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Egypt frees Egyptian-American sentenced to life in prison
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian authorities freed an Egyptian-American on Saturday who was sentenced to life in prison and had been on hunger strike for over a year, forcing him to renounce his Egyptian citizenship as a precondition of his release.... 5/30/2015 12:39 PM

Powerful quake strikes off Japan; no tsunami warning
TOKYO (AP) -- A powerful and extremely deep earthquake struck near a group of remote Japanese islands and shook Tokyo on Saturday, but officials said there was no danger of a tsunami, and no injuries or damage were immediately reported.... 5/30/2015 12:37 PM

McCartney says he's given up pot now that he's a granddad
LONDON (AP) -- Paul McCartney says he has given up marijuana after many years of indulgence and now prefers wine or "a nice margarita."... 5/30/2015 12:35 PM

THE LATEST: Europe, US are likely bidders for 2026 World Cup
ZURICH (AP) -- The latest developments concerning FIFA:... 5/30/2015 12:25 PM

French farmer who killed alleged truffle thief gets 8 years
PARIS (AP) -- A court in southeast France has sentenced a farmer to eight years in prison for the shooting death of a suspected truffle thief.... 5/30/2015 12:22 PM

Rocket grenades kill 7 as Boko Haram attacks Nigerian city
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Rocket-propelled grenades exploded into several home, killing at least seven people s in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri before dawn Saturday as Boko Haram unleashed a new kind of violence in the birthplace of the extremist group, said residents.... 5/30/2015 11:29 AM

Heat wave eases in India after killing nearly 2,000 people
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Showers and thunderstorms in parts of southern India on Saturday helped eased a weekslong summer heat wave that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives.... 5/30/2015 11:03 AM

After Pakistan bus attack, worry an insurgency growing worse
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- As hundreds of mourners on Saturday protested the killing of 19 people in deadly bus hijackings in western Pakistan, the assaults raised new fears that a long-simmering insurgency there could be growing more violent.... 5/30/2015 10:46 AM

Activists say Syrian army strikes kill 45 people in Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian army airstrikes killed at least 45 people, most of them civilians, and wounded scores in attacks Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo that struck civilian areas, including a packed market in town held by the Islamic State group, activists said.... 5/30/2015 10:27 AM

Merkel: Germany didn't lie over chances of US no-spy deal
BERLIN (AP) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel is rejecting suggestions her government lied in 2013 about the United States' willingness to negotiate a "no-spy" agreement with Germany.... 5/30/2015 10:20 AM

Italy: 4,200 more migrants saved off Libya's coasts, 17 die
ROME (AP) -- The Italian coast guard says it has coordinated the rescue of more than 4,000 migrants off Libya's coast in 22 separate operations.... 5/30/2015 10:14 AM

US, Iran accelerate nuclear talks a month before deadline
GENEVA (AP) -- A month out from a nuclear deal deadline, the top U.S. and Iranian diplomats gathered in Geneva Saturday in an effort to bridge differences over how quickly to ease economic sanctions on Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections.... 5/30/2015 9:56 AM

Blatter says he will forgive but won't forget UEFA rebellion
ZURICH (AP) -- Emboldened by his fresh mandate to lead world soccer, Sepp Blatter made it clear there may be consequences for European leaders who tried to oust him from FIFA.... 5/30/2015 9:41 AM

UN rights chief urges deeper probe of Central Africa abuses
BERLIN (AP) -- The United Nations' human rights chief is urging several countries to step up efforts to investigate allegations that peacekeepers in Central African Republic may have committed abuses, a call that comes as the U.N. itself faces pressure over child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers.... 5/30/2015 9:41 AM

Blatter criticizes US justice chief, soccer corruption case
ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter criticized U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and an American federal investigation into soccer corruption which could yet lead directly to his door.... 5/30/2015 9:24 AM

McCain: US should allow sale of defensive weapons to Vietnam
SINGAPORE (AP) -- America needs to provide Vietnam with more defensive weapons, U.S. Sen. John McCain said Saturday as tensions in the Asia Pacific region heightened over China's expanding land reclamation projects in the South China Sea.... 5/30/2015 9:13 AM

North Korean ex-POWs hope to return home before they die
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- After the Korean War ended in 1953, Kim Myeong Bok and 75 other North Korean prisoners of war detained in South Korea opted to live abroad rather than risk hostile welcomes in either half of their homeland. Now he wants to come home, though he may find little more than rejection and suspicion.... 5/30/2015 7:14 AM

15 wounded in 2 explosions in restive southern Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- At least 15 people have been wounded in two separate blasts that hit a police camp in a restive southern Philippine province where Muslim militants operate, police said Saturday.... 5/30/2015 7:04 AM

Gravely ill Russian opposition figure won't be sent abroad
MOSCOW (AP) -- A prominent Russian opposition figure who is being treated at a Moscow hospital for a sudden, mysterious illness won't be taken abroad for care.... 5/30/2015 7:01 AM

Turkey seizes bank associated with US-based Muslim cleric
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's banking regulator says a state fund has seized a bank associated with a movement led by the U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, which authorities have accused of attempting to destabilize the government.... 5/30/2015 6:55 AM



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