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Australia arrests 5 for alleged IS-inspired terror plot
SYDNEY (AP) -- Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State group-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said.... 4/18/2015 11:27 AM

Rights group says Yemen fighting has damaged hospital
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Human Rights Watch says an unidentified militia fired on a hospital where rebel soldiers held a position in the southern Yemeni province of Lahj, causing damage and endangering medical personnel.... 4/18/2015 11:25 AM

Iraqi official: Ground forces enter Iraq's biggest refinery
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi ground forces secured the perimeter around the country's biggest oil refinery on Saturday and entered the vast complex amid heavy clashes with Islamic State militants, said a senior Iraqi military official.... 4/18/2015 11:22 AM

Indian troops fire at Kashmir protesters; teenager killed
SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- Government forces fired on anti-India protesters Saturday and killed a teenage student on the second day of violent clashes in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, police said. Relatives disputed the official account, saying the boy was killed in custody.... 4/18/2015 10:58 AM

Rouhani says Saudis will harvest hatred in Yemen
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani harshly criticized Saudi Arabia Saturday, warning that the Saudi royal family in Riyadh will harvest the hatred it is sowing in Yemen through its airstrike campaign.... 4/18/2015 10:25 AM

First WWI gas attack produced new horrors, changed warfare
STEENSTRATE, Belgium (AP) -- As a spring breeze wafted into his trench, commander Georges Lamour of the French 73rd infantry saw something almost surreal drift his way. A yellow-green cloud.... 4/18/2015 10:05 AM

Anti-immigrant violence in South Africa spreads
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Mobs in South Africa attacked shops owned by immigrants in a poor area of Johannesburg early Saturday following similar violence in another part of the country that killed six people, according to media reports.... 4/18/2015 9:46 AM

French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston
FOURAS, France (AP) -- With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries is setting sail for Boston.... 4/18/2015 8:35 AM

Suicide attack in Afghanistan kills at least 30 people
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide bomb attack on a bank branch in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad has killed at least 30 people, officials said.... 4/18/2015 8:22 AM

Egypt runners defy Cairo mayhem as sport's popularity grows
CAIRO (AP) -- Young Egyptians are once again organizing on social media and taking to the streets of Cairo by the hundreds every Friday, not to protest injustice or clash with police, but to enjoy long runs through one of the world's most crowded and chaotic cities.... 4/18/2015 7:56 AM

Robin Williams the posthumous star of `3 Still Standing'
TORONTO (AP) -- Before the late Robin Williams enthralled television audiences on "Mork and Mindy," he already was a star on the 1970s stand-up comedy circuit - and by the `80s was a leading light for a new stand-up generation.... 4/18/2015 7:38 AM

Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea
MILAN (AP) -- The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cooking gas explosion before departing Libya, and then were forced onto a smuggler's boat without treatment.... 4/18/2015 5:30 AM

Gunfights and roadblocks hit Mexican border city; 3 dead
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) -- Gunfights and blockades of burning vehicles broke out Friday in the border city of Reynosa, across from McAllen, Texas, leaving at least three dead, Mexican authorities said.... 4/18/2015 3:57 AM

Colombia's president wants rebels to set deadline for peace
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- President Juan Manual Santos delivered a sharp rebuke to Colombia's largest rebel group Friday, calling on its leaders to set a deadline to reach a peace deal following this week's slaughter of 11 soldiers while they were sleeping.... 4/18/2015 12:51 AM

Report says China building airstrip on reclaimed island
BEIJING (AP) -- China is building an airstrip on an artificially created island in a disputed section of the South China Sea, according to independent analysts, a move the U.S. has warned could raise tensions in the area.... 4/18/2015 12:11 AM

Guatemalan ex-dictator's daughter announces presidential bid
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- The daughter of Efrain Rios Montt, the former dictator facing charges of genocide for massacres committed during his 1982-83 regime, is running for president of Guatemala.... 4/17/2015 11:45 PM

Bahamas R&B singer Johnny Kemp of 'Just Got Paid' fame dies
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Bahamian R&B singer Johnny Kemp, who is best known for the hit song "Just Got Paid," has died in Jamaica. He was 55.... 4/17/2015 11:32 PM

Veteran Chinese journalist Gao Yu sentenced to 7 years
BEIJING (AP) -- A Beijing court sentenced a veteran Chinese journalist to seven years in prison Friday on charges of leaking a document detailing the Communist Party leadership's resolve to aggressively target civil society and press freedom as a threat to its monopoly on power.... 4/17/2015 11:16 PM

Iran urges UN to try to end Saudi-led bombing in Yemen
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iran's foreign minister urged U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday to try to end "the senseless aerial attacks" in Yemen by a Saudi-led coalition and establish a cease-fire.... 4/17/2015 9:56 PM

Canada charges 4 British Navy sailors with sex assault
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's military on Friday charged four British Navy sailors with sexual assault causing bodily harm at a Canadian Forces base in Halifax, Nova Scotia.... 4/17/2015 8:25 PM



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