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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 2:12 PM

UN: Assailants attack convoy, kill 2, wound 1 in north Mali
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali says two assailants attacked a U.N. convoy of civilian workers in north Mali, killing two.... 4/18/2015 2:04 PM

Bangladesh guardedly welcomes Benetton factory victim pledge
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A Bangladeshi garment industry leader on Saturday guardedly welcomed Italian retailer Benetton's pledge of more than $1 million to victims of a factory collapse that killed over 1,100 people two years ago, saying it had come late but was appreciated.... 4/18/2015 1:59 PM

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 1:58 PM

Afghan suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State kills 33
FAIZABAD, Afghanistan (AP) -- A motorcycle-riding suicide bomber attacked a bank branch Saturday in eastern Afghanistan, killing at least 33 people in a deadly attack the country's president said was claimed by the Islamic State group.... 4/18/2015 1:34 PM

Nepal marks anniversary of deadliest Everest avalanche
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal on Saturday marked the anniversary of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche with a memorial and a government announcement that it will set up a welfare fund for mountaineering and trekking workers in the Himalayan nation.... 4/18/2015 1:26 PM

Turin Shroud goes back on display for faithful and curious
TURIN, Italy (AP) -- Turin's archbishop says interest in the Shroud of Turin is so keen that many pilgrims who already saw the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus are traveling back to the northern Italian city to see it again when it goes back on display starting Sunday.... 4/18/2015 1:21 PM

Afghan parliament approves 16 more Cabinet nominees
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's parliament has approved 16 Cabinet nominees after months of delays.... 4/18/2015 1:15 PM

A bear hug: Croat village shelters bears as good neighbors
KUTAREVO, Croatia (AP) -- Usually in Europe, when bear cubs get used to humans, they cannot survive in the wild. And when they grow too big, they're shot.... 4/18/2015 1:07 PM

Spanish couple arrested in Turkey, accused of jihadist links
MADRID (AP) -- Two Spanish residents have been arrested in Turkey on suspicion of having links to jihadi terrorists and membership in the Islamic State armed group, Spain's Interior Ministry said Saturday.... 4/18/2015 1:07 PM

Pope expresses sadness for Chicago prelate's death
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis has expressed sadness for the death of Cardinal Francis George, the retired Chicago archbishop.... 4/18/2015 1:04 PM

Israel, Palestinians agree on tax revenue transfer
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said Saturday that he has reached an agreement with Israel in which essential tax revenues it collects for the Palestinians will be transferred following a four-month freeze.... 4/18/2015 1:00 PM

Pope asks Europe to do more for migrants flooding into Italy
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is asking the European Union to do more to help Italy with the mounting numbers of desperate people needing rescue in the Mediterranean on risky boat journeys to flee war, persecution or poverty.... 4/18/2015 12:54 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.... 4/18/2015 12:40 PM

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

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