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Rest home fire in central China kills 38
BEIJING (AP) -- A rest home fire in central China killed 38 people and injured six, Chinese state media reported Tuesday.... 5/26/2015 12:48 AM

Australia rejects Vietnamese refugee claims in 40 minutes
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Officials say Australia secretly held a group of 46 Vietnamese asylum seekers on a warship at sea for almost a month and rejected their refugees claims during interviews that took as little as 40 minutes before returning them all to Vietnam last month.... 5/26/2015 12:24 AM

Conservative challenger Duda wins Polish presidential vote
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has won Poland's presidential election and ousted the incumbent in a runoff vote, according to official results Monday.... 5/25/2015 11:17 PM

Brazil prison riot leaves 8 dead, officials say
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A prison riot in northeastern Brazil left eight inmates dead after a fight between two gangs quickly escalated, prison officials said.... 5/25/2015 10:59 PM

Unusual wake held for Puerto Rican taxi driver
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rican taxi driver Victor Perez Cardona's final fare was highly unusual: a wreath of flowers for his own funeral.... 5/25/2015 10:32 PM

Twister kills 13 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas
CIUDAD ACUNA, Mexico (AP) -- A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms. At least 13 people were killed, authorities said.... 5/25/2015 10:25 PM

Russia plans to use prison labor for 2018 World Cup
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup.... 5/25/2015 8:51 PM

Hundreds of taxi drivers march in Mexico against Uber
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Hundreds of taxi drivers marched through Mexico City Monday chanting "Uber Out!" and demanding city authorities ban the online ride service.... 5/25/2015 8:27 PM

Fashion's greatest hits, misses on the Cannes red carpet
CANNES, France (AP) -- Cannes' red carpet can be as kind as it is cruel when it comes to fashion.... 5/25/2015 8:23 PM

Egyptian woman arrested over racy music video
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian authorities have arrested a woman who danced in a racy music video that went viral on the internet and referred her to misdemeanor court for "inciting debauchery."... 5/25/2015 7:57 PM

UN chief wants more options for refugees, recalls lost home
DUBLIN (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the world to find new ways to provide shelter to refugees. People like him.... 5/25/2015 7:53 PM

Burkina Faso exhumes graves for answers about Sankara death
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Nearly 30 years after President Thomas Sankara was killed in a coup as he strived to make his West African country an egalitarian one, his purported grave is being dug up to answer lingering questions about his death.... 5/25/2015 7:45 PM

Mexico officials stand by account of deadly ranch shootout
MORELIA, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican officials stood by their account Monday of a shootout that killed 42 suspected criminals and one federal police officer last week, dismissing questions raised about the lopsided death toll.... 5/25/2015 7:44 PM

Independent candidate rides hatred of politics in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexicans' disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it's El Bronco. The horseback-riding, boot-clad, tough-talking Jaime Rodriguez lives up to his nickname.... 5/25/2015 7:43 PM

Thousands flock to mass funeral for Saudi attack victims
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Tens of thousands of mourners poured into the streets of eastern Saudi Arabia on Monday to attend a mass funeral for victims of last week's suicide bombing attack at a Shiite mosque that was claimed by the Islamic State group, attendees said.... 5/25/2015 7:20 PM

Afghan official: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siege
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban gunmen have surrounded a police compound in the volatile southern province of Helmand after killing 19 policemen and seven soldiers in an ongoing siege, a senior police officer said on Monday from inside the compound.... 5/25/2015 7:06 PM

Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Just not in the country's official currency.... 5/25/2015 6:39 PM

Yemeni politicians say UN peace talks indefinitely postponed
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A United Nations-sponsored Yemeni peace conference that was to start Thursday in Geneva has been indefinitely postponed, officials said, as battles raged across the country.... 5/25/2015 6:23 PM

California looks Down Under for drought advice
SYDNEY (AP) -- California's longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent.... 5/25/2015 6:20 PM

Elections in Suriname to decide gov't for next 5 years
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) -- Suriname's President Desi Bouterse is betting that Monday general elections to choose the South American country's next Parliament will keep him and his party in power for another five years.... 5/25/2015 6:16 PM



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