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Iran's moderates emerge from runoff with most seats
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian moderates and reformists who support President Hassan Rouhani and last year's landmark nuclear deal have failed to secure a majority after parliamentary runoff elections but the bloc will retain the highest number of seats, followed by hard-liners and independents.... 4/30/2016 3:04 PM

Iraqi protesters breach Green Zone, storm parliament
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Hundreds of protesters climbed over the blast walls surrounding Baghdad's highly-fortified Green Zone for the first time on Saturday and stormed into parliament, carrying Iraqi flags and chanting against the government.... 4/30/2016 2:59 PM

Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.... 4/30/2016 2:41 PM

The Latest: Iraqi forces stand down amid protests
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local):... 4/30/2016 2:29 PM

Thousands claim vote rigging by Serbia's ruling populists
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) -- Chanting "Thieves! Thieves!," thousands of opposition supporters protested Saturday in front of Serbia's state electoral commission over what their leaders said was widespread vote rigging by the ruling populists.... 4/30/2016 2:27 PM

Wrecked helicopter fuselage raised from the sea in Norway
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Emergency crews pulled the wrecked fuselage of an Airbus EC-225 helicopter out of the sea Saturday off western Norway after a crash that killed all 13 people on board.... 4/30/2016 2:20 PM

English soccer team, 5,000-1 longshots, close in on title
LONDON (AP) -- Bettors looking for a wager with a fancifully high payoff last summer could have gone into their local betting shop in England and risked a bit of cash on the proposition that Elvis Presley would be found alive and well.... 4/30/2016 1:57 PM

Kenya's president sets fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory in dramatic statement against po...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's president sets fire to 105 tons of elephant ivory in dramatic statement against poaching.... 4/30/2016 1:44 PM

20 Egyptians get life in prison over 2013 storming of jail
CAIRO (AP) -- An Egyptian court has sentenced 20 people to life in prison for storming a prison in the Suez Canal city of Port Said in January 2013.... 4/30/2016 1:37 PM

Bangladesh Hindu man hacked to death in latest such attack
NEW DELHI (AP) -- A Hindu man was hacked to death in central Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, following a spate of similar attacks in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation.... 4/30/2016 1:35 PM

Holy fire ceremony in Jerusalem draws thousands
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Thousands of Christians have gathered in Jerusalem for an ancient fire ceremony that celebrates Jesus' resurrection.... 4/30/2016 1:19 PM

China lays out firm conditions for improved ties with Japan
BEIJING (AP) -- China laid out firm conditions Saturday for improved ties with Japan, telling Tokyo's visiting foreign minister that there could be "no ambiguity or vacillation" in meeting Beijing's demands over historical interpretation, relations with Taiwan and other key matters.... 4/30/2016 1:14 PM

Police: 10 dead in building collapse in Kenyan capital
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A six-story residential building collapsed in heavy rain in Nairobi, killing 10 people and injuring at least 134, Kenyan officials said Saturday.... 4/30/2016 1:02 PM

Air strikes on Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government warplanes and helicopter gunships launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo. The fresh violence comes as the International Committee of the Red Cross warned that the intensification of fighting brings millions of people closer to a humanitarian disaster.... 4/30/2016 1:01 PM

Protesters loyal to Shiite cleric breach Baghdad's Green Zone, home to government, embassi...
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Protesters loyal to Shiite cleric breach Baghdad's Green Zone, home to government, embassies.... 4/30/2016 12:20 PM

South Sudan: 32 kidnapped Ethiopian children recovered
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- Authorities in South Sudan said they have recovered 32 of the 125 Ethiopian children who the Ethiopian government said were abducted from its Gambela region two weeks ago during a deadly cattle raid blamed on a South Sudanese militia.... 4/30/2016 11:41 AM

Educated migrants have edge as Germany aims for integration
BERLIN (AP) -- Wafaa Askar arrived in Germany barely a year and a half ago from her Syrian homeland, but she already speaks German fluently and counts more Germans than Syrians as friends. Orhan Sahin arrived from Turkey more than three decades ago, but still feels like a foreigner and speaks in broken German.... 4/30/2016 11:14 AM

Turkish airstrikes target Kurdish rebels overnight
ISTANBUL (AP) -- The Turkish military says it conducted overnight airstrikes against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq and southeast Turkey.... 4/30/2016 10:44 AM

IS claims responsibility for Baghdad bombing that killed 21
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a bombing Saturday east of Baghdad, according to a statement posted on an IS-affiliated website. The attack killed at least 21 people and wounded at least 42 others, according to Iraqi police and hospital officials. The IS statement described the attack as a three-ton truck bombing.... 4/30/2016 10:43 AM

Police detain protesters at party convention in Germany
BERLIN (AP) -- Police have detained about 400 leftists who were protesting against the national convention of the populist Alternative for Germany party in Stuttgart.... 4/30/2016 9:56 AM



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