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Iran seizes cargo ship after firing warning shots
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Iranian forces fired warning shots across the bridge of a Marshall Islands-flagged cargo vessel as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz, boarded the ship and directed it toward the Iranian mainland, a Pentagon official said Tuesday.... 4/28/2015 6:13 PM

Forest fire blazes in Chernobyl off-limits zone
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Fire has engulfed a large sector of woods in the exclusion zone around the destroyed Chernobyl nuclear power plant. Ukrainian prime minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk says the fire is being brought under control.... 4/28/2015 6:11 PM

West Bank universities call off elections
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Two West Bank universities have called off upcoming student elections after President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Party was trounced by the Islamic militant group Hamas in a separate university vote last week.... 4/28/2015 6:03 PM

Sri Lanka's Parliament clips presidential powers
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) -- Sri Lanka's Parliament has voted overwhelmingly to clip the extensive powers of the president, making him answerable to Parliament, a key pledge President Maithripala Sirisena made in the run up to his January election win.... 4/28/2015 6:00 PM

Ukraine says rebels firing rocket launchers again
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Separatist rebels in the east of Ukraine have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal, Ukrainian military officials said Tuesday.... 4/28/2015 5:52 PM

Choppers ferry injured in Nepal; new mudslide hits village
GORKHA, Nepal (AP) -- Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,600 people, ferrying the injured and delivering emergency supplies. Officials said 250 villagers were feared missing in a new mudslide.... 4/28/2015 5:52 PM

Saudi Arabia foils US Embassy attack, arrests 93 suspects
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia on Tuesday announced the arrest of 93 suspects with ties to the Islamic State group who it says were planning multi-pronged attacks on the U.S. Embassy, security forces and residential compounds where foreigners live.... 4/28/2015 5:44 PM

Swedish top court allows Assange to appeal detention order
HELSINKI (AP) -- Sweden's highest court decided Tuesday to allow Julian Assange to appeal a detention order against the WikiLeaks founder over allegations of sex crimes.... 4/28/2015 5:37 PM

Migrant soccer team's goal: Integration into southern Italy
ROSARNO, Italy (AP) -- A soccer team fielding only African migrants is hoping to win hearts and games in one of Italy's poorest regions, where locals and foreigners once clashed in bloody fights.... 4/28/2015 5:27 PM

UN peacekeepers come under fire in north Mali near Timbuktu
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- Armed separatist fighters fired upon U.N. peacekeeping vehicles near Timbuktu in northern Mali on Tuesday, U.N. officials said, marking a further setback for the country's fragile peace process.... 4/28/2015 5:21 PM

UN: More than 300,000 driven from homes in Yemen's conflict
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- More than 300,000 Yemenis have been driven from their homes by a month of violence in the impoverished Arab nation, double the number only two weeks ago, amid escalating fighting with Shiite rebels and the continued Saudi-led air campaign, a United Nations agency said Tuesday.... 4/28/2015 5:19 PM

UK man accused of killing US soldier with bomb in Iraq
LONDON (AP) -- A British man went on trial in London on Tuesday accused of making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007.... 4/28/2015 5:11 PM

Madeleine McCann's parents win Portuguese libel case
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- The parents of missing British girl Madeleine McCann have won 500,000 euros ($549,000) in a libel action against a former Portuguese detective who published a book alleging they were involved in their daughter's disappearance, according to a Lisbon court ruling published Tuesday.... 4/28/2015 4:59 PM

Panama Canal installs final lock gate as part of expansion
PANAMA CITY (AP) -- The Panama Canal is installing the last of 16 giant lock gates that are a key part of the waterway's multibillion-dollar expansion.... 4/28/2015 4:58 PM

Burundi has 3rd day of protests against president
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi's anti-government street demonstrations continued for a third day Tuesday as residents protest President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term.... 4/28/2015 4:55 PM

Syrian opposition group says it will attend Geneva talks
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's main opposition group in exile says it will attend upcoming consultations in Geneva with the U.N. special envoy to Syria aimed at re-launching political negotiations.... 4/28/2015 4:55 PM

EU border agents too busy to screen migrants
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Border agents are so busy dealing with the record number of migrants entering the European Union that they can no longer screen people properly, leaving them to slip deeper into the EU unidentified, Europe's border agency Frontex said Tuesday.... 4/28/2015 4:47 PM

Finnish navy drops depth charges onto suspected submarine
HELSINKI (AP) -- The Finnish navy has been chasing "an underwater object" which it has failed to identify, forcing it to drop depth charges to warn the intruder it had been detected, officials said Tuesday.... 4/28/2015 4:30 PM

Lawyers for Germanwings families weigh bringing case in US
BERLIN (AP) -- Lawyers representing dozens of families who lost loved ones when a German passenger plane crashed in the Alps last month said Tuesday they may sue the airline in the U.S. to get more compensation.... 4/28/2015 4:27 PM

Spain: Mediterranean ferry catches fire, passengers evacuate
MADRID (AP) -- A ferry heading from the Mediterranean island city of Palma de Mallorca to the southern coastal city of Valencia caught fire at sea Tuesday, forcing 152 passengers to abandon the ship in lifeboats and injuring three crew members, Spanish officials said.... 4/28/2015 4:14 PM



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