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Philippine officials say 10 Indonesian hostages have been freed by Muslim extremists in th...
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine officials say 10 Indonesian hostages have been freed by Muslim extremists in the country's south.... 5/1/2016 8:01 AM

In London's mayoral race, candidate rejects 'extremism' barb
LONDON (AP) -- One is a bus driver's son who grew up in social housing, the other a billionaire's son raised in a mansion. They are two very different London success stories, and one is about to become the city's next mayor.... 5/1/2016 7:49 AM

Explosion in southern Turkey kills policeman, 13 wounded
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- An explosion Sunday near a police station in the southern Turkish city of Gaziantep has killed a policeman and injured 13 other people, an official said.... 5/1/2016 7:45 AM

Iraq: PM orders arrest of protesters who attacked lawmakers
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered authorities to arrest and bring to justice protesters who attacked security forces, lawmakers and damaged properties of state institutions after breaking into Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone to protest delays in reform plans.... 5/1/2016 7:43 AM

As chemical weapons stockpiles shrink, OPCW eyes new threats
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- With about 92 percent of the world's declared chemical weapons stockpiles destroyed, the watchdog agency overseeing the elimination of poison gas and nerve agents is looking now to counter emerging threats from extremist groups while still dealing with unfinished business in Syria.... 5/1/2016 7:41 AM

Turkish media: Explosion near police station in southern Turkey wounds 9 people
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish media: Explosion near police station in southern Turkey wounds 9 people.... 5/1/2016 7:01 AM

Malaysia deports 32 Taiwanese to China, draws protest
BEIJING (AP) -- Taiwanese officials have protested Malaysia's deportation of 32 of the self-ruled island's nationals to China to face wire fraud charges.... 5/1/2016 4:27 AM

Venezuela hikes minimum wage 30 percent amid economic crunch
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's president is ordering a 30 percent increase in the minimum wage, the latest move by the socialist government to grapple with high inflation and economic stagnation.... 5/1/2016 4:02 AM

China's April manufacturing activity weaker than expected
BEIJING (AP) -- China's manufacturing activity was weaker than expected in April, according to a survey by an industry group.... 5/1/2016 3:22 AM

33 rescued lions arrive in South Africa in airlift
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The roars of lions filled the cargo section of Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport Saturday evening as 33 lions rescued from South American circuses landed in South Africa where they will be released into a bush sanctuary for big cats.... 4/30/2016 9:30 PM

Worker dies after falling ill at World Cup stadium site
DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- World Cup organizers say a worker has died after falling ill on the site of one of the stadiums being constructed for the 2022 tournament in Qatar.... 4/30/2016 9:03 PM

Officials: Collapsed Kenyan building had no occupancy permit
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- A building that collapsed amid heavy rains in Nairobi, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 134, did not have an occupancy permit, officials said Saturday as they ordered its owner to turn himself in.... 4/30/2016 7:34 PM

South Africa: Opposition leader warns president to step down
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Fiery South African opposition politician Julius Malema told 40,000 cheering supporters that President Jacob Zuma should step down before the army turns on him because of the corruption allegations against him.... 4/30/2016 7:05 PM

Fighting rages in Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in other parts of the country appeared to be holding on its first day.... 4/30/2016 6:20 PM

Iran's moderates get most parliament seats after runoff
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iranian moderates and reformists who support last year's landmark nuclear deal have won the largest number of seats in parliament following runoff elections, marking a shift away from hard-liners and boosting moderate President Hassan Rouhani as he looks to secure a second term in office.... 4/30/2016 5:42 PM

The Latest: Iraq PM says situation in Baghdad under control
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on anti-government protests in Iraq (all times local):... 4/30/2016 5:32 PM

Sudanese army transport plane crashes, killing all 5 crew
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- Sudan's army says a military transport plane has crashed due to a technical failure while landing in the country's south, killing all five crew members.... 4/30/2016 5:24 PM

Gibraltar pushes for airport to be under EU aviation laws
GIBRALTAR (AP) -- Gibraltar's authorities have joined air-travel industry leaders in calling for the small British territory on Spain's southwestern tip to be included in the European Union's laws governing European aviation.... 4/30/2016 4:46 PM

Kenya burns huge pile of ivory tusks to protest poaching
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Kenya's president set fire Saturday to 105 tons of elephant ivory and more than 1 ton of rhino horn, believed to be the largest stockpile ever destroyed, in a dramatic statement by this East African country against the trade in ivory and products from endangered species.... 4/30/2016 4:26 PM

Protests in Germany overshadow anti-Islam party's convention
BERLIN (AP) -- A national convention by a populist German party was overshadowed Saturday by clashes between leftists and police, who temporarily detained more than 400 demonstrators in the southern city of Stuttgart.... 4/30/2016 4:03 PM

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