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Fighting, airstrikes hit across Yemen as Saudis pledge aid
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Fighting and Saudi-led airstrikes targeting Shiite rebels struck Sunday across Yemen, officials said, as the United Nations said that Saudi Arabia had agreed to completely fund a $273.7 million appeal for emergency humanitarian aid to the county.... 4/19/2015 3:21 PM

Extremist past mars makeover of France's far-right party
PARIS (AP) -- The timing could not have been worse. Daggers were already drawn in a father-daughter duel within the far-right National Front when a judicial investigation began circling closer and closer to the party leadership.... 4/19/2015 3:20 PM

Ceremonies mark liberation of 2 Nazi camps 70 years ago
FUERSTENBERG, Germany (AP) -- Officials in Germany solemnly commemorated the liberation of two Nazi concentration camps 70 years ago in the closing days of World War II.... 4/19/2015 3:15 PM

Austerity's legacy: British election focused on UK economy
LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron and his main opponent agree on one thing going into Britain's May 7 election: Voters should choose the next leader based on the health of the economy.... 4/19/2015 3:13 PM

British police make fourth arrest in slaying of imam
LONDON (AP) -- British counterterrorism detectives say they've arrested a fourth person as they investigate the slaying of a Syria-born Muslim cleric who was shot in London.... 4/19/2015 3:03 PM

8 people killed at Brazilian soccer team's fan club
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Police say eight people have been shot dead at a Brazilian soccer team's fan club in the city of Sao Paulo.... 4/19/2015 2:57 PM

A history of the Islamic State group after Ethiopians killed
CAIRO (AP) -- The extremist Islamic State group, which controls a third of both Iraq and Syria in its self-declared caliphate, released a video Sunday purportedly showing militants killing two groups of Ethiopian Christians in Libya.... 4/19/2015 2:55 PM

S. Korean police question dozens after violent ferry protest
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean police said they were questioning dozens of protesters Sunday over violence that broke out at a rally denouncing the government's handling of a ferry disaster that killed more than 300 people a year ago.... 4/19/2015 2:55 PM

Video: Islamic State kills Ethiopian Christians in Libya
CAIRO (AP) -- Islamic State militants in Libya shot and beheaded groups of captive Ethiopian Christians, a video purportedly from the extremists showed Sunday. The attack widens the circle of nations affected by the group's atrocities while showing its growth beyond a self-declared "caliphate" in Syria and Iraq.... 4/19/2015 2:45 PM

Wartime climate in Saudi puts calls for reform on hold
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- An electronic billboard at an upscale Saudi mall flashes an advertisement for a designer fragrance before switching to images of soaring F-16s and King Salman saluting the troops. "The response has come to you who threaten the nation," the caption says. "To those who test me, take this war as a reply."... 4/19/2015 2:40 PM

24 dead, 28 safe, hundreds missing as Med migrant boat sinks
ROME (AP) -- A boat believed to be crowded with 700 migrants capsized in the waters north of Libya overnight, leaving at least 24 confirmed dead and sparking fears for what could become the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant sea disaster, Italy's Coast Guard and other officials said Sunday.... 4/19/2015 2:22 PM

Czech Republic beats France 3-1 in Fed Cup semis
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) -- Defending champion Czech Republic reached the fourth Fed Cup final in five years by defeating France after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles on Sunday.... 4/19/2015 2:18 PM

Finns expected to vote for change in recession-hit country
HELSINKI (AP) -- Finland is voting to determine which coalition can lead the country out of a three-year recession, with the ruling conservatives pitted against their socialist government partner and an anti-immigration Finns Party that wants Greece ousted from the euro.... 4/19/2015 2:17 PM

Norway: Russia minister visit to Arctic island 'regrettable'
HELSINKI (AP) -- Norway has demanded that Moscow explain why Russia's deputy prime minister visited the Norwegian Arctic Svalbard islands despite sanctions imposed on him by the EU and Norway.... 4/19/2015 2:16 PM

Palestinian Cabinet ministers make rare visit to Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Ten months after taking office, Cabinet ministers in a Palestinian unity government are making a rare visit to the Gaza Strip.... 4/19/2015 2:13 PM

Jordan hosts international competition of anti-terror squads
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan on Sunday launched a competition among elite anti-terrorism squads from 18 countries, including fellow members of military coalitions fighting rebels in Yemen and Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.... 4/19/2015 2:07 PM

Activists: Syrian government air raids kill at least 16
BEIRUT (AP) -- Two Syrian activist groups say government airstrikes on opposition-held towns near the Jordanian border have killed at least 16 people, including five children.... 4/19/2015 2:07 PM

Breakaway Turkish Cypriots vote for new leader
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Turkish Cypriots are voting for a new leader for the breakaway north of Cyprus on Sunday in an unpredictable contest as talks to reunify the ethnically split island are expected to resume next month.... 4/19/2015 1:49 PM

Kids of Cold War crocs going to Cuba on conservation mission
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Cuba's efforts to sustain the critically endangered Cuban crocodile are getting a boost from Sweden, home to a pair of reptiles that Fidel Castro gave to a Soviet cosmonaut four decades ago.... 4/19/2015 1:39 PM

Immigrants describe threats in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Fearful immigrants in South Africa who fled their homes because of threats and deadly attacks by South Africans said Sunday they were targeted in some cases by longtime neighbors and people who warned they would assault anyone carrying a foreign passport.... 4/19/2015 1:18 PM



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