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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Ukraine (AP) -- Separatist rebels in the east of Ukraine have resumed the use of rocket launchers that should have been withdrawn under a February peace deal, Ukrainian military officials said Tuesday.... 4/28/2015 10:43 AM

Lower oil prices take a slice out of BP's Q1 profits
LONDON (AP) -- Energy company BP reported Tuesday that its first-quarter profit fell 26 percent in the wake of the sharp drop in oil prices, less than many analysts had feared.... 4/28/2015 10:36 AM

Afghan official: At least 52 dead in landslide in northeast
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says at least 52 people have been killed in a massive landslide in a remote part of northeastern Badakhshan province.... 4/28/2015 10:34 AM

Helicopters ferry injured from Nepal villages near epicenter
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 4,400, ferrying the injured to clinics and taking emergency supplies back to villages cut off by landslides.... 4/28/2015 10:27 AM

UN chief praises pope for framing climate in moral terms
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The U.N. chief praised Pope Francis on Tuesday for framing climate change as an urgent moral imperative, saying his upcoming encyclical combined with a new round of U.N. climate talks in Paris provide an "unprecedented opportunity" to create a more sustainable future for the planet.... 4/28/2015 10:23 AM

Problems delay docking of Russia cargo ship at space station
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's space agency has postponed the docking of a cargo ship with the International Space Station because of problems with the unmanned spacecraft.... 4/28/2015 10:15 AM

Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders to meet this week
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A Cypriot government official says the country's president, Nicos Anastasiades, will hold his first meeting with new Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci this week.... 4/28/2015 10:11 AM

Coffins arrive at Indonesian prison as executions near
CILICAP, Indonesia (AP) -- Ambulances carrying coffins arrived Tuesday at a prison island and relatives paid final visits to their condemned loved ones in a sign that Indonesia will imminently execute eight foreigners and one Indonesian man, despite an international outcry and pleas for mercy.... 4/28/2015 10:06 AM

Global markets lower ahead of major earnings, Fed meeting
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Global stock markets were dented Tuesday by downbeat economic data from Europe ahead of major earnings reports and the Federal Reserve's policy meeting.... 4/28/2015 10:00 AM

IRA-style bomb damages Londonderry probation office
LONDONDERRY, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Northern Ireland police say a small bomb has detonated outside a probation office on a residential street in Londonderry, injuring nobody, and the city's leaders have accused IRA die-hards of recklessly endangering the lives of families living nearby.... 4/28/2015 9:59 AM

Germany's population seen shrinking by a tenth by 2060
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's Federal Statistical Office says it expects the country's population to shrink by a tenth or even more by 2060 as deaths outpace births.... 4/28/2015 9:54 AM

Deutsche Bank co-CEO on trial over battle with media mogul
BERLIN (AP) -- Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen went on trial Tuesday along with two of his predecessors, charged with attempted fraud for allegedly colluding to deceive judges in a long-running legal battle with a now-deceased media mogul.... 4/28/2015 9:24 AM

As war rages at home, thousands from Yemen stranded in Egypt
CAIRO (AP) -- As a Shiite rebel offensive and Saudi-led airstrikes rage on in Yemen, thousands of Yemenis remain stuck in Egypt, unable to return home.... 4/28/2015 9:15 AM

UN local staffer abducted in Iraq; 8 bodies found in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Gunmen abducted a local staffer working for the United Nations in Iraq as police found eight bodies in different parts of the capital, Baghdad, authorities said Tuesday.... 4/28/2015 9:14 AM

British economy slows ahead of general election
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's economic growth has slowed to a quarterly rate of 0.3 percent in the January-March period, a drop that will be seen as setback to the Conservative-led coalition only days before a general election.... 4/28/2015 9:07 AM

Saudi Arabia arrests man over suspected IS killing of police
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry says the police have arrested a suspected Islamic State group operative wanted for the killing of two policemen in the capital, Riyadh, earlier this month.... 4/28/2015 8:59 AM

Captain of doomed S. Korea ferry sentenced to life in prison
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year's disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, was given an increased sentence of life in prison Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide.... 4/28/2015 8:53 AM

1 person killed in train collision in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Two passenger trains collided south of Johannesburg, killing the conductor of one of the trains and injuring about 80 people on Tuesday.... 4/28/2015 8:48 AM

China now has more vineyard land than France, wine body says
PARIS (AP) -- China now boasts more land dedicated to wine-making vineyards than France, but France has beaten out Italy to regain the title of world's No. 1 wine producer.... 4/28/2015 8:46 AM

Bosnian Serbs push for more autonomy after attack
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- A day after an attack on a police station, the Bosnian Serb leader who is pushing for independence for the Serb region of Bosnia says the country's central institutions are "useless" and Bosnian Serbs should form their own intelligence service.... 4/28/2015 8:45 AM

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