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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

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 11:36 AM

Gunmen open fire, kill 2 Egyptian policemen at the Pyramids
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's state news agency says gunmen on a speeding motorcycle opened fire, killing two members of the tourist police at the famed Giza Pyramids.... 6/3/2015 11:34 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

Airbus says 3 of 4 engines failed on crashed A400M
PARIS (AP) -- Airbus said Wednesday that three of the four engines on an A400M military plane failed before it crashed near Seville, Spain last month, killing four people.... 6/3/2015 11:00 AM

Office of rights activists in Chechnya attacked by mob
MOSCOW (AP) -- Masked men bashed their way into the office of a human rights group in Chechnya on Wednesday, smashing furniture and sending the occupants fleeing through the windows, their colleagues said.... 6/3/2015 10:43 AM

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 10:40 AM

China escalates effort to recover missing from capsized ship
JIANLI, China (AP) -- Chinese authorities escalated efforts to recover more than 410 people believed to be trapped inside an overturned river cruise ship Wednesday, deploying scores more divers and a large crane to possibly lift the craft.... 6/3/2015 10:36 AM

Cyprus official: Ammonium nitrate cache under surveillance
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- A home in Cyprus where police seized five tons of a chemical compound that can be turned into an explosive had been kept under surveillance for some time before officers moved in, a government official said Wednesday.... 6/3/2015 10:31 AM

In Turkish parliamentary campaign, Erdogan is everywhere
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- As Turkey's president, Tayyip Recep Erdogan is supposed to be the invisible man in the upcoming general election, constitutionally bound to remain above the fray. Instead, it's been all about him.... 6/3/2015 10:17 AM

Syria refugees stranded at Jordan border, group says
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordanian border restrictions have left hundreds of Syrians refugees stranded in a remote desert area, a leading international rights group said Wednesday, urging Jordan to let them enter the country.... 6/3/2015 10:15 AM

Islamic State fighters attack northeastern Syrian city
BEIRUT (AP) -- Activists and Syrian state media say that militants from the Islamic State group have launched a major attack on the predominantly Kurdish city of Hassakeh in a northeastern Syrian province by the same name.... 6/3/2015 10:11 AM

Giant atom smasher back in business after 2-year upgrade
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists say they have successfully restarted the world's biggest particle collider after a two-year shutdown and upgrade and it's now producing almost double the collision energy of its first run.... 6/3/2015 9:41 AM

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