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African envoy expresses concern over EU migrant center plans
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Africa's envoy to the European Union says EU plans to process migrants in the countries they leave or transit on their way to Europe is "a dangerous approach."... 4/1/2015 11:12 AM

International court welcomes Palestinians as 123rd member
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Palestinian Authority became a member of the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, saying it wanted "justice not vengeance" for alleged Israeli war crimes.... 4/1/2015 11:01 AM

Turkish police detain armed man in ruling party office
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkish police overpowered an armed man who stormed the ruling party's local branch in Istanbul, broke a top-floor window and shouted slogans Wednesday, a day after a deadly hostage incident involving a prosecutor.... 4/1/2015 11:01 AM

Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a mid-air collision after they apparently got too close to each other over the Indian Ocean earlier this week.... 4/1/2015 10:54 AM

35 dead in Yemen after airstrikes hit factory vicinity
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led warplanes bombed Shiite rebel positions in both north and south Yemen early on Wednesday, setting off explosions and drawing return fire from anti-aircraft guns. Airstrikes also hit a factory in a western port city and 35 workers died there, according to witnesses and officials.... 4/1/2015 10:51 AM

Super typhoon expected to weaken before reaching Philippines
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) -- Officials say super Typhoon Maysak is expected to significantly weaken before reaching the Philippines around Sunday.... 4/1/2015 10:50 AM

Israeli leader says world needs 'better deal' with Iran
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu repeated his warning about a possible nuclear deal with Iran on Wednesday, saying the world must insist on a "better deal" that links concessions to a change in Tehran's behavior.... 4/1/2015 10:47 AM

Nepal doctors stay away from work to support colleague
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Thousands of doctors in Nepal have stayed away from their work at clinics and hospitals to support a colleague who has been on a hunger strike for the past 10 days demanding reforms in medical education and services.... 4/1/2015 10:44 AM

German policeman guilty of murder in cannibalism killing
BERLIN (AP) -- A German police officer has been found guilty of murder for killing a man he met in an Internet chat forum devoted to cannibalism.... 4/1/2015 10:36 AM

A day after missing deal deadline, Iran nuclear talks resume
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program resumed here Wednesday but were almost immediately beset by competing claims, just hours after diplomats abandoned a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreeing to press on. And as the latest round hit the week mark, three of the six foreign ministers involved left the talks with prospects for agreement remaining uncertain.... 4/1/2015 10:27 AM

Egypt president welcomes return of US military aid
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president says the United States' release of military aid previously suspended will help boost Cairo's ability to combat extremists in the region.... 4/1/2015 10:24 AM

Iraqi minister says Tikrit to be recaptured within 'hours'
TIKRIT, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi security forces battled the last remaining pockets of Islamic State militants in Tikrit early Wednesday and were expected to gain full control of the city "within the coming hours," the country's interior minister said.... 4/1/2015 10:08 AM

Lufthansa execs visit French Alps crash site where 150 died
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France (AP) -- Lufthansa's chief executive said Wednesday it will take "a long, long time" to understand what led to a deadly crash in the Alps last week - but refused to say what the airline knew about the mental health of the co-pilot suspected of deliberately destroying the plane.... 4/1/2015 9:55 AM

Gloomy China, Japan data add to pressure for stimulus
BEIJING (AP) -- China and Japan reported gloomy industrial data Wednesday, adding to pressure on leaders of the world's second- and third-largest economies to launch new stimulus.... 4/1/2015 9:36 AM

Buhari: Nigeria embraces democracy, 1-party state behind us
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari said Wednesday it was time "to heal wounds," a day after Nigeria's president conceded defeat in a bitterly fought election.... 4/1/2015 9:06 AM

UN rights chief: Boko Haram fighters murdered captive women
BERLIN (AP) -- The U.N.'s human rights chief said Wednesday his office has received reports that Boko Haram fighters retreating from advancing military forces in Nigeria murdered women and girls they had taken as "wives," along with other captives.... 4/1/2015 9:01 AM

Albanian authorities evacuate village after oil well blast
TIRANA, Albania (AP) -- Albanian authorities are evacuating residents of a village following an explosion at a Canadian-owned oil well. No injuries were reported.... 4/1/2015 8:58 AM

American farmer among the winners in sanctions-hit Russia
MOSCOW (AP) -- Kansas-born farmer Justus Walker is prospering in Russia - one year after the U.S. and European Union began imposing sanctions against his adopted country over its aggression in Ukraine.... 4/1/2015 8:55 AM

European shares reverse early losses on strong factory data
TOKYO (AP) -- European shares rebounded from early losses on Wednesday as a monthly survey showed factory output at a 10-month high in March, helped by strong growth in new business. Asian markets were lackluster after weak data from China and Japan.... 4/1/2015 8:52 AM

Crimea's only Tatar TV station goes off air
MOSCOW (AP) -- Crimea's independent television station ATR has gone off air after Russian authorities repeatedly refused to give it a broadcasting license.... 4/1/2015 8:37 AM



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