qaida even issued a statement denying rumors that it had banned music at parties or men wearing shorts.... 5/4/2015 1:11 PM

EU, German heads at funeral of former Polish FM Bartoszewski
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- European Council president Donald Tusk and German President Joachim Gauck attended the state funeral ceremonies on Monday for Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, Poland's former foreign minister and a former Auschwitz prisoner who helped save Jews from the Holocaust.... 5/4/2015 1:10 PM

Under-fire German spy chief says his agency not a 'US tool'
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's top spy has rejected opposition charges that the country's foreign intelligence agency acted against national interests in cooperating with U.S. counterparts.... 5/4/2015 1:03 PM

UN official praises China's assistance to Nepal after quake
BEIJING (AP) -- The leader of the U.N. Development Program on Monday praised China's relief efforts in Nepal and said the country's importance to global development will only grow.... 5/4/2015 12:53 PM

Kerry to visit Riyadh to confer with Saudi Arabia on Yemen
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh for discussions with Saudi government leaders on Wednesday and Thursday.... 5/4/2015 12:52 PM

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