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Yemeni politicians say UN peace talks indefinitely postponed
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Three senior Yemeni politicians say a United Nations peace conference set to take place at the end of the month has been indefinitely postponed.... 5/25/2015 6:42 AM

Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.... 5/25/2015 6:34 AM

Strong quake rattles Tokyo area, no damage or injury reports
TOKYO (AP) -- A strong earthquake rattled the Japanese capital of Tokyo and its suburbs Monday, with a preliminary magnitude reading of 5.6, shaking buildings and temporarily stopping trains.... 5/25/2015 6:27 AM

Report: Iran adviser says US let Islamic State take Ramadi
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- An Iranian newspaper is quoting the chief of an elite unit in Iran's Revolutionary Guard accusing the U.S. of allowing the Islamic State group to seize the Iraqi city of Ramadi, the latest criticism to follow the fall of the city.... 5/25/2015 6:25 AM

A look at former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert's career
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison in a case involving allegations he accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from an American supporter.... 5/25/2015 6:09 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 5:50 AM

Malaysia finds graves of suspected trafficking victims
WANG KELIAN, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian authorities said Monday they have discovered 139 suspected graves in a series of abandoned camps used by human traffickers on the border with Thailand where Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar were believed to have been held.... 5/25/2015 5:44 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 who grew increasingly defiant as he edged closer to launching his deadly attack, lawyers told an inquest Monday.... 5/25/2015 5:43 AM

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison in corruption trial.... 5/25/2015 5:42 AM

Australia appoints 2 new counterterrorism coordinators
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia on Monday moved to increase cooperation between its security agencies against the threat of Islamic State group militants by appointing two new counterterrorism coordinators.... 5/25/2015 5:36 AM

Greece's leftist leaders reject call to miss debt payment
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece will continue paying its debts, after its ruling Radical Left Coalition narrowly rejected a call by party hardliners to miss its next International Monetary Fund loan payment.... 5/25/2015 5:31 AM

Aquino: Philippines to fly usual routes over disputed reefs
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine aircraft will continue to fly their usual routes over disputed reefs in the South China Sea, the country's president said Monday, defying China's challenges to its planes and those of the United States.... 5/25/2015 5:24 AM

Nepali villagers return to homes after river gets unblocked
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Thousands of villagers in northwestern Nepal were able to return to their homes Monday after a mountain river swept away debris from a landslide that had blocked it, allowing waters to flow normally again.... 5/25/2015 4:28 AM

Businesses quietly switch to dollar in socialist Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- It's still possible to buy a gleaming Ford truck in Venezuela, rent a chic apartment in Caracas, and snag an American Airlines flight to Miami. Just not in the country's official currency.... 5/25/2015 4:13 AM

Relatives doubt that 42 men died in shootout on Mexico ranch
MORELIA, Mexico (AP) -- One body was missing an eye and had bruises on its face. Another had its teeth knocked inward. One had a gunshot in the top of the head.... 5/25/2015 4:04 AM

Audiard's 'Dheepan' wins Palme d'Or in upset Cannes finale
CANNES, France (AP) -- The 68th Cannes Film Festival was brought to a surprising close Sunday with Jacques Audiard's Sri Lankan refugee drama taking the festival's coveted top honor, the Palme d'Or.... 5/25/2015 3:47 AM

Kids on their own among migrants who arrived in Indonesia
KUALA CANGKOI, Indonesia (AP) -- It was just the two of them, brother and sister, out on the open ocean with hundreds of other desperate migrants, mostly Rohingya Muslims fleeing their homes in Myanmar. For nearly three months, the siblings comforted each other when rolling waves thrashed their boat, when their empty bellies ached and when they were beaten for trying to stand up to stretch their legs.... 5/25/2015 3:46 AM

Asian stock markets 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 3:29 AM

Australia to bring home bodies of 25 who died in Vietnam War
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) -- Australia announced Monday that it will repatriate the remains of up to 25 Australian soldiers killed about 50 years ago during the Vietnam War.... 5/25/2015 2:25 AM

Japan trade gap narrows, but returns to deficit in April
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's trade balance reverted to a deficit in April but narrowed sharply from the previous year as the plunge in oil prices cut fuel import costs.... 5/25/2015 1:04 AM

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