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UK Coastguard rescues 19 people in dinghy in English Channel
LONDON (AP) -- The British Coastguard says it has rescued 19 people from the English Channel after their inflatable boat started to take on water.... 5/29/2016 11:37 AM

Syria's cease-fire strengthens al-Qaida branch
BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has recruited thousands of fighters, including teenagers, and taken territory from government forces in a successful offensive in the north, illustrating how the cease-fire put in place by Russia and the United States to weaken the militants has in many ways backfired.... 5/29/2016 11:32 AM

German nationalist slammed over black soccer player comment
BERLIN (AP) -- A top member of a rising German nationalist party drew sharp criticism Sunday for reportedly saying that many people wouldn't want Jerome Boateng, a key player on Germany's national soccer team whose father was born in Ghana, as their neighbor.... 5/29/2016 11:31 AM

Iran parliament chief retains post despite reformist gains
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's long-serving parliament speaker will retain his post despite gains by reformists in elections held earlier this year, the official IRNA news agency reported Sunday.... 5/29/2016 11:09 AM

Roadside bomb in Egypt's Sinai kills 2 police
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's state news agency says a roadside bomb has killed two police and wounded three conscripts in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.... 5/29/2016 11:05 AM

Erdogan ally wins vote of confidence in Turkish parliament
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's new government, led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's loyal ally, has easily won a vote of confidence in parliament.... 5/29/2016 10:51 AM

Rain washes out attempt to set record Greek sirtaki dance
CONSTANTA, Romania (AP) -- Torrential rain has dashed hopes in Romania of setting a Guinness Book world record for Greece's famous sirtaki dance.... 5/29/2016 10:44 AM

Iraqi forces complete buildup around IS-held Fallujah
TARIQ CAMP, Iraq (AP) -- Iraq's special forces have completed a troop buildup around Fallujah ahead of an operation to retake the Islamic State-held city west of Baghdad.... 5/29/2016 10:38 AM

Fire at Ukrainian home for the elderly kills 17, injures 5
MOSCOW (AP) -- Ukraine's emergency services say a pre-dawn fire has swept through a private home for the elderly, killing 17 people and injuring five others.... 5/29/2016 10:34 AM

UN: 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean shipwrecks
POZZALLO, Italy (AP) -- Over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats, the U.N. refugee agency said Sunday.... 5/29/2016 10:19 AM

Israel arrests Palestinian suspects in Jerusalem bus attack
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's internal security service says it has arrested six Palestinians from the West Bank suspected of preparing explosives and planning the bomb attack on a bus in Jerusalem that wounded 21 Israelis last month.... 5/29/2016 10:17 AM

Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for peace talks
SHINDAND, Afghanistan (AP) -- A breakaway Taliban faction is willing to hold peace talks with the Afghan government but will demand the imposition of Islamic law and the departure of all foreign forces, a senior leader of the group said Sunday.... 5/29/2016 9:58 AM

AP PHOTOS: Refugees who made a train to nowhere their home
IDOMENI, Greece (AP) -- Before catching the world's attention, Idomeni was a sleepy village on the Greek border with Macedonia, the last stop on the train before heading through former Yugoslav countries and onto western Europe.... 5/29/2016 9:20 AM

German rhetoric on Afghan migrants doesn't meet reality
BERLIN (AP) -- The 75 people stuffed onto the small dinghy watched with horror as the water flowed in, eventually covering bags filled with clothes and mementos from the devastated homes they were fleeing. Jawad, a 25-year-old Afghan, prayed as he huddled with his wife, daughter and infant son.... 5/29/2016 9:14 AM

Germany's Lufthansa to suspend flights to Venezuela
BERLIN (AP) -- German airline Lufthansa says it is suspending its flights to Caracas, citing the difficult economic situation in Venezuela.... 5/29/2016 8:57 AM

UN refugee agency: Over 700 migrants feared dead in 3 Mediterranean shipwrecks in south of...
POZZALO, Italy (AP) -- UN refugee agency: Over 700 migrants feared dead in 3 Mediterranean shipwrecks in south of Italy.... 5/29/2016 8:47 AM

Nepal honors 9 Sherpas who paved way for Everest climbers
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Nepal celebrated Everest Day on Sunday by honoring nine Sherpa guides who fixed ropes and dug the route to the summit so hundreds of climbers could scale the world's highest mountain this month, following two years of disasters.... 5/29/2016 8:47 AM

Fiji pulls some peacekeepers from Egypt amid security fears
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Fiji said Sunday it's bringing home about 65 of the 300-plus peacekeepers it has stationed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula and has closed remote bases there as the security situation deteriorates.... 5/29/2016 7:50 AM

UK Conservative Party dispute over immigration escalates
LONDON (AP) -- Senior Conservative Party members in Britain have intensified their attacks on Prime Minister David Cameron with an open letter accusing him of misleading the public over immigration.... 5/29/2016 7:27 AM

German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun
VERDUN, France (AP) -- France's president and Germany's chancellor want their countries' improbable friendship to be a source of hope for today's fractured Europe as they commemorate the centenary of the longest battle of World War I.... 5/29/2016 6:26 AM

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