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Mothers call on children who've joined IS to come home
BERLIN (AP) -- A group of mothers whose children have joined the extremist Islamic State group are reaching out online to persuade their sons and daughters to return.... 6/3/2015 12:20 PM

Rohingya expert: Dozens of corpses wash to shore in Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Dozens of corpses have washed to shore in Myanmar's western state of Rakhine in the last month, an advocacy group and villagers said Wednesday. Some were believed to be Rohingya Muslims trying to escape trafficking ships, while others were Bangladeshi.... 6/3/2015 12:18 PM

Greek leader heads to Brussels to defend deal proposal
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister was heading to high-level meetings in Brussels on Wednesday to try to persuade the country's creditors to accept a proposal that might unlock much-delayed bailout loans and save the country from financial disaster.... 6/3/2015 12:18 PM

Gunmen open fire, kill 2 Egyptian policemen at the Pyramids
CAIRO (AP) -- Gunmen on a speeding motorcycle opened fire outside the plateau of the famed Giza Pyramids on the outskirts of Cairo on Wednesday, killing two members of the country's tourist police, Egypt's state news agency reported.... 6/3/2015 12:17 PM

Deaths, surge in fighting in Ukraine threaten cease-fire
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- More civilian deaths and a new and unusually intense round of fighting Wednesday in eastern Ukraine are rekindling fears that a shaky cease-fire deal reached in February may be teetering toward collapse.... 6/3/2015 12:14 PM

Greek bailout hopes help to shore up markets
LONDON (AP) -- Mounting hopes of a breakthrough in Greece's protracted bailout discussions with international creditors helped shore up global stock markets Wednesday.... 6/3/2015 12:11 PM

China escalates effort to recover missing from capsized ship
JIANLI, China (AP) -- Chinese authorities deployed scores more divers and a large crane as they escalated efforts Wednesday to recover more than 410 people believed to be trapped inside an overturned river cruise ship.... 6/3/2015 12:07 PM

Islamic State fighters attack northeastern Syrian city
BEIRUT (AP) -- Militants from the Islamic State group launched a major attack on the predominantly Kurdish city of Hassakeh in a northeastern Syrian province of the same name, activists and Syrian state media said Wednesday.... 6/3/2015 12:07 PM

Pollsters analyze mistakes after missed predictions
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- These are tough times for political pollsters.... 6/3/2015 11:57 AM

ECB keeps rates on hold, markets look to Draghi comments
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- The European Central Bank kept its key interest rate on hold Wednesday, as expected, leaving investors to look ahead to President Mario Draghi's comments due later, particularly for any news about Greece.... 6/3/2015 11:54 AM

Turkey: 4 detained for leaking exam questions
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency say police have detained four people suspected of cheating by leaking questions to military school entrance exams.... 6/3/2015 11:53 AM

Ex-UK tabloid editor Andy Coulson cleared of perjury
LONDON (AP) -- Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson was cleared of perjury Wednesday after a judge said the alleged lies he told under oath were not relevant to the trial in question.... 6/3/2015 11:42 AM

Maggi noodles ordered off India's shelves due to lead level
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Indian shopkeepers withdrew a popular brand of Nestle instant noodles from their shelves Wednesday after tests revealed the snack contained unsafe levels of lead.... 6/3/2015 11:37 AM

Indonesia raises alert status of volcano to highest level
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia has raised the alert status of Sinabung volcano in the western part of the country to the highest level following a sharp increase in activity, an official said Wednesday.... 6/3/2015 11:29 AM

AP Interview: Top Yemen Shiite rebel welcomes UN peace talks
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- The second-in-command of Yemen's Shiite rebels has assailed Saudi-led airstrikes targeting his fighters but insists they are ready to travel to Geneva for U.N.-mediated peace talks on resolving the country's crisis.... 6/3/2015 11:22 AM

Afghan anti-corruption body assails nepotism in government
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An independent Afghan anti-corruption body lashed out at the government on Wednesday, saying that nepotism plays a critical role in getting a job as a diplomat in the country's Foreign Affairs Ministry.... 6/3/2015 11:20 AM

Palace confirms Queen Elizabeth II's medical appointment
LONDON (AP) -- Buckingham Palace has taken the unusual step of confirming that Queen Elizabeth II went to a hospital for her annual medical checkup after social media comments touched off speculation on her health.... 6/3/2015 11:20 AM

Decaying factories transformed into culture center in Warsaw
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- The space once housed weapons and motorbike factories. Today, it is Warsaw's Soho Factory, a hip new space of exhibitions, offices and restaurants.... 6/3/2015 11:12 AM

Amnesty slams Nigeria army for abuses in Boko Haram battle
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Amnesty International say Nigerian military abuses are responsible for the deaths of some 8,000 people in its fight against Boko Haram extremists and names senior officers that should be investigated for alleged war crimes.... 6/3/2015 11:10 AM

US returns $1 million forfeited from Filipino ex-general
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The United States has returned to the Philippine government more than $1 million from forfeited assets of a Filipino ex-general who was accused of stashing illegally obtained wealth in America.... 6/3/2015 11:09 AM

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