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Migrants rescued after 12 days at sea, UN to hear of crisis
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Italian crews have rescued a boatload of migrants who say they were at sea for 12 days, as the U.N. Security Council gears up to hear first-hand about the Mediterranean migrant crisis.... 5/6/2015 11:10 AM

Report: 2.2 million Iraqis displaced by Islamic State
BEIRUT (AP) -- A Norwegian humanitarian group says a record 38 million people have been internally displaced in their countries worldwide, with 2.2 million Iraqis alone forced to flee from their homes in 2014 after the Islamic State group overrun their areas.... 5/6/2015 11:04 AM

AP Interview: Uganda's president says he's the one bullied
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- There is so much freedom in Uganda that it's nearly anarchy, the country's president joked, stepping carefully around what's an open secret back home: Yoweri Museveni will run for yet another term next year, and surely he will win.... 5/6/2015 11:03 AM

Text message causes tension in Portugal's coalition gov't
LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- A cell phone text message is straining relations between the two parties in Portugal's coalition government, which plan to stand together in a general election later this year.... 5/6/2015 11:03 AM

Syrian president acknowledges recent 'setbacks' in war
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad has acknowledged recent "setbacks" in the war against rebels trying to topple him.... 5/6/2015 11:01 AM

Report: Germanwings crash co-pilot tried descent previously
PARIS (AP) -- The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 appeared to practice a controlled descent on his previous flight, two hours before he crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside in March, French air accident investigators said Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 11:00 AM

Philippines says notorious bomb-maker killed by rebels
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A Filipino bomb-maker and one of the country's top terror suspects has been killed by a rival faction of Muslim rebels, the Philippine military said Wednesday.... 5/6/2015 10:59 AM

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

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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