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Yemeni politicians say UN peace talks indefinitely postponed
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- A United Nations-sponsored Yemeni peace conference that was to start Thursday in Geneva has been indefinitely postponed, officials said, as battles raged across the country.... 5/25/2015 6:23 PM

California looks Down Under for drought advice
SYDNEY (AP) -- California's longest and sharpest drought on record has its increasingly desperate water stewards looking for solutions in Australia, the world's driest inhabited continent.... 5/25/2015 6:20 PM

Elections in Suriname to decide gov't for next 5 years
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) -- Suriname's President Desi Bouterse is betting that Monday general elections to choose the South American country's next Parliament will keep him and his party in power for another five years.... 5/25/2015 6:16 PM

Afghan official: 19 police, 7 soldiers dead in ongoing siege
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official says that 19 policemen and seven soldiers have been killed by Taliban militants who have surrounded a police compound in an ongoing siege.... 5/25/2015 6:12 PM

Galapagos Island volcano erupts first time in 33 years
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- A volcano atop one of the Galapagos Islands has erupted for the first time in 33 years, threatening a fragile ecosystem that inspired Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.... 5/25/2015 6:09 PM

Spain leader blames austerity, scandals for election result
MADRID (AP) -- Spain's prime minister acknowledged Monday he was disappointed with his party's showing in local elections, which he attributed largely to austerity measures his government was compelled to take during Europe's recent debt crisis and a recent string of political scandals.... 5/25/2015 6:04 PM

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KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan official says 19 police officers, 7 soldiers killed in ongoing Taliban siege.... 5/25/2015 5:40 PM

Ireland's first gay marriage possible by July, minister says
DUBLIN (AP) -- Some of Ireland's gay couples planning a civil partnership may receive a surprisingly fast upgrade to marriage.... 5/25/2015 5:32 PM

Conservative challenger Duda wins Polish presidential vote
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Conservative challenger Andrzej Duda has won Poland's presidential election and ousted the incumbent in a runoff vote, according to official results Monday.... 5/25/2015 5:29 PM

Nigerian senator-elect to fight US extradition, drug charges
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's federal high court Monday ordered drug agents to release a newly elected senator and suspend its extradition proceedings on 20-year-old drug charges related to the TV hit "Orange is the New Black."... 5/25/2015 5:21 PM

South African rhino survives horrific attack by poachers
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The rhino's rescuers gave her a name: Hope.... 5/25/2015 5:14 PM

Twister kills 10 in Mexico border city; 12 missing in Texas
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A tornado raged through a city on the U.S.-Mexico border Monday, destroying homes, flinging cars like matchsticks and ripping an infant from its mother's arms. At least 10 people were killed, authorities said.... 5/25/2015 4:53 PM

Sudanese government denies supporting rebels in South Sudan
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) -- The Sudanese government denied on Monday it was supporting rebels in South Sudan after it accused Khartoum of supplying arms to the insurgents threatening its oil fields.... 5/25/2015 4:42 PM

Independent candidate rides hated of politics in Mexico
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexicans' disgust with corrupt, aloof, high-living politicians has a name, and it's El Bronco. The horseback-riding, boot-clad, tough-talking Jaime Rodriguez lives up to his nickname.... 5/25/2015 4:35 PM

Opposition leader claims Burundi not ready for polls
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) -- Burundi is not ready for parliamentary or presidential elections next month because the government is curtailing freedoms including preventing the opposition from campaigning, a leading opposition candidate said, as protests over President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term continued in the Burundian capital, Bujumbura.... 5/25/2015 4:30 PM

California looks to Australia for tips on surviving drought
SYDNEY (AP) -- California has turned to the world's driest inhabited continent for solutions to its longest and sharpest drought on record.... 5/25/2015 3:58 PM

German protests Russia's decision to turn away Merkel ally
BERLIN (AP) -- Germany is protesting Russia's decision to turn away an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel.... 5/25/2015 3:50 PM

UK leader Cameron outlines who can vote in referendum on EU
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's prime minister on Monday outlined who will be allowed to vote in a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union, opting to exclude most voters from the other 27 EU nations living in the U.K.... 5/25/2015 3:46 PM

Bangladesh bans Islamist group accused of killing bloggers
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- Bangladesh on Monday banned a radical Islamist group accused of attacking and killing atheist bloggers and writers.... 5/25/2015 3:38 PM

Egypt official says Sinai extremists kill soldier in clashes
El-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- An Egyptian army official says extremists have killed a conscript and wounded an officer in clashes in the restive northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.... 5/25/2015 3:37 PM

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