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Fire sends plume of smoke above Mexico City
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A towering black plume of smoke is pouring into the sky above Mexico City.... 4/19/2015 3:39 PM

24 dead, 28 safe, hundreds missing as Med migrant boat sinks
ROME (AP) -- A crowded fishing boat that one survivor said carried 700 migrants capsized north of Libya overnight, and only a few dozen people were rescued Sunday, raising fears that it could become the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant sea disaster.... 4/19/2015 3:38 PM


SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Political party of former Yemen leader Saleh welcomes UN resolution calling for a cease-fire.... 4/19/2015 3:34 PM

Fighting, airstrikes hit across Yemen as Saudis pledge aid
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Fighting and Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels struck Sunday across Yemen, officials said, as the United Nations said that Saudi Arabia had agreed to completely fund a $273.7 million appeal for emergency humanitarian aid to the county.... 4/19/2015 3:21 PM

Extremist past mars makeover of France's far-right party
PARIS (AP) -- The timing could not have been worse. Daggers were already drawn in a father-daughter duel within the far-right National Front when a judicial investigation began circling closer and closer to the party leadership.... 4/19/2015 3:20 PM

Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago
FUERSTENBERG, Germany (AP) -- Officials in Germany solemnly commemorated the liberation of two Nazi concentration camps 70 years ago in the closing days of World War II.... 4/19/2015 3:15 PM

Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy.... 4/19/2015 3:13 PM

British police make fourth arrest in slaying of imam
LONDON (AP) -- British counterterrorism detectives say they've arrested a fourth person as they investigate the slaying of a Syria-born Muslim cleric who was shot in London.... 4/19/2015 3:03 PM

8 people killed at Brazilian soccer team's fan club
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Police say eight people have been shot dead at a Brazilian soccer team's fan club in the city of Sao Paulo.... 4/19/2015 2:57 PM

A history of the Islamic State group after Ethiopians killed
CAIRO (AP) -- The extremist Islamic State group, which controls a third of both Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate, released a video Sunday purportedly showing militants killing two groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya.... 4/19/2015 2:55 PM

S. Korean police question dozens after violent ferry protest
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean police said they were questioning dozens of protesters Sunday over violence that broke out at a rally denouncing the government's handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.... 4/19/2015 2:55 PM

Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq.... 4/19/2015 2:45 PM

Wartime climate in Saudi puts calls for reform on hold
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- An electronic billboard at an upscale Saudi mall flashes an advertisement for a designer fragrance before switching to images of soaring F-16s and King Salman saluting the troops. "The response has come to you who threaten the nation," the caption says. "To those who test me, take this war as a reply."... 4/19/2015 2:40 PM

Czech Republic beats France 3-1 in Fed Cup semis
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) -- Defending champion Czech Republic reached the fourth Fed Cup final in five years by defeating France after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.... 4/19/2015 2:18 PM

Finns expected to vote for change in recession-hit country
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finland is voting to determine which coalition can lead the country out of a three-year recession, with the ruling conservatives pitted against their socialist government partner and an anti-immigration Finns Party that wants Greece ousted from the euro.... 4/19/2015 2:17 PM

Norway: Russia minister visit to Arctic island 'regrettable'
HELSINKI (AP) -- Norway has demanded that Moscow explain why Russia's deputy prime minister visited the Norwegian Arctic Svalbard islands despite sanctions imposed on him by the EU and Norway.... 4/19/2015 2:16 PM

Palestinian Cabinet ministers make rare visit to Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Ten months after taking office, Cabinet ministers in a Palestinian unity government are making a rare visit to the Gaza Strip.... 4/19/2015 2:13 PM

Jordan hosts international competition of anti-terror squads
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan on Sunday launched a competition among elite anti-terrorism squads from 18 countries, including fellow members of military coalitions fighting rebels in Yemen and Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.... 4/19/2015 2:07 PM

Activists: Syrian government air raids kill at least 16
BEIRUT (AP) -- Two Syrian activist groups say government airstrikes on opposition-held towns near the Jordanian border have killed at least 16 people, including five children.... 4/19/2015 2:07 PM

Breakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Turkish Cypriots are voting for a new leader for the breakaway north of Cyprus on Sunday in an unpredictable contest as talks to reunify the ethnically split island are expected to resume next month.... 4/19/2015 1:49 PM



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