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No major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisis
BANGKOK (AP) -- A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended with no major breakthroughs, with Myanmar deflecting blame for fueling the crisis and warning that "finger pointing" would not help.... 5/30/2015 1:59 AM

No 'miracle' solution at Asian migrant crisis meeting
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand hosted a meeting of 17 countries Friday to address an alarming rise in the number of boat people in Southeast Asian waters.... 5/30/2015 1:31 AM

Pentagon chief criticizes Beijing's South China Sea moves
SINGAPORE (AP) -- China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won't expand its sovereignty, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told an international security conference Saturday, stepping up America's condemnation of the communist giant as Beijing officials sat in the audience.... 5/30/2015 1:08 AM

Nigeria's new president pledges fight against Boko Haram
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's new president was sworn in on Friday and pledged to tackle Boko Haram "head on," asserting the fight against the Islamic extremists wouldn't be won until hundreds of schoolgirls abducted last year and other kidnapping victims were brought home alive.... 5/29/2015 11:49 PM

Puerto Rico governor signs law raising sales tax to 11.5 pct
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Puerto Rico's governor has signed into law a bill increasing the U.S. territory's sales tax from 7 percent to 11.5 percent. It is scheduled to go into effect July 1.... 5/29/2015 11:42 PM

Rihanna in Cuba's capital to record music video
HAVANA (AP) -- Pop star Rihanna drew a crowd Friday while cruising down Havana's Malecon shore boulevard in a classic American convertible from the 1950s.... 5/29/2015 10:56 PM

Interpol: Islamic State group gains support in Africa, Asia
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A growing number of extremist groups from Africa to southeast Asia are shifting their allegiance to the Islamic State group, leading to greater risks for "cross-pollination" among conflicts beyond Syria and Iraq, the head of Interpol said Friday.... 5/29/2015 10:13 PM

THE LATEST: Police raid businesses named in FIFA indictment
ZURICH (AP) -- The latest on FIFA developments:... 5/29/2015 10:13 PM

Mexico: Shootout in Baja California Sur kills 2 suspects
LA PAZ, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican authorities say a clash between armed men and police killed two gunmen and wounded an officer in the state of Baja California Sur.... 5/29/2015 10:04 PM

Officials: Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, kill 19
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Around 20 armed men hijacked two buses in Pakistan's southwestern Baluchistan province, killed 19 passengers and took at least 25 with them into the mountains as hostages Friday, a Pakistani official said.... 5/29/2015 9:58 PM

Washington removes Cuba from US list of terrorism sponsors
HAVANA (AP) -- The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday, a decision hailed in Cuba as the healing of a decades-old wound and an important step toward normalizing relations between the Cold War foes.... 5/29/2015 9:25 PM

Top Canadian minister to announces he's leaving politics
TORONTO (AP) -- Another prominent member of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government will not seek re-election in Parliament in October.... 5/29/2015 9:07 PM

Guatemala: Ex-VP's bank accounts frozen amid graft probe
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- A Guatemalan court froze bank accounts linked to former Vice President Roxana Baldetti, who resigned this month after a corruption scandal reached into her office, the magistrate who made the ruling said Friday.... 5/29/2015 8:59 PM

FIFA scandal reverberating across soccer-crazy South America
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Within hours of the FIFA scandal breaking, Sergio Jadue, the president of Chile's soccer federation, was declaring his innocence even though he wasn't formally accused of anything.... 5/29/2015 8:52 PM

Canada gunman praises Allah in unedited pre-shooting video
TORONTO (AP) -- Footage released Friday of the gunman who killed a soldier at Canada's national war memorial and stormed Parliament before being gunned down shows him asking Allah to praise his actions before last October's attack.... 5/29/2015 8:40 PM

Blatter wins re-election despite FIFA corruption scandal
ZURICH (AP) -- In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter.... 5/29/2015 8:24 PM

AP NewsAlert
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen hijack buses in Pakistan, battle with security forces, 19 passengers killed.... 5/29/2015 7:33 PM

Canada to strip citizenship of dual-national terror convicts
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada can revoke the Canadian citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism or other high crimes under a controversial new law.... 5/29/2015 7:29 PM

UN nuke agency report shows Iran probe essentially stalled
VIENNA (AP) -- Amid accelerated international efforts to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, the U.N. atomic agency on Friday reported that work on a key element - an assessment of allegations that Tehran worked on atomic arms - remains essentially stalled.... 5/29/2015 7:29 PM

IS claims suicide bombing on Shiite mosque in Saudi, 4 dead
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A suicide bomber disguised as a woman blew himself up in the parking lot of a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers, killing four people in the second such attack in as many weeks claimed by the Islamic State group.... 5/29/2015 7:13 PM

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