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9 UK citizens headed to Syria arrested, Turkey military says
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey's military says that nine British citizens have been arrested trying to cross into Syria.... 4/1/2015 5:20 PM

Popularity of presidents of Brazil, Chile fall amid scandals
SAO PAULO (AP) -- The once-popular presidents of Brazil and Chile have both seen their approval ratings plunge amid corruption scandals that have battered their center-left governments, according to polls released Wednesday.... 4/1/2015 5:19 PM

10 Ebola cases found during Sierra Leone's shutdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone says it found 10 new Ebola cases during a three-day countrywide shutdown and an official says the West African nation is now at the "tail end" of the epidemic.... 4/1/2015 5:18 PM

Thailand junta replaces martial law with absolute power
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's junta lifted martial law in most of the nation, but 10 months after staging a coup, it remains firmly in control - with new laws invoked Wednesday that essentially give it absolute power.... 4/1/2015 5:11 PM

Nigeria celebrates Buhari's stunning win; challenges loom
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigerians celebrated Muhammadu Buhari's electrifying victory in presidential elections Wednesday but sobering challenges confront their next leader, from an Islamic uprising to widespread poverty and graft.... 4/1/2015 5:05 PM

Italy senate approves law to fight corruption amid scandals
ROME (AP) -- Italy's Senate has approved an anti-corruption bill amid a rash of kickback and bribery scandals.... 4/1/2015 5:02 PM

Cynthia Lennon, first wife of John Lennon, dies of cancer
LONDON (AP) -- Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of former Beatles guitarist John Lennon, died Wednesday at her home in Spain. She was 75.... 4/1/2015 4:52 PM

Macedonian intel chief accused of bribery in Israel deal
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) -- Macedonia's main left-wing opposition leader has accused the head of the country's intelligence service of taking a large bribe for a surveillance equipment deal with Israel in 2011.... 4/1/2015 4:49 PM

Israel reports successful test of missile-defense system
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli officials say a joint U.S.-Israeli missile defense system has successfully passed a new test and is expected to be operational next year.... 4/1/2015 4:47 PM

Bondholders offer $2B boost for Puerto Rico power company
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A group of U.S. bondholders is offering $2 billion to help boost the finances and infrastructure of Puerto Rico's power company amid fears it will go bankrupt.... 4/1/2015 4:47 PM

Greek air traffic controllers call for radar system upgrade
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's air traffic controllers' union is calling for an urgent upgrade of the country's air traffic radar system and for more staff to be hired to handle increasing number of tourist arrivals.... 4/1/2015 4:46 PM

US military aid released to Egypt boosts leader's legitimacy
CAIRO (AP) -- The release of U.S. military aid to Egypt withheld following the army's overthrow of an elected Islamist president in 2013 has boosted the legitimacy of the former military chief now running the country, nearly a year into his four-year term.... 4/1/2015 4:40 PM

Old colonial statues are in the crosshairs in South Africa
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- It began with a container of excrement.... 4/1/2015 4:35 PM

Mexican oil rig burns off coast, 1 dead
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A fire that broke out Wednesday at a shallow-water oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico has killed one worker and injured 16, Mexico's state-owned oil company said.... 4/1/2015 4:28 PM

IS enters Palestinian camp in Damascus; Jordan closes border
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Islamic State militants infiltrated a Palestinian refugee camp in Damascus on Wednesday and were clashing with a Palestinian group, the deepest foray yet by the extremist group into the Syrian capital, seat of President Bashar Assad's power, according to opposition activists and Palestinian officials.... 4/1/2015 4:26 PM

Ex-husband of Canadian diplomat says their son killed in US
TORONTO (AP) -- The ex-husband of a Canadian diplomat said Wednesday that one of their sons has been killed and another has been arrested in a Miami drug deal gone bad.... 4/1/2015 4:25 PM

In Jamaica, man hurls 'suspicious package' at US embassy
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Jamaican soldiers and police are positioned around the U.S. Embassy in the island's capital after a man hurled a "suspicious package" over the building's wall.... 4/1/2015 4:19 PM

Emirates, Etihad planes involved in air traffic scare
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Jetliners from the United Arab Emirates' two main airlines avoided a possible midair collision after they got too close to each other earlier this week.... 4/1/2015 4:15 PM

Istanbul police kill woman carrying bomb near police HQ
ISTANBUL (AP) -- In a second evening of violence in Istanbul, police killed a woman Wednesday carrying a bomb near the city's main police headquarters, an official said.... 4/1/2015 4:10 PM

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 agreed 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 4:10 PM



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