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Explosion at Turkish cement factory kills 3 near Ankara
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish officials say an explosion at a cement factory in a town near Ankara has killed three employees.... 5/25/2015 9:32 AM

Report: Iran raises gas prices by 40 percent in subsidy cut
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran will raise gasoline prices by some 40 percent beginning Tuesday, the country's official news agency reported, the latest cut to the Islamic Republic's fuel subsidies that cost it some $32 billion a year.... 5/25/2015 9:22 AM

Iran adviser says US has 'no will' to fight Islamic State
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The chief of an elite unit in Iran's Revolutionary Guard has accused the U.S. of having "no will" to stop the Islamic State group after the fall of the Iraqi city of Ramadi, an Iranian newspaper reported Monday.... 5/25/2015 9:15 AM

Sudanese government denies supporting rebels in South Sudan
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- The Sudanese government has denied supporting rebels in South Sudan after it accused Khartoum of supplying arms to the insurgents threatening its oil fields.... 5/25/2015 9:13 AM

Nigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug charges
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- A wanted man newly elected to Nigeria's Senate will appear in court Monday to fight his extradition to the United States on 20-year-old charges related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."... 5/25/2015 9:11 AM

Soldier killed after shooting on fellow troops in Tunis
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- Tunisia's Defense Ministry says a Tunisian soldier has been killed after opening fire on fellow troops at military barracks in the capital Tunis.... 5/25/2015 8:53 AM

Global stocks mostly higher in quiet trading day
BEIJING (AP) -- Asian stocks were mostly higher Monday on a quiet trading day with Hong Kong, Wall Street and London closed for holidays.... 5/25/2015 8:49 AM

Earthquake shakes buildings in Tokyo but causes no damage
TOKYO (AP) -- A magnitude-5.5 earthquake rattled Tokyo and its suburbs Monday, shaking buildings and temporarily stopping trains but causing no apparent damage or injuries.... 5/25/2015 8:48 AM

Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves
WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian authorities said Monday that abandoned jungle camps used by human traffickers contained over 100 suspected graves as well as pens likely used as cages for migrants, shedding more light on a regional trade that preyed on some of Southeast Asia's most desperate people.... 5/25/2015 8:45 AM

New parties to play key role after Spanish local elections
MADRID (AP) -- Two new parties look set to hold the keys to power in many Spanish cities and regions following local elections that dealt a serious blow to the governing conservative Popular Party.... 5/25/2015 8:44 AM

Turkish minister defends spending on posh cars as 'peanuts'
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's finance minister has come under criticism for defending government spending of $1.3 billion on luxury cars and other vehicles for officials as "peanuts."... 5/25/2015 8:43 AM

Afghan official says suicide bombing kills at least 5
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- A suicide truck bomb exploded in a southern Afghan province Monday, killing at least five people and wounding 62, authorities said.... 5/25/2015 8:42 AM

Apparent winner in Polish election sends message of unity
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland's apparent president-elect, Andrzej Duda, began the day after the election meeting with passers-by in front of a subway station in central Warsaw and announcing that he will formally leave his Law and Justice party.... 5/25/2015 8:33 AM

UK airport expansion threatens to take out entire villages
LONDON (AP) -- With its classic red phone booth, pub, and medieval church, Harmondsworth's center looks quintessentially British. But the search for a twee English village isn't what brings millions of people within a stone's throw of its boundaries.... 5/25/2015 8:09 AM

Army chiefs plan for proposed joint Arab force in Mideast
CAIRO (AP) -- Arab army chiefs of staff have drawn up a plan for a new Arab joint force to intervene in the Mideast to combat terrorism, amid differences between them on where to put the force's headquarters.... 5/25/2015 8:08 AM

Turkmenistan unveils golden statue of president
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan (AP) -- The isolated energy-rich Central Asian nation of Turkmenistan has unveiled a gold-leafed statue of the president in a gesture intended to burnish the leader's burgeoning cult of personality.... 5/25/2015 8:05 AM

Son of Pakistan's president escapes bomb attack killing 3
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Police say the son of Pakistan's president has escaped a roadside bomb attack unharmed after the blast killed three people and wounded 15.... 5/25/2015 7:46 AM

Sydney siege inquest: Gunman secretive, defiant narcissist
SYDNEY (AP) -- The man who took 18 people hostage at a Sydney cafe last year was educated and erratic, secretive about his own life and public about his many grievances, and a self-obsessed fabulist whose life was spiraling downward in the lead-up to his deadly attack, lawyers told an inquest Monday.... 5/25/2015 7:43 AM

Yemeni politicians say UN peace talks indefinitely postponed
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A United Nations-sponsored peace conference that was to take place at the end of the month has been indefinitely postponed, senior Yemeni politicians said.... 5/25/2015 7:40 AM

Artsy coffee chain Blue Bottle brews long queues in Tokyo
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan, famous for green tea, is welcoming artisanal American coffee roaster Blue Bottle with long lines that have at times meant a four-hour wait for a cup.... 5/25/2015 7:12 AM



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