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Iraq: Car bombing kills at least 18 pilgrims in Baghdad
BAGHDAD (AP) -- An explosives-laden car detonated on Monday in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 18 Shiite pilgrims who were commemorating the anniversary of the death of a revered imam, officials said.... 5/2/2016 12:37 PM

Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria, holds talks in Geneva
GENEVA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said that "several proposals" are being discussed aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria amid continuing attacks in Aleppo.... 5/2/2016 12:35 PM

Swedish apartment building fire forces evacuation of 150
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Swedish rescue workers say that an apartment building fire has forced the evacuation of more than 150 people as the blaze raged on the top floor, spreading from end to end along the 60-meter (200-foot) long building.... 5/2/2016 12:31 PM

Feud over artistic independence threatens Asian film fest
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The future of Asia's largest, most-awaited film festival is in question as South Korean filmmakers threaten to boycott the red carpet over what they view as government interference.... 5/2/2016 12:21 PM

Iran criticizes US presence in the Persian Gulf
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's Supreme Leader criticized the U.S. presence in the Persian Gulf region on Monday, saying American forces should go back to the Bay of Pigs, state media reported.... 5/2/2016 12:13 PM

The Latest: Kerry says work underway to restore Syria truce
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):... 5/2/2016 12:10 PM

Wealth question hangs over Filipino mayor's presidential run
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Allegations that the Philippine presidential election front-runner had a large sum of money in an undeclared bank account were not resolved Monday, allowing the issue to hang over the final week of the closely fought race.... 5/2/2016 11:58 AM

German intel chief says terrorism threat "highly complex"
BERLIN (AP) -- The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the deadly attacks in Paris and Brussels show the "highly complex" nature of the terrorism threat facing Europe.... 5/2/2016 11:49 AM

European stocks mixed after Asia falls; Tokyo down 3 percent
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- European shares rose on Monday despite a poor start for the week in Asia, where the Tokyo benchmark fell more than 3 percent as investors registered their disappointment over the lack of new stimulus from Japan's central bank.... 5/2/2016 11:46 AM

Markets Right Now: European stocks rise despite Asian drop
LONDON (AP) -- The Latest on global financial markets (all times local):... 5/2/2016 11:44 AM

Wildfires sweep through mountain forests in north India
LUCKNOW, India (AP) -- Massive wildfires that have killed at least seven people in recent weeks were burning through pine forests in the mountains of northern India on Monday, including parts of two tiger reserves.... 5/2/2016 11:44 AM

Helicopter gives no mayday call before fatal crash in Norway
HELSINKI (AP) -- A Norwegian investigator says the oil-rig helicopter that crashed in Norway, killing 13 people, gave no mayday call or indicated it was in trouble.... 5/2/2016 11:41 AM

Iran urges nuclear weapon-free Korean peninsula
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Monday pushed for a Korean peninsula free of nuclear weapons, the official IRNA news agency reported.... 5/2/2016 11:19 AM

Germany wants to extend border controls for another 6 months
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany and some other EU countries are planning to ask the EU Commission for an extension of border controls within the Schengen passport-free travel zone for another six months because they fear a new wave of migrants.... 5/2/2016 11:09 AM

Massacre survivors give Indonesian gov't list of mass graves
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Survivors of Indonesia's anti-communist massacres in 1965 submitted a list of what they say are more than 100 mass graves to the government on Monday after the president called for an investigation into the killings.... 5/2/2016 11:01 AM

Iraqi officials: Car bombing in Baghdad kills at least 13 Shiite pilgrims commemorating de...
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi officials: Car bombing in Baghdad kills at least 13 Shiite pilgrims commemorating death anniversary of revered Shiite imam.... 5/2/2016 10:53 AM

Syrian-Australian suspect arrested in north Lebanon
BEIRUT (AP) -- Lebanese authorities have arrested a dual Syrian-Australian national in northern Lebanon on suspicion of terrorism, Lebanese security officials said Monday.... 5/2/2016 10:37 AM

Cambodia sending students home early to cope with heat wave
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Cambodia has shortened the school day by one hour to help students cope with a heat wave that has pushed temperatures as high as 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 degrees Fahrenheit).... 5/2/2016 10:30 AM

Egypt journalists stage protest over police raid at union
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's journalists' syndicate called for the dismissal of the interior minister and an immediate sit-in at its headquarters in downtown Cairo on Monday, to protest the police detention of two journalists on its premises the night earlier.... 5/2/2016 10:27 AM

Damascus extends cease-fire by 48 hours
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria's state news agency says the military has extended its cease-fire around Damascus and opposition strongholds in the eastern suburbs for another 48 hours.... 5/2/2016 10:24 AM



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