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Discussing police, Iran president pushes against hard-liners
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Ahead of summer in Iran, when hard-liners want women in the Islamic Republic to be veiled and covered to their standards, the country's president is taking a stand against police enforcing morality rules.... 5/4/2015 4:46 PM

Kerry makes emotional appeal to So. Sudan's warring leaders
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry condemned South Sudan's warring president and opposition leader as "disgraceful" Monday for squandering the promise of the world's youngest country and pledged $5 million to create a court or another institution that might one day hold perpetrators of the nation's violence accountable.... 5/4/2015 4:31 PM

Uber drivers beware! Car at risk in Brussels after ruling
BRUSSELS (AP) -- A driver for the Uber mobile app taxi service had his car confiscated Monday after a Brussels court said the ride-sharing service does not respect taxi regulations in the Belgian capital.... 5/4/2015 4:22 PM

Suicide bomber blows himself up during Damascus attack
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syrian soldiers battled a small group of insurgents, including a suicide bomber, who attacked a Syrian military logistics and supply facility in the capital Monday, militants and activists said.... 5/4/2015 4:20 PM

Berlin police make city's largest-ever cocaine seizure
BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin police say they have found about 300 kilograms (660 pounds) of cocaine inside banana boxes at a discount grocery chain in what authorities say is the largest-ever seizure of the drug in the German capital. No arrests have been made.... 5/4/2015 4:17 PM

Taliban kill 17 Afghans even as they 'welcome' peace push
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban militants who have been waging war on the Afghan government for more than a decade on Monday expressed a willingness to soften their position on a range of issues, an apparent shift that could eventually lead to peace talks.... 5/4/2015 4:04 PM

Airstrikes hit Yemen airports as Saudis ponder cease-fire
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes targeted several airports Monday across Yemen even as the kingdom's foreign minister said officials were considering a cease-fire to allow aid into the Arab world's poorest country.... 5/4/2015 4:03 PM

Burundi Red Cross: 3 killed in clashes with security forces
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- At least three people have been killed in Burundi on Monday in violent clashes with the security forces, said the Red Cross, as street demonstrations persist over the president's third term bid.... 5/4/2015 3:53 PM

Finnish military informs 900,000 reservists about war duty
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finland's defense forces have begun informing 900,000 reservists about their duties during war, as military activity mounts in the Baltic Sea region.... 5/4/2015 3:47 PM

British comedian, activist Russell Brand backs Labour Party
LONDON (AP) -- British comedian-turned-political activist Russell Brand has changed his mind and is no longer urging people not to vote in Thursday's general election - now he wants them to vote for Labour.... 5/4/2015 3:41 PM

26 wild horses shot dead in southern Greece; motive unclear
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- More than two dozen wild horses have been killed with shotguns on a remote mountainside in southern Greece, but the motive for the attack remains unclear, police said Monday.... 5/4/2015 3:37 PM

EU, German heads at funeral of former Polish FM Bartoszewski
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, the former Auschwitz prisoner who helped save Jews from the Holocaust and later became Poland's foreign minister, was a joyful person who inspired deep respect, top European officials said in eulogies Monday at his state funeral in Warsaw.... 5/4/2015 3:35 PM

US gives $45 million to help Kenya with refugee crisis
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The United States said Monday it will give $45 million to help Kenya deal with an increasingly complex refugee crisis in a region long defined by Somalia's endemic violence, but where war in nearby Yemen is now creating conditions so dire that some people are even fleeing to Somalia.... 5/4/2015 3:24 PM

Polish doctors perform rare throat-area transplant
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish surgeons say they have successfully performed a rare and extensive transplant of the throat area.... 5/4/2015 3:24 PM

Britain's new princess named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's newborn princess has been named Charlotte Elizabeth Diana - seen as a tribute to Prince William's parents and grandmother.... 5/4/2015 3:15 PM

AP NewsAlert
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan official says Taliban attack on checkpoints in remote northwest has killed 16 policemen.... 5/4/2015 3:11 PM

France's far-right party mulls political fate of patriarch
PARIS (AP) -- The man who for nearly four decades built France's far-right National Front into a political force may be on the fast track to disgrace.... 5/4/2015 2:50 PM

Turkey says it stopped over 200 migrants heading to Greece
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey says it has stopped over 200 migrants from reaching EU-member Greece in recent days.... 5/4/2015 2:49 PM

South Sudan ratifies Convention on the Rights of the Child
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- South Sudan has ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, an international human rights treaty meant to protect children's rights to health, education and freedom from discrimination.... 5/4/2015 2:47 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

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