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Endangered antelope dying off in vast numbers in Kazakhstan
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Authorities in Kazakhstan says around one-third of the endangered saiga antelope population in this Central Asian nation has mysteriously died off in the last few days.... 5/22/2015 12:22 PM

Suicide bomber targets Shiite worshippers in Saudi Arabia
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- A suicide bomber targeted a mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia as worshippers were commemorating the 7th century birth of a revered Shiite figure on Friday, an activist and witnesses in the area said.... 5/22/2015 12:17 PM

Ireland votes on gay marriage; Catholic leaders opposed
DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland's voters were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in this once-staunchly Catholic land in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum like no other."... 5/22/2015 12:13 PM

Greece, Spain lead Europe's jobless parade
SINTRA, Portugal (AP) -- The European Central Bank has called on governments in the eurozone to make it easier to hire and fire workers, saying it would help create jobs.... 5/22/2015 12:12 PM

18 rebels said killed in Colombian raid on guerrilla camp
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Officials say that at least 18 leftist rebels have been killed in a raid in western Colombia.... 5/22/2015 12:11 PM

UK bomb maker sentenced to life for killing US soldier
LONDON (AP) -- A British man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for making a roadside bomb that killed a U.S. soldier in Iraq in 2007.... 5/22/2015 12:10 PM

Tim Roth deals with death, sadness in Cannes entry 'Chronic'
CANNES, France (AP) -- Tim Roth toned things down for his role in the Cannes Film Festival entry "Chronic."... 5/22/2015 12:05 PM

Abbas: Israeli settlement expansion blocks any peace deal
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday said Israel is blocking peace by continuing to expand settlements on occupied territory, but reaffirmed his support for a two-state solution based on the pre-1967 border.... 5/22/2015 12:02 PM

China stocks hit 7-year high, Europe muted ahead of Fed
HONG KONG (AP) -- Chinese stocks hit a seven-year high as investors pinned their hopes on further economic stimulus while most other world markets were subdued Friday ahead of a speech by Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.... 5/22/2015 11:45 AM

Eiffel Tower closed amid workers' anger about pickpockets
PARIS (AP) -- The Eiffel Tower closed to the public Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily.... 5/22/2015 11:44 AM

ECB tells governments: Don't wait to fix Europe's economy
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says governments that share the euro currency shouldn't wait for better times to push through reforms that would boost sluggish growth.... 5/22/2015 11:36 AM

China says work on charter for Asian bank completed
BEIJING (AP) -- Negotiators from 57 governments completed work Friday on a charter for a Chinese-led Asian regional bank that is to be signed in late June, the Chinese finance ministry said.... 5/22/2015 11:32 AM

IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, a tribal leader said Friday, while in neighboring Syria the group's fighters killed dozens of pro-government forces in the ancient town of Palmyra.... 5/22/2015 11:32 AM

Guinea reports 27 new Ebola cases after previous lull
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- Authorities in the country where the Ebola epidemic began are concerned about a new outbreak of cases just as officials hoped the crisis was coming under control.... 5/22/2015 11:31 AM

UN chief urges peaceful solution of South China Sea dispute
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Friday for a peaceful solution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea, where China's increased assertiveness has alarmed its smaller neighbors.... 5/22/2015 11:29 AM

Iraq deputy PM appeals for more help
SOUTHERN SHUNE, Jordan (AP) -- Iraq's deputy prime minister is appealing for greater international help in fighting the Islamic State group, saying its recent takeover of the key city of Ramadi was a "big disaster" and that the country's own forces could not adequately fight back.... 5/22/2015 11:28 AM

France cracks down on food waste by supermarkets
PARIS (AP) -- France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food, encouraging them to donate to charities or farms instead, as part of a national campaign against food waste.... 5/22/2015 11:25 AM

Turkey: 2 trapped in landslide at dam construction site
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish officials say two construction workers are trapped under debris after a landslide at a dam construction site in northeast Turkey.... 5/22/2015 11:25 AM

Michael Fassbender on making 'Macbeth': 'the Scottish film'
CANNES, France (AP) -- Michael Fassbender doesn't know if the "Macbeth" curse carries over to movie adaptations, but he'd rather not test it.... 5/22/2015 11:20 AM

Poland presidential vote could bring return to turbulence
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Presidential candidate Andrzej Duda is a new face in Polish politics, but he may herald a return to an older era when his right-wing party held power.... 5/22/2015 11:20 AM

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