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THE LATEST: All 209 federations to vote in FIFA election
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:... 5/29/2015 8:36 AM

India's heat wave tests water supply; death toll over 1,800
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Dizzying temperatures caused water shortages in thousands of Indian villages and killed hundreds more people over the past day, driving the death toll from a weekslong heat wave to at least 1,826, officials said Friday.... 5/29/2015 8:36 AM

Volcano erupts in southern Japan, spewing ash high into sky
TOKYO (AP) -- A volcano erupted in spectacular fashion on a small island in southern Japan on Friday, spewing out rocks and sending black clouds of ash 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) into the sky. Authorities told people on the island to evacuate.... 5/29/2015 8:12 AM

Iraqi authorities raise Baghdad attacks death toll to 15
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Authorities in Iraq have raised the death toll from bombings that targeted two top hotels in Baghdad to 15 people, with another 42 wounded.... 5/29/2015 8:11 AM

FIFA President Blatter asks to be re-elected despite crisis
ZURICH (AP) -- Sepp Blatter says he can solve his sport's problems if re-elected as FIFA president after the arrest of leading soccer officials this week "unleashed a storm."... 5/29/2015 8:08 AM

Myanmar warns against 'finger pointing' at migrant meeting
BANGKOK (AP) -- Regional talks to deal with the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia began Friday with a defensive Myanmar official criticizing those who blame his country for causing the crisis, saying "finger pointing" would not help.... 5/29/2015 8:06 AM

UN nuke agency to issue report showing Iran probe stalled
VIENNA (AP) -- Diplomats say the U.N.'s atomic agency will be reporting a standstill in attempts to probe allegations Iran worked on nuclear arms, in an assessment later Friday.... 5/29/2015 7:55 AM

Britain's Cameron in Poland in search for support on reform
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- British Prime Minister David Cameron is in Warsaw as a part of a visit to four European capitals as he seeks support for renegotiating his country's relationship with the European Union.... 5/29/2015 7:20 AM

Muhammadu Buhari takes over Nigeria in crisis
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Muhammadu Buhari takes over a nation in crisis Friday with an Islamic uprising that has made 1.5 million people homeless and coffers emptied by massive corruption.... 5/29/2015 7:11 AM

Israel begins honoring long-overlooked Jewish WWII veterans
JERUSALEM (AP) -- As a proud patriot, Brooklyn-born Dan Nadel enlisted in the U.S. army right after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But there was another force driving him to battle - his Jewish faith.... 5/29/2015 7:10 AM

China stocks seesaw, investors jittery after big tumble
HONG KONG (AP) -- Chinese stocks seesawed on Friday as investors remained jittery a day after a sharp sell-off. Other major Asian benchmarks climbed.... 5/29/2015 7:01 AM

China destroys more than 660 kilograms of smuggled ivory
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities Friday destroyed 662 kilograms of ivory that was seized after being smuggled into the country, as part of a crackdown on the illegal trade.... 5/29/2015 7:01 AM

Civilians biggest losers on Afghan war's new northern front
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AP) -- When the Taliban descended a month ago on Dam Shakh, a hamlet on the wheat-growing plains of northern Afghanistan's Kunduz province, nobody was prepared.... 5/29/2015 6:55 AM

Thailand says agrees to US flights to search for boat people
BANGKOK (AP) -- Bangkok has agreed to allow the U.S. military to operate flights out of Thailand to search for migrants stuck on boats, a Thai official said Friday.... 5/29/2015 6:42 AM

Russia steps up propaganda push with online "Kremlin trolls"
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) -- Deep inside a four-story marble building in St. Petersburg, hundreds of workers tap away at computers on the front lines of an information war, say those who have been inside. Known as "Kremlin trolls," the men and women work 12-hour shifts around the clock, flooding the Internet with propaganda aimed at stamping President Vladimir Putin's world vision on Russia, and the world.... 5/29/2015 6:09 AM

Japan data show spending, factory output muted as yen falls
TOKYO (AP) -- Japanese data on Friday showed a mixed outlook for the world's third-largest economy while a renewed decline in the value of the yen is adding to uncertainty over whether the recovery is gaining ground.... 5/29/2015 6:04 AM

Alleged Nazi war criminal wanted by Russia dies in Quebec
MONTREAL (AP) -- The second most wanted man on the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of Nazi war criminals - charged earlier this month by Russia with genocide - has died at age 93, his lawyer said.... 5/29/2015 5:45 AM

AP Exclusive: UN rights staff fear for jobs amid abuse case
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N.'s poor handling of child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers has human rights staffers fearing for their jobs as they struggle with how to respond to highly sensitive allegations in the future, according to a letter to the world body's human rights chief obtained by The Associated Press.... 5/29/2015 5:02 AM

Ex-FIFA vice president Warner leaves jail in ambulance
PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad (AP) -- Former FIFA vice president Jack Warner left a Trinidad jail by ambulance Thursday, a day after he was charged in a U.S. corruption case that has led to the arrests of more than a dozen international soccer officials and businessmen.... 5/29/2015 4:39 AM

Biblical soap opera enjoying ungodly success in Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The actress agonizes on her deathbed, her hair and makeup impeccable, as the hunky male lead clutches her hand. Tears pour down his face while her eyelids flutter to a final close.... 5/29/2015 4:00 AM



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