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UN: Israeli actions killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war.... 4/27/2015 5:05 PM

Sicilian court convicts 20 Somalis of migrant-trafficking
MILAN (AP) -- A court in Sicily has convicted 20 Somalis who had received political asylum in Italy of a role in a vast criminal organization focused on migrant-smuggling.... 4/27/2015 5:02 PM

In post-quake aid rush, Nepal neighbors jockey for position
BEIJING (AP) -- Wedged between the two rising Asian powers of China and India, landlocked Nepal watched rescuers and offers of help pour in from both sides within hours of an earthquake that killed more than 4,000 people.... 4/27/2015 5:01 PM

Quake-aid need acute in Nepal capital, more so in villages
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Shelter, fuel, food, medicine, power, news, workers - Nepal's earthquake-hit capital was short on everything Monday as its people searched for lost loved ones, sorted through rubble for their belongings and struggled to provide for their families' needs. In much of the countryside, it was worse, though how much worse was only beginning to become apparent.... 4/27/2015 5:00 PM

Salma Hayek hopes 'The Prophet' inspires new generations
BEIRUT (AP) -- Salma Hayek said on Monday that the animated feature film "The Prophet" she co-produced has been a personal project, one she hopes can inspire young viewers to think outside the box about ways to improve the world.... 4/27/2015 4:55 PM

Kenya: Court orders government to register gay rights group
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenyan judges on Monday ordered a government agency to register a human rights group representing the country's gay people.... 4/27/2015 4:53 PM

Burundi Red Cross: 6 killed in anti-president protests
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- At least six people have been killed in clashes between police and civilians demonstrating against the Burundian president's bid for a third term, a spokesman for the Burundi Red Cross said on Monday, as hundreds continued to protes in the capital despite a heavy military presence.... 4/27/2015 4:47 PM

Uruguay urges ex-Guantanamo detainees to sign for housing
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) -- Uruguay's foreign minister says the government will provide private housing to six ex-Guantanamo detainees only if they sign paperwork agreeing to terms they have so far rejected.... 4/27/2015 4:39 PM

France probes migrant abuse claims linked to 2022 World Cup
PARIS (AP) -- A French prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations that construction company Vinci gravely mistreated migrant workers in Qatar as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup.... 4/27/2015 4:38 PM

Global effort to help Nepal earthquake victims intensifies
LONDON (AP) -- The desperate effort to save lives in earthquake-ravaged Nepal intensified Monday as aid flights arrived carrying emergency medical teams, search-and-rescue equipment and tarps for shelter.... 4/27/2015 4:31 PM

Australia wants claims against Indonesian judges probed
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia wants corruption allegations against Indonesian judges investigated before their death sentences against two Australian drug traffickers are carried out, the foreign minister said Monday.... 4/27/2015 4:26 PM

Memorial held for French Alps crash victims in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- A memorial service for the victims who died last month in the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps is being held at Barcelona's landmark Sagrada Familia basilica, with Spanish King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy attending.... 4/27/2015 4:21 PM

Japan's Inpex wins stake in major UAE oil fields
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Japan's Inpex Corp. on Monday won a stake in the development of major oil fields in the oil-rich emirate of Abu Dhabi, deepening the Asian nation's ties to the United Arab Emirates federation.... 4/27/2015 4:14 PM

Yemen's exiled government declares 3 disaster zones
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's exiled government on Monday declared three areas in the country engulfed in fighting between Shiite rebels, their allies and pro-government forces as "disaster" zones, including the southern port city of Aden, and said that the month of violence has claimed 1,000 civilian lives.... 4/27/2015 4:12 PM

Sudan's al-Bashir re-elected with 94 percent of vote
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir won re-election with 94 percent of the vote, according to official results announced Monday, extending his 25-year rule despite international war crimes charges and multiple insurgencies.... 4/27/2015 4:06 PM

SAfrica: Charity, solidarity arise in anti-foreigner attacks
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Recent attacks on immigrants and their businesses in some parts of South Africa revealed anger over limited economic opportunities and a degree of intolerance, but they also gave rise to charity and solidarity.... 4/27/2015 4:03 PM

Nuclear powers gather at UN to talk disarmament
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Several of the world's nuclear powers are gathering to discuss progress on a landmark treaty on disarmament, with Israel attending for the first time in two decades as an observer, and with intense interest in the fate of nuclear talks with Iran.... 4/27/2015 4:01 PM

Turkey rebukes newly-elected Turkish Cypriot leader
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's president on Monday rebuked the newly elected leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriot state for suggesting that Turkey should deal with northern Cyprus as an equal.... 4/27/2015 3:47 PM

Ex-president OK'd CIA site, denies knowing what it was for
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) -- A former Romanian president has acknowledged approving the CIA's request for a site in Romania, but said he would have refused had he known how it would be used.... 4/27/2015 3:44 PM

Ukraine leader sees country ready for EU entrance in 5 years
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's president said at a high-level summit with European Union officials Monday that his country will be able to meet conditions to apply for EU membership within five years.... 4/27/2015 3:39 PM



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