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EU border agency rescue effort moved closer to Libya
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The head of the European Union's border agency says its ships are working closer to conflict-torn Libya than ever but will enter those potentially dangerous territorial waters only to rescue migrants in trouble.... 5/28/2015 12:15 PM

Cyprus leaders look to open 2 more crossings across divide
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- The leaders of Cyprus' rival Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities have agreed to open two more crossing points across the island's north-south divide as reunification negotiations ramp up.... 5/28/2015 12:11 PM

Indians scramble for heat relief, but many still must work
HYDERABAD, India (AP) -- Eating onions, lying in the shade and splashing into rivers, Indians were doing whatever they could Thursday to stay cool during a brutal heat wave that has killed more than 1,400 in the past month.... 5/28/2015 12:10 PM

Elephant numbers plunge in Mozambique because of poachers
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Poachers slaughtering elephants in Mozambique cut their population almost in half from 2009 to last year, but in Uganda, elephant numbers are increasing as a result of anti-poaching measures, according to aerial surveys.... 5/28/2015 12:09 PM

UK leader travels to 4 EU states to press case for reform
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Prime Minister David Cameron met his Dutch counterpart on Thursday as he began a whirlwind visit to four European capitals, pressing his case that Britain needs to renegotiate its relationship with the 27 other members of the bloc.... 5/28/2015 12:06 PM

Blatter calls crisis meeting, skips 3rd public appearance
ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter chaired an emergency meeting with continental soccer bodies Thursday while staying out of public view himself.... 5/28/2015 12:00 PM

No exit: For female jihadis, Syria is one-way journey
PARIS (AP) -- When three British schoolgirls trundled across the Syrian border; when a pregnant 14-year-old ran away from her Alpine home for the second time; when a sheltered girl from the south of France booked her first trip abroad - they were going to a place of no return.... 5/28/2015 11:59 AM

Visa becomes first FIFA sponsor to warn it could jump ship
LONDON (AP) -- Worried that their reputations will be tarnished by their links to FIFA, major sponsors are demanding that soccer's global governing body clean up its act, with Visa even warning it is prepared to jump ship.... 5/28/2015 11:57 AM

THE LATEST: CAF backs Blatter, says FIFA vote should go on
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest on FIFA developments:... 5/28/2015 11:52 AM

Croatian dilemma: Oil in the Adriatic, or tourism
MEDULIN, Croatia (AP) -- Peter Fries has been coming to Croatia for years after falling in love with its pristine coastline, fresh seafood, mellow wine and friendly hosts.... 5/28/2015 11:38 AM

Greece aims to get bailout deal by Sunday but creditors wary
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece says it aims to clinch a deal with its creditors by Sunday, a development that would allow it to receive the desperately needed final installment of its international bailout plan and prevent a default.... 5/28/2015 11:32 AM

After suicide, Israel lawmakers discuss online shaming
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli lawmakers are looking to take steps to prevent online defamation after an Israeli public servant killed himself over an accusatory Facebook post.... 5/28/2015 11:29 AM

Global stocks down as Shanghai sinks, Greece deadline looms
TOKYO (AP) -- Chinese shares dived Thursday after big gains in the past three months and other global stock markets were mostly lower as a deadline neared for cash-starved Greece to make a debt payment.... 5/28/2015 11:27 AM

Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in FIFA's affairs and hinted that it was part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.... 5/28/2015 11:26 AM

Paris doctors strike to protest working hours reform
PARIS (AP) -- Thousands of doctors, nurses and other hospital personnel are demonstrating in central Paris to protest planned working-hours changes they say will result in more burnout and worse patient care.... 5/28/2015 11:18 AM

French, US biochemists win top Spanish prize for science
MADRID (AP) -- Biochemists Emmanuelle Charpentier from France and Jennifer Doudna from the United States have been awarded Spain's Princess of Asturias scientific research award for their work in biotechnology.... 5/28/2015 11:10 AM

Israel indicts Palestinian in murder of Polish tourist
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say they have charged a Palestinian man with killing a Polish tourist in Israel in April.... 5/28/2015 11:08 AM

Dalai Lama urges Aung San Suu Kyi to help Rohingya Muslims
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The Dalai Lama has urged Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's pro-democracy icon and a fellow Nobel Peace Prize laureate, to speak out to protect her country's persecuted Rohingya Muslims amid a human trafficking crisis, a newspaper reported Thursday.... 5/28/2015 11:07 AM

Syria's al-Qaida chief says no plans to attack the West
BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida's branch in Syria has no plans to attack the West but warns that they might retaliate if airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition continue to target them, the leader of the group said in an interview with an Arab TV station.... 5/28/2015 11:01 AM

UK Methodist Church apologizes for past sexual abuse cases
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's Methodist Church said Thursday it had found almost 2,000 reports of physical and sexual abuse within the institution over more than half a century, and has apologized for failing to protect the victims.... 5/28/2015 10:55 AM

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