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EU trims economic growth forecasts amid global uncertainty
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has trimmed its economic growth forecasts for the 19 countries that share the euro amid an unpredictable global outlook marked by political uncertainty and weakness in emerging markets.... 5/3/2016 12:23 PM

Bangladesh war crimes court sentences 4 to death
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A special war crimes court in Bangladesh sentenced four men to death Tuesday for killing, torture, arson and looting during the nation's independence war against Pakistan in 1971.... 5/3/2016 12:15 PM

Gang rape, murder of Indonesian girl sparks call for reform
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- The rape and murder of a teenage girl by 14 men has reignited calls in Indonesia for a sexual violence law that is languishing in Parliament to be enacted.... 5/3/2016 12:11 PM

Turkish columnist on trial on World Press Freedom Day
ISTANBUL (AP) -- A Turkish columnist has appeared in court on World Press Freedom Day, accused of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.... 5/3/2016 12:10 PM

Defense Secretary Carter: American killed in combat in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Tuesday that an American serviceman has been killed in Iraq, describing it as a "combat death."... 5/3/2016 12:03 PM

Kenya: Baby saved from collapsed building after 80 hours
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A baby almost six months old was on Tuesday rescued from the rubble of a building that collapsed Friday night, raising hopes that more survivors could still be found even though the death toll rose to 23 and 93 people have been reported missing.... 5/3/2016 11:58 AM

Defense Sec'y Carter says Russia is 'nuclear saber-rattling'
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter used a U.S. military changing-of-the-guard ceremony Tuesday to blast Russian aggression in Europe, saying Moscow is "going backward in time" with warlike actions that compel a U.S. military buildup on NATO's eastern flank.... 5/3/2016 11:56 AM

Kosovo elected as UEFA member in 28-24 vote
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Kosovo was given UEFA membership Tuesday, and could now be fast-tracked into FIFA and the 2018 World Cup qualifying program.... 5/3/2016 11:49 AM

Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills more than a dozen people
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country's largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were also shelling rebel-held parts of the city, killing two people and wounding several.... 5/3/2016 11:47 AM

NATO alliance getting new supreme commander
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The NATO alliance this week is getting a new supreme commander, a former top-ranking U.S. military officer in Korea hailed Tuesday by Defense Secretary Ash Carter as a proven warrior-diplomat and "a soldiers' general."... 5/3/2016 11:35 AM

PHOTOS: Leicester joins pantheon of major sporting upsets
LONDON (AP) -- Leicester's achievement of winning the Premier League title is one of the most unlikely of sporting achievements and stands in comparison with some of the great upsets in sports history.... 5/3/2016 11:34 AM

Turkey war planes hit Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq
ISTANBUL (AP) -- The Turkish military says its warplanes have pounded Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq, killing 18 militants.... 5/3/2016 11:33 AM

German Jews divided over fears of 1 million Muslim newcomers
BERLIN (AP) -- When the leader of Germany's Jews spoke out against the flow of Muslim migrants to Europe, a rabbinical student denounced his views as racist - and ignited a debate over whether Jews are right to fear unprecedented levels of immigration from Muslim lands traditionally hostile to Israel.... 5/3/2016 11:32 AM

Press Freedom: Journalists face murders but keep working
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- For Abdiqadir Dulyar, simply reading messages sent to his phone can send shivers down his spine.... 5/3/2016 11:30 AM

Australia plans to halve budget deficit within 3 years
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia's government said Tuesday it plans to reduce its budget deficit by more than half in three years while maintaining momentum in a sluggish economy with personal and business tax cuts.... 5/3/2016 11:28 AM

Notes from Egypt's Interior Ministry leaked to journalists
CAIRO (AP) -- Notes containing internal instructions for Egypt's Interior Ministry have been leaked to the media.... 5/3/2016 11:27 AM

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who killed 2 Israelis
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- The Israeli military says it has demolished the home of a Palestinian attacker who killed two Israelis in front of their children last year.... 5/3/2016 11:22 AM

Myanmar fire leaves 440 Rohingya families homeless
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A fire on Tuesday burned down a camp in western Myanmar that shelters members of the country's persecuted Rohingya minority, leaving 440 families homeless.... 5/3/2016 11:19 AM

Gaza sewage poisons coastline, threatens Israel
SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Each day, millions of gallons of raw sewage pour into the Gaza Strip's Mediterranean beachfront, spewing out of a metal pipe and turning miles of once-scenic coastline into a stagnant dead zone.... 5/3/2016 11:07 AM

The Latest: Syrian army says it is repelling rebel attack
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on Syria's civil war and the escalating violence in the contested northern city of Aleppo (all times local):... 5/3/2016 10:53 AM

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