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Strong quake rocks Papua New Guinea, local tsunami possible
SYDNEY (AP) -- A powerful earthquake rattled the South Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, and officials warned that a local tsunami was possible.... 5/5/2015 2:53 AM

Metro trains crash in Mexico City, injuring 12
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Two metro trains carrying passengers crashed in Mexico City on Monday, leaving at least 12 people injured, authorities said.... 5/5/2015 2:12 AM

Coca production in Colombia jumped 39 pct in 2014
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Cultivation of the leaf used to make cocaine skyrocketed last year in Colombia, according to a new White House report that's likely to pressure authorities here to preserve a threatened U.S. aerial eradication program at the heart of the drug war.... 5/5/2015 1:30 AM

SurveyMonkey CEO died of head trauma in exercise accident
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- SurveyMonkey CEO David Goldberg died of severe head trauma in an exercise accident in the Mexican resort town of Punta Mita, a Mexican state official said Monday.... 5/5/2015 12:57 AM

Police: US couple killed in US Virgin Islands
CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) -- Authorities in the U.S. Virgin Islands say an elderly couple visiting from the U.S. mainland has been found stabbed to death in a rental home.... 5/5/2015 12:12 AM

Kerry to visit Riyadh to confer with Saudi Arabia on Yemen
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Riyadh for discussions with Saudi government leaders on Wednesday and Thursday.... 5/4/2015 10:41 PM

Brazil weighs investigating ex-leader Silva
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Federal prosecutors in Brazil confirmed Monday that they are weighing whether to open a full investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's alleged overseas lobbying efforts for the scandal-plagued construction firm Odebrecht, the nation's biggest builder.... 5/4/2015 10:35 PM

Colombia stunned by theft of Garcia Marquez's first edition
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombian police are investigating the theft of a valuable first edition copy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's masterpiece "One Hundred Years of Solitude."... 5/4/2015 9:52 PM

Former US leader Clinton praises Liberia progress on Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton said Monday he was pleased to see Liberia's progress in the fight against the deadly Ebola disease, and urged residents of the West African nation to support those who survived.... 5/4/2015 9:43 PM

Nigeria's military: Battling tribal militia, not civilians
JOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's military is battling a dangerous tribal militia that could grow into a terrorist group in central Nigeria and denies accusations its troops have killed dozens of civilians, the Defense Ministry spokesman said Monday.... 5/4/2015 9:00 PM

Rocket-propelled grenade forced down Mexican helicopter
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A drug cartel that unleashed a wave of attacks in the western Mexican state of Jalisco used a rocket-propelled grenade to force down a military helicopter, a security official said Monday.... 5/4/2015 8:57 PM

Jean-Marie Le Pen suspended from French far-right party
PARIS (AP) -- French far-right leader Jean-Marie Le Pen was suspended Monday from the National Front party he built into a political force over four decades after a series of controversial remarks about Jews and Nazis put him on the fast track to disgrace.... 5/4/2015 8:18 PM

Anti-Cuban embargo movement picks up steam in US
HAVANA (AP) -- Big businesses and politicians from both sides of the ideological spectrum are putting their muscle into new Washington lobbying efforts to end the U.S. embargo on Cuba as the two countries press ahead to re-establish diplomatic relations.... 5/4/2015 8:00 PM

Rio environmental official takes dip in polluted bay
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A Brazilian state environmental secretary has plunged into the polluted waters of Guanabara Bay as part of a televised stunt meant to assuage worries about health risks faced by sailors competing in the 2016 Olympics.... 5/4/2015 7:56 PM

Airstrikes hit Yemen airports as Saudis ponder cease-fire
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes targeted several airports Monday across Yemen even as the kingdom's foreign minister said officials were considering a cease-fire to allow aid into the Arab world's poorest country, while Senegal announced it would be contributing troops to back the Saudi-led coalition.... 5/4/2015 7:29 PM

Burundi Red Cross: 3 killed in clashes with security forces
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- At least three people have been killed in Burundi on Monday in violent clashes with the security forces, said the Red Cross, as street demonstrations persist over the president's third term bid.... 5/4/2015 7:13 PM

Senegal pledges 2,100 troops to aid effort in Yemen
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- Senegal is sending 2,100 troops to help back the military intervention led by Saudi Arabia that is underway in Yemen, becoming the first sub-Saharan African country to contribute soldiers to the effort, the country's foreign minister said Monday.... 5/4/2015 7:10 PM

UN confirms Ban will visit Moscow for WW2 Victory Day
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon will go to Moscow to attend Victory Day events this weekend, the world body announced Monday, amid criticism that Russia should not be rewarded after annexing Crimea from Ukraine.... 5/4/2015 7:08 PM

Protests highlight troubles of Ethiopian Jews in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- When Israel secretly airlifted waves of Ethiopian Jews in the 1980s and 1990s, saving them from war and famine in the Horn of Africa, it was celebrated as a triumphant show of unity for the Jewish people.... 5/4/2015 7:04 PM

AP Interview: Qatar minister vows to improve migrants' lives
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Qatar's inability to ensure decent housing for its bulging migrant labor population was "a mistake" the government is working to fix as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup, the country's top labor official said Monday, vowing his country would improve conditions for its vast foreign labor force.... 5/4/2015 7:01 PM



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