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UAE to explore Mars' atmosphere with probe named 'Hope'
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The United Arab Emirates says its planned 2020 mission to Mars will study the planet's atmosphere and will be appropriately named "Hope."... 5/6/2015 10:55 AM

Germany: 4 arrests in alleged plot to attack Islamic targets
BERLIN (AP) -- German authorities conducted raids across the country on Wednesday, seizing explosives and arresting four people accused of founding a right-wing extremist group to attack mosques and housing for asylum seekers.... 5/6/2015 10:52 AM

Afghan judge sentences 4 to death in mob killing of woman
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan court on Wednesday convicted and sentenced four men to death for their role in the brutal mob killing of a woman in Kabul in March - a slaying that shocked the nation and spurred calls for authorities to ensure women's rights to equality and protection from violence.... 5/6/2015 10:52 AM

5 Ukrainian troops killed as cease-fire teeters on brink
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine says five government troops battling separatist forces in the east have been killed in one of the worst single days of bloodshed since a cease-fire was declared in February.... 5/6/2015 10:45 AM

Bollywood star Salman Khan sentenced to 5 years
MUMBAI, India (AP) -- One of India's biggest and most popular movie stars, Salman Khan, was sentenced to five years in jail Wednesday on charges of running over five men sleeping on a sidewalk and killing one in a hit-and-run case that has dragged for more than 12 years.... 5/6/2015 10:34 AM

Europe stocks gain as Wall St. set for rebound, Asia down
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- European stock markets got off to a solid start Wednesday as U.S. futures pointed to a rebound on Wall Street. Asian markets closed lower, dented by weak earnings in Australia, a jump in oil prices and volatility in Chinese stocks.... 5/6/2015 10:30 AM

EU announces plans for more unified digital market
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union has unveiled a strategy to unify the continent's digital sector and help its technology companies compete with the dominant U.S. firms. It will also open an antitrust inquiry into the e-commerce sector.... 5/6/2015 10:29 AM

France: Lubitz tried controlled descent on previous flight
PARIS (AP) -- The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on the previous flight that morning to Barcelona before the plane crashed into a mountainside in March on its way back to Germany, French air accident investigators said in a new report released Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 10:28 AM

Scientific study: Beatles, Stones eclipsed by hip-hop impact
LONDON (AP) -- The impact of hip-hop's arrival on the pop music scene eclipsed that of the Beatles-led British invasion of 1964, a computer analysis of 17,000 songs has found.... 5/6/2015 10:27 AM

Engineers inspect quake-damaged homes in Nepal's capital
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- More than a thousand engineers were checking damaged houses in Nepal's capital Wednesday and advising people about whether they are safe.... 5/6/2015 10:24 AM

Nigerian troops save 25 more kids, women from Boko Haram
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- The military says Nigerian troops have rescued 25 more children and women from Boko Haram as they continued to attack and destroy the extremists' camps in a forest stronghold.... 5/6/2015 10:20 AM

Germany sees rise in anti-Semitic, anti-foreigner crime
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany's top security official says new statistics show a sharp rise in anti-Semitic offenses last year, as well as in crimes against foreigners.... 5/6/2015 10:18 AM

Iran to release seized Maersk vessel after it pays fine
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- A Marshal Islands-flagged cargo vessel seized by Iranian forces as it was traversing the Strait of Hormuz last month will likely be released in two days, after it pays a fine, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 10:18 AM

Kerry says he'll discuss pause in Yemen war with Saudis
DJIBOUTI (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry says he will discuss with Saudi Arabian officials how to implement a "humanitarian pause" in Yemen's civil war.... 5/6/2015 10:16 AM

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PARIS (AP) -- French investigators: Germanwings co-pilot tried controlled descent on previous flight.... 5/6/2015 10:07 AM

Israel's Netanyahu races to form narrow coalition government
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was racing against the clock Wednesday to put together a governing coalition or else face an almost unimaginable scenario by which he would be forced out of office.... 5/6/2015 10:06 AM

Philippines says notorious bomb-maker killed by rebels
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine military says a wanted Filipino bomb-maker and one of the top terror suspects has been killed by a rival factions of Muslim rebels.... 5/6/2015 10:06 AM

2nd Uber office in China under investigation
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese police have visited Uber offices in a second city in a widening investigation into the company's operations in China.... 5/6/2015 9:49 AM

Britain's UKIP drops candidate for saying he'd shoot rival
LONDON (AP) -- The U.K. Independence Party has suspended a candidate in Britain's election after he said he would shoot his Conservative opponent.... 5/6/2015 9:48 AM

A bit late, Vatican officially approves Serra sainthood
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Vatican's saint-making office has officially given its thumbs up for the Rev. Junipero Serra to be declared a saint - four months after Pope Francis announced he would canonize the controversial 18th-century missionary during his upcoming visit to the United States.... 5/6/2015 9:43 AM



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