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California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought
SYDNEY (AP) -- California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.... 5/25/2015 3:58 PM

German protests Russia's decision to turn away Merkel ally
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany is protesting Russia's decision to turn away an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel.... 5/25/2015 3:50 PM

Nigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug charges
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- A man newly elected to Nigeria's Senate refused to attend a Monday court hearing on his extradition to the United States on 20-year-old drug charges related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."... 5/25/2015 3:47 PM

UK leader Cameron outlines who can vote in referendum on EU
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's prime minister on Monday outlined who will be allowed to vote in a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union, opting to exclude most voters from the other 27 EU nations living in the U.K.... 5/25/2015 3:46 PM

Bangladesh bans Islamist group accused of killing bloggers
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh on Monday banned a radical Islamist group accused of attacking and killing atheist bloggers and writers.... 5/25/2015 3:38 PM

Egypt official says Sinai extremists kill soldier in clashes
El-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- An Egyptian army official says extremists have killed a conscript and wounded an officer in clashes in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.... 5/25/2015 3:37 PM

Burkina Faso to exhume grave of Thomas Sankara, colleagues
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- Burkina Faso started exhuming the graves of 13 people on Monday, including revolutionary leader Thomas Sankara, whose death nearly 30 years ago in a coup has remained a mystery.... 5/25/2015 3:30 PM

French president revives political duo with his ex
PARIS (AP) -- A new person has been appearing more and more often alongside French President Francois Hollande on official visits abroad and in high-level meetings at the Elysee Palace: Segolene Royal, the president's ex-companion and mother of his four children.... 5/25/2015 3:24 PM

South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope.... 5/25/2015 3:15 PM

Russia plans to use prison labor for 2018 World Cup
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian authorities want to use prison labor to drive down the costs of holding the 2018 World Cup.... 5/25/2015 3:14 PM

Opposition leader says Burundi not ready for polls
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi is not ready for parliamentary or presidential elections next month because the government is curtailing freedoms including preventing the opposition from campaigning, a leading opposition candidate said Monday, as protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office continued in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura.... 5/25/2015 3:03 PM

Brazil prison riot leaves at least 7 dead
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A prison riot in northeastern Brazil left at least seven dead after a fight between two gangs escalated and led to about 70 people, many visiting family members, being held hostage for several hours.... 5/25/2015 2:59 PM

United Arab Emirates launches national space agency strategy
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates on Monday laid out a strategic framework for a newly created space agency that aims to integrate various arms of the Gulf federation's burgeoning space industry.... 5/25/2015 2:59 PM

Tornado kills 10 in Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A tornado raged through the northern Mexico border city of Ciudad Acuna early Monday, killing at least 10 people, destroying homes and upending cars and other vehicles.... 5/25/2015 2:56 PM

China cuts import tax on clothes, other goods
BEIJING (AP) -- China announced Monday it will cut import taxes on clothing, cosmetics and some other goods by half in a new tactic to spur consumer spending and economic growth.... 5/25/2015 2:45 PM

New parties to play key role after Spanish local elections
MADRID (AP) -- Two new parties have carved out a kingmaker role in many Spanish cities and regions following local elections that dealt a serious blow to the governing conservative Popular Party.... 5/25/2015 2:43 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Tornado hits Mexican border city of Ciudad Acuna, killing at least 10 people.... 5/25/2015 2:40 PM

Anti-eviction campaigner promises change in Barcelona
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Leading Spanish social activist Ada Colau said Monday the fight against evictions, poverty and corruption will be her priority as new mayor of the country's second city, Barcelona.... 5/25/2015 2:39 PM

Turkey, US to provide air protection to Syrian rebels
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey and the U.S. have agreed in "principle" to provide air protection to Syrian rebels being trained and equipped to fight Islamic State militants, once they enter Syrian territory for battle, Turkey's foreign minister said.... 5/25/2015 2:35 PM

Russia launches massive air force exercise with 250 aircraft
MOSCOW (AP) -- The Russian military has launched a massive exercise involving 250 aircraft and other weapons.... 5/25/2015 2:34 PM

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